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Wise Man Brewery revitalizes old warehouse for community Page 7

Letter to the Editor: Eudaimonia institute is not a gift Page 9

HB2 threatens ACC’s future Page 12

A guide to spending a summer in Winston-Salem Page 19


VOL. 101, NO. 14

“Cover s the campus like the magnolias”

Photo Courtesy of Waceline Cius

On Monday, April 10th, over 100 women walked out of their morning classes to join together in Main Hall in a sit-in to address diversity, LGBTQ equality, living conditions, privilege and power of the administration. After a week of sitting-in, President Sterritt and some deans have confronted these issues.

Salem College sit-ins confront campus injustices Addressing tensions that have long existed on the Salem College campus, students drafted a call to action for administration BY HEATHER HARTEL Social Media Editor In 1772, four years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, Salem Academy and College was founded as a Moravian educational institution. Originally a lower school academy for women, Salem College is now considered the oldest continuously operating educational institute for girls and women in the U.S. However, despite its historical prestige, Salem today is not free of its share of modern issues that challenge the successful future of the institution. Since Monday, April 10, a group of over 100 women

joined together in a sit-in to protest the administration on many issues that have been plaguing the school for years. Salem College has a group called Committee on Community that joins students, administration and professors together to discuss campus issues. For years, this committee has simply discussed existing tensions on campus without achieving any justifiable results. The sit-in marks the first time students decided to take action. “Salem College claims to stand for diversity, and yet this campus is wrought with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and ableism,” said Karina Gonzalez, a member of Committee on Community and one of the sit-in organizers. “The discrimination that permeates every facet of this campus manifests itself in a multitude of ways, including microaggressions and overt discrimination. It’s past time we take a stand for diversity, for representation, for a community that holds people accountable and for one that embraces difference.” According to Salem College’s website, the institution ranks among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the

state. However, the sole existence of diversity on a campus does not necessarily equate to proper treatment or total equality implementation. Since the recent election, committee meetings have become increasingly more tense as campus dynamics also shift. “One day at Committee on Community we were talking about [President] Donald Trump again and I just got so angry and started to yell,” said Leneice Linder, another organizer of the sit-in. “This should make us angry, we should be upset that discrimination is going on. All our group ever does is talk and this was the first sentiment that kind of started everything. It started out as just me and eight other people who wanted to do something at this school.” After this meeting addressing deep-rooted issues on campus, individuals from the Committee on Community hung a poster in the dining hall with the words “What does racism look like here?” and “What does privilege look like here?”

See Sit-in, Page 5

Law school welcomes Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey Luckey shared his insight about leadership and highranking roles in the U.S. Army BY JAY SHERRILL Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, April 18, Wake Forest University had the honor of hosting Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General. The event, cosponsored by Wake Forest Law and the Wake Forest BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, was a conversation between Lt. Gen. Luckey and Professor Matthew Phil-

lips, Director of the Wake Forest BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. Lt. Gen. Luckey has served in a variety of roles throughout his career in the military, including being an Infantry Officer in mechanized and special forces units, serving with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, serv-

ing as Commanding General of the 78th Division of the Army Reserve, Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad and Chief of Staff for North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command (NORAD).

See Luckey, Page 4

Wise Man Brewery revitalizes old warehouse for community Page 7

Letter to the Editor: Eudaimonia institute is not a gift Page 9

HB2 threatens ACC’s future Page 12

A guide to spending a summer in Winston-Salem Page 19


VOL. 101, NO. 14

“Cover s the campus like the magnolias”

Photo Courtesy of Waceline Cius

On Monday, April 10th, over 100 women walked out of their morning classes to join together in Main Hall in a sit-in to address diversity, LGBTQ equality, living conditions, privilege and power of the administration. After a week of sitting-in, President Sterritt and some deans have confronted these issues.

Salem College sit-ins confront campus injustices Addressing tensions that have long existed on the Salem College campus, students drafted a call to action for administration BY HEATHER HARTEL Social Media Editor In 1772, four years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, Salem Academy and College was founded as a Moravian educational institution. Originally a lower school academy for women, Salem College is now considered the oldest continuously operating educational institute for girls and women in the U.S. However, despite its historical prestige, Salem today is not free of its share of modern issues that challenge the successful future of the institution. Since Monday, April 10, a group of over 100 women

joined together in a sit-in to protest the administration on many issues that have been plaguing the school for years. Salem College has a group called Committee on Community that joins students, administration and professors together to discuss campus issues. For years, this committee has simply discussed existing tensions on campus without achieving any justifiable results. The sit-in marks the first time students decided to take action. “Salem College claims to stand for diversity, and yet this campus is wrought with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and ableism,” said Karina Gonzalez, a member of Committee on Community and one of the sit-in organizers. “The discrimination that permeates every facet of this campus manifests itself in a multitude of ways, including microaggressions and overt discrimination. It’s past time we take a stand for diversity, for representation, for a community that holds people accountable and for one that embraces difference.” According to Salem College’s website, the institution ranks among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the

state. However, the sole existence of diversity on a campus does not necessarily equate to proper treatment or total equality implementation. Since the recent election, committee meetings have become increasingly more tense as campus dynamics also shift. “One day at Committee on Community we were talking about [President] Donald Trump again and I just got so angry and started to yell,” said Leneice Linder, another organizer of the sit-in. “This should make us angry, we should be upset that discrimination is going on. All our group ever does is talk and this was the first sentiment that kind of started everything. It started out as just me and eight other people who wanted to do something at this school.” After this meeting addressing deep-rooted issues on campus, individuals from the Committee on Community hung a poster in the dining hall with the words “What does racism look like here?” and “What does privilege look like here?”

See Sit-in, Page 5

Law school welcomes Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey Luckey shared his insight about leadership and highranking roles in the U.S. Army BY JAY SHERRILL Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, April 18, Wake Forest University had the honor of hosting Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General. The event, cosponsored by Wake Forest Law and the Wake Forest BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, was a conversation between Lt. Gen. Luckey and Professor Matthew Phil-

lips, Director of the Wake Forest BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. Lt. Gen. Luckey has served in a variety of roles throughout his career in the military, including being an Infantry Officer in mechanized and special forces units, serving with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, serv-

ing as Commanding General of the 78th Division of the Army Reserve, Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad and Chief of Staff for North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command (NORAD).

See Luckey, Page 4


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Deacon Profile: Elizabeth Sarkel


What has it meant to you to work with Professor Muday and have a woman mentor in the sciences?

Elizabeth Sarkel, a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Columbus, Ohio, has been named a 2017 Barry S. Goldwater Scholar for excellence in science. Sarkel was one of 240 students selected from 1,286 candidates studying natural sciences, mathematics and engineering at 470 institutions around the country. Sarkel's research uses genetic, pharmacological and physiological techniques to characterize the molecular signaling mechanisms of root gravity response.

She has been a fantastic mentor and has encouraged me to take opportunities to present my research and not be afraid to talk to other scientists from other universities. During my time at Wake Forest, the Muday lab has been almost entirely female and it’s been really nice to work with female scientists and see all the wonderful role models I have around me. I work with several graduate students and postdoctoral candidates who are all fantastic scholars and are really encouraging to younger scientists.

What excites you the most about being named a Goldwater Scholar? It’s an honor to have my work recognized by the committee and it’s always nice when other people validate your work as a researcher. Everyone who applied had amazing credentials and will be excellent scientists so it’s truly an honor to be named a Goldwater Scholar.

What have you liked most about the research you’ve worked on?

My research is on how plant roots respond to gravity. If a plant root is disturbed from growing down it has to alter its growth so that it can grow down again. I’m mostly studying the molecular signaling mechanisms that allow for that growth response. This is interesting because it has applications not only in agriculture on Earth, but also in the longterm could potentially be applied to space travel and agriculture in space. It’s going to be crucial knowledge if we ever want to grow plants in outer space. In general, what do you like about conducting research? I like research because you never know what you’re going to do that day or whether you’ll make a discovery or have

Tell me about the research you’ll be conducting in Vienna this summer. On campus I do research on primary roots, but in Vienna I’m doing research on lateral roots which branch off. The lateral roots use similar signaling mechanisms to primary roots in their gravity response but it’s a bit different in the beginning of their development because they have to grow out away from the primary root and then down. They have to modify their gravity signaling at the beginning so I’m working on that specific question. What advice would you give to young women who are thinking about going into the sciences? Don’t be afraid to talk to your professors and get involved in labs as early as possible. It’s really important to build up a longevity of research experience. I think most professors, especially at Wake Forest, want to help you so all you need to do is reach out.

When did you develop an interest in S.T.E.M. related fields? I decided I liked science in high school when I took a biology class my freshman year. My teacher was really enthusiastic about biology and it made me realize how cool it could be and how important it is to understand the basic mechanisms of how life functions. I did a summer research program at the University of Chicago after my sophomore year of high school and that convinced me that I wanted to be a scientist and do research.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to become a professor, especially at a school like Wake Forest because I want to be able to continue my research, but I like the emphasis Wake Forest puts on undergraduate teaching and mentorship in research and I want to continue in that tradition.

How did you become involved in Professor Gloria Muday’s research laboratory? I knew Professor Muday before I came into Wake Forest because she had collaborated with someone I worked with at the University of Chicago. I thought she was really cool and her lab was doing really interesting work on plant development. So I started the summer after my freshman year, and here I am two years later.

a normal lab day. Every time you gather your data and see what it says, if you get a fascinating result even if it’s not the one you wanted or expected, it’s still really rewarding to make progress in understanding your question.

What are your interests outside of the sciences?

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I’m a dedicated musician. I play cello in several of the ensembles at Wake Forest and I see a lot of ways that science and music go together. There are a lot of scientists who are also very good musicians so I see that as a significant part of my identity. My ideal life would be to be a biology professor and have my office decorated in classical music posters.

WAKE IN A WEEK Gendered Narratives of the Holocaust Time: April 20 from 5 :30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: ZSR Auditorium The Son of Saul, a Hungarian Holocaust film, will be shown. Contact Angela Kocze at for any inquiries.

Wake Forest Meditation Group Time: April 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Location: Reynolda 23 The group will offer instruction in the basic philosophy and practice of meditation, including how to begin and maintain a regular practice.

Chi Rho's 25th Anniversary Big Concert Time: April 22 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Wait Chapel Chi Rho's coincides with the release of their 14th studio album "This Restless Maze," recorded and produced in Nashville, TN.

Eudaimonia Conference Keynote Address Time: April 20 from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Location: Broyhill Auditorium Deirdre McCloskey, professor of economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak about eudaimonia, or genuine human fluorishing.

Jazz Band Concert Time: April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Location: Brendle Recital Hall, Scales The concert will feature Deacon Jazz Machine, directed by Jay Meachum and Old Gold Jazz Crew, directed by Brandon Robinson. The event is free and open to the general public.

Kidfest 2017 Time: April 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Magnolia Quad Kidsfest is an annual free kids' carnival hosted by HOPE (Helping Overcome Physical Expectations). This carnival is for the children that we volunteer with through HOPE, their families, and other children in Winston-Salem.

Jewish Bible Study Time: April 24 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Reynolda 17a Read and discuss the Hebrew Bible in English alongside your peers. No experience is necessary and participants of all backgrounds are welcome. Feel free to use one of the Hillel bibles or bring your own.

Spring Student Choreographic Concert Time: April 20from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Tedford Stage, Scales The dance concert will feature selected work by student choreographers under the direction of Christina Tsoules Soriano. The Spring Concert gives students the opportunity to present their choreography across a range of dance styles.

Bi the Way Time: April 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Benson 311 Bi the Way will examine topics such as coming out, selfidentity and labeling, assumptions and stereotypes, and much more. The group meets on Tuesday evenings and is facilitated by Kayla Lisenby, of the LGBTQ Center.

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Luckey: Leader shares “Road to Awesome” Continued from Page 1

Suzanne Reynolds, Dean of Wake Forest School of Law, joked that Lt. Gen. Luckey’s most important and favorite responsibility might have been tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve while serving at NORAD. Lt. Gen. Luckey’s current position, the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, places him in command of over 200,000 Army Reserve soldiers who carry out civilian lives and jobs in addition to their responsibilities to the Reserve. Lt. Gen. Luckey’s conversation with Professor Phillips centered around the lessons he has learned from progressing through the command structure and the importance of professionalism in successful leadership, a journey he has appropriately named “The Road to Awesome.” Lt. Gen. Luckey expressed the importance of three major points: Leadership, Energy and Execution. In order to fulfill the needs of these points, Lt. Gen. Luckey spoke about the necessity of leaders unleashing the power of their team. Lt. Gen. Luckey regularly reassures his soldiers and leadership team that as long as they are acting with the right intent and staying

within the given guidelines, he will have their back. This empowers other leaders to tackle the myriad of responsibilities and tasks of the Army Reserve without having to constantly seek approval from top commanding officers. In addition, Lt. Gen. Luckey described the necessity of intellectual fitness. “It’s important to continue to study outside your normal domain,” Luckey said. “Don’t always listen to the same media outlet. We have to be intellectually rigorous, particularly in the modern age.” He expressed that intellectual fitness is essential for doing the right thing and living up to the responsibilities of leadership. Intellectual fitness becomes an important part of unleashing the power of the team by clearly expressing guidance to team members. A first-year student in the audience, Suzie Camp, was impressed with Lt. Gen. Luckey’s insight. “I thought he had a lot of good things to say about leadership being something that is gained through experience and is used to empower other members of the team,” Camp said. “Learning more about the Army Photo courtesy of Monica King/U.S. Army Reserve and the important dual role Reserve soldiers Luckey shared advice for good leaders, as he is now play as civilians and soldiers was really cool.” the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General.

