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Student Government conflicts with ASG Student Government discusses possible withdrawal from ASG.

Biker hit by drunk driver Student hit by drunk driver on Dan Allen Drive in critical condition at Wake Med.

Lindsey Rosenbaum Staff Writer

The Association of Student Governments voted on an act of legislation known as “Resolution 48” last week, which deals with student fees paid to the Association of Student Governments. “The Association of Student Governments is like the student government of student governments,” Patrick Devore, senior in meteorology and member of the University student council, said. The ASG exists to connect student councils across the UNC System. It was founded in 1972, specifically for the students of North Carolina universities. “It’s a good idea,” Chandler Thompson, senior in economics and the student body president, said, “It’s good to share ideas across the UNC System.” However, Devore said the ASG has been more or less inconsistent in terms of effectiveness. Thompson said she could only recognize a handful of successes via ASG. “One [success] was an organized movement against the general assembly two years ago against a $200 tuition increase to stay downtown, which was successfully defeated,” Thompson said, “and the Cuts Hurt Initiative, which has very slowly been moving, but has been hampered by its own bureaucratic-ness [sic] up at the ASG level,” Thompson said. The Cuts Hurt Initiative was an ASG project in the school year of 2011, and it had students addressing the impact budget cuts had on students’ education. Since the early 2000s, students at the University have been paying a $1 fee to the ASG every year, to cover stipends and transportation costs. The bill presented at the student council meeting was designed to kill this fee. “The ASG really hasn’t done any-


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from the subject of the bill and turned to the constitutionality of it. Harrelson stated he would prefer the bill to be a nudge to the ASG. He suggested the Student Government write legislation stating what they expect to be accomplished by ASG, and a timeline in which to do it. If ASG still meets the standards set by the Student Government, they will then talk about a bill to amend the constitution. By removing the fee, Student Government would be removed from the ASG. However, the Student Government could not get their hands on the ASG constitution to prove they would have to pay to remain members; this

A bicyclist was hit by a drunk d r iver Su nday morning, and is now said to be in critical condition, according to a press release by the University Police Department. Ross Everett The incident Chapman occurred at 2:49 a.m. Sunday, and police arrived soon after. Steven Kendal Otto, senior in chemistry, was biking around campus when he was struck by Ross Everett Chapman, junior in engineering, in a motor vehicle at the intersection of Dan Allen Drive and Yarborough Drive. “As they both entered the intersection of Dan Allen Drive and Yarbrough Drive, Chapman turned left onto the service road into Dan Allen Deck, striking Otto,” Lieutenant David Kelly said in the press release. Otto was labeled as being in “critical condition” at the hospital Sunday morning, most likely from the force of the head-on impact. “The driver of the vehicle, Ross Everett Chapman was traveling northbound on Dan Allen Drive and the bicyclist Steven Kendal Otto was traveling southbound on Dan Allen Drive,” Kelly said in the release, “Otto was struck with enough impact to shatter and break the windshield of Chapman’s vehicle.” Chapman was arrested for sus-

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Christine Hajdin, a UNC-Chapel Hill student and a vice president of the Association of Student Governments, gives a presentation about ASG’s “Cuts Hurt” program to Student Government Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. There is currently dissent among Student Government representatives about the usefulness of the $1 ASG fee all students pay each year.

thing with the fees,” Devore said. Thompson also insists there could be better uses for the $1 fees. “It should be going back to the students, specifically student-run organizations,” Thompson said. The travel costs for ASG is the biggest budget covered by the $1 fees. There is an ASG meeting almost once every month, and the budget covers travel and hotel fees. The bill is worded so it would not be active until the planning of the 20132014 school year. It would start on the necessary steps to take care of the fee. The proposition must be sent to the Fee Review Advisory Committee, which is currently chaired by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Thomas Stafford, to discuss further action.

Both Thompson and Devore agree that it would be more cost effective for ASG to have less travel time. Devore states it would make more sense to hold more of the meetings via web camera in this technological age. Not everyone supported the bill. Ethan Harrelson, graduate student in international studies and the student senate president, was one who opposed the bill. “It’s unconstitutional,” said Harrelson during the meeting, “if we don’t pay the fee, we can’t be a member [of ASG], and that goes against the [student government’s] constitution.” During the meeting, Devore and Thompson appealed his decision of the chair, in opposition to Harrelson. The discussion during the Student Government meeting turned away

Harvard professor discusses blogging history the eighteenth century. While Paris’ media was censored due to revolution, England had a booming journalistic culture. The lecture entertained a wide variety of history students and staff. Even some bloggers were there. Lindsey Rosenbaum Joyska Nunez, freshman in history, Staff Writer is an avid blogger who attended the According to Doctor Robert Darn- event. “I wanted to see the parallels beton, students are living in the age of the tweet, in which information is tween blogging now and then,” Nunez presented in a limited, fragmented said. Nunez said her blog doesn’t really manner CHASS’s history department in- focus on gossip mongering, but rather vited Darnton to give a lecture titled follows her own life. She concedes it is “Blogging Now and Then (250 Years a great way to reflect on the time we live in and gauge how we live our lives. Ago)” as part of History Weekend. “Historians looking at our time now Robert Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University professor will look through articles, and things and director of the Harvard Univer- from blogs and see what’s interesting sity Library. In 1984, he wrote The to us,” Nunez said. “That makes up a lot of history too, Great Cat Massacre the small people, not and Other Episodes just the people who in French Cultural made a difference.” History,  which has While tracing the been translated into evolution of blog16 languages. ging, Darnton was “One must discuss firm in his belief that history and try to there exist more difmake connections Joyska Nunez, freshman in ferences than simiwith the present,” history larities between the Darnton said at his anecdotes and paralecture Saturday. His lecture followed the development of graphs of the past to the blogs today. And yet, it is the deep interest in scanhow information travels. Darnton said, contrary to many dal and gossip that link the three. Megan Brown, sophomore in hisscholars’ opinions, every age has been tory, stated that, when viewed critian information age. According to Darnton, the best way cally, one could see modern gossip as to follow this train of information is a viable form of information. Eighteenth century anecdotes and to pay strict attention to online gossip paragraphs were often understood to and scandal mongering. Some of the specific forms of scan- be half-truths.  Darnton presented exdal mongering explored during the amples of such articles, many of them lecture were “paragraphs” and anec- teasing the reader with the quote “Half dotes of London and France during of this article is true.”

“Blogging Now and Then,” lecture discusses historic roots of modern blogging.

“I wanted to see the parallels between blogging now and then.”

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Gossip was condensed into brief sentences, a small paragraph in length, and squeezed in between legitimate news stories. Paragraphs were piled on top of each other in autonomous units, with no headlines, and information came in “tidbits” in a succession of unrelated paragraphs. Nuggets of information were so popular that people collected them, copied them and pasted them into scrapbooks. Most of the information was picked from different sources and condensed together. Darnton said that this was standard practice, even in legitimate news sources. “These are objects worthy of serious study,” Darnton said. “We can see how communication passed orally to circulation, [and then] to print.” While these scrapbooks are of great value to historians looking back on the time, their creators are generally anonymous. Conversely, by today’s standard, most everything posted on the Internet carries the footprint of its original author. Brown thinks this permanence of material on the Internet will affect how future historians search, and view information from our age, specifically when it comes to detailed research.  “When you are researching history further back, you have to find the details, where, as the future looking back at us, it’ll be finding which details,” Brown said.

