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It’s all fun and games with the Table Top Club The Table Top Gaming Club at N.C. State provides a place for students to relax and play. Daniel Weikel Staff Writer

A roll of the dice decides life and death. A four is all it takes for your last piece to die and then you’re out, in the game driven environment in Talley Blue Room every Thursday night. From six in the evening until ten, the fourth floor of the Talley Student center comes to life with the many voices of people fighting for victory at the Table Top Gamers meetings each week. Diverse groups of people meet up and socialize, as they enjoy some friendly competition. “It’s a place to play games, meet people, and just have fun,” Robert Nunley, a junior in creative writing, said. Nunley has been apart of Table Top Gamers since his freshmen year, where he has found a group of people who are interested in many of the same games as he is. He mentioned that often times meetings don’t just end there at ten, but people meet each other and organize activities outside of the regular meeting days. Nunley and another student, Dillon Frame, a sophomore in physics and mathematics, agreed that meetings are a nice break from studying. It was also mentioned that board games provide a way to socialize with other people, since many of the games offered by the club allow for a large number of players and provide several hours of play. The current president of the Table Top Gamers, Derek Shields, a first year graduate student in industrial engineering, pointed out some of the club’s favorite games. One of these, Betrayal at House on the Hill, is where

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International training becomes more accessible for engineering A new union with the European Commission gives engineering graduate students opportunities abroad.

ball from there,” Keltie said. The main value in the program, according to Keltie, is the chance it gives researchers to connect with other people conducting similar work. Keltie believes the more there’s collaboration between foreign nations, Elise Heglar the better the research could be. News Editor “The deeper value here is to connect Engineering graduate students research facilities in North America now have the unique opportunity and Europe. We have the potential for to expand their research facilities to a dramatic impact. All of the big problems we face are global,” Keltie said. Europe and Canada. One of the long-term goals of this The exchange program, which is sponsored by the European Com- program is to connect faculty who mission, gives doctoral, PhD and are conducting research. Keltie said post-doctoral students the chance it is equally important for faculty reto conduct research in Europe and searchers and students in Europe and Canada. Eleven universities com- North America to connect. T h e E u r op e a n prise the exchange Commission fundprogram: three in ed the project itself. the United States, One million euro two in Canada and is scheduled to be six in Europe. spent on the project Dick Keltie, Asover the course of sociate Dean of rethe next four years. search and graduRegistration is alate programs in ready open for stuengineering, condents who wish to siders this new study abroad with prog ra m to be Dick Keltie, Associate Dean the project next fall, important for the of research and graduate according to Keltie. University because programs in engineering Hoit said he beof how the internalieves learning to tional market has work in an international market is grown in recent years. “As all of our students, both gradu- something that’s crucial for students. ate and undergraduate, are prepar- He names a lack of interest in living ing to graduate it’s so international. abroad and learning new languages as These international experiences are two major issues for students trying valuable and necessary,” Keltie said. to find work after they finish school. Technician “Many U.S. students are not willing Keltie learned about the program to live and work abroad or to work to last spring from Marc Hoit, vice Mail become multi-lingual. The fact is, it’s chancellor for information techCOMPOSE much critical nology, and immediately started Student Loan more Update Jan 19. 2012 nowadays to be ur inboxes, like many of knowledgeable about the international researching how to make it happen yours, are currently overwith pointless After emails. doing much market,” Hoit said. at ourflowing University. Whether it’s wading through emails Since the world economy has grown research, including attending a sumfrom national honor societies which you later found out to be scams, letters more connected over time, having mit about the program in Spain, Kelfrom professors who haven’t removed you from their list serve, or from muinternational skills can be a crucial tie made everything official. sic services you signed up for to get a deciding factor in whether or not a “He [Hoit] free download — we’rebecame fed up. But, aware of the honestly, there’s nothing you can do opportunity the European Commisbut grin and bear it. We’rehad not inand high school anymore; sion we sort of picked up the Exchange continued page 3

“These international experiences are valuable and necessary.”

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Parker Martin, sophomore in computer science, moves his gamepiece while playing Dungeons and Dragons at Table Top Gamers club meeting Thursday night.

players come together and tell their own horror story as they explore a haunted mansion. The game continues until eventually one of the players is revealed as the traitor and tries to eliminate the rest.

New programs on the horizon from Arts N.C. State A new semester means new plays, music performances, and dance recitals from Arts N.C. State.

“The arts really ought to be there for every student.”

