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Student organization works to further leadership A campus group works to further leadership for Hispanics, Chicanos and Native Americans in science. Shawn Thompson Staff Writer
million will get paid through the savings realized,” Dean said. “The reason we are using this type of funding mechanism is because it is lean financial and budget times we have upwards of $500 million in backlog of repair and renovations … and the state doesn’t have that the University doesn’t have that and we don’t have that many donors jumping up.” According to Dean, the performance contract ensures that the project will pay for itself over the course of 17 years with no risk of loss to the University. “[Ameresco] does the work and they guarantee us a certain return on that, they guarantee that we will have a certain amount of energy savings,” Dean said. “If those savings aren’t realized, and these are verified by a third party, they have to make up the difference. The University is not on the hook, which saves the taxpayers and the students.” Still, some students have other concerns beyond money. Tara
The Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, or NCSU SACNAS, Chapter joined N.C. State’s campus last spring. Since its inception, NCSU SACNAS has created a resource for all University students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the sciences. The University’s chapter of SACNAS came to campus to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees and academic careers, as well as industry careers. “Our goal in starting this chapter is to bring the amazing opportunities that SACNAS provides to our student population here at NCSU,” GinaMaria Pomann, president of NCSU SACNAS, said. Although there are SACNAS chapters across the nation, the University’s chapter is the first and only chapter of SACNAS in North Carolina. Having SACNAS on campus will give students the opportunity to continue their education efforts on a graduate level, while gaining valuable leadership skills, according to Pomann. Through the mission of NCSU SACNAS to ‘increase the number of students of diverse backgrounds that pursue graduate degrees in the STEM fields, the group will hold different events, partnering with other student organizations to promote the ideal of networking and diversity. “We hope to promote a mentoring network between graduate and undergraduate students, provide seminars focused towards the promotion of diversity and academic excellence and increase the attendance of NCSU students at the SACNAS conference,” Pomann said. Opportunities offered by SACNAS include seminars and workshops, cosponsored by WE CONNECT NOW
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Alan Daeke, director of utilities and engineering services, and Damiand Lallathin, project manager for Cates Utility Plant renovations, oversee the lifting of the new generator, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. The 11 Megawatt Combined Heat and Power system will pay for itself in energy savings over the next 17 years.
Seeking sustainability with turbine system The University’s installment of new power generator looks to save money and decrease carbon output. Young Lee Deputy Features Editor
What costs N.C. State $22 million every year and emits greenhouse gases that degrade the environment? The answer is N.C. State’s annual usage of energy. However, according to David Dean, the outreach coordinator of N.C. State’s Office of Sustainability, the University is always working to minimize our energy usage and make things more efficient. “We have a mandate saying we have to achieve a certain reduction by 2015, we have a mandate from the vice chancellor of finance and business as well as the provost; [they] all say that we have to address energy,” Dean said. “When we’re spending $22 million on it, it’s something to be concerned about.” By this August, the University will be able to have greater control over
this issue as construction of new heat recovery steam generators will be complete. The new power generators will be the University’s first venture into the production of large amounts of energy and will service 8 million gross square feet—more than half of NCSU’s square footage. “We’ve been buying energy from Progress Energy,” Dean said. “We’ve got some smaller scale things such as solar panels here and there but nothing like the 11 megawatts [the new turbines will be able to produce].” However, as the name implies, the heat recovery steam generators do more than just produce 11 megawatts of energy. According to Dean, these units represent a step towards much greater efficiency and a substantial reduction of green house gases that the University would have produced. In fact, with these new units in place, University facilities will be reducing energy consumption by 30 percent and reducing green house gas production by 8 percent, which would is 2,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide that will not be produced. The reason why combined heat and power is so efficient is because it gen-
erates the power with turbine output, using fossil fuels to turn the turbine. Excess heat, in essence energy, would otherwise go to waste. This heat is captured by the heat recovery steam generator, which captures heat energy produced as a byproduct and uses it to vaporize water. This steam goes out to the rest of campus to heat facilities, according to Dean. “So it’s a closed loop system,” Dean said. “In the past, we were buying all of our power from Progress Energy and we were making steam to heat over in Yarbrough but we were using 60-year-old units.” This project is a revamp of the entire University system. But the changes don’t come cheap. The entire construction will cost N.C. State $61 million. However, this money will come from the money that the University is saving on making the switch. Buying energy, instead of producing it, would cost more. The liability falls on Ameresco Inc., the company that will handle the project, in accordance to a performance contract the University has with Ameresco Inc. “Just in the first year, N.C. State will save $4.3 million of savings…the $61
Engineering professor awarded for his work with students and research Christopher Frey, engineering professor, is being awarded for giving his students good opportunities. Anna Riley Staff Writer
Christopher Frey, civil, construction, and environmental engineering professor, was selected by the Air and Waste Management Association’s Board of Directors to receive the 2012 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award. The award, given to an educator who has achieved something in some field of air pollution control, was created in 1980. Those who receive the award
are judged by the performance of their students. The basic idea is to award an educator that has helped students achieve professional and social success, according to the Air and Waste Management Association. Frey’s accomplishment will be honored at the A&WMA’s 105th Annual Conference and Exhibition in June. The award winners are recognized namely by their students’ achievements. This semester at N.C. State, Frey’s classes include air quality, principles of air quality engineering, and environmental exposure and risk analysis. Frey said he was nominated based on his work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants, student advising and positive student evaluations. Some of Frey’s students have
gotten attention for their own research National Research Council. Frey was chosen to receive the Enwork, including Brandon Graver, a graduate teacher and research assis- vironmental Educator Award because tant, who was featured in the South- of his research and teaching contrieastern Transportation Center’s butions in the areas of air pollution emissions, exSu m mer 2010 posure and risk Research Spotassessment, and light for his work systems analysis on measuring the of energy techemissions, activity and energy Christopher Frey, engineering professor nologies. According to use of passenger and award recipient t he A&W M A, trains. the award is disFrey is the faculty advisor of the N.C. State chapter tinctive because “recipients must be of the Air and Waste Management As- able to teach with rigor, humor, husociation. He also serves on the US En- mility and pride.” Many past winners of this award are vironmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, extremely well known in their fields, as well as the Board of Environmen- according to Frey. He said he is excited tal Studies and the Toxicology of the and honored to be in such company.
