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Local high school students receive free dresses Dresses for Dreams, an event sponsored by CSLEPS, helped Raleigh-area high school students attend prom

“There were four girls on the committee that planned it. We had four or five other girls come in and volunteer during the event as well. Once we were at the Church we set everything up — racks with dresses by size, the dressing rooms and some decorations. Girls Hannah Hollis would come in, pick out dresses and Correspondent take them home,” Sutter said. Sutter and Neal both said the event Underprivileged local high school girls congregated at Hope Commu- was really gratifying. The committee nity Church in Raleigh from 1 to 4 was able to accomplish what they set p.m. Saturday for a day of prom dress out to do, relieving some of the fishopping. The Dresses for Dreams nancial strains that come along with event was sponsored by the Center for prom and helping these girls have a Student Leadership, Ethics and Public memorable night. Sutter said, “It was really fun helpService’s Community Outreach Service Leadership Team. CSLEPS col- ing the girls pick out dresses and telllected gently used prom and formal ing them how they looked. One of the moms who dresses in Talley c a me i n s a id Student Center she just got laid from March 22 off [from] her until Friday. job and was so Carly Sutter, happy we were f reshman in doing this, beFirst Year Colcause otherwise lege and proh e r d au g ht e r gram organizer, would not have said CSLEPS was been able to buy pleased with the Marilee Neal, freshman in psychology a dress; it was reoutcome of the and event organizer ally rewarding.” event, especially According to considering this is the first year it has ever been or- Sutter and Neal this was a great cause because so many girls look forward ganized. “We received almost 70 dresses and to prom for such a long time and see 15 to 20 girls showed up. For the first it as a right of passage. They did not year of doing it, it was very success- want anyone to have to miss out on an ful. We just didn’t know how many important night because of financial dresses would actually get collected,” struggles. “It was really exciting to know that Sutter said. Marilee Neal, freshman in psycholo- people were going to benefit from gy and event organizer said, “It turned something we actually did. Most of out really well. We got all different col- the girls were excited they were getting ors, sizes, styles, cuts and lengths. The a free prom dress. [They] wouldn’t majority of the girls were able to find have been able to go to their prom if something they really liked and that it hadn’t been for the event,” Neal said. fit them well.” Sutter and Neal said the committee The event was planned and car- plans to bring back the event next year. ried out by a committee organized by They are already receiving questions CSLEPS and volunteers who wanted to about when it’s happening again and contribute to the success of the event.  what people can do to help out.

“It was really exciting to know that people were going to benefit from something we actually did. ”


Brittany Stephens, a sophomore in psychology, sorts the dresses by size, style, cut, length and color so it is easier for the girls to find the best looking and fitting dress. “I remember being in high school and how exciting it was for me when I was going to my prom,” Stephens says. “I really wanted to make sure other girls, especially those less fortunate, have that same experience.”

Kaitlynn Allery, freshman in psychology, said, “I am looking forward to the dress drive again next year. I think it is such a great cause and I’m excited to give my old dresses to girls who will enjoy them as much as I have.” While the event was a success, the committee hopes to have more girls next year. This year, members called some local schools and organizations


that help underprivileged teens and families to recommend the event to girls. In the future, they hope to spread the word even more. “When we were calling schools and non-profits one offered to partner with us, but by that point we already had the location arranged. Next year, we might try to partner with an organization that would help get more girls to come shop for dresses,” Sutter said.

Final stage of construction begins in Court of North Carolina of North Carolina is one of the few places on campus that everyone thinks is pretty,” Lemon said. “The construction really sticks out.” This construction in the Court of North Carolina was broken down into three different phases, each of which Chelsey Francis was designed to build upon each other Staff Writer and eventually to complete the Court The third and final phase of con- of North Carolina.  “The first phase of construction was struction in the Court of North Carolina has begun and has a defi- the eclipse from Current Drive down nite completion deadline in June.  to the lawn, and the second phase was Lynn Swank, landscape project the overlook terrace at Current Drive manager for Design and Construc- and some of the planting,” Swank tion Services and project manager said. “This final phase is to connect for the construction in the Court the terrace to the lawn via a staircase, of North Carolina, said now was as well as construct a new outdoor the best time classroom.”  to finish the Lemon said she construction was surprised by project.  the construction “The conof the outdoor str uction is classroom.  The bei ng done outdoor classnow because room is being t h e ye a r l y built with the budget was intention to be reviewed used by profesand year-end sors in CHASS funding was at their discreLynn Swank, allocated tion and there is landscape project manager to finishing already one outthis project,” door classroom Swank said. “Completing this in the Court.  project has been important to the “I didn’t honestly know there was Facilities Department for quite a already one outdoor classroom in the while. They just had to find the Court of North Carolina,” Lemon funding in order to complete it.”  said. “I don’t have a class that uses Rhonda Lemon, a freshman in it, and I don’t remember seeing any nuclear engineering, said she felt classes being held outside.” the construction takes away from Swank said she was aware some the way the Court of North Caro- students find the construction irritatlina looks.  ing; however, the Facilities Depart“The construction is really ment tried to take this into considermessy considering the Court ation when planning this project. De-

