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Debt crisis illuminated

New wellness center announced Page 5

Once a Deacon, always a Deacon: Steve Vallos Page 11 Football takes down Army Page 11

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Former Sen. Alan Simpson (middle) and Erskine Bowles (left), former Chancellor of the North Carolina University System, visited the university Sept. 25 to discuss the problem of the national debt and deficits.

Simpson, Bowles analyze the fast approaching fiscal cliff




Wake Forest graduates facilitate fashion design online Page 16 New fashions from grandma’s closet Page 19

College Dems vs. Repubs: Loans Page 10 Moore: Current rhetoric polarizes electoral politics Page 8

With Election Day less than six weeks away, the battle over the Republican and Demo-

cratic budget proposals has turned into a hot button issue. And no two people understand the complexity of the budget issue quite like the chairpersons of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform — Alan Simpson, former Senator of Wyoming, and Erskine Bowles, former chancellor of the North Carolina University System — both of whom delivered a Voices of Our Time lecture on the debt crisis in

Wait Chapel Sept. 25. While the two men began each of their speeches with jokes, both Bowles and Simpson became quite serious when emphasizing the urgency of the fiscal situation. The men admitted that even they had not been fully aware of the severity of the situation until they began gathering facts for the commission.

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Campus remembers integration Heroes of 1962 desegregation of university return to campus BY JULIE HUGGINS News Editor “It takes courage to make change,” President Nathan O. Hatch said to an auditorium full of students, faculty, staff and alumni who had gathered Sept. 21 to attend “Faces of Courage” and celebrate the university’s decision to desegregate 50 years ago. During the peak of the Civil Rights movement in 1962, a young man from Ghana, Ed Reynolds, started his first semester at the university. He was the first black full-time undergraduate student to matriculate.

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Ed Reynolds was the first black student to attend Wake Forest, a decision made by the Board of Trustees the spring before he matriculated.

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On Sept. 20, President Hatch announced the appointments to the three newly formed advisory committees dealing with the 2013 Commencement speaker, Chickfil-A controversy and the search for a new VP of Campus Life. While President Hatch informed the campus in an earlier email on Sept. 6 that “these committees will include a combination of students, faculty and staff to ensure that different constituencies at Wake Forest have their voices heard in a meaningful, productive and collaborative way,” we were disheartened to see the under-representation of students on these committees. The Vice President of Campus Life Advisory Committee only comprised of one student, Student Trustee Jim O’Connell, on a 14-person group, while the Chick-fil-A

[I]n order to achieve true student input, the first step is ensuring they are equally represented on advisory committees like these.

Campus Dialogue Committee consisted of two students on a 12-person group. The Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee was the most representative, with three students on a 10-person body. In terms of percentages, students made up 7 percent, 16.7 percent and 30 percent of these respective committees. These first two percentages are unacceptably low for advisory committees that claim to be representative of student voices. Given the advisory role of these bodies, we would have expected greater










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student involvement. As these committees are only “charged with discussing and recommending options for the President to consider,” according to an email from Chief of Staff to the President Mary Pugel, it seems illogical that the administration did not seek out wider student input, especially given how important these issues are to campus life. Truly representative committees, evenly split among students, faculty and administration, would have included four or five students on the VP for Campus Life body and four students on the Chick-fil-A group. While the Commencement Speaker committee was the closest approximation of the three to equal representation, the students chosen for that group were included on other committees as well. While we acknowledge the importance

of including student leaders like the SG President and Student Trustee on these committees, we would have liked to see representation from greater cross-sections of student groups at the university. Why was there no GSSA representative on the Chick-fil-A committee? Where were multicultural groups? Where was Greek life? Admittedly, the SG President is supposed to represent all of these groups, but a multiplicity of voices would have added valuable diversity to these discussions. We appreciate the administration’s attempts to include students on critical decisions facing the university. But in order to achieve true student input, the first step is ensuring they are equally represented on advisory committees like these. Otherwise, students are involved in name only.

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1999 same-sex debate still relevant today WFBC challenged traditional Baptist beliefs on the sanctity of heterosexual marriages BY RENEE SLAWSKY Print Managing Editor Wait Chapel once stood for pure Baptist traditions and a dedication to Biblical ideologies. Now, it is one of the most progressive Baptist churches in North Carolina with an “open and affirming” stance on openly gay members as well as two lesbian head pastors in its clergy. One impetus behind this gradual movement was the controversial same-sex union between Susan Parker and Wendy Scott in 2000. Mentioned in the Sept. 20 article titled “Open and affirming on campus,” Parker and Scott, both congregation members of Wake Forest Baptist Church (WFBC) at the time, requested that a then-pastor perform a ceremony to celebrate their union together. A documentary directed by Ryan Butler, A Union in Wait (2001), illustrates this period, with interviews from a multitude of sources, such as Andrew Sullivan and Barney Frank. Susan Parker, now pastor of pastoral ministries at WFBC, describes their union as “a very, very special day.” “There is something unique about being able to make your vows in front of the people you care about, your congregation, with your faith community surrounding you and holding you up,” Parker said. “We didn’t think it would make that difference, but it became more important.” Parker and Scott met in May 1981. Both felt at home at WFBC, where openly gay and lesbian members were welcomed for years. Joining the congregation in 1988, Joe Foster was the first openly gay member to challenge the traditional nature of the church. In September 1999, Parker and Scott brought the idea up to then-pastor Lynn Rhoades to perform a ceremony for their union. “We both assumed that this was not going to be much of an issue for the church,” Wendy Scott said in the film. “It was going to be an easy thing to accomplish because the church was an inclusive community and certainly had other gay and lesbian members for a long time. Just, no one had ever asked for a service.” Also a pastor at that time, Richard Groves says in the film that he and the rest of the clergy did not want to make the decision

themselves, so they opened it up to the congregation to weigh in on. The proposal was accepted and a date was set. However, a member of the university’s chaplain office at the time, Ed Christman, learned of the plan and brought it to the attention of Wake Forest’s then-President Thomas Hearn, as well as the Board of Trustees. On Sept. 8, 1999, a press release was made which stated, “It is not the intention of the university to restrict the Congregation … we recommend that the administration of Wake Forest Baptist Church refrain from using the facilities for such purpose.” Justin Lee, a student at the time, said in the film, “The campus blew up. People were angry and upset about this decision and the Board of Trustee’s stepping in. I have never seen students so up in arms about something before.” The debate on campus received local and national media attention, and the chasm grew wider after an incident with radio station WFDD, the NPR affiliate located on campus. While attempting to report on the events, Susan Boyette, an administrator at the time, made a statement to members of the station that they should not report on this issue, other than what the university official statements said. The questioning of WFDD’s editorial power incited issues of censorship and deepened the debate. In the film, former station director Paul Brown said, “The university would have stopped at nothing to preserve its message to the public. If that involved wrecking peoples’ careers and doing harm to them, then that is what it would involve.” Many staff members quit their jobs out of indignation and frustration. A few weeks later, on Sept. 27, 1999, after weeks of infighting and turmoil on campus, former President Hearn addressed the issue in his State of the University address. “The Board of Trustees has been misinterpreted. They had never forbidden Wake Forest Baptist Church to perform same-sex marriages,” his speech read. In the film, at the beginning of the ceremony celebrating their union a year and a day after the decision to ban the union was announced, Parker exclaims, “We did it!” Since then, pastors at WFBC have performed numerous same-sex unions both on and off campus, with members of WFBC as well as non-members. Following Parker and Scott’s union, WFBC lost its membership in the Southern Baptist Convention. The delineation between WFBC and the university is stark. Since becoming an entirely secular school, WFBC operates totally

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TK Hearn (top right), Ed Christman (bottom left), and Parker and Scott (bottom right) were all involved in the 1999 controversy. I am grateful for the friendship and collegiality [the university] provides me personally. Angela Yarber

Pastor at Wake Forest Baptist Church

autonomously of the university, funding itself and serving as its own decision-making body. The only connection the church and the university share is space: being housed inside Wait Chapel and using the building as a place for services and auxiliary group meetings. WFBC has many different groups under it as well as LGBTQ specific ones, all house in Wait Chapel. It also serves as a member of Interfaith Voice, a collaboration of 11 local open and affirming congregations in the Winston-Salem area including Temple Emmanuel and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Regarding the

state of LGBTQ relations on campus, both Parker and Angela Yarber, pastor of preaching and worship at WFBC and also openly lesbian, are impressed. “I personally haven’t experienced any exclusion from the campus,” Yarber said. She also highlighted the welcoming nature that the university’s Chaplain’s office has shown her since her arrival on campus in January 2011. “I consider Tim Khalid, and Becky friends and colleagues,” she added. “I would say the same thing about many of the faculty and staff who have become my dear friends and colleagues since I arrive here. “While Wake Forest Baptist Church is certainly a separate and autonomous institution from the university, I am grateful for the friendship and collegiality it provides me personally. I feel that our relationship is one of reciprocity where the university provides us a chapel for worship and we provide the university with plenty of great things.”


NOVAtime system training now Provost sponsors discussion on Scholarship committee now national politics and youth vote accepting aid applications open for students and staff For the month of October, the university will be implementing a new time-keeping system for all students, faculty and staff. Campus community members are invited to attend training workshops for the new NOVAtime system, offered by the Professional Development Center. Learning sessions for both employees and supervisors will be held during the weeks of Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. Registration is available on the Professional Development Center website.

At 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Kulynych Auditorium in Byrum Welcome Center, newly-appointed Provost Rogan Kersh, an expert in the field of national politics, will lead a discussion on national politics, the 2012 election and the youth vote. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the discussion. Information on how to register to vote will also be available at the talk. Red, white and blue cookies will be served for refreshments at the event.

The Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid invites sophomores, juniors and seniors with outstanding records to compete to become Thomas E. and Ruth Mullen Scholars. The scholarships carry a renewable, annual stipend of $1,500. Applicants should submit a letter to the Scholarship Committee indicating the student’s area of interest, extracurriculars and hopes for future study. The deadline for this application is Oct. 15.