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In 2009, web programmer Anson Parker of Charlottesville, Virginia purchased a scanner on eBay sold by the University. In early January, Parker contacted the North Carolina Department of Justice and University officials claiming the scanner contained close to 15,000 scanned checks, including routing numbers and signatures. Parker waited three years to contact the Department of Justice because he said he was wary of the government and how they would respond to him. “I was really uncertain how to handle it… I decided that it would

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“In recent years, the University has be important for me to keep an eye and safeguards to on this situation, because in my mind installed controls RaleIgh/DURham these are not people to be trusted,” prevent this type of incident from Parker said through an email inter- occurring again,” Davis said, askview, the only form of communication ing Parker to return the scanner to the University and Parker has allowed destroy duplicate with Technician. copies of the inforAfter a few days mation. of hearing nothing Brad Bohlander, from the Departassociate vice chanment of Just ice, cellor for University Parker CONTRIBUTORS contacted Communications, University officials said the University Jan. 3. Brad Bohlander, associate vice opened a police in“It seemed they chancellor for vestigation into the w e r e n’t c e r t a i n University Communications matter. The inforabout the veracity, mation on the scanso I published -- and have since deleted – copies of a few ner dated from June 2004 to April hundred of the checks with the rout- 2006 and was “used while transitioning numbers and signatures cropped,” ing to a newer system” of data storage. “There is no indication at this point Parker said. Sergeant William Davis of Campus that the data has been used,” BohlandPolice contacted Parker, wishing to er said. “The University is currently prevent the information on the scan- working to alert anyone who could ner “from being released to others or potentially be affected.” inappropriately used.”

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tionally recognized despite the lack of a dance major or minor, performs several times throughout the semester. Student-based musical organizations, meanwhile, have several shows lined up throughout the course of Jordan Baker the semester. These groups cover a Staff Writer wide range of musical styles, from The Arts N.C. State program seeks jazz and classical to choirs and wind to mirror the truth in the famous ensembles.            The Center Stage Program, statement by Henry Moore: “A sculptor is a person who is interested in the which is responsible for bringing shape of things, a poet in words, a mu- professional artists to N.C. State, has created a line up which runs the sician by sounds.” In their pursuit of bringing both gamut of the performing arts. Center professional artists to campus and Stage will start the semester with a involving students in the arts, Arts performance by the Turtle Island N.C. State strives to explore all dif- Quartet, who will be performing the music of North Carolina native and ferent types of art mediums. At the heart of what Arts N.C. State jazz legend John Coltrane. Another jazz musician by the hopes to achieve is bringing the arts name of John Pizzarelli and his to everyone on campus. “The arts really ought to be there for wife Jessica Molaskey will be visiting campus March every student.” Alex 24. Other, lesserMiller, the director known musicians, of Arts N.C. State, will be coming to said. N.C. State as well.             The Arts One such band is program hopes to Red Baraat, whom carry this mission Mark Tulbert, asfor ward into the Alex Miller, director of sistant director of spring semester by Arts N.C. State Arts N.C. State, giving students the described as “Bolopportunity to perform and participate in the arts, as lywood meets New Orleans.”             Outside of the performing well as inviting professional artists to arts, N.C. State is opening its doors campus. Student performances kick off in to two new exhibits in the visual arts, February when the theatre program which are to be housed in the Gregg will put on their production of Rent, Museum in Talley Student Center. from the Feb. 15 to Feb. 19. The Uni- These two exhibitions will concenversity Theatre program will also be trate on textiles, and the meaning putting on a production of The Arabian Nights, which opens in April. The dance program on campus, naarts continued page 3

Some of the other club favorites include, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, a deck building game, The Red Dragon Inn, a fantasy ad-

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Corrections & Clarifications

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Through Oliver’s lens

Wednesday’s “Enter the Dragon: Chinese New Year” was written by Katie Sanders, not Young Lee.

January 15 2:00 a.m. | Medical Assist Alcohol Bragaw Hall Units responded and transported student with possible alcohol poisoning.

Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-in-Chief Laura Wilkinson at editor@ technicianonline.com

2:30 a.m. | Fight Off Campus NCSU PD notified RPD of subjects fighting on Hillsborough Street. NCSU PD assisted RPD with crowd control.

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ophomore in chemical engineering John Moricle smokes his grandfather’s pipe at tables near the Tri-Towers with friends. Moricle, along with many others, were outside due to the power outage. He got his pipe from his grandfather’s friend in Asheville. “It’s an old thing but my pipe is very special to me.” Moricle smokes pipes rather than cigarettes because “many people look down on them.” He also said smoking a pipe is a “decent social activity.”

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with practical application, PPR2011 is working to raise awareness around the situation in Egypt and Tunisia by depicting experiences of every day people in both countries. This exhibition at the Crafts Center is in conjunction with a related presentation to be held in Stewart Theatre on Jan. 31. 50/50 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Witherspoon Cinema Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general

public. Drive 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM Witherspoon Cinema A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheel man discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public. Friday Poetic Portraits of a Revolution All Day Crafts Center Coupling artistic innovation with practical application, PPR2011 is working to raise awareness

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around the situation in Egypt and Tunisia by depicting experiences of every day people in both countries. This exhibition at the Crafts Center is in conjunction with a related presentation to be held in Stewart Theatre on January 31.

tonight!

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM Crafts Center Woodworking demonstrations with Lie-Nielsen tools by guest woodworkers and you can try out the tools as well. Tools available for purchase as well as books and videos.

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at the Gregg: Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume and Textiles of Exile.

