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Organization helps disabled students adjust to college life National organization helps disabled students make the transition to college through support and resources. Shawn Thompson Staff Writer

We Connect Now (WCN) is a national organization dedicated to serving college students with disabilities through various resources provided

nationally and regionally. “We Connect Now is really good because it provides a forum for students with disabilities through different resources, making transitioning to college a little easier,” said Alan Chase, graduate student in the College of Education and board member of WCN. According to the web site, their mission is to “unite people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to high-

er education and employment issues.” Students at N.C. State organized a We Connect Now chapter last spring through showing interest to the founder Gabriela McCall Delgado. Gabriela McCall Delgado created WCN as a freshman at Louisiana State University during 2008. N.C. State’s particular chapter emphasizes using various online resources to promote their events and overall agenda of the organization. One of the goals of the WCN site

is “to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, blogs, latest news, studying existing laws and regulations, and through personal contacts,” according to the organization. People will also gain knowledge through the information provided and a support system, made available through the site and by attending the events.

“This organization isn’t just for students with disabilities, it’s for anyone with an interest in improving campus for everyone,” Kirkman said. Other features of the web site include connecting with others through sharing and reading stories from other people with disabilities. Every month the webpage will focus on a different disability or condition to raise awareness through knowledge and support. Along with the available online

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Raleigh tour showcases sustainability NEW WALKING TOUR DISPLAYS RALEIGH’S SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS STORY BY EMILY COLLIS | PHOTOS BY ALEX SANCHEZ

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.C. State students need to trade in their red for green and participate in one of Raleigh’s newest environmentally friendly attractions. Walking around downtown Raleigh, most buildings look unspectacular on the outside. The Office of Sustainability challenges residents to take a closer look at the buildings and see how special they really are. Efforts have recently been made to make the city “greener,” and the City of Raleigh hopes their new tour of downtown will be able to showcase some of the changes. Unlike other tours of cities that highlight historic venues and famous spots, this tour will showcase Raleigh’s most environmentally efficient places. This self-guided walking tour covers a little over two miles in the downtown area. The walk starts and ends at the Raleigh Convention Center—which also doubles as a stop on the tour. There, people taking the tour can pick up a broThe solar electric vehicle chure and start the one-hour walk. The Office of Sustainability designed the tour so that it could fit charging station on S. Salisbury Street is powered by two solar into a lunch hour, catering specifically to the downpanels that generate 2.88 town working crowd. kilowatts of electricity. Once on the tour, walkers will see some of the most innovative parts of the city. One of the most interesting attractions includes the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Center, built in the Depression Era, was later transformed into a beacon of green living, an example to the city that anything can “go green.” “I think people need to be more informed about [the environment], especially college students, because we are the generation that will be able to make a change in the future,” Sarah Thompson, freshman in management, said. Future sustainability changes are not all about emitting cleaner energy and having less pollution, it’s also about helping Raleigh save money. Big Belly trash cans, solar powered trash compactors, are being stationed through the city to make trash pick-up a less regular event. The cans will automatically compress air out of the bags, making each bag take longer to fill up. When the bags do become full, an electronic chip sends an email to its designated pickup person. Donna-Maria Harris, the communications coordinator for Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability, is especially excited about this feature. “A feature like Big Belly, the third stop [on the tour], leads to fewer trash truck pick-ups which means less money spent on gasoline and less wear on the roads. Light Emitting Diodes use less energy, thereby saving money,” Harris said. The tour also features the R-Line hybrid electric bus, Solar EV Charging Stations, the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, the North Carolina State Capitol, Green Square, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, solar panel

Husband, father, writer, musician—in that order

Corbie Hill is tasked with writing for his band, being a good father, and getting a college degree. See page 5.

The Big Belly trash compactor on the corner of Lenoir and Salisbury streets holds four times as much trash as regular containers and is solar powered.

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The Raleigh R-LINE is a free bus service that services the downtown area. R-LINE buses are hybrid electric and run every 10 to 15 minutes.

New programs help artists market work The creation of two new programs on campus will help students learn to profit from their creativity. Lauren Vanderveen Staff Writer

Pink returns to Reynolds

Seventh-annual Hoops 4 Hope game to take place Sunday at 5 p.m. See page 8.

College fashion gets thrifty

Thrift store charm seems to dominate college campuses. See page 6.

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The creation of new programs, like The Art Express workshop and the Arts Entrepreneurship minor, is sending a message to the student body—skills in the arts can go a long way both creatively and commercially. The Art Express workshop was designed to help artists of all varieties learn how to market their work, whether it’s in painting, design, music or theatre. This is the first time The Art Express will be done at N.C. State. The cost is $49 for students and $98 for the general public, with the first class beginning March 15. Cheryl Weisz, instructor for the

workshop, has previously trained indi- much, a radio station owner requested viduals in the course and provided in- her to write one for his son. “From that one contact, she was tel for potential job opportunities. “I have a lot of contacts in New asked to write another lullaby, and York, Atlanta, in different plac- then two more, and now she is writes,” Weisz said. “So artists can actu- ing lullabies internationally and selling them,” Weisz said. ally get connected into the system.” “It’s important for an artist to deIn particular, students in the workshop will be taught what venues they fine what success is to them. You have to work hard at the should approach to business of being an get their work disartist if you want to played or bought, make a living of it,” how to approach Jo Ellen Westmoret hem, a nd ot her land, assistant diimportant aspects rector of the crafts like how to design a center and coordiportfolio. nator of the workAccording shop, said. to Weisz, roughly 97 Cheryl Weisz, instructor A free informapercent of her prevition session about ous pupils were successful in getting their foot in an arts the workshop will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. career or opportunity. While many students are excited One such student, Susan Fry, was encouraged to send demo tapes of her about the program, The Art Express music to various radio stations. Having liked one of Fry’s lullaby tracks so ARTS continued page 3

“It’s important for an artist to define what success is to them.”