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Debt: Simpson, Bowles detail fiscal solutions Continued from Page 1

“When President Obama called and asked us to chair this commission, we thought we were doing this for our grandkids,” Bowles said. “The more we looked at these numbers, the more we realized we weren’t doing it for our grandkids or for our kids, but for ourselves.” Bowles brought the audience’s attention to the consequences of the large fiscal deficits the government has run. “There is no question that the fiscal path this nation is on is not sustainable,” Bowles said. “If you ask me to describe this path, I would say these deficits of trillions of dollars a year are like a cancer that will destroy this nation from within.” Simpson and Bowles identified a few of the major structural problems that the United States faces, including health care costs, defense spending, the complex income tax code and the compound interest on the debt. But, the two men further highlighted the importance of Medicare and Social Security cuts. Though these are controversial reductions, Simpson and Bowles argued that they are necessary. Simpson bluntly defended these recommendations. “We’re not trying to balance the budget by hurting old people or throwing old ladies over cliffs,” Simpson said. “What we’re trying to do, though, is make it solvent for 75 years.” “Personally, I found it very interesting that the main area in which they thought they could solve the debt issue was healthcare related, particularly Medicare and Medicaid,”

senior India Prather, a politics and international affairs major, said. During the discussion both men touched on the polarization of American politics, which they saw as a major impediment to getting a responsible budget plan passed. Simpson put some of the blame for the fiscal crisis at the feet of the American people. “A lot of it is America — ­ talk radio, lefties, righties, pick whoever you like,” Simpson said. “It’s also the media. They are interested in conflict, not clarity.” Bowles and Simpson also pointed to both parties’ disdain for compromise and lack of mutual trust as a symptom of the polarization of politics which hampered the debt talks last year. “They asked the leader of the GOP about compromise and he said, ‘I don’t know the word,’” Simpson said. “If you don’t know how to compromise you shouldn’t be in the legislature.” Bowles cited his own experiences, both as a debt negotiator in the government showdown in 1996 and as a co-chair of the commission, as examples of how things have gone wrong in Washington. “I had to spend months and months in a conference room with Newt Gingrich,” Bowles said. “To get [the debt showdown] done we had to establish trust. To get anything done in Washington you have to build up trust, and there is an absence of trust in Washington today.” Bowles and Simpson encouraged young people to act by signing petitions calling for a responsible budget and by getting involved with organizations such as the Can

Photo courtesy of Ken Bennett/Wake Forest University

Alan Simpson, former Senator from Wyoming, held a special presession about the debt with a group of 20 faculty and students. Kicks Back, an organization calling for quick debt solutions, and Despite such pleas for action, even Simpson admitted that no immediate action by Congress will be forthcoming. “Nobody will do a thing until after November 6,” Simpson said. Senior economics major Robert Gmeiner found the lecture persuasive. “The way they presented it was persuasive because they gave straight facts,” he said. “It wasn’t based on emotion. There were numbers behind it.” Gmeiner also echoed Simpson’s prediction that no action would be taken this election cycle.

“I just don’t think people will get behind it this election because there are so many special interests who command a lot of sway and influence and money to lobby,” Gmeiner said. Prather pointed to the radical nature of the Simpson-Bowles plan as the reason politicians in Washington today would reject the fiscal policies. “I think it will be very hard to achieve, especially in Congress, because it is a radical plan,” Prather said. “I think it makes cuts in a much shorter time span than the one American citizens would actually like to see happen.”

Courage: Reynolds, Tillman first black students

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The Board of Trustees voted 17-9 in favor of campus desegregation, as shown in the April 30, 1962, issue of the Old Gold & Black. Continued from Page 1 Despite the fact that he had been specially chosen, the university’s Board of Trustees refused to allow desegregation the first year he was scheduled to come, forcing Reynolds to enroll at Shaw University. But the student body did not give up on their efforts to desegregate the campus. Many student organizations, including the Baptist Student Union, The Student magazine and the Old Gold & Black came out in favor of desegregation, calling for the ad-

ministration to change their policies. In April 1962, the Board of Trustees voted 17-9 in favor of desegregation and allowed Reynolds to enroll. Money for his tuition had been raised and paid for by students and different organizations on campus. His roommates had been chosen by a university chaplain. So, in the summer of 1962, Reynolds came for his first session at the university. It is a little known fact that Reynolds enrolled along with another black student, a female African American from the Win-

ston-Salem community, Patricia Tillman, née Smith. Their enrollment made Wake Forest the first major private university in the south to desegregate. Tillman, whose brother was a student at Winston-Salem State, was accepted to the university after the NAACP began questioning the university’s decision to go across the Atlantic for the first black student. Her experience at the university, though, was less than stellar. Any grade that she received automatically became the failing score on the curve in her classes, and she was so traumatized by her experience that she did not return to an undergraduate institution for more than 20 years. Tillman, however, was expelled on “moral” grounds for skinny dipping in Lake Katherine, leaving Reynolds’ journey as the official story the university chose to adopt about integration and desegregation. Reynolds’ story is the focus of the yearlong “Faces of Courage” event put on by the university to honor the 50th anniversary of the historic decision to integrate. As part of the event, the university debuted a documentary film, The Impetus to Desegregate. The film chronicled Reynolds’ time before and at the university, interviewing not just Reynolds but his roommates and a university chaplain with whom Reynolds was close. The university, however, is focusing on more than just the past. A significant portion of the “Faces of Courage” event exam-

ines current campus diversity, as well as the role that minority groups continue to play on campus. Programs in the coming months will focus on Muslim Americans, American Indians and the role of LGBTQ on campus. On Oct. 18, the university will kick off a conference discussing the roles of Muslims on campus as well as in the world. On Nov. 29, the university will be showing To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and then hosting a Q&A with Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the film. All of these comprise a larger effort by the university to encourage more diversity and acceptance in the community, but some believe that the campus isn’t as diverse as it could, or should, be. “I believe that Wake Forest has made great strides to improve diversity on campus, but we still haven’t covered the distance to be considered a ‘diverse’ campus,” junior Steve Clark said. “I think if the university becomes less concerned with hitting a certain percentage of minorities, and makes an effort to appeal to a different type of student, we can drastically increase diversity.” Reynolds agreed. “We’ve come a long way, but Wake Forest isn’t there yet,” he said. “You move forward, and there will be setbacks, but you must continue progressing. You cannot be discouraged. “A truly diverse campus isn’t simply about differences in color, but a full integration of different cultures, customs, backgrounds and ideas.”

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University announces funding for wellness center New health and fitness center made possible by a multi-million dollar gift from the Sutton family BY IAN RUTLEDGE News Editor The construction of a new multi-million dollar health and wellness complex was announced Sept. 22 amidst the array of homecoming festivities. The undertaking of this project is just another addition to the ongoing campuswide transformation, which includes the construction of Farrell Hall to house the Schools of Business and two new upperclassmen residence halls. According to the Office of the President the project will cost a total of $60 million. Although the Sutton family gift of $12.5 million, puts a significant dent in the cost of the facility, more fundraising will be required. “This is a complex project involving the renovation of the existing Reynolds Gym and the construction of a new adjacent structure. We hope to begin the project in one year,” Mary Pugel, Chief of Staff for the Office of the President, said. The idea has apparently been in the works for quite some time. However, it is only now a possibility due to the recent donation. “This project has long been a priority for

President Hatch, and Provost Kersh brings additional commitment and expertise to the topic of health and wellness,” Pugel said. “We have an opportunity now, especially with the support of the Sutton family gift, to put this project and the building at the top of the list.”

There is a concerted effort to expand the notions Wake students have about wellness. Tré Easton

Student Body President

The initiative was originally proposed by Student Government about 10 years ago and has only recently been adopted by the Offices of the President and the Provost. “It shows that students have the ultimate power and authority about this place,” senior Student Body President Tré Easton said. “There is a concerted effort to expand the notions Wake students have about wellness. This pursuit is most assuredly a part of that.” The administration is not the only body enthusiastic about the project. Students have expressed excitement for the commission of the project, as well, demonstrating the belief that health should be a stronger campus focus. “I am really excited about the wellness center. I think that health in general is

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As part of the new multi-million dollar health and wellness complex for students, Reynolds Gym will undergo major renovations. something the campus should be worried about,” Brittany Battle, junior health and exercise science major, said However, not all students share Battle’s enthusiasm about the project, voicing concerns as to whether or not the university should be focusing on a new construction project. “I definitely think [the center] is something Wake Forest needs,” junior biology

major Chris Zalesky said. “It might not necessarily be the best thing right now.” The new complex will not be taken on by the administration alone, either. “Provost Rogan Kersh has said that while this new center will be the heart of the wellness culture, the input from students, faculty, staff and other groups extending beyond campus borders will be vital to its success,” Pugel said.

invested in making the campus safer this year. PR ended with the announcement that a Dining Commission would be underway that aimed at examining the dining option on campus.

• Seize the Quad is still slated for Oct. 13. • The Half the Sky documentary film will be played in Annenberg Forum on Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. There will be free Brynn’s frozen yogurt, fresh popcorn, drinks and chances to win several $25 gift cards. • The Student Health Forum will be held on Oct. 3 in Benson 401, which will serve as a way for students to vocalize concerns with student health services on campus.


SG GENERAL ASSEMBLY safety can be improved. This was prompted by the Physical Planning Committee. The final presentation was promoting the upcoming “Hang with Hatch” event. I. Committee Reports

BY MADISON CAIRO Contributing writer The General Assembly began with presentations by three outside sources including representatives from the Office of Personal Development who sought to inform the body about their services. The following presentation was an outside security consultant firm who will be on campus examining the ways that physical

The Academic Committee reminded the body of the upcoming Major/Minor Fair on Oct. 2, while the Appropriations and Charter Committee reported that they would be meeting with several groups later in the week. Campus Life announced a delay in the Goddess Shoes Campaign, which is intended to promote healthy living on campus. Judiciary thanked the body for their interest and announced that the committee was set with four members and two co-chairs. Physical Planning declared that they were

II. Bill 3 - Committee on Parking Affairs Bill 3 was a vote on whether a committee should be formed to gather research on parking policies and relations. It was established that the committee would be a cross-section demographic that would include those knowledgeable in the parking situation. The legislature voted unanimously to form the Committee on Parking Affairs. III. Announcements


SG Executive Board 2012-13 Tré Easton, President Cleo Johnson, Speaker of the House Storm Saponaro, Treasurer Dave Samsel, Secretary Taylor Harvey, Chief of Staff

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BB&T Center aims to aid social debate

Business school center sponsors events detailing debt and deficit crisis, seeks bigger role on campus BY DANIEL SCHWINDT News Editor

In the wake of the globalization of the world economy, the interconnectedness of capitalism has become an even more important area of study. The university is home to one such institution that aims to understand the key issues associated with capitalism and free markets. Odds are, however, that students might not have heard about it. Established four years ago, the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism resulted from a partnership with the university and the BB&T Foundation, which sealed a West 10-year grant to fund the center. Affiliated with the Schools of Business, the center aims to bring ideas about capitalism, both positive and negative, into a discussion-based context that students can use. “The purpose of the center really is to promote dialogue and discussion and occasional debate about things related to capitalism and free markets, ideas related to capitalism and free markets,” Page West, director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, said. West also stressed the difficulty of finding a universal definition for an economic system as complex and dynamic as capitalism.

