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Latest fall shows hit the small screen Page 16 It’s getting hot in here: Bikram yoga Page 18

Angela Mazaris weighs in on Chickfil-A controversy Page 7 Is the 2012 election overrated? Page 7

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Though the Republican and Democratic conventions sought to energize their base in the two months before the election, they also hoped to appeal to youth voters on issues that matter to them.

Both parties present widely different paths for students BY MEENU KRISHNAN Editor-in-chief krism9@wfu.edu “Four more years!” “Fired up, ready to go!” “U.S.A, U.S.A!” These were the kinds of chants that greeted President Barack Obama as he strode onto the stage Sept. 6 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, to deliver his much anticipated nomination acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “We don’t turn back,” Obama said. “We leave no one behind. We pull each other up.” The address capped four days of actionpacked convention events in downtown Charlotte, designed to energize Obama’s base and convince the American public of

his record on the economy, national security, healthcare, among many other issues. The DNC’s goals were clear from day one — foremost among them was to fundamentally distinguish their platform and agenda from that of the Republicans, who held their convention last week in Tampa. Beyond that end, the DNC sought to depict a narrative of where the nation was before Obama, where it went during his first term, and where it would go were he reelected. Bill Clinton’s nominating speech Sept. 5 alluded to the immense struggles faced by Obama upon assuming the presidency. “No president — no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years,” Clinton said. The convention also hoped to provide a personal portrayal of a president that many see as more aloof than some of his predecessors. Michelle Obama’s speech humanized

Obama, telling of when he used to pick her up for dates in a rusted car.“Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals you,” Obama said in what has already become one of the most popular lines of her speech. No matter your party, though, one resounding lesson emerged from both the Republican and Democratic conventions: the tremendous importance of minority votes in this election, and in particular, the youth vote. Both parties, though with widely divergent visions for the country, sought to appeal to the youth vote. In this issue, we take a look at how the parties’ platforms stack up against each other. Most relevant for Wake Forest students, we look at what each of the candidates’ policies means for youth issues including student loans, health care, and minorities including women, LGBTQ, and ethnic groups.

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Formation“of committees signals progress This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

On Sept. 6, President Hatch sent a broadcast email to the campus community announcing the formation of a series of advisory committees, focused on three aspects of university life: the choice of Commencement speaker, the search for a new Vice President for Campus Life and the presence of Chick-fil-A in Benson University Center. We could not be happier that the administration has decided to more deliberately involve students, faculty and staff in the higher levels of decision-making at the university. A few months ago, the Old Gold & Black took a strong stance on the Commencement speaker selection process after what we considered a less-than-rousing speech to the Class of 2012. In a May 22 editorial, we called upon President Hatch to enact

We could not be happier that the administration has moved forward to more deliberately involve students and faculty/staff in the higher levels of decision-making at the university.

a more transparent process, to “directly involve students, faculty and administrators from all areas in determining next year’s graduation speaker... to clearly outline... how that speaker will be chosen next year.” With the formation of this committee, President Hatch has done just that. While questions remain — for example, how will students be elected to the committee? How much say will the committee have in making the

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final decision? Will diverse academic departments be equally represented? — we are invigorated by the tremendous progress this announcement represents towards inclusion and a more cooperative relationship among students, faculty and the administration. Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Ken Zick is one of the most wellknown faces on campus. A well-respected professor, a beloved administrator and a staunch advocate for students, Zick will be missed after he steps down from his administrative position at the end of this year. Therefore, it is crucial that the new Vice President for Campus Life be able to serve as a liaison between the students and administration, especially as the campus expands.

Lastly, we welcome the opportunity to engage in substantive dialogue about the role of Chick-fil-A on campus. Our front page story last week, “Campus silent on Chick-fil-A,” sparked some readers, including LGBTQ Center Director Angela Mazaris, to write in rejecting the depiction of the campus as indifferent to the issue. They called for the need for open discussion and dialogue about what having Chickfil-A on campus means in relation to our university’s ethos. Here’s our chance. The time has come for students to participate. We frequently complain that the administration does not listen to us, that decision-making takes place without our input. President Hatch has shown his willingness to work with the student body. Let’s show the administration what a worthy decision that was.

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Parking changes force students off-campus Construction on campus has led to more overcrowding as administration considers options BY JULIE HUGGINS News Editor huggjn0@wfu.edu Parking is one of the most commonly cited problems on campus. For the first couple of weeks of school, everything seems overcrowded, everyone is confused and one of the most frequent complaints is not being able to find a decent place to park. “We ask that the community be patient during the first two weeks of any semester,” Jim Alty, associate vice president for facilities management, said. This year, patience seems especially needed on the heels of multiple changes that have been made to the parking system since last year. Freshmen parking experienced the largest change, as the newest members of the university now must park in front of the Coliseum during the week, and when there is a home football game, move their cars between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday nights or face a towing charge of 125 dollars for their vehicle. “It’s a hassle,” freshman Taylor McKeel said. “Parking off campus, without knowing the shuttle schedule well, and then being

told two days before our first home game that we have to move our cars or else we get fined is a real problem.” “We would prefer they not have to move, of course,” Alty said. “But what we’re saying is that there are six home football games a year and we encourage them to drive to campus and park right next to their residence halls during that time. In some regards, it is a good thing.”

In reality, what we’ve done is as good a solution as we could have worked out for this academic year.” Jim Alty

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Sophomore parking may also have moved, but those students are quite used to their lot, which held their cars last year as well. “The reality is [sophomore parking] is the only reasonable way we could have accommodated the construction that started last year,” Director of Parking and Transportation Services Alex Crist said. At this point in time, there are no major plans to add additional parking on campus, despite ideas to build an underground parking deck below the location of the Q lot, an idea that was released with last year’s master campus plan. “We have been asked by the administration to consider possible

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The number of parking spots available in Lot Q has been dramatically reduced as a result of the construction on campus. options for additional parking in the future,” Alty said. “Our plans are to explore some opportunities for additional parking, which include looking at places on the campus perimeter that we could convert to lots.” The university is working to further accommodate students who choose not to bring a vehicle to campus. Many students are already aware of the ZipCars, a cheap way to rent cars for quick travel around WinstonSalem. The university is also introducing a new program, a nationwide endeavor called “ZimRide” to match students without cars to

POLICE BEAT Underage Consumption • University Police observed an offender laying in the grass in Lot N unresponsive. The offender had consumed alcohol. The offender was allowed to return to his room because he was responsive. The report was filed at 2:15 a.m. August 27. • University Police observed an offender sick from consuming alcohol outside Luter. The offender refused any help from ERT’s and advised she was fine to return to her room. The report was filed at 12:23 a.m. August 28. • A custodial worker observed an offender asleep on the floor in Poteat. The offender had consumed alcohol and could not get into her suite. She was in possession of a suite mate’s ID. The report was filed at 8:25 a.m. August 28. • A University Police officer was exiting the parking lot by the Welcome Center and observed subject standing in the grass area vomiting. Subject advised he had been drinking off campus. Subject was polite and cooperative. The driver of the vehicle had not been drinking.  The report was filed at 10:49 p.m. August 31. •University Police responded to a call in reference to the odor of marijuana. Upon arrival, officers could smell marijuana but could not tell where it was coming from. Offenders were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.  All were polite and cooperative.  The report was filed at 12:08 a.m. Sept. 2.

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President Nathan O. Hatch delivered the convocation address before the newest members of the Divinity School Sept. 4.

other students headed to the same destination. With so many changes and so many people moved off campus for parking, it is not difficult to see why some students are complaining about parking and why many others are just confused as to what is going on and why. “Always, there are a couple weeks of frustration as people work out parking patterns,” Alty said. “In reality, what we’ve done is as good a solution as we could have worked out for this academic year.”