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 19, 6-8pm Gregg Museum of Art & Design

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Competing students prepare to travel for ProBowl Four University students are traveling to Hawaii to compete in the ProBowl competition. Emily Collis Staff Writer

Among elite professional football players who will be competing at the 2012 Pro Bowl in Hawaii will be four University graduate students participating in a different type of competition. For M.K. Ward, Tria Metzler, Gary Travinin and Landon LaPorte, preparations for the contest began long ago when the group of four had to compete in the Bud Light Fan Camp in Raleigh on Sept. 25. The Bud Light Fan Camp’s goal was to give fans a taste of what it was like to through the training camp experience—an experience every NFL player must go through in August. The co-ed team had to participate in several football-related events in hopes of going

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surrounding their creation. The first, Textiles of Exile, will display works that “call attention to the ‘silent scream’ of homesickness,” and will feature works from “illegal Hispanic immigrants in California, African slaves brought to the Americas, Afghan refugees in Pakistan, imprisoned women in Chile, and relocated Cambo-

on to compete at the next level. Kicking field goals, catching passes, playing Madden 2012 on PlayStation 3, and playing forms of flag football were included in the day’s events. “Luckily we were able to have the highest score for Raleigh so we won the regional competition,” LaPorte said. Along with “swag bags” of prizes from the sponsors of the event, the most exciting prize for the group was winning an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. The team will attend the Pro Bowl game while in Hawaii. This game is unlike any other NFL game because it combines the best players from the two conferences and allows them to compete against one another; team affiliation does not matter. LaPorte said the Pro Bowl game will be a prime opportunity for him to finally meet a famous football player, while Ward is looking forward to the relaxation. “I’m most excited for the chance to meet my celebrity

look-alike: Aaron Rodgers,” receiving tickets to the Super Bowl, next year’s NFL Hall of LaPorte said. “[I’m excited] to get a tan Fame game, next year’s NFL while playing my new ukulele draft and next year’s Pro Bowl. The team is already looking on the beach,” Ward said. The trip for the team will not forward to hopefully winning be all fun, however; the day af- this competition and having ter the Pro Bowl will be when fun doing it. “The easithey have to est part of the buckle down competition is and get ready imagining all to show off the fun we’re their footgoing to have ba ll sk ills. wh i le we’re The tea m there kicking w i l l c omthe rest of the pete in the competition’s same foottush,” Metzler ball-related said. activities as Like any they did in competiRaleigh. Landon LaPorte, one of the competeing students tion, this one On t hat doesn’t come day, “Team without some Awesome Team,” as the group named challenges. One member of themselves, will go against Team Awesome Team will be groups from different cities competing with a broken foot all over the country in hopes and sprained ankle. “It happened four weeks ago, of taking home the ultimate but still is lingering and there’s football fan’s prize pack. Winning in Hawaii means a solid chance of me re-injur-

dian Hmongs in North Carolina,” according to the Arts N.C. State catalogue for the current academic year. The second exhibition will be entitled “Barkcolth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume” and will premier Jan. 19. This exhibition will feature photographs, artifacts, jewelry, and outfits, all aimed at showing the cultural and psychological impacts that clothing can have.

Throughout the coming semester, Arts N.C State looks to combine both student and professional artistry. “[The goal is] to create a cultural, intellectual environment that an institution like N.C. State really warrants,” Miller said.

“Luckily we were able to have the highest score for Raleigh so we won the regional competition.”

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venture type game, and Settlers of Catan, a resource management game. Occasionally, the Table Top Gamers have been found out in the Brickyard playing an enlarged version of Settlers of Catan. The dice for the outdoor games are about a cubic foot in diameter. In the past, students passing by often ask for a chance to roll it. The game itself centers around the players settling and developing an

ing myself. But champions make no excuses,” LaPorte said. The team may be faced with challenges they cannot fix, but they have been working to improve upon the challenges they can fix. “Don’t worry, Raleigh, I’ve got a new and improved strategy. To all the other teams--get worried,” Ward said. While the ultimate goal is to win in Hawaii, coming together as a team has been one of the best parts of competing in the Fan Camp according to the group.  “My favorite part of the experience so far has been accomplishing something most people only hear about in the movies. I mean who wins a trip to Hawaii? I couldn’t have picked a better group of people to experience it with and I know things are only going up from here,” Travinin said. 

unknown land. Meetings usually include a group of players who spend the night exclusively playing Magic: The Gathering. The club has also been frequented by a local game designer with club members helping to test his creations by playing them. With membership in the club, students also have access to the group’s game library, which is filled with a great variety of different board games. Their library is supported by member dues, which also go to support the charity Child’s Play, which provides board games to children in hospitals.

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student will get a job, Hoit said. “With the interconnectedness of economies and electronic communication, it’s critical that graduate students have the ability to work for international companies both in the United States and abroad,” Hoit said. Ashish Sharman, a graduate student in electrical engineering who is currently studying abroad at N.C. State from India, said from his experience, he agrees that doing research abroad has a lot of merits. “I’m an international student, so this is my study abroad. It’s good that I can come here to the U.S. and use resources to do my research,” Sharman said. One of the most important things researching abroad can provide, according to Sharman, is an exchange of different resources. “I come from India, which is not as technologically advanced as the United States. So it’s good for me to be able to come here and study,” Sharman said. The club also assists Toys for Tots during the holidays, as well as playing board games with the kids at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. In November, the group participates in the Mid-Atlantic Convention Expo (MACE), where they go to just have fun and enjoy the company of others who like the same games as they do. Not much is required to join the club, all one needs to do is show up with a friendly competitive spirit. More information about the club can be found on their website at www. ncsu.cattg.org

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Campout shows room for improvement B

The Facts:

Student Government, UAB, IRC, CSLEPS, University Recreation and Health Promotions are hosting the traditional Carolina Campout, this Friday.

