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Make a difference at NC State! The Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity sponsors programs throughout the year to help the campus community learn more about equal opportunity and diversity. These programs will enhance your perspective and build your skills so that you can be an effective leader and member of our campus community.

Upcoming programs Make a difference at include: NC State! Equal Opportunity Institute

The The Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity programsNC throughout the year to help the campus community learnstudents more about Equal Opportunity Institute is an sponsors award-winning State program designed to provide university andequal opportunity and employees diversity. These programs will enhance your perspective and build your skills so that you can be an effective leader and member a means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. of our campus community.

EOI Orientation Thursday, September 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. orprograms Thursday, September 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Upcoming include: Register at Equal Opportunity Institute

The Equal Opportunity Institute is an award-winning NC State program designed to provide university students and employees a NCBI Building Bridges means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. The NCBI program is just one of many efforts on campus to educate students and employees about issues of discrimination, EOI Orientation Thursday, September 6, 2012, p.m. – 3:00 or Thursday, September 2012, 1:00 3:00 p.m. harassment, prejudice, and1:00 diversity. Thep.m. following workshop will 14, allow you to p.m. gain–self-awareness, Register stretch beyond youratcomfort zone, and gain new understanding. NCBI Building Bridges Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities The NCBI program is just one of many efforts on campus to educate students and employees about issues of discrimination, Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or harassment, prejudice, and diversity. The following workshop will allow you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. zone, and gain newand understanding. This workshop is also available through the for Leadership Development Series. Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership Diverse Communities Friday,new August 24,members 2012, 10:00toa.m. – 4:00 p.m. NCBI is recruiting team facilitate thisorworkshop on campus. Tuesday, October 30,attend 2012, 9:00 a.m. –on12:00 p.m.August and Thursday, November 2012, 9:00 a.m. p.m. Hall, room 100. For more information please meeting Friday, 17, 2012, 11:45 1, a.m. - 12:45 p.m.– 12:00 at Winslow This workshop is also available through the Leadership Development Series Learn more at NCBI is recruiting new team members to facilitate this workshop on campus. For more information please attend meeting on August OIED 8, 2012,Workshops 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the 1911 building, room 129. Learn more at Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Protected Class of Sex OIED Workshops Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Protected Class of23, Race & Color Discrimination & Harassment Prevention & a.m. Response Protected of Race Color Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 Tuesday, October 23, 2012,Class 1:00 p.m. – 3:00&p.m. Discrimination Harassment Prevention & Response ProtectedOctober Class of Veteran Status Friday, October&12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 12,with 2012,Disabilities 10:30 a.m. –Act 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00Status p.m. Americans Protected Class ofa.m. Veteran Americans with Disabilities Act Leading A Diverse Workforce Friday, October 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Leading A Diverse Workforce Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Exploring Oppression Wednesday, October 17, p.m.–-4:00 4:00p.m. p.m. Wednesday, November 14,1:00 2012, Wednesday, October 17,2012, 2012, 2:00 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, p.m.10:00 – 3:00a.m. p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Protected Class of Sex Exploring Oppression Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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TECHNICIAN CALS announces new dean Chilean students continue year-long protest          

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The search committee has settled on a new dean for CALS and welcomes Richard Linton to the University. Jessie Halpern News Editor

Science & Tech Editor

This summer, protestors gathered en masse in the streets of Santiago, Chile, calling for education reform in the city’s central square. The June 29 protest was just one of the many anti-government demonstrations staged in the past year. All are part of a movement that has been dubbed by its leaders as the Chilean Winter, a student-led protest aimed at increasing access to public education and ending for-profit schools. Since it began in May 2011, the Chilean Winter has evolved into a criticism of Chilean society as a whole, with demands that more attention be given to the nation’s growing inequality and struggling lower classes. Chile made a name for itself after becoming one the largest mineral producers in Latin America. It slowly accumulated wealth, but political power remained firmly in the hands of aristocrats and industrialists. Chile found itself at the center of the world stage when, after the election of a Marxist president in 1970, the CIA began a covert war that ended with the 1973 coup by U.S.-backed General Augusto Pinochet, and the suspicious death of the former president, Salvador Allende.

During his reign, Pinochet led the nation to prosperity through economic liberalization and various reforms. The reforms put a halt to inflation, cut poverty rates in half, and nearly tripled the country’s GDP. Yet Pinochet’s reforms proved to be his downfall after the empowerment of Chile’s civil society led to his removal in 1990. Chile now stands as one of the richest economies in Latin America, but despite strives forward, certain aspects of Chilean society are in dire need of change. Since the fall of Pinochet in 1990, no universities have been built, despite massive growth in class sizes that have come with Chile’s burgeoning middle class. The cost of attendance for existing universities also poses a problem. Tuition can reach nearly 40 percent of the average Chilean household’s income per student. Fernando Vásquez Tellechea, a junior in business at Universidad de los Andes, said the cost of studying isn’t worth the debt it creates. “To study for a year at my school is about $7,200 to $8,200, depending on one’s major, and tuition to study medicine or dentistry can go up to $12,300 a year,” Vásquez said. “The problem is credit and debt, because the loans aren’t from the state but from banks. Students have to pay after they finish college, and the in-


N.C. State have a lot of important establish a strategic vision for the objectives to complete in the years next decade of CALS.” Smith said Linton is most interto come in order to ensure that the ested in engaging world has an adewith students. quate food supply, “His philosophy clean water, a safe is ‘Students first,’” environment, and Smith wrote. “In the research and his current posiextension systems tion, he has offered in place to support town halls for stuand promote these Jonathon Smith, senior in dent s, a l low i ng advancements. Linagricultural education them an avenue ton has experience through which to in all three areas of the land-grant mission (academ- express their opinions and suggesics, extension and research) and I tions directly to the administrabelieve he is in a great position to tion.”

“Linton is coming to CALS with a fresh perspective...”


Farm Bill has yet to pass

Students protest in Chile

As Congress comes to an end, it is uncertain whether a farm bill will pass this year.

Students around the world suffer through unaffordable tuition and increasing debt.

Jessie Halpern News Editor

Editors note: This is a new section connecting N.C. State students to students outside North Carolina and the struggles they face. Noah Rouse Correspondent

The cobblestone streets of Santiago, Chile, were once again colored this summer with the f lags of protestors calling for education reform in the city’s central square before state police in riot gear were called in to clear the plaza. The June 29 protest was just one of the many anti-government demonstrations staged in the past year. All are part of a movement that has been dubbed by its leaders as the Chilean Winter, a student-led protest aimed at increasing access to public education and ending forprofit schools. Since its inception in May 2011, however, the Chilean Winter has gained support from both leftists and unionists and evolved into a criticism of Chilean society as a whole, with demands that more attention be given to the Andean nation’s growing inequality and struggling lower classes. The current situation in Chile is a product of its recent history. Existing for years as one of the most

Smith said Linton hopes to continue that tradition when he arrives at N.C. State, and he wants to use the Agri-Life Council on a regular basis to get student feedback. “Linton is committed to developing a more inclusive college that provides better accessibility for all students,” Smith wrote. “He is known around the world for his work as a professor and understands the value of national and international experiences. He wants students to experience more of these opportunities as well.”


Chilean students form a circle around a group of prominent university leaders to protect them from possible relatiation from police. College students in Chile have been protesting for the past year for affordable education.

isolated colonies in the Spanish Empire, Chile made a name for itself after gaining independence by becoming one the largest mineral producers in Latin America. It slowly accumulated wealth, but political power remained firmly in the hands of aristocrats and industrialists. Chile found itself at the center of the world stage during the Cold War when, after the election of a Marx-

ist president in 1970, both the CIA and the KGB began a covert war that ended with the 1973 coup by the infamous U.S.-backed General Augusto Pinochet and the suspicious death of President Salvador Allende. During his reign, Pinochet undertook a purge of all Marxist influence from Chilean society, a brutal crackdown on dissent and a suspen-

sion of democracy, but also led the nation to prosperity through economic liberalization. Pinochet sold off state-owned mining companies, welcomed foreign investments, and signed free trade agreements with many of the world’s largest manufacturers who sought Chile’s minerals.

The U.S. Senate’s bill to cut farm subsidies and land conservation spending by almost $2 billion per year was revised in the House to include applied research and extension grant matching. But as the legislative session comes to an end, some are uncertain as to whether the bill will pass. The 2012 Farm Bill considered by the Senate in June was designed to transform the subsidy system for farmers, according to the Associated Press. The bill passed in the Senate 65-34 and moved on to the House, where House members immediately began making revisions. The Environmental Working Group reports subsidies provided by the federal government are designed to give a “safety net” to agricultural producers, including helping them deal with unpredictable weather conditions that affect their industry. The New York Times reported the Senate bill would cut $23.6 billion from present spending, including about $4.5 billion from food stamps. Barry Goodwin, a professor

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Turfgrass professors prepare for a nnual Field Day Though students are away, professionals plan to gather and discuss the fields on campus. Alex Petercuskie Correspondent

Registration is now open for N.C. State’s Annual Turfgrass Field Day, an event that benefits hundreds of turfgrass professionals in North Carolina. This year’s field day is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Lake Wheeler Road Turfgrass Research Lab. It will attract a diverse crowd, from golf course superintendents to homeowners. Professors at N.C. State, through the University’s land-grant mission, research various crops to see

which varieties thrive most in what conditions. During the field day, attendees have the opportunity to see actual trials done by faculty in order to learn more about specific crops and fertilizers of interest. The turfgrass industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in North Carolina, and N.C. State boasts one of the top turfgrass programs in the country. “Our mission at N.C. State is to improve management practices for everyone who’s a turf manager. What we do applies to turf managers in all of the Southeast,” Rich Cooper, a professor in both crop and turfgrass science, said. The University’s research works to make North Carolina’s agricultural business more lucrative by develop-

ing more efficient growing tech- terning at WakeMed Soccer Park, niques. This year, N.C. State crop said he has heard about the event, but it falls on a science professor weekday a nd is Susana Milla-Lewis expensive for stuis working on turfdents, so he is ungrass breeding in sure whether he’ll order to produce efbe able to attend. ficient varieties that “I would like to specifically address go if I can get out Nor t h Ca rol i na of work,” Lawing conditions. said. “I believe it A lt houg h stuwould be a good dents who major experience for stuin turfgrass science Rich Cooper, CALS professor dents to go to.” are encouraged to The field day also attend, some say the price is too steep. Registration excludes students who are not in the is $30, with lunch provided, and Raleigh area during the summer months. increases to $35 after Aug. 3. Cooper said while he encourages Andrew Lawing, a senior in turfgrass science who is currently in- students to attend, it is mostly a

