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A day in the life of President Hatch

BY IAN RUTLEDGE Print Managing Editor rutlig11@wfu.edu A native of Columbia, S.C., and son of a Presbyterian minister, Nathan Hatch became the 13th president of Wake Forest on July 1, 2005. Hatch graduated from Wheaton College in 1968 and later earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1975 he became a member of the history department faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where he also served as the vice president for graduate and research studies and eventually as the provost for nine years. He is also the author of the book The Democratization of American Christianity. Hatch wears a number of hats in addition to president of the university that take him all across the country to a wide variety of conferences and meetings. He serves as the chair of the Division I Board of Directors of the NCAA, is the immediate past chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, serves as a board member of the United Way of Forsyth County, and last but not least, is

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a grandfather. The Old Gold & Black recently had the opportunity to shadow Hatch for a day to see what a day in the life of the Wake Forest University president is like. At 9 a.m. sharp Hatch entered into his office on the second floor of Reynolda Hall carrying a small black briefcase. His first appointment, Jim Otteson, executive director for the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, was already sitting in the waiting room. Hatch welcomed him into his office but not before going to the desks of his various staff members and saying hello. Hatch and Otteson sat in decorative upholstered chairs around a small wooden coffee table going back and forth about their respective tenures at Notre Dame before diving into the business of the meeting. Hatch and Otteson discussed various initiatives Otteson has developed for the center he directs as well as where he would obtain funding for such initiatives. Hatch actively made recommendations

throughout the meeting pointing out what ideas might better received and what outlets would be the best places to look to obtain resources. The meeting wrapped up after about 45 minutes giving Hatch a small break before his 10 a.m. meeting. He took the time to glance at an overflowing email inbox and skim through a thick orange folder that is placed on his desk every morning filled with documents he must review or sign. Shortly after 10 a.m. Rogan Kersh, university provost, knocked on the door and stepped into the office for his weekly meeting with Hatch. The two exchanged a friendly greeting and then dove straight into business affairs. A wide variety of topics were covered including initiatives Kersh is overseeing, faculty benefits, the composition of the incoming freshman class, and even a small tangent about histori-

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Students express frustration with parking policies Many students complain that the policies implemented by Parking and Transportation Services are unclear BY MOLLY FINEGAN Contributing Writer finemj12@wfu.edu Wake Forest Parking and Transportation Services have gained an infamous reputation among the student body for its enforcement of parking policies and frequent distribution of tickets and fines. Students are constantly left feeling frustrated by the appearance of one or two small white tickets adorning their cars after being parked on campus. “The most frequent citation that is issued to students is for failure to register their vehicle,” said Alex Crist, the director of parking and transportation services. Other frequent citations include parking in a fire lane,

parking on campus during restricted hours with an offcampus permit or parking in reserved spaces and lots that are not allowed with students’ specific permit. Ticket costs vary, but they can certainly add up, running as much as fifty to seventy dollars per ticket. The Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee determines the severity of the fines associated with various tickets. But where do these fees go once they are extracted from the offender’s student account? “Parking permit and parking citation revenues are used to support the long-term upkeep of our parking lots and campus shuttle programs,” Crist Crist said, “including shuttles to the offcampus apartments, shopping outlets and downtown restaurants and upkeep and maintenance of our shuttles.” But many students question that the total revenue brought in each year goes entirely to these various programs.

“It seems like the revenue collected through parking citations would be way too much to be solely devoted to the upkeep of parking lots and shuttle programs” said sophomore Siobhan Callahan. The annual revenue earned by Wake Forest through parking citations is not available to the public, but according to students, with the number parking tickets given on a daily basis, they feel like the upkeep budget should be enough to pave the parking lots with gold and replace the shuttles with some sort of town car service. When looking at the Parking and Transportation Services’ ticketing from an efficiency standpoint, it can be argued they might out perform everyone on campus, which at Work Forest is saying a lot. But students wonder if it is perhaps too efficient, serving as more of a tool to exploit and frustrate students than to “ensure efficient and secure parking and transportation options that exceed customer expectations,” a promise found

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Editorial staff endorses student govt. candidates The editorial board of the Old Gold & Black, which is filled with members from all walks of campus, has met with each candidate running for an executive position in Student Government. Each candidate had the opportunity to discuss his or her platform and then answer questions from the editors. Our editors then met, discussed each candidate and voted on which candidates to endorse. In the interest of fairness to each candidate, if a member of the editorial board felt that they could not be objective in voting, they did not vote or participate in the discussion for that position. The following endorsements represent the majority view of the editorial board of the Old Gold & Black. For Secretary, we unanimously endorse sophomore Sampson Ho. We feel that Ho is the best candidate for the position because of his experience in SG, which includes helping with the foundation of the New Black & Gold committee, and because of his concrete ideas for executable action if elected. Ho stressed accountability for SG executives and suggested posting their campaign platforms online, an idea which we feel would be highly effective. We feel

that the other candidates, Jacob Wilson and Billy Rielly did not present original or effective ideas and would not bring needed change to the SG cabinet. By a close majority, we endorse Hunter Honnessy for Treasurer. We believe that he has the best platform and ideas to succeed in the office. Honnessy is campaigning to rewrite the SBAC handbook and working with the administration in order to attempt to gain more funds for student organizations. Honnessy also stressed the importance of meeting with representatives from new student organizations to walk them through the chartering process and how to receive SBAC funding. The other candidate for treasurer, Phillip Weinstein also presented a strong platform. Weinstein has two years of experience serving on SBAC and understands how budgeting for student organizations works. We appreciate Weinstein’s ideas on how to make SBAC positions more enticing to the student body and we hope that some of these measures are adopted by SG. However, we feel that Honnessy presented stronger ideas on how to make necessary changes to the SBAC system. For speaker of the house we endorse

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Ryan Cleland. However, this decision was not reached easily. Cleland only gained the endorsement by a slight majority. Two members of the staff abstained from voting. Cleland stressed communication between the student body and Student Government, an issue that we view as extremely pertinent, and laid out a plan to help with parking concerns, another important issue on campus. Sarah VanSickle, the other candidate for Speaker, stressed building the relationship between students and Reynolda Village and initiatives to improve tradition and school spirit at the university. Overall, we feel that Cleland’s platform is more feasible and more in touch with the concerns of students. For president we endorse Margaret Mulkerrin. We feel that Mulkerrin laid out the most effective plan for improving Student Government internally and for addressing the concerns of the student body. We think that Mulkerrin has strong communication skills that will help her explain her platform, which stresses campus security and increasing transparency of SG, to the student body. Caroline Smith also presented a strong platform. We believe that she has executable

ideas that would benefit the student body. We are, however, concerned with Smith’s ability to effectively communicate with the student body and the administration. Javar Jones, who is currently serving as Secretary, is also running for president. Jones presented a large platform that is filled with strong ideas. But we feel that it was not focused enough, and thus would be difficult to execute. Chester Bedell was able to effectively communicate his platform, and his dedication and spirit for Wake Forest is evident. However, we feel that his platform was not in touch with student needs and that more pressing issues need to be addressed. The fifth candidate, John McCauley is running on a platform that stresses creating unity on campus. However, he lacks a specific, concrete agenda for how to achieve this unity. We believe that this is an important issue, but that as a first-year legislator, McCauley does not have enough experience to serve in an executive position. To learn more about each candidate and to form your own opinions, view videos of their responses on our website at oldgoldandblack.com.

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Deacon Profile: John Dalton BY MORGAN SCHICK Asst. News Editor schimo13@wfu.edu John Dalton is an assistant professor of economics who arrived at the university in 2010. Dalton earned his bachelor’s degree in international and German studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He earned his master’s in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and his Ph.D in 2010. He has published writings on taxation policies in Austria, firm taxation and Japanese car exports to the United States. You majored in German studies and international studies. What made you want to study economics at graduate school? I actually still took a ton of economics courses while I was an undergraduate. I always loved economics and I was always interested in the social sciences and history. Economics just seemed like a rigorous way to study all of these topics. Was it challenging when you started your graduate work in economics not having majored in the subject? The most challenging thing was the math. How economics is taught at the undergraduate level is quite different from how it is taught at the gradate level. The main difference is the emphasis on the math skills. When I was going in to graduate school I had taken some math classes to prepare, but it was still probably the most difficult part about the transition. Since I had taken so many economics courses as an undergraduate, that was definitely less difficult. Did it help you having a different viewpoint on economics having studied so many different areas? It definitely helped me in terms of research. I have written two papers specifically on the Austrian economy, and that stemmed specifically from my love of all things German. After I finished as an undergraduate student, I spent two years studying in Austria as a Fulbright Student Grantee. I had these interests that stemmed from my coursework as an undergraduate that led into my research interests as an economics professor. How do you think having a diverse educational background helps you teach in a liberal arts setting?

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One of the difficulties that you face as an academic researcher is that things are so narrowly specialized these days. There is a lot of benefit of being able to move and think across fields. You can see problems from different perspectives. In my own international trade class, we discuss all sorts of global issues regarding trade, and it really helps being able to bring in that broader perspective.

How do you incorporate your love of German into your daily life?

Have you ever taught any study abroad courses here?

Where did your love of German begin?

No — I have only taught here for four years. One of the things I would love to do is teach at the Flow house in Austria. Economics is a very global topic. How does an international background help students prepare for a career in this field? If you look at lots of economic problems we encounter as citizens of the United States, many of these problems have a global perspective because we live in an increasingly globalized world. If you don’t have a global perspective about thinking about these issues, you can miss some important details.

I listen to a lot of German music — my favorite band is a punk rock band called De Ärtze. I also read German novels, and I keep up with the German news sometimes, reading publications like Der Spiegel. I also have contacts with friends I met when I was abroad.

I had a German exchange student who lived with me when I was in high school, and we still keep in contact. That experience started my love for German. I have actually talked with my good friend and coauthor from graduate school from Hong Kong, and we have talked about how when he has children, they will come stay with me so they can take part in an exchange program. I think it’s a really great opportunity. When you have children, do you think you will teach them German? Absolutely! It’s a big enough part of my life that I would love to share it with them,

and learning a second language is a very practical skill. I can’t help but speak with them on any occasion, so this would just be a good occasion to integrate something I love into their lives. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I’m a bibliophile. I enjoy collecting books and going to used book stores. There are about 300 books around my office and I have an additional 800 at home. My favorite authors are Franz Kafka, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Willa Cather. I’m pretty catholic in my taste. I read a lot of novels, but I also read a lot of economics books as well. But I also like traveling and hanging out with my fiancée. We are getting married this summer. What kind of research do you do at Wake Forest? My research is in international trade and macroeconomics. Recently I’ve been doing some work on the intersection between national trade and economic history, and I’ve been looking at the slave trade.

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Miscellaneous

  •A subject was charged with using a key to a classroom in Tribble Hall that was not returned on time and leaving the library with a book that was not checked out. The report was filed at 2:58 p.m. on March 25.   •Five students were charged with misdemeanor larceny at Walmart. The report was filed at 5:21 p.m. on March 22.   •An unknown subject removed an unsecured backpack from a table outside the Magnolia Room. The report was filed at 2:41 p.m. on March 27.

  •A student was charged with underage possession and fraudulent ID on University Parkway by the ALE. The report was filed at 4:25 p.m. on March 24.   •A subject was charged with underage possession at the Last Resort by the ALE. The report was filed at 4:25 p.m. on March 24.   •A student was charged for using a fictitious ID at the Last Resort. The report was filed at 9:00 p.m. on March 27. •WFUPD responded to a call in Babcock where someone’s ex-girlfriend refused to leave. She was escorted off campus.

The report was filed at 10:17 p.m. on March 28.    •WFUPD responded to an unauthorized party with approximately 100 students, alcoholic beverages and loud music on Polo Road. The report was filed at 1:41 a.m. on March 29.   •A subject was charged with reckless driving when several passengers in the vehicle threw beer bottles from the moving vehicle while hanging outside the vehicle, speeding and consuming alcohol in a vehicle while underage. The report was filed at 9:05 p.m. on March 29.   •A subject was charged with second degree trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after refusing to leave the barn. The report was filed at 11:07 p.m. on March 29.