Facilities ensures construction is as unobtrusive as possible for students, additions slated for completion in three months


Helen Dear, Jeremey Purser, Courtney Johnson, Shaade Oliveros Tavares, all seniors in graphic design, assemble the 2010 Windhover literary-arts magazine Thursday evening at Witherspoon Student Center. This year marks the 44th edition and comes with an interactive CD.


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The extra dresses were not discarded, but instead went on to benefit a worthy cause. “We donated the extra dresses to Guardian Angel Thrift store in Fuquay-Varina. All of their proceeds go toward Alzheimer’s research. I and a couple other committee members knew of the store and thought it would be a good place to donate the dresses,” Neal said.

“We sectioned off as small an area as possible in order to impact students less while we are completing this.”

Phase One: Eclipse walkway from Current Drive to Court lawn Phase Two: Overlook terrace at Current Drive, plants and beautification Phase Three: Stairs from terrace to Court lawn, new outdoor classroom Completion date: June 15, 2010 SOURCE: LYNN SWANK, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

livery trucks come inside the fencedin area and are kept in the area while making deliveries. “I was at the Court of North Carolina this morning, and there were still students scattered about.  There is still plenty of space to use,” Swank said.  “We sectioned off as small an area as possible in order to impact students less while we are completing this.”  According to Swank, because the funding for this project came from a year-end review, it must be completed by the end of the fiscal year.  “When we started this phase, we knew that our deadline was June 15, 2010,” Swank said. “We planned this as a three-month project, and we’re working as hard as we can to have it completed by then.” 

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Sunny with a slight chance of wind.

Pan-Afrikan week at Talley Ballroom

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alcolm-Jamal Warner, a former actor from “The Cosby Show,” greets Richard Simeon, a senior in political science, after speaking at the 41st Annual Commemorative Forum Event for Pan-Afrikan week at Talley Ballroom Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Simeon said he loved the fact that Warner was “real about Black America,” in which Warner spoke about the joys and frustrations he had experienced in the entertainment industry while offering an optimistic future for the young generation who have the potential to bring about positive change.

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April 15 2:02 A.M. | VEHICLE STOP Sullivan Dr/Varsity Dr Student was stopped for speeding, arrested and referred for DWI, DWI Under 21 and Possession of Alcohol Under 21. Student in vehicle was referred for Possession of Alcohol Under 21.  2:54  A.M. | B&E - VEHICLE Centennial Park & Ride Officers found four vehicles that had been broken into and items taken.    7:24  A.M. | B&E - VEHICLE Centennial Park & Ride Officer notified student of vehicle break in.    8:22  A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Gardner Hall Report of window broken out and trash overturned. Facilities was notified for window repair.


Charlie Rose will speak at N.C. State spring commencement Charlie Rose, executive editor and anchor of “The Charlie Rose Show,” will deliver N.C. State’s commencement address May 15 at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. “The Charlie Rose Show” is a nightly interview program airing on PBS and Bloomberg; it engages in one-onone in-depth conversations and round-table discussions about important issues and ideas. Rose is also a contributing correspondent to the CBS news program “60 Minutes.” Rose has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees. During the ceremony, Chancellor Woodson will confer an honorary degree on behalf of N.C. State to Rose. SOURCE: N.C. STATE NEWS SERVICES

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The annual Red & White Spring Game will be played Saturday at CarterFinley Stadium. The kick-off time is 1 p.m. and donations at the door will do toward cancer research.


Students should go out to support their team and the Kay Yow WBCA cancer fund, which is the beneficiary of the donations from the game.

