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Peer-to-peer sharing causes legal problems Freshmen received information about the consequences of illegal peer-to-peer sharing Nithya Kote Correspondent
Peer-to-peer sharing is illegal, and students will get caught. The University regularly sends out a notice just like this to all students about the consequences of illegal peerto-peer file sharing. Although the P2P file sharing software itself is legal, using it to share copyrighted content like licensed software, music and video games is illegal, according to a letter from Interim Provost Warwick Arden. There is a risk of civil litigation and criminal prosecution, as well as disciplinary actions by the University.
Authorities are monitoring content on the University’s network. Between July 2009 and June 2010, the University received 2,249 copyright infringement notices related to illegal file sharing, according to the e-mail. According to Pam Gerace, director of University Student Legal Services, freshmen are usually the main group involved in illegal P2P sharing. “Students usually share music and movies in high school,” Gerace said. “They think it is anonymous because they are online. They don’t realize they can easily be caught.” It is not unusual for companies to file lawsuits against students, according to Gerace. “Lawsuits have been filed against students for a long time. N.C. State saw its first P2P case in 2004 when [Recording Industry Association
of America] started filing lawsuits against one person per university,” Gerace said. “It was not handled by N.C. State’s University Legal Services. The student was referred to two trial attorneys who were dealing with similar copyright infringement cases. The student won the case on a technicality.” Josephine Yurcaba, a freshman in English, said she would never download copyrighted music and movies illegally. “My mother has always told me that people who produce music and movies work hard. I don’t like buying pirated music or movies,” Yurcaba said. In 2007, the RIAA filed a mass lawsuit against at least 200 N.C. State
The UNC Board of Governors has called an emergency meeting for Thursday at 11 a.m. Chelsey Francis Deputy News Editor
The emergency meeting for the UNC Board of Governor’s has one item on the agenda: naming a new president. Current President Erskine Bowles announced in February he was retiring at the end of 2010. Bowles has led the UNC System for five years. Thomas Ross has been the president of Davidson College since 2007. Anonymous sources told the Technician Thomas Ross is going to be named the new president at Thursday’s meeting. Stephanie Parker, assistant to the chancellor for communications, said Chancellor Randy Woodson could not confirm anything about the reports. “The Chancellor can’t confirm anything about those
reports because it hasn’t been voted on yet.” Parker said. “The Board of Governors meeting is at 11 in the morning.” According to Ross’ biography on Davidson College’s website, he graduated from Davidson College in 1972. After his graduation from Davidson, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law where he earned his law degree. After working in Washington, D.C. as chief of staff of a congressional office for one year, Governor Jim Hunt appointed Ross as Superior Court Judge. Ross held this position for seventeen years. Ross has been married to Susan Donaldson Ross since 1972. The couple has two children, Mary Kathryn Elkins and Thomas W. Ross, Jr., who are both graduates of Davidson College.
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University receives $1.7 million grant in green jobs Money will help create jobs and internships, in the green industry
to get the job description out in next week or two.” The North Carolina Solar Center, a unit within the University’s College Joanna Banegas of Engineering, received $373,469 for Senior staff writer six internships and four fellowships to The University received a grant to- share research or projects and provide taling $1.7 million from the North estimates of greenhouse-gas reducCarolina Energy Office for preparing tions from their work. Dean said the North Carolina Solar students for jobs in “green energy” Center, the FREEDM Systems Center, fields. The N.C. Energy Office constructed Office of Sustainability and the Adthe program with money from the fed- vanced Transportation Energy Center, eral American Recovery and Reinvest- which is a nonprofit group on Centennial campus, received money from the ment Act. David Dean, outreach and com- fund and will create 10 energy fellowmunications coordinator with the ships. “Those job descriptions will be postUniversity Sustainability Office and Office of Energy Management said the ed in a couple of weeks,” Dean said. grant will help create about 110 jobs. “Individuals have to have graduated “[The office of] sustainability never within the past three years and will really had the opportunity to seek out be focusing on energy and the envithese kinds of funds, so now we can ronment. The Department of Meput students or alumni to work on chanical and Aerospace Engineering campus projects received $464,801 and give them from the grant an opportunity funding to eifor a good livther work with ing and workoutside partners ing environment active in conto get out in the ducting energy real world,” Dean assessments and Sonum Nerurkar, junior in studies, or work said. Bill Davis, environmental technology on campus in the energy program industrial assesscoordinator for the office of energy management of- ment center or energy management fice said there are two different grants. program. Dean said the mechanical One of them is for fellowships, which and aerospace engineering departtotaled just under $500,000 and will ment was awarded 48 full-time and fund 10 positions that will go through part-time interns. “Those interns are going to be conApril 2012. “The other grant is for $775,000, ducting energy assessment studies that which is to produce energy efficient will be working with the industrial asprojects and about half a million dol- sessment center and with energy manlars of that is identified for changing agement as well,” Dean said. “The neat out light fixtures,” Davis said. “That thing about this is that all these interns part of the grant will primarily will be and fellows will be working together working on renovations and utilities.” at some point for the betterment of Davis said the energy program felt the University. There are going to be like the grant was to give recent gradu- outreach positions, some engineering ates an education in the energy field positions, some kind of data analyst and the program was well-rounded positions and so it’s a wide variety of enough education for that kind of talent as needed. Engineering has a lot experience. to do with green. We all don’t really “This is what we put together as far think about it.” as the proposal goes,” Davis said, “We The College of Natural Resources just found out a month ago that we re- received $435,481 and will provide 45 ceived the grant, but we’re still trying internships and three fellowships in
“Dealing with the environment is very important...”
