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Asian fusion replaces Boar’s Head in Benson Students express disappointment and give mixed reviews about new cuisine’s authenticity and taste BY LILLIAN JOHNSON Asst. News Editor Over the summer, when most students had left campus, Wake Forest underwent a metamorphosis. When students came back in the fall, they found newly renovated residences like Davis and Huffman, upgrades in the Pit and a new station in the Benson food court. The new station in Benson is Take Two, which formerly served Boar’s Head deli sandwiches and items from the grill. Now, Take Two serves what has been labeled as “Asian American Fusion.” They serve Asian food options, split into two categories: entrées and side dishes. Side dish options include fried rice, chow mein and basmati rice. Entrée options include curry chicken, honey chicken, sweet and sour tofu, kung pao chicken, sesame chicken, and sweet and sour ribs. They still serve the classic All-American angus burger or double burger, grilled cheese, chicken or beef cheesesteak, and regular or curly fries. New additions to the burger menu are a buffalo turkey burger or double burger and a southwest garden burger. For an Old Gold swipe, a student has two options: a burger, fries and fountain soda or one side dish, one entrée dish and a fountain soda. Otherwise, students can order single items or a combination. A student can get up to two entrées and two sides at once. A single side costs $1.49 and a single entrée costs $4.99. This new Asian fusion station is the result of a student initiative led by Wake Forest’s international students from Asian countries. Tim Vandermeersch, the Resident District Manager of Aramark, said, “With the increased population of international students on campus, we were approached by a group of students who were interested in foods that were authentically prepared from their countries. We worked with a Wake Forest international student and developed recipes with her to incorporate comfort foods that would make them feel at home.” Sophomore Yuhan He was the international student who oversaw the initiative and petitioned to have more Asian food on campus. Although she was the sole person to negotiate with Aramark, He received help and support from Global Food Committee and the Center for Global Programs and Studies. In order for this Asian fusion station to become a reality, He translated

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The class of 2021, shown above in the “Making of a Demon Deacon” event during orientation, was historically diverse. The “Rethinking Community” iniative plans to address making growing diversity bigger on campus and in the world.

“Rethinking Community” announced Speakers, events and dialogues in 2017-2018 will be organized according to new theme BY AMANDA WILCOX News Editor Colleges and universities in the U.S. have always had to address the challenge of sending graduates into a global and diverse society. Yet, especially in the wake of the political developments of the past year and the widespread polarization that has brewed for years, deep structural change is afoot in the campus, national and global communities. According to Provost Rogan Kersh, part of the university’s mission is to create a campus space that is maximally inclusive and welcoming. But this charge is complicated by the fact that the world that students enter after leaving Wake Forest is more polarized, diverse and global than it has been before. Millennials rely more and more on virtual and online communication, which is a significant departure from the way that communities used to interact in decades past. “It’s a tough time on university and col-

lege campuses,” Kersh said. “There are a lot of tensions, a lot of fault lines, that keep bursting into flames on one campus or another at regular intervals. I’d love for us to be a more positive story about how people fully living into their identities, affinity groups, ideological backgrounds and so on at the same time can build a gorgeous array of bridges that connect us in a time of polarization and division.” These new challenges were the driving forces behind the university’s new “Rethinking Community” initiative. Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, a series of conferences, dialogues, speakers, performances and events will explore the “polarized, diverse, virtual and global” nature of life in the second decade of the 21st century. Through this initiative, by rethinking what it means to live in a community in a basic sense, the campus will examine the critical need to grow and strengthen together. Some of the “Rethinking Community” efforts are still in early stages, but many of its events and opportunities will be intended to allow students, faculty and staff to connect with each other to discuss topics that they are passionate about — regardless of whether or not they agree — in a low-stakes, high-return environment. “We have long taken for granted in the

U.S. that we’re all on the same page, more or less,” Kersh said. “And yet now we’re the most polarized, in many respects, that we’ve ever been as a country. We also in the United States have historically taken for granted that we’re in a community with people who are more or less like us in terms of background and experience. Instead, today are communities are far more diverse — including here at Wake Forest, beyond our gates and across the country. We also too often take for granted that in the U.S. that the community is American one. It is a global community.” Kersh added that one of the initiative’s goals is to help bridges flourish across different communities right on campus, not just in the world beyond Wake Forest. Academic communities at Wake Forest are deeply disciplinary and often don’t have a lot to do with each other, and there is little connection between the professional schools and the undergraduate college. There are divisions, he said, between those who work as staff and those who work as faculty and between faculty and staff and students. Other dividing lines include those between Greek and nonGreek students, students from across the socioeconomic spectrum and legacy ver-

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“ New Take Two Asian American Fusion disappoints This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

At the start of the new school year, Wake Forest Dining unveiled many new changes to the Demon Deacon dining experience. Most of the changes involved increasing the student’s ability to choose their flavors and customize their food to their liking. In the Pit, a newly renovated pasta station now allows students to customize their carbo-loaded lunches and dinners with more add-ons and new, exciting types of pastas. Next door, there is also a new pizza station. Here, students can make their own flatbread pizzas, although very few students have been seen doing this. The salad bar also boasts a number of new additions, including an improved selection of salad items, constant supply of smoothies, a spice bar and a hot tea station. However, the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black feels that the most shocking

The word "authentic" has not been used in any description... We feel that it tastes fake and mass-produced" and controversial change to Wake Forest dining was the ousting of Boar’s Head as the Take Two option in Benson. Instead, a new Asian American Fusion station has taken its place. Overall, our Editorial Board had highly negative responses to tis change. While it’s wonderful to get a more diverse offering of foods on campus and increase representation for our fellow peers who hail from other countries, the execution of the the Asian food has been atrocious. The word “authentic” has not been used in any description of the new food. We feel that it tastes fake and mass-produced, and several classic Asian staples fail to

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meet the relatively normal standards of Wake Forest’s tastebuds. The fried rice lacked many fundamental elements — several vegetables, fried egg and flavor. We found the chow mein to mushy and required packets upon packets of soy sauce. Similarly, the chicken curry did not seem to have a lot of curry in it. This poor food has left us craving our former go-to Boar’s Head sandwiches that we would enjoy while we workedon the paper on Wednesday nights. There's something about Boar’s Head that Subway just cannot fulfill. Maybe it’s that Boar’s Head uses slices of bread from actual loaves of bread. Or it could be that Boar’s Head offers a better selection of deli meats and vegetables. We believe the same goes for the Pit, which we think was Boar’s Head’s most similar competitor. While they offer almost a similar selection, there are not the

same staples that Boar’s Head has. The Pit sandwich station consistently runs out of ciabatta bread by lunch and they don’t always have hummus, pesto, or chipotle mayo. Yet our main concerns are there are no bags of chips to save for later and students have to take their lives into their own hands by having the dangerous responsibility of toasting their own sandwiches on a panini press. No student is going to waste a Pit swipe for just a sandwich or wrap. Plus, students cannot enjoy a Pit sandwich anywhere but the Pit (unless they slyly sneak out an entire sandwich). There was also something special about the warm and rushed way the Boar’s Head workers asked if you wanted your sandwich to go. We feel that if there was a comparable sandwich place on campus or if the Asian food was actually decent, maybe we would be in more support of the new Take Two.





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Deacon Profile: Zack Chan BY LILLIAN JOHNSON Asst. News Editor

Zack Chan, an accounting major and studio art minor, has photographed a lot of Wake Forest and the community. The senior from Milton, NJ helps manage and take photographs for a tumblr called “The Forest Folk.” Most recently, he did a photo story for Wake Forest called “Adhesive Anthropology” in which Chan photographed students’ and their laptop stickers. When did you get started with photography? What inspiration do you draw from?

How did you come up with "Adhesive Anthropology?"

Do you have any important stickers on your laptop/water bottle/etc.?

I had done the idea of adhesive anthropology before, but with fashion. My style of the photography is more run and gun where you go around campus and if you see someone, if you see something interesting about how they compose themselves with their outfit, like if they’re wearing something super nice or their hair is done really well, I stop them and I take a picture and I talk to them for a little bit. Someone in the design team at Wake For-

I have stuff from President’s Ball, Springfest, Momentum Crew — the hip hop crew on campus — a human rights sticker. I did a project freshman year, Project Deacon, where people tried to redesign the Deacon, so I have a sticker for that. I met someone from Wake Radio. They told me how they designed their own stickers so she gave me some. A lot of it was really just a collection of experiences, people I met, or things I went to.

What other Wake Forest-related photographs have you taken? Have you photographed any events on campus or done any work with other Wake Forest photographers?

I started photography when I was in high school. One of my friends had a camera and I was like, “Oh, this is so cool that you’re taking pictures.” So I bought one myself. My driving inspiration for what I do here is from Brandon Stanton, of Humans of New York — a blog that showcases coinhabitants of the New York City metropolitan area. I tried that my final year of high school, and kicked off a really fun project for senior year. It brought the community of my high school closer together, so I saw the idea of art and impact. I think that project really helped me figure out purpose in art and I really wanted it to be something like that here. I met this guy named Sean Wilkinson, who was the TA in my Intro to Photography class freshman year. He saw my pictures, and said, “Do you want to help me out with Forest Folk?” That really opened up my network to all the different projects. He actually works for the design team right now, and they help with Wake Will projects and a lot of the outreach projects. He introduced me to the “Adhesive Anthropology” project. I love drawing from social media bloggers because they love to stay active on staying creative. George Bryne, Mark Nguyen, Quyen Mike, Brian Tampol and Justin Chung are some of the photographers I love.

Because I do a lot for The Forest Folk, the outreach team takes a lot of our photos and uses them for admissions books and stuff. I’ve helped people do photoshoots for clubs and stuff for WFU Style and the Old Gold & Black a little bit. I photographed the last President's Ball, homecoming and a black celebration gala. I do a lot of event coverage, but I’m hoping that this year I can do something that looks more like a conceptual project than just photographing experience. Because of The Forest Folk, I’ve met a lot of people along the way who are interested in social media and art. We’ve ended up collaborating on some things together. We’ve also done like smaller photoshoots around campus. I’m the type of guy who loves doing quick, last minute, like “hey what are you doing in the next half hour, want to shoot on the quad?” projects. Are there any cool photo stories/ projects that you have planned for this coming year that we can look out for?

Other than photography, are you interested in other forms of visual media or art? I would say social media, utilizing studio photography in a way to showcase products or people, models and fashion. I’m very into fashion photography. I do some side projects for film and video. You’re an accounting major. How does your photography fit into that? It doesn’t really. I always had a thing for numbers back when I started college. When I entered the art department, I found the resources to be very helpful and accessible and the teachers were very insightful. For me, I saw accounting as a way to help see the business side of the arts. I’m a person who is very risk-averse, so I saw accounting as a way to start out with a job and a network and eventually trickle my way down into the art industry. The art department was very adamant on teaching foundation as well as critiquing and surrounding myself with inspiration. I utilize those same principles of foundation, reflection and inspiration to accounting.

Project Deacon was done with seniors and art students. That project was very secretive and that’s something I wish I could capture — the experience of going through that, being together and becoming a movement. That’s very powerful and there’s very few times during the year where you get to do that, especially secretively. My Wake Forest experience in one photograph would be brick and grass because all I see is brick and grass and that can make photographing boring.

