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‘We the People’ initiative announced by White House Although experts see the electronic petition process as a ploy, they agree on increased involvement. Joshua Chappell Senior Staff Writer
Citizens wishing to have their voices heard by the federal government will have a new way to petition in the coming months. The “We the People” initiative, announced by the White House last week, is a program in which any citizen can create an online petition for
any issue. If they receive enough electronic signatures in a certain amount of time – 5,000 signatures in 30 days – the White House is guaranteeing that they will review and respond to the petition. While a launch date has not yet been announced, the White House said that it will go live “soon.” According to the White House, the main goal of this program is to emphasize a grassroots movement. They plan to do this by only allowing a petition’s unique URL to be searchable on WhiteHouse.gov after it has received 150 signatures.
Amanda Edwards, associate teaching professor of political science, said that she believes this effort is part of a larger agenda by the Obama administration. “I think [the administration] is doing this for electoral purposes,” Edwards said. “They have an agenda and this is another way for them to reach out to the public.” Edwards also went on to talk about how the idea of petitioning the executive branch is a new concept in American politics. “Conceptually, you should petition the legislature for policy change, not
the White House,” Edwards said. “But theoretically, the executive branch today can push for policy change based on the President’s role as the representative of a national constituency.” Edwards also said the fact that the President is essentially the only national representative is what validates this effort to reach the grassroots. Technology is also a key component of this program and, historically speaking, has proven useful for our country, according to Edwards. “Technology has always fostered change in our institutions of government -- the executive branch in
particular,” Edwards said. “This use of online petitions by the executive branch is an example of the role of the executive branch as a result of technological advances.” Steven Greene, associate professor of public and international affairs, said that while he thinks the White House has started this program to reach younger Americans, they also have their own electoral interests in mind. “They presumably started this to try to get young people more in-
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Greyhound launches express services in southeast region Further transportation option at students’ disposal.
Blue and red acrylic paints swirl in a painting by Kirk Adam in the R. A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery at the Universtiy Craft Center as part of Adam’s Modern Abstracts exhibition on August 30. The collection included paintings of swirled circles, blended lines and a colorful city scene.
Local artist encourages students to ‘Pick up a brush’ Elementary school teacher and on-campus art instructor brings acrylic exhibit to craft center. Erin Schnuit Staff Writer
Kirk Adam, local artist and N.C. State Crafts Center instructor, has an exhibit in the lobby of the Crafts Center called Modern Abstracts which features several different acrylicpainted canvases. The exhibit made its debut on Aug. 17 and will be displayed until Oct. 30.
Kirk Adam spends much of his time teaching. Whether it’s in a college craft room or an elementary school classroom, his passion for art transcends himself. Adam also teaches abstract acrylic classes at the center so that students may learn his techniques. Adam works at the Neuse Charter School in Smithfield, NC as an art teacher for Kindergarteners through fifth-graders. The school was the first public charter school in North Carolina and has a concentration in international studies. Adam is an asset to these students because art expands the mind far beyond the classroom and
into a more creative place. “I encourage all students to pick up a brush and just start painting,” Adam said. This charge is evident in the exhibition stationed at the Crafts Center, and students and staff who stopped to admire the acrylics mentioned the art made them want to paint. Anna Walker, a sophomore in landscape architecture, described the paintings as using different colors and textures to represent different people and ideas coming together in
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service because of the large passenger market in southeast. “With explosive demand for Greyhound Express in the Midwest and Jatin Bhatia Northeast, we recognized the need to Staff Writer expand and connect these regions to Greyhound, the inter-city bus the Southeast,” Leach said in a press transportation company, has release. He said he is thrilled about serving launched an express bus service, which will link its northeastern the new customers. “Our customers have shown us that market to its southeastern market. Greyhound expanded its pre- they love the value and premium amemium Greyhound Express service nities Greyhound Express offers, and to the Southeast, establishing Rich- we are thrilled to now expand this service into an entirely new region.” mond, Va. as a hub. The expansion introduces 24 Leach said. Lindsay Ash, of the Edelman public new routes and six new markets. Tickets for all new routes went on relations firm, said low rates should draw student and sale on Aug. 25 mi litar y demoand service began graphics. that Wednesday. “ [T h e e x p r e s s The company service] is a very looks to provide popular option for faster premium students, military service of Greya nd ot he r p a s hound Express sengers with wellbet ween key e s t a bl i s h e d a nd markets such as competitive rates in New York, N.Y., several Northern citAt la nta, G.A., Lindsay Ash, Edelman public ies – this is a big adWashington, relations firm dition for Raleigh,” D.C., Ra leig h, Ash said. N.C., PhiladelIn addition to launching into a new phia, P.A. and Richmond, V.A. The Greyhound Express provides region, Greyhound Express is also excustomers with non-stop or one- panding services in the Midwest and stop services on new buses with Northeast for a total of 24 new routes reserved seating. Free Wi-Fi access in six new markets. Students at NC State said didn’t and power outlets will be available at all seats. Extra legroom -- at 14 know much about the new developinches total -- will take the place of ment in Greyhound. They said they smaller cabin seating, according to would probably skip it, and instead use their cars or cars of parents and the company website. Dave Leach, president and CEO of Greyhound, said they started the buses continued page 3
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insidetechnician The Future Islands eager to return to Raleigh
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Talented senior forward has her feet on the ground and eyes on the mountain top. See page 8.