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RESEARCH UNPLUGGED 2-3:30 p.m. Clark Hall Research Unplugged is a conversation between faculty and students, where speakers explore the narrative behind their research, articulate the questions which drive them to know, speak about how knowledge is generated in their field, and offer what they believe will be their unique contribution. VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER 6-9 p.m. Case Dining Hall Share the love of great food with a friend or a date on Valentine’s Day. We’ll be accepting reservations for this special night as seating will be limited. IN TIME 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage -- a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public.

THE RUM DIARY 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public.

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Saturday BLACK IN WAX LIVE MUSEUM 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center THE RUM DIARY 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public. IN TIME 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage -- a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public Sunday IN TIME 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public. THE RUM DIARY 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center Admission is $2.00 with a valid college student ID and $3.00 for the general public.

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ars driving down Hillsborough Street pass the Bell Tower at night. Hillsborough Street has become a place where students can spend weeknights to relax and get away from classes and work. “I think it’s important to have an area like Hillsborough Street so close by because it creates a safer environment for students who live close and want to go out drinking. It helps cut down on drunk driving some,” Sydney Bryan, a senior in communications, said. “I go to Hillsborough because it’s convenient to where I live.”

TALLEY CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE DEEP FOUNDATIONS/ UNDERPINNINGS/FOOTINGS Start Spring 2012, complete early Fall 2012 This phase will be marked by mass excavation, underpinning the building and pouring footings. As soon as the basement excavation has progressed to allow deep foundation work to commence, drill rigs will be mobilized to install auger cast foundation piles. Approximately 550 holes 16- 24 inches in diameter will be drilled on average 60’ deep and filled with concrete to support the new building addition. Footings will be formed on top of these piles to provide a surface to anchor structural steel forming the “skeleton” of the new additions.

STRUCTURAL STEEL Start early Fall 2012, complete late 2012 Approximately 1200 tons of structural steel will be used to create a framework for the new addition.

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CONCRETE SLABS Start Fall 2012, complete late 2012 Concrete slabs will be poured to provide a foundation for the building’s floor.

UTILITY SERVICE INSTALLATION Start late 2012, complete summer 2013 We will install the exterior walls and features, which include glass, brick, terra cotta and metal panels.

BUILDING INTERIORS Start early 2013, complete Fall 2013 This will include the installation of drywall, finish ceilings, paint and flooring, along with the interior construction. The finishes are available for view at Talley Student Center. Just ask the front desk staff. SOURCE: JENNIFER GILMORE, CAMPUS ENTERPRISES

Feb. 8 10:45 A.M. | FOLLOW-UP Public Safety Center NCSU PD charged staff member with hit and run from earlier event. 7:39 A.M. | LARCENY ES King Village Bicycle was stolen from the area and later recovered. 8:00 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Scott Hall FP responded to alarm caused by ash in oven. System reset. 2:53 P.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Library Non-student reported unattended laptop stolen. 4:13 P.M. | BREAKING & ENTERING - VEHICLE Lee Hall Student reported purse stolen from vehicle. 8:16 P.M. | ROBBERY Nelson Hall Student reported unknown subject attempted to take wallet. Suspect fled on foot. NCSU PD and RPD searched the area but were unable to locate suspect.

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Last year 29 NCSU graduates began the experience of a lifetime by joining the Peace Corps.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 11-noon Nelson Hall, Port City Java THURSDAY, MARCH 22 11-noon Brickyard WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 2-3 p.m. Park Shops, Port City Java SOURCE: OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR


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The Progress Energy Center for the Performing arts is a depression-era building that underwent a "green" redesign and now features LED lighting, occupancy sensor lights and low-flow plumbing.

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LED street lights, and the Raleigh Amphitheater, in addition to others. Not all of the stops feature clean energy approaches; there are also several places that showcase the venues committed to using local resources. Poole’s Diner, a downtown fixture, uses local goods in their foods. The downtown Raleigh Farmers Market also shows citizens how important local crops are to the area. Sustainable living is often a hot topic on campuses, and sophomore Jasmine Bamlet thinks Raleigh is taking a step in the right direction. “I thinks it’s a really good idea and more places downtown should try to use cleaner energy since the United States emits a lot of electrical waste,” Bamlet said. Organizers hope residents, as well as visitors of Raleigh, will notice all of the steps the city is taking to ensure they leave a better mark on the world. The tour will continue to

The Cree shimmer wall at the Raleigh Convention Center is a 9,284 square foot work of art made from 79,464 aluminum squares. The "shimmer" effect is produced when the aluminum squares flap in the wind.

“I think people need to be more informed about [the environment], especially college students.” Sarah Thompson, freshman in management

expand as more businesses and buildings convert to more friendly energy. “I hope people rea li ze through tour sites and examples that sustainability also includes strengthening the economy and social equity,” Harris said.