Photo Courtesy of Zack Chan

est saw that strategy and that it could be transposed with the idea of stickers. A lot of stickers are put around campus through clubs and events. Stickers you put on something you own and that can be more than just personal. There can be more conversation behind that. They thought the way I talk to people and take pictures of people could be a way of collecting 20-30 people and their stories with their stickers. How did you pick which specific sticker to ask people to explain? My purpose is breadth versus depth when it comes to choosing people. My methodology was really just taking a lap around campus, going to science buildings, the library, Benson, to Manchester to the business school. I didn’t really nitpick on which stickers. There’s so many out there. Not everyone will pick the same ones and some will even buy stuff online. Stickers are a part of them, that represents who they are, that’s even more personal, that can tell a story.

You also run a tumblr called The Forest Folk that features photographs of Wake Forest students. What is the purpose behind those photos? It was started by two soccer players who were very interested in fashion photography. Their motto was “dare to be different.” At the time, there were a lot of homogenous communities at Wake Forest, and they were trying to celebrate the non-norm. I think now, like what a perfect time to be like looking at diversity at Wake Forest. We’re in that phase of changing diversity every year. The Forest Folk is not just a commentary on that, but a celebration of the people we have on campus — who dare to try to stand out and not just stand in groups. Is there any specific experience that you had during college that you wish you could’ve captured in a picture? What would a photograph encapturing your college experience look like?

I’m doing a big rebrand on The Forest Folk — more social media presence and more brand presence around campus because it pretty much died last year. Then I just I want to do collages together with different types of people. So I think once a month we’re going to do a photo inviting students, faculty members and bring them into one photo. What do you plan on doing after graduation and how will photography fit into that plan? I’m starting my masters program here in the fall for accounting. I’ll also be doing a lot of, hopefully, side photography projects with some offices in downtown Winston-Salem, because a couple people down there have seen my work. Eventually, maybe in the next five years, I’ll be somewhere in a big city and just be photographing my friends and fashion bloggers. I love capturing people’s idea of displaying textures and art in different compositions of themselves. I find that so beautiful and want to be a documenter of that and people’s lives.

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-sus first-generation students. “We have, like America itself, many subcommunities that often exist, at best, in a spirit of mutual indifference,” he said. “We’d like to build more bridges. We recognize the vital importance of bonding people because they have intellectual affinity, national origin affinity, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual preference — all the different ways people find affinity as a part of their identity.”

The advent of “Rethinking Community” was inspired by two previously established Wake Forest practices: themed years and rethinking old ideas. For several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the university organized speakers and events in recognition of a central idea; one example was the “Year of Unity and Hope” in the 2001-2002 school year following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Secondly, “Rethinking Community” is loosely modeled in the image of two previous efforts, “Rethinking Admissions” and “Rethinking Success.” “Rethinking Admissions” resulted in Wake

Provost Rogan Kersh, shown speaking at the orientation “Making of a Demon Deacon” event, helped organize the “Rethinking Community” effort.

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The new “Rethinking Community” initiative will explore how to build bridges between the many diverse communities at Wake Forest and in the world.

Forest’s test-optional policy, for which it was a leader among its peer institutions. “Rethinking Success,” in turn, led to the establishment of the Office of Personal and Career Development. Because both “Rethinking Admissions” and “Rethinking Success” led to high visibility for Wake Forest among peer schools, Kersh is hopeful that “Rethinking Community” will likewise make the university a leader among its peers. “I hope that [this] gets noticed,” said Kersh. “And other universities, and for that matter, other communities recognize that this is a

place they might study, make sense of, learn something from. Seventeen-year-olds might think, oh, I’d like to go to a place that’s like that.” “I’d love to imagine this extraordinary group of student, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and performers will come up with a set of signature Wake Forest-style results of rethinking community,” he said. “Either programs or practices or affirmations of things we do already that become more visible. I love the notion that we can become a kind of exemplar of more intentionally living together in ways


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-sus first-generation students. “We have, like America itself, many subcommunities that often exist, at best, in a spirit of mutual indifference,” he said. “We’d like to build more bridges. We recognize the vital importance of bonding people because they have intellectual affinity, national origin affinity, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual preference — all the different ways people find affinity as a part of their identity.”

The advent of “Rethinking Community” was inspired by two previously established Wake Forest practices: themed years and rethinking old ideas. For several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the university organized speakers and events in recognition of a central idea; one example was the “Year of Unity and Hope” in the 2001-2002 school year following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Secondly, “Rethinking Community” is loosely modeled in the image of two previous efforts, “Rethinking Admissions” and “Rethinking Success.” “Rethinking Admissions” resulted in Wake

Provost Rogan Kersh, shown speaking at the orientation “Making of a Demon Deacon” event, helped organize the “Rethinking Community” effort.

©WFU/Ken Bennett

The new “Rethinking Community” initiative will explore how to build bridges between the many diverse communities at Wake Forest and in the world.

Forest’s test-optional policy, for which it was a leader among its peer institutions. “Rethinking Success,” in turn, led to the establishment of the Office of Personal and Career Development. Because both “Rethinking Admissions” and “Rethinking Success” led to high visibility for Wake Forest among peer schools, Kersh is hopeful that “Rethinking Community” will likewise make the university a leader among its peers. “I hope that [this] gets noticed,” said Kersh. “And other universities, and for that matter, other communities recognize that this is a place

they might study, make sense of, learn something from. Seventeen-year-olds might think, oh, I’d like to go to a place that’s like that.” “I’d love to imagine this extraordinary group of student, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and performers will come up with a set of signature Wake Forest-style results of rethinking community,” he said. “Either programs or practices or affirmations of things we do already that become more visible. I love the notion that we can become a kind of exemplar of more intentionally living together in ways that lift all of us up.”


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Asian fusion: Campus exchanges sandwiches for stir fry chow mein, stating that the chow mein tastes vaguely like soggy Goldfish crackers. over 7,000 words worth of recipes last se- Another said how unidentifiable the food mester. Although the recipes are authentic, looked when thrown together. the ingredients may not always be. Aramark Sophomore Maggie Grundy said the food is contracted to buy only from specific ven- did not taste authentic, but that it has imdors and cannot outsource other ingredi- proved since Take Two began serving Asian ents. fusion. Many students have questioned the au“Obviously it’s Americanized,” Grundy thenticity of the mass-produced Asian said. “I think it’s gotten better since they food. One student commented on the opened. The first time I had it, the chicken was breaded; it was like they had used Chick-fil-A nuggets.” An international student from China, who wishes to remain anonymous, discussed the difficulty it takes to cook authentic Chinese food. “Chinese food is actually super hard to cook,” said the student. “It takes more techniques and practice. The Chinese food provided in Benson use relatively simple recipes, but it still takes a lot of practice to make them as well. Personally, I think the texture of the food is not very on point. The taste is not very authentic, but I can still see that the cooks’ and Yuhan’s effort through the food, and I admire them for that.” Other students have applauded the purpose that the Asian fusion station serves in increasing representation of minority groups on campus. “I appreciate the gesture for Asian and Asian-American students,” said sophomore Amanda Wilcox/Old Gold & Black James Lee. “It’s heading in the right direcThe station still serves burgers and tion, but it was poor execution.” Some students have expressed disappointgrilled cheese but adds Asian cuisine. Continued from Page 1

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Tofu, chow mein and chicken curry are among the new offerings of the Asian fusion station. The chow mein in particular received mixed reviews. ment that the Boar’s Head station was replaced. “I think it’s unfortunate [that Boar’s Head is gone] because it was a good sandwich place, a real staple on campus,” said sophomore Jillian Snyder. Luckily for those students who miss Boar’s Head, something similar is in the works through Aramark. “Boar’s Head [has not been totally] removed,” Vandermeersch said. We are incorporating it in the new Forest Greens, which will be located in the old Wells Fargo bank.

This area will feature Forest Greens and an exciting new deli option. We are currently in negotiation with Village Juice to possibly feature a smoothie solution.” However, the updates to the food offerings on campus are not over yet. In addition to the Asian fusion station in Benson, He and Aramark are also working to update the Asian station in the Pit. Deacon Dining is always looking for new ways to change the options. Chefs in the Pit are still in the process of being trained to cook more authentic Asian foods to serve the campus community.

Virtual reality class explores the world’s newest technology Students fromWake Forest and UNC School of the Arts study together in first joint class BY ERIN STEPHENS Social Media Editor

Imagine walking across a wooden plank. Your eyes glance down and 90 stories beneath you lies a bustling street. People are walking and cars are zooming past one another on the city blocks below. As soon as one foot touches the plank, waves of air begin to blow, threatening your balance at any second. This may sound like the story of a professional tightrope-walker. For many, it probably sounds like a nightmare. But for students in the Virtual Reality: Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Engagement course, this was a casual Wednesday morning activity.

“Virtual reality is unlike anything that has preceded it,” said Jed Macosko, a Wake Forest physics professor who jumped at the chance to teach the course. “It captures what is being presented to you better than anything else because it allows people to really feel like they’re somewhere.” The topic of the entrepreneurship course is allowing students to get hands on experience with cutting edge technology — an opportunity that is largely possible through its partnership with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In an effort to diversify the classroom and further the relationship between the two universities, Provost Rogan Kersh and Dean Ruskin of the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA decided to kickstart the first joint-enrollment course. Virtual reality headsets are beginning to appear more commonly in the commercial sphere, but there is plenty of space for invention and exploration in the realm of film — an area that the course hopes to tap into. “Film and T.V. can be very powerful tools to

help us process the world around us,” Macosko said. “In general, my hope is for Wake Forest students to learn from UNCSA students how difficult it is to make a film.” Of those who have attended the first few classes, Wake Forest’s students come from business, science and engineering fields. UNCSA students, on the other hand, are in the School of Filmmaking. But the variety of passions and disciplines is what makes the class hopeful for success. “In this classroom we have so many different types of people,” said Charlie Herndon, a passionate first-year student in the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA and member of the Virtual Reality joint class. “We have the UNCSA students who are more interested in producing, filmmaking and directing. I think the Wake Forest guys are just passionate about everything. There’s the curiosity for the technology and people’s stories — it’s the same curiosity I see in some of the best filmmakers.” Each Friday throughout the Fall semester,

Wake Forest students in the class will travel to the UNCSA campus for class to take advantage of the well-appointed virtual reality lab. In fact, the UNCSA School of Filmmaking is one of 11 schools across the country to receive state-of-the art equipment from Oculus, according to the School of Filmmaking website. “It will be interesting to see how the Wake Forest students adapt to the way we do things here,” Herndon said. “Everything is methodical because we run it like a professional film set.” On the second-to-last day of class, students will be divided into teams mixed with UNCSA and Wake Forest students and charged with the task filming a virtual reality film that communicates a story. “Virtual reality has been called by many the ‘empathy machine’,” Macosko said. “It takes you into an example where you can empathize with what you see. My hope is that students enter in and take advantage of the situation and its possibilities.”

WAKE IN A WEEK Friday Prayer Time: Sept. 8 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Muslim Student Association Lounge, Collins A002 This weekly Friday prayer session for Muslim students will continue throughout the semester and include a sermon.

MindfulWake Meditation Class Time: Sept. 11 from 4:30 pm. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Reynolds Gym A330 Join the Chaplain’s Officer for a class that will give you the tools to bring self-awareness to the strains and stresses of life.

Fall 2017 Career Fair Time: Sept. 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Benson University Center Meet with employers who are seeking talent for their hiring needs. The event is only open to Wake Forest students.