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President: A look into the daily life of Nathan Hatch Continued from Page 1

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Nathan O. Hatch was inaugurated as president of Wake Forest University on October 20, 2005.

cal novels, something both men are passionate about. After the meeting with Kersh concluded, Hatch’s next appointment, Kevin Teasley, campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), was sitting in the waiting room. Teasley entered into the office and greeted Hatch as an old friend. They discussed the recent RUF mission trip to New York City, Teasley’s family, and other private matters. Hatch then joined the staff of the OGB for lunch, where he discussed what weekly schedule was like, why he ultimately accepted the position of president at Wake Forest University, and what he envisions for Wake Forest and hopes to accomplish in the coming years. “My most important role is to bring the best people I can to this University,” Hatch said. “I didn’t come here with any huge vision of what Wake Forest had to be. We wrote the mission, vision and strategic plan from the ground up and determined that this should be a place of learning that compared itself against the best colleges and universities out there.” Following lunch Hatch showed just how much he is like any other person, leaving campus for a dentist appointment. Upon his return he ventured over to Tribble Hall to act as

a guest speaker in professor Thomas Frank’s class, Religion in the Development of American Higher Education. In the class Hatch discussed numerous subjects concerned with running the university. He touched on the creation of the Office of Personal and Career Development, what it was like being the chair of the Division I NCAA board of directors and concern for whether or not there would be enough funds to support financial aid with the continuing rise of the cost of college. Hatch also discussed balancing the needs of current and future students, and how much stock university rankings should be given. When asked what his most rewarding achievement so far has been, Hatch responded, “we have been radically innovative on behalf of tradition. Meaning we have taken great strides to advance this university while maintaining tradition and our core values.” Advancing the university while preserving its history and traditions is a proud achievement for Hatch. After wrapping up the discussion, Hatch returned to his office to finish reviewing and signing paperwork and to prepare to meet with university donors, for whom a reception was held later that evening. Finally, after the reception came to a close around 8 p.m. Hatch was able to head home and relax before another day back at the Forest.

Relationship expert addresses human need for love Gary Chapman, a bestselling author and relationship counselor, spoke on April 2 BY DI CHUNG Staff Writer chundl0@wfu.edu Gary Chapman, a relationship counselor and renowned author of The New York Times Bestseller The Five Love Languages spoke at Wait Chapel on April 2 about fulfilling our emotional need for love. Chapman holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and currently serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church as well as host of two nationally syndicated radio programs. To begin, Chapman addressed the notion of falling in love and the “tingle” that people often feel when they do so. “If the emotional need for love is met, then life is much easier to process,” said Chapman. As he illustrated with examples from the Bible, falling in love is not anything new. However, a central characteristic of a person’s who’s fallen in love is not seeing any flaws in their significant other. “For the single adult, the emotional need for love is only temporarily met,” Chapman said. This usually lasts for about two years.

The difficulty arises when individuals make the assumption that the falling in love experience serves as a foundation for marriage. There comes a time when this falling-in-love “high” wears off — and unfortunately for some people, it can wear off after they have already married. He acknowledged that we, as human beings, have a fundamental need to feel loved by the significant people in our lives. Even though falling in love is temporary, there is a way to keep what Chapman calls our “love tank” full in a relationship. Given his years of experience counseling married couples, Chapman noted that part of the problem is that what makes one person feel loved does not make the other feel loved. He said that we all have different “love languages,” or rather, different ways of how we express and receive love. The five love languages that Chapman outlines are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. He notes that we all have a primary love language and a secondary one as well. The idea of the love languages is not just exclusive to romantic relationships, but also to friendships. “If your love language and your friend’s love language does not match, this can lead to problems,” said Chapman.

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Gary Chapman, a marriage counselor, bestselling author and syndicated radio host. On April 2, he spoke about the basic human need to love. The same can be applied to filial relationships — if we do not speak the same love languages as our parents, chances are we do not feel loved. He encouraged everyone to explore their own love interests as well as those of others. “Discover your love language and discover the love languages of the people that you love,” he said. Chapman’s talk generated new perspectives in some students. “It’s cool to learn something new about myself and to think about other people in

a different way,” said freshman Caroline Benson. Moreover, others found Chapman’s love languages to be highly applicable. “I thought the talk was valuable because it helps us consider how we can communicate with others, whether it’s with a sibling, friend, parent or of course, our relationships with our significant others,” said freshman Ashley Laughlin. “It’s valuable insight into creating and building deeper and lasting marriages, which is something we all need.”

Kappa Alpha Order and Alpha Delta Pi host tournament

Delta Zeta to hold annual Turtle Registration under way for summer pre-law program Tug tournament on April 9

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4 on Davis Field, Kappa Alpha Order and Alpha Delta Pi will host a five versus five flag football tournament in honor of Andrew Pillow. The cost is $40 per team, and all proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Winston-Salem in Pillow’s name. Email Reid Nickle, nickar11@wfu.edu, or William Carter, cartwg12@wfu.edu, with team names and rosters.

Delta Zeta’s annual Turtle Tug tournament, where participants form teams and tug-of-war over a pool of green Jell-O. will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 on the Mag Quad. The cost for a team of 5 is $50, and all proceeds benefit the Painted Turtle Camp for children with chronic or terminal illnesses. Contact Sarah Mellor with questions at mellsm12@wfu.edu.

Each summer, Wake Forest offers a Summer Pre-Law Program designed to allow undergraduate students to gain a better idea of whether law school is the right path for them, with one course on Legal Theory, Practice, and Communication and Advocacy, Debate, and the Law. The two classes will be offered during Summer Session I, May 28-June 19.


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Tickets: Students criticize unclear parking policies Continued from Page 1

in the Parking and Transportation Services mission statement. Sophomore William Vingi feels that the fee students pay for parking passes are already expensive enough on their own. He thinks that punishing students with fines and tickets is an unfair practice. “My issue with Wake parking is that we pay $300 dollars to park off-campus, then get fined ridiculous amounts when we bring our cars oncampus because of the unclear parking regulations” Vingi said. Sophomore Katherine Ross has also had firsthand experience with the difficulties of the university’s parking policies. She believes that the policies for handing out

tickets are too strict for the severity of students’ parking mistakes. “I just received two simultaneous tickets for parking in one spot that add up to $125,” Ross said. “I understand Parking & Transportation has a job to do, but the punishment seems to be much harsher than the crime.” Regardless of the motivations behind the enforcement of parking regulations, students looking to avoid future citations may find the Wake Forest Parking and Regulations website helpful in clarifying the many hazy specifics of parking on campus. The website is facilities.wfu.edu/ transport/parking-and-transportation/ “I know the regulations are available somewhere but I feel like they are not easily accessible and they are not straight-forward,” Ross said. “If they really want all the regulations to be followed they should be made clearer.”

SG GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY ISSABELLA BASCO SG Beat Reporter bascil12@wfu.edu I. Committee Reports The academic committee is working on planning for the Major/Minor fair for next year. The appropriations and charter committee is working on a bill for emergency funding for the Gymnastics Club nationals competition. The campus life committee thanked everyone for coming to “Taste of Reynolda.” They got 70 submissions for the Zick’s competition. They will be notifying the fi-

nalists soon and will be meeting as a committee to narrow it down to the absolute finalists. The judiciary committee is hoping to have a constitutional re-organizational bill. The physical planning committee is going to have a meeting with some committee members to put mile markers on the Reynolda Village running trails. They have a meeting with President Hatch on Thursday for the Deacon Boulevard area. The shuttle is doing well after the launch and will be working on public relations for that. They are going to try to get pins for Student Government. The public relations committee just wrapped up a “PR week.”

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MARCH 20 II. New Business

III. Announcements

Bill 30-A bill was proposed to allocate money to the WFU Gymnastics Club to fund the organization’s activities. It is their first year of competing and they are going to Nationals this weekend in Tennessee. The bill passed. Bill 31-A bill was proposed for a name change to occur in the Student Government Constitution, By-Laws and/or all other Student Government documents from “Legislature,” to “Senate.” Its goal is to help constituents better understand the role and function of Student Government and its constituents. The bill passed.

President Sutherland will be traveling to D.C. for the launch of the Wake Will campaign. They are trying to cause a big buzz with the “Talk to Me” campaign. They are hoping to stir more interest so far to help bridge social gaps on campus. The deeper purpose of the statement is to “defy prejudice and to break down barriers.” The campaign is hosting two sessions in Benson 304 this April 3, 2014. On Sunday, the executive candidates will be debating their plans and platforms. If you are interested in serving on the Cabinet, the applications will come out after the election.

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MEET THE CANDIDATES President

Chester Bedell

Chester Bedell is a junior who is currently the co-chair of the Student Goverment physical planning committee. He is in his third year as a member of Student Government. As president, Bedell would work to revamp Deacon Boulevard to be more student-friendly and would as try to improve events like Seize the Quad. He plans to work with the administration and student groups to bring live music and a variety of food and entertainment to events such as Seize the Quad. He also cites security enhancements as a key part of his agenda if elected. He would work to add a University Police guardhouse to the Polo Road entrance to the campus to make the students walking to and from sophomore parking and living in theme

Ryan Cleland

Speaker of the House

Ryan Cleland is a junior who is currently in his third year as a legislator in Student Government. He previously served as academic committee cochair. Cleland was elected Secretary of SG in 2013, but resigned shortly after. If elected, Cleland hopes to raise the level of school spirit by launching an initiative to sell T-shirts with the crests of each individual dorm. He would also continue the initiatives of the New Black and Gold committee and the Talk to Me campaign. Cleland would also have each student group appoint an SG liaison and assign email addresses to all executive members of SG to improve transparency and communication.

Javar Jones

Javar Jones is a junior who is currently serving as Secretary of Student Government. Previously, Jones spent two years as a legislator in Student Government. Jones has a wide-ranging platform and hopes to improve Greek and non-Greek relations, host new campuswide events open to all students and increase attendance to athletic events, among other goals. Jones would work with the athletic department to think of incentives to raise the level of participation at basketball and football games in particular. He also plans to hold new forums with administrators and students to improve transparancy between the administration and the student body. He hopes to use outlets such as “Buzzocracy” to accomplish this.

Sarah VanSickle

Speaker of the House

Sarah VanSickle is a junior who is currently serving as the Speaker protempore of Student Government. VanSickle’s agenda includes improving the university’s shuttle system, making Reynolda Village more student-friendly and holding a biannual town hall for students and student organizations to discuss new ideas. VanSickle would appoint a chair of individual initiatives in SG to help fast-track the process of developing legislation and to launch a new campaign centered around the university’s motto of “Pro Humanitate.” She would also reinstate the T-shirt exchange that SG led in 2011.

Hunter Honnessy Treasurer

Hunter Honnessy is a sophomore who currently serves as a legislator in Student Government. This is his second year in SG. As Treasurer, Honnessy would completely re-write the student budget advisory committe handbook to make it easier for student groups to apply for a charter and a budget. Honnessy also plans to hold New Black and Gold office hours dedicated to special interest organizations to help them get through the chartering process more quickly. He would also amend the budget application process to be bi-annual and work to earn more funds for all student groups.

John McCauley

John McCauley is a junior who is currently a first-year legislator in Student Government. McCauley’s campaign is centered around the idea of student unity. As president, McCauley would work to bring student groups and leaders together to present a more unified student voice to the administration. McCauley would create a board of presidents to bring the leaders of student organizations together to develop new ideas for fostering inclusivity on campus. By doing this, he thinks that Student Government can more accurately reflect the views and interests of the entire student body. McCauley thinks this would raise the level of collaboration between groups and strengthen the community.

Phillip Weinstein Treasurer

Phillip Weinstein is a sophomore who is currently in his second year as a member of the student budget advisory committee. If elected, Weinstein would work to streamline the process of budget applications for student organizations. He would eliminate the requirement that organizations re-apply for a budget every year. Weinstein would also launch an initiative to try to raise awareness of the SBAC member positions to create a more qualified field of applicants. He feels that by doing this, more experienced students would have a role in helping to shape the budgeting process.


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MEET THE CANDIDATES Margaret Mulkerrin

Caroline Smith

Margaret Mulkerrin is a junior who is currently serving as a co-chair of the public relations committee of Student Government. She has served as a member of SG for three years. If elected, Mulkerrin hopes to facilitate collaboration between students and administrators to accomplish various goals on campus. She hopes to increase transparency by encouraging presentations by students and helping them reach out to the correct administrators. She hopes to create an SG President email, as well as addresses for all government leaders, in order to better facilitate dialogue between the president and students. Mulkerrin hopes to implement a leadership mentor program for previous organization leaders to advise the new leaders and newly chartered organizations in order for clubs and organizations to run more effectively. She thinks this will help teach underclassmen to be better leaders in the community.

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• For more information visit the Student Government website at sg.wfu.edu

Caroline Smith is a junior who is currently serving as a co-chair of the academic committee of Student Government. If elected, Smith hopes to address the emotional and physical well-being issues on campus. She hopes to accomplish this by incorporating student’s opinions in the remodeling of Reynolds Gym as well as advocating for students concerns regarding fitness and health. Smith also hopes to ensure the fair treatment of all students on campus. She hopes to accomplish this by utilizing open dialogue and conversation betweensstudents, WFUPD and administrators to ensure every voice is heard. Smith also hopes to grow the community atmosphere on campus through expanding dining options. Smith hopes to add Brunch at Bistro ‘34 on the weekends and to extend Einstein’s Bagels hours during the weekends.