University students who are interested in taking this free tour should visit Raleigh’s Environmental and Sustainability website and click on the ‘Sustainable Walking Tour in Downtown’ link.

resources, meetings and seminars will also be held to provide different training and informative sessions for those who are interested in the related topics. One of their first events will be a Meet and Greet to introduce upcoming seminars. “The Meet and Greets are a great opportunity for students to expand their circle through networking, while gaining valuable skills during the process,”Chase said. WCN is having their first Meet and Greet of the spring semester today. During the Meet and Greet, there will be opportunities to socialize, grab refreshments and discuss the future seminars planned for the year. “We want to show what the NCSU’s chapter will be doing during seminars, have an opportunity to socialize, then discuss some of the objectives the organization has,” said Whitney

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is not the only program generating buzz about the arts and business connection. The Arts Entrepreneurship minor is a relatively new idea, not only on campus, but also nation-wide. N.C. State is one of only three universities in America to offer this minor to students. Gary Beckman, director of entrepreneurial studies in the arts, was brought in to create the minor on campus, making it the first in the country to actually be offered to students majoring in any field. “It’s for any student who’s

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Kirkman, secretary and webmaster for WCN. During the first Meet and Greet, an overview of the next event will be one of the main focuses. The GRE Skills and Tactics Seminar will be the first spring semester seminar for WCN. It will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. at SAS Hall in room 1216. The beginning segment of the seminar will include refreshments, as well as time to connect with other faculty and students. Following the Meet and Greet will be a presentation about the skills and tactics for the new GRE. “You can feel kind of isolated, so having an atmosphere to talk with others who are experiencing some of the same things is great. It’s especially great during different transitions in life, like transitioning from high school to college,” Kirkman said. Building a mentoring network is also a part of WCN’s agenda. The future mentoring program will link freshmen with upperclassmen who will

be able to help them throughout their college experiences. “Programs like the mentoring system will open doors for the University, and help with the retention rates for students with disabilities as well,” Chase said. Although the mentoring program is currently in the planning stages, mentoring is still available during WCN’s regular meetings, where students help other students through establishing a support structure. “There is an incredible need for an organization like this. An important goal is to reach out to younger kids, to motivate them to pursue higher education,” Pomann said. Anyone who is interested in rights of the disabled, advocacy work, diversity initiatives or simply improving campus life is encouraged to attend WCN meetings and events. You can also visit www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com, as well as their Facebook page (WCN@NCSU) for more information about the organization and their upcoming events.

interested in the arts, any student who wants to make a living with their art or, more importantly here, students who feel as if they can compact the production of art,” Beckman said. “So perhaps they have ideas that help artists create better art.” The minor contains four courses and an advised elective, all of which can be completed within three semesters, according to Beckman. “I have at least one student who in three years is going to have a multi-million dollar idea,” Beckman said. “There’s no doubt in my mind, and that’s just one of my students.” The minor will be represented at the next campus eGames, with the inclusion of an arts

feasibility challenge and a prototype challenge, which will allow art entrepreneurs to display their creativity amongst engineers and the like. The first-prize winner for each will receive $4,000. “Art is this beautiful, magical, mystical thing that people, for some reason, can’t live without. It may be commoditized in many ways for the 21st century,” Beckman said. “But the core magic of what it does to people, no matter the discipline, is still there.” The Art Express and the Arts Entrepreneurship minor are paving the way for individuals to enhance their arts prospects by allowing art and the innovations of marketing and business to work together.


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N.C. State is the last university in the UNC System to start using a 24-hour visitation policy in their residence halls. Other universities in the UNC System utilize 24-hour visitation into their residence hall life in various ways.

OUR OPINION:

While the Inter-Residence Council is take a positive step forward in extending 24-hour visitation to more residence halls, they should continue to work toward catching up with their UNC System counterparts.

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Response to “Krispy Kreme Challenge,” in Feb. 6 edition of the Technician. Last weekend, 7,700 runners from across the world came to Raleigh to run the Krispy Kreme Challenge. A team of about 30 Park Scholars worked tirelessly for months to organize the race, and they began set-up on race day at 4:30 a.m. Before the race, organizers presented a check to the N.C. Children’s Hospital in the amount of $100,000, a number that is likely to grow in the coming months. This donation pushed the aggregate donation of all eight Challenges to $343,000. None of this information was found in the February 6 Technician; instead, readers found factually incorrect information mixed with broad, simple generalizations. The members of the Krispy Kreme Challenge committee certainly do not organize this race for their own personal glory. No, there’s no way the race could be such a booming success without a little more motivation. For example, take 8-year-old Nathan Proctor, a patient from the N.C. Children’s Hospital, who accepted the donation check on Saturday. Eight months ago, Nathan could not walk due to a nerve disease; today, he is a normally functioning, baseball-playing second grader. After meeting Nathan and his family, anyone would realize why the race organizers spent countless hours planning this event. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Technician’s parody page called the event an idea, which started as a “pissing contest,” and refers to it as essentially a hodgepodge of hung-over college students. I guarantee young Nathan and his parents wouldn’t refer to this race as a “pissing contest,” and I would daresay the patients and families of the N.C. Children’s Hospital are grateful for that crazy idea that a dozen college kids had back in 2004. It’s shameful that the Technician could not do a better job of covering this event, which embodies the spirit of this great University. Joshua Chappell sophomore, chemical engineering member of the 2012 Krispy Kreme Challenge organizing committee

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urrently, eight of the on-campus residence halls have 24-hour visitation. Starting in the fall, five more will be added to this list: Berry Hall, Becton Hall, Bagwell Hall, Carroll Hall and Wood Hall. Inter-Residence Council conducted a survey in residence halls which yielded results regarding student’s opinion on the 24-hour visitation policy. 90 percent of on-campus residents without 24-hour visitation said they would be in favor of having it in their own dorm. While IRC is taking a good step forward by giving more residence halls 24-hour visitation, we are way behind our counterparts in the UNC system. N.C. State is the last University in the UNC system to add a 24-hour visitation policy

to several of their residence halls. N.C. State held a trial run of 24-hour visitation last fall in three residence halls: Bragaw Hall, Turlington Hall and North Hall. UNC-Chapel Hill held a similar 24-hour visitation trial run. However, the difference was that UNC-Chapel Hill ran this trial in 1993. All but seven residence halls at UNC-Chapel Hill now have 24-hour visitation. UNC-Wilmington currently employs a policy in which there are restricted visitation hours for the first two weeks of the semester. After that, students can vote on whether or not they want the hours in their residence hall extended.