“Our mission... is to improve management procedures for everyone who’s a turf manager.”

large gathering of professionals in the field of turfgrass and lawn care. Cooper said the field day is enjoyable for people in the industry and seems to be very popular. “Last year we had about 800 people,” Cooper said. “Our turf managers will attend the field day to find out the newest and best recommendations. We try to maintain them using as little pesticide as possible.” Not only does the field day provide the latest research for local and state professionals in the industry, but with 23 varsity sports teams, N.C. State must also work to maintain its own athletic fields. Cooper said the University’s research also emphasizes finding ways to reduce the

terest rates are high, more than 6 percent before, and now 2 percent.” To an American student, not COMPAREthis TEXTBOOKmight CHOICES RENTALS NEW USED EBOOKS LAPTOPS SOFTWARE APPAREL MORE sound too expensive, but to the son of a middle-income Chilean family, it is almost too much to bear. “My father earns $7,200 a month, and because of that, my family pays $3,280 a month to send me to university and my sisters to private high school,” JoséAndrés Duran, a junior in medicine at Universidad de Valparaíso, said. Despite over a year of protesting, little has been done by Chile’s government to meet the protestors’ demands, but the Chilean Winter shows no signs of stopping. TURF continued page 2


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After a months-long national search, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Search Committee tapped Richard Linton to replace former CALS Dean Johnny Wynne. Linton is currently chairman of the Food Science and Technology Department at The Ohio State Uni-

versity. Prior to that, he worked with Chancellor Randy Woodson at Perdue University. Wynne, an N.C. State graduate and researcher, retired July 1 after seven years as dean of the program. Jonathon Smith, a senior in agricultural education and undergraduate student representative on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Search Committee, said he was excited about the selection. “Linton is coming to CALS with a fresh perspective on the goals we should possess to strengthen the fields of agriculture and life sciences,” Smith wrote. “CALS and


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Students take arms in Syria

Campus Crossings accused of billing fraud Arjun Puri Staff Writer

STUDENT CONNECTIONS Editors note: This is a new section connecting N.C. State students to students outside North Carolina and the struggles they face. Noah Rouse Correspondent


Bashar Al-Assad, president of Syria, has undertaken a year-long campaign to contain an uprising against the Assad regime, pitting Syrian government forces against the Free Syrian Army, a ragtag group of rebels who are determined to oust the regime by any means necessary. It is, essentially, a civil war. Gover n ment ta n k s lu mber through the streets, clumsily aiming their guns at the remains of shelledout apartment complexes while shell-shocked conscripts watch. Rebel forces scurry among the ruins

of the city, popping out only to take a shot at the passing patrols. To the people of Aleppo, the skirmishes mark the beginning of a new period in an already chaotic conflict, but outside the noise and chatter of the street fighting in the village of Derat Azza, five men watch the battle as distant smoke plumes on the horizon. War passed through the tiny village weeks ago, ending in a rebel victory. It’s quiet now, with the exception of the occasional artillery shell and the patrols of a small rebel garrison.

Today’s crisis f inds these young men just short of frontline combat, but they are anything but soldiers. It was only a few months ago that they were students at the nearby University of Aleppo, one of Syria’s most prestigious schools and a hotbed of anti-regime activism during the early days of the uprising. Like many young people who rose up during the Arab Spring, they had become fed up

Campus Crossings, a Tryon Road apartment complex that many N.C. State students call home, was recently cited for illegally charging tenants for services and electricity that were not being used. Elizabeth Long, a recent graduate in criminal law and justice, helped bring Campus Crossing’s billing practices to light. Long’s mother, Judy, initially found it odd the apartment charged each roommate $30 per month for utilities with an additional charge if the apartment unit went over a designated quota, according to a News & Observer article. Long’s suspicions escalated when Campus Crossings billed her daughter extra for utilities when no one was even living in the apartment during winter break in 2011. When Long went to the Utilities Commission, she was redirected to North Carolina’s Consumer Protection Agency. The agency investigated the housing company and confirmed Long’s doubts, saying that the complex’s billing practices made the complex itself a public utility.”Long said what angered her most was the company was taking unfair and illegal advantage of college students. While Judy paid for her daughter’s housing, some students do not have financial support from their parents. “These kids are [already] struggling to stay at school,” Long said in the News & Observer report. Students rarely file such complaints, according to the Utilities Commission. Sunaina Tailor, a junior in nutrition science, lived at Campus Crossings and said she was not happy with the management. “My roommates and I found out just before the spring semester ended that Campus Crossings hired another company to handle our util-

Syrian students join fight against Assad The Syrian civil war has forced many university students there to desert their studies as political stability crumbles, and some students have taken up arms, according to reports by The Guardian.


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Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi appointed Hesham Kandil, an N.C. State alum, as prime minister Tuesday. Hesham, a graduate from the doctoral program in biological and agricultural engineering in 1993, will lead Egypt’s foreign affairs as Morsi focuses on domestic policy and internal development. The Prime Minister historically represented the largest party in the Egyptian parliament, but Kandil is not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. However, according to al-Jazeera, Kandil’s large beard and strong religion makes him a suitable diplomat within Egypt’s factions.

Workers will begin construction to reduce the number of lanes in the roundabout by the N.C. State Belltower from two lanes to one 8:30 p.m. Friday. Since the roundabout opened in 2010, police have recorded more than 100 traffic accidents. Transportation engineers said that by reducing the roundabout to one ring, traffic will should be more simple and more safe. Workers plan to finish the adjustments by 6 a.m. Saturday.

With the economy as a prominent theme for the upcoming presidential election, lowwage workers have taken the streets to advocate to raise the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25. Eighteen states and Washington, D.C. have higher minimum wages compared to the federal rate, but the trend to raise the minimum wage may not catch momentum to sway the federal government. President Barack Obama said he would raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by the end of 2011, but the federal-mandated minimum hasn’t changed.

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plight, and are taking up active roles in the war. In May, Correspondent government forces paranoid Students in Syria are put- about the rise in rebel activVolunteers gear up for ity in the area stormed the ting away their textbooks record-setting blood dormitories during a peaceand taking up arms amidstdrive civil war, according to re- ful protest, killing four stuports by The Guardian. The dents. Since then, student acpresident of Syria, Bashar AlAssad, has pitted Syrian gov- tivism in the city has ceased, ernment forces against the but the students’ desire for Free Syrian Army, a ragtag change is unwavering–and group of rebels who are de- to a few students, that desire FIND US ON GROUND FLOOR means termined toTHEoust theOF regime even COMPARE TEXTBOOKpicking CHOICES up a gun HARRELSON HALL UNTIL THE NEW RENTALS NEW USED EBOOKS TALLEY STUDENT CENTER OPENS IN 2014 | | 919.515.2161 LAPTOPS SOFTWARE APPAREL and joining theMORE fight. any means necessary. “The revolution means Away from all the noise and chatter of the street more than the university,” fighting in the village of Ahmed, a chemical engineerDerat Azza, five men watch ing student, said. He and the the battle as smoke gathers others went on to say this siton the horizon. Only a few uation is not typical of other months ago, these men were students. �Most are staying students at the University of quiet for now. It’s too much Aleppo, one of Syria’s most for them to do what we have prestigious schools and a done. Now if I went back to hotbed of anti-regime activ- Aleppo I would be caught ism. Today, crisis finds these and put in prison, or killed.” young men on the verge of As the stability of the frontline combat. Northern provinces continThese are students dis- ues to erode, more of Syria gusted with the tyranny, may be drawn into a growcorruption and poverty that ing civil war that may evenpervade Syria. They blame tually pit classmate against the Assad regime for their classmate. HOUSING continued page 2

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mittee, said planning for an event this size is a year-long process. “We work throughout the year to continue to inform people of the blood drive and educate them about the importance of blood donation as well as overall being engaged within our communities,” Green said. Shannon Gillespie, the blood drive coordinator for the event and a senior in biological sciences, said summer is an interesting time to plan because people scatter for the summer. “Student groups have enormous power to effect change through service work,” Gillespie said. “One challenge has been that student groups usually transition their leadership during the summer. Through email, we are doing our best to reach out to new officers and encourage new partnerships. Historically, the

Stop Hunger Now campaign has been wildly successful in the first week of school, and we are hoping to capitalize on all the buzzing energy on campus mid-August.” Green said it can be tough to recruit for an event that happens so quickly at the beginning of the academic year, but it’s a cause she deeply believes in. Green said serving others is at the very core of who she is as a person. “Particularly with being motivated to serving others through donating blood, I believe that we all deserve to have access to a safe and plentiful blood supply. When I think of those I know who have been impacted by illness, accidents, etc., and have needed access to blood products, I believe that is part of my

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Junior in psychology Miranda Conway talks to a volunteer for Red Cross after giving blood Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Conway was one of many students who gave blood during the annual blood drive held in Carmichael Gymnasium. “This is my third time giving blood,” said Conway. “It’s going pretty good so far.”


