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“Covers the campus like the magnolias”

Remembering Skip Prosser: More than just a coach

Strategic plan on schedule By Molly Nevola | Staff writer

The university’s strategic planning process is right on target for time and is scheduled to be completed this fall semester, according to Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, professor of economics and cochair of the planning process. The process began in the summer of 2006 with a review of the university’s vision and mission statements and the decision to improve upon these ideas regarding the future of the university. Originally headed by former Provost Bill Gordon, the University Planning Council was established to oversee the totality of the process, create a situation analysis, recommend strategic priorities and draft a university-wide plan. The UPC is a 19-member council that represents various campus groups and is now chaired by Tiefenthaler and Nancy Suttenfield, senior vice president and chief financial officer. The initial step was the situation analysis, a process led by the UPC to establish Wake Forest’s current strengths, challenges and opportunities, while also discussing the major global and societal trends that are likely to affect the university in years to come. Next, the council established the university’s strategic priorities by means of campus-wide discussions. The university Web site outlines the five priorities as enhancing faculty distinction, building academic programs of nationally recognized excellence, attracting a talented and diverse student body, creating a richer sense of community throughout the university and strengthening the connections to communities beyond our campus. In the spring of 2007, individual units such as departments, programs and schools, and crossfunctional teams developed their plans to support the five strategic priorities. This past summer, the UPC and administration read the units’ strategic plans and used them to begin formulating a university-wide plan. As for the future of the plan, Tiefenthaler said that this semester she and the UPC will give feedback to the individual units on their proposed ideas and then ultimately create a university-wide plan. This large-scale plan will be a compilation of the major points in the situation analysis, the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities, as well as the individual unit plans. “We are on schedule to complete the university-wide plan by the end of the fall semester,” Tiefenthaler said. She said that the council will be sharing drafts of the plan throughout the fall and will hope to improve it through community input. However, for the whole strategic plan process, the hardest part is yet to come. “We are still in the planning stage,” Tiefenthaler said, “but implementation, the most difficult part of any plan, will begin in the spring.”

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By Liza Greenspun | News editor In just six short years at the university, “he did what most people would take decades to do,” Ron Wellman, director of athletics, said of men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser. Prosser served as the ultimate role model for the university, possessing all the qualities on which the university prides itself. Although his six years at the university were unexpectedly cut short, Prosser’s presence can still be felt, and not just on the basketball court.

“He was such a part of our fiber,” Wellman said. “I don’t think anyone realizes the impact that he had.” Growing up strong While coaching basketball at an Atlantic Coast Conference school can be a tough job, Prosser had been accustomed to hard work from the start. Growing up, Prosser’s father taught him lessons well-learned, evident through stories of his youth as reported by the

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University rank keeps steady at No. 30

U.S. News and World Report also places Calloway Business School at No. 29

In addition, the U.S. News rankings placed the university’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at No. 29 in the list of top undergraduate business programs. “We always appreciate being recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best colleges,” Martha Allman, director of admissions, said. “Prospective students do use these guides along with advice from parents, counselors and friends to assist them in researching various colleges.” For the eighth straight year, Princeton was first place on, followed by Harvard, Yale, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania, in that order.

By Blake Brittain | Staff writer Wake Forest is the 30th best university in the country, according to the newly released 2008 U.S. News and World Report college rankings. The annual report rates 262 colleges and universities around the country based on factors such as class size, selectivity, graduation and retention rates, financial resources and peer assessments.


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The Demon Deacon marching band practices on Davis Field in preparation for the upcoming football season. The band will play their first halftime show Sept. 8.

Fellow ACC Rankings Duke University------------ No. 8 UNC–Chapel Hill---------- No. 28 Boston College----------- No. 35

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Over 1,000 new Demon Deacons arrive at university By Liza Greenspun | News editor


Winston-Salem Journal July 27. One of Prosser’s favorite childhood anecdotes revolved around a Little League baseball game. With his father as coach, Prosser hurt his arm and ran off the field crying. His father simply looked at him and said, “You have another one, don’t you?” Young Prosser ran back out on the field and played the rest of the game before finally going to the hospital, where he was treated for a broken arm.

The university welcomes approximately 1,130 new faces today as the students comprising the class of 2011 move on campus. The number of students in the class of 2011 is almost identical to the number who moved in with the class of 2010. Freshmen began arriving at 8 a.m. to move into their residence halls throughout the day, marking the beginning of freshman orientation as they embark upon the roller coaster ride known as college. Nearly all of the freshmen will live on campus, in residence halls on south campus. The class of 2011 represents 45 states, with 22 percent being from North Carolina, in addition to 10 foreign countries. Thirty-seven percent of the new students finished within the top 5 percent of their graduating high school classes, and 64 percent graduated within the top 10 percent of their classes.

Sixteen percent of the 1,130 students are minorities, compared to 17 percent of the class of 2010. Freshmen will have a busy schedule throughout their first days at the university as orientation is geared toward having them become familiar with the university environment and to become acquainted with their peers. Thursday’s events will help guide new students and their parents into their college careers, with a session called “College, Alcohol and Choices,” to be held 5 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium in the Benson University Center, as well as a Residence Life Introduction and a Parents’ College Transition Session. Other events throughout the week will include New Student Convocation, a picnic on Hearn Plaza and Spirit of Wake Forest, where studens will learn about various campus traditions. Sophomores, juniors and seniors not already on campus for various activities will move in Aug. 25 and 26. Classes for all undergraduates begin Aug. 29.

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Opinion | A4 Family Matters

Former assistant coach Dino Gaudio succeeds Prosser as new men’s basketball coach, looking to fulfill Prosser’s legacy.

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Five places to check out as you ease into living in the Winston-Salem area including restaurants and stores.

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university is more than just an institution. Rather, it is also a tightknit family.

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Day YearofofClasses Wake Forest

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2007 Orientation Schedule THURSDAY, AUG. 23

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Residence halls open for move-in 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Computer distribution in the Information Systems Building 10 a.m. Aug. 23-11 p.m. Aug. 24 Language placement testing 7:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Parents’ College Transition Session, Benson 401


8:45 a.m.-11a.m. Academic Orientation/Small Group Advising Meetings 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New Student Convocation in Wait Chapel 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Spirit of Wake Forest in Wait Chapel


1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Individual Advising Sessions I 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Taste of Winston-Salem at Spry Stadium 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. University of Cincinnati at Spry Stadium


5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Dinner with advisers 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Health Talks 10 p.m.-Midnight Late Night at Benson


8:30 p.m.-6 p.m. College Bookstore opens to purchase textbooks 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Individual Advising Sessions II 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Department and Program Open Houses 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Registration I



9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration II 5 p.m.-7 p.m. International Student Orientation 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Open House with student media organizations, Benson 5th floor 7:30 p.m. Screamin’ Demons sign-ups in Reynolds Gymnasium


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Days until fall break Days until classes start Days until Homecoming

Prosser: Fans share memories, condolences

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The spirit and persistence that Prosser learned that day stuck with him for the rest of his life, evident in all that he did at the university. A few years down the road, Prosser left Pittsburgh to begin his college career at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. The first days were so hard on him that he called his parents to say he was coming home. Prosser’s father said that was fine, although he didn’t know where his son would sleep, as he was about to walk up to his room and destroy his bed. Needless to say, Prosser stayed at the Academy, where he was on the basketball team but mostly rode the bench, and graduated in 1972 with a degree in nautical science, or as Prosser often joked, a degree in “driving ships.” After graduating, Prosser sailed for one year but then chose to pursue a different career. He accepted a position as a ninth grade history teacher at a private school in West Virginia, on the condition that he also coach the ninth grade basketball squad and help coach the ninth grade football team.

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Becoming a coach Little did Prosser know that accepting a coaching position for a high school basketball team would lead him to a lifetime of high-profile coaching. “I didn’t start out wanting to be a coach,” Prosser said in the university’s Campus Chronicle of June 2001. “I started out wanting to be a teacher. There was no grand scheme.” After 12 years of coaching at the ninth grade level, including a West Virginia title in 1982, Prosser accepted a position as an assistant coach at Xavier University, where he stayed for nine seasons. Then, Prosser became the head coach at Loyola University in Maryland. After just one year at Loyola, Prosser returned to Xavier as head coach, where he had expected to stay until his retirement. It was in 2001 that Prosser’s plans changed. He became a Demon Deacon. “This was a challenge that I thought was too good to pass up at this stage in my life,” Prosser had said upon accepting the job. But Prosser rose to the challenge and led the team to success soon after coming to the university.