Appalachian State University employed a similar method when it came to deciding visitation for their students. 95 percent of their on-campus residents voted on their current visitation policy. 93 percent of the residents that voted opted for 24-hour visitation. East Carolina University does something entirely different. ECU has restricted visitation hours for the actual rooms in the residence halls. However, each hall has a 24-hour area in which visitation is allowed at any time. Most of these spaces are the lobby areas. Western Carolina University’s residence halls have restricted hours for members of the opposite gender. Members

of the same gender are allowed 24-hour visitation. No one of these uses of the 24-hour visitation policy are better than another. However, IRC should work toward creating a visitation policy at N.C. State that is equivalent to the other schools in the UNC System while also taking into account students’ wishes. The current residence halls without 24-hour visitation do not enforce visiting hours anyway, and so students often do not follow visitation rules. IRC should take that as a clue to what students really want. Regardless of what the visitation policy in your residence hall says, you should always discuss visitation during the creation of your roommate agreement and always tell your roommate about guests.

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“Aladdin was my favorite because it had the magic carpet in it and the ‘Whole New World’ song.

Love is in the air?

In response to “Oncampus students displeased with meal plans” in Feb. 6 edition of the Technician. This fall we had 8,600 meal plan holders: an all-time high for University Dining. Over the past four years, we have had a steady climb in participants—1,100, in fact, as we have improved our offerings, introduced more locations and options and extended our hours to meet the needs of our students. Here is what’s really interesting: of the 8,600 students on meal plans, roughly 4,800 are upperclassmen or off-campus students who were not required to have a plan, a testament to the popularity of our program. We try our best to make our meal plans a clear value and easy choice to make. While we appreciate there will always be students who do not want or need a meal plan, the facts suggest we have a significant number of students who find it valuable. We have one of the most affordable and flexible programs amongst our peer institutions, and we take great pride in our ability to provide options appealing to a wide variety of tastes, including those who are looking for healthy options.

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grew up in a small town where driving was never stressful. But since I’ve started going to school in Raleigh, I’ve noticed how stressful it is to drive here. I know, to people that have always lived in big cities, it sounds strange. But trust m e : I t ’s stressful driving down the highway Chelsey with peoFrancis ple cutting Staff columnist in and out, not to mention figuring out those stupid one-way streets. My brother and I have a running joke when we’re heading back to Raleigh. We always say the people on the highway, once we get to Apex, need to go to a small town and learn how to drive. For comparison’s sake, my hometown, Sanford, as of 2010, had a population of 28,094 people. Raleigh, at the same time, had a population of 403,892, according to the Census Bureau. That equates out to Raleigh having just over 14 times as many people as my hometown. According to the University Planning and Analysis, N.C. State has a population—including students who are both full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate, as well as staff and faculty—

of 42,763, as of fall 2011. That equates out to N.C. State alone having roughly 1.5 times as many people as my hometown. Because of its high population, Raleigh has at least 14 times as many drivers and cars on the road as my hometown— that’s a lot more cars. The fact there are more cars really doesn’t seem to be the major problem though. The roads here are larger than they are at home. Back home, our “main drag” through town is only four lanes wide, and is never—I mean, never— crowded. I’ve driven that road enough times to know the only time it gets any semblance of crowded is at about 5:00 p.m. when everyone is getting off work. And, even then, it’s not bad. In Raleigh, I have yet to find a time when the roads aren’t crowded, except for about 6:30 a.m. on Centennial Parkway. But even then, crossing I-40 on Lake Wheeler Road, the only thing I see is a sea of brake lights. The real issue with big city driving is the road rage. Everyone is guilty of it. As Blake Shelton put it, when a fancy foreign car driver yells at you and flips you the bird on the interstate or a Mercedes Benz sneaks into a parking spot you were waiting for, it’s really hard not to lose your temper. It’s tempting to speed up and cut off the car that yelled at you, or yell at the driver who stole your parking space. But at the same time, everyone has to remember that you are not the only person driving. Starting

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a conf lict with the people that make you mad will only serve to make you madder and, therefore, create a hazard for other drivers. Just last weekend while driving home, I was passed on the highway by two cars that were going at least 90 miles an hour. Now, I don’t know the whole story behind why they were speeding, but it was obvious that one car was chasing the other. No, neither were policemen, but I sure would have enjoyed seeing one right behind them. Attitudes like this one are completely and totally unacceptable. The fact that people drive like that in the first place is a testament to how different it is to live in a big city compared to a small town. If something like that happened at home, more than likely another driver would have known at least one of the drivers and the police would have visited them as a warning. Driving on N.C. State campus is almost as bad as driving on the highway in Raleigh. Whether it’s at the corner of Dan Allen and Western Boulevard where cars are constantly blocking the intersection causing a problem for buses, or people not following the 4-way stop sign rule at Varsity Drive and Sullivan Drive, there are numerous near-accidents that could easily be avoided by everyone staying calm while driving.

