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Manufacturing provides homegrown opportunities Liz Moomey Staff Writer

In today’s technologically based society, manufacturing has evolved from the small town textile mills and factories of yesteryear, and has instead moved toward an engineering and technically based discipline. As demonstrated by the focus of the Institute of Emergent Issues forum last month on manufacturing, as well as the forum being hosted next Monday, Universities are taking more interest, and are playing larger roles in the economic success of not only North Carolina, but the United States as a whole. This is ev ident right here at N.C. State, where studentfor med companies such as Open Hardware Ma kerspace, Wolfpack Motorsports and NCSU EcoCar2 are attempting to make an impact. Open Hardware Makerspace provides the tools and expertise to make manufacturing on campus more accessible. Started in August 2011, Open Hardware Makerspace has offered training from professionals in an on-campus workshop students can use to build their designs. “We are trying to provide access to equipment for fabrication and for experimentation,” John Turner, former president of Open Hardware Makerspace and senior in mechanical engineering, said. “And having hands-on experience building things makes you a better designer.” In only a year and a half, Open Hardware Makerspace has acquired $10,000 worth of equipment. It focuses on additive manufacturing, a form of sustainable manufacturing

in which fewer materials are used, such as 3D printing. “[Manufacturing] is no longer a brute force, a lot of it is high tech and high skill now,” Turner said. Turner also said that with this shift in manufacturing, he thinks the organization will eventually bridge between the arts and manufacturing. EcoCar2, another manufacturing organization on campus, works to transform a standard car into a hybrid. The team at EcoCar2 studies not only the theory behind hybrid cars but also the processes used by veh icle companies such as Chevy and Ford. “Big car makers are working on these types of cars,” Evan Connell, a senior in mechanical engineering, said. Connell joined Ecocar2 as a part of his independent study and senior design. Currently, the team is designing brackets, the connecting pieces from the old car to the new hybrid, for a custom fit. The team, besides making a more environmentally friendly car, is graded on consumer satisfaction with their final product. “This is exactly what GM or Ford would be doing,” Ryan Springer, a senior in mechanical engineering and control team member, said. He believes that the importance of communication and business is an increasingly important factor in success in the manufacturing world. These student run organizations are pushing the technological envelope and making manufacturing not about the manual work, but about the thought put into each design.

“Universities are taking more interest, and are playing larger roles in the economic success of not only North Carolina...””

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Marshall Brain, who earned his graduate degree in computer science at N.C. State, founded HowStuffWorks and will speak at an event on Monday called ManufacturingWorks@NCState.

Brain boils down science and success Mark Herring Editor-in-Chief

Marshall Brain, the founder of HowStuffWorks.com, might be a computer programmer by training, but has become a recognizable author and public speaker, especially here in the triangle. While he was studying at N.C. State as a graduate student, Brain wrote a manual on the essentials of the Motif Programming software, and coupled with his software consulting business, Brain became a millionaire after selling his business. Brain said his goal in life was never to get rich, but to help others understand things better. In some cases, it was business software programming, but in the case of HowStuff Works, it was a battery or a how nuclear reactors work. His brand HowStuff Works started as a weekend hobby, and he would “go from one guy writing at his kitchen table on weekends to a huge enterprise.” Since he started HowStuff Works in 1998 as a small website for people who read Popular Mechanics or

National Geographic, the site has become a recognized brand with a line of books and even evolved into a Discovery Channel show. “The audience grew organically like that — the company went through many gyrations with 125 employees,” Brain said. “In 2007, it was sold to Discovery for $250 million.” Brain, who continues to do consulting work, is a public speaker and an unofficial spokesman for STEM education, science communication and manufacturing. Monday, March 25, Brain will speak at the student forum ManufacturingWorks @ NCState, an event presented by the Institute for Emerging Issues and Technician. “When I was working on my masters, I taught as a graduate assistant,” Brain said. “I really loved teaching. HowStuffWorks is essentially a type of teaching. It’s a way to help people understand stuff. The other part is I love to write. I’m always writing something. I’ve always just enjoyed taking stuff apart. HowStuffWorks is the convergence of those three rivers.” Brain’s speech in Monday’s forum will emphasize the importance of

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manufacturing and how engineers — who he called “unsung” and “behind the scenes heroes” — can bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. “Engineering tends to be underrepresented. Engineers are kind of invisible. But STEM is penetrating the education system at all levels.” Brain currently teaches a class on entrepreneurship at the University, and he said the employment and enterprising opportunities in manufacturing appeal to students. “There are so many jobs, and manufacturing is a huge economic driver. Factories are just cool — they are some of the most interesting systems that human beings have created — and if students are interested in the future of the technology and society, they can make a huge difference. We’re in a time of fantastic opportunity, with starting jobs at $60,000 to $80,000 a year. Though we’re in an engineering shortage in the U.S., there is a silver lining to everything, I guess.” Brain’s fascination with factories came into full bloom when he partnered with National Geographic to

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Jessica Hatcher Staff Writer

Once every year, 2,000 volunteers gather in the City of Raleigh and work on improving the livelihoods of the surrounding community members. For the 16 time, Service Raleigh will be celebrated as a day of service in which N.C. State students, along with other members of the community, will volunteer in a variety of different settings on Saturday. Shelters, elementary schools, parks and museums like the Museum of Natural Sciences, will receive some much-needed help on Saturday, said Nancy Thai, a senior in biological sciences and general co-chair for Service Raleigh. According to Justin Hills, a junior in biological sciences and co-chair for the public relations committee, “Volunteers will also be working at food shuttles, delivering food, and at the Cameron Village Regional Library, doing things like alphabetizing books. That’s what’s so beautiful about Service Raleigh; it’s a large collection of projects that benefit sectors all over Raleigh.” In exchange for their service, vol-

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Greg Woo, sophomore in Biochemistry, helps revamp the special needs ministry room at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ on Saturday March 25, 2012.

unteers will be given breakfast, a tshirt and the satisfaction received from helping others, Thai said. Volunteers are placed into groups and assigned to a certain area to work for the day. “We try our best to

match people with sites where they can work. For example, if someone notes that they have allergies or cannot complete strenuous labor, we will not place them at a gardening site,” Thai said. Volunteers are

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not able to pick where they will serve, but they can form a group and choose who they want to work with.