Professors speak out on House Bill 2

Faculty members reflected on the law’s economic and political consequences BY LAUREN BARBER Staff Writer

On March 30, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142 (HB142) in an effort to uphold his campaign promise to repeal House Bill 2 (HB2), a tremendously controversial piece of legislation that has drawn national attention over the last year. Controversy arose when the Charlotte City Council passed protections for LGBTQ individuals in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance in February of last year, granting protection in government-run facilities in response to local LGBTQ leaders. In reaction, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore called for legislative action and on March 21, state lawmakers called a special session to discuss the ordinance. Two days later, then-Governor Pat McCrory signed HB2 into law the same night it passed in the General Assembly. The law required that people use restrooms in accordance with their sex as noted at birth, rather than their gender identity, and prohibited local governments from enacting non-discrimination ordinances. “As I think any citizen should be, I was disturbed by the way it targeted the LGBT community,” said law professor Harold Lloyd. “I was also disturbed by the broad swipe it took at workers in general.” It further prohibited local governments from regulating or setting a new minimum wage or regulating hours of labor, benefits and leave. “[Local municipalities] are even prohibited from taking care of child labor problems they might feel are specific to their locality,” Lloyd said.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on March 29 asking courts to overturn the law, challenging its constitutionality. Two weeks later, McCrory signed an executive order preventing state employees from being fired for being transgender but filed a lawsuit asking federal courts to declare that HB2 is not discriminatory less than a week later on May 9. That day, then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch formally announced a federal lawsuit against the state, the governor, the Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina, calling HB2 “impermissibly discriminatory.” “The legislature and the governor placed North Carolina in direct opposition to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity,” Lynch said. “More to the point, they created statesponsored discrimination against transgender individuals, who simply seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security — a right taken for granted by most of us.” Outside of questions regarding infringements on civil rights and constitutionality, many North Carolinians expressed concern over the economic ramifications of HB2. Last summer, major corporations such as PayPal, American Airlines and DOW threatened to or did pull out of business deals in the state. The National Basketball Association (NBA) pulled its All-Star game from Charlotte and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled seven championship games. Todd McFall is a professor of economics considered an expert on NCAA governance. “From a political economy perspective, the legislature in North Carolina has created an environment that’s putting hurdles up for cities to host these events,” McFall said.“What I see is the state legislature poi-

eral Jeff Sessions has halted Justice Department litigation against North Carolina. His appointment earlier this year brought controversy as he faced criticism regarding his antagonistic judicial reputation toward civil rights. The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have also issued a new “Dear Colleague” letter rescinding the previous guidance of these two agencies on the rights of transgender students in educational inChris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS stitutions established during the previous Demonstrators around the state pro- administration. Although Title IX still tested HB2 after its passage in 2016 stands, advocates argue that this renunciation will encourage an atmosphere that will soning the well for particular municipali- put transgender students at greater risk for ties across the state that would’ve enjoyed harm. “Although the recent replacement of visitors eating in their restaurants, staying in their hotels and using their great facilities HB2 and subsequent decision by the U.S. that people took a long time to invest in Justice Department to withdraw its lawsuit against the state naturally has an effect on and make.” McFall said there are also more long-term pending federal lawsuits, it does not necessarily bring an end to this litigation,” said problems. “These places need renovations or their John Dinan, professor of politics and intercould be new facilities built,” he said. “Why national affairs. “Various civil liberties groups have sigwould anyone do this when the state legislature is being capricious and malicious to- naled an intent to continue the litigation, ward certain entities that may want to host originally scheduled to go to trial next month, and amend their lawsuit to take acevents in North Carolina?” McFall predicts that this contention will count of HB2’s replacement with HB142, impact the construction sector from archi- which eliminates the contentious provision tects and engineering firms to blue collar requiring persons to use restrooms consisworkers who will be more likely to struggle tent with the sex on their birth certificate but leaves in place for another three years a to find enough work. “The final thing I think it does is that moratorium on local governments passing businesses who perhaps want to incor- antidiscrimination ordinances of the sort porate in North Carolina or at least have enacted by the city of Charlotte.” As state attorney general, Cooper refused offices here look at this legislature and say ‘What’s their next move going to be?’,” to enforce HB2 and many credit that reMcFall said. “If they’re willing to part ways sistance for his recent electoral victory. It with the economic activities associated with remains to be seen how his replacement entertainment, what else are they willing to Josh Stein will choose to enforce HB142, do? What other hills are they willing to die and how state-funded institutions and local on?’” municipalities will navigate the uncertainAt the federal level, U.S. Attorney Gen- ties it brings.

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Sit-in: Administration responds to demands Continued from Page 1

Within a few days the boards were completely filled with writing, sharing the written words of frustrated Salem College women. In response to these clear campus-wide grievences, Linder and four other women decided to draft a call to action voicing their concerns. They met for multiple hours every day for weeks, eventually completing a 10-page document. The call to action lists explicit steps for the administration to take, specifically mentioning those of the board of trustees, administration, faculty and the general Salem College community. “The call to action came out of various conversations and things that have been happening on campus for a long time about lack of accountability from administration, transparency, living conditions, basically everything,” Gonzalez said. After finishing the call to action document,

organizers decided to truly take action. On April 10, in every class starting at 11 a.m., a representative was chosen to stand up and give a speech voicing their discontents. At the end of the speech, the representative urged women to go to Main Hall to participate in a peaceful sit-in. For those that did not have class during that time, representatives were also stationed throughout campus. Since the first day of the walk out, over 100 women have sat in Main Hall, the primary academic building where the dean’s offices are located, to share their discontents. “Despite the unfortunate circumstances that brought us together, I can’t think of another time Salem students have stood up for each other with such unwavering solidarity,” said Sarah Vick, a student participating in the sit-ins each day. “We’ve chanted, cheered, had both light-hearted and serious conversations,

spoken to President Sterritt and other members of administration and just chilled out.” Although inherently a long, slow process, negotiations with administration and faculty about tangible results are in initial stages towards reconciliation. For so long these conversations have brought no results, but for the first time the administration is beginning to wield their power to the demands of the peaceful protestors. “Our deans have committed to increase diversity training to twice a semester for the administration,” Gonzalez said. “They also committed to creating a bias response team to deal with issues of discrimination, which is a huge step in the right direction because it takes the absolute power from deans and gives it to a group where more people can be held responsible. I’m happy so far but we have a long ways to go. We are still sitting in.” President Sterritt responded to the sit-ins

in an email on Tuesday, April 18 with more steps towards reconciliation. Among the steps were commitments to increased diversity trainings, prioritizing residence hall renovations, adding counselors of color and those who identify as LGBTQ to the center and a reiteration of the many services already in place. Despite the ongoing frustration and tension between students and those in power, rhetoric around campus unity ensues. The sit-ins at Salem College are not intended to dismantle the institution — they are meant to do the exact opposite. “The one thing we have all been saying is that this is out of a love for our school,” Linder said. “This school can’t sustain itself anymore treating its students like this. The retention rate is abysmal here. Everybody is leaving. The sit-in is out of a love for this school, in that we all want it to continue to exist.”

Photos Courtesy of Waceline Cius

Main Hall of Salem College, a deeply historical building, has housed groups of women protesting administration on various issues regarding campus life. Grievences confronted at the sit-in include diversity issues, LGBTQ rights, food poisoning and cockroaches found in dorm rooms.


Ossoff and Handel prepare for a Tennis star Serena Williams anrunoff election in June nounces her pregnancy A special Congressional election in Georgia’s sixth district to fill the seat of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price gained widespread national attention as one of the first elections during the Trump presidency. Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is only 30 years old, attained 48 percent of the vote in the historically Republican district. He also was the beneficiary of an $8.3 million fundraising campaign and a highly energized liberal base. However, because he did not attain a majority, he will participate in a runoff election with Republican Karen Handel on June 20. Handel, who came in second, earned approximately 20 percent of the vote. Even though Ossoff did not win outright, his strong showing in a conservative district has been interpreted as an early referendum on Trump. In regards to the upcoming runoff election, Ossoff said, “Bring it on.”

On April 19, Serena Williams announced her pregnancy by posting a mirror selfie to Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.” The tennis star posed sideways in a yellow swimsuit, with her small baby bump showing. Although Williams quickly deleted the post off of her snapchat story, a screenshot circulated the web and later in the day a spokesperson for Williams confirmed the news. Williams is currently engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and this will be the first child for both of them. The internet was sent into a frenzy as this news broke. Many people expressed congratulations and applauded Williams for winning the Australian Open while pregnant. Being 20 weeks along would have put Williams in her first trimester of pregnancy while competing, and winning, the Australian Open back in January.

Erdogan assumes expanded presidential powers A slim majority of Turks voted on April 16 to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the time since, the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party has said that as many as three million votes — which exceeds the margin of victory — lacked an official stamp and may be invalid. Despite the complaints about the fairness of the election, President Trump called Erdogan on April 17 to congratulate him on his “recent referendum victory.” The statement released by the White House did not indicate whether Trump brought up the possible election irregularities or the government’s heavy-handed actions in the weeks prior, during which the country was in a state of emergency. While Erdogan’s nationalism is a contributor to his popularity, the referendum results may make it less likely that Turkey will ever join the European Union.

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Wise Man brews change in downtown WS The community-centered concept behind the recently opened taproom has been in the works for the past decade BY KATIE DICKENS Staff Writer

The sounds of toddler’s feet echo across the clean, concrete floors. Dogs roam freely in the open space, weaving between aluminum chairs and wooden tables. Just a few years ago, this vast space sat vacant and deserted. After Angelou Brothers Wholesale closed in 2008, the brick building joined a row of desolate downtown Winston-Salem buildings in desperate need of new life. Now, on a Tuesday night at 7 p.m., families are lined up at a food truck outside Wise Man Brewing. The windows are open, the beer is flowing and the tables outside are packed. Wise Man resides in one of the many downtown buildings that have been repurposed in recent years. Located on the outskirts of downtown next to where Ziggy’s once was, the building is two blocks from Mary’s Gourmet Diner and five blocks away from the Innovation Quarter on Patterson Avenue. The Innovation Quarter is a prime example of the drive for renewal that has taken root downtown. The area is composed of Reynolds tobacco buildings that have been transformed into Wake Forest University undergraduate classrooms, labs and nearby lofts. Wise Man hosted its grand opening on March 25. Mayor Allen Joines, Councilmember Derwin Montgomery and members of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon. The entire ceremony celebrated how far the downtown area has come and the exciting future that still lies ahead. “At the grand opening, Mayor Joines talked a lot about how years ago no one would ever even cross over this road,” said Ryan Jackle, who helps to man the brewery at Wise Man. “It’s mindblowing to see how far this city has come, this whole area of Winston.” The idea of Wise Man began 10 years ago when chemist Sam Victory joined forces with friends Jason Morehead and Mike Beverly to turn their home brewing hobby into a business. Construction began in October 2015 by replacing the roof of the Angelou Brothers building and lasted a full 16 months. The end result was a brewery adjacent to a spacious taproom that seats 80 people as well as an outdoor beer garden whose walls are adorned with colorful murals. The company is mainly focused on creating a familyfriendly, community atmosphere. The Wise Man team has been adamant about not serving liquor, and closing before midnight.

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StrEat Provisions is one of the local food trucks that parks outside WiseMan serving farm-focused cuisine.

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The renovation of the Angelou Brothers Wholesale building began in October, 2015 and continued for the next 16 months. The space now boasts a spacious taproom and colorful outdoor beer garden . “We aren’t a bar,” said Harvey Williams, Wise Man’s taproom manager and social media master. Williams is originally from Portland, Maine where he was a high school science teacher. “We’re a taproom. We made a conscious choice to only have a couple TVs and they’re pretty hidden. We want people to bring their families and dogs and play board games and actually talk to each other. That was central to opening Wise Man — That’s our identity.” Wise Man is not your typical brewery in any sense of the word. Instead of consistently offering the same flavors, the team is constantly innovating and testing out new brews and ingredients. They serve their own beer and have UpDog Kombucha on tap. “We’re making up to nine flavors now,” Williams said, pointing at the massive steel fermenters in the brewery, visible from the taproom through repurposed glass windows. Wise Man recently introduced a chocolate flavored breakfast stout called “Merry World,” which uses whole beans of Krankies coffee and cacao nibs from Black Mountain Chocolate, both downtown WinstonSalem businesses located nearby. Yet another atypical characteristic of Wise Man Brewery is that they host yoga on Tuesday nights. For eight dollars, customers take a yoga class and are treated to a pint afterwards. “If it’s pretty we host it outside,” Williams said. “The yoga on Tuesdays and trivia on Mondays have been crowd-pleasers so far. Especially with the trivia, it’ll get pretty packed in here before it starts.” Word about Wise Man has spread quickly among the Wake Forest community, with many students making the short trip downtown to try it out, and passing along rave reviews to their friends. “I really want to try it out now that I’m 21,” said junior Olivia Blute. “My friends went last weekend and sat outside and played games while they had their beers. It seemed different — not like every other bar. It has games and activities you can do, so it isn’t just about drinking.” Senior Kelly Dulin has already visited Wise Man Brewing multiple times since it first opened, especially for the trivia. “You feel like it’s truly a family atmosphere,” she said.