• A crowd in the Barn began pushing and shoving causing a victim to fall to the floor. • An unknown male then punched the victim

in the face causing minor scrapes and bruising. The victim’s friend transported him to WFUBMC. The report was filed at 1:38 a.m. August 28. • Two subjects were at a party and got into an argument. WSPD Officers stated that based on the condition of the students’ clothing it was obvious some type of physical contact had occurred. Both subjects stated they were teammates on the baseball team and that the matter was over. No arrests or charges were made.  The report was filed at 12:05 a.m. Sept. 2.

Miscellaneous • A victim was intoxicated, sitting on a rock when he fell backwards hitting his head. University Police transported the victim to Student Health where he became unruly. The victim was then transported to WFUBMC for treatment.The report was filed at 1:19 a.m. August 28. • An older golf cart was reported missing. All 5 keys issued for it were accounted for. The golf cart was located behind Collins. There are no suspects at this time. The value of the golf cart was given as $1,500. The report was filed at 2:55 a.m. Sept. 2. • An RA in Davis requested an escort to student health for an intoxicated student. University Police advised that the student was too intoxicated to go down the stairs to the vehicle. EMS was dispatched and the victim was transported to Baptist Medical Center for treatment. The report was filed at 12:39 a.m. August 30. • An unknown white male damaged a wooden rail fence by jumping on it. The report was filed at 1:17 a.m. August 28.


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Love of liberal arts drives music professor BY JULIE HUGGINS News Editor huggjn0@wfu.edu Peter Kairoff is not just a university music professor. He is the director of the Venice Program at Casa Artom, as well as a concert pianist and a recording artist. His research includes finding artists whose music has never been recorded and making it available for the world. He has also covered many of the great musicians of the past. He came to the university in 1988, and yes, his music is available on iTunes. What is your role on campus? I have two or three main focuses in my work here. Of course, as a music professor, I teach music courses. I love to introduce young students to classical music in introductory classes as well as more advanced lessons for the music majors. One of my great loves is Music 101, where I just introduce students to the great composers of the past and watch their appreciation grow for all the great music that I love so much. Also, I’m a performing concert pianist. I travel the world. I just got back from China. The other thing that I do is be the overall director of the Venice Program. I oversee the budget and make sure the house is in good shape and help hand out scholarships for students going abroad.

because it’s such an enormously important country, and some of our core students from China are such excellent students and we’d love to have more of them. Some of our very best music students actually come from China. Having students from such a different background and such an important culture enriches the campus. What is your favorite part of Venice? I love Italy very much, and I love the lifestyle there. I love that there is art and history everywhere you go. When you’re just walking down the street, you don’t even need to go to a museum, it’s all right there. And it’s just so different from anywhere else. There are no cars, the streets are filled with water and it looks and feels like it did in the 1500s, so it’s like a time machine. It can transport you back in time. It’s very atmospheric, very beautiful. Why did you choose Wake? Well, I feel at home in a place that emphasizes the liberals arts. I like the fact that it is not just a straight music conservatory. The kids I teach are also interested in the sciences and literature and I have a general interest in those things myself, so I like being around other people, other professors and other students that are interested in lots of things. I like the interdisciplinary aspect of it all.

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What did you do in China? How was the experience?

I hear you can play almost any song on the piano. Is that true?

music, to be able to demonstrate the great pieces of Brahms and Beethoven and so on. It makes it easier to explain what’s going on inside of a piece of music to be able to demonstrate it, to say, here look at this part.

It was a great experience. Wake Forest is interested in being better known in China,

I don’t know if I can play any song but I do enjoy, when I’m teaching the history of

Do you have any advice for freshmen just starting out ?

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Be open minded to any class that comes your way because you may discover a lifelong passion that you never knew about before. And along those same lines, go to a classical concert once. It may just open your eyes and ears to a whole new world.

Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) to speak on civic engagement

Center for International New York Times bestselling Studies hosts Study Abroad Fair author to read and sign books

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in Wait Chapel, university alumna Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her eponymous show on MSNBC, will deliver a talk on civic engagement amongst emerging adults entitled “Only Youthful Folly Can Make Democracy Real.” The event is open to all members of the campus community. For more information, contact Christy Buchanan by email at buchanan@wfu.edu or by phone at (336) 7583320

From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 18 in Benson 401, representatives from Wake Forest and affiliated study abroad programs will be available during the Study Abroad Fair. Students interested in studying abroad or those who are unsure are encouraged to attend the fair where they can get more information about specific programs and or about study abroad in general. For more information, contact Nancy Metcalf at metcalf@wfu.edu or by phone at (336) 758-5938.

At 2:00 p.m. Sept. 7 in the ZSR Library Auditorium author Gillian Flynn will read and sign copies of her bestselling novel, Gone Girl. Her visit to campus is sponsored jointly by Bookmarks, the Program in Creative Writing, ZSR Library, WordsAwake!, the Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and the College Bookstore. Copies of her work will be available for purchase as well as signing by the author.


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CONVENTIONS 2012 Federal student loans make up 85 percent of the student loan market and represent a pressing issue for thousands of college students around the nation today. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average cost of tuition for all institutions in the nation stands at $32,617. Students turned out in droves for Obama in the 2008 elections, but the question now is: will they do so now with these loans still hanging over our heads? Democrats The fact that both Michelle and Barack Obama were paying off student debt even into their first few years of marriage was frequently alluded to in Charlotte over the course of the convention. Pell Grants, money set aside bv the government specifically to send underprivileged students to college, was a hot buzzword in many of the speeches. The official Democratic platform takes the stance that the federal student loan system demands continued reform and Pell Grants be made more accessible. The Student Aid

STUDENT LOANS

and Fiscal Responsibility Act was introduced in 2009 and it aims to expand federal Pell Grants and end the practice of federally subsidized private loans, using all federal student loan funding for Direct Loans and potentially cutting the federal deficit by $87 billion over 10 years. The platform encourages the pursuit of these policies and an avoidance of increasing interest rates on student loans at all costs. Essentially, this cuts out the banks as middlemen and allows students to borrow directly from the government at a lower cost. Obama also introduced the income-based repayment option for federal loans. This option offers a chance for middle-income earners to have their debt obligation determined by their salary, so that paying off loans doesn’t become overwhelming. Overall, the Democratic Party platform focuses mainly on increasing Pell Grant awards and Obama’s student loan reform efforts while calling for more financial aid support, a Race to the Top-styled program to encourage colleges to bring costs down and denounces for-profit colleges.

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HEALTHCARE Democrats

Republicans

The Democrats plan on upholding the Affordable Care Act, including strengthening Medicaid and Medicare and cracking down on healthcare fraud.In terms of women’s rights, the platform supports “a woman’s right to choose.” In particular, the party supports abortion rights in all instances, as stated in the 1973 Supreme Court verdict Roe v. Wade. The Democratic Party “strongly and unequivocally supports...a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

The Republicans resolve to repeal the Affordable Care Act, “the high-water mark of an outdated liberalism, the latest attempt to impose upon Americans a euro-style bureaucracy to manage all aspects of their lives.” As for women’s issues, the Republican party is firmly pro-life, vowing to “affirm the dignity of women by protecting the sanctity of human life.” The platform separates abortion from healthcare and argues that “abortion endangers the health and well-being of women, and we stand firmly against it.”

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Republicans The Republican Party takes a hard line in advocating for the conclusive end of all federal student loans. Instead, the party platform would provide banks with government money to distribute private student loans. The main sentiment seems to be that a greater variety of loan choices will indirectly result in a more realistic approach when it comes to attending college and borrowing funds. It is the general ideal of the Republican party that a more significant division in the economic workforce is more favorable to bring the nation out of a recession. The platform also encourages competition with traditional four-year colleges, including “expanded community colleges and technical institutions, private training schools, online universities, life-long learning and work-based learning in the private sector.” Overall, the RNC did not mention college accessibility or student loan reform hardly at all in Tampa. The main context in which students were mentioned was in reference to the less-than-favorable job market.