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12:15 P.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Fraternity Court Student reported several vehicles in lot had been struck with egg. No permanent damaged. 2:17 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Mann Hall FP responded to alarm caused by construction in the area. 3:44 P.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Carmichael Gym FP responded to student in need of medical assistance. Transport was refused. 6:49 P.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill LIbrary Non-student reported unattended cell phone stolen. 7:44 P.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Avent Ferry Complex Officer responded to student in distress, on-call counselor was notified and student was issued a welfare referral. 7:52 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Method Road Soccer Lot Officers located vehicle with

VITA TAX INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE Nelson Hall labs, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WOMEN’S CHOIR FESTIVAL Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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male Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) sends out a high-pitched song near the West Dunn building Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 2013. Males of this species are known to have several dozen different call variations, whereas females do not make calls.

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Service Raleigh was created in 1998 by Student Government and Park Scholars and is organized by N.C. State students and their partners. “I personally think that Service Raleigh is a fantastic service opportunity because it benefits the city in a lot of ways. It has a much larger impact as

compared to just one project,” Hills said. Thai has worked with Service Raleigh since she was a freshman, and has enjoyed watching the event grow each year. “Hopefully Service Raleigh can become bigger and more N.C. State students can be inspired,” said Thai. Thai said she has worked with Service Raleigh for so long because she likes what Service Raleigh can do not only for the community, but

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also for the students. “I just love Service Raleigh; it is a really easy way for people who have not done much volunteering to get involved at the university and Raleigh community.” Thai views Service Raleigh as a low commitment opportunity that can serve as a gateway for a lifetime of volunteering. “We hope this one day of service will excite them and motivate them to keep serving the community.”

Even though Service Raleigh is only one day a year, coordinators can help volunteers get in contact with organizations so that they can continue to serve the community throughout the year. Although all of the volunteer positions for this year’s event have been filled, Hills encourages students who did not register to tag along anyway if they want to help out.

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Women’s Choir Festival

Sat, March 23, 3pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh Over 250 women’s voices, combining singers from NC State, UNC, ECU, Meredith College, Roanoke College, and Virginia Tech. Free for NC State students. Sat, March 23, 7pm, Jones Auditorium at Meredith College The Ladies produce a unique, ear-dazzling sound, singing genres from pop, hip-hop and jazz to indie and alternative!

Panoramic Dance

Sat, March 23, 8pm, Titmus Theatre Dance works by guest artists and students, including Stages by New York dancer and choreographer Rhea Patterson, who is currently performing in Wicked on Broadway. $5 NCSU students

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PANORAMIC DANCE PROJECT SPRING CONCERT Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MOVIE: LES MISERABLES Witherspoon Student Cinema, 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday MOVIE: LES MISERABLES Witherspoon Student Cinema, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MOVIE: LES MISERABLES Witherspoon Student Cinema, 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday WHAT’S NEW IN MOODLE 2 D.H. Hill Library, 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. A/V GEEKS PRESENT “THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN” D.H. Hill Library, 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. FIDELITY INVESTMENTS SPEAKERS SERIES PRESENTS JORGE CHAM 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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2010 Charlie Rose American television talk show host and jouranlist

2011 James Rogers CEO of Duke Energy

2012 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers Quarterback and N.C. State alum

Commencement speakers talk for free Sara Awad Staff Writer

N.C. State students can rest at ease knowing that our commencement speakers address graduates without the allure of thousands of dollars. Universities will often pay anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 for a commencement speaker, said president of AEI Speakers Bureau Mark Castell in a New York Times article. In 2011, Rutgers University paid Nobel Prize author Toni Morrison $30,000 to speak at commencement, according to the article. This combined with the payment of $25,000 for Kean University’s commencement speaker, John Legend, caused New Jersey officials to consider a bill to ban monetary remuneration for commencement

speakers, according to the Huffington Post. On the contrary, Enrollment Management and Services vice provost and University registrar Louis Hunt said it is not in the University’s practice to pay for commencement speakers, aside from travel expenses. The lack of monetary compensation does change who the University can get to speak at graduation to some extent, Hunt said, but he sees no reason to change the policy. “I honestly think we get pretty good speakers. I’m always intrigued by who’s going to speak where, but year after year I’m impressed by the people who stand up and give our commencement speeches.” Hunt said he has heard of some paid, big-name speakers

not living up to their reputation. “Even if you go out and pay somebody a lot of money you never know who will be the good speakers unless you’ve seen them speak before.” As for why the University does not pay for its speakers, Hunt said it is directly related to money allocation. “It’s a question of ‘is this a good use of limited resources?’ [Other universities] do what is good for them. We have so many fine people who come to speak without remuneration.” This is evidenced by the quality of the speakers’ addresses to the audience, according to Hunt. There also seems to be shame associated with the payment of commencement speakers, as universities tend not to publicize the transac-

tion. “Schools don’t like to faculty comprise the committalk about it, since there are tee, and are able to nominate people who object and have speakers as well. However, a perception that it should the chancellor makes the ulbe pro bono,” stated Presi- timate decision. dent of Speakers Platform Past speakers at the cerin San Franemony i ncisco, Micluded inchael Frick ternational according dignitaries to the New and famous York Times. athletes, The combut accordmencement ing to Hunt, committee t he spea ktypically seers w ith a Louis Hunt lects speakconnection University registrar ers from to the Unithe pool of versity usuN.C. State alumni or those ally gave the best speeches. receiving honorary degrees For example, Hunt said he to acknowledge a lifetime could recall the speech Nobel achievement, Hunt said. Prize laureate and N.C. State Selection also comes down alumnus Rajendra Pachauri to availability of potential because during the speech, he speakers. Both students and pointed out one of his former

“I honestly think we get pretty good speakers. I’m always intrigued...”

N.C. State professors, and said he would not have won the Nobel Prize without the professor’s help. Emmy and Peabody Award Winning Television Host Phil Donahue also made commencement memorable by giving a speech that caused some attendees to exit the room. Ultimately, “It’s not really about entertainment,” Hunt said. “It’s an academic celebration.” Each year, approximately five to 17 students audition to give a speech as well. This worked in the University’s favor in the Fall 2009 commencement, when the scheduled commencement speaker fell ill and could not make it to the ceremony.

Event addresses human trafficking human trafficking. The panel included Patricia Witt, Chair Staff Writer of STOP Human Trafficking Committee, Christine Shaw Event raises awareness Director of Social Minisabout human trafficking tries at the Salvation Army, An event put on by Park Abbi Tenasulia, founder and Scholars educated students director of Fostering Hope about the horrors of hu- Ministries, and Traci Rowe man trafficking. The event the executive director of Colfeatured a lation Against screening Human Trafof the docficking. 
 
