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New trend in art classes combines paint and wine for a night for those of age Community art studios are offering a new kind of class that attracts older students and citizens alike. Juliana Deitch Staff Writer
A new trend in the Triangle is art studios that offer both a night of fun and an intensive painting class via
wine and art. The studios encourage participants to come and bring their own wine or beer, and with step-by-step instructions, a local artist leads a two or three hour class. Even the most inexperienced painter will come away with a great piece of art to hang up at home. The pieces vary from animals to landscapes, buildings, flowers, objects and even a Picasso or Monetinspired piece.
Polka Dot Palette opened in Cary in January 2010. Brandon James owns the studio along with his wife, Amy. Polka Dot Palette has adult classes for ages 16 and up, teen classes for ages 11 and up and kids classes for ages six and up. Adult classes are $30 and kids classes are $20. The studio also has summer camps, track out camps, private parties and on-site parties. The studio has recently done an outdoor painting class on a college campus and
even a bachelorette party. James said some people don’t understand what Polka Dot Palette is and what it does. While the classes are art instruction classes, the main point is for people to come out and have a good time, bring a bottle of wine, beer or even water and hang out with friends. “The wonderful thing is that it has opened people up. There are so few creative ways to express yourself artis-
tically without doing it on your own,” James said. The step-by-step classes are for all types of artists, even inexperienced ones. “People will say ‘I can’t draw a stick figure,’ and 90 percent of people who leave are impressed with themselves and take a lot of pride with the paintings they’ve done,” James said.
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Young found guilty after two long trials Despite allegations of juror misconduct, the second of Young’s trials has reached an end and a guilty verdict. Anna Riley Staff Writer
Jason Young, the N.C. State alum on trial for the death of his wife, was found guilty of first-degree murder, Monday, March 5. After nearly 10 hours of deliberation, the jury, made up of eight women and four men, handed down a unanimous guilty verdict. Young ‘s conviction carries a life in prison sentence without the possibility of parole. The trial that began with opening statements on Feb. 6 and concluded with a guilty verdict on March 5, was Young ‘s second appearance in court after his first trial in the summer of 2011 was declared a mistrial. According to prosecutors, the second time around they wanted to present the jury with enough information to reach a unanimous decision. “We tried to give this jury more information so that they could make the decision, and they did,” prosecutor Becky Holt said on WRAL.com. Though the state ‘s case was primarily based on circumstantial evidence, two new key witnesses were introduced in an effort to dissect the weeks and days leading up to Michelle Young ‘s death. During the trial, the state used the testimony of Michelle Young ‘s therapist and also the daycare worker who witnessed the Youngs ‘ 2-year-old daughter Cassidy acting out an attack with her dolls. According to reports of the trial, during testimony the therapist painted a picture of an unhappy and lonely wife who, she said, seemed to be verbally abused. After 18 days of testimony, the state
and defense teams rested their cases and the jury was released to deliberate the fate of Jason Young. While one juror, Anthony Fuller, called the trial “emotionally draining,” he said he and his fellow jurors had to look at the evidence and consider the testimonies without being emotionally biased. While it is typically uncommon to find someone guilty of first-degree murder with little or no physical evidence, Fuller said in a WRAL report that the jurors began looking at the many coincidences surrounding the case and the evidence. In the report Fuller said, “we started naming all these coincidences, it was like ‚Äòhow do you just have this many coincidences? ‘“ In a CNN report, another juror, Melissa Axline, said there was a great amount of circumstantial evidence piled against Young. Axline said she initially thought Young was not guilty but soon changed her mind after carefully examining the “mountain” of evidence that pointed to him. The other jurors seemed to agree. The report stated jury forewoman Tracey Raksnis said there were two main pieces of evidence that helped them reach a guilty verdict. Those key points of evidence were, she said, that the clothes and shoes that Jason Young had been wearing the night of murder were never found, and Cassidy Young’s feet and pajamas had been cleaned after she left bloody footprints around the house. “She was cleaned up. I don’t see anybody else [but Jason Young] doing that. If this was just a robbery, I don’t think you pay that kind of attention,” Raksnis said in the WRAL report. Like Raksnis, Axline said one of the crucial points of evidence was Young ‘s missing clothes after the night of
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Alex Johnson, Lorenzo Brown, Jaqawn Raymond and Jay Lewis celebrate as the freshmen substitutes score during the final minutes of the game against Boston College Thursday, March 8. The Wolfpack won 78-57 and advanced to the ACC Tournament quarterfinal.
Wolfpack earns NCAA bid N.C. State scheduled to face San Diego State in NCAA Tournament. R. Cory Smith WKNC Pulse of the Pack Co-host
After finishing tied for fourth in the ACC in the regular season with an overall record of 22-12 and 11-7 in the conference, N.C. State earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 as the No. 11 seed. The Pack will face San Diego State Friday. Just one year into the Mark Gottfried era, he has turned around a team that finished with a losing record and 5-11 in the conference into a tournament team. Despite not beating UNC in three attempts, Duke or Florida State, the Pack finished with two
wins to end the season and advanced all the way to the third round of the ACC tournament after beating Boston College and another tournament team in Virginia, but lost a controversial contest against the Tar Heels, 69-67, down the stretch. State is one of only five teams from the ACC to make it to the NCAA Tournament, with Miami being left out and UNC, Duke, ACC Tournament Champion Florida State and Virginia making the 68-team field. WKNC Pulse of the Pack co-host and Technician Sports Editor Emeritus Cory Smith spoke with members of the Wolfpack shortly after their NCAA Tournament bid was announced.
Brown: I was actually asleep when they made the announcement. It was taking a little too long and I fell asleep for a bit and woke up to everyone jumping on me and everyone was celebrating. It was amazing. PoP: What did Mark Gottfried say to everyone after the team’s name was called? Brown: He was just like, ‘this is a great opportunity for you guys.’ Myself, personally, I just want to thank the fans and everyone that supported us. Nobody believed in us except for ourselves and our fans. I just want to thank everybody for believing in us. PoP: How big of a deal is it for you after last year finishing with a losing
Lorenzo Brown Pulse of the Pack: What was your initial reaction when you heard the announcement?
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Wolfline addresses Centennial Campus commuter concerns regarding routes NCSU Transportation and Student Government are looking for ways to optimize Wolfline service. Jatin Bhatia Staff Writer
There have been growing student concerns related to Wolfline service to Centennial Campus and the Avent Ferry Road/Gorman Street corridor.
There has been a constant demand for a dedicated bus route to Centennial Campus and engineering buildings that are used by a large graduate student population who reside on Avent Ferry Road and Gorman Street. Wolfline has tried solving the issue by introducing Route 10 Southside circulator. Joshua Privette, chair of transportation and campus safety commission for Student Government, shed some light on the ongoing process of addressing this issue.
