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SG hosts sessions To drink ... or not to drink? about campus plans By Sam Cernuto | Staff writer

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as a moderator because I want students to have the chance to ask whatever they Three forums will take place at the want,” Davis said about his role in the university in the upcoming weeks that upcoming forums. will give students the opportunity to “I am really excited about these forums pose questions to University President because I don’t think this has been done Nathan O. Hatch and other adminis- before.” The Student Life Forum will trators about the recent decisions made cover campus life in general, including and the general direction the university Greek life, independent student life, is heading. Residence Life and Housing, among Provost Jill Tiefenthaler is one of the other things. administrators involved in these forums The third session is called Strategic and feels that student participation is Plan/Why the SAT change/Financial practical for the students themselves Aid, and it will take place from 6:30-7:30 but also necessary and wanted by the p.m. on Sept. 30 in Benson 401. administration. “Students should come The participants in this third and to learn about what is happening at the final forum include Davis, Hatch, Tieuniversity but also because we want to fenthaler and Martha Allman, director hear from students. Students’ voices are of admissions. important to our decision-making,” TieThe information covered in this forum fenthaler said. will be centered around the decision to There are many examples of the make SAT scores optional for admission, importance of the students’ voices and the academic direction of the university, the changes that occur because of them new developments in financial aid and even just recently. “Student concerns that the Strategic Plan. were shared last year about the lack of Allman will be specifically dealing study and social spaces was the impe- with the discussion about the decision tus for the summer renovations to the to make standardized test scores optional library. In addition, the library’s new for admission to the university. 24/5 policy is a direct result of students “If current students have questions expressing their desire for an all-night about the decision to change the admisstudy space,” Tiefenthaler said. sions policy for future applicants, I hope The first session is called the Master they will choose to attend the forum,” Plan Session” and it will take place from Allman said. 7-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Pugh Audito“We in the Admissions Office are fully rium. The participants in this forum will supportive of this change in policy and be the architects that created the plan believe that it will allow us to pursue and Vice President for Administration an even greater individualization of the Matthew Cullinan. admissions process.” During this forum, The Strategic Plan, “This is the students’ chance another of the topics they will officially release the Master to air any concerns they have covered in the third Plan and update the forum, identifies five and I hope we show up in campus community priorities that should on the past, present large numbers. These forums guide improvement and future plans for planning at the uniwill have a direct impact the university. versity in order to best on not only us as current The Master Plan enhance the university originated in the fall students, but our successors as a whole. as well.” of 2007, and its goal These five prioriand purpose is to ties include building Jermyn Davis decide what the needs academic programs of Student Body President of the university are nationally recognized and how to best meet excellence, enhancing those needs. These faculty distinction, needs can include, but are not limited attracting a talented and diverse stuto, buildings, parking and environmen- dent body, and developing exceptional tal issues. young leaders, creating a richer sense of The second forum in this series is community throughout the university called the Student Life Forum, and it and strengthening the university’s conwill take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on nections to communities beyond our Sept. 11 in Brendle. The panel partici- campus. pants in this session include Student Davis cannot stress enough how imporBody President Jermyn Davis, Hatch tant these forums could be for students, and Vice President of Student Life Ken Zick. “I will be participating, but only See SG, Page A3

Another year has begun, which means freshman orientation has come and gone, classes have started and the first football home game is just around the corner. Amidst the packs of lost freshmen and long waitlists lies one of the best aspects of Work Forest: the weekend. For some, the weekend starts with the traditional Wake Wednesday. For others who have 8 a.m. classes every morning, the weekend celebration will start at the end of their last class on Friday. Every student celebrates in a different way, but, with so many fraternities and sororities on campus, a majority of the student body ends up at one party or another … or multiple parties in one night. In light of the reputation that the university has students who “work hard and play hard,” people typically believe that alcohol has to be involved. However, there are many students who choose not to drink, which bears no effect on their social life or how many fraternity parties they attend each weekend. Among some of the students who don’t drink underage are students who many readers will most likely recognize. They are still avidly involved on campus, especially in Greek life. For example, sophomore Kate Lesnewich, who is a member of Kappa Delta and a cappella group Minor Variation, says that she “goes out” one to two times a week. Sigma Chi member and Intramural enthusiast sophomore Parker Bradway attends at least two fraternity parties a week. Another student, sophomore Tyler Haertlein, whose interests range from playing for the Frisbee team to memberships in Sigma Pi states that during his freshman year he went out multiple times a week starting on Wake Wednesday. Some freshmen have started attending parties. “Even

though I’ve only been here a short time, I’ve already gone to quite a few parties: Sigma Chi, Theta Chi, Sigma Nu, SAE and even a Latin club in town,” said freshmen Derrica Barbee. Amidst all of these parties and Greek-related activities, why do these students choose to defy the college stereotype? Why do these students decide not to drink? Barbee explains plainly, “I’m carefree and funloving. I like to have fun, but I don’t need to add alcohol to have fun. I’ve seen some of the negative effects of alcohol. Recently, one of my friends was rushed to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. I just don’t need that.” Lesnewich takes a similar perspective: “I love going out with my sorority girls, but I don’t drink because I want to be in control of myself and know what’s going on around me.” Haertlein’s answer is simple: “I just don’t drink, and I can have fun without it. I don’t see any right or wrong in my decision. There is no specific reason because I believe that reasons become justifications for what people do or don’t do.” Bradway is not shy about his beliefs. “It’s a religious thing for me. As a Christian, I believe that it is important to represent Christianity by not partaking in underage drinking. That is why I choose not to drink. However, having said that, I could literally care less about being around alcohol and people who do drink.” Since these students are involved in so many diverse activities on campus, one would wonder whether or not their peers would be surprised to find that they don’t drink. Bradway and Haertlein were bold about their commitments to this and both chose to “pledge dry” for their fraternities. Haertlein sees it in a broad perspective, “I

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PostSecret creator to speak on his life as an accidental artist By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer

Do you have a secret? If so, you have something in common with the thousands of people who have revealed their deepest secrets through a Web site called the PostSecret Project. Its founder and curator, Frank Warren, will speak on his journey as an “accidental artist” and the power of secrets at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Brendle Recital Hall. His awardWarren winning program is a multimedia presentation in which he shares many of the

secrets that were kept out of the books. The event is free and open to the public., Warren’s project, encourages anyone to reveal secrets through words, sketches, or images on a 4-inch by 6-inch postcard and mail anonymously to him. The only requirements are that the secret be true and that it be revealed for the first time through the postcard. Every week Warren receives 100 to 200 postcards and updates the Web site with 10 to 20 of these each Sunday. The site began as a community art project in November of 2004. Warren handed out preaddressed post-cards to strangers in Metro stations around his hometown of Washington, D.C. He then displayed them in an exhibit at Artomatic, an annual art show in Washington where anyone can exhibit for a small

fee. Even after the four-week exhibition ended, Warren continued to receive postcards. So he launched the blog-style Web site and since then has collected more than 175,000 postcards and the site has received nearly 100 million hits. The widespread popularity of the Web site has allowed the project to cross media genres: it made an appearance in the AllAmerican Rejects’ music video for their hit song, Dirty Little Secret. Warren has also made many television and radio appearances, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, Fox News and the BBC. The Web site also inspired Warren to publish a series of books, including A Lifetime of Secrets, PostSecret, My Secret

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and The Secret Lives of Men and Women. Each of the books includes selections of the postcards that Warren has received over the past four years. Warren will sign copies of his books after the event, and there will be books available for purchase. The postcard submissions range from cute to quixotic to sinister. Some recent messages include “I lied. I am giving away things in prep for suicide,” “Pregnant women remind me of my failures” and “I wish you could see me now. You’d be proud, Dad.” When asked about the power of his project in an article in USA Today, Warren explained, “People are drawn to this because it’s something powerful and raw and real that speaks to them. “I try to keep it ideologically neutral and juxtapose the cards

in a way that’s balanced and nonjudgmental.” Warren was born in Arizona and went to high school in Illinois. He later graduated from Uuniversity of California at Berkeley with a degree in the Social Sciences and moved to the Washington D.C. area to start a business. Fifteen years later, Instant Information Systems, his small business, has taken a backseat to PostSecret, the project that thrust him into the public eye. The Web site has garnered numerous awards: in 2006 it won five Bloggies, the most distinguished weblog awards ceremony, including Weblog

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of the Year and Best American Weblog. That same year the National Mental Health Association presented Warren with a special award for his active support of the organization Hopeline/ 1-800-SUIC I D E through the Po s t S e c r e t Web site. The event is sponsored by Student Union, which has been planning it since last April. Sophomore Gabriella Almeida, lectures chair for Student Union, said, “We’ve already seen a lot of interest in this lecture from the public, and we’re very positive that the event will be a big success.”

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Brieflies Career Service hosts opportunity to meet health professionals The Office of Career Services will host the Real World of Allied Health from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Benson 407. Sign-ups are in Reynolda 10 or interested students can RSVP through Career Events in ECHO to attend and network with health professionals.

Theatre auditions to be held for the production of All My Sons Theatre auditions for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons will take place from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 in Scales. Production dates are Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-9 and will be put on by the Wake Forest University Theatre and the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem. Scripts are available in the WFU Theatre and Dance Department office (Scales 219).

Josh Kelley concert cancelled at the university The Josh Kelley concert scheduled for Sept. 5 has been cancelled.

“Day of the Dead” exhibit to open at Anthropology Museum The university’s Museum of Anthropology will begin the 2008 fall semester with its annual “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) exhibit, which is an ancient religious celebration to honor ancestors. The exhibit will open Sept. 16 and run through Dec. 17. It will take place from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the Museum of Anthropology, and admission is free.

Duke research scholar to lecture on conscious experience “What We See: The Texture of Conscious Experience” is the name of the lecture to be given by Fred Dretske, a senior research scholar at Duke University. He will challenge the claim that we are unable to truly experience the overwhelming details of the world. The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Tribble Room B316.

Athletic department announces ticket information for football On Sept. 2 the athletic department, along with Student Government, announced that students who are not Screamin’ Demons can simply show their student IDs for home football games. Once the stadium reaches capacity, no more students will be permitted to enter. However, SG noted that this never occurred last year. Parking will still be in the Green Lot.

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wouldn’t want to put out a false persona just to fit in. I hope that the way I act in non-party situations would reflect how I act at a party. However, I wouldn’t be offended if someone offered me a drink.” “I hang out with people in all circles at Wake, and my close friends do drink,” Bradway said. “So when

I’m at parties with them, people are surprised that I’m not drinking.” Barbee agrees with Parker because she has a lot of friends that do drink and people automatically believe that she does as well. “People assume that since I’m in a sorority I do drink. I love the girls in my sorority and even if they’re out drinking, I still want to hang out with them,” Lesnewich said. “Drinking doesn’t define how much time I

do or don’t spend with them.” All of these students are freshmen and sophomores and therefore under 21. The final question is: will they drink come their 21st birthday? Bradway and Lesnewich both agreed that they will drink, but in moderation. Barbee says that she will not drink once she is of age because she does not have a desire to. Haertlein’s answer is different. “Age isn’t what’s keeping me from drinking.

I might be drinking when I’m 21, but it won’t be because I’ve turned 21.” As you can see, these students, even though they do not drink, are just as normal as any other university student. They go out, they have fun, they are a part of Greek life; however, they are sure of their choice not to drink and are not ashamed of it. Also, they defy the stereotype that is so often applied to students who don’t drink.

Shuttle alters schedule Film actor By Katie Phillips | Staff writer

The university decided to add a night schedule to the shuttle bus that commutes students to and from different locations on campus. Stops at night will now be regularly scheduled, just as they are during the day. Previously, night shuttles only ran after 6 p.m. when a specific call was placed by a student. Regularly scheduled service will be available from 7:45 a.m. until nearly 3 a.m. The shuttle use has increased by over onethird in popularity in the past four years, growing from 29,000 to 43,000 student users per year. Similarly, the number of night shuttle users has grown from Sophie Mullinax/Old Gold & Black three times to five times the amount of day shuttle users in Unlike in the past, the university shuttle is running on a the past four years, according to schedule at night this year instead of being “on-call.” University Police statistics. It, too, begins at Student Drive Originally, the shuttle operated to dorm in an inefficient manner. through a system of volunteers, The daytime route begins at a at 6 p.m., thus proceeding to an initiative started by Student stop in the lower lot of Student make stops at the First Assembly Government in 1999. Drive off of Polo Road at 7:45 of God parking lot, the TownNow it is run by official Campus a.m. It then proceeds with stops house Apartments, Palmer and Police Department, uniformed, in this order throughout the day: Piccolo residence halls, Greene full-time drivers. Student Body the upper lot of Student Drive, Hall, Tribble Hall, Lot C, Lot A, President Jermyn Davis, said the First Assembly of God church Lot P, Martin and Polo residence that last year the Student Gov- parking lot, the Worrell Profes- halls, and finally making a stop ernment sent in the suggestion sional Center, Wingate Road at Martin residence hall before to make scheduled stops for the between Calloway/Kirby Halls heading back to the lower lot of night shuttle in order to “enhance and Greene Hall, Tribble Hall, Student Drive. The last night shuttle leaves safety of the students regularly Winston and Salem Halls, Lot using the night shuttle.” C and finally Lot A before the Student Drive at 2:30 a.m. and “The shuttle is designed for shuttle heads back to Student proceeds to make one last loop through campus before finishing safety … and at the same time, Drive. ridership has grown tremenThe day system for the shuttle is at Tribble Hall at 2:44 a.m. The night shuttle system is dously, so we’re trying to be more designed to be at each individual efficient,” Chief of Police, Regina stop every twenty minutes. This designed to be at each individual Lawson said. continues all day and once back stop every 30 minutes, 10 minFor the Police Department and at Student Drive at 6 p.m., the utes longer than the day shuttle due to the increase in night stops others, creating a night schedule night shuttle begins. seems to add a new level of safety The night route is slightly dif- at residence halls. Both day and updated night for riders, so that no one is wait- ferent, with fewer stops at acaing in line for the shuttle to dart demic buildings and more stops timetables are posted at each stop around campus. around campus and from dorm at residence halls.

speaks for Obama By Kara Peruccio | Life editor

On Aug. 30, campus group Wake for Change hosted actor Kal Penn who spoke on behalf of Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama. Held in Pugh Auditorium, all 275 seats were filled as many students waited to hear Penn of Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle fame. While many had come because of the actor’s popularity, there was also a good number of students sporting Obama T-shirts and carrying signs. Before the event, Forsyth Country field organizer and Winston-Salem native, Rob Huber, told the crowd of ways to get involved, including, registering to vote in North Carolina, attending events hosted by Wake for Change and a text message program unique to the university campus. By texting WF to “62262” students will receive messages about Obama events happening on campus. Penn introduced himself as a surrogate for the Obama campaign and confessed that he had never done anything like public speaking before now. Penn commented that he, in past elections, has voted for as many Republicans as he had Democrats and third party candidates. Penn said that he was speaking because four years ago, a friend of his working a minimum wage job received a job offer from Halliburton to drive a truck in Iraq for $90,000. The friend was torn because he needed money for college but was unsure of going into a war zone. Penn said his friend’s job offer even made him more cynical, because despite living in one of the most prosperous nations, someone has to choose between a minimum wage job and going to Iraq to pay for college. Four weeks later while watching the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Penn See Penn, Page A6


The Secrest Artists Series will open its season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Wait chapel with a concert by Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The concert will be the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s first performance in North Carolina.


