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New students attend Convocation Program gains recognition By Blake Brittain | Staff writer
University President Nathan O. Hatch, Dean of Freshman Paul Orser and Dean of the College Deborah Best welcomed new students and wished them luck Aug. 24 as hundreds of new students and anxious parents packed Wait Chapel during convocation. “For all of you, students and parents alike, this is a momentous day,” Hatch said. “On any scale, going off to college is a seismic event. The emotional Richter scale jumps to new levels.” Hatch also discussed his experiences as a college student, and explained how three of his college professors challenged him and helped to shape the person that he is today. “My advice today is simple. First, we welcome each of you to this community with open embrace. You are a member in full standing. Second, engage the faculty. They love to have conversation partners,” Hatch said. “Third, become active learners. In most cases, what you get out of a course will be proportionate to what you invest in it. Finally, wrestle with the big questions about the meaning of life, about faith, service and vocation. When all is said and done, ask this question: In what do I want to invest my life?” Orser used his convocation speech to talk about the nature and reputation of difficult coursework at the university. “Right here on this campus we have our own observation on work – highly distilled, created and promoted by our students in their loving nickname for this place – Work Forest,” he said. “Expend high quality energy from day one to the very finish. In just five words — Work First, not Work Forest.” Best quipped about the oppressive heat during move-in day before offering some of her own advice. “You are a special class. You have the distinction of being one of the few classes to deal with temperatures over 95 degrees on move-in day,” she said. “By the time you have children to whom you will tell college tales, yesterday will probably be the only 110 degree weather experienced in Wake Forest history and you had to drag all your electronic toys, futons, clothes up three flights of stairs
Fortune Small Business magazine nationally ranks entrepreneurship discipline By Elliot Engstrom | Asst. news editor
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New students and their parents sit attentively at New Student Convocation Aug. 24 in Wait Chapel. They were welcomed by University President Nathan O. Hatch and others. while your parents sipped Starbucks cappuccinos in the bookstore. “Be kind to each other, make lasting friendships, apply yourself as if your future depends on it, because it does,” Best continued. “On behalf of the faculty and my colleagues in the Dean’s Office, I welcome you and look forward
to our future years together at Wake Forest and beyond. This is the beginning of the Wake Forest magic.” “On behalf of all of us at Wake Forest, let me say again how delighted we are to have you as a student here,” Hatch said. “Welcome to the conversation.”
PREPARE increases awareness of rape
Campus group teaches new students of dangers of assault By Molly Nevola | Staff writer
In 1987, news of an alleged rape on campus spread through the university and caused students to take action, establishing the first group on campus with a mission to promote understanding and prevention of rape and sexual assault. PREPARE, Policy Group on Rape Education, Prevention and Response, is made up of about 60 students from diverse backgrounds and groups on campus who share a common goal of safety for students. The harsh reality is that 20-25 percent of women will be raped during their college career. About 65 percent of all sexual assault cases will go unreported. This is a statistic that has made sexual assault the “silent epidemic,” according to the American Association of University Women. To combat this nationally growing issue and its staggering statistics, PREPARE here at the university is equipped with well-trained student advocates, a small group within the organization. These advocates have received additional training on helping victims of sexual assault. The advocates can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by cell phone. They are available to talk to victims, accompany victims to Student Health or the local hospital or answer any question, however big or small, regarding sexual assault. Each member of PREPARE has been extensively educated in a class that specifically covers rape and sexual assault.
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Juniors Daniel Patten and Tara Tedrow lead PREPARE talks for freshmen. The group intends to educate students about rape. They have all also been trained to All university students should be run the first year aware of the constudent presentatinuous service “PREPARE student advocates tions given during that PREPARE want to help Wake Forest stu- can provide. orientation each dents in any way possible so year. To make accessiThese presentability more availstudents should not hesitate tions consist of able to all students, to call under any circumfacts and statistics, the group recently stances even if they have just a review of the switched from university’s sexual a pager to a cell a small question.” misconduct policy phone. The cell Lizzy Bell and discussion on phone number is Senior co-chair of PREPARE advice to give to a (336) 671-7075. friend who has been “PREPARE stuassaulted. dent advocates want to help Wake
Forest students in any way possible so students should not hesitate to call under any circumstances even if they have just a small question,” Lizzy Bell, one of the senior co-chairs of PREPARE, said. Bell said that she first joined PREPARE as a freshman because she found that it provided her with an effective way to give back to the university community. Bell said that the group is a great way for both men and women to get together and actually do something about such an important issue. There are still many misconceptions about the topics that PREPARE deals with, Bell said. “It is so important to be aware of the prevalence of sexual assault in our community … I hope that we make a difference on campus and that as PREPARE grows, we are able to reach out to more and more students,” Bell said. Sharon Babcock, the other senior co-chair of PREPARE, said that she joined the student group as a freshman after she was immediately drawn to the organization during the orientation program. Babcock said that since rape and sexual assault are such major problems on college campuses, the only way to decrease the number of attacks is through education: informing the student body of statistics and teaching them how to prevent an attack or to help a friend in the case of assault. “It has been a great way for me to get deeply and passionately involved with an organization and a cause that I feel so strongly about,” Babcock said. The group is also in charge of Tie a Yellow Ribbon Week. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Week is an annual sexual assault awareness week held in February that includes several events such as a documentary viewing, See PREPARE, page A3
The entire nation, thanks to Fortune Small Business magazine, is hearing about entrepreneurship at the university. In the magazine’s September issue, the university was listed with 24 colleges as best for cross-campus entrepreneurship education and 26 graduate business schools best for “blending real-world small-business know-how with top academics.” The magazine’s September issue was the first to include such a list. “We are delighted that Wake Forest’s exceptional learning environment for liberal arts and entrepreneurial thinking has been recognized,” Provost Jill Tiefenthaler said in a univeristy press release. “We offer innovative academic programs that encourage our students to link knowledge and experience, to assess resources and opportunities and to initiate change and general value – essential capabilities for the 21st century entrepreneur.” Fortune Small Business maga“We are delighted that zine develWake Forest’s exceptional oped the list through learning environment for a process liberal arts and entrepreinvolving neurial thinking has been in-depth inter views recognized.” over a sevenJill Tiefenthaler m o n t h Provost period with entrepreneurs, professors, students, alumni, administrators and venture capitalists. The list is not ranked in numerical order in the magazine. The university’s interest in entrepreneurship is reflected in the student body. During the past academic year, about 5 percent of undergraduates enrolled in one or more entrepreneurship courses. The faculty also reflect this aspect of the university, as 75 undergraduate faculty members from 24 departments have participated in the entrepreneurship program. “Our goal is to weave entrepreneurship into the fabric of the university and to make entrepreneurship an integral part of the culture,” Elizabeth Gatewood, director of the office of entrepreneurship and liberal arts, said of the recently-founded program. “The distinguishing feature of our entrepreneurship program is that it allows students to pursue a rigorous liberal arts or business education and pursue an education in entrepreneurship that can be tailored to their specific interest or area of academic study.” Over a third of full-time Babcock School of Management students are members of the Babcock Entrepreneurs club, over 90 percent take an entrepreneurship elective and 70 percent take two or more. “We practice entrepreneurship in the design and delivery of our programs,” Stan Mandel, executive professor and director of the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship, said. “We are making the curriculum richer and more relevant for our students by concentrating on diversity in the classroom and providing exciting experiences outside it where students can pursue interests about which they are passionate.” But entrepreneurship courses are not only for business or management students. Courses can accommodate students studying law, medicine and accounting, among other subjects. Internships also can be tailored to students in a variety of fields, and can vary from social entrepreneurship to regenerative medicine. According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, almost 3,000 schools offer classes in entrepreneurship. In the mid-80s, the number was closer to 300.
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Sports | B1 Terrified Tarheels
Opinion | A5 Heartfelt Words
Deacs go 1-1 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge falling 0-3 to Iowa before beating Michigan 3-2. The girls will make their ACC preview Aug. 31 vs. UNC.
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Comedy troupe returns to campus, up to its usual antics of distasteful humor and a side of sass.
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• Med school finds new information on autism | A6 • Meet a member of the class of 2011 | A2
students need to take university’s motto of pro humanitate seriously to improve community.
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Brieflies Baptist Medical Center ranked by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in two categories in the July 25 issue of the magazine. The hospital is ranked No. 25 nationally in endocrinology and No. 28 nationally in respiratory disorders. Only 173 of 5,462 of the hospitals evaluated were ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals in at least one of the 16 categories.
Student Activities Fair to be held today on Manchester Plaza Student Union will host the annual activities fair today from 2-5 p.m. on Manchester Plaza. The rain date is scheduled for the same time, Aug. 31.
Reynolda House hosts Family First Workshop Reservations are required for this Reynolda House event that features “Paste Painting” for elementary school-age children accompanied by an adult. The event will run from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 2, and will cost $7 for Reynolda House members or $10 for non-members.