Beyond the Waves: Getting to Know Feminism Time: Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Reynolda 301 What do people mean when they talk about the patriarchy? What do feminism and marriage have in common? Join our feminism workshop to find out.

Men’s Soccer v. Appalachian State Time: Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Location: Spry Stadium Come take a break from school work to cheer on the Demon Deacons. Admission is free with a Wake Forest University student ID card.

Arabic Film Series: “Silvered Waters, Syria Self-Portrait” Time: Sept. 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: ZSR 404 This documentary, filmed by exiled Syrian filmmakers, offers a rare glimpse inside Syria during the early stages of its ongoing civil war.

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Teach-ins facilitated campus discussions on Charlottesville Ten faculty members led groups of students, faculty and staff in dialogues across a variety of different viewpoints and disciplines using selected readings. BY NATALIE WILSON News Editor

The Pro Humanitate Institute partnered with the Humanities Institute to offer “teach-in” sessions facilitating focused discussions in response to the events surrounding the white nationalist and alt-right rally in Charlottesville last month on Sept. 5 and 6. These took place before “The Case of Charlottesville: Why Charlottesville Happened and What It Means for the Rest of Us,” a panel discussion on race, politics and the South moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Ten faculty members from across campus — Derek Hicks from the School of Divinity, Christopher Brown, Dean Franco and Erica Still from the department of English, Simone Caron and Barry Trachtenberg from the department of history, Barbara Lentz from the School of Law and Melissa Harris-Perry and Michael Pisapia from the department of politics and international affairs — volunteered to select texts and lead separate small groups of up to 15 students and faculty and staff members. Each instructor had autonomy over his or her own session and the assigned readings were available online in advance through Google Drive folders, which allowed participants to choose the session that best aligned with their interests and schedule. In Lentz’s session on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for example, the emphasis was on the legality of the Charlottesville white nationalist rally. The group, consisting of Lentz, junior Mella Tesfazgi and Kelly Larrimore, office manager and program administrator for the Pro Humanitate Institute, discussed the first and second amendment and why U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad ruled to

allow alt-right group “Unite the Right” to assemble in Emancipation Park. The group also discussed how cities can proactively put security measures in place to facilitate safe, peaceful assembly. Still’s group of nine participants, including Associate Dean of Students Matt Clifford and Kaylan Baxter, director of planning and assessment for the Pro Humanitate Institute as well as two first year students, two juniors and three seniors, focused on the idea of memory and history and how to facilitate dialogues across difference on campus. “When I saw the invitation to participate in this event, I thought, this is exactly the kind of thing I’m invested in doing,” Still said. “The assumption is that because we’re on a college campus, we all get that this is a problem, so we move on.” The teach-ins were in-part inspired by the electronic Charlottesville syllabus, a selection of academic resources on topics such as Charlottesville’s history regarding white supremacy, the city’s current black business district and UVA’s association with the civil rights movement, which was published by University of Virginia graduate students following the attacks. Many of the students who attended the teach-ins were encouraged to do so by their professors. Tesfazgi believes this is why her group was small. “I wish it was advertised more,” Tesfazgi said. “I feel like not many people knew about it. The only reason I knew about it was because of my professor, and not everyone is in classes where they’re encouraged to go. ... People need to know about it. I do think it’s beneficial to have these conversations and deconstruct what went wrong to keep this from happening again. We can take Charlottesville as a lesson.” Still reiterated this and much of her group’s discussion explored how to navigate discussions with peers and how to proceed with change. “Progress is possible, and we have a whole history to suggest that it is probable, but it’s not inevitable,” Still said. Today’s panel discussion will continue the dialogue opened by

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Wake Forest School of Law professor Barbara Lentz addressed legal issues in Charlottesville and why more arrests weren’t made. the teach-in sessions and will be among the first campus-wide events in this year’s “Rethinking Community” series. HarrisPerry will moderate the discussion. The panel, which is co-sponsored by numerous offices, centers, departments, and organizations, will include Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer, Chief Political Correspondent for Slate and University of Virginia alumnus Jamelle Bouie, National Review Senior Writer Michael B. Dougherty, Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson. There will be another series of small group discussions Thursday from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., but these are in response to the panel dialogue and are both facilitated by and available to students only.

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Students and staff read and discussed selected works byAfricanAmerican poets including Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Gilbert, Lucille Clifton, Natasha Trethewey and Nikky Finney in a discussion lead by English professor Erica Still. The conversation explored the way the media and statues may perpetuate problematic institutions.

POLICE BEAT Underage Consumption • Offenders admitted to consuming alcohol while throwing up in Babcock. The report was filed on Aug. 23 at 9:48 p.m. • Offender had consumed alcohol at an unknown location and became sick in Babcock. The student was transported to WFBMC. The report was filed on Aug. 25 at 11:24 p.m. • Two offenders had consumed alcohol at an unknown location and became sick in Collins. One student was transported to SHS and the other to WFBMC. The reports were filed on Aug. 26 at 12:51 a.m. and 12:56 a.m. • Offender had consumed alcohol at an unknown location and became sick in South. The student was transported to WFBMC. The report was filed on Aug. 26 at 1:11 a.m.

Alcohol Abuse • Visiting offender had consumed alcohol, soiled herself and vomited several times in Magnolia. Forsyth EMS was requested and offender was transported to WFBMC. The offender’s sister, a Wake Forest student, went to the hospital with her. The report was filed on Aug. 24 at 12:49 a.m. • Offender had consumed alcohol and smoked an unknown substance while watching the fight in Collins. Student was transported to WFBMC from South. The report was filed on Aug. 27 at 1:54 a.m. • Offender had consumed alcohol at an unknown off campus party and became sick in Lot Q. The student was transported to SHS. The report was filed on Aug. 26 at 1:03 a.m.

Miscellaneous • Subject(s) damaged the FedEx mailbox in the Benson Loading Dock area. The report was filed on Aug. 22 at 4:40 p.m. • A victim in Poteat that stated she had been sexually assaulted by the offender. The victim does not wish to go forward with this case. The report was filed on Aug. 27 at 3:26 p.m. • Offender forcibly pushed a victim to the ground in Farrell. The report was filed on Aug. 23 at 3:52 p.m. • Offender had consumed alcohol at an unknown location and marked on doors and the wall area on the third floor of Luter. The report was filed on Aug. 26 at 12:58 p.m.

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Orientation activities welcome first-year students Freshmen celebrated their first days on campus with events such as Convocation and Pros v. Joes BY OLIVIA FIELD Contributing Writer Beginning with Move-In on Aug. 23 and ending with a night of de-stressing before class on Aug. 27, first-year students were welcomed onto campus with a variety of Orientation activities. During New Deac Week, students participated in events such as the Making of a Demon Deacon, Taste of Winston-Salem and Pros vs. Joes. The first morning on campus, Aug. 24, first-year students and their families gathered together on Hearn Plaza for brunch and the Making of a Demon Deacon event. Taking their seat on yellow picnic blankets, attendees served themselves breakfasts of biscuits, bagels, fruit and coffee. Following the food, the students gathered near the front of Reynolda Hall for the ceremony. The program included a musical performance, a welcoming statement from Student Government President Spencer Schiller and a speech made by Provost Rogan Kersh. To conclude the morning event, first-year students were pinned and sang the alma mater together for the first time.

Junior Morgan Briggs helped to organize many of the Orientation events, serving as a President’s Aide for the New Student Convocation and running the school’s snapchat during certain activities. “The importance of all of the orientation events is to remind students what it means to be a member of the Wake Forest community. The New Student Convocation adds the first-years to a legacy of Wake Forest students, passing along with it values of honesty and hard work,” Briggs said. Before the men’s soccer team played the first game of the season, freshman gathered outside of the Spry Stadium on Aug. 24 for the Taste of Winston-Salem event. Food trucks and tables representing everything from local spots such as Brynn’s Frozen Yogurt and Krankies Coffee to chains like Panera Bread gave out samples of their cuisine. “[Taste of Winston-Salem] was a great way to meet people and get to know what eating off-campus would be like,” freshman Rose Savocchi said. Pros vs. Joes, a campus tradition, was held on Aug. 26. During the two-hour competition, two halls of different genders are paired together to compete in events ranging from a soccer shoot-out to a shoe stacking competition. The winning group, decided by the amount of points received in each round, included the C-Wing in Col-

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First-year students participated in a variety of athletic challenges during Pros v. Joes, including working together as a team to roll a large tire. lin’s first floor and the basement of Babcock. A member of the winning team, freshman Maddie Porter’s favorite stop was the Frisbee toss. “I wasn’t particularly good at [the Frisbee toss], but it was fun to practice that and I also liked rolling the tire because everyone

had to work together,” Porter said. “It was a great way to meet more people. We were shocked when we won, and it definitely brought us all together.” The winning team received t-shirts and will participate in a celebratory dinner with President Nathan Hatch.


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Racism is a“bane everyone needs to resist Bringing the Heat(h)| Discrimination

Tackling racism is a collective effort that relies on the cooperation of all people Kasy Heath

Staff Columnist

Generally, I get straight to the point in my opinion pieces in order to be concise and maintain my audience’s engagement. However, I’d like to start with a plea. Many people who read an article centered on racial issues stop reading midway because of their disbelief that racism is present and dangerous. However, I beg readers of this article to read every line of it and try to get a true understand an issue that tends to be ignored. Each week, a new racially-related incident occurs, and is given nationwide at-

Minorities can’t be the only ones who fight bigotry that affects their daily lives, there has to be some White support.” tention via social media and news outlets. In the past couple of weeks alone, the President pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the charges against him for his discriminatory approach to finding undocumented immigrants that violated the rights of many Latinos. He was even called a ‘patriot’ by the President in one of his tweets. Additionally, during a DUI traffic stop in Cobb County, Georgia, Lt. Greg Abbtt told the white woman he pulled over, “We only kill black people,” as a way to calm her down when she claimed she was scared to move. These are not isolated incidents; they are only representative of the wider spread amount of racism that is felt everyday by people of color. Although many White people watch

these incidents in horror on the television and see them on their phone notifications, very few make genuine efforts to speak out against the hatred that their counterparts face daily. White people get to turn the television off after seeing these incidents and return to their lives of less oppression and more privilege. Minority groups can’t turn off the discrimination and adversity like a television. Just because large rallies led by NeoNazis, White supremacists and White nationalists such as Charlottesville don’t occur every day, doesn’t mean minorities don’t face hatred and discrimination that is illegal on paper, but prevalent in real life. Minorities can’t be the only ones who fight bigotry that affects their daily lives, there has to be some White support. For some White people to be passive about racism or completely deny it is as bad as the White people who perpetuate racism themselves. Just because an issue doesn’t directly

affect you, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stand up for what is right. By doing nothing about someone else’s suffering caused by institutionalized racism, you portray yourself as someone who condones racism. Not every effort made has to involve making picket signs and marching in the streets screaming clever chants. Making a difference can start with not electing leaders who discriminate against people of color and holding them accountable for when they do. It can also start with calling out racism that you may see a friend or relative potray. Take a look at where your humanity lies at the end of the day. Asking why you should make an effort to combat racism is essentially asking why you should care about another human being. By that point if you remain passive, tone-deaf and uninterested, just know that you are taking part in keeping racism alive. All I can hope is that this resonates with White people who refuse to acknowledge the truth to racism. Newsflash: it’s real.