Executive Offices

President: The President of Student Government is the chief executive officer of the entire body, serving as a representative of the students to the administration and helping to implement policies that benefit all undergraduate students. Speaker of the House: The Speaker of the House serves as the leader of the General Assembly of Student Government. The Speaker manages the bi-weekly GA meetings and also works closely with the other Executive Officers. Secretary: The Secretary serves as the chief liason between the legislators in the General Assembly and the Executive Officers of Student Government. The Secretary is also responsible for all logistical operations of SG. Treasurer: The Treasurer is in charge of the distribution of funds to Student Government initiatives as well as student organizations. The Treasurer also deals with emergency funds for student groups.

Sampson Ho Secretary

Sampson Ho is a sophomore who is currently serving on the academic committee as an academic co-chair for Student Government. If elected, Ho hopes to break down social barriers between groups on campus. Ho plans to accomplish this through the inclusion of international students into summer programs. He also hopes to create an event to encourage dialogue between students on campus. Ho also hopes to foster better communication between students and Student Government Legislators by implementing mandatory office hours for all legislators.

Billy Rielly Secretary

Billy Rielly is a sophomore who is currently serving on the campus life committee. If elected, Rielly hopes to create a welcoming campus environment for all students and to ensure every student group’s concerns are heard. Rielly hopes to accomplish this by increasing attendance at athletic events and creating a diverse and fun social environment. He hopes to increase attendance by adding a live band to the student tailgate. Additionally, he will work with the head of “Buzzocracy” to increase its presence on campus and make visits to student groups on campus to make sure students’ concerns are heard.

Jacob Wilson Secretary

Jacob Wilson is a sophomore currently serving as a legislator for Student Government. If elected, Wilson hopes to improve transparency and communication between students and SG legislators. He hopes to accomplish this by making sure students know who their legislators are and to whom to voice their concerns. He also plans to update SG’s website to reflect new developments. Wilson will also have mandatory meetings with his constituents. He feels that diversity is a pressing issue. Wilson hopes to revamp the SG through the utilization of social media to communicate with students.


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Rolling the Quad was “bigger than Bzdelik Letter to the Editor | On Rolling the Quad

Administration and Ron Wellman were as much to blame for our failed seasons Let’s get the elephant out of the room right away, with the first sentence; I plan to defend the decision of some students to roll the quad on March 20. Lets make a few other things absolutely clear; first, that the quad was not nearly as prolifically rolled as it was when we beat Duke. Second, in my humble opinion, the quad should have been rolled so profusely that the admissions department would need to update their slideshow. Third, rolling the quad was NOT about Jeff Bzdelik, though most of the younger people on campus may have said it was, but in fact the celebration was for the end to the most embarrassing and pitiful era ever of Wake Forest basketball. I’m from New York, and I root for the Mets and Jets. That sentence should tell you everything that you need to know about my experience as a fan. Neither team has won a championship during my life time and combined they have three total championships over a total of 106 seasons. Nobody confuses either of these teams as the model of success and I am frequently

embarrassed to admit that I root for them as my favorite teams. However my experience with these teams has taught me truly how to find the name on the front of a jersey more important than the names on the back. I don’t naively expect championships from those teams but rather look for them to be competitive teams, basically to not be “lovable losers.” They don’t have a long and storied history of winning or of success for me to hold them to. However, that is not the case with Wake Forest basketball. While Wake is not to be mistaken for our eastern North Carolina rivals, it should also not be confused for the Mets or Jets. There is a standard of high competition to be held up as a model for our basketball teams, a standard that was not met by the Deacons under Bzdelik for the last four years. Here’s the kicker of my argument though, that while I have clearly defined the last four years unacceptable for Demon Deacon Basketball, the failure is not Bzdelik’s alone, and as such the rolling of the quad is not entirely about him. Bzdelik is responsible for the team’s performance on the court, a job that he was ill equipped to handle by any measure would have indicated on the day of his hiring. Ron Wellman’s job is to hire the basketball coach, and it is Ron Wellman who holds the majority of the blame for the four-year debacle of Bzdelik’s inability to produce a

[T]his season came about one or two seasons too late for Coach Bzdelik, and ... that’s not his fault. winner. As athletic director, Wellman’s job is decided upon by President Hatch and the Board of Trustees, and it has been evident since almost day one of Bzdelik’s time here (Reminder: that was a blowout loss at home to a Stetson team that fired their coach in the middle of that season) at Wake that Wellman had swung and missed on this hire. A well respected AD, giving Bzdelik a year, even two years would have been understandable, but four is inexcusable and unexplainable. A quick review; the ineptitude that contributed to four years of DePaul quality basketball at the school that has produced basketball talent such as the likes of Duncan, Childress and Paul is listed as such, in order of responsibility — Board of Trustees, Ron Wellman and then (only then) Jeff Bzdelik. To any freshman and sophomores who took to the quad to celebrate Bzdelik’s firing; be a bit more educated next time, especially since the majority of the players on the team are your immediate peers and they just finished a year that can (very positively, and not at all sarcastically) be characterized as mediocre.

To everyone else who looked to condemn the students who rolled the quad, especially President Hatch, perhaps if the chain of command had done its job better, the venom in the fan base and the student body would not have grown to such poisonous levels. At the same time as the administration and some students here got up in arms over the celebration, the national media who covered the event largely pardoned the behavior of the students. A quick check of “WFU Bzdelik” on Google will reveal that the overwhelming majority of sports journalists understood where the anger and subsequent celebration was coming from. I’m proud of my school and this year, by defending our home court, the basketball team gave us all some great moments to be proud of. Unfortunately, this season came about one or two seasons too late for Coach Bzdelik, and like I’ve said before in this letter, that’s not his fault. I didn’t roll the quad, but I absolutely understand why it happened, and it does not have as much to do with Jeff Bzdelik as it does with the administration and the rest of the campus that was up in arms would like the rest of us to believe. Respectfully, RJ Crimmins Class of 2014

Word on the Quad | Student Government What could Student Government do to have a more effective impact on the student body?

“They should give us more food and more puppies because they help relieve stress. ” Catherine Ford (‘16)

“It’s difficult to get all of the upperclassmen back on campus. They should just have more beer.” William Mangan (‘14)

“They should do more things to partner with other organizations on campus to help nurture and foster unity.” Maura Hickson (‘16)

Have an Opinion? Email column submissions and letters to the editor to Ade Ilesanmi at ilesao11@wfu.edu.

“They should give us more useful things like lemonade when it’s hot outside or free T-shirts.” L.J. Ingabire (‘14)


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“ get half the story Prospective students only Thoughts from Anons | What I Would Really Say on Tours

The second part of a 5-week series on what tour guides wish they could say A Wake Forest University Tour Guide Once a week, for one hour, I have the power. As a tour guide, I have a huge influence on whether prospective students like what they see around Wake Forest or not. They eat up everything I say as the Gospel of truth, but of course, there are things I purposely leave out even though they are a huge part of what makes Wake Forest the school that it is. The prospective students and their families “ooo” and “ahhh” over the beautiful buildings around campus.

From the outside, yes, these buildings are gorgeous. If only I could tell them there’s a running joke that the person who designed Tribble must have been on crack because it is practically impossible to navigate its inside. Who thought it was a good idea to make the floors unlevel and the bathrooms impossible to find? Prospective students are also extremely impressed with the dorm rooms after seeing the model room in South. I tell them that it’s the newest freshman dorm so obviously it’s the nicest, but all the rooms come with the same furniture so “it isn’t all that different than the other dorms.” Of course, I can’t mention that the other dorms have serious mold issues and students have had to move out of them for health reasons. I also can’t tell them that there’s rust coming off of my pipes that falls behind my bed every day; my room is literally corroding, and nothing is being done about it. I’m sure that prospective students would run for the hills if they saw my freshman dorm room (in a lovely, musty basement) and I explained that I had to pay the same price for that as the students pay for the spa-

Texting then loses its purpose as a means of getting to know someone without the awkwardness of a date. cious rooms in the newer dorms on campus. Even though we have a special “wheelchair accessible tour route,” I don’t mention that it is an extremely inconvenient way to get around campus. The lack of elevators and the humorous amount of stairs do not make the campus handicap friendly whatsoever. Most tour guides don’t even know how to give a tour on the wheelchair route because it is such an awkward and difficult way to navigate the campus. But, hey, we all know Wake Forest isn’t all bad. There’s a reason I picked it and continue to come back semester after semester. Some of the coolest things about Wake have to be left out of the tours in order to censor it for parents. I wish I could tell the prospective students how we are considered one of the best-looking student bodies in the country.

Hopefully, they already know this by stalking Wake Forest online, but I would tell them that this is hands-down, absolutely true. A huge portion of the students here are shockingly gorgeous and it makes walking around campus feel like I’m at a convention for supermodels. I’d also love to brag about how we take our “Work hard, play hard” mentality to heart. I would love to see the parents’ faces when I brag about how we have a party in three feet of water in a basement. It would be pretty interesting to explain to everyone how most people have a special pair of shoes reserved to parties because they get so disgusting from our infamous “frat sludge.” But the sludge is just a sign that we go hard and we love it. On my tours I try my hardest to give an accurate look at what Wake Forest is all about. It’s a place like no other. But it definitely would spice up the tours if I could tell them about all of Wake’s dirty little secrets. I’m talking about the good, the bad and the ugly.

“ Wake students should vote in local elections Free Lancing | For Humanity, Community and Justice

North Carolina is approaching a period in which every vote matters more than ever Lance Henry

Guest Columnist henrlj11@wfu.edu

As Wake Forest students, with a motto of Pro Humanitate and a learning environment not confined to the classroom, we should seize the moral and educational opportunity to vote locally. We may interpret Pro Humanitate differently, but most of us agree that it is a moral imperative and that community engagement is at the heart of our motto. It is hard to be “for humanity” writ large if we neglect either of its component parts: individuals and communities. The boundaries for communities are always more fluid than we think or try to make them. As members of the Wake Forest community we are de facto members of the broader communities in which the university is situated, i.e. Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina. The university owes a measure of responsibility to its broader community, and offices like the Institute for Public Engagement and the Office of Service and Social Action

are institutional attestation to this belief. The motto of Pro Humanitate and the opportunity to engage with the community resonates deeply with the student body of Wake Forest. The number of Wake Forest students who engage with the broader community is nothing short of inspirational. Even more encouraging is the increasing awareness at Wake Forest and elsewhere that charity, while vital to society, can be complicit in perpetuating cycles of poverty and oppression. Bringing about a more just and equitable society requires systemic change to institutions and laws. The most effective way to bring about systemic change is through the political process of making laws and changing public policy. There are a number of ways, with varying degrees of efficacy, that Wake Forest students can participate in systemic change, but the simplest, most sustainable and perhaps the most symbolic way to affect change is to participate in the constitutionally given right to vote in the community where we live. As students encouraged to be “for humanity,” who by our actions demonstrate commitment to the community, we should register to vote locally in that community. The most effective education balances theory and practice, ideas and activism. Learning at Wake Forest is not confined to the classroom, but spills over into the dorms, Starbucks and professors’ homes. Even if you never discuss politics, policy or ethics directly at Wake Forest, our education gives us, as Jacques Barzun says, “a better-organized mind, capable of inquiring

A Wake Forest education will not automatically make us better citizens, but it will help ... if we are open to it. and distinguishing false from true and fact from opinion; a mind enhanced in its ability to write, read, compute; a mind attentive to the world and open to good influences, if only because of a trained curiosity and quiet self-confidence.” A Wake Forest education will not automatically make us better citizens, but it will facilitate that transformation if we are open to it. But good citizenship requires practice, and voting is an important way to practice thoughtful and responsible citizenship. Two institutions from the Middle Ages, the church and the university, remain influential in modernity for the reason that worship and learning occur best in community. Voting can be an extension or practical component to learning and should be done in the same community as the values formation that informs thoughtful decisionmaking at the polls. While voting provides students the opportunity to translate their learning to activism, it also calls us back to the mission of the university as an enterprise, and the vital role teachers play in that enterprise. Teachers do not give their students agency. As students, we possess agency when we arrive on campus. Exercising our right to vote, especially voting in the same community and at the same polling stations as our professors, reveals our possession of agency.