“I am very honored to receive the award.”
“I am very honored to receive the award-- a lot of past recipients are generally [very] well-known in their fields,” Frey said. Currently, Frey said much of his work and research is focused on measuring car, truck and railroad locomotive emissions. Additionally, he said he’s working with undergraduate and graduate students to measure human exposure to air pollution. To continue to make strides in air pollution control research and education, Frey said he is trying to get students involved with his work. Frey wants students to be hands-on and active in emissions-related research.
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tephen Tart, a senior in criminology, takes a break in front of a full wall of ads in Talley Student Center, Monday, Feb. 6. The bulletin boards around campus are a frequent place for advertisers to post ads for their organizations and products, but some of them are hardly ever seen. “I may look at [the ads] every once in a while,” said Tart. “But only really when I’m looking for housing or something.”
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POLICe BlOTTER Feb. 3 11:02 a.m. | Hit & Run Wolf Village Student reported being struck by unknown vehicle which had then left the scene.
11:10 a.m. | Information University Bostian Hall Staff member reported someone had been trying to access exterior bathroom after hours. 1:20 p.m. | Suspicious Person Broughton Drive/Stinson Drive Officers stopped two students who matched description of suspects sought by Wake ABC from off campus underage alcohol incident. Information forwarded to Wake ABC for follow-up. 10:38 p.m. | Suspicious Person Bragaw Hall Officer responded to report of intoxicated subject in the area. Non-student was located and issued citation for alcohol underage and trespassed from NCSU property. 12:25 p.m. | Hit & Run Avent Ferry Road/Western Boulevard Student reported vehicle had been struck by another that had left the scene. Investigation ongoing.
2:16 p.m. | Motor Vehicle Theft Centennial Park & Ride Lot Wake County Sheriff’s Office recovered vehicle that had been stolen. Owner, who was student, verified that the vehicle had been stolen without their knowledge.
5:06 a.m. | Fire Alarm Pi Kappa Alpha Officer responded to alarm. Activation was caused by student smoking marijuana. No drugs were found. Student was referred for alcohol underage and odor of marijuana.
2:50 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Vehicle Centennial Park & Ride Lot Student reported vehicle had been entered and items taken.
2:00 p.m. | Follow Up Investigation Public Safety Building Officers assisted Wake County ABC with follow up investigation. Two students were referred to the University for underage possession of alcohol and resist/ obstruct/delay law enforcement officer. Four students were referred for underage possession and purchase of alcohol.
3:55 p.m. | Concerned Behavior Talley Student Center Staff at ticket office reported receiving aggressive and rude calls from non-student. 5:33 p.m. | Concerned Behavior Public Safety Building Student reported being harassed by non-student. 6:17 p.m. | Tamper with Vehicle Centennial Park & Ride Lot Student reported vehicle had been tampered with and may have tried to steal vehicle. Battery cables were disconnected and there were scratches on side of vehicle. Feb. 4 2:40 a.m. | Suspicious Person Sullivan Hall Report of suspicious subject attempting to block entrance of building. Officers made contact with non-student. All file checks were negative. Subject was trespassed from NCSU property.
6:21 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Vehicle Centennial Park & Ride Lot Student reported vehicle had been broken into and GPS stolen. 7:42 p.m. | Domestic Dispute Alexander Hall Report of domestic dispute. Officer spoke with student and non-student involved in verbal altercation. Non-student was trespassed from NCSU property and concerned behavior report completed. Feb. 5 1:39 a.m. | Alcohol Violation Faucette Drive Two students were referred for alcohol underage. 2:48 a.m. | Disorderly Conduct Owen Hall Officers responded in reference to student refusing to leave the building when asked by Housing staff and also allegedly assaulting a female. Officers made contact with subject matching description. Subject fled the scene when officers attempted to question. Officers pursued on foot but did not apprehend subject. Further investigation revealed subject in foot pursuit was not
student. Investigation ongoing. 1:33 p.m. | Damage to Property Wood Hall Student reported tires had been slashed. 1:43 p.m. | Damage to Property Cates Avenue/Jeter Drive Student reported tires had been slashed. 10:06 p.m. | Larceny Stewart Theatre Student reported jacket and bag stolen. 11:55 p.m. | Drug Violation Tucker Hall Report of possible drug violation. Officers checked area but did not locate any problems. 8:41 p.m. | Drug Violation Tucker Hall Report of possible drug violation. Officers checked the area but did not locate any problems. 9:48 p.m. | Information Police Gorman Street Non-student requested escort and reported being sexually assaulted in October. It determined assault had occurred in Cary. Cary PD were notified and responded. Neither of the subjects involved were affiliated with the University and further investigation revealed incidents had occurred in Morrisville. Nonstudent stated incidents would be reported to Morrisville PD Monday.