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Husband, father, writer, musician—in that order CORBIE HILL IS TASKED WITH WRITING FOR HIS BAND, BEING A GOOD FATHER, AND GETTING A COLLEGE DEGREE. STORY BY JAMES HATFIELD | PHOTOS BY JADE LORING

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orbie Hill is senior in English at N.C. State. He is a writer at the Independent Weekly, a singer/ songwriter of his band Alpha Cop and, more importantly, a husband and father. Hill dropped out of UNC-Asheville after one year, and then came to NCSU at the age of 27. Hill has almost completed his degree and is ready to begin his writing career. “I started back to college when I was 27 and I just worked odd jobs. I noticed this thing, where you can accidently have a profession when you’re not trying. I’ve been in this one field of journalism [writing about music] for seven years and I found out I could have a career in it that would last me for several decades,” Hill said. “This was around the time [my wife and I] decided to have children, but I wanted my daughter to say ‘Look, not only does my dad have a college degree, but he’s also a writer. He doesn’t just have some job he hates.’ I can’t stress this enough, returning to college was directly tied into writing.” Hill described experiences that spoke to the mentality that adults don’t go back to college, an institution that is dominated by young adults. “At Wake Tech, mid 20’s is a normal age, but here 30 is old, which is interesting. I was in a literature class and we were discussing how the antagonist had just turned 30 and this girl behind [me] raised her hand and said, ‘Well maybe back then 30 was old...well 30 is still kind of old now.’” Hill said. “The teacher and I were the only people offended.” Despite the balancing act that is Hill’s life, he finds that

Margaret Moorefield of Alpha Cop plays saxophone during band practice Wednesday, Jan. 25 in a warehouse space in downtown Raleigh.

everything he indulges in are things he loves. He easily makes or finds time for his growing family, with his 20-month-old daughter and another child due in March. Hill takes care of his wife and kids in the midst of writing music for Alpha Cop. Still, enjoying the pleasures of writing and playing music is a vice for Hill. His wife knew this is how he was before they were ever married. So, it makes sense that he doesn’t just settle down and stop. “My wife knew I was a musician when she met me, so it came out like that. So it was no surprise, I wasn’t going to become a different person and stop being a musician [after we were married].” Corbie Hill takes his writing just as, if not more, seriously than his music. He sees where he has improved by reflecting on his past works. The diction within lyrics or printed material has always been important to Hill, so naturally the use of precise and clear language in his writing is taken very seriously. “I kept a blog for about two or three years where I gave my

own impressions of the shows I was playing. When I look back on it, I don’t think it was very good writing. [It was like] a stream of consciousness. I was emulating other people more than developing my own style.” Hill said. “I wasn’t freeing myself up to do my own thing. It’s like consciously bad writing when I look back on it.” When looking at the composition of music, Hill said his love for writing is definitely stronger than composing the actual sound. Hill looks forward to lyrical composition, because he can employ what he has learned, and continues to learn. “I’ve always been most interested in the lyrical aspects of music.” Hill said. “I love music writing because it’s the best way to be a part of the dialogue, to talk about the movements and changes in the music world without trying to elbow your way in.” Hill will continue to write music for Alpha Cop, and plans to graduate from NCSU in May.

Corbie Hill, a senior in English, practices with his band Alpha Cop Wednesday, Jan. 25. Because of the strong local music scene in Raleigh, Hill found his bandmates and continues to use Alpha Cop as an outlet for his passion of music.

Into the Wooding ‘BIOLOGIST-ON-CONTRACT’ HAS EXPERIENCED FRIGHTENING AND INFORMATIVE ANIMAL RESEARCH PROJECTS.

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rom experiences with coyotes, alligators and bears, John Wooding has seen it all. On one specific occasion, he was putting a radio transmitter collar around the neck of a tranquilized 300-pound bear when the bear suddenly woke up. Wooding was so startled that he ran into a tree, almost knocking himself unconscious. Wooding has a continuous list of comparable stories. He graduated from N.C. State with a degree in wildlife biology and has since done a variety of different work including research, trapping and biological consulting. He’s done so many different things that he can’t really decide on a job title, and describes himself instead as a “biologist-on-contract.” “[I do] wildlife surveys, wildlife research, wildlife management; everything related to wildlife,” Wooding said. Wooding is most well known for his work with coyotes, which he started studying for his Master’s degree, and then went on to further research later. “The goal was to learn what

JOHN WOODING: Job Description: Wildlife surveys, wildlife research, wildlife management Graduated: 1981 in Wildlife Biology Has worked with: Alligators, rabbits, coyotes, birds, black bears, tortoises, and raccoons Experience: 30 years COMPILED BY KATIE SANDERS

John Wooding was working on a research project involving gopher tortoises. Here he is looking down a burrow using a video camera. The camera is pushed into the burrow on the end of a long pole, and the video screen is inside the yellow box sitting on the bucket.

they ate and the second part was to look at how they interacted with foxes,” Wooding said about one of his more recent coyote studies. “People had noticed that when coyotes moved into an area, the foxes seemed to disappear,” Wooding said. Wooding studied the reasons why the coyotes were driving out the

foxes. One might say coyotes are Wooding’s specialty —he’s written a book called The Coyote in Florida—but Wooding doesn’t like to think so. “I’ve done all kinds of work … all kinds of things,” said Wooding. For example, he’s done many projects about native Florida

wildlife. He’s studied the diets, movements, and conservation of black bears, as well as a study on fox squirrels that concentrated on their movement and mating habits. He recently also helped out on a project about gopher tortoises. These tortoises lived in holes in the ground, and suffer from an upper respiratory

disease—sort of like the turtle version of tuberculosis. “The work showed that the only animals that got the disease were the adults—the juveniles didn’t get the disease,” Wooding said. They found that turtles sparring for mates or engaging in mating rituals bump their runny noses, passing the disease

that way—something nobody had known before. “[Environmental research] just sort of builds on the knowledge that other people have gathered,” Wooding said. “What it will be is that one person will know a little bit, and another person will come in and do a study and add some more to it, and incrementally through all of it you gain an understanding of the animal. All the work that I’ve done, I think of like that,” Wooding said. Wooding has collected a large set of stories about his misadventures working with animals over the years. For example, while doing the project on gopher tortoises, they used a special camera to look down into the tortoises’ holes. “We started to look in the hole for a tortoise, but it turns out the hole was occupied by a skunk,” Wooding said, laugh-