Wake Forest Record: 12668 2003 ACC Coach of the Year 2003 ACC Regular Season Champions Undefeated at home in the 2002-’03 and 2004-’05 seasons Ranked No. 1 in 2004-’05 for the first time in Wake Forest history 1 of 10 Division I coaches to lead three schools to the NCAA tournament First rookie coach to post a winning record at Wake since 1927

Saving Wake Forest basketball In 2001, Prosser brought with him a whole new meaning to the words ‘Wake Forest men’s basketball.’ With Prosser as head coach, the team had several successful years, winning the ACC Championship in 2003, the same year that Prosser received the honors of ACC Coach of the Year. “He changed the environment and culture of Wake Forest basketball,” Wellman said. According to senior Tiffany Ingold, public relations chair of Screamin’ Demons, Prosser helped develop the idea of a unified student section in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum wearing tie-dyed shirts to intimidate the visiting teams. Ingold had the opportunity to meet with Prosser about the future of Screamin’ Demons and the basketball team this past academic year. “I left that meeting thoroughly impressed with him and have the highest regard for him,” she said. Prosser embodied all things Wake Forest, Ingold said, adding that she was taken aback that he took an hour out of his day to talk to the leaders of Screamin’ Demons as well as by how incredibly humble he was. In the days leading to his death, Prosser had expressed his optimism for this year’s basketball season, telling people with hope that the men’s basketball team would recover from its two-year slump. In early July, Prosser signed two of the most sought-after recruits for the 2008-’09 basketball season, another reason for his positive attitude about his future coaching at the university. A life extinguished far too soon



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Hard-working and always optimistic, Prosser’s sudden death from an apparent massive heart attack came as a shock to all. Prosser was a mere 56 years old, seemingly in good physical health and committed to his regular jogs around the Kentner Stadium track at the university. Wellman said his favorite memories of Prosser were, “The man, in that he was a happy man. He always found the bright side.” Since Prosser’s untimely death, many events have been held at the university in his memory, including a rolling of the Quad the night of his death and again on July 30, time for prayer reflection July 29 in Wait Chapel, a viewing on July 29 and a funeral mass on July 31, with the assistant basketball coaching staff as pallbearers and the current and future men’s basketball players as honorary pallbearers. Prosser’s popularity was evident at the funeral. Attendees included all who had played for Prosser, past and present, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher and all the ACC head basketball coaches, in addition to hundreds of other fans. Senior Whitney Marshall, Student Government president, said that she went to Wait Chapel for

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the prayer reflection. She watched while a family with two young daughters entered Wait Chapel and one of the little girls brought flowers and laid them down at the front of the Chapel. “That really says volumes,” Marshall said, emphasizing the fact that Prosser was a true role model. “He was able to build a bridge outside of the Wake bubble.” More than a coach “Coach really had an affect on all of us,” junior Justin Snow, a manager of the men’s basketball team, said. “Coach was the kind of person who learned your name the first day and never forgot it.” Those who had a personal relationship with Prosser readily discuss how they cared for him, how he meant so much to them as a coach, as a teacher, as a friend. Prosser had the sincere ability to genuinely touch the lives of nearly every person he met, no matter the age or position or on-court rivalry between them. “He affected everyone he met,” Wellman said. Snow experienced this quality directly. He said that even before becoming a basketball manager, he saw Prosser running on the track and stopped him to say hello and shake his hand. He said that Prosser asked him questions and showed that he sincerely cared about who he was. In the past two years as a manager of the basketball team, Snow has truly become a part of the team. One memory in particular stood out for Snow as he recalled Prosser’s humor and how he was treated as a team member. At practice, Prosser had a rule that anyone who dove on the ball or charged would be picked up by the other team members, Snow explained. One day, Snow dove on the ball, thinking that Prosser did not see his crime. However, he heard a whistle from across the room. When Prosser saw that Snow dove on the ball and was not picked up, he made all of the managers run suicides, Snow said as he recalled the funny situation. More than a coach, Prosser was a leader at the university, and not just on the basketball court. “He basically had the ability to bring students together and create a really strong community,” Marshall said. Others agreed that Prosser had a remarkable and unforgettable way with people, becoming friends with every person he met. “His major accomplishments were with the people he worked with,” Wellman said, “and that’s how he’ll be remembered.” “He was like a dad here. He really took on an active role in my life,” Snow said. “He was everything this school could ever hope to be. We’re never going to forget about him.”

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Prosser fans rolled the Quad in memory of the late coach the night of his death. A charitable man Given his high-profile position, Prosser had no ego. Prosser would give back to the community in many ways, ranging from working with charitable organizations to speaking at banquet dinners. One time, Prosser even got down on his hands and knees and scrubbed kennels at the Humane Society, Wellman said. One of Prosser’s most memorable and appreciated charitable acts was his recent trip to Kuwait, where he taught basketball to USO troops. According to Wellman, Prosser could not stop talking about this trip; he even showed pictures to everyone, like a proud grandfather showing off his grandchildren. Sympathy from around the nation The type of person that Prosser was is evident through the responses the university has received from coaches, reporters and fans around the nation. Even North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole offered her condolences in a letter to the university. Public statements have been made by his peers, other coaches and past players, as well as Prosser fans from around the country, including those who attend rival universities, such as Duke. “As a coach, you want to be someplace where they care,” Prosser told the Winston-Salem Journal in 2001. The overwhelming responses have proved that Prosser did find a place where they care.

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University police prepare for return of students By Lizzie Rosen | News editor

Over the summer University Police underwent training to enhance its community policing efforts and create more of a presence for itself on campus. “Now that we’ve had some time we are fully staffed,” Police Chief Regina Lawson said. “Everyone is out of training. We’ve got more boots on the ground to increase our visibility in the residence halls and the academic and administrative buildings.” Lawson University Police has also nearly finished doing a physical security assessment of each building on campus.

“We physically assess the entire building from locks, to windows, doors, floors, lighting to usage patterns. We have been working with the department chairs with locking and unlocking schedules to create a comprehensive assessment on the campus buildings,” Lawson said. The assessment will be released once the remaining buildings have been analyzed. Lawson encourages students to use common sense in regards to safety on campus emphasizing that theft is the number one crime stat seen as a result of unlocked doors and unsecured property. “Take responsibility for your actions,” she said. “Take responsibility for your property, the lock on the dorm room is the best security device.” University Police is taking special precaution this fall in advocating the importance of not letting unknown persons into residence halls. Off-campus students will also be seeing more support from law enforcement and their surrounding

residents via the University Area Neighborhood Association. UANA is part of a neighborhood alliance in the Winston-Salem area that works to educate transient residents, students and other renters in the territory north and south of Polo Road and west of Cherry Street including areas like Rosedale Circle and Brookwood Road. The Association was originally founded to deal with problem student housing. It works with campus and city police. UANA consists of retirees, usually professionals, undergraduate and graduate students and some commercial properties like Campus Gas. Although UANA has existed for around eight years, this year the organization is organizing a membership drive and will be going door-to-door to introduce themselves to renters. “We want to genuinely welcome students; they usually do a good to great job,” UANA officer

Tom Phillips said. “We want to make sure they know that we are there to help and support them and to remind them who to talk to for problems and protocols.” When signing contracts for housing, off-campus residents affiliated with the university are required to sign a code of conduct that UANA wants to help enforce cooperatively with students. This contract includes stipulations such as parking on lawns, which is prohibited by the code but the city of Winston-Salem has caused declining property value in the neighborhoods. “We work aggressively with landlords to keep conduct appropriate in the neighborhood,” Phillips said. “When you live off-campus you have to learn and understand what it means to be a good neighbor, to be quiet at night and not have excessive parties.” Students can call 911 on a cell phone in case of emergency or 311 in case of a non-emergency to

University forms partnerships to spur nanotech research By Steve Ettanani | Staff writer

The university’s latest technological endeavors are focused on nanotechnology. Nanotechnology encompasses the research and development that occurs at the most miniscule of levels, the nanometer, or one billionth of a meter. Determined to bring the Piedmont to the forefront of nanotechnology, the university’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials is taking the necessary steps to ally with businesses in order to promote this technology. The Wake Forest University Nanotechnology Center is allying with the Piedmont Triad Research Park and the Babcock

Demon Incubator. This alliance will further the university’s goal to make North Carolina the nation’s center of nanotechnology. The alliance will enable start-up companies to have easy access to resources and information from speakers at conferences. The alliance will intend to promote and persuade professionals in the field to come to the area and increase the level of expertise in nanotechnology. The Wake Forest University Nanotechnology Center, which was created just three years ago, is being recognized as an up-andcoming “hub” for productive and essential development surrounding the field. The center is made up of three laboratories, one on the university’s Reynolda Road

campus, one at the university’s School of Medicine and finally one on Deacon Boulevard. Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense gave the center a multi-million dollar grant to develop technology involving the development of materials that can effectively bend light or “negative-index” materials. Additionally, the center is hard at work developing ways to combat cancer earlier. The center is doing extensive research on solar energy, and creating flexible solar cells that will more effectively use the sun’s light for energy. Recently, the center noted that it created a flexible cell that was able to convert 6 percent of the sunlight that hit it into energy.

As a solo project the university has launched two nanotechnology startup companies, FiberCell and PlexiLight to turn developed technologies into products for the commercial marketplace. FiberCell plans to create the next generation of solar cells to boost efficiency. While PlexiLight will work towards developing a lighting source that produces visible light directly rather than as a by-product of heating a filament or gas. David Carroll, the director of the Nanotechnology Center, said that this is only the beginning of a long series of progress for the center. He is so confident in the work that he said “WinstonSalem will be the center of the universe for solar power.”

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David Carroll researches nanotechnology. The university is forming an alliance with businesses for the technology.