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Gender Differences in Trade Preferences 6-7:30 p.m. Erdahl-Cloyd Auditorium, D.H. Hill Library Dr. Katja Kleinberg, assistant professor of political science at the State University of New York at Binghamton, will address “Gender Differences in Trade Preferences: What We Don’t Know (or Prefer not to Say).” Her talk is part of the Visiting Young Scholars spring lecture series sponsored by the college’s School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. and Ms. Wolfpack Interest Meeting 7-8 p.m. Blue Room, Talley Student Center CSLEPS, in partnership with UAB and PRSSA is hosting the 2nd Annual Mr. and Ms. Wolfpack competition on March 20th at 7pm in Witherspoon Cinema. 10 contestants will represent a youth-focused nonprofit organization (or youth program of a nonprofit) at the event. The different portions of the event will be Game Day Attire, a talent portion, and Q & A. A panel of judges will vote on who will become Mr. and Ms. Wolfpack! Proceeds will go to benefit the nonprofit the winner is representing. Occupy NCSU Meeting 7-8 p.m. 321 Mann Hall Occupy NCSU: “We are organizing a student movement aimed at combating increased tuition and fees while seeking to rid NC State of corporate influence.” Wednesday Proven Strategies for Teaching at a Distance Noon-1 p.m. D.H. Hill Library What works in distance learning? This question is regularly posed by instructors who are planning a “DE” course (or working to revise one for a future semester.) This seminar draws upon seminal research in the field, as well as on the experiences of NCSU instructors, to provide participants with a list of effective teaching strategies for online courses. Campus MovieFest Noon-5 p.m. Reading Room, D.H. Hill Library Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, is coming to NC State as part of its 11th annual world tour. Students who sign up for CMF can receive everything they need to make a five-minute movie in a week – including an Apple laptop, Panasonic HD video camera, training, and support – all for free. Thursday Experience and Temporal Asymmetry 4:30-5:30 p.m. 331 Withers Hall “Experience and Temporal Asymmetry,” a public lecture in the Philosophy Colloquium Series by Laurie A. Paul, University of North Carolina and the National Humanities Center.
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Beck, a senior in international studies, is not too happy with the potential of encouraging fracking. “My fear is that we’re going to be causing damage…[in the form of] fracking which, according to everyone I’ve known who has experienced fracking, is really bad for people,” Beck said. However, according to Dean, natural gas is the cleanest fuel NCSU can use to power the system. Casey Halejak, a senior in meteorology, sees this a good step and a good example for the community. “From N.C. State University’s perspective, as a public university, it has to set a good example…and this is a good idea,” Halejak said. “I am concerned about the costs in keeping up with the system up to date [in the future].” Cogeneration, however, is only a small part of what the Office of Sustainability is concerned with. “The cogeneration system is just one tool being implemented to address our carbon footprint,” Dean said. “The Climate Action Plan, endorsed by the chancellor last year, states that N.C. State will work towards climate neutrality by 2050. The Combined Heat and Power system is a step we can take now.” Cogeneration may be impressive in that it is large and much of the campus benefits from it but according to Dean, in the big picture, this is still a very small part of N.C. State’s investment in sustainability and according to Dean, sustainability is key in getting through these hard financial times. “We can’t upgrade all the buildings if people are just going to leave all the lights on and open all the windows,” Dean
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said. “When we don’t have to spend money on utilities, we’re able to spend it elsewhere and that’s the key, we’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do, we’re doing it because we need to update our buildings, but we’re also doing this because it’s lean budgetary time and we need all the help we can get we should really start by helping ourselves and start by helping the environment at the same time.” The Office of Sustainability will soon be running other campaigns such as Shut the Sash and Hit the Switch. With big plans for Earth Day and an electric vehicle show planned in the Brickyard, cogeneration indeed, may seem small among other plans but they may also exist as more than just a utility. “The turbines sit side by side and the heat recovery steam generators are painted N.C. State red. In the final, there will be a big Tuffy wolf on it,” Dean said.
The Cates Utility Plant renovation installed two 5.5 megawatt combustion turbines Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. The generators work more efficiently than regular generators because they use the waste heat from the combustion reaction to heat steam, yielding more power.
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and funding. “I am very excited about SACNAS coming to campus; continued from page 1 I actually got involved with and the University Gradu- the organization as an underate program. The activi- graduate. I got to meet a lot ties focus on leadership of people from diverse backdevelopment through the grounds in STEAM, something seminars and workshops by that I have not experienced or highlighting skills such as witnessed before. Connecting networking, Pomann said. with other people with similar Prior to the seminars, backgrounds has been really there will be half-hour exciting for me,” Lobaton said. The national organization network sessions where students have the oppor- SACNAS also holds a confere nc e e ve r y tunity to year that fomeet with professors “Our goal in starting cuses on the continuation i n t he i r this chapter is to of promoting desired diversit y in fields. bring the amazing the sciences. This meet SACNAS ofand greet opportunities that fers around will give 1000 student students SACNAS provides travel scholthe chance arships availto engage to our student able for both with proundergradufessors population. ” ate and gradwho could uate students potenGina-Maria Pomann, in the STEM tially help president of SACNAS fields. These t hem a s scholarships they continue their education on a cover expenses such as travelling and housing. graduate level. “We will partner with other “We are trying to emphasis diversity in the sciences, groups on campus for our but we also want to promote events. That is one of the goals diversity in higher educa- of SACNAS, to link with othtion. By holding different er organizations on campus activities like are workshops to further the advancement for undergraduate students, of students in diverse backstudents will also be able to grounds,” Pomann said. SACNAS has been named gain skills like professional development,” Edgar Loba- by the National Science Board ton, advisor of NCSU SAC- as the “premier organization NAS and assistant professor promoting diversity in science in electrical and computer careers.” The national organization also was the 2004 winengineering, said. Future seminars will in- ner of the Presidential Award clude topics such as gradu- for Excellence in Science, ate student panels on fund- Mathematics, and Engineering sources for graduate ing Mentoring. To find out more about SACschool. Students who are interested in learning about NAS, you can visit them online different funding resources at their Facebook page, as well will have the opportunity to as through ORGSYNC. More ask questions to graduate information about the national students who have received organization is available at sacdifferent fellowship awards nas.org.