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bers can help plant or just go to support the memory of an incredible legacy. If nothing else, go to the cause created in the memory game, support the boys in red of our coach. and white and donate a couple Kay Yow developed a legacy bucks toward cancer research both on and off the basketball — all the money raised from court. She was a great leader, the game will go toward breast motivator and role model. She cancer research. will always be remembered It’s an exciting time of year and loved as a vital part of the and provides the opportunity Wolfpack community. Hence, for philanthropy and fun, take students should also consider advantage of it and yell loud. attending the planting of a Football season is back in sesmemorial garden in her honor sion. before the game. At Reynolds Coliseum at 8:30 a.m., students and other community mem-

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et the tailgating begin. The annual Red & White Spring Game will be held this Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. Like last year, the game is to be played in honor of N.C. State’s late women’s basketball coach, Kay Yow. The recommended minimum donation for the event is $1 and the money collected for the 1 p.m. game will be given to the Kay Yow WBCA cancer fund and the Kay Yow Endowment Fund. The Red & White Game allows students to watch an inter-squad scrimmage between the football team and is a great

opportunity for students to support the pack and a great cause. In addition to supporting the team, students will have the opportunity to see some of the talent on next year’s squad. Student support is an essential element in the world of college sports. Students give an extra push to the athletes; they serve as motivators. But it’s more than the team support. This is an opportunity to help the larger community by donating to a very deserving


Ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’


few months ago, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Comm it tee i n a hearing about “ d on’t a s k , don’t tell,” the law requiring h at homo Nick Miano tsexual service Staff Columnist members keep their sexuality a secret and that other service members refrain from asking them about it. They said it was unfair and ought to be repealed. During the hearing, Mullen told the committee, “No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens … allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do.” Many of the lawmakers present responded with outrage. As a former enlisted member of the United States Army, I feel it is time to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allow homosexual members of the military to serve openly. One of the primary arguments raised by Congressmen at the hearing was that repealing the law would undermine the military’s operational capabilities. They claimed that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would weaken unit cohesion, presumably because other soldiers, sailors, etc. would be uncomfortable serving with an openly gay person. This line of reasoning is not just discriminatory to homosexuals — it’s incredibly presumptuous. It presupposes that straight soldiers would not be professional enough to work alongside gay soldiers. The military is already a very ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse institution, and it handles this diversity very professionally. Also, a study of countries that allow homosexuals to serve openly concluded that doing so in no way affected their operational capacity. It should be noted that the very same argument being raised against allowing ho-

mosexuals to serve openly is the same argument that was raised against desegregating the military. People insisted allowing African-Americans and Caucasians to serve alongside one another would weaken the military’s combat effectiveness. This argument turned out to be completely bogus, and I suspect the argument against repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” is equally as such. Another argument that has been raised against repealing the law is that it would weaken the military’s image. This argument assumes the military exists to project some kind of image, and homosexuals would be unable to project this image – presumably of “toughness.” The military exists to perform a specific function (national defense), and there are simply no grounds for believing homosexuals would be unable to perform this duty. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is not only discriminatory, but it also has a negative impact on the military as a whole. Between 1994 and 2009, roughly 13,000 service members were discharged for being homosexual, 800 of whom were described as having jobs that were critical to the needs of the military. Since 9/11, roughly 60 Arabic translators were discharged because of their sexual orientation, this at a time when the military is suffering from a shortage of translators specializing in Arabic. This shortage is in large part a result of this policy. When I was in the Army, I had a friend who was gay and forced to keep his sexuality a secret from almost everyone in his unit. Many of the people who worked directly with him knew he was gay and were completely OK with it. He had a boyfriend who was in the Marine Corp. — both have served in Iraq. The assumption that the military would be somehow weakened by allowing homosexuals to serve openly is a slap in the face to them and to every other gay and lesbian soldier who has ever served our country. Send Nick your thoughts on “don’t ask, don’t tell” to letters@

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Are you planning on going to the Red & White game? Why or why not? BY ZAC CAWTHORN

“I want to but I’m on the Rugby Team and we are in the Sweet Sixteen, and we will be in Florida this weekend.”

Since the days of trolleys and Tompkin’s long-gone tower, that ol’ street’s finally getting a much-deserved face-lift.

