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letter from the editor October 2009
Roller is a senior journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rival is a joint publication between Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that seeks to reinforce and redefine the historic rivalry. Rival is independently recognized at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is also a member of the Duke University Undergraduate Publication Board. Funding for Rival Magazine was paid for in part by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Congress and the Duke University Publications Board.
COVER PHOTO BY ADRIENNE WOLLMAN
“Tell me something I don’t already know.” It was written in nearly indecipherable red ink across the bottom of my paper, next to a less-than-satisfactory C+. My first instinct was to rationalize. Professors always grade harder on the first assignment. I didn’t have enough time before the deadline. And frankly, how am I supposed to tell a man who reads at least a hundred newspapers a day something he doesn’t already know in his area of expertise? I had never received this type of constructive criticism before and the problem with my work didn’t seem to have a quick fix. It wasn’t as simple as correcting a misplaced modifier or a mediocre metaphor. I was being asked to re-evaluate my way of thinking and acquire a new grasp on the subject. I was both intimidated and annoyed. It wasn’t until I really considered what was being asked of me that I began to understand that this statement was applicable to something much larger than my sub-par paper, the walls of the classroom and even the borders of our community. My professor was not asking me redefine the laws of gravity or play Plato for a day. He was simply asking me to think outside of the box, step out of my comfort zone and walk in a different pair of shoes. This issue of Rival Magazine shows that a number of Duke and UNC-CH students are already experimenting with new ideas and trying things differently. Whether it is personalizing a trendy, vintage outfit from one of the local thrift stores we review in this issue or buying local at the Durham and Carrboro Farmers Markets, students can find opportunities to do something new on a daily basis. It’s happening all around us, fellow Tar Heels and Blue Devils are thinking of innovative and challenging things to accomplish. Be it creating a blog like one of our Out of the Blue subjects or bringing sustainable ideas and time-saving technologies to villages in developing countries like another, people just like you and me are thinking on new levels everyday. In the spirit of progress, Rival Magazine is also taking some steps in a new direction this year. We’ve added new content to the magazine, including two new features: Top V, which lists our staff ’s opinion on the five most-fitting items for a new category each issue (We’re looking at best places to hook-up in this one) and By the Book, which will shed some light on the age-old question of which school is the most academically challenging by comparing syllabi from similar courses at each school (If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology course, you definitely want to check this out). Thinking outside the box is only helpful if the thinking leads toward the right direction. So, we want you, our readers, to keep us moving forward in new directions with support and criticism. We haven’t quite reached expert status in magazine production and with each issue we hope to learn and grow more. If you think we’re doing things right or doing things wrong, don’t hesitate to express your opinion and tell us something we don’t already know.
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In This Issue 16 COVER: Vintage Values Find out why one local thrift store has a policy of not accecpting farm animals, which store gets its inspiration from a well-dressed grandmother, where to go for your halloween coustume needs and much more.
8 Nutrition Know-How Students look for practical answers to exercise and nutrition dilemnas. Trainers and nutritionists weigh in on the subject.
12 Farmers Market Frenzy Durham and Carrboro Farmers Market vendors weigh in on which University’s students are visitng the markets more often and the benefits of buying local.
20 No Pets Allowed Some Duke and UNC-CH students are breaking the rules for their furry friends. Read about the best and worst parts of keeping pets in campus housing and learn how no-pet policies may be changing.
In Every Issue 4 Pre-game Aliens, fetuses and locotopi, oh my! Find out why these things are covering the walls of Duke Coffeehouse. Plus, some UNC-CH business students are playing Wall Street with real money.
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Get the low-down on hook-ups. See which campus locations made our list.
14 Devil’s Advocate Duke’s Valerie Henry gets serious about humor. Check out her opinions on what makes Duke students laugh and what doesn’t.
15 Tar Tracks UNC-CH’s Laura Stroud finds that the art of creation can expand relationships past typical expectations.
23 Athlete’s Corner UNC-CH’s club football coach has been running the show for decades. Evan Sandoval has the story.
26 By the Book Who has it worse? Rival compares introductory level psychology classes at Duke and UNC-CH.
27 Out of the Blue Tired of the seeing the same old people? Get to know some new campus faces you won’t want to forget. October 2009 2009• •RIVAL RIVALMAGAZINE MAGAZINE 3 3 October
Three Wall Street Wise Men By Caitie Forde-Smith, UNC-CH Photos By Brad Piland, UNC-CH
rofessors Mustafa Gultekin, Peter Panos and Tom Shohfi preside over a hidden gem at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: a class endowment worth $1 million which has been managed by ambitious students for years. The three wise men of Applied Investment Management (MBA 779) are responsible for directing the year-long seminar. The class of nearly 50 students organizes and creates a hedge fund, a type of investment fund that assesses products on both domestic and national markets. Students are trained, tested and chosen for specific roles — portfolio managers, risk managers, analysts, etc. “There are checks and balances on the students,” Gultekin says. “The bowling rail guards are up. Even though they are the ones in control, we help to keep them on track.” The class, held Tuesday and Thursday nights, meets in the Capital Markets Lab of the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Though 4
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not located on Wall Street, the atmosphere created by the latest available technology and constant news feeds suggests this place never sleeps. Daily market outcomes flash by on narrow screen tickers and business wear is almost a wardrobe requirement. Every aspect of the institution assumes the reputation of wisdom, authority and the twenty-second century. The three men are similar, yet they are all different. Gultekin is the team’s source of unity. He guides lectures and conversation with ease and a sense of humor. In subtle contrast, Panos acts as the quintessential American businessman who has done a lot and seen even more than that. Shohfi connects with his younger audience and is fast-paced in his mannerisms and speech. The endowment that funds the class is sourced from the Business School’s annual $180 million Reynolds fund, Shohfi says. Each week, students manage their progress both in and outside of the classroom. Pitches for possible investments are made,
accepted and criticized. Decisions are not made lightly as if this was simply a game of Monopoly. They are made in economic reality and based on current issues such as the value of the dollar, an Obama-led rescue of the nation’s markets and the relationship between major industries. Any profit made at the end of each year is donated to the United Way of the Greater Triangle, an organization that brings together local partner agencies, nonprofits, volunteers and experts in the area to focus on community issues. These three wise men offer their gifts of experience, patience and pure interest. All agree that the interaction among the team of students is the greatest aspect of this unique opportunity — something Panos simply refers to as “the bright young minds that challenge.”