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LGBTQ ISSUES Democrats Their platform openly endorses gay marriage, the first major political party to do so: “At the core of the Democratic Party is the principle that no one should face discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.” The platform also supports overturning state constitutional amendments banning marriage for same-sex couples, as well as Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman.

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Republicans The Republicans’ platform reaffirms its support of a “Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” Defining marriage as the institution “which...has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values,” the GOP platform is vehemently opposed to gay marriage and upholds DOMA. The platform also “applauds the citizens of the majority of states which have enshrined in their constitutions the traditional concept of marriage.”

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For LGBTQ Center director Angela Mazaris, “it’s not just about the chicken” Angela Mazaris mazarise@wfu.edu

The campus may be, as the Old Gold & Black stated recently, “silent on Chick-filA,” but my office certainly hasn’t been. In the wake of Dan Cathy’s comments this summer, the LGBTQ Center has received phone calls, emails, and visitors, all of whom want to know what the university is planning to do about our campus Chickfil-A. In the past month I have spoken to members of the media, administrators both from Wake Forest and from other schools, students, faculty, and staff, prospective students, and alumni. People want to know if our Chick-fil-A will stay.

People want to know if Wake Forest is a welcoming place for members of the LGBTQ community. People want to know if we, campus consumers, have a say in what’s in our food court. In an attempt to answer some of these questions, the LGBTQ Center would like to invite the campus community to take part in a dialogue about what it means to be a responsible consumer. What does it mean to have business ethics? How do the choices that we make, both as individuals and as a university community, impact the lives of others, both on campus and around the world? What does it mean to live out our motto, Pro Humanitate, and how do we reconcile the fact that for one person, this may mean boycotting a particular business, while for another person it may mean making an active choice to patronize that company? Personally, I don’t eat at Chick-fil-A. I don’t do it, in spite of those delicious waffle fries, because I know that doing so would mean filtering money into a foundation that funds things with which I fundamentally disagree: practices like reparative therapy, in which counselors try to “cure”

Moving forward, the LGBTQ Center would like to invite the campus community to engage in dialogue around these ethical questions.

homosexuality; advocacy for the criminalization of homosexuality, and for laws that make it harder for LGBTQ people to have and protect their families; the lobbying of congress to urge them not to pass a bill condemning Uganda’s “death to homosexuals” law. But this conversation isn’t just about chicken. Dan Cathy’s remarks have touched off a firestorm of debate about marriage equality and LGBTQ rights, but the choices that we make as consumers every day go much further. Is the food we eat sustainably grown and harvested? Are the workers who prepare it paid a living wage? Is the clothing we wear made in sweatshops? Are the minerals in our smartphones mined in a responsible way? Moving forward, the LGBTQ Center would like to invite the campus community

to engage in dialogue around these ethical questions. And I do mean dialogue, not debate. One of our challenges as a university community is to learn how to respect, understand, and communicate with each other when we disagree over fundamental questions of ethics and morality. A key part of living our values of Pro Humanitate is understanding the diversity of humanity itself. To this end, the LGBTQ Center is working to organize several campus-wide opportunities for dialogue and education, both on Chick-fil-A and on business ethics more broadly. In the meantime, I invite you to visit the LGBTQ Center and tell us how you feel about Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus. I also encourage you to have conversations with each other about the choices you make as consumers, both at Chick-fil-A and elsewhere. Let us support each other in deliberative dialogue, and in working to communicate meaningfully across our differences. Ultimately this process of mutual understanding is at the heart of our campus life, and at the heart of the meaning of Pro Humanitate.

“ in nation Winston-Salem among hungriest cities Local Issues | Hunger

Part two of a series explores how to help alleviate local hunger

Aspen Kissell Guest columnist kissal11@wfu.edu

Our Role as a University When asked what they believe could be done to help the hunger problem, a majority agreed, other than lowering tuition, Wake should raise awareness, donate more left over food or food swipes from the Pit and Benson to local food banks, or conduct food drives. It is not surprising that Wake Forest students would come up with these wonderful ideas, but it is even more amazing to know exactly what they are capable of when driven by inspiration to create change. Two of our own, Karen Borchert and Jessica Jackson started “The Campus Kitchens Project” in 1999 as a student-run program, but are now creators of a national program with 25 Campus Kitchens in America. This all began with an idea for change, just like the ones that were given in the survey and continued to sprout Karen as “One of DC’s 40 People Under 40 to Watch,” named in The Washingtonian (Campus Kitchen). You, too, can gain inspiration from their

story and reap these same benefits with a little hard work and motivation.

What You Could Do But if you are like me and do not feel as though you inherited entrepreneurship genes, you can greatly contribute by participating in the many organizations on campus. Sixty-two percent out of the 200 students have not participated in any organizations focused on diminishing this hunger issue. Out of the 41 percent that do participate, 31 percent have joined in activities with Campus Kitchen, 13 percent with Wake Saturdays, and 5 percent with Campus Garden and 5 percent with various food banks such as Samaritan Ministries. Take a look at the many organizations on campus: Campus Kitchen saves almost 600 pounds of food every month by saving food that was cooked but never served to students on campus. This food is used as a food resource by many local social service agencies. There are opportunities to participate every week and only requires two hours. Volunteers are needed to retrieve, cook and deliver food. To sign up for a shift, email ckwfu.org or for more information visit ckwfu.org. Wake Saturdays is another student-run program that has volunteers who travel to the corner of Patterson Avenue to pass out food and clothing to the homeless community. This program is known for the

special relationships that are built among the students and the people who come for meals. The group meets between Kitchen and Poteat at 10:30 a.m.. on Saturdays. Only three volunteers for 1.5 hours are required.

Campus Garden was created to eventually have the food produced enter the Wake Forest food chain, but for now the garden has partnered up with Campus Kitchin to grow meals for the needy in our community. Volunteers are needed for every aspect of the gardening process from preparing healthy soil, planting, managing pests, harvesting, composting, and so on. One can volunteer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. Samaritan Ministries is a Christian ministry that serves hungry and homeless people throughout the year. Their programs include: Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Samaritan Inn (homeless shelter) and Project Cornerstone (substance recovery program for men). Volunteers are needed at the Soup Kitchen and to work overnight shifts at the Inn. For more information visit www. samaritanforsyth.org/volunteer.htm. Second Harvest Food Bank is the major distributor of donated food serving 380 nonprofit agencies across 18 counties. Volunteers are needed to feed the hungry, work in the office, assist with public relations, assist with fundraising, and much more. For more information visit hungernwnc.org. For more information on

Wake Forest students are very blessed, and it is time that we wake up to realize this.

all opportunities to volunteer at Wake Forest, contact the Volunteer Service Corps which is located in Benson 506 or email them at volunteer@wfu.edu.

The Challenge I have volunteered with both Campus Gardens and Campus Kitchen and truly enjoyed myself. If you grab a group of close friends and schedule 2 hours a week to volunteer with one of the many programs, you will not only be building your résumé and friendships, but you will also be building an awareness and humbleness that will benefit you for life. Wake Forest students are very blessed, and it is time that we wake up to realize this. Next time that you hear someone complain about the Pit, please proceed to tell them that there are many families in WinstonSalem that are very thankful for this food. It is clear that there is no way to erase poverty, but there is a way in which we as a university can make another person’s day a little better and one’s stomach a little fuller. For once let’s strive to lose. Let’s increase the percentages of students volunteering. So Wake Forest students, I challenge you. I know you can talk the talk… but can you walk the walk?