Members of Winston-Salem community to run for children The 11th Annual Brenner Children’s Classic 5K Run, presented by LeBleu, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Reynolda Business Center. Participants of the LeBleu Open 5K will run through the historic Graylyn Estates and Reynolda Gardens. The CommScope 5K Challenge offers a $2,000 prize to the American male and female runner breaking the current North Carolina state 5K record. The grand prize of $1,500 goes to the school registering or collecting the most money for Brenner. The Toys ‘R’ Us Fun Run is a one-mile run for children of all ages, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Reynolda Business Center parking lot. The winner of both boys and girls, provided that they are 13 years of age or younger, will receive a 26-inch all-terrain bike. A picnic lunch will be provided after the 5K race. For more information or to register, go to www.bccrun.org or www.brennerchildrens. org.
London program will hold informational meeting for fall 2008 Join professor of economics Perry Patterson to explore the unique environment of London as the preeminent trade and financial capital and one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities. Courses in London will likely include “Britain and the European Union,” “Economics for a Multicultural Europe,” a theatre class, an art history class and a history of London course. For more information, come to the planning meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 11 in Carswell 101, or contact Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 5528.
Days until fall break Days until graduation Days until Homecoming
Meet A Friendly Freshman Face
Freshman tackles questions on orientation, campus myths and adjusting to new lifestyle
The Old Gold & Black’s news editor Liza Greenspun recently sat down with freshman Tania Cuzmenco from Charlotte, N.C., to see how her transition into life at the university was going. Why did you choose Wake Forest? I wanted a small school where I would get a lot of attention from professors and I could really focus on my education. I also wanted to be close to home but not be too close – it’s a good distance. What is your favorite campus feature and why? I like how all the freshmen are together because we all hang out together and we all go out together. We can really get to know people and you don’t really get mixed up between all the academic buildings because we are together, we can go visit each other. It’s really cool. What was your favorite orientation event and why? I really liked “Wake World” because it was really funny and it really says a lot of the feelings we all have and are afraid to admit. I also think it’s really funny that they went online and got all our pictures off of Facebook. We all freaked out when we saw those pictures. How do you feel about the Pit? It’s pretty good. I’m a vegetarian. I had dinner there the other night and they actually cooked me tofu. I like that you can ask for things, but it’s just going to take awhile to get used to it. What is your best experience at Wake so far? I really liked moving in and being with my floormates because we are all substance free. We all have the same opinions and we can just have fun together, doing whatever we want to and definitely just hanging out in that huge basement lounge, playing Guitar Hero 24 hours a day. How are the dorms? Have they met your expectations? I’m used to a bigger room and bigger house, with carpet, but I guess we won’t be spending too much time in our dorms, so I guess it’s comfortable the way it is. What do you miss the most about home right now and why? I miss the city of Charlotte and all my friends because we would always go out into the city at night and go shopping and stuff. In Winston-Salem it’s a different environment and a different city. I miss my Charlotte skyline.
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Freshman Tania Cuzmenco is one of the many new freshmen who have spent the last week becoming acclimated to the university’s peculiarities. What is the campus activity you want to participate most in and why? I think that 24-hour dance marathon, Wake ‘n’ Shake. I love to dance and I think that would be fun, all 24 hours of it. What is the biggest myth you’ve busted about college? I think that there is kind of a story about substance free kids and there are some people that fit that stereotype but there’s a lot of us that don’t.
We want to meet people and go out but we might not do the activities that are typical to do off-campus. What is the scariest rumor you have heard about Wake Forest? I’ve heard that it’s “Work Forest,” where all you do is work, and I’ve heard that professors give four-page papers twice a week. To me that’s like, “Oh man, I’m going to be in my dorm all the time.”
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Date for first career fair at university set The first career fair of the semester will be held 12-4 p.m. Sept. 12 in Benson 401.
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Students stand outside Reynolds Gymnasium awaiting Screamin’ Demons sign-ups. 2006 ACC Coach of the Year Jim Grobe spoke to the pep club prior to sign-ups, which were held 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
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Alcohol and Drug Violations • Between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on the nights of Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, University Police responded to 11 calls from locations adjacent to and on campus where students were having parties. • Twenty-six students were charged with underage consumption or possession of alcohol. • Three students were charged with public display of alcohol. • Three students were charged with urinating in public. • Two students were charged with hosting an unauthorized party. • One student was charged with violating the city
noise ordinance. • One student was charged with resisting arrest. • Information about each incident was provided to the dean of Student Services.
Thefts • A wallet containing gift cards valued at $240 was reported stolen from the top of a desk at the University Corporate Center on Reynolds Boulevard prior to 7:48 p.m. Aug. 22. • A laptop computer, watch and iPod valued together at $1,275 were reported stolen from two locked vehicles at Graylyn International
Conference Center prior to 1:50 p.m. Aug. 25. Police later recovered the laptop nearby.
Traffic Violations • University Police charged a Winston-Salem man with displaying a false registration plate on his vehicle and having an expired inspection sticker during a check of a campus parking lot on Aug. 20. University Police responded to 46 calls from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26, including 13 incidents and investigations and 33 service calls.
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Medical researchers make breakthrough in autism study By Liza Greenspun | News editor
Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have discovered that autism may be caused by deficiencies in connections between brain cells within a single region of the brain rather than only between regions, as was previously believed. Tony Wilson, lead researcher and assistant professor of neurology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, explained that the overall findings were that autistic children had a deficit in the left auditory cortex of the brain, but not in the right auditory cortex. The auditory cortexes are regions of the brain that respond to sound stimulation, Wilson said, adding that the finding was significant in that the deficits were in particular regions of the brain rather than in the overall network.
The results of the tests used in this study were reported in this month’s issue of Biological Psychiatry. In the study, a group of 10 children or adolescents with autism and another group of 10 without autism listened to a series of clicks occurring every 25 milliseconds for a duration of 500 milliseconds. There was a significant difference between the two groups in the left hemisphere of the brain, which is the region of the brain that controls language and logic, but there was not a significant discrepancy between the two groups in the right hemisphere of the brain, which controls attention and spatial processing. “Our results made sense,” Wilson said in a press release. “Both anecdotal and behavioral evidence suggest children with autism have significantly disturbed
PREPARE: Group accepts applications
brain circuits on the local-level within an individual brain area. “For example, they tend to restrict their visual gaze to a part of someone’s face, like a nose or an eye, but not the person’s whole face.” The results also support previous research that found something called long-range connectivity, which shows disconnections between two or more regions of the brain. This particular research shows that the disconnection may actually begin within individual brain regions, called local connectivity. The magnetoencephalography, or MEG, instrument, which Wilson said looks similar to a 1960sstyle hair dryer that fits over the head, measured the brain’s responses to these clicks. Wilson said that he recently moved to Baptist Medical Center to be the MEG scientist at Wake
Forest from the University of Colorado because of the advanced technologies at the university. “We have one of the world’s best MEG systems,” Wilson said, explaining that the instrument has 275 channels, or sensors which attach to the head in order to measure the magnetic field that is created by brain cell communication. Only seven to nine of such advanced MEG instruments exist in this country, Wilson said. Wilson plans on using this machine to expand the research to look at different types of sounds and different regions of the brain, as well as to study the vocal system and the ability of autistic children to watch and imitate hand gestures. “We’re currently recruiting volunteers,” Wilson said. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with this study or anything should call (336) 716-8694.
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a rape wall exhibit outside of the Pit and the annual Speakout. The Speakout is a powerful event because it allows the Wake Forest community to come together and share personal experiences of sexual assault. It also gives students the opportunity to speak out against rape, and support victims and survivors. Any student interested in joining PREPARE should look out for flyers during the fall that will note application deadlines. The application process consists of a paper application and interview. All admitted students will take the 1.5 hour women’s and gender studies course in the spring semester. They will then be in charge of the presentations during orientation next fall. Finally, new members will have the opportunity to join the executive board or become an advocate. More information about the organization can be found at PREPARE’s Web site, http://groups. wfu.edu/prepare. Any questions, comments or suggestions for the organzation should be directed to senior Lizzy Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students wait in long lines to buy books at the University Bookstore located in Taylor House. Incoming students registered for classes Aug. 27 and 28, causing a back-up in the bookstore as they rushed to buy textbooks in preparation for the first day of class.
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Book lists, syllabi should be available for early viewing
s students attend their classes for the first time, two things weigh heavily on their minds – syllabi and textbooks. It’s the subject of every class you’ll take this week. Here’s your schedule for the next semester. Here’s the books you’ll need. This first class discussion brings up a valid concern among many university students – the cost of textbooks. This year the university has estimated that textbooks should cost the average student $600 … a year. However, many students spend this much for only one semester of textbooks, especially those in introductory level science and language classes. Many language classes require the purchase of textbooks, workbooks and CDs. Divisionals are also textbook cases of high textbook costs. Most intro level classes require bulky books, in addition to supplementary reading materials. Textbook costs are out of control and the problem certainly isn’t confined to the university. Prices have been rising at double the rate of inflation, according to a Government Accountability Office study. A Washington Post article said that many students have responded by refusing to buy textbooks, as many as 60 percent nationwide. Others choose to search for used books online, which are often sold for prices far lower than those in the campus bookstores. The university has made it very difficult for students to do this, because book lists are not posted online. Some professors will e-mail book lists to students registered for their classes to allow early purchasing online. However, most students won’t know what books are needed for classes until the first
day when they receive their syllabus – or by going to the university bookstore. Why can’t the booklists for classes be listed online? Students could access these lists at any time, order books and have them delivered before classes begin. It is unfair to force students to purchase books from the university bookstore when much cheaper alternatives are available. While on the subject of things that should be available online, we urge professors to put their syllabi online for access by all students. We feel that students should know more about classes before registering than the two-line course description can offer. Students would be able to make more informed class choices and choose courses that they would enjoy if syllabi were available for viewing by the student body as a whole. Many classes are repeated year after year and are working off of the same syllabus. Posting these documents online would be easy and might cut down on the high add/drop percentage. We admire the “shopping” periods at other universities, a time during which students can attend classes to get a feeling for the professor and the class. We feel that because students are unsure what some courses will be like, they “shop” these classes by registering and then drop them when they turn out to be quite different than expected. Both of these requests concern open information and communication with the student body. It does not seem much to ask of the faculty and administration. More openness, about the coursework and booklists, would make course decisions and textbook purchasing much easier.