“Kids can play games and everyone brings their dogs. I do Foothills trivia on Tuesdays, and I love that Wise Man is doing trivia on Mondays now.” Although Wise Man does not offer their own food, they invite a different food truck to park outside the building every day. The schedule of food trucks is kept up-to-date on Wise Man’s website. “We have a wing truck, we have a taco truck, a burger truck, a BBQ truck,” Williams said, counting with his fingers. “Just about everything you could think of. We like to spice it up.” Word about the brewery has spread around the Winston-Salem area as well. Local restaurants and beer bars, such as The Beer Growler, now sell Wise Man on tap. Wise Man also recently joined the Downtown Arts District Association and will participate in First Friday gallery hops and provide a wall space for local artists. “Our wall is just begging for an art exhibit,” Williams said. “We want to join the downtown arts scene because we’re right on the edge of it, so we’re a perfect place for local artists to showcase their work.” The Wise Man crew is always looking for ways to improve. They are expanding as they transition from a brandnew business to a brewery with a growing number of regulars that stop by everyday after work. “The acceptance has been overwhelming,” Williams said. “I think people were waiting for a place like this to open downtown. We’re the fourth craft brewery in the city but we’re a little bit different because we’re on the outskirts, so we’ve drawn in a lot of people who don’t usually go downtown.” This on-the-fringe-location has contributed to their growing popularity. The team just installed two new fermenters and are increasing weekly production. Williams said they will stay true to their small business roots, but are ready for the road ahead. “You take it all in when you walk in the door — all the character and the history,” Williams said, motioning towards the tables made from reclaimed wood from the original Angelou Brothers building. He smiles and shakes his head. “Opening the doors was just the first challenge.”

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Activist holds community workshops in local boutique Kleur, a crafty shop on Trade Street, offers community members various workshops BY HANNAH LAFFERRANDRE Contributing Writer “Is this the chocolate shop?” a lost shopper asked as she poked her head through the doors of a boutique in downtown Winston-Salem. Founder and owner of Kleur, Molly Grace, erupted in laughter, replying, “I wish!” Grace, an artist, mother, activist and entrepreneur, opened up shop in September 2016 on Trade Street, right next to Black Mountain Chocolate. In a space flooded with natural light, handmade home goods, accessories, jewelry and clothing are thoughtfully dispersed on racks and tables for sale. Kleur also offers workshops and seminars in the comfy back room of the shop. But Grace is also an advocate for human rights of all kinds. Most recently, she has spoken up against the recent billboards on Interstate 40 between Greensboro and WinstonSalem. The first of these reads: “Real men provide, Real women appreciate it.” The most recent displays “Real men don’t use coupons.” After the first billboard went up in February, Grace organized a protest with a turnout exceeding 100 people. As the issue drags on, news stations continue to ask Grace for comments, especially in reference to the new billboard messages. “It’s all just a monstrous attempt to shame women,” Grace said. “It’s the same message every time, and I’m tired of responding.” But for Grace, activism is nothing new. Her dedication to human rights issues plays a large role in her business as she hosts community discussions as well as artistic craft workshops in the back room of Kleur. These include ‘photographing the birth cycle,’ indigo dyeing, and ‘accessing and activating empathy,’ which Grace teaches. “Our shop motto is ‘Normalize compassion, normalize kindness, normalize empathy,’” Grace said. “Empathy is always the thing lacking in any human rights issue.” Unlike most, Grace can remember the exact day she accessed empathy: September 11, 2001. She was a middle school student cutting gym class to sulk under the bleachers and writing “brooding poetry.” But when she returned to class, she saw footage of the planes colliding with the Twin Towers and became aware of a world outside of herself.

they have been in the process of recording an album of original songs. “It’s been a very slow process,” Grace said. “We don’t have a lot of time because we both work hard.” However, the duo has written half a dozen songs and continue to collaborate. Like any partnership, their collaborative process involves give and take, as they push each other to take creative risks. “Molly has a unique balance of willingness to influence, and willingness to be influenced,” Nail said. “Artists often have such a fear of giving someone else any room to persuade a piece.” Another partnership in Grace’s life is Amanda Wilcox/Old Gold & Black with her employee and friend Allison Empathy is one value that Grace hopes to activate through her workshops. Kleur’s Beilharz, who has worked for Grace since motto reads “Normalize compassion, normalize kindness, normalize empathy.” October 2016, after Grace parted ways with previous partners and designers “I realized I wasn’t as important as add to the variety of goods the shop of- Amanda Vaughn-Redmond and Emma I thought I was,” Grace said. “I later fers, such as handmade home goods, ac- Wallace, who had shared a shop with her on Sixth Street. learned that feeling was empathy.” cessories, jewelry and clothing. Beilharz contacted Grace about a job, Grace is familiar with middle school“We try to support vendors who really ers. She taught them for several years as take their work seriously and make qual- to which Grace replied, “Job? I can’t give you a job. But I can be your friend!” an English teacher at Paisley IB Middle ity products,” Grace said. School and the Arts Based School in With the multitude of responsibili- Grace proceeded to connect Beilharz to Winston-Salem. She hopes to bring her ties that come along with owning her people in town who could help her, as passion for teaching to adults now by own business, Grace finds the most joy well as giving her career advice. The friendship and mutual respect beoffering affordable workshops, none of in meeting with vendors, as one artist which exceed $30. With these prices, to another. Grace has dipped her toe in tween these two is obvious, as they holGrace hopes to present a source of em- many different art forms over the years, lered playful comments to each other powerment to people with lower incomes. from writing to painting to singing and across the shop during a recent visit. BeilBut these prices also appeal to college stu- songwriting. Currently, Grace focuses on harz has a background in marketing and dents, since Winston-Salem is home to music as her artistic outlet. She is part of branding and uses this expertise to comfour major colleges and universities. a duo called Grace and Nails with local pliment Grace’s aptitude with the creative side of the business. “We want to offer a space for college musician Tyler Nail. “Molly has so many ideas jumping students to be in the community,” Grace The pair found each other when Grace said. “They’re not just workshops. They opened for him at The Garage, a music around in her head at all times, and then she actually does them,” Beilharz said. can be a life-building practice.” venue in downtown Winston-Salem. Grace also wishes to share her love of From there, they covered a Tom Waits “It’s inspiring to be around that kind of words by offering free used books to any- song and realized they weren’t done energy.” It’s that energy that allows Grace to balone who walks through the door. Books working together. For the past two years, ance being a mother to her six-year-old son, Abbott, with activism and creativity, as well as owning and running a business. But she is also quick to credit other entrepreneurs in town who have supported her and her vision, such as Mary Haglund, the owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner, located across the street from Kleur. “I’ve gotten to the point where I know a lot of the entrepreneurs in town,” Grace said. “But Mary has been a great source of comfort and advice.” As Grace looks ahead, she hopes to get more people through her doors to participate in community discussions. Through honest conversations with a varied group of people, Grace believes community is born and sustained. It is this commitment to authenticity that guides the way she runs her life, and therefore, her business. “Sometimes I’m embarrassed and think Erin Stephens/ Old Gold & Black ‘This could look better,’” Grace said. “But Grace activates her love for teaching others by hosting both low cost artis- I value transparency in the real world and tic craft workshops and community discussions in the back-room of Kleur. I like the messiness of what we do.”


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• Subject(s) painted over various surfaces in Johnson. The report was filed on April 10 at 5:59 p.m. • Subject(s) took the victim’s medicine out of the mail. The location of the infraction was unknown, but the report was filed on April 11 at 5:23 p.m. • A boyfriend reported that his girlfriend’s vehicle was damaged while parked on Jasper Memory Lane sometime between March 17 and March 19. The report was filed on April 11 at 8:49 a.m. • Three male subjects tore the name tags off the doors in B wing in Luter and urinated on the floor. One of them also possessed paraphernalia. The report was filed on April 14 at 10:07 a.m.

Underage Consumption • Offender was given a state citation for attempting to purchase alcohol with a fake ID at Last Resort. The report was filed on April 10 at 1:43 p.m. • Offender was intoxicated and punched glass out of the door in Luter, sustaining a laceration to his forearm. The report was filed on April 13 at 1:14 a.m.

Assault • WSPD was called to assist after a sexual assault off campus. The report was filed on April 11 at 5:48 p.m. • WSPD was called to assist after a sexual assault in Kitchin. The report was filed on April 26 at 4:45 p.m. The The


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“ will change under Gorsuch First Amendment Interpretation of religious freedom may be different with Gorsuch on the bench Drew Finley

Staff Columnist

Now that Neil Gorsuch is officially a Justice of the Supreme Court, it’s worth considering in a concrete way what his presence might mean for the future of American law. While his opinions will certainly deal with many different topics and issues, one area where Gorsuch might exert particularly strong influence is the First Amendment. When he served on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gorsuch was in the majority in several cases which adopted a broad understanding of religious liberty. Perhaps the most familiar of these was Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sibelius, where he wrote a concurring opinion which af-

As is true with every case that reaches Gorsuch has wrote in the past that the Gorsuch was in the majority the Supreme Court, there are good argu- law “doesn’t just apply to protect popular in several cases which adopt- ments on both sides. religious beliefs.” ed a broad understanding of Missouri takes the position that the Rather, he remarked, the law “does perreligious liberty.” statute (which is on the books in 38 haps its most important work in protectfirmed that the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate as it applied to private businesses violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. During his nomination process, many speculated about how Gorsuch’s addition to the Supreme Court might affect religious liberty. How serendipitous, then, that the Court has just heard a case which directly addresses the topic of the First Amendment with respect to religion. On April 19, the Justices heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case in which Trinity Lutheran sued the State of Missouri because it refused to pay to resurface the church’s playground. In denying the church funding, Missouri cited a statute of its state constitution which prohibits the allocation of public money to churches as well as the use of taxpayer dollars for religious purposes.

states and is known as the Blaine Amendment) is fully consistent with the Establishment Clause and serves to encourage rather than restrict religious liberty. Trinity Lutheran, on the other hand, argues that the law represents status discrimination since the rejection of funding occurred solely because the institution is a church. It is tough to know exactly how Gorsuch will rule in this case, since the facts of it are especially unique. While it is true that the preschool is an explicitly religious one, it is also true that the tire scraps that would be used to resurface the playground do not in-and-of themselves further a religious purpose. In the past, the Supreme Court has been very wary of laws which allow for the allocation of public money towards purposes that are discernibly religious. The question that the Justices will have to answer at the end of the day is whether the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from the secular aid program violates the Free Exercise Clause.

ing unpopular religious beliefs, vindicating this nation’s long-held aspiration to serve as a refuge of religious tolerance.” While this quote is not very helpful in an analysis of this specific case, it nonetheless clearly demonstrates Gorsuch’s steadfast commitment to religious liberty. Thus one should not be surprised if the children of Trinity Lutheran do ultimately have their playground resurfaced, but only time will tell.

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“ contradict personal biases rejects reality Rejecting polls that Verr-ified| Polling

Disregarding results from polls because they go against your view of the world is close-minded Chris Verrill

Guest Columnist There was no way to look at all the information polls were telling us in 2016 and not walk away with the conclusion that Hillary Clinton was anything other than a favorite. At the same time, the polls were clear; the race was uncertain and very volatile. For example, by late October, around 15 percent of the public hadn’t committed to either Clinton or Trump; at the same point in the 2012 election, that number was around five percent. That, and the historically disliked candidates, made for volatility. This election was extraordinarily uncertain. There’s another factor here that is often overlooked: margin of error. Polls are

[Polls] are instead committed to discovering the various sentiments and the voting behavior of our nation as a whole.” more a best guess at what the margin between candidates will look like, not a crystal ball of who will come out on top. If a poll had projected Clinton to beat Trump by one point in a given state and Clinton won by five points, that is a four-percentage-point error. If Trump ends up winning by three points in that state, that is still a four-point error. We naturally consider the latter situation as an upset the polls missed and the former as a correct prediction. In our first-pastthe-post system, the person who has the most votes takes office; margin does not matter. That, however, is not what polls are fundamentally designed to predict. Every poll has about a five-point margin of error (depending on the poll’s sample size and the poll firm’s methodology). Polls are not soothsayers that will always be exactly accurate, but instead are a best estimate.