“We find that if you interview 10 people and you ask them what capitalism is,” West said, “you’ll probably get at least seven or eight different responses.” The center’s primary activities include sponsoring discussions, panels and speakers. Among the more recent activities was a conference called “Why the Fed was a Bad Idea,” which featured Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent and several university professors, including economics professor John Hammond. The center has helped sponsor various interdisciplinary events such as the production of Grapes of Wrath, which featured a center-sponsored panel discussion on the Great Depression. This fall, the center has focused on a pressing topic in this election cycle — the national debt and the fiscal cliff. Over the summer, the center planned on bringing Senator Alan Simpson [R-WY] and Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Erskine Bowles, to campus to discuss the national debt and possible solutions, but they were told that the duo was already scheduled for a talk in North Carolina. The center soon found out through the Office of the President that the scheduling conflict occurred because Simpson and Bowles had already been contacted by the university and had agreed to a Voices of Our Time lecture. The center, in conjunction with the Office of the President, then decided to focus their fall program around the talk, giving students and faculty a preview of the problem so they could be better informed for the Voices of Our Time lecture. These events, so far, have included a non-partisan panel on the debt crisis, two screenings of the documentaries Overdraft

POLICE BEAT Miscellaneous

• University Police responded to a call in reference to a suspicious person in the Pit. The offender was an alumni that was acting very strange. He had no purpose for being on campus and was escorted off campus. The report was filed at 1:32 p.m. Sept. 19. • An offender was acting suspicious when University Police stopped him and asked for his ID. The offender was in possession of a book bag that contained books, calculator and an IBM laptop. When officers discovered these items the offender tried to flee across Davis Field at which time he was caught and arrested. The report was filed at 2:03 p.m. Sept. 17. • A victim passed out from a strong odor in a lab in Winston Hall. Winston-Salem firefighters responded with a Haz-mat

BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Fall 2012 Upcoming Events Friday, October 5, 2012: Wall Street screening at 7 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium

Tuesday, October 23, 2012: The Economics of Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude at 5 p.m. in Greene Hall, Room 145 Friday, November 2, 2012: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps screening at 7 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium

The center does a great job of organizing events that serve as a patch for things we don’t learn in the textbook.” Steven Millard Senior

and I.O.U.S.A. The center has made other more long-lasting changes to its structure. This year it added a Student Advisory Board to help decide what topics, speakers and conferences should be brought to campus. “We’re going to find things that the students want that they don’t have right now,” senior Steven Millard, finance major and a member of the new board, said. “The bulk of our job is to figure out how to target students who have very busy schedules, who have broad interests and how do we tailor our events to those interests and the schedules of students.” Despite the center’s low visibility, Millard and West are both optimistic that student interest in the center will increase in the future.

crew. The odor was believed to be from a bad light ballast. The victim refused any medical treatment. The report was filed at 3:13 a.m. Sept. 18. • An unknown person removed a large banner from the entrance of a fraternity house in Taylor. The banner was valued at $250.00. The report was filed at 9:00 a.m. Sept. 21.

Underage Consumption • University Police responded to a call in reference to an intoxicated student that had fallen and had sustained injuries near Meadows Park Lot. The victim had consumed alcohol while under the age of 21 and fell from a retaining wall and cut his forehead. Forsyth County EMS transported the student for treatment. The report was filed at 2:19 a.m. Sept. 23.

In particular, the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism wants to focus on bringing new perspectives to business students that will push them outside of the more technical learning that goes on in the classroom. “If our graduates do in fact become leaders in business then they need to have their own opinions and have a better understanding of what some of the issues are,” West said. “They are making decisions on behalf of potentially tens of thousands of employees and can be really impacting what goes on in our economic system.” Millard said, “The center does a great job of organizing events that serve as a patch for things we don’t necessarily learn in the textbook. We don’t always pay attention to those contemporary topics and so I think the way I see the role of the center is arranging events and speakers that will fill in those gaps and put our academic education into a contemporary context.”

Damage to Property • Unknown suspect(s) damaged the door and window of a lounge in Kitchin. The report was filed at 10:42 p.m. Sept. 19. • Unknown subject(s) damaged a light pole near Reynolda Hall by forcibly knocking it to the ground. The report was filed at 4:33 a.m. Sept. 23. • Unknown subject(s) damaged victim’s property by forcibly removing the driver’s side mirror near Lot Q. The report was filed at 10:28 p.m. Sept. 20. • University Police identified the suspect(s) who had caused damage to several items in Collins Hall. The report was filed at 10:01 p.m. Sept. 19. • University Police identified suspect(s) who had caused damage to the door and window of the Sigma Nu Lounge. The report was filed at 10:09 p.m. Sept. 19.


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The Catholic Community draws on largest Christian denomination on campus David Inczauskis

Guest Columnist If you happen to walk by Davis Chapel between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday nights, a faint and familiar noise might just catch your ear: the sound of traditional Catholic hymns. A peek inside reveals anywhere from 50 to 100 students and Winston-Salem community members celebrating a feast, also known as “mass,” that dates back to the first century. The priest elevates with his hands what he proclaims to be the living Body of Jesus Christ, as real a presence as when the historical Jesus walked the earth 2,000 years ago. About one fourth of Wake Forest students identify with the Catholic faith, making that Christian denomination the most popular on campus. The manifestation of

Undoubtedly, the Catholic community at the university does exemplify the Church’s social teachings.

those 1,200 students is the Wake Forest Catholic Community (WFCC). The leadership of WFCC is given the arduous task of presiding over a group that intends to maintain its religious roots at a school known for its Bible-belt, Protestant heritage. I sat down for an interview with one of the community’s female leaders, who expressed the following sentiments regarding her personal religious background. “It is just something that has been engraved in me ever since I was little,” she said. “It is something that is going to continue with me until my days here are done.” For this student and for many more in WFCC, participation in the group is a natural part of a spiritual journey that began with infant baptism and continues today with active membership in Wake’s Catholic life. Active participants in the community take pride in the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings. A male leader noted that Wake’s Catholic students tend to express “not arrogance, but a confidence about themselves that they are in the right organization and have the right beliefs.”

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This sense of pride is especially apparent among older students, who are now seniors, who have orchestrated the transition from the previous Catholic campus minister, Father Jude, to the new and current campus minister, Father Charles. When I asked one of the WFCC’s several peer ministers about the changeover, he replied, “We are at a crossroad. It is tough to get through that.” He went on to say that the older students have begun to pass the torch on to the younger students, who have been with Father Charles from the start of their time at the university. The group’s campus minister may have changed, but students are adamant in declaring the moral and ethical constancy of the Catholic Church. One of the WFCC’s faithful put it like this, “The Church has always been a moral guardian of the people, standing up for people who need help.” Undoubtedly, the Catholic Community at the university does exemplify the Church’s social teachings. Via several weekly service events, the group puts into practice the age-old Catholic belief that faith comes to perfection through love, a love orally professed by a Catholic student who told me, “It is a vocation to be someone of character.” All names have been removed to protect the confidentiality of the student participants.

Quick Quotes His leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be one with the tiger.”

-NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, discussing the mauling of David Villalobos, who leaped into the tiger enclosure at the Bronx Zoo.

Fundamentally, first of all, any action that is provocative, offends the religious thoughts and feelings of any people, we condemn.”

-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, explaining his stance on the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims”and the violent protests that followed the video.

The situation in Syria is extremely bad and getting worse.” -UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, commenting on the ongoing conflicts in Syria following his briefing of the Security Council.

Word on the Quad Does the tailgating culture at our football games have a positive or negative impact on school spirit?

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“Positive. It gets people excited for the games.” Tim Bishop (‘14)

“It’s good for people in Greek life, but not always for others.” Mary Somerville (‘15)

“Positive because it draws people to games and boosts spirit.” Ha Uyen Dong (‘13)

“It’s definitely positive because it fosters the campus community.” John Allen Riggins (‘14)

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Old Gold & Black | Opinion

“ time Campus must rechannel spirit at game Ty-Dye Nation | School Spirit

Students lack pride and enthusiasm to support campus athletic events Ty Kraniak

Sports Editor For those who have spent considerable time on the campus of Mother So Dear, I think we can all attest to one thing: our school needs more spirit. When I wear a Wake Forest T-shirt either to class or even to the gym, I get dirty looks. When I gaze into what is left of the student section during the fourth quarter of home football games, I see pink, green and Tar Heel blue. I understand tradition that has been established in the South. Being a Midwesterner, where we wear our team hoodies and jeans to football games, I

understand that it is a different culture at the university. Yet I don’t think it is too much to ask for our students to at least wear black and gold to games. (I’ll even put up with yellow, but pink is a stretch.) Going back to the southern tradition of wearing ties/bowties to games, that’s fine. Do it. But if you’re going to do this, at least invest in a Wake Forest tie to let our student athletes know that we continue to root for them, that we support them and that we care about them. Because as it is, I don’t know how great of a job we are doing in this regard. After Wake Forest’s recent loss to an impeccably talented Florida State team, I’m not going to lie, I was upset. Bottom line is that Wake played one of the best teams in the country, and it showed; Florida State could win a national title this year. Many students either forgot this fact or decided not to remember it, and continue to put down our student athletes. All in all, there was a lot of negativity from those who watched the game. But, there was a greater number who did not watch it at all. If Wake Forest had won, it would have made national headlines. In fact, the majority of the school would not have

known until a few true Demon Deacons began rolling the Quad. This is sad. Thirty years down the road, people on campus would have continued to talk about the game. Most of our students wouldn’t have been able to say they saw it. On the basketball courts the once nationally recognized tie-dye nation of the Joel has practically faded to dust. It is a sin to even think about wearing that ugly and despicable shirt around campus. Seriously, when did wearing our student section’s shirt become so dreaded? When watching other schools play teams such as Notre Dame in football, I see painted chests, crazy students and excitement. When we play Notre Dame, I see people leaving at halftime. Our school has all of the ingredients to boast some of the best programs in the country. With that, we have some of the most aspiring students in the world. Part of the college experience is being proud of your school and supporting the athletes who put so much effort into being able to wear a Wake Forest jersey. The least we can do is to support them. Every year, my parents and relatives get me a couple of Wake clothes for Christmas.

Part of the college experience is [. . .] supporting the athletes who put so much effort into being able to wear a Wake Forest jersey.

The majority of these clothes get left at home. I end up wearing them around Michigan, where few have even heard of our school. Yet, I dare not even consider bringing them to Wake, let alone putting them on once down here. Every year, new freshmen come into Wake excited to be Demon Deacons. Yet, many of them see our upperclassmen squashing school spirit, so they do too. It becomes a cycle, but this cycle is one that must be broken. Our athletes look to the outside for encouragement and support. If they don’t get it from us, they might as well stop looking. With all of this in mind, Wake Forest is not engraved as a school with little spirit for all eternity. We can break out of this mold. However, it is something the community must prioritize and, more importantly, act together. As students, I know we are excited, feel lucky and are proud to be at this school.