Students provide their opinions on study abroad Students provide opinions on studying abroad.

technology, manufacturing, and engineering could have a preference for overseas experience when evaluating applicants. Studying abroad is also Shawn Thompson recommended for international fields’ Staff Writer foreign languages, non-profit work, Studying abroad has become a and international business “I would think some majors would popular and often recommended benefit from an international learnactivity among students. Different fairs and information ing experience more than others. I sessions are held each year to in- think students should decide based form students about the various on that as well, and not focus mainly on just the great loprograms that are cations they’re getoffered, but some ting a chance to see,” students are in Heather Thomason, doubt of the benan undeclared sophefits of studying omore, said. abroad. Many companies “It seems like it conduct business could be helpful abroad, so having to study abroad, global experience is but I think exbecoming a necesperience in your sity for many areas field that you’ve Emma Hart, First Year College of employment. Colgained from inlege graduates who ternships or employment could carry more value. do study abroad have the opportunity [Studying abroad] might not be as of gaining experiences that some emimportant, because you may not ployers value. Along with studying abroad, internbe learning other skills,” Emma Hart, freshman in First Year Col- ships abroad are often considered to be helpful. Internships abroad can lege, said. Potential employers could have provide job experience, as well as opa different perspective. Students portunities to earn college credits. “I think it’s great for students to who study abroad are sometimes said to be more marketable upon experience,” Michelle Miller, senior graduation. Depending on the area in psychology said, “students being of study, a trip to another country exposed to another country and culcould potentially be very benefi- ture will gain more insight and knowledge that isn’t necessarily taught in a cial. “I think it depends on your area classroom. It’s great preparation for of study. Some careers could value a future, since some fields require an international experience more than others,” Hart said. abroad continued page 3 Employers in industries such as

“Some careers could value an international experience more than others.”

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Corrections & Clarifications

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Feb. 16 8:00 a.m. | Follow Up Investigation Public Safety Building Student was arrested and referred to the University for manufacturing false IDs and possession of stolen property. Non-student was also arrested for manufacturing false IDs and trespassed from NCSU property.

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WeatherWise Today:

1:00 p.m. | Larceny D.H. Hill Library Student reported iPad stolen. 1:49 p.m. | Traffic Accident Dunn Avenue/Jensen Drive Student reported accidentally striking bicyclist yesterday. Rider had left the scene and it is unknown if rider was injured.

51/27 Rain ending and partly cloudy.

12:50 p.m. | Dispute Coliseum Deck Officer responded to non-student refusing to pay for parking. Subject had received free parking pass to park but had mistakenly parked in pay lot. Subject agreed to pay fee and no further action was taken.


56 42 Partly cloudy.


2:37 p.m. | Suspicious Person Coliseum Deck Report of two subjects with tools attempting to break into vehicles. Officers searched the area but did not locate any suspects or damaged vehicles.

68 49 Partly cloudy. source:Joseph taylor

6:00 p.m. | Follow Up Investigation West Lot NCSU DOT located parking boots that were reported stolen.

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8:07 p.m. | Suspicious Person Pullen Road/Dunn Avenue Report of subject carrying street sign. Search of the area was conducted but no one was located.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 11-noon Nelson Hall, Port City Java Thursday, March 22 11-noon Brickyard

8:33 p.m. | Fire Alarm Research IV Units responded to alarm from dust caused by contractors working in the area.

Fire drilling

Wednesday, April 18 2-3 p.m. Park Shops, Port City Java Source: Office of the Chancellor

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reshmen wait outside Owen Hall during a fire alarm Friday afternoon. Friday’s alarm went off around 4:00 p.m. and was the second in just three days. “It really disrupts my day. I was doing homework when the alarm went off,” freshman in First Year College Zachery Stroud said.

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NCSU students pay only $5 for ARTS NC STATE performances

this week

What Happens When Good People Do Bad Things to Paintings

Thursday, February 23 at 6pm • Gregg Museum of Art & Design Professional art conservator Chris Allen talks about how paintings can be harmed by their environment, handling, and misguided attempts to pretty them up – and what to do to prevent damage or fix it. FREE

The Artist Express: Free Info Session

Thursday, February 23 at 7pm • The Crafts Center Want to learn how to market yourself as an artist? The Artist Express is a six-week course that begins on March 15 at The Crafts Center. Come to a free one-hour info session to learn more (no registration required). Details at

NCSU Jazz Ensemble + the US Army Jazz Guardians Thursday, February 23 at 7pm • Stewart Theatre The NC State Jazz Ensemble will perform, followed by special guests, the US Army Jazz Guardians, featuring trumpeter Joey Tartell. FREE

Dr. Thomas Koch: Faculty Lecture Recital

Friday, February 24 at 7pm • Titmus Theatre “I have nothing to say and I am saying it” – a centennial retrospective on the piano music of John Cage (1912-1992).

Ticket Central 919-515-1100 2nd floor, Talley Student Center

Today Tunnel of Oppression Noon-5:30 p.m. Carmichael Recreation Center, Playzone This event simulates the effects of oppression, showing how labels based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and ability limit the quality of interaction possible. For more information, visit Architecture Lecture: Margaret Crawford 6-7 p.m. Burns Auditorium Sponsored by the School of Architecture | AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series, Crawford will discuss contemporary urbanism and everyday urbanism. SPARKcon General Meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Visual Arts Exchange If These Halls Could Talk: Film & Discussion with Lee Mun Wah 7-9:30 p.m. Campus Cinema Tuesday Faculty & Staff Training: Unlearning Racism in Schools 8-11:30 a.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Tunnel of Oppression 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carmichael Recreation Center, Playzone This event simulates the effects of oppression, showing how labels based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and ability limit the quality of interaction possible. For more information, visit Mardi Gras Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. CLark & Fountain Dining Halls Let the good times roll at an event to celebrate Mardi Gras featuring Cajun cuisine. Free to students on a meal plan. Non meal plan students can pay $7.35 cash/ debit/credit or $6.85 AllCampus. Spring Dialogue on Diversity: Only a World Away with Lee Mun Wah 1:30-2:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre Lee Mun Wah is a renowned documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer.

Student Dialogue Group: How to Have a Dialogue Across Cultures 3-5 p.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Speaker Lee Mun Wah will give a presentation on how to dialogue successfully cross culturally. This event is for students only. CSLEPS Speaker - Kristin Skarie 4-6 p.m. Talley Student Center Ballroom Based on a self-imposed commitment to not buy anything new for one year, Kristin Skarie has learned some intriguing lessons on the difference between wants and needs. She translated her learnings from this reduced consumerism/ consumption experiment into real-life, lasting leadership in unusual ways - mostly in the form of thought-provoking questions to examine what you want, what you need and what you have to become a wildly successful leader. Be challenged to explore your needs and wants and to look deeply at what you already have to become a sustainable leader in your organization, your relationships, and your life in simple, positive and profound ways. University Sisterhood Dinner 5-7 p.m. McKimmon Center This dinner celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of NC State women. Guest speakers include: Christine Grant, Cynthia Istook, Robin Kitson, Joanna Norton and Barnara Parramore. 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.” Global Issues Seminar: Mexico 7-8:30 p.m. 232A Withers Hall Mexico’s border with Central America, as well as the border it shares with the U.S., has been a pathway for people, goods, crime and contraband in both directions. How can Mexico address these transborder challenges? What is the future of Mexico’s relations with its northern and southern

neighbors? How will Mexico’s foreign relations affect its domestic politics? Wednesday Campus Farmers Market 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Brickyard Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Discussion 10 a.m. - noon 101 Administration Services Building II This program addresses disparate treatment and disparate impact discrimination under all of the federally protected categories. Participants will learn how to enhance their management style in dealing with EEO related issues. Registration required at: oied/education/oeo_reg.php. Engaging Students in Large Courses Using Technology Noon-1 p.m. D.H. Hill Library It is easy for students to become disengaged in a large lecture style course. Learning in this environment is especially challenging for students enrolled in critical path courses necessary for their future studies. Come and learn how one faculty member is improving students’ success in her course after organizing the class into student groups and leveraging current technology to optimize independent and collaborative learning. Search Committee Meeting - Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 3-5 p.m. BTEC, 850 Oval Drive Search Committee meeting for the Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Tunnel of Oppression 3-8:30 p.m. Carmichael Recreation Center, Playzone This event simulates the effects of oppression, showing how labels based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and ability limit the quality of interaction possible. For more information, visit