In the 2012 election, there was an error of about four points; it just happened to be in Obama’s favor, so that election was not an “upset,” because Obama had a small lead over Romney. This cycle, there was a much smaller nation-wide error of about two points; the final polls had Clinton +4, and the result was about Clinton +2. The error just happened to be in Trump’s favor and his Electoral College position was advantageous, so the election was an “upset.” A similar situation took place when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. The Economist’s tracker had the polls virtually tied and the result had Leave about four points ahead of Remain. That result is well within the margin of error, yet the result was construed as a major upset. The problem may not be with the polls, but with us. The idea of the U.K. leaving the E.U. was unthinkable to many, not because the polls told us it was unthinkable, but because of prior notions about the E.U. itself. Similarly, many thought Trump had a zero percent chance not because the polls told them, but because they could

not imagine a man who bragged about sexual assault on tape becoming president. It is easy to blame polls when your prediction is wrong. FiveThirtyEight had Trump at roughly a 30 percent chance. In other words, there was more of a chance of Trump becoming president than you flipping a coin and getting heads twice. The polls were off, no doubt about it. But, they shouldn’t be blamed for a failure of prognostication on our behalf. All of this might just be a long way to say that when our president attacks polling firms for low favorability numbers, don’t accept his argument that the numbers are “phony.” If the polls show a result that seems unrealistic, there’s a chance that you should expand your worldview to include that result as a possibility. Conventional wisdom is often wrong; polls are not inclined to fit into any one narrative. They are instead committed to discovering the various sentiments and the voting behavior of our nation as a whole. If you disregard all polls because they’re “phony,” you’re missing valuable information about how our country feels about issues and how they might vote on them. In future elections, Trump may dis-

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Letter to the Editor| Eudaimonia Institute

“ to Eudaimonia is not a gift Koch pledge We write as Co-Chairs of the Concerned Faculty group. After the August 2016 announcement of the $3.69 million pledge by the Charles G. Koch Foundation (CGKF) to support the Eudaimonia Institute (EI), we read with alarm media reports of the Kochs’ initiatives in higher education. We asked several times to see the donor agreement between Wake Forest and the Foundation, because agreements with other universities have included secrecy clauses, as well as the right to name the director of Koch funded centers and institutes, and the right to rescind, on short notice, the pledge and flow of funds, if the Foundation’s goals are not met. When the administration denied those requests, 189 colleagues signed a petition, asking the Faculty Senate and the Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (CAFR) to review the

Accepting this money [from the Koch Foundation] with these kinds of stipulations would undermine the public trust in Wake Forest.” process of the approval of the EI and the donor agreement with the CGKF. On March 15, 2017 the Faculty Senate approved a motion of the Ad Hoc Senate Committee calling on the Wake Forest administration to stop accepting CGKF money for any institute or center. The Committee documented that the Koch network of funding for centers and institutes ultimately aims to influence political legislation by (1) fostering a network of scholars whose research will serve as the “raw material” for Think Tanks, which raises clear conflict of interest is-

sues; and (2) endeavoring to convert students to their particular ideology in the hope that those students will then go on to fill their “talent pipeline” into think tanks and grass root political organizations. It is likely that the stipulations of the Koch Foundation puts the EI Director in a conflict of interest by either pursuing results that meets the goals of the CGKF or risk losing funding for faculty and staff. We note that the Humanities Institute and Pro Humanitate Institute have not been funded by one major donor for faculty lines and curricular development. Provost Kersh has observed that Wake Forest has and can put corporate money earned in “unsavory” ways to “good” use, citing foundations linked to RJ Reynolds, Mellon and Luce as examples. However, this money is actually gifted to the univer-

sity for “good” purposes as defined by the university. The Koch Foundation’s pledge is not a “gift.” The Foundation wants to dictate the academic purpose of the money for its own financial ends. This violates the academic integrity of Wake Forest by substituting its name and reputation for that of the Kochs. Accepting this money with these kinds of stipulations would undermine the public trust in Wake Forest. We have confidence that the administration, working with the faculty, will reject the Koch Foundation’s money and adopt improved policies that make it clear that Wake Forest cannot be bought. —Professor Gale Sigal, department of English —Professor Steve Boyd, Easley Professor of Religion

“ are a necessity for informed citizens Public libraries Wil(cox) Be Right| Public libraries

Libraries are an integral part of American society and the freedoms we have as citizens Amanda Wilcox Staff Columnist

Long before the Declaration of Independence was even a glimmer in the eyes of our Founding Fathers, the successful, young Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin developed a plan for first public library in America. Aside from the fact that Franklin himself was a natural scholar with a thirst for knowledge, I like to think that he knew that a well-educated citizenry was essential to a well-functioning democracy. Inside the doors of Franklin’s imagined library, political beliefs and socioeconomic backgrounds would fade away into oblivion. Inside a library, everyone is just a reader. Two hundred and eighty six years later, the importance of Franklin’s libraries

Those who seek to understand each other will fare best in this future, and public libraries protect our freedom to question and be questioned.” has hardly changed. The truth is that our world, and the world of our children, is rapidly becoming a far more diverse place. No matter what some politicians might tell us, we cannot build a wall to keep out that future and neither should we. Those who seek to understand each other will fare best in this future, and public libraries protect our freedom to question and be questioned. Libraries are about the opportunity to read, to hear, to speak, and the freedom of ideas. Because no one can be shut out from its walls, a good public library is a monument to the character of a community and how it values the voices of all of its citizens. The words inside a library, moreover, which are at core just different conglomerations of 26 letters and punctuation marks, are how we navigate the world. We need to be able to follow and comprehend them; people who cannot understand

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each other cannot communicate and cannot exchange ideas. When you read, when you make sense of a mere 26 letters and punctuation marks, you and you alone can create a new world and look out at it through other eyes. You temporarily become someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re changed ever so slightly. The increased digitization of our society has made possible the impossible, but the fact will remain that one can only truly enter a new world with a real, physical book. Paper and ink are unburdened by the constant stream of notifications and online distractions that tie us to our physical world. Libraries are crucial to the survival of “real” books in the digital era. When you read, you make a critically important discovery: The world doesn’t have to be like this. It can be different. Once you’ve been shown another world, even one in which fairy fruits give you magical powers, it’s difficult to remain content with the one into which you were born. Discontented people are good. They can modify their world and leave it better by degrees. It’s easy to feel powerless and insignificant in a world of 7 billion people, but the truth is that individuals have re-

made the future over and over by imagining things. At some point, someone imagined everything that exists and created it, and if we all didn’t have access to libraries, an unknowable number of brilliant minds wouldn’t have the resources to imagine a better future into existence. When an unpleasant situation in our lives can’t immediately be changed, books can open a door, show us the sunlight outside, and give us a world that we’d like to be in. The world right now is troubling for many of us, and it’s all too easy to become dejected and despondent. Opening a book can be a source of escapism, and during your escape, you can gain skills and knowledge that you can take back to address your real-life predicament. Literary escapism can give you tools that you can use to escape for real. I got my first library card when I could barely write the six letters of my name, and it became a defining part of my childhood. My father often joked that he needed pliers to pry my nose out of a book. We all owe it to our future children to understand the value of reading and public libraries to create curious and worthwhile citizens.

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“ your race, determine your level of success” “Your actions, not Zach-Attack| White privilege

White privilege is based on the false notion that people are inherently treated better due to their skin color Zachary Rhines Staff Columnist

At the end of last semester, I gave a presentation as part of a class requirement. In this presentation, I posited the argument that the government should not be in the business of regulating speech, regardless of how “hateful” some may perceive certain speech. Midway through my presentation, while making a related argument, my profes-

Proponents [of white privilege] attribute differing outcomes to skin color as opposed to individual accountability.” sor had the audacity to interrupt me and proclaim in front of the entire class that I was not qualified to speak on the subject because of my “white privilege.” Fearing that any retort may adversely impact my grade, I did not respond. But had I responded, I would have posited the notion that “white privilege” as it is commonly used, does not exist. Privilege itself is a very real concept; it mostly manifests in individual socioeconomic status. For example, if you were born incredibly wealthy, you are more likely to become successful. “White privilege,” however, is the idea that white

people are inherently treated better and receive societal benefits purely because of their skin color. This concept is nothing short of asinine. Attributing success purely to skin color is inherently racist and carries no basis in fact. Different aspects of our legal and political systems protect against laws that discriminate against a citizen based on race. If a legislative body changes such a law, we have judicial remedies that protect people from being targeted for their race. But the idea of “white privilege” assumes that even though we have these systems and safety nets, there is still some sort of sinister, invisible force of racism that is propping up white citizens, specifically white men. Proponents of “white privilege” will have you believe that this sort of evil system exists, but can point to no particu-

larized evidence. They feel, however, that this force exists and therefore that trumps the fact that they cannot back up claims of white privilege with any supporting facts, statistical or otherwise. These proponents attribute differing outcomes to skin color as opposed to individual accountability. Success, or lack thereof, is almost always a direct result of personal decisions. Everybody, regardless of skin color, faces numerous challenges and obstacles in their lives. In responding to these obstacles, people make certain decisions. Time after time, those who either make good decisions or learn from bad decisions come out on top. Conversely, those who make bad choices normally end up wildly unsuccessful. This is how the world works. Your actions, not your race, determine your level of success in life.

“ would be able to solve major issues Legalizing marijuana Littrell(y) the Best | Marijuana

The archaic stigma around marijuana is creating more problems than solving them Michael Littrell Staff Columnist

It’s that time of year again, where many people flock to their lighters in celebration of 4/20. However, this is illegal in most places in the U.S. and there’s no good reason for that. The popular opposition is entirely fueled by outdated moral codes with no practical explanation beyond the beliefs of some people far in the past. It is inexplicable that alcohol is legal, but marijuana is not, despite marijuana being significantly safer to consume than alcohol. Just sit outside a dorm on

It is inexplicable that alcohol is legal ... despite marijuana being significantly safer to consume than alcohol.” a breezy Saturday night and wait for the ambulances to come pick up the students with alcohol poisoning. People can become very ill and even die using alcohol, but there has never been a single death attributed directly to the consumption of pot. And while it’s hard to argue that inhaling smoke is good for you, cigarettes are legal and also much worse for you due to the ingredients. Marijuana is also much less addictive than both alcohol and cigarettes. So, if there’s no good reason for marijuana to be illegal, why is it illegal? Well, the misguided morality is one thing, but there is also the factor that it makes money for the U.S. for-profit prison system. With marijuana being illegal, prisons can easily fill up to the brim, making more money for the people who own the

prisons as more government funding is directed toward prisons with more prisoners and the mass incarceration allows for extremely cheap labor otherwise illegal. Companies are allowed to exploit prisoners as if they were slaves, forcing them to work for practically nothing under the guise of punishment. Punishment for, in many cases, smoking or selling marijuana. This imprisonment is also disproportionately directed at black Americans, who are up to eight times more likely to be arrested for the use of marijuana than a white American. The criminalization of marijuana is an excuse to search for people to arrest and this search is usually directed at black communities. The police are sent to search for people to arrest and enslave for a victimless crime while the actual protection of people takes a backseat, as this method is more profitable for the for-profit prison system. But, it’s not more profitable for the general population. In states where marijuana has been legalized, the economy has been stimulated and the state experiences a bet-

terment in terms of quality of life because of it. It allows the government to regulate the growth of marijuana and ensure safe working conditions and truthful ingredients that cannot be guaranteed if marijuana is illegal. It allows businesses to grow, stimulates the economy, employs people, and, most importantly, stops the unethical imprisonment that is destroying livelihoods and damaging communities.