•A student’s cell phone valued at $300 was reported stolen from an unsecured locker in Manchester Athletic Center between 2:45 and 4:15 p.m. April 25. • A woman reported a wallet valued at $50 stolen from her open automobile trunk in Lot W1 adjacent the Worrell Professional Center at 11:40 a.m. April 25. University Police shortly stopped another woman at the Polo Road entrance for questioning. They then placed her under arrest and took her to the Forsyth County Detention Center, where she was held under a $500 secured bond. • A purse and contents valued at $155 were reported stolen from a locked vehicle parked at Reynolda Village at 9:46 a.m. April 27. The purse was recovered nearby, but contents were missing. • Unsecured clothing valued at $350 was reported stolen from a laundry room between 11 p.m. April 26 and noon April 27. • A Honda Accord valued at $6,000 belonging to a Winston-Salem man was reported stolen from a parking lot at Groves Stadium April 30. WinstonSalem Police were contacted and reported finding the vehicle with a damaged ignition. • A chess set valued at $12 was reported stolen from the second-floor lounge in Luter Residence Hall between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. April 29. • A laptop computer and cell phone valued together at $1,800 were reported stolen from a locked room in Johnson Residence Hall on May 3. • A student’s painting valued at $600 was reported stolen from the Scales Fine Arts Center between March 25 and April 20, although the report was not filed until May 10. • During a security check May 11, University Police found two public street signs in the possession of a student in Luter Residence Hall. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • A secured bicycle was reported stolen May 12 from a bike rack in front of Taylor Residence Hall between March 9 and April 2. • An IBM desktop computer valued at $2,000 was reported stolen from an unsecured room in the Scales Fine Arts Center between noon May 11 and 9:30 a.m. May 22. • A secured bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a rack in front of Reynolds Gymnasium between 2:30 p.m. May 22 and 6:45 a.m. May 24. • A cell phone and DVD player valued together at $776.40 were reported stolen May 29 from a secured office in Manchester Athletic Center. • An IBM laptop computer and Hewlett-Packard printer valued together at $3,100 were reported stolen from the Alpha Sigma Phi lounge in Kitchin House May 30. • Currency totaling $1,041 was reported stolen from the Subway restaurant in Davis House between 9:04 p.m. June 13 and 7:44 a.m. June 14. • Currency, DVDs and books valued together at $2,752 were reported stolen from an unsecured lockbox and room in Scales Fine Arts Center on June 16. • On June 18, University Police investigated a report that someone drove a vehicle through a chain link fence at a maintenance area at Reynolda House and stole a utility trailer filled with 63 bales of pine needles.

Damage to the fence and the value of the trailer and contents together were estimated at $2,762. • A viola valued at $500 was reported stolen from an unsecured room in the Scales Fine Arts Center June 20. •A wallet containing cash, credit cards and a driver’s license valued together at $73 was reported stolen from an unsecured room in Davis House between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. June 25. •A wallet containing cash and credit cards valued together at $120 was reported stolen from a purse in an unsecured area of the Worrell Professional Center between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 25. •Tennis shoes valued at $15 were reported stolen from a dance studio in the Scales Fine Arts Center between June 15 and June 20. •An unsecured bicycle valued at $500 was reported stolen from Kirby Hall between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 27. •An unsecured purse containing a wallet, digital camera and credit card valued together at $301 was reported stolen during a dance competition in Reynolds Gymnasium between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. July 8. •An unsecured bicycle valued at $60 was reported stolen from a bike rack behind Reynolda Hall between 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. July 9. •An unsecured cell phone valued at $400 was reported stolen from Reynolds Gymnasium between 8:15 p.m. July 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. July 10. •An unsecured wallet and currency valued together at $117 was reported stolen from Davis Field on July 12. •An unsecured cell phone and currency valued together at $420 were reported stolen from the School of Law library between 9:05 and 9:08 a.m. July 13. •Four jugs of water valued together at $10 were reported stolen from a table in the Miller Center between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. July 14. •Tools valued at $1,931 were reported stolen from a contractor’s trailers at the Deacon Tower construction site at Groves Stadium on Deacon Boulevard between 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 6:10 a.m. Aug. 2. •Cash totaling $335 belonging to the Athletics department was reported stolen from a secured office in Reynolds Gymnasium between 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9:45 a.m. Aug. 3.

Traffic Violations

•After stopping a student who was driving backward on a one-way street at Lot J on April 23, University Police seized the vehicle’s license plate because the insurance coverage had lapsed. • University Police discovered license tags missing from a student’s vehicle on May 8. After questioning the student, they determined the plates had been revoked for lapsed insurance. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • A student drove around the Polo Road entrance gate on the sidewalk at 3:18 a.m. May 9 and gave false information about doing so to University Police. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. •University Police stopped a motorist May 18 on University Parkway and issued a citation for driving while license revoked. •During a June 9 security check on Student Drive, University Police observed a suspicious car and seized the license tags after checking the number and learning that the insurance coverage had lapsed.

•University Police stopped a driver who entered the campus at University Parkway June 16 and issued a citation for driving while license revoked. •University Police charged a Winston-Salem woman with driving while impaired after she entered the campus July 20 at the Reynolda Road entrance and hit a curb. •On July 27, University Police charged a WinstonSalem woman with driving while impaired after she entered Reynolda Village and struck a sign in the parking lot.

Alcohol and Drug Violations

• University Police found an intoxicated underage student at the entrance to Luter Residence Hall at 11:53 p.m. April 27 and transported her to the Student Health Service. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of Student Services. • University Police observed 13 underage students consuming alcohol at 11:36 p.m. April 28 in Luter Residence Hall. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • At 11:31 a.m. April 28, University Police responded to a call about a student who was passed out in the lobby of Babcock Residence Hall. Officers detected the smell of alcohol and transported him to the Student Health Service. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • Four underage students were observed by University Police at 12:10 a.m. April 29 to be in possession of alcohol in Davis House. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • At 2:19 a.m. April 29, University Police responded to a call about someone lying in the roadway at the Polo Road entrance. They found an underage student who admitted he had consumed alcohol and stolen a yard sign from a Brookwood Avenue address. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • During a security check of Tribble Hall at 12:02 a.m. May 8, University Police found three students to have open alcohol on display in a classroom. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • University Police responded to a call at Luter Residence Hall at 1:59 a.m. May 11 about an intoxicated student. The underage student was determined to have consumed alcohol but refused to go to the Student Health Service and was left in the care of her roommate. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • An anonymous call at 3:30 a.m. May 11 led University Police to find two underage students who had been consuming alcohol damaging property in the Collins Residence Hall lounge. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. • On June 29, University Police issued a trespass warning to a Durham man for being on campus and hosting an unauthorized party where alcohol was being consumed.

Property Damage

•At 8 a.m. April 28, University Police found a large amount of trash and some damage at a Davis Hall lounge and asked the students responsible to clean it up. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office.

• Someone caused an estimated $65 in damage to the windshield wiper arm of a vehicle parked in Lot Q between 11:59 p.m. April 29 and 7 p.m. May 3. •Someone painted graffiti on the glass roof of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library atrium before 4:09 p.m. May 11, causing an undetermined amount of damage. • The passenger side mirror of a rental truck received an estimated $100 in damage while it was parked on Allen Easley Street between 2 and 5 p.m. May 24. • A door window pane in the Sundry Shop (next to Student Apartments) was broken between 2 p.m. July 17 and 10 a.m. July 18 causing an estimated $50 in damage. •University Police received a report that someone attempted to enter second-floor offices in Reynolda Hall by breaking window panes in two office doors, causing an estimated $50 in damage.


• On April 2, University Police received a report that an unknown subject(s) mailed a threatening letter to a campus office. • University Police responded April 28 to a call about a student with a knife at Taylor House and arrived to find him destroying his roommate’s property. After obtaining consent to search his room, officers discovered knives and pyrotechnics. Information about the incident was provided to the dean’s office. •University Police issued a trespass warning at 3:32 a.m. April 30 to an Advance man. • Someone entered a gymnasium in Miller Center after it was secured, wrote vulgar messages on a chalk board and threw pieces of scrap metal on the court. The incident was reported to University Police at 9:24 a.m. May 7. • During a May 7 traffic stop, University Police found a Winston-Salem man to be in possession of a weapon on campus. Officers issued a trespass warning and determined that he had two outstanding warrants with the Winston-Salem Police Department, whereupon they arrested him. • A man was charged May 16 on Paschal Road with second-degree trespassing and taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center. • An unknown subject threatened a faculty member by e-mail May 24. • University Police received a report that someone removed window screens from a room in Palmer Residence Hall between 2 p.m. May 24 and 5:50 p.m. May 27. • During a July 3 traffic stop on Allen Easley Street, University Police seized a set of brass knuckles and a box cutter and charged a Lexington man with carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons on campus. • University Police issued a trespass warning to a Winston-Salem man on July 18 and escorted him off campus after receiving complaints he was harassing people running on the track at Kentner Stadium and others walking and driving on Wake Forest Road. University Police responded to 485 calls from April 23 to Aug. 12, including 78 incidents and investigations and 407 service calls.