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Taking measurements across the pasture, Paul Siliciliano, associate professor in animal science, and Ali Thomas-Hollands, senior in animal science, work on a research project at the Reedy Creek horse facility June 11, 2010. Both researchers said their favorite part of their job was “getting paid to stand right here,” Siliciliano said while out working by the main barn.
fields including environmental technology, forest management, natural resources, paper science and engineering, and wood products. Sonum Nerurkar, a junior in environmental technology said the environmental program is one of the most progressive majors right now. “Dealing with the environment is very important and that’s where were going with jobs becoming more green,” Nerurkar said. Nerurkar said it’s really great the program is getting money because it’ll promote people in joining these programs and it’s a type of incentive for students to stay in the program. “If I find an internship this summer with the program I’ll be really excited,
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The new Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus features a “green roof,” which has benefits such as the natural absorption of heat and water by the grass and greenery growing on it.
because that way I know there will be more opportunities for me,” Nerurkar said. Nerurkar said she thinks green jobs are great. “As a society we need to become greener so we can conserve our re-
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IIn Wednesday’s editorial “Knowing our roots,” Kay Yow is the previous women’s basketball coach.
In Wednesday’s “Talley offices prepare for move to Harrelson Hall,” University Legal Services is also moving to Harrelson Hall. In Wednesday’s “University to look at religious observances policy” article, Marcia Gumpertz is the assistant vice provost for faculty and staff diversity.
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atie Putnam, a freshman in FYC, throws a softball to her friend Leigh Woodard, a freshman in English, as their mutual friend Hanna Ringley, a freshman in fashion and textile management, plays guitar on Wednesday. “I just started learning [guitar] this summer,” Ringley said. “I’ve been a dancer my whole life and I’m not going to be as involved in that at school, so I wanted something else to do.”
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suits from RIAA, University Legal Services worked out an agreement with the RIAA saycontinued from page 1 ing the students would settle students, Gerace said. An- anonymously. They worked other 200 students received out a payment plan for the pre-litigation letters saying students. According to Gerace, over the each student had to pay $3,000 or RIAA would sue them in summer, there were cases of federal court. When students students illegally downloading ignored it, RIAA started filing movies. She said the students lawsuits for between $7,000 should not do it, as the chances and $10,000. However, the of being caught are high. TypiRIAA knew only the IP address cally, RIAA and other groups of the violators. When RIAA will target students, because contacted the N.C. State server they are viewed as defenseless administrators, the University and unable to afford a defense would not reveal the names of attorney. According to Turi Plisch, the students. The University officials did inform the viola- associate director of the Oftors and issued a notice to the fice of Student Conduct, most students about illegal P2P shar- students who have been documented for a i n g . M a ny P2P file sharstudents ing violation contacted are asked to University confirm they Student Lehave removed gal Services the infringing when they got content and the pre-litiuninstalled gation letter the program and learned Monica Adams, freshman in used to do about the illebiomedical engineering so from their gality of their computer. choices. Students are “If any student gets a pre-litigation letter also notified that disciplinary from anyone, please don’t con- action can occur on continued tact anyone mentioned in the behavior. Disciplinary action might contact details in the letter,” Gerace said. “It is important include a written warning, rethat you come to us first, so stricted access to the University that we can help you. More- computing networks and other over, we offer free services to educational programs to help the students as the legal advice student understand the impact fee is already included as part of sharing files illegally, Plisch said. As with any violation of of the tuition fee.” Monica Adams, a freshman University expectations, if a in biomedical engineering, said student continues to engage she would not do illegal P2P file in behavior, more severe consequences could result, such as sharing. “I will not do it. But I feel probation and suspension. Daniel Gallagher, a freshmany guys would do it, as they usually have the “devil may man in communications, said although sometimes students care” attitude,” Adams said. In regards to the 2007 law- can avoid being detected, they
“They usually have the “devil may care” attitude.”
should not do it. “There are always ways to get around it, but one should not do it,” Gallagher said. “Moreover, downloading copyrighted stuff from the Internet carries some risks, as there might be viruses attached to them. Also, if you are caught doing it, you have to pay huge fines. I would rather buy licensed stuff.” Rachel Jordon, a freshman in architecture, said she would probably not share illegal files using P2P sharing software. “I’m not surprised that N.C. State is taking such stringent measures in curbing the problem on illegal P2P sharing,” Jordan said. Brian Dellinger, a doctoral student in computer science, said he feels the reason for the increasing number of illegal P2P file sharing cases is because the law has not yet caught up with the technological advances. “It will lead to a shortterm decrease, but someone will be motivated to find a way around [being detected],” Dellinger said. Cozell McQueen, III, a senior in business marketing, said he felt suspending a student because they were involved in P2P sharing was too harsh. “They should just be warned and let go,” McQueen said.
Variety of clubs represented at involvement fair The annual brickyard involvement fair drew large crowds. Chelsey Francis Deputy News Editor
Clubs had another chance to recruit new members. About 98 different clubs and organizations were represented at the annual Brickyard Involvement Fair Wednesday in the Brickyard, according to Liz Thornton with the SORC office. The brickyard involvement fair had a lot of different types of clubs, from minority clubs, to honor societies, to Greek groups. “This year’s brickyard involvement fair was bigger this year than it has been the last two years,” Thornton said. The bubble did not impose on the involvement fair, according to Thornton. “Last year we set it up the same way we did this year so it wasn’t in the sunlight,” Thornton said. “The brickyard bubble didn’t cause a problem for us.” Thornton said she thought the involvement fair went well. “I thought it went really well,” Thornton said. “There were lots of student organizations.”
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Interim Provost Warwick Arden sent a letter to students warning them about the legality of sharing copyrighted music. The University has received 2,249 citations for illegal file sharing this year.
Students should already be aware of the issue. Illegally sharing copyrighted files is wrong and the University is within its rights to penalize students.