“One thing that Transportation has done this year is initiate Route 10 Southside circulator. This does serve the Avent Ferry Road area, it does not go up to the corner of Avent Ferry and Western, but serves the Avent Ferry Road between the crossing of Avent Ferry and Gorman up until it hits the Varsity Drive stop, which is obviously one of the main entrances to Centennial Campus,” Privette said. He added that Transportation is looking to optimize this route to help
out graduate students living off campus that don’t have cars. “I know that the Transportation department at N.C. State is aware of this problem and they are working on something as a remedy for the graduate students that don’t have cars in this corridor in general. Transportation is looking to expand [Route] 10 but I’m not sure how. There is a plan in works for that,” Privette said. Because the Wolfline Route 10 does not serve the engineering buildings
many graduate students need access to, they have to walk down from the Research Drive stop served by [Route] 10. “Student Government is always looking to advocate for all the students. The Avent Ferry and Gorman problem is something that we have tried to address because it is a concern that we got from the beginning,” Privette said. “There is a large segment
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insidetechnician University employee arrested; charged on sex offenses
A Dining Operations employee was charged with a sex offense on Friday. See page 3.
Toyota’s image unmarred despite recalls See page 5.
Howling Cow provides sweet treats for students See page 6.
NC State Class Ring
Pack goes 2-1 in ACC Tournament See page 8.
Men’s tennis sweeps double header See page 8.
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Invisible Children “Kony 2012” Premiere 7-8 p.m. Witherspoon Student Cinema Invisible Children are announcing that in 2012 they are finally going to see Joseph Kony (the instigator of the Invisible Children issue) put to justice! This means they are putting everything they have into this year. Come out to N.C. State to be one of the few places that Invisible Children are kicking off their brand new Kony 2012 movie and campaign.
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aul Flores, a senior in graphic design and business, is ambushed as he arrives at General Emiliano Zapata one morning over spring break. This was the fourth year the Caldwell Fellows have sent a team of 15 scholars to Atencingo, Mexico for an alternative service-learning experience. Thanks to the funding and attention from Flores’ Walk of the Immigrants photo project, the school is currently being completely rebuilt. To read more about the partnership visit seedsofsugarcane.com.
POLICe BlOTTER March 1 7:29 a.m. | Assist Other Agency NCSU PD assisted School Resource Officer who had been assaulted while breaking up fight. Deputy was not injured.
9:50 a.m. | Harassment Avent Ferry Complex Student reported being harassed by unknown subject while at bus stop. 12:44 p.m. | Larceny Wolf Village Student reported necklace stolen from room. Investigation ongoing.
3:27 p.m. | Assist Other Agency Off Campus NCSU PD assisted RPD after student was arrested and charged with possess, distribute, manufacture or sale of a controlled substance.
5:00 a.m. | Medical Assist - Alcohol Bragaw Hall Report of subject passed out on lobby floor. Units responded and transported student who will be referred at a later time for underage consumption.
5:28 p.m. | Suspicious Person Sullivan Hall Report of suspicious subject tampering with vehicle. Officer located non-student attempting to gain entry to vehicle after being locked out.
1:24 p.m. | Larceny D.H. Hill Library Student reported iPad stolen.
8:01 p.m. | Information University Sullivan Hall Student was referred to the University after sending inappropriate text message to another student. 9:07 p.m. | Suspicious Person Off Campus Report of two subjects in vehicle spraying unknown substance on pedestrians on Hillsborough Street. Search was conducted but vehicle was not located.
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3:32 p.m. | Field Interview D.H. Hill Library Officers observed non-student sleeping. All file checks were negative. Subject was advised of policy and permitted to stay. 4:07 p.m. | Field Interview D.H. Hill Library Officers observed staff member matching description of larceny suspect. All file checks were negative. No action taken since larcenies are under investigation.
March 2 11:22 a.m. | Damage to Property Fraternity Court Officer noticed damage to letters on front of house and spoke with student.
6:04 p.m. | Welfare Check Wood Hall Officer conducted welfare on student. Student was found intoxicated in residence hall after all students were to be out for spring break. Student was referred to the University for alcohol violation and trespass.
Talley Construction Updates
North of Talley - West Side (Future site of Dock, Dining, Senate Chambers & Arts N.C. State) 1. Continue Excavation and Grading
This week, the construction noise level will be red, meaning during the day there will be noise and/ or vibration; loud and/or heavy noise; constantly or intermittently.
North of Talley - East Side (Future site of Dining, Ballroom and Meeting Rooms) 1. Staging for demolition
Existing Talley 1. Complete the ballroom storage wall demolition 2. Continue the install of the 2hr rated corridor on the 2nd floor 3. Continue the 3rd and 4th floor abatement and demo 4. Complete the lighted exit sign relocation in Stewart Theatre
Tuesday Discover Mediasite: A Content Capture Tool for Online Learning Noon-1 p.m. D.H. Hill Library The Mediasite content capture tool is available in many classrooms and recording studios across campus. Mediasite is used to record lectures and presentations, and to stream live events. Mediasite can record audio, video, and content from peripheral devices such as a document camera. Instructors can limit viewing of the recordings to their enrolled students or make recordings available to a larger group. Please join us for an overview of Mediasite and a discussion of how you can use this system to put course content online. Amory Lovins Lecture 1:30-2:30 p.m. Witherspoon Student Cinema Amory Lovins is a world leader on energy and innovation. His book, Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, offers actionable solutions for four energy-intensive sectors of the economy: transportation, buildings, industry and electricity. General Faculty Meeting 3-5 p.m. Talley Student Center 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.”
Chat with the Chancellor Thursday, March 22 11-noon Brickyard
Other areas 1. Excavate for new steam piping on Cates Avenue Source: TJ Willis, assistant director for University Student Centers
Wednesday, April 18 2-3 p.m. Park Shops, Port City Java Source: Office of the Chancellor
Own a piece of history. Remember this year with an Agromeck. Pre-order yours now! www.ncsu.edu/ agromeck/
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University employee arrested; charged on sex offenses A Dining Operations employee was charged with a sex offense on Friday. Jessie Halpern Deputy News Editor
University employee, Michael Sykes, was arrested Friday on charges of a second degree sex offense.
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of students that are using these buildings here and they need to be served by the Wolfline — that is the bottom-line.” Privette also referred to the Wolfline transit development plan, which is a five-year plan for the Wolf line put out by NCSU Trasnportation. He said Wolfline is looking to introduce faster shuttle services between main and Centennial Campus in the coming years. “The next thing on plan is a Centennial Park & Ride Shuttle. People who need to go frequently from main to Centennial are looking for quicker ways to travel between Centennial and main campus,” Privette said. According to the five-year plan, a bus that specifically serves Centennial Campus would be introduced. “The Centennial Circulator is next, which is going to be in effect later when the residence halls to the south of Hunt Library on Centennial are built, which I think is going to be just a Centennial Campus Circulator,” Privette said. Privette said the role of Student Government is to advocate and not be a policy changer. They hope to bring about changes that are beneficial for the students and that transportation is adjusting for students’ good. He also said there are plans in place to make Hunt Library a D.H. Hill for Centennial in terms of Wolfline. “We have talked a lot about Hunt Library and transport connectivity and they are in the process of transit mobility plan which is a 10-year plan based on the growth of the University, and my impression is that Hunt will be a main hub a far as Centennial buses go. It will be like D.H. Hill for Centennial,” Privette said.