“ Atheistic philosophy offers liberating worldviews All is Ferr(er)| Philosophy

Not all atheistic ideology is based on debunking religion, and it may help you see the world in a different way Kyle Ferrer

Staff Columnist Atheism is a word that carries with it a considerable burden. It’s weighed down by the venom others sometimes inject it with, a venom streaked with moral condescension and a naiveté based in too much humanism. This is a hard yoke to shed, and the word never usually ushers in a philosophical discussion, but instead more of a disingenuous inquiry. “You’re an atheist?”— eyes glaze, the middle-distance emits an intriguing light. I’m not here to pitch atheism, or theism or anything in between. I’ve found in reading though, that there is a presentation of atheistic philosophy that I think everyone would do well to heed. It is not focused on the main question most people think of when the debate between atheists and

This philosophy is a humanism made brighter by atheism, a study of this world made clearer by lack of a heavenly pivot.” theists begins: the belief in whether there is a God. Instead, this strain of “atheism,” seems to actually focus on engaging with the natural. Of course, a strong sense of naturalism can lead to a rejection of God, but there is more to it. Atheism can extend outside the realm of religious things, or at least be practiced without explicit attention to religion, which makes its message one of encompassing profundity. This philosophy is a humanism made brighter by atheism, a study of this world made clearer by lack of a heavenly pivot. Put simply, it is a call to engage. Jean-Paul Sartre, the famous existentialist philosopher, was asked by his wife, Simone De Beauvoir, if he wanted to add anything to their dialogues, which were to be published. Sartre responded, to paraphrase, that on the whole, the two of them had lived without paying much attention to God. Beauvoir agreed with him. But the power of Sartre lies within his follow-up response: “‘And yet we have lived; we feel that we’ve taken an inter-

est in our world and that we’ve tried to see and understand it.’” This simple explanation jolted me when I first read it. My brain’s sights made the one-click adjustment, and blinked into lucidity. It was searing. I realized Sartre’s intellectual toilings did not concern themselves with abstractions. His calling was to explain what’s here, not speculate on what may be reaches above or fathoms below. Whenever I try to characterize this notion, the term “human” always seems to vibrate like neon. This sort of philosophy is like a skin; it’s close, intimate, reassuring. It is also explosive and panoramic. It is love, it is being, it is a true attempt at an encompassing life not driven or hampered by phantoms. It’s not necessarily sciencebased, in the sense of myopic experimenting or hermetic scribbling; instead, it is more based in living a truly authentic life. Engaging directly and passionately with the world we’re in is emboldening. To do so intelligently and continuously is a noble thing; it is the duty of a thinking man. But it is also scary to invest everything in this life, to refrain from even a 10 percent withdrawal from the world, to let action not be dictated by a potentially sumptuous future. When you put your hands on someone’s

shoulders, you inevitably have to look them in the eyes. This is man’s plight, the sort of Manichean battle between what’s here and what’ll be there. But whether or not you believe in the great beyond, you are here for a little while, that much is sure. Don’t let answers to questions swirl upward in the hope of a divine answer. Investigate, explore, live. You’ll probably only experience earth this once, so you might as well try to get a bead on it.


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“ Eating disorders need more awareness Mad(ison) Game | Eating disorders

Wake Forest needs to be more proactive about supporting students with eating disorders Madison Zehmer Staff Columnist

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, full blown eating disorders are most likely to develop between the ages of 18-21. Although eating disorders are very dangerous, deadly and common — especially among college students — there is a lack of readily available information and resources that address disordered eating, particularly on our campus. Wake Forest’s efforts to cultivate wellbeing among the student body are wellmeaning, but we tend to overlook the rampant problem with disordered eating on campus in favor of promoting ideas rooted in diet culture.

Living in an environment plagued with disordered messages about health and food can be challenging, triggering, and dangerous.” If Wake Forest really wants to address health on campus, then we must also address the ways our environment ignores and even encourages behaviors and thoughts associated with eating disorders. With Wake Forest’s focus on healthy eating and exercising, the new gym, the dining renovations and Thrive’s wellness campaigns, it’s easy to forget that eating disorders are often overlooked illnesses with fatal consequences that commonly affect college students. By disregarding the obvious problems with food restriction, crash dieting, obsessive calorie counting, over-exercise and unhealthy competition that are prevalent on our campus, in addition to more covert behaviors such as purging, binging, laxative abuse and stimulant/diet-pill abuse, we turn a blind eye to a serious issue that has a profound effect on our stu-

dent body. The information and resources available for those struggling with eating disorders pales in comparison to the widespread focus on “healthy” eating that pervades our campus. In itself, the focus on “healthy” eating instead of intuitive eating is a disordered mindset based on diet-culture that ignores scientific truths. Food has no moral value: it cannot be “good” or “bad.” By denying ourselves of what we want and need in pursuit of “health,” instead of listening to our body’s hunger cues, fullness cues, and cravings, we continue to perpetuate impossible and illogical ideals and values that can have drastic consequences. By focusing on physical wellness without any acknowledgement of disordered eating on campus, it seems like we’re encouraging dieting and exercise at any cost. If there is no education or discussion about disordered eating, body image and fat-phobia on campus, then we will continue to promote an environment that silences those suffering from eating disorders in favor of promoting the disordered

belief that food is something to control, rather than just a source of energy. Ultimately, this extreme focus on being “healthy” is inherently unhealthy, especially considering we are a population that is highly susceptible to developing eating disorders. To some people, this may not seem like a big deal. However, to those who are predisposed to developing eating disorders or who have one, living in an environment plagued with disordered messages about health and food can be challenging, triggering and dangerous. I would like to see initiatives targeted towards raising awareness about disordered eating and more readily available information about the realities and dangers of eating disorders around campus. I hope that we can begin to have an open dialogue about these issues instead of pushing them aside. I also hope that we can re-evaluate some of the wellness measures on campus and see if they are really beneficial or necessary. It’s time that we acknowledge the reality of eating disorders on our campus and treat the subject with assertiveness and honesty.

with Indivisible to create a “Trumpcare Ten” website targeting the Republican senators in ten states with the most to lose if Obamacare was repealed. It provided, among other resources, the opportunity for constituents to submit their own amendments to be included in the Congressional record and advice for calling lawmakers. The hosts are also involved in activism themselves — for example, I heard Lovett speak at a March for Truth rally in Washington, D.C., in June. In addition, as good as the Pod Save America hosts are at communicating the weekly news in a way that is accessible and entertaining, their commentary returns to the truth that Trump’s victory is symptomatic of the larger problems that have long been present in our political parties, democratic institutions and culture. The problems facing our country right now won’t go away when Trump leaves office, and with that in mind, spinoff podcasts Pod Save the People and Pod Save the World go in-depth about social justice and foreign policy issues, respectively. Both are a refreshing change of direction from the “all Trump, all the time” approach often taken by Pod Save America. It’s a fair criticism that due to its unashamedly left-leaning perspective and irreverence, Pod Save America is unlikely to convince anyone to hop onto the antiTrump train if they aren’t already on it. In their mission statement, its creators admit, “We’re not journalists, we’re not unbiased, we’re not always serious and we’re certainly not always right.” They are furious and profane, more often mocking than measured. But at a time when every day is a mix of the outrageous, confounding and heartbreaking, I need my fury and dismay matched as much as I need

a low-temperature explanation of an infrastructure plan. Pod Save America does a great job tapping into the emotions of young Democrats, so it’s no surprise that it’s routinely one of the highest-ranking podcasts on the Apple podcast app. Lovett, Favreau, Pfeiffer and Vietor don’t claim to be experts with all the answers — in fact, they acknowledge that experts with all the answers don’t exist, and no one has a magic plan to save us. However, at the same time, even as we’ve been proven wrong time and time again, they insist that “there’s one last assumption we’re not ready to jettison: that America can be decent and fair and hopeful and for everyone. And we can all play a role in making that true.” By providing a smart and sane political conversation for people who don’t want to give up just yet, Pod Save America is a great start.

“ Get informed the 2017 way with “Pod Save America” Wil(cox) Be Right | Podcasts

“Pod Save America” offers a humorous and informative alternative to traditional news outlets Amanda Wilcox Staff Columnist

Considering the exhausting progression of news dumps from the turbulent White House, open and honest conversations about politics have rarely been more important or more difficult to find. Even the work of the best journalists has to compete with infinite “hot takes” on social media and President Donald Trump’s most recent idiocy on Twitter. Perhaps no one understands this better than the former Obama administration aides responsible for Pod Save America, who promise exactly the “no-bullshit conversation about politics” that we need the most. I was first aware of the genius of rotating co-hosts Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett about a millennium ago during the presidential primary season, when they started the podcast “Keepin’ it 1600.” Even though they assumed with blinders-on near-certainty that Hillary Clinton would win, their episode “The Day After” was one of the most sincere examinations that I have ever seen of where the Democratic party went wrong and how this outcome could have been anticipated. “We were wrong about a lot of things,” Favreau said at the time. “At times we were smug about it.

The hosts provide a refreshing amalgamation of wisdom informed by years of experience and biting millennial humor.” And I’m sorry for that.” Considering that Favreau and his colleagues are Democratic party insiders, their acknowledgement of their own party’s mistakes and how it must change its calculus moving forward set “Keepin’ it 1600” apart. Now, the biweekly episodes of Pod Save America — for which the average listenership is about 800,000 — answer the enduring question “What do we do now?” with in-depth discussions of the week’s news followed by interviews with politicians, journalists and activists who provide a level of analysis nearly comparable to NPR or the New York Times, The Daily. The coverage of this summer’s breaking news stories, such as the firing of James Comey, the ill-fated efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, were remarkably informative and thought-provoking. Yet at the same time, the hosts provide a refreshing amalgamation of wisdom informed by years of experience and biting millennial humor. The caliber of their interview subjects, from Sen. Al Franken to former Vice-President Al Gore, is evidence that “Pod Save America” has become a serious presence in the podcasting world in only about nine months. Almost every episode of “Pod Save America” involves a call to action or specific opportunities to oppose Trump’s retrograde agenda. For example, during the summer’s prolonged efforts to repeal Obamacare, “Pod Save America” worked

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“ Global poverty needs more attention from U.S. Cera-nade | Poverty

Aid groups like the Borgen Project need more support to continue to alleviate poverty Sabrina Cera

Guest Columnist The U.S. is not currently doing enough to assist the world’s poor. In fact, the U.S. spends less than one percent of its federal budget on foreign aid. The U.S. ranks among the lowest of developed nations in contributing to foreign aid. The U.S. prioritizes military programs in its budget — the government spent $936.1 billion on the 2016 Defense Budget and

Addressing global poverty People commonly ask “why should we aid to these countries, we can lift them creates jobs as the poor tran- address poverty abroad when we have it out of poverty and we will not need to use bullets. sition out of poverty and be- here?” We can do both. There are more people Contrary to popular belief, aid does not come consumers.” living off of $1 a day in other areas of the world than there are here. For the same amount of money, more people will be helped in other nations. While there are certainly poor people in the U.S. it does not compare to the poverty that people in other nations face. Addressing global poverty creates jobs as the poor transition out of poverty and become consumers. Eventually, the poor will become middle to upper class consumers. Providing foreign aid will allow the U.S. to create strong trading partnerships with other nations, which will bring prosperity to the U.S. Helping developing nations will also allow the U.S. to spend less on defense. Some of the world’s poorest countries are also the most crime-ridden. If we provide

hurt Africa. Foreign assistance helps poor citizens transition out of poverty. Strategies such as giving small loans to women so that they can earn money selling bread will allow them to create their own profit and no longer rely on assistance. It is my belief that many people do not donate to organizations such as The Borgen Project because they do not think that their small contribution is helping. From 1990 to 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty has diminished from 1.9 billion to 836 million. We are making strides to eliminate poverty, but are still nowhere near the finish line. With your support, The Borgen Project will be able to eliminate global poverty.