The acknowledgment that students are already agents in the world enhances, not diminishes, the role of the faculty in our learning endeavor. Our professors have an invaluable few years to encourage us in our agency, equip us with tools to be effective agents, and teach us moral frameworks to be responsible in our agency. It is also politically astute for Wake Forest students to vote locally. North Carolina will likely be a critical swing states in future presidential elections. Barack Obama carried North Carolina in 2008, while Mitt Romney carried it in 2012. But Romney carried North Carolina by the smallest margin of any state that he carried. Based on current polling data, the 2014 U.S. Senate race will be the most highly contested in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs. So, from a political perspective if we want our vote to count nationally, there may be no better state in which to vote than North Carolina. There will be a primary election on May 6 followed by a general election on Nov. 4. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is next Friday, April 11. If you would like to register to vote in North Carolina, the Institute for Public Engagement will provide registration forms in Suite 305 of Reynolda Hall. More than ever before, it is important to demonstrate your commitment to the motto of Wake Forest, to the broader community and to the cultivation of your responsible agency in the world by exercising your right to vote locally.


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“ could benefit all Diversity of school leaders Pro Varietas | This Means Business

Wake should look for a new business school dean who will offer a new perspective Kevin Smith

Guest Columnist smithkevinmichael12@wfu.edu

With all of the hoops hoopla going on, let’s not forget another Wake Forest leader who recently announced his resignation, one likely held in higher regard by our community than our former basketball coach. Steve Reinemund’s announcement of stepping down as Dean of Business indicated a significant loss to our university. His Naval Academy education polished at UVA’s Darden Graduate School of Business and his accomplished career at PepsiCo provided the right balance of intelligence and business acumen that his position necessitated and his investment of time has garnered exceptional yields. Fitting examples of his accomplishments are the newly constructed Farrell Hall and the 2012 opening of the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center. The latter embed-

ded our down-home flash and flair within the threads of sophisticated commerce in Uptown, affording us a more tangible stake in one of the nation’s premier financial centers. These physical edifices along with establishing innovative programs, recruiting premier educators and cultivating lucrative corporate partnerships, signify victories under Reinemund’s leadership that are sincerely worthy of rolling the quad. However, as a national search is underway to identify Mr. Reinemund’s predecessor, I hope that my alma mater will consider more non-traditional prospects as candidates for the mantle of deanship. Just as we did when we became the first Top 30 national university to become standardized test optional, we have an opportunity to make profound impact on the nation’s conversation pertaining to diversity in higher education. The time is ripe for Wake Forest Schools of Business to have an underrepresented minority at the helm. A recent survey of its member schools conducted by AACSB International found that out of 500 participating deans only 18 percent were females. For ethnic minorities, statistics are equally if not more dire. In 2010, KPMG Foundation President Bernie Milano declared, “We’ve just done an elaborate survey …We believe there are five African-American deans, nine Hispanic-American deans and we don’t know of

[D]ifferences in perspective, culture, race and experience ... improve the bottom line. any Native American deans.” Despite this, there’s no scarcity in publications that suggest that increased diversity influences the overall strength of an organization. In one such study McKinsey&Company examined executive board composition, returns on equity, and margins on earnings before interest and taxes of 180 publicly traded companies in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. They concluded that within a period of 2008-2010 that the companies with the more diverse executive teams were also the top financial performers. This suggests that differences in perspective, culture, race and experience not only contribute at a qualitative level, but also improve the bottom line. These qualities could serve a dean well in attracting diverse talent to Wake Forest which would strengthen our already stellar faculty and aid women and students of color to succeed in classrooms and industries predominately populated by white males. Of the current 13 universities in the ACC, only one business school has a female dean (Florida State) and none of these schools

have an African American, Native American or Hispanic American as top administrator. Ironically, the only ACC school with an African-American basketball head coach is also Florida State and the sole football team is Virginia. Our athletic departments face the same sort of demographic deficit so maybe that’s something to consider as well. With our basketball program at a crossroads, the coaching search has garnered fanfare and national attention. However, it’s not the only opportunity that exists for us to make some noise. Our university’s business program is tried and true in its geographic region and a rising star in the national arena. Let’s consider accelerating that growth by becoming a pacesetter in our conference, in academia and in the ever diversifying corporate realm. If Wake Business had a deanship alumni club it would be all male and lily-white with the exception of Dr. Ajay Patel, though it is not universally agreed upon that AsianAmericans are considered underrepresented minorities in b-school statistics. While an A+ coaching hire would command sports-world recognition, licensing an underrepresented minority to oversee the academic and professional futures of Wake Foresters would bellow an amplified message to peer institutions and most importantly to our students. Let’s show that we truly mean business when it comes to diversity.

“ return to Broadway Musical, SPEARS should The DeLutz Edition | SPEARS

The artistic masterpiece was a unique blend of pop and Christian themes Shane Lutz

Assistant Opinion Editor lutzsb13@wfu.edu

It seems that across the many available muses for musical theatre, there is none greater than the tale of Jesus Christ. While biblical narratives have done wonderfully on and off Broadway — like “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” or the lesser known “Esther” — the Gospels alone have inspired a surprisingly large amount of fantastic shows such as “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell” and “The Hero: The Rock Opera.” However, there was a rising show that threatened to take the crown — and the Tony — and sweep Broadway off its feet. To quote “Chicago,” it had it coming. Disarm the eye-rolls, folks, because this is far from another revival of Jesus in tight black leather (no one will forgive Andrew Lloyd Webber for that). Imagine the life of Christ told from birth to death in musical form.

Now take all of the flashy showtunes you just envisioned and replace them with the discography of Britney Spears, and you have “SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney.” The greatest story ever told to the greatest music ever written, “SPEARS” was a musical originally debuted at Columbia University back in 2012 and quickly made its ambitious way to New York City. Despite having been performed for a sold-out audience back at the alma mater of the writer of “SPEARS”Patrick Blute and similar results from the one-night-only preview of the show in the Foxwoods Theater, “SPEARS” is gone, unlikely to rise again. While it amassed a large cult following over the past year, it just never transferred to Broadway. The website, Facebook page and other social media outlets for the show were removed, and the only record of it comes from the numerous articles discussing its climb, but none mention its unjust end. The show featured the majority of Britney’s hits, like “Stronger,” “…Baby One More Time” and “Crazy,” each featured in a shockingly fitting situation. For example, Britney’s 2001 hit, “Overprotected,” which discussed her sheltered life form the reality of the cruel world, is reprised by Jesus when he goes into the desert to be alone. While no official script was ever released, we can only hope that the show ended with Christ rising and breaking into “Oops!... I Did It Again.” While there may have been an obscenely large amount of room for the possibility of offensive dance numbers, inap-

It holds Wake Forest back from our commitment to inclusion and marginalizes members of our community. propriate song choices (while the Disciples singing “Toxic” to Judas is an extremely on-point creative decision), and Heaven forbid the “Slave 4 U” yellow boa got incorporated into the Garden of Gethsemane scene, the creative team promised that the show was extremely respectful and was far from blasphemous. It was the perfect show

for Christians who just so happen to also love Britney Spears. Despite the horrendous musicals that have stepped onto Broadway (I mean, who let “Mamma Mia!” be an actual thing?), it is sad to say that something as revolutionary as “SPEARS” will not be. It would have been the perfect bridge between a contemporary pop culture and a traditional religion. But who knows? Musicals get revived all the time, so keep praying that in three days or maybe even three years “SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney” rises from the dead.

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“ better regulated Sale of guns should be College Democrats | Gun Control

Reforming gun control laws can prevent unnecessary violence and deaths Thomas Sloan Guest Columnist thomdl11@wfu.edu

If you love America like I do, then you are well aware of it’s place as one of the most developed countries in the world. Yet, for all of this, we still boast a gun related death rate similar to that of third world countries. Contrary to what many Americans believe, the right to gun ownership should not be unconditional, and there are many simple

and sensible reforms that we can undertake to drastically reduce the rate of gun violence in this country. All of us know the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Constitution was written in a much different time than we live in now. With the Revolutionary War fresh in memory, the right to bear arms was important, but for the Founding Fathers, arms meant single-firing, muzzle-loading, ten pound muskets that were both relatively expensive and inaccurate. Killing anything other than a stationary redcoat or deer was out of the question. Weaponry of the type the average citizen can wield today — such as handguns, AR15s, subcompacts that make killing efficient and easy — is surely not what they had in mind. The issue here isn’t getting rid of guns however, it is getting rid of gun violence and

It is high time that some basic reforms are passed in order to make this as safer country. it is high time that some basic reforms are passed in order to make this a safer country. Gun death rates per 100,000 people in America are similar to conflict zones such as the West Bank and developing countries such as Peru. In April of 2013, a CNN/ORC poll showed that 86 percent of Americans were in favor of improved background checks, yet a bill that would’ve done so failed to pass the Senate a few weeks later. This comes despite the success of some bills such as the Brady Handgun Bill, a 1994 legislation that has been estimated to have blocked up to 2 million firearm sales due to background checks. The solution?

Enact simple legislation that would help stymie the sale of dangerous weapons to dangerous people. Improved background checks, the registration and tracking of firearms and closing the gun-show loophole would go a long way towards ensuring that the good-guys with guns outnumber the bad. Look at automobiles for comparison. They kill a similar amount of people per year (around 32,000) yet are subject to a number of controls that guns don’t see. Registration, training and insurance are all required for cars, yet a handful of cash will get you an item designed to kill, instead of one made for your commute. In short, gun control is needed, wanted and past due. For all of the attention, spending and sympathy that our soldiers receive, the total casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 only make up a quarter of Americans who died from gun-related deaths in 2012. It’s time to pass simple, sensible reforms that will keep us and our loved-ones safe.

“ do everyone good More reading days would Ad-libbing Through Life | Campus Wellness

The campus wellness initiatives should involve an extension of reading days Ade Ilesanmi Opinion Editor ilesao11@wfu.edu

We attend Work Forest. That much is true. It’s the reputation we love to hate, and we’ve made it a part of our identity. In fact, as students who pride ourselves in our impeccable work ethics, we all look forward to the day when we can retrospectively pat ourselves on the back for making it through this rigorous and demanding experience. As much as we love to work, it does not mean we are immune to stress and anxiety. In fact, reports published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness this year state that 11 percent of college students were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety in the

last year, and over 40 percent of college students have felt more than the average amount of stress in the past 12 months. Whether or not this increased worry is a result of an associated increase in demands from top-tier universities and colleges such as ours, or whether it is a result of more general stress-inducing factors for our generation versus previous ones — or even both — is a question many are still grappling to answer. What we do know now is that one way to cope with this surmounting stress and anxiety that many college students are now facing is to make time for breaks. A recent New York Times article cited “[a] growing body of evidence … that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity and that skipping breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion.” Basically, when it comes to any form of work — may it be schoolwork, a career or working at home — the breaks one allows oneself is at least as important as the work itself. That being said, Wake isn’t exactly notorious for its emphasis on giving its students breaks. Don’t get me wrong. I always look forward to our month-long winter break. And while I wouldn’t be mad if we extended

[I]n order to continue this pattern of embracing wellness, we should ... reexamine ... our exam periods. fall break a few days, I can’t exactly complain, as I am a “townie” with the luxury of actually being able to go home for those couple of days. One thing I can and do complain about is the lack of enough reading days during exam period. Exam week is arguably the most high stakes period of each semester. As much as students here like to have a good time, we actually do care about our performances in our classes, and the added stress of dealing with multiple exams in a short period of time with minimal breaks cannot be healthy for the mind or the body. Some may argue that this anxiety-fueled week is preparation for the real world, that we don’t get breaks in real life when we’re full-blown adults, so why should administration and faculty “caudle” us? But is that really a life philosophy they should be instilling in us? Shouldn’t we be emphasizing the opposite, that taking breaks is the best way to get the most out of our work and life in general?

I’m not saying that Wake isn’t actually a proponent of wellness. In a way, our campus is already making strides in promoting this type of lifestyle. Provost Rogan Kersh has initiated what will hopefully be an ongoing transformation of our campus culture with the enhanced relaxation options on the upper and lower quads. VP of Student Life Penny Rue has also launched a massive and wide reaching campaign to promote wellness in various forms on our campus. I think that in order to continue this pattern of embracing wellness, we should also reexamine how we approach our exam periods. Some students might have received circulating email in the last few days calling on them to take a survey regarding whether they would benefit from an additional reading day. I encourage all students to take this survey and to vote in favor of at least one more reading day. It would be in the best interest of all students. The same email that’s circulating cites a U.S. News & World Report stating that Wake is one of three Top 25 schools that still only has no weekday reading days and only one weekend reading day. Let’s do something about this. What’s the harm in having a little more time to prepare and a little less time to worry?


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The Wake Forest baseball team won six straight before falling to High Point on the road BY EMMA LINGAN Sports Editor lingej12@wfu.edu

Photo courtesy of Dean Shore

Junior outfielder Grant Shambley, in 76 at bats so far this season, is hitting .316 with 24 hits and 19 runs scored.