e m up shorts quick, pick The Coffeehouse’s New Clothes By Kathie Sun, Duke Photos By Kathie Sun, Duke
mong the Georgian red-brick buildings and rotundas on quiet East Campus, a small pocket of counter-culture energy is tucked away in a corner behind a dance studio. Fa from quiet most Friday and weekend nights, the Duke Coffeehouse aims to bring in an artistic and musical vibe that is seldom seen on the campus-at-large. At the Coffeehouse, a blast of psychedelic colors and caffeine-tinged aromas greet the students as they walk up the narrow metal stairwell at the back of the Crowell building. From the start, the Coffeehouse plays to the most experimental of student sensibilities. Student-designed murals cover practically every surface of the four walls and make the most out of the relaxed and open-minded atmosphere for which the Coffeehouse is known. The current general manager, senior Andrew Kindman, describes the feel of the
space as “funky and eclectic,” a fitting description for the fetuses and aliens displayed on the walls. Other notable residents on the walls include a geometric pharoah, a “loctopus” and a series of waffles. In true Coffeehouse form, Kindman explains the waffles, each with personalities and faces, as “pure dada.” Most of the murals were painted last year during the renovations, after an open call for submissions in the student body. One iconic painting that remains from the previous layout includes the flagship mural of spaceships bringing in an invasion of coffee mugs and Blue Devils — “like much of what we do here,” Kindman explains. Many of the artists have since graduated, but their legacies live on adding to the vibrant culture of the Coffeehouse. Looking from the past year, the renovations have been successful in continuing and broadening the Coffeehouse’s appeal to both performers and students alike. Kindman says visiting bands
tell him that they love the murals and the eclectic feel of the space and visitors comment that the craziness of the art adds to the charm of the place. The Coffeehouse is looking to expand its horizons this year by bringing in some bigger touring bands and hopes to attract more of its audience from the Duke undergraduate community. The forecast seems promising, as some bands already lined up include The Brunettes, Starfucker and Islands. Last month’s Midtown Dickens CD release party was reasonably well-attended, and Kindman is confident that the Coffeehouse is one of the main venues that “bring influential bands to the area.” Despite the Coffeehouse’s increasing reputation, however, it is hard to imagine that the space will ever lose its tight-knit community appeal that draws in many a first-year students looking for a late-night latte and kindred souls.
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Top UNC Written By Elizabeth Lilly, UNC-CH and Kaitlin Atkinson, Duke Design and Phots By Pamela Tseng, UNC-CH and Amanda Michelson, UNC-CH
8th floor of Davis Library:
Private study rooms accessible by checkout only keys. Need we say more?
2. 3. 4. 5.
Back of the P2P:
It sounds improbable but has happened on a packed late-night bus ride or two.
Davie Poplar bench:
Proceed with caution because as legend has it any couple who kisses on the bench underneath the centuries-old tree will marry. At least it’ll be a story for the grandchildren.
The Tar Pit has never rocked like this before. Plus, the soft, blue glow from the football stadium scoreboard sets the mood.
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It gets lots of club sports action during the day but is dimly lit and conveniently located near mid- and south-campus dorms.
Shooters Bar Dance Floor:
Drunk, sweaty and two electric bull rides later — you’ll have to say you tongue lassoed your partner.
Keep one eye open during make-out sessions or the security guard might have to remind you to save some room for the “Blue Devil Spirit” between you and your partner.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens:
Go late at night with champagne and a Tide To Go pen in hand; grass stains are hard to get out after hours of romping around in the flowers.
Rocking Chairs on the Plaza:
Save this one for after tailgate and leave on your costumes for a little role play.
Dormitory Common Rooms:
Plaza at DUKE
Lock the doors for a little privacy or for a little adventure, leave them unlocked. October 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE
your guide to healthy college living By Noel Shaskan, Duke and Brad Piland, UNC-CH Design By Danielle Cushing, UNC-CH Photos By Courtney Roller, UNC-CH
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Being smart about proper nutrition and exercise is the first step to a healthier life.
he myth of the college student body is one of youth, immortality and strength. This common misconception has led many students along a path of poor nutrition and personal injury. Our bodies, once believed to be impervious to pain, have fallen victim to the college culture: unstable diets and poor patterns of exercise. Franca Alphin, Director of Nutrition Services at Duke Student Health, has witnessed her fair share of unhealthy choices by young adults. Each year, she is visited over 400 times by those seeking nutritional guidance and advice. Alphin argues that while the body’s development during the four years in college is crucial toward a lifetime of health, campuses across the United States are challenging environments for those seeking a healthy lifestyle.
exercise, but rather to do a good variety that includes stretching your hips, core and back,” Hall says. “A great warm-up to try Kristi Hall, an assistant athletic trainer at is dynamic stretching.” Duke knows the importance of preparing For those for exercise. Hall unfamiliar advises all students with the term, to remember the d y n a m i c basic warm-up. stretching is Hall describes defined as any this as the initiation stretch that of “the firing incorporates process of muscles elements of before you start momentum, loading them in movement and exercise.” active muscular This warm-up, effort. Dynamic though simple in stretches can comparison to an Director of Nutrition Services, Duke range from buttactual exercise, kicks and high literally heats up the muscles. knees for beginners to the more advanced “The key isn’t to do any specific
Work it out
“Too few calories do not allow the body to perform optimally or gain mass efficiently” -Franca Alphin
Agreement over poor nutrition is evident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well. “The most common problem I see is obesity,” Julie Francis says. Francis acts as the Clinical Nutrition Specialist at UNCCH Campus Health Services. In evaluating patient needs and areas of improvement, Francis often observes each patient’s diet over a course of three days. Feedback from these surveys allows Francis to pinpoint exact issues and provide positive plans for success. Solutions vary in complexity. Some issues are cured simply through making smarter choices in the campus dining halls; other routines are more difficult to resolve. “If you start counting calories, fat grams, sodium, cholesterol, sugars and so on then you can become overwhelmed really quickly,” Francis says. “So, I don’t want to steer people in those directions. I just want to help people build a healthy diet without any added stress.” The first-year fifteen – which combines too many calories with too little exercise, is often a source of obsession for new students. Those who forget that calories are responsible for providing energy to the body run the risk of affecting vital systems. “Too few calories do not allow the body to perform optimally or gain mass efficiently,” Alphin says. An under-consumption of calories also places active individuals at a higher risk for injury. A lack of calcium in the diet can increase the risk for stress fractures, especially in runners. A lack of the proper proteins and fats can lead to muscle and tendon breakdowns. October 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 9
scorpion stretches. “Dynamic stretches will work on your flexibility and range of motion, which helps to prevent injuries later in your workout,” Hall says. She recommends two steps for anyone trying to get in shape or start a workout regime. If you are just beginning, do not go all out in the first few days. “Increasing the extent of an activity over time is important,” Hall says. “Going from nothing one day to a three mile run the next puts you at high risk for stress fractures and other injuries.” In addition to the importance of pacing, Hall stresses the importance of variety. “Variety is absolutely key,” Hall says. “Not only is it good for your body to be balanced, but it’s also good for your mind. You don’t want to get bored with doing the same routine every day.” After exercise, Hall says a cool-down is extremely important. Cool-downs reduce the probability for fainting or dizziness, allowing the heart to control the blood it is sending to the extremities. In addition, the heart rate slows to its normal pace.