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. 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

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Wolfpack legends ejected from game Corchiani and Gugliotta asked to leave basketball arena by referee. Nolan Evans Staff Writer

Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani played in a combined 236 games in their collegiate careers for N.C. State. Neither of them were ejected from a game during their entire tenure at the University. More than two decades later, that all changed for both of them. As Wolfpack junior forward Scott Wood prepared to shoot free throws with approximately 6:40 remaining in the second half of Saturday’s matchup between N.C. State and Florida State, referee Karl Hess asked RBC Center security staff to see the Wolfpack legends out of the arena. Corchiani was in disbelief at Hess’ decision. “I’ve been going to games ever since I graduated from N.C. State,” Corchiani said. “I love the Wolfpack. I cheer, I yell, I scream. I have passion. I was sitting there with my wife and daughter. I know where the line is, and I was nowhere near the line. “We were just watching the ball game. There were a handful of calls that we didn’t agree with. We yelled like a regular fan would. One call in particular, that actually went our way, Tommy stood up and yelled ‘About time!’ Those were the kind of things that we were saying. We never once said anything out of line or derogatory.“ Hess provided no explanation for his ruling after the


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people to move state-to-state or country-to-country.” The number of college students learning in other countries continues to grow. However, studying abroad does not guarantee employment. According to Thomason, it could help students have a chance to stand out from other competition, depending on the skills they gain. “I also think it’s what you do while you’re on your trip. If you’re actually getting valuable experience then great, but I don’t see how sight-seeing can give you a head start with employers,” Thomason said.


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sparked debate. A vote was held during the meeting, either for or against the constitutionality of the bill. The vote leaned in favor of nay—the bill was not constitutional. Harrelson, leading the discussion, declared that

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Karl Hess makes a call during N.C. State’s 76-62 loss to Florida State University Saturday, February 18. Hess was the official that ejected former N.C. State players Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani from the crowd with six and a half minutes left in the game.

game, and has yet to do so as he has turned down a reporter for the Associated Press several times. “I’ve never met [Hess]. I

Whether it’s for personal gain or professional, all students are encouraged to take advantage of some of the resources available on campus and experience studying abroad. Students who are interested in studying abroad may attend the Study Abroad fair or information sessions to learn about the programs. During the sessions, students receive information including the locations available for study abroad, and scholarship opportunities. The events also give students the opportunity to talk to other students who have studied abroad, giving interested students some insight on what they may experience.

Resolution 48 would not be considered that evening. When the ASG constitution surfaces, the student government will have the chance to peruse it in context with Resolution 48, and decide whether they want to revisit the issue or not.



field in two games, gave credit to the Seminoles for making it difficult for the team to shoot. The team could only shoot 1758 for the game. “They did a really good job of making it hard for us to get open but at the same time I thought we could get more open,” Wood said. “A lot of shots didn’t fall for us, they made us take contested shots and anytime you do that, it definitely makes it tough.” State is now 0-6 against ranked opponents this year and faces No. 7 North Carolina Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the RBC Center.

Harper said. “[Kastanek] definitely wasn’t as mobile in practice as she needs to be. There were a couple of balls she couldn’t get to that she may have gone after before she injured her ankle. Again, I thought she played hard and we have to get through it.” State next takes on Boston College Thursday in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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don’t know if he knew who we were or why he did it,” Corchiani said. “We didn’t single out Karl Hess. We were on the other two refs as well. There


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picion of Driving While Impaired and taken to Wake County Public Safety Center where he was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of approximately .12, well over the legal limit of .08. It is suspected that substances other than alcohol could have been a factor in his driving. The release did not mention whether Chapman knew Otto. According to the campus police, a search warrant has been acquired to test Chapman’s blood for other “impairing substances” because of the degree of Otto’s injuries. “The results of this test will not be known for some time, until they can be analyzed by the SBI,” Kelly said in the release. Otto remains in Wake Raleigh Hospital, where he was transported shortly after the accident.

were four or five calls we didn’t like. We screamed and yelled if we didn’t like the call. He just didn’t like the fact that we told him something where he could

hear us.” The ACC declined to comment immediately following the game, but ACC Supervisor of Officials John Clougherty did offer a statement soon afterwards. “It’s unfortunate in this instance that ACC protocol of communicating directly with the home game management was not followed, and instead, a building security officer was solicited,” Clougherty said. “We will re-communicate this policy with all officials to ensure proper protocol is followed.” The response, which was rather vague and inadequate, has Corchiani wanting more answers, but he doesn’t want to dwell on the past. “For me, it’d be nice to know why he did, but I’m not looking for answers,” Corchiani said. “At the end of the day, I’m a Wolfpack fan. I’m going to scream and yell. I’m proud of where this program is and where it’s going. “It’s one of those things where I’m just trying to focus on where this program is headed. I want to move forward with this program instead of worrying about this isolated incident.” N.C. State Athletics Director Debbie Yow, seemed content with the statement made by Clougherty. “I appreciate that the ACC Supervisor of Officials has indicated that the communication protocol was not followed by the game official who directed the ejections. We expect that this protocol will be followed at future Wolfpack Basketball games. I had the opportunity to speak with the Commissioner

and with Karl Hicksfrom the ACC office regarding these two ejections, and they understand our concerns regarding this matter.” Even if the ACC has the notion of approval from Yow, Wolfpack nation is still unsatisfied with the statement made. It is unlikely that the issue will rest soon. Fans have notoriously suggested that Hess has held a certain bias towards rivals Duke and UNC, and his actions on Saturday crossed the line for many. “Being a State fan for 25 years, it certainly would appear there is validity in those type of comments [regarding bias], but it doesn’t matter whether Googs and I played at N.C. State or not,” Corchiani said. “I wouldn’t want to see any N.C. State fan thrown out of a game for actions that don’t warrant it. “You do your job and have a little tougher skin. As a referee, he should be more focused on the game.” The Pack takes on North Carolina Tuesday in the RBC Center. Prior to the game, the 1988-89 Wolfpack basketball squad will be honored by the school with the inaugural “Wolfpack Unlimited” Award. wThe award “recognizes individuals and teams that refuse to accept the status quo and exhibit the ‘Never Give Up’ spirit of the Wolfpack.” Gugliotta and Corchiani were members of the State team that season.


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{Our view}

Drunk driving: an inexcusable choice N

The Facts:

At 3 a.m. on Sunday, Steven Otto, a senior in chemistry, was hit by a car while biking on Dan Allen Drive. Otto was hit by Ross Chapman, a junior in civil engineering, whose blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08. Otto is currently in critical condition at Wake Medical Center.