“ not unifies, parties Campaign rhetoric polarizes, Inside the Political Sphere | Colby’s Take

Republican speeches suggest unwillingness to sacrifice for common good Colby Moore

Staff Columnist While campaigning for Mitt Romney, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) described to voters what would happen to the United States if President Obama was successful in his reelection bid. Rubio told the audience that if the president were given another four years to implement his policies, America would return to the “dark days of human history.” It has become common practice, as a surrogate

of a campaign, to over exaggerate the differences between the two candidates in an election. However, this degree of polarization has no purpose other than to scare voters into choosing a candidate. Statements, such as the one made by Rubio, do nothing but grossly distort the outcome if the opposition were to win the election. Despite dividing America in a very unhealthy way, public figures from both parties have continue to resort to this style of fear mongering on the campaign trail. During a recent interview with a television media outlet, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Murdoch made the comment that, to him, compromise means the other side of the aisle conforming to his own views. As a potentially elected official, Murdoch’s statement blatantly declaring that he will not work with members of the other party to pass any legislation, no matter how critical it is to the American people, is something that does not belong in modern American politics. Candidates would not identify with a

[V]oters need to start demanding that our elected officials are willing to work towards the betterment of the American people.

certain party if they did not believe in that party’s ideals. However, candidates that refuse to compromise are essentially saying that they would rather have no legislation passed than legislation that both parties work on together. As long as the members of Congress and our state and local politicians treat compromise as a sign of weakness, any issue that requires even a little bipartisanship will never be addressed. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this disparity in campaign rhetoric will change soon, unless the American people decide that they will change the political environment. Voters have let these candidates get away with giving such polarizing speeches. Yet, they still keep electing people that contrib-

ute nothing towards uniting the American people together. We are so quick to complain about the government being broken and how the parties don’t work together. Yet, we continue to elect politicians that pander to the extremes of their parties. I suggest that it is not government that is the problem. However, we continue to allow people in government to divide the country and we continue to stand idly by and do nothing to change it. Politicians will do anything to get reelected. Therefore, voters need to start demanding that our elected officials are willing to work towards the betterment of the American people, not just what their party tells them to do. This change in American politics and policies begins on the campaign trail. Are we really supposed to expect that politicians that are so polarizing on the campaign trail will suddenly work with the other side of the aisle once they take office?

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Old Gold & Black | Opinion

2012 Election HQ Student Loans

A View from the Left | College Democrats Democratic politicians understand the need for funding student loans College Democrats

Staff Columnists Frankly, we find it hard to believe that cutting back the dollars we put towards education will make America more prepared for the future. Each of us who pays tuition probably agrees: by spending money on our education, we are not just getting a prestigious sheet of paper. We are sharpening our minds. We are collaborating with brilliant people. We are learning what it takes to be a leader in the real world. Education is the best investment we can make, not only personally, but nationally. Inherent within our presence on campus is a belief that there is a point to all of this. We are not just investing in a piece of paper, we are investing in ourselves. Despite the traditional affluence of Mother So Dear, 43 percent of our student body has their tuition subsidized by loans. 80 percent of the Class of 2015 receives aid of some kind. Across America, similar statistics can be found. Students’ educations are being funded by public and private individuals because, in a world where only high skill jobs are in demand domestically, it is cost effective to educate our workforce. Bill Gates, one of the most successful capitalists ever, understands this. His philanthropy, The Gates Foundation, invests heavily in domestic education. Condoleezza Rice understands this. In her speech at Wait Chapel last semester, she emphasized the need for federal educational spending. President Obama also understands

this. He has increased Pell Grants to make college more affordable. Paling in comparison, Republican Paul Ryan’s budget cuts educational spending by 33 percent. While this appears to be a great short term strategy to reduce the deficit, it hampers the future ability of Americans to secure jobs in a globally competitive marketplace. Consequently, we leave the financial security and independence of our citizens to hang in the balance. With higher education tuition costs skyrocketing, federal funding is crucial. It levels the playing field and neutralizes inefficiencies of the ‘collegiate marketplace’ by providing the top students opportunities to attend premier universities. Federal funding removes the barriers that high costs otherwise impose. Although students benefit tremendously from new knowledge, the public too gains greatly from an educated population. Just as Pro Humanitate expresses, nothing we learn is solely for ourselves, it is carved into the context of humanity. Without funding for student loans, we are unable to maximize the return of our public investment to our students. Education is to be shared, debated, questioned, applied and taught for the sake of the public; that is the reason we are here, right? This column was written by junior Logan Healy-Tuke and sophomore Grant Ferowich. The College Democrats and College Republicans will participate in a series of debates leading up to the 2012 presidential election.

Series Schedule:

10/04 - Illegal Immigration / Welfare Reform 10/11 - Gay Marriage / Abortion 10/18 - Vice Presidential Debates 10/25 - National Debt 11/01 - Party Platform Overview

A View from the Right | College Republicans Republican solution to college loans is better for students and the market College Republicans

Staff Columnists The trillion dollar (and rising) sea of student debt, the skyrocketing default rate on those loans and the ever increasing cost of higher education are not problems of the free market for which a new government program or regulatory regime is required. In fact, just the opposite is true. The current crisis in student lending is a direct result of decades of government interference in the marketplace for educational finance. The seeds of the current calamity were sown in 1993. Prior to that time, the federal government had only guaranteed student loans, and had not lent money directly to students or their families. But concerns over potential long-term distortions to the federal budget and hopes of saving costs by eliminating middlemen prompted the George H.W. Bush administration to enact a direct lending pilot program. When Bill Clinton became president, the direct lending pilot program was dramatically expanded. According to a comprehensive 2003 expose by U.S. News & World Report, in five years the direct loan program had captured a whopping 34 percent of the student debt business. At this point, you had a situation thateven admirers of big government might find troubling. On the one hand, you had the “direct lending” program, which lent taxpayer dollars to students and their families without any intermediary. On the other, you had private lenders which were not only being subsidized by their theoretical competitor — the federal government — to make student loans, but who were then benefitting from that same federal government’s guarantees of repay-

ments on those loans! Only a bureaucrat could think this was a good idea. The “for profit” players in the student loan industry fought back furiously to regain their market share. That was understandable, given how incredibly lucrative the student debt business had been (as expert Alan Collinge points out, the CEO of Sallie Mae made enough money during the 1990s to offer to buy a Major League Baseball team and to build his own 18 hole golf course outside Washington, D.C.). And why was that line of work so profitable? Again, thanks to government perversions of the private marketplace. Not only was the government actively subsidizing lenders for making these loans, but unlike mortgages, auto loans, or credit card debt, where the lender faced the risk the loan might not be repaid, federal government revisions to the bankruptcy laws starting in 1976 had made student loans “non-dischargeable.” In other words, it was going to be with you until you either paid it back or died. In 2010, as part of President Obama’s health care reform initiative (“Obamacare”), the student loan landscape changed again. The federal government decided to fully nationalize the industry, and make direct lending from the government to the student the only game in town. Only a government bureaucrat could think that a problem created by government meddling in a functional marketplace could be fixed by . . . more meddling! It is high time to take a different course, and to implement free market reforms in the student debt marketplace. The federal government needs to exit the direct student lending business. At the same time, student debt must be made dischargeable in bankruptcy. These measures will empower private actors to make rational decisions as to both the risk of borrowing and the reward of lending. And once those risks and benefits are more accurately quantified, the price of education itself will adjust, as all prices in a free market do. Ultimately, we all benefit. This column was written by sophomore Sarah Tranfo.


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Wake drops Army in offensive battle Army (0-3) Wake Forest (3-1)

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Redshirt freshman DeAndre Martin picked up two touchdowns in Wake Forest’s win against Army.

The last time Wake Forest (3-1) played at BB&T Field, the fans and players witnessed a powerful storm. The game on Sept. 22 involved a similar display of thunder and lightning, but on the football field instead of in the sky. Running backs Josh Harris and Deandre Martin combined their


{ BY THE NUMBERS} by which the team outshot 17 Margin Delaware on Sunday of goals by which Wake has 4 Number out-scored their opponents this season ranking of the team going into 14 Current their matchup against No. 1 UNC of unranked opponents the Deacons have played this season 2 Number

unique skill sets to pace the Demon Deacon offense, adding their own flashes and rumbles to a 49-37 victory over Army (0-3). “It was fun watching the two running backs go today,” head coach Jim Grobe said. “I thought both of them had good days and we did a little better up front.” However, the game did not begin well for the Demon Deacons as their defense quickly returned to its vulnerable form that led to a 52-0 blowout in Tallahassee Sept. 15. Army jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a drive that included a 45-yard pass and a touchdown run from 2 yards out. Clearly taking notice of the Florida State game, Army pounded the ball, racking up over 100 rushing



This past weekend against Army, redshirt freshman running back DeAndre Martin had the first 100-yard game of his young career. Martin also scored two rushing touchdowns on the day, including a 37-yard run that essentially clinched the game for the Demon Deacons. His production this season has steadily increased with each game, as have his number of carries. This week he totaled 115 yards on 13 carries.

Soaring from the ACC to NFL After playing football for the Deacs, SteveVallos now plays for the Philly Eagles

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{SPORTS WORDS} “Everything is great and coming along. When I first injured my ankle, they said 3 to 6 weeks, and I never go with the minimum.” - Nikita Whitlock

Nose tackle

On his recent ankle injury

Press Box | Hockey

NHL’s future is uncertain

League is in serious danger of another delayed season due to labor negotiations

BY CHARLIE FRANKEL Staff Writer Former Demon Deacon offensive lineman Steve Vallos (‘07) thrived in his time here at the university. Primarily playing offensive tackle, Vallos started in a Wake Forest record 48 games for the Demon Deacons from 2003 to 2006. In his final season with the Deacons, Vallos racked up awards with a team that won the ACC Championship. He was voted First Team All-ACC, College Football News named him ACC Player of the Year and both Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News voted him First Team AllAmerican. After his phenomenal career at Wake Forest, Vallos was selected in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Unlike most seventh round picks, he’s still suiting up on Sundays for an NFL team five years later. He’s currently on the 53-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles,

yards not even 11 minutes into the game. They finished with an impressive 429 yards on the ground. The two teams continued to trade scores until Army kicked a field goal with time expiring in the first half to gain a 23-21 advantage at halftime. Early in the third quarter, the offense found its groove once again, scoring consecutive touchdowns to take a 35-23 lead. Redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro starred on the first drive, returning to a higher level of play after his disappointing performance at Florida State. The flanker hauled in two passes to set up Wake Forest inside the endzone. As of now the ACC’s leader in

BY TY KRANIAK Sports Editor

opportunity for Vallos suddenly arose with the Eagles. “On Sunday [Sept. 16], I got a bunch of text messages when Jason got hurt,” Vallos said. “I wasn’t watching the game, but

Just eight years ago, ice rinks were shut down, Zambonis were left in their garages and both players and fans of the National Hockey League felt empty. Disputes between players and owners led to the cancellation of the 2004-05 hockey season, in which not a single professional hockey game was played in the U.S. or Canada. Since that time, the NHL has imposed new rules such as smaller goalie pads and shootouts, in order to increase attendance and get hockey back on its feet. The National Hockey League has picked up popularity, but it could very well be all for nothing. When the clock struck midnight Sept. 16, flashbacks of the 2004-05 period crept in hockey fans’ minds worldwide. For the fourth time