“It seems every nutrition plan I see is telling me to eat almonds. I’m a college student. I don’t have almonds just laying around.” -Ashlyn Lovett Student, UNC-CH
Application Information is readily accessible through university nutritionists and trainers at both UNC- Chapel Hill and Duke University. Tapping into these knowledge bases, however, is ultimately the responsibility of the student. “I didn’t even know we had a nutritionist,” says Ashlyn Lovett, a UNC-CH senior public policy major from Lumberton, N.J. In fact, there was a five-month lapse in service in Chapel Hill before Francis arrived in the October of 2008. Lately, 10 RIVAL MAGAZINE • volume 5 • issue 1
Portion Size Guide: By Item
Keep track of correct portion sizes by comparing them to these amounts Portion size by plate:
• ½ plate Vegetables • ¼ plate Proteins • ¼ plate Starches
she has noticed an increase in student involvement and participation. “When I started a year ago I saw about 5-10 people a week and now it’s about 20 people a week,” Francis says. Furthermore, the process of actually applying this knowledge is perhaps the greatest challenge facing studentsregardless of health and nutrition status. Undoubtedly, the lifestyle of the average college-aged individual presents its own set of challenges. Obligations derived from the academic, social and environmental
Grains: Dairy, cheese: • 1 bagel = 6 ounce can of • 1 ½ ounce cheese = 3 tuna stacked dice • 1 slice of bread = cassette • ½ cup ice cream = lighttape bulb • 1 cup of cereal flakes = • ½ cup frozen yogurt = baseball lightbulb • 1 pancake = compact disc • 1 cup yogurt = baseball Fats, oils: Fruits, vegetables: • 1 tbsp butter or spread = • 1 medium fruit = baseball poker chip • 1 baked potato = com• 1 tbsp mayonnaise = puter mouse poker chip • 1 cup of salad greens = • 1 tbsp oil = poker chip baseball • 1 tbsp salad dressing = poker chip Meats, fish, nuts: Sweets, treats: • 3 ounce grilled/ baked • 1 brownie = dental floss fish = deck of cards package • 2 tbsp hummus = golf • 1 piece of chocolate = ball dental floss packaging • 3 ounce lean meat/ poul• 1 slice of cake = deck of try = deck of cards cards • 2 tbsp peanut butter = • 1 cookie = 2 poker chips golf ball Source: WEBMD.com
spheres are all in constant competition for time and precedence. “I know better, but I don’t do better,” Lovett says. “Sometimes I feel the time just isn’t there.” Lovett says she believes a great deal of the nutritional advice that exists is unrealistic to the college population. “It seems every nutrition plan I see is telling me to eat almonds,” Lovett says. “I’m a college student. I don’t have almonds just lying around. I have Ramen Noodles, Chef Boyardee and Easy Mac.”
Francis says that she tries to keep her advice to students simple as to not flood them with so many facts and figures, and thus deter them from healthier decisionmaking. “Nutrition is an easy thing to get overwhelmed about because they are so many options,” Francis says. “I just try to pair things down so it becomes an easier choice to make the healthy choice.”
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Straight from the Farm By Emily McGinty, Duke Design By Danielle Cushing, UNC-CH Photos By Brad Piland, UNC-CH
Durham Farmers Market
middle-aged woman peers over her vegetable-filled basket at the 11 different cheeses offered by Chapel Hill Creamery’s farm stand. Before the customer speaks, farmer Lee Hawley asks, “Rosie’s favorite?” and picks out a half-pound block of whatever it is Rosie favors. The customer laughs, compliments Hawley’s good memory and friendly conversation envelops the stand. Market chatter and vibrant colors surround the pair at the Durham Farmers Market (DFM), which is barely a 20-minute walk from Duke University’s East Campus. Blankets, baskets and babies accompany shoppers who take their time admiring fruits (and vegetables, dairy, beef and crafts) of the farmers’ labor. Customers only need to spend a few dollars for produce by the pound or a bag of mixed vegetables. Handmade pottery and other crafts range anywhere from
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$10 to $100 and specialty items like cheese and baked goods cost a bit extra — but their quality is worth it. Saturdays at the DFM draw up to 50 vendors and three or four trucks lined up outside the pavilion wait to unload if a vendor doesn’t show. John Ingham, a 22-year-old farmer at Maple Spring Gardens, a farm owned by his uncle in Cedar Grove, N.C., describes the market’s increasing popularity: “It used to be easy with two people behind the tables on Saturdays, now we struggle with three.” Despite large crowds, the market doesn’t draw a significant number of Duke students. “Undergrads come in waves, while professors and grads are more regular because they have time to stop by,” Hawley says. Most DFM vendors have spots in the Carrboro Farmers Market, as well. Duke students might be inspired to learn that their University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill counterparts visit the Carrboro Farmers Market in greater numbers. Kellay Murray, 22, of Burlington’s Sunset Farms says, “I see a lot of students at Carrboro on the weekends, but not here in Durham. Maybe we can work on fixing that.” Duke students might be surprised to find that a venture to the Farmer’s Market yields conversation about more than just tomatoes. At least two farmers at one of DFM’s calmer Wednesday markets, which usually have 10 to 15 vendors present, were once Duke undergraduates. These farmers are usually recognizable by their Duke-blue hats or Tshirts and thoroughly enjoy exchanging stories about life as a Blue Devil. Market manager Erin Kaufmann, 27, explains how the DFM enjoys a sense of community and familiarity. She also is pleased to watch its growing consumer base. “Every week I talk to someone who is here for the first time,” Kaufmann says.