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his summer the Wake Forest family was forced to face an unanticipated and shocking loss from afar. Student, faculty, administration, alumni and fans alike responded with an outpouring of support and love for Skip Prosser, a man who became much more than a basketball coach to this university. Memories of him center not just on the basketball court, but among the students and the fans, whom he always placed first. In the 2004-’05 season, when the Wake basketball team reached the height of media attention, Prosser’s mind was still on the fans. When students were camping out in front of the Lawrence Joel Memorial Veterans Coliseum in the freezing weather before the UNC game, Prosser showed up after hours in a bus with the entire team and a huge stack of pizzas. “Tonight we’re delivering you pizzas,” Prosser said. “Tomorrow, we deliver the victory.” It was moments like these that endeared him with the fans and made him a household name at the university and beyond. We remember him on the Quad after a victory, speaking to the congregated students as they rolled the trees with enthusiasm. We remember his conduct on the court, always professional and poised. He was a coach who made us proud to be Demon Deacons. Prosser’s presence off the court was just as poignant. We remember him in his quiet moments, taking a walk on the Quad and waving to a passing student who recognized him but was too nervous to say hello. As the university community became aware of the tragedy, those who were able made their way to the Quad and rolled it one more time in honor of Prosser. Flowers and other

tokens of sympathy were left on the Quad. These small signs can never truly show how appreciated Prosser was, but they are symbolic of his place in the hearts of Demon Deacons everywhere and his place in university history. The timing of this tragedy has made it difficult for the university to mourn as a group. Separated across the country, students learned slowly via Internet of the university’s sudden loss.It is a true testament to the spirit of community that the university was able to come together in this sad time. Responses came not only from within the university community, but from public figures, sportscasters and fellow coaches who respected Prosser as both a great coach and a great man. With Dino Gaudio’s appointment as new head coach of basketball, we are poised to move into a new era, but one that we hope and believe will be influenced by Prosser’s talent and his memory. Gaudio has been the behindthe-scenes support for Prosser’s coaching staff for a long time. As the former associate head coach, fans will recognize him from the sidelines where he and Prosser worked as a team to motivate and coach the Demon Deacons over the past six years. Now he will step into the spotlight and we believe that we will see shades of Prosser’s coaching style in Gaudio. Prosser and Gaudio had worked together for a total of 17 years, so their styles are most certainly intertwined. Any transition under circumstances such as these is bound to be difficult. Skip Prosser will always represent an era of Wake basketball and his memory will go with this team and many squads to follow.

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on the team. This was reported by several news outlets to be the largest gathering of Wake Forest alumni at any one time, and I’m sure if you ask any of our fans that were at that game what the outcome was, they’ll tell you that despite losing it was one of their proudest moments to be affiliated with the university. Our fans stayed until the very end, celebrating with our players and reflecting on what was a season that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. I will never forget the end of the game, when all our players came over to the Wake Forest section at Dolphins Stadium and stood with us while we all Jeff Merski sang the Alma Mater. This really helped Opinion editor to ingrain the idea of the Wake Forest family in me; win or lose, we are all in it s this issue will be the first issue together and let’s celebrate the highs of of the Old Gold & Black that what was a season to remember. the Class of 2011 reads as fullBut there is more to the Wake Forest fledged members of the university, I’d family than just basketball or football like to welcome all the new students to games. The university family comes our family. That’s right – family. As together for any type of event – in a senior now with three years of being October, Volunteer Service Corps will a Deacon under my belt, I’ve come to put on Project Pumpkin, an event realize that this university is not just a community where we live in the dorms, where hundreds of children from the Winston-Salem area will come to study in the classrooms and have the campus to trick-or-treat. However, college experience. While all that is everyone comes out for these activities done at this university, one of the best – it doesn’t matter who you hang out things that you will experience over with; everyone comes together as a the next four years is the true feeling of family to support a noble cause such as family in this community. this. As we all know, July 26 was a dark Project Pumpkin is just one of the day for the university, when men’s several events that the entire university basketball Head Coach Skip Prosser family comes out collapsed while jogging for. Any of the Brian on campus and passed Piccolo cancer events, away. There was a deep From the time you spend from Hit the Bricks feeling of sorrow in our at this university, one for Brian to Wake ‘n’ community – one only thing becomes very clear Shake all draw a large needed to read the Wake percentage of the – this is not like other Forest message board university together to at or read schools. help out noble causes in the reflections page on our community. Window on Wake Forest From the time you to see the mourning that spend at this university, one thing the community was going through. becomes very clear – this is not like However, the thing that struck me other schools. This university has what the most was the coming together of the university family. We went through I’ve found to be the complete package, from Division I athletics, to professors the stages of grief together; first being that will actually take the time to get in shock and denial over the first to know you not only as a student but hours and days that passed, but over as a person as well, to just seeing the time realizing that Skip would not be patrolling the sidelines at Joel Coliseum same people every day and getting to develop relationships with everyone. in upcoming seasons. With the small student body size at this The community banded together as one over the death of Prosser – whether university, it’s hard to be just a face in you loved the man unequivocally or had the crowd. Everyone gets to know one another, some reservations about him, one thing and as the years pass on, we all become was certain – the university had lost a family. After all, as one poster on the good coach, but more importantly, a sports boards noted a couple of weeks great man and a member of our family. following Prosser’s passing, WF not only While at this university, the family stands for Wake Forest, but for “We’re comes together for any major type Family.” of event. This past January, when our football team appeared in the Jeff Merski is a senior political science Orange Bowl, over 20,000 Demon major from North Andover, Mass. Deacon fans traveled to Miami to root


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History will venerate coach Robbie Mills Guest columnist

Beware the cloak of ignorance Rachel Kowal

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While people born between 1984-1994 have been tagged by some as “Generation Y,” not all the labels applied to the college and high-school age populations are quite as benign. Other classifications include the more negative and truthful tags – “The Internet Generation,” “The New Silent Generation” and “The Apathetic Generation.” Considering that more people than ever are choosing to pursue a higher education today than ever before, these stigmas are pathetic and embarrassing. Even the seemingly active role university students assumed last spring to put a stop to the introduction of a Starbucks on campus seemed to be more about keeping the “tradition” of Shorty’s in existence (when in reality it is a far cry from being the popular hang-out place it was for past generations of university students and is now often completely abandoned) or keeping the student-run Campus Grounds around while there are bigger issues at hand. While some may argue that our time and effort should be invested in more pressing issues like Darfur, the War on Terror or the upcoming elections, even fighting the presence of Starbucks can be a noble cause

when the issue of fair trade Of course, this new form of coffee is considered. While self-imposed ignorance may Campus Grounds supplies more accurately be apathy 100 percent fair trade certified in disguise, or a simple lack coffee that ensures that coffee of interest in current events farmers get a fair price for and political affairs, in which their product, only 3.7 percent case the future of our nation of all Starbucks sales involve becomes still bleaker. So what fair trade certified coffee. then is the solution to all While I this numb personally indifference? cannot brag For starters, Finally, while it is easy to about a long it is live within the cozy bubble history of important to political get plugged of indifference that tends to and social into clubs blanket college campuses activism and and activities may be called ... it is important to venture that interest a hypocrite you. While outside of the campus and by some, my this may to actively consider the failure to act not directly only validates accepted norms, values and combat the the argument traditions expected not only genocides that we are in Darfur or of the university but also of an apathetic the excessive and ignorant our generation at large. carbon generation. dioxide I believe emissions my particular position gives in America (unless you join me important insights to our Amnesty International or generation that Generation X SEAC), it will help to abate may not fully comprehend. that apathy, which is an I, like many other people important step. in my generation, have used Secondly, do yourself a favor ignorance as an excuse for my and become familiar with your inactivity, but if “ignorance” is course bulletin booklet. It is by definition a state of lacking easy to first get hooked up on knowledge, can we still use it the required divisionals and to excuse our lack of action later the classes in your chosen when we consciously choose to major, but explore your turn the radio dial or flip the options and step out of your channel at the mention of any comfort zone. political, environmental and Did you know there’s a religious issues whether they communication class on be domestic or international? sitcoms or an environmental

studies class or a class in the women’s and gender studies department on gender, power and violence? Despite common opinion, the best classes here are not the “easy A” divisionals; they are the academically challenging and rigorous upper level classes. Look for seminar style classes that will draw out opinions, insights and convictions you didn’t know you had. Look into applying for open curriculum, one of the best kept secrets of this university that allows you to take upper level classes that cater to your specific interest in the place of general divisional classes. Finally, while it is easy to live within the cozy bubble of indifference that tends to blanket college campuses due to the sudden immersion in a world catered specifically to the 18-22 demographic, it is important to venture outside of the campus and to actively consider the accepted norms, values and traditions expected not only of the university but also of our generation at large. Breaking through the university bubble and becoming more active in the wider community is a key step in reclaiming the voice of our generation and erasing the current depressing labels. Rachel Kowal is a senior English major from Moncks Corner, S.C.

By now, you’ve heard the terribly sad news about Skip Prosser passing away. I was shocked and saddened, as I’m sure you were. Selfishly I began to think about how this would affect our program, which seemed to be making a serious turn for the better after our last two disappointing years. No doubt Prosser himself was excited about the future. I’ve always been guilty of hero worship when it comes to Wake Forest basketball: from Muggsy Bogues to Randolph Childress, from Rodney Rodgers to Timmy Duncan, from J-Ho (Josh Howard) to CP3 (Chris Paul). It’s a rich history with a lot of emotions. But to be a Wake Forest basketball fan is to be a Lilliputian among Gullivers, which is to say it is to cast your lot with the little guy (No doubt you know the moniker “Little Ol’ Wake Forest”). Being a Wake Forest fan is about going toe-to-toe when you’re outmatched, out-funded and out-hyped, and sticking it to the big guy; it’s enduring the dark times so you can cherish the ringing joy when you make it to the top. It’s about balancing lofty, starry expectations with the clear-eyed realism that comes from years of being Duke/ UNC-Chapel Hill/N.C. State’s kid brother. Traditionally, this equation applied only to basketball, although last year’s Orange Bowl was a sweet reversal of fortune. If you go back through our history, particularly among the names I just listed, the story of Wake Forest basketball is one of humble people achieving success through honest, hard work. It is rare for guys to come in with pomp, acclaim or egos. Instead they evolve, are transformed and become great. Some times those guys experience success in a popularly identifiable form like Duncan or Paul. Other times their story is more like Rusty LaRue’s senior year, when he won an ACC Championship playing basketball, set the ACC single season record for passing yards as our quarterback, pitched on the baseball team, graduated with a near 4.0 grade point average majoring in computer science and got married. Sometimes that success is more mythical; like my father’s stories about a dwarfish Bogues (5 feet 3 inches tall), who was so determined to play basketball that he dribbled everywhere he went – class, the supermarket, in his bedroom – until he finally became good enough to play for Wake Forest (he would also go on to defeat the evil, arch-enemy Dean