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Election 2012 | Checks & Balances

Major media overrates“presidential elections Citizens should not overlook the impact of local leadership

Colby Moore

Guest columnist moorcl11@wfu.edu When people think of the 2012 election, most Americans think of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Voters have been hearing for months about how one candidate is going to build up this nation and how his opponent represents everything that is moving America towards a downward spiral. The presidential election consistently gets an enormous amount of press coverage

because it is the only election where every voter in the country votes. Still, as a whole, the presidential elections do not warrant the attention they receive. The president actually has little effect on what happens throughout the entire government. The president has a say in foreign policy as well as how laws are implemented and is often viewed as the leader of the United States, but in terms of passing laws, he has no vote. He can veto laws he does not approve of and try to influence laws that he wants to get through Congress, but there is really nothing he can do about actually passing laws through Congress. The president cannot push a bill through that he wants to be passed. Only Congress has that power. Because of the limitations on the power of the president, as an entire body, Congress is by far the most influential branch of the government. As evidenced by the 112th Congress, the power of government lies with Congress.

The power that resides with Congress does not get the reception that it deserves during the election.

With the Republican controlled House of Representatives and the Democrats only narrowly holding the Senate, the president has very little influence over the daily operations of the government. President Obama has pleaded with Congress to pass certain bills that he feels would help the economy grow, but Congress has completely ignored the president’s requests. Instead, the members of Congress worked within their framework to pass what they wanted and on their own time. They were very deliberate in not allowing the president to influence what they passed and when they passed it. The clear power that resides with Congress does not at all get the reception that it deserves during the election season. The national media may focus on a few key elections, but it is very rarely that any-

one spends a great time solely on Congressional elections. Not only does Congress hold a lot more power than they get credit for in media attention of elections, but local and state governments almost always have the most impact on the daily lives and futures of the citizens. Still, very few people even know the names of their state and local representatives. These local contests are often the most overlooked elections every November. With the 2010 Elections, Democrats were caught overlooking the importance of local and state elections. They were too busy fighting to hold onto the Senate and pushing their national platform, which resulted in the Republicans taking control of many state houses and governorships. With the strong base of state leaders, the GOP began to implement many of their ideas on a state and local level because they know their proposals would never get by the Senate and President Obama.

“ provides no concrete proposals Nominee speech Election 2012 | Nomination Speeches

By playing it safe during election season, Romney takes a political gamble Peter Gauss

Guest columnist gauspe9@wfu.edu

After formally accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president, Mitt Romney delivered the most important speech of his life to a full Tampa Bay Times Forum with millions around the country and world watching closely. Throughout the 36-minute speech, Romney painted a personal biography that humanized the candidate who has struggled to define himself and lags behind President Obama in relating to the general American electorate. Romney gave a steady performance that highlighted the importance of his upbringing in Middle America, and the importance of faith in his life. He also addressed the central role his family has played toward his professional success. The speech captivated his audience and substantially aided in improving his ability to reach out to the average American, with whom he has previously been unable to connect.

The consensus on [his] speech is that it was a safe presentation of himself as a leader.

Furthermore, Romney utilized the grand stage of a national political convention to repair an image that has been battered by political rivals throughout the primary season and even more by the Obama campaign throughout the summer. Romney spoke heavily of his appreciation for women throughout his speech in a response to social policy attacks on social policy platforms that have been dubbed by Democrats as a “War on Women.” At times, Romney’s efforts to include women in his speech felt forced and calculated, but were certainly needed to try and close the double-digit gap in polls of female voters. Similarly, Romney defended his record at Bain Capital, emphasizing his success in private industry and his ability to make “tough decisions” creating a contrast to President Obama, who has minimal experience in the business world. Maybe the most straightforward objective in his speech, Governor Romney deftly began to unite a Republican Party that has experienced a fracture between the establishment and supporters of the Tea Party movement around the single idea they all agree upon: President Obama and his policies are the enemy of private enterprise, individual liberties, and American exceptionalism and he must be fired. Mitt Romney achieved a significant goal in establishing a level of humanness and

sensitivity that has been rarely seen from the former Massachusetts governor throughout this campaign season. However, in giving a personal narrative that attempted to win over the hearts of Americans, he failed to specify what would be accomplished in a Romney White House. Neither he nor any other speaker throughout the three day convention made a case for the proposed economic policy agenda. Romney has long been viewed as the candidate who can most successfully put the American back on the path to prosperity, but we have yet to hear what specific policies President Romney would enact to kickstart a stagnant economy. In the speech, Romney threw out his five-point policy agenda, but almost as an afterthought. Energy and education received a total of three sentences, and while he promised to raise income levels for the middle-class and foster American growth, no policy measures on how to do such things were presented. The consensus on Romney’s speech is that it was a safe presentation of himself as a leader who deserves the trust of Americans, but by playing it safe, the Romney Campaign has taken a political gamble. His platform is full of smart ideas on how to fix an economy that has struggled throughout the duration of President Obama’s first term, but he continues to refuse to talk about them. The risk Romney runs by playing this “make no mistakes” strategy is that he will allow President Obama to define his policies for him.

Starting in Charlotte at the Democratic Convention, expect the president to move away from personal attacks on his Republican counterpart and to begin a strong offensive on his policies. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget and Romney’s tax blueprint will continue to be painted as policies that favor the wealthiest citizens, while placing the burden on the middle class and punishes the poor by cutting funds to disaster relief (Hurricane Isaac), to Pell grants (college students) to Medicare. At the same time, President Obama will try to champion himself as the warrior of the American majority, promoting the investments he wants to make in schools and infrastructure, while lowering college tuition and increasing research and development for energy independence. Mitt Romney’s silence gives Democrats a clean slate to paint a dark image of what he has planned for the American middle class. Sooner or later, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will need to articulate their plans for fixing the economy. The plan to solely trumpet the failure of the president’s economic recovery plan (attacks that aren’t wholly true) has kept him close thus far. However, this strategy will surely be a losing strategy if no concrete proposals are made. Romney’s chances of winning this election depend on his ability to win the argument on tax reform and spending restraint as the path to economic vitality. As of yet, he has not begun to make that case.


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Young talent seen at Spry Freshmen on the men’s soccer team are proving to already be a huge asset BY CHARLIE FRANKEL Staff Writer francj9@wfu.edu

Michael Hoag (‘12) now reports on the very team that he used to play for BY MAX WOHLMUTH Sports Editor wohlmj11@wfu.edu Over the past few years, Michael Hoag has been an anchor on Wake Forest’s O-line. Unfortunately, it was finally time for him to leave the football field last year.

However, Hoag still remains on the sidelines as a part of the Demon Deacon football community. Hoag has returned to BB&T Field as a sideline reporter for Wake Forest IMG Sports Network. Hoag has always had the professional goal to work in broadcasting. “It was strange being on the field and not being able to help out [the team],” Hoag said. “But broadcasting is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I was excited to be out there.”

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And he very well should be excited. Hoag enters an industry that poses great difficulty for those that try to make a career out of it. To his credit, he was the recipient of the 2012 Jim McKay Postgraduate Scholarship, an award for one male and one female athlete displaying excellence in academics relating to the field of communication. However, Hoag knows that he must take the award in stride. “I was a little sidetracked because of football, but winning the scholarship meant a

It’s tough for a freshman athlete to work his or her way onto any NCAA team, but to earn significant playing time for a top-25 men’s soccer team as a freshman is even more impressive. Freshmen Michael Gamble and Jalen Robinson have not only earned playing time for themselves. In addition, they have performed as well as any other Demon Deacon on the team in the early-going of this season. Robinson has a goal and an assist through three games, while Gamble’s two goals in the team’s 3-1 victory over Boston University helped earn him Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week honors. “It means a lot to me,” Gamble said, calling the acknowledgment “a real confidence booster.” But he added, “To get those wins really meant a lot more to me than that.” The 5-foot-9, 145-pound Robinson and 5-foot-7 140-pound Gamble will always be two of the smaller guys on the field, but as

See Hoag, Page 14

See Spry, Page 14

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Beck

Senior Andrea Beck was named the MVP of the Deacon Invitational over the weekend. The middle blocker recorded 19 kills in a win over Davidson and followed up that performance with 16 kills to lead the Deacons to victory over Winthrop. The Winston Salem, N.C., native was named to her third consecutive Preseason All-ACC Team prior to the season by the league’s coaches.