WRAL reports that Dining and Catering Operations employee Sykes was arrested at 7:26 p.m. on Friday in Knightdale by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Sykes was arrested on charges of a second-degree sex offense, a felonious act. In addition, he was charged with a misdemeanor sex offense. The 22-year old University employee is currently being
Emerson Barker, Student Senate president pro temper, pointed out that Wolfline is under a contract that has to be respected. “Wolfline has to respect the contract with First Transit and they have changed around a lot of stuff to cater to students’ needs,” Barker said. He added that these services have to be tweaked in a particular time. “Once you sign a contract you have to make do within the contract and once you have achieved what was within the plan you can start renegotiating the contract and tweaking things,” Barker said. Privette said Transportation deserves credit, serving a small city of 33,000 students. Cathy Young, a research scholar in textiles, said she likes to take a bus but has to walk sometimes, and wishes there were more buses serving Avent Ferry Road and Centennial Campus. Balaji Soundararajan, a graduate student in marketing analysis who has been pushing forth this issue, said in a round table event he was told that earlier contracts for Wolfline were more restrictive and they have been relaxed a bit now. He pointed out that as a result of change since fall 2011 in the contract, Route 10 was introduced and Route 9 Greek Village was renamed to Gorman Street Local. There has never been a quantitative approach to the issue. “This agenda needs to be backed up by statistical data to prove that enough demand is there for Avent Ferry and Gorman Street and Centennial bus corridor,” Soundararajan said.
NCSU students pay only $5 for ARTS NC STATE performances
War and Peace: War Rugs from Afghanistan
Thursday, March 15 at 6pm • Gregg Museum of Art & Design In conjunction with the Gregg’s current exhibition, Textiles of Exile, Natalia Nekrassova of the Textile Museum of Canada presents a fascinating program about Afghan war rugs. FREE
Friday, March 16 at 8pm • Stewart Theatre Hot stuff from the frozen north! French Canadian folk meets gypsy swing and klezmer. Pre-show talk with William Lewis at 7pm.
Ladies in Red Spring Concert
Saturday, March 17 at 7:30pm • Stewart Theatre The annual spring concert by NC State’s premier women’s a cappella ensemble will include songs by Florence + the Machine, Foster the People, Lil' Wayne and more. Guest group: the UNC-G Spartones.
Shikhat: The Moroccan Wedding Singer
Sunday, March 18 at 4pm • Talley Ballroom A lecture/presentation by Dr. Alessandra Ciucci of Northeastern University. At weddings in the Moroccan Atlantic Plains, professional female singer-dancers, called shikhat, traditionally perform a genre of sung poetry called the ‘aita, considered to be the quintessential expression of the identity of the populations of the Atlantic Plains.
Ticket Central 919-515-1100 2nd floor, Talley Student Center ncsu.edu/arts
held in the Wake County jail, pending a hearing. He was officially charged with section 14.25-5 of the North Carolina statute on criminal law. According to the statute, “A person is guilty of a sexual offense in the second degree if the person engages in a sexual act with another person: (1) By force and against the will of the other person; or
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record to making the NCAA tournament this year? Brown: It’s a huge deal for me. We worked our tails off in the off-season to not finish in the bottom of the ACC. I know some of the guys were probably upset with me for keeping them in the gym for longer than they wanted to, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Obviously that paid off and we’re a family, so we’re all happy for each other. PoP: You guys could potentially play UNC if you make it to the Elite Eight. How much do you want to get to that point and knock off UNC? Brown: I would love it. Another shot against them would be amazing, and it was a great game against a great team. It would be amazing just to get to that point. The Elite Eight? Wow.
Scott Wood PoP: As a junior, this being your first time going to the tournament after being a vital part of this team for the last four years, how much relief do you feel right now knowing that you’re in?
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Some people come into the classes without ever having painted before, and come out inspired and ready to create more art. One woman took a class at Polka Dot Palette and then started to take art classes at N.C. State. “[She] never thought of [herself] as artistic and then [she] came in for one painting class and became hooked,” James said of the customer. When people leave his classes wanting to do more, James feels it’s a wonderful side effect for what he does and it’s very inspiring. Alice Scher, who has taken two classes at Polka Dot Palette, said she was surprised by the experience. “I thought I was a bad painter and I really couldn’t paint, but it turned out great and I had a lot of fun,” Scher said. James is a self-taught artist who has been doing art ever since he was little. He used to do mostly pencil art, portraits and sculpting, and never had a formal degree. His wife Amy
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the murder. “One of the major things that influenced her was that Young couldn ‘t produce the clothes he wore the night she died. Axline said if he were innocent he would have been handing this stuff to the police,” according to a CNN justice report. Morgan Pritchett, senior in nutrition, has kept up with the trial. “So many things like the pieces of circumstantial evidence aren ‘t just there out of the blue—they mean something,” Pritchett said. “It ‘s crazy to think someone who went to your school and had this perfect little family could commit such a brutal murder.” While Jason Young is currently in the beginning stages
(2) Who is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless, and the person performing the act knows or should reasonably know that the other person is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.” The statute continues to say that any person who commits the offense defined in this sec-
tion is automatically guilty of a Class C felony. This type of felony carries a penalty of up to $100,000, or imprisonment of up to 40 years, or both. In addition, Sykes’ charge of a misdemeanor sex act involved “free text” according to the police report. The specific nature of the text is unknown, but its classification as a sex misdemeanor assures a crude,
Wood: I’m excited, obviously. But I’m more happy for my roommate, C.J. Williams, Alex [Johnson] and Kendall Smith. I’m just happy that they get to experience this and that we can send them out on the right note.
Williams: You know, I really felt like we were running out of chances after not winning a lot of games over the last few seasons. But this year I knew we had the basketball talent and the players to get it done. And we’re finally there, at the place where we kept saying we wanted to be.
PoP: What does it say about the team that you guys have had such a huge turnaround from last year to this year? Wood: We always knew we had the talent. We just needed to work together and put our heads together and be as great as we knew we could be. And then bringing in coach Gottfried, he helped us gel that much better.
C.J. Williams PoP: What are you feeling right now? Williams: I’m just so happy. Just knowing where I’ve come from since my freshman year to now is just amazing. To know that I’m getting the chance to compete in the greatest show is just tremendous. Man, I wish I had a dictionary right now to find the words to describe how I feel. PoP: Did you ever think to yourself, “I might never make it to the big dance?’
Mark Gottfried Got t fried : I think our strength of schedule was the most important part of us getting in. Playing teams like Vanderbilt, Texas, Syracuse and Indiana early on with a new coaching staff I think helped this team. We threw a lot at them quickly and by February we were playing good basketball. People made a lot out of the fact that we lost those games early in the season, but we got through all of that and kept getting better. I think this team is playing really good basketball right now. PoP: With wins against Miami and Virginia and a close game against UNC, how confident are you that this team could make a late run? Gottfried: I think we’re just as confident as we can be. We’re still disappointed that we lost to UNC yesterday, we had a chance to, but I think our guys
sexual tone by definition. As of now, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said it was unable to provide details regarding Sykes’ charges. It did, however, say he would be making his first court appearance this week. N.C. State Campus Police declined comment.
know right now that they can play with anybody in the country. Now our responsibility is to correct some things and be a little bit better later on in games and then I think we really could beat anybody. PoP: How do you think this team matches up with San Diego State? Gottfried: I know Steve Fisher really well and he’s done a tremendous job with that program. You have to put the job that he’s done up there with anybody in the nation, quite honestly. They’re really, really good, they’re athletic and we’re going to have our hands full. PoP: What were you feeling when there was only one pick left on the board? Gottfried: Torture. Just torture. It was as gut-wrenching as anything I’ve ever been through. I had a good feeling, but when it got down to one spot left I was nervous for our guys. I was really happy to see our guys respond the way they did. It was pandemonium in there when our name popped up on the board and it should be. These guys have worked hard and they deserve to be in.