Instead of staying true to their But instead of encouraging productive mission, Wake Forest fails to dialogue, the current Student Code of protect the fundamental human Conduct includes vague, harsh rules that right of free speech on campus.” stifle free speech. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonprofit group that evaluates speech codes on college campuses, Freedom of speech is essential to having awarded Wake Forest its lowest rating for an intellectually vibrant campus. Higher free speech protections, while similar unieducation’s goal is to advance knowledge versities like Duke and UNC Chapel Hill through a competition of ideas, and this earned their highest rating. competition cannot be facilitated without Wake Forest’s rating is so low due to two an open marketplace of ideas. policies: campus posting and verbal abuse As President Hatch said in a recent let- or harassment. ter, “a university is a place where academic The campus posting policy allows the freedom and freedom of expression are University to reserve the right to deny or fundamental — a place that resists out- remove any posters, signs or other materiside control and encourages community als on campus. members to give voice to their beliefs, The verbal abuse/harassment policy alwhether progressive or conservative, radi- lows students to be punished for speech cal or traditional.” In the same letter, Pres- that annoys or disturbs another person. ident Hatch called for Wake Forest to be The vagueness of these rules allows their a “vibrant crossroads of healthy discussion enforcement to be at the discretion of the and debate.” current administration. While the cur-

rent administration only enforces these policies occasionally, a different administration could easily crack down on the speech of students using these rules. Rather than relying on the benevolence of an ever-changing staff, Wake Forest needs to protect the unalienable of free speech of its students. Whether the impetus for change comes from Student Government, the Faculty Senate, or the administration itself, Wake Forest should remove the vagueness found in its current statutes and ensure that they comply with the First Amendment. Until the Code of Conduct changes to protect the rights of students, President Hatch’s vision of Wake Forest as a place that “welcome(s) genuine diversity of thought” will never become a reality. So as Demon Deacons, let’s work together to reform our current policies to build a university that will live up to its mission as a bastion for academic freedom and the unfettered search for truth.

the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter Program combined. It would only take $265 billion per year to eliminate global poverty by 2030. These facts illustrate the priorities of the U.S. government. The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make global poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The Borgen Project operates by contacting members of Congress in order to get them to support foreign aid funding. The Borgen Project focuses on advocacy and influencing members of Congress to fund poverty-reduction programs. The Borgen Project is a non-profit that is fully funded by donations.

“ Wake Forest is stifling the free speech of students Hungry like the Wolfe | Free speech

Wake Forest should investigate policies that hinder the free speech of students on campus Ryan Wolfe

Guest Columnist

In Wake Forest’s mission statement, the University states that it is “committed to sustaining an environment where vital beliefs and faith traditions can engage secular thought in a climate of academic freedom and an unfettered search for truth.” Instead of staying true to its mission, Wake Forest fails to protect the fundamental human right of free speech on campus.

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How do you want to get more involved this semester?

“I went to the involement fair to join a new organization. ” Nathan Allen (‘20)

“Join Momentum Crew and MinorVariation.” Chloe Williams (‘21)

“I want to be more oganizations that “Be more involved with my two fitness clubs.” address mental health and wellbeing.” Yan Cheng (‘20) Dami Fakunle (‘20)


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Demon Deacons thump Presbyterian in opener Wake Forest set a new record for points in the Clawson era and embarassed Presbyterian BY REN SCHMITT Sports Editor

In the first game of their 2017-18 campaign, the Wake Forest football team took on FCS (Football Championship subdivision) opponent Presbyterian. Wake Forest entered the game as heavy favorites, and they handled their underqualified opponent with ease, cruising to a 51-7 victory. Prior to the matchup, Clawson expressed a healthy respect for the Presbyterian team, and implored his team not to underestimate them: “When you are at that level and you play these games, whatever you see on film, it is going to be better. They are going to be up for it. It is an opener … All the emotions of an opener will be there, excitement, anxiety and nervousness. Game ones are always mistake-driven games.” The Demon Deacons were able to manage their jitters and ignore their nervousness, though, and made only negligible mistakes for the majority of the game. The offense operated at high efficiency and pace throughout the game, and there were no visible

signs of rust on the defensive side either. Though questions regarding whether QB John Wolford will be able to keep the starting position will linger until he proves himself against a more formidable opponent, he certainly did everything in his power to temporarily silence doubters. Wolford had three touchdowns through the air and one on the ground en route to 154 total yards. Kendall Hinton also saw a substantial share of playing time, and he also impressed against the Blue Hose. Hinton totaled two passing touchdowns and also scurried his way into the end zone after bobbling a snap in the third quarter. Moving forward, it is possible that Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications Kendall Hinton could take the field to John Wolford is mobbed by his offensive line after finding the end zone in Wake Forrun the read option or for a change of est's win over Presbyterian. Wolford totaled four touchdowns during the game. pace, but Wolford, for now, will see the lion’s share of the snaps. could’ve made you miss in a phone as he found the end zone twice for the The game also led to a memorable booth if those still existed.” second time in his career — the first night for redshirt freshman Greg Dortch will no doubt be an impor- was against Clemson in 2014. Dortch, who caught two receiving tant piece for a Wake Forest team Though Wake Forest can only learn touchdowns in his first career game. that desperately needs to improve its so much about themselves when facDortch also flashed his athleticism offense, which ranked 119th in PPG ing such meager competition, there on the punt return unit, as the 76 last season at 20.4. was nothing to complain about from yards he procured against PresbyteriDortch appears to have the tools to a spectator’s perspective. They more an currently rank him in the NCAA’s become a reliable target for Wolford than took care of business and never top ten for punt return yards. Dave and/or Hinton. let the score get remotely close. Clawson told ESPN’s David Hale Senior TE Cam Serigne also turned that Dortch is “the kind of player that heads in the Demon Deacons’ opener, See Football Result, Page 14

Football team faces challenging second half of season Wake Forest will face several formidable ACC opponents in its crucial final six games BY RYAN JOHNSTON Online Managing Editor

sidelines this year after leading a Minnesota defense that often attacked the run, so Wake Forest should be in decent shape on defense. If they can gameplan accordingly, the Deacons should be able to give themselves a chance in Atlanta. Expect Wake Forest to win, 35-30. Oct. 28: Wake Forest vs. Louisville

Wake Forest has a relatively simple six-game SB Nation gives Wake Forest a 20 percent chance stretch to start the season, but their bowl dreams against Louisville, but that doesn’t take into acwill be decided in the season's second half. count the electric atmosphere inside BB&T Field that will give the Deacons a boost from the moOct. 21: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech ment they exit the tunnel. Last season, a Wake Forest playbook containThe Deacons will get a slight reprieve from the bruising powerhouses of Florida State and Clem- ing confidential gameplan information and preson when they take on the Yellow Jackets on the viously-unused plays was found in the Louisville road, but the formidable rushing attack will un- locker room prior to their game against Wake Fordoubtedly give Wake Forest problems. est, spawning an investigation that lasted more In their season opener last week against Tennes- than a month before it was revealed that a former see, Georgia Tech posted 655 total yards, 535 of coach-turned-radio announcer who traveled with which were rushing, courtesy of their famed triple- the team had given the Cardinals the information. option attack. The leaks were made worse by the fact that Wake The Wake Forest defense, then, will have the Forest was up 12-3 at halftime, but ended up lossmall luxury of knowing where the Yellow Jack- ing 40-12. ets will attack on offense. Defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel is in his first season on the Wake Forest See Second-Half Predictions, Page 14

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Dave Clawson will face a daunting series of teams during Wake Forest's last six games.

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Chris Paul to join James Harden, become a Rocket Chris Paul goes to the Houston Rockets, joins James Harden; Danny Manning scores a five-star recruit BY KYLE TATICH Production Manager Last week featured an update on the newest Demon Deacons to sign professional contracts and take their games to the next level as we discussed the summers of John Collins and Dinos Mitoglou — who opted to forgo their respective junior and senior seasons to join the Atlanta Hawks and Panthinaikos (Europe), respectively — and Austin Arians, who signed a deal with BC Khimik Yuzhny, to continue his basketball career in Ukraine. This week, we discuss the movement of Demon Deacon legend, Chris Paul from Los Angeles to Houston and evaluate the status of the 2018 Wake Forest basketball recruiting class — taking this week as an opportunity to look back at Deacons of both the past and the future. Paul will join James Harden in Houston, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to compete against the rest of the Western Conference, giving them a greater chance of taking down the Golden State Warriors. In what was one of the most eventful summers the NBA has ever experienced, the Rockets acquired Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a protected first-round pick next year and cash considerations. The Rockets acquired Hilliard from Detroit

and Liggins from Dallas for cash considerations before adding them to the deal. For Paul, this move seems to make a lot of sense. He is a nine-time All-Star who has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, yet has struggled immensely in the post-season. In six seasons with the Clippers, Paul’s team could not advance beyond the first round on three occasions, and the Western Conference semifinals on the other three. Change was needed for Paul, and joining the Rockets and the star that is James Harden offers an attractive opportunity for a championship run. By opting into the final year of his contract, Paul now has the option to see if this Houston experiment works. And if it does, it could create a scenario where he would want to stay and perhaps recruit others to join him in the Lone Star State. Time will tell if this experiment is beneficial to both Paul and the Rockets. For Demon Deacon fans, however, this move should be exciting, because it puts Paul in a better position to compete with the rest of the Western Conference and make a run at a championship. Recruiting The hype around basketball recruiting has not been as great around Wake Forest since the Harry Giles sweepstakes of 2015, when the nation’s number one recruit gave serious consideration to remaining in WinstonSalem to play for his hometown Deacs. Giles ultimately chose to attend Duke and become a Blue Devil, a decision that momentarily

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Chris Paul’s passing ability is rivaled by few in NBA history. Paul will begin a new chapter in Houston with another versatile guard in James Harden. drained Wake Forest fans experiencing the emotional disappointment of missing out on the nation’s best player. Two years later, the excitement and anticipation of recruitment is back as Wake Forest received a commitment from Jaylen Hoard, a five-star small forward from France (currently attending Wesleyan Christian in High Point, NC), who is considered by ESPN to be the No. 19 player in the 2018 class. Hoard is the second commit in the class of 2018, joining combo guard Sharone Wright Jr. The early commitment of Hoard could prove important as coach Manning now has the selling point of playing with a talented SF as his

staff prepares to host PG Michael Devoe and SF Isaiah Mucius on September 15, and PG Ayo Dosunmu and PF Nate Roberts on September 29. Dosunmu is considered by 247 Sports as the No. 27 player in the country. Landing the talented guard from Chicago, IL, would be a huge pick up for the Deacs and would certainly put them in contention for having one of the highest rated recruiting classes in the country. Given the fact that the two dates of visits land on the homecoming and Florida State games, respectively, recruits should experience the best of Wake Forest. Time will tell, but this 2018 class could be one to remember.