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University mandates that all freshman living on campus must purchase a meal plan. The cheapest meal plan a student can buy is 100 meals for $745.
The University should not mandate a program for students when better alternatives are currently in place. Board Bucks would offer some students a more fiscally responsible alternative to meal plan.
I’ll swipe you in
’ll swipe you in” – a phrase easily understood by anyone who is experienced in the University’s dining system. For those out of the loop, it’s a common saying used when offering to pay for someone’s meal in the dining hall with your meal plan. “I’ll swipe you in” is a phrase that holds a certain subtext and, within it, an important commentary on the current state of our meal plans. The phrase implies you have a friend wanting to not only dine with you, but pay for your meal as well. The first part, having a dining partner, is not an oddity; however, a friend nonchalantly, almost absentmindedly, paying for your meal is something strange. Stinginess is one of the cornerstones of college life, you’re paying your way
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in all you do. So, why then do we drop the miser act when it comes to meal plans? A meal plan surplus can be found towards the end of semesters. Without the ability to have them carry over, some are left in a situation where all we can do is shell out meals to whoever is in need. The charity established is great for the human spirit but lacking financial sense. In addition to the surplus problem is the equivalency problem. The equivalency rate is the exchange rate a meal grants you around campus to make purchases at places like Port City Java and the Atrium. For breakfast the equivalency
rate is $4.75. For lunch the rate is $5.85, and for dinner it’s $5.85. The rate is drilled into memory of many students as they stray from meals at the dining hall. The problem with the current equivalency program is, for all but three plans: 12 meals per week, 14 meals per week and the Freedom Pass plan, the per meal cost of all meal plans exceeds the equivalency rate. For example: if you purchase the most basic meal plan, 100 blocks, you will be paying $7.45 per meal. This problem doesn’t seem like a problem on the surface. If you cannot maximize a meal plan, then don’t buy one. How-
ever, freshman who live on campus must purchase a campus meal-plan. The plans start at $745, which is accompanied by a compulsory purchase of $100 in Board Bucks. While there are many on campus freshmen who would opt for a meal plan regardless of University policy, there are some who would not. There are some for whom maximization is not a possibility. A more sensible option is to allow people to make their own decisions using on campus alternatives like Board Bucks. Board Bucks are tax-exempt like meal plans. They roll over from fall to spring. And, most importantly, you’re not overpaying for anything.
Evolution: theory, not fact
a r w i n’s t heor y of evolution, since its creation, has started some of the most controversial battles in science, politics, religion and education. I don’t think, when Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species, he would have expected so many people to be outraged at the words “natural selection” Madison 150 years after Murphy its publication. Staff Columnist Yet, here we are today, still discussing the possibility of Darwin’s theory being correct. The theory of evolution can be explained simply: Complex creatures evolved from simplistic creatures over time. All creatures come from a common ancestor. Over time, mutations in genetic codes were maintained as they aided in survival. This process of mutation is called natural selection. Eventually, these mutations build up until a complex creature is the result. There are opposing theories to evolution, however, and they are also some of the most controversial theories to ever be discussed in science, politics, religion and education. These opposing theories are creationism and intelligent design. Some people lump these two together, but they are slightly different. The theory of intelligent design states that the creation of a complex being could not have happened randomly or by chance. There had to have been a higher power that created this complexity. However, according to intelligent design, this “designer” could have been anyone. The theory of creationism, on the other hand, states the designer was God. The extremes of creationism vary as well. Some people believe in what is strictly stated in the Bible in Genesis without any room for other possibilities. Others, such as Catholics, believe evolution could have occurred the way Darwin describes, but by the power of God. This belief also says evolution cannot account
for the creation of the human soul. Recently, I was sitting in a class in which my professor began to speak about evolution. As a believer of Biblical creationism, my interest is often piqued when evolution is brought up in a class. Normally, I do not mind a discussion of the theory since it’s so widely accepted by my peers. However, this time, it was different. My professor started talking about the Theory of Evolution as if it was a fact. This is a problem. Evolution is not a fact, it’s a theory. Defined, a theory is “an unproven assumption.” Let’s treat it as such. I have no problem learning about evolution if it’s presented as what it is: unproven. I don’t even mind learning about evolution without any mention of intelligent design or creationism, if it’s presented as a theory. But, when a professor begins to speak of it as though it’s a proven fact, I get bothered. This particular professor went on to state that those who don’t believe in evolution are wrong. He said that there are so many facts proving it’s truth that one would have to be ignorant not to believe it. I found this to be deeply offensive. I am not ignorant simply because I choose to believe one theory over another. If professors or teachers at any grade level are going to teach evolution, they should make sure their students are aware that it is a theory and not a fact. If a student who had never been taught evolution before had been sitting in that class, they would forever think evolution is a fact and those who believe otherwise are nutcases. Not only do professors need to be wary of what they’re teaching, but students must also be cautious. Students, never take anything a professor says at face value. I encourage you to research things for yourself and make an informed opinion. You never know when someone could be teaching you theory and not fact. Send Madison your thoughts on evolution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Do you believe creationism should be taught alongside evolution in schools? Why or why not? by alex sanchez
“I think it should be taught because I am a Christian.”