Classes are $30 for a twodoes the computer and business side of things; she runs the hour painting class and $25 for kids classes. The studio also has schedule and the books. “While Amy doesn’t teach private parties and is working classes, she has snuck in the on summer camps and trackback and done a painting with- out programs. “Bring your own wine or out me knowing and it really impressed me. She won’t do beer—no liquor—and we’ll teach you to do it in a class a painting from though,” start to finish in James said. a two to three James and hou r p e r io d . his wife both We wa l k you have day jobs through it step as well, and by step, even if while coming you think you into the stucan only do stick dio is work for figures. By the them, James end of the class says it’s also you leave with about having a finished proda good time. uct,” Page said. “When we While the stuhave a class Alice Scher, patron dio started as we truly form strictly mobile in a bond with our customers. I love to see fa- Virginia, since Artistic Abanmiliar faces coming back to the don moved to Raleigh it rarely gets requests for off-site parties. studio,” James said. “People get nervous about Artistic Abandon opened last July in Raleigh. Emily Page is getting paint on the floor or the owner and says the studio their walls,” Page said. Page, who has a degree in has everything from Monet’s to Van Gogh’s to original paint- visual arts, teaches most of the classes, although there are ings.
assistant instructors who help teach and run private parties. The studio has a “Heartfull Art” series once a month, which donates half of the proceeds from every event to a local charity. Artistic Abandon is having a fundraiser for the series on April 29 for a customer who needs a double lung transplant. The studio is selling extra paintings and half of the proceeds will go to the customer, while the other half will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Page said the studio is trying to raise as much money as possible. Artistic Abandon also has special events like musical chairs night, black light night, couples night and paint-yourown-pet portrait night.
Later that day the same user of his life-sentence, the latest controversy surrounding the posted a comment saying, “My trial is the possibility of jury hairdresser is friends with a woman on the jury. She was misconduct. Last Tuesday, Superior Court supposedly texting her telling Judge Donald Stephens or- her how the vote was going.” In his letdered a State ter to the SBI Bu reau of Director Greg Investigation McLeod, Ste(SBI) probe phens wrote, into the pos“Although this sibility of a social media juror comconversation municating is unsubstanwith an outtiated hearsay sider during and appears to deliberations. lack any credThe day ible factual bat he verdict Morgan Pritchett, sis, it suggests was reached senior in nutrition that there is a t he W R A L question about Facebook page contained a post that read: the deliberative process of the “My hairdresser is friends jury.” Though it could be nothing with a jury member on the JY trial. They are now deadlocked short of social media exaggeraat 9 Guilty 3 Not Guilty. It was tion, according to reports, Stephens is serious about an inves7 Not Guilty 5 Guilty!”
tigation if there ‘s any chance of the allegations being true. And in the case of jury misconduct, despite a guilty verdict, there is potential for the declaration of a mistrial. Young ‘s first trial ended as a mistrial after jurors were deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous decision. The juror misconduct allegation is currently being investigated. As for the outcome of the trial, senior in statistics, Tracey D ‘Angelo, sees the whole thing as a sad event. “It ‘s a tragedy no matter what the outcome is because that little girl has to grow up without either of her parents,” D ‘Angelo said. Other students saw it differently. “From what I’ve seen and heard about the trial, it looks like [Jason Young] is getting what he deserves,” Pritchett said.
“I thought I was a bad painter and I really couldn’t paint, but it turned out great and I had a lot of fun.”
“From what I’ve seen and heard about the trial, it looks like [Jason Young] is getting what he deserves.”
More online: Both studios periodically offer promotional deals like Living Social, Groupon, Twongo and more. Polka Dot Palette’s website is www.polkadotpalette.com. Artistic Abandon’s website is www.artisticabandon.com.
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A successful building year for the Pack W
N.C. State played in the ACC tournament against Boston College, moved past the second round against Virginia only to lose in the semi-finals to UNC.
N.C. State men’s basketball team has improved this season and will continue to do so.
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.
hile students were taking time off for spring break, the N.C. State’s men’s basketball team was playing their way through the ACC Tournament. With a controversial loss to UNC on Saturday, the Pack left the tournament ranking fourth in the ACC. While fans might be disappointed in the outcome of Saturday’s game and the overall results of the tournament, there are two things we all can agree to rejoice in: head coach Mark Gottfried has helped us improve from last year... and Carolina didn’t win the Championship. With last year’s loss to Maryland, the Pack left the tour-
nament in the first round, finishing No. 10 in the ACC. In 2010, they made it to the semi-finals of the tournament while only finishing No. 11 in the ACC. This recurring theme has plagued N.C. State men’s basketball for years. However, Gottfried has led the Pack into a successful building year. With a stellar three-win start to the season and winning our first ACC game against Maryland, N.C. State started off the season fairly well. Throughout the season, we’ve triumphed and suffered: ranging from breaking into the middle of
the ACC, after being ranked first—for about a week—in the ACC and being selected for the NCAA tournament. While we feel Saturday’s calls dictated the game’s final result, our performance as a whole this season has determined our ability to keep our own and our higher ranking in the ACC. We have improved. Looking at the performance against UNC on Saturday, N.C. State set the pace of the game. The real issue, which defined the outcome of Saturday’s game, was N.C. State’s fouls, which were not necessarily the
result of poor playing. This game demonstrates our ability to keep our own; we lost by a hair. A new coach and new players bring a challenge to any type of team; however, the Wolfpack has demonstrated its ability to overcome this issue. Moving forward, we can expect an even stronger team and more exciting wins—especially when Gottfried’s recruits come into their own. While we may not have moved past the semi-finals, it’s nice to note FSU beat UNC for the Championship—causing a very blue trail of jerseys and tears.