The Demon Deacons extended their win streak from three to six as they traveled to South Bend, Ind., last weekend for their first-ever ACC matchup with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The sole run of the game first game March 28 came on a sacrifice fly from senior Matt Conway that scored junior Grant Shambley in the top of the first inning. The rest of the game belonged to the Wake Forest pitching staff, led by senior Jack Fischer, who has gone at least 8.0 innings in all of his ACC starts this season and allowed just five hits in 8.1 innings against the Irish. After the fourth inning, Fischer allowed only two Notre Dame base runners until he gave up a single in the ninth. Sophomore Aaron Fossas came in to relieve Fischer with a runner on first and one out. The Irish eventually loaded the bases after an intentional walk but Fossas got a 4-6-3 double play to end the game and earn his fifth save of the season.

Inclement weather postponed the second game of the series by one day, but despite the chilly temperatures, the Deacs were swinging hot bats in the first game of the Sunday double header. Conway got things started in the first inning again with a single to left field that scored senior Evan Stephens to put the Deacs up 1-0. With two outs and the bases loaded in the second inning, senior Charlie Morgan hit a clutch single to left center field to score two runs. The Fighting Irish scored one run in the third inning on a single after a runner reached on an error, but Wake Forest responded with an explosive four-run fourth inning. Stephens and Shambley singled to start off the inning, and Morgan and Conway hit singles of their own to score the runs. Freshman Will Craig later doubled to left center to score two and give the Deacs the 7-1 lead. Stephens scored again on a single from Morgan in the fifth inning. Senior Conor Keniry and Craig hit back-toback doubles to open up the sixth, and freshman Ben Breazeale grounded out to score a run and put the Deacs up 10-1. “Anytime you score runs it’s definitely going to take a lot of pressure off the pitchers,” Morgan said. “We were able to do that in the first game today and get out to a big lead.”

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Men’s tennis snaps losing streak at home The No. 21 Demon Deacons downed two ranked ACC teams BY JENN LESER Staff Writer leseje0@wfu.edu Home sweet home is sometimes the best cure to any problem. For the No. 21 ranked Wake Forest men’s tennis team, a recent four match losing streak is now a thing of the past, thanks to some clutch play all the way through the lineup. A stunning down-to-the-wire defeat of Georgia Tech kicked off what would turn out to be just what the doctor ordered for the Deacs.

Having been on the wrong side of several 4-3 matches as of late, the Deacons hoped they would finally be able to turn their luck around against No. 74 ranked Georgia Tech. With the doubles point under their belt, they headed into singles play hoping to keep up the pressure. Yet struggles throughout the lineup meant that despite wins from sophomore Romain Bogaerts and junior Nicky Kunz, the match would come down to just one player — sophomore Pedro Dumont. Put simply, Dumont’s composure in the last two sets of his match was clutch — something that Coach Tony Bresky couldn’t help but notice. “Pedro came up really clutch,” Bresky said. “Obviously he had the chance to win the match at 6-5

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{ BY THE NUMBERS } Forest’s place at the Bryan National 3 Wake Collegiate March 30 Sierra Sims’ best finish of the 78 Freshman year that earned her third overall at BNC Forest’s place at the Darius Rucker 6 Wake Intercollegiate March 9 Forest’s national ranking in the 19 Wake NCAA

and the guy came back. It’s really tough when that happens and some guys really fold under the pressure. I think he showed a lot of character by being able to hang in there. He won a huge match for us.” It was a win that almost didn’t happen. After dropping the first set 5-7, Dumont shutout his opponent 6-0 to force a third set. At match point with the serve, Dumont’s shot hit the tape on the net, and it was almost all over. That is, until it stayed in play, giving him the chance to take the win 7-6 (9-7) to clinch victory for the Deacs. “When I saw the ball hit the tape I thought it was over,” Dumont said. “But then I saw it. I kept play-

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Sophomore Pedro Dumont won the final match of the Deacs’ match against Georgia Tech.

Senior Jack Fischer had another standout performance on the mound for the Demon Deacons on March 28, allowing just five hits in 8.1 innings against Notre Dame. Fischer allowed no earned runs in 106 pitches, leading to the Deacs’ 1-0 shutout of the Irish. The Hinsdale, Ill., native has now gone at least 8.0 innings in all of his ACC starts this season.

{ DEACON QUOTE } “It’s almost like a pregame feeling ... It’s a starting point for a lot of things we’re going to do moving forward.” — Head coach Dave Clawson on the start of spring football


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Mytoia Gathings Senior BY MIKE MCLAUGHLIN Asst. Sports Editor mclamj12@wfu.edu

it could psyche me out. I would rather find that out afterwards and be able to say I did that.

Mytoia Gathings is a senior member of the track team and Winston-Salem native. During her college search process, she originally did not want to come to Wake Forest but a visit to the university to see the track program changed her mind. She fell in love with the atmosphere and immediately felt at home. Gathings began running in high school and still feels that she is constantly learning new aspects of the sport despite excelling in the collegiate field. However, she quickly became an integral member of the team and owns the Wake Forest 100m outdoor record at 11.88 seconds.

Is there time for any thoughts to go through your mind when you are running? In my warm-up, I do think a little about what I am going to do. But once I step on the line, I clear my mind of everything. I don’t hear anyone screaming until I finish. My mom will ask if I hear her, but I don’t. When you run, are you competing more against the other runners or your personal best? I would say both. Every time I step on the track, my goal is to run faster than I have before. Fortunately, we are in a very competitive conference. However, even my best is not better than some other runner’s best. In order to stay optimistic, you of course want to be first, but just have to focus on getting better every week. I had to set small goals first, starting with school records.

How did you get into track? I actually played basketball through ninth grade. I only started track as a sophomore because a coach said I should try. It was almost a dare. Within the first month of starting track though, I got a stress fracture in my foot. However, I rehabbed and ended Is there an adrenaline rush when you hear the sound of up earning the State the gun to start? Runner-Up Award I would say it is more autoin the 300m. That matic now. Sometimes I go was my best memthrough my races and I don’t Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C. ory in track until I even feel that I have breathed. broke the 100m record Especially in the 60m, I take Event: Sprints here. four to five breaths. In the Major: Sociology 100m, I take maybe seven. It is What is your routine Birthdate: Feb. 12, 1992 over so fast that you don’t even leading up to and on the realize that you’re not really day of a meet? breathing. I usually get in the zone once we get on the bus. I’m In the 400m and 200m, I am thinking about getting to just with myself and listen to music. Usually I get to the the finish line. But in the 100m, I feel as if the finish line track and do a lap or two then start stretching an hour in is coming to me. advance. How do you transition from a hyper-focused state durWhat type of music do you listen to? ing your heat to the time after you cross the finish line? On the way to the track meet, I like to listen to really It starts immediately once I cross the finish line. My upbeat music. It is a lot of hip-hop and R&B. But then events take 11 and 24 seconds, so my adrenaline is pumpanywhere between an hour or an hour and a half before I ing, but as soon as I cross the finish line, its all over. run, I start listening to gospel music. I do go back and look at my races but I try not to dwell I change myself from an upbeat state and then tone my- on them too much. I don’t even think about my races that self down. It helps me focus. much when my race is finished. It is more fun for me to see how my teammates are doing. But I will watch film and see Are you nervous before a race? what I can do differently without being too discouraging. Sometimes, the bigger the meet such as a conference On Monday morning, I am back to being serious because meet, I am a little nervous. I am not a really nervous per- then its time to apply what I learned. son though — the music helps me. I absolutely hate when I lose my headphones. I feel that the worst meets I have What are your plans after college? had, I have left my headphones at home. My music helps I actually have a job, I am going to be working for Royal me stay calm. I also don’t look at heat sheets, or want to City Marketing, a public relations and marketing company know what lane I am in before I compete. I just like to hear in Charlotte. They do a lot with the Charlotte Bobcats and right before what lane I am in, and then run. Often times, Carolina Panthers. I do want to stay into sports [and] I if I am in a heat with someone who is No. 1 in the nation, want to be a coach one day.

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Former Deacon named to US Men’s National Team Former Deac Michael Parkhurst has been called up to the U.S. Men’s National Team to play in the team’s friendlies against Mexico this week. Parkhurst, recently acquired by the Columbus Crew, contributed to the U.S. championship at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and he is currently competing for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team in 2014. Parkhurst started 62 games for the Demon Deacons and was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.

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Basketball junior Hamby earns WBCA All-Region Honors

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Junior Dearica Hamby is one of 52 players selected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association to receive All-Region honors this season. Hamby led the ACC in scoring and rebounding and set seven single-season school records in 201314. She averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game and had a school-record 22 double-doubles. She scored more points, grabbed more rebounds and attempted and made more free throws than any Demon Deacon in a single season. Hamby will now be considered for the 10-member All-America team.

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Deacs down Wolfpack, fall to Fighting Irish Women’s tennis head coach Jeff Wyshner earned his 200th win as Wake Forest jumped to No. 59 in the nation BY GRIFFIN KURZIUS Staff Writer kurzgd11@wfu.edu Entering No. 70 Wake Forest’s match versus No. 64 N.C. State, head coach Jeff Wyshner was a little more nervous than usual. But the nerves were not because his women’s tennis team had lost five straight matches or because the Deacs faced a formidable in-state rival. Wyshner felt more heat because he stood one win away from 200 career wins as a head coach. The Wolfpack kept the match close, but the Deacs eked out the 4-3 win. Wake started strong in doubles play. The duo of junior Karen Forman and sophomore Kimmy Guerin was dominant at third doubles. They overpowered their Wolfpack opponents from the baseline and took control of the net in an 8-3 win. At second doubles, freshmen Luisa Fernandez and Samantha Asch feasted on their opponents’ serve and aggressively stormed the net in a 8-4 victory to clinch the doubles point for Wake Forest. The first doubles duo of sophomores Kasey Gardiner and Xue Zhang were tied at six and left the match unfinished. But N.C. State quickly responded. The Wolfpack’s first singles player Britney Sanders overpowered sophomore Andrea Retolaza in route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory to knot the match up

at 1-1. Just minutes later, the Wolfpack player moved Zhang around the court at sixth singles, taking the match 6-3, 6-2 and giving the Wolfpack a 2-1 lead. But the depth of the Deacs proved too costly. Asch returned the favor with a commanding victory. After a tough first set, Asch took the momentum and dominated her opponent at fourth singles for a final score of 6-4, 6-0. Fernandez followed up with an impressive 6-2, 6-4 win of her own at third singles to give the Deacs a 3-2 lead. After a late break of serve to take the first set 7-5, Gardiner went on cruise control and took the match 6-2 at fifth singles. With the match clinched, Guerin completed her battle at second singles. After winning the first set 6-3, her opponent played steadily and controlled the points in route to a 6-0 second set. In the super-tiebreaker, Guerin was defeated 10-6. Overall, the Deacs added an impressive conference win to their resume and left Wyshner with a smile on his face. “It feels good,” Wyshner said. “Two hundred is a big number. It means I’ve been around for a while. It always feels good to beat another talented ACC team.” Two days later, Wake Forest traveled to South Bend, Ind., to square off against No. 24 Notre Dame, the newest member of the ACC. The deep and talented Fighting Irish swept the Deacs. This marks the first time that Wake Forest has dropped a decision 7-0 since doing so against Virginia on April 6, 2013. Following the loss, Wake Forest moves to 11-8 on the season and 3-7 in conference play — 11th in the ACC. The Demon Deacons, now ranked No. 59 in the nation after the win over N.C. State, play at Boston College this weekend before returning home on April 12 against Maryland.

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Zhang and Gardiner (not pictured) lost a hardfought battle at No. 1 doubles March 28.

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Ho and Dumont (not pictured) beat Clemson’s formerly undefeated No. 1 doubles pair.

ing the point and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so lucky.’ Sometimes you need luck to win the match.” Lucky or not, the Deacs had picked up their first win in quite a while. Turning around to host No. 20 Clemson that next morning, Wake had a tough doubles test ahead of them — the Tigers’ No. 1 pairing was undefeated, and No. 3 was 13-2 in dual match play. But with a brand-new lineup, the Deacs stormed out to quick success with Dumont and Jon Ho taking handing Clemson’s top doubles pairing their first loss of the year. From there things just kept getting better, with Ho, Bogaerts and Maksim Kan picking up big wins to give the Deacs a 4-1 final score. When asked about the win, Bogaerts admitted that “it [felt] amazing.” A 6-1 win over North Carolina Central was just the icing on the cake to close out a stellar weekend. Well known as the vocal leader of the team, sophomore Sam Bloom found himself in the lineup, picking up an 8-4 win in doubles with Anthony Delcore as well as winning in singles 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). On and off the court, Bloom is

someone to watch out for — and he’s hard to miss. “We’re such a deep team that a lot of the matches this year, we’ve got different guys playing,” Bloom said. “I’m not content with not having an impact on a match, whether I’m playing or not playing. I feel like what I do on the sidelines has an effect and it has an effect on the players. I know every guy really well so it’s easy to get them fired up,” he said. “I like to think I help them on some of the big points and get them fired up.” Hoping to keep this winning streak alive, the Deacs will be home this coming weekend for three matches that look to be anything but easy. Good thing they’ve gotten that winning feeling back at just the right time. “I think it’s going to be a really big confidence booster for us,” Ho said. “A lot of the guys haven’t been playing their best tennis maybe and a couple wins like this can turn our season around. Hopefully that’s what happens.” First up, they’ll welcome No. 12 Notre Dame on April 4 at 4 p.m. A doubleheader on April 6, will follow as Wake will first host Boston College at 10 a.m. before taking on No. 53 George Washington at 6 p.m.