Our Opinion:

It seems we cover cases of drunk driving far too often. It’s inexcusable for these incidents to happen with such regularity. In the environment in which we live, there are almost unlimited resources to get home when drunk. Driving yourself home should never be one of them.

ews has a way of repeating itself. Every four years, we know there will be political strife. Every year, we know there will be a tuition increase to cover. Every week, we know there will be games. There is regularity to news that is comforting; however, while regular, the news of another accident involving a drunk driver is jarring. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, Steven Otto, a senior in chemistry, was hit by a car while biking on Dan Allen Drive. The driver of the car was Ross Chapman, a junior in civil engineering, whose blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08. Otto is currently in critical condition at Wake Medical Center. This case, along with all other cases of drunk driving leave us with twisted guts and a

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

simple question: Why? Why do people drink and drive? What purpose does that serve, other than to endanger yourself and others? The fact is, drunk driving is one of the most inexcusable and irresponsible crimes one can commit. Why anyone does it remains a mystery. Drunk driving doesn’t happen by chance. It’s not a one time thing. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the average drunk driver will drive drunk 80 times before their first arrest. Almost 11,000 people will die this year due to drunk drivers. It’s a constant danger. Over the course of your life, there is a 33 per-

cent chance you’ll be involved in an alcohol-related crash. It’s a problem that touches us all in some way. Drunk driving is not a disease or an epidemic; it is a decision. A decision that cannot be accepted. Instead of driving drunk in Raleigh, you have numerous alternatives. You can always turn to your friends. You will never have more friends localized in such a confined area in your life. Not all of them will go out for the evening. Someone will be sober. Someone would rather drive you home than having you do it yourself. We live in a metropolitan area; a major benefit of this is transportation comes easy.

Whether it’s a bus or a taxi, you’re never left without options. For the most part, our activities are generally so close to campus it’s generally not out of the question to walk. Most drivers say this sort of crash will never happen to them, but that’s just an excuse. When you drive drunk you are putting not only your own life at risk, but whoever is in the car, on the road or nearby at risk as well. Wrecks while drunk driving are 100 percent preventable. There’s no excuse for driving drunk in the first place, but when you consider all of the resources we have for safe transport home, it’s inexcusable for drunk-driving accidents to occur with regularity.


Don’t pay me back; pay it forward


’ve always heard the phrase “pay it forward,” but I never thought about what it meant. Paying it forward is the act of repaying a good deed someone does for you by doing a favor for someone e l s e . T h e re are different variations to this—doing something nice for three p e opl e a n d telling them Kaitlyn each to do the Casulli Staff Columnist same, or doing something of greater value for someone else—but the concept is the same. Don’t pay me back; pay it forward. It’s so easy to get caught up in doing things for yourself and your life, especially as a busy college student. Honestly, I find people get caught up in their own pursuits so often that they tend to forget t hat t here a r e ot h e r s around them w ho c ou ld benefit from a simple favor. Sometimes, despite knowing better, I f i nd myself in this situation. It isn’t that I don’t ever do nice things for people. Actually, I find myself bending over backward for people and offering to do a favor any chance I get. When I do something for someone, though, I always find myself expecting to be paid back for what I’ve done, and if it is something tangible that can be paid back, it usually is without any question. Then, someone does something nice for me. Usually, it doesn’t have to be anything big or of great value, but knowing someone took time out of his day to make my life a little better isn’t something that goes unnoticed. This raises the question of how I should show my appreciation for the good deed. The concept of paying it forward showed up in my life last week when I was walking across campus with my boss. We decided to stop at a coffee shop on Hillsborough Street.

He ended up paying for my breakfast, despite my insistence he didn’t need to because my salary is way too high anyway. I continued to beg him to let me pay him back even after we left. I kept saying he was being ridiculous, and paying my bill was something he didn’t have to do. Instead of relieving my feelings of guilt by allowing me to pay him back, he told me to pay it forward. He said when he was a student, he had professors who would pick up the tab for him, and instead of paying them back, they asked him to pay it forward. Now, I am faced with the challenge of doing just that. I will have to pay it forward for someone else, just as he paid it forward for me. (I really hope this doesn’t backfire and leave me with 50 people lined up outside my door, expecting me to give them all muffins and bagels.) Telling someone to pay it for w a rd i s like taking a leap of faith. The person who requests his favor be paid forward has no idea whether the recipient will actually follow through and do a favor for someone else. There is no binding contract and there are no conditions that have to be met. There are no limits to what the favor can be. For some people, it might not even amount to anything, because it will never be paid forward. It might be easy for many people to just forget about it and never pay it forward. I, however, can promise that I will pay it forward. Maybe not tomorrow, and maybe not even next week, but someday, the favor will be passed on. The next time I do a favor for someone, I will not ask to be paid back. Rather, I will continue the cycle, and ask the recipients of my favors to pay it forward.

“I will have to pay it forward for someone else, just as he paid it forward for me.”

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Cutting back on blankets


was in my living room on a Sat u rd ay a fter noon, bla n keted and sprawled out on the couch enjoying a Walking Dead  marathon, when a friend came in. For a couple minutes he insulted me about how lazy I appeared, but soon he assumed the same position. Being raised w it h an Josh Lucas attempt at Southern Deputy Viewpoint Editor etiquette, I felt compelled to offer him all the goods I had. So I offered him a blanket. He responded: “Nah man, I’m cutting back on blankets.” What? What does that even mean? How does someone cut back on blankets? I’ve heard of people cutting back on calories, their BAC, even on homework, but never have I ever heard of anyone cutting back on blankets. Thinking he must be joking, I asked him if he was serious — he was. His rationale, when it came to blankets, was they were an innocent trap. There is nothing inherently dangerous about a blanket, but they can quickly become so. A blanket put on at 11 a.m. on a Saturday will not be taken off until 7 p.m. Its a shame, all you wanted to do was get comfortable

and you end up losing the day. Perhaps some of you are saying to yourself, “Yeah, I never really thought twice about putting on a blanket, but whenever I do, I end up regretting it. Maybe I should cut back on blankets too.” In a short time, you have attained a great insight, which will reap its benefits in the long run. Don’t kid yourself, though. Apart from blankets, you likely have more areas where you can cut back. All of us have certain tendencies we never think twice about, but end up costing us a lot. Since many aspects of our lives relate to college, it only makes sense to cut back there. The sayings: “just come out for a drink” or “just come out for an hour” are con artistry at its finest; they are just boldfaced lies. It never ends up like that. We all fall into the same delusions. We tell ourselves: “This night will be different. It has to be. I have a test in the morning.” And then you’re at Cook Out at 3 a.m. inhaling hush puppies by the dozen, for 99 cents per dozen, I can’t judge. All I can ask for you here is to stop lying to yourself. It never turns out to be “just an hour.” Denial isn’t healthy. On a more academic front, I’ve been cutting back for some time on my involvement in classes and group activities. Through sophomore year, I was your Type-A classmate. Hand always raised, pencil always sharpened and taking the bulk of any group assignments, regardless of the class or my interest in it. I never gave much thought to cutting

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back, until I began to look around. I looked at everyone forgoing taking notes to Pinterest or sleep. I looked at the grade sheets from group projects — the same grades for everyone. There had to be something to their style. I decided to try it myself. Maybe, I thought, I shouldn’t operate at 100 percent all the time. I’m all for overachieving in things you really love to do, but those opportunities are far and few between in our degree programs. You don’t need to take every leadership position offered or make everything perfect,  you’ll stretch yourself too thin. When it comes to school, it’s ok to take easy classes easy — that’s why they’re called easy classes. There’s no reason to go hard on something meant to be easy; that’s how you tire yourself out. So stop feeling so guilty for adjusting your fantasy basketball line-up in English, its ok. Of course, what I’ve outlined only touches on a few areas where you can make cuts. But as you look about your life and look for ways to make cuts you might ask yourself what to do with all your savings.  Don’t look to me, I don’t know. My best advice is to go use the time and energy you save on something else, something you enjoy. Who knows, if you trim enough fat, you just might not have to cut back on blankets after all. That’s all I’m aiming for.

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Pullen Park, a local state park, has seen an increase in attendance in attendance since it reopened last year. Local parks have seen an increase in attendance as attendees seek cheaper attractions.