Carrboro Farmers Market Enid MacLean stands behind Cane Creek Farm’s table at the Carrboro Farmers Market and explains why rising early on Saturdays is so enjoyable. “I like to see all of the people,” 8-year-old Enid says. “And you see that space over there? That’s one of my favorites — my twin brother and I get sweets from her, like cakes and brownies!” Customers and farmers alike share Enid’s enthusiasm for the Carrboro Farmers Market. Located next to Carrboro’s Town Hall, the market is one of the largest and oldest local markets in the country. Carrboro vendors present an impressive array of market items including organic produce, flower arrangements, hand-made crafts and grass-fed beef. Farmers and customers realize, however, that their fresh-food mission extends far beyond their own dinner tables. Margaret Gifford, a Chapel Hill resident, stands at the market’s entrance amid boxes and signs that depict her “Farmer FoodShare” program. Gifford, the project’s founder, explains the dilemma of market surplus. “I asked my brother, a farmer in Alamance County, what happens to the food he doesn’t
sell,” Gifford says. “He told me that without an organized system of giving it elsewhere, most of the produce ends up in his compost pile.” Dismayed by the idea of fresh food left to rot and the USDA statistic that ranks North Carolina as the second worst state for child hunger, Margaret developed a system that collects and transports farmers’ excess produce from the Carrboro market to organizations including Durham Food Bank, Carrboro’s Interfaith Council for Social Services and Chapel Hill’s Manley Estates, a housing program for low-income elderly. Adam Sherwood, a UNC-CH senior, created the group “FLO,” or Fair Local Organic, which partners with “Farmer FoodShare” to encourage farmers to participate in the Farmer FoodShare program. Sherwood, a French major from Gainesville, explains that customers have the option to pay a flat $5 rate for a box of donated goods or to pitch in their choice of produce. Gifford has been thrilled with Carrboro’s participation. “We just have fantastic farmers here,” she says, and notes that regular
customers make weekly commitments to donating bags of their favorite items. Sherwood says he enjoys helping the Farmer FoodShare program because it reflects FLO’s campus-wide goal of sustainable food outreach. While farmers claim to see more UNC-CH students at Carrboro’s market than Duke students at Durham’s market, he says he still thinks UNC-CH could improve. “Students are enticed by the convenience of other food,” Sherwood says. “It’s easy not to think about where your food comes from.” But, Sherwood and Carrboro vendors are on a mission to connect local farms to the community, food banks and campus dining halls. Part of that mission resulted in Sherwood assisting Eliza MacLean, Enid’s mother, in establishing a business relationship with Carolina Dining Services, where MacLean supplies UNC-CH with her sustainable, grass-fed beef products twice a week. College students may not share Enid’s enthusiasm for rising early on the weekends, but a Saturday morning at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market is a Saturday well spent. October 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 13
By Valerie Henry, DukeElizabeth Lilly UNC-CH
I have a bad habit of Americans usually consider these topics fair responding to any sort game, if Comedy Central can be any guide. of disappointing news Stand-up comedians who use racial stereowith, “That makes me a types as a main source of material also reside saaad panda” and get a on the TV network. Students report that racial lot of blank stares. (It’s jokes can easily cross the line and become disfrom “South Park” — in tasteful. However, several students mention case you’re wondering). Russell Peters as a favorite comedian who can Obviously when it comes get away with making racial jokes. Some said to even pop culture refer- that as an Indian, he is allowed to make jokes ences, humor is relative. I started wondering about his own culture; his jokes come from spewhat sort of jokes Duke students find funny. cific insight into the culture and the audience I teach a swing dancing class every week and knows his intentions are for humor only. one of my standard lines to entertain the crowd One student from Bulgaria, however, told me of eager beginners goes like this: when I’m ex- a uniquely Bulgarian joke. It goes, “There are plaining how the partners should hold hands, I two birds on a tree branch. They both fly off, say, “and then the girl enters the guy, like this.” especially the one on the left.” I bust out laughIt takes a minute, but then everyone laughs. So, ing at its sheer randomness. I’ve concluded sexual jokes are always a favorite. The student says that most people don’t laugh Along those lines the “that’s what she said” the first time he tells the joke, but once somejokes have raged college campuses for over two one has heard it, they laugh the second time years now. Are they getting old? Not according and witness people who haven’t heard it. The to one student, (who incidentally isn’t Michael joke relies partially on its quality as an “inside Scott from “The Office”), joke” and holds similarities says these are her favorite to the purely random type “It turns out that regardless of humor that “Family Guy” types of jokes to make. On a more serious (not re- of the joke,at least someone capitalizes on so frequently. ally) note, several students It turns out that regardless on campus will find it funny.” mention they are fans of of the joke, at least someone political jokes. Sarah Palin on campus will find it funny. -Valerie Henry Tastes and preferences vary, impersonations, most no- tably Tina Fey’s on “Saturbut in general students like day Night Live,” were wildly popular all over to exploit everything from sexual to political the country after the former governor was an- to stereotypical humor. Although the style of nounced as John McCain’s vice-presidential humor may differ with one’s background, it isn’t pick. One student says she still enjoys any sort static. Students’ senses of humor are fluid and of political impersonation. flexible, and evolve through life experiences. So This makes me wonder if the U.S. is unique in remember to keep your audience in mind and its sense of humor. A few students from Latin if that’s not working don’t do it all night long. America told me that sexual and religious jokes (That’s what she said). are much more taboo in their home countries. 14 RIVAL MAGAZINE • volume 5 • issue 1
By Laura Stroud, UNC-CHElizabeth Lilly UNC-CH
