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In the Real World... McCain edges past Obama in polls estimating popular vote

By R. Hunter Bratton | Contributing writer

After the April 1 announcement of a $500,000 donation from the Ernst & Young Foundation, the Calloway School of Business and Accounting has opened the Ernst & Young Professional Center, which will provide business students with the means of making their professional development as and effective as possible. Located on the ground level of Kirby Hall, the center functions within 900 square feet of space and operates five days a week. Sam L. Beck, the newly employed director of Student Professional Development for the center, says developing the skills of students has been the goal of many national business schools; however, few institutions can claim to offer comparable facilities to those of the new professional center. Beck received her undergraduate degree with a double major in speech communications and history from the university, as well as a Masters and degree in history. She calls the center a “pioneer program that may, ultimately, serve as a national model.” The university plans for the center to offer many different services that will whet the potentials of any and all business students. “Our ultimate goal is that Calloway graduates will be able to quickly and confidently assimilate into their respective business and corporate settings, adding value and professional contributions to their employer while earning respect and career advancement,” Beck said. The Calloway School predicts the new organization will assist students in securing unmatched occupations by offering information in areas such as professional presence, self-management, developing professional contacts, interpersonal effectiveness, team-building, group effectiveness, business etiquette and professional protocol. Future renovations are scheduled to begin in the upcoming weeks with plans for an

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Both College Democrats and College Republicans had representatives at this year’s national conventions. The Old Gold & Black details their experiences.

By Caitlin Brooks | Asst. news editor


ill sing and dance for credentials,” read the sign held by sophomores Dan Capone and Mary Ellen Nocero and junior Zahir Rahman, members of College Democrats. The trio peddled song and dance for the opportunity to hear key Democratic figures speak at the Democratic National Convention in August. The three received funding from the national organization College Democrats of America in order to attend the National Convention of College Democrats and the Democratic National Convention. Only 10 College Democrats delegates from North Carolina were selected to attend. Though they had unlimited access to caucuses during the day, the speeches within INVESCO Field, including those by presidential nominee Barack Obama and vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, were limited to those with “credentials.” Not to be denied the privilege; Rahman, Nocero and Capone set out to obtain extra credentials from other convention attendees. They set up outside the center with the aforementioned sign and proceeded to sing spur of the moment songs about

Bill Clinton and off key renditions of “American Pie” to win their way into the speeches. “We were sitting outside singing and dancing and this man walked up to me and said, ‘kid, you are going somewhere,’ and gave me a credential. It was amazing,” Rahman said. Their hard work paid off. Nocero and Rahman received enough credentials to watch three of the four speeches in INVESCO, including Biden and Obama. Capone joined them for the last two speeches. For Rahman, president of College Democrats, highlights of the trip included the group interview by Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball, which aired on the August 24 edition of the show and a casual 10-minute conversation with former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. Rahman shed some light on the experience. “We really enjoyed the different political climate,” he said. “It was very politically active and motivating. It was great to bring that environment back to campus.” Nocero mirrored his sentiments and recalled the reaction of the crowd after Obama took the stage. “After he spoke, the emotions in

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Law professor appointed to federal judicial board By CeCe Brooks | News editor

Robert Walsh, law professor and dean emeritus at the university’s law school, has just been appointed to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts. Walsh is one Walsh of three people who were chosen by Roberts to be on the board along with two chosen by the Speaker of the

House and two chosen by the President Pro Tempe of the Senate. Walsh cites his election as national president of the American Inns of Court Foundation, previous meetings with Roberts and his experience teaching federal courts as reasons for why Roberts might have chosen him. “It’s a nice honor,” he said. Walsh has visited Roberts at different points in his career, once when he was a lawyer, once when he was a judge in the appellate courts and once as Chief Justice. “(Roberts) came down in the first outing that he took outside of (Washington ) D.C. after he became Chief Justice to do a standing moot court.

“That time he brought his wife and spent the whole weekend with us and I’ve seen him and contacted him several times since then,” Walsh said. “I didn’t know I was being considered and I got a call from the Chief Justice’s office,” Walsh said. Congress created the foundation in 1990 to monitor the funds donated to the Federal Judicial Center. “Our board was set up … to basically protect the Federal Judicial Center from any conflicts of interests and other issues like that by having a separate board that deals with gifts and money coming in for the support of the Federal Judicial Center,” Walsh said.

The Federal Judicial Center’s Web site says that its purpose is to be the “education and research agency for the federal courts.” The foundation has done such things as implementing an educational assistance project, supporting a program that helps teachers include famous cases in their history and government classes and seminars for judges. Walsh says he does not believe it will interfere with his other duties. “It’s sort of a limited function. It meets at least once a year at D.C., the court, live, but it meets more often by telephone conference calls after a bunch of e-mails and paperwork in between,” he said.

CNN’s poll of polls indicates that on Sept. 8 McCain pulled ahead of Obama for the first time in polls that estimate the popular vote. McCain leads his opponent by two points in polls concerning popular vote, but Obama is still ahead of McCain in polls that estimate electoral votes.

Court awards $7.2 billion to Enron investors Seven years after the Texas-based company infamously collapsed as a result of fraud on the part of the executives, investors and shareholders are finally getting justice. The money will be distributed based on number and kind of stocks. The law firm representing the plaintiffs hopes to have the money distributed by the end of the year. The settlement is the largest securities and fraud deal in U.S. history.

Bush to move troops from Iraq to Afghanistan On Sept. 9, President Bush announced his intention to withdraw 8.000 troops from Iraq by February of next year. However, thousands of additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan to combat the worsening violence in that region. In a recent speech, Bush addressed progress in Iraq while admitting that “huge challenges in Afghanistan remain.” In fact, the number of soldiers killed by resurgent Taliban militia in Afghanistan now exceeds the number of monthly deaths in Iraq.

YouTube videos undermine medical research Pharmacologists are currently studying the possible role of the potent hallucinogenic herb salvia divinorum in treatment of addiction, depression and chronic pain. Saliva is currently available for lawful sale across much of the U.S., but researchers fear that the influx of YouTube videos documenting “salvia trips” will attribute to criminalization of this mind-altering herb, hence undermining research into its medical uses.

Texas begins preemptive evacuation of coast The frail and elderly were evacuated from coastal counties and cities in Texas Sept. 9, and over a million other residents of the region were warned to flee inland as Hurricane Ike races towards Corpus Christi and Houston. Some forecasters fear Ike could become a category four hurricane with winds of 131 miles per hour before it reaches the coast Sept. 13. Texas is home to 26 refineries that account for one-fourth of U.S. refining capacity, so this storm poses a real threat to the oil supply in the region.

University police work to increase campus safety Faculty held forum on Sept. 8 to discuss new security measures By Samantha Cernuto | Staff writer Ever since the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007, university administrators have been focusing their energy on formulating the most effective and efficient campus emergency plan. The leaders of the Crisis Management Team are trying to be as proactive as possible instead of just reactive when a crisis arises. Kenneth Zick, vice president of student life, and Police Chief Regina Lawson

held an event titled “Responding to campus emergencies,” which was open to all faculty and students. For those who missed this event, there will be another one held in October. Zick opened the event by saying that they could spend hours and hours on this topic. “We can be prepared for a crisis but what about being proactive? Every Monday morning, a team meeting takes place to discuss the incidents from the past week — most of which occur over the weekend,” Zick said. The university has significantly altered its approach towards impending crisises. First, there is renewed focus on prompts of communication. Last year

a system was set up so that, in light of a crisis, every cell phone on campus will get either a text message or voicemail warning them of the problem. Then, an e-mail will be sent out along with Web homepages flashing warnings. And in case that is not enough, the university is now installing speakers and sirens around campus. These will reach students outside, even during sporting events. “Prevention and preparedness are key and that the biggest challenge is connecting all the dots around campus,” Lawson said.

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As part of the new university security plan, text messages and sirens will inform students of emergencies.

Sports | B1 Soccer continues streak The No.1 ranked men’s soccer team defeated No. 14 UCLA and South Carolina in the Deacon Fall Classic to go 4-0.

Opinion | A5 Seeking Middle Ground returns College Republicans defend McCain’s vice-presidential choice.

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Brieflies President Hatch holding fall office hours President Hatch is holding office hours on Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. The purpose of the hours is for students to bring up important issues with a short one-onone with Hatch. Each student has up to 15 minutes. In order to participate in this event, e-mail Tristan Salvanera with your name, year, topic and a picture. It is first come, first serve.

Annual gaming event brings video games and pizza The ZSR Library and the Resident Technical Advisors are hosting the annual video game night, “Get Game@ ZSR” from 7-11 p.m. on Sept. 12. There will be a variety of games, several tournaments and food.

History professor speaks about Ancient Indian Ocean Trade California State University professor Stanley Burstein will speak at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. Burstein is a professor of Ancient Greek history. He is the author ofOutpost of Hellenism The Emergence of Heraclea on the Black Sea, The Reign of Cleopatra and Ancient Greece: A Brief History. Burnstein’s lecture is entitled “Kush, Axum and the Ancient Indian Ocean Trade.” The event is free and open to the public.

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the room were overwhelming. Everyone was crying because you would tell that this man was going to make a difference in our country,” she said. “Just feeling that energy and knowing that as a College Democrat and as a young person in this country, we are actually going to make a difference - it was empowering. If we can vote, and all of us vote, we have the ability to determine the outcome of the election,” Nocero said. Rahman emerged from the experience with a renewed view of politics. “(Politics is) a vessel through which people can do good in this world. I don’t have faith in politicians, but honestly after that moment (that Obama finished speaking) I had trust in Barack Obama. It’s very simplistic to think that one person can make a difference, but I think if he gets office he will, and I didn’t think that before. I came out of it with more faith in politics and more faith in my party,” he said. College Republicans were not unrepresented at their respective convention. Senior Caroline Lawler, the secretary for College Republicans, served as a page at the Republican National Convention. Lawler has worked for Senator Richard

Burr and Senator Elizabeth Dole, the two North Carolina Senators. Because of this previous experience, Lawler was given the opportunity to spend four days at the Republican National Convention passing out signs, setting up daily agendas and checking the roster for the convention each day. One of the best parts of the experience, Lawler said, was getting to meet all the other pages and to “see the future leaders of the party.” Lawler also came away with keep “insight into how the party works” that she otherwise might not have found. As a worker at the convention, Lawler did not have to sing or dance in order to hear big name politicians speak. She was present at each of the major speeches all four nights, including Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin and Presidential Nominee John McCain. “The speeches were definitely good. I’d seen a lot of the people give live speeches before but in that setting, in speeches that were designed to energize that crowd specifically, it was a whole other experience. It was amazing how the candidates affected the crowd,” Lawler said. Of the upcoming election Lawler said, “It is going to be a close election … Both candidates have the potential to pose a real change for Washington. It’s

just a matter of the kind of change voters want.” College Republicans will be actively involved in national and grass roots elections this semester. They recently hosted a free concert and voter registration drive featuring the Benjy Davis Project on Sept. 4. Junior Benjamin Lynch, Colllege Republicans president, illuminated the group’s plans to work closely with the Victory Center, the local headquarters for the McCain campaign, in the coming months. He also alluded to a possible debate between policy experts sponsored by the College Democrats and the College Republicans closer to Election Day. The policy speakers would help inform the campus about campaign issues instead of giving students “30 second sound bytes,” as Lynch called them. College Democrats will also be intensely involved in local and national politics in the coming months. The organization created a sub-group that is solely designated to get Obama elected and will be working diligently to that end. They are also planning to run shuttles to and from the polls on Election Day, Nov. 4 to increase turnout at the polls. As Rahman said, “It’s a great time to be a Democrat at Wake Forest this year.”

University honors traditional Chinese holiday in Reynolda From 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 13 the university will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. The Chinese Moon Festival is the second largest holiday in Chinese culture. Among the entertainment is dancers, vocalists, a poetry reading and a tae kwon do demonstration. The event, sponsored by the China Student and Scholar Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Asian Student Interest Association, is free with university ID and $5 for the general public.

Dirrrty Dance Crew holding auditions for coming year The dance crew is holding auditions at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the raquetball courts in Reynolda gym. All types of dancers are welcome.

Taiko drumming performance and workshop to be held The group Triangle Taiko will have a demonstration and hold a workshop to teach students how to play the instruments. The Japanese Studies Club and other groups are sponsoring this event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 on Manchester Plaza (rain location: Scales lobby).

Student Union hosting reality TVthemed aWake All Night At 10 p.m. on Sept. 13 Student Union is throwing its traditional all-night party in Benson. There will be food, video games, poker, gladiator fighting and a DJ with a reality TV theme.

Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Nocero

Photo courtesy of Caroline Lawler

From left to right: Mary Ellen Nocero, Zahir Rahman and Dan Capone enjoy the views at the DNC in Denver.

Caroline Lawler, who worked as a page at the RNC in Minneapolis, stands next to the North Carolina section.