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Former center for Wake Forest, No. 68 Steve Vallos is now on the Philadelphia Eagles after playing for both the Browns and Seahawks. but this is something that could not have been said only a couple of weeks ago. Despite playing well throughout Training Camp for the Eagles, Vallos did not initially make the team. After a season-ending knee injury to starting center Jason Kelce, however, an

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Wake Forest ties Duke, buries Appalachian State Undefeated Deacons’ record still leaves lingering reservations BY MIKE ZAVAGNO Staff Writer The word undefeated can be thrown around in many different contexts to describe a variety of teams. Some are overpowering whereas others tend to possess a timely stroke of luck. For the Wake Forest men’s soccer team, undefeated in ACC Conference play means that there is still significant room for growth. The 16th-ranked Demon Deacons (4-1-3) played a full 120 minutes against the Duke Blue Devils (33-1) without a goal finding the back of the net, ending the contest in a scoreless tie 0-0. It was the third consecutive tie to open conference play for Wake Forest, which has yet to post a win or a loss on its ACC schedule. “I think the whole group feels a little empty,” Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich. “We didn’t do enough to put the ball in the back of the net, but otherwise we are happy with the performance.” The contest was not without chances for the Deacs. Wake Forest outshot the Blue Devils 17-7, including three shots apiece from Robinson junior Luca Gimenez, sophomore Sean Okoli and freshman Michael Gamble. The Deacs also took 12 corner kicks as opposed to just two for Duke. “We created a lot good opportunities, but they once again just didn’t materialize,” Vidovich said. However, the squad was unable to push the finishing ball past Duke goalkeeper James Bradshaw, who finished the evening with eight saves for his second shutout of the young season. Giminez created the two most promising scoring opportunities for Wake Forest in regulation. Early in the first half, the midfielder possessed a through ball from Gamble and slammed a shot on net. Yet, Bradshaw was able to get a hand on the shot and deflect it off the crossbar to evade danger.

The native of São Paulo, Brazil nearly struck again in the 80th minute. Using his foot speed, Giminez raced past the Duke defense to the end line before cutting back into the box. He found streaking midfielder Ross Tomaselli, but the junior’s left-footed strike nestled into the arms of Bradshaw. After the regulation horn sounded, the Deacs continued to threaten Bradshaw, creating chances that led to five shots in the extra frames. Perhaps no better chance was created than with 20 seconds remaining in the second overtime frame. With the entire team pushing forward, junior defender Chris Duvall arched a beautiful cross towards the box from 30 yards out. Fellow defender Anthony Arena raced towards the ball, sending visions of last season’s thrilling double overtime victory over Virginia Tech through the crowd gathered at Spry Stadium. Arena rose above the defense and headed the ball past Bradshaw, only to find the post on the receiving end of his effort. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Michael Lisch saved four Duke shots to secure his fourth shutout of the season for Wake Forest. Four different Demon Deacons found the back of the net in a 4-0 romp over Appalachian State Sept. 25. With the win, Wake Forest improved to 5-1-3 on the season and remained undefeated on the home grass of Spry Stadium (5-0-1). The Deacs dominated the contest throughout, blasting 20 shots and limiting the Mountaineers to just five on the evening. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Michael Lisch needed only two saves to record his second consecutive shutout. The Demon Deacon goals were scored by Sean Okoli, Jared Watts, Collin Martin and Jake Schemper. It was the third ball that found the back of the net of the year for Okoli, who is now tied for the team lead in goals. Watts and Martin scored their first goals of the season. It was a memorable evening for redshirt junior Jake Schemper, who scored his first career goal in the 84th minute in just his second career game. Wake Forest will resume conference play Sept. 28 when it travels to Blacksburg, Va., to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Although senior Luciano Delbono does not have any goals this season for the Deacons, he has two assists.

Deac Notes Zack Thompson stops Army, named ACC Lineman of the Week

Former Wake Forest golfer titled Missouri Senior Amateur champ

Redshirt junior Zack Thompson, a defensive end for the football team, earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors for his play against Army. Forced with stopping Army’s dreaded tripleoption rushing attack, the Ashburn, Va., native racked up a career high of 12 tackles on the day. Seven of his tackles were of the solo variety with the other five coming as assists. He hopes to bring the pressure this upcoming weekend as the Demon Deacons face Duke at BB&T Field.

Charlie Schorgl (‘83) won the Missouri Senior Amateur Championship this past weekend at St. Joseph Country Club. He shot two even-par rounds of 71 to secure the victory. On the final hole of the tournament he scored an eagle on a par-5, giving him a 2 shot cushion over the two second place finishers. Schorgl was a teammate of current Wake Forest golf coach Jerry Haas. The duo played together during the 1982 and ‘83 season.

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After delivering Boston College its first loss and shutout on Sept. 20, the women’s soccer team looked a bit shaky in their 2-1 loss against the Maryland Terrapins Sept. 23 at Spry Stadium. Junior forward Katie Stengel scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Boston College and her performance made her the Wake Forest women’s Soccer all-time leading goal and point scorer (with 38 and 89 respectively). An assist in the game against Maryland gave Stengel her 90th career point. The Demon Deacons have topped the Maryland Terrapins in each of their last seven meetings. A win in their match Sept. 23 would put either team in first place in the ACC. Despite outshooting Maryland 18-5 in this hard fought battle, the Demon Deacons did not have

enough offensive power to pull out a victory. “We don’t have enough players that want to be dangerous,” head coach Tony da Luz said after the game. “We’re the lowest scoring team in the league, and there’s a reason for that.” Wake Forest came out in the first half with a fair amount of defensive dominance. Although they were down 1-0 at halftime, the Deacs still had six corner kicks compared to the Terrapin’s zero, and most of the play was on the offensive side of the field. However, the Demon Deacons failed to put one in, and Hayley Brock, a junior forward for the Terrapins, was the only goal-scorer in the first half. “We didn’t have the right mentality in the first half,” da Luz said. “We were just waiting for things to happen.” Playing in front of a crowd of excited alumni who had come back for Homecoming weekend, Wake Forest entered the second half with greater intensity and aggression. Tacking on 12 more shots for a total of 18, and six more corners for a total of 12, it was only a matter of time before the Demon Deacons put one on the board. Unfortunately, the Terrapins’ leading goal-scor-

er, senior midfielder Becky Kaplan, beat the Deacs to it and contributed the game’s second goal in the 68th minute. Wake Forest’s first impact on the scoreboard wouldn’t come until the 84th minute, when sophomore defender Kim Marshall deflected one into the goal. This, followed by a key save in the 85th minute by Wake Forest’s junior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, gave the Deacs the dominance they were looking for. However, the dominance didn’t translate to another goal, and the Terrapins earned their first victory against the Demon Deacons since 2006. Under the direction of new head coach Jonathan Morgan, and with 11 freshmen on the roster, many were skeptical about Maryland’s potential for success this year. However, after impressive victories against NCAA ranked teams like North Carolina (No. 18) and now Wake Forest (No. 13) there is no question that Maryland is a powerful, capable team. “We only have one player, Stengel, who wants to make an impact on the game,” da Luz said. He will undoubtedly be looking for his players to step up and prove their capability as well in their next matchup against Clemson at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at Spry Stadium.

“ Vallos: NFL play is more demanding than college Redshirt junior Ally Berry has played in all 12 games for the Demon Deacons this season.

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things moved pretty quickly and I was on a plane that night. Now I’m right back here. It’s good. I feel comfortable here. It’s good to be able to contribute and just help the team.” Vallos, now an interior offensive lineman, notices the obvious differences with speed, size and ability of the NFL players compared with NCAA student-athletes. He believes the NFL is much more mentally challenging than it was with the college game. “In college, our offense was very simple,” Vallos said. “It wasn’t very complex. We had a very simple game plan and we knew what we needed to do. We weren’t always as concerned with the defense, but now there’s so

much game plan, there’s so much pregame analysis of the other teams in the NFL that I think mentally it’s a huge step up.” Balancing life as a husband and father and also as a NFL player can be challenging at times. Vallos admitted that spending several weeks at Training Camp without his wife and two kids (one of whom was born only two months ago in July) was “really hard.” Jumping around from team-to-team and city-to-city can be particularly difficult for a young family, but he understands that that’s just part of life in the NFL. “It’s stressful. It’s part of this job. It’s in the description,” Vallos said. “If you’re going to play in the NFL, you’ve got to be able to travel at the drop of a hat. Sometimes it can be scary. It’s scarier for my wife than it is for me, but you make it work.” Of course, there are benefits to changing settings too.

It’s stressful. It’s a part of this job. It’s in the description. If you’re going to play in the NFL, you’ve got to be able to travel at the drop of a hat. Sometimes it can be scary.

of other former Demon Deacons on NFL rosters. “There’s a good bunch of NFL guys from Wake,” Vallos said. “A lot more than there were a few years ago. I think we’ve sort of established a good NFL community that hopefully can conJohn Vallos Philadelphia Eagles Center tinue.” He still follows Wake Forest football, and he was “not too happy” about the team’s re“We always say you just have to make cent 52-0 loss to the talented Florida State the most of where you’re at,” Vallos said. team. “They’re great experiences. We’ve been in He came down for last year’s Wake ForSeattle, we’ve been in Cleveland, and now est-Florida State game during his team’s bye T: 7 in we’re in Philadelphia. It’s greatS: to experi- week (a 35-30 upset win over the Semi6 in ence different parts of the country, different noles), and he still keeps in touch with his cities and a lot of different people. I think old coaches. it’s all just part of life and part of the jour“A lot of the coaches I had are still there,” ney.” Vallos said. “They’re great guys. I don’t I T only T A K E S A S P A R K . Vallos joins Chris Givens, Aaron Curry, know any players anymore, but I’ll always Brandon Ghee, Kyle Wilber and a handful be tied very closely with Wake Forest.”

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Field hockey loses to Maryland, beats Delaware Taylor Rhea nets a total of three goals during weekend BYMAGGIE CANCELOSI Staff Writer As part of a tightly-packed and competitive schedule, the Wake Forest field hockey team hosted the University of Maryland Sept. 22 and the University of Delaware Sept. 23 in Kentner Stadium. In Sept. 22’s game against the Terrapins, the ACC rival came out strong against the Deacs in the first period with one successful play repeated twice. Maryland’s Jill Witmer passed to teammate Alyssa Parker at the left side of the cage to drive the ball into the backboard at 26:42. The Terps repeated the play less than a minute later and headed into the locker room at halftime leading 2-0. Less than five minutes into the second period, Maryland capitalized on a penalty corner when Megan Frazer fed the ball to

teammate Steffi Schneid for her first goal of the season. After three unanswered goals, the Demon Deacons looked to set up a penalty corner to remain in the contest. As the primary corner inserter this season, junior Jess McFayden connected with her teammate freshman Kali Vicars, who fed the ball back to McFadyen for the squad’s first goal of the game. After 10 minutes of even play, Maryland’s Jill Witmer scored an unassisted goal at 56:01 after she had tallied two assists in the first period. Witmer scooped up a deflection off Deacon keeper Kaitlyn Ruhf from the right side to post the Terrapins’ fourth and final Rhea goal of the game. The Deacon offense surged in the remaining minutes of the period with two penalty corners. At 60:47, Jess McFadyen fed a pass to teammate Taylor Rhea in the center of the circle. Rhea found the right corner of the cage to score and end the game 4-2.