With the beginning of the fall semester less than a month away, Service N.C. State volunteers are finalizing plans for the third annual– and hopefully record-setting–blood drive. Donors exceeded last year’s goal of 1,000 pints, with students, faculty and staff donating 1,032 pints. CSLEPS, the organization in charge of Service N.C. State, has set this year’s goal to coincide with the University’s birthday: 1,250 pints. If the goal is met Friday, Aug. 17 during the drive, it will be one of the 10 largest drives in the nation and the largest one-day drive in North Carolina. Melissa Green, the chair of the Service N.C. State blood drive com-

Chinese student find alternative Internet forums despite censors Hassan DuRant Science & Tech Editor

The Tiananmen Square protests are arguably the most famous student protests in modern history. The incident sparked controversy and world-wide awareness about student conditions in China. The student generation of 1989 is now growing older, but the fight against oppression continues. Today’s students are using a resource that the older generation lacked: the Internet. According to the China Post, China’s population of Internet users has risen to 538 million. This dwarf’s the U.S. Internet population of approximately 245 million. In China, the government blocks various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but there are Chinese alternatives to these American-based services. Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, boasts more than 300 million registered users as of February 2012. Millions of messages are posted on Sina Weibo each day, and Chinese youth are using the website to their advantage—raising their voices and undermining government messages that try to disguise national events that might be embarrassing. While many Chinese view the Internet as a way to voice concerns and grievances with the government, some are worried that various Internet services can act as a surveillance tool for China’s communist government. “It’s better to let [activists] blow off steam in a way you can control and delete rather than have 500,000 students all of a sudden show up at your doorstep,” said Michael Clendenin, managing director of a Shanghai research company. According to the Associated Press, Weibo is heavily censored. The company employs more than 1,000 censors, cleaning up leftovers that automated keyword filters might miss. Not infrequently, the censors delete entire accounts. Even amidst the rampant censoring employed by the Chinese government, there is hope. In July, posts criticizing officials involved in a student-led protest against the construction of a copper factory sprang up all over Weibo. Though most of these posts were deleted, many remained, indicating that no matter how hard the Chinese government tries, students will always find a way to make their voices heard.


My sophomore political science professor once said that N.C. State, a university with more than 34,000 students, is larger than the hometowns of half of the student body. There’s no doubt that N.C. State is a micro-nation unto itself, and as editor, I have relished covering the affairs of this diverse campus. But N.C. State is not the world we live in. In an age of instant communication and expedited travel, the world around us is more accessible. We must find and forge our place in this world. As great as the “Go Local” movements are, the world is bigger than – and in the vast majority of cases, nothing at all like – Raleigh, N.C. Now, more than ever, our fates are tied to those of others. The Greek economy, economic development in China and the wake of the Arab Spring will influence this November’s presidential election more than President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney may admit. This may be the first time I’ve explicitly acknowledged and embraced an official N.C. State slogan, but as cliché as it may sound, the Chancellor’s office motto – “Locally responsive, globally engaged” – gets at the truth. The job market we will all soon enter is global. The variables driving our economy are global, and it’s harder to draw the line between foreign and domestic policies more than ever. Just as late-20th-to-early-21st-century-style finance capitalism accelerated globalization, it may now work as a destructive force. Fewer crises of any kind can truly be characterized accurately as regional. And as information technology, financial flows and immigration occur at the local level, the ripples spread throughout the world. Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, suggested that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa may ultimately lead to the formation of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. The coffee you drink may be from Brazil. The shoes you wear may be from Indonesia. And as separated you may feel from those seemingly far-flung places, there is no denying that connection. It’s time for us to embrace this fact. The future leaders of the world – at least the effective ones – will speak multiple languages and understand their place in our ever-changing world, a world which may not be dominated by the United States. While some people may consider such a thought “anti-American,” I would argue that the United State’s star moving in the constellation of nations is a good thing. Planet Earth in the 21st century is a volatile and uncertain place. Instead of letting this uncertainty intimidate us, my goal with the Student Connections series will be to explore student perspectives that may help us understand this world. Universities, after all, are the crucibles of future leaders. They are the incubators of tomorrow’s great ideas. In that spirit, understanding the problems students face around the world may enhance our understanding of ourselves – and perhaps give us a glimpse of the future. Students helped bring the Vietnam War to an end. Students brought the Islamic Revolution to Iran. Students tore down the Berlin Wall. Students were the most numerous footsoldiers in what is now known as the Arab Spring. As editor, I hope to challenge us all to evaluate our college experience through a broader, global lens. In that spirit, I’d like to extend a hand to our international students in particular. If you’d be willing to talk to us about the country you call home, and let us experience it vicariously through you, please reach out to me at There is much we can learn from you. – Mark Herring Editor In Chief

#YoSoy132: Mexican students organize against biased TV stations Hassan DuRant Science & Tech Editor

A revolution is brewing in Mexico – one that calls into question the influence a political party has over the media. The movement – named #YoSoy132 (I Am 132) – sprang up among private university students protesting the way Mexico’s TV coverage of the presidential election campaign is unfairly boosting the former ruling party’s agenda, according to reports

from the Christian Science Monitor. #YoSoy132 has called for clean elections and has spoken out against the media’s excessive support of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto by Mexican stations Televisa and TV Azteca. The movement began after Nieto visited the private Iberoamericano University May 11. There, students confronted him about his record as the governor of Mexico state. Nieto went into hiding from protesters in one of the university’s bathrooms

before fleeing the campus entirely. The event was given little coverage by Mexican news stations, and the students were dismissed as rival party members posing as university students. 131 of the students who attended the event created a YouTube video declaring themselves to be authentic students. Other students made their own videos, calling themselves “Number 132.” Though the Mexican media doesn’t seem pay the #YoSoy132 movement any thought, many Mexi-

cans are following it via social media. “The television networks have manipulated all the information about Peña Nieto,” one #YoSoy132 activist said. Even though the #YoSoy132 movement is steadily gaining steam, analysts, students and even those involved with the movement say they don’t expect it to have a large impact on election results. The movement is very strongly anti-Nieto, yet technically non-partisan. #YoSoy132 activists do not adhere to one politi-

cal ideology – only the notion that certain political parties should not have a monopoly on media coverage. “This phenomenon is like a wakeup call to the candidates,” Aurelia Gomez, a professor in the Spanish department at Haverford College who specializes in Mexico’s 1968 student protests, said. “Different sectors of civil society are really tired of having the same kind of candidates, no matter what party they are from.”

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Hillsborough gets summer facelift

Resurfacing means a smoother ride for local motorists

Jessie Halpern News Editor

Students may have noticed their trip back to campus was noticeably smoother than their exit in May thanks to a three-part project to repave Hillsborough Street this summer. Jeff Murison, executive director at the Hillsborough Street Community Services Corporation, said the construction was part of an ongoing effort to enhance the street and make it a more attractive destination. According to Murison, the three physical changes made this summer involved three separate areas of the street. First, the area between Morgan Street and the roundabout was resurfaced by the city. Second, the area between Gardner Street and Gorman Street was resurfaced and restriped. Finally, the redesign of the Pullen Street roundabout converted it from two lanes to one. “These areas were in serious need of repair, and the changes enhanced the driver experience and made it a more pedestrian friendly area,” Murison said. “The Pullen roundabout was also a safety concern.” Though many areas of Hillsborough Street have needed work for years, the funding came through this summer because of transportation funding approved by the city last year, according to Murison. “There’s more to come. There are more projects identified in the not too distant future to continue to enhance the street and make it more pedestrian friendly and safe and allow for residents, students, faculty, staff and visitors to have a better experience while they are here,” Murison said. Murison said the changes have all been positive, and he said he isn’t the only one who things so. “We hear from people all the time who report it’s a noticeable improvement,” Murison said. “There are sections that were riddled with potholes, and now there’s a very smooth experience. Residents, students and visiting families have all anecdotally reported that it’s much improved.” The city has started the design phase for the next section of the street, between Gardner and Rosemary streets, and according to Murison, the project will take place over several years.


Roundabout narrowed to reduce accidents Laura Wilkinson Deputy News Editor

The N.C. State community is getting used to yet another facelift of the historic Hillsborough Street. The dual-ring roundabout near the Bell Tower was reduced to one ring at the end of July after city police noticed a spike in accidents in the traffic circle. Since the roundabout opened in the summer of 2010, city police logged more than 100 accidents around the circle, prompting the change to one lane. Other roundabouts in Raleigh did not experience such high volumes of traffic.

The city repainted traffic lines and blocked the second lanes going into the roundabouts with plastic domes. According to a News & Observer report, city engineers will be monitoring traffic activity throughout the next few months to determine whether the single lane system will become permanent. Zach McGee, a student in the Academic Enrichment Program at N.C. State, said he was not happy with the changes to the roundabout because he never saw a problem with it causing accidents. “By reducing it to one lane, they have reduced the traffic that can flow through it at any given time,” McGee said. “I have already had to wait driving west on Hill-

sborough Street, and I think it is absurd to change a traffic pattern that will slow and clog up the streets more.” The Monday after the reconstruction, McGee said he was nearly in a wreck because of the confusion it caused “with a populous that obviously already doesn’t know how to use the European driving intersection.” McGee said he is also concerned the new Dan Allen Drive gate will also have a negative impact on travel around campus because it will create congestion on Pullen Road, which ends at the roundabout.



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Gates on Dan Allen coming in NCSU pulls out all the October to protect pedestrians stops to break records with Aug. 17 blood drive John Wall

Senior Staff Writer

Laura Wilkinson Deputy News Editor

With the beginning of the fall semester less than a wee away, Service N.C. State volunteers are finalizing plans for the third annual–and hopefully record-setting–blood drive. Donors exceeded last year’s goal of 1,000 pints, with students, faculty and staff donating 1,032 pints. CSLEPS, the organization in charge of Service N.C. State, has set this year’s goal to coincide with the University’s birthday: 1,250 pints. If the goal is met Friday, Aug. 17 during the drive, it will be one of the 10 largest drives in the nation and the largest one-day drive in North Carolina. Melissa Green, the chair of the Service N.C. State blood drive committee, said planning for an event this size is a year-long process. “We work throughout the year to continue to inform people of the blood drive and educate them about the importance of blood donation as well as overall being engaged within our communities,” Green said. Shannon Gillespie, the blood drive coordinator for the event and a senior in biological sciences, said summer is an interesting time to plan because people scatter for the summer. “Student groups have enormous power to effect change through service work,” Gillespie said. “One challenge has been that student groups usually transition their leadership during the summer. Through email, we are doing our best to reach out to new officers and encourage new partnerships. Historically, the Stop Hunger Now campaign has been wildly successful in the first week of school, and we are hoping to capitalize on all the buzzing energy on campus mid-August.” Green said it can be tough to recruit for an event that happens so quickly at the beginning of the academic year, but it’s a cause she deeply believes in. Green said serving others is at the very core of who she is as a person. “Particularly with being motivated to serving others through donating blood, I believe that we all deserve to have access to a safe and plentiful blood supply. When I think of those I know who have been impacted by illness, accidents, etc., and have needed access to blood products, I believe that is part of my civic responsibility not only to donate but to encourage others to do so as well,” Green said. Gillespie said when she took a couple of

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years off from school, she was shocked at how the community-oriented service and leadership focus does not exist in “the real world” the same way it exists here. “When I came back to school, I decided that I wanted to dive back into the service community here at N.C. State. One of the biggest things I love about being on a college campus is the huge amount of energy and human potential converged in one place,” Gillespie said. Gillespie said the marketing plan for the drive is fairly elaborate, and the coordinators are reaching out to both University departments and campus groups, and marketing “guerrilla-style” through street teams. “Primarily, we are working to reach out through existing networks on campus, such as University Housing, Greek Life and student groups. We’re advertising though local news outlets and radio stations, including WKNC. We are active on Facebook and Twitter, and we hope to create a Foursquare swarm on Aug. 17,” Gillespie said. Christian Tilley, a senior in biological sciences, said this will be his third year participating in Service N.C. State since he got “hooked with the mission” his freshman year. “I’ve been involved with service work outside of the state and country, and Service N.C. State allows me that opportunity to give back to the local community which I am a part of every single day,” Tilley said.  Jordan Barkes, a junior in animal science, said this will be her first year participating in Service N.C. State. “I think it’s very important to do events that help others, and this is a simple one to do. I strongly believe everyone should take a short hour out of their day to go and give a pint of blood and save lives,” Barkes said.