Smith). I like that formula for success: gratification is never instant, but victories last much longer. For whatever reason, Prosser never made it into my Wake Forest basketball pantheon. Maybe he wasn’t here long enough, or I was too old, or maybe he was too unwilling to get thrown out of a Duke game (I can’t think about Prosser without seeing that face he would make when wanting to explode at a referee, but somehow held it in). He was measured and controlled. He was smart, refined and wry – he was real. Still, I never fully internalized him like I did with so many other guys. But when I reflect on Prosser’s accomplishments, I get the sense that the ones on the court are surpassed by the ones off the court. He came from humble beginnings, was a high school teacher and coach in West Virginia, before moving up the ranks and establishing himself as a premier name in college basketball over a 30-plus year career. The manner in which he conducted himself was a source of pride for fans everywhere – outgoing, gracious, accessible and perhaps more erudite than some of the university’s very own professors. Prosser was a Renaissance Man among coaches. Listening to him do post-game interviews, it seemed like he was presiding over an honors thesis rather than taking questions at a press conference. He experienced success on the court, winning an ACC regular season title, recruiting Paul, taking our team to a national No. 1 ranking for the first time in WFU history, earning an ACC Coach of the Year and putting the pieces in place for a potential Final Four team in 2009. I’ve listened to our fans gripe for a long time about this or that – and indeed joined them in lamenting Prosser’s approach to defense – but we all turned out to be spoiled. Prosser was a class act. He taught his guys values beyond hoops: that it’s most important to perform with dignity, grace and integrity; that outcomes are important, but it matters just as much how you do your job; that a sense of humor and earnest friendship helps a lot of things; and that perseverance and hard work will ultimately pay great returns. He was a genuine, humble teacher. For those reasons he is every much a part of that hallowed Deacon tradition, and the place he occupies in the Wake Forest pantheon is one of highest honor. Robbie Mills is a alumnus of the Class of 2004.


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Deacs aim for repeat of last season By Matt Six | Staff writer

A glowing bright spot for the Deacons is returning quarterback, redshirt sophomore Riley Skinner, who as a freshman stepped in to replace Ben Mauk, who has since transferred to the University of Cincinnati. Skinner came through marvelously, leading the ACC in passing efficiency and earning second-team All-ACC and freshman All-American honors. With increased trust and knowledge of the offense, Skinner will be looked towards to have a big year behind the formidable Demon Deacons offense. The offense will be bolstered by the return of running back, redshirt senior Micah Andrews, who had a season-ending ACL injury in the third game against UConn last season. Andrews had a lot of work to do to return to form, and rehab was intense. “Rehab was strenuous. I was working with the soccer physical therapist,” Andrews said. “He basically made sure that I’d be able to make every movement that a soccer player could make, which falls in line with a running back. I was just dripping from sweat from doing things I used to take

As fall football practice kicks off, the defending ACC champions have started their quest to return to Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami at the end of the year for another round of postseason play. However, as with any college athletic team, turnover is inevitable. Offensively, the team fares decently, with the losses of wide receivers Willie Idelette and Nate Morton being replaced with junior Demir Bolden, who returns from a one-year suspension and junior Kenny Moore, who returns from being the primary running back at the end of the season to his natural position of catching footballs. Steve Vallos graduated; however, the offensive line promises to be deep. Running backs will be supplanted with the additions of redshirt freshmen Josh Adams and Lucas Caparelli, with redshirt sophomore Kevin Harris back and redshirt senior Micah Andrews hopefully returning from his injury. However, the other side of the ball will need to step up. While the defensive line and linebackers appear to be promising despite the losses of Jon Abbate to the NFL and Jyles Tucker and Bryan Andrews to graduation, these positions seem to be in good shape for the upcoming season. The secondary is a major concern though, and this is where players will have to step up to ensure a pair of return trips to Florida at the end of the year. Josh Gattis, Patrick Ghee and Riley Swanson all graduated, leaving redshirt juniors Kevin Patterson, Alphonso Smith and Chip Vaughn as the only veterans in the secondary. However, it gets more complicated. Patterson, after having a successful season as a starting cornerback, makes the transition to safety, a more physical position than cornerback, as he will be responsible for covering tight ends over the middle and supplementing the run defense. Vaughn also has question marks due to what ESPN has reported as recent surgery on his ACL, which is keeping him from spring practice sessions. While Vaughn has a knack for the big play, as seen by his pivotal field goal block in the victory over Duke last September, he hasn’t seen much time in the secondary and his injury in spring practice prevents him from gaining additional exposure to the position. Newcomers to the secondary will also have to step up and perform. Redshirt sophomore Brandan Ghee, after sitting out a year due to academics, will make his first appearance in a Deacon uniform. If Ghee can live up to his brother Patrick, then the Deacs’ secondary will help out the defense a lot, and should be able to gain a lot of immediate playing time. If Ghee, who was rated as the second-best cornerback in North Carolina, has a breakout season, the cornerback position will be in good hands with him and redshirt junior Alphonso Smith, who had a solid season last year after his spectacular freshman campaign. Redshirt freshman Alex Frye also can provide immediate help at safety alongside Patterson and Vaughn. If Frye can contribute immediately, it would provide much needed depth at safety, where currently Vaughn is the only true safety on the roster. Players switching positions will also need to provide immediate depth. Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Jones, a former wide receiver, moves to

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New Head Coach Dino Gaudio signals a play to the team during last year’s 95-85 home game loss against the Boston College Eagles. By Ryan Durham | Sports editor Uncertainty surrounded the head coaching job of the Wake Forest men’s basketball team since the untimely death of Skip Prosser, but it ended Aug 8. Demon Deacon associate head coach Dino Gaudio, a close friend and longtime assistant of Prosser, was named head coach of the Deacs by athletic director Ron Wellman at an Aug. 8 press conference. “This is a very bittersweet moment for me,” Gaudio said. “I love Wake Forest and I love the Atlantic Coast Conference.” “But I also love Skip Prosser and to become the head coach under these circumstances is not what I had envisioned.” Gaudio has signed a five-year con-

tract, according to Wellman, who said he expects it will be only the first of several contracts to come. “Dino has the qualities that we want at Wake Forest,” Wellman said. “First of all, he’s a teacher. He enjoys teaching and he considers coaching teaching, just as Skip considered coaching teaching.” Gaudio becomes the 20th head coach for the university’s men’s basketball team, but this is not his first time at the helm of a Division I basketball team. He led the Black Knights of United States Military Academy at West Point from 1993-’97, more commonly known as Army, and the Greyhounds of Loyola University in Maryland from 1997-2000. After these coaching jobs, Gaudio joined Prosser’s staff at Xavier Uni-

versity and then made the move with him to Winston-Salem in 2001. However, this was not the first meeting of the two coaches. In fact, they worked together for a total of 17 years. Gaudio started his career in 1981 as assistant coach to Prosser at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, W. Va. and served alongside Prosser as an assistant coach at Xavier. Gaudio had been Prosser’s top assistant at Wake Forest and played a central role in recruiting. With three of the top high school players in the 2008 class already committed to the university, Gaudio’s appointment should help keep these players on board and continue a strong recruiting trend. And with the first practice of the season only a few months away, Gau-

dio’s similar coaching style should make for as smooth a transition as could be expected during such a turbulent time. Though he said, he will be his own man, Gaudio vowed at the press conference that he would carry on the philosophies of the Prosser years. “We’ll make certain that what we started, we’re going to finish,” he said. Gaudio also praised the coaching staff he now leads and implied he has no plans to change personnel. “Skip always said we have the best staff in the nation. And we do,” he said. “One of the big things we have to do is to get better on the defensive end of the court,” he added. See Gaudio, Page B3

Football looks to replace key players By Martin Rickman | Staff writer

After a season for the ages, the defending ACC Champion Demon Deacons football team will start the season at Boston College on September 1. Capturing the hearts of Wake Forest students, alumni and fans across the country, the team ended their season with an 11-win season and a miracle berth in the BCS Orange Bowl against Louisville. Picked to finish fourth in the ACC this season, the Deacons have to replace lost veteran playmakers and leaders Jon Abbate, Josh Gattis, Riley Swanson and Patrick Ghee, as well as defensive end Jyles Tucker and WRs Willie Idlette and Nate Morton. The Deacs, who often last year needed a key Gattis interception, Morton reception over the middle or a crushing stop by Abbate in the miracle season, hope that this can be just a minor hiccup because of the system implemented by head coach Jim Grobe. By redshirting all incoming freshmen, Grobe is able to give the team increased depth and maturity at almost all positions. Defensively, the Deacons have a lot of work to do in replacing Abbate, Gattis, Ghee, Swanson

and Tucker, but are encouraged by the return of DE, redshirt senior Matt Robinson, who missed all of the 2006 season with a broken kneecap. The team also will be looking for leadership from redshirt juniors Kevin Patterson and Chip Vaughn at safety, as well as big plays from redshirt junior Alphonso Smith at cornerback. There is far from a lack of talent at defensive back for the Deacons; the question is just whether or not the team can play with consistency and make the big plays that so often were merely expected from Ghee, Swanson and Gattis. As Smith said at media day, “From the skills standpoint I don’t think we’re losing anything, but mentally we are. Gattis, Ghee and Swanson not only knew their position, but they understood it. And we feel like we need to get back to that point. But skills-wise we have players who can flat-out cover you and flat-out hit you on the run, but mentally we’re not there yet as a unit” The loss of Abbate to the NFL Draft will be felt, but there is still depth at the linebacker position from juniors Aaron Curry and Stanley Arnoux, who have all had significant time at the starting role.