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ith great technology, comes great accessibility to information. And responsibility. Interim Provost Warwick Arden warned students again how severe it is to trade music and movies with peer-2-peer file sharing. We have heard this warning on the news and at school, all the way back to high school. Apparently, there are still people who haven’t got the message. Within the last year, the University received copyright infringement letters. This is a large number of notices, which indicates a significant body of students. N.C. State’s network is monitored due to the rampant amount of illegal sharing. This is not something students should take lightly. Just because we have access to the files
After seven years of dealing with students’ run in with illegal file sharing, University Student Legal Services has a system in place to help students who have gotten in legal trouble for peer-to-peer sharing. Lucky for students, legal services provides their services for free and allows students to settle their fines in anonymity and in a payment plan. This doesn’t mean students are completely in the clear or should think sharing music or movies is okay. University Student Legal Services has saved students a lot of trouble with their policy, but students should take it as a warning. Legal services only
doesn’t suddenly give us the right to take them. We may be in the generation where getting what we want is as easy as finding it, but we cannot forget the legal ramifications of our actions. Many students may be surprised to know they are not anonymous on the Internet. Their IP address is still in the packets of data that bring their files back to their computer and authorities can follow this number back to the network where the computer is. This is how companies like the RIAA track down students and fine them thousands of dollars. This isn’t a story or what could be, this is very real.
handles this issue for a while. Repeat offenders will be taken to Office of Student Conduct and could be suspended from the University. It may seem harsh, but it is a fitting punishment. Not only are students stealing, they are reflecting poorly on the University and causing extra work for all involved. Not all peer-to-peer sharing is bad. It can be used as a simple tool to quickly transfer files between students who are working on a project or sharing information between departments. But, sharing illegal information is abusing this critical technology. Students must remember what they transfer and how it’s used makes all the difference.
am no stranger to the dangers irresponsible and careless driving pose to our society. After all, that is how I bec a me a n amputee at Andrew the age of 6. Lewis Walking out Columnist of church one night, a driver backed into me, rendering my right leg useless and nearly taking my life. Since that day, I have remained vigilant to the hazards of unsafe vehicle operation. I am by no means advocating that we stop using motor vehicles. However, I do actively strive to be a safer driver —and you should too. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,433 traffic fatalities in North Carolina in 2008. These are far too many fathers, mothers and children who cou ld have lived out their lives had it not been for errors in judgment. Within the past year, I have increasingly seen more advertisements warning about “distracted driving.” At first glance, I assumed this was limited strictly to cell phone use, but I soon discovered that distracted driving is any activity that relinquishes a person’s focus while driving. This includes shaving, finding a lost CD and glancing at the attractive girl in the adjacent car. Nationally in 2008, roughly 20 percent of all crashes involved a distraction, leading to the deaths of 6,000 people and the injury of more than a half-million others. If you’re behind the wheel, the only thing you should be focused on is controlling your automobile. In my senior year of high school, there were two crashes that struck the hearts of the student body. Both incidents involved high speeds and lead to the deaths of two students. It is a very strange feeling know-
ing someone that had been a familiar face since elementary school is no longer with us today. There is no excuse for someone to perish as a teenager because a need for speed is too great to put aside to get you home safely. Speed limits are posted for a reason, abide by them. Today marks the beginning of the weekend for some. With this comes increased alcohol consumption. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when a cocktail of alcohol, people and a motor vehicle is produced, the outcome isn’t good. In 2008, 423 traffic deaths in North Carolina were attributed to drunken drivers. Unfortunately, these are an unfortunate testament to sheer stupidity. If you’ve been drinking, don’t drive. Someone’s life is not wor t h t he cost of your desire to get somewhere. Regardless of where your weekend pla ns may ta ke you, drinking and driving is not the way to go. There is a debt that must be paid for every benefit. The same is true of driving. Motor vehicles have revolutionized our society by allowing us to get places faster and do business more efficiently, but we must be cognizant of the dangers posed every time we find ourselves on the road. I am well aware that perfect driving will not occur in an imperfect world, but if we cut down on our distractions, speed and BAC while on the road, positive change will occur.
“I do actively strive to be a safer driver — sand you should too.”
Don’t burn us again In response to Kelly Hook’s letter to the editor that was published August 25. While I am excited to see that Miss Hook is bringing a great attitude and enthusiasm for improvement for Student
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t’s the end of the summer, the start of the new semester and time to make some changes. You may want to work harder, ge t b e tter grades, eat better or exercise more. I am su re t h i s sounds familiar. Well, while Andrew Dworznicki you’re at it, you should Staff Columnist try to make some positive changes that are outside the realm of normal college life. This fall, midterm elections are going to be held that are going to decide the balance of power in Congress. This upcoming election is going to be one of the most important elections in recent memory. The outcome of the midterm could change the makeup of Congress and, in turn, change the entire direction of the country. Now, it is more important than ever to be informed and not be part of the ignorant masses. I know that you may have heard about being aware a
Government, I feel I must remind her that a significant portion of the student body, including myself, has a sour taste in their mouths when it comes to ASG. In her letter she asks the students to trust that Student Government will use their influence to advocate the voice of the students, but just last year the student body voted overwhelmingly against a raise in student fees to fund the renovation of Talley Student Center.
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million times from countless people in your life, but it is extremely important. Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” What he meant by this quote is that it is impossible for a nation to remain free while at the same time having its citizens live in ignorance. One of the greatest challenges that face democratic nations is an uninformed and ignorant electorate. Not only does our ignorance affect the Untied States, but it will undoubtedly affect the rest of the world. The United States is the most powerful countries in the world. We have a duty to stay informed. The people that we elect have more effect on world events than do the representatives of any other country in the world. What we do reverberates throughout history; I don’t think we want our ignorance to be what we contributed to the world. I’m not asking you to go out read every book on political theory, read every newspaper or listen to every news broadcast. Rather, I’m asking you to do a few simple things. Firstly, stay informed on the basics
Instead of advocating for the voice of the students our student leaders, who seemed more interested in bolstering their resumes than representing their constituents, ignored our voice and voted to recommend the fee increase anyway and now our upperclassmen are shouldered with the burden of paying for the renovation of a building we will never be able to utilize.