AACC set to host ‘Majesty Incognito’ artist reception for Harambee Aug. 22 The NCSU African American Cultural Center is currently hosting “Majesty Incognito: East Meets West” by Raleigh artist Yuko Taylor through the month of August. The 22 oil paintings in the exhibit are based on historical photographs of 19th century African American men, women and children. Taylor renders her subjects against dreamlike backgrounds and often incorporate traditional Japanese style, images and characters, as well as stylized flow-

ers and birds. A reception for the artist, which will feature jazz from the Thomas Taylor Trio, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the AACC’s 2012 Harambee celebration. The exhibit is currently on display at the AACC Gallery on the second floor of the Witherspoon Student Center. Visit the center’s website at for more information.

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N.C. State Transportation has approved the construction of a traffic gate on Dan Allen Drive. It will be installed in October. NCSU Transportation said placing the gates there will reduce the number of pedestrian accidents along the historically congested cut-through. The gate will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be situated under the train bridge between Yarbrough Drive and Thurman Drive. The Wolfline, University service vehicles and emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through the gate. “The gate concept is related to pedestrian safety in the sense that we wanted to discourage traffic on Dan Allen during the day in places that are known pedestrian hotspots across the area,” Brian O’Sullivan, Transportation University Program Manager, said. A new traffic signal will also be added at the intersection of Yarbrough Drive and Dan Allen Drive to coincide with the gate project. As part of the Valentine Commons project, a large apartment complex behind the Dan Allen parking deck, Friendly Drive was extended to connect with Yarbrough Drive and create a direct link between campus and the complex. The light will serve to alleviate the increased traffic to and from the complex and campus.

“When the gates are up and not operating as a blocking mechanism between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday, that light will function either as a blinking red or as a four-way stop,” O’Sullivan said. Drivers who are not expecting to encounter the gate will be able to turn onto Yarbrough Drive on the orth side of the bridge and Thurman Drive on the south side. Mark Parsons, a senior in fisheries and wildlife sciences, said he worries about congestion. “I certainly understand the need for pedestrian safety and keeping the Wolfline buses going through, but I think the issue could be solved in a more permanent aspect if they put a pedestrian bridge in that area,” Parson said. “The gate is going to cause more issues than solutions.” Sophomore chemical engineering major Alex Lloyd, who was nearly killed in October when he was struck by a truck at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive, also suggested pedestrian bridges, but not on campus. “We need to have over walks on Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street,” Lloyd said after the accident. “It’s not too bad when walking around on campus, but on Western we need to have sidewalks that go up and over so that people can cross the street safely.” Lloyd was contacted by email for comment, but did not respond by presstime.


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Extreme Makeover: Dormitory Edition Alex Petercuskie Staff Writer

Sam DeGrave Deputy News Editor

With a team of only two other people, Sarah Hurd, marketing coordinator for the law firm Crumley Roberts, took dorm room decor to new heights for incoming freshman Morgan McNeil, winner of Crumley Roberts’ “Extreme Dorm Makeover” contest. Hurd, much like Ty Pennington of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” led a team of designers (actually just other Crumley Roberts employees) in a race against the clock Aug. 8. In this case, the team had just 90 minutes rather than a week give McNeil the ultimate dorm room. Though she did not build a house seven days or shout at

her designers constantly with a megaphone, Hurd managed to pull it off with the help of her team of helpers and the financial backing of Crumley Roberts. She made McNeil’s Lee Hall dorm room a living space worthy of envy. McNeil, an incoming freshman, entered the contest through Facebook. “We created a custom Facebook widget on our Crumley Roberts Fan Page, and college students throughout the state entered for a chance to win,” Hurd said. Since January, Crumley Roberts has organized this social-media-oriented contest and provided an annual scholarship, according to Hurd. “With the news reports of the rising costs of North Carolina universities’ tuition and fees, we thought it would be a great way to help a college student cover some basic



Morgan McNeil (standing) and her roommate Kaitlyn Lund, won a dorm makeover contest sponsored by Crumley Roberts law firm. The pair received $1,200 to furnish their Lee Hall room.

costs and have a fun dorm experience,” Hurd said. The contest was open to all college students from North Carolina. McNeil discovered it inadvertently while searching for scholarships online. She said she didn’t

think much about it when she entered. McNeil won $1,200 from the firm to purchase furniture for her new home and said a new television would be the most exciting item. In addition to a new TV, McNeil

picked out colorful lamps, organizers and a funky folding chair that can transform into a twin-size bed. As for a theme for her dorm room, McNeil and her roommate chose bright colors. Though moving into a

dorm with another person presents a unique set of challenges, like reconciling the different styles and preferences of the residents, McNeil said it wasn’t a concern

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University ends Welcome Week with Packapalooza street festival Jessie Halpern News Editor

N.C. State will kick off the beginning of the school year and its ongoing 125th anniversary celebration with Packapalooza, a block party on Hillsborough Street, Aug. 18. The event will feature free events and activities students and the public can enjoy Aug. 18 from 2 to 10 p.m. With several University sponsors, Packapalooza is a

once-in-a-lifetime event for the University, which kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration in May. The festival will give students an opportunity to learn about the University’s traditions, the history of the Bell Tower and the legacy of N.C. State’s impact in the community. Packapalooza also promises a day of entertainment, with more than 20 bands and musical guests lined up to per-

form throughout the day. Student Body President Andy Walsh is particularly excited about the event, which he’s been helping to plan for months. “I don’t usually guarantee things, but I can guarantee that this event is going to be amazing and worth going to,” Walsh said. In addition to traditional fair foods like turkey legs, roasted corn and deep-fried candy bars, students will be

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able to purchase Howling Cow ice cream. They are also encouraged to visit the several food vendors and restaurants on Hillsborough Street. To organize the festival activ ities, Packapa looza will be divided into “zones.” These areas along Hillsborough Street will highlight N.C. State’s involvement in sustainability, art, athletics, public safety and international students. Walsh said the thing he’s

looking forward to most is the chance to highlight all the good things about N.C. State. “For us, to brag about ourselves as an institution and show off all our accomplishments to the community is great,” Walsh said. “But to have eight hours to do that? That is awesome.” Admission is free, but those attending are encouraged to bring a can of food to add to N.C. State’s new Food Pantry.

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in this case. “Me and my roommate went to high school together and we’re best friends,” McNeil said. “So we both picked stuff out for our room, since she is living there too. We mostly picked out things from Walmart and DormCo.” McNeil also used the popular website Pinterest to organize her ideas with the help of her mom and friends. Pinterest, a trendy image-sharing website, allows people to post their favorite images into various categories, like fashion or food, and then share those images with other users. She said because her friends and family were those who “pinned” the most suggestions, it was largely a “household decision.” Kim McNeil, Morgan’s mother, described the process of choosing decorations as a collaboration

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homas Norris, a junior in biological sciences, plays tenor drums during the first day of drumline auditions. NCSU Power Sound of the South is hosting band camp Aug. 7-15 in advance of the upcoming football season. Norris joined the drumline as a freshman during his first semester at N.C. State.

Career Development Center kicks off new school year Sam DeGrave Deputy News Editor

bles, chances to win prizes, a free lunch provided by Jimmy John’s and N.C. State’s own The Wall Street Journal Howling Cow ice cream. Sara Concini, assistant diranked N.C. State in the top 20 of universities whose rector of the CDC, likened graduates are favored by re- the attempts of the organizacruiters, yet many students tion to build name recogniare unfamiliar with the tools tion among students to those the University offers to help of a major brand name comthem succeed in their job pany trying to grow. She said the upcoming searches. event should It’s a probprov ide a lem the staff platform for of the Career the employees Developof the center ment Center to “get their is working to bra nd out fix. there.” T he st a f f Sara Concini, assistant Concin said of the CDC, directore of the Career Development Center the event is a one-stop impossibl for shop for everything job-related – in- students to miss. “We want students to come ternships, co-ops and careers – will host a kick-off event away from the event saying for the center to make their ‘I know what the CDC is,’” presence known among the Concini said. The goal of the upcoming student body. The event will take place event, according to Concici, Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 11 is not just to inform stua.m. to 2 p.m. on the Brick- dents about the CDC. Conyard and will include inflata- cini would like the event to

“A career is not so much a destination, as it is a process.”

encourage students to make appointments to stop by the CDC. In addition to current students who may not know about the CDC, Woody Catoe, an assistant director of the CDC, wants the event to catch the attention of all first year students. Both Catoe and Concini said students must start planning their careers early, which means taking advantage of all the resources the CDC has to offer. “A career is not so much a destination as it is a process,” Catoe said. He said all first-year students should begin working with the CDC as soon as they get settled into college life. As a product of the recent merger of the Co-op Program and the University Career Center, the CDC encompasses everything students need to construct a strong foundation for any future career, Catoe said. This signifies something that neither the Co-op Program nor the

between a pragmatist and an idealist. “[Morgan] picked out the cute stuff for the room,” Kim McNeil said. “I picked out the practical things.” McNeil was not the only person to benefit from the room makeover. McNeil’s roommate, freshman engineering major Kaitlyn Lund, was thrilled when she heard that her roommate had won the extreme room makeover. “I was relieved that Morgan won,” Lund said. “The room was just one less thing that I needed to worry about and spend money on.” Lund said she was going to use the money the makeover saved her to purchase her books for the semester. She is also looking forward to playing the piccolo at the college level. “I’m pretty excited because I’m in band, so I’m ready for that,” McNeil said. “I’m excited for football games and performing.” In addition to playing piccolo for the N.C. State band, McNeil will be a genetics major.