Field hockey poised to stake another NCAA Championship run By Allison Lange | Asst. sports editor

After finishing second in the NCAA Championships last season, the Deacon’s field hockey team picked up where it left off in 2006. Tthe preseason National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll was released Aug. 21, which ranked Wake Forest at No. 2. “We take (being ranked second) as a compliment, but there are a lot of great teams out there,” Head Coach Jennifer Averill said. Averill “We’ll really look to evaluate ourselves after our third week of play.” Joining the Deacs in the top 10 of the poll are ACC rivals Maryland, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia, ranked No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 8, respectively. “Each year, we try to reiterate the strong points that our team does very well,”

Averill said. “We’re not the same team we were last year.” “I think we’ll be a very close knit group. Our team goal is to be competitive and win the ACC Championship first and foremost, and I think doing well in the NCAA tournament comes along with that.” Boston College is the only ACC team not to be included in the top 20 of the NFHCA preseason poll. “Playing in a tough conference definitely prepares you for playing the best out of your conference,” Averill said. “It prepares us for postseason play, and you learn more about your team when you’re playing at that level.” The Deacs travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., where they will play their first game of the season on Aug. 24 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The team will first take on No. 10 Iowa on Aug. 24 and then will face No. 12 Michigan on Aug. 25. At last year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Deacs beat Iowa, 6-0 and Michigan, 3-0. See Field hockey, Page B2

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The Demon Deacons charge out in defense during a scrimmage Aug. 18 against the University of Virginia. The Deacs start their season off Aug. 24 at No. 10 Iowa.

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Men’s soccer ranked No.4 in preseason poll Pressbox: Defense could be a weak link By Ryan Durham | Sports editor

After a shoot-out ended last season for the Wake Forest men’s soccer team, the team looks poised to make another run for the Championship. Ranked highly in many preseason polls, the Demon Deacons will also try and repeat their regular season ACC Championship and build on the momentum of their first ever appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals and semifinals. Some of the Deacs’ top players have been lost to graduation, including midfielders Steven Curfman, Wells Thompson and Ryan Solle and forward Mark Ellington. These four players accounted for 16 of Wake Forest’s 39 goals last season and were instrumental in the Deacons’ run for the NCAA Championship. Despite the loss of these key producers on offense, the Deacs will return all of their defensive players, including senior goal keeper Brian Edwards and junior defenders Julian Valentin and Pat Phelan. With the contribution of these three defensive players, Wake Forest managed to win 11 shutouts last season. Valentin has also gained individual honors of his own. Valentin was named to College Soccer News’ preseason first team All-American squad. Valentin not only contribOld Gold & Black file photo uted defensively to the team, he also Former Deacon Wells Thompson makes a move for the ball scored four goals and had one assist during a game last season. on the season.

Four new faces will also be seen on the field and sidelines for the Demon Deacons. Midfielders Corben Bone, Russ Coleman and Jeff Leach and defender Ike Opara make up a highly lauded freshman class, which will be instrumental in filling the holes in the middle left by Solle, Thompson and Curfman. The impact freshmen can have on the team’s performance is proven by now-sophomore forward Austin da Luz. Da Luz scored a goal and had two assists in 16 appearances last season and is likely to build on that performance this season. The Deacs have already proved their defense and freshmen are capable of fulfilling the preseason expectations. In a road scrimmage Aug. 20 at Furman, Wake Forest managed to shutout the Paladins 2-0. In the endeavor, Bone scored one of the Deacons’ two goals, with the other coming from junior forward Marcus Tracy. In the scrimmage, the Paladins were held to only eight shots on goal, and Edwards recorded two saves. “It’s a good start to the season,” Assistant Coach Carson Porter said. “We were happy to get these results against a good Furman team.” The Deacs’ first game of the regular season comes Aug. 31 against Old Dominion. Their first ACC game is Sept. 21 against Clemson.

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for granted, like sidestepping.” If he is able to stay healthy, Andrews looks to have the breakout year that was predicted for him last season. He is a talent who has shined when given the opportunity, including a 254 yard performance against Vanderbilt in 2005, as well as putting up 142 yards against Syracuse last year. In preseason, Andrews has been carrying the ball with increased confidence and he looks to be returning to form. The return of Andrews means a shift back to wide receiver for senior Kenny Moore, who was the Deacons’ leading rusher last season. Moore, a speedy player, learned the running back position very quickly and was a more than serviceable replacement in the Deacs’ confusing and injury-ridden backfield last season. He finished the season with over 500 yards rushing at 4.8 yards per carry, as well as catching 32 passes for 314 yards. Also starting at WR will be redshirt senior Kevin Marion, who

spent three years sparkling in special teams and as a slot receiver. With two fifth-year seniors, Zac Selmon and John Tereshinski, bolstering the team at tight end, and a gifted line led by first-team All-ACC center Steve Justice, the offense should be able to take more chances this year and take a little pressure off of the defense. Not to be forgotten is the strength of the special teams unit behind Lou Groza and Ray Guy semifinalist, redshirt junior Sam Swank, who punted, place-kicked and held kickoff duties. Swank had three 50+ yard FGs against N.C. State, as well as memorable kicks against North Carolina and in the ACC Championship against Georgia Tech. He did not miss an extra point last season. The Deacons will be hard-pressed to repeat the greatness of last season, but expectations and enthusiasm are very high as Grobe’s squad hopes to have another historic year. “It was fun last year but it’s over now,” Skinner said. “We’ve got a tough one ahead of us.”

Game of the Week Men’s soccer vs Cincinnati

7 p.m. August 25 Winston-Salem, N.C. The men’s soccer team will take on Cincinnati Aug. 25 at home for their last exhibition game. The game will take place at 7 p.m. at Spry Stadium. The team is coming off of its first exhibition game, with a 2-0 win at Furman. The team out shot the Paladins 13-8, with sophomore Michael Lahoud, junior Marcus Tracy and sophomore Austin da Luz leading the team with two shots each. Tracy and freshman Corben Bone both scored goals against the Paladins. Senior Brian Edwards and sophomore Akira Fitzgerald shared time in the Deacs’ goal, leading the Deacs to a shut out against Furman. Cincinnati tied with Butler Aug. 21. The Bearcats did not play the Deacs last year. Wake finished last year with a record of 22-3-4, making it to the semifinals of the College Cup and losing in penalty kicks to UC-Santa Barbara. The Bearcats finished the 2006 season with a record of 13-6-3. The Deacs welcome five new freshmen to the team after losing four seniors to graduation last spring.

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the other side of the ball as a safety, and he has the speed to be able to race down opposing receivers and break up a play deep. Redshirt senior D’Angelo Bryant has also been practicing in the defensive backfield, and could serve as a valuable backup, especially if he can improve his speed. As a former safety in high school, Bryant should be able to instinctively play the position. Should the defensive backfield be able to stay together and perform decently, avoiding allowing the big play and tackling receivers immediately, the 2007 football Deacs should be able to not only compete in the upper echelons of the ACC, but possibly be returning to North Florida the first weekend of December to play at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium for their second straight ACC Championship.

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The first home football game for Wake Forest is at 12 p.m. Sept. 8 against Nebraska.

The field hockey team finished the season last year with a record of 22-2, after losing 1-0 against Maryland in the NCAA Championship game hosted at Wake Forest. After losing Lauren Crandall, Kristina Gagliardi, Kristi Harshman, Haley Scott and Tracey Scott to graduation, the Deacs will be turning to lone seniors, captains Chelsea Cipriani and Lauren Love. “Love and Cipriani both complement each other really well,” Averill said. “They’re both great leaders on and off the field.” New to the team this year are freshmen Liza Casella, Emily Cummings, Alex Mann and Alex Wolfgang Price. “We’re working on taking Cipriani younger players and putting them into the line up,” Averill said. “We want to give them experience.” All four players joining the Deacons this season are highly touted. “We’ve got four new faces this year. I’ve never had a class so flexible and versatile in positions they can play,” Averill said. “They really add great depth to the team.”

Scoreboard Wake in the Ranks Men’s football 2006

Baseball standings

Atlantic ACC All 24-6 49-13 1. Florida State 18-12 41-23 2. Clemson 16-14 38-23 3. N.C. State 14-16 34-29 4. Wake Forest 12-17 24-27 5. Boston College 7-23 26-30 6. Maryland Coastal 21-9 57-16 1. North Carolina 19-9 45-16 2. Virginia 17-13 37-24 3. Miami 15-14 32-25 4. Georgia Tech 8-22 29-25 5. Duke 7-23 23-31 6. Virginia Tech

Field hockey 2006

Atlantic ACC All 1. Wake Forest 6-2 11-3 2. Boston College 5-3 10-3 3. Maryland 5-3 9-4 4. Clemson 5-3 8-5 5. Florida State 3-5 7-6 6. N.C. State 2-6 3-9 Coastal 1. Georgia Tech 7-1 9-5 2. Virginia Tech 6-2 10-3 3. Virginia 4-4 5-7 4. Miami 3-5 7-6 5. North Carolina 2-6 3-9 6. Duke 0-8 0-12




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Men’s baseball

1. Allan Dykstra (Wake Forest) 1. Yonder Alonso (Miami) 3. Andy D’Alessio (Clemson) 4. Doug Hogan (Clemson) 4. Mike Roskopf (N.C. State)



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Men’s football 2006 Eff.