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• University Police responded to 68 calls from Aug. 25-31, including 20 incidents and investigations and 48 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Drug and Alcohol Violations

• University Police responded Aug. 25 to a call about an intoxicated student at Poteat Residence Hall. Officers determined that she was under the age of 21. Wake Forest emergency response technicians treated the student until Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services arrived to transport her to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Information about the incident was provided to Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services. • University Police were called Aug. 24 to a Rosedale Circle address adjacent to campus to assist the Winston-Salem Police Department, which issued citations to five students for violating the city noise ordinance. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services. • University Police stopped a student driving erratically Aug. 25 at the intersection of Wingate and Wake Forest roads and charged him with driving while impaired and underage alcohol consumption. He was taken to the Forsyth County magistrate’s office and later released to the custody of his mother. Information about the incident was provided to

the dean of student services. • University Police stopped an unauthorized party Aug. 26 at Polo Residence Hall and provided information about the incident to the dean of student services. • University Police responded Aug. 28 to a call about an intoxicated student at Lot P adjacent to Huffman Residence Hall. An officer determined that he was under the age of 21. The student was taken to the Student Health Service and later escorted to his residence. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services. • University Police responded Aug. 28 to a call about an intoxicated student at Luter Residence Hall. An officer determined that he was under the age of 21. The student was taken to the Student Health Service and later escorted to his residence. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services. • University Police responded Aug. 28 to a call about an intoxicated student at the University Parkway entrance. An officer determined that he was under the age of 21. The student was taken to the Student Health Service and later escorted to his residence. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services.


• A bird house valued at $75 was reported stolen Aug. 27 from an unsecured room at the Miller

Center. The theft occurred between Aug. 8 and Aug. 13. • A secured bicycle valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a bike rack at Martin Residence Hall between 9 p.m. Aug. 24 and 1:20 p.m. Aug. 29. • An unattended wallet containing $300 cash, a credit card, a driver’s license and an identification card was reported stolen from Davis Residence Hall Aug. 30.

Property Damage

• An estimated $1,100 in damages to an exit door and sump pump were caused when an unknown person(s) rolled a large tire down a stairwell in Johnson Residence Hall between 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 2:19 p.m. Aug. 26. • A student discharged a fire extinguisher at Kitchin Residence Hall Aug. 31. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services.


• University Police charged a student with failure to comply Aug. 26 after he refused to provide identification. He was asked to leave Polo Residence Hall and return to his off-campus residence. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services. • University Police responded to a call Aug. 31 that a man was seen removing two window screens from rooms at Polo Residence Hall, but officers could not locate the suspect.

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Web site examines the problem of intolerance By Caitlin Brooks | Asst. news editor

Assistant Religion Professor Lynn Neal is passionate about religious intolerance education. “There have been studies of nativism and intolerance of immigrants (in United States history), but there has been a gap in the study of religion and in particular, the relationship between religion and violence,” Neal said. “A lot of the story is ‘oh, we have religious freedom, it’s different here (in America),’ and to a great extent, this is true, but this lends itself to the idea that religious intolerance doesn’t exist (in America) and then I find images like this, and people say ‘oh, that’s just an exception, I don’t have to deal with that,’” she said. She indicated a cartoon on her computer that depicted Jesus Christ handing out the covenant of the Ku Klux Klan to Klan members as though it were the word of God. “Even though we’ve had more diversity in the U.S. than anywhere else, it has been accom-

panied by conflict and prejudice Neal said the purpose of the and bigotry. class was to “try to get students “My commitment to this topic to see the ways that they could is to education, awareness and, create social capital out of their above all, the hope that if we can and my work to serve a larger, recognize intolerance as a historic educational purpose.” problem, we won’t be apathetic “Fighting Religious Intolerwhen we encounter it today,” ance: Portraits of Hate, Lessons Neal said. of Hope” does just this through To this end, its collections of Neal chalimages of historilenged the cal discrimination “Although ideals like the students in her against various melting pot and religious spring course, religious groups freedom are celebrated in Religious in America. Intolerance American folklore, our hisEach Friday in the United tory is littered with stories during the semesStates, to ter, students were create a Web of documented hatred and asked to find oppression.” site incorpoprovocative and rating what inflammatory Matt Triplett they learned images – carSenior in the class. toons, photos The result, and leaflets – of the site “Fightintolerance and ing Religious Intolerance: Por- to write informed blurbs about traits of Hate, Lessons of Hope” them. (fightingreligiousintolerance. Though the pictures in the colorg) will be formally launched lection currently deal primarily during a reception at 4 p.m. Sept. with images targeting Jews, Cath9 in Benson University Center olics and Mormons, Neal plans to room 401. have students in the next session

SG: Sessions aim to educate students

hear from students,” Tiefenthaler said. “While we consistently work with representatives from Student Government, it the university at large, and the relation- is important that all students get a chance ship between students and administra- to hear what we are working on and an tors. “These are really important because opportunity to ask their questions.” Beyond student-faculty relations, it gives students the opportunity to talk directly with our school administrators,” Davis also sees these forums as potentially having a large impact for generaDavis said. “Also, hopefully it will give administra- tions to come. “This is the students’ tors the chance to hear direct concerns chance to air any concerns they have, from students. While Student Govern- and I hope we show up in large numbers. ment represents student opinion in a lot These forums will have a direct impact of things, it is good for administrators to on not only us as current students, but our successors as well,” Davis said. hear directly from general students.” There is no denying that big changes Tiefenthaler also thinks the direct contact between the administration and the are currently underway and adjusting to these and making sure they are right student body is important. “The purpose of the forums is to pro- are important questions that will be vide an opportunity for students to hear addressed and hopefully resolved at the from for us to WFU the NOC administration Ad 7.66x10 and 8/21/08 3:21upcoming PM Pagestudent 1 Ken forums. Bickel Brown Disk

of the course expand the site to include images portraying Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and new religious movements. There is even a feature on the site for users to submit new images to expand the library, separate from the class or even the university. The page also includes links to resources for promoting religious tolerance and for understanding a variety of religious traditions, as well as a moderated discussion area. The idea for an image-based internet resource arose, in part, due to the lack of space for illustrations in the book Neal is co-authoring entitled Religious Intolerance in the United States: a Documentary History, which is scheduled to go to press in October. “You need a language, a vocabulary to talk about religious intolerance. If it’s not just an isolated incident, it’s a consistent problem. We can develop a language to talk about it,” Neal said. Pictures may be that language. Sophomore Christine Foust, an

alumnus of the class, mirrored Neal’s statements. “Providing information about religious intolerance not only makes people better informed, but also has the power to potentially transform minds. “If there is one thing that this Web site makes obvious, it is that people are afraid of what they don’t understand,” Foust said. “By educating people about the reality of intolerance, we hope to make more people aware of the problems of religious intolerance that the United States has always faced and continues to face today. “Furthermore, convincing people of the reality of this problem is the necessary first step toward promoting religious tolerance in our country today,” she said. “I believe that this kind of work is essential in the United States if we ever hope to overcome our troubled history with difference and diversity,” former classmate and senior Matt Triplett said. “Although ideals like the melting pot and religious freedom are

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This cartoon, “Promised Land,” was drawn by Thomas Nast in 1870.

celebrated in American folklore, our history is littered with stories of documented hatred and oppression. “In order to truly become a nation of religious pluralism, the United States must first grapple with its own history of religious intolerance. I hope our site will be a first step towards that end,” he said.


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Deacon fans look forward to an exciting season


t would probably be safe to say that only four years ago no Demon Deacon would have been able to predict the bang-pow season we’re expecting this year from Jim Grobe and our football players. The long list of reasons for Wake Forest football fans to be pumped for this year is stupefying. It’s the first time in our program’s history that we’ve been ranked in the top 25 going into a season. This could also be the first time since the 1950s that we’ll have a winning record three seasons in a row. It’s all been wrapped up in a great start to this year. Our stomping on Baylor last week was made all the better as other various ACC schools (cough — Clemson — cough) stumbled a bit and unfortunately had to lose ground in their rankings. Is it cocky of us to talk this way about our anticipation for a good season? Some would perhaps say so, but it’s

only natural after waiting for decades for a little good news. Where are Duke and UNCChapel Hill now? What? They haven’t been trying to kick a basketball around in practice have they? The truth is, we’ve got something to brag about and have all the rights to do so, because we know damned well that our competitors in the ACC never give bragging a second thought. We should live it up as much as possible, we say. We can only hope that the school sees an increase in the number of undergraduate applicants like has happened during past exciting basketball seasons. We also can’t wait to pack the Screamin’ Demon section with good fans and put our newly refurbished stadium to good use. So go get ‘em Grobe. We’re all looking forward to the fun we’ll have cheering on a winning football team. Go Deacs!

Dean’s List requirements have been raised too high


he recently announced change made to the minimum grade point average required to be put on the Dean’s List is very disturbing. Basically, to sum up our complaint, it seems to us like the administration wishes to take away the one remaining piece of credit we’ve got for our hard work here. It is crystal clear that a 3.0 at Wake Forest is very deflated in comparison to a 3.0 at many other schools, including some of our cross-admits. We are going to really miss that little, friendly letter in its attractive envelope that sat happily in our campus boxes, waiting to congratulate us. The fact of the matter is that this quick and large increase in requirements will make the vast majority of us who feel that sense of pride in being on

the Dean’s List suddenly lose our accredited status. A 3.4 at Wake Forest is simply hard but so is a 3.0. If any change had to be made, it should have been grandfathered in like divisional requirement changes. We do not buy that this will make students do better at this challenging school. We are glad that Student Government is taking the initiative to speak up for the rights of students on this one in openly criticizing this plan. We can only hope that the administration is attentive to students’ opinions, although we doubt they will. There seems to be a pattern developing here; the administration gets its mind made up, makes changes and then laughs at petty students’ complaints. Is it not possible that they’re wrong?

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Lack of sustainability raises serious concern Ec-O-pinions

Jacob Bathanti, Lacey Robinson and Ross Williford


Guest columnists

n this space in the weeks to come, you will be reading about issues related to environmental sustainability and to environmental protectionist movements in general, as well as how such issues apply to our own campus. You’ll hear from people with widely differing views, from many different points on the political spectrum. All of these folks, whether they’re involved with the rightist group American Energy Security, the more nonpartisan Student Environmental Action Coalition, or are merely concerned denizens of the university and community members unaffiliated with any group, will share a commitment to some facet of the growing movement for a greener future. You may be wondering why you should hear from us at all. The green movement has a reputation, bluntly, for attracting crazies: the tired stereotype is that of people who don’t bathe and refuse to acknowledge God or country. That sort of thinking needs to be answered equally bluntly, and the answer is that what we do with our natural resources and our natural environment will have repercussions in the lifespan of our generation. Decisions on energy use affect how much you’re paying to heat your house or drive your car. In a world of rising energy costs, even Dick Cheney is turning to renewable energy (he heats his house geothermally). In an election year where both major candidates are focusing on the benefits of alternative energy, perhaps it behooves us all not to sneer. This is not your parents’ environmental movement. It is attracting unprecedented numbers, from wide political backgrounds, on this campus and far beyond it. We will seek to provide a forum for these voices. They may belong to evangelical Christians awakening to the responsibilities of God-given dominion, or to radical

anarchists who hope to establish a Green Republic in the Winston-Salem area. They might just come from someone who realizes that a better allocation of resources on the university campus could mean lower tuition fees. Such an example — efficient energy use equating to lower tuition charges — is inherent to the sustainability movement. Sustainability is a term that’s often defined pretty loosely. But even in that loose sense — a commitment to a lifestyle that can be literally sustained year-to-year without necessitating environmental degradation or human oppression — it can be seen as promise of a better life. We will seek to expose you, as a reader and a thinker and a voter, to ideas and issues that will inexorably shape the world in which we live. A number of different metrics exist to measure sustainability in universities and colleges nationwide. On one of these, the aptly titled “Sustainability Report Card,” Wake Forest received a grade of “D.” UNC got a B-, Duke a B+. We should bloody well be doing better than that. That ought to be motivation enough to commit to environmental sustainability. It will not necessarily be easy to make this commitment work. The university lags behind in the sustainability race. We need to catch up. It is vital to our environment, our economy – our future. And at the very least, it’s one more way to be better than the schools down the road. If you’re interested in joining this conversation as a writer, contact Jacob Bathanti. If you want to get actively involved in this cause, we would encourage you to check out one of the current student organizations dealing with these issues: SEAC, WFU Biodiesel and Student Government.