Nature provides cheaper alternatives for fun

During times of financial difficulty, popularity of state parks rises. Francis Ellis Staff Writer

Malls and beaches have always been popular destinations for fun, but as these institutions of money-spending fall in popularity due to financially difficult times, attendance only rises at natural alternatives. “In the past few years, we have seen a steady increase in attendance,” Charlie Peek, public information officer for the N.C. State Park System said, “It topped out at 14.2 million visitors this year.” The economy has been one of the main causes of this development. “Most parks don’t charge admissions, and are thus an inexpensive alternative for people to have recreation,” Peek said. “Rather than go to the beach for a long weekend, they may go camping at a state park. They may do a day trip within 50-100 miles instead of quickly spending the money

for longer trips.” Yu-Fai Leung, an associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at N.C. State, agrees. “Studies have shown that when the economy is not doing so well, people are more likely to take advantage of low cost, close to home options for recreation and state parks fall in that category. People may choose to go to the mountains or Umstead instead of elsewhere. Overall, it is a nation-wide trend.” The weather, a more haphazard factor, is also a major player in state park attendance that should be taken into consideration. “We have had no significant weather events in the past few years,” Peek said. “A major hurricane can close down parks for several months, as can droughts, floods and ice storms. Naturally, if the park isn’t open, people can’t visit.” Leung also points out that there has been a big movement in our country and state to connect people with nature. “There have been widespread cam-

paigns and programs designed with trimmed about 36 million to 31 milthe purpose to bring people back to lion. While we have been able to keep nature. It’s aimed at everyone, al- all the parks open and all the facilities though often focused on students operating in good condition, we have ended  up losing and children. a lot of personAs a result, we nel.” have seen more However, the and more chilstate parks have dren going to been making an the outdoors effort to genbecause of that erate revenue, conscious efwhich can be fort.” hard to do since Despite the t he y do not growth of atcharge admist e nd a nc e i n sions. But camps t at e p a r k s , Sagar Patel, a junior in business ing does play a t hei r budget administration huge role and, in ha s ac t u a l ly 2009, a reservashrunk. tion system for “[North Carolina’s] state parks are definitely camping was put in. This has resulted booming, but it is in despite of the in a 20 percent increase in camping. budget, which was decreased from As more campers come to enjoy the .09 percent to .07 percent,” Leung said. wilderness, revenues increase. Despite the budget cuts, the future “Every state agency has been hit hard by the budget crisis,” Peek said. “The looks bright for the state parks’ atparks are no exception. We’ve had tendance. “The park attendance is going to cutbacks every year since 2008, and, overall, the operating budget has been continue to go up,” Peek said, “be-

“[Parks] offer something for everyone to enjoy, which is why they will do so well regardless of the economy.”

cause not only are more and more people looking for and turning to outdoors recreation, but the population in North Carolina has been steadily increasing and that’s not likely to change.” Leung shares a similarly optimistic outlook for the future. “Even if the economy gets better and people have more disposable income, the state park attendance will still likely go up because of the strong cultural and social push to bring families and kids into nature. Our state parks are wild and natural and act as a destination location for most people.” Sagar Patel, a junior in business administration, agrees. “The cool thing about state parks is that there’s so many different things you can do,” Patel said. “You can go camping with your friends, go for a run or have a picnic. They offer something for everyone to enjoy, which is why they will do so well regardless of the economy.”

Crossfit gives training for life

Burial rises to deliver a solid EP

Athletes learn the sport of fitness at Raleigh Crossfit.

What is the cross fit method?

Reclusive dubstep innovator releases a new album.

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As you walk into Crossfit Raleigh, you pass a worn yellow sign next to the door that proclaims “By slapping this sign, you agree to be better than yesterday.” It’s clear the paint job has suffered a few too many slaps. Crossfit is a relatively new philosophy of exercise, started in 1995, that has become incorporated into military boot camps and even some parts of police training. It is now also offered in Chennell Miller’s gym, Crossfit Raleigh. “We call our members ‘athletes,’ because we believe you’re training for life,” Miller said. “We really just want to get better every day.” Crossfit Raleigh doesn’t look like the traditional gym — it looks almost empty. Instead of machines, there are pull-up bars and piles of ropes, tires and boxes lined up against the walls. “We don’t use machines,” Miller said, “everything is human operated.” The philosophy of Crossfit is focused on incorporating objects and motions from everyday life to stay fit. Athletes do not use machines as guides, and instead practice what they call fundamental movements, including dead lifts and presses. They also run and do gymnastics.    “Those make sense, those movements, as opposed to just doing a bicep curl or a shoulder raise,” Zach Brunk, a Crossfit athlete and a business intelligence consultant at SAS, said. “It’s not that they’re bad movements, but they don’t have as broad of an application.” Miller started out doing Crossfit in Connecticut while she was working as a personal trainer. Even though she was in good shape then, the workouts were challenging, which made

her love the program. “I [started training] because I wanted to go into police work…” Miller said. “But in the back of my mind, I thought it would be really great to own a Crossfit affiliate.” She did become a police officer, but later withdrew and opened her own gym. However, she is still helping out the police force — many of the athletes at Crossfit Raleigh, according to Miller, are with ROTC, Raleigh police, or the fire department. The members of the program are very dedicated, coming to the gym four to five times a week on average. “I started because I’m in ROTC, and being physically fit is an essential part of becoming an officer,” Ben Bizzel, a junior in political science and a member of ROTC, said. Joanne Davis skates for the Carolina Roller-girls, a local roller derby team. She started coming to Crossfit to train for her sport. “When I get hit, I don’t fall, and I’m a lot faster,” Davis said. However, even if someone were to start off completely out of shape, the members of Crossfit Raleigh were confident they would be able to keep up with the group. “You would learn the basic function of all the movements, but you would only use the weights that you were comfortable with,” Bizzel said. This devotion from Crossfit Raleigh’s members means most people who attend know each other. “It’s a group training situation…. They are getting that feedback from me as a coach, but they are also getting that motivation from the people next to them who are enduring the same workout,” Miller said. Brunk described the community as a “giant accountability partner,” that helps him stay on track.  “I guess everyone wants to suffer together,” Brunk said. Crossfit also is unique as it also relies on competition as a

Metabolic Conditioning: builds capacity in each of three metabolic pathways, beginning with aerobic, then lactic acid, and then phosphocreatine pathways. Gymnastics: establishes functional capacity for body control and range of motion. Weightlifting and throwing: develop ability to control external objects and produce power. Sport: applies fitness in competitive atmosphere with more randomized movements and skill mastery Source: Crossfit training guide

motivator— for example, they got together last weekend to compete with two other gyms. “It’s kind of neat to see how our athletes are training in comparison to theirs— not in a negative way, but in a fun way,” Miller said. These competitions are run often on a local scale, and anyone is invited to compete. But the real event is the Crossfit world-wide competition called the Crossfit Games. The Crossfit Raleigh team made it to the Games last year and finished 16th. “They call it the sport of fitness,” Miller said. But the Crossfit athletes wanted to be sure that people knew the competition was all in good form; there are no hard feelings between them. “I played high school sports, and never once did I have an opposing team or player sit there and cheer for me as an individual; at both competitions, not only would that happen, but I would be encouraging others,” Bizzel said.