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Faith and politics
espite being raised by a re l i g iou s mother, serving as an acolyte for many years and being confirmed in an Episcopalian church, I have stigmatized religion throughout my Anders years due Sjostrand to the Guest Columnist blatant discord between faith and deed of the people around me. Granted, my observations are not methodical or necessarily discrete, nor are they drawn from a representative illustration of the religious community, but the seemingly indispensable presence of religion in certain institutions, especially politics, is particularly discouraging. Since I’ve been at N.C. State, it seems the evangelical community on campus adopts an increasingly seasoned and dynamic outlook toward the divide between science and religious dogma, apart from the occasional stooge in the Brickyard. This is the reason it’s so frustrating to see the GOP luminaries so entrenched in the disclosure of each other’s specific faith: using faith as leverage to promote hideous platforms doesn’t seem linear to
the morals I was taught in the liberally inclined Episcopalian church. It is chilling to me that someone like Rick Perry, who was a legitimate candidate early in the primaries, can exclaim his Christian values by claiming that “you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there is something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military.” I will withhold my grievances. My intention is not to stir controversy. It’s to merely poke at my personal yearning for a government that ca n adopt the progressive ideals of t he pe ople to which it belong, extinguishing spiritual persuasions from the political landscape and replacing them with relevant, utilitarian ambitions free from the intoxication of religion. As Oscar Wilde famously said, “religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.” I would venture to say you and I both would prefer to circumvent any “fashionable substitutes” within our government and replace them with legiti-
mate hope for change, regardless of what your hopes may be. People who prioritize faith over political agendas when voting should have their ballots burned, because the discord that was so evident in my youth is ever more obtrusive on the national stage. Voting for someone based on the publicly celebrated symbolic guise of a religious moral highground is digging America’s grave one ba l lot at a time. Is it possible that these religiously induced voters are thinking, a s S c ot t Stapp of Creed once said, “maybe six feet ain’t so far down?”
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“I think that since education is a federal system and there is an amendment that separates church and state it should not be taught along side evolution and things of that nature that are more science related.” Patrick Limer freshman, political science
“No, I don’t. Creationism does not have the scientific proof and science classes should be teaching scientific method. I actually believe in creationism, however, I think for the type of thinking that a classroom should be promoting, evolution has the scientific data behind it to back it up.” Zack Swarm sophomore, biomedical engineering
“It’d be fair if they’re both taught side by side so students can get both sides. It should be an option for them.” Trinh Ngo sophomore, international studies
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Uncertain factors in abnormal winter weather Climate change and La Niña may be influencing the weather, but not all factors are conclusive.
States and in the western Pacific but are not strong enough to cause any significant changes. Florida and the rest of the Gulf Coast are much more likely to feel the effects of La Niña than the rest of the country. La Niña Nikki Stoudt occurred last winter as well, but Staff Writer the icy conditions of that peThere are handfuls of stu- riod indicate that La Niña isn’t dents who refuse to wear the main cause of this winter’s weather appropriate attire ev- weather. “The effects on this area will ery winter. Shorts in the snow, flip-flops in the slush and tank be very mild,” Robinson said. tops in the gale force winds of- “We’ll only feel about a 5 perten receive judgmental glances cent variability, if anything.” Global warming is often from those who are properly clothed. This year, however, brought up as a cause of higher it seems like their style isn’t so than average temperatures as well but is widely disregarded crazy. Warm winters are not un- in cases like this winter. The common in North Carolina fact that areas in Alaska and with temperatures in Janu- northern Europe are experiary averaging at fifty degrees encing some of their coldest conditions in Fahrenheit. history does According to not draw Walt Robinprett y conson, head of clusions to N.C. State’s this theory. Department Greg Lackof Ma r i ne, mann, profesEar t h a nd sor of marine, Atmospheric earth and atSciences, this mospheric w i nter ha s sciences, said not broken a few seasons any records. couldn’t toHe also said tally confirm despite many global warmclaims, there Walt Robinson, professor ing is the culis no clear of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences prit. answer to the “ T h e e fquestion of fects of global the current warming take tens to hundreds climate. “If you think of predicting of years to appear,” Lackmann weather as rolling dice, you’ll said. “When they finally do, realize that it is mostly a game the signs are minimal since the of chance,” Robinson said. timescale is so long.” Climate variability is widely “When you throw factors like La Niña and global warming recognized as the most probinto the mix, it’s like loading able cause for this year’s unusually mild conditions and those dice.” La Niña, an ocean-atmo- is responsible for most absphere occurrence in which normal weather patterns. On cooler than average sea surface a much smaller scale, general temperatures sweep across the variability does not mean the equator, is credited as an expla- normally temperate conditions nation for the mild tempera- of North Carolina are altering tures this season. These cold themselves to fit that of a more ocean currents cause drought tropical zone. “It’s really important to bear in the southeastern United
“When you throw factors like La Niña and global warming into the mix, it’s like loading those dice.”