Jacob Bathanti is a senior history and political science major from Boone, N.C. Lacey Robinson is a senior political science major from New Bern, N.C. Ross Williford is a senior mathematical economics major from Winston-Salem, N.C. Ec-o-pinion is a biweekly column expressing all things environmental.


Penn’s argument for Obama lacked common sense

Please don’t misconstrue this. I don’t hate Barack Obama; the man has some admirable, even ballsy, positions. But if Obama does get your nod this November, please give me better reasons than Kal Penn (otherwise known as Kumar) did. Penn’s presentation started poorly when he said that a buddy of his had to decide between working for the “evil” Halliburton and not being able to afford college. Penn proposed Obama’s $4,000 college credit would prevent this dilemma.


What a ludicrous idea! Let’s look at the facts: 1) $4,000 per year would not come close to paying for a quality education. 2) Many universities (including our own) guarantee lower-income students that their education will be paid for with minimal usage of student loans. 3) One would have to try very hard in order to slack enough to make minimum wage for a significant period of time (supposedly the only alternative of this buddy to working a five-figure Halliburton job). The question I wanted to ask and should have asked is if Penn, an affluent individual who could likely write a $4000 check on a whim, wasn’t willing to help his buddy pay for college, why should we?

- Liu Chunquan, a lawyer in Shanghai, on why police plan on posting photos and videos of jaywalkers in newspapers and on TV to ridicule them for breaking the rules

“” “Art must always be free and the artist should not have any restrictions on freedom of expression.” - Claudio Strinati, a superintendent for Rome’s state museums, defending the display of a crucified frog sculpture in the Museion museum, despite the Pope’s objections

“” “In Italy they’re happy with the result, but here in Bedum we are much more happy, because the tower of Pisa is now leaning less than the tower of Bedum.” - Retired geometrician Jacob van Dijk, of Bedum, Netherlands, who claims that the 12th century church tower is now the most leaning tower in the world

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This reeks of hypocrisy to me, or perhaps just simple ignorance. All of those tax credits do have to be paid for by someone — it is not free money. In fact, this program could cost as much as $64 billion per year (based on the current 16 million college studentenrollment), on a perpetual basis. This makes Penn’s mention of the price tag of the Iraq War, $120 billion per year (his number), seem especially ill-advised. It almost makes the war look like a good value, since only a small portion of Obama’s platform could cost more than half as much. Tim Rodgers Freshman

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Enacting windfall tax would be unjust Josh Binney


Old Gold & Black columnist

ne issue always seems to be at the forefront of this year’s presidential campaign: the rising price of oil. This problem is so important for our political and economic future, and yet it is so misunderstood. Perhaps it is best to start with the facts everyone knows. Gas is much more expensive now than it used to be. Until a few weeks ago, the national average for this crucial resource was hovering just around $4.00 per gallon. As a result, the average American is struggling to afford the cost of energy, and oil companies are making record-breaking profits – over $143 billion last year. In attempting to find a solution to the growing burden energy prices are placing on American families, Senator Barack Obama and many liberal politicians have proposed a $1,000 emergency energy credit to be paid for with a

windfall tax on the profits of oil corporations. consequences of a windfall tax would be even Like his main opponent for the Democratic more severe. It was John C. Calhoun who said nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton, Obama that “to deprive (people) of the fruits of their believes that those who have benefited most exertions would be to destroy the desire of from the energy boom should sacrifice a bettering their condition.” By penalizing the oil “reasonable share” of their profits to help those companies for profiting from the evolution of who are struggling to pay their gas bills. the energy market, we would leave them with It’s an idea developed with the best of little incentive to find new and more efficient intentions. There’s only one problem: it just products and refining methods. The government won’t work. would actually discourage The most ironic and investment and innovation in immediate impact of a tax an industry that both parties The energy crisis is a serious on oil companies, Obama’s agree needs more of both. issue — one that has severely $1,000 stimulus check So, Obama’s plan fails hurt the American working notwithstanding, is that to accomplish its primary it will further strain the objectives by neither class — and we should strive wallets of average American encouraging oil companies to to find a solution. consumers. As with any lower their pricing nor easing tax levied on suppliers, the the burden on the average majority of the burden is passed on to buyers consumer. in the form of higher prices. We’ve already seen Not only would our economic woes be this with the state and national taxes on gasoline exacerbated by a windfall tax, but the idea of levied on oil companies, which have raised gas the government taking a “reasonable share” prices by an average of almost $0.50/gallon of the profits of its citizens in an attempt to nationwide. The remaining burden would likely redistribute the nation’s wealth is not worthy of fall on shareholders through lower dividends. a liberal, free market society. In other words, the Consequently, the tax would raise the price of windfall tax being proposed is just not fair. gasoline, eating up most if not all of the $1,000 Exxon Mobil’s profit margin for the last fiscal promised by Obama. year was recently cited as 10 percent in the Wall Over time, however, the broader economic Street Journal. The same article compared the

University needs continual change Will Harbour Guest columnist


ur university was, for better or worse, long governed by the Baptist State Convention. In 1986, a much needed – and long due – step was taken as the university became autonomous from the convention. It was one of many actions championed by the late university president Dr. T.K. Hearn that proved to be the foundation upon which the university’s current reputation stands. That Hearn would wish to take such action is not surprising considering it was not unprecedented. William Louis Poteat, seventh president and natural science professor at the university, successfully avoided his removal as president after teaching the Darwinian ideas of natural selection and evolution – a position strongly opposed by the convention. I remind you, my esteemed peers, of these events of the past not to exemplify ephemeral examples of Wake Foresters who have defied university spirit, but rather to evoke the deep connection we all share with the university, that those men defined its spirit. Their actions are a mere two examples of how Wake Forest College existed as an institute deserving of the title of higher education. Disregarding ties to the Baptist church, these gentlemen acted in the best interest of our university to provide students with the best possible education. In a seemingly remarkable transformation, our university has gone from a small college with a mascot as simply a tiger or – gasp – a Baptist, to the terrifying oxymoron of a Demon Deacon. While the fiscal strength of the university first began with southern plantation money only to be later injected with millions from the notorious Reynolds family, Z. Smith Reynolds murder/suicide notwithstanding, our university has developed an unmistakable resiliency to remain astonishingly on target with the proclaimed ideals of higher education. It is now though that we face another time where we must once again display this resilient spirit of the university in spite of a recent trend. It appears that the aforementioned examples have gone unnoticed, or if not, at least unappreciated by most on campus. The most recent attempt to improve the university has thus far garnered little more than passing notoriety. It is the dropping of the SAT/ACT score requirement of which I speak. I am not condemning this move. On the contrary, I was delighted last semester when I learned of this development. The issue is simply that the university has failed to truly reach for its alleged goal, a greater diversity among students. The solution is a long, complicated matter at best and a

multi-million dollar consulting nightmare at worst. Considering our recent search for a new university logo, the latter is not something with which we are unfamiliar. No university is perfect, but there is one university that, in my opinion, goes the farthest in creating the greatest opportunity for diversity among its student body. That is Harvard. Famous reputation aside, Harvard has taken an incredible step to allow all students to attend the university. This is their financial aid initiative, which currently provides all students whose total family income is below $60,000 the opportunity to attend Harvard free. This did not come without a cost to the university, but it was a necessary step to allow the best and brightest students the chance to study at Harvard regardless of their financial situation. Their application pool grew by a greater percentage than did the overall application pool, indicating at least a slight impact by the initiative. To summarize, I strongly believe the university is continuing to move in the right direction in wanting to increase diversity among students and attract the best students possible. I have a deep conviction that we ought to go further than simply eliminating the SAT/ ACT requirement. I applaud the university for doing away with something they saw as an impediment to some potentially qualified applicants. But rather than including only those with low standardized test scores, why not include all applicants by eliminating the cost of attendance for those below a certain income? I realize our endowment leaves something to be desired, and matching Harvard’s initiative is not currently possible. However, that does not mean we should abandon all efforts to create something similar. Even if we could only offer half or quarter tuition, that would be a step in the right direction; a direction I believe we have been heading in thanks to the likes of presidents Poteat and Hearn. Any student will be quick to point on how homogenous the student body is here at the university, but I know that a solution is not terribly difficult to conceive. I therefore strongly urge all members of this community, regardless of their relationship to the university, to begin to formulate how to give anyone who wishes the best gift we Wake Foresters can give – a Wake Forest education at a price anyone can afford. That is something of which Poteat and Hearn would be proud. They left their marks on this wonderful university, we shall see if Hatch leaves his. Will Harbour is a senior economics major from Raleigh, N.C.

energy industry’s average profit margin (8.3 percent) with those of other markets. Beverages and tobacco (19.1 percent), pharmaceuticals (18.4 percent), computers (13.7 percent) and Google (25.3 percent) are only a few of the many industries and companies whose profit margins well exceed those of “big oil.” There is no call for a windfall tax on these “excessive” profits, however, as there are few political points to be scored from doing so. So, in our discussion of the larger energy problem, we have let our emotions get the better of us. The energy crisis is a serious issue – one that has severely hurt the pockets of the American working class – and we should strive to find a solution. But abandoning our principles of liberty and equity in favor of a redistribution of wealth that will have no positive effect is certainly not the answer. Obama’s heart is in the right place, but we don’t need good intentions — we need results. A windfall tax would cripple the American energy industry, discourage investment and innovation, place an even greater burden on the consumer and make us more dependent on foreign oil. It’s a politician’s solution to an economist’s problem – a vote for the status quo. It’s time for a change. Surely, Obama can understand that. Josh Binney is a sophomore from Hampden, Mass.

Notable Quotes | The candidates on the environment “Increased domestic oil production certainly has its place ... but it’s not the solution ... I believe we should give every working family in America a $1000 energy rebate and we should pay for it with part of the record profits the oil companies are making.” Barack Obama, Democratic candidate Lansing, Mich. August 4

“We need to be energy independent and we’ve got to do it soon ... we have to drill off shore ... oil executives are saying that within a few years we could see results.” John McCain, Republican candidate Rochester, N.H. July 22

“I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years. This goal is achievable, affordable and transformative.” Al Gore, environmentalist Washington D.C. July 17

America should still stand for freedom Sean Farrell


Guest Columnist

believe in freedom. I believe in wearing my pants as baggy or as tight as I wish. I believe in listening to my rap, rock, techno or classical music as loudly or as softly as I wish. As an American, I believe that I can state my political opinion any way I wish and vote (or not vote) accordingly. Everyone will agree with me on this topic, yet for some reason when it comes to the freedom of being healthy, I have dissenters. I am referring to universal health care. This socialist ideal gives “equal” health care to all citizens and is funded by heavy taxes. Universal health care limits Americans freedom of choice when it comes to health professionals, treatments and quality. The government would make these choices for us and all citizens would pay for this system regardless of health or participation. Is this what the posterchild of democracy wants?

Doesn’t this socialist ideal go against all that America stands for? What ever happened to freedom, liberty and capitalism? I will tell you. The recession is scaring people. People want the government to fix the economy and are willing to give up our liberties. History has proven that when an economically deprived nation invested power in its government, the government gains too much power. Examples are seen in Nazi Germany, communist Russia, Red China and Castro’s Cuba. Recently our own nation signed a bill into effect called the Patriot Act. This government policy allows the NSA to record telephone conversations of suspected government “enemies.” From an economic view, the system would not be efficient. At the moment, the United States is a leading force in medical advances. This progress would be radically slowed if doctors had no incentive to work and produce. The overall quality would dramatically plummet, since the doctors would

basically be reduced to public school teachers pay, which isn’t anything, especially when you are getting sued. Again, this is socialism and progress is not possible when everyone wishes to be “equal.” The funding of health care would come out of everyone’s pockets. The U.S. already spends the highest amount of our GDP for health care (16.2 percent), now imagine how it would increase if health care was given to 300 million people. Taxes would shoot up. People want benefits, but don’t want to pay taxes. Tasty irony. The main point I am trying to get at is this: don’t allow the recession or the War on Terror scare you into giving up our freedom. The American forefathers fought the British for freedom and the levying on unfair taxes. Now we, a bit more than two centuries later, want to give up our power and place unfair taxes against ourselves. I will let you see the irony. Sean Farrell is a freshman from Churchill, Pa.

Word on the Quad | Your voice on what’s going on How should the university become more green?

“Recycling on the quad needs to be better advertised.”

“I feel the Pit has done a great job in terms of going green. ”

“Students know more than admin. Consult with SEAC.”

“Have a campus-wide fair about going green.”

Morgan Gunter Freshman Raleigh, N.C.

Kirsten Dorr Junior Solana Beach, Calif.

Char Coetzee Freshman St. Paul, Minn.