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“Dubstep.” Grit, dub and bass come to mind when one imagines the underground movement that has changed bass music entirely. However, dubstep is frequently generalized to a sound that is sometimes referred to as a wobble. It is a drop, a dirty, nasty, raunchy bassline. But dubstep is far from a sound— it’s a scene that evolves every day thanks to groundbreakers and innovators of music. And now, one of dubstep’s legendary innovators, Burial, is back in the light with his newest release, Kindred. William Bevan, the man behind the Burial moniker, is an inhabitant of South London. He is a low-key dubstep producer who shies from the public eye and keeps his mind tuned to future sounds. His music is often thought of as dark, solemn and soft, and he has collaborated with producers such as Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), Four Tet and Massive Attack. Burial is currently signed to Hyperdub Records, a label fundamental to the dubstep scene (headed by Kode9, another dubstep producer), and has released five EPs, two LPs, and five singles since 2005. Kindred is his latest release since his collaboration with Massive Attack (Four Walls / Paradise Circus) back in October, and the new EP shows Burial getting back to basics. Kindred opens with the title track, releasing haunting melodic vocals, a soothing synth pad and Burial’s signature vinyl crack le and hiss. The tune contin-

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ues with rolling drums and a bassline to accent the chords that the beat maker continuously knits into an unorganized but fitting thread of melodies. Burial’s vocal arrangement and technique has always seemed to be a callback to UK Garage, and it’s never tired. R&B sample seems to have become a trademark in Burial’s work, and it effectively stitches songs together in Kindred for a never dull track. The second track, “Loner,” starts with ominous tones and a swelling synth. This slowly dies, and a rave beat develops into an arpeggiated dance tune w it h 808 claps, snares, and vocals from what seem to be a 90s pop singer (perhaps pulled from Everything But The Girl). The chorus of sampled vocals continue to overlap into the atmosphere of an empty cathedral. The track gradually slows to a coda of slow pads, stabbing vocals from R&B singers, and the ever growing hiss and crackle that swallows most of Burial’s tracks.


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A Kindred Burial Hyper dub

The closing track, “Ashtray Wasp,” brings the nostalgia of soft listening to the dance of house music; the bass is almost underwater — present, but only so audible in the mix. R&B vocals stretch throughout, and another arpeggio of haunting melodies is spun into the woozy, sleepy tone of the tune. The track suddenly parts and reforms into a new melody, with a classic 2-step drum structure. A small bell refrain is introduced, and the chords form together with chopped vocals. The song plateaus into a slow, heavy-eyed dream. Ultimately, Kindred leaves the ears satisfied and at peace — and that’s okay. You can call it dubstep.

“The bass is present, but only so audible in the mix.”

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The state of pork, profit and progress in N.C. North Carolina’s hog farming industry offers the good, the bad and the ugly. Stephan Behan Staff Writer

Like it or not, North Carolina is famous for its pig farms. And like it or not, hog farming gets a bad rep.  According to professor Todd See, head of the Animal Science Department, North Carolina is the second largest producer of pigs in the country, just behind Iowa.  North Carolina has quite a meat processing plants and about 2,700 hog farms, according to See. “We raise about $10 billion worth of hogs every year,” See said. “Most of the pig farming is located in eastern North Carolina, the vast majority in Samson and Duplin counties.” Hog farming took off in North Carolina after tobacco started to decline due to evidence tobacco products cause cancer.  “In the 60s, when a lot of these tobacco reports were coming out, one thing that was looked for was, ‘how do we diversify these farms?’,” See said. “When they knew tobacco was going to be reduced in terms of share of agriculture in the state, hogs were natalie claunch/Technician one of the things a lot of people looked Piglets congregate on a heating unit within a farrowing crate. The NCSU Swine at. So it was a steady increase in hog Unit is planning on setting up video cameras to monitor the piglets’ use of the production from that point forward.” metal surfaced heating unit against use of a plastic one, which could reduce Bladen County’s Smithfield operat- risk of burns. ing plant is the home of the world’s largest meat processing plant. Con- in a place that can really disrupt the plied back onto crops,” See said. “So structed in 1992, the facility processes environment. Hog manure contains that’s one reason these pigs are owned a lot of nutrient-abundant substance, by farmers. Because they’re engaged about 8 million hogs per year. Ashleigh Phillips, senior in English like nitrogen, and it can end up in in raising corn and soy beans and hay literature at Meredith College, said places where it can’t reenter the soil and other things and they use manure as a fertilizer.  So it’s part of the farmher uncle raised hogs on his farm in in a good way.” The hog farming industry has ing system.” Northampton County. Hog manure has been used not only “He grew soy beans, corn, not as learned from past environmental situas fertilizer, but as a source of methane much tobacco as he used to, just about ations, according to See. “There are and have been concerns for electricity production.  According everything you can imagine, and then he would have hogs on the side,”  Phil- or issues raised around water quality to See, farmers are capturing methane and runoff water and things, but there from manure and generate electricity lips said. In that part of the state, hog farms have been a lot of changes over the and providing it back to utility comare not as popular as chicken farms, years as we’ve learned about technol- panies. “It’s become part of the green energy Phillips said, but she knew a few other ogy in manure treatment,” See said.  “There have been cases where acci- system as well,” See said.  farms that raised pigs The conditions on hog farms are not According to Phillips, the f lood- dents have happened, but the procedures are in place without controversy. From the liveing of Hurricane now.  It doesn’t stock perspective, the animals are kept Floyd of 1999 really occur as indoors year round, a circumstance turned some that has both negative and positive much today.” f a r mer s aw ay These new pro- aspects, according to See.  from the pig in“I think one of the debates from an cedures include dustry.  the education of animal standpoint is, should they be “A f ter Hu rfarmers, instal- confined in a building like that? And r ic a ne F loyd, lations of new there are positives and negatives to we didn’t have technologies and that,” See said. “On the positive side, a s ma ny [pig the management the animals do have a controlled enf a r m s ] ,” s h e vironment. They’re always comfortof hog manure.  said. “There was “Ever y fa r m able and protected from the elements. a big hog farm Todd See, head of the that has over 250 They’re allowed to be healthier. They in the area, and Animal Science Department pigs on it, that’s get a little better individual manageafter Hurricane most of the hog ment.” Floyd, they went However, this comfort may be a farms, has to have a permit that’s isto chickens.” Hurricane Floyd caused massive sued by the state,” See said. “They’re loose term. The Humane Society flooding in North Carolina, drown- inspected twice annually to make sure confronted Smithfield with an invesing livestock and causing pig waste they follow guidelines on how manure tigation of its pork production, and lagoons to overflow into nearby riv- and things are handled on that farm.” revealed harsh living conditions in All farmers are required to take a one of their farms in Virginia. In the ers and eventually into the Atlantic training course to renew their certi- report, the Humane Society unveiled Ocean.  Kevin Kearney, a senior in environ- fication to operate the environmental how Smithfield housed sows in gesmental science, said he’d heard about systems on their farms, See said. One tation crates. In 2007, the company the disruptive effects of hog waste on of the aspects that goes along with that made a public statement to end the is by law, hog manure cannot leave a practice within 10 years, but during the environment.  the recession, said they had to rein“It’s very difficult to protect soil and farm. The manure from hogs is often used state the practice due to the economy, water and surround areas from hog lagoons,” Kearney said.  “The biggest as fertilizer by the farmers who raise according to the Humane Society. Though the public eye abhors factoissue I’ve heard in the news is hurri- them, according to See.  “It’s all basically agronomically ap- ry farming, See said housing the hogs canes, like Floyd, pick it up and put it

“Farmers have the ability to actually collect the manure, and make sure that it’s not getting into the environment.”

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A sow with newly born piglets stands in a farrowing crate at the NCSU Swine Unit. The use of crates that restrict sow motion helps reduce piglet mortality, allows sows to receive individual attention, and reduces the risk of potential injury to workers. “It’s just like if you were to pick up somebody’s baby from a stroller at the mall- you are going to get attacked,” Billy Flowers, a reproductive physiologist at the unit, said.

also makes management of their waste more practical and safe. “Farmers have the ability to actually collect the manure, and make sure that it’s not getting into the environment,” See said. “If they were all outside, rain and water would runoff and things like that would become a bigger concern.” On the negative side, on large farms, the pigs spend all their time indoors, not getting any outside experience.  They aren’t able to perform some of their natural behaviors.  In See’s works, “They don’t get that same interaction from rooting.” On bigger farms, the farmers work in these same houses.  According to See, the industry has become fairly technology driven.  Farmers have automated feeding systems, and they spend a lot of time working with individual animals.  However, the job can be very hazardous in some cases.  Phillips said she knew a farmer who lost his legs from a machinery accident on his hog farm.  “I knew a family; there were a ton of kids in the family. They were always struggling with money, finances. They had pig farms, and their dad got injured on the job, actually working with some of the equipment in the houses. Then after that, the whole family moved and disappeared, and we never heard from them anymore. That’s where all their income was coming from,” Phillips said. The state has invested in the University, under its land-grant credo, to improve the state of hog farming

Pork Facts •

Pork is the number one consumed meat in the world.