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Dworznicki extrapolates too far Andrew Dworznicki’s column in Thursday’s Technician was as confusing as his last name. In trying to defend his stance on offshore drilling, he made the point that by prohibiting this drilling we would only be furthering our reliance on foreign oil. That is well and good by itself, but he then went on to declare that, because of this, we are supporting nations that support terrorism. That is akin to claiming that by purchasing our goods from China, we are financing communism. We are a capitalist nation. We buy our goods wherever they are the cheapest, whether it’s unleaded gasoline or leaded toothpaste. Just because a small portion of the money we spend on oil ends up in the hands of those who intend to do us harm does not make it right to finance offshore drilling platforms that are also potentially harmful to the American public. Additionally, his point that offshore drilling would give us extra time to find alternative fuels is equally convoluted. New offshore drilling platforms take time before they can actually start drilling. During this time, our government would be spending millions of our tax

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dollars to find areas where there is oil and millions more to actually build the platforms — money which could be spent researching alternative fuels. Meanwhile, our dependence on foreign oil would only continue to grow. Perhaps Dworznicki should have looked into the issue rather than dismiss it as just a political ploy by President Obama. Nicholas Ray Uhland senior, mechanical engineering

Look twice on the road The first day of spring has passed and thankfully Mother Nature is turning up the thermostat. Already you can hear the roaring of lawn mowers, the whine of weed whackers and the rumble of motorcycles in increasing numbers on the road.  People ride for many reasons: some to save gas, some because it’s gentler to the environment and others simply because it makes the ride to work more enjoyable. And a major danger all riders face is the folks they share the road with.  I’m writing to remind everyone, “Look twice!  Save a life!  Motorcycles are everywhere!”  The number one phrase heard from a motorist involved in an accident with a motorcycle is, “I never even saw him.”  So, please folks — look. If you violate the right of way of another

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four-wheeled vehicle, you trade paint and insurance information and both go your merry way. With a motorcycle, the consequences are all too often much more dire, and it can all be prevented with an extra ounce of alertness — a second look. So now, when you pull out onto the road, remember to “Look twice! Save a life!  Motorcycles are everywhere!”  

 Rob Nerland  
 safety officer — Raleigh chapter, Southern Cruisers Riding Club  

Degrading Technician standards Every week it seems Technician tries to lower its standards to gain readers. Well this week it lost one, maybe more. When I think of a school newspaper, I think of school news, not someone’s view on sex, pimps, sluts, sex toys and sexting; this is not news. A better use of this paper would be to include sports, puzzles, upcoming school events, police blotter and how current issues locally are affecting students. If Technician would like to continue the current type of ridiculous articles I believe a blog would be a better medium. On a lighter note, I believe it is not too much to ask for writers to run spell check on their articles (flexibility?). I am going to run spell check on this letter before I send it in; it is not that difficult. I wrote this letter with good intentions so it might promote changes to our Technician that help keep it alive. Kyle Lindsay junior, paper science and engineering

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Campus Issues: Transfer troubles The intra-campus transfer policy needs to be addressed Stephen Behan Staff Writer        

At N.C. State University, prospective students must choose a college and major to apply to. Of course, to do this means the student must already know what field of study, and possibly what career, he or she would like to pursue.        Many students, however, are not sure about their interests, academic strengths and futures.  Or they choose a major and find out it’s not what they thought it was.  These students will almost certainly have to deal with the intra-campus transfer process.         One of the major problems with the process is that the requirements to matriculate into many colleges are harder for transfer students than they are for unmatriculated students already in the major.         For example, in order to matriculate into the political science program, a transfer student with a grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 must complete at least six credit hours of political science courses with a B- or better. Meanwhile, a student already in the

political science program needs only a C- or better and a GPA of 2.0 or above. With the end of the year just around the corner, many students have had to deal with their academic advisors — we all know how that goes. Through many conversations and personal experiences, I have learned that academic advisors are generally associated with frustration and inadequacy among the student population.  On most accounts, they are equally unsatisfactory with regards to intra-campus transfer assistance.  I am on my third advisor, and am f inally getting adequate help with transferring my major.  After that process is done, I will be given a new — and hopefully my last — advisor.        Needless to say, the whole process is inefficient, time consuming and frustrating.  Most advisors, at least from what I gather, are not very helpful.  They may or may not be personable, but to most advisors, helping students seems to be just another obligation.  However, this is not the case with all advisors.  My current advisor is great.  He’s helpful, knowledgeable and actually remembers my name every time I come by.  But before him, there were two others whose

“Needless to say, the whole process is inefficient, time consuming and frustrating.”