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“It is fair because it is annoying when people don’t give credit where it is due. When people download illegal music and games, it’s just not right.” Jim Manocha freshman, biological engineering
“I think it’s fair. You know the rules. If you break the rules,s they have the right to discipline you. If you want to do it, do it somewhere else.” Janaki Patel senior, civil engineering
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of what’s going on in the world. Have an understanding about the major players, the interaction between the major players and the history of these major players. Secondly, don’t take things said by the newscasters and politicians at face value. Always think critically and logically about things. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, there are people chained to chairs forced to see silhouettes that are projected onto the cave wall by the people in charge of a certain civilization. These people live in ignorance and without question believe what these people are projecting on the wall to be the truth but in actuality they know nothing. Don’t be that person, sitting in their chair, chained to his ignorance. This is a gradual, lifelong process. Don’t expect to instantly know everything there is to know about the world, but rather just take a few minutes out of your busy day to stay abreast of the news and think about what is going on with our politicians critically and logically.
While I respect that this school year brings us a new Student Government administration, the average student sees all the same suits, just in different chairs. Still, I’m optimistic that Miss Hook can affect a positive change for the student body, but please don’t burn us again.
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Bone marrow: Another way to give The National Marrow Donor Program registered marrow donors at the University with the American Red Cross blood drive last Friday. Ellen Scott Correspondent
Last Friday University students had two opportunities to give the gift of life. The Red Cross and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service held a recordsetting blood drive in Carmichael Gym, an opportunity to impact others that was widely publicized-but the National Marrow Donor Program was also present. The registry gave students an opportunity to learn about the program and put themselves on the list of donors. Betsie Letterle, Account Executive at the National Marrow Donor Program, coordinated the bone marrow drive, dispelling myths about donation and helping potential donors overcome any fears they may have had. Stories of local patients were also made available to students so they could better understand what their bone marrow might be used for. “When someone needs a transplant they look at full brothers and sisters first,” Letterle said. “Twenty-five percent of the time they match, and if not, the person can search the registry.” Kayleigh Church, a junior in psychology, said she has mixed feelings about signing up for the registry because she has heard different things from different people. “On the one hand, I’ve heard that the donation process is pretty extensive and painful; but on the other hand, you could be helping to save a life from a terrible disease,” Church said. “Personally, I’ve always thought that if you’re lucky enough to have a healthy body, then there’s an inherent responsibility for you to pay it forward if you’re called upon
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What is the recovery period for the donor? Five to 10 days for a whole recovery; depends on your pain tolerance. Are there large scars? Four 1-inch incisions are made, two on either side of the hip, but they can be smaller depending on the size of the donor. How long does it take before the marrow grows back? It grows back within a few weeks.
to help. After all, you might be on the receiving end one day.” Bone marrow transplants are used primarily to treat cancers of the blood such as leukemia and lymphoma, according to Letterle. Matching tissue types, however, is exponentially more difficult than matching blood types. “There are six points that must be perfectly matched to find a suitable tissue donor,” Letterle said. “Normally, when a patient is diagnosed, doctors screen full brothers or sisters for a match and parents are not usually suitable donors. If a suitable donor is found, then a donation can be made in two ways.” One way to make a donation is to have stem cells taken from a donor’s arm through a special transfusion, and the other way is to harvest marrow from the hip, according to Letterle. “Marrow from the hip is usually used for younger people and babies while stem cells from the arm are more likely to be used in adults,” Letterle said. “Ultimately, it is the doctor’s decision to decide which kind of donation is better for the patient.” Jenn Smith, a senior in biomedical engineering, has not
Researchers use microneedles as cancer tools University biomedical engineering researchers have developed extremely small microneedles that can be used for diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions, including skin cancer. The microneedles deliver medical nanoscale dyes called quantum dots into skin, and will hopefully be used to deliver dyes farther into the skin in the future. A method was also developed to create microneedles of different lengths and shapes, which could allow physicians to create microneedles customized for a patient’s specific condition.
How long does a marrow harvest from the hip take? It takes about 90 minutes, and patients often go home after four to five hours.
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Junior in horticulture Wes Randall signs up to donate bone marrow at the N.C. State 500 Pint Blood Drive Friday, Aug. 20. Randall had to take multiple mouth swabs in order to test for the ability to donate bone marrow. “I’ve given blood plenty of times before, and today I thought I’d sign up for something more interesting,” said Randall.
signed up for the registry because she has reservations about the donation process. “I’ve heard that it’s a pretty invasive procedure to donate,” Smith said. Approximately 6,000 people in the nation are currently diagnosed with a disease that requires them to have a marrow transplant, but they all may not be able to undergo the procedure due to insurance coverage reasons, according to Letterle. The other patients search the list in hopes that someone matches their tissue type. Gender doesn’t matter in the donor process; a man can donate marrow to a woman and vice-versa. After marrow is donated, however, the recipient will convert to the donor’s blood type, Letterle said. For example, a person with type A positive blood who receives bone marrow from a B positive donor will produce B positive blood in their body after the procedure. “Any marrow donated with the registry always goes straight to the recipient, and is never used for research,” Letterle said. “Young people make the best donors, and males are
usually better donors than women because they don’t have antigens in their blood from pregnancy.” Geoff Ricci, a senior in microbiology, said he would definitely donate bone marrow for a good cause, “especially if it were for a friend or a family member.” Many people donate to the registry because they can relate to the fact that everyone is someone’s family member or friend. In addition, the high occurrence of cancer leads many people to want to help to stop the disease. “My best friend in elementary school had leukemia,” said D y la n P roc tor, a sophomore in finance. “That makes me more likely to consider the registry.”