Our Opinion:

Last year certain aspects of poor planning for Campout created disorganization within the event. This year Campout officials should remember these flaws to better prepare for this Friday.

asketball fans are in suspense in the run up to the upcoming UNC game; student fans will bear the predicted 40-degree weather this Friday for the traditional Carolina Campout. Campus organizations such as UAB and Student Government host the annual event for students who want to circumvent the normal lottery ticket system and endure the brick camp sites all night for a chance to see the famous Wolfpack-Tarheel rivalry. To remain true to the spirit of this tradition, officials in charge of the event should ensure organizational problems from last year are fixed to have a smooth system this year.   Last year, organizers of the campout were stationed in

These issues can be solved by having the right number of card swipers for the number of students registered. Designated front of Reynolds Coliseum their campsites had been occu- officials should be posted at swiping cards for students at pied, due to a planning mishap each entrance of the campcheck-in and the various mid- concerning the designation of ground to deter students from dle-of-the-night checkpoints. camping space. cheating the tradition. During the down time prior Others were walking the campObviously, the organizers to checkpoints, students could are not all to blame; students grounds to patrol the area. When the checkpoints were leave the designated tents and should stay true to the tradiannounced, herds of N.C. State return just for the checkpoints. tion by respecting the rules, students could be seen mi- By cheating to merely maintain and understanding that its obgrating from frosty tents, half eligibility for the tickets, many ject is to have fun, not to cheat awake. The success of the event, students were able to circum- someone else out of a pair of last year, was seen in the num- vent the rules and compromise tickets. ber of students who came out; the tradition. If we wish to keep Campout Campout organizers should a tradition, organizers could however, officials at the card swipe tent were not equipped take the necessary precautions prepare more effectively than this year to not only ensure last year, and students can reto handle the turnout. Students could take their they can handle the massive spect the spirit of it to avoid ID, along with multiple oth- anticipated turnout, but also giving first-time campers the ers to swipe for friends. Once crack down on the rules to feeling they wouldn’t want to checked in, many students saw avoid cheating. return. The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

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pace is often referred to as the final frontier left for exploration. For many, however, space travel is an unlikely aspiration, leaving only one frontier that is easily accessible and ready for exploration—the Internet. The wonder of the World Wide Web is it allows for the tenets of free speech and expression to be Jordan explored with Alsaqa Guest Columnist an unrivaled level of ease and, if one should choose, anonymity. However, rumblings in the House of Representatives have recently brought up new threats to the freedom of the Internet, in the form of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). SOPA, along with the similar PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), aim to bring a new level of government-controlled security to the Internet. At its core, the bill allegedly aims only to focus on fighting against foreign websites using pirated copyrighted material in illegal and malicious ways. I, for one, agree the Internet provides a large amount of criminally-obtained material through torrents and ripped material. On some level, there needs to be a system in place to monitor and fight such criminal activity. However, the problem arising from SOPA is the broad language and ambiguous nature of the bill. It leaves a great deal out in terms of defining what kinds of websites can be targeted, with little to protect national Web-based businesses from coming under fire. SOPA, in its current form, allows the government to delist a website from the Internet if a proper complaint of copyright infringement is filed. Regardless of whether or not a government agency would agree to delist a site is irrelevant, as any site that utilizes copyrighted material would be put into immediate risk upon the passage of such legislation. YouTube is home to thousands of parody videos, music videos uploaded from secondary sources, and videos that use clips from popular movies and songs. If SOPA were passed, any one of these videos could serve as a weapon against the site. The site would have to be-

come even more aggressive in removing videos that utilize copyrighted materials, even when they aren’t being used for monetary gain. Some sites are entirely dependent upon the use of copyrighted material in order to operate. The comedy website “That Guy with the Glasses” features a number of Internet critics that review bad movies, video games and comics for laughs. Though showcasing copyrighted material in the form of a review provides these critics with protection currently, SOPA would make it far easier for the website to come under attack. It’s the smaller websites such as this that would face the biggest risk under SOPA. Many websites are dependent on page views and ad revenue to keep them af loat, and the threat of being delisted without any warning would be crippling. Even if a website could fight back against such attacks, the damage of being delisted for even a short amount of time could be enough to destroy them. Further, the precedent of Internet censorship that such incidents would set is terrifying in terms of the legal ramifications it could allow for down the line, when more censorship legislation is brought before Congress. The Internet is home to piracy and criminal activity, and there’s no denying that something needs to be done about it. However, in order to decide where the line is on what does and doesn’t need to be censored, there needs to be a great deal more discussionboth in Congress and among the people across the America that would be affected. The White House as it’s currently written, has denounced SOPA. However, similar bills and a continued barrage of new legislation are on the horizon, and it remains an issue for anyone who enjoys the freedom that the Internet currently provides for entrepreneurial minds. It’s up to every last one of us to stay aware and let legislators know what level of censorship the Internet should be subjected to. Send Jordan your thoughts on SOPA to letters@technicianonline.com.