inadequate advising only succeeded in creating confusion and adding another year to my stay here at school.        So what must officials do to correct this decrepit system?  For starters, make it fair.  A student should not be punished for changing his or her mind.  The requirements should not be different for transfer students to matriculate than they are for in-program students.  It makes no sense for the transfer to be harder than necessary.  It only succeeds in averting students from pursuing a new major they may enjoy more or be better suited for.         Secondly, if students knew more about the majors they first sign up for, there would be fewer transfer students to deal with.  There should be a program that explains to future students the differences between and aspects of each major offered at N.C. State.  The future jobs each major can lead to should, likewise, be explained before majors are chosen.          Finally, we need a more hands-on advising program.  Students don’t get enough individual attention when it comes to advising.  When I went to my advisor and said I wanted to change majors, she gave me a slip of paper and told me I had a new advisor now.  There was nothing personal.  A more humanistic approach is needed to help students, not only with transferring, but with their whole academic careers. 

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Shows of the week Sunday:


Network: CBS

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Here, teams of two from all walks of life come together to compete against each other in challenges across the world. Along the way, friendships are forged and tested through a series of physical and mental challenges.

Monday: Network: ABC

CASTLE Time: 10:00 p.m.

Some people enjoy sitting back and cracking open a good mystery novel. With ABC’s “Castle” you get all the joy, minus the reading. When famous novelist Richard Castle becomes bored with his own life, he pulls some strings with the mayor and lands a job “shadowing” Detective Kate Becket.

Tuesday: Network: FOX

GLEE Time: 9:00 p.m.

What happens when you combine exaggerated 21st century high school stereotypes, musical smashups and a group of hormone-driven, horny teenagers. That’s easy: “Glee,” FOX’s teen drama, which raked in 21 million viewers during its season premiere this week. Okay, maybe the characters are a bit stereotypical, but that’s what makes this show as good as it is.

wednesday: MODERN FAMILY Network: ABC

Time: 9:00 p.m.

If ever there was a melting pot of television, “Modern Family” would be it. The series follows the lives of three very different families. Jay, the show’s old fart, recently married a Colombian beauty who is more than half his age. Phil and Claire are struggling to raise their three kids, and Mitchell and Cameron, same-sex partners who recently adopted a Vietnamese baby, have their own set of issues.


Still standing after three years



of the week

Network: ABC

Still Standing

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Hospitals haven’t been as interesting since “ER” came into our living rooms years ago. Now, Seattle Grace Hospital is here to take off where the old-school favorite left off. Blending sex and exploratory surgeries, the show tells the story of hospital residents and their attendees.

Monica RCA

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In the three years since Monica’s last album, “The Makings of Me,” R&B music has become increasingly watered down and has drifted further away from its soulful origins. With Monica’s latest release, however, which is appropriately titled “Still Standing,” the Grammy Award winner has helped to bring R&B back to its strong roots, where the focus is on vocal ability, meaningful lyrical content and dynamic production.   We were first introduced to a 14-year-old Monica back in 1995 with the sassy, “Don’t Take It Personal” from her debut album Miss Thang. Since then, she has remained one of the most consistent and powerful singers to emerge in the past 20 years. “Still Standing” chronicles the joys and sorrows of love, life and relationships and reminds us why Monica has been able to achieve such longevity in her career.  We begin the album with its title track, “Still Standing,” featuring rapper Ludacris. The hard-hitting anthem is a testament of Monica’s strength and resilience, despite life’s obstacles and trials. It’s one of the album’s best songs, as it sets the tone for the emotional journey that is “Still Standing.” Next up is the Los Da Mystro produced, piano driven, “One in A Lifetime,” where Monica stresses the importance of appreciating that rare love and recognizing it before it’s too late. “One In A Lifetime” is followed by “Stay Or Go.” The Ne-Yo penned tune has Monica demanding an answer from an indecisive lover who is struggling between a decision of whether or not he wants to be with her. On both up-tempo tracks — and throughout most



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of the album — Monica sings with an intensity and urgency that penetrates the soul. Stand outs on the album include the sample heavy, Missy Elliot produced “Everything to Me” and “If You Were My M a n .” O n t he a lbums f irst single, “Everything to Me,” Monica proclaims how her love mea ns t he world to her and on the up-tempo “If You Were My M a n ,” s h e boasts of how good her love is to prospective mates.  Although “Still Standing” is very strong, it does not go without its share of missteps. With the generic and gimmicky, “Superman”, Monica croons how she will be her man’s Lois Lane, and the Jermaine Dupri helmed “Love All Over Me”