Volunteer service group comes back By Blaze Cain | Contributing writer

Professors and upperclassmen students are working to revitalize and expand a student-run nonprofit service agency called Aprender y Enseñar (Learn and Teach) on campus. The group first came into existence seven years ago and successfully formed a partnership between the university’s Volunteer Service Corps and the service organizations of the Winston-Salem area that primarily work with the Hispanic community. In its beginning years, Aprender y Enseñar experienced great success, receiving multiple university grants and providing a wide variety of service opportunities to students of all Spanish-speaking ability. However, after several of Aprender y Enseñar’s key leaders graduated, the agency experienced a regression. In recent weeks, six upperclassmen students expressed interest in Aprender y Enseñar’s renewal. The eager students learned about the program

through Maria-Teresa Sanheuza, associate professor of Spanish, after they enrolled in Spanish 198: Service Learning in Spanish. Sanhueza, who maintains strong ties with WinstonSalem’s Hispanic community, has been involved in Aprender y Enseñar since its founding and is very excited about the agency’s revival. “Aprender y Enseñar is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in volunteering within the Hispanic community,” Sanhueza said. The objective of Aprender y Enseñar is to provide coordinated volunteer help to all organizations that need it in the Winston-Salem area. Aprender y Enseñar works with four different sectors of the Hispanic community: education, medical, social services and a faith based organization. “A volunteer could be doing anything, from tutoring Hispanic children after school to translating at a medical clinic,” sophomore Hannah

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Brothers, president of Aprender y Enseñar, said. The agency matches students with the volunteer organizations in the Hispanic community according to the students’ preferences, times available and language ability. “Working to help people from a different culture is very eye-opening,” Brothers said. For students who feel the pressure of the “Wake Forest bubble,” Aprender y Enseñar offers an avenue to experience an international culture and community without purchasing a plane ticket. Aprender y Enseñar hopes that students keep in mind that volunteer service is a commitment that must be kept for an extended time period. However, the agency does not ask for any specific time requirement from volunteers. Consequently, volunteers are able to fit service activities around their needs and schedules. Previous volunteers who have committed to Aprender y

Enseñar have found their service very rewarding. “In 10 years students may not remember reading Don Quixote, but they will remember their time devoted to the community – it changes their lives,” Sanheuza said. Whether a student is fluent or has never spoken Spanish before, Aprender y Enseñar has a place for them. “The goal is to have as many students working with the organizations as possible,” Brothers said. There have been volunteers in the past that hadn’t taken Spanish since high school or had never taken Spanish at all.” Aprender y Enseñar offers student volunteer service opportunities for all levels of Spanish speaking ability. Students interested in joining the group should attend the Aprender y Enseñar Interest Meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 in Greene 512. Students should email if they have questions.

POLICE BEAT • University Police responded to 78 calls from Sept. 1-7, including eight incidents and investigations and 70 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Drug and Alcohol Violations • University Police were called Aug. 30 to a Polo Road address adjacent to campus to assist the Winston-Salem Police Department, which issued a citation to a student for public urination. Information about the incident was provided to Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services.

• University Police responded Sept. 7 to a call about two students lying in the grass at parking lot W, next to the Worrell Professional Center. Officers determined that both had consumed alcohol and were under the age of 21. They were taken to the Student Health Service for observation, and information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services.

Thefts • A laptop computer was reported stolen from an unsecured room in Greene Hall between Aug. 15 and Sept. 3.

Miscellaneous • University Police assisted a state Alcohol Law Enforcement agent Sept. 4 in locating a student at Carswell Hall to issue a citation for obstruct and delay stemming from a prior off-campus incident. Information about the incident was provided to the dean of student services. • University Police responded Sept. 5 to a call about a student being shot at with a paintball gun from a passing vehicle. The student was not injured. Several other shots were also reported around campus, but no students were injured. Police are investigating a possible suspect.

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Appealing Center, multiple private offices that will be utilized for coaching sessions and a multi-purpose space that will be used for an assortment of diverse instructions. Once renovations to the center are complete, walk-in assistance as well as scheduled appointments will be taken daily. Beck, who began working at the Ernst & Young Professional center on Aug. 1, expects that such a program will amplify the potential for leadership roles among future Calloway graduates. She says the center will allow students to “possess not only the competence, motivation and expertise to do the job but the additional development in self-awareness, personal management, broad-based communication and interpersonal effectiveness that will allow them to excel.” Already, plans have been assembled to set the center ahead of its time. Cuttingedge programs that are technology-based will provide students flexibility in learning on their own time. The modern technology will also promulgate the most current information and training, drawing from the expressed needs of employers. At the same time, the Ernst & Young Center will preserve the strong, individual career coaching that has made the university famous. Ernst & Young is a primary employer of Calloway School graduates and provides work for over 130,000 staffers who do various consultative and contractive services in more than 140 countries worldwide. “Academic advising and career counseling are two critical success factors for any undergraduate business school, and we hope this donation will further the high-caliber professional development

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Sam L. Beck is the newly employed director of Student Professional Development for the Ernst & Young Professional Center. The center is slated to open at the end of October. already offered to Calloway students,” Tom Hough, the vice chair of Ernst & Young said. Over $100 million has been distributed by the Ernst & Young Foundation to various educational organizations throughout the United States. “Ernst & Young’s relationship with the Calloway School epitomizes for me the

strong partnership that is absolutely necessary for the continued success of our school,” said Jack Wilkerson, dean of the Calloway School. “The thing that has been most impressive to me about the friendship and support of this firm is Ernst & Young’s sustained efforts to enhance our school

and especially to enhance our learning environment and the development of our students. This generous gift, this center, will assure that our graduates are exceedingly ready on day one.” A formal opening for the center is tentatively planned for the last week of October.

University hires new director of business diversity programs By Jordan Brewster | Staff writer

Garland Burton Jr. joins the university Finance Department from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There he served as an administrative manager and director of the Historically Underutilized Business Program. He was a UNCChapel Hill for six years before his recent transfer to Wake. As the director of business diversity programs, Burton will be responsible for development, growth and maintenance of all business relationships and strategic partnerships between the university and a diverse pool of

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vendors, suppliers and contractors in Winston-Salem, the Triad and elsewhere. He will be required to interact with the entire Wake Forest community including Facilities and Campus Services, contractors working on projects and Winston-Salem and North Carolina officials. He will work directly for the university’s chief Financial officer, Nancy Suttenfield and serve as her representative to the local community. The strategic plan of the university emphasizes the importance of relationships with our greater community as well as achieving diversity along many

dimensions. These include business relationships along with faculty hiring, student recruitment and academic programs. To achieve these goals as well as “to assure all qualified suppliers, vendors and contractors in our region have the opportunity to do business with us,” Suttenfield created the new position of director of Business Diversity Programs. Suttenfield said that she wanted to “initiate outreach to the broadest possible group of local businesses and make it as easy as possible for each of them to do business with us.” She believes this new initiative will be


“good for us because it creates an enlarged pool of qualified firms or individuals who will compete for our business.” In turn, this should be able to give the university the best possible prices on goods and services we purchase. Suttenfield believes it will also be beneficial to “our community and region because it will assure that we are putting our dollars back into the local economy and growing local businesses.” Before working at Carolina, Burton held the positions of president and general manager of Burton Developers Incorporated.


He also worked for Durham’s Department of Engineering for six years. Burton received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Augustine’s College in organizational management. Burton recently has received a number of awards, including the North Carolina Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Coordinators Network Achievement Award, the UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellors Award, the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina Advisor of the Year Award and was honored at the 2008 Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Circle of Influence Award ceremony.

For all of the students out there that did not attend this meeting, here are the key points: • Students must register their cell phones on WIN (under the “Personal Information” section) to receive these text messages. • Students are required to have their IDs with them at all times. • Dialing 911 in an emergency reaches the Winston-Salem police, not the university police. In case of an attack, the number for the university police is ext. 5911. All crimes and suspicious persons on campus need to be reported immediately. • Civilian grade of pepper spray is the only type of weapon allowed on campus. BB guns and paint ball guns are illegal. Lawson and Zick are working diligently to make the entire campus aware of the newest procedures. There will be Lawson more tests conducted this semester with the cell phones and the new speakers and sirens. There have been serious crises in the past, mostly weather related. Zick said that the biggest problem they had were students not paying attention and deliberately walking under police lines because they did not believe it was serious. Lawson emphasizes this point. “There are a lot of individual expectations that need to be met during an emergency. For example, at Virginia Tech, students who made sensible personal decisions saved their own lives. It is the first 60 seconds that are the most critical. “Students remain calm by being proactive. “The bottom line about surviving any type of crisis is common sense,” she said.


Special thanks go out to the Wake Forest Athletic Department and all of the vendors who participated in the “Taste of Winston-Salem” at the Spry Soccer Stadium, Saturday, August 23rd from 6 – 7 p.m. A great time was enjoyed by all! We hope the new students enjoyed the delicious free food samplings from local restaurants and food stores as well as the music, Big Kids Inflatables, our own Wake Forest Band and Cheerleaders and the Wake Forest Men’s Soccer game. Thanks everyone for coming out!

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mid the sweet skytypers, the everso-typical hot late summer afternoon sun and freshmen learning when to clap during the fight song, Jim Grobe slipped a second “W” under his victory belt on Sept. 6. We’d like to follow up on our last editorial column (“Deacon fans look forward to an exciting season,” Sept. 4) by echoing congratulations all around for a great day of football. We think that when necessary, things that work as they should work ought to be identified and credited. First of all, accolades are due to what appeared to be a fully functional new student ticket distribution system. We’ve got to be honest when we tell you that we weren’t sure if the new plan was going to pan out without any serious glitches. But, happily, it seemed as if every non-Screamin’ Demon who wanted to get in to the stadium to see the game could without major delay or hassle. Having to scan our Deacon cards was a reasonable and equitable innovation, we believe. So thanks for the good work, Wellman and Davis. Although the allotment worked out as planned, the Screamin’ Demon line did, regretfully, result in being longer than it had been in previous years, perhaps due in part to this new requirement of using cards to get through the gate. Despite this surprisingly full and drawn out line to get our SD passes swiped, we thought things were overall taken care of just fine by the SD execs. The organization fixed not having enough T-shirts at their signups by having plenty of extras on hand at the game for those who needed them. It’s not really too fair to complain about the long lines because we’re overjoyed that

SD is so big this year. Along with years of building a great reputation, they’ve clearly developed a strong technique for self promotion and quality control. Keep it up. Davis’ Student Government got the word out on the details of ticket distribution and shuttles very well. Although their message did get announced close to the last minute mark, it was well spread. There was no guess work involved. This is a positive sign for a year of strong communication, as pledged, between SG’s executives and students. Speaking of shuttles, we’d like to point out that not only did it seem to function without any big issues, it is also a wonderful example of doing something green. The renovated stadium looked shiny and clean. It should be common sense that it looks the best when it’s packed with cheering Wake fans. To cap everything off just right, we couldn’t have asked for a more intense and nail-biting game to watch — after we finally made it to our seats thanks to three or four groups’ successful initiatives, that is. A win is a win no matter how many seconds that field goal came down to. (Nice kick, Sammy). Finally, even though we’d like to be able to blame somebody for our sunburns, we’re okay considering them badges of honor. Also, this week it’s been easy to point out both the freshmen who attended their first Wake Forest football game as well as the upperclassmen who forgot about the afternoon sun’s effects on the student section. On the other hand, we’re pretty glad that we avoided the tail end of then tropical storm Hanna. We hope that all of the home games this season go as well. Go Deacs!

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Quick Quotes “It’s one thing if they are on cable TV and viewers pay money and make a conscious choice. But young children should not be able to turn on the TV after school and watch this. They need to be defended.”