Football preview: Deacs to face Eagles in first ACC game Wake Forest hopes to build from last week’s offensive performance, seeking revenge from last season in “The Rivalry” BY KYLE TATICH Production Manager Wake Forest’s last visit to Chestnut Hill resulted in a thrilling 3-0 Demon Deacon victory as a Mike Weaver 25-yard field goal and a fourth quarter defensive stand prevented Boston College from succeeding in what was ultimately its only real opportunity of obtaining an ACC win for the 2015 season. Since then, both programs have developed at similar rates, with both reaching bowl games in 2016 after an absence from the post season in recent years. Dating back to last season, the Eagles are on a four-game winning streak — including a 17-14 victory in WinstonSalem in last year’s regular season finale. Like Wake Forest, Boston College is trying to build from an impressive bowl victory of its own last year. Boston College edged out Maryland 36-30 on Dec. 26 in the Quick Lane Bowl despite dominating the first half of the contest, where the Eagles led 29-13 and handled the Terrapins with 238 yeards. Similarly Wake Forest put up significant offensive numbers in the first half of its respective bowl victory. The Deacs scored 31 points in the game’s first 30 minutes, despite scoring just three in the seconde half. Saturday’s contest at Boston College should be quite competitve, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The Eagles opened as two to three point favorites and various betting websites have the game’s over/under set at 43, the lowest of any game in college football this week. Expect a combined score greater than three, which was the total in 2015, and go even further and expect the two offenses to combine for more than the predicted 43. In recent years, the two programs have brought the most out of the other’s defenses, due large in part to poor offen-

sive play. However, Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown — the first freshman to start for the Eagles since 2009 — showcased impressive composure in last week’s opener, leading the game-winning drive in last week’s game against Northern Illinois. The Eagles will likely throw the ball a lot, but expect the Deacs to come away with at least one interception. Brown, while capable at making tough throws, seemed

to miss wide-open receievers on more than one occasion against the Huskies. My prediction is that Wake Forest will travel to Boston College and leave with its first ACC victory of the season. The Deacs will win the turnover battle and senior John Wolford will build off his four touchdown performance in week one. Prediction: Wake Forest 30, Boston College 20.

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Senior tight end Cam Serigne caught a touchdown in last year’s meeting against Boston College and is coming off a two touchdown performance in last Thursday’s season opener against Presbyterian.

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Spotlight: Thomas Menke BY KYLE FERRER Sports Editor

Thomas Menke is a sophomore midfielder who is gaining traction and building a reputation on the Wake Forest men’s soccer team. As a sophomore, he has played in every game this season and is working to become one of the teams biggest leaders at the midfielder position. Menke hopes to help contribute to another ACC tournam e n t win, and maybe even a national title.

What are your thoughts on the Aug. 5 game against Georgia State? Sitting in the locker room for an hour was tough. Tactics-wise we expected them to come out and play but they surprised us in the first 10 minutes. I thought we did well with our shape, but we just kind of lost our focus in the first five minutes of extra time. How did it feel to score your first goal last week against St. Louis? It was a great feeling. All of the work I’ve been putting in since July is finally paying off. I just hope it doesn’t end at one, and things keep improving. How is it different being a sophomore on the team as opposed to a freshman? I guess it really just lightens the pressure that is put on you. As a freshman, you have no idea what it’s going to be like. I mean, you have an idea, but not until you get there. Sophomore year, you know what’s expected of you, what the coaches expect and how hard you have to work. What are some of the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the team? One of our biggest strengths is our depth. We have very talented kids, very hard workers coming off

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the bench. Our team work ethic is unbelievable. Everyone is putting in 150 percent every day. Some weaknesses are getting caught in transition because our style of soccer is to pin teams in and play in their half. Some of the goals this season have come from the other team picking us off and counterattacking. What are the team’s goals for the season? It’s the same as they were last year. Get through the regular season, and after that, win the ACC tournament. Then advance to the college cup and hopefully bring home a national championship. What are your personal goals for the season? To get on the field more than I have been. Last year I went from playing in three games to tripling my minutes and playing in more than three games just so far. Also just continuing to perform, score some goals and help our team win more games.

Personal Profile Hometown: Missouri City, TX Position: Midfielder Height: 5-9 Year: Sophomore Major: Undecided Accolades: -Goal against St. Louis on Sept. 2

-Academic All-District student at Ridge Point High School -Unanimous district MVP for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons

Who is your favorite player to watch? It would definitely have to be Messi. Just his style of soccer is so attractive, and his unpredictability is something that I try to replicate. He is also probalbly one of the greatest players to ever live. What do you enjoy doing off the field? Off the field I like spending time with my friends and going to the gym. Last spring the gym was a big part of my life and I believe it really helped me build my character on and off the field.

Deac Notes

Jennifer Kupcho Wins Ocean Course Invi tational, winning her fourth tournament

Drew Lied Joins Men’s Tennis Staff for 2017- 2018 Season as Volunteer Assistant Coach

On Sept. 5, junior golfer Jennifer Kupcho won the Ocean Course Invitational at Kiawah Island. This was Kupcho’s fourth career victory, winning the individual title by seven strokes. with a final round score of 70, putting her 12-under for the tournament. The team as a whole achieved a third place finish, concluding its first event of the 2017-2018 season. Kupcho is now fourth on the all-time career win list.

Wake Forest Tennis Team’s head coach Ton Bresky added Drew Lied to his staff for the 2017-2018 season. Lied will be a Volunteer Assistant Coach, coming off an assistant coaching job for the University of Iowa’s women’s tennis team. Prior to that, Lied served briefly as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University. Lied played No. 1 singles at Michigan State, and is now looking to pursue a career in coaching.

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Football result: Demon Deacons roll to 51-7 win Continued from Page 11

The Demon Deacons looked explosive on both sides of the ball, and there appeared to be an increased focus on the passing attack compared to the prior season. Wake Forest also flashed a no-huddle offense against the Blue Hose, and it seemed to be fairly effective in rushing the defense into unfavorable matchups, as there were multiple instances of complete coverage breakdowns that allowed the Wake Forest offense to gain chunks of yardage at a time. Head coach Dave Clawson was reserved in his commentary regarding the game, stating that “It was a good win and we are 1-0. It was a game where we had a lot of favorable personnel matchups.” He seemed especially pleased that his team was able to “come out of [the game] healthy.” Clawson also went on to say that 57 players saw at least 10 snaps against Presbyterian, and depth will be important for the Demon Deacons as they travel up north this weekend. While Clawson was no doubt pleased that his team took care of business on Thursday, his focus now rests with a much more daunting Boston College side, who defeated Northern Illinois in their opener. Wake Forest will be visiting Boston College for the Eagles’ first home game of the season, so the environment will likely be raucous. The offense will also be tested against a Boston College defense that Clawson describes as “excellent, year-in and year-out.” Fortunately for Wake Forest, the Presbyterian victory was convincing. On the surface, the Demon Deacons look prepared to take on the Eagles in their first ACC game this season.

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Wake Forest dominated their way to a 51-7 win over the Prebyterian Bluehose with a strong performance by all facets of the team. The Deacs allowed only 248 yard of total offense, and only two pass completions.

Football predictions: Deacs face tough schedule Continued from Page 11 Nonetheless, Wake Forest isn’t expected to compete against the Cardinals this year, leaked plays or no. Louisville is returning Heisman-winning and dualthreat quarterback Lamar Jackson for his junior year, and an adequate defense should prevent the Deacs from gaining much traction. Wake Forest will drop this one, 36-20. Nov. 4: Wake Forest at Notre Dame South Bend has not historically been kind to Wake Forest, as the Deacs have lost their two matchups on the road to Notre Dame by a combined score of 64-7. While the Fighting Irish went 4-8 last year, the historically successful program is poised to rebound to their normally high standard of play on both sides of the ball. Wake Forest’s former defensive coordinator Mike Elko, who led the Deacs to a Military Bowl victory last season, has taken the same position with Notre Dame and will undoubtedly craft a stauncher defense than the Fighting Irish had last year, when they gave up 27.8 points per game. Notre Dame will be led on offense by junior Brandon Wimbush, a dual-threat who’ll be tasked all season with creating much of the Notre Dame offense. In their first game last week against Temple, whom Wake Forest defeated in last year’s bowl game 34-26, Notre Dame notched 422 yards on the ground in a 49-16 win. Wake Forest will drop their second in a row in South Bend, 35-17. Nov. 11: Wake Forest at Syracuse Syracuse finished last season with an abysmal 4-8

record and hasn’t made great strides in the offseason since. Syracuse represents a major drop-off in quality of opponent for Wake Forest after their brutal 5-game stretch, so the squad will be eager to capitalize. In Syracuse head coach Dino Faber’s second season, many project the Orange to finish with around the same record, and Wake Forest looks like it will repeat last year’s 28-9 win over the Orange as well. Nov. 18: Wake Forest vs. N.C.State This game could go either way for Wake Forest, who fell in Raleigh last year, 33-16. The Wolfpack are expected to reach a bowl, but a similarly tough schedule could place them in a tight spot going into their matchup with Wake Forest. The Wolfpack are returning eight starters on offense, but lost their top running back in Matthew Dayes, and struggled in the red zone last season. The defensive front of N.C. State also terrorized offenses last year with 37 sacks. Against a tough Demon Deacon crowd and with their season on the line, Wake Forest will have a chance to upset in-state rival. Unfortunately, I have the Demon Deacons losing this matchup, 27-20. Nov. 25: Wake Forest vs. Duke The Demon Deacons’ final regular season game will be, consequently, their most important in a season full of potentially lopsided outcomes. The Blue Devils are expected to end up at the cellar of the ACC this year, and likely will have nothing to play for by the time they travel to Winston-Salem. On the contrary, I believe the Deacons will be fighting for their seventh victory and a chance at an even higher-profile bowl game than the Military Bowl. With this motivation, expect Wake Forest to move past Duke, 28-15.

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Cedric Jiles, DB, is part of the Wake Forest defensive unit that hopes to stifle the Boston College offense.