Sonja Wiley Freshman Round Rock, Texas

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University earns high Penn: Speaker discusses politics rank for black students Continued from Page A2

By Caitlin Brooks | Asst. news editor

some insight into the importance of the increased rank in Black Enterprise. The university moved up 10 ranks “Wake Forest has risen in the National among top colleges for black students Rankings in US News & World Report in a new survey by Black Enterprise for the past 10 years. magazine,. “Students and parents today rely heavThe publication describes itself as “the ily upon these rankings in part because premier business news and investment they reflect an institution’s total comresource for African-Americans” and mitment to empowering their students claims a readership of 3.7 million. for success,” Oakes said. The university jumped from 22nd on “In other words, higher administrathe 2006 list to 12th in the country on tion, academic affairs, student affairs, the 2008 list. Black Enterprise magazine’s and athletics collaborate to address the list of the “Top 50 Colleges for African changing needs of each new generation Americans” will of students. print in  the Sep“I think it is important to consider tember issue of the the implications of these factors when magazine. reviewing Wake Forest’s ranking in Black A d d i t i o n a l l y, Enterprise,” she said. a brief profile of “Multicultural parents and students the school is avail- sometimes wonder if the ranking of an able on the Web institution in a publication such as US site to encourage News & World Report truly reflects that applications to the institution’s commitment to the success school. of students of color at predominantly Oakes The list is the white institutions.   result of a survey of private and public “Therefore, our ranking … in BE institutions. clearly reflects multicultural students More than 700 black higher educa- experience the same support and suction professionals, including presidents, cess as majority students,” she said. chancellors and student affairs directors, The percent of black undergraduate assessed the college environments for enrollment and graduation rates for their black students. black students were also considered. To be eligible for initial considerA greater presence ation, colleges or in the classroom universities had to be stimulates diversity “Higher administration, acaaccredited four-year of thought. institutions with an Oakes notes that demic affairs, student affairs, African-American the increases in and athletics collaborate to student enrollment minority presence on address the changing needs of at least 3 percampus have had an of each new generation of cent. effect on student life In addition, schools because they cause students.” were required to have change in the clubs Barbee Oakes enrollment data suband groups. Director of Multicultural Affairs mitted with the U.S. “A greater presence Department of Eduamong student orgacation. nizations impacts The social and academic environments their social support and increases opporof the universities were key contributors tunities for people from different races, to a school’s rank. religions, geographic locations, and Each school’s academic and social envi- socioeconomic status to learn from one ronments were rated on a five-point scale another and learn how to communicate from 1 (strongly do not recommend) to with one another,” she said. 5 (strongly recommend). The university ranked highest of any The results of this survey were then used other college or university in the state to calculate and assign average scores for of North Carolina, with Duke and Uniacademic and social environments for versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill each school. Barbee Oakes, director of falling far behind at the 31st and 32nd the Office of Multicultural Affairs, gave spots on the list.

remembered hearing a “skinny guy with big ears” talk about the need for a United States, not red or blue. Penn said following the speech he said that “this guy needs to run for president.” After looking at the Obama platform, Penn was impressed by Obama’s background as a community organizer and as a professor of constitutional law. He commented that it would be nice to have a president who actually read the Constitution. Penn was attracted to the Obama campaign because of the $4,000 tax credit for people to go to college. This money could significantly help his friend and other students pay tuition. After reviewing Obama’s platform on his web site, Penn was impressed by his opposition to the war and his environmental and business ratings. Penn decided to fill out a card and volunteered to go door-to-door and make phone calls. Before the Iowa primary, Penn said he planned on going for three days. He moved to Iowa for a month and a half. He was impressed by the diversity of volunteers: half were registered Democrats and the other a mixture of Republicans and Independents. While volunteering in Iowa, Penn heard two sets of stories. One CNNtype story stated that 18-34 year olds won’t vote. However, contradictory stories were emerging that YouTube, MySpace and Facebook were mobilizing youth voters. Penn cited that Facebook was recently valued at $1.6 billion; he commented that if Americans can make billions of dollars in wealth for people by sitting at their computer, they have the power to change the face of the election and politics. The youth vote proved to be critical in the Iowa primary. In 2004, the average voting age was 65 years; in 2008 youth voting increased 150 percent. Penn said the pattern of increased youth voting is apparent in many other states; he cited from 2000 to this year, the youth vote in Florida increased 300 percent. Following his speech, he answered students’ questions, ranging from the juvenile (“How many Whitecastle burgers have you eaten?”) to the serious (“Will the $4,000 credit actually

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Students met with Kal Penn on Aug. 30. Penn, an Independent, discussed his support for Obama and why young people should vote. put people in college?”). Penn admitted that it will not solve $32,000 tuition, but for many students it will begin to make a dent in student loans. Another student asked about people being registered in parties because of their family’s beliefs. Penn said that voters have the right to vote for who they want and if they want to, they can always reregister. He also believes that many of the issues facing us today transcend party lines such gas prices. One student inquired as to how Penn believes Obama will work with the other party should he be elected president. Penn thinks will help him in crossing party lines. He shared a story that before Obama appeared onstage after winning Iowa, he told volunteers how proud he was of college students for coming out to vote. Obama wasn’t just happy because they helped him win, but because statistics have proven that if someone starts voting early, they will vote for the rest of their lives. When the Old Gold & Black spoke with Penn following the event, he said that the underlying issue that college students need to be aware of is how much power they have to change the election. “Part of the problem is that we’ve been told for so long that we

can’t do things; that we have no power, which is not true,” Penn said. “We’ve got those numbers; so no matter whether you are a Democrat or Republican or Independent, there’s a lot of power we have simply registering to vote.” The OGB also inquired what Penn’s thoughts were for sustaining the youth vote following the election. “Senator Obama is saying things like ‘I’m not just asking you to believe in abilities to change Washington; I’m asking you to believe in yours. He’s calling out for us to do our part. It’s not something we ever hear politicians say very often,” Penn said. “My hope is that whoever wins the next election that call to action is something that can stay with us.” Penn’s presentation is one of many events that Wake for Change will be hosting this fall in hopes of reaching Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike in keeping an open mind and making sure that the university community is educated about the upcoming election. The 275 audience members, regardless if they came only to see “Kumar,” hopefully took something back from the Independent’s speech about believing in a cause and hoping to bring change to the United States.

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{ NATIONAL STAGE } NFL Season Set to Kick Off

After much anticipation and fantasy preparation, the NFL season is finally here. As is custom to begin a season, the defending World Champions will host the opening game. The Washington Redskins will face Eli Manning and the New York Giants on National Television Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Other intriguing story lines include Tampa Bay at New Orleans as the Saints look to lift up the spirts of their city after Hurricane Gustav. Questions loom on the health of the Patriot’s Tom Brady and the Colt’s Peyton Manning. All eyes will be on Miami as Brett Favre plays his first game as a New York Jet. Minnesota will play at Green Bay and Oakland will host Denver in the double-header premier of Monday Night Football



the year Wake Forest will hold the DI National Championship

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the preseason ranking for the Men’s Golf team in Golf World. yards of offense Ole Miss had against Memphis

interceptions thrown by Riley Skinner against Baylor the number of goals Sarah Winslow scored against UNC- Wilmington

{ DEAC OF THE WEEK } Senior forward Marcus Tracy was named the ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Player of the Week. The Hermann Trophy candidate was also named College Soccer News National Player of theWeek after scoring two game-winning goals last week. Against Virginia Commonwealth the 6-foot-1-inch forward scored on a header in the 58th minute off a pass from sophomore Corben Bone. Against Florida International Tracy also scored off of a header, this time the pass came from fellow senior Evan Brown Tracy, from Newtown, Conn., Tracy leads the No. 1 Demon Deacons with two goals, four points total. His performance ties him for second in the ACC in both goals and points. In 2007 Tracy was the College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

{ SPORTS WORDS } “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden



Wake rolls in Waco

By Matt Six | Staff writer

After losing three of the past four season openers (falling to Clemson in ’04, Vanderbilt in ’05 and Boston College in ’07), the Demon Deacons broke the streak with an impressive 41-13 over Baylor in Waco, Texas. Wake was led by junior quarterback Riley Skinner, who earned the honor of ACC Offensive Back of the Week. Skinner completed 27 of his 36 passes for 220 yards and a careerbest three touchdowns. He also earned his 19th win as a starter for Wake, accumulating the most wins of any quarterback in school history. Two of his three touchdowns went to wide receiver Chip Brinkman, who sings the praises of his quarterback. “Riley has a great sense of awareness on the field that is inherent in him,” Brinkman said. “He knows our offense and he can feel and pick up different coverages right away. He makes the right reads in Skinner the blink of an eye. Riley is a really smart guy, and he knows how to manage our offense well.” Skinner has a lot of receiving targets to choose from; he distributed the ball to eight different receivers against the Bears in the season opener. Senior tight end Ben Wooster had six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. Senior wide receiver D.J. Boldin led the team in catches with seven, accumulating 33 yards. Brinkman is excited about the receiving corps. “We’ve got a great bunch of guys,” Brinkman said. “We’ve got some young guys that are fun to watch. They have a tremendous amount of talent,



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Ultimate frustration with sports By Lizzie Rosen | Senior writer

He made his first two career catches against the Bears. “Devon Brown is an exciting player to watch. Just the moves he makes, it’s the stuff you see in Madden or NCAA 09,” Brinkman said.

I like sports. More than liking sports though, I like being good at them. I relish being that girl that guys call when they need an extra person for football, but they actually want someone who can play. Throughout past intramural seasons I have had my fair share of success, including three championship T-shirts and several second place endeavors. As a senior, I was satisfied overall with my sports performance at our fine university. All was going well on my quest to prepare for the elusive softball championship, until my focus was derailed via being stalked by the most frustrating sport ever. What was instigating my frustration? A fricking Frisbee. Stalked is no overstatement people. These flying saucers are all over campus, on our quads and in our dorms; I can’t deal. What’s my beef? I cannot for the life of me throw a Frisbee, seriously. I blame my father. And maybe sub-par third grade gym class. Sure, I can throw a softball from outfield to home plate. Sure, I have the hands of a maven when playing wide receiver. And yeah, I can play a mean stopper in soccer. Guess what? It doesn’t matter for a second because every time I set foot on the quad. Every, single, time I step out of Taylor House, I get one of those white disks thrown at my face. If it’s not white, its worse, one of those Free Qdoba disks from Taste of Winston-Salem. Hey Qdoba, I like Chipotle, back off. I let the days before class pass me by avoiding the outdoors but alas, I cannot escape the Frisbee. Ruckus must be a cult of some sort spawning new disk-flingers every three hours (the rate at which I step outside). I got lucky recently; I managed to go the entire day without seeing a Frisbee. Then I made a fatal mistake, I went to Hero House. On my way back I saw the largest gathering of Frisbees ever. Did you know Wake Forest is obsessed with Frisbee? Have I been too busy looking at Banshees posters

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Senior Alphonso Smith carries the ball out of bounds at Baylor Aug. 28. The Deacs came away with a win, 41-13. and for years to come our unit is going to be really good. I can’t wait to see them get some more snaps and make some big plays on the field.” One young wide receiver that has impressed in spring practices is redshirt freshman Devon Brown, or Y’lou (pronounced Wah-lou).

No. 15 Lady Deacs shut out competition By Phillip Brame | Contributing writer

The No. 15-ranked Wake Forest women’s soccer team notched two shutouts over Labor Day weekend, defeating Francis Marion 3-0 Aug. 29 before returning home to defeat UNC-Wilmington 5-0 Aug. 31 at Spry Stadium. Head Coach Tony da Luz was pleased with his team’s performance, especially with the pair of clean sheets registered by his goalkeepers, starting sophomore Amanda Barasha and junior Laura Morse. The first away match of the 2008 campaign saw the Lady Deacs travel to Marion, S.C. to face the Patriots of Francis Marion University. Junior forward Jill Hutchinson led the offensive attack for Wake, scoring in the 13th minute assisted by fellow junior Sarah Winslow. Junior defender Caitlin Ferrell doubled the margin in the 39th minute to give the Lady Deacs a two goal cushion at the close of the first half. In the second half, Hutchinson turned from scorer to provider, assisting on a goal by junior Allie Sadow to push the final margin to 3-0. The match on Aug. 31 against in-state foe UNCWilmington resulted in an offensive explosion by the Lady Deacs, lead by three goals from Winslow and contributions from Hutchinson and Sadow to give the Lady Deacs a 5-0 victory. An uneasy start to the match saw UNC-W create two good scoring chances in the first 10 minutes, striking the right post with the first shot on goal of the match. After the opening minutes the defense, lead by junior center-backs Bess Harrington and Caitlin Ferrell, controlled the flow of the game and allowed the Deacs to find their rhythm offensively. In the 15th minute, Hutchinson opened the scoring after her shot deflected off the UNC-W keeper before settling into the back of the net after a failed scramble to clear the ball by the Seahawk defense. Winslow scored her first goal of the game in the 32nd minute after Hutchinson found senior midfielder Amanda Lebo on the left wing. Lebo dribbled unopposed into the box and slotted a pass past the keeper to Winslow for the easy goal to close the first half with Wake leading 2-0. “It was a great ball by Lebo,” Winslow said. “Midswing I was like ‘You better not miss this.’” Seven minutes into the second half Sadow notched her third goal of the season after a well-placed cross from senior midfielder Camelyn Dillon. Winslow would add two more goals in the 69th and 79th minute to close the scoring. Winslow, a Wilson, N.C., native, completed the hat trick as a back pass from a UNC-W defender drew the keeper some twenty yards out of the goal. Winslow closed on the keeper and the resulting clearance rebounded sharply off Winslow’s back and into the goal. See Soccer, Page B5

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Junior Caitlin Farrell goes for the ball in a home game against Vanderbilt, Aug. 19. The Deacs travel to Blacksburg, Va., to play in the Hawthorne Suites Hokie Invitational.