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The proan organizer chemical engineering gram also s t at e d t h at featured Tfact that this shirts which students who at- occurs “right under our tended wrote the facts which noses,” motivated her to adthey found to be most com- dress this issue. 

The facts of pelling about the film on. the matter reiterate this point The shirts will be displayed well. North Carolina ranks on the Wolf Plaza near the number eight in states where Tri-Towers from 9 a.m. to 4 human trafficking is likely to p.m. in order to raise aware- occur in the United States. ness. How much we take notice of The panel was comprised of the problem is not indicative four members, each of which of its scale. 

According to the had both personal experience panelists it is difficult to get and expertise in the study of concrete data on exactly the

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Mike Wiley, a one-man playwright performed at Titmus Theatre Wednesday evening. Wiley’s performance concluded a three day conference presented by the Department of History.

One-man play explores race issues Ravi Chittilla Deputy News Editor

Titmus Theatre played host to “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till,” a one-man play put on by Mike Wiley productions, Wednesday night. The play was the conclusion to a three day conference, “W hen Innocence Constitutes the Crime: Race, Memory and Identity in the South,” which brought together scholars versed in the topics of slavery and Jim Crow Laws. The conference placed special emphasis on the case of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy who was murdered in 1955. The case is often considered by historians to be a pivotal event motivating the Civil Rights Movement. Wiley’s works span the stories of fugitive slaves, sports figures and freedom fighters, the triumph of the common man and more. His works are primarily one-man shows, and in this particular work Wiley portrayed dozens of characters — old and young, men and women, African American and white —over the course of the night.

Throughout the play, Wiley transitioned from character to character, easing between the roles of Emmett Till, his alleged killers Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Miliam, as well as casting the women’s roles of Carolyn Bryant, and most importantly, Till’s mother, Mamie Till. The simplicity of Wiley’s performance was a sight in itself, as the only props he brought onto stage were a simple wooden chair and a straw hat. Other then these props, Wiley used expressions, hand movements, and his voice to convene the dialogue of the play to the audience. After the play, Wiley engaged in a question and answer session with the audience, responding to questions on what his mission as a one-man playwright was, and how he hoped to use his work to address race and racial discrimination in America. “If Joe Schmo comes in here and watches a performance, and doesn’t see himself or herself on stage there’s no truth there,” Wiley said. “They can’t change their life, they can’t change their

friend’s life. That’s not fair. What’s fair is to play them with as much truth as possible.” Micah Khater, a sophomore in French and History, was the coordinator of the conference and felt the performance by Wiley addressed a critical point in time in American history. “This play marries scholarship with public outreach and public history, and that’s what I really wanted this conference to be,” Khater said. “This is not just another academic conference where we sit down and talk about these papers. It is about reaching different demographics across campus, and people see how interdisciplinary society really is.” “There are three truths, your truth, my truth, and the truth,” Wiley said, as he explained to the audience that although he does intend to use his acting to teach the audience something about race, the education is not complete until citizens go out and act on behalf of race equality and fight against discrimination.

“Sex and labor trafficking can and does happen to all kinds of people, people of all ages and economic statuses.”

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host a show called “Factory Floor with Marshall Brain.” He visited more than 40 factories across the nation and produced a program that aired for one season. “North Carolina is bringing back so many manufacturing jobs, and the amount of automation is bringing manufacturing back,” Brain said. “They’ve made the hu-

man cost of a product so low, that we have to reconsider if it’s even necessary to go overseas.” Brain’s talk will address ma ny topics, including making science simple and entertaining. Brain will also address the economic benefits of a resurgence in the hightech industry and why STEM at all levels of education is important. “We live in a super tech-

extent to which this problem takes place. 

According to Rowe, law enforcement officers are in an ongoing effort to deal with this problem. Also important to her was the universal nature of the problem. “Sex and labor trafficking can and does happen to all kinds of people, people of all ages and economic statuses” said Avi. “Everyone has heard about it, but I never internalized it until I heard specific stories”. 

The event was organized by students working on the behalf of Project FIGHT, the Salvation Army’s program aimed at combating human trafficking. The team of sophomores who organized the event are Avi Aggarwal who studies chemical engineering, Anna Pascha who studies biological sciences, Catierine McEntee who studies renewable energy, and Maggie Miller who studies psychology. The film exposed the 32 billion dollar industry which has become an issue of epidemic proportions and shed light on implications of the issue at home and abroad. 

According to the film the main purposes of human trafficking are to utilize slaves as prostitutes, agricultural or factory workers, and even soldiers in African militias. 

 


nological society now. For example, if gasoline were to get cut off, we would all starve to death…we’d have no transportation. We live in a technological society where there are these important things happening and if they didn’t work, we’d die. What I’m trying to do is show that science isn’t mysterious — if you make it accessible.”


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eligion is a powerful tool — it has inspired good in many of us and has been used to justify horrific actions. Degrees of affiliation range from the staunchest atheist to the most unwavering fundamentalists, with most people somewhere between the two. Regardless of one’s own affiliation – or lack thereof – few people, if any, can say they’ve never encountered religion. Our columnists told stories about going from theism to atheism and from atheism to theism. It is because of religion’s profound impact on society that Viewpoint’s columnists took the week to reflect on their own religious and irreligious experiences. Furthermore, we wished to examine the college-

YOUR } { INWORDS How do you think N.C. State will fare in the NCAA tournament? BY CAIDE WOOTEN

“Good. I love my school. Of course I'm going to say good — I'm not going to speak horrible about them.” Ariana Parker sophomore, sociology

“ I think we'll get really far in the tournament. We've got a great team right now with good players who work well together.” Damian Smith, freshman, criminology.

“I hope that they'll do really well, but I'm worried because they've been so back and forth with how they play. “ Kristie Martin junior, fashion and textile management

“ I think they'll definitely make it through the first round, but I think they're going to have trouble with Indiana.” Jason Kindle junior, environmental engineering.