I recently moved into a new and the fabric moving though my hands, my grandapartment, painted the walls and mother couldn’t believe I’d never worked a sewing decorated my room. But some- machine before. I couldn’t either. thing was missing. A set of deepWhen we were finished our backs ached from our purple curtains would be just dedication to precision. We ate homemade chicken the thing. I decided that I would pastry and peach shortcake for dinner and we both purchase the fabric and whip up continued to tell stories about love, life and sewing a pair on my own. However, I had machines. By the time I left my grandmother’s home a couple of problems: I did not that night we had created a connection that our usual own a sewing machine and had holiday greetings and the standard “my-how-you’veno knowledge of how to use one. grown’s” never could. As a child, my grandmother’s sewing machine had Though my grandmother and I have spent a sigseemed complicated and pointy, but I had heard sto- nificant amount of time together, we have never conries of the fabulous garments it had nected by simply being spit out for my dad and aunts and untogether in the way that cle to wear. I had never worn anything “...We have never connected we did when we were acthat my grandmother made, but felt creating something by simply being together in the tively sure that if I asked she would certainly together. I learned more be willing to help me. I called her up way that we did when we were about her life in that afand asked if I could come over. She actively creating something ternoon than I had ever was delighted. known before. together.” -Laura Stroud When I arrived, we went straight to That afternoon, my work. She taught me how to calculate grandmother and I used hem lengths and measure the fabric carefully before fabric and a sewing machine to create something even thinking about cutting it. Then, we began to that had never existed before. Curtains, yes; but we work the panels of fabric into the shape of curtains. also formed a friendship between grandmother and She sat in her wooden chair, soft, wrinkled fingers granddaughter that had never quite been complete. deftly handling the sharp straight pins. And so they hang, the curtains that my grandWith pins in place we moved to the sewing ma- mother and I made. They fulfill their function as chine. She sat at the machine and I took a chair off curtains, blocking my room from bright sunlight to the side. I watched as the porcupine fabric became and stray glances, but in their completion, my cura curtain under her steady guiding hand. tains fulfill a purpose much less than that which they “I used to sit just like you’re doing right now and served during their creation. You wouldn’t know just watch my mother sew,” she said. “She tried to teach by looking, but the curtains with the crooked hem me, but I’d make a mistake and she’d just fix it and in one spot helped me learn about the creation of finish up the project herself. I never really learned relationships and connections. Those more-thanto sew until I was married.” We sat for a moment, curtains fulfill their most meaningful purpose as thoughtful. Then the memory fluttered away with a being the tangible representation of the personal wave of her hand. “Well anyway, it’s your turn,” she connection that didn’t exist before my grandmother said, and I took my place in front of the machine. and I sat down at a sewing machine one afternoon After a few minutes with the pedal under my foot and began creating. Ocotber 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 15
The Second Time
Between themed parties, tailgate and Halloween, thrift stores are a vital stop for Duke and UNC-CH students. By Clare White, UNC-CH and Katilin Atkinson, Duke Design and Photos By Adrienne Wollman, UNC-CH
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The Nearly New Shoppe 2525 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
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Lamps and other household items at The Nearly New Shoppe.
The Nearly New Shoppe
he Nearly New Shoppe has been in business for over 40 years and its primary objective is to raise scholarship money for students in Duke University’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing. It is hidden from the mainstream Duke community but is only a quick walk through the Levine Science Research Center from West Campus and down Erwin Road past Research Drive. Julie Oglesby, the manager at the store says the Nearly New Shoppe is considered a high-end thrift store because it offers low-income families a chance to buy quality clothes at affordable prices. However, Ogelsby says it’s a great place for college students to shop, too. “We are a well-kept secret from the students,” she says. “We can equip your apartment or dorm room or costumes or parties, as well as nice clothes to supplement your wardrobe.” Students might be surprised by what can be found among the store’s items. “One day out of a black garbage bag I pulled out two Prada skirts, one with the price tag still on it,” Ogelsby says. Whether it be Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman shoes or a typewriter, the Nearly New Shoppe offers a variety of unique treasures.
Duke University East Campus
905 W. Main St. # 20G Durham, NC 27701-2076 Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
olly’s Vintage in Brightleaf Square, a shopping center near Duke, is a gem of a store in walking distance from East Campus. It has everything from costumes to wedding dresses and something for every age group. All the clothes are handpicked by Jenny Donner, the store’s owner, and carefully sorted by color and size. Dolly’s can quell any fashion guru and carries men’s and women’s styles from the 30s to early 80s. “The best piece of clothing I have ever bought from someone was the first cotillion dress worn in Durham,” Donner says. “It was a beautiful piece and really belonged in a museum.” The inspiration for the store, which opened in fall 2005, came from Donner’s own grandmother, Grandma Doll. “She passed away while I was in college, but she was so full of life and wore her clothes so well,” Donner says. “I always loved the vintage styles because of her.” 1000 ft.
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PTA Thrift Store
or those looking for a great bargain and a wide variety of both treasures and junk, Carrboro’s PTA Thrift Shop is the place to visit. The store offers up a selection of the basics: clothing, shoes, jewelry, books and toys, but it also carries working electronics, gently used furniture and even cars for the more serious shopper Most of the its wide assortment of merchandise comes from donations people make to the non-profit thrift store, which helps support the Parent Teacher Associations of public schools in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Because the PTA Thrift Shop is donation-driven, with a drop-off location at the back of the store, the staff occasionally encounters some odd contributions from some of its donors. One such donation in particular stands out to Valecia Jones, the operations manager. She recalls, “Back in the day, someone wanted to donate a horse…In that case we couldn’t sell livestock and they had to sell it themselves and donate the money. But that was many, many years ago.” Other unusual items include canoes, kayaks and old electronics, such as computers and monitors from the 1990s. The PTA Thrift Shop is a great way to incorporate philanthropy and shopping for people of all ages and budgets.
PTA Thrift Store 115 W. Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510 Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
alking down Main Street in Carrboro, there is a certain shop window that catches the eye. Flirty dresses in brilliant patterns and colors are accented by dainty flowers painted across the glass window. The airy, bright space inside houses the vintage store Roulette Vintage, owned and managed by Kara LaFleur and Rebecca Moore. It has sold everything from a metallic gold pantsuit from the 1980s to a blue and green floral handbag from the 1950s, but Moore says the best sellers are their dresses from all decades. In addition to carrying retro men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, Roulette also offers items from some of the area’s local designers. These include Carrboro’s Ai-ling Chang with her hand-crafted jewelry, screenprinted T-shirts from “Flytrap” by Jody Cedzidlo and “lostwoods Prints” by Thomas Dean and hand-sewn dresses, skirts, shirts and tunics from “River Basin” by River Takada-Capel. Community is really important to us…offering things that are good for the town but also good for local designers,” says Moore.