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onsignment and thrift stores offer adventure, creativity and quality items at a cheap price; thus their allure for college students is not surprising. The Triangle is home to almost 20 different thrift and consignment stores, offering a continuous and intriguing hunt.

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Whether students have a budget of $3 or $30, consignment stores are never too expensive or restrictive in selection. Luke Miller, a junior in biological sciences, shops at thrift stores for a few reasons. “I like shopping at thrift stores because it’s cheap and I’m a poor college student. I always find awesome stuff in thrift stores and it’s just fun to search for stuff,” Miller said. Miller has a few favorite stores in the Raleigh area such as Rugged Warehouse, Uptown Cheapskate and Father & Son. Whenever Miller goes shopping though, he usually doesn’t search for anything in particular, except for maybe shoes, and he tries to stay away from tank tops. “I have so many tank tops that I’ve gotten from thrift stores,” Miller said. “Every time I go I buy a tank top, and I never spend more than $2 to $5 per item.” Miller said he doesn’t have a system or certain secret when he’s looking through thrift store clothing. Instead, he just looks for versatile pieces of clothing he can be creative with. “I always find things that I can cut up, and then it will still look good,” Miller said. “So I buy gigantic T-shirts and cut them up.” Glenna Teague, a sophomore in fashion and textile design, differs from Miller in store preference and shopping style. Her favorite stores consist of the PTA Thrift Shop in Chapel Hill and the Goodwill in downtown Raleigh. “When I’m shopping at thrift stores I have a routine; I skip over shirts and look at dresses, accessories and jackets,” Teague said. “As a textiles student you also begin to learn what brands are good—I usually look for Free People, Betsy Johnson or anything funky that I wouldn’t normally spend a lot of money on.”

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Teague began shopping at thrift stores when she was in third grade, which eventually became a ritual when she got older. “My mom has actually started a small business by buying quality things from thrift stores and selling them on eBay,” Teague said. Steven Buning, 21, of Raleigh, volunteers at Dorca’s Thrift Shop in Cary, and has also been involved in thrift store shopping since a young age. “I’ve been volunteering there every Tuesday since I was tenyears-old,” Buning said. “My mom used to make me, but then it just became more fun and I wanted to go everyday.” Buning said that when he was younger he thought all kids shopped at thrift stores. “Literally everything in my closet is from thrift stores, except for maybe some jeans, because I’m tall,” Buning said. “I have way too many sweaters and button-up shirts; probably like 35 sweaters and 40 button-ups.” Thrift store shopping can be especially efficient for college students, who can have problems keeping track of things. “When you have a lot of thrift store clothes you don’t get upset if you lose an article of clothing, because it was so cheap,” Buning said. “Sometimes when I go to the club I forget my coat at the $5 coat check, but it doesn’t matter that much because my coat costs less than it did to check it.” Shopping at thrift shops is a good option for college students on a limited budget, those who are forgetful and those with the creative ability to design their wardrobe. Regardless of the motive, thrift stores will continue to offer adventure, thrill and discovery at a bargain rate.

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John Wooding is a conservation biologist. Here he is checking rabbit traps in western N.C. He had to mark the traps with ribbons tied to branches. The rabbits remained unharmed.

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ing. “We just dropped the camera and ran.” While studying raccoons in the Everglades to test the amount of mercury humans were releasing into the ecosystem, Wooding had an interesting time actually catching his raccoon specimens. “I set traps and baited them with cookies,” Wooding said. Wooding also participated in a project in Florida to estimate the population size of alligators. “We were in the swamp, and to go from one little patch of vegetation to the other… you had to use boards to connect clumps of vegetation. They were called Jesus boards because you looked like you were walking on the water through the swamp,” Wooding said. That project is also an example of how his job can put him in dangerous situations while working with wildlife. His job was to catch and tag alligators, and one in particular did not

weather,” Wooding said. The take kindly to being trapped. “He hit my friend with his combination caused steam to tail—lifted him up and threw come out of their noses every him out of the boat,” Wooding time they surfaced. “It looked almost like a said. Overall though, Wooding dragon breathing—it would thinks the rewards have been hiss too. It was wonderful,” Wooding said. worth the risk. Now Wooding doesn’t do “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the as much rejobs. They’ve search—he been a lot of work s as a fun,” Woodconsulting ing said. biologist. He He rememmostly studbers in paries constructicular worktion sites i ng w it h a to see if the team on the building will preservation affect wildlife of manatees. There was a John Wooding, wildlife biologist on the property, but also recreational area with a lot of businesses conducts deer surveys, to help that would bring people out to with increasing or decreasing snorkel and swim with crea- the population. “There’s all kinds of different tures, but conservationists were afraid that the people were work [for environmental biolscaring the manatees out of the ogy majors],” Wooding said. spring. Wooding was hired to “I’m a big fan of State; it pretest the actual human impact. pared me well for everything “It was wintertime and the I experienced over the past 30 water was warm—that’s why years work-wise.” they would come [into the spring]. They can’t stand cold