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s

aged Millennieral religious texts editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the als’ (18-24 year condemn homoresponsibility of the editor-in-chief. olds) attitudes sexuality and — toward religion. when interpreted A commonalInstitute (PRRI) and Georgetown’s by someone literity most of the columnists share is Berkley Center for Religion, Peace ally — inform bigotry. But when it having been introduced to religion and World Affairs shows that only comes to tolerance and acceptance at a young age by their parents — 11 percent of Millennials say they of things like homosexuality, survey such is the case with many college- were unaffiliated with religion as data, news and the way we vote show aged people. But seven of the 10 will children, and 25 percent of Millen- that Millennials do it best. admit to you that they’re not deeply nials say they are unaffiliated now. Religious unaffiliation does not religious, if at all. This is in addition to decreased re- necessarily predicate immorality. Though we don’t claim our col- ligious involvement such as going to We just have different views about umnists constitute a valid, scientific church, mosque, temple, etc. morality than previous generations. sample population (by any means), Why the shift? It’s worth noting that a majority our stories are somewhat represenAre we heathens? Perhaps some of of Millennials surveyed also said tative of data shown in national us, but another PRRI survey found religion offers good moral lessons. polls. that a strong majority of MillenniThe world is more interconnected Data from a survey conducted als think religious groups are too than ever, and it shows no sign of by the Public Religion Research judgmental and hypocritical. Sev- going back, so we might as well em-

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hen I’m asked what Judaism means to me, the best I can say is that it’s as much a part of me as breathing. But it hasn’t always been this way. I was raised in a Jewish home and went to Hebrew school my Darren entire life, Lipman but af ter Staff Writer my Bar Mitzvah (a coming-of-age ceremony for young men at 13), I felt Judaism could no longer provide the fulfillment I needed. I explored other faiths and especially found myself drawn to the inclusive and nature-centric beliefs of Neo-Paganism. This began to change when my parents made me volunteer at the same religious school I’d gone to as a child, and over the course of my first year there I began to learn about dimensions of Judaism I ’ d ne ve r seen before. Soon I discovered the spirituality I had left in s e a rc h of had been there all along. As I grew closer to Judaism, I also began the process of coming out to myself, and when I could deny neither side of my identity any longer, I was challenged to reconcile two seemingly opposing ideas. For months I wrestled with myself, reading various Jewish texts about “halakha” (Jewish law) and homosexuality. I learned more about Jewish history and the Torah than I’d imagined possible when this journey began, and when I finally felt whole again, I found myself only more deeply tied to my faith — not in spite of, but because of my being gay. Since then, being Jewish has been an important part of my identity, but being Jewish is more than just a religion. In its broadest sense, Judaism is as much cultural as it is religious, and simply being Jewish connects me to

people across campus and even around the world. In its strictest sense, Judaism is my spiritual life-support. One of the greatest impacts Judaism has had on me is my reverence for learning. Judaism encourages living in a state of constant becoming, and studying the Torah is revered as a way of growing closer to God. Jewish culture encourages asking “Why?” and this instilled in me a sense of curiosity that has shaped every stage of my life. I believe the world is a reflection of God’s perfection, and seeking to understand the world helps me to understand God. One of the most spiritual moments I ever had was in my high school physics course when I learned ten equal sources of sound doubles its loudness — ten being the minimum number of Jewish adults required to pray together. T h e r e a s on behind t he importance of ten adults is d isputed, but the correlation I saw between science and faith only deepened its significance for me. Judaism is also a key factor in my passion for environmental issues and fighting for equality and human rights. This is best explained through two concepts: The first is “b’tzelem Elohim,” the idea that we’re all created in the image of God and therefore obligated to treat everyone with the same respect we would give to God. The second is “tikkun olam,” or repairing the world, which says it’s our responsibility to safeguard and protect all of God’s creations. Together, these ideals have helped me devote myself to leadership and service, especially in regards to sustainability and the GLBT community. At the end of the day, it’s hard to separate my Jewishness from the rest of my identity: it influences the things I say, the causes I champion, the food I eat, how I treat others and spend my time on campus. Being Jewish really is as much a part of me as breathing.

“I found myself only more deeply tied to my faith ... because of my being gay.”

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brace our differences — religious and otherwise. If Viewpoint’s religion-themed week taught us anything, it’s that – like our knowledge of medicine and astrophysics – our knowledge and interpretations of our religions can evolve. Due to page space restrictions, we will have to run two additional columns online. Please visit Technicianonline.com/opinion to read Lauren Noriega’s column about her experience with Catholicism and Naman Muley’s experience with Hinduism.

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Religion for the rest of us

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ou could describe me as deeply religious: I believe ethical decisions have enduring consequences, I view Erik life as an Vosburgh unbelievStaff Collumnist ably rare gift, I feel a sense of community around people of similar worldviews and I even mark important events in my life with rituals. Of course there is one detail I’m leaving out: I don’t actually belong to any religion or faith tradition. My experiences have led me to believe that deep down inside we are all religious, and the real differences only arise in how we as individuals express this impulse. To give you some context around my religious background, let me just state that several years of Catholic school will turn almost anybody into a skeptic. While I entered as a faith-guided pubescent, I left a borderline atheist with an irrational resentment for the Catholicism. But in my defense, it was hard not to end up this way. For one, I didn’t buy that an all-encompassing being would have human qualities, especially to the extent that its predominant role in our existence is that of both a caring source of love, and a dispenser of moral judgment. Additionally, much of the bible’s original ethical codes can only be justified within the cul-

tural context that they were created. Just as our perceptions of right and wrong constantly shift today, it makes more sense that biblical text was the product of human thought, limited by its context at the time. In other words, humans superimposed their own thinking onto God, and by no coincidence God’s sentiments were surprisingly human. But there was something missing from my angsty rejection of Christianity: religion has done the world a lot of good. A faith tradition can prov ide individuals with a sense of belonging and community, a source of external meani n g w it h i n a lonely and vast universe, and a system of causa lit y that encourages ethical behavior, among other things. In fact, there has been a growing consensus within some academic circles that we have evolved into the religion seeking beings that we are today. A three-year study conducted at Oxford University is one of several research efforts that have supported this claim. Known as the Cognition, Religion and Theology project, researchers have incorporated over 40 different studies across the world with the hope of better understanding religious thought and its origins. The study found that belief in an after-

“... Several years of Catholic school will turn almost anybody into a skeptic.”

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life, the tendency to assume that phenomena happen for a purpose, and other supernatural inclinations are widespread, unrestricted by faith or geography. Many of these inclinations could have been valuable assets for intelligent, certainty-loving beings living in an uncertain world, such as early humans. With this comes perhaps the only conclusion that scientists and creationists can shake hands on: Religion can be a very good thing. And people like me, who do not necessarily believe in an afterlife or external agency, have ot her ways of keeping the faith. T h e Un i verse l i kely began in an instantaneous expansion of energy nearly fourteen billion years ago. And just under ten billion years after that, the only planet that is known to support life took shape. Without rehashing the rest of this narrative, the fact that such harsh physical processes have produced elegant, self-replicating, and intelligent life fills me with awe. And along with all of this randomness, we have been given the gift of consciousness to appreciate it all. God or no God, there is something sacred about all of that.  