118.5 E. Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510 Sunday and Monday: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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South Graham St.
A clothing display at Roulette in Carrboro.
South Merritt Mill Rd.
A wall of cowboy boots at Clothing Warehouse.
ocated in one of the recently renovated buildings on East Franklin Street, Clothing Warehouse carries a large array of vintage clothing for both men and women in styles ranging from the 1940s to pieces from the early 1990s. Whether casually browsing or searching for an authentic retro look, the store makes it easy to find what you are looking for with color-coordinated racks and a huge supply of vintage clothing. It also has the added advantage of being one in a chain of eight other vintage stores. If the Chapel Hill location doesn’t have it, one of the seven other stores, which extend from Jacksonville, Fla., to Soho, N.Y., probably does. The Chapel Hill branch, which opened last April, is the newest of the area’s local thrift and vintage shops, ironically. Ryan Hill, manager of the Chapel Hill store, is confident that Clothing Warehouse has something for everyone – and something you won’t find on anyone else. “It’s vintage, everything in here is unique…There’s a shirt up here that’s an old Wrangler shirt, but on it it’s embroidered with something some hippie sewed onto it – Indian patterns and all kinds of weird stuff,” says Hill. “UNC has a huge mixture of different people – we’ve got the preps, we’ve got the Greeks, the scenesters, the hipsters, whatever, the hippies – it’s great, we have all of this clothing to suit everyone.” A jewelry display at Time After Time.
Time After Time
s a staple of Chapel Hill shopping tradition for almost 30 years, the vintage thrift store Time After Time sells a wide variety of fun and affordable attire. Renowned for its unique pieces and slightly kitschy atmosphere, quality merchandise is stockpiled to maximize choices. At this store it is just as likely to find a quality leather jacket from the 1980s as it is a black dominatrix costume, whip and all. Boots and racks of clothing line the walls as piles of hats, scarves and shoes spring out of their containers. For owner Ann Jackson, who has run the store for many years, only the styles have changed since the store’s beginning. The atmosphere of the store and type of customers she meets stay the same. Right now Jackson and her staff are gearing up for the Halloween season, one of the store’s busiest times. “People come here for the weird stuff. I mean that’s what we’re kind of known for, the more outrageous stuff,” says Jackson. Some advice to potential shoppers: Time After Time is not for the faint of heart. For those who are up for a shopping challenge that’s well worth it, vintage nirvana awaits.
West Franklin St.
Time After Time 414 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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West Rosemary St.
Clothing Warehouse 111 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
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Pets: Under the Radar By Kelly Thore, UNC-CH Design and Photos By amanda michelson, UNC-CH Photos By Courtney Roller UNC-CH
Students get creative when keeping pets on campus, against policy. Campus housing rules are hardly vague; somewhere between “Keys” and “Quiet Hours/Noise” in the UNC-Chapel Hill Community Living Standards guide, it’s spelled out in clear print: “Pets, other than fish, are prohibited in the residence halls.” Service animals, used to help day-to-day activities for those with disabilities, are the only exception. The policy certainly doesn’t cover guinea pigs. But when Josh Tussey, a junior public policy major from Lexington went home for Winter Break last year and saw a local pet store selling them for $10 a piece, he just couldn’t resist. (And pressure from his ani20 RIVAL MAGAZINE • volume 5 • issue 1
mal-loving girlfriend didn’t help.) “We were like, hey, we should get these! That’s a total steal – you know they’re normally like $30 each,” Tussey says. “We got two of them – I guess it was sort of an impulse buy.” And like that, Charlotte and Anne, two brown and white short-haired guinea pigs, found a new home: a single room on the 3rd floor of Hinton James residential hall at the southern tip of the UNC-CH campus. For them, home was a 3-by-4 multicolored fenced-in cubicle that sat at the foot of Tussey’s bed. Amenities included a small igloo, a log, litter box, several wooden chew toys and a homemade Mt. Dew Tunnel (two Mt. Dew fridge packs duct-taped together at the ends).
As for keeping the two guinea pigs in a room no larger than a glorified walk-in closet, Tussey says he learned to share his space. Not having a roommate surely helped. “I think if I hadn’t had a single I wouldn’t have had them at all,” Tussey says. “One main complaint that I had was that it took up a good chunk of space, between the cage and supplies.” And the smell? “Well, it wasn’t fresh,” Tussey says, “but it was bearable.” But Tussey says living on campus came in handy when it came to keeping Anne and Charlotte happily fed. “One pro of being in the dorms is that normally I’d have to go buy fresh vegetables from Food Lion, but having a meal plan I could
just to the dining halls and on my way out just grab a bowl of veggies and take them back with me,” Tussey says. “I was on the weekly meal plan so sometimes I would take a takeout box with lettuce and other salad materials and kept in my fridge for them.” Tussey saved money by incorporating other campus supplies into their day-to-day care, as well. “Water – I just got that from the bathroom.” Tussey says. “And we would get copies of The Daily Tar Heel to line the cage. That made cleanup really easy.” But things didn’t always go swimmingly. “There was one time…for some reason I had stuff to do for three weeks straight, so it went 3 weeks without being cleaned. It was a complete mess,” Tussey said. “I had to go down to the lobby and rent the vacuum cleaner and had to do some sweeping and stuff. “I spent that entire Saturday morning cleaning. That was by far the worst experience with them.” Though Tussey enjoyed having the company, he found it a challenge to find time for his pets and balance a full course load. “The worst part was that, as a full-time student, between class and extra curricular stuff, there’s not a whole lot of time to go out and buy supplies and to get food and clean their cage,” Tussey says. “I felt kind of bad, like I was almost neglecting them because
I had class. “I felt sometimes I just didn’t have time to care for them, so I felt a little guilty about that.” But come April, Tussey had to make a choice: keep his new pets for the summer or find them a new home. Worried that he wouldn’t have the time or space to keep them at home for the summer, Tussey chose the second option. Around exam time, a family from Garner saw his ad on Craigslist and adopted Anne and Charlotte. Tussey says he enjoyed having his pets but he didn’t en joy the fear of being caught. “I couldn’t just leave the door open to my dorm,” he says. “I had to always be on the look out, I had to be careful what I said and did. “But I figured it was just me in one single dorm room – it’s not hurting anyone else.” However, Tussey wasn’t the first to collaborate in keeping an illegal animal on campus. During her first semester at UNC-CH, now-senior Kelli Bryant and her suitemates decided that their Hinton James suite needed a pet. One impromptu trip to the pet store later, she became partial caregiver for two white cedar mice, Genevieve and Amelia.