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Haas, men’s golf finish fifth at the Hootie In a competitive and close field, Wake Forest finishes fifth behind consistent play of Guise, Birdsey BY TY KRANIAK Staff Writer krantr11@wfu.edu

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Guise finished in eighth place at the Hootie with a score of three shots under par.

The Auburn Tigers are known for their accomplishments on the football field, but their men’s golf team is certainly no stranger to success either. On March 25, the Tigers won the Hootie at Bull’s Bay by posting a score of 12 shots under par to beat out the South Carolina Gamecocks by three strokes and beat out the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by 13 shots. Wake Forest finished the tournament in fifth place among a very strong field. In addition to Auburn and South Carolina, only ACC foe Virginia and the College of Charleston ousted the Deacs. “We finished fifth and shot under par on the first day,” said Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas. “We could have been leading after that first day. The second day was really windy and difficult, but we just played a bad hole on No. 6. The last day was pretty calm, and scores were really good.” Wake Forest was able to best all of its in-state rivals including North Carolina State, Duke and North Carolina. While Wake Forest finished just one shot over par, Duke finished 34 strokes over par and North Carolina finished 40 over. As a Wake Forest graduate, Haas can appreciate that instate domination. “I’m always happy to beat other ACC schools, even though Virginia nipped us,” Haas said. “They are a top-10 team, but I do think we are as good as they are.”

Leading the way for the Deacons, once again, was freshman Danny Guise. He earned his second straight top-10 finish by placing eighth at three-under. Guise placed third in Wake Forest’s cross-country trip to San Diego, Calif., for the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic. Following Guise was the stalwart veteran, senior Thomas Birdsey, who has built a reputation as an excellent collegiate golfer. The Trophy Club, Texas, native finished even to par and tied for 18th at the conclusion of the tournament. “Things are moving in the right direction for this team, and when I watch this team, I realize that we are a very good team,” Haas said. After the final round on March 25, sophomore Davis Womble finished right after Birdsey with a one-over par finish that put the Deacons in a tie for 20th place entering the clubhouse. This tournament proved to be a successful one for the squad at an imperative point in the 2014 spring season that leaves little room for error. For Coach Haas and his Demon Deacon squad, there will be little rest before returning to the golf course again. Wake Forest will be traveling to Kannapolis, N.C., to compete in the Irish Creek Collegiate that is slated to begin on April 4. “I’m really hoping the weather breaks, and we get rolling,” Haas said. “I’m seeing a lot of positives with this young team, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. We will be a very good team in the very near future.” Wake Forest will hope that its young team can build off of a solid tournament at the Hootie as the squad will begin highly competitive in-state play. “At Irish Creek, we should be one of the better teams,” Haas said. “I’ve played a lot of golf at this course, so we will go into the event knowing the play of the course. I think it could be a great week for the Demon Deacons.”

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Press Box: Movement for equality is on track You Can Play Project president Wade Davis serves as an advocate for health and equality within the NFL BY JENN LESER Staff Writer leseje0@wfu.edu

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Davis has been increasing efforts to mentor players and solve issues within the league.

Months remain before the 2014 NFL season can begin, but there has been plenty of action already as a result of the team meetings in recent weeks. Along with the typical talk about rebuilding and previews of the draft, there was one meeting this year that was just a little different — in a good way. Those who oppose sexual equality in professional sports like to say that outsiders don’t understand the locker room and can’t effectively communicate with players, and they’re not entirely wrong. No matter the issue, it is hard to someone who isn’t a part of such an exclusive culture to come in and make change. But that’s not the case here, as Wade Davis, president of the You Can Play Project, knows exactly how to talk to football players — because he was one. When Davis spoke at the team meetings about the need for acceptance on and off the field, people listened because he spoke their language and gave a talk that executives took to heart. There may be plenty of problems that seem unsolvable within the NFL, but it looks as if sexual equality might be one that’s on its way to being fixed. Not long after Davis impressed at the team meetings, NFL executive Troy Vincent told the media that he had six gay teammates over his 15 year career. He said that it was

never a problem. While they may not have come out to the entire world, the locker room knew — and they didn’t care. Vincent stated he had no problem spending time with these men, eating dinner with them and even sharing rooms on road trips because they weren’t just gay men — they were his teammates, the players who went into battle with him every week. They just happened to be gay. With support coming from all sides of the equation, it would appear that the NFL might finally be on track towards equality. Because good things happen in threes, it was only fitting that there would be one more positive story about homosexuality in football to hit headlines. Only this time, it was on the college front. Division III Chapman University made the news when junior defensive end Mitch Eby became the first openly gay, active college football player in history. Yet, Eby’s decision to come out wasn’t unprompted but inspired by Willamette’s kicker, Connor Mertens, who announced that he was bisexual back in January. That connection between the two, which blossomed after Eby reached out to Mertens for advice on how to handle his coming-out situation, likely wouldn’t have happened if not for football. And while Mertens, Eby and Michael Sam may make up just a fraction of current and former college football players who are openly gay or bisexual, that fraction has already grown this year — and the active support from their communities and the entire country has only been a positive. Equality was never going to come overnight. Accepting an athlete for his or her homosexuality isn’t going to be easy for everyone at first. But it has become impossible to deny that this movement is well underway, and that equality will continue to be made as long as football allows it.

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Junior John McLeod pitched 7.0 innings for the Deacs to tie his career-high for the third time this season. He gave up just five hits and one earned run to earn his fourth win of the season. Senior Nate Jones pitched two innings in relief of McLeod and gave up one run to make the final score 10-2. Despite seeing relatively little action in the first two games of the series, the Wake Forest bullpen was busy in the second game of the doubleheader. After the Deacs fell behind 4-2, junior Matt Pirro came in to pitch 2.1 innings of relief of junior Connor Kaden (right), followed by freshmen Max Tishman and Parker Dunshee. Fossas then closed out the game with scoreless eighth and ninth innings. Wake Forest took the 1-0 lead in the first inning once again on a sacrifice fly from Craig, but Notre Dame responded in the bottom of the first with an RBI-double that tied the score at 1-1. Notre Dame briefly went up 2-1 in the second inning, but Craig hit another sacrifice fly to even the score. The Irish then added two runs in the third to go up 4-2, but the Deacs battled back in a four-run fifth inning with an RBI-single from Keniry and a bases-clearing double from freshman Nate Mondou. Notre Dame scored one more in the bottom of the sixth, but an RBI-single from Morgan in the seventh gave the Deacs the 7-5 advantage, which they would keep for the rest of the game. With the win, the Deacs earned their first ACC road sweep since Maryland in 2011. “It’s always good to come out and get some big wins in the ACC, but a sweep is even bigger,” Morgan said. “We had a couple games that went through our fingers earlier in the year, so it was good to get one back with a sweep here today.” Wake Forest’s win streak ended in the front end of a home-and-home series at High Point April 1, which the Deacs lost 5-1. Freshman Connor Johnstone went a career-high 7.0 innings for the Demon Deacons, giving up three runs and two earned runs with two strikeouts and no walks. High Point scored first in the third inning, but freshman Ben

Breazeale answered in the fourth with a sacrifice fly that evened the score. The Panthers, however, broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run triple in the sixth inning. The Deacs loaded the bases in the seventh inning but the Panthers got out of the jam with a ground out. High Point then scored two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to get the 5-1 win. The following evening at Wake Forest Baseball Park, the Deacs made the most of their home field advantage with a 10-6 comeback victory. “We battled,” Craig said. “We got down kind of early, but we kept working and kept fighting and scrapping and clawing for each run we got. It was just a really good win overall.” High Point took a one-run lead in the first inning but Craig responded with a three-run homer that scored Stephens and Shambley to put Wake Forest up 3-1. Prospects looked grim for the Demon Deacons looked grim after a grand slam in the second inning gave High Point the 5-3 lead, but the Deacs rallied once again with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Craig hit a sacrifice fly to score sophomore Garrett Kelly, and senior Jack Carey walked with the bases loaded to tie the game at 5-5. High Point took a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning, but the Deacs tied the score again when Shambley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. A wild pitch scored Mondou to give the Deacs the 7-6 lead heading into the eighth. “One of the weirder ways to score a run is to get hit by a pitch,” Shambley said. “It’s not really what you want to do, but we’ll take anything we can get.” Breazeale hit a double to right field to score sophomore Joe Napolitano in the bottom of the eighth before Mondou launched a two-run homer to secure the 10-6 win for Wake Forest. “It’s a big bounce-back win for us after we lost at their place yesterday,” Shambley said. Pirro started the game and struck out six batters in three innings, but Dunshee earned the win over High Point with two scoreless innings of relief. The Demon Deacons will host ACC rival Maryland for a weekend series at Wake Forest Baseball Park beginning April 4. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BY MADDIE STONE Staff Writer stonmt12@wfu.edu this documentary.” One RiverRun film is even being screened at Wake Forest. “We are also partnering with Wake Forest to offer a special free RiverRun screening on campus at Farrell Hall, showing The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” said Marion. The film covers Ali’s attempts to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing to serve in Vietnam. “Not only is this an amazing documentary, but the film was produced by Kartemquin Films,” said Marion. “Peter Gilbert of Kartemquin Films is also a member of the documentary film program faculty at Wake Forest.” RiverRun’s focus on local filmmakers is a unique aspect of the festival. “I feel that the festival truly values the Winston-Salem community,” said Burden. “It always makes sure to support many local filmmakers, and it’s incredible to see how much talent lives right around us.” RiverRun wants to improve the community while also hoping to include community members in the festival. “I just think the whole message [of RiverRun] is such a great message because we are in a pretty poor area, and I think film really has a lot of power to speak to those who aren’t doing well,” said Salas. “A lot of what the festival is about is bringing the community together and making them more aware and more cultured.” The RiverRun International Film Festival begins April 4 and will continue through April 13. Tickets for film screenings may be purchased either online through RiverRun’s website or at the main RiverRun box office at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

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year’s festival, Mud, and I love how RiverRun highlights up-and-coming talent.” Burden is one of several Wake Forest students involved with RiverRun through the student ambassador program, which asks social media-savvy students from area universities and high schools to promote RiverRun through Facebook and other social media platforms. “I heard about RiverRun last spring through a friend in my sorority,” said Burden. “She was looking for student ambassadors and I thought it sounded like an awesome opportunity to apply for.” Other students have become involved with RiverRun by volunteering at festival events. “Volunteers do anything from stuffing envelopes to checking people in at events to attending parties,” said junior Haley Salas, who interns with community director and volunteer coordinator Jane McKim. “There’s a lot of cool perks for being a volunteer. You get passes to a lot of the shows.” While RiverRun has plenty of volunteers for this year’s festival, they encourage Wake Forest students to get involved with future festivals. “They always want a lot of volunteers, so looking to Wake is a good option because so many people are so eager to volunteer here,” said Salas. For students that would rather just attend screenings, there are plenty of films to keep an eye out for. “Wake Forest students in particular might enjoy N.C. Shorts 1, which has three short films by WFU documentary film students: The Doll Dilemma by Jacob Rosdail, Musickland by Cameron Bargerstock and Jacob Rosdail and Songs of Hope by Safyah Usmani and Tetiana Kharchenko,” said Marion. Also in that same screening is the short It’s Monday and the South is Rising regarding Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Many students and others from Winston-Salem are in

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Winston-Salem is a busy place to be in the spring, but one event in town stands out among the rest — the RiverRun International Film Festival. Founded in 1998, RiverRun is a 10-day film festival that takes place in WinstonSalem. Over the past 16 years, RiverRun has screened a variety of high-profile international and domestic films in its selection. Some films shown at RiverRun, including box office hits like (500) Days of Summer and The Notebook, have been shown at RiverRun. The 2014 festival kicks off on April 4 and will screen 145 films from 33 different countries over a week and a half. Screenings will take place in theatres across Winston-Salem, including a/perture cinema and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. In addition to screenings, RiverRun honors actors and filmmakers with several different awards during the course of the festival, such as the Spark Award for emerging talent in the film industry. “Our programmers who select the films take pride in selecting a wide range of films from documentaries, foreign films, animation, dramas, comedies, sci-fi, films about the environment, political issues and more,” said Kristi Marion, the publicity manager for RiverRun. “We even have several archival selections for the true film geek on 35mm.” RiverRun film screenings require tickets, but are open to the public. Some of this year’s selected films already have students excited for the festival to start. “There are so many great films this year, but I’m most excited for Joe, which features 2014 Spark Award nominee Tye Sheridan,” said sophomore Caroline Burden. “He starred in one of my favorite films from last


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Campus Column | Outdoor Study Spaces

How to find a great outside study niche The beautiful weather makes studying in the ZSR hard, so try out one of these outdoor spaces!