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WAKE FOREST vs. OL OLE MISS By Martin Rickman Staff writer

Wild Rebel

Houston Nutt left almost everything behind when he left Arkansas. He brought with him the offense that made Darren McFadden a star, and he collected 18 wins in his final two seasons as coach of the Razorbacks. The offense has now been redubbed the Wild Rebel, but it harnesses the same explosive power that led the Razorbacks to 39.8 points per game in 2007. Nutt inherits a very talented and physical team in Ole Miss that has been slowly building with recruits for the last few seasons. Nutt has a lot of weapons that can make the Wild Rebel offense effective. The offensive line is anchored by 6-foot-6-inch, 322-pound AllAmerican prospect lineman Michael Oher. Oher, the subject of Moneyball author Michael Lewis’s book The Blind Side, initially entered the 2008 NFL draft but withdrew his name to return for his senior season at Ole Miss. He and others will provide plenty of protection for Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead, a transfer who played behind Colt McCoy at Texas.

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The key to Nutt’s Wild Rebel offense is an explosive and multi-faceted player like he had in McFadden. At Ole Miss, junior wide receiver Dexter McCluster is that player. Picking up 125 all-purpose yards against Memphis last week, McCluster had four catches for 61 yards and six rushes for 64 yards. The Deacs have done all they can to prepare for the Wild Rebel scheme. They employed a similar practice structure as they did to prepare for Navy quarterback KaipoNoa Naheaku-Enhada last year, Wake put their speediest players on the scout team. “Chris Givens and Skylar Jones were running it (the Wild Rebel) out in practice yesterday and hopefully that will pay off,” said junior defensive end John Russell. “That kind of formation expects you to get confused and do what isn’t a part of your game plan. It is important that whenever we see it to attack it as we’re coached to do and stay within ourselves.”

The running game has been a critical focus for Head Coach Jim Grobe and Offensive Coordinator Steve Lobotzke. By running the football, the Deacs can establish their own tempo, take care of the football and win the time of possession battle. It also forces the defense to keep fewer guys in the box which in turn opens up the passing game and increases the effectiveness of play-action. However, against Bayor, Wake had 156 yards, which seems impressive on the surface, but 63 of those yards came on two rushes by redshirt freshman C.J. Washington late in the game. Sophomore Josh Adams and redshirt freshman Brandon Pendergrass, a critical tag-team of the Deacon offense, combined for 81 yards on 28 attempts for a 2.5 yard average. Each of the two found the end zone. The team is not worried though. There is no doubting Adams’ track record — ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007 — as well as Pendergrass’s explosiveness. Offensive lines across the country scuffled a bit in their first real game action of the season as teams like Clemson, Georgia and even Florida struggled with components on the offensive line. The Deacon line is young, but one of the biggest in Deacon history, and they gave junior quarterback Riley Skinner plenty of time to throw the football. The line just needs a little time to gel. “I think our running game is going to pick up this week,” Brinkman said. “Josh (Adams) is a tremendous player and I think that he and Brandon (Pendergrass) are going to break out this week. I think our running game suits Ole Miss very well. I’ve been around our system long enough to assess what is going to happen. Coach Lobo really wants to run the ball; to be successful on Saturday and in the future, we need to show that we can run the ball.” This week has the potential for the running game to really open up, as the Rebels have questions on their defensive line. Junior defensive end Greg Hardy, who led the SEC in sacks with 10 last year, is out with a foot injury and defensive tackle Peria Jerry, who returned to practice this week, is still recovering from surgery to repair his right knee.

Here comes Hanna Echoing the last time these two teams played, weather has the potential to play a significant factor in this game. Hurricane Hanna is projected to make landfall in the Carolinas and it is set to have a substantial impact on the Winston-Salem area according to the latest meteorological reports. The forecast calls for 80 degrees and showers, but the unpredictability of hurricanes and tropical storms could make for drier or much more volatile weather come game time.

Getting there

Prediction Looking for an easier way to get to BB&T Stadium to watch a Wake Football game? Don't want to wait in game day traffic? Then take the Deacon Express this Saturday to watch the Deacs take on Ole Miss. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. and shuttles will begin running at 1 p.m. It will pick up in the Poteat/ Huffman parking lot (Lot P) next to Wait Chapel and all you need is your student ID card to board. The drop-off location will be on Shorefair Drive near the student lot. Students will be picked up here after the football game.

There is no question that Houston Nutt has brought a renewed vigor and excitement to the Ole Miss program. With a lot of weapons and talent, Nutt is taking this team in the right direction. Coming off a 41-24 win against rival Memphis, Ole Miss is hoping that their defense can keep pace with their newfound offensive firepower. The problem is that they are facing an experienced and disciplined Wake Forest team in their home opener. The Deacs find themselves in the unfamiliar position of being the only ACC team ranked in the AP Poll,

after favorites Virginia Tech and Clemson both lost in their opening games. This newfound hype has gotten the community buzzing and set against the backdrop of the brand new Deacon Tower, the Deacs should be able to control the football by minimizing the mistakes they made against Baylor and finding success running the football with their home crowd behind them. The Deacs will look to the twoheaded monster of Adams and Pendergrass to pace the game and with strong play again by the defense, the Deacs should win 27-17.

The last battle

Inclement weather delayed the two teams’ first ever meeting in Oxford, Miss in 2006. Despite all the time in the locker room, Wake was prepared to play. “You always have to assume that someone’s going to walk in the next 30 seconds and say that the game is going to be played,” said junior defensive end John Russell. “You have to treat the delay like it’s a big halftime.” After a two hour delay, the Deacs and Rebels finally took the field, with lightning still in the area. Due to the poor conditions, the Deacs attacked on the ground, running the ball on 53 plays and only throwing it five times.

“It was almost like playing the bowl game, it meant that much to go into Ole Miss and compete against them,” fifth year senior wide receiver Chip Brinkman said. “We were so prepared and I remember Coach Lobo being so prepared, and it was incredible how we handled the situation. We really stepped up.” Eight different Deacons had at least two carries, but De’Angelo Bryant carried the load with 22 carries, 105 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Harris and Mike Rinfrette also had touchdown runs, while the Deacs out rushed the Running Rebels 240-26. Sam Swank added two field goals in a 27-3 Wake victory.

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Kaley Fountain

Junior defender Austin, Texas.

Junior Kaley Fountain got to take the trip of a lifetime this summer. She traveled in England with the U-20 national team and this November she has big plans to join the team for the 2008 FIFA World Cup. With her international experience, Fountain brings a lot to the field for Wake Forest, having started in 21 of 23 matches last season.

By Allison Lange | Sports editor On the game she looks forward to the most: I’d have to say UNC, because we get to play them at home this year. I feel like UNC really brings out the best in us, so its always fun to play against them. On her favorite class at Wake: My favorite class at Wake would have to be a sociology class with Professor Hattery, Contemporary Families. She’s an amazing professor. On playing on the U-20 team: I’ve been blessed to go travel abroad with the U-20 team. They’re really determined and we are really excited to win a world championship. But at the same time, I’m very excited to come back to Wake Forest, where we’re determined to win a national championship. On the Olympic sport she watched the most: I watched swimming a lot, probably like a lot of people. But I really liked watching gymnastics too, because I used to do it as a kid. I also have had the chance to meet two of the girls on the team, Shawn Johnson and Nastia Lukin. On the expectations of the team this year: I think we’re totally capable of winning the national championship this year. We have so much depth. Anyone on our team could be a starter and can have an important impact on the field. On the team’s motivation: This year we’ve set more goals for ourselves as a team. We want to score more and also have more shutouts, and we have those stats marked up in our locker room on the wall.

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Winslow named to Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week Junior Sarah Winslow, a forward on the women’s soccer team, was named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the week. This weekend she scored three goals and was credited with an assist in the team’s two games against UNC-Wilmington and Francis Marion. The team won both games and moved up in the national polls. Wake is now No. 14 in the latest Soccer America poll, while the NSCAA poll ranks the Deacons at No. 17 in the country.

Deac Notes Baseball to host Alumni & Friends Golf Outing

Skinner named ACC Offensive Back of the Week

The Demon Deacon baseball team will host an Alumni & Friends Golf Outing at Tanglewood Park. The date is set for Oct. 10. The golf outing is arranged in a scramble format with teams of four. You can register an entire team or ask to be placed in a foursome. Tee times range from 12:34 p.m.-1:22 p.m. The price for an individual golfer is $150. Following the golfing, dinner will take place at the Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant at Hanes Mall. Prizes and raffles will take place. For more information, call 336-758-7418.

Junior Riley Skinner was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after his outstanding performance against Baylor Aug. 28. Skinner’s performance led the Deacons to a 41-13 win over the Bears. Against Baylor, Skinner completed 27 of 36 passes for a total of 220 yards. He threw zero interceptions and distributed the ball to a total of eight different receivers throughout the game. Skinner earned his 19th win as a starting quarterback at Wake Forest, becoming the winningest quarterback in school history.

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Men’s soccer begins season 2-0 at Nike Classic By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

The No. 1 Demon Deacons men’s soccer team started its season with two victories in the Nike Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. Those two victories, however, were vastly different. In their season opener, the Deacs narrowly defeated Virginia Commonwealth 2-1. VCU out-shot the Deacons 10-7, but both teams recorded four shots on goal. The Deacons took full advantage of their limited scoring opportunities, scoring twice on their four shots on goal. VCU came out quickly and had a scoring chance in the 21st minute, but they were denied by junior Deacon goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald. The Rams’ David Rosenbaum fired a shot from seven yards out, but Fitzgerald got his right hand on the ball. The Deacons’ first shot of the game came in the 24th minute when senior midfielder Sam Cronin took a shot from in front of the net 25 yards out, but it was deflected over the net and out of bounds by the VCU goalkeeper. In the 38th minute, senior Evan Brown played a ball to junior Austin da Luz, who got his head on the ball. Da Luz’s header found the back of the net, giving the Deacons a 1-0. VCU evened the match early in the second half when Owusu Sekyere found Rosenbaum on the right side of the field and Rosenbaum beat Fitzgerald from 10 yards out to tie the game at one apiece. The Deacons regained the lead in the 58th minute. Sophomore Corben Bone made a perfect pass from 23 yards out that found senior forward Marcus Tracy on the right side of the six-yard box.

The 2008 Hermann Trophy nominee headed the ball into the upper right hand corner of the net to give the Deacons a 2-1 advantage and the victory. The victory helped the Deacs improve to 26-2-1 in season openers. The same Deacon offense that struggled against the Rams proved to be dominant against Florida International, as was the defense. The Deacon defense, lead by Fitzgerald in goal, recorded its first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Florida International, who fell to 0-2 on the year. Fitzgerald made three saves in the effort. Wake Forest out-shot Florida International 16-4 and had nine shots on goal compared to three for the Golden Panthers. Head Coach Jay Vidovich was happy to see his team improve after having a game under their belts. He felt the entire team had a great defensive effort and the offense was persistant. The Deacons were unable to beat the Golden Panthers’ goalkeeper in the first half, but they also held FIU without a shot. Brown played a ball to Tracy, who headed the ball into the back of the net and put the Deacons on the board in the 57th minute. After gaining momentum from the goal, the match was delayed for 73 minutes due to inclement conditions in the Chapel Hill area. The break did not effect the Deacons as they extended Wake Forest’s lead to 2-0 in the 60th minute. Da Luz played a cross that found Brown’s foot eight yards out and Brown found the back of the net and of the young season. Wake Forest scored the third and final goal of the match at the 78:45 mark when

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Senior Evan Brown throws the ball in during anexhibition game against Wofford. The Deacons, 2-0, face No. 11 UCLA Sept. 5 and South Carolina Sept. 7. a corner kick from Franks found senior Lyle Adams on the far post. “They were good games to start off with to start playing with each other again in real games,” Bone said. “They were a good first two opponents because we got our feet wet and we got two wins and people were scoring goals and having fun.” The Deacons commence their home season when they return to action Sept. 5 in the Deacon Fall Classic Presented by NewBridge Bank against No. 11

UCLA at 7:30 p.m. The Deacons close the tournament on Sept. 7 against South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. “We are facing two great opponents and there should be a lot of people there to see some great games,” Bone said. The fast start by the 2007 National Champions hasn’t gone unnoticed. Tracy was named the ACC Men’s Soccer CoPlayer of the Week and College Soccer News National Player of the Week after scoring two game-winning goals in the first two matches. Tracy also earned

honors from Soccer America, making their Men’s Team of the Week. Through the first week of the season, Tracy leads the Deacons in goals with two and is tied for the team lead in points with four. Those marks tie him for second among all ACC players. Brown, a Raleigh, N.C., native, was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week. He had a goal and two assists in the opening matches.

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One blemish to a stellar game came in the form of dropped passes and fumbles. Brinkman mentioned first-game jitters as a potential reason for the errors, and that the coaches continue to stress “TCB” (Take Care of the Ball) to the players. Defensively, the Deacs picked up where they left off. Senior Aaron Curry led the voracious defense with a total of seven tackles and 1.5 tackles. Senior Alphonso Smith snared his 15th career interception, which was gift-wrapped off a drop by a Baylor receiver.

Club Field Hockey

Redshirt freshman defensive end Kyle Wilber stepped up and had several impressive tackles in the game. Wilber is yet another example of the success of Head Coach Jim Grobe’s redshirt program. “The redshirt program helped me out a lot,” Wilber said. “I came in at about 210 pounds and gained about 20 pounds, so it really helped me out with my strength, espeBrinkman cially since offensive linemen keep getting bigger.”