Community organizer role deserves respect

apparently championed by Palin and Giuliani, that community organizing is inherently laughable. In a world where the powerful too often shirk their responsibilities to those they govern, it is community organizers that give voice to the aspirations of regular folks. Community organizers are pastors, civil rights lawyers, union stiffs, social workers Jacob Bathanti and volunteers of all stripes. Martin Old Gold & Black columnist Luther King, Jr., was a community spent a good bit of time watching the organizer and so were the founding Democratic and Republican National fathers. Conventions in the past couple weeks. What Giuliani and Palin were trying to There were some interesting moments do was paint all community organizers at both: Barack Obama’s usual pseudoas commie agitators. Too many in Messianic performance, McCain’s dreary the Republican party are willing to keynote address turning Churchill-esque lap that up, because they’ve bought in the last five minutes, Joe Biden’s into a spurious narrative that glorifies homage to his mother. corporate paternalism. Well, I happen There was plenty of patent absurdity, to be descended from union men and too — did Obama really deserve all those sharecroppers, so I owe my family’s wellfireworks, or the Roman columns for being to community organizers, who that matter? Were Republicans on the have fought for poor people and for the RNC floor actually chanting “drill, baby, voiceless ever since the foundation of our drill” as if their favorite football team was country. going to the Super Bowl of environmental The idea that community organizers degradation? are a hilarious anomaly is a flat-out lie, as For sheer bald-faced betrayal of every civil rights movement in the history American ideals, nothing of our country should came close to the Rudy prove. Giuliani/Sarah Palin It is disproved, too, In a world where the powcombo. That duo by the vast numbers in erful too often shirk their spoke back-to-back on our generation who are responsibilities to those Wednesday, Sept. 3, increasingly interested performing a duet of in community service, they govern, it is commupolitical dogfighting. who increasingly heed nity organizers that give Palin’s job in the McCain the call to service in voice to the aspirations of campaign, apparently, is their own communities going to be to rip into regular folks. and around the world. Obama. Community service Most of the digs were, is tied directly to if biting, not despicable. community organizing. One thing stood out, though, and that It is community organizers who run was what they had to say about Obama’s homeless shelters and soup kitchens, career as a community organizer. Giuliani defend the rights of the fatherless, register started to enumerate Obama’s résumé, voters of every party. but he got no further than Obama’s justThis is the great tradition of American out-of-college stint working on Chicago’s society, the luster of the city on the impoverished South Side before the crowd hill, the greatest characteristic of our was roaring. Giuliani stood at his podium, democracy. chortling like a comedian at a celebrity As one friend who was at the RNC roast. Is community service really a punch remarked, “(We) Conservatives need line? community organizers too.” You can’t say Then came Palin. “I guess a smallit clearer than that. town mayor is sort of like a ‘community Bands of citizens, liberal and organizer,’ except that you have actual conservative both – communities, responsibilities,” she said. Again, the organized – represent the bedrock of our crowd went into paroxysms of glee, like democracy, and in disparaging them Palin Duke students guffawing at the very idea and Giuliani have done a great disservice of “Pro Humanitate.” Yep, there’s the to their country. money shot again. To be honest, I feel bad for John I will not pretend that three years of McCain in this. community organizing, without any He has made community service other experience, prepares someone to be a cornerstone of his campaign – the president. Kennedy-esque idea of doing for your And writers from publications as country. This is laudable, wonderful really. diverse as The Nation to the conservative But he has been betrayed by others within blogosphere have raised valid questions his party, and his campaign must be held about Obama’s achievements as an accountable. organizer. Sarah Palin may still find out that Some of his projects had little impact; community organizers aren’t so funny others, such as forcing the city of Chicago after all. to test for asbestos, worked well. His record in that arena is a mixed bag. Jacob Bathanti is a senior history and But what I take issue with is the idea, political science major from Boone, N.C.


- Konstantin Bendas, the leader of The Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith, on why U.S. cartoon South Park should be banned in Russia.

“” “I have committed some wrongs whether it was my intention or not. I should pay for what I have done.” - Choi Hong-hi, son of the founder of the International Taekwondo Federation in response to North Korea ordering him and other members of ITF to assinate the South Korean president.

“” “It’s worth mentioning the 23-year-old didn’t deliver mail addressed to himself either.” - Local Police in Frankfurt Germany, referring to a Scottish postman who hoarded at least 20,000 letters while working in Germany because he felt his job was too taxing.

“” “I was in the process of opening the shells when I found a number of shining pearls inside one of them. I was so startled I screamed. It was so beautiful. It looked like a bunch of grapes.” - Amal Salha, a chef in Tyre, Lebanon, commenting on how she eventually found a record 26 pearls in an oyster

“” “If my father finds out what I am doing he will be very mad at me or even chase me from home.” - Maasai (East African) warrior Lempuris Lalasho, who went to Mombasa, Kenya, to find a white woman to marry, but ended up working as a hairdresser, which he says is taboo in his culture

Opinion Old Gold & Black

Thursday, September 11, 2008 A5

Healthcare plan isn’t socialist Ryan Taggett Guest columnist


ast week’s OGB featured an article by freshman Sean Farrell (“America should still stand for freedom,” Sept. 4) decrying the Obama healthcare plan. Using typically misleading and divisive rhetoric, Farrell criticizes universal healthcare as a “socialist” idea. He claims that Obama’s plan will take away all freedom of choice and reduce the quality of health services. Little or no research seems to have been done for Farrell’s article, because his depiction of the Obama plan could hardly be more inaccurate. Farrell begins by telling us how expanded health insurance would be funded: “by heavy taxes.” As I mentioned in my last OGB column, the claim that Obama is for higher taxes has

been frequently used by the McCain camp. In fact, Obama’s plan would reduce taxes on middle and lower income Americans while rolling back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. This upper-class tax increase would fund the increased coverage of Senator Obama’s plan, not a tax increase on the average American. Farrell goes on to repeat the tired claim that universal health care would result in decreased quality and fewer choices when it comes to health care. This simply isn’t true. He is implying that Obama’s plan would be a single-payer system similar to the one in Canada and several in Europe. It is true that in these systems, choice is reduced (and the difference in quality is debateable), but Obama’s plan is very different. His proposal is simply to expand insurance coverage for the tens of millions of Americans who are without insurance. Nearly 20,000 people will die this year simply because they are uninsured — many are children whose deaths could be prevented with expanded coverage. Obama’s plan seeks to remedy this. For the majority of Americans who have health insurance, nothing would

change. The government will not administer health services and doctors will not become government employees. Farrell claims that “doctors (will have) no incentive to work and produce...” and that they “would basically be reduced to public school teachers pay.” Wow. These are simply false assertions with no basis in reality. Farrell has succeeded in writing an article totally devoid of serious ideas or discussion. Healthcare reform is a crucial issue for our nation and when we discuss it, we should avoid the tired, meaningless talking points that Republicans have used to scare us in the past. Most blantatly, Farrell concludes that the popularity of universal healthcare must be a result of scare tactics used by the left. You have to be pretty bold to make that claim in the middle of an article that uses the words “socialist” and “taxes” like they’re going out of style — not to mention references to Communist Russia and “Red” China thrown in just for good measure. Ryan Taggett is a senior political science and economics major from Orlando, Fla.

Similar schools. Different solutions. How they deal with Dean’s List GPA requirements ... “Students are named to the A&S (Arts and Sciences) Dean’s List when they earn a grade point average of at least 3.5000 while carrying 12 or more graded hours with no temporary or missing grades in any course.” Vanderbilt

“To earn Dean’s List, undergraduates in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences must earn a grade point average placing them in the highest third of undergraduates in their respective college.” Duke

“To be eligible for Dean’s List, you must meet one of the following requirements: a 3.2000 GPA with no grade lower than C if enrolled in fifteen hours of letter-grade credits ...” UNC - Chapel Hill

“The requirement to be named to the Dean’s List has been changed from a 3.0 grade point average to a 3.4. Members of the Faculty Senate deemed the previous requirement was too low ...” Wake Forest sg_promises_more_communication

Word on the Quad | Your voice on what’s going on What do you think of the plan to increase the university’s enrollment?

“It’s fine as long as they make room for everyone in the classroom.”

“I like it small, that’s what attracted me to Wake in the first place — its size is its identity. ”

“The Pit is impossible. Parking is a pain. We paid $50,000 for small classes.”

“Why not? We need growth to attain the same prestige as research universities.”

Eleanor Davidson Freshman Winston-Salem

Samantha Hoback Freshman Roanoke, Va.

Hugh Hilsman Sophomore Atlanta, Ga.

Bo-Shan Xiang Sophomore Charlotte, N.C.

Seeking Middle Ground | Right Says

McCain chose right

Palin as VP makes sense because of her uniqueness

life cut short due to a matter of convenience. Palin has been crucified by the media. She has been slandered and ridiculed, along with her family and most notably her young and beautiful 17-year-old daughter. They have disparaged her hair, her clothes, her intellect, her family, her reputation and her judgment, and all under the guise of suggesting that Maggie Van Norden somehow these factors negate her experience. Guest columnist The Internet has become enator John McCain’s a haven of supposed pseudo choice for his viceintellectual liberals bashing presidential candidate Palin in ways heretofore may have stunned a nation unthinkable. on Aug. 29, but one thing And the Internet has is for sure: he surely got our company, lots of it in the form attention. of mainstream media outlets, if Initially, many might have there is indeed something that thought that is mainstream McCain’s anymore from choice was one MSNBC and Her specific accomplishbased solely on the like. demographics, Have ments are many — becomas it is clear that ing Alaska’s first woman you read he wanted those this week’s governor for one. But Palin version of Us women voters over 40. Magazine? is well versed in a number Make no It’s a of other key political mistake, there is must read issues, perhaps most nota- for anyone more to Sarah bly her vast experience in Palin than wanting to her gender! jump on the the oil machine. McCain’s choice bash Palin is brilliant. train. Let me tell But what a you why. night Palin had on Sept. 3! Palin does indeed have a She hit the proverbial home solid résumé, one that points run. to judgment and decisionI am not certain that there making. was anything else she might Her specific accomplishments have done to convince the are many — becoming Alaska’s American public that she first woman governor for one. stands ready to compete and But Palin is well versed in a more importantly to win. number of other key political She was poised, smart, funny issues, perhaps most notably and prepared. her vast experience in the oil What she displayed isn’t machine. learned. And dare I suggest that What she displayed is natural Palin might be one of the few God given talent. Americans that has actually You don’t march up in front even seen a caribou and would of 38 million viewers, having recognize one if she saw one! been pounced on for a solid Who else might be as well week, and perform like that positioned to credibly support based on practice. drilling in ANWR other than She had a speech writer, yes, an avid sportswoman who but the heart and soul of that once served as the chairperson speech was Palin’s through and of the Alaska Oil and Gas through. Conservation Commission? The nuances were hers alone But there is more. and the delivery could not Palin opposed the infamous have been anyone’s other than “Bridge to Nowhere,” exposed Palin’s. legal violations and conflicts Let the games begin folks, as of interest, and also forced Sarah isn’t going away. the now-indicted Republican Senator Ted Stevens to come Maggie Van Norden is a clean. sophomore from Atlanta, Ga. Her stellar pro-life position has earned her a well deserved Seeking Middle Ground spot in the hearts and minds is a weekly faceoff between of millions of Americans that College Democrats and College simply cannot tolerate another Republicans on a given topic.


Student trustee defends choice of new ‘shield’ logo

Visual Identity Committee worked to capture the university’s essence Lauren Hubbard Guest columnist


ver the past few months you may have become aware of Wake Forest’s Visual Identity Committee. Chances are if you have heard of this group it has been in conjunction with the university’s new logo. However, the mission and product of this committee were much more extensive than our new mark. For the last year I worked behind the scenes on the university’s logo change as a student representative on the university’s Visual Identity Committee. In that time, I have been able to see first hand that, while the logo is the most recognized output, there is so much more to visual identity than just that. The Visual Identity Committee was established in 2006 as a result of work on the university’s strategic plan. Faculty, student and alumni representatives, as well as delegates from the graduate and professional schools, joined together to explore how the university represented itself in print and electronic communication.

There were two main reasons for this the university. These new standards and logo reevaluation. First, our visual identity was last concepts were created based on input from revisited in the 1980s. Like any strong brand, we not only the committee but from interviews have to reexamine how we represent ourselves conducted with members of the student in order to remain relevant. We body, faculty, staff, alumni and have updated and advanced our prospective students. institution in many ways over the The most recognizable result past two decades, and it is only of this process is certainly the fitting that we update our image new logo. Given this, I want to reflect these changes. Secondly, to provide some understanding a visual identity review process about the new mark. can ensure brand consistency The new “shield” logo is meant from school to school and across to replace only the previous every touchpoint. The Visual “bar” logo. In other words, you Identity Committee found little will see the logo on business commonality when examining cards, folders, pens, Web sites, materials developed across brochures, Deacon cards, our departments, offices campus signs, etc., but not Just think of trying to explain the and schools. The lack of on the football field, the consistency in areas such basketball court or your university in one instant to your as logo use, color and diploma. The new university friends or prospective students. design made it difficult logo does not replace Describing our intangible qualities the athletic mark or the to determine that these is even more difficult without words. university seal. materials represented the same institution. This lack The logo simultaneously of consistency diffused the represents a subtle “W” and strength of the Wake Forest brand. “F” and the unique aspects of our university’s In order to concentrate the power of our ideology. The “WF” design was inspired by the image, the university’s multiple parts had interlocking trees on the Quad, but you might to be united under one shared identity. The also see an arch or a path. The black and gold Visual Identity Committee partnered with halves of the logo certainly represent our school RBMM, a nationally-renowned visual identity colors but also the ways in which Wake Forest firm, to establish new graphic standards for often manages to be two things at once.