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UCC were able to accomplish alone before. “[The CDC] is really based around the idea of ‘Give a man a fish...’” Catoe said, pointing out the improvements of the CDC over its separate predecessors. Though it’s never too early to start, it’s never too late either, Concini said. Whether it’s a first-year student or a senior, Catoe and Concini said the center welcomes anyone interested planning their futures to stop by the CDC’s kick-off event on Aug. 21.

Crafts Center, University Theatre co-hosting open house Wednesday The NCSU Crafts Center and the University Theatre will host an open house event on Wednesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 4 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet staff and students from both organizations, tour the Crafts Center and learn more about the University’s Theatre’s upcoming shows and programs. As part of the event, the University Theatre will host an audition orientation session for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, its first production of the 2012-13 academic year. The orientation session will be at 7 p.m. the night of the open house, with the audition to follow Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 16. All open house events will be held in Thompson Hall. For more information, visit

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ auditions open to all students Aug. 16-17 The University Theatre will host auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, its first production of the 2012-13 academic year, on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17. Thursday’s audition will begin at 7 p.m. Friday’s audition will be held 4-7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Auditions, which will take place in the Stewart Theatre of the Talley Student Center, are open to all N.C. State students, regardless of major. For more information on the audition, visit www.ncsu. edu/theatre on the Web.

Food trucks coming to Main Campus Raleigh food trucks have beeen a common sight on Centennial Campus in the past, but now local vendors will be permitted to serve student on Main Campus beginning Monday. Trucks will serve on Main Campus by Admin Building II and Biltmore Hall. Trucks will continue to serve in front of Venture Building I and II on Centennial Campus.


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All dressed up with no one to kiss I

sat across the table from Jonathan— a colleague at Technician—outside the Chick-fil-A in Cameron Village, wondering if I’d have to kiss him. The “kiss-in,” meant to protest Chick-filA president Dan Cathy’s public statements against gay marriage, was nothing short of a failure. Far from what the Facebook activism suggested, there weren’t scores of lip-locked Ahmed gay couples. Rather, there Amer was one lesbian holding a Viewpoint Editor baby being interviewed by the three cameramen from local news outlets. Two tables to my right was a man speaking to someone on the phone; he was waiting for another man to meet him for the protest. I waited until the friend arrived to the restaurant to introduce myself. I approached their table. One of the men was wearing a military green button-up shirt and jeans, and the other was wearing shorts




“Yes, I think there are so many other options to fill the atrium with delicious food, that we don’t need to be supporting a company that supports hate, especially if we are to be a university that supports diversity.” Jason Endries sophomore, meteorology

“No, I don’t think it matters, because it won’t change what the CEO believes. But if students don’t want to eat there, they will end up leaving anyways.” Paul Christianson junior, physics

“No, because it’s free speech and that shouldn’t dictate our choices of what we can eat on campus. Plus, it is just way too delicious.” Tony Ramirez junior, psychology

“It is complicated, and doesn’t have a nice, neat answer, but I believe the students should have the ultimate say.” Jason DeRousie, Assistant Director for the Office of Assessment

from force and fraud. In their minds, government has no place in marriage, which is why they voted for Amendment One. Wait—what? It was clear that they couldn’t care less about what gay people did behind closed doors. What they didn’t agree with was giving gay people, or any married couple for that matter, tax benefits. “It used to be that common law marriage was okay… any exemption given to any damn human being is an immoral one,” Steve said. I didn’t agree, and I still don’t. It doesn’t seem right to say government shouldn’t interfere with marriage while, at the same time, voting for a law that gives government more power over what marriage is. In the 90 minutes that I spent with the two men on the patio of Chick-fil-A, we discussed everything from states’ rights to capitalism. They agreed that using food as a weapon to fight political battles was a bit silly. As the restaurant manager came to refill their drinks for the third time, Michael pointed toward the restaurant behind me.


tudents on campus may reconsider their political affiliations depending on their food cravings. Now more than ever, food— a previously pure and innocent necessity—is now fraught with so much politics, you’d think it was being fried in crude oil. At the center of this controversy is Chick-filA, because of their public pro-traditional marriage statements, which came in the form of cash. The question N.C. State students are trying to answer is: “Should Chickfil-A be banned from campus?” When arguing the ethics of the situation, it’s easy for most to forget they’re not ethics majors or experts—but it’s fun to pretend. Many of these conversations become muddled with logical fallacies and contradictory statements, and people lead themselves into what they think is a “moral gray area.” However, according to Abbas Rattani—who holds a master’s in ethics from University of Pennsylvania—the issue is not so complicated. “This sort of situation is black and white. If you’re discriminating against people, that’s wrong and no one would make an argument otherwise.” So do the monetary donations to anti-gay marriage organizations constitute discrimination? No. “I don’t think that’s discrimination, I think that’s them upholding their values.” Rattani said. So far, there haven’t been any proven cases of Chick-filA discriminating against its gay customers. “I think the moment giving to hate groups…that’s extremely problematic.” However, there’s no de-

nying the current illegality of gay marriage in most states is unethical. “It’s unfair to distribute goods to a certain population and not the other for no real reason.” In this case, the “goods”Rattani is talking about come in the form of tax benefits and equal protection under the law. Perhaps all of this polarizing snack-tivism serves a more positive purpose: the slimming of America. Most Americans like to stay in the middle of these political divides, and what is there for the common moderate to eat? Lettuce and mush. Or it could have the opposite effect, and Americans will eat Oreos and Chick-fil-A in the same meal to offset any unwanted political affiliation. All jokes aside, it’s not fair to call for legislative bans against Chick-fil-A, including the petition to ban the chain’s Atrium location, unless there is discrimination. If students want to protest, it is absolutely their right to protest with their wallets. It’s easy to forget the economic implications of legislatively banning Chick-filA. Most of the hires that fill these service positions are youth and college students. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy may be calling the shots, but his views are not necessarily the views of the employees. Chick-fil-A contributes $4.1 billion in economic impact in 39 states across the U.S. The company has also provided college students with more than $30 million in scholarships, but no one is discussing that in the debate. While the editorial board does not agree with Dan Cathy’s opinion, it is his right—and his company’s right—to donate as they please, until it becomes an issue of discrimination against individuals or employees.

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love a brand new school year. There’s that week of intense pleasure where all your notebooks are still new, you haven’t lost your favorite Madison pen yet, Murphy and dinDeputy ing hall Viewpoint Editor food appears to be an exciting and refreshing change. Even classes seem stimulating, since you don’t yet realize how evil your professor really is. Yes, it’s the time of year when dorm rooms seem big, traffic on campus doesn’t seem to bother you and enthusiasm for our sports teams is at a peak. With all the shiny novelty coming with the school year, there are new additions and unexpected changes to campus. Here are some things to look out for:

1. NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON HILLSBOROUGH STREET Students should be careful returning to school this semester. Not only does campus have the normal amount of insane bus drivers, indifferent skateboarders and future NASCAR drivers, but the new traffic pattern on Hillsborough Street is

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“When do both sides say thank you?” Michael asked. I didn’t know what he meant at first, but he went on to say that the building behind me was a symbol of what a free market can do. Both he and Chick-fil-A took part in an economic exchange, and both parties walked away feeling they received something of value. “I think I got the better end of the deal,” Michael said, smiling and lifting the Styrofoam cup that had just been refilled. I didn’t agree with everything these guys had to say, but I enjoyed listening to views that challenged my own. I may not have gotten the story I had expected to write, but I did get something. In the end, we both said thank you, and I shook their hands. Feeling like I had gotten the better end of the deal and that I didn’t have to kiss Jonathan to get the story, I left Chick-fil-A curious, but not bi-curious.

{OUR VIEW} Can we really ban Chick-fil-A?

Do you think Chickfil-A should be banned on campus? BY CHARLIE HARLESS

and a t-shirt and had a pierced ear. After we got through the formalities of our introduction, I asked Michael and Steve if they were partners. “What do you mean, like business partners?” they joked. “Or do you mean like partners, partners?” “The latter,” I said. “Oh no, he’s too ugly,” Michael joked, looking at Steve. “Yeah, he’s actually married,” Steve said, pointing at Michael. I didn’t know if they were still joking because the two seemed to be feeding off one another’s wit. Sensing my confusion, they made it clear that they were both straight— both husbands and fathers. Michael is an ex-Marine who’s fairly new to Raleigh, and Steve works as a professional trumpet player. The two men were there to support the protesters’ First Amendment rights. It also happened to be that they were there two days before the kiss-in for Chickfil-A Appreciation Day—again, to support that crowd’s First Amendment rights. Michael and Steve said they are staunch libertarians who believe our government should only have powers in protecting us

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sure to throw some people for a loop as they return from summer break. Several straight and turn lanes have been made into turn-only lanes and the roundabout near the Bell Tower has been transformed from two lanes to one. But let’s be honest,: The only thing we care about is the newly paved, pot-hole driving experience.

2. JAMES B. HUNT JR. LIBRARY According to the NCSU Libraries website, the new Hunt Library on Centennial Campus will be completed this semester. However, there is no official date set for when the library will be open to students. Collections of engineering, textiles and sciences texts will be housed in the new library, which will amount to 2 million volumes. These volumes can be accessed by the bookBot automated delivery system. This system allows for more shelving in less space, but the best part is that a robot finds and delivers the book to you. Straight from a science fiction novel, there’s really nothing much cooler than that. The library will also have a café and will vastly increase the designated study areas.

3. TIM BUCKLEY After the Penn State University scandal, there was a surge of Penn State football players transfers. N.C. State happened to be the choice

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of the first player to transfer, Tim Buckley. Graduating in 2010 from Cardinal Gibbons High School, Buckley was recruited by N.C. State, but chose to go to Penn State instead where he was a walkon for their football team. Buckley will play safety on scholarship at N.C. State this season. Fans will be pleased to know he has four years of eligibility left.