1. Riley Skinner (Wake Forest) 2. Will Proctor (Clemson) 3. Sam Hollenbach (Maryland) 4. Drew Weatherford (Florida St.) 5. Thaddeus Lewis (Duke)



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1. Michelle Kasold (Wake Forest) 2.33 2. Marian Dickinson (Duke) 2.18 3. Bob Dirks (Boston College) 2.10 4. Christine Suggs (Wake Forest) 1.58 5. Lauren Crandall (Wake Forest) 1.85



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“It was Skip’s desire and it’s my desire and we are going to do that.� “We have to get better on the defensive end of the floor to go where we want to go.� Gaudio brings a strong coaching history to the helm of the Deacon squad. At Army, he recorded 19 wins in his first two seasons, the most of any coach in over a decade. He had similar success at Loyola, where he recorded 25 wins in his first two seasons – the best two-year record of any Greyhound coach in 26 seasons. “Those experiences at Loyola and

Army prepared me so well for what I’m doing right here today,� Gaudio said at the press conference. “I was 33 years old when I took the Army job, I’m 50 now. I’ve learned a lot in those years.� Gaudio appeared to be confident in taking over as the leader of Wake Forest basketball. “I told my guys that from this tragvX edy is going to be one of the greatest success stories in college basketball,� he said. “From this tragedy we have tremendous cause, we have tremendous motivation. We’re going to have a storybook season. I believe that.� “I told them we’ve got to make this Old Gold & Black file photo thing like a Shakespearean play. At the end of the season they’re writing New men’s basketball Head Coach Dino Gaudio was partly responsible for the recruitment and training of books about what happened.� former Deacons Chris Paul, Eric Williams, Justin Gray and Jamaal Levy.

Rotary International/Fulbright Scholarship Workshop Coming Up There will be a Rotary International/Fulbright Scholarship workshop for all interested students on Thursday, September 13th from 5:00PM to 6:30PM in Benson 410. Light refreshments will be served. The Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship allows a student to study abroad for a year after graduation as an ambassador to a foreign country. Students must apply through a Rotary International chapter either locally or in their hometown, thus application deadlines may vary. The deadline to notify the Rotary campus committee of your interest in the ‘09-‘10 Rotary International Scholarship competition is December 15th. The Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship is available for juniors and seniors. The Fulbright Program Scholarships provide funding for a year of research/graduate study or teaching English in a foreign country. The deadline for notifying the Fulbright campus committee of interest is September 17th for seniors and alumni. Underclassmen are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible. More information on both of these programs can be found on the WF Scholars website: http:// All interested students with commendable grades should contact Dr. Thomas Phillips, Director of Wake Forest Scholars, for a consultation at or 758-5180. Interested underclassmen may also set up a meeting with Lauren Davis, graduate assistant to the WF Scholars office at Don’t forget to attend the Rotary International/Fulbright Scholarship workshop on Thursday September 13th from 5:00-6:30PM in Benson 410, and learn how you can take advantage of these life-changing opportunities. HH500ME/Wake Forest Disting Ad


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Life might seem a little overwhelming as you adjust to things at Wake, but here are a few Winston-Salem staples for whenever you find the time to kick back By Kell Wilson | Life editor Stratford Road When you move to a new town it always takes a while to orient yourself. It’s almost a rite of passage for every new university student to get lost and discover a new part of Winston-Salem they’ve never seen before. But getting lost can be frustrating, especially when all you’re looking for are groceries or a nice restaurant. So here are the five vital places in Winston that every student needs to know about.


These two stores are the staples of any college student. From clothes to food to a pharmacy, Target has most of what you’ll need for your dorm room. They even sell some food in bulk at the back of the store if you don’t want to bother with a Sam’s Club or Costco card. Unfortunately, it’s not a SuperTarget so there are only a few aisles worth of food products and it is not open past 10 p.m. However, for those who need to grab some snack food late at night for an allnighter, there is a 24-hour Wal-Mart just down the road. It has everything that you’ll need and more for your basic needs, just try to avoid it during the day on the weekends or you may find yourself walking a mile from your car to the door. How to get there: To reach Target, take a left out of the University Parkway exit and just continue straight for about 2.5 miles. It’s on the left side of the road by a Hess gas station. To get to Wal-Mart, take the same route and continue about a mile past Target. You’ll pass Highway 52 and take a right on Summit Square Boulevard. Keep going straight, through a light and it’s right in front of you.

Hanes Mall

Winston-Salem surprisingly has the largest enclosed shopping mall in North Carolina. Hanes Mall boasts over 200 shops throughout both floors and is surrounded by several other stores and restaurants such as Best Buy and Olive Garden. The five department stores are Macy’s, Dillards, Sears, JCPenny and Belk. The layout is different than most malls. It’s split into two sections with JCPenny in the center. You actually have to cross through the store in order to go back and forth between both sides. Hanes Mall doesn’t have designer stores or anything really upscale, but it has the basic Old Navy, Gap, Abercrombie and Hollister that many college students wear. How to get there: Take the Reynolda Road exit and go straight through the first light right at the entrance of the school. Turn left at the next light, Silas Creek Parkway and continue down that road for about 4.5 miles. Take a right on Hanes Mall Circle and you’re there.

When furnishing your dorm, your best bet for all your decorative needs is Bed Bath & Beyond, which is conveniently located only 3 miles from school on Stratford Road. In fact it’s one of the several well-known attractions on this road. Stratford is a hub for college restaurants and stores in Winston. Ishi Japanese Restaurant offers a great selection of sushi and Nawab has a great lunch buffet of Indian cuisine at affordable prices. The Loop Pizza Grill is also a popular spot for all Winston inhabitants. Stratford also offers a Borders bookstore and a Fresh Market for those who like organic groceries. Stratford can also get you to the mall, so if Silas Creek is backed up, you can take a short cut. How to get there: There are several ways to get to Stratford Road. The easiest way is to take the Reynolda exit out of campus and take a left at Silas Creek Parkway for 3.5 miles. You’ll see a sign for the Stratford Road exit on the right. You’ll come to a light, which is Stratford Road. If you take a left you’ll be on your way to Bed Bath and Beyond. If you take a right you’ll be passing by the mall on your left.

Cook Out

If you’re not from North Carolina, when you hear the words “cook out” you probably think of a big group of people, hanging out by a grill full of hamburgers and hotdogs. Around here though, when people say these two words, they usually think of milkshakes. Why? Because of a small, yet extremely popular fast food chain called Cook Out, centered in North Carolina. It is known for its real, smoked hamburgers (not the frozen kind like most fast food joints use) but it really specializes in milkshakes. Cook Out regularly offers 34 types of shakes year round, ranging from banana berry to walnut and even has two seasonal offerings (watermelon during the summer and egg nog in the winter time). How to get there: There are a few Cook Outs in Winston, but the easiest to find is down University Parkway by Wal-Mart. Take a left at the University exit and go for about 4 miles past Highway 52. It’s on the right between Burger King and Taco Bell.

Fourth Street

Downtown Winston may not be huge or glamorous, but it does have some good spots, one of those being the ever-popular Fourth Street. This road is home to some of the best restaurants in Winston. Mellow Mushroom is a fabulous pizzeria on the corner of Fourth and Marshall. Foothills brews its own unique beer and offers any kind of food you’d want. Fourth Street Filling Station is a slightly more upscale restaurant.

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Downtown Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine. Entertainment-wise, Fourth Street is considered the Arts District of Winston and you can find many interesting galleries down there. To support people coming out, the Downtown Arts District Association holds a First Friday Gallery Hop the first Friday of every month.

The event is free and the galleries extend their hours till 10 p.m. and even offer free food. There is also Films on Fourth sponsored by the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Filming, which shows independent movies for only $6 with student ID. How to get there: Take a right out of school on the Uni-

versity Parkway exit, continue straight for three miles. University Parkway turns into Marshall Street right outside downtown so don’t get worry when the street name changes. Fourth Street intersects with Marshall and you can turn either right or left. To get back to the university, you have to take Cherry Street since Marshall is one way.

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Summer offers no hiatus for celebrity scandals and antics Ryan Coons Staff columnist

Quite a bit happened over the summer in the entertainment world (although apparently not enough to fill a 700-word requirement). And seeing as I value my opinion above all else, this is the be-all-end-all of summer recaps. Obviously the biggest story of the summer was Paris Hilton’s trip to prison and subsequent release … and subsequent return (a second honeymoon if you will). When she was first sentenced it finally seemed as though celebrities were going to face the consequences of their actions. Thankfully, that did not turn out to be the case.

Just days after being incarcerated, she was released to the confines of her house due to a pre-existing medical condition (known as not wanting to be in prison). But her mansion-arrest was no cake walk. Word from her publicist was that her television only had the USA network and she was forced to watch a marathon of Law and Order: SVU (something no one should ever have to do). So I congratulate you Paris, for making one of the best career moves a celebrity has made since OJ Simpson didn’t kill his wife (book deal!). Next up we have Barry Bonds breaking the alltime home run record, proving that sometimes, cheaters do win. Not that Barry Bonds does steroids (much like the Rock doesn’t do steroids and Lindsay Lohan doesn’t do cocaine). Speaking of Ms. Parent Trap, she has made celebrity rehab seem like the coolest vacation spot ever. Where else can you go to get clean and sober, only to get arrested with enough confectioners’ sugar to bake a wedding cake (it was sugar, right?).