“...Monica sings with an intensity and urgency that penetrates the soul.”

sounds like a left over track from Miss Thang. Never fear, Monica shines on the other slower songs, showcasing her vocal prowess on the sensual “Here I Am,” and the inspiring “Believe In Me,” while the radio friendly midtempo urban pop “Mirror” has Monica explaining how she has discovered that it’s not the material things, but love that makes life worth living. 
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dence in himself and that he’s not afraid to grip it and rip it, and he did that the whole seacontinued from page 8 son.” Though a few of those passes about and he knows the atmosphere because he watched it fell into the hands of opposing for four years before he got to defenders, Sean said he expects State. I don’t think the crowds those throws to have positive or the national audiences will long term consequences. “Sometimes they were stupid, faze him.” Mike showed off that brazen and he threw some intercepconfidence early and often tions,” Sean said. “It is all about growing and throughout learning his redshirt from them. freshman Sometimes s e a s on , i n interceptions which he only or bad, risky saw action in t h rows a re seven games. the best ones “A t h row you can make t hat d id n’t Sean Glennon, brother of Pack because you end up being quarterback Mike Glennon lea r n f rom complete, them.” but I thought Wilson’s return next fall it was one of the better throws he threw all year,” Sean said. will likely delay the day Pack “It was that seam ball that got fans finally see what Mike can tipped against South Carolina do as the starter in a game atin the season opener. He was mosphere. But Sean said he coming out of the gates on his expects his brother’s eventual first series ever, and he had emergence in O’Brien’s offense the gusto to step up and fire a to be well worth the wait. “He has officially broken out ball that was a little risky. That showed right there his confi- my shadow,” Sean said. “He is

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no longer just ‘Sean’s brother’. He is Mike Glennon, by himself. I am very excited for his future. With him being in O’Brien’s offense, you can see the potential, with what Russell does and with what [current Atlanta Falcons star] Matt Ryan did, to put up big numbers and be a very impressive quarterback in his system. Once Mike gets his chance, he is going to shine. I sincerely believe he is going to end up being one of the best quarterbacks in the ACC by the time he is the guy.” Sat u rd ay ’s K ay Yow Spring Football Game at Carter-Finley Stadium will provide fans with their first opportunity to witness Mike in extensive action running the first team offense. “We’re going to put on a show,” Spencer said. “I’m pretty sure everyone wants to see what [Mike] Glennon’s got, and they will get to see it first-hand.”

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Sophomore Megan Chapman hits her second shot out of the bunker on the sixth hole at the Tar Heel Invitational Oct. 9, 2009. Chapman and her teammates are in Greensboro for the 2010 ACC Championships, which will run through Sunday.


State exceed expectations for the second year in a row. Seniors Emily Street and Strandberg are right behind her on the leader board. Though they, like everyone on the team, have struggled at times this season, Saleeby said the ACC Tournament is the perfect setting for the veterans to step up and finish off their college careers strong. “They deserve it,” Saleeby said. “They have been great leaders and great role models, for me especially.” Strandberg said this isn’t just another tournament for her and her fellow seniors.  “Being so close to the end has kind of changed my attitude,” Strandberg said. “I’m really enjoying every moment now because this is it.” State will start in the second wave of teams today at 9:20 a.m. along with Virginia and Florida State. Fans can follow the scores live at


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Hill wins ACC title Redshirt freshman Ryan Hill, who was named the ACC’s Outdoor Performer of the Week Monday, won the ACC title in the 10,000 meter run at the outdoor conference championship meet Thursday in Clemson, S.C. Hill clocked a time of 29:32.28, the ninth-fastest time in school history. His time of 3:40.81 in the 1500 meter set a school marker last week in Chapel Hill and was the fastest in the nation at that point. This is Hill’s first year with the track team because he was competing in the US Junior World Cross Country Championships during the same time last year.

Location: carter-finley stadium time: 1 p.m.

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Baseball to take on Terrapins The baseball team will travel to take on ACC foe Maryland this weekend in College Park. State comes into the series with a 2213 record after dropping its last game against UNC-Wilmington at home. This game could have significant standings implications because State is in a three-way tie for seventh place. Only the top eight teams advance to the ACC Tournament. Source: N.C. State Athletic

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Redshirt freshman quaterback Mike Glennon rears to throw the ball during the 2009 Kay Yow Spring Football Game in Carter-Finley Stadium. With Russell Wilson engrossed in Pack baseball, Glennon will own the spotlight in this Saturday’s game, which starts at 1 p.m.