{SPORTS WORDS} “I think the defense played well and kept us in the game. They probably won that one for us.” - Tanner Price Junior Quarterback

On Wake’s opening game win over Liberty

Deacons squeak by tricky Liberty team BY EVAN QUINN Staff Writer quinnem0@wfu.edu

Photo courtesy of Bob Hebert

“We have some work to do.” Those are the words of Wake Forest football head coach Jim Grobe after Saturday night’s season opener against the Liberty Flames. The Division I-AA squad gave the Demon Deacons all they could handle, but Wake fortunately escaped with a 2017 victory. “I think our coaches knew we were in for a little bit more of a battle than our players did,” Grobe said in a post-game interview. “But you know all in all, we faced a scare tonight, but

it was good to get the win. The win is enough; I’ll take a 3-point win or a 40-point win, it’s just good to get a win.” In the first half of action, things did not look too good for the Deacs. Redshirt junior running back Josh Harris, finally healthy to start the season, left with a concussion and did not return, and junior quarterback Tanner Price ended his streak of pass attempts without an interception. Price, though, ended up turning in a decent performance, completing 16 passes for just under 200 yards and a touchdown. He was only sacked once.

After Liberty scored on their first possession of the second half and the Deacs followed with a 47-yard missed field goal, fans began to fear the worst. However, with 4:16 left in the third quarter, the game turned around when junior safety A.J. Marshall picked off a pass and took it back 39 yards for a touchdown — a total shift in momentum. Marshall added six total tackles in the game, one and a half for a loss. After a Liberty punt, Wake followed with a 9-play, 60-yard touchdown drive that was set up by a 28-

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Anthony Marois

Senior

BY TY KRANIAK Sports Editor krantr11@wfu.edu

How far can you run without stopping? The longest I’ve ever run is 18 miles, but I could probably complete a marathon if I wanted to.

Four years ago, senior Anthony Marois of the cross country team had no idea that he would be running for the Demon Deacons as a walk-on. Marois has slowly become one of the top runners on the team. However, Marois focused more on soccer during high school and used running to stay in shape. Marois puts academics ahead of everything else and hopes to attend medical school after graduation.

What’s your favorite place to run on campus? We don’t have too many places to run on campus. We end up doing the same loop every day. But, I’d have to say running through Reynolda Gardens is my favorite.

What does running mean for you? Running really became a passion for me once I got to Wake. I was a soccer player coming out of high school and was looking to carry over my sports to the collegiate level. I got the opportunity to walk on the cross country team, and it became a big part of my life. Why did you come to Wake Forest? I came to Wake strictly based off academic pursuits. My dream has always been to go to medical school, and I saw Wake Forest as a place that would give me the best opportunity to get me there.

What do you do to train for the season? The offseason for cross country is when we really amp it up. That’s when we start to add volume, so over the summer a lot of the guys are running 90-100 miles per week. Do you go to other Wake athletic events? If so, what is your favorite sport to go to? Yes, I go to a lot of events. Football is my favorite because of the atmosphere. What is your favorite part about being on the cross country team? The guys on the team are my favorite part. We have some of the best camaraderie on campus. We go through thick and thin every morning by waking up, pushing ourselves to the limit. We eat every meal together and always do things together.

Who is your favorite professor at Wake? My favorite professor is Dr. John Tomlinson of the chemistry department. He’s by far been my favorite teacher. I had a tough time in organic chemistry, but he was there to help out and has been a great inspiration to me. How did you get into running? I got into running back in high school to get into shape for soccer and try to develop my speed. When my soccer career was coming to a close my senior year, I started to take running more seriously, and then, I just created a passion from it. Who is most instrumental in your running ability? My coach Brad Hunt is a genius. The training plans that he has put into us, the importance he stresses on us to keep up with sleep and with academics. He has always driven me and been an inspiration of mine.

What are your expectations for this upcoming season? I’ve worked really hard coming into this year. I really think I’m looking for another big improvement. As a team, our goal is to be in the top half of the conference and to be a part of the haves, not the have-nots. Individually, I am just looking to improve and hopefully be in the top 40. What are you looking forward to most during your senior year? I am looking forward to outdoor track season. I really wanted to break four minutes on the mile. I am looking forward to classes in the spring, which will prepare me for medical school.

Personal Profile Birthdate: 1/21/1991 Hometown: Waterford, N.Y. Major: Biology

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Deac Notes Former Deac Parkhurst to play in Jamaica World Cup Qualifier

Women’s basketball announces newly hired assistant coach

Former Wake Forest men’s soccer player Michael Parkhurst was called up to compete for the U.S. Men’s National Team in an upcoming match against the Jamaican Men’s National Team. Parkhurst was named second team All-ACC as a defender during his freshman year and helped the team set a school record 11 shutouts. He was named to a second team All-American his sophomore and junior years. After competing for the U.S., he will return to FC Nordsjaelland to play in the Champion’s League.

Assistant coach Gayle Coats Fulks was hired by Wake Forest to help recently hired Jen Hoover in her efforts to bring glory to the women’s basketball program. The hiring of Fulks was announced on August 31. She is coming to Wake after one year at UNCGreensboro. At UNC-Greensboro, Fulks assisted with a number of operations including recruiting. Before this, Fulks was an assistant at Longwood University for four years.


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Deacons off to strong start after Invitational No. 15-ranked women’s soccer team downs Hofstra to improve to 4-1-1 so far in the season HOSTRA (2-3-0)

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BY NICK WELDON Staff Writer weldnr11@wfu.edu The Wake Forest (4-1-1) women’s soccer team bumped up their recent winning streak to three games after securing victories over Princeton and Hofstra this past weekend at the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J. Junior Rachel Nuzzolese closed out a 3-point night with a game-winning goal in the 81st minute to elevate the Demon Deacons over the Princeton Tigers. Nuzzolese and sophomore Riley Ridgik were the stars of the game, each recording a goal and an assist. In net, junior Aubrey Bledsoe was just as solid as usual, though her defense’s lockdown play forced her to make only a single save. The match saw no one for score for the first 70 minutes until Ridgik broke the deadlock with a header from Nuzzolese. Ridgik quickly returned the favor after Jen Hoy of the Tigers tied up the score. Thanks to an adept midfield steal, Ridgik found an open Nuzzolese, who sent a 35-yard chip over the head of the Princeton keeper. “It was about more than just saying we were going to attain our goals,” Nuzzolese said, when asked about the team’s win

streak. “We had to go out and apply ourselves, on and off the field.” The Wake Forest defense held for the remaining nine minutes to seal a 2-1 victory in the opening game. Game two of the tournament forced the Demon Deacons to make a comeback as they fell behind early to Hofstra. In the 15th minute, Sam Scolarici of the Pride powered a low shot past Bledsoe off an assist from teammate Jeannine Molleda. After a gap of less than ten minutes, Wake Forest struck to knot the two teams in a 1-1 tie. Senior Marissa Park evaded the Hofstra defense and sent a high ball into the box. There to meet it was fellow senior Kristen Meier, who out-jumped the goalkeeper and headed the ball into the net. Park’s stat-filled day was not over yet, as the Great Falls, Va., native would score the game-winning goal in the 57th minute. The play began when Alisha Woodson, one of three seniors to garner a point in the game, came forward from with the ball. Woodson, a defender, decided to play the ball and sent a crisp pass to Park. Park then smashed a shot from 20 yards out past the Pride keeper to give the Deacons a 2-1 advantage. Just like the previous game, Wake Forest would preserve this 2-1 lead to a notch another victory, the team’s fifth in just seven games. Afer making the return trip to North Carolina, the women’s soccer team will host their own tournament this upcoming weekend. It will feature three additional schools: Illinois, Massachusetts and Virginia Tech. The Demon Deacons will square off against the Minutewomen on Sept. 7 and the Fighting Illini on Sept. 9. “We have already lost our home opener,” Nuzzolese said. “Now we are even more pumped up to come out strong and win a couple games at Spry Stadium.”