Word on the Quad | Finals

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“Gummy Bears.” Sameer Abbasi (‘19)

“Dates.” Ty Zein (‘18)

“Smart popcorn.” Mellie Mesfin (‘20)

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NBA:Bullssuprisinglytake2-0leadinBoston The first round of the NBA Playoffs is off to a very exciting start early BY DANIEL PACHINO Staff Writer The first round of the NBA Playoffs is off to an exciting start. This edition will take a look at every series thus far in the first round. First we will analyze the Eastern Conference matchups, and then look at the Western Conference. (1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Chicago Bulls So far, this has been the most exciting and surprising series of the first round. All season, the Celtics, led by point guard Isaiah Thomas and a great defense, have been one of the best teams in the NBA and were even able to secure the top overall seed in the East for the playoffs. However, after playing the first two games of the series at home in Boston against the No. 8 seed Bulls, they find themselves in a big 2-0 hole. Game one came down to the wire with Chicago coming out on top 106-102. Game 2, however, was a very different story. The Bulls were up all game, and won by a score of 111-97. Bulls point guard and former Celtics star Rajon Rondo was overheard saying Boston

“gave up.” Now the series heads to Chicago with the Bulls up 2-0 and the Celtics with a lot of work to do. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Indiana Pacers After two games, the Cavaliers are up 2-0, but these games have been very tightly contested. In Game one in Cleveland, the Cavaliers were lucky to win by a score of 109-108. LeBron James led all players with 32 points and 13 assists and his effort was just enough to hold off a fourth quarter surge by the Pacers. The Pacers outscored Cleveland by a score of 24-17 in the game’s final quarter. However, in the game’s final possession with Indiana down by one, the Pacers could not get the ball to star forward Paul George who scored 29 points, and instead CJ Miles missed a buzzer beating shot. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS After the game, George told reporters Chicago Bulls forward (21) has been an unstoppable force thus far in the opening “I spoke to CJ about it. In situations like round series against the Celtics, averaging 26 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. that, I gotta get the last shot.” In Game two in Cleveland, the Cava- bounds, along with Greg Monroe’s 14 handled the Hawks fairly easily by a liers won by a score of 117-111. Cavs' points off the bench, Milwaukee was score of 114-107. The score indicated point guard Kyrie Irving led all scorers able to steal Game one from the Raptors the game was much closer than it actuwith 37 points on the road by a score of 97-83. ally was as the Wizards took a large lead In Game 2, the Raptors bounced back out of the third quarter and never looked (3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Milwaukee Bucks and defeated the Bucks 106-100. Kyle back. John Wall looked like the MVP So far, this series has the makings of Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Serge Iba- candidate many consider him to be, scoring 32 points and adding 14 assists. one of the first round’s best. The Bucks ka combined for 71 points. Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris added marched into Toronto and surprisingly (4)WashingtonWizards vs. (5) Atlanta Hawks 22 and 21 points, respectively. took Game one. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 28 points and eight reSee NBA Playoffs, Page 14 In this series’ first game, the Wizards

Men's Tennis: Deacs poised for ACC Championship With the end of the regular season on the horizon, the men's tennis team is looking on to the ACC Championship BY TOMMASO MONETA Asst. Sports Editor Wake Forest finished the last two home season games in an imposing manner. The Demon Deacons hosted Florida State University and Louisville, beating Florida 5-2 and Louisville 6-1 as they made official an undefeated home season performance this year. The Demon Deacons finished the regular season an undefeated 12-0 at home, marking the first unbeaten home season since 1980. The Demon Deacons head into the final week of the regular season with a one match lead over Virginia for the ACC regular season title. Regardless, it is safe to say that this season, the Deacs asserted themselves as a national powerhouse, ranked No. 1 nationally. Wake Forest vs. No. 33 Florida State Ranked third in the country, Petros Chrysochos, from Cyprus, lost a close game to No. 63 ranked Aziz Dougaz 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Regardless, he had just returned from representing his native country in the prestigious Davis Cup where he was involved in a 4.5 hour doubles match.

No. 53 in the rankings, Borna Gojo, from Croatia, put the first win on the board with an impressive showing triumphing 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) over his opponent No. 73 Guy Iradukunda. At number four singles, Christian Seraphim, from Germany, beat his opponent with a solid 7-5, 7-5, victory over Jose Garcia. Alan Gadjiev, from Uzbekistan, and Dennis Uspensky, from the United States, also recorded wins for the team as they respectively won 6-2, 7-5, and 6-3, 7-5. Florida State, though fighting valiantly and with a rowdy fan base, never had the upper hand in the matches and also gave way to our strong squad even in doubles. The No. 1 ranked doubles team in the nation, Skander Mansouri, from Tunisia, and Christian Seraphim, beat their opponents, Dougaz and Iradukunda, 6-4. Chrysochos and Uspensky closed out the competition with a 6-3 win over Whitehurst and Whitehurst.

Ranked No 15 in the nation, Skander Mansouri, from Tunisia, who also had the honor of representing his nation in the recently played Davis cup, playing at No. 2 singles, made quick work of his opponent Nicolas Rouanet, winning two straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Though forced to receive treatment between sets, Uspensky played excellent tennis coming back from a deficit to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. The doubles matches went in a similar fashion. The best team in the country, Mansouri and Seraphim, won 6-3 over No. 53 ranked Donohue and Wynn, while Chrysochos and Uspensky beat their opponents 6-0. The Demon Deacons will face NC State on Thursday April 20th, in the first of the three remaining road matches in the season.


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Wake Forest vs. No. 39 Louisville When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. This is no cliché saying and it is perfectly applied to this situation — though strong winds modified ball trajectories and tosses during serves, the Deacons dug down deep and conquered a key win over Louisville obtaining their first undefeated home season in more than 30 years. Chrysochos beat his opponent Christopher MorinKougoucheff, ranked No 118 in the nation, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Quick on his feet, Chrysochos was always in the right place, thus forcing his adversary to run the baseline.

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Redshirt freshman Alan Gadjiev from Uzbekistan celebrates winning a big point in a match.

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HB2 threatens future of schools in ACC The implications of HB2 threaten the futures of North Carolina public schools in the ACC

BY ETHAN BAHAR Sports Editor On Tuesday, April 11, four North Carolina lawmakers proposed legislation that could potentially have major negative implications for the Atlantic Coast Conference. If House Bill 728 passes, any university funded by the state of North Carolina would be required to pull out of any league that openly boycotts the state. This bill seems to be written in direct retaliation against the ACC, which chose to boycott hosting championships in North Carolina after the passing of House Bill 2, or the “Bathroom Bill.” If the bill is passed and they boycott the state again, both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University would be required to leave the ACC. The controversial House Bill 2 required people in the state of North Carolina to

use the bathrooms and changing rooms of the gender that they were assigned at birth and has been called by many as unfair to transgender people who identify with a different gender that the one that they were biologically assigned. Last month, due to mounting economic pressure created by the ACC boycott and other similar boycotts, the law was replaced with one that removed language about who can use public restrooms in North Carolina. After the bill was changed, the ACC’s council of presidents voted to end the boycott and once again allow the state of North Carolina to host championships. Wake Forest and Duke, North Carolina’s two other ACC schools, would not be required to leave the ACC if the bill is passed and the conference boycotts the state again because they are private institutions. However, the bill would still have major implications on the Demon Deacon and Blue Devil sports’ programs, because two of the school’s main rivals would be changing conferences. Further, all ACC schools share in the profits of lucrative media rights.


The state of North Carolina has threatened to remove NC State as well as UNC Chapel Hill from the ACC if it does not return its conference championships to North Carolina.

If these schools were to leave the ACC, the 13 remaining schools would see some of their profits disappear. Beyond ACC schools, 15 other schools could conceivably be impacted by the legislation. The list includes Appalachian State, East Carolina, Elizabeth State,

Fayetteville State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, UNC-Asheville, Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Wilmington, North Carolina School of the Arts, Western Carolina, Winston-Salem State and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Fantasy baseball: Who to buy and who to sell

Fantasy owners should be wary of Eric Thames’ hot start due to his abnormally high batting average on balls in play

shaw on his power upside and get back more consistent production in order to improve your fantasy season.


Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIami Marlins Marcell Ozuna has always been a fantasy darling and this is the year that he finally broke out, at least in the first week of the season. Ozuna was a first time all star

We’re in full swing of the 2017 baseball season and that means that it’s time to discuss buy low sell highs in the MLB world.


a season ago, hitting 23 home runs and 76 RBI in only 148 games. This season Ozuna has come back with a vengeance, leading the NL and RBI’s and top 10 in home runs and batting average as well. Ozuna is slashing a ridiculous .354/.393/.636 to this point and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. If you can get Ozuna for anything less than All Star value, pull the trigger on the deal because Ozuna is the kind of player that wins fantasy championships.

SELL HIGH Eric Thames, 1B/OF, Milwaukee Brewers Outside of even the most hardcore baseball fans, very few (myself included) had heard of this guy, let alone had him on our fantasy radars. In fact, Thames was so obscure that he hadn’t even played in the MLB in five years and was in Korea for this past season. Yet, none of this has stopped Thames for absolutely tearing the cover off the ball in the first couple weeks of the season. Thames is slashing a cool .426/.491/1.000 to start the year off, as well as hitting for six doubles, seven home runs, 12 RBI and six walks. You don’t need to be a fantasy expert to tell that this is unsustainable, but there is even more proof behind these numbers that suggests a regression is imminent. With a .448 batting average on balls in play and 11 strikeouts in a mere 12 games, if you can find someone to take Thames off your hands at any value whatsoever, so sell him while he’s still hot. Travis Shaw, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers Keeping in the Milwaukee trend, Shaw is a former Red Sox prospect who never quite developed, always leaving something to be desired in his appearances at the plate. Shaw never had a lack of power though, and hit 29 home runs in only 200 games in his time with Boston. This season that power is still evident as Shaw has 11 extra base hits in first 13 games with Milwaukee and seems to be playing well. However, this penchant for power masks the inevitable holes in Shaw’s game. With an OBP of only .305 and 11 strikeouts in 54 plate appearances compared to only 5 walks, Shaw is bound to come back to earth once the power numbers inevitably regress to the mean. Try to sell

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Marcell Ozuma looks dominant on the Marlins and would be a great addition to almost any roster. Fantasy owners would be smart to go after Ozuma before his value skyrockets over the course of the season.

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Spotlight: Head Coach Jerry Haas BYRYANJOHNSTON Online Managing Editor

Head Coach Jerry Haas has the Wake Forest men’s golf team playing its best golf at the best time of the year. With the end of the regular season near and ACC Championship play approaching, the No. 8 ranked Demon Deacons look poised for a deep postseason run led by the great leadership of Coach Haas. Is there a difference in preparing for ACC play versus regular season play? No, not really. This year is a different year in the fact that we’re going to a completely different course. We’ve gone to Old North State for 18 of the 19 years that it’s been played, and we went to Disney World one year in 1997. Other than that, it’s been the same course. This course, Musgrove Mill in Clinton, South Carolina, is a completely different course. It’ll kind of be unfamiliar for any of us, and we talked about that at the start of the year. If you look at the events we played, we played a lot of new events this year, and that’s sometimes hard to do, because if you go to an event over and over you know where the pins will be and you know whatever, but we’ve done really well, and that goes to show that we have a good team and a veteran team, and a team that can hopefully adjust to the situation. We’ll just go in there and approach it like any other event, get one practice round just like everybody else, and just let her fly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and see what happens.

you have to have a good second shot. I’ve heard the greens are pretty undulated, and they have bent grass, just like over here at Old Town Club, so that will be very familiar with our team. I think you have to have a game plan, from what I hear, and so there’s trouble out there, but if you stick to your game plan and put the ball in the right spot you’ll be successful. The practice round will be very important, and they know that. This year, they’re doing it different with everybody going off — there are 12 teams, so you’ll have six going off the front and six off the

back, so basically everybody is playing at the same time weather-wise. That’s a good thing. Any players you’re looking at to shine at Musgrove Mill? The reason we’ve been good this year is because you never really know each and every day who’s going to have a good round. I don’t have it written down, but I’m pretty sure that every different guy has been the low-guy for us at one time or another. That being said, it is a team competition and we’re going to need all five guys. When we play our best, all five guys are around par and we end up throwing out a pretty low score. As a team, as far as comfort and everything, if you got all five guys playing well, then everybody’s relaxed. If you hear that one guy’s playing bad, then there’s a little more pressure. You know, we’re just trying to approach it like we’ve done all year. Obviously there’s more to it, but it’s still golf. It’s still 54 holes. What does it mean for the program for Will Zalatoris to be nominated for the Hogan award? He’s averaged 69.9 so far, and to be recognized as one of the top players in the country. As his coach, I’m not surprised, he won a couple times this summer. And he’s a really good

At Musgrove Mill, is there a particular strategy you plan on taking? You know, what I’ve heard is that

player. Will got his third college win this year at the Dunes Club and conceivably could’ve won the next two and played very well. He’s really stepped up as a junior. He plays great in the Summer and plays great in school. Some play well in school but not in the summer, so I think he’s proven that 12 months out of the year, he can play anywhere and be successful. If you look at the golf stats and the Golf Week rankings he’s up there in the top five in both of them. That’s pretty evident of consistency, having good finishes and beating good players. The team has previously been really consistent, but after these last two runner-up finishes, is it difficult to maintain that same positive attitude? Since we shot 24 under at Augusta, we didn’t feel like we played great on the 36 hole day. We shot 14 under but felt like we made some mistakes and could haveve cleaned it up a little bit on the par fives. I said, “let’s just have a best last round,” and we did. Oakridge, Irish Creek — same thing. We didn’t play great on the 36 hole day, but we played nicely on the last day and gave ourselves a chance. We’re very capable of shooting good scores. On a whole, how have you remained consistent? We’re a team that’s very hungry for success, that pushes each other. Every different day, there’s a different guy that steps up, and we see improvement every month. In golf, unfortunately, unlike many sports, it takes a while for what you’re working on to sink in. It might be six months; it might be a year. Sometimes guys aren’t ready at first with their body or their mind to work it, but you can see each kid growing and becoming more successful.

Deac Notes Center fielder Stuart Fairchild named ACC Player of the Week for No. 17 Deacs

Sophomore Robert Heppenstall was named the ACC Track Performer of the Week

On Monday afternoon, April 17, outfielder Stuart Fairchild was named the ACC Player of the Week. He was also recognized as one of seven National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Fairchild batted .500 (11-for-22) with four home runs, three doubles and 14 RBI’s in just five games. Over those five games, Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications the Wake Forest baseball team was 5-0.