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The latest satellite data of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite show near-normal conditions in the equatorial Pacific. The image is based on the average of 10 days of data centered on June 18, 2011.
in mind the difference between climate change and abnormal seasonal weather during a certain year or period of time,” Lackmann said. “Once the patterns, cold or hot, are established, it’s pretty difficult to get out of them midseason.” Robinson agreed and said with the atmosphere constantly varying, predicting the weather
on a given day in a given month is full of chances. “Random natural variability is more than likely to blame so encountering snow later on is not entirely out of the question,” Robinson said. With average daily temperatures in the 50s and 60s, spring attire is becoming a common sight around campus and many
students are taking advantage of the weather. Antrone Burke, a senior in religious studies, enjoys spending his free time reading or hanging out outside. “It’s nice to get outside for some sunshine,” Burke said. “What I really want is February weather. I’m ready for some snow.” Robinson and Lackmann
agree that while it’s difficult to be completely accurate when predicting weather in the distant future, both believe it’s safe to say winter weather could still be on the way.
Foamy filters prove to Technician was there. be cheap and effective You can be too. Researchers in the College of Natural Resources have isolated a new biomaterial for filter use. Daniel Weikel Correspondent
A foam material made from the byproducts of both the forest and seafood industry may just solve quite a few problems with water contamination. Two researchers from the department of forest biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources created a new material that demonstrates potential in removing contaminants for clean drinking water. Their initial goal was to find a more constructive and useful way to utilize byproducts from the forest industry, hemicellulose, which is currently combusted for energy production. “This work is important because it is an example of how we can take underutilized agricultural and forest derived materials and replaced petroleum based materials,” Richard Venditti said. This foamy material is a combination of hemicellulose and citric acid, which is then reacted with chitosan, a biological material obtained from crushed crustacean shells. Originally, Joel Pawlak and Venditti intended the material to be used to replace other super absorbent materials in items such as diapers, which currently use a material derived
from petroleum. One of the goals of the department of forest biomaterials is to derive renewable and sustainable products from the forest. “This type of product is very well matched to North Carolina as we have the seafood industry from the coast, as well as the forest industry,” Pawlak said. While testing the material, the investigators found interesting properties as they soaked this biological foam in different salt solutions. After removing the foam from these solutions, the researchers saw the material had increased in weight, which shocked them initially. After various reconsiderations, Pawlak and Venditti realized the foam was removing the salt from the solution. After more testing, it was theorized that the foam has a unique property where it a small differences in polarity which attracts the ions from the solution. Soon they tried to use the foam to filter various solutions, including many salt compounds, and other toxic chemicals and minerals, such as arsenic. Researchers have identified the filter’s potential in developing countries to decontaminate drinking water cheaply. Not to mention the material can be utilized in a variety of ways, as a filter, possibly like a teabag and also ground up into particles. A strong point for this new technology is its independence
from electricity, which adds even more value its versatility. This technology can also be deployed in cases of natural disasters, which leave many with out clean drinking water. As of now a team from the Poole College of Management’s TEC (Technology, Education, and Commercialization) program, has been working on commercializing the product as it shows great promise. Currently, their focus is in the uses for water filtering, while the product may be useful in the diaper industry as initially planned there is much more potential. The TEC program has been working with the researchers to refine how it can be marketed and used. Also, there is a focus on whether or not the foam can be reused, which would reduce costs and provide a more environmental and financially sustainable solution to particle filtration. If not, they are working on a way to regenerate the material for more use, according to Venditti. According to researchers, this product is a success story because of its upcoming progression from the lab to the world. This material, as shown, cannot only be used in an industrial setting but also to help people. “This kind of project can serve as a model for other researchers to look at the ability of other natural polymers and how they can be modified into useful products,” Venditti said.
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Spilling the truth on Superfoods Your body needs a variety of nutrients from a variety of foods that no one food can deliver. Eric Rizzo Senior Staff Writer
Superfood? Calories per container: 300 calories, or 15 percent of your daily recommended calories Vitamin C: 20 percent Vitamin A: 200 percent Main fruit ingredient: Apples As compared to: 4 ounces of carrots: Calories per serving: 40 calories Vitamin A: 308 percent Vitamin C: 4 percent
The circulation of information on nutrition and food labels can make it hard to find the best foods on the market. However, some foods seem Source: nakedjuice.com/nutritiondata.self.com to be the stars of the produce aisle, labeling themselves “Suday; they’re trying to have a perfoods.” This title can lead optimally. With all of the marketing out gluten-free entree every day. people to believe it’s healthy to According to Eberhar t, only eat “Superfoods.” This is there, you may wonder how you can find the most nutrient- things with a lot of color also false. “I think you have to be care- packed, “superfoods” out there. have antioxidants. These foods ful when you hear the term The answer is simple: color. include spinach, sweet pota‘superfoods,’” Sarah Ash, nu- Goodell said, “Eat a rainbow toes and blueberries. There is a day,” Ac- research out there linking freetrition proc ord i ng to radicals to cancer and other fessor, said. Goodel l, i f gene-mutating diseases, which “Not t hat you focus on antioxidants would counteract. t hey’re not eating a natu- However, there is no definite good foods, rally colorful answer out there. According they just plate, instead to Goodell, in certain situahave a betof focusing tions, if you have too much of ter ‘cheering on a “super- a certain substance, it could section’ than f o o d ” y o u trigger free radical production. other foods.” Suzie Goodell, will consume “Eating the same thing everyAccording assistant professor of nutrition science the necessary day is not healthy, even if it’s a to Ash, while vitamins and salad,” Goodell said. According f r u it s l i k e minerals and to Goodell, you need a variety blueberries in your food consumption. and pomegranates are good will be better off. Some people believe in eat“We try to have a lot of color for you, the reason people call them “superfoods” is due to because we want it to look ing for certain situations, such the marketing strategies of the pretty,” Lisa Eberhart, N.C. as building up an immune State dining dietician, said. system. However, according industry that produces them. Although there are no mir- “But color is also a sign of good to Ash, it’s hard to do research on certain nutrients curing acle foods, there are nutrient- nutrition.” The process of selecting foods common ailments. While most packed foods that you should make a part of your diet, which for the dining halls considers people believe Vitamin C helps most people label as “super- many factors affecting stu- with a cold, a better measure foods.” These foods, accord- dents. According to Eberhart, would be to regularly wash ing to Suzie Goodell, assistant when creating the menu with your hands, according to Ash. While studying for an orprofessor of nutrition, have the dining hall managers and nutrients and minerals that chefs, they must have vegetar- ganic chemistry final, you may your body needs to function ian and vegan options every turn to food as a supplement
“Eating the same thing everyday is not healthy, even if it’s a salad.”