4. PROTESTS IN FRONT OF THE ATRIUM The controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A is far from over. Expect to see groups of angry students pushing for the removal of Chick-filA from campus. It’s going to be hard for you to grab a delicious chicken sandwich for lunch without feeling the judging stares of protestors. Your waffle fries might not taste like deep fried joy this semester, but rather like deep fried embarrassment. Unfortunately, you may only want to eat some chicken nuggets, but now eating chicken is seen as a political act instead of an act of hunger. Students, enjoy the opening of the semester. Relish the newness, because come October, the only thing you’ll still be excited about is football season. Send your thoughts to Madison at

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DOWNTOWN RALEIGH Taking place throughout downtown Raleigh, First Friday is an event that takes place on the first Friday of every month. The event is a self-guided tour of participating venues downtown, with participating locations waving the First Friday flag out front. From local art galleries and museum displays to restaurants offering special offers during the evening’s events, First Friday offers the chance for locals to learn more about the city’s unique flavor. The next event will take place Sept. 7, and more info can be found at

Pullen Park 520 ASHE AVENUE Established over a hundred years ago, Pullen Park is North Carolina’s first public park, and one that remains as enjoyable to visit today as ever. Situated right by campus, the park is within easy walking distance, and offers several amenities for visitors to enjoy. A café, aquatic center, playground and community center all make the park a varied and entertaining location to visit, and one of the easiest and most inexpensive for students to give a try.



s the summer break comes to an end, the time has come for students to return to campus alongside a group of freshmen arriving in Raleigh for the first time. Whether old or new, a summer spent abroad or back home can leave one forgetful of the many possibilities the city has to offer. From a monthly look at the artistic hotspots to locally-owned specialty shops, Raleigh has plenty to offer students when they have the time to spare.


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Raleigh’s own gateway to the world, the North Carolina Museum of Art features a large collection of art from numerous places and periods throughout history. The collection has seen constant growth for over half a century, and provides all visitors an opportunity to get to know a bit more of the world around them. The museum also strives to provide artists a chance to get involved and create unique works through the Museum Park project. Numerous displays are available for guests to view as they move throughout the park. The museum offers not only a large amount of content, but numerous original and creative ways for that art to be enjoyed. Even a passing interest in the art world would warrant a visit to the museum, which is not far from campus.

Those looking for a laugh won’t need to look much further than the stage at ComedyWorx. Every weekend a variety of improvisational teams perform, playing numerous games requiring quick thinking and comedic timing. From theComedyWorx Show, where two competing teams strive to earn the most points, to shows aimed at more mature audiences, the performers ofComedyWorx make every trip a unique experience.

Morning Times 10 E. HARGETT STREET Coffee shops come a dime a dozen in Raleigh, but none cater to the fast-paced downtowner crowd like the Morning Times, on 10 E. Hargett Street. Serving up locally roasted beans and homemade pastries, the Times attracts customers to its upstairs gallery, which features pieces by Triangle artists.

At the corner of Martin and West streets in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district, the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh demonstrates the artistic revitalization of Raleigh’s industrial past. The North Carolina Contemporary Art Foundation founded CAM Raleigh in 1983, and in 2006, the museum partnered with the N.C. State College of Design. CAM Raleigh has worked closely with University’s faculty and students to develop art exhibitions and educational outreach. The museum hosts a summer art and design camp for prospective design students and has worked joined efforts with the University to search for and support local youth artistic talent. The museum is hosting exhibition The Credentialist, a collection by experimental painter Jose Lerma, until Sept. 2. According to Elysia BorowyReeder, executive director of CAM Raleigh, Lerma’s work blends styles from vintage graffiti, references to French political cartoons and topographical landscapes to make pieces that challenge the convention of painting.

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Gamer’s Armory 684 CARY TOWNE BLVD. Though both stores offer similar services, Game Theory and Gamer’s Armory are both locally-owned stores that are great at what they do, and it would be unfair to pick favorites. The two stores each offer a wide variety of board and card games, as well as all the material one could need to play a tabletop RPG like Dungeons & Dragons. Of course, the main reason to check out one of Raleigh’s local game stores is for the chance to try out a wide variety of titles before you buy. Gamers are welcome to come in and try out any game available in the store’s library, as well as enjoy several weekly events, such as board game night. Those looking to experience the world of designer board games can find out all about Raleigh’s stores through


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Navigating around the City of Oaks Nikki Stoudt



Life and Style Editor

Wolf Wheels bike-rental offers students a fun and easy way to get to class and get active without breaking the bank. Using their Wolfpack One Card, students are able to check out bikes on a daily, weekly, monthly and semester-long basis.WolfWheels is located in the lobby of Carmichael Recreation Center at the “Outdoor Adventures” desk. Numerous bike paths and greenways make the ride more interesting and can provide a safe and healthy, yet exciting, alternative to driving. For those who are wary of cycling, Raleigh Rickshaw Co. provides a service unlike any other in the area. Like a taxi, the driver (or cycler, in this case) takes you where you need to be while you sit back and relax. Sensible and eco-friendly, rickshaws are perfect for distances that are too close to drive but too far to walk.

Buses and rickshaws have limitations when it comes to distance so when planning a trip outside the Triangle, consider private transportation.Zipcar is ideal for those times when public transportation just won’t cut it and car ownership isn’t an option. With three cars on campus, reservations are coveted and are often planned weeks in advance. On average, Zipcar users may save $500 more per year than car owners because both gas and insurance are covered in the $8 hourly fee. Zipcarreservations come with 180 miles per day so when users reserve one hour, they get 180 miles—even though driving at 180 miles per hour in a Prius is highly improbable. If your travels take you farther than the allotted mileage, Zipcar charges a fee of $0.45 for each additional mile. The holiday season is a time for family, love and absolute logistical chaos. When exams have finished, many students find train travel to be the most economical and stress-free way home. Located on West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh’s Amtrak station offers routes in both directions along the east coast. Stopping in most major eastern cities, Amtrak provides another opportunity. Though it may seem so, students are never stranded on campus. Utilizing the transportation systems at your fingertips transforms Raleigh and the rest of the Triangle into a new world of opportunity.


iving in a city can be absolutely nerve wrecking. Getting where you need to be in a city can be even worse. With the first day of class approaching, it’s extremely important to know how to navigate through campus and downtown without losing your cool.

CATCH THE BUS Free to N.C. State students, Capital Area Transit (CAT) buses are an easy way to travel through downtown and the surrounding suburbs. If your travels take you to the other corners of the Triangle, the Triangle Transit (TT) serves Chapel Hill and Durham as well. Both CAT and TT require riders to have a GoPass, which students can order online from the N.C. State Transportation website and have it delivered directly to their address. In the past, the pass was free for students and non-students, faculty and staff will have to pay an annual charge of $25. Wolfline Transit System is N.C. State’s bus service and has been scheduled around class times in order to maximize efficiency. Operating every day class is in session, Wolfline serves students, faculty and the general public free of charge and runs between all three campuses, University housing, and two “park and ride” lots.  


For those treks that aren’t as lengthy, consider walking to your destination. Matt Tomasulo and the team at Walk Raleigh have simplified Triangle travel. By posting signs throughout the city, Walk Raleigh is able to let citizens know just how far and how long it will take them to walk from point A to point B within the downtown area. If you’re not one to hang out downtown, N.C. State’s Centennial Campus boasts a variety of walking trails. A paved path runs along the North Creek watershed, which has recently been restored to improve sustainability. The three-mile exercise course offers a wide array of challenges that test any skill level.

Vegetarian and vegan options abound off campus and in Triangle Sruthi Mohan Staff Writer

Vegans these days have a wide assortment of reasons for choosing to practice this dietary exclusivity, but whatever their reason, they will not go hungry in the Triangle. Vegans eat a whole variety of things that they call “earth-made.” They simply abstain from eating any products made from animals. Some consider it a matter of animal rights, while others do it for the sake of environmentalism. The term vegan is said to have originally been created by Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society. He intended for it to mean any type of non-dairy and nonegg eating vegetarian. Almarie Lambert, a junior in nuclear engineering, is a self-described carnivore. However, thanks to a few of her more free-spirited friends, Lambert has had the pleasure of eating at Remedy Diner, a vegan-friendly restaurant in downtown Raleigh. “They have a plethora of great sandwiches, with one supposedly world-famous sandwich that was absolute-

ly delicious,” Lambert said. “They also have a sizeable assortment of vegan desserts.” Christina Moore, a junior in anthropology, has a rather different outlook on eating vegan in the Triangle. “You can really make most dishes served in local restaurants vegetarian or vegan,” Moore said. “Just ask to have the cheese or dairy removed off the vegetarian salads and sandwiches, and you’ve got yourself a vegan meal.” Gayatri Surendranathan, a junior in economics and global studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, tried being vegan for a few months but reverted back to simply being vegetarian due to her love for all things cheese. However, Surendranathan agrees with Moore’s perspective. “If I were to have limited myself to only vegan restaurants for those few months, I would have probably starved or certainly not lasted as long as a vegan as I did.” Surendranathan said. “You just have to learn to modify things to your preferences and restaurants are happy to oblige.” Su re nd r a n at h a n s a id Noodles and Company and Chipotle were some of her favorite restaurants during

her vegan months. She also recommends The Butternut Squash, a completely vegetarian restaurant located on Franklin Street for many delicious tempeh dishes, all with a vegan option. Many dishes at several restaurants nowadays start off vegetarian, with customers given the choice of adding a protein to them at an additional cost, such as at Noodles and Company. You simply have to ask those preparing your food to hold the cheese or other dairy products and your meal is instantly vegan, with minor cost to you. There are also many types of cuisines especially veganfriendly. Many Mediterranean dishes like hummus and falafel serve as vegan meals. The same can be said of Mexican dishes like guacamole and bean and fajita tacos. There are also several Indian restaurants in the Triangle, like the Tower and Cool Breeze, that call themselves vegetarian restaurants, but are brimming with vegan delicacies. So long as you are flexible and know how to work with the options provided, eating vegan around Raleigh is an easily achieved goal, even for


Vegetarian dishes, like this pasta salad with tomato, cucumber and cannelini beans, are healthy and easy to make. Whether it’s at a barbeque or out to eat, going vegetarian is easier now than it was ever before, with many restaurants now catering to the growing number of vegetarian patrons.