Senior Marisa Park scored all of the Demon Deacons’ goals against Hofstra. Park was on the 2011-12 ACC Honor Roll.

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yard connection from Price to senior fullback Tommy Bohanon. “That was a great play by Tommy Bohanon, who made a great catch and set us up for a touchdown, so that was big and something that we really needed,” Price said in a post-game interview. The drive was capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by redshirt freshman DeAndre Martin, who

It takes all 11 guys, and we all have to be on the same page out there.” Michael Campanaro Redshirt Junior

filled in for the injured Harris. Martin was impressive in his debut as a Demon Deacon, racking up 74 yards on 21 carries. The extra point attempt failed, keeping the deficit at six points. The Flames added a field goal in the fourth, but the Deacs held them for the rest of the game to seal the victory. The first Demon Deacon touchdown was scored by redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro, who had nine catches for 96 yards in the game.

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“It takes all 11 guys and we all have to be on the same page out there,” said Campanaro after the game. “Just being a part of the offense to try and make plays for those guys and to make plays for the team.” Defensively, Wake Forest was very strong for the most part. Redshirt senior linebacker Riley Haynes and redshirt sophomore cornerback Kevin Johnson each had ten tackles, and redshirt junior linebacker Mike Olson added nine. Haynes and redshirt junior Justin Jackson had a sack a piece. “I think the defense played well and they kept us in the game,” said Tanner Price in a post-game interview. “They probably won that one for us.” Price may be right. Without the strong linebacker performance and the big play by A.J. Marshall, this one could have very well ended up differently. And with the North Carolina Tar Heels, who put up 62 points in their season-opening win, coming to BB&T Field on Sept. 8, the Deacs cannot play like they did against Liberty and expect to win. “Coming from last year, they’re big, they’re strong with a great running back, good O-line, so I’m Price ready to get in there and see the film,” said redshirt junior defensive tackle Nikita Whitlock after the game. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Wake tops West Virginia, BU to move to 3-0 West Virginia (2-2-0)

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BY MATT POPPE Online Managing Editor poppmw9@wfu.edu The Demon Deacons continued their strong start to the 2012 season this past weekend with a pair of home victories. Wake Forest followed up a 3-1 win against Boston University August 31 with a 1-0 defeat of the West Virginia Mountaineers Sept. 2. With the two victories, the Deacs remain undefeated on the season at 3-0.The Deacons began their homestand with a matchup against the Boston University Terriers, a team Wake Forest had never faced in program history. The Deacs grabbed the game’s first goal in the 18th minute as junior Luca Gimenez found junior Chris Duvall at the near post where he put the ball in the back of the net for his first careergoal. The Terriers tied the game just before the end of the first half, sending the game to a 1-1 tie at halftime. However, it was an outstanding second half by freshman Michael Gamble that propelled the

Deacs to the win. Gamble scored in the 57th and 80th minutes to become the first Wake freshman since 2009 when senior Andy Lubahn recorded two goals against Clemson. His two goals gave the Deacons the lead for good as they recorded their second victory of the season by a 3-1 score. Gamble was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Sept. 3 for his performance. Wake then retook the field just two days later for a matchup against West Virginia. The start of the contest was delayed an hour and a half due to rain and lightning. Both teams failed to score through the first half of play, but the Deacons were given an advantage in the 21st minute when Mountaineer freshman Francio Henry picked up his second yellow card and was ejected. It was not until the 72nd minute that Wake got on the board. Sophomore Sam Fink headed a cross from Gimenez into the net to give the Deacons their one and only goal of the match. The Deacs would shutout West Virginia 1-0. Redshirt junior Michael Lisch recorded his second shutout of the season, but as in his other shutout this season, did not have to make any save. It was also the seventh of his career. The Demon Deacons will now begin their conference schedule with their first road matchup of the season against the Clemson Tigers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 on Sept. 7 at Riggs Field.

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Freshman Collin Martin is one of the talented freshmen on the Demon Deacons. He has 3 shots on goal this year.

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Michael Hoag excelled in the classroom and was named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic team.

lot,” he said. “There is more work to be done in the industry. No matter who you are, you still have to work. You still have to put in the time.” Yet Hoag is thankful for the connection to Wake Forest and believes it helped in getting the job as a broadcaster with IMG Sports. “It helped knowing Dave [Goren] and Stan [Cotton]. They knew my work ethic and they felt comfortable working with me. Being a former football player, I also understand the game well.” After his first time on the sideline, the O-lineman was able to offer his insight on the Demon Deacon’s season opener. “They’re a young team all

around,” Hoag said. “They really had to fight their first game. You’d like to see a blowout in this game and then give the starters some rest, but they pulled together to win.” Hoag then compared the beginning of his Wake Forest football career to that of this year’s young team. “My first year starting, I wasn’t sure what the other players were going to do,” he said. Eventually, Hoag and his fellow offensive lineman were able to learn each other’s playing styles and ultimately used verbal commands to communicate before a play started. “The improvement will come when the guys get to play together more,” Hoag said.

“Once the team figures out the timing of routes and the blocking, the team will make strides.” In the end, the recent Wake Forest graduate shared some advice on how to get involved in the media and even television broadcasting. “It’s good to start young,” Hoag said. “I did a little with the paper as a senior, but I wish I could have written a little more.” While at Wake Forest, Hoag was even a writer for the Old Gold & Black. “Don’t be afraid to go out there and shake someone’s hand,” Hoag said. “People in the industry are pretty nice. If you get a credential, go and meet people. It doesn’t take much and it’s free. People are willing to help.”

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Robinson said they just have to be “mentally strong.” “You just have to think faster than what they’re going to think,” Robinson said. “I know the defenders we’ve been playing against are huge,” Gamble said. “They’ve been hitting me hard, but just being mentally there and physically there, having my low center of gravity, I’m able to kind of maneuver through that.”

The Demon Deacons have gotten off to a strong start, as they are undefeated through three games, but all three of their games have been at home against non-ACC teams. Upcoming road games against Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina, will provide a better indication of the team’s potential. Both Gamble and Robinson hope that they will earn the jersey, make the team, and represent the Deacs for these tough upcoming games. “You never know who’s going to make the team,” Robinson said.

“So right now I’m just practicing hard so I can make the team that travels down. If I’m lucky enough to earn the jersey and go that weekend, of course I’m excited to play Clemson. It’s an ACC game, I’ve yet to play in one of them, but I hear they’re Gamble really intense, so you get pumped up for every game, but since this is an ACC game, this

is what all the hard work goes into.” “Hopefully we both make the team for the trips coming up,” Gamble said. “We have to earn the jersey and do well in practice, but if we do make the trip, I know I’m going to be supporting the team whether I’m on the bench or on the field, or in the stands. It’s going to be a really big three games to play against Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina, who are all really good teams. I know that if we want to win those games we have to bring our best out there.”

Both Gamble and Robinson know that their roles on the team are to contribute in any way that they possibly can. “They brought us in to contribute to the program and bring it back up,” Gamble said. “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but this team was already good before we even got here.” Robinson summed up their contributions and roles for the men’s soccer team very simply: “just to help the team win and bring home trophies.”