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will be there in heart. In the last meeting between the two teams, the Wolfpack swept the Demon Deacons 75-66 with sophomore forward Kody Burke and senior forward Bonae Holston leading the team to a victory. The last recruit by Yow was junior guard Marissa Kastanek. Kastanek wants to win for Coach Yow, for all the women in America who are fighting to find a cure for breast cancer, and for her fans, family and teammates. However, she doesn’t want to underestimate the opposing squad just yet. “Obviously every team in the ACC is strong this year; any team could win on any given night. [Sunday] has to be one of those games where we have to go out and play and not overlook anything,” Kastanek said. “We have to just focus on the little things, like what does Wake Forest do differently, that we need to prepare for.” In spite of the game, a series of events has been and

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Former swimmer Cullen Jones is excited to see his time after swimming the 50 freestyle in the meet against Virginia Tech. His time was 19.87 seconds, his personal best at the time of the meet.

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time of 21.94 was the fastest in the world in 2006 at the time. Jones’ most remarkable swim came in 2008, when he took home Olympic gold in Beijing. The victory reached beyond the record books as Jones was only the second African American

to win a gold medal in swimming. The win was in the 4x100m freestyle with Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale. The relay was accomplished in a world record time of 3:08.24 and is best remembered by Phelps outreaching Serbian swimmer Milorad Cavic in the relay’s final milliseconds.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Wolfpack dominates, picks up win over Lancers

Trio of men’s basketball signees named McDonalds AllAmericans The Pack’s three incoming signees, Rodney Purvis, Tyler Lewis, and T.J. Warren, were announced to be on the McDonald’s All-American team on Thursday. The three expectant players make up what ESPN has ranked as the No. 2 signing class in the nation. This is the first time that more than one Wolfpack signee has been on the list since 1987, when Chris Corchiani and Rodney Monroe both made the list. Sidney Lowe and Dereck Whittenburg made the list in 1979. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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N.C. State bounced back from its heart-breaking loss to Virginia by pummeling the Longwood Lancers, 7455. The team was lead by freshman forward Erica Donovan off the bench with 14 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds, a career high, and five of which were on the offensive glass. State didn’t come out as sharp as one would expect against an independent. Freshman guard Krystal Barrett, who made her first start for the Pack in place of junior guard Marissa Kastanek, who was out with an ankle injury, committed two turnovers on back-toback series down the court. Barrett finished the game with 7 points and 5 rebounds for the game. After its rough patch, the Wolfpack got on somewhat

of a never-ending run on the Lancers. The Pack ripped open a 19-0 run through the latter part of the first half that was lead by sophomore center Kody Burke with 10 points and 5 rebounds in the half. “This was a good game for us to work on our communication,” Burke said. “Like Kellie said, we didn’t have a scouting report. We had to rely on ourselves just to play basketball, just to win.” State kept the Lancers at bay on the defensive end of the court with a 2-3 zone, forcing 13 turnovers in the half and scoring 14 points off of them. The Pack also forced Longwood into shooting only 23.1 percent from the field. “I think we shot about how we do in practice,” Harper said. “For us, we’re still working on feeling comfortable with each other. I know it seems odd to be this late in the season and working on that. There are certain defenses that our team is not as comfortable with and when we start seeing those defenses, that’s where we stopped being aggressive and start being passive, and that’s when our shooting percentages start going down.” The Pack went into the locker

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Playing defense, freshman guard Erica Donovan backs down the court. Donovan had 14 points during the Wolfpack’s 74-45 win over Longwood Thursday, Feb. 8.

room with a dominant 35-14 lead at the half. The second half proved to be much of the same dominance from State. The Pack forced another 10 turnovers in the second half to bring the game total to 23 for the Lancers. The Wolfpack also pushed its lead into the thirties with a layup from freshman forward

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SOFTBALL VS. CAMPBELL & ARMY Athens, Ga., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GYMNASTICS VS PENN ST., WILLIAM & MARY, GEO. WASH. Raleigh, 7 p.m.

MEN’S TENNIS VS. WILLIAM & MARY, UNC-GREENSBORO Raleigh; 10 a.m., 4 p.m. WRESTLING VS. INDIANA & VMI Cardinal Gibbons H.S., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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Junior forward Bonae Holston cheers on her teammates during the second half of the Hoops 4 Hope game at Reynolds Coliseum Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Holston led the team with a career-high 30 points. The Pack lost 76-69.

Pink returns to Reynolds Seventh-annual Hoops 4 Hope game to take place Sunday at 5 p.m. Rebecca Fiorentino Senior Staff Writer

WOMEN’S TENNIS AT WISCONSIN Madison, Wis., 12 p.m. SOFTBALL AT GEORGIA Athens, Ga., 3 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. WAKE FOREST HOOPS 4 HOPE Reynolds Coliseum, 5 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “...being around her strength and faith, such an inspirational movement, lets me know everything will be OK...” Tia Bell, redshirt senior forward

DID YOU KNOW? The last time State defeated Georgia Tech while scoring under 70 points was on February of 2005 when it defeated the Jackets 53-51.

The women’s basketball team will be covered in pink, from their headbands down to their shoes, on Sunday when they face Wake Forest in the annual Hoops 4 Hope game. Their pink dedication will be a symbol of hope in honor of Hall of Fame former head coach Kay Yow and for

I asked her to be stronger and rip down some balls that she wasn’t getting to earlier. She got to three tonight. That little thing, it sounds so minute, but that little thing saved us three possessions.” State will return to action at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday in its Hoops 4 Hope matchup against Wake Forest.