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e publ ic a n s , l i ke t h e i r l e f t- w i n g counterparts in the Democratic Party, see the Constitution as a means to increase the government’s scope over Brian our lives. Anderson We youngStaff Columnist er generations—at least those individuals wishing to live in a freer country—realize something is wrong, but many cannot put their finger on the culprit. I say the culprit is the very document that is supposed to protect us from these domestic tyrannies. If a presidential impeachment were a real possibility in our current political sphere, it’s clear it would’ve already happened. Let’s take a quick look at how the Obama administration has treated some of our Bill of Rights 

Free speech. Attorney General Eric Holder subpoenaed of a New York Times reporter who had refused to release the name of a confidential source for his book about CIA efforts to disrupt Iran’s nuclear research. Then came Obama’s battle against Julian Assange, whose leaks detailed hidden abuses committed during the Middle Eastern occupations. A few politicians even designated the website a terrorist organization.

Bearing arms. Obama boiled down his gun stance in 2008: “I am not in favor of concealed weapons.” In other words,

you’re allowed to own firearms as long as the executive branch can tell you exactly how and when to use them. In the meantime, his administration gave thousands of semi-automatic weapons to violent cartels.

Unreasonable search and seizure. Obama’s extension of the Patriot Act is an explicit continuation of Bush’s anti-civil liberties agenda. He has also stood up for TSA’s grotesque actions, i.e. molesting innocent little girls, at our airports, just in case the terrorists magically recruited them while their parents were sleeping. Often governments do establish an asterisk excluding the Fourth Amendment in times of continuous war.

though medical marijuana dispensaries are legal. Similar illegal crackdowns are taking place in California. The FDA is also imprisoning people who drink raw milk. As I stated above, an attempt to impeach Obama would be pointless, just as it would have been pointless to impeach Bush. The Constitution, despite its placement in small government rhetoric, is no friend of l i b erty nor should it be used as a tool for such goals. Osama bin Laden’s living intention during the war on terror was to bankrupt— ethically and financially— the American population through the means of our own government’s actions. And each day we find ourselves digging further and further into his evil trap. The Constitution that created the federal government is the same legal document that created the very judicial system betraying our trust. Maybe we need to listen to Lysander Spooner, who wrote, “[The Constitution] has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” The purpose is self-defeating. It is a hungry animal eating itself until nothing is left.

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“I say the culprit is the very document that is supposed to protect us...”

Legal procedure. The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki set a terriblee precedent with regard to due process. Now, in addition to Obama signing the indefinite detention provision, future presidents will feel free to use loose discretion. If Peter King were to have his way in declaring WikiLeaks a terrorist organization, think about how these would affect writers who openly support the website’s revelations.

States’ rights. Oba ma st ated t hat he wouldn’t circumvent states’ rights, yet the federal government has continued raiding buildings in Oregon even

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ur inboxes, like many of yours, are currently overflowing with pointless emails. Whether it’s wading through emails from national honor societies which you later found out to be scams, letters from professors who haven’t removed you from their list serve, or from music services you signed up for to get a free download — we’re fed up. But, honestly, there’s nothing you can do but grin and bear it. We’re not in high school anymore; life officially happens on Gmail. The transition has its benefits. For some reason people — professors are people too — still fully accept the excuse “I didn’t get the email.” It saves us a trip to class, and makes our day when classes are canceled. It allows us to stay in touch with our parents without adding them on Facebook. The only problem is its utility. Today we explore our junk email. We explore existential questions such as: What if Groupon actually advertised things you needed? What if those loan emails were honest? What if Facebook and Webassign merged? We hope you enjoy.

Mail COMPOSE Inbox Starred Important Sent Mail Drafts Spam • Emails from parents • ClassEvals • Bieber Fan Club

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One spider’s web worth getting tangled in

‘Spider-Island’ provides one of the most enjoyable Spider-Man stories ever told. Jordan Alsaqa Arts & Entertainment Editor

A Web of Story Threads Though Spider-Island works well as a standalone story, there are still several story elements that readers may want to be aware of before taking the story on. While the story does a good job of explaining everything in the narrative, here are a few story threads from the previous Big Time graphic novels.

No Marvel superhero is as recognizable and well-known as Spider-Man. For half a century, the adventures of Peter Big Time: Peter Parker meets his Parker have fascinated readscientific idol Max Modell, who ers, and while the character gives him a job at Horizon Labs. has seen his ups and downs, He also begins a relationship 2011 proved to be a great year with long-time friend Carlie for the character. Cooper. The start of the Big Time era for Spider-Man brought an end Matters of Life and Death: to three years of rotating writer Peter loses his iconic Spider Sense, and vows to make sure and artist teams, and brought nobody dies when he’s around. the character under the unified creative vision of writer Dan Slott. With the SpiderIsland storyline, Slott has not only proven himself as one of Of course, things quickly bethe best Spider-Man writers, he’s managed to create one of gin to fall apart when the Jackthe best Spider-Man epics of al, a longtime enemy of SpiderMan, returns and releases an all time. infestation of geSpider-Island netically-altered opens with Peter Spider-Man: bed bugs across Parker enjoying a Spider-Island Manhattan. rare period in his Dan Slott In no t i me, life where every- Marvel Comics millions of citithing is going well zens begin to for him. Peter’s got develop all the a great job as a scientist at Horizon Labs, a loft powers of Spider-Man, turnapartment, and a girlfriend in ing Manhattan into the titular the form of CSU officer Carlie Spider-Island. It quickly falls to Cooper. Aside from a heavy Peter Parker to find the Jackal, schedule of crime fighting with uncover his mysterious partthe Avengers and the Future ner-in-crime, and stop the epiFoundation, there’s not much demic before the whole planet it infected. weighing on Peter’s mind.