We have the resources of a university but the community feel of a college; we are a school where professors are both teachers and scholars. Concepts of connectivity and convergence emerge in the design representing the way students connect with faculty and with each other and the ways that people with different backgrounds and perspectives interact during their time here. Ultimately, there is not one correct way to interpret the logo, and that is because there is not one, correct concept of what the university is. Capturing what exactly makes Wake Forest is no easy task. Just think of trying to explain the university in one instant to your friends or prospective students. Describing our intangible qualities is even more difficult without words. However, the feedback to date suggests that we created a mark which balances our school’s contemporary relevance and classic sense of heritage, which is what we had hoped to accomplish. Wake Foresters have never been reluctant to change when we know that the end result will benefit our institution. After more than a year of work, I better understand visual identity and feel confident that the result of our work on the new logo and the new graphic standards will greatly benefit our institution by allowing the world to clearly and effectively see who we are. Lauren Hubbard is a senior communication major from Social Circle, Ga.

A6 Thursday, September 11, 2008

Old Gold & Black Opinion

Political ignorance can actually be bliss Garrett Edel


Guest columnist

n college newspapers across the country there is a uniform and fervent call to political involvement handed down to us like tablets from Zion. We are told that we must form substantive opinions, engage in heated political discussion, and even (for the most passionate among us!) demonstrate, protest, petition.  But dare I ask: what’s the rush?      There was a golden age of college protesting. From Berkeley to Brown, students were liberated from the stodgy ‘50s puritanism and conventional hygiene. The Beatles were on acid, Bob Dylan was strumming poetic and John Kerry was throwing medals over a fence.  But let’s be serious. The Free Love generation was overrated. It’s obvious why the Abbey Road generation was

always high: politics is a grind.  If I had devoted my prime college years to being outraged I wouldn’t want to be sober either.  The more one learns about politics and the application (i.e. misapplication) thereof, the greater the sense that things are horribly, tragically wrong. There is a famous bumper sticker that declares “If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention.”  Counter intuitive to the author’s original intent I must ask then what is the use in paying attention?     I envy those who are living in their own bubble of bliss. The political machine churns on and its pendulous swings from left to right wings pass them by unnoticed.  I feel that the members of the politically erudite class (which I consider myself to be a part of, but, fortunately, don’t share their haughtiness) all subscribe to a favorite

political commentator. Olbermann, nice as that number will be, the more Buchanan, O’Reilly, Limbaugh, troubling one will be the significant Franken, Coulter, Krugman, et chunk we send to the government.  al.  My personal favorite is Walter And we’ll wonder where it’s going Williams, but I can’t even read him and who gets to decide what to do any more.  His columns are so logical, with it.  so illuminating, so And we’ll get if-everyone-wouldcurious, then just-read-this-theconcerned, then I envy those who are living in world-would-beangry and then their own bubble of bliss. The perfect that it’s disillusioned.  political machine churns on impossible not to And we’ll come away angry wonder how and its pendulous swings from and with a mild case we lived in that left to right wings pass them of depression. ignorant bliss for by unnoticed.     I am not a so long without proponent of total realizing that we political apathy, just are all — whether apathy now.  We purchase knowledge we are a conservative, liberal, fascist, at the cost of a comforting naivety.  socialist, right wing conspirator or Inevitably, politics will become an weather underground holdout — increasingly important part of our getting the shaft since our precisely lives. But why now?  It will come soon unique cocktail of political beliefs isn’t enough. We’ll get our first significant being signed into law.  And we’ll wish pay stubs after we graduate, and, as we were back living the days when we

still had a discerning palate (mmm Busch Light ... and a good year, too) and a happily unlearned political understanding.    So I say that, instead of watching the conventions, go ahead and play Halo.  Don’t get people to vote for McCain or Obama; get people to come power hour in your room (the weekly virus scan is a great occasion).  Don’t get worked up over politics; get worked up over the lack of trays.     Vote by all means.  Just don’t get too invested in that world.  Follow that advice and this may well be the last election of your lifetime that doesn’t have the potential to ruin your week (or your four - eight years if you’re that hardcore). The water is cold out here; there’s no need to jump in quite yet. Garrett Edel is a junior mathematical economics major from Delran, N.J.

Voting is an important role for all generations The upcoming election allows everyone to have a say in the future of our country Betsy Hinchey


Guest columnist

his is a plea you have all heard before, but I think it is worth saying again: VOTE. The freshman summer reading assignment this year was a report on the political engagement of college students. Although the essay did not capture many people’s attention, it raised important points that all the freshmen were supposed to discuss with their academic advising groups. What I heard from my group and from many other freshmen around campus shocked and upset me. Not only did some students lack interest in politics, they also did not plan to vote in the coming election. I do not know if there is the same political disinterest among the upperclassmen at the university as there is among some of the

freshmen, but I speak to the whole student body once in a while. Or just spend five minutes at a when I say that voting is not a choice, it is a Web site describing candidates’ platforms. responsibility. Do not simply follow in your parents’ For most, if not all of us, this is the first footsteps. Don’t just choose the party you are national election in which we can vote. most comfortable with. We simply cannot let this Vote like the educated citizen opportunity pass us by. you are. And, for God’s sake, Many Americans are register! Registration closes one So please, most of us know uneducated. month before the election. We are fortunate enough So for all of you not yet that feeling of regret and to be educated to the point registered, please stop putting shame that accompanies your where we attend one of it off. headache on Thursday mornthe top universities in the Apply for an absentee ballot country. if you don’t live in North ings, don’t let yourself feel We have what it takes to Carolina. Trust me; it is not like that on Nov. 4. change the course of the difficult to do. country, if only we put in the With school in full swing, effort. And it doesn’t take time will pass quickly. Don’t much effort. miss your opportunity. Many (hopefully all) of us hear the call to vote. By the way, statistics show that Obama is We plan to vote. popular among young people, among college We say, “Yeah, sure, we will.” But too many of students. He’s not going to win unless his you put it off until it is too late. supporters vote for him. And as for you Despite what you may think, voting is not a McCain followers, don’t feel threatened by the one day process. opposing opinion of your peers. Be proud to Learn! Listen to the news, or better yet, read support that old guy. the paper. Tune into political talk shows every Honestly, I don’t care who you support. I care

that the next president is truly what the majority wants. The university is doing a good job to encourage everyone to vote. I know little about campus life, but I know there was a concert Sept. 4 sponsored by the College Republicans to promote registration. And for all of you at the university that have already registered and have learned about the candidates and plan to vote this November, I applaud you. I just hope that every single student at this university, no matter how young or how disinterested, makes it to the ballot box. I know it sounds corny, but every vote does count — our generation should know that the last two elections were two of the closest in history. So please, most of us know that feeling of regret and shame that accompanies your headache on Thursday mornings; don’t let yourself feel like that on Nov. 4. You all have hopes for this country; act on them. Or you might as well pack your bags and move to Mexico. Betsey Hinchey is a freshman from Wellesley, Mass.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tracy: Men’s soccer player shares his thoughts on winning a national championship, goals for this season and plans after graduation. Page B2.


{ UPCOMING GAMES } FOOTBALL: 9/20 @ Florida State 9/27 v. Navy 10/9 v. Clemson WOMEN’S SOCCER: 9/19 v. UNC Greensboro 9/25 v. Maryland 9/28 v. Boston College FIELD HOCKEY: 9/20 v. Ohio 9/21 @ Davidson 9/27 v. Maryland MEN’S SOCCER: 9/21 @ UC Santa Barbara 9/24 v. Appalachian State 9/26 @ Maryland CROSS COUNTRY: 9/20 Virginia Tech Invite 9/27 UNC-Ashville Invite 10/03 Lehigh Invite MEN’S GOLF: 9/22 Shoal Creek 9/29 VCU Shootout 9/30 VCU Shootout VOLLEYBALL: 9/19 @ Appalachian State 9/20 v. Charlotte 9/20 v. North Carolina A&T WOMEN’S GOLF: 9/26 Mason Rudolph 10/3 Lady Tar Heel Invite 10/24 Landfall Tradition

{ NATIONAL STAGE } U.S. set to win back Ryder Cup

The United States and Europe are set to begin the Ryder Cup Sept. 19 at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Ky. Europe has won five out of the last six matches. The past two years Europe has won by 18 1/2 - 9 1/2 margins, the worst U.S. defeats since the competition began in 1927. The Ryder Cup, a biennial event, pits a dozen Americans against a dozen Europeans in various formatted games. Noticeably missing from this year’s team is Tiger Woods who is still recuperating from knee surgery. This year’s United States team is captained by Paul Azinger, a four time veteran of the event. The team features Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Boo Weekley among others. Europe is captained by Nick Faldo and features Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harington and Justin Rose.



The Wake Forest men’s soccer team opened the ACC season in the same way they did a year ago, with a defeat of Clemson. Last year the Deacons won a close 1-0 match. This year was a different story. The Deacons came out firing early and often and won a decisive 5-0 match Sept. 13 at Spry Stadium to move to 5-0 on the year. “We wanted to go out here and get a lot of momentum going into the ACC season,” senior forward Marcus Tracy said. “So we came out with a lot of intensity. Clemson is a pretty good team, but we did a pretty good job of taking our chances and forgetting about the ones we missed and staying determined and focused throughout the whole thing.” A Wake Forest goal seemed imminent in the 17th minute when senior defender Evan Brown drew a foul inside the 18-yard box, setting up a penalty kick. Senior Captain Sam Cronin took the kick for the Deacs, but it was pushed wide of the left post, and the game remained scoreless. A second penalty kick opportunity presented itself in the 25th minute when junior Cody Arnoux drew the foul inside the box. Tracy took the penalty kick, but the Tiger keeper got a hand on the ball deflecting it away. Cronin came rushing in on the right side of the box and drilled the rebound past the keeper from 10 yards out to score his first goal of the season giving the Deacons a 1-0 lead. Just minutes later sophomore Corben Bone pushed the Deacon lead to 2-0. In the 30th minute, junior goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald threw a long pass down the left side of the field that found senior Jamie Franks near midfield. Franks dribbled the ball up the

Senior midfielder Sam Cronin stops the UCLA attack in a Deacon victory. Cronin, the team captain, was named one of 30 semifinalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. left side and played a ball in the middle of the field to Bone. Bone, with some nifty footwork, split four Tiger defenders and fired a shot from 16 yards out that found the back of the net. The goal was Bone’s first of the season. Wake Forest was not done scoring for the half. Tracy scored his fifth goal of the year at the 42:03 mark. “I was running down the side and Jamie (Franks) played me a nice ball and

I saw the defense dropping off of me so instead of taking it to the line, I cut across the field and went horizontally and found myself slashing through the box and tried to put in the corner,” Tracy, the 2007 College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player, said. Franks and freshman Danny Wenzel were credited with assists on Tracy’s goal. Franks now has a career high six assists on the season and leads the ACC

in that category. The Deacs beat the Tigers down the field often in the first half and had many opportunities. The Deacon offense was dominant. At intermission, Wake Forest had 15 shots compared to Celmson’s two. “We missed a lot of chances, but you have to have a quick memory in this

See Soccer, Page B6

Field hockey still perfect Deacs are

the only school By Steven Johns | Staff writer

On Saturdays the Screamin’ Demons black out the student section and cheer for thier Deacs. Wake Forest, however, has been infiltrated by a multitude of other universities. As I walk through campus I can’t help but notice the amount of schools represented on students’ shirts and hats. When I sat down to watch college football I found myself next to an Ohio State Buckeyes jersey. In the Bostwick lounge I was seeing a jersey of another university. I can understand if somebody wants to cheer for one school over another, but there is no need to dawn a jersey of that school. Maybe that person was a fan of Ohio State, but she’s at Wake Forest now. She is not in Ohio anymore so there is no reason to wear an Ohio State jersey. If you’re going to wear a college jersey, make it a Wake jersey or nothing. If you thought that was bad the following is worse. I have witnessed fellow Wake Forest University students bear the colors of our rivals. The putrid baby blue of the Tar Heels and the navy blue of the Blue Devils is worn too often around campus. This is taking it too far. There is no reason for anyone on campus to wear the colors of our rivals. Even if you grew up a Duke fan, there is no reason to sport navy blue around campus. Once enrolled here, you immediately lose any affiliation with other colleges, especially rivals. There should not be any student that hopes North Carolina or Duke win at anything. They are our rivals and should be hated at all times. I have personally spoken to other freshmen who are unsure of which team to root for if the Deacs take on North Carolina or Duke. That is unfathomable and ridiculous. There is no doubt that a university student should root for Wake Forest. If you like another school enough to root against Wake Forest, then you should attend that school. I’m not saying that other school can’t be cheered for – except North Carolina and Duke who should be hated at all times – I’m just saying that people should not wear jerseys or shirts that support other teams. It is perfectly fine hope one school beats another; just don’t act like it is your school. You are a Demon Deacon, and you should only don the logo of the Deacs. So if you see another person wearing a shirt from another school, throw them a dirty look or shout support for the Deacs. Make sure they realize that they are at Wake Forest, not at any other school. FROM THE


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“Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.”