Andrew Miller said. “Davis is perfect for serious work and you’ll go through it fast without any interruption.” 4. Farrell Hall Patio Even if you aren’t a business major, Farrell is an awesome place to be. There are cozy chairs just outside the common study area, and even a working fire pit for those cooler spring and summer evenings. There are also picnic tables situated in the tree canopy between Farrell and North Campus Dining Halls. You won’t be too far from Einstein’s or Starbucks if you’re in need of a little caffeine boost!

BY MEAGHAN LONG Contributing Writer longme12@wfu.edu Spring is finally here! The snow has melted and the sun’s out. Students fill the quads, taking in the warm weather and escaping from the confines of classrooms and dorms. All is well at Wake Forest, — one of the very prettiest college campuses. As Wake students enjoy the warmer weather, it becomes harder to maintain a solid work ethic. Why hole up in the ZSR all day when you could be outside playing football on the quad or sun tanning with friends? Well, here’s the cold hard truth: school is over in less than five weeks. Sure, this means that summer is near, but it also means finals are fast approaching. This is not the time to slack off! There’s always a way to get the best of both worlds. Why not work outside? Here are some of the best outdoor study spots at Wake. 1. Hearn Plaza For those of you who like who like busier study places — with background noise or occasional people watching — the Hearn Plaza is perfect for you. Grab a blanket and

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See how much fun these students are having? It’s because they’re enjoying one of the many available outdoor study spaces on campus. some shades and find a spot on the grassy quad for some fresh air and some quality studying. 2. Tables in between Benson and Tribble In a time crunch before English or Philosophy class? Trying to avoid the stressful atmosphere in the ZSR? Grab a spot at one of the tables just outside the library. There, you have quick access to academic buildings, Starbucks and Benson food! Hit up the sundry candy bin and get studying.

“I always sit there in between classes. With so much going on around me, I feel pressured to get my work done on time,” freshman Alexandra Quick said. 3. Davis Field Davis Field is a little off the beaten path and away from most foot traffic. You can sit up on the grassy knoll or attach a hammock in between the trees for a serene study session. “I have a hammock that I set up either on Davis Field or the upper quad, depending on how much I need to get done,” junior

5. Tables outside the bookstore and Zick’s At Zick’s, students can grab a couple slices of pizza and chow down while doing some homework as the hottest hits croon on the radio in the background. For a bit more peace and quiet, head across the quad to the tables in front of the bookstore. It’s a prime location towards the center of campus, and not to mention, a great view of the beautiful Wait Chapel. “Whenever I’m in the mood for pizza, I usually grab an Old Gold at Zick’s and sit down outside to do some work before my later classes,” junior Lucas Smith said. So, as much as you want to kick back and enjoy the end of the Snowpocalypse, academics still matter. Pick a spot somewhere outside and hit the books. Summer will be here in no time.

Quad Happenings | Battle of the Bands

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Leonard and the Mines was the first band to open at Springfest’s Battle of the Bands. The winning band was Troi, Ryan, and Cameron, whose members are Troi Hicks, Ryan Howard and Cameron Ford. They will open for four bands on April 8 at Sperry’s Vacationland Tour.


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Restaurant Review | Mission Pizza Napoletana

Restaurant adds a twist to an old favorite

Indulge in a variety of artisanal pizzas in downtown WinstonSalem’s newest restaurant BY MOLLY DUTMERS Editor-in-Chief dutmmk11@wfu.edu

Winston-Salem recently welcomed a new addition to the growing downtown culinary scene. In January, Mission Pizza Napoletana opened its doors on Trade Street, right in the heart of the Downtown Arts District. Mission Pizza is the result of a Kickstarter campaign by owner Peyton Smith. Smith started the campaign last year to turn his mobile, wood-fired pizza business, Forno Moto, into a restaurant with a permanent location. Mission Pizza serves traditional Napoletana-style pizza. This style of pizza, which originated in Naples, Italy, focuses on fresh, high-quality ingredients and crust that is cooked in a wood-fired oven at a high temperature. When you walk into Mission Pizza’s inconspicuous entrance on Trade Street, you can immediately see their wood-fired oven tucked in the corner of the open kitchen. The décor of Mission Pizza has an industrial feel. The kitchen is open, so

patrons can see their pizzas being created and then cooked in the wood-burning oven. There is also a bar against the kitchen for customers to sit at, which provides extra seating in the relatively small restaurant. Since opening in January, Mission has received a lot of positive buzz. So on Friday night, my friends and I decided to try out this new downtown hot spot. As huge fans of pizza, we walked into the restaurant with high expectations, which were definitely met. For a Friday night, the restaurant was busy, but not packed. We were told we would have to wait 15 minutes for a table, but the wait ended up being closer to five minutes. When we were seated, our server quickly greeted us and guided us through the menu. The menu consists of salads, small plates and of course, artisanal pizzas. The small plates include shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce ($10), meatballs ($10) and risotto ($9). We all opted to go with pizzas, which are the perfect size for one person to eat as a meal. The pizzas run from $10 to $16. My friend and I went with the classic Margherita pizza, while my other friend went with the Diavolo pizza, one of Mission’s signature dishes. This pizza was topped with sopressata, an Italian salami, tomato sauce, fresh

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This new pizzeria features amazing artisanal pizza, and incredible appetizers, like this cauliflower wedge with whipped goat cheese. mozzarella, chiles, basil and honey. Our waiter said that this salty and sweet pizza is one of Mission’s top sellers and my friend who ordered it said that she could definitely see why. The pizza had a nice crust — thin, chewy and light, with just a bit of char. I did think that the pizza could be cooked for just a few seconds more, so that the crust could be a little bit crispier. Mission Pizza is a welcome addition to the restaurants downtown. Mission easily serves the best pizza in Winston. The restaurant has an urban vibe, with

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Health Column | YouTube Workouts

A fit body is just one simple click away If the Miller Center is too far away, there are manyYouTube workouts you can try instead

that range from classic Pilates to cardio routines. She is definitely a “peppy” instructor: her videos are peppered with rousing jargon (“Keep going! Love that body, now!”), and she calls her subscribers “POPsters.” Somehow it works, though, and Blogilates videos are like working out with a very fit, neon-clad friend (that you secretly always wish you had) who constantly screams body-positive sayings at you. Great if you like: Inspirational quotes Best videos: “Call Me Maybe” Squat Challenge, 100 Burpee Burnout

BY SARA HENDRICKS Staff Writer hendsj11@wfu.edu It is with hearts full of “meh” that we have decided to separate. We’ve been working together for two years now; together when it was necessary, apart when it was possible, to see what might have been the potential between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we mildly tolerate one another, we have decided to stay separate. Obviously, the operative “we” in this scenario is the Miller Center and myself, and what I am trying to say is that we are consciously uncoupling. Conscious uncoupling, if you are living under a rock made of gluten and haven’t yet heard, is the chic new way to get a divorce á la Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Because sometimes you need the gym, and the gym is … not what you need. The treadmills are taken, the stairmaster is broken and the stench of sweaty collegiate ennui permeates the Miller Center’s walls, rendering endorphins useless (which, I imagine, might not be wholly unlike a life spent cohabitating with Chris Martin). The solution? Take it to your room: YouTube is literally overflowing with

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Cassey Ho, one of YouTube’s biggest workout gurus, has almost 4 million views on her “Call Me Maybe” Mighty Squat Challenge” video. trainers who want to help you with your post-gym uncoupling rebound. So be like Gwyneth. Be like me. Consciously uncouple from the Miller Center, and mindfully pair up with these YouTube gym replacements. Yoga with Adriene Adriene Mishler is just a super chill, ethereal yoga teacher/actress who wants to bring you into her super chill, ethereal yogi life. Like her home base of Austin, Texas, Adriene keeps her practice weird, in the best possible way. She describes some poses as “yummy.” Sometimes, in

the midst of a downward facing dog, her actual dog will wander into the room and hang out for a while. It’s all chill — hill, weird, yogi fun. Namaste. Great if you like: Being on a different plane than everybody else, man Best videos: Weight Loss Yoga: Total Body Workout, Bedtime Yoga Sequence Blogilates Cassey Ho, the face of Blogilates/ POPilates, is probably the current biggest name in virtual fitness with over a million subscribers and more than 13 million views, and a vast assortment of workouts

Tone It Up Karena and Katrina are two best friends who run a YouTube fitness channel together. They also have a reality TV show on Bravo, Toned Up, on which they they get into adorable fitness shenanigans, like forgetting to bring reusable bags to Whole Foods and sneaking into Andy Cohen’s office to do arm curls with the bottles of Veuve Clicquot he apparently has lying around next to framed photos of NeNe Leaks and Lisa Vanderpump. Their YouTube channel is also great, though. They always do Pilates-based workouts on the beach, sometimes on surfboards, which is nice for pretending you are somewhere nice, too. Also, friendship! Mix it up, and do these with your own best friend! Great if you like: Friendship Best Videos: Toned & Lean Beach Day Routine, Bikini Series™ Cowabunga

Café Review | Camino

The perfect cup of coffee for every camino of life Break out of the campus coffee bubble and head to this popular downtown bakery BY ASHLEY HAMATI Contributing Writer hamaan12@wfu.edu The faint aroma of ground espresso combines with the warmth of fresh-baked bread while glasses clink to flavorful conversations. As the line progresses smoothly, the array of artisan treats on display diminishes ever so subtly with every bite. Customers fill the nooks and crannies, some tuned into work and others catching up with friends. Mellow indie tunes hum softly in the background, contributing to the cozy atmosphere of wooden booths and warm sunlight flooding through floor-to-ceiling windows. This was the idea Cary Clifford had in mind for her downtown Winston-Salem hotspot, Camino Bakery. Named after the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela in the Pyrenees Mountains, the bakery draws upon the influence of European café culture of enjoying exquisite tastes and treats with time shared among friends. It’s an environment that transitions with ease from morning to evening with the perfect

sweet and savory treats to accentuate the experience as a whole. “Cary wanted to create an ambience where people could share real conversations over a great cup of coffee or a glass of wine,” says manager Jack Duffus. “It’s all about making an enjoyable experience in a versatile way because we have so many different kinds of customers.” It is precisely this ambience, passion for quality and attention to detail that keeps its clientele, both loyal and new, coming back for more. “It’s about as close to Europe as you can get without going anywhere near U.S. Customs,” says Duffus. Camino’s tranquil yet busy setting also creates an ideal study environment. Wake Forest University sophomore Giselle Palladino says that a typical week is incomplete without a trip to Camino. She calls it not only a great place to people watch and catch up with friends, but also a great place to study when campus study environments get overwhelming, attributing it with “the perfect balance between busyness and tranquility.” The ingredients and ever-evolving menu also keeps things fresh. Assistant manager Kimberly Humphrey adds, “We make our syrups in-house and our coffee beans come straight from Krankie’s [a coffee roaster and shop in downtown Winston-Salem].” In addition to serving freshly baked loaves

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University members collaborate to create groundbreaking play. of bread and demi baguettes, they also make an assortment of delicious cakes, European brioches, and sandwiches. Camino boasts an exceptional beer and wine list, with varieties ranging from California to New Zealand. They offer a multitude of coffee beverages and teas, as

well as baristas that will gladly make a classic cappuccino or create a custom concoction, like a caramel cinnamon almond milk latté. There is also a seasonal menu with popular favorites such as the “Coconut Cooler” or the “Elderflower Spritzer”. Camino also offers weekly specials such as half-price cheesecake on Tuesday, and two-for-one bread every Friday after 8 p.m. The team behind Camino is a force to be reckoned with. Full of personality, Humphrey explains that every aspect is collaborative: “We are always willing to listen to new ideas, whether it’s from Cary, each other, or customers.” She then recounts the story of one of her colleagues throwing together an adventurous sample of ingredients to create a new spring drink that ended up being added to the new spring drink menu. “Cary also lets us try everything while we’re on shift, so we can give our customers an honest opinion,” adds Duffus, biting into a slice of blueberry carrot cake. “We genuinely do care about our customers,” agrees Humphrey, who draws a milk peacock feather on one woman’s lavender latté and converses with a couple about their recent spring holiday adventure. In Spanish, camino means “walk”, and Humphrey says every day brings people from different walks of life. “They all have stories to share,” she says, “and we want to hear them.”