Backup relishing role as offense’s go-to guy able with them and they are getting comfortable with me. It has definitely been the spring I wanted it to be.” Though coach Tom O’Brien recently said Wilson will definitely be back next season, Glennon is nevertheless approaching practice with a starter’s mentality. “Everybody should act like they are going to be the startTyler Everett er, just preparing mentally and Deputy Sports Editor physically like they are going Red sh i r t sophomore to be the guy,” Glennon said. quarterback Mike Glennon “That’s how I’m approaching arrived in Raleigh in 2008 it. I’m just going to keep workas one of the most highly ing hard and preparing myself touted freshmen in the na- like I’m going to be that guy, tion. Two years later, thanks regardless of what decision to sterling quarterback play Russell makes.” Quarterbacks with Glennon’s from redshirt junior and two-sport star Russell Wil- potential often grow frustrated son, who has thrown for 48 with prolonged waits for their turn as touchdowns starter. But and 4,982 his relationyards the past sh ip w it h two seasons, his older Glennon’s brother, pr i z ed a r m Sean Glenhas t hrow n non, has just 39 passes provided for the Pack. Quarterback Mike Glennon Mike with a But w it h perspective W i l s on fo and undercusing on the baseball diamond this standing uncommon among spring, the N.C. State hud- many players in his predicadle finally belongs to Glen- ment. Sean, a former quarterback non, at least for now. “It feels good because at Virginia Tech, said his exthis is what I came here to perience taught both him and do,” Glennon said. “I came his brother about the nature here to be the starter and of playing on a team with two go with the ones and right capable signal callers. “I dealt with a similar situanow I’m getting comfort-

With Russell Wilson concentrating on baseball, Glennon’s longawaited time to shine has arrived in second annual Kay Yow Spring Game

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Today Men’s Tennis vs Maryland Raleigh, N.C., 2:30 p.m. Baseball @ Maryland College Park, Md., 6 p.m. Women’s Tennis @ Maryland College Park, Md., 2:30 p.m. Saturday Football’s Red/White Second-Annual Kay Yow Spring Game Raleigh, 1 p.m. Baseball @ Maryland College park, Md., 1 p.m. Softball @ Virginia Charlottesville, Va., 1 p.m.

Quote of the day “I’m pretty sure everyone wants to see what Mike Glennon’s got, and they’re going to see it firsthand.” Owen Spencer on the 2010 Kay Yow Spring Game

Did You know? Redshirt freshman Ryan Hill was the ACC Rookie of the Year in cross country in 2008.



“It feels good because this is what I came here to do.”

tion at Virginia Tech,” Sean said. “Coaches felt that Tyrod Taylor was too talented of a guy to keep off the field so they found ways to get him in. My career prepared Mike mentally. I don’t think any of this is throwing him for a loop. He saw what happens when one team has two starting-caliber quarterbacks. One person is going to play more than the other and that is the bottom line. He realizes that and I don’t think he is bitter in any way.” In the meantime, Mike is taking full advantage of the opportunity to lead the offense in Wilson’s absence, according to senior wide receiver Owen Spencer. “He’s doing a very good job,” Spencer said. “With him and Russell going at it the past couple years, it’s really shaped both of them. With Russell being out, Mike is really stepping into the role of being a complete quarterback.” Watching Sean’s games in person also allowed Mike to become accustomed to the bright lights and passionate fans of ACC football long before he ever made his collegiate debut. “He’s a guy that’s not going to get rattled,” Sean said. “It helps that he went to all of those games that I was at. He knows what ACC football is

GLENNON continued page 7

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Wolfpack seeks another late surge Women’s golf looks to regroup at ACC Championship after series of disappointing finishes Kate Shefte Sports Editor