On Tuesday afternoon, April 18, the sophomore runner from Hamilton, Ontario, Robert Heppenstall was recognized as the ACC Track Performer of the Week. Heppenstall ran and won the 1,500m for the first time in his collegiate career with a time of 3:43.22. He now holds the ACC’s best times in both the 1,500m and the 800m. The Demon Dea- Photo courtesy of Wake Forest cons will partake in the Virginia Challenge this coming weekend. Athletic Communications

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MLB Recap: Marte suspended for 80 games Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PED’s BY REN SCHMITT Staff Writer With the second full week of the regular season completed, divisional dark horses and breakout players are beginning to emerge. Every MLB April has its stars, and while some fall back to Earth in the subsequent months, an impressive start can sometimes be indicative of a player’s mechanical adjustments or an improved roster that will generate a full season of greater success. This April’s surprise star is 30-year-old Brewers outfielder, Eric Thames. Thames left the MLB for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) after a lackluster 2012 season. In Korea, Thames enjoyed several strong seasons and posted ridiculous power numbers, slashing .321/.427/.679 in his 2016 season. Of course, success in the KBO is not always transferable to the MLB, but Thames has been the hottest hitter in baseball thus far. Thames has already hit seven homers in just 14 games and tied a Brewers franchise record by homering in five straight games. The Atlanta Braves opened their new, suburban ballpark over the weekend and home fans were certainly not disappointed with the onfield product. The Braves completed a four game sweep of the Padres on Monday, capping the series with a walk-off single from their young shortstop, Dansby Swanson. First baseman Freddie Freeman looked right at home in the new park and he has extended his remarkable 2016 second half into the new season.

Freeman homered twice in Monday’s game and currently boasts an OPS of 1.347, the secondhighest mark in the league. After a disappointing 1-4 start, the New York Yankees have rallied to win eight straight games. The Yankees lead the league with a +23 run differential and they have yet to drop a game in their home ballpark. Their bullpen, led by fireballer Aroldis Chap-

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The 36-year-old Yankees’ lefty CC Sabathia is off to a great start this year with a 2-0 record and a 1.47 ERA.

man, holds an ERA of 1.36 and a WHIP of 0.96, each of ranking second in the MLB. The Yankees’ recent performance should instill a sense of confidence in their fan base that their lineup and bullpen can carry their mediocre rotation. If the Yankees continue to perform, the AL East race will surely be one of the league’s best. The Mariners recently won four straight games after their rocky start and starting pitcher James Paxton has looked like one of the league’s top pitchers in the early going. Paxton has struck out 22 batters in 21 scoreless innings and his success appears to be sustainable. In the offseason before 2016, Paxton changed his arm slot and he saw an increase in fastball velocity from 94.2 mph to 96.8 mph. This season, Paxton is learning to locate the quicker fastball. His strikeout rate increased from 7.52 K/9 in 2015 to 8.70 K/9 in 2016, and in the early portion of this season, Paxton has struck out 9.43 batters per nine innings. In a more disappointing turn of events, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games after violating the league’s Performance Enhancing Drugs policy. In 2016, the 28-year-old outfielder posted careerbest numbers with a .311 BA, 47 stolen bases, and an .818 OPS to compliment his Gold Glove defense in left field. The Pirates’ playoff hopes are significantly damaged by this suspension, as they are already missing 3B Jung Ho Kang while he appeals his offseason DUI charge and applies for a US work visa. The standings across the league are unexpected, as the Cardinals, Giants, Indians, and Blue Jays are all currently last in their respective divisions. The reigning champion Cubs are also off to a disappointing 6-7 start. Of course, it is far too early for any of these ball clubs to panic, as the year is very young, but the 2017 MLB season has already given fans some surprises, and there are sure to be more in the coming months.

NBA Playoffs: Jazz lose star center Rudy Gobert Continued from Page 11 (1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers In this series’ first game, the Warriors won by a score of 121-109. Kevin Durant shined in his Warriors playoff debut, scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds. Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green proved his worth making two remarkable blocked shots of Mo Harkless and Damian Lillard at the rim. The Blazers put up a great fight, with CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scoring 41 and 34 points, respectively, but were simply no match for the league’s most talented team. Game two took place on Wednesday, April 19, in Oakland at Oracle Arena. (2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies After two games, San Antonio leads the series two games to none. In the first game, the Spurs rolled past the Grizzlies, winning the game by 29 points by a score of 111-82. Kawhi Leonard had a very efficient game, pacing all scorers with 32 points on 11-14 shooting to go along with five assists and his usual lockdown defense. As a team, the Spurs shot 54 percent from the field, including 52.6 percent from three-point range. Game two, however, was much more competitive. While the Spurs came out on top 96-82, the game was much closer than the score would indicate. Leonard

was phenomenal again in this game, scoring 37 points and adding 11 rebounds. In a post-game press conference, Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale complained about the officiating in Game two, which he believed heavily favored his team’s opponents. He called the officiating “unacceptable” and “unprofessional,” citing the lack of fouls called against the Spurs even though his team shot twice as many shots in the paint, yet Leonard took four more free throws than the entire Grizzlies team in the game. (3) Houston Rockets vs. (6) Oklahoma City Thunder In Game one of this series, the Rockets were simply too much for the Thunder and the Rockets won by a score of 118-87. The Thunder were unable to get almost anything going at all offensively, while the Rockets hardly missed, shooting 49.5 percent overall from the field. James Harden was phenomenal in every facet of the game, scoring 37 points with nine assists and seven boards. Patrick Beverley was a big contributor for Houston, adding 21 points on 4-6 shooting from deep along with excellent defense of the Thunder star, Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had one of his worst games of the season, scoring just 22 points on 6-23 shooting, mostly thanks to Beverley’s tenacious defense. The Thunder looked to turn things around and make some adjustments in Game 2 which took place on Wednesday, April 19 in Houston, TX.

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Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket for a layup against the Portland Trail Blazers in a 121-109 win in Game 1 in Oakland, CA.

(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Utah Jazz After two games in Los Angeles, CA, this series is all knotted up at 1-1. In the first game, Utah’s star center, Rudy Gobert, hyperextended and bruised his knee on the first possession. However, the Jazz, powered by Joe Johnson’s buzzer beater, were still somehow able to emerge victorious in Game 1 97-95 on the road without their best player. Game 2 was very indicative of how the series will play out if Gobert is unable

to return. Without the anchor of one of the league’s premier defenses manning the middle, the Clippers were able to use their star-studded frontcourt to dominate the Jazz in the paint. The Clippers won the game 99-91, scoring 60 of their 99 points in the paint. Taking the best player off a team in the playoffs usually means its demise, but if the Jazz can hang around long enough in this series for Gobert to play some meaningful minutes and maybe steal the series from the Clippers.

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Sarr and Brown look to fill the hole left by Collins Coach Manning looks to fill the large void left by the departure of Collins with new 2017 class. BY LIZZIE SNYDER Asst. Sports Editor On April 12 at 6:45 pm, John Collins told the world he had hired an agent and will be heading to the NBA. Although he stated he would “forever bleed old gold and black” on Twitter, this declaration officially ends his college career at Wake Forest. Although this announcement was not a total shock, Collins has now dismissed any possibility of testing the waters at the NBA combine and possibly returning to Wake Forest for his junior and senior seasons. Last season, Collins emerged as a true star, averaging 19.2 points per game and earning the ACC Most Improved Player Award. While a standout offensive perfor-

mance helped lead the Demon Deacons to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010, Collins successful season brought a regained sense of spirit and an inflation of excitement to the LVJM Coliseum this past season. With his presence missing, Coach Manning has some big shoes to fill. Manning’s latest recruiting class demonstrates his continued establishment as a head coach coming up on his fourth season with the Demon Deacons. Perhaps his most impressive recruit according to the ESPN Recruiting Database is 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Orlando, Chaundee Brown. Ranked No. 31 by ESPN, Brown received offers from Florida, Kansas and Maryland, but decided to sign with Wake Forest on March 24. Brown is the highest ranked recruit Wake Forest has signed since Al-Farouq Aminu in 2008. It will be interesting where he will stand with veteran guards Brandon Childress, Bryant Crawford and Keyshawn Woods next season, but he will be a great asset to the team especially without Collins.

Another standout in this recruiting class is 6’8” small forward, Melo Eggleston. Receiving 13 offers overall and four offers from ACC programs, Eggleston was a widely recruited player. With great strength as a versatile player, the signee from Notre Dame Prep might be just the kind of player Wake Forest needs for this upcoming season. While Brown and Eggleston filled the remaining big scholarship spots for Coach Manning in Fall, Olivia Sarr signed for the Demon Deacons last Wednesday, April 12. The 6’11” French center who will graduate from the International School for Sport will be a promising addition to the team while he continues to develop as a college player. Signing as a preferred walk on, Sunday Okeke, a 6’8” center originally from Nigeria, signed to play for Wake Forest last Friday, April 14. He will graduate from Greens Farms Academy in Connecticut this May. Although Brown, Eggleston, Sarr, and Okeke have all officially committed, Coach Manning might also be pursuing

Khris Lane, a possible graduate student transfer from Longwood University.

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The Wake Forest Men’s Basketball Team will miss Collins next season.

The final NFL Mock Draft before Draft Day The team, ranked in the top 30 percentile of all university teams, reached new heights this season BY CLAYTON WUNDERLICH Staff Writer 1. Cleveland Browns — Myles Garrett, DE Texas A&M Garrett is clearly the best player in this draft at a premium position, and he knows it, telling Browns coaches recently, “if you don’t draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years. I’ll knock your quarterback out of the game every time we play you, and I’ll have to kick the hell out of No. 1, whoever it is.” 2. San Francisco 49ers — Solomon Thomas, DE Stanford With no quarterbacks worth taking, the 49ers go with Thomas, a perfect fit at edge rusher in their new 4-3 defense. The value of a dominant pass rush cannot be overstated, and Thomas’s stock has been rising since his three sack performance in the Sun Bowl. 3. Chicago Bears — Jamal Adams, SS LSU Adams is an elite safety prospect with prototypical size and speed at the position. It is rare to see a safety drafted this high, but Adams has been getting Troy Polamalu comparisons and that is hard to pass up. 4. Jacksonville Jaguars — Leonard Fournette, RB LSU This is a fairly popular pick among mock drafts, viewed as an obvious pairing of Fournette’s generational talent and Jacksonville’s need at the position. After watching Zeke Elliot’s dominant rookie campaign last year, it is easy to imagine teams viewing Fournette as the key to a playoff caliber offense. 5. Tennessee Titans — Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio St. A huge need at cornerback combined with Lattimore’s impressive combine performance (4.36 40 yard dash and 38.5 inch vertical) equates to the first defensive back in Ohio State’s loaded secondary going off the board at pick No. 5. 6. New York Jets — Malik Hooker, FS Ohio St. Head Coach Todd Bowles will feel a lot of pressure to draft a quarterback here, but seeing as Jets fans will boo the pick regardless, I’m expecting he sticks to his guns and drafts the best player available (BPA). Coincidently, the BPA is also just what the Jets defense needs, a ball-hawking center fielder that Bowles can mold into a perennial pro-bowler. 7. Los Angeles Chargers — Jonathan Allen, DT Alabama The Chargers were probably hoping Hooker would fall to No. 7, so in his absence they also go BPA. Allen has seen his draft stock fall a bit recently after being diagnosed at the combine with arthritis in both is shoulders. Howev-

er, Allen is still a crazy athletic and versatile lineman than can play all along the defensive front. 8. Carolina Panthers — Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee The Panthers may trade up to draft Fournette, but if not, expect them to go BPA as always. In this case, they land a powerful edge rusher who recently broke Tennessee’s record for career sacks, previously held by the Minister of Defense, Reggie White. Barnett can help fill the role of the recently departed (to New England) Kony Ealy, as well as taking over for Charles Johnson (age 30) when he retires. 9. Cincinnati Bengals — Reuben Foster, ILB Alabama This seems to be a common pick in mock drafts, as the need and the talent line up well for both parties. Off-theball linebackers are becoming more and more devalued as NFL offenses become more passing oriented. Nonetheless, Foster is a top ten pick with both coverage and tacking ability as good as it gets. 10. Buffalo Bills — O.J. Howard, TE Alabama The Bills have a desperate need at wide receiver, but Howard has the potential to be such a difference in the passing game, he may be the best offensive weapon in this draft class, regardless of position. At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, and running a 4.50 40 yard dash, Howard has the measurables of a play-making TE, coupled with polished blocking and all the intanglebles you can ask for. 11. New Orleans Saints — Taco Charleton, DE Michigan This may be a reach for Charleton, who seems to be more of a mid-first round talent, but the Saints need major help on defense, and if you have not picked up on this yet, pass rushers are on a premium. 12. Cleveland Brown — Mitch Trubisky, QB UNC Finally a quarterback, making this draft a rarity in that regard. Currently, Cleveland is looking at starting the season with Brock Osweiler at the helm, which would be underwhelming, even for the Browns. Drafting a quarterback in the first round offers hope, and Trubisky seems to be the best of a mediocre bunch. 13. Arizona Cardinals — Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan The Cardinals lost a lot of starters on the defensive side, and Carson Palmer’s advanced age will soon qualify him for an AARP card, but Davis is still the best option at this point. Davis is the all-time college football leader in career receiving yards and looks to have the highest floor in future NFL production short of Myles Garrett. It would be smart to get Larry Fitzgerald’s replacement in the locker room before he retires so the grooming process can begin. 14. Philadelphia Eagles — Dalvin Cook, RB Florida St. This offseason must feel a lot like Christmas morning for Carson Wentz, gaining new toys like Alshon Jeffrey and now explosive running back Dalvin Cook. Cook had a somewhat disappointing combine performance, but game tape doesn’t lie, and the tape says Cook is prototypicalstyle play-maker capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball.