By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

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Men’s soccer opens ACC season with win

Number of minutes since junior keeper Akira Fitzgerald has been scored on

From The Loomis Chaffee School where she totalled 76 goals and 44 assists, sophomore midfielder Bianca D’Agostino continues her success on the soccer field by starting her collegiate career with two gamewinning goals against Charlotte and Cal State Fullerton. Her performances earned D’Agostino her the honor of being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and a member of Soccer America Women’s Team of the Week. Also named to the Wake Forest Nike Tournament All-Tournament Team, D’Agostino will be back on the field Friday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. as the Deacons host UNC Greensboro at Spry Stadium.




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Junior Raisa Schiller battle for a ball against Indiana Sept. 14. The No. 2-ranked Deacons defeated both Indiana and Duke to move to 6-0 on the year. By Martin Rickman | Staff writer The No. 2-ranked Demon Deacon field hockey team finished the weekend with two victories over No. 6 Duke and Indiana, advancing their record to 6-0 in regular season play and 1-0 in the ACC. The Lady Deacs opened the Duke game on Sept. 13 determined, scoring 10 minutes into the first half with a cross from senior Michelle Kasold to junior Hilary Moore, giving the Deacs a slight edge. A rough shot from Duke on a penalty corner tied the game as the clock expired on the first half. At the start of the second half, the Lady Deacs looked sluggish, but they picked up the pace with a goal from junior Aileen Davis. “During half-time at Duke, we mostly went over tactical aspects of the game. Just things that we needed

to adjust to put the ball in the back of the cage,” junior Regina Shannon said. “We took care of that early in the half. The first goal is the hardest to get, so once we got it, our momentum carried through the game.” Davis scored when she caught a rebounded shot off Duke keeper Samantha Nelson during a penalty corner. Her goal marked the first of three unanswered goals from the Deacons. Junior Kim Romansky scored the final two to give the Deacons the 4-1 victory. In their second match up of the weekend, the Lady Deacs looked to continue their fiery play against Indiana University Sept. 14. Indiana converted on its first penalty corner in the first half, making the score 1-0 at halftime.

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Book Review | A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects

Poems depict mythic arts By Jacob Bathanti | Staff writer

It was and is the province of myth to give birth to archetypes – that is, to show us new things that we cannot voice directly. It is also the province of myth to give voice to everyday truths, to show us anew the world that we see every day. Such is the task that Catherynne Valente undertakes in a new volume of poetry, A Guide to Fo l k t a l e s in Fragile Dialects. Valente is apparently a big-shot in the so-called “m y t h i c a r t s ” movement, which I am sorry to say I did not recognize until reading the introduction to A Guide to Folktales (now I realize that I’ve been reading some of this stuff without knowing what it was). Apparently, it is flourishing, guided by the idea that fairy-tales and myths can point the way to the heart of human experience and at the same time bring us out of our cozy circumscribed worlds of banking and baby showers (or more relevant to the university, classes and Cookout and keggers). In this vein, mythic artists (the movement includes writers and visual artists) strive to show us how the world might shine differently through the eyes of a unicorn or a dragon. Valente taps a deep spring of human archetypes, traditions that reach from the Hindu epics and the New Testament to Greek myth and Inuit folklore. She reworks these, recasting the characters and retelling their tales. Her narrators are women, and Valente is obviously big on giving a megaphone to silenced voices and suppressed histories. Thus Eve tells of her competition with Lilith, the apocryphal first wife of Adam, for the title of First Lady of Eden.

A human sacrifice, child-bride Her poems give voice to very to the desert in the godless city real contemporary situations of Ubar (the Iram of the Koran) through the lens of legend. tells her story of meek death, In “An Intersection of Blood and the city in turn tells its tale and Gold” the story of the love of merciless hedonism. affair of Aphrodite and Ares At least two poems deal with contains the tragedy of every Persephone, the stolen wife of faded, loveless marriage. Hades, and women as diverse Sedna is no raging sea-goddess, as Helen of Troy, Sita of the but a lonely child yearning for Ramayana and Bluebeard’s last unattainable approval from her wife put in appearances. parents. Valente’s verse gives voice to her The fire-stones of Prometheus themes with a bleak virtuosity. tell the tale of an abandoned lover It conjures lush images where in “Lessons in Thermodynamics.” she has to talk about decadence, And Valente poignantly evokes in “The Child Bride of the Lost the guilt of a woman who’s left City of Ubar.” her husband in “Crow.” It aptly contrasts fatness and A story that we’ve heard before, starvation in “Sedna, Submerged,” over and over: shame and sorrow, which tells the story of the all- the sadness of all inevitable devouring Inuit sea-goddess who conclusions. tried to eat even her own parents But it is told through a mythic and was thrown into the ocean framework when the jilted by her father. husband turns into a crow, These tales are suffused not only evoking the Furies of Greek with the oppression of women, myth, a constant presence in the but with blood. narrator’s burdened heart. Valente intersperses mock I will admit to having ethnographies, in which invented reservations, at times, about the folk-tales are told to the reader as mythic arts movement. though from the perspective of an I’ve written before about anthropologist recording stories its links to feminism, which and bringing can obscure them back a s t o r y ’s f r o m loveliness Her poems give voice to primitive when overly very real contemporary societies politicized. situations through to our And it presumably troubles me, the lens of m o r e at times, to legend. advanced think that the civilization. literary world One of is threatened these contains what I took for with a slide into escapism, into the heart of the book: “A tale has a fatalistic retreat from a world blood like a body… and if it does thought not worth saving. not, it cannot live…” But Valente’s poetry succeeds Violence and suffering are brilliantly in that it shows us the at the heart of this volume, as world anew. the brutality of childbirth is The characters in A Guide unavoidably the linchpin of to Folktales may be ancient lifegiving. goddesses, but the stories Take “An Issue of Blood,” that they tell are perfectly which tells of Jesus healing a contemporary. woman subjected to bleeding It is not retreat from the world, for 12 years. but engagement with it. It is gorgeous and provocative, Through Valente’s eyes, the with a sanguinary core: blood world shines terrible, like a transformed from shameful stigma dragon in a Norse saga. to lifegiving redemption. But like the figures on a Greek Valente is not merely decrying potshard, these blood-sodden the broken women of our tales are beautiful, and they are collective mythic histories. true.

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Starbucks opened on Sept. 22 in the Z. Smith Reynolds and is a perfect study spot for students complete with coffee and treats.

What You Didn’t Know| By Caldwell Tanner

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Jean Chua Senior Jean Chua has big dreams to play golf professionally after she graduates college. Her motto is, “you never know unless you try.” Throughout her four years at Wake Forest, Chua has had many successful seasons; however she hopes the highlight will come this year – with a solid team and a hopeful ACC Championship.

By Allison Lange | Sports editor On her favorite class at Wake: Preschool Media with Professor Krcmar. It’s about how babies develop and learn language and how to start communicating, how we form words when we’re kids. We also talked about how we connect what we learn to reality, how to differentiate the reality on TV and in real life. The class also discussed the media and violence and children. On playing a round of golf with anyone: I’d have to say Tiger Woods. He’s just the most amazing athlete. People say golf isn’t a sport, but you see him and he’s really athletic. On her favorite course to play: I’d say Caves Valley Golf Club, which is the one we just played this past weekend. I didn’t play great, but the layout was gorgeous; conditions were gorgeous. On her plans after graduation: After graduation I would go home and train with my coach for about three months, get my game together and probably come back here 2-3 weeks before Q school and go for the qualifying tour. On her personal and team goals: We would like to win ACCs this year. We came really close two years ago and we finished second. As a team, we would like to be top five or win the NCAAs – we know we can do it, we have a really good team. Personally, I would like to win at least two tournaments and be ranked in the top 15. On when she started golfing: I started golfing late, not until I was 14. My uncle started taking my brothers to a golf range and I just followed along. It didn’t work out too well at first, but I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s really different from softball, which I’ve also played. One thing about golf is that you don’t ever see the same course twice. It’s always different.

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Grobe participates in slew of activities at ESPN sutdios Head Football Coach Jim Grobe made a trip to Bristol, Conn., and ESPN. Grobe’s day included an appearance on ESPN First Take, taping a segment for College Football Live and an appearing on live on College Football Overdrive on ESPNews. During a Web chat on Grobe received over 200 questions as he chatted for about 35 minutes. Grobe also did a recording for the Scott Van Pelt Radio Show. There was a professional photographer shadowing Grobe all day.

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Adams named ACC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week

Deacon Football set to play FSU Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Senior Lyle Adams is the second Demon Deacon in a row to be named Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, following senior Marcus Tracy. At the Deacon Fall Classic last weekend, Adams scored his first career game-winning goal from seven yards out against UCLA in the third minute. Following his UCLA win, Adams made a game-saving play against South Carolina. After 86 minutes of play the Deacons were ahead 1-0 when Adams prevented South Carolina player Stephen Morrissey from scoring a header from five yards out. The Deacons take on Clemson Saturday, Sept. 13 at Spry Stadium.

The Deacons are set to play the Florida State Seminoles at the Doak Campbell Stadium Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN2. The Deacons will start off the ACC conference with a 2-0 record after their 30-28 win against Ole Miss Sept. 6. This week, they are currently No. 19 by the USA Today Coaches poll while the Associated Press ranks the Deacons 20th. FSU holds a 1-0 record after beating Western Carolina 69-0.

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Deacs hold off Ole Miss with a field goal By Matt Six | Staff writer

Things looked bleak for the Deacs near the end of the game against Ole Miss, who just scored a touchdown and converted the go-ahead extra point to go up 28-27 with only 1:01 remaining in the game. “I was really down, my heart kind of sunk,” Head Coach Jim Grobe remarked about relinquishing the lead late in the game. “And then I turned around at Number 11, and I thought ‘maybe we do have a chance.’” The Deacs did indeed have a chance with junior Riley Skinner at the helm, and Skinner orchestrated an impressive nine play, 57-yard drive with less than a minute remaining. The drive culminated with a field goal from fifth-year senior Sam Swank, propelling Wake to a nail-biting victory over Ole Miss 30-28 in front of 31,986 spectators on Sept. 6. The win marks the 400th win for the Wake Forest football program. Swank’s game-winning 41-yard field goal was his third of the game. Combined with three extra points, Swank boosted his career point total to 309. He trails former Maryland kicker and all-time ACC point leader Nick Novak by 84 points. With 10 games remaining, Swank must average 8.4 points to break Novak’s record. Add in a bowl game, and the average falls to 7.64 points per game. Offensively, Skinner and fifth-year senior DJ Boldin both broke personal records that they set against Baylor the previous week. Skinner completed a career-high 32 passes on 43 attempts. He accumulated 267 yards, just four yards shy of tying his career best. Boldin caught a career-high 11 passes for 123 yards. He had a pivotal 22-yard catch over the middle on the final drive. Sophomore Josh Adams amassed 43 yards on 12 carries, and Brandon Pendergrass gained 50 yards on eight carries. Pendergrass had three impressive carries on a fourth quarter drive, the third carry resulting in a 12-yard TD off the right side behind a well-executed block by Russell Nenon. The Pendergrass touchdown put Wake up 27-21 with 11:37 remaining in the game. Grobe decided to kick the extra point as opposed to attempting the twopoint conversion. “Any time we feel like we have time offensively to go back down and answer, we don’t want to take points off the board and take a chance on a momentum swing,” Grobe said.

The Wake defense got off to a slow start. Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snean was a pest for the Wake defenders, going 20-for-31 with four touchdowns and one interception. “We gave (Snead) a lot of looks,” Grobe said. “We tried to pressure him, but he did a nice job moving around the pocket. He reminded me of Riley a little bit with his athleticism. For his second college start, he was really, really good.” Defensively, Wake came out hungry in the second half. Fifth-year senior Kevin Patterson started the third quarter with an interception, and junior Brandon Ghee followed up with an interception of his own on the next Ole Miss possession. Ghee’s interception came off the “Wild Rebel” formation, with Dexter McCluster throwing the interception. Ghee’s snag was a difficult one, and his teammates noticed. Fifth-year senior Alphonso Smith has a group that he calls the “Can’t Catch Crew.” The crew consists of Ghee, and fifth-year seniors Kerry Major and Chip Vaughn. Smith decided to tweak the crew after Saturday’s game. “Ghee just graduated from that crew,” Smith joked. Smith is one of a group of Wake players facing nagging injuries entering the match-up against FSU. He sprained his neck against Baylor, and he couldn’t turn his head for three-to-four days prior to the injury. “When you have 100 guys depending on you, you can’t lay down,” Smith said. “It wasn’t enough pain for me to go on the sideline and quit, and I wasn’t going to quit on my team. I had to play through it.” Other nicked-up players include juniors Boo Robinson and Ben Wooster. Robinson had a high ankle sprain and was limited during the game. Wooster has some minor bumps and bruises, according to Grobe. All three of these players will benefit from the bye week leading up to the game against Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium. The Deacs enter the work week on a vibrant 2-0 tone rather than on a somber 1-1 tone. Similarly, Swank entered the game on a vibrant note with the game in his hands. He ran onto the field with a big grin on his face. “I was (smiling) because I knew I was going to make it,” Swank said. “I was confident and that’s how you have to be going out to make a game-winning field goal. You can’t have any negative thoughts. Just go out there and execute. “And Grobe was smiling too. He kind of made me smile.” And thanks to Swank’s kick, Wake fans are smiling too.