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Gonzales’ departure overdue
Departed attorney general will help Republicans in election
a little bit now. We won’t be hearing Democrat congressmen parading in front of the microphone as often now, condemning the administration for keeping Gonzales around. This is a positive for the Republican Party in that it’s going to equate to less negative publicity against the president, who is entwined with the party. Several of the Republican candidates for president are already entwined with Bush to an extent. Every American knows about Bush and Rudy Guiliani standing side by side next to the ruins of the World Trade Center in the days following Sept. 11. Jeff Merski While Bush might have been at an allOpinion editor time high in regards to his popularity in the days following the terrorist attacks, n Aug. 27, Attorney General many Americans will undoubtedly Alberto Gonzales resigned from his post, leaving his job as overlook this fact and see Bush with Guiliani and link the two in their mind. the top law enforcement officer in the The case is very similar for Mitt country after an embattled two-and-ahalf year tenure. And many Democrats Romney. During his campaign for governor in Massachusetts, a said, “It’s about time.” Democratic stronghold, Romney used However, for the Republican Party, it was about time for Gonzales to leave his Bush (still very popular at the time in 2002) to propel him to victory; post also. likewise, Romney hosted fundraisers George W. Bush has not exactly been for Bush during Bush’s the most popular leader re-election campaign in in our country’s history, The Republican Party 2004. While these links with a great deal of the might not pop right up, blame being placed is facing a difficult task any opinion columnist on the war in Iraq. in the 2008 elections, that leans toward the But, the controversy as the American people left can easily find these involving Gonzales details and link these and his handling of the will have eight years of two politicians. dismissals of several U.S. Republican rule fresh in The Republican Party attorneys has also been their minds. is facing a difficult task part of Bush’s lack of in the 2008 elections, popularity. as the American people Over the past nine will have eight years of months, since the firing Republican rule fresh in their minds. of these attorneys, a firestorm has Fortunately for the Republicans, the erupted in the halls of Congress and Democrats in power right now haven’t throughout Washington in regards to Gonzales’ handling of this situation and exactly been doing a stellar job, with a Gallop poll conducted from Aug. how much he actually knew in regards 13-16 showing that only 18 percent of to the apparently political reasoning Americans have a favorable approval behind the dismissals. However, how is this actually good for rating of the Democratic-controlled Congress, and the two front-runners the Republican Party? for the Democratic nomination, Hilary Well, one of the major reasons is Clinton and Barack Obama, are both the upcoming election in 2008. Let’s members of the Senate. face it – with the American public not Nonetheless, the Republican regime exactly enamored with Bush, it will in Washington right now needs to stay make the Republican Party face a bit away from negative publicity as much more of a challenge in the election. as possible over the next 14 months One only needs to recall the 2006 in order for the 2008 candidate to Congressional elections, when several have a legitimate shot at keeping 1600 Republican candidates were trying to Pennsylvania Avenue under Republican distance themselves from Bush in their control until the year 2013, at the campaigns. earliest. Republican candidates are going Gonzales’ resignation is a step in the to need to continue this in the 2008 right direction toward achieving this presidential elections to have a chance goal. to win. So, how does the firing help out the Jeff Merski is a senior political science Republican candidates? For one, the major from North Andover, Mass. Republican firestorm will die down
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Quick Quotes “I came out and found the hand was gone. I thought it was my girlfriend’s parents messing about, but they said it wasn’t them.” -Jack Baker of Bristol, England, on having his prosthetic hand stolen that he left on his bike’s handles while visiting his girlfriend.
“” ““A bit strange it may sound, but the photo identity cards of animals and their owners is helping us, as well as the local police, keep a tab on illegal trade.’” -Indian Border Security Force officer Somesh Goyal on having cattle being photographed in an effort to crack down on smuggling cattle into India from Bangladesh.
“” “There are no more on the streets. Word has got around apparently.” -Florence, Italy police chief Alessandro Bartolini on a crackdown against illegal immigrants that wash windshields at traffic lights.
Opinion Old Gold & Black
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Take motto to heart
Every student must uphold pro humanitate to make a difference in the community Matt Brumit
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Aging rockers not irrelevant
Young fans benefit most from renewed vitality of the classics
Bryan Davis Keith Guest columnist
recent Reuters article noted that a large number of older rock bands have begun making the rounds on the live tour circuit in Germany. This trend has been followed by another trend, mockery by music critics. Vocal among these featured in this article was German newspaper editor Jochen Temsch, who wrote that “the fondness for travel of senior citizens has nothing to do with art,” when referring to this elder performance circuit. Even louder was a culture editor for Welt am Soontag, Harold
Peters, who questioned “why there are a lot of younger music are they (older rock bands) even lovers that, because of these bothering?” bands’ commitment to continue Referring to acts such as touring and playing, are getting to Aerosmith and Genesis as “old experience their music in this era. and boring,” Peters blasted the Case in point. This past week in aging groups for “getting torn to Charlotte, I got to see Styx and shreds in reviews” and Foreigner questioned why these (as well musicians can’t seem to The fact remains that this as Def do anything else for a Leppard, music has become entrenched though living. worldwide as classic, and that As if getting torn up they aren’t in reviews by critics is quite there are a lot of younger a reason for anyone to as old a music lovers that, because of stop doing anything. group) these bands’ commitment to But I question perform why there is a need live. Styx continue touring and playing, to criticize the great featured are getting to experience their bands of yesteryear for three music this era. continuing to travel musicians and perform live across well into the globe. So what their 50s. if Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne Foreigner even had members in and other acts traveling across the their 60s. All of these bands have United States and Europe don’t clearly seen their time in the center sound the same that they did in spotlight come and go. the 1970s? Yet I was absolutely blown away, So what if the music of these not only because I got to hear groups hasn’t progressed in a way some of my all-time favorite songs that satisfies the palates of culture performed for the first time, but critics today? because all of the performances The fact remains that this were that good. music has become entrenched These “wrinkled rockers,” in the worldwide as classic, and that face of triple-digit heat indexes
and thunderstorms blasting in the background, kept thousands of people on their feet for hours and my fellow concert-goers and I talking for days. “Old and boring” indeed. It was an unforgettable night, and one that I am very thankful to have gotten to experience in person. Frankly, I don’t care if these guys were onstage to pay off 20-year old bar tabs, to revisit the glory days or to shut critics like Temsch and Peters up. I don’t care that the music they performed hasn’t changed in 30 years. The fact remains that these guys took to the stage and delivered an exhilarating performance, and in doing so allowed a young music-lover like myself to see true legends at work. I thank them for that. And I hope that other aging groups across the rock ’n’ roll spectrum continue to perform in the face of criticism. Because I will be there, and I won’t be alone.
Bryan Davis Keith is a senior political science major from Southern Shores, N.C.
ro humanitate. Those words have been drilled into our heads from the moment we first arrived on campus. But over this past summer, I began to wonder, who really believes them? I mean, do we really take those words to heart, or do they just have a nice, classy ring to them? I know enough about President Nathan O. Hatch to recognize that he does in fact believe those words whole heartedly. And seeing as how those words are plastered on every piece of paper the university ever distributes, as well as numerous edifices across campus, I’m fairly confident that our entire administration believes in them as well. I have no way of supporting this, but I imagine that, relative to the administration, a smaller percentage of the faculty truly hold those words dear. But taken as an entity, I think it’s safe to say that the university faculty does in fact uphold and revere our motto. Where I feel the adherence to and value of our motto may be faltering is in the student body. Now, before anyone can question my own fulfillment of pro humanitate, let me assure you that I have upheld our motto most abominably. =No, I haven’t shunned humanity or anything like that, but I also haven’t done anything to serve humanity in a long time either. Not since I’ve been a student here anyway. So I speak first and foremost to myself. And for all of you who spent your summer doing the things I should have been, I commend you. I also hope that the number of students at this university who honorably uphold our If each fraternity, sorority, motto day in club, dorm, student orgaand day out far exceeds my nization, class, et cetera, would find a way to devote imagination. But seeing more of its time and money as how pro to serving humanity, we, humanitate is the motto as a student body, would for our entire be one step closer to being university, I feel able to honestly claim pro like it cannot be honored solely humanitate as our motto. on a personal level. What I mean is this: if one of our administrators or one of our professors faithfully served humanity and boosted our motto, what would it matter? It is only when the administration as a whole or the faculty as a whole embodies this principle that our motto truly has credence. In the same way, it’s all well and good when one of us does something pro humanitate, but how does that individual act say anything of our university? The very word “university” is defined by the unity it requires. Therefore, if we, as a university, want to claim the words pro humanitate as our motto, then we, as a university, must work together in unity to make the betterment of humanity our primary reason for existence. The question then arises: How can this happen? It is most obvious that our entire student body cannot be constantly united in one effort to serve humanity. Hopefully such a time will occur, but it is unlikely that such an endeavor would prove to be very efficient. It would make much more sense to operate within the groups and clubs already established on campus. If each fraternity, sorority, club, dorm, student organization, class, et cetera, would find a way to devote more of its time and money to serving humanity, we, as a student body, would be one step closer to being able to honestly claim pro humanitate as our motto. But if our smaller corporate entities remain content with the manner in which we are currently serving humanity, the words pro humanitate will remain just that – mere words. I challenge you to join me in an attempt to engage in activities that uphold pro humanitate throughout this semester, but beyond that, I challenge you to lead the campus clubs and organizations you belong to in a corporate effort to live out our motto. And even though I’ve just explained how on this campus pro humanitate needs to be a corporate effort, that doesn’t mean you can’t make our university’s motto your own personal motto as well. And here’s a crazy thought: don’t think you have to go halfway around the world to do something pro humanitate. Your roommate is as human as anyone else. Matt Brumit is a sophomore from Denison, Texas.