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Humor Column | Game of Thrones

Fantasy television is gripping Game of Thrones premieres April 6, and avid new watchers of the show struggle to catch up BY ERIN PATTERSON Multimedia Editor pattee12@wfu.edu As April 6 looms closer, “Game of Thrones” fans hold their collective breath, at once excited for the new season yet terrified that their favorite characters will be brutally murdered. I’m not sure what HBO is putting in the punch, but they’ve got people hooked. I, of course, like any good pop-culture addict, include myself in the obsessive frenzy, but I’m not sure why. I tend to like easy, feel-good shows like “The Office” or maybe “Grey’s Anatomy” if I’m feeling particularly daring. Over winter break, though, bored and trapped inside by chilly weather, I found myself watching the pilot episode of George R. R. Martin’s masochistic brainchild. Within the first five minutes, I saw a white walker and slammed my laptop shut. I eventually convinced myself to finish the episode, which ended in trauma and heartbreak when Jaime pushed Bran out of the tower window. I walked away disgusted, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. By the end of the second episode, I was officially hooked.

I was really surprised to find how easily I could be sucked into this show that’s honestly really nerdy and weird. I typically consider any plot line that comes with a map of its imaginary world too much for me. (That being said, I have seen all the movies in Lord of the Rings series, so maybe I’m a lot more nerdy than I thought.) If it weren’t for HBO GO’s interactive feature that gives information on the places and people, I would be way too lost and confused to keep up with the show. Even as I’m anticipating the fourth season, I’m still baffled at how the producers off this show can consistently kill off favorite characters and keep viewers coming back for more. When Ned Stark died, I thought the entire show was over. Now three more seasons have passed, and half the Stark family is dead. Arya is kind of like the Westeros version of Taylor Swift: a young girl pissed off at the men who have wronged her. Except in Arya’s case, the men have been killing off her family, not just dumping her via text. Perhaps the reason why viewers keep coming back even though characters keep dying is because there are so many exciting characters. Take, for example, Daenerys Targaryen (that’s spelled correctly), played by Emilia Clarke. Her motto has always been, “I will do what queens do. I will rule.” It’s an ambitious motto made all the more terrifying by her three huge dragons. Viewers are obsessed with her,

1. Monday - Finnigan’s Start your week a great atmosphere and good drinks. 2. Tuesday - Foothills With the watermelon shots, you will have a night you won’t forget ... or may. Photo Courtesy of Collider.com

Although spring is back at Wake, “winter is coming” on April 6. because she’s been able to overcome her circumstances and become a strong, powerful woman. How can you not admire a character that goes from being sold by her brother to barbarians in exchange for power to ruling thousands of people and controlling dragons? If that’s not an extra notch in the belt of feminism and women’s rights, then I don’t know what is. Regardless, viewers love her, so they keep coming back. That is where the genius of the show lies: making viewers continue watching even as favorite characters are betrayed, beheaded and killed at a wedding banquet.

Facebook looks into the virtual future

BY GAURAV SHENI Staff Writer sheng12@wfu.edu Imagine that you could put on a headset on and experience virtual reality. That’s what Oculus Rift VR aims to do with its virtual reality headset. And Facebook just acquired it. Unexpectedly, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. It included $400 million in cash while the rest was in Facebook stock. This is the second big acquisition this year: before this Facebook bought WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, wants to make the headset better and branch out into other areas, besides gaming. Zuckerberg wants Oculus VR to let you experience things like never before. Imagine watching a Wake basketball home game court side, at your house, or go to class, and not have to get out of your bed, or visit Student Health, and see the doctor about your possible norovirus, without leaving your dorm. Instead of sharing just pictures of your spring break, you could share the full immersive adventure. All of this could be accomplished simply by putting on the virtual reality headset.

Despite all these new potential applications, the reaction to the buyout was negative. The folks who helped fund the company on Kickstarter flooded the forums with a rage. The creator of Minecraft, Notch, canceled a deal to bring a version of Minecraft to Oculus. His reasoning was that Facebook creeps him out. These concerns aren’t without reason. Facebook has access to a lot of your data. They are able to use this to find out what you like and give advertisers that information so they can sell to you. People are concerned these virtual reality headsets will invade their privacy. No matter how you feel, Oculus VR had no choice but to sell out to Facebook. Oculus VR made many compromises in their headset. They used smartphone and tablet LCD screens. But for virtual reality, that isn’t good enough. With Facebook’s money, Oculus can make specific parts, pushing the limits of what’s possible with virtual reality. Oculus had another reason to be worried — competition. Sony’s recently revealed virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4. On March 18, Sony showed off Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset with 1080p LCD screen. It’s a much better looking headset, that resemble the ones from Tron. Virtual reality hasn’t gone all the way, for now. With either headset, you have to sit down and move your head. Don’t get

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3. Wendesday - Tates Known infamously as being the place for Whiskey Wednesdays. 4. Thursday - Last Resort Why not hang out with all Wake Forest students? 5. Friday - District Begin your weekend here and indulge in hard mixed drinks or shots. 6. Saturday - Old Winston Salem Social Club Saturday night is a good night for this exclusive club. 7. Sunday - Willow’s Bistro You’ve had a trying weekend, so enjoy a late brunch (and $3 mimosas)!

Tweets from the Forest @WFU_Pit New strain of student reported incubating in pods hanging in trees on Davis field. Threat level tbd. Better hide your granola just in case. @WakeForestProblems The adderall binge during the week and the alcohol binge during the weekend probably isn’t good for my heart #wakeforestproblems

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Facebook’s will take Oculus VR goggles in an interesting route. me wrong, there is a lot you can do sitting down. You can fly a spaceship or drive a car. Technically, it’s not true “virtual reality,” where you are using your whole body. Computers were the most dominant technolgy a few years ago. Then mobile smartphones came along and they have changed the way people communicate. However, it’s about time for the next “big thing.” Perhaps it’s virtual reality. Regardless of how you feel about the acquisition, virtual reality actually has a shot of becoming revolutionary with Facebook’s backing.

What’s happening in your own back yard? Music Lovers

The Winston Salem Symphony will be performing with the Greensboro Symphony in Wait Chapel on Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Calling all seniors!

There will be Bell Tower and Tunnel Tours for the Class of 2014 from April 9-10 starting at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.


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Music Column | Foster the People

Popular band’s album features new style Foster the People’s new album Supermodel recently dropped. Although it’s a new direction for the band, fans like the sound BY SARAH MORAN News Editor morase12@wfu.edu Foster the People released their second studio album titled Supermodel March 14 after a long wait since their debut studio album Torches. If you are looking for a continuation of Torches you will definitely be disappointed. The indie pop group found a new sound, heavy with guitar and deeper lyrics that tap into the group’s dark and poetic side. Supermodel features much longer songs filled with instrumental jam sessions intermittently throughout tracks as opposed to the short electronic tracks heard in Torches. Three singles have already been released from the album. The track “Coming of Age” was released as the lead single of the album Jan. 14 of this year. In an interview with London FXM, Foster has said the inspiration for “Coming of Age” stemmed from the changes in his life after the wild success of the band’s first album and twoyear tour around the world. The song has gained praise from listeners topping the charts at number four on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. The other two singles, “Pseudologia Fantastica,” released Feb. 25, and “Best Friend,” released March 10, will likely

also be chart toppers, due to their more conventional sound compared to the rest of the album. “Pseudologia Fantastica” actually means compulsive or pathological lying. This track supports the overall theme of the album, which is what Foster has noted as “consumerism and the ugly side of capitalism.” These two tracks mesh a variety of different instruments never before used by the group, with “Best Friend” even featuring a horn. The mini-track like “The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones” is one of the most unconventional tracks on the album due to being 33 seconds of the members harmonizing with each other. However, the rest of the songs shouldn’t be ignored due to their unconventional nature. This just goes to show the group’s independence from the typical 12 track album full of sing-along love ballads. Among my favorite tracks are “Goats in Trees,” “Fire Escape” and “The Truth.” In “Goats in Trees,” Foster the People drops the electronic pop vibe completely and picks up animal sounds as an intro and conclusion as well the acoustic guitar so the focus is on Foster’s vocals and lyrics. “Fire Escape,” the final track on the album continues with the deeper lyrics and reverts back to the acoustic guitar as he compares himself to a stagnate fire escape watching the street life of the tragic world around him. The tenth track on the album, “The Truth,” addresses the “truth” of the world and the true self through remembering one’s past. The track encompasses the entire theme of the album criticizing a superficial society, but overall has a

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Foster the People fostered a new, darker and heavier style for their most recent album. positive outlook of hope for people and the possibility of a better world. This album definitely won’t disappoint the open-minded listener willing to hear the new sound of Foster the People. The band is already on tour performing Supermodel all over the country and will hit big spots like Coachella April 9 and 12 as well as Governor’s Ball in June and Lollapalooza in August.

Quad Fashions | Maxis

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Students celebrate the sun in their maxis

Rosie Faccone Senior “I don’t remeber where I got this skirt, but I like it because it’s blue, long and soft.”

Alison Fieldhouse Junior “I got this from Nordstrom Rack. It’s cool because you can tie it up if you need to!”

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Ashley Green Freshman

“This skirt is from TJ Maxx, and I like to wear it with this polka-dot shirt to mix patterns.”

“I love high-lows, and spring is the time for colors! I got this from JC Penny.”


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Behind the Bells of Wake Forest

The sound of bells emanating from Wait Chapel at 5:00 is one of the best parts of the day. But have you ever wondered who is behind the bell ringing? BY JORGE CLIFTON Contributing Writer clifj11@wfu.edu A metal staircase spirals upward and disappears into a dark corner. The walls here are covered with cheap plywood and plastered with graffiti of every kind. Some of my favorites: “Toy Story 2... was ok” and “I think Quasimodo lives up here” To the last guy’s defense there’s a certain creepiness to this part of campus that does remind me of a hunchback ringing bells. A thick metal door sits atop the steps. It’s locked. “Yeah, this is the farthest you can get up here without a key. Hence all the graffiti by random people.” I’m with Will Donovan, a junior, and he’s reaching into his pockets to find the carillonneur’s key. “Ah, here we go.” Beyond the door ... more stairs, but this time in a bright room. Opaque windows surround us and the light coming through them shows the imprint of the clock outside the tower. One last locked door and we’re inside the carillon room. Two things sit on opposite corners of the room. They’re almost like pianos, but with small levers instead of keys. “This smaller one we use to practice,” says Will, “it’s not hooked up to the actual bells, so we usually play there until we get our songs ready.” He sits on the enormous bench in front of the practice bells and plays the school’s fight song. It’s striking how forcefully the batons need to be struck. It’s not as graceful as a piano, where the fingers can move smoothly and independently as they press all the right keys, but it’s just as impressive. Will’s arms move hurriedly and deliberately, thumping the individual pegs one at a time; the practice bells ring clearly throughout. A ladder just outside the room takes us to the top of the Chapel and to where the bells hang. The first thing that strikes me is just how unbelievably heavy some of them seem. The bigger cast-metal instruments look like they can hold a small family inside them. The smaller ones crowd the top edges of the chapel’s spire. Most of the bells have inscriptions, words etched out in remembrance of past Deacons or quotes by famous philosophers. Two in particular speak to the everyday Deacon.

G sharp’s “I celebrate the achievements of the university’s scholars in religion and law, in the arts and sciences, in medicine and commerce, and in every endeavor where truth is sought in purity, the gospel preached with fervor, and human needs are met.” The other striking inscription, on B flat, states, “I celebrate the Deacons’ achievements on the playing fields: winning baskets, home runs and touchdowns, long drives and short putts.” A thin screen allows a view of the rest of campus with downtown Winston-Salem in the distance. It’s breathtaking. Raymond Ebert stands in the practice room and greets me warmly. An alumni from 1960, Ebert is now back as the official school carillonneur and teacher for interested students. “This semester we have a record number of people studying carillon.” Eleven students currently participate in the program, and Ebert hopes even more will sign up. “At the December Lovefeast, four people played at once,” he cracks a smile, “they barely fit on the bench!” He encourages me to take classes and jokingly schedules me for the future. Yet despite his humor, it’s apparent that Ebert enjoys getting to know the students. He asks me if I enjoyed my tour and hopes more students get to experience this “hidden” side of campus via the Tunnels and Tower tour, which will run next week on April 9 and 10 from 3-5 p.m.. Before I leave I make Will promise me that he’ll play the “Game of Thrones” theme for the season’s premier. I’m holding him to it.

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