On Sept. 23, Wake Forest squared off against an out-of-conference and unranked University of Delaware for a confident 3-0 victory. While the Deacons couldn’t convert the first two penalty corners, freshman Krysta Wangerin stayed aggressive on offense to score off a deflection from Delaware’s keeper Megane Simons. The standout freshman leads the team with 11 total points this season. At 19:45, junior Taylor Rhea drove the ball into the backboard to give the Deacs a 2-0 lead to wrap up the first period. Motivated to maintain possession of the ball, the Deacons fired off 10 more shots, but the Blue Hens keeper Simons stayed confident in the cage. Heading into the second period, Wake Forest had three shot attempts in the first 10 minutes of play. Rhea wasn’t done scoring for the day as she tallied her second goal of the game and fifth goal of the season at the 55:30 mark. Seizing a corner opportunity, McFadyen inserted the ball at a penalty corner and drove it to fellow New Zealander Lizzie Rae. Rae quickly passed off the ball to Rhea

to seal Wake Forest’s third and final unanswered goal of the game. “Scoring three goals in one weekend is something that I’ve never done before,” Rhea said. “It shows that every individual practice that I’ve had with the coaches has been paying off. Beautiful balls were sent into the circle so they were easy to tip — my teammates made me look a lot better.” The Demon Deacons now hold an overall record of 4-5 and sit 1-1 in ACC play. The squad, who has yet to hit the road this season, will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to face No. 1 UNC (9-1, 1-0 ACC). Wake Forest hosted Carolina Sept. 16 and fell 2-1. The earlier contest didn’t qualify as an ACC matchup, and the Deacons will look to tally their second conference win Sept. 29 at noon. “It means so much more than it just being an ACC game,” Rhea said. “There’s a serious rivalry between the two schools. The team is ready to go, we’re so pumped and excited to play. There’s so much energy going into this one and it’s going to be a good game.”

Lockout: Politics of players cripples the fanbase Continued from Page 11

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Evgeni Malkin has already signed a contract in Russia, which means trouble for the NHL.

fourth time since 1992, the league is in a lockout, in which the NHL has screeched to a halt. Preseason games are being cancelled, and as the lockout continues, regular season games will fall by the wayside as well. If this self-imposed lockout results in the cancellation of yet another season, hockey will suffer. It takes years, if not decades, to bounce back from a lockout, especially with a sport as regionalized as hockey. There is simply no way to determine when this will end. However, the future looks bleak. Neither the players nor the owners are budging. No formal talks have been planned, and many NHL stars such as Pittsburgh Penguin Evgeni Malkin have already signed contracts overseas in Russia. For a fan, there is nothing more frustrating. It is simply a waste

of talent. Both athletes as well owners make very comfortable profits from the game. In every championship parade, they always thank the fans, say the team could not have won without us and say they play for us, the fans of NHL teams. What a bunch of baloney. Although every sport goes through lockouts, no league goes through them every six years or so. The NHL needs to sit down, and I call on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to start doing his job. Get these two sides together and find an answer to get these guys on the ice. Do it fast. However, why does it matter to them? The commissioner, owners, and players are loaded with power and money. They don’t care if or even when they play. Nationwide, hockey has taken a backseat to the increasingly popular NBA. On the night that the lockout began, nobody seemed up in arms about this or fighting for an agreement, even on ESPN. People simply do not care.

But where I come from, hockey is life. Growing up in frigid Michigan, pond hockey on frozen lakes and watching the Red Wings win Stanley Cups became a part of my childhood. For my birthday, I would sometimes get to travel to downtown Detroit to watch the Red Wings play in Hockeytown. The seats would be packed, and the atmosphere was electric. I can only imagine what games are like in Canada. By stopping the NHL, it is not just forcing hockey fans to give up watching a couple games each year. It is messing with our livelihood and who we are as people. I shudder at the thought of another empty winter. I thought the league learned its lesson from eight years ago. However, I was mistaken. Players and owners need to start acting like men and put their love of the game before politics. Give the fans what they need, give them what they deserve, and give them the hockey they so desperately want.

Football: Campanaro, Martin, Harris have career days

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receptions, Campanaro finished the day with 12 catches for 153 yards. “It was great to see the running game go well today and see the oline play as well as they did,” Campanaro said. “It really all started with those guys, they got our offense going.” Harris picked up where Campanaro left off, flashing his lightning speed and capping the drive with a 19-yard touchdown run. A costly fumble by Army after a botched

backfield pass led to redshirt junior Justin Jackson recovering the ball on the Black Knight 25-yard line. From that point it was all about Martin, who used his 6-2, 215 lbs. frame to bruise the opposing defense on three consecutive rushes. Martin totaled 25 yards Campanaro on the three attempts, including a 10-yard run for his first score of the day. On the other side of

the ball, Army’s triple-option offense continued to give the Wake Forest defense fits, especially when the Black Knights broke to the sidelines. Quarterback Trent Steelman finished the run-heavy drive and trimmed Wake Forest’s lead to just five points with a 2-yard touchdown run. Another touchdown for Harris, this time a 63-yarder, and a rare passing score for Army left the score at 42-37 heading into the fourth quarter. Both offenses slowed down significantly at this point. Wake Forest made arguably

the biggest defensive stand of the game when they stopped Army on 4th-and-3 on the Demon Deacon 31-yard-line. The offense soon returned the favor. Redshirt junior quarterback Tanner Price ran for 19 yards on a long third down play, but it was once again Martin who made the biggest play. The Miami, Fla., native looked more like his counterpart when he sped past the Army defense for a 37-yard touchdown that all but guaranteed the Demon Deacons’ third win of the 2012 season.

“It was a big sigh of relief when Deandre got the touchdown,” Price said. “It felt really good when he brought that one to the house for us.” A three-and-out by Army gave the offense the opportunity to run out the clock and walk away victorious from a high-scoring game the saw the two teams combine for more than 1,000 yards of total offense. Wake Forest will once again resume ACC play Sept. 30 against rival Duke when the Blue Devils visit BB&T Field for Parents’ Weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

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barb and bear An online boutique unveiled University alumni create a unique marketplace for NYC artists and designers online BY TAYLOR HICKSON Contributing Writer One does not have to spend much time at all walking around Wake Forest’s campus to notice the all- too homogeneous sense of style that pervades the student body. This tendency, does not leave much room for individual stylistic expression, or even make one aware of the constantly new trends. Where would one turn to find such trends when even downtown Winston-Salem has a shortage of boutiques and stores from which to gauge changes in current style? This exact scenario is what inspired recent Wake Forest graduates Alana Branston (‘09) and Gabriel Thomas (‘07) to co-found “Barb and Bear,” an online boutique store that features local artists and designers from one of the largest cultural centers on the east coast, New York City. The site itself, www., was an attempt by Thomas and Branston to first create

something for the artistic community where they could share their designs and products, and second, to garner profit. “We were meeting a lot of artists with great ideas and great production, and we asked ourselves, why is this person’s collection not popular?” Thomas said. Branston and Thomas, also known as Barb and Bear Sheriff, launched the site on August 2, eight months after they finalized the idea on New Year’s Eve. It took them six months to finish the necessary legwork for the site, which included six month of coding the website, lining up designers and testing out the website’s functionality to complete the legwork. Both born and raised in upstate New York, the co-founders decided to base the site out of the Big Apple due to the abundance of local artists who do not have the means to spread the word of their work. “There’s a great community feeling here,” Branston said. “I don’t think there’s really a lot out there that makes it easy for people who don’t live in New York to see what it’s like. We wanted to take a snapshot of New York artists and put it out for everyone to see.” In the beginning, the two co-founders located artists while strolling through the city on foot. They encountered more and more artists by going to places such as 3RDWARD Brooklyn, a popular shop in the Williamsburg neighborhood, and meeting people at other smaller trunk shows. Through these methods, they finalized a list of 24 artists who would be the first ones to be promoted. From there, the process developed through artist recommendations and emails asking Barb and Bear to take their work. “We weren’t sure if it was going to take off, but the overwhelmingly

positive has been really inspiring. Once people started telling us how much they liked the site, we really dug in,” Branston said. The site itself, run solely by the two founders, has a simplistic layout that, while aesthetically pleasing, does not overwhelm the viewer. The four main sections are the home page, a blog page, a cart and an information page of the site, which its founders dubbed “WTF?” The collection of work is a mix of men’s and women’s wear, housewares, accessories and other more abstract pieces. They include collections such as Leroy’s Place, which features earrings and prints heavily influenced by graffiti and street art; Urban Cricket, a collection of printed T-shirts and tanks; Paisley Magic, a mix of tote and duffel bags whose prints and overall design are influenced from the artist’s Indian heritage; and Mesqueen New York, a more vibrant boutique that turns spandex prints into leggings. Each link includes a photo and a short biography of the artist directly above their collection. “Your style should be a reflection of your personality,” Thomas said. “Don’t dress yourself based on what other people tell you you should look like. Everyone likes something different. We like to have a good mix in terms of what people are actually making.” Thomson and Branston have organized a launch party in November in an empty retail spot in SoHo, which coincides with their friend’s album release. After kickstarting the project, their immediate goal is to generate press and spread the word. “We want to establish ourselves as the place for New York City artists,” Thomas said. “New York is always the forefront of fashion and style, and we really want to always be the first people to have that next new thing.”

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“This isn’t even close to my name.” “Can I get a venti water please?” “I’ll have a skinny, no whip, half caf, vanilla latte with a shot of hazelnut... ummm tall.” “I don’t get the pastries because they are so fattening.” “I’m a gold card member, so can I get my refill?”

Tweets from the Forest @WFU_Pit: “Welcome back alums. Enjoy your demon deacon commemorative hang over.” @WakeForestProbs: “85% of students come to the stadium, 20% go to the game #gameday #schoolspirit” @liltingbanshees: “Because two wrongs don’t make a right, but two rights out the Polo entrance will put you in the 15th most dangerous neighborhood in America.” @ShitWFGirlsSay: “#youknowyouneedtodolaundrywhen the only clean bras you have left are bedazzaled”

Celebrity gossip After Emily Maynard broke his heart last season of The Bachelorette, Sean Lowe will be handing out the roses in the upcoming season of The Bachelor. The businessman, age 28, from Dallas, Texas believes that the process can work and he is optimistic that he can find his wife on the show. His season will begin in January. The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sept. 23. HBO’s Homeland took the award for best drama series and ABC’s Modern Family won for comedy series. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis shared many PDA-filled moments in New York City this past weekend. The couple wore matching Chicago Bears shirts and were spotted canoodling and kissing in Central Park.