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Medival manuscripts yield anceint DNA Nicky Vaught Deputy News Editor

Those concerned with studying when and where historic writings were produced typically look to the sources themselves for information, analyzing features like handwriting and dialect. But one professor of English has started looking at the parchment on which old texts were written in a more literal way. Timothy Stinson, assistant professor of English with a post-doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, has started using DNA testing on medieval manuscripts, which are written on animal skins, to date them and evaluate where they were written. Because literary manuscripts ty pically are not “dated and dateable,” unlike official documents, Stinson said, determining where in time they come from can pose difficulties. Literary researchers often approach the question of “How old is this document?” by examining the text itself. According to Stinson, typical tools used to localize texts

are dialect and handwriting analysis. “If I bring in three people and one of them is from Appalachian, North Carolina, one of them is from Texas, one of them is from Brooklyn, you can get it right 100 percent of the time [based on their accents],” Stinson said. “Before standardized spelling came to be, everyone would write in a way that reflected their accents…. You can look at something and tell if someone’s from Kent or Yorkshire and so on.” Handw riting, he says, works the same way. Handwriting and dialect analysis, however, are not often completely dependable. So, frustrated with non-reliable research methods, Stinson sought a better way. For a long time, Stinson said, the main parchment used was animal skin, primarily sheep and goat calves. The animal depended on where the writer lived. For instance, a writer from England would use sheepskin. It occurred to him that researchers in fields such as animal science may look more at the animal skin of the parch-

ment itself, and the DNA in these skins might provide an interdisciplinary approach to localize and temporalize medieval manuscripts. Stinson started by asking his biologist brother if the DNA in the parchment had likely survived, a question to which he received a reassuring “yes.” Research and Innovation Seed Funding provided money for a project between researchers in animal science, English, paleontology, earth and atmosphere, and mathematics, that would help historians to extract this DNA. This team of five researchers started by testing on medieval samples, which are surprisingly easy to come by, according to Stinson. The team focused on making tests that were nondestructive, or that leave no evidence to the naked eye that a sample has been taken, because of the value of the parchment with which they hoped to eventually work with. After running a series of destructive tests on the first samples, Stinson’s team made parchment out of two stillborn cows to test and practice, so as not to damage

600-year-old artifacts. To write on the skin, someone must soak it in limewater, allow it to stretch and scrape the hair from the flesh. “We would practice on these guys and then go back and test it on the medieval parchment,” Stinson said. “It would give us a sense of which techniques worked on both, or which worked only on the new.” While the project has not yielded much information on dating and localizing, it has offered valuable information for other disciplines involved in the research. “[Dating and localizing] is going to take a while, we’re going to have to build a database. But there is a whole history here of animal husbandry, selective breeding, trade practices.” In terms of literary discoveries, Stinson said he is still a number of steps away and must first focus on developing and refining techniques. “If we could get these techniques refined, people could begin to record this data. In the future, scholars can use this to contextualize their data.”

Council on Library and Information Resources, co principal investigator

TIMOTHY L. STINSON Assistant Professor Department of English Tompkins Hall 202A timothy_stinson@ncsu.edu

Awards & Honors

Education Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 2006 “The Siege of Jerusalem: An Electronic Archive and Hypertext Edition.”

Bibliographical Society of America, New Scholars Program 2009

B.A. in Medieval Studies, Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, 1998

E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellowship, Rare Book School, 2007

Previous positions

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship, 2006 Faculty Senate Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2005 - 2006

Courses taught N.C. State (seminar courses) -Middle English Literature -Medieval Dream Visions -Arthurian Literature -History of the Book (graduate) -English Literature I -Introduction to Digital Humanities

Asistant Professor, NCSU Department of English, 2008 - present Program Faculty, Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Program, NCSU, 2009 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Department of English, 2007 - 2008 Council on LIbrary and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Digital Knowledge Center, 2006 - 2008

Recent publications ‘Translating The Canterbury Tales into Contemporary Media” in Approaches to Teaching The Canterbury Tales. “Makeres of the Mind: Authorial Intention, Editorial Practice, and The Siege of Jerusalem.” SOURCE: WWW.NCSU.EDU

FUNDED RESEARCH Council on Library and Information Resources (coauthor with Steve Morris, NCSU Libraries)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, co-principal nvestigator

NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding, principal investigator

$154,800

$150,000

$22,650

$17,750

$29,499

$75,400

For a Postdoctotal Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies: June 2013 - May 2015

“The Ecosystem of the Archive(CLIR)” - September 2011

MESA Planning Grant: January-December 2011

Digital Humanities Fellowship: July 2009 - June 2010

For a Postdoctotal Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies: June 2013 - May 2015

Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA) Implementation Grant: July 2012 - June 2015

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, co-principal investigator

National Endowment for the Humanities

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Sharing the sciences PROFESSOR RESEARCHES PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF THE SCIENCES

Taylor Quinn Staff Writer

Communication and the hard sciences are on two opposite ends of the educational spectrum. However, according to Andrew Binder, an assistant professor in communication, the combination of the two can be vital for both fields. “It would be impossible to conduct scientific research without effective communication, and this has been true for a very long time,” Binder said. “Right now a stronger emphasis on public communication is needed because we no longer live in a society where problems can be separated easily into ‘science’ and ‘non-science’ or ‘political’ and ‘non-political.’” Binder, therefore, is working in research in communications to better understand how scientists and engineers can converse with the public. He focuses on public perceptions of controversial science issues, and how these perceptions change behaviors. “[The questions I ask] have to do with what people believe about science and scientists, and where those beliefs originate.” For example, he studies what the unifying characteristics of public belief are, how those characteristics are influenced by mass media and how they are influenced by a person’s social environment. Binder primarily relies on surveys of the general public and analysis of news coverage. “To a lesser degree, I’ve employed experimental designs to test causal effects of mass media messages, and