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Librarian of Congress to speak at Convocation By Liza Greenspun | News editor
James H. Billington, the current librarian of Congress, will speak at this fall’s Convocation at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. “Fall Convocation is an opportunity to gather as a university community to honor and recognize members of our community, individually and communally; to welcome new students and faculty, to affirm academic achievement and as an opportunity to host special guest speakers of interest to the campus community,” Mary Pugel, senior executive assistant to the president, said. Billington has been the librarian of Congress since he was inducted Sept. 14, 1987. He is the 13th librarian since it was established in 1800.
According to Pugel, University President Nathan O. Hatch personally contacted Billington to invite him to speak at the university.Hatch has known Billington for about 10 years, Pugel said, adding that they first met when he received an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame. After teaching at Princeton University, Billington moved to Washington, D.C., to head the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he was a major adviser to President Ronald Reagan on Soviet matters, accompanying him on several trips, Pugel said. According to Pugel, Billington has also been an adviser to presidents and to Congress, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions, particularly in fostering deeper understanding and cultural awareness of the former Soviet Union and Russia.
Billington has helped the Library of Congress launch many internet initiatives, including the “American Memory” National Digital Library, which makes nearly 11 million historical items available online for the public, free of charge. According to the Library of Congress Web site, Billington has also helped launch a bilingual Web site with the National Libraries of Russia, as well as similar projects with the national libraries of Spain, Brazil, France, the Netherlands and Egypt. Billington was class valedictorian at Princeton University, where he graduated with the highest honors in 1950. He earned his doctorate at Oxford University, where he studied at Balliol College as a Rhodes Scholar before serving in the U.S. Army and the Office of National Estimates. He also taught history
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We are the reigning ACC Champions, or at least I thought we were. Sitting down to watch the daily SportsCenter or other talk shows in which the upcoming football season is discussed, it is hard to tell whether or not the Deacs are even on the radar of some of the country’s most prominent sports minds. Despite returning some of last year’s top players, Wake Forest still gets little respect in football, and the sports world as a whole. Yes, field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer garner Top 25 rankings every year, but we still are not looked upon as a sports school. In order to gain the respect that we deserve and need, it is up to the fans to stand up and make sure that the voice of Wake Forest is heard. Though I’m not always the biggest fan of the Screamin’ Demon organization, it was uplifting to see the long line of students attempting to ensure they have front row seats for this season’s football and basketball games. It falls on us as students at this university to try and make Groves Stadium, Lawrence Joel Memorial Veterans Coliseum, Spry Soccer Stadium, Kentner Stadium and all of our other athletic facilities a hard place for opposing teams to come in and play. Every student should be out supporting our teams with every chance they have. This is the only way Wake Forest and the Demon Deacons will get the respect it deserves for its sports teams. Though it is not always possible or plausible to travel with our teams to remote locations during the school year, it is possible to ensure that they know we are behind them and support what they are trying to do for the university. Yes, this will be difficult. We are not a massive state school like UNC-Chapel Hill or N.C. State. Even Duke is bigger than we are. But that just means we have to show up and be louder and even more supportive than students at those schools. We used to have this atmosphere at the Joel and toward the end of last season, even had it at Groves. But it falls upon the student body to ensure that last season’s successes are transferred to this season and that failures are left by the wayside. We have to show up in force and tell the country that our teams are not backing down and we will be there to support them the entire way. Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and the rest of their cohorts should be talking about Wake Forest on Saturday mornings. Not because we have lost but because despite our size, we are still one of the toughest opponent for anyone in the FROM THE
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A Wake Forest player attempts to move the ball away from an opponent during last week’s scrimmage against the University of Virginia. The Deacs face off against UNC-Chapel Hill Aug. 31. By Ryan Durham | Sports editor The Wake Forest field hockey team got off to a rocky start Aug. 25 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The No. 2 ranked Deacs, who made it to the NCAA finals last year, struggled to get anything started against No. 10 Iowa. Wake Forest held up against the Hawkeyes’ attack in the first half, not allowing any goals and only four shots on goal in the first 35 minutes. However, the Deacs failed to capitalize on this
success and only managed four shots of their own in the first half. Two corners by Iowa in the second half shifted any momentum in the game away from the Deacs, as the Hawkeyes scored two goals in quick succession in the 57th and 59th minutes. The Hawkeyes’ Lauren Pfeiffer took a penalty kick in the 65th minute of the match, putting Iowa up 3-0. Despite outshooting Iowa 13-9, Wake Forest could not seem to find the back of the net.
This loss marks the first time the Deacs have lost a season opener since 2002, when they again lost to the Hawkeyes of Iowa. “As hard as the loss was, it was maybe in retrospect the best thing for us,” Head Coach Jen Averill said. “I don’t think anyone likes to lose, especially this squad, but it set a tone and got us to get our game up. Physically I thought we were fine. We were just making some bad decisions, and just weren’t really executing the way we needed to.
Wake Forest took the field yet again in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Aug. 26 to face the Michigan Wolverines. The Deacs came out of the gate quickly, scoring their first goal of the game in the 12th minute of play. Off an assist by sophomore forward Kim Romansky, senior forward Chelsea Cipriani found the back of the net to give Wake Forest an early lead. Less than two minutes later, Wake See Field hockey, Page B4
Women’s soccer begins strong with 3-0 win By Susie Manship | Staff writer
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A Wake Forest player moves the ball upfield during a game last season.
The women’s soccer team started off its 2007 season with a 3-0 win against Ohio State. In the scrimmage, the Deacs played two regulation halves and overtime Aug. 28 in Columbus. Wake is ranked No. 22 nationally and sixth in the ACC pre-season poll. Overall, the Deacs outshot the Buckeyes 10-3. The team scored their first goal in the sixth minute of play. The next goal came 26 minutes later when junior Winslow Whitney Berry scored off an assist from sophomore Sarah Winslow. Winslow added a second assist when sophomore Jill Hutchinson converted the Deacs’ last goal.
The strong senior-anchored defense, led by Nichole Lecznar and Kristina Hanley, kept the Buckeyes scoreless through the game. The OSU scrimmage was a strong start to the season and gave the team confidence before the start of the journey. “Ohio was a time for bonding, and we definitely did that,” Winslow said. “I think our team is really close, and we’re one of those teams that wants the best for each other. We always push each other.” Senior leadership, team chemistry and the ability to have many girls play different position are the team’s strengths going into the season. “We have lots of different combinations we go with on the field because of our depth,” Winslow said. The Deacs officially open their season Aug. 31 in the University of San Diego Tournament and then travel Sept. 7 to the Virginia Tech Classic.
Seasoned players prepare to turn team into threat in ACC By Lindsey Binder | Staff writer
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Redshirt junior Natalie Mulkin attempts to spike the ball over her fellow teammates during the Black & Gold scrimmage Aug. 28.