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Team Solo Mid wins “League of Legends” tournament Team Solo Mid dominates North American play but does not look prepared for international opponents BY DAVID AJAMY Opinion Editor Team Solo Mid (TSM) is once again the victor of the North American LCS. After a four-game series against Team Immortals, TSM came back from a 10 thousand gold deficit in game four to get 20 kills and only give one kill back to IMT. TSM has now beaten challengers backto-back-to-back to earn the most desired award in the NALCS circuit. Going into this series, both IMT and TSM were in great positions to challenge the other. As usual, many were saying that TSM would win yet again. And they were right IMT didn’t play up to par to truly challenge the Gods of North America. While the result of this series didn’t mat-

ter to determine if either TSM or IMT went to worlds, glory was still on the line. Beyond glory, momentum was at stake. If IMT could have beaten TSM, they would be in prime position to truly challenge the rest of the world at the World Championships. However, with this loss it doesn’t seem as if IMT will really be a challenge to the East Asian teams that have dominated the world stage for years. Both the players and the coaching staff made many mistakes that really gave TSM the win. While TSM played phenomenally thanks to Doublelift and Biofrost, if IMT had better drafts and better macro decision making late game they could have clinched the victory. The IMT that played today was both inconsistent and not the IMT that has been suppressing competitors this past season. Game one draft was something of a nightmare. The full tank with one hypercarry was just perplexing. Teams have tried it and won with the composition before, but it requires the team to be winning pre-fifteen minutes. IMT was not winning at all

before then. Maybe it was nervousness or just lack of experience on the finals stage, but both are unacceptable if IMT wants to be a world class team. If IMT could have played like they did in game two and the first half of game three/four, they could have easily beaten TSM. But with their sometimes odd and irrational macro team plays, they threw their gold leads and pressure on the map. The fact that IMT lost both game three and four is something concerning for their future at the world championship. In contrast, though, TSM’s bot lane played out of this world. Biofrost being awarded MVP of the series was very well deserved and shows the world his Rakan is a must ban. In general, TSM played better and more consistently. Though they had a comeback in game four, I don’t think their play should be awarded much praise. In the postgame interview Doublelift and Hauntzer talked a big game, while only one of them brought it. TSM won this game and did well this year because of

their immense talent, yet being the best in NA doesn’t mean anything if you com-

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pare TSM with most teams from Asia. If TSM wants to challenge teams internationally, they cannot rely only on opponent mistakes. Both teams are talented, but this series showed the inconsistent nature of NA and previews the dark future of NA at Worlds.

First weekend of NCAA football reignites national passions Strong performances by familiar teams in tough matchups highlight week one of college football BY ETHAN BAHAR Staff Writer

Week one of the 2017-2018 college football season got off to an outstanding start this past weekend. Fans across the nation breathed a collective sigh of relief as soon as Saturday, August 31 rolled around and football was back on their television screens. The Alabama-Clemson showdown that capped off the 2016 season could not have been more

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Jalen Hurts is one preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy. His Alabama team is looking to return to the National Championship after falling to Clemson last season. exciting, and the action from this past weekend continued the trend set by that game, as fans were regaled with a host of thrillers. The most important game of the weekend, of course, was Presbyterian College at Wake Forest on Thursday, Aug. 31st. The Demon Deacons put on a show, dominating the Blue Hose to the tune of 51 to seven. Vegas made Wake Forest 41 point favorites, and the Demon Deacons proved the odds makers right. It will be crucial for the Demon Deacons to win early in the season if they want to give themselves a legitimate shot at another bowl appearance. While the team will be favorites in their next three games, during week five to week 10 of the season, they will see the toughest stretch of games of any team in the country, as they play several challenging ACC Atlantic foes. Besides the Wake Forest game, there were many other exciting showdowns and upsets around the country. No. 11 Michigan cruised past No. 17 Florida in Gainesville Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS and bolstered their position as a major contender for a Big UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led his team to a Ten title. Last year’s runner up Alabama, currently the topremarkable comeback against Texas A&M. ranked team in the country, crushed No. 3 Florida State

and proved why analysts consider them to be the class of the nation. The best game of the weekend, however, had to be Sunday night’s matchup between UCLA and Texas A&M. The Bruins were down by 34 points and managed to pull off a victory in the final seconds. The Aggie’s coach, Kevin Sumlin was already on the hot seat, and such a monumental loss makes his imminent firing even more likely. Week two of the 2017 college football season is sure to be another great one. The most exciting game of the week is No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC. This game will have major implications for the Pac 12 south, as Stanford and USC are the two best teams in this division. Another fantastic game will be No. 16 Georgia at No. 24 Notre Dame. Recently, SEC teams have had the Fighting Irish’s number. It will be interesting to see if Notre Dame can turn their luck around in South Bend. Finally, Wake Forest begins its ACC season in Chestnut Hill, where they will take on Boston College. The Eagles barely defeated Northern Illinois in their season opener. However, Wake Forest comes into the game as only a one point favorite.


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The Pit unveils big changes to the menu and seating

New products and recent updates to the salad bar, pizza and pasta station, and seating add variety to the Deacon dining experience


Even though most Wake Forest students elect to eat the same exact thing every time they go to the Pit — I’m talking about you, omelet people — they now have an extensive variety of customizable options to choose from. These new options are all a part of Wake Forest Campus Dish’s “Performance Dining” plan which encourages students to add more variety of nutrients into their diets. But then again, these same options now allow students to put bacon on flatbreads. I highly recommend doing this, as well as trying these other new features the next time you visit the dining hall.

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Salad Bar Perhaps the most extensive overhaul at the Pit has taken place at the salad bar. More options such as pulled chicken breast, tuna and steamed salmon have been added to the typical line of fruits and veggies. In addition, the spices and herbs now reside near the salad dressings, inviting students to add new flavor profiles to their dishes. Most importantly, however, may be the new smoothies and other fruit toppings added to the yogurt station. These are blended to be tasty, as well as nutritious. Some other changes are of less importance and, arguably, take away from the improved salad bar. These changes include the addition of a bread box which may be used to make wraps or other cold sandwiches from the salad line. Since there is already a deli case with a good number of ingredients, I do not see why this is necessary. And besides, it slows down the flow of the line when someone swings the bread box door open, knocking out the person standing behind them. Furthermore, the new selection of Pure Leaf teas and specialty waters hidden at the corner of the bar also fail to excite me.

Pizza and Pasta Bar Although the salad bar has seen the biggest renovation over the past summer, the new pizza and pasta bar may take the prize for the greatest improvement. The pasta bar now features more ingredients and a greater flow. Now one can begin in the line, continue moving and end up with a completed dish of pasta rather than placing their entire order and then waiting. The section retains its typical ready-made pastas, pizzas and strombolis, but also adds a create-your-own-flatbread option. With a limited number of ingredients available, this is not really an avenue for making a flatbread the likes of which the world has never seen. However, if you are someone who craves a green pepper and pineapple flatbread, then this option may be for you. The lighting around the bar has also improved, creating a nicer food presentation that makes me find the whole section much more appetizing. New Products While this improvement may not be the one students recognize right away, the new products certainly revamp the taste of the food and improve the sustainability. Now the Pit sources its meat and poultry from local suppliers who shop from local farmers and ranchers. This cuts back on emissions and creates a product that is healthier for everyone. One new product, on the other hand, is coming from a little further away than in the past: the bagels. Once sourced from the local Bagel Station bakery, bagels make the trip all the way from Raleigh each day to end up on your breakfast plate. While we will all miss those chewy, crusty Bagel Station bagels, the new ones offer a good taste and passable texture in addition to new gluten free options.

Seating One may notice the different seating options at the dining hall, providing students a sneak peek at what the Pit may look like in the not-so-distant future. Among these new seating options that students get to vote on are circular couches, stools and padded chairs. Replacing the old-school cafeteria feel and replacing it with one of a restaurant or cafe seems to be the priority of the new seating options. While I do not love any of them, I would enjoy a nicer looking seating area. The current setup featuring wooden chairs and long tables is not the most comfortable. That being said, my biggest concern is that the struggle to find a seat in the Pit during the lunch hour will only get worse with the new seating. Nonetheless, I probably will graduate before any of these seating changes come into fruition, so the problem of finding a seat with the new setup will likely fall on the lap of the freshman class of Demon Deacons. Other students chimed in on the changes at the Pit, most with only good things to say. Sophomore Jasmine Roby loves the new products on the salad bar and pasta station. “My new favorites are the ravioli on the pasta line and the quinoa and steamed salmon on the salad bar. The new options are delicious while the old stuff has remained good.” Even though we may not agree on the best seating scenario at the Pit, one thing we can agree on is that they have worked hard to make the dining experience a more customizable and pleasing one. With all of the delicious new options, even those who rarely stray from their go-to plate might considering venturing off to try something different.

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Humor Column | Breakfast Rules

Breakfast is an underrepresented meal Wake Forest dining falls short when it comes to offering 24-hour breakfast options BY RAVEN MCCORKLE Staff Writer My name is Raven and I’m here to represent Breakfast Lovers International, a group that I’m sure exists somewhere. Wake Forest is in direct violation of Breakfast Code number one: failure to provide ‘round the clock pancakes. For the trillionth time, Wake Forest should have a 24-hour breakfast restaurant. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why can’t you have your most important meal at any time of the day? If it were up to me, I’d be having three important meals every day. Pancakes, french toast and waffles. In my opinion, Wake Forest students are being deprived (yes, I said it) of breakfast food. Why have two sub sandwich places, one of which is always opened, when there is only one place to get good pancakes on campus! I love Pit pancakes and I’m very grateful for them, but come on. Breakfast for dinner has always been a luxury to me, and when I’m having a bad

day, there is nothing I’d like more than to make up a batch of pancakes. It’s not like you can cook a pancake in your room either. I understand the Res Life rules, and I understand the fire hazard, but if I can’t even make myself pancakes, what am I really doing here? Totally an exaggeration, but you get my point. We breakfast people are feeling left out! Wake Forest has almost every other food genre available to students at the swipe of a Deacon One Card. But breakfast food? Try dragging yourself out of bed before your 9:30 class just to grab a bite of french toast. Let’s be realistic here: not happening. “But what about the waffle makers in the pit?” people ask. Do I even have to explain this one? I

tried those waffles once, and I must say, never again. Wake Forest is a great place, and I’m not denying that, but do you know what would make it better? Pancakes, eggs, bacon, french toast, biscuits and waffles around the clock. To the Wake Forest Food Picking committee, I’ll say this: more breakfast food means more expensive meal plans bought by students. More expensive meal plans bought by students means more money in your pockets. More money in your pockets means a happier you. It’s simple science, here! I’m not saying we have to end world hunger, find world peace, or find a cure for any disease. I’m just a girl who wants her breakfast food, and for me, that’s a start.

“I don’t know when it started. or when it began. rather when I began. the most recent memory beyond my first act in life, is being poured in some tin bin surrounded by my kind. its dark, the steam is rising around me. I am drowning within the pool of my people. suddenly the light hits me I hear the battle cry, “WELCOME TO MOES” a silver spoon comes down on me. I am scooped up and toppled on top of an over cooked white grain of sorts. the white grain and I are new residents in some sort of raft bowl sort thing is pushed down. a shredded rainfall comes down on me. immediately without remorse or warning, a flood of steaming coagulating stew of pure whiteness comes down green, orange, and red colors swirl around me and keel over my almost lifeless body.

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2. Chocolate Chip Pancakes 3. French Toast 4. Everything Bagels and Cream Cheese 5. Ham and Cheese Omelets 6. Yogurt Parfait Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS

With limited hours devoted to breakfast at the dining halls, some pancake-loving students are asking when Dining Services will accommodate their dietary needs.

7. Hash Browns 8. Belgian Waffles 9. Eggs Benedict

Abandoned Moe’s found on sidewalk BY DAVID AJAMY Opinion Editor



Art & Poetry | Moe’s

They say you should never cry over spilt Moe’s, but you should write free-verse about it



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I am losing control of my mind in every fashion I feel my raft being lifted and moved at unimaginable speeds. where am I going? what is my fate? for I have no idea what comes

this was the last message from BB#2783 We traced his location and found this gruesome scene, beware readers

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my mind is truly gone, i am blacking out from sprout to bean, then finally within a shuttle that has no regard to me when growing, I was loved and treated with respect what has changed

• 2 oz. of Krankies’ Railhead Espresso • Milk • Flavored syrup of your choice

abruptly the craft of travel I am in seems to fall, as if I was deployed from a plane the carrier top opens and I begin my descent from darkness to the light of day however this light shines bright on the grey surface of my new world

I guess it will allow me to die too

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the world is shaking I cry out for help yet none of my words are understood in this world

everything in the carrier is thrown out, scattered the brightness is too much I can’t see yet I feel it the heat the sun that once allowed me to grow to everywhere

10. Mimosas

Serve over ice and give it a little stir. Enjoy!