in-depth interview to get a make a strong, persuasive better, deeper understanding case for why what they are of what people believe about doing is important. Not just science.” to the funding agency, as they Binder says that engaging have been trained, but to the in ongoing, two-way con- elected officials and adminversations with people on a istrators who make decisions daily basis also helps him un- on these matters.” derstand the intentions and Binder also said that scibeliefs of the general public. entists needed to learn to “Asking people we encounter communicate for less pracin everyday life, the clerk at tical reasons as well. For inthe grocery store for exam- stance, greater communicaple, for their thoughts about tion of their research would [scientist’s] work and then be appreciated by the genlistening to era l public. what they “There’s the say can go old notion of a long way sharing in the in raising excitement of ou r ow n curiosity and consciousdiscovery!” ness. I do Bi nde r e nt his k ind thusiastically of work sa id. “For through m a ny p e o large pubple, learning Andrew Binder, lic opinion about science assistant professor in surveys, s top p e d i n communication but everyhigh school d ay conor c ol l e g e , versation can be just as en- and they remain partially if lightening if we let it.” not completely unaware of According to Binder, this many advances in various research in science com- fields since that time. They munication will be vital for will likely be just as amazed scientists for a variety of rea- and inspired as the scientists sons, one being so that they doing the research.” can effectively communicate According to Binder, a to politicians. “Whether we lack of public knowledge is like to admit it or not, politics to blame for the lack of supplays a large role in shaping port of science in the United scientific research, especially States. However, he believes when it comes to federally that the scientific communifunded research projects.” ty is also partially to blame. Binder stressed the fact “The problem is not as much that scientists need proper about lack of citizens’ sciencommunication to relay tific literacy, although that is their ideas effectively so that a separate problem, as much they can gain public sup- as how we communicate port. “From a communica- about science.” tion perspective, it’s vitally important for scientists to

“It would be impossible to conduct scientific research without effective communication.”


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Emisael Lopez prepares a dish at Kimbap, a new korean-inspired restaurant on Seaboard Ave., Thursday evening, March 21, 2013. Kimbap offers traditional Korean menu items such as Mandu and Jigae, which are prepared with local ingredients.

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“Kimbap,” literally meaning “seaweed rice,” is the namesake dish of the restaurant. A braised brisket and basil variation is seen here.

Kim Hunter opens Kimbap Café Kaitlin Montgomery Staff Writer

White rice, bulgogi, takuan, spinach, carrots and odeng all wrapped in roasted seaweed are all it takes to make the Korean version of sushi known as kimbap. Kim Hunter, owner of Kimbap Café, had never thought of breaking into the restaurant business, but found her niche creating traditional Korean cuisine with a twist. Hunter’s form of kimbap includes steamed white rice along with various ingredients, rolled in dried laver seaweed sliced into bite-sized pieces. It was the inspiration behind the name and creation of the company.

“I was selling Kimbap roll at one of the markets and everyone loved the name,” Hunter said. “They said it was because my name is Kim, they found it clever. I would hear things like ‘Oh, this is a Kimbap roll, that’s so cute!’ It really seemed to resonate with the group that I was working with that I started to rethink the name…it fit.” So with a love for food and an appetite for local ingredients, Hunter left her manager position at the Western Wake Farmers Market to create a restaurant all her own. “This is my first restaurant,” Hunter said. “I’ve done a little work with restaurants but this hasn’t been a lifelong career of mine. I just knew that

this was a move I wanted to make.” She opened Kimbap Café in correlation with the First Friday event in March. “I was very excited but I also had moments of extreme anxiety. It was everything from ‘What if people don’t like it?’ to ‘What if I’m not good at this?’” However, according to Hunter customers already seem to have favorites. Kimbap’s pork dumplings and bulgogi are just two of the dishes that are ordered every evening. “Sometimes I’m so heads down in the kitchen that I realize I should look up more. Now that our staff is better trained I’m able to get out of the kitchen and talk to the customers.” Describing her menu as

“scrumptiously sustainable,” Hunter explained that dishes are adapted as the seasons and products available change. The menu features several different kinds of Korean dumplings, stews and hot pots known as jjigae, fresh rolls which include shrimp or braised pork, and the classic kimbap. “I’m always researching and playing around with recipes that are very Korean. Sometimes people that come in are looking for down-home Korean. I’ve heard a few say, ‘Oh, this dish is not exactly what I’m used to or was expecting.’ Then there are others that will say, ‘Wow, the freshness is amazing.’” According to Hunter, Kim-

bap also serves their Korean dishes with only local products. Hunter said that it was the connections she made with local farmers that helped develop her knack for using fresh and homegrown goods. “There’s a locality to the whole dynamic. We have partnerships with many local farmers. Large food distributers have come by several times to try and set up an account with us and we deny them every time. We don’t have any accounts with any of the large distributors. We buy all of our meat, all of our fish and most of our veggies from local farms.” Explaining her desire to find only the best products, Hunter stressed the idea that

just because something is homegrown doesn’t mean it’s been grown in a pure and healthy way. “It’s not only local - it’s beyond local. I love down-home Korean food from other restaurants but ours is incredibly fresh, which is something you might not necessarily find at other places.” Although Hunter has no background in restaurants, she is confident in the ability of the Kimbap Café to grow and thrive. “We’re committed to our cause. It’s something we really believe in and that makes anything stronger.”

Winter guard whips it Young Lee Associate Features Editor

The NCSU Winter Guard team travelled to Clayton High school in 2011 ready to compete against other winter guard teams based in North Carolina. Meredith Stull, now a freshman in environmental technology management, sat in the audience. She said it wasn’t until she saw the NCSU Winter guard members spinning that she knew where she wanted to go for college —N.C. State. Many students are only familiar with the activities of NCSU Winter Guard from the performances of the color guard that accompanies the N.C. State marching band during football season. Yet many of the same color guards participate in another spin activity during the spring season, an activity referred to as “winter guard.” However, while winter guard bears the same techniques of choreographed dancing and spinning that characterize the fall color guard performances, winter guard is indoors and is all about raising the spinning techniques of the guards to the highest level. “I like the fact that you go and you know that the audience is watching you,” Nicole Martin, a sophomore in meteorology, said. “In fall, chances are, people have been drinking a little bit and most people are there because of the football. But with winter guard, everyone is looking at you. People get wowed by what we do and they pay attention to the little things that we do. So when people clap, you know it’s for you.” NCSU Winter Guard got its

start as a club in 2005. However, what began as a fourmember group of competitive students is now a 17-member team that has a reputation to maintain at competitions. With equipment and uniforms costing members hundreds of dollars, bi-weekly practices and four competitions every spring semester, many guards said that they’ve sacrificed a lot to become a member of the NCSU Winter Guard. Almost every member of the team has and stories of concussions, finger jams, broken teeth, broken noses and black eyes… and they have the scars to prove it. “If you don’t have a few bruises, you’re not working hard enough,” Courtney Johnson, a sophomore in forest management, said. However, according to Jennifer Lee, a junior in environmental technology, when every element of Winter Guard combines, the sport becomes like nothing else and more than justifies the effort and the injuries. “Most of us started with [performing with the marching band] so we already started the love affair with spinning,” Lee said. “And there is nothing like spinning. You could say that the people who are continuing it are insane. I mean, who wants to throw a hunk of wood up in the air and probably knock a tooth out? It’s happened — many times. But we’re addicted to it. We’re addicted to spinning and performing and better ourselves and bettering our skills.” “I love the challenge of it and the satisfaction you get once you get a difficult move down, there’s nothing that can compare to that feeling,” Martin said.