Saturday was a true Pack win
id anyone see N.C. State beat UNC in the ACC Tournament Saturday? I did, and as a State fan, graduate and current student, I am extremely proud of my team for beating the No. 4-ranked team in the country. Unfortunately for the fans of Joseph both teams, Betthauser the head-toGuest Columnist head match up people deserved to see did not take place and the Wolfpack had to walk away empty-handed despite its superior performance. Merely beating the Tarheels was, sadly, not enough to win the game. Now I am not here to say Carolina did not play a good game. To the contrary, they often played at the same top-ranked level characterizing their entire season, and the Wolfpack played right there with them. However, the times when State’s pressure began to cause the Tarheels to falter, the referees were always there to prevent them from falling too far. The ESPN announcers couldn’t understand the inconsistency, and State fans were left shocked by the absurd imbalance in officiating on both ends of the court. I couldn’t decide if coach Roy Williams’ nervous grinning toward the end of the game was because he knew for a fact his team did not deserve to move on to the last round. Under threat of financial penalty, coach Mark Gottfried couldn’t speak honestly about the injustices, but he didn’t have to say what everyone on both benches already knew. Wolfpack fans could spout conspiracy theories about the refs being in the pocket of UNC’s coffers, and we often
do, but that’s all talk. My personal belief is the officiating problem stems from nothing quite so scandalous, but is rather a result of the fact those managing the tournament simply want to manufacture a UNC-Duke match-up for the final game—which didn’t happen. It’s merely the byproduct of an intense, time-tested and high-revenue rivalry that unfortunately tilts the playing field against the traditional “supporting cast” teams like N.C. State. The Wolfpack was able to beat the Tarheels Saturday, but they could not beat the Tarheels plus the officials‚Äîthough they almost did. This letter is not meant as an exercise in finger pointing. The Wolfpack deserves to be commended for their effort Saturday and for how far they’ve come in building an extremely competitive team this season. Gottfried deserves to be commended as well for helping to raise N.C. State Basketball from supporting cast members in the ACC to a team that can keep both Duke and UNC on the ropes when they decide to. Our players need to know that, despite the numbers, they won today. What a great game! They are changing the landscape of the ACC, stepping beyond their traditional roles, and assuming the role of the champions they are. The Wolfpack Nation is here. Joseph Betthauser has a degree in film studies and is currently seeking one in electrical engineering.
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What do you wish you would have done over Spring Break? by Ryan perry
“I would probably go to Panama City or somewhere in Florida instead of Myrtle Beach.”
Brandon Bovia, freshman in art and design
Eric Reim freshman, First Year College
n Tuesday I found myself positioned on the Appalachian Trail, 5,500 feet up and on a bald with a panoramic view of the world, 100 miles in each direction. I can’t pinpoint the reason we shied away from the traditional MTV spring break. It probably has Josh Lucas something to do with us beDeputy Viewpoint Editor ing cheap and unorganized, as is standard. So, for whatever reason, instead of taking to a tropical paradise, we found ourselves in the freezing weather of Nantahala National Forest hiking south on the Appalachian Trail. Before we left, we watched a National Geographic video on the trail and came to find the AT wasn’t just reserved for the casual weekend hikers. For those of you who don’t know, and granted, this was me until a week ago, the AT spans a continuous 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine. And there are people, who will be referred to as Mainers, who begin hiking in late February at the trail’s start in Georgia and hike nonstop until late August to the trail’s end in Maine. To my surprise, we ran into a lot of Mainers. We were hiking south near Georgia at the time most Mainers were just a week in. I can’t stereotype the people I saw, all ages and types were making the journey. There were 60-year-old men hiking the trail for the second time, couples in their early thirties
hiking it for their first time and a group of two guys and a girl who took time off from college to hike it together. Even though we spent a good 10 minutes pondering the sleeping arrangements of the last group, with every encounter with a Mainer we left with a true respect for what they were doing. Six months and 2,000 miles is nothing short of a personal pilgrimage. I couldn’t contemplate how t hese Mainers could make it until, 5,500 feet up, we experienced Trail Magic. As we were standing atop the bald we saw three guys almost racing up the mountainside with their packs, which was a bit embarrassing as we had dropped our packs at the base because we thought the climb was too steep. When we asked them if they were going to Maine they told us they had already been last year and decided to take their spring break from Penn State to come down to the trail and help out the Mainers—they called it Trail Magic. Trail Magic isn’t one service in particular; it’s just anything that helps hikers get from point A to B. The Penn State guys were giving hikers beer and a warm fire at their camp, which after weeks on the trail, I assume is a pretty big deal. We heard some stories of Trail
Magic as simple as leaving a bag of brownies at a shelter. We even received our own Trail Magic in the form of a food delivery on the side of 64 so we didn’t starve our last night; however, we never thought we’d be in the position to give Trail Magic until our final night. Gr i l l i ng a rou nd t he campfire we ran into two hikers. One was going to Maine a nd t he other was assisting h i m f or the week. We invited them in, shared our drinks, ou r f i re and lewd stories. The next morning, as we were getting up, they were leaving, but before they left, they turned back and said “thanks for the Trail Magic,” and were on their way. Without knowing it we made someone’s struggle easier, we made an impact. Looking back, with each Mainer we met, with each conversation had, we were offering a bit of Trail Magic. When you recognize you can make an impact in someone’s life you take on a certain responsibility, but in the end it’s a refreshing responsibility. A simple moment with someone is all that’s needed sometimes to get them from point A to B.
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“I guess I would’ve gone down to Florida with a couple of friends. I had a chance to go, but I had to stay here and help out with my dad’s business.” Basel Abousedu freshman, biological sciences
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“I went to New York City for a mission trip and had a lot of fun. If I could’ve done something else instead, I probably would’ve chosen the same thing to do.” James East freshman, First Year College
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Howling Cow provides sweet treats for students Howling Cow takes an local-product centric approach. Eric Rizzo Senior Staff Writer
You can have it in the dining hall, you can have it in the library and you can even get it from the C-Store, but what you may not know is how Howling Cow produces the treat that some of us live off of. The dairy processing plant in Schaub Hall receives the cream from University farms, usually on Tuesday mornings. Gary Cartwright, director of the Dairy Enterprise System, supervises the process, and once the delivery comes in, he sends it straight from the truck into the pasteurization system. After the cream is pasteurized, it is then ready to go one of two ways, ice cream or milk. The milk route has four avenues—skim, low fat, whole or chocolate. Once the milk is made into those four categories, it is then packaged into cartons and put into crates to be stored at 36 degrees Fahrenheit, waiting for delivery. For ice cream, the plant processes the cream into different mixes. These mixes are made on Tuesdays, frozen on Tuesday nights, packaged on Wednesdays and ready for delivery by Friday. The ice cream is stored at minus 18 degrees to prevent any thawing and refreezing, and is served between 5 and 8 degrees. According to Cartwright, these mixes take time to perfect since the freezing process can produce adverse effects if the correct measures are not taken. “You can’t just throw fresh
strawberries into ice cream,” Cartwright said. The moisture from fresh strawberries would result in ice crystals forming in the carton, which would make the ice cream deteriorate at a faster rate. Instead, the Dairy Enterprise System must preserve the strawberries, taking the moisture out, and produce ice cream that has a much longer shelf life. Likewise, the peanut butter cups in the Wolf Tracks flavor are not what you would buy at the store. The Food Science Department designed these peanut butter cups to stay together at sub-zero temperatures. Using normal peanut butter cups would result in brittle chocolate and peanut butter when frozen. By taking these measures, Howling Cow is able to produce great tasting ice cream that lasts, however there are other ingredients in the ice cream that diversify the flavors. Cartwright believes using the freshest cream, milk and cane sugar also aid in producing the best products, and the proof is in the ice cream. The Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, which is responsible for making the milk and ice cream, manages the money involved in the production and sales. “Dairy is the life support system to the academic research [going on at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences],” Cartwright said. The University only provides the building for this department, everything else, including salaries for the Dairy Enter-
“Howling Cow plays into the University’s landgrant mission.”