In addition to protein, pork is an excellent source of Zinc, Vitamins B12 and B5, Thiamine, and Iron.

Pork is the number one consumed meat in the world. Source: north carolina pork council

in North Carolina. Researchers in the Microbiology Department are looking to improve swine health to pathogenic microbes and the Animal Science department is investigating improving swine nutrition and waste management. The U.S. consumes 64 pounds of pork per capita annually, according to the USDA, so North Carolina’s industry seems quite set. However, there may be indications of improving conditions for both the pork industry and the state as a whole; the State Bureau of Investigation is cracking down on farmers who disregard waste policies. Since the 1990s, the Neuse River, formerly highly contaminated by hog waste, has improved in water quality with the help from the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation. That may be news to pig out on.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:00-8:30 PM Witherspoon Student Center Washington Sankofa Room The panel discussion will focus on diversity in the local media. Each panelists will have a chance to address the topic briefly and then the floor will be open to questions from the audience. All students, faculty, staff and interested members of the public are invited to attend. This event is free of charge. • Gerald Owens, Anchor, WRAL • Jon Bloom, VP and General Manager, 96.9 FM (La Ley) • Pam Spaulding, Blogmistress, Pam’s House Blend • John Drescher, Executive Editor, The News & Observer • Kelvin Jervay, Publisher, The Carolinian • Karen Waters, Editor, The Triangle

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Women’s tennis digs deep, falls to South Florida and Minnesota A valiant effort from the Wolfpack comes up short as they drop both weekend matches. Andrew Schuett & Nolan Evans Correspondent & Staff Writer

The N.C. State women’s tennis team lost both of their tightly contested matches this weekend, the first Friday to USF and the second to Minnesota Sunday. Both matches were played at the Isenhour Tennis Center on campus, with Sunday’s match played on the indoor courts due to rain. Friday’s match saw the No. 46 ranked Wolfpack (36) lose 4-3 to the No. 39 USF Bulls (4-2). Doubles teams faced off first as both squads looked to claim the vital doubles point. USF’s No. 1 doubles team took an early lead on their Wolfpack counterparts and never let up, claiming the match 8-3, but the Wolfpack quickly fought back and took No. 2 doubles by a score of 8-6. The point came down to State’s No. 3 doubles team of freshman Elisha Hande and junior Chloe Smith. Hande and Smith got down early but scrapped their way back into the match, coming within a game of leveling the tie before the Bulls eventually sealed the match 8-6.

Having lost the doubles point, the Wolfpack looked to rebound by winning their singles matches. Sophomore Joelle Kissell, junior Tatiana Illova and Smith all answered the bell by winning their matches. Kissell, ranked No. 52 in the nation, defeated USF’s top singles player Ecaterina Vasenina, ranked No. 26, in three tight sets. “I felt really good in my match Friday,” Kissell said. “I didn’t even know the girl was ranked before the match. I was just focused on playing that match like any other match. I felt like it was one of my better matches this season just being able to play the way I wanted to play.” Despite their best efforts, the Wolfpack were unable to win any of the remaining singles matches and fell to the Bulls by a final score of 4-3. State looked to bounce back from Friday’s loss by beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers Sunday. The Pack came out strong by winning the doubles point, but couldn’t maintain the momentum going into singles play and lost the match 5-2. State’s lone singles win came from sophomore Christy Sipes, who registered a dominating 6-4, 6-2 victory over her opponent. Despite the lopsided appearance of victory for the Gophers, the matches were not short on effort from the Wolfpack. After

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momentum going for State, as freshman Carlos Rondon made his first college appearance and struck out the side in the top half of the inning. In the bottom half, junior Chris Diaz got the Pack bats going with an RBI single, the first of four runs scored that inning. The Wolfpack lit up the scoreboard again in the eighth inning, putting up six runs on hits from two freshmen, third baseman Trea Turner and catcher Brett Austin as well as junior designated hitter Danny Canela. Meanwhile, the Marshall hitters had no answer for Rondon (clocked at 96 mph for his fastball during the game), who gave up only one hit, no earned runs and struck out seven through four innings, giving him the win and starting the season with a victory with a final score of 10-3. “It was a nice, a little nervous,” Rondon said about his first outing, “as you could tell I was throwing a little harder than normal. A lot of adrenaline rushing through.” Rondon’s performance Friday afternoon earned him a shaving cream “pie” to the face during his postgame interview which he said “sucked really bad, burned a little bit. But I’m going to get focused on the next game, on to the next one.”

losing the first set, Illova won the second set and battled until the end, eventually losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in a match that lasted over two hours. “I wasn’t always a big fighter,” Illova said, “but now I’m not just playing for myself. I’m playing for my team, so I try to give my best. I just have to give [my team] everything I’ve got. Now that I’m captain, I’m trying to be a good leader and show the girls that anything is possible.” Of the eight players on the Wolfpack women’s tennis team, five are either freshmen or sophomores. This weekend’s matches proved to be valuable for them as they gain as much experience as they can before ACC play starts. “One of the many positives of the last couple of days is the experience that our young players are getting,” Coach Hans Olsen said. “It’s a great opportunity for our players to be in close match situations and learn from it and then the next time hopefully be a bit more poised, a little bit more focused on finding the balance between being relaxed enough to execute the shots the way they need to and at the same time being intense competitively.” Coach Olsen and the Wolfpack continue their season next Sunday at 1 p.m. against Wake Forest in Raleigh.



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Monday Men’s Tennis at ITA Indoor Nationals Charlottesville, Va., All Day Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic Rio Grande, P.R., All Day Tuesday Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic Rio Grande, P.R., All Day Baseball vs. UNCWilmington Raleigh, 3 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. North Carolina RBC Center, 8 p.m. Wednesday Swimming & Diving at Men’s ACC Championships Christiansburg, Va., All Day Thursday Swimming & Diving at Men’s ACC Championships Christiansburg, Va., All Day

Squad produces secondbest score of season. Will Raynor Correspondent

The No. 19 N.C. State gymnastics team was pure gold Friday night, defeating the New Hampshire Wildcats in Reynolds Coliseum. The Pack produced an overall score of 195.700, their second highest overall score this season. Senior Brooke Barr and sophomore Ste pha n ie Oullette led the way to the Wolfpack’s second straight victory. In all individual events, consisting of vault, bars, beam and floor exercises, the Pack had no less than three of the top-five finishes for each. State began the meet on vault, where Barr set a new season high with a nearperfect score of 9.9. Oullette finished second with 9.825, and sophomore Hannah Fallanca rounded out the top results for the Pack with a fourth place finish of 9.8. Freshman Lane Jarred also contributed strongly to the Pack’s win, perhaps even surprising a few, with her career-high perfor-

mance on beam. Jarred earned an impressive 9.9, landing her into first place. Jess Panza finished closely behind with a solid 9.875. The Pack made the uneven parallel bars event look easy, as Oullette emerged with another jaw-dropping score of 9.875. This score marked a new career high for the sophomore, and was the third career high set by a team member Friday night. Junior Rachel Fincham and senior Alex Williams, tied with a third place score of 9.8, also displayed the Pack’s dominance in agility and coordination on bars. On the floor event, the Pack did not begin in their typical, flawless fashion, but were picked up late by Barr and Panza, who earned 9.875 and 9.85, respectively. Barr commented that resiliency on the floor could be attested to her strong support from her teammates. “It can be summed up in one word: family,” Barr said. “When there is a fall, it’s the next person’s chance to fix it. It was my chance to fix it.” This victory was Barr’s second first-place victory of the night. Coach Mark Stevenson was nothing but smiles at the con-


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Jumping into the air, senior Jess Panza performs a split while on the beam during N.C. State’s gymnastics meet against the University of New Hampshire. Panza scored a 9.875 on the beam.