Wilber has a great group of veteran defensive linemen to learn from at Wake. “The linemen have taught me everything,” Wilber said. “Matt Robinson, A-Train (Anthony Davis) and Antonio Wilson have all taught me everything: where I need to be, what I need to do, everything. They’re just great leaders.” The Deacs look forward to a home game Sept. 6 vs. the Ole Miss Rebels. However, the weather may play a factor as Hurricane Hannah approaches. In the past, Wake has thrived in inclement weather. Against Ole Miss two years ago, Wake won 27-3,

For the Amateur

By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer The club field hockey team is just one of the many club teams on campus. They meet regularly Tuesday and Thursday nights, practicing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kentner Stadium. With 20 returning sophomores and five returning upperclassman, the team is young, but it has a core set of leaders. Club President Junior Nicole Henderson is enthusiastic about the season to come. “Field Hockey is a great way to de-stress after nights spent in ZSR – it helps release inner frustrations,” Henderson said. The team is open to anyone, from seasoned high school veterans to newcomers to the game. Freshman Whitney Johnson decided to come out and see what field hockey entailed. “I played soccer my entire life and was just starting to tire of it,” Johnson said. “A girl on my hall asked me to come out and try it with her, and she lent me equipment to play with.” Last season the team finished with a 7-5 record and narrowly missed a bid to the National Field Hockey League (NFHL) Elite Eight tournament. Two Deacons, however, participated in the NFHL All-Star game. Although predominately a female sport in the United States, the Deacons are returning six male players, all crucial to the team’s success. “Guys help the social dynamic of the team; they are naturally more dedicated and intense with respect to sports so it’s good to have some uber enthusiastic teammates that definitely help make the games and practices more interesting,” Henderson said. What the men lack in skill they make up for in intensity, speed and strength, stopping at nothing to regain ball control. The club field hockey team has most of its games in the fall. During the spring the team continues to practice and play pickup games.This fall the team’s schedule includes tournaments nearly every weekend from Sept. 6 until mid November. “We would love to be a part of the Elite Eight Tournament this year, especially considering our league is much more competitive this year with a new division and well over 50 teams,” junior co-captain Daniella Stuart said. “Last year we were top four in our division and I expect really amazing things from this new team.” A fun-loving and hardworking team, the club field hockey team begins its season Sept. 6 traveling to Tennessee for a round robin tournament.

even during intense thunderstorms and two rain delays. And who could forget the 30-0 trouncing of Florida State in the drenched Doak Campbell Stadium? “We never miss practice because of rain, and I think that’s why we’re so good when it comes to inclement weather,” Brinkman said. “We’re prepared for it. (Practicing in the rain) helps us out a lot. It makes us focus a lot more in practice. Especially as a receiver, the ball is coming at you and it is soaking wet. You just have to dial down and make that catch.” The Deacs look to improve on their 1-0 record regardless of what Mother Nature throws at them.

Intramurals The beginning of the intramural sports season is merely a week away! All sign-ups for intramural flag football, individual tennis, table tennis and water polo will end at 5 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 5. To sign your team up, please bring cash or check to Reynolds Gym 203A. All information regarding sign-ups can be found online at A mandatory captains meeting will take place Thursday, Sept. 11. All captains who have signed their respective team up for an intramural sport will receive an email from the Coordinator of Intramural Sports, T.J. Peele, regarding this information. If you do not receive an email, please contact T.J. at and he will set you up. Are you interested in working with the Office of Intramural Sports either as a referee or scorekeeper? The job is fun, engaging, well-paying, and easy to learn! Even if you have no previous experience, all necessary training will be provided to you courtesy of the intramural staff. The first meeting for flag football training will take place Monday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in Reynolds Gym 208. For any additional information, please contact T.J. Peele. Information compiled by Brett Noble

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Last year the club field hockey team finished with a record of 7-5. The team begins its 2008 season Sept. 6 when the team travels to Tennessee for a tournament.

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Deacon cross country off to impressive start

Wake Forest hosts four North Carolina teams for Wake Forest Relays on campus Aug. 29 By Chris Tumminello | Staff writer

The Aug. 29 Wake Forest Relays marked the beginning of the Wake Forest Cross Country season. The Relays consisted of competitors Duke, Elon, High Point and Wingate. Each school had teams of two runners, with an individual student-athlete responsible for racing two nonconsecutive legs of the event. After concluding last year with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky., the women’s team enters this season with high expectations. The Deacons have advanced to the NCAA Championships seven of the past eight years. The women’s team distance for each pair totaled 10 kilometers, or four 2.5-kilometer legs. The top three pairs are counted toward the team’s final score. Head Coach Annie Bennett thinks this is the deepest women’s team she has had since 2002, and it showed at the Relays. The women’s team captured their second consecutive victory at the Wake Forest Relays while decisively earning the top two group times as well as four of the top six individual times. The duo consisting of redshirt senior Merry Placer and redshirt junior Allie Kieffer clocked in at a time of 35:40, together locking up first place in the group performance. With a time of 37:24, freshman Dina

Nosenko and sophomore Marley Burns finished second in the group performance, clenching the victory for the Deacs. Individually, the Deacon women were just as strong with all four of the before mentioned top group performers finishing in the top 20. Other top 20 finishers included Laura Rapp (fifth), Caitlin Crawford (10th), Whitney Curry (12th), Cate Berenato (14th) and Mary Alice Howard (18th). High Point finished second on the women’s side and Elon came in third. The men’s team returns a core group of runners from last season’s squad that finished ninth at the NCAA Southeast Regionals and also welcomes a group of freshmen expected to contribute immediately. However, the immediate goal for Coach Bennett is to get her squad healthy. Sophomore Greg Billington and freshman Paul Loeser finished sixth with Billington additionally earning a sixth-place individual time of 22:53. At the Relays the men received a “no score” in the event because three total groups did not finish the 14 kilometers, or four 3.5-kilometer legs. Duke took first on the men’s side with High Point and Elon second and third respectively. Despite the result, Head Coach Annie Bennett was very impressed with many of her less experienced competitors. Next up the Deacons will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the University of North Carolina Invitational on Sept. 13. On Nov. 15, Wake Forest will host its first-ever NCAA cross country event at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., with at least 38 teams slated to participate.

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The Wake Forest Relays took place on campus Aug. 29 and the women’s cross country team received their second consecutive victory.

No. 3 field hockey will host No. 1 UNC on Sept. 5 By Allison Lange | Sports editor

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The Wake Forest field hockey team plays in a home game last year. The women started off this season with a 2-0 sweep in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.

The Wake Forest field hockey team, ranked No. 3 nationally, began the season on an impressive note, going 2-0 in the ACC/ Big 10 Challenge. The women beat both No. 5 Iowa and No. 9 Michigan, 3-2 and 5-3, respectively. “It’s always good to come out the first weekend and get a couple wins,” senior Michelle Kasold said. “We love to play the top teams on our opening weekend as well because it gives us a good chance to measure where we are going into the season.” In the Aug. 30 match against Iowa, the Deacons gave up two goals in the first half, leaving the team trailing 0-2 at halftime. However, Wake came back in the second half, scoring three goals within 15 minutes, taking the lead 3-2. Goals were scored by senior Minou Gimbrere and juniors Melissa Martin and Hilary Moore. Assists were credited to Martin, Gimbrere, Kasold and junior Raisa Schiller. Senior goalie Crystal Duffield played all 70 minutes in goal,

allowing two goals but making eight saves. Next, on Aug. 31, the Demon Deacons took on No. 9 Michigan at home. Similar to the Iowa game, Michigan took an early lead against the Wake Forest squad, scoring a goal in the first two minutes of play. However, the Deacs answered Michigan’s call with a goal of their own from Martin in the fifth minute, assisted by junior Kim Romansky. Later in the first half, Moore connected with Kasold and Gimbrere to put the Deacons on top, 2-1. Just minutes later, Romansky caught the Michigan keeper out of the goal and added one more for the Deacs. The team went into halftime, up 3-1. In the second half, Wake and Michigan traded goals. Senior Liz Fries scored first for the Deacs, assisted by Kasold and Martin. Later, on a penalty kick, Michigan netted a goal, leaving the score 4-2. Wake answered the goal though when Moore scored her second one of the game, putting Wake

up 5-2 with about five minutes remaining. However, Michigan once again responded with a goal, but didn’t find enough opportunities to make up the 5-3 deficit. After a successful first weekend of play for the Deacons, the team will look to a match up against UNC-Chapel Hill, which will most likely be the first of many, as the teams could meet in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. “Our games with UNC are always hard-fought, close games,” Kasold said. “It is a rivalry that has evolved over the years into one that we love because we both always bring out the best in Kasold each other. It is always fun to play in such a high level game.” Wake will host the No. 1 Tar Heels at 7 p.m. in Kentner Stadium.

A short story about growing up with an unfair advantage. Polio. As one of the last American children to contract polio, Jeffrey Galpin grew up in a world of iron lungs and body casts, alone with his imagination. His story would be dramatic enough if it was just about his battle with this dreaded disease. But Jeffrey Galpin did more than survive polio. He went on to a list of achievements in medical research—including being the principal investigator in applying the first gene therapy for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Galpin actually credits his own incurable condition for giving him the focus that made him so passionate in his research. His story leaves us with two of the most contagious messages we know. Don’t give up, and remember to give back. If Dr. Galpin’s story inspires just one more person to make a difference, then its telling here has been well worth while.

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Volleyball dominates Deacon Invite Pressbox: The ultimate Wake trend By Donovan Carberry | Staff writer

The Wake Forest volleyball team opened the season with three wins and a title after hosting the Deacon Invitation. It is the first time the Deacons have started 3-0 since 2004. The team’s well on its way to accomplishing its goals for the season. “Winning three out of our four tournaments and finishing at least top five in the ACC is what we want to accomplish this season,” graduate student and tournament Most Valuable Player Natalie Mullikin said. The Deacons began play Aug. 29 against Davidson. The Wildcats, who were picked to finish third in the South Division of the Southern Conference, were no challenge for the Deacons. Davidson got off to a quick start with an 8-6 lead mid-way through the first set, thanks in part to a four-point serve by junior Kittery Veale. But the Deacons quickly responded and after a time out went on a 7-3 run and went on to win the first set 25-19. Davidson was unable to pull in front for the remainder of the match. In the second set, the Deacons dominated, jumping out to an 11-3 lead and going on to win 25-11. The third set was equally one-sided with Wake winning 25-13. Sophomore Kristen White and Mullikin lead the way for the Deacons against Davidson. Both White and Mullikin had double-digit kills in the sweep, 15 and 12 respectively. Next up for the Deacs was Norfolk State, who would also fall in straight sets. The Deacons started strong against the sluggish Spartans. In the opening minutes White had four kills and fellow sophomore Lauren McIntyre had two. Wake went ahead 14-3 in part due to four straight errors. Norfolk never recovered, losing the set 25-11. In the second set the Spartans scored only three kills and committed 11 errors. The Deacons were quick to capitalize; Mullikin started the set by serving for seven consecutive points. The Deacons went on to win 25-8. The last set was the closest. Wake was leading only 8-7 when back-to-back kills by Deacon freshman Carlin Salmon sparked an 8-3 run eventually allowing the Demon Deacons to close out the match with a 25-17. The championship game pitted the Lady Deacs against the Winthrop Eagles. Winthrop would prove to be the Deacs’ toughest challenge yet. Wake led 4-3 in a competitive first set until McIntyre scored back-to-back kills which set up a 13-6 run. The Eagles weren’t done; they responded with a 8-4 run to bring the score to 21-17. It proved too little too late, the Dea-

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instead of ducking for cover? I drove past Watertower fields and there they were, tons and tons of plastic disks. And get this, there were spectators, real people sitting on the hill watching people do this. Despite my extreme lack of talent for Frisbee I must admit, I like the dedication I have been seeing. I like to run, and I know that not everyone rolls that way. What I do encourage however, is for everyone to get their game on. We all know that the gym is packed –– thank you over achieving freshmen –– but the Frisbee kids seem to be getting a decent workout, there were some cute boys and if you can chase leather balls, why not chase plastic disks? Nevertheless, I hope the Frisbee can understand that I am inept at this sport and henceforth they will kindly refrain from following me everywhere. In the meantime, maybe I can snag one to use as a tray at the Pit?

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A member of the Deacon volleyball team serves during a recent match. The team won the Deacon Invitational and only dropped one set in three games. cons scored the next four straight points, which included another kill from McIntyre and then a kill from freshman Kadija Fronah. Wake continued the steak begun at the end of the first set; they opened the second set 12-0. Sophomore Megan Thornberry served 11 of those points. The Demon Deacons then went on to win 25-12. In the third set Winthrop came back to challenge the Deacons. At one point the Eagles were up 15-10 then the Deacs cut their lead to one. But with the score 18-17 Eagles sophomore Kaley Viola scored two kills to help the Winthrop win the set 25-22. The third set would be the only set the Deacons lost all tournament. They opened the fourth set 14-4 and forced Winthrop to commit 12 hitting errors. The Deacons captured the title with a 25-16 victory in the fourth set.

Both Mullikin and Thornberry were named to the all-tournament team. “The best thing was how well we played as a team,” Mullikin said. “It’s a different experience right off the bat when we play like that.” The Deacons now look to the Adidas Classic on Sept. 5 and 6, hosted by Indiana University where they will face Louisville, Indiana and Valparaiso. Wake Forest will face tougher competition in Bloomington, but the team isn’t intimidated. “It is exciting to be able to up against some good teams and have the possibility of an upset,” Mullikin said. The tournament will be a homecoming of sorts for the Deacons as three of the girls are from central Indiana. There are 10 members of the Deacon squad from the Midwest.

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“She’s probably most likely to score that type of goal,” da Luz said. “She always pressures the keeper in those situations.” The season continues as the team takes part in the Hawthorne Suites Hokie Invitational hosted by Virginia Tech. Wake will face George Washington Aug. 5 before facing No. 11 Texas A&M. For da Luz, the weekend was a chance to simulate the schedule for the opening rounds of the NCAA. “That’s a very likely play-off scenario with a George Washington type team in the first round and then a very good team like (Texas) A&M in the second round,” he said.