prise workers, medical benefits and utilities, are paid by the sale of the ice cream and milk. In the past, this was not possible because the Umstead Act prohibited anything governmentfunded to compete with private companies. Howling Cow, however, does not receive state tax funding, and after the brand appealed, it’s now able to sell anywhere on campus and also at CarterFinley Stadium. The Creamery is the main outlet of Howling Cow, ordering an average of 90 gallons of ice cream two to three times per week. The other major outlet of Howling Cow ice cream is the State Fair, where the Food Science Club sells 4,500 gallons of ice cream in 11 days—nearly half of the total amount of ice cream Howling Cow produces each year. The department is working on constructing a new building, the first floor of which would be a Creamery where it would sell ice cream and milk to the public. In the future, however, this could be a full-scale creamery, providing dairy products like butter, yogurt and cream cheese, all fresh from the farm. In the near future, students can expect to see five new flavors of ice cream in prepackaged cartons. According to Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department interim head, Chris Daubert, Howling Cow plays into the University’s land-grant mission—University programs and research making local impacts. The extra revenue goes back to the department, making these novelties more than just a sweet treat.
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Public perception of the Toyota company and their products has not changed since the 2009 and 2010 recall, with no long term change in car sales.
Toyota’s image unmarred despite recalls The Japanese company’s reputation faced few longterm consequences since the 2009-10 recalls. Young Lee Deputy Features Editor
The last thing an auto company wants to do in a recession is issue a recall, but that’s exactly what Toyota was forced to do from 2009 to 2010, when certain Toyota and Lexus models had a defective piece of technology in the brakes. Robert Hammond, an economics professor, will publish a new research project on the recalls that followed the discovery of the brake defects, revealing an interesting aspect of American consumers. Although the Toyota and Lexus recalls were widely publicized and even played a part in the death of a California State Highway Patrolman, the recalls did not have a significant impact on the sales of Toyota and Lexus models in the secondary market. Hammond discovered the relationship between demand and recalls shortly after finishing another project about Chrysler. “The project on Toyota followed a project looking at Chrysler during the late 1970s,” Hammond said. “The Chrysler project was based around trying to find the effect on consumer demand of bailouts and once that project was completed, Toyota recalls were in the news and it seemed logical to apply the same methodology to the Toyota recalls incident, so I got involved with that project just as the recalls were beginning which was the fall of 2009.” Although the defective brake technology was not restricted to any one particular model,
Hammond found that in the end, consumers didn’t care about recalled models or a tainted brand. “It was easy to look at the data in two ways,” Hammond said. “One was to compare recalled Toyotas to unrecalled Toyotas. The other was to compare recalled Toyotas and unrecalled Toyotas together to other vehicles.” According to Hammond, the first considers if consumers dislike recalled vehicles. The second looks at whether consumers dislike vehicles that come from a company that has recall and safety problems. “You can look at it both ways and it turns out that you won’t find a [significant negative] effect no matter what way you look at it,” Hammond said. What allowed Toyota to be so successful despite all of the recalls? Hammond looked at a wave of Audi recalls in 1986 that shared many similarities with the latest Toyota recalls. In 1986, several Audi models were recalled due to brake problems. The effect of the defect was the same. The media was similarly harsh. Both Toyota and Audi’s responses were similar. However, Audi suffered a drastic decrease in demand. What was the difference? “You have Toyota in 2009 and 2010 that didn’t have a large effect [from recalls] and you have Audi in 1986 that did,” Hammond said. “There is suggestive evidence that the main difference, not conclusive evidence, but suggestive evidence that the main difference between the two companies was that Toyota was a much larger fraction of the U.S. market in 2009. The difference is that everybody knew what Toyota was and what they made. Very few people had an idea of what Audi was in 1986.”
According to Hammond, by the time Toyota had to face recalls, they had already built up a reputation strong enough to weather the negativity that would follow. “You can certainly argue that once companies reach a certain status in the industry, then safety problems are less damaging to them,” Hammond said. “That’s certainly an implication of the findings there’s probably evidence that some companies do [understand that they can afford to face safety problems]. There is a fat cat mentality.” Although this may be true, hopefully no company is explicitly making inferior products knowing they can weather the negative publicity. Hammond said he’s not worried. “I learned that there are a lot of recalls every year, every month, every day,” Hammond said. “Lots of models are recalled and the ones that make it into the media are just a fraction of the whole, so I would be less swayed by very highlypublicized recalls.” Jackie Tsai, a junior in psychology and Toyota owner, isn’t too worried either. “I think stuff like recalls happen; mistakes happen,” Tsai said. “My car is still functioning fine to me. Warranties and service are also important.” Hammond’s research on vehicle recalls may not be a common research topic among undergraduates, but according to him, the project caught his attention because of a previous methodology he used in the Chrysler research. Finding himself equipped with the experience from his last project, Hammond is confident to look at a contemporary problem from a refined perspective.
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Commemorating through origami One year after a tsunami and an earthquake devastated Japan, the country is still recovering. Story By Josephine Yurcaba | photos By Thomas Obarowski
unday marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan, triggering 10-meter-high waves that reached the U.S. west coast. The earthquake was the fifth-largest in history since 1900, according to the Scientific American. According to Japanese broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), ocean waves overcame 46 percent of the city’s land. Saturday, the Japanese National Police Agency confirmed the disasters resulted in 15,854 deaths, 9,677 injured and 3,155 people missing across 18 prefectures. Roughly 1.4 million people were without running water and 2.5 million households did not have heat and electricity, according to the Disaster Recovery Journal. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m., local time, and was the most powerful Japan has ever experienced since records began. The quake also caused 129,107 buildings to completely collapse, with a further 254,139 buildings halfcollapsed, and another 365,750 buildings partially damaged. The earthquake also triggered a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There were two hydrogen explosions, injuring 15 workers, with the blast of the second felt 40 kilometers away. More than 180,000 people were evacuated from the area surrounding the nuclear plant and as many as 160 people were possibly exposed to radiation. More than 350,000 in Fukushima were evacuated and lived in shelters. Relief effor t s were st a r ted by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Red Cross, Save the Children and the U.S. Department of Defense, to na me a few. Japan has been struggling to recover over the past year. According to NHK, unemployment in Ishinomaki’s prefecture of Miyagi hit 46,194, triple the unemployment count of the previous year. Students are struggling to return to school and very little rebuilding has begun. Many towns are still finalizing reconstruction plans to move residential areas to higher, safer ground. Bureaucratic delays in coordination between the central government and local officials have also slowed rebuilding efforts. According to BBC, memorial services were held all over the country, and a minute of silence was observed at the time the earthquake struck. The main memorial ceremony was held at Tokyo’s National Theatre, attended by Japan’s Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. In Tokyo, antinuclear demonstrators waving banners, beating drums and shouting slogans marched to the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Japan’s road to recovery: Japan’s government has received 128 offers of aid from foreign governments. Overall, 890 research and rescue specialists have supported the Japanese government in the response to last year’s events.
Step 1 - Start with a square sheet of paper. Fold it in half on all sides, lengthwise and diagonally.