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Simple tricks make sleeping easier Self Magazine has six ways for attaining a better night’s sleep amidst of a busy schedule BY HANNAH DALEY Staff Writer While lack of sleep is an undeniable problem for college students, according to Self, there are several ways to obtain better shut-eye. Although most people think they must get eight hours every night, eight hours is not set in stone. Some people may only need five hours, while others may need nine. Self suggests you average the number of hours you get of sleep next time while on vacation without setting an alarm; this will help determine how much sleep you really need. Everyone loves a good nap, but sometimes we oversleep and become groggy, or it takes us so long to fall asleep that, by the time we do, we have to wake up for class. Self suggests taking a nap between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. so that it won’t interfere with nighttime rest, and it will be late enough so that you’re tired. The length of these naps should be between 15 and 30 minutes to avoid waking up from a deep sleep, or 90 minutes (if you have enough time) in order to complete the whole sleep cycle. Depending on the length of nap you want to take, make sure to factor in the 10 minutes it takes to actually fall asleep, setting your alarm for about 30 minutes or 100 minutes. We have all been to a late-night Miller Center workout session due to not having time to go earlier in the day, or to avoid the huge crowds that add to the infamous sweaty stench, but is going that late really good for your sleep?

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Taking naps between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. as well as having total darkness while you sleep can help you feel more well-rested. According to Self, you should try working out four hours before going to bed. However, if you must exercise that late, take a cool shower after to speed up your temperature decline. Along with keeping your body temperature cool before you go to bed, you should also keep your bedroom at a cool temperature. When the core body temperature is declining, you fall asleep faster. Therefore, keep your bedroom about three degrees cooler than the preferred daytime temperature. Waking up early can also affect your sleep cycle. If you are used to going to

bed at about the same time, trying to force yourself to fall asleep earlier to compensate for waking up early may make it harder to fall asleep. Self states that the more hours you spend in bed not sleeping, the more your body will associate your bed with being awake. One last piece of advice would be to never read yourself to sleep. Light, including light from electronics, is a main component for reading, and light suppresses production of the sleeppromoting hormone melatonin. Instead of reading, listen to quiet music or take 10 slow and calm inhalations and exhalations.

Explore hidden food holidays Month of September celebrates range of American delicacies BY EMILY BURNISTON Staff Writer As Americans, we have a strong penchant to celebrate. But how do we celebrate? With food, of course! From Thanksgiving turkey to Fourth of July hot dogs, these special days just wouldn’t be the same without the traditional meals we all know and love. But what about the other 354 nongovernment holidays in the year? Well, my hungry friends, agricultural unions and snack food reps have found the answer to that — National Bacon Day, National Cupcake Day and National-Eat-Grits-for-Breakfast-Day, to name a few. A Google search for “National Food Holidays” will give a lengthy grocery list of reasons to celebrate with a full stomach. In fact, it’s hard not to look at the calendar and realize you’ve failed to

observe National Ice Cream Month (in July) or forgot that it was National Free Iced Coffee Day (you missed that one back in March). I would like to begin by first apologizing for the tardiness of this article. It recently came to my attention that National Bacon Day came and went on Sept. 1 without any substantially greasy or crispy bacon-filled celebrations to show for it. But fear not, hungry friends, I’ve searched my recipe book and cross-checked my calendar to find all the delicious food holidays that await in September. Have you been craving McNuggets? That’s probably because it’s National Chicken month. Sweet tooth been bothering you? It’s National Honey month too. But don’t fill up just yet, get out your chopsticks (or just hold on to your fork if you’re chopstick-challenged like me) and grab a sushi roll for National Rice Month. Actually, it’s National Rice Grown-InAmerica Month, so be sure to check the package and make sure those grains are made in the USA.

While we’re celebrating with Uncle Sam, it’s also National All-American Breakfast Month. What is an “all-American breakfast” you may ask? Biscuits of course! That’s right, it’s also National Biscuit Month, so feel free to carb-load with an extra steaming-hot delicious biscuit next time you’re in the Pit. National Mushroom Month was formally celebrated at the very first National Fried Mushroom eating contest in the “mushroom capital of the world” of Kennett Square, Penn. On Sept. 8, Jamie McDonald set the world record for fried mushroom eating when he consumed 5.5 lbs. of mushrooms in eight minutes. I think it is safe to say that he is a fun-guy. Don’t worry, just throwing a handful of mushrooms on your salad counts as celebrating too. And be sure to save room because October’s good for more than just Halloween candy — it’s country ham, apple, caramel, chili, cookie, seafood, pretzel, pork, popcorn and pickled pepper month too!

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He Said, She Said | Long distance relationships

Does distance have to end a relationship? BY PHILLIP WEINSTEIN Contributing Writer He Said It is true. Many people may not believe it, but long distance relationships do work on occasion. In fact, several of my hallmates have long distance relationships that seem to be thriving, despite the fact that they all have different approaches on how to deal with them. Is it difficult? Yes. Is it a lot of work? Yes. But it does have its benefits if both parties truly care about one another. One of them, freshman, Dan Allen of Norwell, Mass., has been in a long distance relationship for over a year with a girl who goes to College of Charleston. He explains that when “it is right, it’s right.” He goes to say that he texts his girlfriend throughout the day and calls her several times during the week, showing that as long as both parties put in effort, it can work. Another, freshman Elliot Andrews of North Carolina, has been in a relationship for two years that has had its ups and downs, but overall has been a great experience. He also texts and communicates with her every day. “There is no key to success, it just depends on the relationship,” he said. The more I talk to both Elliot and Dan, the more it seems that communication is the true answer to the having a long distance relationship work. But be forewarned, Elliot’s friend, Alex, recently got out of a long distance relationship and says “there simply is not the intimate contact that there is in a day to day relationship. If you don’t see a girl from months on end, you lose the spark in the relationship.” So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. People can be in long distance relationships if both parties put

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Mileage between couples may be detrimental to the relationship, but if the connection is still there, it may survive even in college. in the effort. Sometimes the spark is lost and after a while people break up, but it is definitely possible. I would not personally go out of my way looking for them, but do not give up on your current long distance relationship that may be having some problems. They can and do work out if people try hard enough.

BY ERIN PATTERSON Contributing Writer She Said Long distance relationships during college certainly aren’t rare. The rarity is a relationship that survives four years of

college. Dating someone in the same town as you is easy compared to dating someone who lives in a different state. Every summer, high school sweethearts are faced with the reality that they’re moving away from each other, and they have to decide whether or not a long distance relationship is possible in college. The beginning of the year is especially crucial, particularly for freshmen. Orientation and the first month of college is easily one of the most exciting parts of the year. Everyone is excited to go out, have a good time and make new friends. If two people can stay committed to each other after being apart for a few weeks of the orientation mayhem, they’re doing pretty well. In the

midst of the workload and fun, the second challenge is creating time to spend with each other. Two people at different colleges are bound to have different schedules, so finding time to sit down and have a good conversation on Skype or over the phone is tough. Of course, making that time isn’t impossible. It is just very different than being able to see each other and be in the same room with each other like in high school. Numerous couples can fully recognize the first two challenges, but never anticipate the third and most destructive: change. Four years of college is bound to change people in unpredictable ways, just like four years of high school changed us. In high school, however, couples spend time with each other and generally with the same group of friends, so they evolve along the same lines. Going to different colleges means having totally separate friends and experiences; two people in different places tend to evolve along different lines. Does that mean long distance relationships are impossible in college? Of course not! They have just about the same probability of working out as any relationship does over the course of four years. It’s a slim chance, but it’s still possible. Despite popular opinion otherwise. Besides, fear of failure shouldn’t prevent couples from at least trying to make it work. Too many couples break up after high school on the premise that long distance relationships are impossible, only for those couples to find that they get to college and miss being together. The real question high school sweethearts need to ask themselves is whether or not they want to stay together during their college experience; the rest will fall into place.

Sound Judgement | The Roots

A concert experience for the ages: The Roots Wake Radio sounds off on the eclectic style of older but popular band BY LAUREN SUFFOLETTO Guest Columnist Why settle for the auto-tuned, pretenders of the hip-hop world when you can appreciate what is real and legendary? Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to set you free from the shackles of the mainstream, and to remind you one of the greatest bands on Earth, a band that has that has earned this title for nearly 25 years through their extraordinary music-making. For those of you who have yet to be inspired or acquainted with the one and only, I’d like you to meet The Roots. I strongly believe in quality over quantity, and this past year I was lucky enough to experience The Roots not once, but twice. My first opportunity was the House of Blues in Boston, Mass. the day after Christmas. (What a wonderful present, I know.) The second time was rather recent in Raleigh,

N.C., at the conclusion of the Hopscotch Music Festival. Each performance reached far beyond my expectations. Their ability to entertain and play instruments live accompanied by their unrivaled passion and artistry make this band inherently unique. At a show, you will hear anything from blazing hip-hop to soulful jazz to blistering rock. Unsurprisingly, the Boston show featured songs like “Make My” off their most recent album Undun, which released in early December, shortly before the concert. At Hopscotch there were pleasant Photo courtesy of surprises, with hits like “The Seed 2.0” and The Roots present an alternative from the mainstream music throwbacks like “You Got Me” sparking world, getting to the core of what real artistry and talent means. enthusiasts. Emcee Tariq’s “Black Thought” delivers the perfect verse that effortlessly plays with conviction and ravages ‘round the nature, The Roots will never be transient streams through his subconscious with an riffs of his guitar. His skill shines through in sound. They are, as their name suggests, inherent, prophetic message. Drummer even more with his self-initiated vocal and foundational, providing the essential ‘roots’ Ahmir “?uestlove” lays down the tightest, guitar line duet most famously in the band’s for future bands. Although you may have most complex rhythms you’ve ever heard. version of George Thurgood’s “Bad to the listened to their repertoire and watched He exudes an energy that is infectious, and Bone.” This was a special performance them as the house band on Late Night with seamlessly delivers the perfect percussion. It during the Boston show, along with Guns Jimmy Fallon, I highly recommend you see is always a joy to watch the hard-working ‘n’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” which them for yourself, in concert. Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson as he became a clear favorite by their second It will be a ground-breaking, borderline parades proudly around the stage a true version of this power rock anthem during religious experience that will forever alter entertainer. Guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas Hopscotch. Characterized by their timeless your musical spirit.