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fall tv preview BY MOLLY DUTMERS Life Editor dutmmk11@wfu.edu Summer is over, classes are starting to get into full swing and TV pilot season is quickly approaching. There are several new shows that you may want to fit into your television-viewing schedule. “666 Park Avenue” (ABC) Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ABC’s latest supernatural drama welcomes you to The Drake, a luxurious apartment complex located at 666 Park Avenue. At The Drake, all the residents’ dreams come true. The only catch is that to make your dreams come true, y ou may have to sell your soul to the devil. Terry O’Quinn of “Lost” and Vanessa Williams of “Desperate Housewives’” star as the mischievous power couple that owns the opulent apartment complex where David Annable (“Brothers and Sisters”) and Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) play the innocent, new co-managers of the building. This new horror series airs after ABC’s hit show “Revenge”, which will surely give its viewership a boost but the gimmicky plot may turn off some would-be viewers. “Beauty and the Beast” (The CW) Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. It maybe “a tale as old as time,” but some fans of this classic love story may be discour-

aged to see another remake of a beloved tale. However, the CW revival will not have all the normal features of this story that fans are used to. For example, the beast (Kiwi Jay Ryan) is a far cry from beastly and the only sign of his animalistic side is a scar under his eye. This show may have trouble attracting viewers because hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Glee” share their time slot, but with a young and attractive cast, the new series may be able to compete with the big hitters. “Chicago Fire” (NBC), Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. Dick Wolf, the executive producer of “Law and Order,” is back with this new drama focusing on Chicago’s Firehouse 51. The new series explores the careers and personal lives of the firefighters and paramedics in the Windy City. This new show has a young, talented and good-looking cast, including Lady Gaga’s boyfriend, Taylor Kinney (“Vampire Diaries”), Australian soap opera star, Jesse Spencer and beautiful newcomer, Monica Raymund. With a fall television lineup chock-full of shows following doctors, lawyers and police officers, “Chicago Fire” may stand out. “Guys With Kids” (NBC), Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. The brain child of comedian Jimmy Fallon, this new NBC sitcom follows the lives of three best buddies who all happen to be parents.

Each father is at a different stage in their life and in their relationship with their children’s mothers. Jesse Bradford (Bring it On) plays a father of one fresh off a divorce, newcomer Zach Cregger plays a father of two who is married to Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”), and Anthony Anderson plays a father with several children who is struggling to keep his relationship with his wife (Tempestt Bledsoe, “The Cosby Show”) romantic. Some critics have complained that the pilot sticks too closely to the classic, multi-camera sitcom format with a laugh track and that the concept of clueless fathers gets old very quickly. Others have noted that the friendship is very endearing and that the development of these characters may draw viewers in. “Made in New Jersey” (CBS), Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. Oh, wow, another show about the Garden State. However, unlike the reality shows that focus on New Jersey, this new CBS legal drama follows the life and career of Martina Garretti (Brit Janet Montgomery), a talented and intelligent young attorney who is working her way up the food-chain at a large Manhattan law firm. However, seeing that the majority of Americans tend to not watch television on Friday night, this show may be destined for cancellation based on its time slot.

“The Mindy Project” (FOX), Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. Mindy Kaling is the titular star of this new comedy. Kaling plays an OB/GYN who seems to be stuck in the first half of a romantic-comedy, the part where she remains broken and battered by love, but never seems to find Mr. Right. The pilot is available for a preview on Hulu, and Kaling is entertaining and humorous as the character Mindy Lahiri. Her awkward and desperate Kelly Kapooresque character is likeable because of her inability to say no to her patients. The female audience will be able to relate to her desire for a romantic comedy to play out in her real life. “Nashville” (ABC), Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. Critics are already praising “Nashville.” “Friday Night Light’s” veteran Connie Britton stars as Rayna James, the aging country music artist whose stardom is waning and who is forced to compete with the up and coming singer, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). Imagine veteran Faith Hill pitted against the fresh-faced Taylor Swift. Nashville has all the fixings of a great television show: a clash between two country divas, a man-eating pop star, a troubled marriage, a dirty political campaign and a corrupt business — may be all the ingredients necessary for some down-home drama.

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Freshmen say “I was at Sigma Chai last night.” “I heard you only get to live in South if you pay full tuition.” “Wait?! Is this all you can eat? I’m going to get so fat this year.” “Where is Reynolda?” “What if someone takes my ID card while it’s on the beer pong table?” “I can’t believe I cheated on my boyfriend the first weekend.”

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Are Heidi Klum and her longtime body guard exploring something more than a professional relationship? This is enough of a rumor to upset ex-husband Seal. Seal shared with the press he wishes Klum had showed a little more “class... before deciding to fornicate with the help.” Ouch! Actress Jennifer Aniston and her fiance, Justin Theroux, have finally set a wedding date! Their big day will take place on Valentine’s Day at the couple’s Bel Air home.

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How to master an evening in Forgoing a night out leaves time for exploring other options on campus BY SHAHANI SAMASEKERA Staff Writer samasn11@wfu.edu So, if you are anything like me, you suffered moderate facial sunburn, resulting in mild sun poisoning, a week before coming back to school. Your face is red, dry and peeling, which is strange because its brown skin tone leads people to believe (including yourself ) that wearing sunscreen is a waste of time, and it is probably just better to leave the house without it. Now you are left hiding in your room smearing generous amounts of petroleum jelly onto that normally stunning face of yours. Your mom often wonders why boys don’t talk to you because she thinks you are really pretty. Needless to say, you probably don’t feel like going out tonight. You go to Wake Forest, so you probably know how to properly moisturize your

face. Girlfriend’s gotta look hot, am I right? There may come a day that you, even though there is no sunburn plaguing your peeling chin, do not want to go out. We can’t always be in the mood to feel the music, you know. While some people may try to tell you there is nothing to do on this campus if you decide to stay in, I know from experience (a.k.a. this past week) that they would be wrong. For starters, the lovely Z. Smith Reynolds library houses close to 11,000 DVDs in its fourth floor Media Collecion. They’ve got everything from The Lion King to Step Brothers and even some saucy foreign dramas to top it all off. If you were ever looking for a place that houses every single season of The O.C. in one place (essentially, the greatest place on earth), look no further than the ZSR, and tonight, Seth Cohen is all yours, baby. If teen drama isn’t your thing, why not pop in a documentary about World War II or an instructional film about pilates? The media room has it all, including convenient viewing stations if you would like to stick around and watch your movie there. Personally, I would take it back to

my room just because snuggies aren’t socially acceptable in the library yet, but I am trying to start that. So by the end of the year we should be good to go. If the possibility of seeing Brad Pitt sans shirt in a number of film classics doesn’t tickle your fancy, first, I am judging you so hard right now, and secondly, rest assured there is even more to do on this campus. Student Union hosts events throughout the year that are fun for everyone. Their various flyers plastered around campus keep students informed of activities. On Sept. 13 to 15, they will be having a Superhero Film Fest including Marvel hits like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor and The Avengers. If you are more of a scary movie kind of kid, their “Horrorfest” featuring The Shining and so much more will be held in late October. Don’t forget about Shorty’s trivia and other fun SU sponsored events. Worst case, you can always take this opportunity to do some well-deserved laundry time. With everyone out for the night, there will be no battle royale for the machines. And that, my friends, is worth staying in for.