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Get the party started ... in style By Hannah Werthan | Asst. opinion editor It’s time for another night out, but, this time, the classic jeans and your favorite “going-out” shirt just won’t do. That’s right; the party you are attending is a “theme party,” and, sifting through your closet, it’s a little difficult to decide what exactly to wear. Throughout the week, pay attention to fliers posted all over campus. You would hate to commit a fashion faux pas. Never fear – the theme party fashion police is here.

Living in a Material World: ‘80s Party Sure, most of us lived in the ‘80s, but it was for about one second. I know I had a solid two months to relish the mess of bright colors. The ‘80s were all about making a bold, colorful statement while incorporating gym-like attire into regular clothing. This is the era some of our parents were college-aged. Scary thought, I know. Girls, take that huge T-shirt you wear to bed and cut out one of the shoulders. Put on a colored sports bra underneath. This (normally) bright yellow T-shirt with neon pink lightning bolt is a great fitted alternative to the off the shoulder look (Urban Outfitters, $28). Then, just pair your outfit with brightcolored leggings, and you have successfully turned the clock back 20 years. These skin tight Silence & Noise Coated leggings (Urban Outfitters, $38) will make your outfit (not too mention legs) the talk of the party. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can put on the now-deadly combination of blue eyeliner and pink lipstick. Don’t forget to tease your hair! This is much easier for guys. Wear jeans and a vintage band shirt. This Clash T-shirt remembers one of the best ‘80s bands (Amazon. com, $19)

Songs while you get ready “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Unlike Miley Cyrus’ 15-year-old version (which I still like), Cyndi Lauper’s voice truly takes me back to what I think the ‘80s were like. Download anything by the Clash, vintage U2 and classic Madonna.

Movie Inspiration Sixteen Candles (1984) – Molly Ringwald is a fashion goddess in this comingof-age movie. Other notable films include Risky Business (1983) and the Breakfast Club (1985).

My Country ‘Tis of Thee?: North/South Party Forget about Boston College and Duke. It’s the rivalry everyone on campus is talking about – North vs. South. Through Facebook and the Banchees’ relentless jokes on New Jersey, the campus is divided. What better way to show your allegiance to your part of the nation than being as stereotypical as possible? For those of you from the North, the idea is to master the art of Northern preppy, a different breed from the South. Girls, wear a polo with a sweater (J.Crew, $110) wrapped around

your shoulders and your most conservative khaki shirt. Espadrilles or top siders complete the preppy look. Guys, don’t forget the importance of finishing off your outfit with something Northern-appropriate like the classic sweater-vest and Top Siders. Think Kennedy and you’re all set. As for the Southerners at this university, I think your job is a lot easier. One option for girls is the classic tied-up button-up shirt with frayed Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots. Also, girls can dress up with a Lily Pulitzer dress ($248), heels and the signature pearls. Just hope someone doesn’t spill beer on you. Guys can also rock the traditional cowboy boots look with jeans and a flannel shirt. Spurs are optional. The classy option would be to wear that obnoxiously pink button-down and khakis.

Movie Inspirations North – Garden State (2004) – My favorite recent Northern movie, Garden State has a cast that includes the beautiful Natalie Portman and talented Zach Braff. South – Sweet Home Alabama (2002) – Nashville-native Reese Witherspoon learns to appreciate her Southern roots in this classic chick flick.

Songs while you get ready North – “Tea Partay” (Prep Unit) – Go to the YouTube video and listen to this song while you make sure your skirt is perfectly ironed. South – “Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – Even if you’re not from Alabama, you know you get major Southern pride when you hear this song. Northerners, download the Garden State soundtrack and Southerners, check out Columbia, S.C.’s Hootie & the Blowfish and their debut album Cracked Rear View.

“It’s in the Hole:” Caddyshack Party If anyone is surprised to hear about a Caddyshack-themed party, that person is clearly forgetting he or she goes to this university: one of the preppiest the United States of America has to offer. Girls: Whip out those tennis skirts you have from tennis lessons five years ago. This Lacoste dress (Nordstrom, $90) is perfect country club attire. Don’t forget your raquet. Put on a pink polo and, of course, your pearl earrings and necklace. Make sure you are perfectly manicured, and don’t forget argyle socks and perfectly-white Keds for your feet. Guys: All you need are khakis and one of your five hundred polos (Nordstrom, $82).

Songs while you get ready “I’m Alright” (Kenny Loggins) The theme song from Caddyshack takes us back to way before we were born, but the song has an upbeat tempo perfect for getting in the mood to party. Also featured are bands whose CDs you can steal from your parents when you go home for fall break: Journey, Earth, Wind and Fire and more Kenny Loggins.

Movie Inspiration Caddyshack (1980) – Duh. Though this 1980 film was released before we were born (10 years before most freshmen), the humor and gopher chase never grows old. The film stars some of the greatest comedians of our time including Bill Murrary, Chevy Chase and the deceased

Rodney Dangerfield. Caddyshack is the epitome of country club style and is an excellent party choice. Mark your calendars and get ready to hit the links!

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem: Anything but Clothes Party It’s time to get creative. On the plus side, you don’t have to go out and buy new clothes for this event. However, your task is to design an outfit that will stay on throughout the night. Girls can cut a trash bag into a miniskirt. See Natalie Portman in photo modeling the look. Make sure the drawstring is still attached, as that will become your belt of sorts. The rest of the trash bag can become your tube top. Put it over you and then have someone staple the back together so it fits correctly. Guys – Channel your inner Jim Belushi and use that sheet that they used for that toga party last weekend. After all, it’s not clothing, and I’m sure guys have no interest in designing their own clothes for the night.

Songs while you g e t ready “I’m Too Sexy” (Right Said Fred) This ‘90s onehit wonder says it all. You’ll need to convince yourself that, even though you are merely donning a trash bag, you still look pretty damn sexy.

Movie Inspiration Animal House (1978). The original college film continues to inspire countless young men to discover the Greek system. Though based at Dartmouth University, I’m sure many fraternities could find some similarities. Toga! Toga!

Video Killed t h e Radio Star: Rap Video Party It’s the party where girls get to be as scantily-clad as they choose without public reprehension. Okay, it’s really when guys get to see girls wearing not-so-comfy but sexy clothing where they get to wear whatever they want. Basically ladies, wear something your grandmother would be offended to see you in. Make sure, however, you are covered in all the necessary places. No one likes a wardrobe malfunction. You don’t want to be remembered as the one who flashed a little too much while bending down for an intense liquor-luge session. Try a tight-fitting and secure tube top if you have enough to hold it up. Don’t forget the underwear when you put on that short mini-skirt or mini-dress. Double-sided tape is your friend.

Think J. Lo (during her Puff Daddy consort days) at the Grammy’s. This Baby Phat jumpsuit also works perfectly for those looking for more modest attire ($98). This event, for the most part, is all about the bright colors, padded push up bras and stilettos (if you can handle them for a whole night). Bling and fake diamonds will fully completes the outfit. Guys, this party calls for you to try to pull off looking like a “pimp.” Unfortunately, most, if not all, of the guys who go to this university can’t really pull that look off. Stick to baggy jeans and a T-shirt, and after a few shots or so, we’ll all start to play along.

Songs while you get ready From Ludacris to 50 Cent, all rap songs will do. A personal favorite is Kanye West’s “Stronger.” For those looking for more unique tunes, check out female rappers, Santogold and M.I.A.

Movie Inspiration 8 Mile (2002) – Eminem shows us that white guys can be rappers, too. Though a bit grim, the film proves that anyone can succeed. Also check out 2005’s critically acclaimed film Hustle & Flow.

Can’tTouch This: ‘90s Party While we were all busy learning how to read and write, the world around us was going through a major fashion phase in the 1990s. There’s no better way to commemorate our youth than to have a theme party reflecting that era a mere eight years after it ended. You can go so many different routes with this theme. I know I still have my collection of the oh-so-popular butterfly clips, along with my now-forsaken chunky black boots lying around somewhere. Though I never personally sported Doc Martins, I know they were everywhere in sight. For girls, you can pick one of the above shoe choices (or Sketchers are another good bet), pair with boot cut jeans or the shorts and leggings look, and add on jelly bracelets to accessorize. I’m sure every guy remembers wearing khaki pants and an obnoxious Hawaiian shirt to a school dance. Relive the awkwardness by pulling out the shirt you haven’t worn since middle school (unless it doesn’t fit anymore, that is).

S o n g s while you get ready Oops! (I Did It Again) – Britney Spears, still a tabloid staple years later. This song defines the ‘90s, not “the Macarena.” Where did Britney go so wrong in the new millennium? Whether you liked *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys, boy band hits are also a must.

Movie Inspirations Clueless (1995) What could be cooler than having Beverly Hills princess Cher’s wardrobe? I still want her closet computer to help me pick out my clothes each day. It would definitely give me more sleep in the morning. It’s also equally impressive to note that Paul Rudd is still attractive more than 10 years later from his role as Cher’s ex-step-brother, Josh. Another worthy rental is the ultimate high school movie 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You. The classic teen flick made modernizing Shakespeare cool and shows the vast difference between chic Beverly Hills and grungy Seattle. Julia Stiles is perfect as the angsty feminist who refuses to conform to high school standards, much to the chagrin of her younger sister. Also, who doesn’t love and miss Heath Ledger, who is charming when serenading Stiles with the help of the marching band? It’s movie romance at its finest and presents party goers different styles to choose from.

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She Said | Sex & the Campus

Cuddling is a right,not a privilege Bigger than Potter?!

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Scholastic Books, the publisher of the Harry Potter series, has announced the arrival of a new children’s series titled The 39 Clues. It is a 10-volume set about young Amy and Dan Canhil and their search for the secrets behind their family’s power. The series is designed for children between ages 8 and 12; therefore, it will possibly be a suitable alternative for younger kids to get their Potter fix. Each book will be written by a different writer; the first book to kick off the series, titled The Maze of Bones, is written by Rick Riordan, well known writer of The Lightning Thief. It will be released on Sept. 9.

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I was doing my daily check of the appropriately-named Web site, when I stumbled upon an entry that begs the question, “Why doesn’t my boyfriend like to cuddle?” Wait a second – this girl is in a serious relationship without cuddling? I don’t understand. What do you do right after sex – declare that it was good and then run? I know that kind of stuff happens in the movies, but I didn’t think this was a real-life issue. How is that a mature relationship? I know I’m perhaps not one to judge, since I’m still in college surrounded by masses of non-cuddlers on the prowl for the “sex and flee,” but I just don’t think that’s right.

The whole cuddling debacle took me back to my “glorious” high school days, when I used to hook-up with boys in the back of their (or maybe their mother’s) cars. It was horribly uncomfortable and not that enjoyable, although there was the adrenaline rush due to the possibility of being caught. There was certainly not a whole lot of cuddling involved in this ridiculous stage. I do remember one cuddling-like situation once when someone I was casually seeing parked his car in his school’s abandoned parking lot. This was conveniently located across the street from my house, which shows how bright we were. Unfortunately – or maybe fortunately looking back – a car headed towards us with its brights on snapped us back into reality. Upon discovering that it was not, in fact, my parents, I was ready to resume our session, but he took the opportunity to drop me off and speed away. Two long years ago, when I was younger and horribly naive, I wrote the whole cuddling thing off as

this right – they just haven’t yet fully grasped the art of cuddling. I think it’s best to give it time. The other problem with the aforementioned relationship is that they are having some kind of communication issue. Why is this girl asking a Web site a question she should be asking her boyfriend? I mean, inevitably his answer will be “I don’t know,” but all she has to do is keep prying. Maybe he doesn’t like when she likes to cuddle or how she likes to cuddle. Maybe he just never was asked to cuddle but would like to and is actually offended that she assumed he didn’t like it. Then again, maybe he’s just not that into her. It happens.

“She Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one girl’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact her with your feedback or ideas at werthr7@

Surrender to Sudoku

For all comic book buffs out there, some of you may find yourself enjoying the villain more than you think. A comic book story has no plot or excitement without a bad-to-the-bone villain. 1. Lex Luthor (Superman) 2. The Joker (Batman) 3. Magneto (X-Men) 4. Venom (Spiderman) 5. Green Goblin (Spiderman) 6. Dr. Doom (Fantastic Four) 7. Doomsday (Superman) 8. Thanos (Iron Man) 9. Galactus (Fantastic Four) 10. Kingpin (Spiderman)

stupid. I thought it was a waste of time during the precious hours we had before curfew. But now, I can’t quite let this noncuddling relationship off the hook. Cuddling boyfriends are like teddy bear replacements. After a certain age, those precious stuffed animals go out of style, but the upgraded version is much better. While I’m sure all of us used to converse intensely with our beloved but fake cuddle buddies, guys actually talk back. Most of the time. We’re no longer in high school, girls. I say we agree to start demanding cuddling from the other sex. Don’t agree to do something in return for him, either. This is our right. I got a criticism from my first stab at She Said for being an “overly feministic female,” but I swear I’m not completely cruel to guys. This whole cuddling situation works both ways. Some girls claim to dislike close interactions without sex just as much as the gender with the bad reputation. Either they are just out there for casual sex or – and I hope I’m getting

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Movie Review | Tropic Thunder

Stiller delivers laughs in war movie satire By Aubrey Sitler | Staff writer

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Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. Student Union Recruitment Meeting Monday, Sept. 8 5 p.m. Benson 409 Frank Warren Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 9 7 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall aWake All Night Saturday, Sept. 13 10 p.m.- 2 a.m. Benson

Drink of the Week Malibu Zinger

Now that September is here, school is officially underway. Though summer is over, this drink will definitely make you feel like you are at the beach. 1 1/2 oz. coconut rum 1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps 4 oz. pineapple juice 4 oz. cranberry juice 1 tsp. grenadine syrup 1 oz. whipped cream Pour rum and schnapps into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Add 2 drops of grenadine to the bottom and pour pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of grenadine.