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The Fantastic Spider-Man: Spider-Man becomes a member of the Future Foundation, a new group formed by the Fantastic Four. The Return of AntiVenom: The vigilante AntiVenom returns to Spider-Man’s life, and remains capable of purging the radioactivity giving Peter Parker his powers. Venom by Rick Remender, Vol. 1: This volume introduces the Flash Thompson as the latest host of the Venom symbiote, serving as an agent of the United States government. Source: Marvel Comics

What makes Spider-Island work so well is the numerous levels it works on as a story. For fans that have been following the series since the beginning of the Big Time era, the storyline brings together a large number of plot elements from the past year. However, the narrative manages to work well as a standalone piece, and makes a great place to break in to the world of Spider-Man. As the web-head swings around the city, he faces numerous villains, works to save his friends, and makes several comical quips along the way. The story is a distillation

of everything that makes Spider-Man such a compel ling character. It’s this examination of Peter Parker that rests at the core of the story. SpiderIsland examines why he’s the right man to be Spider-Man, regardless of the great powers he has been granted. Further, the narrative provides a solid mix of drama, mystery and comedy, providing a tale that remains compelling and interesting from cover to cover. A lso, t he conclusion of the story feels final, with only a few small story threads to be followed up on in later collec-

tions. Spider-Island p r ov i d e s a solid beginning, middle and end for readers to enjoy, whether they want to continue reading the series or not. A long with the main issue s of t he arc from The Amazing Spider-Man, the collection also contains four issues of Rick Remender’s Venom series, which flesh out the story and allow for several more action scenes, as well as an alternate point of view on the events as

“A distillation of everything that makes Spider-Man such a compelling character.”

they occur. Beyond just another collection of battles, though, Flash Thompson’s trials as host for the Venom symbiote provide a nice counterpoint to Peter’s arc throughout the series. From an artistic perspective, Humberto Ramos continues to provide a wonderfully dynamic quality to the series, and his comfort with the characters in Peter Parker’s world is clear. The mix of stylized, energetic art with the bright coloring of Edgar Delgado adds to the fun, actionpacked tone of the narrative. As a bonus, fans who enjoy the hardcover collection can look forward to the SpiderIsland Companion that will be released next month. Collecting the numerous mini-series and tie-ins related to the event, the graphic novel will provide an extra dose of Spider-Island stories to keep readers entertained. Overall, Spider-Island contains all of the great elements of a superhero story, and stands as a shining example of what fun the genre can provide. From the examination of Peter Parker’s character to the high levels of action and adventure, Dan Slott’s Spider-Man epic is one of the best ever written, and leaves me excited to see what the writer does with the web-slinger next.


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ates opportunities,” Williams said. “You have different guys scoring different ways. I’m a mid range shooter, Scott is a three-point shooter, Zo is penetration, and C.J. and Rich are near the basket. The floor opens up and creates more opportunities.” This poses another challenge to opposing teams: If they shut down one player or section of the court, State has the ability to score with other players anywhere on the court. If opponents have to double team a big player down low, such as Leslie or Howell, then often times the mid-range shot and three point shots are left uncontested. “Teams have to respect Zo’s ability to drive plus mine and Scott’s jump shot,” Williams said. “So now that gives everyone else more room on the court to create opportunities.” Wood and C.J. Williams’ shots are something teams have to defend.  The sharp-shooting duo is shooting 47 percent and 52 percent respectively from the floor. Wood also leads the team in three-point shooting with 45 made three-pointers

Senior C.J. Williams has been one of the pivotal players for the Pack this season. Williams said that the team has a solid strategy in place to tackle the Eagles. “They play four guys at one time that can all shoot the three, so we want to close out on their shooters you know,” Williams said. “They also can dribble drive pretty well, so we want to keep them in front of us without giving them open shot and then if we cut that out, then we just have to box out and rebound.” Williams felt the Pack , who won just 15 games last season and have already won 13 this season, is on the right track this season to achieve a greater goal. “It feels good, we are winning a lot of games right now, we are definitely headed in the right direction,” Williams said. “We want to go to the NCAA tournament this year, and that’s our main goal because once we get to the tournament, anything can happen.” Williams, who averages 12.2 points a game, which is almost triple what he achieved last year, felt a lot of it was due to the amount of hard work he has put in behind the scenes. “This year, I feel like I am in a lot better shape,” Williams said. “I don’t know if its due to my work ethic or anything, but I feel like I definitely built my body better to play longer in the games this year, and that’s allowed me to continue to help my team.”