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E-Readers may increase time spent reading Preliminary research by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. shows that e-reader owners may read more than they did with print books. Out of 1200 people surveyed, 40% said they read more as e-reader owners, 58% said they read about the same amount, and 2% said they read less than before owning an e-reader. The study looked at owners of three devices: Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle, Apple Inc.’s iPad and the Sony Reader. Source: www.wSj.com
New oil-eating microbe discovered in the Gulf The Gulf of Mexico is now home to an oil-eating microbe, discovered by scientists studying the oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Researchers have found that the microbe doesn’t significantly deplete oxygen in the water, and suggest a great possibility of bacteria being instrumental in the disposal of oil plumes. The findings are based on 200 samples collected from 17 deepwater sites from May 25 to June 2. Source: www.foxnewS.com
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An introduction to hurricane season
As hurricane season reaches its peak, scientists track storms in the Atlantic Ocean. John Boyer Columnist
The next Hurricane Fran will begin as a puff of harmless clouds in the mountains of Ethiopia. The classic Cape Verde hurricane – so named for the islands off the West African coast where it forms – can follow a track that means trouble for East Coast residents. Many Carolinians are beginning the annual tradition of casting a weary eye on the tropics and hoping for the best. As we approach the month of September, the possibility for large and destructive hurricanes reaches its peak. A storm is born Many hurricanes originate from thunderstorms that blossom over the Sahel region
of Africa and pass into the Atlantic Ocean. By August, the warm waters the thunderstorms encounter will hold vast potential energy. Gentle easterly wind belts guide the developing storm to the west where it may eventually reach the Caribbean islands or Bermuda. We may think of hurricanes as destructive brutes, but they exist at the mercy of seemingly simple things. Developing hurricanes must avoid being sheared apart by fast winds high in the atmosphere or being strangled by the regions of dry and warm weather that we typically enjoy. When a hurricane season winds up being lethargic, such as in 2009, these two factors are often at work. The turn north If a hurricane can make it to the Bahamas, it will begin to interact with fronts (the same ones that dictate our weather) as they sweep offshore. The ballet of hurricanes and fronts occupies meteorologists and
their computer simulations. Will the hurricane come ashore, and if so, where? Not unlike a rogue cyclist shooting between pulses of traffic to cross Avent Ferry Road, the hurricane chooses the path of least resistance in its northward trek. If blocked by high pressure areas, a hurricane can become trapped and spend days or weeks carving serpentine paths in the open ocean. When strong and stable high pressure persists over the Atlantic and a front stalls along the Appalachian Mountains, the path of least resistance falls along the East Coast of the United States. Hurricane Danielle Hurricane Danielle, currently active, has fluctuated in intensity over the past few days. It is located approximately 2,000 miles southeast of Raleigh and about 600 miles away from the nearest Caribbean islands. Danielle is expected to swing wide right in advance of high pressure over the Eastern
United States. Bermuda and Newfoundland may receive a glancing blow, but the possibility of a turn towards the U.S. is not likely. If that high front moves or weakens, the next storms that come along may take different paths. What to expect The seasonal prediction issued this spring by NCSU meteorology professor Lian Xie anticipates higher than normal activity with 14 to 19 tropical storms, seven to 11 of which would become hurricanes. The paper calculated an 80 percent probability that one of these storms would strike the Southeast coast of the U.S. This prediction is similar to many other prominent seasonal forecasts. The coming weeks and months will reveal how accurate those predictions are. In the mean time, meteorologists and residents up and down the East Coast will scrutinize each and every storm as it journeys across the sea.
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alex Bonnie Colin danielle earl Fiona gaston hermine Igor Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula richard shary Tomas Virginie Walter Source: http://www.nhc.noaa. gov/aboutnameS.Shtml
A year and a half ago, President Obama loosened restrictions on governmentfunded human-embryonicstem cell research. On Monday, however, a federal judge declared all studies temporarily off-limits for taxpayer dollars on the grounds that they violate a 1966 law. Scientists are outraged because they feel that this science has the potential to cure diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson’s. The Department of Justice is reviewing the ruling and interpreting its implications for future research. Source: www.time.com
Solar-powered light bulb could help the developing world Nearly two billion people in the world live without electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Stephen Katsaros, social entrepreneur, is addressing this problem with his invention of a solar-powered light bulb he hopes will bring energy saving light to people in the developing world. His invention, the 6-ounce Nokero bulb, is the size of a regular light bulb but contains five white LEDS that burn four hours when fully charged. The light bulb charges by being placed in the sun during the day. Source: www. nationalgeographic.com
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Red wolf makes comeback in North Carolina InsTITuTIons acRoss THe sTaTe Have joIneD To keep THe noRTH caRolIna ReD wolf populaTIon alIve boTH In capTIvITy anD In THe wIlD.