In addition to a heightened level of competition, many NCSU Winter Guard members said that they are also excited to be able to tell their own story through the choreography that they developed among themselves. “In fall, the music is already picked for us, we already have our drill and sometimes the choreography is already done,” Stull said. “But with winter guard, we start from scratch so it’s really nice to see how we start with nothing and by the end, we have this really cool end result and we know that we all worked together for this one purpose.” This year, the NCSU Winter Guard has been working on a performance based around Adele’s song “Skyfall.” “ T he s how t h at we ’re doing is really sad and it’s about yearning,” Katie Charron, a senior in biology and student leader for the club, said. “It’s about conveying an emotion to the audience.” On Saturday, t he NC SU

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Winter Gua rd is set to compete at the Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Competition hosted at Green Hope High School. Last year, the team won second place. The club is also trying to obtain club sports status to be able to reserve practice space. The club was denied by the club sports council for the second time earlier this semester on the grounds that the equipment could potentially damage gym basketball courts. Nevertheless, Paul Garcia, the director of bands, said he remains hopeful for

The N.C. State Winterguard practices their routine to the song “Skyfall” by Adele Thursday.

the future of the NCSU Winter Guard and its place in the Wolfpack community. “[NCSU Winter Guard is] allowing students both a creative outlet and a great physical outlet, because there are spin elements, dance elements and just lyrical movement,” Garcia said. “And there aren’t many things on campus that incorporate all that they do. It’s a whole other level of discovery to learn who and what they want to be.”

WINTER GUARD EXPOSITION: Where: Talley Student Center Ballroom When: Monday, 8:30 p.m. SOURCE: KATIE CHARRON

TOOLS OF WG: Sabre: 36 inches Flag: 6 feet Rifle: 36 inches SOURCE: KATIE CHARRON


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Top-ranked Tar Heels defeat Pack Daniel Neal Staff Writer

The No. 40 ranked Wolfpack women’s tennis team faced off against No. 1 UNCChapel Hill on Thursday afternoon at J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, falling 4-3. The loss was the first conference loss for N.C. State of the season. “I have much respect for the UNC team, I thought they competed really well and played great today,” head coach Hans Olsen said. “It was a great rivalry with the two schools. Everybody carried themselves beautifully and on the tennis side of it I thought it was a great competition to be a part of.” UNC-CH earned the first point of the match by winning the doubles matchup 2-1. The team of junior Joelle Kissell and senior Tatiana Illova lost their second doubles match of the season. Kissell and Illova’s doubles record drops to 8-5. The team of

sophomore Sophie Nelson and senior Chloe Smith won their doubles match to give the Wolfpack its only doubles victory of the day. UNC-CH scored the first point in singles play and their second in the match after sophomore Nicole Martinez dropped straight sets, 6-3, and 6-2. Martinez has lost eight of her last 10 matches. Kissell provided the team with its first point of the day by upsetting fourth ranked Gina Suarez-Malaguti. Kissell dominated the match and won in straight sets 6-3, and 6-2. The win was Kissell’s fifth in a row and improves her overall record to 15-7. “I think that Joelle did a great job with improving her game,” Olsen said. “The last two matches she has played her mind set has equaled aggressive play and that has been all the difference, both matches very decisive in her favor.” UNC scored their third

point of the match after 30th ranked Caroline Prince defeated senior Chloe Smith in straight sets. Smith was only able to score one point in two sets and her 10 match winning streak was snapped with the loss. The Heels clinched the match with the fourth point after 23rd ranked Whitney Kay held off freshman Rachael James-Baker. JamesBaker lost the first set 6-1 but bounced back to win the second 7-6 but Kay prevailed in the third set to secure the match. Even though the result of the match would not change, the two teams finished playing the final games of the match. Illova upset 36th ranked Zoe DeBruycker. The match went to the final set before Illova won. Sophomore Elisha Hande also provided an upset. Hande defeated 123rd ranked Ashley Dai. Hande won the first set while Dai won the second. The third set was

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NC State Women’s Tennis Player, Elisha Hande, a sophomore, prepares to return the ball from UNC. NC State Women’s Tennis is hosting NO. 1 UNC. The Wolfpack failed to beat the Tarheels at J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on Thursday, March 21.

decided in a win-by-two tiebreaker. “I thought we did a great job today on the circle of things that we are working on it was a good improvement, a huge step forward for us,” Olsen said.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Pack defeats Spiders in WNIT opener Volleyball hosts spring tournament Saturday

Jeniece Jamison & Nolan Evans

N.C. State will host the first of two spring volleyball tournaments this weekend at Reynolds Coliseum, splitting its squad into two teams and hosting seven other squads on three courts during the day-long, roundrobin event. The Wolfpack will mix and match its rosters on the “NC State” and “Wolfpack” teams throughout the day so head coach Bryan Bunn and his coaching staff can assess different lineups. The Pack, which advanced to the NCAA Championships last season and set a school record for ACC wins with its 22-10 overall and 12-8 ACC record, has been practicing since Feb. 19 under the direction of Bunn, assistant Peter Hoyer and new assistant Kimberly Martinez, who joined the staff from Marshall in midFebruary. Bunn has led the Wolfpack to a 56-41 record in his first three seasons as head coach, with back-to-back 20win seasons in 2011 and ’12 and the program’s first winning record in ACC play since 1988. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Women’s swimming and diving heading to NCAA championships Nine members of the N.C. State women’s swimming & diving team will compete in the 2013 NCAA Championships, held Thursday, Mar. 21 - Saturday, Mar. 23, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. “We’re eager to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships,” said head coach Braden Holloway. “Last year we only had one qualifier and this year we have nine, so it is a great improvement.” Seniors Allison Hendren, Marifrances Henley and Hannah Hopkins (diver), junior Zina Grogg, sophomores Hannah Freyman, Rachel Mumma (diver) and Lauren Poli along with freshmen Riki Bonnema and Kristin Connors will represent the Wolfpack.  State qualified to swim five relay events, including the 200 freestyle relay (1:29.60), 400 freestyle (3:18.59), 800 freestyle (7:11.99), 200 medley (1:38.52) and 400 medley (3:36.45). 