On the surface, Tropic Thunder appears to be nothing more than yet another slapstick Hollywood flick with an all-star cast and no deeper meaning. At least that’s what my friends and I got from the trailers that had been circulating in the weeks leading up to the film’s release. But upon seeing the movie itself, it became apparent that I had completely underestimated the film in both genre and substance. Yes, it was funny, and yes, it did employ some jokes worthy of rolling eyes, but it also revealed itself as a satire, taking aim mainly at the industry which was responsible for its blockbuster-style production. The film begins with a scene depicting the filming of a Vietnam veteran’s memoir gone awry. The stars, which include dwindling action hero Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), five-time Academy Award-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.) and comedian Jeff Portnoy Tropic Thunder (Jack Black). O t h e r Starring | Ben Stiller, Robert cast memDowney, Jr. and Jack Black bers include Director | Ben Stiller rapper Alpa Who’s it for? | Fans of crazy C h i n o plotlines, un-PC humor and (Brandon T. satire Jackson) and Running Time | 1 hr 47 min character Rating | (out of 5) actor Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel). They join the stars, all behaving in a manner that can only be described as ridiculous and definitely not professional. Their childish conduct results in a $4 million explosion going off with no cameras rolling to even catch it on film, thereby effectively destroying the land they had been using as well as a major opportunity. American media reports the catastrophe as a part of “the most expensive war movie never made.” Desperate due to threats made by studio executive and Jewish caricature Les Grossman (an almost unrecognizable Tom Cruise) of shutting down, the inexperienced director (Steve Coogan) follows the memoir’s author’s idea to drop the actors into the middle of the Vietnamese jungle, far from their hotels, assistants and TiVo. With hidden cameras and rigged explosives planted all throughout the terrain, the director plans to shoot the now guerilla-style movie with only a map and a list of scenes to guide them. This plan goes awry, however, before the termination of the first action sequence, and the unaware actors find themselves still stranded in the middle of

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Ben Stiller’s satirical film has caused controversy but has also generated praise for Robert Downey, Jr.’s role as Kirk Lazarus, a white method actor who portrays a black soldier. the jungle. Tugg Speedman is the only one actually interested in finishing the film before finding their way back to their luxurious lifestyles. Throughout the rest of the film, without giving too much else away, it becomes clear that no one is really running the show anymore, leaving all of the characters to fend for themselves. Except, of course, for the greedy American execs, Les Grossman and Speedman’s agent (Matthew McConaughey), for whom the not-so-classic struggle of money versus the life of your best friend comes into play. As I said before, more than anything else, Tropic Thunder is a satire. Although it has taken a few hits in the media for what could be viewed as exploitation of the mentally challenged (part of one of the secondary plotlines involves Tugg Speedman’s career going downhill after once starring in a movie called Simple Jack – the story of a mentally challenged boy), that is

neither the goal of the film nor the true entity at which it is poking fun. It is mainly supposed to be the film industry itself, with its exceptionally high paychecks and luxurious living standards. By creating characters based on flaming stereotypes, Tropic Thunder takes the usual jabs at members of certain races and religions to the next level while still managing to challenge notions of identity that are held by all. Basically, if you’re up for a night filled with some classy, politically correct-humor, this is not the movie for you. But, if you are not easily offended and are in the mood for Ben Stiller and the rest of this exceptionally renowned cast up to their usual shenanigans, go for Tropic Thunder. Complete with vulgar hilarity, a not-quite-plausible plotline and even some almost-touching moments, it is a guaranteed hit on a Friday night out in Winston.

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Restaurant Review | Cat’s Corner Cafe

Downtown gem delights with atmosphere

bed and breakfast in the middle of spring. However, with the first whiff of There is something moving in the picturesque atmosphere of a my appetizer, an old-fashioned cup of homemade chili, my budding romance. Maybe it is the moving cinema- mind was ripped from its artistography that often captures those tic tendency to overly dwell in moments on film, or perhaps the aesthetics. The chili combined legumes, pearly white smile on a young man’s happy face when the girl vegetables and spices in an exploof his dreams finally checks yes to sion of flavor that awakened my memories his numerous of Christmas letters asking, Cat’s Corner Cafe picnics Loui“Will you go siana. out with me? Location | 411 W. Fourth St. Hours | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sun. My entrée Yes or no?” of marinated Although I 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. - Wed. grilled chicken am not cer5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thurs. - Sat. breast sandtain what wich did not creates these Serving | Cafe fare succumb to t o u c h i n g Dress | Casual the usual overmoments of Price Range | $7 - $10 cooked and romance, the dry tendenCat’s Corner Rating | (out of 5) cies of most Café, located mass-produced on the corner of West Fourth and Spruce Street chicken sandwiches. Its natural juices and added in downtown Winston-Salem, captured the essence of a bloom- seasonings were pleasantly shocking. ing relationship. The poultry was nicely compliThe atmosphere immediately removes one from a hectic work mented with baked waffle fries, day to a halcyon dining experi- giving a heart-saving twist to an American favorite. ence. Cat’s Corner Café additionWith outdoor seating, light green lawn chairs and hand- ally serves 17 delicious specialty painted dishware, one finds his sandwiches, among them the or herself drifting into a southern fried green tomato, teriyaki tuna By Ae’Jay Mitchell | Staff writer

and BBQ beef and cheddar. Vegetarians can also fall in love at this sidewalk café, for they offer a great vegetarian menu all day long. Highlights include the BBQ tofu sub and a portobello wrap filled with portobello mushrooms, black bean hummus, spinach and many other vegetables. Burger lovers will also rejoice with their burger menu consisting of varieties such as the Carolina burger, the jalapeño burger and the Big Al “Grande,” which has ham, bacon, onions, four varieties of cheese, lettuce, tomato and steak sauce. Dessert. Of course dessert is the most important part of any romance, and Cat’s hit every sensual taste bud with its warm Granny Smith apple pie that will leave you wanting more. No worries chocolate lovers, there are three different mouthteasing options for you. For those who desire a taste of spirits, the café offers an assortment of imported, domestic and draft beers as well as red and white wines. Don’t worry lovers and friends, Cat’s is only a five minute drive from the university with an average entrée price of $6.50. That means dinner and a movie are easily affordable.

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In addition to an extensive lunch and dinner menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads, Cat’s Corner Cafe serves a mouth-watering apple pie. Another nice aspect of Cat’s is the ability to create your own crab cakes, salads and sandwiches. This is a great option for picky eaters and it also gives patrons the freedom to design their own gourmet meals. For those who can’t make the week day hours, there is a Sunday

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brunch featuring several varieties of poached eggs, French toast and a create your omelet option. The lunchtime brunch menu also has a unique grouper wrap filled with potatoes, pineapple, havarti and spring mix. The restaurant dishes out an abundance of efficient service

Book Review | Deer Hunting with Jesus

Engaging study gives face to voting bloc By Jacob Bathanti | Staff writer

Trivial Pursuits | Pop Culture in the 2000s

Cosmo entertains both sexes alike CeCe Brooks Staff columnist

Last year I always noticed when my roommate got her monthly Cosmopolitan. One time in particular was the issue with 50 bachelors from the 50 states, which first of all I have to say was severely lacking. Then, of course, I started reading it, distracting myself from being productive in any way. This is when it occurred to me: what would my life be like without Cosmo? Ignore my melodramaticness and notice that most girls and, I’m sure, a fair number of guys (even if they don’t admit it) read Cosmo for about any reason they can possibly find. I haven’t had a job where we haven’t all read Cosmo while we should have been doing something else. What’s not to love? It has EVERYTHING! If you want make-up tips, fashion info, relationship advice, raunchy

sex tips; you name it, Cosmo’s got it. I first noticed this fascination with the magazine a few years ago when some of my friends were talking about having an amusing time reading it all the way to Mexico on a flight. I have to say, if a magazine keeps the attention of a teenager for that long it’s got to be doing something right. But of course we all know that Cosmo does not just appeal to giggly high school girls, the giggly and the girl part is usually true, but I’ve seen it ogled by many ages. This is not to say that it is not intriguing for guys (guys, don’t lie and say you’ve never read it!). One of my most memorable “Cosmo experiences” was when I was at a Model UN conference and one of my guy friends brought in an issue to read instead of making world peace. Because I’m not a guy, I cannot really attest to the reason behind this fascination, but it might have something to do with, well you know, if you’ve ever read Cosmo. I think we’ve all had that universal girl bonding experiencing of reading an issue out loud, nearly blushing

and doses of serene romance. Though open for dinner, the ambiance at Cat’s Café most suits a nice lunch outing. If you agree with George Bernard Shaw’s belief that “there is no sincerer love than the love of food,” then Cat’s Café is a great spot for you.

and laughing hysterically. At every job I’ve had (man I sound like a great worker don’t I), all the girls have gathered around to see what outrageous or just plain awesome thing we would read next. Obviously, there is every topic about sex that you could imagine, but I think some people fail to recognize the other qualities that make Cosmopolitan stand out compared to the competition. There is more serious advice relating to relationships, fashion, health, beauty, celebrity gossip and interviews, and pop culture. Plus, without even reading any of the words, your eyes are delighted by a plethora of colors, a layout that looks more like a compilation you made than the product of some editor, pictures of hot guys for the girls, and pictures of hot girls for the guys to stare at and girls to envy. Basically, without Cosmo the world would be lost. One last thing to consider: don’t guys always claim to read Playboy for the articles? Well as much as Cosmo is raunchy, girls actually do read it for the articles. Maybe this is further proof that girls are more evolved than guys, not to start a debate or anything.

impecunious folk on minimum wage were increasingly buying the American dream on the installment plan, with absolutely no I picked up Deer Hunting with Jesus on credit and no hope of paying back their a lark, hoping for an amusing synopsis on loans. the back cover. He takes another couple chapters to disHalf an hour later, I was on my living sect rural culture’s love of guns, and what room couch, ripping into a timely tidbit that actually means about the Scots-Irish of political writing that I had finished by culture that fights our wars for us. the next day. What hook could possibly He revisits both the harrowing story of pull me, a non-hunter, in like a rowboat Lynddie England (the fall girl at Abu Ghraib) into a whirlpool? and the crisp clear mornings of buck season, Part of it is the subtitle: “Dispatches from and manages to take the reader into a world America’s Class War.” Part of it is the engagthat is increasingly extrinsic to “progressive” ing and interesting narAmerica. Bageant also reverts a theme ripe rative behind it: veteran for revisitation, since the last time someone freelance journalist Joe brought it up it did not really take. Bageant moves back Barbara Ehrenreich wrote Nickeled and home to Winchester, Dimed to remind us that the working poor Va., and gets to know support the American system by providhis birthplace again. ing us with cheap labor and services (i.e. In the process he corporate places like Wal-Mart, and the writes a much-needed more upscale Target that university students little treatise on why seem to prefer for back-to-school baubles the white working poor and dorm room necessities). are the most loyal foot Since absolutely nothing has changed since soldiers of the Republithat ground-breaking piece of muckraking, can Party and right-wing it’s good that Bageant puts the shoddy, conservatism in general to the general condilapidated state of American labor back sternation of the left-wing. into the public eye. The short answer to that question is His book is especially poignant during because the past three decades have seen such an important and volatile time in liberals and progressives fail, utterly, to American politics and, one could potenengage that demographic. tially argue, American history. This utter failure by an effete liberal policy Whether he’s talking about workers trying elite to engage this class has resulted in a to support their families on minimum wage paradigm that sees folks vote Republican (virtually impossible), the paternalistic without being rewarded in any tangible attitude of corfashion save perporations toward haps the warm glow their willing workof seeing politicians Bageant has written a fascinating book: ers (employees in fulminate against part incisive ethnography, Winchester have gay marriage and part sharp analysis ... and to turn in a docabortion, when tor’s note to take they bother to do part moving paean to the sick days), or small so. blue-collar world business owners In return, my that is utterly (“Main Street neighbors (the pickle vendors” good ole mounignored. enmeshed in a tain boys of Boone, web of local elites N.C.) and millions and just as complicit in oppression of the like them provide votes and soldiers who get poor as big corporations), he sticks to his viciously shot at without getting much back populist guns. in the way of benefits or much real underIt is quite tempting to say that this book standing from liberals who are increasingly should undoubtedly be required reading frightened by what Bageant calls “the great for this election, but that is missing the beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gunpoint. owning America that has never set foot in This should actually be required reading a Starbucks.” for the practice of political engagement in Bageant provides a pretty solid long general, and it should unquestionably serve answer, from the perspective of a proud as a bold wake-up call to America. Socialist who has never forgotten where he To wit: in our increasingly polarized came from. society, rampant inequality is airbrushed As such, Bageant has written a fascinatover with supposititious egalitarianism (the ing book: part incisive ethnography, part “Bush as a great guy to have a beer with” sharp class analysis (and class is everything in construct). the South and its spiritual twin, the poorly But behind the window-dressing lies deep defined Midwest) and part moving paean to rifts and to close them we all, as fellow Amerthe blue-collar world that is utterly ignored icans, need to get to know our neighbors. by liberals come election years, and by both Even the ones who specifically eat organic parties on off-years. grilled fig and arugula salads with a balsamic Bageant is by no means objective, but he vinaigrette drizzle and don’t know how many makes up for it by often being right and houses or Roles Royce vehicles they actually by saying things that most are reluctant to own – and even the ones who go to boistersay. ous, beer infused NASCAR races and freeze In one of his chapters about housing, he their extra deer tenderloin. predicts the mortgage crisis by noting that


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