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Abroad Column | York Adventures

Exploring the English countryside Students take time to discover the medieval adventures that can be found in Northern England BY HILARY BURNS Staff Columnist

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Remember in Shrek when Donkey and Shrek are walking through the medieval kingdom and everything is “Ye Olde Foot Locker” or “Abercrombie and Witch”? That was the scene that popped into my head as I walked from the train station into the town of York. My two friends and I left London to explore the countryside after I finally learned how to look the right way before crossing the city streets. Being in the large city of London, you sometimes forget that you are in a larger England, so we were anxious to learn about the English culture and eat real fish and chips. After leaving the station, we walked through the gate of the enormous stone wall that lies around the city. Thanks to a few tourist brochures we picked up, I learned that the Romans put up the wall before the Vikings took the city over a thousand years ago. Just when I started to question why we left one of the most modern melting pots of the world to come spend a weekend in a Viking town, I read something else in my brochures. The town’s largest tourist attractions revolve around two things: ghosts and

chocolate. And what could be better than that? The three of us decided to have a night out in this charming town, so our first stop was a ghost tour. We chose which tour we wanted to do (yes, there were many options) and got there half an hour early. The meeting place was outside a pub so we decided to kill some time inside and maybe even talk to locals. We walked in and an older man clearly intoxicated, pointed at us and asked in a thick accent, “Are you all Yankees?” This turned a few heads in the bar and we spent the rest of the time in a booth in the back corner by ourselves. At 8:01 p.m, we walked outside, and there was no one to be seen around the meeting place for the ghost tour that was supposed to start at 8:00 p.m. Confused, we asked two locals if they had seen anyone with the tour and they pointed to the center of town and said a group of 30 people left going in that direction. Apparently, the English are very prompt. So we ran to the center of town to catch up with the group. The tour was lead by a man dressed head to toe in black, complete with a black cape and an eerie walking stick. His theatrical voice told stories of murders, hangings and unexplained presences in the buildings of York. We came to the remains of a circular castle with no roof on the top of a large grass hill in the middle of town. I stared at the castle that was built in the 11th century and tried to comprehend

the amount of history I was looking at. Where we were standing was once a moat surrounding the medieval York Castle. The man in the cape told us a mass suicide occurred here hundreds of years ago, and, needless to say, their spirits still haunt the castle today. We ended at the gargoyle-covered York Minster Cathedral and, by this time, I got chills every time someone bumped into me. I was expecting to see Casper jump out at me at any moment. To carry on with our crazy night, we went to check out a few haunted pubs. Unfortunately, the majority of people at the Golden Fleece and the Yorkshire Terrier were middle-to-older aged men, so we didn’t make many friends. I think they were a little confused about why three college-aged girls were at their pub, but we enjoyed the haunted atmosphere. We took a cab back to our hotel and by the time our crazy night ended we looked at the clock and laughed. We were in bed by 11:32 p.m. The next day we went back to the Golden Fleece for lunch, and the bartender greeted us by asking, “You’re quiet today girls. Are we still tired from last night?” We awkwardly laughed and found a table in the back. The three American girls clearly stood out a bit from the usual crowd in the pub. York is a breathtaking city, full of fascinating history and delicious chocolate, but its authentic English culture is very different from the modern world of London we are now used to.

Trend Alert | Granny Gone Wild

Make grandma your fashion inspiration It may be surprising, but you can find the perfect fashionable fall outfit in your granny’s closet BY MEGHAN HARRINGTON Staff Writer Instead of sharing clothes with your roommate this fall, give your cute old grandma a call because the tables have certainly turned. Call your grandma whose style you’ve always internally criticized because her antiquated taste is all over the runway this fall. Now, now. Don’t get offended. Your more modern style is incorporated in this fall’s look too. It is sort of a grannymeets-2012 kind of season. Something I like to call “granny gone wild.” The fashion designers are bringing us back to a much simpler time. Imagine the women who bid sweet sorrows to their husbands as they left for World War II. They donned military inspired double breasted pea coats paired with loafers and accessorized with brooches and felt hats. Military inspired coats, tops and shoes are one of the most

influential trends on the runway today. Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Valentino and others are strong supporters of this trend. Slip-on loafers of all kinds dominate as well. They are adorable and, well, you should switch it up — you can’t wear boots every day. Winter hats and fedoras are my personal favorite accessory for this fall. It’s a bold move but a hat can truly do a lot for an ensemble. And yes, brooches are making a comeback too! Also found in grandma’s closet are old fashioned inspired sheer blouses in feminine colors. Think soft pretty colors like light pink and cream. In theme with the vintage feminine feel, velvet also plays an important role. Velvet is a popular fabric choice for Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren and others. Personally, I excitedly await for it to get chilly so I can unveil the velvet winter dresses that I adore. These trends are a nice change of pace in comparison to the overdone, head to toe, in-your-face neon outfits. I feel I’ve developed a chronic headache due the never ending tacky obsession with neon. But with autumn just around the corner, I think it’s about time to box up the neon crop tops and bring out the

classic feminine blouses. On that note, there are some things from your modern wardrobe that need a little modification and you’ll be ready for autumn. The clothing item from this past summer that deserves an award for most success is surely high-waisted denim shorts. These have become a lovely staple for everyone. However, now that fall is almost here, invest in some high waist jeans! Don’t worry, they have the same flattering effect on your body as the shorts. For those of you that dare to slip out of your comfort zone, try on some ankle cropped pants! The last and very important order of business is geometric prints. We all own a few geometric printed items. However, this fall, designers went a little geo-crazy, and we have geo-prints on geo-prints on geo-prints. Mix them up, wear them head to toe — whatever you like. This fall, fashion designers have indeed created the ultimate array of materials and colors. They adder classic feminine with modern geometrics to get granny chic.

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Student Artist Profile | Emily Lou Collins

Senior art student calls art her “WD-40”

Art major discovers that painting is not only an outlet or escape for her, but also a way of life and a future BY ELLE CZURA Staff Writer

Emily Lou Collins, perhaps better known as “Lou,” brings a splash of artistic coloring to the Wake Forest campus. The senior visual arts major and biology minor came to Wake Forest from her hometown of Beaufort, S.C. Her trade in painting, which she calls realistic impressionism, began at an early age, stemming from her fear of reading. “When I was in lower school I wasn’t the best reader and got picked on for mispronouncing words,” Collins said. “It bummed me out so much that, during reading time, I would feel embarrassed to read so I would draw pictures hiding behind the book. I was convinced that if I was good enough at drawing then I wouldn’t need to read when I grew up.” And even today, Collins has developed her artistic talent into a necessary part of her daily life. She has begun dabbling in sculpture, through a class offered here at the university. “I am questioning dropping PA school and becoming an architect, thanks to the opportunities and many forms of art available on campus,” Collins said. In addition to sneaking in time at Scales, Collins has a nonchalant easel set up in the corner of her living room, so “when people are sitting on the couch watching TV, I can

walk over to my canvas and paint for a little, and then leave it be.” Collins manages to balance her academics and personal passion of the arts through commission work outside of school and through her volunteer work with the oncology unit at Brenner’s Children Hospital, where she organizes arts and crafts with the patients. Looking through her own portfolio, Lou explains that her inspiration comes everywhere. A flower series completed by the artist shows a great example of observation. “The combination of my passion for color and impressionism translates this observation into a concept,” Collins said. The young artist claims that Eugène Delacroix is her 18th century crush and dreams that one day she will open her own gallery and teach classes. Collins currently offers her own piece of advice to young student-artists on campus: “Show work! Also, take classes that require equipment you won’t have a chance to work with outside of college (like printmaking) and get involved with the Winston-Salem Art Association,” Collins said. She advises aspiring art students by saying, “Also get to know the amazing faculty because they have a body of knowledge that is hard to access outside of a university. Lastly, don’t settle into your thought process, branch out and try different things while you can.” Collins has discovered that the painting process is a vital element to her being. Art has become a full-time job for this artist in many ways, because she is “constantly collecting ideas and experiences that [she] wants to one day convert into a unique presentation of [her] perspective on some subject.” So, what is her favorite part of it

all? “The finished product, because it is the resolution to the on-going process that I can never again recreate,” Collins said. As for the current, Collins explained how

much art affects her and how big of an impact it has had on her life. She said, “The one semester I didn’t take an art class, I was miserable. Art is my WD-40.”

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Senior Emily Lou Collins shares how her involvement in the arts at the university has served as an outlet and prepared her for life.

Anderson Williams (‘99) shows at START Gallery BY STEPH HYATT Contributing Writer In light of Homecoming and the return of alumni to the Alma Mater, an air of reminiscence seemed in order. The alumni were also lucky in being able to catch the end of a START Gallery exhibit for one of their own. Anderson Williams’ (‘99) exhibition titled (Re)Generations opened Sept. 4 and wrapped up Sept. 22. If you didn’t get a chance to see (Re)Generations, let me paint you a mental picture of the exhibition. If you’re under the impression that the works featured in the gallery this past September consisted of lovely renditions of still lifes or landscapes, you’re sorely mistaken. Instead, I observed a frenetic explosion of monochrome splotches and streaks coalescing occasionally with vaguely humanesque figures. Shades of white, grey and black paints flung haphazardly met distinctly dripped candle wax across canvases of varying shapes — some perfectly square while others took on the shape of your favorite foldable pong table, all arranged carefully and mounted against a few whitewashed walls. I’m not going to try to appear super hip and knowledgeable and tell you that I immediately “got” the paintings as I slowly made my way around the gallery. Honestly, the ominous and intense works

were foreboding, at least initially. Williams clearly dealt with some heavy stuff while painting these. I learned later that he started painting the works as a reaction to the death of his father in 2009. However, despite my personal gravitation toward the superficial and aesthetically pleasing, I really enjoyed my time viewing all that was (Re)Generations. To describe this exhibit as merely

“thought-provoking” or “deeply moving” would be a glaring understatement. Although one or two of the works reminded me of what I must look like to everyone else during my 9 a.m. class after a good, wholesome night at The Last Resort, others resonated with me on a deeper level. For a while I even imagined I was Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when he’s looking at “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte”

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The START Gallery featured alumnus Anderson Williams’ innovative (Re)Generations exhibit throughout the month of September.

inside The Art Institute of Chicago. Some of these feral works within the exhibit left me grappling with introspective questions like, “Who am I?” “What does it all mean?” “Am I just a single speck within a larger painting that is life?” “Am I a speck or am I the giant amorphous figure in the foreground trying to break free from all the surrounding drips of paint?” I could go on but you get what I mean. Williams manages to make even the most blasé of college students feel something when they see his work. Furthermore, I learned after attending his talk Sept. 20 that despite his choice of “dark” or “gloomy” colors that we normally associate with death, the paintings in actuality were about life and relinquishing what we cannot control. In retrospect, I can totally see that. All the paintings did seem to hum and vibrate with energy. Objects oftentimes appeared to bounce off the canvas. Some of the figures even looked like phases of meiosis. He was right — the paintings were about life from the very beginning. Unfortunately, if you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition, it’s over and the paintings are all packed up and presumably back in Williams’ care. But, if you’d like to view the exhibit in digital form, the START Gallery has a Flickr account with an album containing pictures of the exhibition that can be found under the “past” section of wfustartgallery. com.


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