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enters 2012 as the only gymnastics coach State has ever had. A four-time EAGL Coach of the Year, Stevenson said he is focused on his team improving its current No. 18 ranking. “Right now what we are trying to do is the same thing we

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Junior forward Richard Howell attempts a layup againt the Indiana Hoosiers on Nov. 30, 2011.

at 43%. When teams step out to defend mid range and longrange shots, Brown has more space to penetrate, and Leslie and Howell have more room to work down low. “The type of threat Scott poses deep and Lorenzo has driving really creates a lot of room down low,” says Howell. “Not only does he create a threat dribbling, but he has exceptional vision but when he’s

are always trying to do, and that’s hit our routines,” Stevenson said. “If we hit our routines and do well at what we do when we do them, we’re going to be okay. We’ll hopefully continue to move up the line a little bit. “We don’t want to stay at No. 18.”  And after spending some time west of the Mississippi, Stevenson said having a large

dribbling he sees everything on the court and that’s something we definitely need.” N.C. State’s strength lies in its ability to score from every angle. The team does not rely heavily on one player to create and score night after night. Instead the team focuses on a more balanced style of play that causes nightmares for many defenses. “We don’t have a type of per-

crowd at Reynolds would be a great reward for a successful road trip. Penn State, William & Mary and George Washington will all be hosted by State. “We’ve had two really good crowds this year, roughly around 2,500 for each of the first two meets,” Stevenson said. “We would love to get in the three to four-thousand range for the Sweetheart [Invi-

son that has to go out and get 20, 30 plus every night just for us to stay close in a ball game,” says Howell. “We are the type of team that one of us can get 10 one night or the next or we can all get 10 like we’ve been doing as of late.” This balanced attack on offense has the Wolfpack up to 13 wins already this year, two shy of its wins from last year.

tational]. It’s a big meet with Penn State ranked in the top12, and they are a good team. I think we are a team that if we do our job, we could push them really hard. “We would be really excited to have our people there helping us.” 

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NC STATE RANKS IN THE ACC: FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: 1st ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO: 2nd SCORING OFFENSE: 3rd FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: 3rd THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: 3rd BLOCKED SHOTS: 4th Source: THEACC.COm

Individual rankings: SCOTT WOOD: • 1st in three-point percentage • Tied for first in three-pointers made LORENZO BROWN: • 2nd in Assists • 2nd in Steals • 3rd in Assist-to-Turnover Ratio RICHARD HOWELL: • 3rd in Rebounding C.J. LESLIE: • 5th in Blocked Shots

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Wrestling goes on the road this weekend N.C. State will compete against two ranked opponents, No. 9 American and No. 12 Maryland, on Friday in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Md. The Pack will take on nine ranked wrestlers between the two schools over the weekend. source: n.c. state athletics

Rifle squad finishes second at Ole Miss The rifle team finished second, falling to No. 6 Ole Miss in its first match of 2012 on Jan. 17th. State finished with a 4510 combined score. Dani Foster and Madeline Pike both finished in the top 10 individually for the event. source: n.c. state athletics

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Today WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. CLEMSON Clemson, S.C., 7 p.m. MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BOSTON COLLEGE RBC Center, 8 p.m. Friday WRESTLING VS. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington, D.C., 7 p.m. TRACK AT HOKIE INVITATIONAL Blacksburg, Va., All Day Saturday WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. DAVIDSON AND WINTHROP Raleigh, N.C., 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS VS. UIC Chicago, Ill., 5 p.m. RIFLE VS. SEARC 5 Charleston, S.C., All Day TRACK AT HOKIE INVITATIONAL Blacksburg, Va., All Day Sunday MEN’S TENNIS VS. PENN STATE AND EAST CAROLINA Raleigh, N.C., 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MIAMI Miami, Fla., 12:00 PM WRESTLING VS. MARYLAND College Park, Md., 2 p.m.

Did You know? N.C. State’s matchup against the Boston College Eagles will only mark the 12th meeting of the 43 year series. State is 3-8 against the Eagles. source: n.c. state athletics

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Rishav Dey Deputy Sports Editor

N.C. State (13-5, 2-1 ACC) will take on Boston College (7-10, 2-1 ACC) on Thursday at the RBC Center in what will be the 12th meeting between the two teams. The Pack, who thumped Wake Forest on Saturday for the largest margin of victory in the program’s history since 1954, will be looking to take their third conference win of the sea-

son against the Eagles, who have won their last two games by a combined margin of just four points. Despite being 3-8 in the alltime series, the Pack has won the last two matchups at the RBC Center; however the last time the two teams met, it was the Eagles who triumphed in a 75-66 game at Chestnut Hill. Coach Mark Gottfried, who in his career has never coached against BC, felt their opponents are not the same players they were at the start of the season while giving due respect to his opposing number. “You have to remember, he’s starting four freshmen,” Gottfried said. “So they’re much different now - and really in the last few weeks - than they were early. When you watch tape of

them and watch some of the early games, you can almost throw those out.” It’s a different team. I think he’s [Steve Donahue] an excellent coach.” Gottfried said junior forward Scott Wood, who leads the league in field goal percentage at 43% and three-point field goals made to go along with the 51 consecutive free throws he has made, is one of the best shooters he had ever coached. “I don’t think I’ve had anybody this far,” Gottfried said. “I had Mo Williams, who went on quite a streak at Alabama at one point. But Scott is phenomenal.” He’s the best foul shooter I’ve been around.”