Step 2 - Crease one of the diagonal folds in the opposite direction as the other folds, and invert the shape, bringing the top three corners of the model to the bottom corner.
Step 3 - Flatten the model and make sure all the folds are well creased. Make sure the opening is pointed towards you.
Step 4 - With the opening of the new model pointed towards you, fold the edges of the open flaps to the center crease of the model. Do this on all sides.
Step 5 - Fold the crease of top triangle to the top of the two flaps. Repeat on other side.
Step 6 - Fold flaps out and invert creases, pressing them inwards. Repeat on other side.
Step 7 - Fold the edge of the bottom flaps towards the middle crease that separates the flaps. These will form to become the head and tail.
Step 8 - Fold the now narrow flaps in a parallel conformation with the bottom edge of the model.
Step 9 - Carefully invert the neck and tail upwards. Fold and make an inversion in the neck, creating the head of the crane.
Step 10 - Now inflate the body of the crane, pulling on the wings of the crane and blowing into the base of the model.
The World Bank is investing $232 billion over five years to reconstruct the devastated cities. Source: UN Global News Forum
The history of the paper cranes: The popular interpretation of paper crane cultural significance comes from the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, based on a young girl with leukemia who wanted to achieve the miracle of her cure through folding 1000 origami cranes. Source: Eleanor Coerr
In December, the government declared the plant stable and decided that most the dangerous radiation had subsided, but many anti-nuclear power groups are protesting the presence of the pl a nt s i n Japan. Currently, 325,000 people are still in temporary housing, and much of the debris along t he c o a s t has been gathered into massive piles. Only 6 perc ent has been disposed of through incineration. At the National Theater memorial service, Japan’s prime minister promised the nation would be “reborn as an even better place.” After the earthquake last year, Student Government and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service organized Origami Wishes and made paper cranes in commemoration of the Japanese cause. Inspired by the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, the origami craft has become a contemporary sign for hope during times of adversity. Though Origami Wishes is no longer taking donations for the relief effort, the paper crane still stands as a symbol of remembrance.
“The 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m., local time, and was the most powerful Japan has ever experienced since records began.”
sion, guard Kendall Marshall hit a bank shot over Johnson with 10 seconds left in the game. After that play, Carolina guard Justin Watts stole a Wood pass, but it ended up in the hands of Johnson, giving State one last chance with 1.2 seconds left after the timeout. Senior guard C.J. Williams threw a half court inbound pass to Howell, but the foul wasn’t called on the shot attempt and the game ended with the score at 69-67. Sophomore forward C.J. Leslie put the team on his back throughout the tournament, averaging 17.3 points per game. Leslie was also named to the All-Tournament team. According to Leslie, Gottfried has played a large role in his development throughout the season. “Coach has done an amazing job with me in keeping me in the game and telling me I can do it and sticking with me through all the tough times I had,” Leslie said. The Wolfpack will continue play in the NCAA Tournament as an 11 seed versus the No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs of the Mountain West Conference on March 16 in Columbus, Oh.
one, score-wise, was a little bit more difficult, the guy I played was also more difficult.” Mudge felt he was under no pressure despite his unbeaten streak this season. “I think against a Duke team that’s really highly ranked, and they are coming into our house, which is always tough,” Mudge said. “I think I am going to be loose and just play like I usually do. I don’t think I am under pressure.” Junior Dave Thompson, who saw action for the first time in the season, won his singles and doubles matches. Thompson said it was hard to watch the team do so well without being able to play any part but was happy to get the win under his belt. “It’s been a while since I got onto the court. It’s been tough watching all the matches at home and seeing the team do so well and it’s frustrating because I think I can bring a lot to the team,” Thompson said. “This does a lot to my confidence coming into ACC season, starting next week to get a match under my belt.” Despite a lack of opportunities this season, the U.K. native felt it didn’t matter who played as long as the job got done and that he was always ready to step in. “We have got a strong team, a lot of guys trying a lot of different positions,” Thompson said. “I mean, coach knows what I can do to benefit the team and if he feels that’s what he wants on the court, I am there, and if
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day. “We realized we needed to do the best we could and together continued from page 8 as team we got it done on SaturYellow Jackets who, despite day and Sunday,” Jernigan said. Another player who excelled a late comeback, fell 8-5 to on Sunday was junior infielder leave the series tied at 1-1. With the series going Chris Diaz. Diaz had two RBIs, down to the third game, one run and led all batters with the Pack started strong, an average of .441. He however scoring two runs in the first refused to take all the credit for inning and similar to their the team’s success with the bat. “I feel good, you always got previous outing against the Yellow Jackets, held a solid to give credit to the guys that lead at 8-2 at end of the fifth are on base and put you into a situation,” Diaz said. “I was in inning. The Pack, led by freshman a lot of good situations and it pitcher Logan Jernigan, was a good thing that I could then restricted Tech to just pull through.” Diaz felt it was challenging one run in the next four infor the team nings, even as t o b ou n c e State’s batters back after a failed to imhe av y lo s s prove upon on Friday but their tally, to w a s proud lead the Pack of t he way to their first the team reseries win in sponded. conference “It is always play this seahard, t he son. middle game Jernigan is always the had 9 strikemost imporouts during Chris Diaz, junior infielder tant game, so t he game. coming out He felt it was a good experience for him strong after losing that first that would prove to be fruit- game was crucial,” Diaz said. “We came out and played reful in the long run. “I felt good about our ally well on Saturday, that was performance today and big of us.” The team was fully set on through the series,” Jernigan said. “I hit a bump in achieving a victory and would the road in the third, but settle for nothing less, assured overall I was pleased. I think Diaz. “I am just trying to win the trouble I had that inning will be good in the long run, games,” Diaz said. “I am just though. It’s a good experi- trying to help the team out in anyway I can to win games. ence to have behind me. “Winning games was the “I learned a lot trying to fight and come back from number one goal to start off this year.” that.” The Pack next plays away at Jernigan felt it required the best out of the team to Elon on Tuesday at 6 p.m and complete the turnaround hosts a series against Wake Forfollowing their loss on Fri- est this weekend.
“I feel good, you always got to give credit to the guys that are on base and put you into a situation.”
Returning the ball, sophomore Sean Weber leaps in the air. Weber and his partner, Julian Sullivan, won their doubles match, 8-4, against Binghamton in the Wolfpack's win Saturday, Mar. 10.
not, I know there are a bunch of guys who can step up and that’s definitely a good thing.” Redshirt senior Julian Sullivan placed first in the order of finish following his 6-0, 6-0 win over Campbell’s Josep Baro. Sullivan expressed satisfaction at his performance. “It’s my first 6-0, 6-0 win in college and the first one in a while and I am proud of myself that I kept my focus like that for that long,” Sullivan said. “I was trying to make a statement to this team. We had a tough
match earlier today and I just wanted to show this match that we’re a good team. “I had to make that statement.” The Pack takes on Duke at home on March 16 at 4 p.m.