for the falling energy levels you experience as today turns into tomorrow. However, Ash, Goodell and Eberhart agree that nothing is better than sleeping. Although you may decide to drink five cups of coffee, there’s research that shows your brain continues to work problems while you sleep, according to Goodell. Another fact to consider, according to Eberhart, is that you’re more likely to get sick and less likely to retain information when you’re tired. “The sad reality is that there’s no substitute for getting sleep,” Ash said. However, if you still decide to embark on an “allnighter,” avoid carbs at all costs. According to Ash, carbs will put you to sleep even more than the dry literature in your textbooks. While “superfoods” are not miracle substances, there are some very nutrient-rich foods out there. Instead of focusing on those specific foods, however, you may want to try the simple solution and make your plate more colorful.
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basketball continued from page 8
and also more players signed with the same agency. I actually went out with Courtney Fells in Israel a couple of times before I departed. Israel is a place that wouldn’t mind going back to play again.” On the court, Smith found differences in the playing styles of his opponents, which lead to him adjusting his game to fulfill his role on the team. “The difference from playing American basketball and playing overseas is that I have to step out and guard big men on the wing because in Europe big men can shoot threes,” Smith said. ”That’s something I had to get used to, because in college my job was to protect the paint.” Despite residing halfway
across the world, Smith still follows the men’s program and, according to Smith, he would have enjoyed playing under first year head coach Mark Gottfried if he could play for the Pack. “I try to stay up and watch the games whenever they play, but sometimes it’s a little difficult because we are nine hours ahead of Raleigh. So sometimes I set my alarm to get up and watch my boys play,” Smith said. “I think they are doing a very good job this year. I think coach Gottfried did a great job with the guys in the off-season to get them prepared for the season. As far as the coaching style that’s the only thing I would say would be different but I would have liked to experience the Gottfried coaching style but I also loved and enjoyed playing for coach Lowe.” According to Smith, despite the rocky start to his profes-
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sional basketball career, he is enjoying his current situation in Georgia. He is averaging 15.5 points and eight rebounds per game with MIA Tbilisi. “Playing for the team I am playing for now is most memorable for me because I’m happy to be doing what I love to do, which is play basketball,” Smith said. “With the other teams I wasn’t too happy, so I had to get in a situation where I’m happy.”
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gar picked up a quick first set victory at 6-1, but showed signs of fatigue in the second set, forcing the match into a third set tiebreaker after going to 6-6. Pulgar showed resilience in the tiebreaker, managing to win 10-5 over Charlotte’s Jack Williams. “Literally, I can’t walk right now,” said an exhausted Pulgar. “It feels good, because [Williams] just played two matches and he was cramping. I actually played four and I was good enough physically to keep going. That just means the other hard work I put in for conditioning and fitness is paying off.” Sophomore Ivan Sanchez Gomez won his court five
match 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2) and junior Rafael Paez completed the sweep for the Wolfpack, winning 6-2, 6-2 for the 7-0 match victory. The freshman trio of Mudge, Powell, and Bond improved their overall singles record to 14-0 on the season, proving to be a valuable asset to the team thus far. “Our young g uys to a great job at the top of the lineup,” said head coach Jon Choboy. “They’re good players, obviously, and they’re playing pretty high up in the lineup for freshman. They’re doing a good job handling that. “They’ve been a significant part of our start this year, and if we get the rest of the guys playing up to par, I think we’re going to be a really good team.” Mudge, who picked up four match victories on the day, seemed satisfied with his performance, along with his young
Highlights Jullian Sullivan Senior vs. Charlotte: 6-3, 6-2 Robbie Mudge Freshman vs. Cornell: 6-3,6-2 Beck Bond Freshman vs. Charlotte 6-4,6-1
teammates. “It feels good, you know? You always try to take it one match at a time to try and do your part and get the win,” Mudge said. “This is why we train every day.” The Pack resumes action this Saturday at noon when they take on No. 69 South Carolina at home.
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• 14 days until N.C. State faces UNC-Chapel Hill at the RBC Center.
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• Page 7: Read more about how the Men’s Tennis Team defeated Cornell.
Women’s Basketball players named to All-District Academic Team Junior guard Marissa Kastanek and sophomore forward Kody Burke were named to the Capital One Academic All-District women’s basketball team. The Pack was one of the only three schools at the Division I level to have two players from the same program to earn AllDistrict honors. Kastanek who leads the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game has a 4.0 GPA in psychology whereas Burke who is a management major owns a 3.95 GPA. Both were selected by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America
Gymnastics sets season high performance N.C. State’s gymnastics team set it’s best score of the year, a 195.225 against Missouri who are ranked No. 17 in the nation. However Missouri came out on top against the No. 23 Pack scoring a 195.925. Brooke Barr scored 9.85, which was the highest for the Pack but only managed to take second. Kristen Harabedian, Lane Jarred, Morgan Johnson, and Jackie Yanchocik all contributed to the Pack’s performance by notching up career-highs. The Wolfpack will return to action at home on Saturday February 11 against Penn State, William & Mary, and George Washington.