Outdoor Pursuits

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Junior Kevin Harris catches a pass from junior quarterback Riley Skinner to score the Deacon’s first six points of the game in the 30-28 win over Ole Miss.

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Intramural teams, start your engines! The hype around campus is building as next Monday marks the start of the season for flag football, water polo, table tennis, and individual tennis. Schedules will be sent out this Friday so that teams can have time to scout opponents and prepare for upcoming games. Just as a reminder, sportsmanship counts more than any on-field accomplishments. When it comes down to it, your team could destroy the opposing team but if you taunt, disrespect the referees or commit any atrocious acts of unsportsmanlike conduct resulting in your team getting a bad grade, it will be your team that suffers the harshest consequences. Teams that have a sub-par sportsmanship grade average could be withheld from the playoffs, so remember to keep your cool and play fair. Finally, for the frat-stars on campus chomping at the bit for the season to start, you are also playing for another, bigger trophy to hoist above your heads: the Frat Cup. Fraternities and sororities will all earn points based on participation in all intramural events, winning games and winning championships. Forfeits will count against your final score, while more points will be awarded for major championship games (flag football) and later-round playoff games. If you have any questions regarding the Frat Cup, contact T.J. Peele in the intramural department.

By Phillip Brame | Contributing writer There are innumerable activities for students on campus and Outdoor Pursuits is a hidden gem. The program, under the control of Campus Recreation, is geared for the student who enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, rock climbing, trail hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting. Outdoor Pursuits organizes weekend trips that are available to any student who wishes to go. Upcoming trips include kayaking the Green River, backpacking through a section of the Appalachian Trail, climbing at Table Rock, N.C., as well as a canoeing trip along the New River in northwestern N.C. “Our job is to reach out to all students on campus and find those who enjoy the outdoors because this is the program for them,” Mark Henley, program coordinator said. “Last week we took people who had never been rock climbing before, and we supplied all the equipment and took care of all the technical stuff. We just wanted to get them climbing.” Henley also noted the location of the University helps to provide Outdoor Pursuits with many locations within a day’s drive of campus. “Regionally, Winston-Salem is in a great location; it’s two hours from the mountains of western North Carolina, two and a half from the Georgia stateline, two hours from the Virginia highlands and three from the West Virginia Mountains,” he said. “On the other side of the state, the coast is a four hour drive and we’ve done quite a bit of sea kayaking, surfing and sailing. Also, we’re looking to do some hang-gliding at Kitty Hawk and the Outer Bank area.” The weekend trips are lead by experienced students who are trained by Outdoor Pursuits. Mike Lewis, a senior from Huntsville, Ala., is one such student who leads the weekend getaways. “I’ve always enjoyed doing outdoor activities like backpacking, climbing, etc., and Outdoor Pursuits was a great outlet for me to do all of these things often and inexpensively,” Lewis said. “The people on staff are laid back and fun to work with, so it doesn’t feel like a job at all.  The program itself is set up so well, too.  Anyone can sign up for any trip and the program has a very ‘no strings attached’ feel. It’s geared toward people who just need a weekend away from it all.” The trips do cost money, but the program tries to minimize the amount students have to pay.


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Members of Outdoor Pursuits hike on a club-sponsored trip. For more information about Outdoor Pursuits, check out “We try and run a zero based budget program. All our trips have costs, but by no means do we make a profit,” Henley said. “If it costs us $30, it’s going to cost participants $30.” For the student who wishes to go camping on his or her own time, Outdoor Pursuits will also rent out equipment for a small fee. The season for outdoor activities in North Carolina peaks during the fall and spring months. For students who are interested in getting involved with Outdoor Pursuits, Henley suggests

trying out the indoor climbing wall located in Reynolds Gym and visiting the Outdoor Pursuits office in the Campus Recreation office located in 214 Reynolds Gym or to visit Outdoor Pursuits’ Web site ( to get more information on upcoming trips throughout the fall semester. Beginning Sept. 11, the Outdoor Pursuits staff will be offering kayak roll clinics periodically in the Reynolds Gym pool. Information can be found on the program Web site.

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Lady Deacs finish ninth in tournament By Steven Johns | Contributing writer

As the new semester begins, the emerald grass and the pearly white sand are again ready to be struck by steel and titanium. With the sun shining over a combination of grass and dirt flying through the air, it is clear that the golf season has officially started. Sept. 7-8 the No. 12-ranked women’s golf team hit the links in the NCAA Fall Preview tournament in Owings Mills, Md. Freshman Cheyenne Woods and the team finished in a tie for ninth place with a total of 44 strokes over par. “Going into my first tournament in college I was nervous,” Woods said. “I wanted to help the team win, and I wanted to prove myself.” Woods did more than just prove herself in her first collegiate tournament. She put together rounds of 75, 76 and 74 to finish in 12th place, nine over par. In her final round, Woods made three birdies in her first 12 holes and was one-under par at one point, but missed some shots in the closing holes and finished with a 74. With a total of 225 strokes, Woods lead the team with senior Nannette Hill finishing two strokes back. “I played really well,” Woods said. “I made a few mistakes here and there, (and) I think I could have done a little better in my short game.” This was the first time she played 36 holes in a day during a tournament. “I just kept playing my game,” Woods said. Hill shot a first round 79, but she rebounded with a 74 in the second and another 74 in the final round. She carded three birdies and five bogies in the third round and finished the tournament at 11-over and tied for 35th. The team’s ninth place finish was a team effort. Sophomore Natalie Sheary, a preseason third team All-American by Golfweek, finish tied for 39th at 14-over par. Senior Jean Chua and junior Dolores White carded rounds of 75 and 81, respectively. “Our game wasn’t completely together, but this is a pretty good start,” Woods said. The Deacons will return to action at the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sept. 26-28 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

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No. 10 Deacs split in Blacksburg By Gary Pasqualicchio Contributing writer

Playing in the Hawthorne Suites Hokie Invitational last weekend, the Wake Forest women’s soccer team earned a split, topping George Washington 2-0 and falling to Texas A&M 2-1. This annual tournament hosted by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., pitted some of the best soccer programs in the nation against one another including the No. 10-ranked Lady Deacs and No. 11-ranked Texas A&M Aggies. Going into the weekend, Head Coach Tony da Luz felt that the tournament would be an excellent simulation of NCAA tournament play pitting Wake Forest against a team like George Washington in the first round and a top team similar to the Aggies in the second. In the tournament opener, Wake Forest (3-0) faced off against the George Washington Colonials (1-2) Sept 5. Junior Laura Morse got the start in goal for the Lady Deacs and saved the only two shots that came her way in the first half. At the 17:15 mark, junior forward Allie Sadow scored her fourth goal of the year to put the Deacs up 1-0. “Amanda Howell sent in a good cross and I just poked it in after a scramble near the net,” Sadow said. Fellow junior Jill Hutchinson tacked on her fourth goal of the 2008 campaign at the 39:25 mark to increase the Wake Forest lead to 2-0 at the half. She was assisted by Sadow who finished the game with one goal and one assist. The Lady Deacs went into the half with a dominating 10-1 advantage on shots and a 2-0 mark on the scoreboard. Wake made several substitutions in the second half including inserting sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Barasha into the game for the final 45 minutes. She also stopped the only

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Junior Caitlin Farrell dribbles the ball away from a player in the home game against Vanderbilt. The women will play in the Wake Forest Nike Tournament Sept. 12-14. shot she faced from George Washington and completed the Lady Deacon’s 2-0 shutout win. Wake Forest dominated this one for all 90 minutes including a 5-0 edge in corner kicks. With the win, the Lady Deacs improved to 4-0 on the season and set up a championship match against Texas A&M (6-1) Sept 7. Playing against the No. 11-ranked Aggies gave Wake Forest an excellent test against a top national program. The Aggies struck first when sophomore Inge Harding scored 49 minutes into the game, getting a header past Barasha who got the start on the day and made six saves. Junior Cydne Currie added to the A&M lead with an assist from Whitney Hooper at the 77 minute mark. Hutchinson scored an unassisted goal at the 87 minute mark with an open

shot inside, but the Deacons were unable to score and equalizing goal and the Aggies won 2-1. “It was hectic in the box,” Hutchinson said. “It actually deflected off one of our players before going in.” The goal was Hutchinson’s teamleading fifth of the season and second of the tournament. Despite the loss, Wake played the Aggies tough only being outshot in the contest 16-13. After the tournament, da Luz was disappointed in the result of the second game, but he felt that the team played well enough to win. “We worked too hard in the first game (against GW),” he said. “I wanted to rest some of the girls on Friday but we never got that third goal, and it was too risky.” He felt that the Lady Deacs had more opportunities than the Aggies.

His team hit the crossbar twice and failed to convert a breakaway oneon-one in the first half. “Other than the two they scored on, they didn’t have as many chances as we did,” da Luz said. The now No. 12 Lady Deacs (4-1) have outscored opponents 13-3 on the season and will look to rebound Sept .12 as they host UNC-Charlotte (3-1-1) in the Wake Forest Nike Tournament. Then they will match up against Cal-State Fullerton (0-0) Sept. 14. Coach da Luz is excited for the team’s opportunity to get more tournament-type play this weekend and feels that both teams will be tough competition. UNC-Charlotte is the reigning champions of Conference USA and Cal-State Fullerton is the defending Big West champions.

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Volleyball team goes 0-3 in Adidas Classic By Chris Tumminello | Staff writer

After opening the season with three victories, the women’s volleyball team dropped three matches to top competition in the Adidas Classic hosted by Indiana University Sept. 5-6. The Deacons opened the tournament Sept. 5 against Louisville. The first set stayed close until the very end, thanks in part to excellent play by graduate student Natalie Mullikin, who recorded seven kills in the set. The score was tied 20-20 when the Cardinals managed a five to two run to steal the set 25-22. The Deacs led the second set 16-10, but that lead was erased when Louisville went on a 12 to five run of their own leaving them ahead 22-19. Wake was not done either and with the help of a pair of kills by Mullikin they found themselves only one point away from victory, leading 24-23. The Cardinals, however, kept fighting and after two points the Deacs were down 25-24. The two teams continued to go back and forth until a late Deacon error allowed the Cardinals to take the set 30-28. The Deacons broke through in the third set. They were tied at 18 when several CarJones dinal errors gave Wake enough room to pull away, winning 25-21. Sophomore Lauren McIntyre recorded seven kills in the set. Trailing two set to one, the Deacons kept it close most of the fourth set. However, the Cardinals proved to be too much and won 25-19. Mullikin had 22 kills overall. Sophomore Kelsey Jones had a double-double (48 assists and 16 digs) and sophomore Kristen White scored 11 kills. “Being that close was frustrating but it showed us that we can hang with those teams,” Jones said. “It was a confidence thing.” After Louisville, the Deacons faced the Indiana Hoosiers. In the first set, the Deacons were able to take a 3-0 lead, but that hardly phased Indiana. The Hoosiers came back and took the set 25-15. The second set was not any easier for Wake, who once again struggled offensively, this time losing 20-13. WFU NOC Ad 7.66x10


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The Deacons refused to roll over and gave the Hoosiers a run in the third set. After initial play, the score was tied at 10-10. Indiana went up 16-12, but two kills by Mullikin and some service errors by the Hoosiers let the Deacons cut the lead to 19-17. However, it was not enough and Indiana pulled out a 25-19 win. Jones posted a double-double against Indiana (23 assists and 10 digs). Mullikin had 10 of the team’s 25 kills. “The focus this week in practice will be blocking and second effort,” Jones said. “To out beat bigger teams we really need that second effort.” The Deacons had only three blocks in the game against Indiana. Wake’s final game of the tournament was against Valparaiso. They lost in four sets. The Deacons started strong against Valparaiso, but with the score tied at eight the Crusaders managed a 4-0 run. Valparaiso didn’t look back and went on to win the set 25-20. Most of the second set was a battle; there were six ties and nobody led by more than one until Valparaiso pulled 19-15. The Deacons were not done. They launched a nine to four run that put them up 24-23. But just as when they were ahead in the same position in the second set against Louisville, they weren’t able to close. The crusaders evened the score. Unlike in the game against Louisville, however, Deacons stopped it there with back to back kills by Mullikin and took the set 28-26. The third set was not as dramatic. Wake had the score tied 15-15 when Valparaiso managed a 10-5 run to win it 25-20. Wake had its worst start against the Crusaders in the fourth set, allowing them a 10-3 lead from which the Deacons could not recover losing 25-20. Despite the disappointing finish, the Demon Deacons numbers were much better in their final game in Indiana. They had 17.5 blocks, a season high. White posted her first double-double of the season (11 kills and 11 digs). Mullikin had 14 kills and eight blocks. “We know we have a lot to work on because that’s the caliber of teams in the ACC,” Jones said. The Deacons will return to action when they host the Black and Gold Invitational Sept. 12-13. They will face Western Michigan, Eastern Carolina and Delaware.