February Feature Series: Cullen Jones

SOFTBALL VS. UTAH STATE & ST. JOHNS Athens, Ga., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Sunday WOMEN’S GOLF AT LADY PUERTO RICO CLASSIC Rio Grand, P.R., All Day

Therany Dunnigan. Aside from Dunningan, Harper allowed each active player for the Pack to hit the floor. “I t hink dif ferent k ids stepped in to earn some time,” Harper said. “I thought Tia [Bell] really did some good things for us. She really played well in a very small area that probably nobody notices, but

all of the women who have been afflicted by breast cancer. Coach Yow, who died in 2009 after a 22-year battle with cancer, started Hoops 4 Hope seven years ago to bring awareness and hope to fight breast cancer. Redshirt senior forward Tia Bell had the opportunity to play under Yow and says that on Sunday, it’s more than just a game; it’s a fight. “Since I’ve been a freshman, it’s been a very emotional experience,” Bell said. “These last two years have been even more emotional because my great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Prior

to meeting Coach Yow and being a part of the N.C. State women’s basketball family, I wasn’t really familiar with the disease. But being around her strength and faith, such an inspirational movement, lets me know everything will be okay when my great grandmother had it.” Bell’s great grandmother is 85 years old and is currently cancer-free. She has always watched Bell’s games but will not be attending the recognition ceremony during halftime. However, Bell says she

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n honor of Black History Month, every Friday, Technician will feature a famous African-American athlete from N.C. State.

Cullen Jones was born on Feb. 29, 1984 in New York. Shortly after, his family moved to Irvington, N.J., where he first became interested in swimming. After much success in high school, Jones enrolled at N.C. State in 2002 and began his legacy as a swimmer. As a freshman, Jones anchored the 200 medley relay, the 15th fastest in the nation. He led the team with the fastest 50 freestyle and in the ACC won the consolation finals of the 100 freestyle. In his sophomore season, Jones competed in the NCAA championships after winning the ACC in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. He finished the season with 12 first-place finishes

and placed in the top-five a total of 16 times. By the conclusion of his junior year, there was no shortage of the name “Cullen Jones” in the ACC record books. Jones was an All-ACC selection and anchored the Wolfpack’s ACC Champion team in the 200 medley relay. His success reached outside the conference, as he finished 13th at the NCAA Championships in the 50 freestyle, earning All-American honors. His time of 19.47 was the 12th fastest time in the nation in 2005 and the fourth fastest time in school history. Jones captured three more conference championships his senior season: in the 200 medley and 50 and 100 freestyle, respectively. He received AllAmerican honors for the third time and was ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Meet MVP. Jones is perhaps the most successful swimmer ever to attend N.C. State, as he holds four of the top-10 50 freestyle times in school history. Away from N.C. State, Jones became the first AfricanAmerican to break a swimming world record in an Olympic contested event at the Pan Pacific Games in 2006. During the same year, Jones also competed in the 50 freestyle at the U.S. Nationals. His winning

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

State steps back into first place in ACC Pack overcomes slow start to record fourth win on road. Staff Report N.C. State got its seventh win in conference play when it defeated Georgia Tech 6152 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Thursday. Tech (9-15, 2-8 ACC) came into the game after breaking a six-game losing streak, but it proved to be a long shot for the Yellow Jackets as the Pack (18-7, 7-3 ACC) moved up to joint first position in the ACC for number of conference wins this season. This was the 89th meeting

between the two teams, with Tech having won 82-71 the last time the two teams met at the RBC Center. The Pack opened the scoring through senior guards C.J. William’s jumper and had a 5-2 lead after Williams shot from downtown. However, a poor start by State resulted in a 8-point run for the Yellow Jackets, which culminated in a 13-2 run as Tech held the initiative with a little over 12 minutes to go in the first half. Just as it looked like the game was slipping away, the Pack responded quickly with Williams adding 6 more points to his total as N.C. State tied the game at 24 each with 2:54 to go. State then went on to take the lead for the first time in more than 15 minutes after a jumper from

guard Alex Johnson. This made the score 26-24 going into the second half. Despite State’s 13-3 run to close the first half, Tech opened the scoring in the second half and tied the game. However, that proved to be a mere consolation as a pair of threes by junior guard Scott Wood and Williams, with the latter completing a 4-point play after getting fouled on a lay up, handed State the momentum early in the second half. The Yellow Jackets, led by Glenn Rice with a game-high 17 points, went on a 7-point run with about a fifth of the quarter still left to go to make it a 4 point game. It proved too little too late as the Pack ran away to record its best start in conference play since the 2005-

06 season. The game also saw Wood miss his first free throw after making 64 consecutive from the line. Wood’s effort ranks fourth in the history of first division college basketball. The Pack next travels to Duke University on February 16. High of the game: State’s defending of three-point shots. Tech scored nine times from downtown the last time the two teams met, but could go only 1-17 from beyond the arc tonight, which proved decisive in the final result. Low of the game: State’s lack of energy in the first half. Despite opening the scoring, the Pack let the Yellow Jackets take an early lead on a 13-2 run; had it been any other team in the ACC, the end result might have

been very different. Man of the Match: Despite sophomore forward C.J. Leslie’s double-double, it was C.J. Williams who proved to be the best player on the court. Williams scored 7 of the first 9 points and had 11 in the first half. Had it not been for him, State would have been down by even more early on. He also helped the Pack establish a solid lead with a 4-point play early in the second half and was solid all night.


Technician - February 10, 2012