The women’s golf team has nowhere to go but up this weekend at the ACC Championship, which will take place at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Friday through Sunday. The Pack is coming off its worst collective finish of the year at the Bryan National Collegiate, in which it placed 17th of 18 teams. The State players surprised themselves last year at ACCs, which was held at the same course, after finishing fourth of nine teams. Kathleen Strandberg said the team is looking for a similar spark and believes it has the potential to do so. “Last year we played really well here so we all feel re-

ally good coming in,” Strand- prepared for. “The greens are pretty difberg said. “We can do it. We just haven’t put it together yet. ficult,” Saleeby said. “Our We’ve all had good rounds, superintendent for our short we just haven’t all had them game as been really great. He has been working really hard together at once.” Defending ACC Champion to get them similar to how Wake Forest – which includes the greens here will be runCheyen ne Wood s, Tiger ning. We’ve been out there a lot preparWoods’ niece ing for how a nd w inner f a s t t he y of the Bryan will be out National Colhere.” legiate – will be Sophothere and ready more to crush the Meghan Pack ’s comeChapback hopes on man led its hometown her tea m course. in most The SedgeSenior Kathleen Strandberg statistical field course is categothe only one on the PGA tour designed by ries during an off year. She Donald Ross, who famously scored the Pack’s best indifavored crowned or “turtle- vidual finish when she took back” greens. The backs of ninth place at the Pinehurst these steeply sloped greens Challenge March 23. Anfrequently give unsuspecting other strong performance golfers trouble and junior Julie from Chapman could help Saleeby said this is something she and her teammates have GOLF continued page 7

“Last year we played really well here so we all feel really good coming in.”

Offensive Line

Who’s in: Henry Lawson (Redshirt junior, 6-3, 290 lb.) Camden Wentz (Sophomore, 6-3, 290 lb.) Wayne Crawford (Redshirt junior, 6-4, 303 lb.) Zach Allen (Redshirt sophomore 6-3, 314 lb.) Duran Christophe (Redshirt freshman, 6-6, 287 lb.) Denzelle Goode (Redshirt freshman, 6-6, 336) Sam Jones (Redshirt freshman, 6-6, 231 lb.) Mikel Overgaard (Redshirt junior, 6-6, 280)

Who’s out: R.J. Mattes (injury), Jeraill McCuller, Andy Barbee, Ted Larson

Who’s staying put: Jake Vermiglio, Andrew Wallace

Running Backs

Who’s in: Curtis Underwood (Redshirt junior, 5-11, 220 lb.) James Washington (sophomore, 6-0, 180 lb) Brandon Barnes (Redshirt sophomore, 6-0, 209 lb.)

Who’s out: Jamelle Eugene, Toney Baker, Andre Brown   Who’s staying put: No one. All three are new starters.   Quarterbacks  

With Russell Wilson focusing on football for the spring season, Mike Glennon will take over the offense after seeing limited action over the last two seasons.


Tight ends

Who’s in: Anthony Talbert (Redshirt freshman, 6-4, 246 lb.) Who’s out: Mario Carter (injury)

Who’s staying put: George Bryan, Asa Watson   Wide Recievers   Who’s in: Morgan Alexander, Jay Smith   Who’s out: Steven Howard (injury)  

Who’s staying put: Jarvis Williams, Owen Spencer, Darell Davis,

T.J. Graham

Defensive Line

Who’s in: David Akinniyi (Redshirt senior, 6-4, 255 lb) Darryl Cato-Bishop (Redshirt freshman, 6-4, 281 lb.) Rickey Dowdy (Redshirt freshman, 6-2, 240 lb.) Markus Kuhn (Redshirt junior, 6-4, 303)

Who’s out: Leroy Burgess, Alan-Michael Cash, Shea McKeen, Willie Young

Who’s staying put: Audi Augustin, Jeff Rieskamp, Michael

Lemon, Natanu Mageo



Who’s in: Hans Rice (Junior, 6-2, 238 lb.) Ryan Cheek (Redshirt freshman, 6-1, 244 lb) William Beasley (Redshirt sophomore, 6-2, 225 lb)

Who’s out: Ray Michel  

Who’s staying put: Nate Irving, Audi Cole, Dwayne Maddox, Terell Manning, Sterling Lucas

Defensive backs

Who’s in: Gary Grant (Redshirt sophomore, 6-0, 186) Dean

Haynes (Redshirt freshman, 5-11, 193 lb) Donald Coleman (Redshirt freshman, 6-0, 195)

Who’s out: Clem Johnson  

Who’s staying put: C.J. Wilson, Rashard Smith, Brandon Bishop,

Earl Wolff

Special Teams

Who’s in: No one.

Who’s out: Chris Ward  

Who’s staying put: Josh Czajkowski, Jeff Ruiz

Honoring a late great

Before the spring game, which is free of admission, staffers will be on hand to collect donations for the Kay Yow Memorial Fund. In 2009, the year the spring game was renamed in honor of Yow, each fan was asked to contribute $1 and more than $20,000 was collected.

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