time, both species disappeared around the landscape in eastern North Carolina.” Sherry Samuels, Animal It was the first carnivore ever to be reintroduced to the wild Department Director for the after being declared extinct. North Carolina Museum of It’s also an animal that has Life and Science, said the govsymbolic meaning to the Uni- ernment sponsored removal of versity. The red wolf, through the creatures. “People tend to remove efforts by government funded programs and institutions things they have concerns such as N.C. State, is making about rather than look first and a comeback in North Carolina see what the implications are,” Samuels said. Today, Samuels and around the country. Michael Morse, wildlife bi- said “in the wild population, ologist for the Red Wolf Pro- wolves are actually being killed gram at the Alligator River from gunshots — people are National Wildlife Refuge, said actually shooting them – and red wolves were reintroduced they are being hit by cars. In the to North Carolina in 1987, after captive population, the genetic their numbers were at record bases are very limited and we have space issues. We can’t just lows in North America. “There were only 14 red breed wolves if we don’t have wolves left in the world and anywhere to put them.” Another reason red wolves only 12 of those bred. That’s how close we came to losing the nearly became extinct, Morse species forever,” Morse said. “At said, is because as a keystone the time, this was the first car- species, they do not handle nivore ever to be reintroduced pressure well. “As a top after it had predator, been declared t he y ne ve r extinct in the developed wild.” a re s p on s e All the to pressure wolves in the – there’s no world origireason a top nated f rom predator the grey wolf would need in Asia thousome sor t sands of years of biolog iago, Morse cal response said, with the to pressure,” exception of Morse said. the red wolf. “They have “Every Michael Morse, wildlife biologist no enemies wolf you’ve for the Red Wolf Program ot her t ha n ever heard of humans, and — the Arctic wolf, the Mexican wolf, unlike coyotes, you can get rid timber wolf, the Iranian wolf of wolves. We’ve gotten rid of – they’re all some species of wolves all over the world and grey wolf. They all came from all over the U.S.” In order to reestablish a popAsia. The only other surviving wolf in the world developed in ulation of red wolves, several North America, and that’s the programs have started in North red wolf,” Morse said. “At one Carolina. The National Wildlife Refuge time, they would have ranged from Maine, all the way down Red Wolf Program first began through the Ohio River and at Alligator River Refuge in Mississippi River valleys, all the 1987. Morse said four pairs of way out to the central portion wolves were reintroduced, and in 1992 four more pairs were of Texas.” In the 1970s, when it was de- reintroduced at another refuge. “All those animals that were termined that the red wolf was going extinct, the last place released, by default, were capred wolves existed was on the tive. They were extinct in the border of Louisiana and Texas, wild. Every animal we released near the Gulf Coast, according was a captive animal, taken care of by humans, every day of to Morse. “About a million and a half their lives,” Morse said. Some acres, down in the bayous, was of the wolves were not released the last place the wolf existed. because their genetic lines And the only reason it was were more valuable, and the there was because you couldn’t program did not want to take get to it. It’s very remote down a chance of losing them forever, according to Morse. there,” Morse said. There are two aspects to the The last red wolves were killed in North Carolina before recovery program – captive the Declaration of Indepen- and wild. The captive aspect dence was signed, Morse said. includes nearly 40 zoos and “We’ve got court records breeding facilities all over from surrounding areas writ- the United States, such as the ten on parchment with a quill North Carolina Zoo, that house pen dating back to 1772-1773,” and breed red wolves. “The whole idea is that the Morse said. “There were bounties being offered on wolves genome, the bank, over time is and cougars. Around the same crossed with the best chance of Features Editor
“There were only 14 red wolves left in the world... That’s how close we came to losing the species forever.”
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Despite their reputation, red wolves are not aggressive towards humans. Here, a female red wolf paces back and forth in her pen when she senses the presence of humans nearby.
preserving the most genetic diversity for hundreds of years,” Morse said. “In the wild, all the lines were not equally successful. The genetic makeup of the captive animals is more diverse than the genetic makeup of the wild population.” The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science currently has two wolves from the Alligator River National Wildlife Reserve. Samuels said the museum became a part of the Red Wolf Species Survival Program in 1992. “The Red Wolf SSP is a group of captive institutions, lead nature centers, museums around the country that come together and work as a unit to have a recovery program caring for the wolves in captivity trying to breed them and maintain them and do whatever we can to assist with the wild population,” Samuels said. “Each summer, there is a master plan review meeting where we look at all the wolves in captive population and decide, in terms of breeding and companionship, what wolves make a good genetic pair and who do we want to try and breed.” The two current wolves in the museum have been together for two breeding seasons but have not bred, Samuels said, so they are going to be split up to try and hopefully have them meet with a different wolf next year. The increase of the red wolf population is important to Samuels because the wolves represent a bigger issue. “If we take large predators away from our ecosystem, the rest of the ecosystem tends to fall apart,” Samuels said. For example, “without red wolves the deer populations have gotten out of control.” The real problem with studying the red wolves, according to
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Red wolves have keenly developed senses, especially sound and smell. This female wolf crouches in the corner of her pen when she senses a threat.
Morse, is they were gone before anybody knew what they were. “The people that first saw them, when they first came to North America, knew what coyotes were and knew what grey wolves were and knew that these were different animals, but started killing them anyway,” Morse said. “The Endangered Species Act requires the Fisheries and Wildlife Service to try and reestablish populations. Because of the landscape change nowadays and human use, the plan is not for there to be red wolves all over the southeast again. Best case scenario there will be two or three subpopulations, a hundred animals each, that are self-sustaining.” N.C. State has a strong connection to red wolves, even beyond its mascot. Michael
Stoskopf, professor in the department of clinical sciences and chairman of the Red Wolf Recover y Implementation Team, said the University used to house red wolves in a pen at the Veterinary School. “We were maintaining red wolves at the time primarily because we have graduate students that were working out some issues with detecting some viruses that were in their stools,” Stoskopf said. “So the wolves’ occupation while they were here at State was to eat and poop. Fairly simple work.” Since the Red Wolf Recovery Project is centered in North Carolina, when it came time to get some expertise from academic sorts, Stoskopf said the program managers and biologists contacted the Veterinary School and the University be-
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came involved. “We try to help them answer scientific questions that can help them better manage the red wolves,” Stoskopf said. For example, “we developed and found some special anesthetic techniques for mobilizing.” Stoskopf said the Red Wolf Program has had a great deal of success in the last 10 years, but the wolves still have a few problems to face, and new problems can always crop up. “We at N.C. State, across all the disciplines, are here to help,” Stoskopf said. “If there were studies that need to be done here, we would have no problem having wolves again.”