Around the world with Tracy Smith
I didn’t like it. I was ready to come home every day and it was hard for me to adjust to the culture, so my agent terminated my contract with the team because I wanted to come back to Raleigh. My second stop was in Mexico with Soles. I actuJeniece Jamison ally liked Mexico because it was Deputy Sports Editor like I was close to the States. I Since departing from N.C. was only three hours from Los State in 2011, former men’s Angeles.” However, Smith’s stay at basketball player Tracy Smith has taken his game Mexico proved to be shortto the Asian and Central lived as well. “I left that team because the American basketball scenes. Smith enjoyed a career coaches didn’t play me but 10 with the Wolfpack from minutes a game and I didn’t 2007 to 2011, during which like that,” Smith said. “I wanthe racked up individual ed to play more, so my agent Jamie Knox honors, t hen found such as me another being team, which named an I’m still curAll-ACC rently playing second for now: MIA team and i n T bi l i s i , honorable Georgia.” mention Even performthough Israel er. Former forward Tracy Smith didn’t provide Despite t he ex perihis success ence he excoming out of college, Smith had to pected on the court, according adjust to life overseas both to Smith, Tel-Aviv is still one on and off the court. When of his favorite cities to travel to he first arrived in Europe, and play in. “My favorite city by far has he experienced difficulties during his first two stops to be Tel-Aviv,” Smith said. “I in Israel and Mexico until actually enjoyed Israel for the he found a permanent spot time I was there. I stayed like with MIA Tbilisi, a club in 15 minutes from Javi and an hour from Courtney Fells and Georgia. “Well since I’ve graduated within an hour in distance I from N.C. State my first stop knew people I played high overseas was in Hapoel Tel- school basketball with there Aviv in Israel,” Smith said. “When I first got overseas basketball continued page 7
Former NCSU basketball player Tracy Smith talks about overseas life and State’s basketball status.
“With the other teams I wasn’t too happy, so I had to get in a situation where I’m happy.”
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Senior forward Tracy Smith puts up a contested shot in the lane during the second half of the team’s game at the RBC Center Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Smith was held scoreless in the first half, but finished with 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds. The Pack beat the Eagles 82-69.
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Quote of the day “So sometimes I set my alarm to get up and watch my boys play why we train everyday.” Former forward Tracy Smith
Men’s Tennis complete sweep Pack defeats Cornell, Charlotte to move 7-1 for the season.
claiming the No. 2 court with a four-set victory over Dominic Hodgson. State freshman Austin Powell, who is ranked No. 100 in the country, clinched the Nolan Evans match for the Wolfpack, winStaff Writer ning by the final count of 6-2, The No. 58 N.C. State 2-6, 6-2. State lost its final two Wolfpack men’s tennis team matches on court five and six, picked up a pair of quality giving the Pack a 4-3 win. It wins Sunday in their third was the team’s second win over home double header of the a ranked team this season. The Wolfpack carried their season, remaining undemomentum into the afternoon feated at home. The Pack’s first match of as they took on Charlotte. As the day was in the morn- they did in the morning, the ing against No. 45 Cor- Pack took the doubles point nell. State took the initia- by a 2-1 count. Senior Jaime Pulgar and tive, winning two of three doubles matches to take the freshman Robbie Mudge paved the way for the Pack, winning doubles point. with ease by After an 8-2 score dropping on the No. 2 t he f i rst court and immatch proving their on court record as a No. 2, doubles team Wolfpack to 4-0. Sesenior Junior Ju lia n lian SulSullivan and livan and sophomore sophoS e a n We more Sean ber finished Weber right behind answered them on the back with Robbie Mudge, freshman No. 1 court an 8-4 i n a qu ick match victory at the No. 1 doubles 8-4 match. The Pack dropped position. Senior Jaime Pul- the third doubles match, but gar and freshman Robbie the damage had already been Mudge finished closely be- done, giving State a 1-0 lead hind on the third court by a going into singles. Freshman Beck Bond was the final score of 8-3, giving the Wolfpack an early 1-0 lead first Wolfpacker off the court after picking up his first victory over the Big Red. Singles saw more compe- of the day on the No. 3 court, tition than doubles, but the 6-4, 6-1. Sullivan continued Pack was able to put it away the Pack’s dominance at the early, winning three of the No. 4 position, winning 6-3, 6-2 to give State a comfortable first four matches. Mudge was the first off 3-0 lead. Shortly afterwards, court, winning in swift Mudge had the match clincher, fashion 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 3 winning 6-4, 6-2 to give State position. Senior Jaime Pul- their seventh win of the season. The Pack pulled out the gar wasn’t far behind, winning a three setter 6-3, 3-6, remaining three matches as 6-1 on the No. 1 court, giv- well. No. 1 singles player Puling State a 3-0 lead. However, Cornell fought back, tennis continued page 7
“It feels good, you know? You always try to take it one match at a time to try and do your part and get the win.”
ABOVE: Returning the ball, sophomore Sean Weber scores a point for his doubles match with freshman Beck Bond against Cornell. Weber and Bond won their first double’s match of the game 8-4 Sunday, Feb. 5, in a double-header against Cornell and UNC-Charlotte. BELOW: Reaching low, senior Dominic Hodgson returns a hard hit serve from Cornell during his doubles match with junior Dave Thomson. Hodgson and Thomson lost their first doubles match of the day 8-3 Sunday, Feb. 5, in a double-header against Cornell and UNC-Charlotte.