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Today SWIMMING & DIVING AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Indianapolis, Ind., All Day TRACK AT UCF INVITATIONAL Orlando, Fla., All Day TRACK AT NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill, N.C., All Day WRESTLING AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Des Moines, Iowa MEN’S BASKETBALL V. TEMPLE Dayton, Ohio, 1:40 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS AT CLEMSON Clemson, S.C., 3 p.m. Saturday BASEBALL AT VIRGINIA Charlottesville, V.a., TBA

SWIMMING & DIVING AT WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Indianapolis, Ind.

TRACK AT UCF INVITATIONAL Orlando, Fla., All Day

two minutes remaining in the half. The Pack went into the locker room with a 28-24 edge against the Spiders at halftime. Wann was able to carry the Spiders into what seemed to be a sure win, State found its answers in the paint. Burke tied the game at 47 with five minutes left in the contest. Gatling was also able to finish key plays in the paint down the stretch. She hit a layup off an assist from Kastanek to tie the game at 49 with more than two minutes remaining in the game.

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With four minutes left in the game and a five-point lead, the Richmond Spiders looked like a team that was poised to end N.C. State’s season, and with that the collegiate career of senior guard Marissa Kastanek. But, the Wolfpack was able to pull itself back into the contest and fight to see another game in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. State pulled out the victory, 60-55, advancing to the second round of the WNIT. “Down the stretch, when we had to make a play, we made a play, on defense and on offense and on the glass,” Wolfpack head coach Kellie Harper said. “We made our free throws down the stretch, so [I’m] really, really proud of our kids for finding a way to finish the game.” Junior center Markeshia Gatling led the Pack in scoring with 14 points. Junior forward Kody Burke followed that total with 12. Both tied for the team lead in rebounds with nine. Richmond guard Becca Wann carried the Spiders in 36 minutes of play off the bench. After scoring six points in the first period she exploded in the second half and finished the game with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals. Both sides struggled offensively out of the gate. State found itself with five turnovers in the first six minutes of action and Richmond

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Len’Nique Brown drives past a Richmond defender. The Wolfpack ladies toppled Richmond 60-55 Thursday evening March 21, 2013 in Reynolds Coliseum to advance to the second round of the WNIT.

couldn’t get a shot off until the wining seconds of the shot clock. The Spiders caught fire early from the three-point line, but State responded by attacking the rim.

Later in the period, junior guard Myisha-Goodwin Coleman caught fire from beyond the three-point line. She hit two threes and gave State a four-point lead with less than

“I was pretty intense but I knew I couldn’t force everything. I knew Keisha and Kody needed to get the ball because they were so much bigger and they were on a run for that last part, so that was kind of the key to it.” Goodwin-Coleman’s two free throws after being fouled on a layup attempt gave the Pack the fourpoint bump it needed to carry the momentum into a win with more than one minute left. The Wolfpack was able to hold the Spiders 34.5 percent from the field in the second half. Richmond shot 53 percent in its matchup with the Pack last season. “You know this team is going to shoot a lot of threes,” Harper said. “That’s what they do. What we wanted to do is keep their best shooters from getting good looks.” State will play James Madison on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.

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Wolfpack freshmen key to season success Daniel Wilson Staff Writer

While a majority of the team’s weight will fall upon N.C. State’s upperclassmen, senior forwards Richard Howell and Scott Wood, junior forward Calvin Leslie and junior guard Lorenzo Brown, you must not forget about the highly touted freshmen: guards Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis and forward T.J. Warren. All three have risen to the occasion when head coach Mark Gottfried needed them most. “Each guy, in their own right, has played well at different times,” Gottfried said. “I do not think we would not be in the NCAA tournament without those three freshmen. Hopefully, they will be excited about playing in this tournament, and they will play well there too.” The Wolfpack’s premier 2012 McDonald’s All-Americans had their first taste of win-or-go-home play at the collegiate level in Puerto Rico and rose to the challenge by helping the team win two out of three games. Purvis started throughout the three-game tournament and scored 16 points in the team’s third game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who are currently the fifth seed in the Midwest. Lewis saw little action early on and only scored five points against the University of Massachusetts. After only scoring eight points in the season opener against Miami (Oh.), Warren hit double-digits in all three games in San Juan, adding 22, 21 and 15 points against Penn State, UMass and Oklahoma State respectively. Warren, the highest scoring freshman for State, is one of five players on the team to average at

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Freshman guards Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis, and forward T.J. Warren, all high school McDonalds AllAmericans, have proven to be an essential peice to State’s season successes.

least 10 points per game with 12.4. His .626 shooting percentage leads all Atlantic Coast Conference scorers and ranks ninth in the nation. He also made 21 of 28 shots in the ACC tournament, including nine baskets out of 11 attempts for 18 points in the quarterfinal game against Virginia. After having starts against Michigan, Connecticut, Virginia and Miami, Warren was placed in the starting lineup for good on Feb. 19 against Florida State and rocked the Seminoles for 31 points and 13 rebounds for his career highs in both categories and his first career double-double. Out of his 13 starts this season, the Durham native has only failed to score double digits four times. These accomplishments on the court have helped earn him a spot on the ACC All-Freshman team. “It has been a blessing,” Warren

said. “I have been working hard toward that. I just have to keep up the good work so that more good things can come in the future.” Purvis started in 23 of his first 25 games with the Pack before giving way to Warren. The Raleigh native has struggled to find consistent success but has shown many flashes of explosiveness in his first season at State. In those 23 games, Purvis hit double-digits 10 times, including 19 points, his season high at that point, in the Pack’s conference opener in Chestnut Hill against Boston College. When the Eagles returned to Raleigh on Feb. 27, Purvis showed his strength by dropping a career high 21 points off of the bench. Lewis struggled to find success on the court early, playing single-digit minutes in 11 of his first 19 games. However, once Brown was injured in the Jan. 29 contest against the

Cavaliers, Lewis rose up and helped ignite the offense. Against the Hurricanes, Lewis scored his career high 16 points. In the next game in Durham against the Duke Blue Devils, the Statesville, N.C. native started his first collegiate game, finishing with 13 points and a season-high six assists. Since then, Lewis has been sharing time with Brown at point guard. Each of these three has something special to contribute for State to be successful in Dayton this weekend. Whether it’s Warren’s hot shooting, Purvis’ high-energy scoring opportunities and points off of turnovers or Lewis’ versatility at point, the freshmen of the Pack complement the upperclassmen. If and when the team exhibits these components is when State will return to Raleigh with its first NCAA championship since 1983.

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