Wake Forest women’s volleyball had a tough season last year, finishing 1417 overall and 10-12 against conference rivals. However, this season the girls are anticipating success. There are 10 letterwinners returning and the squad has the experience to put up a lot of wins. Head Coach Heather Kahl-Holmes returns for her third season with excitement and enthusiasm. The team has a five-girl depth at outside hitter. Returning are senior Michael Faulkner, junior Jessica Furlong and sophomore Katie Rodriguez, all of whom were letterwinners last season. Two new freshmen, Kristen White and Megan Thornberry, complete the depth at that position. Lauren Peterson’s shoes, who started all four years at the position while at Wake Forest, will be hard to fill. Faulkner, one of two seniors on the team, looks to be the team leader. Last year she had a .994 serve percentage and had 1.58 digs per game. In addition to playing outside hitter last year, she filled in as libero for three
games. The right side hitter position is going to be the Deacons’ greatest depth issue. The only person on the roster is junior Ashley Homitz, who transitioned last year from middle blocker to right side hitter in the spring as Jenna Doane, who played the position for two years, graduated in May. The Deacons have the most experience at middle blocker. Senior Jackie Lucas and junior Natalie Mullikin are a dynamic duo and look to be one of the toughest pairs in the ACC. Lucas had a record-breaking season last year with 114 blocks. In addition to Lucas and Mullikin, Homitz has experience as middle blocker and the Deacs picked up freshman Lauren McIntyre to fill the position. The setter position returns sophomore Dylan Faulkner and welcomes freshman Kelsey Jones. This allows Holmes versatility at the position. For the defensive specialist the Lady Deacs are very young as Natasha Schaefer graduated last May. Junior Mary-Margaret Langston will provide the leadership. Sophomores Sally Fischer, Abby Miller and Sara
Uniacke, who saw a lot of action last season, are ready to utilize the experience they acquired last year. This Demon Deacon squad is facing a challenging schedule as they play teams from eight different conferences, two of which were in the 2006 NCAA Tournament and three of which participated in conference finals. “I am excited about this season,” Kahl-Holmes said. “Our main goal is to compete for an ACC Championship and to compete in the NCAA tournament. I believe our schedule allows us to compete at a very high level early in the season, which will prepare us for ACC play.” The Deacons are participating in two weekend tournaments before undertaking their 22-game ACC schedule. Their season opens Aug. 31 at Miami University (Ohio). “We have some of the most talented and powerful athletes in the front court who have the skills to terminate quickly,” Holmes said. “Our defense is improving daily, and I know our ball control and serve receive will play a huge role in our success this weekend and throughout the season.”
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evin Harris was only a redshirt freshman last year when Micah Andrews was injured in the fourth game of the year, but Harris stepped up for the team. Last season, Harris finished second on the team in rushing, only missed three games due to injury and tied the school record for most touchdowns by a redshirt freshman. Harris notched 22
On preparing for this season: We’ve worked with Coach Reeves and all the strength coaches a lot. We’ve had some intense running, lifting and then our two-a-days. We participate in every two-a-day this year and everybody’s been working very hard and giving their maximum amount of effort, just really training hard and trying to be mentally prepared for this season. On the team’s goals for this season: We really just want to do the best we can and fight through adversity. We want to make the least amount of mistakes possible and not beat ourselves.
think people are still doubting us and I don’t really think we have everybody on our side. We still have a lot to prove. On being picked fourth in the Atlantic Division: I myself don’t really pay attention to that stuff a whole lot. I mean, how can you pick people before you even see them play, but that’s what those guys do. If we want to be No. 1 we have to work like we’re number one and go out there and win some ball games. You’re picked where you’re at, but that will give us something to fight for.
" We still have a lot to prove. " carries against N.C. State last year and two touchdowns against Liberty. The Old Gold & Black’s assistant sports editor Allison Lange sat down with Harris to talk about playing college football at a tough academic school, being picked fourth in the Atlantic Division in the ACC and dealing with the pressure of coming back from a record-setting season.
DEAC OF THE WEEK Junior Jamie Franks helped lead the men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Cincinnati on Aug. 25. Franks scored the first goal of the game just seven minutes into the match when he shot a pass from Zack Schilawski, giving the Deacs a positive start to the game. Later in the game, Franks also recorded the assist for the gameFranks winning goal, shot by freshman Cody Arnoux. Franks, from Medford, N.J., led the team in shots against Cincinnati, with four. The game against the Bearcats wrapped up the Deacons’ preseason play, in which they went 2-0. Last year, Franks played in 23 out of 25 games and had four assists but zero goals. Franks will help the Deacs in midfield when they take on Old Dominion at UNC-Chapel Hill at 5 p.m. in the UNC Tournament Aug. 31. The team will also be playing Monmouth, N.J., at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2. After making it to the semifinal game last year in the NCAA Tournament, Franks, the returning players and the new freshman class should look forward to another successful year.
On having to play Boston College first: It’s going to be a really good game; Boston College is a really good team. I know they’ve worked really hard and we’ve worked really hard and the whole idea is to play football, so we’re all looking forward to it.
On being a student-athlete at Wake Forest: It’s very difficult. There’s some on the team that don’t have such a problem with it, but I think given the help that we have with the tutors, I’m guessing it’s just like any college where you have to juggle a lot of priorities.
On expectations from the media and fans: I don’t really know if that really bothers us at all or if that affects the team at all. We definitely came out with some really good intensity this year. I really
On preparing for each game: I really don’t (have anything I do before each game). I just try to warm-up as much as possible because you don’t want to pull a muscle or get injured.
DEACON NOTES Rowers finish fifth at national regatta in Philadelphia The Novice Lightweight men traveled to Philadelphia May 11 to compete at the Dad Vails Regatta. Considered the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, the Deacs placed fifth in the Varsity Lightweight men’s final. The boat comprised of all sophomores, including coxswain Sarah Aspinwall, Carl Jablonski, Bert Watson, Scott Case and Adam Fernbach finished second (7:09.8) in the qualifying round on Friday morning and second with a 6:41.34 time in the semifinals later that day. As novices rowing in a varsity race, the fifth place finish at Dad Vails shows the growth of the Wake Forest Rowing Team in its ninth year existence as a university club team. “Dad Vails, besides being an amazing experience, helped the team on two levels,” Jablonski said. “Firstly, it shows the people coming into the program that you don’t need experience to place in a national regatta. Secondly, it puts Wake on the radar nationally. It shows the rowing community we are here to stay.”
The team includes 30 rowers, who compete both in longer distance fall races and sprinting spring races. With its new residence at Salem Lake, the team is looking to be even more competitive with a number of returning rowers. The team plans to race in the Tobacco Road Showdown, the Head of the Charles in South Carolina, the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga and Head of the South.
Basketball teams announce their 2007-’08 schedules Both the men’s and women’s basketball season schedules were released last week. The men’s season begins with a home game Nov. 5 against Mars Hill. Along with the regularly played ACC games, the Deacs will be taking on Fairfield, N.C. Central, Winston-Salem State, Iowa, Charlotte, University of South Carolina-Upstate, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Bucknell, University of South Florida, Air Force, Presbyterian and Brigham Young University.
The first ACC game comes at home Dec. 23 against Virginia Tech. The women’s team schedule begins with USCUpstate, hosted at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Nov. 13. The women’s team also plays Charlotte, James Madison, Indiana, Texas A&M, Wichita State, Northwestern, Rice, Wright State, Western Carolina, Radford, College of Charleston, WinstonSalem State, Longwood and Savannah State. Its first ACC game begins Jan. 3 against. Maryland.
Deacs host Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund soccer clinic The Wake Forest men’s soccer team hosted the Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund soccer clinic on the fields next to Spry Stadium Aug. 26. The Clinic was run by Wake Forest coaches and players. The soccer clinic was founded in 1995 and has been held across the country since. Chyzowych began coaching for Wake Forest in 1986. He led the men’s soccer team to its first ACC title in 1989.
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Men’s soccer finishes preseason play with 2-0 record By Martin Rickman | Staff writer
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Former Deacon Ryan Solle heads a ball in a game last season. The men’s soccer team ended the preseason play 2-0. The team plays in Chapel Hill Aug. 31 for its season opener.
Game of the Week Football at Boston College 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Wake Forest football team, the 2006 ACC Champions, will play the first game of the 2007 season Sept. 1 at Boston College. In last year’s matchup, the then-No. 22 Deacs beat the then-No. 16 Boston College Eagles in a thrilling 21-14 victory. The teams entered the game tied for first place in the Atlantic Division, but when then senior Patrick Ghee intercepted a pass in the endzone at the end of the game, the Deacs left the game on top. The Deacs finished last season at 11-3, setting a school record for most wins in a season. The team finished their preseason camp Aug. 25 with their final football scrimmage. The offense ran 97 plays for 458 yards, and completed 31 of 48 passes, using five quarterbacks throughout the scrimmage. Boston College finished second in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, right behind Wake Forest. The game against the Eagles will also be Jeff Jagodzinski’s first game as an Eagle as Boston College’s new coach. The game will be broadcast on ABC.
The Demon Deacon men’s soccer team finished its preseason 20 after beating Cincinnati 2-1 at Spry Stadium. The Deacs, ranked No. 2 in the nation, were able to get good work in, outshooting the Bearcats 15-5. The star of the match was junior Jamie Franks, who scored off a pass from sophomore Zach Schilawski seven minutes in. He also recorded an assist on freshman Cody Arnoux’s game winner. “I thought we did a good job creating good opportunities for ourselves tonight,” Franks said. Four freshmen also played quality minutes. Freshman Jeff Leach was able to get a shot on goal, while fellow freshman Ike Opara played the entire second half on defense and freshman Russ Coleman subbed in near the end of the game. Head Coach Jay Vidovich was encouraged by the preseason performance, but noted that the team still has much to work on before entering regular season play. “We still have a lot of things we need to clean up,” he said. “We had moments of very good soccer, but overall we were a little spotty.” NSCAA Player of the Year and High School All-American freshman Corben Bone earned a start after he shined against Furman, scoring a goal and recording an assist. Getting the highlytouted freshmen valuable game time, especially early on, will allow them
to develop their skills and keep them fresh. This team, picked second in the ACC Pre-Season Coaches Poll, has a great deal of expectations for the season with a top-5 ranking and is hoping to return to the Final Four, where they lost a shootout to eventual NCAA Champions UC-Santa Barbara. The Deacs will be looking for scoring, as they lost Steven Curfman, Ryan Solle and Wells Thompson to graduation, but they will be bolstered Edwards on defense b e h i n d seniors Pat Phelan, goalie Brian Edwards and preseason All-American senior Julian Valentin. These three helped lead the Deacons to 12 shutouts last season. With preseason over, the Deacs have their sights set high and they have a very tough schedule ahead of them in the always impressive ACC. “I feel pretty confident going into the season,” Franks said. “We worked hard during preseason but we have a lot to work on. We have more practices before we open and we know what we have to do to get ready.” The club will open their season Aug. 31 in Chapel Hill for the UNC Tournament against Old Dominion.