I’m very upset at the people saying that her career is over just because her latest movie “only” grossed $3.2 million dollars in its first week. I don’t know where Roger Ebert comes from, but $3.2 million is more than I can count on my hands (barely). If anything, she is more relevant today than ever. Who else leads the nightly news simply because she wears a shock collar that keeps her from drinking too much (other than Ted Kennedy)? She’s even on the cover of Maxim’s (aka the wankazine for Christians) 10th anniversary issue. And if there is anything that can get your life back on track, being on the cover of Maxim is it (just look what it did to Britney Spears). I honestly cannot wait for Britney’s new album. It’s going to be filled with so much depth and meaning. She’s really grown as an artist, and as a human being. Nothing says “I’m capable of rearing my children alone” than shaving your head and attacking a reporter with an umbrella. This could be the opportunity for K-Fed to win back the hearts and

minds of America. With enough determination and hard work he could be the next Kid Rock. Finally, season premiers have started up, and my favorite guilty pleasure, The Real World, has hit the ground running. For the first time ever the house has gone down under to Australia. Now the house guests can bring making fools of themselves to a whole new continent. But the best part of this season is Parisa. At last, the producers of the show have cast someone who sees everyone else in the house as we view them; with utter horror. This is why I want to be on that show (aside from finally owning a 300-gallon fish tank). I would totally be “that guy” who just calls everyone else out on their idiocy. For example, Trisha not wanting to have a boyfriend “holding her down” while in Sydney (read: wants to sleep with a lot of guys). However, despite Parisa’s best efforts, I’m sure the other five will do their best to disgrace our nation and further solidify stereotypes about Americans.

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She Said | A girl’s guide to getting it on

Try to slow things down while adjusting Kelly Curran Staff columnist

Beatle-mania lives!

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Following in the footsteps of his fellow former band-mate (Paul McCartney released Memory Almost Full earlier this summer), Ringo Starr will release Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Aug. 28. The CD features 20 of Starr’s greatest hits, including the album’s title track and “It Don’t Come Easy.” A CD/DVD combo package is also available for more hardcore fans.

Welcome, freshmen! I’m sure you’re enjoying the endless schedule of speeches, talks and meetings, all of which are chock full of lessons and warnings. Don’t skip class, always use a condom, don’t drink and so on. But you’ve heard this all before, probably since you were in middle school. There are many lessons to be learned during your freshman orientation that won’t be addressed in a speech in Wait Chapel, but that does not make them any less essential. It’s time to discuss the topics most practical to the fun-loving college freshman – advice I wish I had when I was in your shoes. Many people don’t think twice about the repercussions of their hook-

ups. Yes, we may protect ourselves from the most obvious of dangers, namely health issues, but what about social damage? You might think that in a school of over 4,000 students, you can avoid getting a reputation. In high school, any news of break-ups, make-outs or hook-ups spread faster than mono after Pledge Night (you’ll hear about Pledge Night soon enough). Wake Forest is not a far cry from your old high school rumor mill. People will never stop being interested in other peoples’ business. I have noticed that fraternities are prime culprits of circulating gossip. We underestimate the draw of a good, scandalous story within groups of males. You would not be surprised to hear that sororities gossip. We expect this of girls, however unfair that assumption may be. But guys are not above gossiping, and the frequent use of listservs makes it all too easy. One night of fun can quickly turn into a reputation-shaping event. One dance on the bar, a one-night stand, one incidence of groping on the dance floor – it is all seen and duly noted.

Don’t be fooled by the dark corners and flashing lights, there’s nowhere to hide at a party. It might not be fair, but keep this in mind – your reputation is based on the things that you do. Let me clarify – the things you choose to do. If you’d rather not have a group of 50 or so guys know just how good (or bad) your bedroom skills are, don’t give them that knowledge. It’s that simple. Another little nugget of wisdom to remember is this: take your time. As Frankie says, relax! (And if you guys are too young to get the reference, I may have just had a quarter life crisis.) At the beginning of your freshman year, you’ll want to cram in as much as possible. You won’t want to miss a single party or opportunity to make a new friend. It’s good to be enthusiastic about your new college life, but don’t forget your regular pace. By living at warp speed, you’ll be missing important parts of your new relationships. It’s great that the random upperclassman you met at a party likes the Fratellis as much as you do, but does that mean you have

to hook up with him tonight? Take your precious time; you have four years to meet people. The first person you’re attracted to doesn’t have to be the person who takes you home. If your shared love for Whole Foods makes him the real deal, he’ll be around. I hope you all enjoy your four years at college. As a senior, I’m still coming to the terms that I’m in the last leg of the trip. I can’t say that I have absolutely no regrets from my time here, but I’m pretty damn happy with how things have turned out. I’m not saying that you should always play it safe. After all, some of my best memories and most entertaining stories have come from entirely regrettable nights. It’s all about knowing what risks are worth taking and having a good time no matter what. After all, isn’t that what college is all about? “She Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one girl’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact her with your feedback or ideas at currkm4@

What You Didn’t Know | By Caldwell Tanner

Legendary Parts Turns out legends like Albert Einstein and Napoleon Bonaparte left behind more than just stories for the history books. reports that Einstein’s brain was kept in two jars for more than 30 years by Dr. Thomas Harvey, the man who performed the genius’s autopsy. The remains were later divided into 240 sections and dispersed amongst scientists for testing. As for Bonaparte, it’s said that the emperor’s ... manhood was taken by a priest named Ange Vignali. The goods are now believed to be in the possession of an American urologist.

Howl like a Banshee The always funny campus comedy troupe, the Lilting Banshees, will perform its annual Welcome to Wake show on Aug. 28 from 8-10 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. The Banshees, who give a number of other performances throughout the school year, perform a show specifically geared towards freshmen every year during orientation. The show usually consists of jokes and skits that poke fun of life at Wake and its traditions. It also offers a lighthearted outlook on the stressful beast that is orientation.

Drink of the Week Mandarin Sunrise

Looking for something fruity and delicious to help you cool off and celebrate summer? Try this drink out for size. Ingredients: 1.5 oz absolut mandarin 4 oz pineapple juice 2 oz orange juice 1 oz peach schnapps 1 can 7-up .75 oz grenadine 1 lime Mix the Absolut Mandarin, Peach schnapps, pineapple & orange juice in a shaker with ice. Pour into a glass and fill it with 7-up and stir. Add grenadine so that it sinks to bottom and garnish with a twist of lime.

Movie Review | Once

Once blends music and romance without the cheese By Rachel Kowal | Staff writer

When I heard the premise for the film Once, I immediately defaulted to a cynical view and wrote the movie off as a musical chick flick: a guy and a girl who meet in the streets, both happen to be talented musicians and decide to make music together? You’ve got to be kidding me, I thought to myself. But then I watched the trailer, heard clips from one of the songs and after repeated views, even the horribly cheesy tagline, “How often do you find the right person… Once” seemed not only to work; it seemed perfect. Far from being the standard upbeat chick flick where every relationship magically works out, Once actually has a tragic element in it that makes it both more realistic and honest. Both individuals are encumbered by past relationships: the guy, played by Glen Hansard, is still haunted Once by his last Starring | Glen Hansard and girlfriend, Markéta Irglová and the girl, Director | John Carney played by Who’s it for? | People looking Markéta for good music and a little Irglová, has romance a young Running Time | 1 hr 25 min. daughter and Rating | (out of 5) an absent husband. It is from these tragic and broken backgrounds that the beauty of a simple and heartening relationship truly shines. While the movie could have easily turned into yet another Hollywood adulterous mess, the connection between Hansard and Irglová transcends the purely physical realm. Indeed, while it is obvious that they bare parts of their souls to one another, only a quick kiss on the cheek is exchanged between the two throughout the course of the movie. Once may be heavy on the music – Glen’s character is rarely without his guitar in hand – but do not let this scare you away from seeing the movie. It is not a stereotypical musical furnished with carefully choreographed dances and painstakingly engineered costumes. It is the story of a struggling musician who in addition to fixing vacuum cleaners, is a busker on the streets of Dublin for a little extra money and, of course, for the love of music. While director John Carney initially considered casting two established actors to play musicians and thought hard about giving the male lead role to Irish actor Cillian Murphy (Jim in 28 Days Later), he decided instead to cast talented musicians to act, a decision that drastically altered the direction of the movie and made for a truly impressive soundtrack. Hansard is the frontman of the Irish band, The Frames, and Irglová has collaborated with various musicians. Though Irglová was only 18 when she filmed Once, she is at home in the

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Rather than casting big-name actors, director John Carney chose established musicians to play the leads in his new, critically acclaimed film about love and music. film as a Czech immigrant, perhaps because this role is familiar to her both inside and out of the context of the movie. Carney’s decision to cast first-time actors in a major studio production, combined with the realistic camera style and natural lighting give the film that all important authentic feel that transforms the seemingly cheesy and one-dimensional premise into a more intimate and believable feel. One hallmark of the film is that no names are used for the majority of the characters. Both the film’s closing credits and IMDB refer to the two main characters simply as “Guy” and “Girl,” which

also contributes to the universal and familiar feeling of the movie. Though the film has not had the luxury of wide release in the United States, it is currently playing in Greensboro at the Carousel Grande and is worth the drive. Once earned both the Audience Award at the Dublin Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. To hear more of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, check out either the Once soundtrack or their collaborative band, The Swell Season, which has an interactive MySpace page to which the two regularly contribute.

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