“It was a very spur-of-the-moment decision; we were kind of just bored,” Bryant a pre-med student from West Palm Beach, Fla., says. “We were going to get a hamster for the suite, and we saw that we could get two mice for cheaper so we got two mice instead of one hamster.” But with a suite to share the responsibility, Bryant says caring for the mice Student, UNC-CH wasn’t so bad. “Well we all changed their cage once a week or something we got them food and water and stuff,” Bryant says. “The only problem was that they ran on the spinning wheel all night which caused a lot of noise.” Bryant says she never really worried that her suite would get caught violating the university pet policy; RAs rarely came around, and whenever room inspections occurred over breaks, the mice would go home with someone in the suite. “We knew we couldn’t have them but I
“I was on the weekly meal plan so sometimes I would take a takeout box with lettuce...” -Josh Tussey
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“My roommate is really happy that we have him and she also doesn’t have to do anything. As long as I keep the cage clean, it’s fine.” -Alyssa Fowers guess because it wasn’t a cat or a dog. We kind of thought it wouldn’t be that big of a problem because they were just going to sit there kind of like a fish.” The mice remained in that Hinton James suite for the entire school year. But when move out came, her suitemate inherited them and gave them away before starting her next year on campus. If given the opportunity, Bryant says she would think twice before bringing another pet into her dormlife. “Animals live for a couple of years, and you don’t know what’s going to happen when everyone kind of moves around when that year is up.” When Alyssa Fowers moved into her Duke University dorm just months ago, she thought the same thing: why get a new pet if you’re just going to move away? That’s why she waited until she got to school to purchase her hamster, Jack. “I really like hamsters,” she says. “I’d been wanting to get one for a really long time but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to leave it at home when I went to school. “I didn’t think I was going to be allowed to have one here, which, I’m technically not,” she says. “Our faculty resident has a hamster, so I thought it would be OK.” But Fowers has no trouble keeping Jack well cared-for. “They’re very portable kind of pets,” she says. “It’s a small cage for a small animal and it’s not difficult to clean or keep Jack fed and watered and stuff because it’s all very portable and compact.” “I don’t need to take him for walks or anything.” Jack eats hamster mix, supplemented with the occasional carrot or head of broccoli from the dining hall. Fowers says he spends most of his time running on the wheel in his cage, and otherwise makes very little noise. “My roommate is really happy that we have him and she also doesn’t have to do anything,” Fowers says. “As long as I keep the cage clean, its fine.” Though stories like these may come forth every year, Rick Bradley, assistant director of assignments and communication for Housing and Residential Education at UNC-CH, stresses that the instances of illegal pets are very rare in a sea of the 8,000 students who utilize the University’s on-campus housing. 22 RIVAL MAGAZINE • volume 5 • issue 1
“I can’t say that more than once a year we see any signs of anybody having a pet. It’s a pretty irregular occurrence,” Bradley says. However, if the University becomes aware of such a situation, Bradley says protocol is to contact the student and have him or her remove the animal as soon as possible. “If they don’t and they continue to be in violation, there would be a disciplinary process,” he says, “which could potentially lead to their removal from campus housing.” He says students are also responsible for finding new homes for their animals. “Students know the policy when they sign the contract; they know that we don’t allow pets coming in,” Bradley says. Across the tracks, Joe Gonzalez, associate dean for residential life at Duke, says infractions with students and the pet policy are few and far between, as well. “There may be a handful of students each year that have an unauthorized pet on campus, but I doubt that it’s much more than that,” Gonzalez says. “I think it’s kind of hard,
especially in the residence halls, to keep the presence of the animals unknown.” Once a situation pops up, Gonzalez says the initial response is to remove the pet and verify that the incident has occurred. He adds that students that refuse may, in extreme situations, lose their housing licenses. But things could be changing for students at Duke. Campus Council and Residence Life and Housing Services are in the midst of discussions about the possibility of designating a
section of central campus where pets are allowed. “We wanted to gauge student interest and see if there was a possibility to put together some sort of small pilot program for next year,” Alex Reese, vice president of Campus Council, says. “It’s very much a collaborative effort between students and RLHS staff. If we go forward with this, we want to make sure that we do it right.” Reese says the council has done extensive research on pet-friendly policies at other universities, including that of the Massachusets Institute of Technology, which allows students to house cats in certain residence halls on campus. Campus Council is currently working to iron out the details of their recommendation to submit to RLHS; details could include which types of animals to allow, size regulations and animal age requirements. With RLHS renovating Central Campus apartment interiors over the coming summers, Reese says, now is an opportune time to pilot pets on campus. RLHS has discussed outfitting the apartments to make them the ideal, “pet-friendly” living arrangements. “We’re looking to provide a cohesive grouping of, say, 12 apartments where pets are not only allowed, but encouraged,” Reese adds. Reese says the Campus Council hopes that the implementation of such a program would help decrease the instances of students illegally housing pets on campus. “There are obvious disadvantages to the status quo – when you disregard housing policy, you run the risk of being sanctioned by the University,” Reese says “Additionally, students living with animals on East or West Campus are confining their animals to small dorm rooms. These pets would be better served in an apartment setting.” “There’s certainly a lot of demand out there. We hear all sorts of stories from students who have animals against policy,” he says. “We hope to provide pet-friendly housing arrangements that work for RLHS, students and their pets.” For now though, pet policies at both universities remain intact: pets, other than service animals and fish, are simply not welcome.