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N.C. Art Museum expands its campus Young Lee Associate Features Editor

Visitors of the North Carolina Museum of Art can expect to see changes to the museum’s campus, according to museum coordinators. The N.C. Museum of Art began final preparations to open a new platform designed by 11 N.C. State students early August. Located along the edge of the pond situated in the middle of the museum’s trails, the new platform is part of several new projects the museum is undertaking. In addition to the platform, coordinators plan to extend a section of the Raleigh Greenway, a biking and pedestrian path, in September. The extension will create an additional loop for museum visitors, and with funding and support from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the extension will add to the museum’s “Art in the Park” and will function as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s “Get Outside North Carolina!” initiative to increase outdoor physical activity in North Carolina. According to Mary Ellis, planning coordinator of the N.C. Museum of Art, the loop, coined “The Blue Loop,” will expose a view of a forest and meadow dotted with art installations currently inaccessible to visitors. Ellis said the new additions are the culmination of more than a year’s worth of planning and effort by the muse-

um to expand the museum’s offering through utilization of all of the 164-acre campus. “Currently, we are only using part of our potential because we don’t have whole site opened to us,” Ellis said. “The loop will give us a lot of opportunities to have a lot more art installations or even just open those views up. I just love the fact that these areas have never before been seen by the public. There’s an area behind the warehouse where the views are just gorgeous, but no one gets to see that right now.” In addition to “The Blue Loop,” the platform will also help to provide the best possible experience for visitors, according to Ellis. With a platform that stretches right to the edge of the museum’s pond and a wall features, museum coordinators hope to highlight the pond as gathering space. According to Ra nda l l Lanou, adjunct associate professor in the College of Design, the platform will help direct people’s attention to the pond and give visitors a sense of time and awareness towards the pond. “Visitors can go off onto the platform, or perch, that is nestled in along the wall and leans out towards the pond,” Lanou said. “Its function can be as mundane as a place where people meet friends after a bike ride to where you take a wedding picture. We’ve even joked that the platform

would be a great place to propose marriage.” Beginning in May, Lanou led 11 architecture students in designing and building the platform that they hope will combine art and service. According to Lanou, who has worked helped with public installations in previous “Design Build” courses, the site was perfect for such a project. “I think the students’ design and execution of the project was extraordinary,” Lanou said. “The place where the platform is setting couldn’t be more beautiful, and I think that there are so many people that use the trail so this will be a service to the public because of where it is and what it is. I’m excited about all these things.” According to Ellis, these additions will help visitors experience art in different and exciting ways that fall within the museum’s goals. “One of the things about the park that we’re really happy with, is that we have a different way for people to experience art so that people who would not necessarily like the traditional gallery experience get to experience art in a completely different setting,” Ellis said. According to museum coordinators, construction plans have not been finalized but most of the construction will be away from current museum attractions.


Construction on the Blue Loop will start early in September. The trail will add an aditional 1 mile walkway that will connect multiple popular aspects at the NC Museum of Art.

Talley renovation project on track as fall semester begins Lindsey Rosenbaum Deputy News Editor

During this year’s Welcome Week festivities, a steel-signing event will show off progress at the Talley Student Center, and students can autograph the metal-beam infrastructure of the renovated building. The steel-signing event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Renovations began in the spring of 2011 with the rearrangement of Harrelson Hall’s main floor to make room for the bookstore. At the end of the spring semester, Phase I of construction was not yet complete. Phase I encompasses the work sites closest to the railroad tracks and will be completed in fall 2013. This phase includes the addition of the pavilion food court, a restaurant featuring world cuisine, the grand ballroom, four meeting rooms, the Talley Market convenience store, the Senate Chamber, a coffee house, the Information desk and Wolf Xpress Print & Copy Service. As students left campus at the end of the

spring 2012 semester, they could see the preparations of foundation at work, and work continued throughout the summer. “Students will see piles of dirt from excavation, but [compared to the spring 2012 semester], they will see a much cleaner construction site,” T.J. Willis, assistant director for the University student center, said. “[Students] will clearly be able to see the footprint of the Talley additions forming.” According to Jennifer Gilmore, marketing and communications manager for Campus Enterprises, the pavilion food court will be the first section of Talley finished for student use. The pavilion will offer students a variety of dining options, including a deli, Wolfpack subs; a wood-fired brick oven pizzeria; a Mexican restaurant (“not Taco Bell,” Gilmore said) and a diner. “Because we are designing this from scratch, it’s being done the right way,” Gilmore said. The new pavilion designs include a five-bay loading dock in the basement area, with space for kitchens and provision storage. This basement area will be placed in the deep rift next to Alexander Hall.

“Right now, everything is being brought in at the loading dock by Cates and Morrill, which is just too small and, honestly, just unsightly,” Gilmore said. “Having proper preparations and storage facilities will make everything [in the pavilion] run smoothly.” New dining options aren’t the only additions students have to look forward to, according to Willis. “Students can expect a lot more lounges and study spaces, and a variety of upgraded meeting places for student organizations and special events,” Willis said. “A larger space will also be dedicated to student organization resource centers.” Talley construction is scheduled for completion in December 2014. Construction is currently on schedule, though it may inconvenience students. Campus Enterprises created a Facebook group to update students of such inconveniences throughout the remainder of construction. “We know that having construction in the middle of a college campus isn’t optimal,” Gilmore said. “But when people are informed of what’s going on, they can plan their day

better. Midway through fall semester, more information will be released detailing the furniture options being added to the new building, and more, including a new, 3,000-square-foot CStore. During the Welcome Week festivities, the steel-signing event will connect students to the project. Before the last beam is placed in the skeletal structure of the new Talley addition, students, faculty, staff and visitors will be invited to sign it. The decorated beam will then be placed in the structure. Though it won’t be seen once construction is complete, people connected to the University will know they placed their mark on the new building.

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Pack picks up second win in Spain tour N.C. State men’s basketball trounced CB Torrejon 80-57 in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 7. The Pack led with two double-doubles from junior guard Lorenzo Brown and forward CJ Leslie. Brown posted 17 points and 10 assists and Leslie contributed 11 points and 12 rebounds. Senior forward Scott Wood scored 15 points, and sophomore Thomas DeThay added 11 points. Senior forward Richard Howell controlled the paint with 12 rebounds. The Pack’s next challenges will be in the Canary Islands, where they will play three games. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

209 Wolfpack players named to ACC Honor Roll The Wolfpack had 209 student athletes named to the 2011-2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll. The school record was set in 2010-2011 with 213 athletes. The list is highlighted by ACC Cross Country Runner of the Year, redshirt senior Ryan Hill and quarterback graduate student Mike Glennon, who earned his fourth selection. This vthletes that participated in a varsity sport and maintained a 3.0 throughout the academic year. Three members of the Pack were named to the honor roll for the fifth time, including Vance Williams, Robert Moldovan and Gregory Williams. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Today our guys got down the floor and contained the ball much better.” Mark Gottfried, head coach for men’s basketball, said Aug. 7.


The Wolfpack football team huddles up and celebrates completing the first of many practices for the 2012 season, July 31. The team, led quarterback Mike Glennon, is looking forward to contending for an title in the ACC championship.

Expectations high this season for football FOOTBALL Jonathan Stout Deputy Sports Editor

Head coach Tom O’Brien believes this is the deepest team he’s had while taking the reins at N.C. State. Concurred by the rest of the team, the team has one goal—an ACC championship. After two bowl championship winning seasons of eight or more wins, the Wolfpack is excited for the upcoming season. After a solid first season as starting quarterback, graduate student Mike Glennon, who was also recently named a team captain is ready for the challenge that lies ahead. Glennon’s statistical outburst last year, completing more than 60 percent of his passes, throwing more than 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns quieted his critics, who were resistant to support as the entrenched starter for the team. “We’re a real veteran group, we’ve played a lot of ball and I think this is the most talented and most deep group we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Glennon said.

“I know I’m confident, we have a tackles last season, and hope to get great line, great running backs and the same success from Amerson, we’ve been working hard at the re- who recorded tied an NCAA record ceiver position so I’m very confident with 13 interceptions. “There are high expectations our offense will put up a lot of points but I feel like we have the guys in this year.” Along with Glennon, redshirt the room to get the job done,” Lusenior Sterling Lucas, who is return- cas said “We’re looking forward to ing this year after sitting out all of August 31 as well as the rest of the last season because of an injury, was season. We’re just looking to come out every day and named defensive get better.” team captain. The Pack’s first “It’s an honor challenge—Tenand I don’t take nessee. In only it lightly. I’m gotwo meetings, the ing to do whatteams have each ever it takes to both one game, lead this team any shutting out their way possible to an Mike Glennon, quarterback opponent each ACC championtime. Defeating ship,” Lucas said Lucas, along with junior standout an SEC opponent would not only defensive back David Amerson will boost the team’s resume at the end look to lead this season’s defensive of the year, if they put themselves in unit to elite status in the nation. contention for a bowl game, but it With Terrell Manning and Audie will greatly benefit the conference. “We’re going to have to take that Cole leaving for the NFL, there are concerns at the linebacker position week by week, day by day, and start but their leader, Lucas, looks poised with Tennessee,” junior receiver to do whatever it takes to make the Tobias Palmer said. “They’re in the way of the goal of what we want to unit successful. The defense will have to find a accomplish so we need to knock way to replace two essential parts to them off and move on down the the linebacker core, Manning and chart.” Palmer, who will be looking to Cole, who were responsible for 184 be the leader of the receiving core after the departure of TJ Graham, said he’s been spending time with new strength and conditioning coach Corey Edmond, lifting weights and improving routes to help him develop. O’Brien believes his team is as deep as he’s had while coaching the Wolfpack, so deep that players who have been annual starters may not have that luxury this upcoming season. “A lot of guys aren’t guaranteed, maybe they’ve started in the past but they may not be able to start on this football team,” O’Brien said. “There are some good kids, young kids are

“I think this is the most talented and most deep group we’ve had.”