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Men’s basketball and track place players on First-Team honors Sophomore forward C.J. Leslie and redshirt junior Ryan Hill both gained recognition for their performances over the spring break. Leslie was named to the First-Team All-ACC Tournament for his performances in the 2012 ACC Tournament while Hill was recognized for his accomplishments at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, earning FirstTeam All-America honors. Hill finished fifth in the 3,000 meter race on the national level after winning the ACC Championships for the same distance and posting a record-breaking 7:43.08 time earlier in the season. Leslie averaged 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while shooting 69.7 percent from the field. He scored 22 points against the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament semifinals after posting two consecutive doubledoubles against BC and UVA in the previous two rounds. Source: N.C. State Athletics
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Tuesday Baseball at Elon Elon, 6 p.m. Thursday Swimming & Diving at Women’s NCAA Championships Auburn, Ala., All Day Wrestling at NCAA Championships St. Louis, Mo., All Day Women’s Tennis vs. William & Mary Raleigh, 4 p.m. Friday Men’s Golf at Schenkel Invitational Statesboro, Ga., All Day Men’s Basketball vs. San Diego State Columbus, Ohio, TBD Swimming & Diving at Women’s NCAA Championships Auburn, Ala., All Day Track at UNC Charlotte Charlotte, All Day Wrestling at NCAA Championships St. Louis, Mo., All Day Softball vs. UMKC, Kentucky Lexington, Ky., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Duke Raleigh, 4 p.m. Gymnastics at William & Mary Williamsburg, Va., 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday Baseball vs. Wake Forest Raleigh, 6:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Men’s Golf at Schenkel Invitational Statesboro, Ga., All Day Softball at University of Kentucky Tournament Lexington, Ky., All Day Saturday Swimming & Diving at Women’s NCAA Championships Auburn, Ala., All Day Track at UNC Charlotte Charlotte, All Day Wrestling at NCAA Championships St. Louis, Mo., All Day Softball vs. UAB Lexington, Ky., 11 a.m. Women’s Tennis at Duke Durham, 12 p.m.
Pack goes 2-1 in ACC Tournament N.C. State goes on a four-game winning streak before falling to Carolina in the semifinal. Story By Jeniece Jamison
oing into a tournament t hat wou ld likely decide its postseason fate, State battled to pick up two wins, over Boston College and Virginia, before falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the semifinals. “I a m t remendously proud of my team,” head coach Mark Gottfried said. “I just think they have improved from the beginning of the year. We’re getting better. I think we’re still improving.” In its f irst match up against the BC Eagles, the Pack picked up a dominant 78-57 win, including 22 points from junior forward Scott Wood. Wood scored State’s first 12 points in the game and went 5-9 from beyond the arch. The Eagles were able to bring the game within 8 points with 15 minutes left in the second half, but a steal and thunderous dunk from sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown sparked a Wolfpack run to widen the gap and close out the game. “I saw that the point guard had turned his head and looked at his coach,” Brown said. “I guess he forgot I was right there. I tried to pressure him as far as I could. He left the ball behind him. I reached over and grabbed the ball.” With that win, the Pack got a second chance at a Virginia team that beat it by 1 point on Jan. 28. “The last game was a tough loss for us, but I think we’re going to come in here with a different attitude and play our hearts out,” Brown said before the game. The second matchup against the Cavaliers proved to be a closer contest that came down to the final seconds.
Sophomore forward C.J. Leslie runs around a Virginia defender during the game against UVA in the quarterfinal round of the ACC tournament in Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga. Friday, March 3. The Wolfpack defeated the Cavaliers, 67-64, earning a trip to the semifinals.
“Coach has done an amazing job with me in keeping me in the game and telling me I can do it and sticking with me through all the tough times I had.” C.J. Leslie, sophomore forward
In the waning moments of the contest, Virginia forward Joe Harris missed a 3-point attempt and fouled Brown. Brown went to the line and drained both free throws to put the Pack up by 5 with seven seconds left in the game. A layup from UVA guard Sammy Zeglinski cut the deficit to two, but the Cavs weren’t able to get another shot off and left the final score at 67-64. The Pack closed out the tournament with a heart-breaking, 2-point loss to in-state rival North Carolina. After holding the lead throughout the first half and going into the second, Leslie fouled out of the game
with more than eight minutes left on the clock. Sophomore forward C.J. Leslie scored 22 points and brought down 7 rebounds during his shortened contest. Junior forwards Richard Howell and DeShawn Painter also picked up four fouls by the second half. Despite being in foul trouble for much of the second half, State kept the game close. Tied at 67 all with 51 seconds left, graduate student Alex Johnson committed a gut-wrenching turnover off of a fumbled exchange with Brown. On the next Carolina posses-
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Coach Mark Gottfried reacts to a foul call late in the second half of the ACC Tournament semifinal against University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Saturday, March 11. The Wolfpack lost 69-67, after failing to score on an inbound pass with 1.2 seconds left.
Wolfpack sweeps double-header N.C. State dispatches its opponents, 4-3 and 6-1, heading into the conference opener against Duke. Rishav Dey Deputy Sports Editor
In what proved to be another successful day for Wolfpack tennis, the men’s team came out on top against both its opponents to finish up their non-conference play before starting with ACC opposition in the coming week. Starting out the day against Binghampton, the Pack won its 13th doubles point of the season in 15 encounters. However it wasn’t mean to be that easy for the Pack, with sophomore Sean Weber getting trounced in straight sets and the trip of freshman Beck Bond, redshirt sophomore Matt Thompson and junior Rafael Paez all getting stretched to three sets with only Paez able to hold out for the win. Freshman Robbie Mudge won his 13th consecutive game of the season to re-
main undefeated as the Pack split the singles to win the tie by a score of 4-3. In a matter of a few hours, the Pack returned to the court to take on Campbell. Playing for the first time at night on the newly constructed Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium, the Pack again raced off to a strong start following its 14th double point of the season. State dominated the singles, winning five of the six matches, all of them in straight sets, with the exception of sophomore Ivan Sanchez Gomez, who won his game by forfeit after his opponent retired injured. Gomez was leading 6-2, 3-2 at that moment. Mudge won 7-5, 6-2 against Campbell’s David Clavera to remain undefeated for the season. He was also the only singles player who played against both of Pack’s opponents. “I think [coach Jon Choboy] just trusts our fitness levels, he knows if he has to do that, I will be fine with that,” Mudge said. “I was fresh in the second match and it was not a big deal even though the second
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Reaching for the bar, senior Jackie Yanchocik attempts a flip while on bars. The Wolfpack won their match against William & Mary with a score of 195.500 Friday, March 9.
Jernigan stars as baseball completes turnaround N.C. State bounces back from a loss to win consecutive conference games. Rishav Dey Deputy Sports Editor
The baseball team completed a remarkable turnaround as they beat No. 10
Georgia Tech, 8-3, in the third game to win the three-match series, 2-1. Playing at Doak Field, the Pack (11-3, 2-1 ACC) didn’t have the best of starts, losing 6-14 to the Yellow Jackets (11-5, 1-2 ACC). Senior Ryan Matthews was one of the few standout players for the Pack as he recorded two RBIs and one home run; however, Tech’s 11
runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings ensured his heroics would count for naught. State was looking to start Saturday on top and it did exactly that. Riding on four RBIs by Chris Diaz, the Pack led by as many as 7 runs after five innings. The lead proved to be a bridge too far to gap for the
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