15. Indianapolis Colts — Haason Reddick, LB Temple The Colts need help at every defensive positional group, and hopefully Reddick is a good start. After playing defensive end at Temple, he moved to linebacker in the senior bowl and shined. Followed up with a stellar combine performance, Reddick is longer and faster than the traditional physique of that position, and is the next in the line of “new age” linebackers. 16. Baltimore Ravens — Mike Williams, WR Clemson Bigger needs like edge rusher and defensive back get brushed aside for the best player available. Williams’ play style is Dez Bryant-esque, excelling at high-pointing jump balls and using his physicality to dominate in the red zone. 17. Washington Redskins — Christian McCraffrey, RB Stanford 18. Tennessee Titans — John Ross III, WR Washington 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin 20. Denver Broncos — Garett Bolles, OT Utah 21. Detroit Lions — Gareon Conley, CB Ohio St. 22. Miami Dolphins — Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky 23. New York Giants — David Njoku, TE Miami 24. Oakland Raiders — Jarrad Davis, LB Florida 25. Houston Texans — DeShaun Watson, QB Clemson 26. Seattle Seahawks — Cam Robinson, OT Alabama 27. Kansas City Chiefs — Zach Cunningham, LB Vanderbilt 28. Dallas Cowboys — Obi Melifonwu, DB UConn 29. Green Bay Packers — Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama 30. Pittsburgh Steelers — Takk McKinnley, OLB UCLA 31. Atlanta Falcons — Charles Harris, DE Missoui 32. New Orleans Saints — Tre’Davious White, CB LSU

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Myles Garrett (15) is clearly the top talent in the draft and should be the No. 1 pick.


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Current Rock Talents to check out

The GrowlersThe Growlers are a California based rock band with strong surf and psychedelic influences. Brooks Nielsen, the lead singer, executes a delivery ranging from gritty to sweet depending on his desired sound. He provides these undertones over the band’s synergistic music, which makes use of distortion, delay, reverb and other garage rock tools. Formed in California, the influence of the beaches is not lost in their music, with songs such as “Beach Rats,” “Red Tide,” “Sea Lion Goth Blues” and “Burden of the Captain.” Lyrically, Nielsen shines as a newer vocalist and is known for writing about events from his life and the lives of those close to him. This is shown in “Going Gets Tough” in the lines, “No home since the fire, me and the ash can settle down.”

Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco, a Canadian indie rock musician, released his debut studio album in 2012 and has been at the forefront of indie rock ever since. Known for a sometimes goofy persona, and always being laid back, DeMarco often addresses the crowd comedically between songs. While DeMarco may come off as laid back personally, musically, he writes everything himself and often produces his own music. Psychedelic influences can be heard in many of his pieces. Along with the vocals, most of DeMarco’s tunes carry a countermelody delivered in catchy guitar riffs. Lyrically, DeMarco shines with his highly relatable “Let Her Go,” stating “Separation’s supposed to make the heart grow fond, but it don’t,” as well as in “Passing Out Pieces,” singing “Watching my life, passing right in front of my eyes / Hell of a story, or is it boring?”— introducing an interesting thought experiment on the analysis of one’s life. For those interested in a new take on indie rock, often referred to as slacker rock, “Salad Days,” “Blue Boy” and “Chamber of Reflection” are worth a listen.

Tame ImpalaTame Impala, a psychedelic rock band from Australia, released their debut studio album in 2012. Led by Kevin Parker, who produces, writes and records everything himself, Tame Impala became known for their usage of effects to create a vivid experimental sound and Parkers softer vocal deliver. While playing live, Parker is joined by a touring band, and their utilization of colors and lights became a staple for their live performances, enjoyed by their crowds.

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When performing live, Parker’s guitar pedal board is filled and essential, with Parker himself stating how the order of the pedals and the pedals themselves, most notable distortion, fuzz, delay and reverb, is instrumental to their sound. With the layering of multiple instruments on top of each other and multi-track vocals, the “Wall of Sound” production technique is palpable. Lyrically, Parker writes about a variety of topics, including relationships, dreams, loneliness and story songs to name a few, but a sense of meaning in the lyrics, Parker has stated, is paramount to him. Parker’s introverted nature sometimes shows in his lyrics, even naming one of his albums Lonerism, with lines like “Company’s ok, solitude is bliss / there’s a party in my head” and “All this running around / trying to cover my shadow / an ocean growing inside / all the others seem shallow”, from “Solitude is Bliss” and “It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” respectively. Musically, “The Less I know the Better” and “Let it Happen” show Parker’s remarkable song crafting ability, and are great for those interested in newer psychedelic rock.

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Poetically, Nielson displays his talent in “One Million Loves,” singing “Found a cure for loneliness, I’m forever immune / stuck in my walk and I hum her tune” as well as “Can’t explain, but its almost hard to recognize myself / slowly I’ve changed, turned into someone else … Cant’ explain, there is no need / there’s no one else who’s been inside of me.” Musically, catchy bass lines delivered by Anthony Perry and guitar licks from Matt Taylor fill their records. The Growlers organize a music festival every year titled “Beach Goth” in Santa Ana California at the Observatory, where a variety of bands play. For those interested in a blend of surf, indie and psychedelic rock, “One Million Lovers,” “Living in a Memory” and “Beach Rats” are great songs to check out. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS

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Album Review | Kendrick Lamar

DAMN., the latest album from Kendrick Lamar, boasts great lyricism for popular hip-hop. BY DANIEL PACHINO Sports Editor In the late hours of the night on April 14, Kendrick Lamar released his fourth full length studio album, titled DAMN. The album is headlined by Lamar’s newest hit single, “HUMBLE,” which he released two weeks prior. In 2012, Lamar released an album centered on his upbringing and hometown, Compton, CA, titled good kid, m.A.A.d city. In 2015, he released a jazz-rap album, To Pimp a Butterfly, focused on the plight of African Americans in modern America. These two records asserted the Compton rapper as one of the most important voices in rap and the most skilled rapper in hip-hop. On DAMN., Lamar does nothing but further confirm that sentiment that he is the most important rapper of our time. Kendrick confronts many issues, ranging from the dichotomies of life and death, Heaven and Hell, religion, the American political situation, racism and, most importantly, his place in the world as a black man, an American and a role model.

DAMN. is Lamar’s best album that showcases his ability as a pure rapper. Never before has his flow and remarkable lyrical ability been on full display like this before. There is only one adjective that adequately describes the way in which Lamar raps on this album and it is athletic. The album begins with “BLOOD.” a brief intro where Lamar asks “Are we gonna live or die?” before diving into a story where he “was takin’ a walk down the street the other day” and met a struggling blind woman who he asked if there was something she lost. She replies “Oh yes, you have lost something. You’ve lost… your life” and promptly shoots him. The next track, “DNA.,” has quickly become a fan favorite since the album’s release. With DNA. Kendrick comes out of the gates hard and aggressively, asserting he has things such as loyalty, royalty, power, pain, joy, hustle, ambition and flow inside his DNA. On “LOYALTY.,” Kendrick brings in fellow hip-hop star Rihanna — not in a typical flirtatious Rhianna-featuring duet fashion that other rappers like Drake would use, but instead in a hardcore rap song showcasing each artist’s lyrical ability. Kendrick Lamar’s follow up to To Pimp a Butterfly asserts his voice as hip-hop’s most important and prominent voice over the present era. He beautifully covers topics such as his sadness over the reality of

President Trump to his experience with street and gang violence both as a boy growing up in Compton and as a global pop star. The progressive and liberal westcoast rapper samples audio from a Fox News broadcaster discussing Lamar, stating “hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years” to illustrate conservative media’s misunderstanding of his music and message of hope for African Americans. After releasing an album heavily influenced by genres of the past, notably jazz, the new Kung Fu Kenny shows his engagement with and take on contemporary hip-hop without sacrificing any of his lyrical ability on DAMN.


Top Ten classes you’d ace the exam in If only you were majoring in “things I wish I knew less about,” you’d have that 4.0 no doubt 1. Biology 101: Effects of Long-Term Sleep Deprivation, a Case Study 2. Music History 202: The Rise and Fall of One Direction 3. Sports Psychology 303: Cheering for a Losing Team after they were Winning

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Lamar follows up To Pimp a Butterfly with a contemporary hip-hop album.

Advice Column | Winning Finals

How to stay healthy during finals week

4. HES 404: How Student Health uses Ice to Treat Everything 5. Accounting 505: Can I Afford This 6. English 606: The Correct Pronunciation of “GIF” 7. CompSci 707: Off and On Again 8. Comm 808: Memes, Emojis and GIFs 9. Film Studies 909: ShondaLand

10. Procrastination 999: Expert Level

Despite your stressful schedule, there are ways to stay healthy while preparing for your finals

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BY BECKY SWIG Print Managing Editor With finals quickly approaching, students will be spending more time hidden away in the depths of ZSR and various buildings on campus. Yet, it is essential to have a positive and productive study experience. Despite the temptations to eat unhealthy foods as we hover over books, skip the gym in exchange for an extra hour of studying and choose cramming over that extra hour of sleep, it is still important to take care of ourselves during this time. There are many ways to have a productive, yet healthy preparation period for finals. First, you must have a positive environment. I am not saying it should necessarily be upbeat, but it is necessary to be in order to remain healthy both physically and mentally. A way to do this is to pick out a good playlist to listen to while studying. Often times I put on random Spotify playlists to listen to while I write essays, study for exams or do homework. I like to have background noise while I study and listening to something new and different helps keep me focused. While music may be a distraction, I find that music keeps my study environment positive and still productive.



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Study like a champ by doing simple things to take care of you body. Some of these easy activities include listening to a good playlist, eating regularly and hanging with friends. Second, it is important to remember to eat and take breaks. I have found myself working for hours without moving or taking my eyes off of my work. Once I am done, I am in a daze because of the time that has lapsed. It is important to get up and move around periodically to get your blood flowing and to have a mental break. In my experience, rest and downtime are crucial to increasing levels of productivity in my experience. I also find it helpful to bring snacks to your study spot and take 30 minutes to have a meal as needed. I’ve gotten lost in my work only to realize that it is 10 p.m. and I haven’t had food since the early afternoon. Focus is needed while working, but so is staying on top of your health. For some, the third thing I recommend is to change locations. After a while, I find myself bored and frustrated with the location I am studying in. I like to have a

change of scenery and when it is possible, I move locations after a few hours. Having a favorite study spot is not a bad thing — what works for you may not work for me but I know that I can refocus after I find a new place to study and complete my work. Lastly, I would recommend taking time off from working to see friends and of course, sleep. Social interaction is a great way to take your mind off of the work and to recenter your focus. Just talking with a friend for 30 minutes can change a lot in my opinion. Additionally, I cannot stress enough the importance of getting enough sleep in the coming weeks. I know that there is a lot of work to be done and not enough time to complete it, but the more sleep you get the better off you will be both mentally and physically. It is important to take care of your health and not let it slide through the cracks during exams.

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Environmental Column | Deacs Donate

Students remember to recycle as they leave Recycling, composting and donation bins help to limit waste and make moving out more sustainable than ever before BY RAVEN MCCORKLE Staff Writer

Students rush frantically back and forth between their dorm rooms and family cars. Trash bags and suitcases line the sidewalk as peers say goodbye to each other for the summer. Resident advisers collect the cold metal keys, rooms are checked and many students drive away from Wake Forest with their trunks stuffed and bags half-zipped, full of their belongings from the ending school year. But what happens to the things that can’t be shoved into bags, cars or are just unwanted? Thanks to the Office of Sustainability, many of these unwanted items are ending up some place besides a landfill. It is not only easy to get rid of these items, but easy to make a small choice to help someone in need while promoting waste reduction and recycling. Deacs Donate, which began in 2002, is a program that takes place during move out week, according to the Office of Sustainability. Reusable housewares, clothing, small appliances, school supplies, canned or dried foods and furniture are put into blue boxes to be donate to Goodwill. Paper items are placed in blue bags to be recycled. “There will be a big dumpster in front of each resi-

dence hall,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Dedee Johnston. “We put big signs on them that say, ‘Stop! This is going to the landfill!’” According to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System, in 2015, Wake Forest students generated about 3,000 tons of waste. In weight, this is equivalent to about 545 adult African elephants. Because of the efforts by the Office of Sustainability, Residence Life and Housing and the Resident Student Association, about one-third of this waste was either recycled, composted, reused, donated or resold instead of being sent to landfills in the past 15 years. For many Wake Forest students, a good amount of the furniture, clothes and appliances bought each year will not be used the following year. Some students say they simply prefer new things when they return to campus. But each cotton T-shirt that is thrown away instead of being donated, for example, takes about six months to decompose in a landfill. “I think at our school in particular, the reason a lot of things get thrown away is because a good amount of the students I see throwing things away come from an affluent family,” said Jay Thompson, one of the program chairs for the Resident Student Association. “Maybe they aren’t aware of the cost of things, or things that could be donated, or other people who may be able to use the stuff that they’re throwing away.” Storage is also a problem that plays a role in whether or not a student will deem something unwanted. “I’m thinking of doing away with a lot of things since I’m going abroad in the fall,” said sophomore Haley

Benz. “I don’t want a storage unit for eight months. It’s expensive to have to store things for that long. I’m trying to consolidate, so I’m probably going to get rid of bins and things like that.” For students that do choose to get rid of things, the move out process makes it easy to donate. Families who are food insecure are given the nonperishable food donations, people in need are clothed and these items are kept out of landfills — all because these blue bags and bins are accessible and convenient during move out. “If you’re leaving the building, then you’ll pass right by it,” said Resident Adviser Kari Burgess. “They don’t make it hard to access at all.”