The N.C. State baseball team opened up their season over the weekend with great performances from their highly-touted freshman class, earning a win against Marshall on Friday and splitting Saturday’s doubleheader, beat i ng Youngstown State and losing to Wright State. In Friday’s season opener, the Wolfpack had to shake off the cobwebs from the off-season, going without a hit through the first four innings and giving up two unearned runs in the third inning on back-to-back throwing errors from senior centerfielder Brett Williams. Junior Ethan Ogburn got the start for the Pack, pitching through the first four innings while giving up three hits, no walks and striking out five while allowing no earned runs. The fifth inning got the

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Track at ACC Championships Boston, Mass., All Day Women’s Basketball at Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass., 7 p.m. Friday Rifle at Great American Rifle Conference Championships Oxford, Miss., All Day Swimming & Diving at Men’s ACC Championships Christiansburg, Va., All Day Track at ACC Championships Boston, Mass., All Day

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‘Noles capitalize as Pack runs out of breath Back-to-back games against ranked opponents takes toll on Pack.

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In what proved to be another disappointing game for the Pack, No. 20 Florida State (19-7, 10-2 ACC) beat N.C. State (18-9, 7-5 ACC) 76-62 at the RBC Center. In the 48th meeting between the two teams, despite State holding a 27-20 lead in the series, the Seminoles dominated the game from start to finish, condemning the Pack to their second consecutive loss. FSU drew first blood although the Pack was not to be left behind as sophomore forward C.J. Leslie first stole the ball and then went on to dunk it in to draw the Wolfpack level. Both teams started slow with a score of 4-2 in the favor of the ‘Noles with 16:34 left in the first. The Pack lacked the punch in the attacking department as they recorded a 0.125 field goal shooting percentage in the first six minutes. However, senior guard C.J. William’s shot from beyond the arc, the Pack’s first field goal for over four minutes, followed by Lorenzo Brown making both his free throws put the score at 10-11 for the Pack with a little over 11 to go in the first. Despite a spectacular alley-oop dunk by Leslie after a pass by graduate student Alex Johnson, FSU dominated the stretch, going on an 11-4 run to extend the lead to 9 points. The FSU defense shut down the Pack and to make matters worse, Howell missed four consecutive free throws as the Pack failed to improve upon its tally of 24 points for close to three minutes. The Pack had an opportunity to close the half strong after having possession of the ball with less than half a minute to go but some poor decision and shot making cost State as they turned over the ball. The Seminoles

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Heels dominate as Pack crashes again

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Sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown has the ball swatted out of his fingers by Florida State’s senior center Jon Kreft during the basketball game in the RBC Center Saturday.

scored from downtown on a fast break and went into the locker room with an 11-point advantage at 37-26. State went 6-29 from the field in the first half; junior guard Scott Wood, junior forward Richard Howell and sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown all failing to make a single point in open play with Wood unable to open his tally. Brown scored his first field goal of the game to open the scoring for the Pack in the second half, however it proved to be little consolation for the Pack as the Seminoles extended their lead to 16 points following a powerful dunk by Okaro White. The Seminoles at one point increased their lead to 20 points and held on to win the game 76-62 to go atop the ACC standings. Head coach Mark Gottfried felt FSU’s defense proved to be one of the most important deciding factors. “Well, [Florida State’s defense is] really good, there’s no question,” Gottfried said. “What you have to remember with Florida State is that they’re

well-coached and experienced. They’re a veteran team; they have five seniors and a junior in the starting lineup. It’s an experienced team.” Leslie, who scored a game high 21 points along with 9 rebounds, was one of the only few bright spots for the Pack in the game. He felt everybody needed to chip in in order to win the ball game. “I am not going to be able to do it all by myself,” Leslie said. “It’s a team game, everybody has to come and play, our defense just wasn’t good enough.” Williams, who made a gamehigh two shots from beyond the arc, felt the team didn’t perform as well as it should have. “We didn’t play anywhere near our best,” Williams said. “We didn’t play like we played for 35 minutes against Duke and they played a great game. “We expected them to come out with a lot of energy and to be very physical but we just weren’t able to answer the call.” Wood, who went 1-10 in the game and is now 2-17 from the

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In what proved to be the fifth-consecutive loss to a conference opponent, N.C. State (15-13, 4-10 ACC) got dropped 59-68 by UNC (198, 9-5 ACC) at the Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. State lost its first encounter against the Heels 50-60 earlier this season at the Reynolds Coliseum but entered the game having won the second fixture between the two teams in each of the last two seasons under Head Coach Kellie Harper. The game started with both teams playing a solid defensive game with none of the team registering a score until, with 17:33 to go, junior guard Marissa Kastanek drew first blood for the Pack. The Tar Heels immediately scored and took the lead on the next drive, heading into the first time out of the game leading State 6-4. The game kept on swaying back and forth, with senior forward Bonae Holston showing a lot of determination in the paint with no time left on the shot clock and in the process also drawing a foul. Holston stepped up and completed the three-point play. However, the Heels, riding on a strong defensive performance, separated itself from the Pack by going on a 13-2 run to open up a 12-point lead with a little under 7 to go in the first. It also coincided with an 8.5 minute period where the Pack, thanks to a poor offensive show, failed to register a single field goal. Harper felt it was a result of not only some bad shooting by the Pack but also due to an impressive defensive performance by UNC. “I thought we missed a few shots that we could make,” Harper said. “We rushed into a few of them and again it’s their length, trying to hurry and get it off and get to you, and some were just not good shots.”

After going into halftime 21-33, the Pack came out and opened the scoring through Holston but the Heels scored on back-to-back possessions to increase the lead to 14 points at 37-23. Despite being down for almost the entire game, the Pack put up a stiff resistance, going on a 7-0 run after a quick steal and lay-up by freshman forward Krystal Barrett with a little over 15 left in the game. That run seemed to tire out the Pack as the Heels bounced back, scoring 13 points in a little over 2 minutes and didn’t look back, extending the lead to as many as 18 points with just under 5 to go at 61-43. State did however cut the lead to 9 points with about 1:45 to go in the game, following a shot from downtown by sophomore guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman. However,unwillingness to foul their opponents to send them to the free throw line in the dying seconds meant it wasn’t to be a close finish. The Heels went on to record their second consecutive victory in conference play. Harper felt their offensive performance wasn’t good enough to win games in the conference. “Doesn’t take a genius to pick up that stat sheet and figure out where it was won and lost between our offense and their defense,” Harper said. “Our field goal percentage was too low to win games in the ACC.” Harper felt UNC’s defense was important in ensuring the Pack’s field goal shooting percentage was a sloppy 26.4. “Part of it you have to credit their defense and their length, and I thought we didn’t work as hard as we needed to in the first half to get good shots,” Harper said. “I thought we were a little impatient in taking some tough shots.” Kastanek, who scored a career high 30 points in the corresponding fixture last year, came into the game with an injury and aggravated it during the game, forcing her to sit out in the last few minutes. Harper believed she was happy with the way Kastanek performed despite her injury. “She played a little better than I thought she would,”

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