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different places with different styles and learned to dance together.” Clogging consists of many styles of high-energy dance set to all kinds of music, from bluegrass to hip-hop. These high-energy performances and the dances’ diverse background, coupled with the wide range of styles of musical influence, create opportunities to share the culture, fun and excitement with people of all ages and nationalities. “It is very fun to watch,” senior and varsity cheerleader Peter Domenig said. “It’s new, modern twists on folk dances.” The team has performed in more than 250 local and international competitions and gained national prominence through w inning performances. “In my experience here over the last three years, I have gotten to watch N.C. State clogging grow nationally and here on campus,” vice president Derek Starnes said. In addition to competition, the team also dedicates time to community service in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Along with performing for different
events for N.C. State, the team performs every May in Duke Children’s Hospital’s Rainbow of Heroes Walk. The national prominence has even helped the club’s recruiting. “Having an opportunity to compete nationally and represent the school was important in my decision to come to N.C. State,” club secretary Erica Starnes said. The squad is recruiting new members, and the next tryout will be Thursday in the dance studio on the second floor of Carmichael Gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The team last competed this past weekend at the Foothills Clogging Challenge, finishing overall grand champions in the running set hoedown dance and in second place in three other events. The team next competes Sept. 18 at the Magic Feet Ultimate Challenge in preparation for Nationals this October. The club’s website is http:// www.ncsu.edu/stud_orgs/ clogging/. On the website, viewers can book the team for event performances, see its schedule, learn a brief history of clogging, find contact information for club members and coaches, fill out tryout information and learn about the awards the team has won.
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joyed every minute of it. It’s a pretty big honor to be named an All-Star. I just tried to listen to the coaches and put everything together and it was nice to see that I made the team.” After winning the Coastal Plain League championship on the Forest City Owls last summer, junior Andrew Ciencin followed Maynard to the Cape Cod League but had difficulty staying healthy. “I started off slow and had an elbow injury so I couldn’t throw,” Ciencin said. “I was only really play ing twice a week. Then it turned into once a week. I just wanted to get at-bats so that’s why I went back to Forest City. I played there last summer and it was one of the best summers I’ve ever had. It was a good time going back [to Forest City] and playing with the same guys I played with last summer.” The Wolfpack was well represented on Forest City. Along with Ciencin, sophomores Danny Canela, Tarran Senay and Chris Over-
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man helped the Owls win their second straight Coastal Plain League championship. “You just try to go out there and have fun during summer ball,” Ciencin said. “If you win a championship, it’s just a bonus on top of the whole summer. Winning [the league] two years in a row is probably unheard of, but with the teammates I had, it definitely seemed like something that should have happened.” One of the biggest challenges players face in summer leagues is making the transition from aluminum to wooden bats. Aside from being heavier, wooden bats do not possess the compression capabilities that aluminum bats do. No Wolfpack player would know better than power-hitting first baseman Harold Riggins, champion of the 2009 Northwoods League Home Run Derby. “It simplifies your swing,” Riggins said. “With metal, you can get away with a lot more things. With wood, you have to have a pure swing as opposed to aluminum, where there’s more room for error. Balls that normally leave the park on a lazy swing with metal get caught by the leftfielder when you use wood.”
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• 10 days until the football team’s season opener against Western Carolina
• Page 7: A continuation of the feature on T.J. Graham
Graham ready to open up return, passing games
O’Brien, Lowe shows to see increase in air time Wolfpack Sports Marketing and the Department of Athletics unveiled a new television schedule Monday that will give students more than twice as many chances to stay up to date on the football and basketball teams. As in past years, The Tom O’Brien show and The Sidney Lowe Show will air on Sundays at 11:35 p.m. But for viewers unwilling to stay up late enough to see the shows air in their traditional time slots, WRAL2, or Channel 106 for Time-Warner Cable customers, will air those episodes at 8:30 p.m. In addition to doubling the programming that has been allotted for the coaches’ shows, the marketing and athletic departments have teamed up to add Wolfpack Fast Forward to the TV lineup. The new show will fit every play of the previous weekend’s game and will also feature the play-by-play of Pack announcer Tony Haynes, all in just one hour. Fans can tune into Wolfpack Fast Forward on Time Warner’s channel 151. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Men’s soccer to take on High Point in Thursday’s exhibition For the first time this season, the Wolfpack will have a home soccer match when High Point comes to town for Thursday’s 7 p.m. exhibition. State finished 2009 ranked No. 23 in the country after advancing to the finals of the ACC Tournament. But although just four starters from last season return, the Pack figures to have no shortage of possible replacements for the departed seniors. The possible replacements will come in the form of a 15-man freshman class, one CollegeSoccerNews.com has ranked No. 19 in the nation. Admission will be free.
Junior wideout T.J. Graham recovers from injury, hopes to increase contributions to promising passing attack Sean Klemm Deputy Sports Editor
It doesn’t take long for college students to realize that only a fraction of their learning will take place in the classroom. Whether it’s cramming for an exam in the stacks of D.H. Hill, throwing up in a stranger’s front yard after a wild night or setting off a fire alarm and evacuating the whole dorm at 3 a.m. because you forgot to put water in your Easy Mac, students learn. For junior wide receiver T.J. Graham, a learning experience came in the form of a stress fracture in his leg during the game against Boston College last fall. Graham, an All-ACC kick returner during his freshman campaign, was limited to just seven games and was forced to watch from the sidelines in 2009 as his teammates struggled in blowout losses against the likes of Virginia Tech and Clemson. “Getting injured is no fun, period,” Graham said. “Watching my teammates play from the sideline and not being able to help when they needed help was rough.” However, unlike many who might wallow away
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Junior wide receiver T.J. Graham carries the ball on an end-around during practice Tuesday, Aug. 3.