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Drop sites for bagged paper, recyclables and waste will be available for exiting students.

Event Recap | Reflexions

Theater spotlights many different student narratives Freshman seminar class opens up discussion of stereotyping and marginalization of different groups through a theatrical production

BY TEDDY YERDON Contributing Writer

“I am more than what meets the eye” — the central message of the student written and directed play Reflexions, a social commentary that explores the concepts and stereotypes of gender, race, sexual orientation, identity, religion, politics and other polarizing identifiers that have become central aspects to every persons’ unique identity around the world. Through this scope, freshmen enrolled in the FirstYear Seminar (FYS) “Live and In Color: The Integration of Asian and Hispanic Cultures in American Society through Theater,” have explored how theater can teach important lessons regarding what it means to think about ‘others’ and how biases are formed on the basis of these trivial identifiers. Focusing their readings on various works by Hispanic, Hispanic-American, Asian and Asian-American playwrights, the students have succeeded in gaining a level understanding and temperament that will help them empathize with the constant hardship endured by marginalized communities in the U.S. and around the world. As agreed on by the co-instructors of the course, Teresa Sanhueza (Department of Romance Languages) and John Friedenberg (Department of Theatre and Dance), the aim of the class is to provide a “more holistic view

of theatre that would give students tools, methods and context for broadening and deepening their understanding of their own and other cultures.” The culmination of this semester of hard work and exploration premiered on Thursday, April 13, in the university’s Ring Theater. Through the theatrical representation of four distinct monologues — each based off of student-conducted interviews, personal stories,and first-hand accounts, Reflexions brings to light this very dialogue of identity by exploring the polarizing identifiers and stereotypes that separate us. The four monologues, each containing different perspectives of hardship, identity and stereotype, reveal the struggles endured by a Cuban immigrant. He faces the struggle of language barrier as he tries to raise a family in the U.S., a gay, black teen who can’t meet either his family’s nor society’s expectations, a conservative and white female who is the product many false labels on her college campus and a second-generation ChineseAmerican teen who feels restricted because of the identity assigned to her by society. As each monologue was presented, the rest of the students in the FYS sat in the audience yelling stereotypes and offensive slang at each presenter — magnifying the hate and expectations that our society has demonstrated to communities of people who differ from the ‘norm.’ As a result, the class created clear contrast between society — represented by the students in the audience — and several marginalized communities, resulting in an extremely powerful theatrical representation. After the play, freshman Rebecca Hill reflected on this contrast.“We’re all guilty of the things that society was portraying — judging a book by its cover, not spending the time to get to know someone’s story, labeling

according to stereotypes, etc,” she said. By placing ‘society’ on the same level as the audience, they were equal.” It was this contrast that made the final work so powerful — enabling the audience to think about and realize their own prejudices. As a whole, the work highlights the relevance of discussing these polarizing identifiers as well as the work that the greater Wake Forest community has in order to achieve a more accepting campus. Freshman Mary Britton Anderson in the class spoke to this idea saying “race shouldn’t be an uncomfortable topic and by having people uncomfortable by it just emphasizes how far we are from a truly inclusive and open minded community.”

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Reflexions pinpoints and works to negate the dangerous stereotypes applied to each person.

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Travel Column | Summers in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem offers fun summer activities Students staying in the local area for the summer will be able to enjoy WinstonSalem’s many music and arts festivals BY SYDNEY CALKINS Staff Writer

Although the last day of class is approaching rapidly and summer is just around the corner, many Deacs may be opting to stay in Winston-Salem this summer, either for summer classes or employment opportunities. For those staying local, be sure to leave space open on your calendar to check out the countless events and activities going on here this summer. Winston-Salem will be hosting a variety of musical performances this summer, ranging from jazz to country. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem will be hosting a summer parks series where different musicians will perform at different parks throughout the city. This would be a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy a picnic with friends. The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will be hosting a Classic Country Series as well, which will feature Travis Tritt on May 11 and The Marshal Tucker Band on June 16. The tickets for these events range from $20-$45 and

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The local downtown will allow summer residents opportunities to enjoy music and the arts. the event is right around the corner from campus. Another music festival, Gears and Guitars, will take place right across the street from our new Wake Downtown building at Bailey Park starting on May 26. Fea-

tured artists include Eric Dodd, Muscadine Bloodline, Corey Smith and Barenaked Ladies. Another way to enjoy the arts this summer is through the event that the Downtown Arts District Association puts on each month called Gallery Hop. This event invites artists to share their art with the public through a unique experience where they block off the streets and let the public explore the different art on display. The Gallery Hop is a free event that takes place on the first Friday of each month and could be a great way to explore downtown while also enjoying some local art. Another series of events happening this summer, called Taste of Art, takes a more hands-on approach to art. These events range from making your own pair of iced tea tumblers to creating a glass mosaic. All of the tools needed are provided, so all you need to bring is your dinner. Another great opportunity to take advantage of while spending your summer in Winston-Salem is our very own Winston-Salem Dash baseball team. After every Friday game there will be a fireworks show and there are several all-you-can-eat nights where you can grab a hotdog or hamburger for free during the game. These are just a few of the ongoing list of events happening in Winston-Salem this summer, so whether you are staying in town for classes or work, make sure to take a break and take advantage of these opportunities.

Class group brings skills outside the classroom A group of Wake Forest students designed a promotional event for Winston-Salem restaurant Providence BY EMILY LAIR Staff Writer With the help of promotional efforts from Wake Forest entrepreneurial students, Providence Restaurant of Winston-Salem hosted a Student Night on April 8. As part of a community outreach project for their Social Entrepreneurship class, Gabby Henriksen, Kate Lair, Will May, Imani Menard and Madison Van De Hey participated. “Our goal is to get more students to find out about Chef [Jeff] Bacon and Providence Restaurant,” junior Imani Menard said. “It’s an excellent cause close to campus.” Bacon is the executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Providence Restaurant and Catering, located on University Parkway. He is also the leader of the Triad

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Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program, where the unemployed, homeless or those with criminal backgrounds can be trained in catering production, kitchen safety, basic culinary skills and workplace readiness to increase their likelihood of success following the program. “Eighty percent of our graduates get jobs after completing the program and 67 percent have a one-year retention, which is amazing considering where some of the participants start out,” Bacon said. As part of a paid Hospitality Residency Program, Providence offers selected culinary graduates of the program the opportunity to further their professional development. As part of the entrepreneurship students’ efforts, many other Wake Forest students gathered on the Student Night for free appetizers and drinks. They also received 20 percent off their meal as part of the promotion. “We created a Facebook event to get the word out to students,” Menard said. “[Bacon] also told us other ideas Provincial Restaurant offers, like catering for graduation, Wake ‘n Shake and having potential staff and student nights.” Junior Kate Lair explained that collaborating with the

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Students help design a promotional plan for the local restaurant Providence. nonprofit was an opportunity for students to create stronger ties between the university and the community. “Provost Kersh was also inspirational in helping us develop our project, as he explained the significance of food as means of bringing all kinds of people together,” Lair said. “We definitely had a Pro Humanitate mindset when developing this student event with Providence Restaurant.”

ACROSS 1. 2016 World Series Champion 2 . Wake Forest has outsourced many janitorial jobs to ___ Group 4 . Disney movie remake that was the highest-grossing film of 2017 5 . The ____ Quarter recently opened in downtown Winston-Salem 6 . The Eudaimonia Institute has been criticized for accepting donations from the ________ 7. Team that Wake defeated in the 8. Hip hop duo that performed in the LVJM Coliseum in March DOWN 1. NFL team that just moved to Los Angeles 2. Number one single by Migos 3. Official name for the Pit

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Exclusive: Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler interviews with the OGB Ben Wilson, keyboardist for Blues Traveler, tells the Old Gold & Black about his latest album, performing and his influences ahead of his forthcoming show in Greensboro, N.C. BY NICHOLAS DEMAYO Life Editor Ben Wilson is the keyboardist for American jam band Blues Traveler, winner of a Grammy Award and creator of two platinum-selling albums. Their latest album is Blow Up the Moon, a collaboration with other artists such as Plain White T’s, The Dirty Heads, 3OH!3 and Jewel. They are now on tour all over the country, commemorating their 30th anniversary. What are some highlights of creating your last album, Blow Up the Moon, and of the tour that followed? Making the collaborative album was particularly cool because we realized, as we reached out to other bands, that our peers and younger artists look up to us. To hear that young, very talented bands like The Dirty Heads want to perform with Blues Traveler because of our songwriting and instrumentation is very validating. And to be in the recording studio, to hear the respect and interplay between us and to work with people that you never thought you’d work with was really cool. The tour was one of the best tours we had done in a while. A collaborative tour was not only fun and cool, but also great for exposing our band to the fans of those groups that we performed with and vice versa. The other groups also got exposure for performing with us. We got to perform in some big venues in many different cities and towns, and to hear the audience singing some of our lesser-known songs was surprising but really rewarding. Collaboration and respect in the arts should really be appreciated when it’s found. To that end, you performed in in Washington D.C. at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball for the Arts, a non-partisan and non-profit arts advocacy event. Could you tell us some of the things you hope to achieve from arts advocacy? It’s really a great cause. We spent a lot of time talking at schools, trying to get people to see the good things that can come from playing music. When I was growing up, there were many more extracurricular music activities that were still paid for by the school in large part. But now, in large parts of the country, public education funding has been cut down so much that these programs are being discontinued. It’s a travesty. And to have a hand in changing that is a good thing.

Your next performance is Friday, April 21 in Greensboro, N.C. at Cone Denim Entertainment Center. Have you ever performed in North Carolina, and if so, what was that like? Oh, wow, I’ve performed in North Carolina so many times. We actually did a private show at Wake Forest, on campus, about 10 to 12 years ago — and man do you guys know how to party. And touring through North Carolina I’ve found that the South really appreciates music, they know how to listen. At first, they don’t seem that into it, but they listen and then they start to groove. They really pay close attention to how you play your instrument rather than all the lights and jumping around and such. It’s not as necessary to have all the showy elements, although everybody enjoys them. But we don’t have to be crowd-surfing and throwing down like some other performers. But I hear that you guys still put on a great performance. What’s your favorite part of performing with the band, and do you guys do anything special to prepare for a show? Personally, I take a much more professional approach to playing music as I’ve gotten older. I just make sure that I warm up well and go through all the scales before I go out on stage. But something the band has always done together, about an hour before a show, is join up and go through the set list. We actually share roles of who picks the set list between each show. So while one show may have the same tunes as another one, they won’t all be in the same order or have the same feel. I don’t know if many people realize how unique it is that your band shares the responsibility of curating sets. Why do you guys do that?

Well, our roots are that of a jam band, meaning that there won’t be a stop between Song A and Song B. Rather, we will change the baseline and improvise a transition between songs. Sometimes when you’re reliant on improvisation, your band doesn’t perform right and you take a loss. But other times, when you are playing on the same page and you’re trusting one another, it sounds amazing and it feels great. A lot of it goes back to collaboration and not being afraid to take risks as an artist. Who are your musical heroes and your influences artistically? Growing up was a mix of Jimi Hendrix and The Allman Brothers Band, and I even was a “deadhead” for a short while. I also really appreciated classic rock groups like Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly and the Family Stone. More contemporary acts that I enjoy are Spoon and TV on the Radio. I really respect what they do, not so much because they are similar to me stylistically, but because they’re super creative. There may even be some readers who look up to Blues Traveler as one of their influences. What would you say to someone who is young and trying to make a start in music? My advice would be two-fold. When I got done with college, I figured out how to support myself on the side while practicing my instrument so that I would be available to take any opportunity that came up. I say to just stay in it long enough and good things will happen and it can be scary. I didn’t get into Blues Traveler until I was about 30 years old. My second bit of advice would be to do what a lot of my friends did, which was to continue playing music but also teaching others how to play their instrument. By having a lot of students, they kept their heads in the game and also stayed available in case a door opened to perform. You never know what might happen, but I hope that we keep supporting music in schools so that those people get a chance.

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