Crafting the perfect password Creating a secure password can be a daunting task. Figure out how to make it simple. BY KORY RIEMENSPERGER Staff Writer riemka9@wfu.edu Just how secure is your digital information? With major social networking sites like LinkedIn and last. fm finding themselves the victims of compromised security this summer, it may be time to reexamine just how you handle your digital keys to the kingdom. Tip #1 – Know what goes into a “good” password. A good password is one that is easy to remember but difficult to crack. Some websites will suggest that you craft your password with a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Don’t believe the hype. It’s far easier to remember and more difficult to crack a longer password, say one made up of three or four unforgettable words, than an overwrought string of gibberish. Let’s look at a few examples to clarify. If you Google “strong password generator,” you’ll be taken to a list of websites that will create a random run of symbols with which to protect your account. On my first try, I got “11Cxr*>7!RQiF6D” which is great from a scientific standpoint, but, realistically, how is one supposed to remember this? Something more down-to-earth like “D3aC0n&1” would be more memorable for a Wake student, but certain aspects of it could be difficult to manage cognitively. You could accidentally reverse

the ampersand and the one or forget the 3 for an e, all of which would keep you out of your account. The best choice is a few words or numbers that you can easily recall. These are more commonly referred to as passphrases. “MusicPit1210Pepsi” is an example of a more memorable and manageable password. Tip #2 – When prompted, completely change your password. The main thing to remember here is that the way in which you change your password is more important than the time between password changes. For instance, here at Wake we’re forced by IS to change our password every few months or so. This is a great idea in principle, but in most cases it is all too easy for the average user to switch from simple password to simple password. Protect your digital information by completely altering your password every time you are prompted to. Tip #3 – Watch the difficulty of security questions (especially with your email provider). Remember those pesky security questions that you fill in whenever you apply for accounts on the Internet? It’s important that you take these questions seriously and provide answers that are not easy to figure out through limited research or guesswork. The easiest way for hackers to gain access to the entirety of your information online is to start here. Because of the importance of these accounts, as well as a lack of alternative options in “forgotten password retrieval,” these security questions are all that stand between your data and a thief. Once a hacker has guessed or figured out the

security questions to your email, he is then able to recall passwords from all your other online accounts. Some email providers offer additional security support like cell phone/SMS verification. Make sure you take advantage of all opportunities you are afforded so that you will not become the next victim of online information theft. Sites to check out: howsecureismypassword.net — Type in your password and get instant feedback, including additional tips on how to make your password more secure. Don’t worry, no data is being sent to anyone, but enter a fake password first if you’re the nervous sort. fourmilah.ch — Explains some of the thought process behind the first tip and generates random passphrases.

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Bikram yoga helps to rejuvenate students BY ELLE CZURA Staff Writer czurem9@wfu.edu Meditation or exercise? When it comes to Bikram yoga, the answer seems to be both. The practice of Bikram yoga entails a 90 minute yoga class within a room heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Invented by Bikram Choudhury, a yoga guru and National India Yoga Champion for three consecutive years, Bikram yoga consists of 26 different postures interconnected with two different breathing exercises. The combination of physically strenuous poses and intensive breathing discipline aims to achieve internal detoxification and rejuvenation, when executed properly. Conveniently located near Wake Forest, a Bikram yoga studio — rightly named Bikram Yoga — exists in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. This studio adheres to the strict qualifications of room temperature, size, decor and humidity levels that all Bikram studios must follow. As for the classes, Bikram Yoga exclusively follows the routine of 26 postures, both seated and standing, which were invented by Choudhury to “systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as Nature intended” (Bikram’s Yoga College of India). The warmth of the class and mirrored walls allow for maximum stretching of heated muscles and visual concentration on bodily alignment in the mirror’s reflection.

I was lucky enough to chat with Grant Gilbert, a Bikram yoga regular and university senior, about what draws him into the Bikram yoga practice. In true spirit, he paused and referenced the studio’s whiteboard that hangs adjacent to the front door. Scrawled against the wall reads, “When you let go of what you are — you become what you might be.” “I humbly contemplate this wisdom [and] when I walk up the stairs, I am greeted with warmth, both in the humid air and the glowing smile of the receptionist,” Gilbert said. “‘Welcome,’ indeed. All doubts and preconceived notions of this ‘hippie sport’ evaporate into the sweet hazy air.” Another regular yogi and university graduate, Holly Wilson (‘12), says she “like[s] the constant routine of the Bikram practice — it is the same in Winston as in San Diego, Houston and Austin.” Weighing in on the spirituality of the practice, Holly continues, “I feel that I know the poses/routine well enough to really lose myself in the postures and not worry about whether I am performing the stretches correctly. This allows the yoga to become a meditative practice instead of an anxiety-riddled performance.” As a practicing yogi myself, the anxiety associated with hot yoga classes seems like an ironic and utterly counter-productive association, yet I’ve heard many first-hand stories of men and women turned off by the practice due to intimidation from talented classmates or their own sense of self-defeat by demanding poses. This is where the meditative and spiritual elements come into yoga and, for many,

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Bikram yoga utilizes a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit to assist students in achieving a deeper stretch and full body workout. these areas of discipline are far harder to achieve than the physicality of the practice. The health benefits of yoga (and the Bikram practice specifically) specially target our internal “hot spots” to revitalize and increase circulation throughout the body from the inside-out. “I stand on my mat and let go of what I am- focused on the present moment. I am at a present peace indivisible.

I have arrived and I am home — I am a yogi,” Gilbert said. Bikram yoga invites practicing yogis to train their bodies to the 26-pose routine and find the presence of the moment and personal strength existent only within an undivided body, spirit and mind. To try it for yourself, visit Bikram Yoga on Fayette Street or look up the weekly schedule online.

My girlfriend goes to a different university than me and I am not sure how things will work out between us since she is (45 minutes away at Elon). What do you think we should do?

We’re all consenting adults and when you make choices you must deal with them. Running away and acting as if it never happened does absolutely nothing.

Advice Column | Dear Mark like being busy, but there comes a point to where you have to prioritize your life and what activities are important. If you realize you will not be able to fully dedicate yourself to a certain activity and not participate in full capacity maybe you should drop it and focus on things you can handle. Maybe doing 2-3 activities and not 5 is best, this way you can still participate in the activities you want and still have time for your studies. It’s all about balance and finding that takes time but it’s very imperative that you do so.

Mark lends advice to university students about the various aspects of college life BY MARK COVINGTON Advice Columnist covimc9@wfu.edu I am realizing that I don’t have that much time for some the extra-curriculars that I use to have time for now in my life and I am finding it very hard to keep a balance with these things. How do I handle this and figure out what activities I want to keep and the ones I want to relinquish? Dear Reader, This is a common question most people have at Wake Forest. Wake Forest students

What should I do if I am a gay freshman at Wake Forest? Dear Reader, This university prides itself on being inclusive and open to understanding people from many different walks of life. Finding a support system in your college career is crucial to dealing with any difficult situation. First, I would start by talking to close friends and letting them know so that you have people who care about you, want you to succeed and will help you through the tough times. Secondly, I would speak to the LGBTQ director in Benson University Center to have a gain a different perspective on things. Dr. Mazaris is wonderful to talk to and will help you understand what it means to be yourself and have pride in who you are.

Dear Reader, The good news is, she’s not that far away. The drive to there really isn’t that bad and you could even meet halfway in Greensboro some days and go out on a nice date there! As far as throughout the week, make sure you keep in contact with her, text her, Skype her. You should keep the communication flowing so that you’re not worrying about petty things that may arise. How do I deal with seeing someone I hooked up with orientation week? Dear Reader, This is a question I feel that many readers have. For most this will be the first time living with members the opposite sex in such proximity and the first time without parental advisory so things tend to get wild. First, I would acknowledge the fact that hookups happen. You cannot ignore the fact that you woke up with this person. On this campus especially, it is tough avoiding people since we are such a small school. I suggest just not making things awkward. Things don’t have to be weird unless you make them that way.

I am taking 18 hours my first semester here at Wake Forest. Is this a smart decision coming in? Dear Reader, As a new incoming student I would have never taken eighteen hours my first semester. I wouldn’t even do that as a junior because it’s so much pressure on you. As a first year student, you need to take between 14-16 hours in the beginning to get acquainted to college level courses. Things are different now; it’s not high school where you have multiple assignments to turn in and more time to finish everything. Classes here are fast paced and the work load is arduous, even for astute students. You also need to have time to figure out what activities you want to get involved in and have personal time for yourself which is really important in college. You also need to realize you’re only a first year student and you have plenty of time to get to those interesting classes. Enjoy your time as a first year student because you only get to do that once. If you have a question that you would like Mark to answer, please e-mail him at covimc9@wfu.edu.


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