Scoreboard Wake in the Ranks Men’s football 2006
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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1. Maryland 2. Wake Forest 3. Duke 4. Boston College 5. Virginia 6. North Carolina
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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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
FOR THE AMATEUR High school heroes and average joes rejoice! The Intramural sports season is nearly upon us, and sign-ups for flag football, water polo, individual tennis and table tennis are already underway, running from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7. Stop by Reynolds 204 at any point during the day to sign up, but sign your team up early because due to the popularity of these sports, slots tend to fill up quickly. It is important to bring cash or a check for the full amount in order to secure a spot for your team. For all the information you need, go to www.wfu.edu/intramural or contact T.J. Peele at peelete@wfu. edu.
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Outdoor Pursuits fall schedule Sept. 3 – CRUX opens Sept. 6 – CRUX - Climbing Comp Sept. 9 – Climbing Trip - Pilot Mountain, N.C. Sept 16. – Day Hike Harper Creek Waterfall Hunt Sept 20. – Kayak Roll Clinic Sept 20-23. – WAC - Staff Training Swiftwater Rescue / Wilderness First Aid Sept 29 – 30 – Diving Trip – Moorhead City, N.C. Oct. 6 – Golden Nugget Adventure Race Uwharrie National Forest - OP sponsoring teams Oct. 9 – Kayak Roll Clinic Oct. 12-14 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backpacking Trip Oct. 12-14 – Deep Sea Fishing / Camping Trip Oct. 19-21 – Fall Break – Sea Kayaking Adventure
Oct. 25 – Kayak Roll Clinic Oct. 28 – WW Kayaking Trip Nantahala River, N.C. Nov. 3 – 4 - Backpacking Trip Virginia Highlands, V.A. Nov. 10 – Urban Adventure Race - Muddiest Extreme Challenge 6K Nov. 20-25 – Grand Canyon Adventure - Thanksgiving Break Dec. 16-21 – Jackson Hole Skiing / Snowmobiling Trip - Winter Break
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A player eyes the ball in an intramural softball game. Sign-ups for fall sports begin Aug. 30 and continue until Sept. 7.
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Forest found its rhythm, scoring the second goal of the night. Sophomore midfielder/forward Raisa Schiller got the ball past the Wolverine goalie, putting the Deacs up 2-0. Michigan was determined to avoid going into the locker room down two, and finally scoring a goal in the 28th minute. The Wolverines’ Kelly Fitzpatrick snuck the ball past the Wake Forest goalie, sending the teams into the locker room with a score of 2-1. Coming out of the locker room, the Deacs quickly scored their third goal of the night.
After missing a shot three minutes earlier, Romansky found the back of the net on a breakaway for her first goal of the season. The Wolverines attempted to come back, scoring in the 48th minute of the game. Off a few quick passes, MichiAverill gan’s Kristen Tiner took a quick shot through traffic to bring the Wolverines back to within one point. This would not prove to be enough, as strong
defense by the Deacons ensured the Wolverines did not score another point on the night. Wake Forest will now take its 1-1 record to Chapel Hill Aug. 31 to face the Tar Heels of UNCChapel Hill. They do not return home until Sept. 12 when they play host to Radford. “I think (this coming weekend) is a win-win situation,” said Averill. “Carolina’s undoubtedly the best team in the country and it will give us a good measuring stick to see exactly where we are.” “We are going to go in there and fight, and give them a good test.”
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Senior midfielder Lauren Love faces off against a University of Virginia opponent during a recent scrimmage.
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Freshmen participate in the Pros vs. Joes challenge during orientation week. The event helped students get to know the Wake Forest campus and other people in the freshman class.
country to face. I would like to hear the Saturday commentators on television talking about painting the stadium black and the tenacity of the Wake Forest fan base. It would be great to see the College GameDay set right outside of Groves stadium for the world to see. But these things rely on us, the fans, being out in the crowd not goofing off but truly supporting our team. Your social life is probably important to you, but when you come to a sporting event at Wake it should not be the focus of your attentions. The team should be the main focus of the afternoon. So help the Screamin’ Demons and the rest of the Wake Forest faithful and cheer on all the teams at this university. If we are not willing to promote our team, no one else will be willing to do it either.
There are now many finger-perfect guitarists on tap but those of Vieaux’s natural musicality are rare indeed. -Gramaphone
Jason Vieaux Classical guitarist
Thursday, September 6th 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Hall Program includes selections from Bach, Brouwer, Albeniz, Ponce and Pat Metheny
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A freshman volunteer joins the Banshees on stage during a Choose Your Own Adventure skit that involved a choreographed dance during a frat party. By Katharine Williams | Staff writer Every student knows that it must be the time of year for the annual “Welcome to Wake” Lilting Banshees comedy show when the campus is covered in yellow posters, spreading their often crude, yet hilarious, punch lines around campus. Sitting in the darkened Brendle Recital Hall waiting for the show to begin, I couldn’t help but marvel at the numerous strides the troupe has made since its start 16 years ago with a group of fewer than 10 members. According to the troupe’s director senior Mike Baireuther, the Banshees’ first shows drew only around 200 people per performance. Yet as I turned around and looked back at the crowd that filled the hall to the brim for the 9 p.m. show, I couldn’t help but be impressed. Apparently, the signs, that started around two to three years ago according to Baireuther, had worked. One of the highlights of the Banshees’ performances is always the slideshow that runs before the live show actually begins, and this year was no exception.
The jokes and jibes, sometimes crude, sometimes lighthearted and sometimes flat-out disgusting, were very reflective of the following skits. Covering everything from bad RTA pick-up lines to broad ethnic stereotypes to the food at the Pit, the material was blatantly un-PC, pushing the envelope at every possible opportunity. The troupe put on an entertaining performance, although missing the mark at times, pushing the limits of the audience’s comfort zone at several points throughout the show. In fact, it was this uncompromising steamrolling of social norms that once again made the show work. From the Pit to alcohol issues to campus WiFi to Coach Grobe, nothing was sacred, ensuring
everyone was ridiculed and sparing no one from the acute “self-referential humor,” as Banshee troupe member sophomore Anna O’Brien called it, that the performances draw a significant amount of their material from. The troupe accepted the riotous laughter and applause from the audience without missing a beat throughout the show and also displayed the wide breadth of its material in the variety of skits that were executed throughout the performance. From a slightly uncomfortable one about a Kindergarten water gun toy development group to a “kitty grenade” commentary on the war in Iraq, the troupe departed more often from the typical Greek life and general university jokes than in years past, venturing out into a broader scope of social and political issues. Talking to Baireuther, assistant director junior Jessica Morris and O’Brien after the show, I was able to get just a quick glimpse into the general atmo-
sphere of the group – fun-loving, hilarious and supportive. Although some of the founding and earlier troupe members had significant amounts of experience in theater and aspirations to one day make it a career, many of the members now participate simply as a hobby, and many have little or no comedy experience. The most important thing for students interested in auditioning for the three to five open spots this year, according to Baireuther, is that they fit in with the personality of the troupe, although experience is always welcomed. Now more than ever, with 16 years on campus and a troupe ranging around a solid 15 to 20 members, the Lilting Banshees are fast becoming a campus icon. With their outrageous sketches full of everything from subtle criticism to jaw-dropping parodies, the performances continue to shock and entertain students every year, and will continue for many more years to come. The Lilting Banshees are looking for new members and they will be holding open auditions on Sept. 4.