Field Hockey team downs Tar Heels 2-1 in overtime

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Junior Raisa Schiller goes for the ball in a recent game against James Madison University. The Deacs look to their next game against Duke at home on Sept. 13. By Karissa O’Keefe | Contributing writer The Wake Forest field hockey team added two more wins to improve to 4-0 on the season. Sept. 5 the No. 3 Deacons upset the No. 1-ranked UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels and then defeated No. 7 James Madison University on Sept. 7. In the game against the Tar Heels, the two teams were evenly matched. Both teams scored only once during the first half. In the ninth minute, junior Kim Romansky scored assisted by senior Michelle Kasold. In the 15th minute, the Tar Heels countered on one of their five penalty corners in the first half. Going into the second half the Deacons dominated time of possession. They had a 4-1 penalty corner advantage and 7-5 shooting advantage. However, neither team was able to score. The Deacons and Tar Heels were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time. The game went into two 15 minute overtimes, but still neither team was able to prevail. The match was settled with a stroke shootout. Junior Regina Shannon and Kasold notched the first two attempts for the Deacons, while the Tar Heels went 1-1. Wake Forest senior goalkeeper Crystal Duffield successfully defended the Demon Deacon goal against Melanie Brill and Britt van Beek, allowing Wake Forest

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senior Minou Gimbrere to net the game-winning stroke on Wake’s fourth attempt. The Deacons hosted JMU in Kentner Stadium Sept. 7. Similar to the Deacons’ first two games, the opposing team, JMU, took the early lead and scored a goal in the first six minutes. However, within 10 minutes, Gimbrere scored from 10 yards out to tie the game. Junior Melissa Martin was credited with the assist. Later in the game the Deacons scored off of a penalty corner. Gimbrere shot the ball to goal and junior Hilary Moore tapped it in from post. In the second half the Deacons pushed the lead to two when Gimbrere scored 10 minutes before the end of the game, sealing the victory. Gimbrere earned a spot in the Women’s Field Hockey. com Honor Roll this week for her standout performances. The midfielder/back from the Netherlands now has two goals and three assists for 2008. The Deacs moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 in National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll, falling just behind Maryland, who is also 4-0 for the year. The No. 2-ranked Deacons will face ACC foe No. 6 Duke next. The Blue Devils will visit Kentner Stadium Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. The following day the Deacons will host Indiana.




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The difference between the two games was on the Wake Forest sidelines, waiting for his opportunity to do what he does best: win football games. Junior Riley Skinner has come a long way since taking the reins after the injury to Ben Mauk in 2006. While that year’s team made it to the Orange Bowl, Skinner was mostly called upon to manage the offense while Josh Gattis, Patrick Ghee, Jon Abbate and the Deacon defense came up with big play after big play. Skinner also had an incredible line behind future NFL players center Steve Justice and guard Steve Vallos. While Skinner wasn’t perfect, he didn’t play like a freshman and made very few mistakes. In 2007, Skinner threw the ball over 100 more times and found himself first in completion percentage in all of college football, but the team made too many mistakes (Skinner included, he had eight more interceptions than the year before) and did not capitalize in winnable games against Boston College, Nebraska and of course Virginia. The team won a very respectable nine games, including the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Big East opponent Connecticut, but they were a handful of plays from another potential Orange Bowl appearance. The 20th-ranked Deacons had a chance to follow down the road of the 2006 or the 2007 teams and it all hinged on the leg of the kicker who missed the field goal last November. After Skinner connected on a strike to senior wide receiver D.J. Boldin and the Rebels were whistled for a crucial pass interference call on a wheel route by sophomore Josh Adams, the Deacs were within field goal range. This time, rather than running to set up on the hash mark, Skinner threw one more quick pass for a couple more yards and threw the next one away. A timeout later and Swank was 41 yards away from erasing any memory of the Virginia game. Swank, who hadn’t missed a field goal since the wide right against the Cavaliers, strangely, was smiling. ““I felt like it was (Swank’s) time,” said Grobe. “After Virginia last year, I knew he wanted an

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The Deacons out-shot the Gamecocks 12-4, had a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal and had four corner kicks compared to South Carolina’s zero. “The team just did a good job of winning the ball and I don’t think the other team was capable of making much,” Vidovich said. In a game filled with penalties, freshman Luke Norman dribbled around several defenders and drew a free kick at the top of the 18-yard box. Cronin took the free kick, sending the ball to senior Jamie Franks who then sent the ball to back to Tracy. Tracy fired a shot from 21 yards out and the ball deflected off of a South Carolina defender and into the back of the net. “I was happy a freshman found a goal scoring chance for us but he got taken down at the top of the box and Marcus Tracy had a great finish,” Vidovich said. The goal, Tracy’s fourth of the year, put the Deacons in front 1-0 and proved to be the winning goal. Fitzgerald recorded his third straight shut out, despite a close call in the 86th minute. He lost control of the ball and South Carolina’s Stephen Morrissey got his head on the ball and sent it toward an empty net, but Adams swooped in and stopped the ball and sent it away from the net. Fitzgerald has recorded 310:09 minutes without allowing a goal. He was named to Soccer America’s Men’s Team of the Week and CollegeSoccerNews. com’s National Team of the Week for his outstanding play. In the other tournament action North Carolina scored three second half goals to defeat South Carolina 3-1 on Sept. 5 and on Sept. 7 UCLA tied the Tar Heels 1-1. Adams, Fitzgerald, Cronin and Tracy were all named to the Deacon Fall Class Presented by NewBridge Bank All-Tournament team. Adams was named ACC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. He is the second straight Demon Deacon to win the award; Tracy received the honor last week. His goal against UCLA and game saving play against the Gamecocks earned him the award. The Deacons return to action Sept. 13 when they open the ACC season by hosting Clemson at Spry Stadium at 7 p.m.

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Wake comes down with the ball after a play against Ole Miss. The Deacons came away with a win after Swank kicked a field goal with only seconds left. opportunity to win another one. He had a twinkle in his eye and I knew he was going to make this one. When you see your kicker smile — that’s a good sign.” Swank, college football’s active leader in field goals, lined up and calmly kicked the field goal right down the middle, with enough leg for at least another 5-10 yards. The Deacs won, 30-28, and Wake remained as the highest-ranked team in the ACC. This team has enough veteran leadership and enough swagger to remind any fan of the 2006 squad. The defense is always one play away from a game-changer, and the offense has similar weapons in fifth year senior Chip Brinkman, sophomore Marshall Williams, junior Ben Wooster and Boldin. Most of all, this team, just like the ACC Champions, believes it is going to win.

“I think everyone on the sideline knew we were going to win,” Boldin said. “We have been in tougher situations a couple of times that I’ve been here, and we knew we could give the ball to Swank down there and he’d win it.” The drama made for a great game, but it was close to heart attack-inducing for the Deacon faithful and especially for the coaching staff. That’s another thing this team has in common with the 2006 team which saw Vaughn’s blocked field goal against Duke and Gattis’ interception in the end zone against N.C. State. “Every year we have to give Coach Grobe a few more white hairs and make our fans nervous,” Smith said. Hopefully Wake can find themselves in Tampa for another chance at an ACC Championship, even if it is at the expense of Grobe’s hair.

Pressbox: Ranking system needs to change Continued from Page B1

This preseason poll makes teams ranked higher than 15 have to win every game, and do so in a big way. Without a preseason poll what would these so called experts ramble about

all offseason? The only reason Wake Forest is not higher than 20 is because the team barely beat an unranked team. While these rankings make college football fun and exciting for teams ranked in the top 15, it makes it long and boring for those that don’t have the confidence of the voters.

The only way that the Deacons can have a shot at the National Championship is if the team goes undefeated – a very tall order. And still there is no guarantee they would be in the National Championship. There is one simple solution to fix this broken system: don’t rank teams until the

fourth or fifth week. That way all of the voters have had a chance to see every team and can make an informed decision when they rank teams. But until the NCAA stops worrying about publicity, which will never happen, we are stuck with this flawed and brutal system.

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By Katherine Williams | Staff writer So, you’ve settled into the university routine, gotten your class schedule under control and can finally kick back and enjoy your semester before your workload kicks into overdrive somewhere around midterms. What better way to relax and enjoy your time this fall than catching up with your favorite shows and indulging in the time-honored American tradition of gathering a group of your closest friends around the tube? With last year’s Hollywood writers’ strike finally settled and filed away into the vault of recent history, the fall 2008 television season is sure to be a promising one. Happy viewing!

Returning Shows 30 Rock

Premieres: Oct. 30, 8:30 pm, NBC Taking top honors at the 2007 Emmy Awards in its inaugural year, 30 Rock has certainly made a splash in the world of television sitcoms and is considered to be a modern classic. The comedic voice of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) anchors the plot, which involves Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghty, a top network executive, and Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. What’s new this season? The season opener features an adoption agency following Liz to see if she’ll make a fit mother after contemplating adoption in last season’s finale. Additionally, 30 Rock promises great guest stars including Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester and former Friend Jennifer Aniston. Verdict: Not to miss.

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The Office

Premieres: Sept. 28, 10 p.m., ABC The story of five close adult siblings, their relationship with their mother, Nora Walker (Sally Field), and the challenges of life in the modern day are the focus of this hour-long drama series. Touching on diverse issues such as divorce, romance, addiction, infidelity, war and death, the series spins a spellbinding story, yet also provides a powerful commentary on the struggles faced by many Americans today. What’s new this season? Mystery sibling Ryan Walker is introduced after Rebecca (Emily van Camp) reveals that she is not a Walker sibling after all. Verdict: Catch it when you can.

Premieres: Sept. 25, 9 p.m., NBC A “mockumentary” style look at American office life, The Office focuses on the lives of the employees at the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pa. Regional Manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is the boastful, enthusiastic tour guide for the office, Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) serves as the reasonable and friendly office secretary, the likeable Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and the eccentric Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) round out the eclectic staff at the office. Last season, Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) foiled Jim’s proposal to Pam when he proposed to Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey). What’s new this season? Michael helps Jan Levenson (Melora Hardin) have her baby and the future of Jim and Pam’s relationship unfolds. Verdict: Not to miss.

Grey's Anatomy Premieres: Sept. 25, 8 p.m., ABC Personal connections and interactions among the doctors, residents and interns at the Seattle Grace hospital continue to take center stage after last season. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) hit an emotional impasse in their relationship but rekindled their romance in the season finale. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) dealt with her fiancé’s abandonment on her wedding day by reverting to her workaholic nature and newly-appointed Chief Resident Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) explored her new job . What’s new this season? The speculations for developments in fall 2008; include a love interest for Cristina and the return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a deceased Denny, presumably to stir up the emotions of Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). Verdict: Pick it up any time (All hail the modern prime-time soap opera!)

Pushing Daisies Premieres: Oct. 1, 8 p.m., ABC Ned (Lee Pace) has a special talent; when he touches dead things, they come back to life. Originally, he used his talent to make dead fruit ripen and open a pie shop. His life becomes more complicated, however, when private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) finds out about Ned’s talent and asks him to help solve murder mysteries by bringing the victims back to life (while receiving reward money in the process). Ned finally agrees after his childhood sweetheart “Chuck” Charles (Anna Friel) is murdered on a cruise ship under mysterious circumstances. What’s new this season? Chuck gets a great job and the whole team joins the circus to solve a murder. Verdict: Not to miss.

New Shows Life On Mars

Premieres: Oct. 9, 10 p.m. ABC Detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara), a present day cop, gets hit by a car. Surprisingly, he is not met by the pearly gates or a hospital bed: Tyler has traveled back in time to 1973. He clashes with his new boss (Harvey Keitel) who doesn’t believe his story. Tyler gets wrapped up in a case that may influence his present day life. An American take on the BBC original, Life on Mars has a prime slot following Grey’s Anatomy. Also tune in to see Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli in this latest drama from super-producer David E. Kelley.

Kath & Kim Premieres: Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m., NBC Kath Day (Molly Shannon) is finally free to enjoy herself – a foxy, 40-something divorcee, she can now fully concentrate on her search for love. A damper is put on her grand plan when her daughter, Kim Day (Selma Blair), a self-absorbed princess recently separated from her husband, decides to move back in with Kath. But, Kath is determined not to cater to Kim’s every whim as she has in the past. Let conflict and hilarity ensue. If the commercials aired during the Olympics are any indication, this show should be a hit – mark it down on your calendars and be sure not to miss this one. NBC is hoping to strike gold again with another import (this one from the Land Down Under), and there are two options for Kath & Kim: Coupling or The Office?

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Baby Mama is now available on DVD. Comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up for the first time on the big screen to create a hysterical and original comedy. When single and successful businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Fey) discovers that she has a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant, she decides to hire Angie Ostrowiski (Poehler) to be her surrogate. From birthing classes to baby-proofing, the unlikely duo will have you laughing uncontrollably with their ridiculous problems.