in their own injury-stricken grief, Graham chose to be productive, find other ways to improve his game and make positive contributions to his teammates. “Being injured allowed me to look at the game a different way and look at practice a lot differently,” Graham said. “You take for granted that you’ll always be able to do the things you have always been able to do all the time, and it will never go away. But once you walk on crutches for about a month or so, you appreciate walking and taking baby steps. Then once you start walking again, you
can appreciate running again during workouts and conditioning. And I can’t be mad that I’m running again.” And running is anything but unfamiliar to the speedster. Graham not only ranks second among active ACC players and fourth in school history in kickoff return yards with 1,602 after less than two full seasons, he also finished third nationally in the 100-meter dash in 2007 and won North Carolina 4-A state championships in both the 100-meter and 200-meters in 2008. “In spring practice he took a step forward for sure,” coach
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Today MEN’S SOCCER VS. HIGH POINT Dail Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. HIGH POINT Dail Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY Reynolds Coliseum, 2:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL VS. COPPIN STATE Reynolds Coliseum, 5 p.m. Sunday WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. CHARLOTTE Dail Soccer Stadium, 1 p.m.
COMING SOON Friday: Coverage of the men’s soccer team’s home exhibition match against High Point Monday: Coverage of football coach Tom O’Brien’s first news conference of the season
Tom O’Brien said. “He is much more comfortable now as a wide receiver. He is making many more plays. He understands that maybe he came in as more of a track guy than a football player, but now he is a football player. And you can see it in all phases of his game.” Becoming more of a complete player, on both offense and special teams, has been a focal point of Graham’s recovery and off-season. “This year I actually want to be more of a contribution to the offense,” Graham said. “I have been working very hard. I’m coming off a very productive
spring and I’m trying to come full circle. I have had snippets of success on offense, but I don’t think of myself as ‘arrived’ yet. I’m still trying to prove myself as a go-to receiver.” Graham hopes to augment a highly publicized passing attack that could prove to be one of the nation’s best. Redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson said he has high hopes for Graham and the passing game. “He’s catching the ball great,” Wilson said. “He’s running well like always. He is doing really well and he’s making strides just like everyone else. The sky is the limit for our passing game.” Wilson’s targets include redshirt junior and 2009 All-ACC tight end George Bryan, redshirt senior Jarvis Williams, who led the ACC in touchdowns in 2009 and senior Owen Spencer, who led the nation in yards per catch last year. Graham looks to provide an element of shiftiness and speed that will open up opportunities for himself and teammates and create havoc for opposing defenses. “I want to be the headache of the other team’s defense,” Graham said. “The more threats we have on the field at one time, the more opportunities we all have to get the ball. I think I’m going to be able to help those guys out, getting more opportunities. So Jarvis [Williams] won’t just lead the ACC in touchdowns, he’ll lead the nation, and Owen [Spencer] won’t just lead the nation in yards per catch, he’ll set NCAA records.”
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The N.C. State Clogging Team jumps during its dance at the N.C. State Fair Folk Festival Competition on Saturday, Oct. 17th. The competition’s 16-25 age group pits high school and college teams against each other. N.C. State has won awards each year at the Folk Festival Competition. “I want to promote the art of clogging and keep N.C. State a part of that tradition,” said Meredith Craig, a senior in business administration.
So you think you can clog? Fresh off a dominant showing at the Foothills Clogging Challenge, the club clogging team is looking for new members to help it continue its recent success Jon Goodman Staff Writer
The popularity of clogging on N.C. State’s campus has grown exponentially since the University first began offering it as a class back in the 1980’s. Three de-
cades later, State is one of only two Division I schools with a nationally competitive clogging team. The clogging club’s origins date back to 1989. While the team is now a part of club sports at the University, it began as nothing more than a class. The first class soon became two classes and the second class formed a team that started competing. State no longer offers the course. The club team is hoping to get a class started again that would teach the history of the dance and provide the opportunity to teach students interested in
learning. The primary focus of the team is to promote and preserve the folk art and tradition of clogging through performance, service and competition. Clogging developed in the Appalachian mountain ranges, adopting different elements of dance from the diverse cultures of the people inhabiting the area. “Coming to school and being on this team was my connection to how the dance was created,” club president Katie Aiello said. “We all came from
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great competition every day. The players were great and the coaches were outstanding. I enjoyed seeing what advice other coaches had to give.” Maynard had an impressive Tucker Frazier summer stint for the Harwich Deputy Sports Editor Mariners of the Cape Cod While the typical college League, regarded as the most student is relaxing by the competitive summer league in pool during summer or tak- the country. After starting in ing vacations to the beach, the Cape Cod All-Star Game at many of N.C. State’s base- Boston’s Fenway Park in July, ball players are hard at work, the catcher finished the season strong, garusing nering team that time MVP honors to f ineand earntune their ing a spot on skills. Sevthe 24-player eral playpostseason ers joined All-Star team. summer Maynard leagues finished the after two season with a disap.414 on-base pointing percentage losses in and a teamthe Coasthigh 20 RBI, a l Ca rojunior catcher Pratt Maynard and also led l i na Re the league in gional put an end to the Pack’s season walks with 32. “Playing in Fenway was unin June. Summer leagues offer top college players the real,” Maynard said. “I enjoyed opportunity to play against every minute of it. It’s a pretty other top players day in and big honor to be named an Allday out to improve their Star. I just tried to listen to the technique and gain valuable coaches and put everything together and it was nice to see that experience. “The ex perience was I made the team.” After winning the Coastal great,” junior Pratt Maynard said. “I got to play with Plain League championship some of the best players in the country. There was BASEBALL continued page 7
“I got to play with some of the best players in the country. There was great competition every day. “
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