Event Preview | Jason Vieaux
World-renowned classical guitarist kicks off Secrest Series By Lauren O’Keefe | Staff writer
The Secrest Series begins Sept. 6 with a man who takes being a classical guitarist to a different level. Jason Vieaux boasts a strong following across the country and has performed in many impressive venues. In addition to locations throughout the United States, Vieaux has taken his talents to Mexico and Europe. Critics worldwide have hailed his impressive musicianship. Of a performance in Nepal The Sunday Dispatch wrote, “It would be hard to describe the beauty with which he played … It was no surprise to see the rapt audience clamoring for an encore with thunderous applause.” He has also performed at many major performance halls in the US, which include the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Spivey Hall in Atlanta and Merkin Hall in New York City. Currently there are eight recordings that feature Vieaux’s music and there are more to come; he is engaged in a multi-record deal with Azica Records. It looks as though university students have much to look forward to with Vieaux coming to Brendle Recital Hall. The Washington Post wrote, “His smooth phrasing and the dramatic pulsing swells he created on the low strings made this a tough act to follow.” Vieaux not only boasts incredible performances in impressive venues, he also has been given many awards over the years. He was the youngest first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International
Competition, a Naumburg International Guitar Competition prizewinner and a recipient of The Cleveland Institute of Music’s Alumni Achievement Award. Vieaux has been asked to perform with orchestras from all over the country. Included in his impressive résumé are performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In addition to performing, Vieaux also has a passion for teaching. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is the head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is the youngest person to hold this position in the history of this school. His performance in Brendle will feature five pieces. They include “Lute Suite 3 BMV” by Bach, “Sonatina Meridional” by Ponce, “Cuba and Torre Bermeja” by Isaac Albeniz, “Five Songs in Baroque Style” by Pat Metheny and “El Decameron Negro” by Leo Brower. The Secrest Series performances to students were endowed by Marion Secrest in 1987 in remembrance of her husband Willis Secrest. The series is different than others because it is meant for the enhancement of the students’ cultural arts experience. The first Secrest performance of the semester will be on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. There will be a pre-performance talk given by Patricia Dixon, a special lecturer and professor in the music department, in Scales M208. Tickets can be obtained free of charge to university students at the Benson Ticket Office.
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Jason Vieaux, who teaches his craft at the Cleveland Institute of Music when he isn’t performing, has wowed audiences internationally as a classical guitarist.
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B6 Thursday, August 30, 2007 Even the amazing toyger can’t figure out The Times’ crossword.
Your Mother Should Know | Snap, crackle, etc.
Become acclimated to me ...and ALE Rob McFeeley Staff columnist
Take home your own hero
9: The age at which a woman can marry in Yemen
“Save the cheerleader, save the world.” This was the mantra of the hit NBC show Heroes last year as it captivated millions of people across America. If you were too busy to catch the series when it premiered, you now have the chance to join the fan club. The first season came out on DVD Aug. 28. If you’re already addicted, you can rewatch the show before its season two premiere at 9 p.m. Sept. 24.
“In my mind, I’m goin’ to Carolina. Can’t you see the sunshine? Can’t you just feel the moonshine?” Last week, as I made my way back down to Wake, I found myself irritated by a voice that usually soothes my every worry. “As a matter of fact, James Taylor, I can’t see anything because of the f---ing Southern sunshine.” I had mistakenly buried my sunglasses somewhere in the back of my car, most likely because I was still hung-over from celebrating my 21st birthday two nights earlier. Squinting, sweating profusely, I realized that I could feel the moonshine as well – it was probably behind the dull pain in the upper-right quadrant of my abdomen. Thankfully everything (including my liver) is running smoothly now
and I’m settled into a lovely new apartment. I’m amazed with my wall-to-wall carpeting and can often be seen rolling around on the floor giddily. I am, however, fairly certain that I pulled a muscle while playing Wii tennis earlier today. In case you’re unfamiliar with “Your Mother Should Know,” I’ll take a moment to introduce myself. In honor of the freshmen, I’ll do my best to answer the few probing questions that they inevitably ask each other during these opening weeks. My name is Rob McFeeley. I live in Crowne Park. Ohhhh, you meant where do I live at home? I’m from northern New Jersey. Yes, I am taking some pretty sweet classes this semester. Actually no, I don’t know her, though I too thoroughly enjoy playing the name game. I indeed went to Deke’s late at night this past Friday. Of course it was with my hallmates. Given that this is purportedly a pop culture column, I figure I’ll fill you in on how I’ve been entertaining myself lately. If you take absolutely nothing from this piece, please do heed this bit of advice: immediately acquire Girl Talk’s latest album, Night Ripper. You might want to see your doctor
for an extensive physical before listening. If you like what you hear, check out Girl Talk and Dan Deacon at the Orange Peel in Asheville on Sept. 21. I know I’ll be there. AURAL: Spoon’s “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb,” LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great” and Mark Ronson’s “Stop Me.” VISUAL: Superbad = Übergood. VERBAL: Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. POTABLES: Bells Brewing Company’s Two Hearted Ale and Ten Cane rum. Aside from the aforementioned video game-related hernia, the last week or so has been a blast. Orientation is always one of the greatest times of the year. Sneaking into the Taste of Winston-Salem, watching freshman huddling together awkwardly at parties – there are countless ways to entertain yourself during the lazy days before classes start up again. That being said, something is not quite right this year. One particular group has been doing everything they can to prevent the freshmen from enjoying their first few weeks on campus. You probably know them as the Fun Police, though they prefer
to go by a conspicuously misleading acronym: the ALE. Raise your hand if you think it’s amusing that an organization named after one of the most delicious styles of beer exists solely to regulate the consumption and sale of alcohol. If your hand is up, take the other one and give yourself a high-five, for you and I are on the same page. Driving down Rosedale Circle this past Saturday night felt like patrolling the streets of Baghdad. People actually hid from my car as it passed. Further down the road, police cruisers did their best to herd drunken wanderers, the frightened students fleeing in a horny stampede. The WinstonSalem Police Department and their ALE brethren must have decided over the summer that all minors are to be regarded as potential terrorists. Consider yourself warned: don’t make any sudden movements when reaching for your Deacon Card. Unfortunately, I lack the legal knowledge to launch an adequate attack on the ALE’s new Gestapo tactics. Consider this a call to action – those of you who are proficient in legalese must speak out. It’s not too late; we must act now before our campus is irreparably desiccated.
What You Didn’t Know | By Caldwell Tanner
Painstaking Puzzles Do you buy the New York Times every Sunday just to try and beat the crossword puzzle? You should check out some puzzles that are released by two of England’s most popular newspapers. If you’re up for the challenge that is. The hardest crossword puzzles according to experts appear in the British papers The London Times and The Observer. Only few readers can complete these and it takes them two to three hours. The record time for completing a Times puzzle was 3 minutes and 45 seconds by a British diplomat named Roy Dean in 1970.
A New Kind of Toy For all those tiger fans out there, you can finally achieve your lifelong dream of owning your favorite cat. OK, maybe not a tiger exactly, but more specifically a toyger – a house cat with the coloring of the world’s biggest feline. But the price of these tiny tigers may cause you to rethink running out and buying one. A toyger has a starting price of $4,000 and is even reportedly being sold for $10,000 in some places. It will be awhile before these cats are anything besides a show breed.
Drink of the Week Creative Native
It’s hot outside and sometimes all you want is a frappuccino to cool you down. This drink offers you that same great taste, but with a little kick. Ingredients 1.5 oz rum 1.5 oz Kahlua 1.5 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream 1.5 oz heavy cream Whipped cream Ice Put everything besides the whipped cream into a blender and set on high until the drink has the consistency of a smoothie. Serve in a frosted glass and top it off with whipped cream if desired.
Movie Review | The Nanny Diaries
Diaries lacks the spark that made the book a hit By Kell Wilson | Life editor
The Nanny Diaries made two of the most fatal mistakes any movie adapted from a book could possibly make. No. 1: it was unfaithful to the novel, something that can cause even the best movies to lose multiple fans before it’s even really begun. No. 2 – and in my opinion the most damaging – it relied more on the book’s popularity and charms for its success rather than its own merits. Based of the 2002 bestseller with the same title, The Nanny Diaries movie chronicles the average life of a supposedly typical Upper East Side Manhattan family from the view of a complete outsider, Annie the nanny (Scarlett Johansson). While she takes care of her 6-year old charge Grayer from morning till night, Annie learns about the real lives of the Manhattan’s upper class. The wives, characterized by Grayer’s mother Mrs. X (Laura Linney), live a busy yet vapid life full of shopping and spas, never trying to get inThe Nanny Diaries volved in their children’s life Starring | Scarlett Johansson, and focusLaura Linney and Paul Giamatti ing solely on appearances. Director | Shari Springer The men, Berman and Robert Pulcini as exempliWho’s it for? | People interfied by Mr. ested in a chick flick X (Paul GiaRunning Time | 1 hrs 45 min. matti), are adulterous Rating | (out of 5) workoholics, who spend so little time with their families that their wives and children will completely ignore their affairs and literally do anything to please them. The movie has some bright points, but it fails to reach its full potential. Although it starts off with some funny moments, it lacks the same satirical humor that made the book so popular. The movie loses its fun as it starts focusing solely on Grayer’s fear of losing the nanny he loves and Mrs. X’s jealousy because she can’t form that same kind of bond with her child or her husband. Toward the end you actually start feeling sorry for Mrs. X, who will go so far as to fake a pregnancy to get her husband’s attention. For a summer comedy it turned out to be short on humor and heavy on depressing, sentimental moments. The real star of the movie is Laura Linney. Her portrayal of Mrs. X is the only reason why the viewer is able to understand her struggle and connect with her. In fact, you even become more sympathetic with her than you do with the main character. Paul Giamatti is fabulous in any role. I had never
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Jeremy Piven stars as Buddy Israel in the recently released Smokin’ Aces also starring Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia among many talented others.