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Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. aWake all Night: aWake from Reality Sat., Sept. 13 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Benson University Center Break Dancing Short Course TBD Sign up in Ticket Office Open Mic Fri., Sept. 19 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. Shorty’s

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As I sit on the toilet paper strewn quad, I am reminded that the university is a school of many traditions. But, there is one tradition that isn’t mentioned in any admissions brochure: the freshman year hook up. The freshman hook up is a rite of passage at the university just as much as any orientation activity. You are both pretty nervous. You both might be virgins. There may have been alcohol involved, and each of you knows you want to do this but you aren’t quite sure how. Some freshman hook ups can lead to life-long relationships and some can lead to a sense of awkwardness that can never be erased. In my experience, most end in friendship and a later sense of “What

were we thinking?” So, for all you freshman lovers out there I have devised a highly scientific method with which to rate your freshman (and future) hook ups based on fast food restaurants and other fine dining establishments. The first level is: McDonald’s: These are the nights you would do anything to forget. Maybe she couldn’t finish (bad), or maybe you couldn’t finish (worse) or maybe (if you are lucky) neither of you will ever remember this happened. Followed by, Wendy’s: This is the hook up that you never really want, but sometimes you just need it. The sex was not good, but it certainly wasn’t bad either. You were both probably drunk, and that’s ok (it happens to the best of us). It might happen again, but chances are this was just a one-night thing and, just like Wendy’s, you eat it and then you forget about it. Followed by, Cookout: This is the hookup that you want SO badly, but you know it will make you sick later. This is the girl or guy who is clearly out of your

league, but by some strange twist of fate (or horny-ness) the two of you have found yourselves alone in your room (or car or frat house bathroom or bush as the case may be). You may fall in love with this person. Do not be surprised if this happens. Also, do not be surprised if this love is unrequited, because after all she might be your student orientation advisor. And that would just be wrong. Followed by, Chick-Fil-A: This is a hook up that could go either way. A “Chick-Fil-A” could be the love of your life, but then again the person could just be an amazing one night stand. The sex is usually more like love making than sloppy seconds, and there may be some legitimate foreplay involved rather than the standard drunk groping. Usually it is up to the two parties involved to decide where they want the relationship to go. “Chick-Fil-A’s” are great because you get a chance to try the milk before you buy the cow.

If the sex is horrible, move on. You may have just gotten a bad batch of IceDream™. Finally, Fine Dining: This is what happens if your “Chick-Fil-A” turns into the real deal. A relationship. Things started out so innocently. A drink at the PKA party turns into a “Chick-Fil-A.” The “Chick-Fil-A” turns into a date and before you know it, you have a baby, a house, a dog and a sparkling new Honda Odyssey minivan. The freshman hook up is more than likely a freshman’s first trip into the college dating scene and what a way to start. Awkward or mind blowing, the sex that results from these hook ups will result in a life long connection to the person on the other side of the bed. Whether this means creating a friendship or leaping into the nearest bush is up to you.

“He Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one guy’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact him with your feedback or ideas at lowrjs7@

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Movie Review | Traitor

Cheadle shines in deception-filled thriller By Amy Smerdzinski | Staff writer

The post-9/11 world has been filled with fear and uncertainty as a result of the unpredictable actions of terrorist groups. Such groups have instilled in our nation a certain fascination with understanding the inner workings and motivations that drive them. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Traitor takes advantage of this common fear among people and turns it into a thriller that will keep the audience engaged and guessing throughout its entirety. Cheadle’s performance as Samir Horn is riveting. Horn is a devout American Traitor Muslim and Starring | Don Cheadle, Guy a former U.S. Pearce and Said Taghmaoui Army Special Director | Jeffrey Nachmanoff Forces expert Who’s it for? | Political thriller in explosives fans who has been showing up Running Time | 1 hr. 54 min. on the FBI’s Rating | (out of 5) radar for his involvement in recent terrorist bombings. While being held in a Yemen prison after his meeting with an Islamic terrorist group was raided, FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) is able to question Horn. Horn’s lack of cooperation leads the viewer to question his loyalty to the United States. Shortly after his meeting with Clayton, Horn and the other members of the Islamic terrorist group escape from jail and the action continues. Horn becomes a member of this Islamic terrorist group and helps them bomb the American Consulate in Nice and plan a massive bombing across the United States. During the time that Horn spends inside the organization he grows extremely close to another member of the terrorist group named Omar (Said Taghmaoui). The friendship between these two not only heightens the plot but also sparks many conversations around the motivation, purpose and ideals of a terrorist group. Cheadle does an outstanding job in keeping the viewer guessing for which side he is truly fighting. With secret meetings between both groups and unexpected deaths on both sides, this film shares plot elements of The Departed, the 2006 film starring Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. Both plots involve the element of deception from its players. In Traitor, one does not figure out Horn’s true position until the end, and Cheadle

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Don Cheadle expertly portrays Samir Horn, an American Muslim and former Army explosives expert, in this thrilling movie that rivals the Bourne films. is successful in keeping his identity a surprise until that moment. It seems hard to stand out in a film when the leading man is Cheadle, but Guy Pearce and Said Taghmaoui are both noticeable throughout the movie as a result of their tremendous performances which add to the suspicion and emotion of the film. Taghmaoui really portrays the other side of a terrorist that many feel does not exist — emotion, intelligence and friendliness. His character transforms from a cold, intimidating man to a true friend of Samir (Cheadle) by the end. Traitor is a film I would recommend that all adults go and see. The plot is exciting and unpredictable. Considered to be a thriller, Traitor does not incorporate much use of high-tech weapons; rather the

film focuses on the true methodologies of terrorist groups today and the personal relationships both between members within the organization and between members and the outside world. With terrorism being an extremely sensitive topic in recent years, director Jeffrey Nachmanoff steers clear of bias and does an excellent job in portraying the issues that surround terrorist organizations from both a Western and Muslim perspective; challenging his viewers to see both sides. Traitor is a film that you must see on the big screen. It is the first movie that has kept me on the edge of my seat in a long time. The plot may seem chaotic in the beginning, but once everything comes together in the end. You will find yourself thinking you knew the answer the whole time. Maybe, but you won’t regret seeing this thriller!

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Restaurant Review | Hutch and Harris Pub

International dishes highlight downtown pub By Lukia Kliossis | Staff writer

it is specifically a pub, the bar area is fairly small. Yet, Hutch Having opened in February and Harris lives up to its name of this year, Hutch and Harris as it boasts a wide selection of Pub on the corner of Fourth wine and frequently changes the and Spruce Streets is a welcome numerous beers on tap. addition to the growing downIf the weather permits, snag a town Winston-Salem restaurant table outside to unwind and enjoy scene. the pub’s happy hour specials. With plenty Some highof outdoor lights include Hutch and Harris seating and a free wings and Pub casual atmo$4.50 house sphere, Hutch Location | 424 W. Fourth Street drinks on Monand Harris Hours | 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Mon. - Sat. days as well as is the perfect blackened tuna place to go if Serving | International cuisine bites and $4 you are sick of Dress | Casual house wines on chains or want Price Range | $10 - $30 Wednesdays. to try someMost impres(out of 5) thing besides Rating | sive about your old local Hutch and favorites. Harris is its Tables lining the sidewalk out- menu, which has everything from side provide the perfect perch for pasta and seafood to steaks and people-watching on Fourth Street, sandwiches. especially on a weeknight. On a creative note, the menu The lively ambiance extends also gives the place of origin of into the indoor dining room each dish, ranging from Winwhich is filled with a mixture of ston’s own 420 Moravian chicken booths and tables. pie ($11.95) to a tasmanian tuna Large parties can easily be steak sandwich ($8.95) from Ausaccommodated and although tralia. In addition to offering a

plethora of entrees, the menu also boasts a range of prices ($8 to $27) suitable for anyone’s lunch or dinner budget. The sandwiches, averaging about $8, are just as filling as the higher-priced entrées. The open flame burger ($7.50), served on warm ciabatta bread and accompanied with a mountain of fries, yielded leftovers. Some other favorite entrees include the tequila tilapia ($14.95), broiled in lemon butter and topped a Cabo Wabo tequila pico de gallo salsa. Though the fish was not as zesty as its Cabo origin suggests, it was delicious nonetheless. The northwest salmon, cooked on a wood cedar plank and complemented with wild berry, roasted shallot and merlot marmalade was also a good choice and large enough to split between two. All entrées are served with either a Caesar or side salad. A variety of salad entrées are also an option. Or for the more adventurous, the moosewood Middle Eastern salad ($7.75) hails from Damascus, Syria, and it consists of a bean

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The newly-opened Hutch and Harris is a positive addition to the downtown dining scene, and the pub’s globally-influenced menu should not be missed. cake over a bed of mixed greens topped with mint and a yogurt tahini dressing. The menu’s appetizers cannot be overlooked. The Iron Mike crab dip ($10.95) from the

owners’ home state of Maryland was served warm and was big enough for the table to share. My only qualm about the experience at Hutch and Harris was the somewhat slow service.

Overall, Hutch and Harris has made its mark as a downtown dining option with its creative, extensive menu and a location and lively atmosphere that cannot be beat.

CD Review | LAX

Rapper delivers finest work before hanging up the microphone By Paul Szurek | Staff writer

Compton’s favorite son, The Game, has been the hero of West Coast hip-hop since his debut album, The Documentary, in 2005. However, Game paid a price for resurrecting California Gangsta Rap – his short career has been plagued by stints in jail and ongoing feuds with other rappers, namely 50 Cent. Game has decided to retire from the rap scene, but before dropping the mic and walking away, he gives us one last album: LAX is his masterpiece. The first thing you might notice about LAX is the star-studded guest list: Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Common, Travis Barker and Nas. These artists all make memorable cameos, but the beats

on this album (produced by Cool & Dre, Kanye West, Hi-Tek and Scot Storch) steal the show. Game tries to conceptualize an epic CD that one might call unattainable. That desire might seem like a tall order, but Game’s high demands worked magic because the beats on LAX are far and away better than anything else you’ve heard this year. To match the music, Game amped up his conceptual approach to the album as well, taking his own poetic game to a new level. For example, in lamenting his lost childhood, Game raps, “I needed my father, but he needed a needle.” While LAX delivers several highadrenaline thugged-out club bangers (“Dope Boys,” “Bulletproof Diaries,”

“Touchdown”), the general mood of the album is much more somber, with a greater sense of thoughtfulness and maturity. As much as Game maintains his street roots, his music is not that of a hearthardened goon, but rather an emotionally sensitive theologian. The hook on “My Life,” sung by Lil Wayne, best sums up the feeling and experience of LAX: “Dear Lord, you done took so many of my people. I’m just wondering why you haven’t taken my life / Like what the hell am I doing right?” Game brings alive the experience of growing up in one of America’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods. He reflects on his own journey – his love affair with hip-hop, his regrets for beefing with other rappers and his failure

Last year, it hurt too much to stand. Today, she carries a nation on her shoulders. At her clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Dr. Olabisi Claudius-Cole treated patients of all ages with any condition, and would often take no payment in return. When arthritic hips and knees kept her from the rigors of daily patient care, a disaster loomed. Dr. Claudius-Cole’s sister led her to an American orthopaedic specialist, who had just heard rocker/activist Bono issue his mandate for caring people everywhere to step up and make a difference. As he listened to Dr. Claudius-Cole, he saw his own chance to do just that. Donating his own surgical services, he helped mobilize an entire medical team to get Dr. Claudius-Cole back on her feet. He even arranged free hip and knee implants. Today, Dr. Claudius-Cole is fully recovered, and back at her vital healing practice in West Africa. Her story truly brings new meaning to the term “pro-Bono.” We share it here because it sends two of the most contagious messages we know. Don’t give up, and remember to give back.

Celebrating Human Healing

to live up to MLK’s dream. Game also uses the album as an opportunity to pay tribute to pioneers in music and society who have paved the way for him – from Eazy E to Barack Obama. Game isn’t going to shock you with mind-blowing lyricism. He’s not as absurdly creative as Wayne or as unconventional and new as Kanye, but he is guaranteed to make you think. There is something to be admired in Game’s craftsmanship. While other rappers string together nonsensical lines that rhyme but don’t really mean anything, The Game brings a concrete message to every song he writes. The ultimate benefit of his hard work is that LAX is a real album – a deliberate, conscientious piece of art that high-

lights hard-hitting themes and recurring motifs. It is not a mere collection of incoherent lyrical schemes that make no sense in the context of one another. LAX as a whole gets at the root of what hip-hop really is, or what it should be, at its very best. Game pours out his heart. He chronicles his life, the choices he’s made inside and out of the rap world, and the lessons he’s learned. This album is not a glorification of self or a justification of a certain way of life. LAX is a reflection of truth, a glimpse into the reality of what society has become. Game has matured into a true artist; he has given a voice to those without one.

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