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The men’s team has the ability to score from anywhere and anyone on the court. Philip Misklow Staff Writer

Preparation is key for any team to be successful. It’s imperative a team knows the opposing star players and limit their chances to affect the game. College basketball games are often won by the team which limits the opposing top scorer and their scoring chances. So how does a team prepare to face an opponent whose top five scorers average within .7 points of each other? N.C. State’s men’s opponents are challenged with this problem every game. The team is fortunate enough to have one of the most balanced offenses not

only in the ACC, but in men’s Division I basketball. The team has five different players averaging 12.2 to 12.9 points per game.  Among these players are Lorenzo Brown (12.9 pts/gm), C.J. Leslie (12.8 pts/gm), Scott Wood (12.7 pts/ gm), C.J. Williams (12.2 pts/ gm) and Richard Howell (12.2 pts/gm). The points aren’t just coming from one section of the floor either. Two of the top five scorers, Leslie and Howell, collect most of their points down low in the paint. Teams can try and help out defensively down low, which leaves more room for shooters like Williams, Wood and Brown to hit open jump shots or create room to drive to the basket. The threat of scoring from every angle only opens up scoring opportunities. “With five guys averaging 12 points per game, it cre-

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Gymnastics

Youth propels the Pack to national rankings Credentials pile up for underclassmen as Pack hit the road. Sean Fairholm Deputy Sports Editor

“It feels amazing starting off really well because you don’t know what to expect...”

she is glad Gymnastics hits to get earcareer highs in 2012 ly-season nerves out of Stephanie Ouellette- 39.1 All-Around the way. score “It feels amazRachel Fincham- 9.9 on bars Lane Jarred- 9.775 on the beam. ing starting off really well beSource: N.C. state athletics cause you don’t know what to expect going to your first meet,” Jarred said. “When the whole team does really well, it brings up everybody’s morale. Getting to travel like this is a lot of fun because we get to new cities, see other teams, and show our skills to other people.”  The 2008, 2010 and 2011 New Jersey state all-around champion said she had relatively low expectations coming into her first year with the Pack.  “I didn’t have as high of expectations; I’m just really excited to hit the events I have done so far,” Jarred said. “As a freshman it is really great to just be competing, so it makes me happy.”  Her coach, Mark Stevenson, of M

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N.C. State’s g y mnastics team, ranked No. 18 in the country as it heads to Chicago this Friday, is well-balanced with 11 underclassmen and eight upperclassmen. Apparently, it hasn’t taken very long for the freshmen and sophomores to get comfortable in front of their experienced teammates.  For the first time since March of 2008, State swept the three honors East Atlantic Gymnastics League hands out during any given week - and it’s the young pups making much of the noise. Freshman Lane Jarred was tabbed Rookie of the Week, sophomore Stephanie Ouellette picked up Gymnast of the Week honors and junior Rachel Fincham, who has fought back from injuries throughout each of her season’s in Raleigh, claimed Specialist

the sophomore out of Columof the Week honors. After starting with a pair of bia, Md. hasn’t had any diffimeets at home, NCSU will now culty finding leadership to lean go 28 days between appearanc- on. Jess Panza, a senior out of es at Reynolds. Away meets at New York, N.Y., has been one Illinois-Chicago, Oklahoma of her main role models among and Missouri will bridge the the senior contingent.  “They have spent four years gap to the Sweetheart Invitational, which the Pack will host doing college g ymnastics, so they have a lot to help us on Feb. 11.  Ouelette, who last year was with,” Ouellette said. “I can the first freshman since 1993 to honestly say that I have learned qualify for the NCAA Cham- a whole lot from Jess [Panza]. S he ’s b e e n pionships competing as an indithree to four vidual, said event s ju st that gaining about every momentum meet. She’s throughout had her ups t he s e a s on and downs, will be vital and she has for the team’s fa l len. But success.  s h e k now s “Every year how to handle it seems like Lane Jarred, freshman it when she is we have been struggling on on our peak right around now,” Ouellette a day or when you have fear. “She has been there just like said. “It seems like we whittle down and die down by the time all of the seniors have, but I we really need to be at our top. have taken a lot from her.”    While Ouellette has conWe kind of feel that this year we are starting a little different tinued to blossom in Raleigh, and it will help us at the end of Jarred already has her fingerthe season when we need to be prints on the first two meets of 2012. Last year’s Gymnast on our game the most.”  On a team with six seniors, of the Year in New Jersey said

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N.C. State will be looking to build on its record win against Wake Forest and clinch its third conference title.

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“You have different guys scoring different ways. I’m a mid range shooter, Scott is a 3-point shooter, Zo is penetration, and CJ and Rich are near the basket. The floor opens up and creates more

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Wolfpack basketball head coach Mark Gottfried looks for an explanation of a referee’s call during the game against Wake Forest in Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem Saturday, Jan. 14.

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