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Scarlett Johansson is a nanny under the employment of Manhattan socialite Mrs. X played by Laura Linney in the film adaptation of the bestselling book, The Nanny Diaries. seen him play a bad or mean character before this, but he pulled it off flawlessly and had me hating him in the end. Scarlett Johansson’s performance was a little disappointing. Normally she’s a great actress who gives a flawless performance. Yet in The Nanny Diaries, her relationship with almost ever character seems forced and awkward, even the little boy with whom she’s supposed to be closest. This movie tries to be the next The Devil Wears Prada, but just can’t seem to reach the same caliber.
The plot is too formulaic; you can predict how the rest of the movie is going to turn out after the first 30 minutes. Overall I would not recommend seeing this movie in the theaters; it’s definitely not worth the $7 you’ll spend. However, if you’re looking for a typical chick flick for a girls night in or something, I would suggest renting it. If nothing else, it serves as a warning to what can happy when you let money rule your life.
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Nuclear Cooooookie Crisps | Not for the faint of heart
Once upon a movie disaster Austin Jones Staff columnist
Recently, a group of â€œfriendsâ€? consisting entirely of girls recruited me to watch an inspiring film about the unwavering power that true love wields over any obstacle between two hierarchically forbidden (yet sickeningly predestined) lovers. Each of the five girls conveniently had errands to run, hair to â€œdoâ€? or clothes to try on, and they unanimously elected me to assume the position of movierenter. So I drove to the North Point Blockbuster, got out of my car and pushed with all of my might against the exit. I know it was the exit because my knee and forehead slammed into the door and the two employees inside both stopped what they were doing to turn around and stare at me. I then looked up and admitted to myself that I actually could read the mockingly garish blue â€œEXITâ€? sign beaming down at me. I smiled awkwardly at the two employees, found the entrance â€“ with a label which I read reassuringly as â€œENTRANCEâ€? â€“ went in and casually walked over to the family section. I paced up and down the aisle, locating the Cs, rushing to the Hs, backtracking to the Ds and finally settling on the Es â€“ all while repeating the name of the movie, ruffling my hair and using my free hand to follow the progress of the alphabet as though I needed all of my concentration to recall that the letter D does indeed come after the letter C but that the letter H is a little too far.
I finally spotted the name of my movie, a 2004 release from Miramax Films, Ella Enchanted, hand-written across an oddly plain box in blue magic marker above some other writing, which I ignored. Anyway, I grabbed the movie and walked over to one of the employees who had heard me run into the door. Before I go on, I feel I must give the reader a summary and a brief history of the movie in question. Ella Enchanted is one of dozens of Cinderella remakes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Gail Carson Levine, who â€“ as Wikipedia has so graciously informed me and all other naively trusting users â€“ has made her living by â€œtelling fairy tales with a twist.â€? In other words, she slightly alters a well-loved childrenâ€™s story because she isnâ€™t creative enough to come up with one from scratch. Miramax scouts are aware that the way to a motherâ€™s pocketbook is through her heart, and the thing most poignantly attached to a motherâ€™s heart is her precious offspring. What better way is there to entice a child than to present something they already love in a manner that makes it even more lovable? The twist that makes Levineâ€™s story revolutionary is a spell cast at birth on Ella of Frell (a mystical land with oppressed ogres and elves) that forces her to obey any order she is given. How exhilarating! The only job left for Miramax was to bring in a couple of pretty faces â€“ at the time 22-year-old Anne Hathaway and 30-year-old Hugh Dancy â€“ in order to collect millions of dollars straight from the pockets of mothers who wanted their children to be insubstantially happy through mindless entertainment. Back at the North Point Blockbuster, I had just approached one
of the employees. When I tried to rent the movie at her counter, she stared at me for a good 10-15 seconds before saying quite simply, â€œThatâ€™s just a box.â€? I gazed at the box vacantly for what seemed like hours. Finally, I realized what she meant, and I put the empty and un-rentable box back on the shelf and walked out of the store in a stupor. I had a friend call the remaining Blockbusters in town because I just couldnâ€™t trust myself with such a strenuous task. Word came back that the Blockbuster on Stratford had a copy of the elusive film, so I headed that way. The entrance was clearly marked â€“ I guess my brain was functioning properly by that time â€“ and I had no trouble pushing the door open. The family section was vibrantly decorated with flowers and colored clouds, and everything went off without a hitch. But then I got to the counter and realized that I was renting Disneyâ€™s $22.9-million-grossing box office bomb, (it had a budget of $35 million â€“ thanks again, Wikipedia) Ella Enchanted, alone. I actually did get a weird look from the cashier. Needless to say, I endured 96 excruciatingly simple-minded minutes (I used IMDB this time) of kindergarten-level wordplay delivered with all the intellect that can be expected from Disney-grown actors and British pretty-boys. I was also made to suffer through countless giggle-fests from my movie-watching companionsâ€™ delight with the same horrid acting. I wish the lady at Blockbuster would have let me rent the empty box instead. Iâ€™m positive that it would have been more stimulating than Ella Enchanted.
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Wednesday, September 12th @ 6pm â€“ 8:00pm Dance Faculty member Christina Tsoules-Soriano, and Guest Artist Duane Cyrus (former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) will cast for their modern/contemporary pieces. Rehearsal times with these choreographers will be announced at the audition. Please come early to warm up and fill out the audition form.
Thursday, September 13th @ 7:00 â€“ 9:00pm Dance Faculty member Brantly Shapiro and Guest Artist Gyula Pandi (master teacher and former member of the Hungarian National Ballet) will cast for their ballet pieces. Please bring ballet slippers and pointe shoes. Point shoes are required for Mrs. Shapiro. Rehearsal times with these choreographers will be announced at the audition. Please come early to warm up and fill out the audition form.
Monday, September 17th @ 6:00 â€“ 8:00pm Dance Faculty member Nina Lucas, and Guest Artist Tina Yarborough-Liggins (former member of the Otesha Dance Ensemble) will cast for their lyrical jazz and African Gospel pieces. Rehearsal times with these choreographers will be announced at the audition. Please come early to warm up and fill out the audition form.
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Restaurant Review | Bleu Restaurant & Bar
Escape the ordinary with restaurant’s exotic dishes The entrees can be a bit pricey, so the best bang for your buck is to order off Stepping into Bleu Restaurant and Bar the “steakhouse cuts” menu, a list of is like stepping out of North Carolina grilled meats and seafood that come and into a stylish, urban, fine dining with a house salad and choice of side room – the kind that pepper East Coast and dipping sauce. For my entree, I cities like Boston and opted for the seared New York. scallops ($20) with Relatively new to Bleu a light lemon wine W i n s t o n - Sa l e m , Location | 3425 Frontis St. butter that perfectly Bleu opened early complemented my this year and has yet Hours | 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. huge, meaty scal11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri. - Sat. to show up on the lops, seared to a radar of many Dash 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun. light golden brown. diners, but is conve- Serving | Upscale, innovative cuisine My side of Yukon niently located right mashed potatoes was behind the Village Dress | Business casual creamy, light and Tavern off of Hanes Price Range | $10 - $20 flavorful, with just Mall Blvd. (out of 5) the right amount The menu is Rating | of seasoning. extremely invenI sampled a fellow tive and just a quick glance at the appetizer page will show diner’s Ahi tuna ($20), which was cooked at a perfect medium rare and glazed in a you why. Dishes that sparked my curiosity tangy mirin soy sauce. The braised short included the Vietnamese fried quail rib ($19), not on the steakhouse cuts ($10), panko crusted tofu ($7) and menu, turned out to be just as filling chilled watermelon soup ($4), not items since a huge bowl of lo mein noodles and stir fried vegetables accompanied normally listed on local menus. Don’t worry though, the menu isn’t the tender, boneless ribs. If you’re craving lighter fare, try a completely exotic. The fare is upscale American, with an occasional French sandwich with a little panache, like the crab and shrimp cake sandwich ($10) or Asian twist. By Caitlin Kenney | Editor in chief
or the brie, tomato and arugula sandwich ($9). Another excellent choice for the pennypinching or wallet-conscious is a salad, which can be topped with a number of meats and seafood for reasonable prices, ranging from $5-$8. The appetizer menu is also a tapas menu, so you could easily make a meal out of two or three tapas for the whole table. Bleu is decorated in dark woods with warm lighting, high ceilings and huge champagne bottles displayed on the walls. While Bleu claims to be both restaurant and bar, the restaurant vibe is much stronger than the latter. Bleu does offer daily drink specials, including $4 mimosas and bloody mary’s on Sundays, which would probably be great for the brunching crowd. But, though Bleu does have an extensive martini list, I’d recommend sticking to the even more comprehensive wine selection, since my friend’s pomegranate martini ($8) tasted more like a watereddown vodka lemonade and my Central Perktini ($8), while cleverly named was more Red Bull than raspberry vodka. In fact, rather than finishing your meal with a cocktail, check out the dessert menu instead. You won’t regret it.
Caitlin Kenney/Old Gold & Black
Bleu offers varied, upscale cuisine that’s sure to impress a date and at a reasonable price. My cheesecake ($5), served with a pumpkin sauce, was some of the richest and creamiest I’ve ever had. The key lime pie ($5) was light and fluffy and paired perfectly with a raspberry dipping sauce.
Bleu is perfect for a posh night out with the girls, an intimate date or a special dinner with family. Be daring and try something original. It’s not everyday that Winston-Salem serves up such a unique and varied menu.
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