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Nothing says first-world problems more than a eulogy for floored Mexican food.

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Movie Review | Dunkirk

New WWII movie impresses audiences Dunkirk tells a little-known story from World War II, focusing on the heroism of an entire nation rather than one person BY TRUITT HARSHAW Contributing Writer

Dunkirk is a strange blockbuster, but it’s the perfect tribute to the heroes who inspired it. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, known for The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, it tells the story of the English army making its narrow escape from occupied France. Even though the shores of home are almost close enough to see, the British are cornered in and have no way to cross the channel. However, as the movie’s tagline states: “When 400,000 men couldn’t come home, home came for them.” A fleet of civilian boats swoop to the rescue, braving German fighter planes to carry their sons home. It is a story about England at one of its pivotal hours. Rather than focusing on one hero like your standard summer flick, it focuses on a nation full of them. This is what makes the film so unconventional, yet a fitting testament to its subject matter. Coming out of the movie, I realized that I did not remember the name of a single soldier. Truly, there was no good reason I should have. Despite the presence of action star Tom Hardy, One Direction’s Harry Styles and veteran actors like Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh, few actors get much individual screen time or lines. As a result, there aren’t many deep or well-defined charac-

ters. This may sound like a recipe for shallow story-telling and a movie without a personality, but Nolan manages to present a collective personality that makes up for the lack of well-rounded individuals. This is what sets it apart from war films like Saving Private Ryan, which focuses on a small group the audience gets to know as individuals, and to which Dunkirk will undoubtedly be held up against. Far more impressive than the special effects and beautiful cinematography is Nolan’s ability to create emotional drama for his audience despite having little individual characterization. In the absence of a clear main character, the collective becomes a fantastic protagonist. This is a terrific feat of movie-making. Seemingly doomed, the British enlisted men are in survival mode. They are flawed and selfish but their actions are understandable given the circumstances. In one scene, the soldiers hide in an abandoned boat waiting for the high tide to take them out to sea. However, the boat is shot up and begins to flood. The men realize that they must lose weight to make it, and face the decision of whether they should sacrifice the lone Frenchman aboard the ship. The audience sees paranoia and fear but also courage and compassion from these men. Through many shouting voices comes as much personality as an in-depth exploration of any one soldier’s dilemma. We get to know and care for these men as a group, and therefore Nolan can create moments of high tension when their survival is in peril. This fuels the excitement of the film. It is a conventional recipe for making an action movie, but through his emphasis on the col-

lective, Nolan does it in unconventional way. And that is exactly how a movie about Dunkirk should be made. It is a moment in history when soldiers had to come together, civilians had to come together, and nations had to come together to save the allied war effort and to save lives. The final shots — set to Churchill’s famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech — underline the fact that this is not a movie about any one soldier, but a movie about an entire nation at its greatest moment.

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Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh make appearances in the film.

Travel Column | Washington D.C.

Students explore life in the nation’s capital Sixteen Demon Deacons start a semester of internships and academics with the new Wake Washington program BY KARI BURGESS Staff Writer

This semester, the inaugural Wake Washington program allows students to take courses and participate in interships in the nation’s capital. Under political science professor Katy Harriger, 16 students are taking courses in public policy and constitutional law at the new brick and mortar Wake Washington center in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. Although it’s no new Reynolds Gym, the center is outfitted with seminar and lecture-style classrooms, offices and a kitchen. Besides hanging out in our new workspace, the stu-

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Before starting their internships, the students explored Washington D.C., including the National Portrait Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Kari Burgess

Savannah Baber, Bri Reddick, Kari Burgess and Madeleine Barbee participated in a networking event overlooking the U.S. Capitol and the Potomac River as part of Wake Washington. dents are also participating in internships for academic credit, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. My roommates and classmates have all had great initial experiences with their internships, but I can only speak to mine. I am working for the D.C. Council, under the office of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (whom we lovingly abbreviate to CMMC in memos and Starbucks runs.) So far, my job consists of press clip briefings in the morning, in which I find recent news that is pertinent to the Department of Environment and Transportation, where I work, and individual projects in the late morning and afternoon. My current individual project is collecting data on the LGBTQ+ community in D.C. from all kinds of surveys taken in the area. Specifically, I’m looking for numbers on queer youth in the foster system and juvenile detention centers, interviewing people who work in Social Services, and making phone calls to strangers about their sexuality and gender identity.

All this research will put facts and figures behind the D.C. effort to train foster parents in LGBTQ+ issues, something that I’m very passionate about. I get to do work I love for the legislature, and I get class credit for it. One con of living in D.C. is the metro. I am not a woman built to navigate public transportation. I can walk just fine, thank you very much, but try to tell me how to get somewhere in these sweet little underground tunnels and I’m lost for the whole afternoon. I’ve been told that it gets easier the longer you do it, and since I’m on week two of getting lost I must be just around the corner from a great understanding of the metro maps. Some things I’ve done already: eaten at five different pizza restaurants, visited the National Mall at night time, been hit by a bicycle, jaywalked, sat on the statue of Albert Einstein’s lap, enjoyed a classic D.C. brunch, maxed out my credit card in a stationery store and ordered Chick-fil-A via Postmates. I can’t give up on the nuggets, y’all. It just tastes like the greasy Benson flavor of home.

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Book Review | Angel Hill

WFU Press releases poetry collection Michael Longley’s Angel Hill resounds the beauty of western Ireland, while exploring love and the mixing of painting and poetry


Not all collections of poetry have a muse, and even less would consider more than one love as the pool of inspiration for the artistic work. But Michael Longley’s new collection, Angel Hill, plants itself firmly in the ground, Irish soil more specifically, and grows out into an artistic representation of touch between family distanced by land and time. This work of art blends the older generation with the new, painting and writing as well the environment of western Ireland to the Scottish Highlands. Two loves, one of nature and one of family, come together into one poetic collection that grows more fulsome as the reader delves deeper and deeper into its lyricism. As it is said in the collection’s epigram, may the “old gate” be the “entrance of spring’s paradise,” as this established Irish poet creates an opening to a hybrid of Irish poetry and the painting of the Scottish Highlands. The beautiful cover of the Wake Forest University Press edition of Angel Hill exhibits the illustration of Sarah Longley, the poet’s daughter and the person to whom the collection is dedicated. The illustration depicts a flock of birds entwining across the page, meandering like a trail of smoke or a river.

The mixing of the birds on the front cover informs the major work of the book, as the Irish poet communicates with his daughter, a painter living in the Scottish Highlands. Even the book’s dedication reads something like a poem, where Longley connects his daughter’s paintings to his poetry as a form of “touch” between family separated by many miles. While one common tenor of the poetry may be read as “touch” between the father and daughter, another may be the closing in of death on the poet, brought forth through the vehicle of Angel Hill. The poem’s title appears throughout the text, and reads as a cemetery looking out over the poet’s cottage.

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Wake Forest University Press released the first North American edition on Sept. 1.

In “Solstice,” the poetic voice moves with “walking stick” toward his home where his grandchildren await in the shadow of Angel Hill. The “shortest day” of the day — winter solstice — is coming to the end as fleeting shadows cast upon the narrator of the poem. A double temporality defines the setting, for although the day will progress to its end — as the poet’s life progresses toward the cemetery on Angel Hill — a new day and a new season, guided by the poet’s grandchildren, will ensue. Thereby, time in the poem is both linear and cyclical: death is sure to come and to be replaced with new life The collection’s title poem, “Angel Hill,” sees the poet address his daughter directly, as she takes on the role of “caretaker” of the graves in the cemetery through her “easel and brushes.” The sense of “closing the gate” in the poem is twofold; one of the poet’s daughter guarding the cemetery and the other of her painting in the footsteps of her father’s artistic career — echoing the collection’s epigram. Her art, and perhaps art in general, is the only form of “touch” available between the greatest distance known to man — the distance between life and death. Longley’s collection invites these deep, sentimental readings from an overtly light and beautiful subject matter. It is perhaps the greatest strength of the work, in that you never get a heavy feeling on your chest while reading, but only a fleeting touch of the Irish seaspray that is the poet’s muse. Then, through time and patient reading, you may dive deeply into this rewarding work.

Fashion Column | 21 Days of Beauty

Ulta Beauty’s semiannual sale offers great deals The 21 Days of Beauty event by Ulta features popular beauty products at reduced prices every day through Sept. BY KARLY BALL Contributing Writer

Ulta’s semiannual sale kicked off this week with some great deals. The sale features daily items throughout September at discounts up to 50 percent off. Most of the products don’t typically go on sale, so this is an opportunity to stock up. Ulta Platinum members also receive free shipping online, so it might be worth asking friends to use their accounts. Most of the products are avaliable in store too, for those who lack in the beauty-junkie friend department. Below are some of my top picks for September’s sale: Ofra Highlighters, Sept. 8 Sale Price: $14.50-16 Ofra may be one of Ulta’s less well-known brands, but beauty subscription services like Ipsy and YouTube vlogger attention have quickly put the company on the map. Their highlighters are known for intense pigmentation and longevity. These highlighters are bold, so those who prefer a more subtle highlight should be warned that too much might leave you glowing from outer space. Those who like to shine, however, are sure to enjoy this product. I plan to pick up the shade “Rodeo Drive,” but there are multiple options depending on your skin tone and color preferences.

It Cosmetics Foundation Brush #115, Sept. 16 Sale Price: $12 Makeup enthusiasts will agree that a good foundation brush is essential. Foundation brushes from prestige brands can cost $30 or more though, so many miss out on these useful tools. It Cosmetics produces fluffy, densely packed brushes that blend easily, feel soft and can withstand many washes. I’ve used several of their eye and face brushes, none of which have disappointed. This brush features a tapered and user-friendly design, so you can be out the door and on your way to class quickly. For $12, you can’t go wrong. Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover, Sept. 20 Sale Price: $9.50 Eye makeup remover might not be the most exciting product of the sale, but it’s possibly the most useful. Makeup remover wipes are convenient at the end of a long day, but they don’t cut it for waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I keep a bottle of this remover on my nightstand and swear by it. Clinique products are gentle on the skin but their remover is also effective for tough spots. A couple drops on a cotton round and you’re good to go — no need for endless eye scrubbing. MAC Lipstick, Sept. 20 Sale Price: $8.50 This sale marks the first 21 Days of Beauty since Ulta started carrying MAC cosmetics. The sale will only feature one MAC product in two shades, but it’s not one to miss. Russian Red is a true red matte, perfect for formal occasions. Velvet Teddy is a deep neutral shade and be-

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MAC Lipsticks in “Russian Red” and “Velvet Teddy” feature in this fall’s 21 Days of Beauty event. loved product of YouTuber, Jaclyn Hill. Both shades are popular and typically don’t go on sale, so getting them for 50 percent off is a can’t-miss opportunity.

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Kimberly Annas Senior “My favorite color is teal, so I chose the umbrella and jacket to match with just a touch of teal.”

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Emmy Feng Senior “I love this North Face and because it’s functional. It just keeps me dry.”

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