Athlete’s Corner Scores of Plays and Antics By Evan Sandoval, UNC-CH Design By Courtney Roller UNC-CH and Elizabeth Lilly UNC-CH Photos By Brad Piland
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill club football coach nears four decades of dedication. October 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 23
Gerald Featherstone, head coach of club football at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, could spend hours telling stories about the team. He could tell you about ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott’s skills as a wide receiver, the playing ability of former N.C. Governor Mike Easley and the hilarious antics of less known team members. “There was a guy named ‘Cheap Shot’ Reynolds,” Featherstone says. “After he tackled the guy he sat on top of him with the guy’s face in a puddle … the ref. called him for intentional drowning.”
It was dirt then UNC-CH’s club football program was created by a man named Don Stewart. Stewart saw the club team structure while in Europe
and upon his return to N.C. decided to integrate that structure at the local universities. The first universities to start teams were East Carolina, North Carolina State University and UNC-CH in 1970. “The first team’s gear was bought from a defunct semi-pro team at the Ehringhaus field,” Featherstone says. “It was dirt then.” The team still holds practice there today. Coach Featherstone has been with the team almost every year since 1970. He took off the 1980-81 and 1986-88 seasons. He has been the faculty advisor since 1973 and a coach for just as long. Featherstone has played in at least one football game for UNC-CH in every decade since the 1970s. This year is his last chance to play in this decade. “I’m going to try to get a play in this year,” he says.
Featherstone is able to play club football because rules allow faculty to play along with students. “All you need is a PID [personal identification number],” said Lucas Pitman, a senior exercise and sports science major and the team’s president. Club football is available to anyone, even beginners who have never played before. Club policy also states that anyone on the team will be given the chance to play, according to Carolina Campus Recreation. Like most club sports, the team practices three times a week. However, while most teams play only in tournaments or scattered matches, the club football team plays every Sunday. “We had our first game September 12,” Pitman says. “And we’ll play up until around Thanksgiving break.”
Assistant Coach William Cuellar
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“You end up relying on each other in situations, so it’s good to have that camaraderie.” -Lucas Pitman Best team in the region The team is a part of the Southern Collegiate Club Football Association (SCCFA), which consists of Clemson University, Duke University, Radford University, Columbia Southern University, University of South Carolina and UNC-CH. The teams face each other in league play and the two teams with the best records will compete for the Magus Cup. The Magus Cup has been the award for decades. UNC first won it in 1973, according to Featherstone. The SCCFA states that outside of league play, the teams schedule games against Division II and III teams, junior colleges, prep schools and other club teams. The team also goes through preseason training for 14 days before school starts. Overall, Pitman, who also serves as defacto defensive coordinator, sees improvement in this year’s team from last year. “The defense is better and the offense still needs some work,” Pitman says. Featherstone said UNC-CH has been, for the most part, the best team in the region in the 1990s and 2000s. It’s come a long way since the early days of club football. “ECU and Central Piedmont ruled in the 1970s and on,” Featherstone says. “But we’ve been real good the past couple decades.”
A team of brothers Pitman emphasized the brotherhood aspect of the team. “If it wasn’t for club football, I wouldn’t have any friends,” Pitman says. “You end up relying on each other in situations, so it’s good to have that camaraderie.” Pitman told the story of the team’s trip turned fiasco last year to Atlanta, Ga., for a game against Georgia State University. Everything went wrong – the vans broke down (twice), one player got extremely sick and the temperature was scorching. But they won the game. And, hey, at least nobody was drowned on the field.
Coach Gerald Featherstone
discussing plays with team members
Club Football Fall 2009 Schedule
Oct. 11 Columbia Southern Oct. 17 Durham Oct. 24/25 Nov. 1 South Carolina Nov. 8 Wake county Wolverines Nov. 15 Johnston County Nov. 21/22 Magus Cup
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Aliza Lopes-Baker, an advocate for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center at Duke, says that visibility in Duke’s gay community is of vital importance. “Being an out queer woman at Duke, a lot of the impact that I feel I have on campus comes purely from my openness with myself and with others,” says Lopes-Baker. A junior pre-med and women’s studies major from San Diego, Calif., Lopes-Baker’s willingness to openly identify as a lesbian is helping to increase visibility, which she says is lacking on Duke’s Campus. Her role in the LGBT Center allows her to be a visible support system for LGBT-identified women on campus. “I organize visibility campaigns, organize political actions, and help to establish a more open and accessible community,” Lopes-Baker says. By Kaitlin Atkinson, Duke
Anna Miya knows that makeup has the ability to transform — or wreck— someone’s appearance. That’s why she created C-Thru My Eyes, a blog dedicated to her passion for makeup. Miya, a UNC-CH senior communications major from Townal, Maine, has been experimenting with makeup since she was 11 years old. In July, she finally decided to take her advice to the blogosphere. “I always give beauty tips to friends,” Miya says. “So why not just join the bandwagon?” According to Miya, C-Thru My Eyes has received over 8,000 hits and praise from magazine editors and fellow makeup artists. Miya tries to make her blog accessible to everyone and includes advice and product suggestions for women with darker complexions. “A lot of products are geared for people from ivory to light brown,” Miya says. “I’m hoping my blog can reach out to everyone, but I think it would be great to give a portion of the population that is underrepresented a place where they can go.” By Courtney Roller, UNC-CH
Andrew David First, a Duke senior has invented a program that may change the way we listen to music. First’s program, blueTunes, started as an idea in summer 2007 and was created with co-founder Nick Alexander, a Duke alumnus. BlueTunes allows people to listen to their music on someone else’s computer via blueTunes.net. “Many people have different music and a lot of songs are very similar,” First says. “If two people have the same song, one person would not need to upload the same song again.” First and Alexander created a fingerprinting mechanism that scans songs and detect duplicates. He says he hopes to fuel blueTunes after graduation and that the program is currently patent pending. By Kaitlin Atkinson, Duke
David Campbell is not easy to track down. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, Campbell, a 2008 UNC-CH alumnus, must bike four hours to check his e-mail. One night, he was shelling peanuts when inspiration struck. “It literally took hours to shell a few kilos but then I remembered seeing a device that did the work in less time,” Campbell said. He tracked down Jock Brandis at the Full Belly Project who shipped a few Universal Nut Sheller devices to Campbell’s village, Kédougou, Senegal. Thanks to Campbell, the women in this village are able to do 41 hours of work in just one hour. “My goal is to show people that they can do it on their own and to not create another dependency,” he says. Campbell also says he hopes to see the program expand to neighboring villages and countries. By Jessica Stringer, UNC-CH October 2009 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 27
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