Junior wide receiver Richard Smith evades freshman defensive tackle Carlos Gray during the wolfpack’s first official practice of the 2012 season.

going to have an opportunity.” For the second straight year, Mustafa Greene has been deemed ineligible to play. For how long, no one is sure but this time around it’s because of academic reasons. Another surprising development during the offseason has been the transfer of backup quarterback Tyler Brosius, who left to play baseball at Tennessee community college. With Brosius transferring it leaves a major question mark at the quarterback position leaving sophomore Garrett Leatham and freshman Manny Stocker as the backups to Glennon. O’Brien reiterated at the team’s first practice the depth of his team, and that if they work hard they could find the path to greatness. “If we stay healthy and guys do what they’re supposed to do then we’re going to give ourselves a chance to be a good football team,” Obrien said.

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WolfAlert Audible Warning System Outdoor sirens will sound a warning signal when the University community should: 1. Seek shelter indoors 2. Seek additional information about the emergency once indoors

WolfAlert Text Messaging System Text messages will be sent to users with a cell phone numbers listed in MyPack Portal. Follow instructions in the message and seek more information on the emergency. Do not call 911 for information.

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Fire & Hazardous Material Emergencies & Building Evacuation

Medical Emergencies

There are a variety of resources available for medical emergencies on campus. 1. Emergency Response: Call 911 or Use Blue Light emergency phones 2. University Student Health Services: Medical care is available for students; For appointments, 919.515.2563 or online scheduling 3. Mental Health: Go to Student Health’s Counseling Center, Call Urgent Care or the Counseling Center 919.515.2423; Go to an area hospital for emergencies 4. After Hours Medical Assistance: Call 911 or go to a local hospital, urgent care facility or personal doctor 5. Alcohol Poisoning: Passing out, semi-consciousness or vomiting from alcohol consumption—Call 911 6. Be prepared to act—Take CPR and First Aid Classes

campus building, occupants must evacuate. • Evacuate the building via the nearest exit • Go to the pre-selected meeting area for your building additional assistance for any of the following events: • Uncontained release of hazardous gas • Uncontained spill of hazardous liquids

Weather Emergencies

1. Feel the doors before opening. Before opening any doors, feel the metal knob. If it is hot, do not open the door. If it is cool, brace yourself against the door, open it slightly, and if heat or heavy smoke are present, close the door and stay in the room. 2. Go to the nearest exit or stairway, crawl if there is smoke If the nearest exit is blocked go to another exit

weather monitoring service the University. If severe weather is approaching follow these proceduresIf you are indoors: • Get to a sheltered are from windows or a door frame • Get under a table or desk • Remain in a protected area until the danger has passed If you are outdoors: • Stay away from buildings, windows, telephone or light poles • Lie face down in a low lying area

3. If you get trapped: • Keep the doors closed and place a cloth material around and under the door to prevent smoke from entering • Signal for help by hanging an object at the window (jacket, shirt) to attract number and location e ever you are 5. Obstacles slow down exiting: Corridor or stairwell storage is not permitted

Shelter in Place Shelter in place means selecting a small, interior room if possible, with few or no windows and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off the entire building. If you are told to shelter-inplace, follow the instructions provided.

Unusual, Disturbing or Suspicious Behavior

Why you might need to shelter in place: Select weather events or acts of nature may impact campus. Chemical, biological or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment. Should these

You may be able to prevent some : dangerous situations by noticing and reporting these signs in others • Violent fantasy content in writings or drawings • Fascination with weapons


• Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities and/or materials • Stalking activities, relationship issues • History of using violence to solve problems • Unusual behavior or appearance • Depressed or lethargic mood • Hyperactive or rapid speech

How to Shelter in Place: • Stop classes or work, or close business operations • Stay indoors; Take immediate steps to shelter where you are, do not drive or walk outdoors • Close and lock all windows, exterior doors, and any other openings to the outside • Shut down ventilation fans or air conditioning • If you are told there is danger of explosion, close the window shades, blinds, or curtains • be able to sit, avoid overcrowding by selecting more rooms if necessary • Bring everyone into the room(s). Shut and, if possible, lock the door • Keep listening to the radio, television or check for additional information

• Use of alcohol and/or drugs • Strange or bizarre behavior indicating loss of contact with reality • Paranoia that causes discomfort to others • References to suicide, homicide, or death • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness • Severe psychological pain • Overt references to suicide • Isolation from friends or family • Homicidal threats • History of mental health issues related to aggressive/destructive behavior

Utility Failures In the event of power and water disruption, report problems as soon as possible. 1. Reporting: • For campus buildings, call the Facilities Operations Service Center at 919.515.2991 • For residence halls and on-campus Greek houses, call University Housing at 919.515.3040 • Provide the following information: Your name, Your Phone number, Building name, Nature of incident, Floor (s) or area, and Room number 2. Electrical Failures: • In buildings equipped with emergency generators, the emergency generator will provide limited • Turn off all electrical equipment, including computers. Do not turn back on until power has been restored or you are advised to do power up • In the event of an extended, campus-wide, or area wide power outage, instructions and information will be provided through WolfAlert • Elevators will not function during a power failure; Use the stairs to evacuate • If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone to notify Facilities Operations. If there is no phone, trigger the elevator’s emergency alarm button NC State may issue Wolf Alerts when certain events threaten the campus. TEXT MESSAGES • NC STATE HOMEPAGE • EMAIL MESSAGES • AUDIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA • SIREN SYSTEM • ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS REPORTING CONCERNING BEHAVIORS Report any concerning behaviors immediately. • NC State Police - 911 or 919.515.3000 • Risk Assessment Case Manager - 919.513.4224 • Office of Student Conduct - 919.515.2963 • Human Resources - 919.515.2135

Active Shooter Active shooter situations are dynamic, evolve quickly and will vary based on lternatives, prepared to act fast based on the information you have at that time. • Move away from violence or shooting; • Move to a safe location; Shelter in place or hide if moving is unsafe; • Lock and barricade doors; Block windows and close blinds; • Turn off lights; Silence cell phones; Call 911 if possible.

Suspicious Mail/Package Response Guidance Some characteristics of suspicious packages and letters include the following: • Excessive postage • Handwritten or poorly written • Incorrect titles • Title, but no name • No return address • Misspellings • Excessive weight, stains • Ticking Sounds Actions to Take for a potentially suspicious package: 1. Stay calm—do not panic 2. Do not move or handle a suspicious package 3. Evacuate the area and call Campus Police at 911 4. If the suspicious letter or package is marked with a threatening message (such as anthrax) or if a suspicious powder or substance spills out of a package or envelope, follow these guidelines: • DO NOT CLEAN up a suspicious powder • TURN OFF local fans or ventilation units in the area if you suspect that a device has been activated

Be Prepared DO NOT CALL 911 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: WWW.NCSU.EDU • WOLFALERT.NCSU.EDU • Other local media Sponsored by Environmental Health and Public Safety August 2012



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012 • PAGE 19

Baseball’s summer ends on high note BASEBALL Jonathan Stout Deputy Sports Editor

The 2012 baseball season was a special one that will be remembered for years to come. Many unforgettable moments took place this summer. The excitement and buzz that surrounded campus was incredible, despite most students returning home after the spring semester. Doak Field seemed filled almost every game during the NCAA Raleigh Regionals, and the Wolfpack faithful traveled in healthy numbers to Greensboro to cheer the team on during the ACC tournament. Students who didn’t know what a double play was were glued to the TV or Internet, ecstatic to watch their team. One could reminisce on the incredible come-frombehind victory against Vanderbilt, fighting back from a six-run deficit in the eighth inning to clinch the Raleigh regional, or the emergence of freshmen Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner, who both represented their country playing for the USA national baseball team, or slugger Ryan Matthews, the MVP of the regional tournament, being drafted by the Oakland Athletics. Coming from behind and choosing not to go down without a fight was a recur-

ring theme for the team this summer. The Pack set the tone in the very first game of the tournament, rallying to overcome a late-game deficit to beat Miami. “One of the things that made us famous here, the one that the great coach Valvano said: ‘Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up,’” head coach Elliot Avent said. “It was a different scenario but it applies to everything in life.” By clinching the NCAA Raleigh Regional championship, finishing with a 43-20 season, and having multiple players honored nationally and within the conference, the team has gained national attention. With underclassmen like Turner, Rodon, Logan Ratledge and Jake Fincher, the Wolfpack should be a force to be reckoned with for at least the next three years. “This team makes it fun. They have fun,” Avent said. Fine-tuning skills in the offseason is what it will take to put the team over the top and able to beat teams like Florida, who defeated the Pack 2-0 in the super regional. Fre sh men st a ndout s Rodon and Turner took their talents to Team USA baseball, where they traveled overseas to play perhaps some of the most talented rising stars outside of the United States. Cuba, long known for its stellar baseball prospects, was the only team that gave USA trouble, as it was responsible for four of Team USA’s five


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losses. The collegiate national team finished with a combined record of 12-5. Rodon and Turner led the team to a 5-2 record during Honkbol week, where the team defeated The Netherlands 1-0 en route to being awarded the bronze medal. Rodon struck out nine batters and threw seven shutout innings in his last outing for Team USA and was recognized as Man of the Match. Following his stellar performance, Rodon improved his ERA to 1.42 during his time with the national team. After playing in 17 games, Turner finished with a .320 batting average and led the team in walks, runs and onbase percentage. He tied the team for most hits. “I feel like it will help me slow the game down,” Turner said. “I feel as if it will take out all the other factors on the field, like the crowd and

ages, and just let me play comfortably.” Rodon and Turner were each named MVPs once during their time with the national team, bringing light not only to their outstanding ability but also the university they represent. “Making team USA became a goal of mine freshman year,” Turner said. “I never really thought about it in high school, but once I got to college and learned more about it, I knew it was something I wanted to do.” By representing both his school and his country, Turner said he gained an experience that most will not have the luxury of enjoying, especially at such a young age. “The most exciting part for me was putting on the jersey and hearing the national anthem for the first time in the Netherlands against Japan,” Turner said. “It was an amazing feeling knowing what you’re playing for.”



Senior infielder Matt Bergquist runs past a ground ball as he runs to third base off a hit and run. He advanced to third base. The Pack fell to Vanderbilt, 9-8, at NCAA Regionals on June 2.


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