Freshman in business Samantah Yuen walks with her balloon Wednesday, Sept. 7. Yuen was one of many students who wore a balloon during the day, which had positive statements written on them. The balloons were given to women to help them feel proud of themselves and to feel empowered as a woman. “I think it was a sorority that gave the balloons out,” said Yuen. “I just went up to them and asked if I could have one.” She said that her balloon had a positive message written on it. “Mine says ‘you can do anything.’”
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Today Kirk Adam ‚Äì Modern Abstracts All Day Crafts Center An exhibition of acrylic paintings by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam. Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for intramural elite league soccer, NFL Pick‚ÄôM and soccer. Sign up online at http://ncsu.edu/stud_affairs/ campus_rec/intramural/. The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA.
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Get to Know Campus by Bike Tour 12:00-1:00 p.m. Carmichael Gymnasium Join N.C. State Transportation for a group bike tour and learn how to navigate campus safely and efficiently on two wheels. Riders may bring their own bikes or borrow a Wolfwheels bike from Campus Recreation for free. All participants will receive a free aluminum water bottle. Tuition Review Advisory Committee meeting 2:45-4:00 p.m. Chancellor’s Conference Room, Holladay Hall The World Trade Center: A Complicated History 4:00-5:00 p.m. D.H. Hill Library Assembly Room Kristen Schaffer, associate professor of architecture, will discuss the World Trade Center‚Äôs history, its relationship to modern architecture and city planning, and its new role as monument. All Carolinas Meal 5:00-8:30 p.m. Clark/Fountain Dining Hall Taste local flavors at this annual event in Clark and Fountain Dining Halls. Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Series 6:00-7:00 p.m. 1231 Engineering Building II The Department of Computer Science and the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers
by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam. Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for intramural elite league soccer, NFL Pick‚ÄôM and soccer. Sign up online at http://ncsu.edu/stud_affairs/ campus_rec/intramural/. The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA. Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery Stranger Tides Festival: Pirates of the Caribbean 2011 3:30-6:30 p.m. Harris Field Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 7:00-9:00 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college ID and $2.50 for the general public.
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friends to get a ride back home. “I come from Henderson, which is an hour away. I drive my car to home and back because it’s convenient and I can choose when to go and come”, James Rowland, a junior double majoring in math and physics, said. If gas prices were hugely inflated then James said he might use a bus. “If the gas was maybe $5 a gallon, I would consider taking a bus” Rowland said. Janel Marsilia, a sophomore in fashion and textile management said she would use a car to commute to and from college whether it her’s or her parent’s. “My home is Statesville, N.C., an hour and a half from Char-
lotte. My parents usually drop me to the University, but I’ll have my car next week. So, no, I will use my car and not the bus,” Marsilia said. Thea Long, also a freshman in fashion and textile management, said she hasn’t had good experiences with Greyhound and would drive, carpool or take the Amtrak train back home. “My hometown is Lenoir, N.C., which is three hours away, so my family drives me to the University, or I carpool or use the Amtrak service. I have used Greyhound once from Charlotte to Raleigh and I didn’t have the greatest experience last time I used it, it was super-crowded and there was no room,” Long said.
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volved in politics,” Greene said. “Young people were overwhelmingly in favor of Obama and the democrats in the 2008 election and [the democrats] are concerned about it slipping away.” Greene also said that while it’s not likely that this new initiative will give much power to any one cause, it is still beneficial for the United States. “Anything that makes it easier to participate in politics is a good thing,” Greene said. “More people being directly involved in a democracy is a good thing. To really have a widespread impact you need people to be aware and to take leader-
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one picture. “And even though that picture is a hodge-podge of color and shapes,” Walker said, “it represents the imperfections of all of us and the world around us.” Some of the paintings feature large spheres and circles interacting with one another, while others depict almost a grid-like pattern with straight strokes and perpendicular lines. Kirk represents several disciplines of art throughout his work. Community Engagement Assistant for Arts N.C. State Sara Bell particularly liked the canvases that highlighted the circular patterns because she said they reminded her of being in the middle of a storm.
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in biomedical engineering, said ship roles while petitioning.” Edwards said that she thinks that he thinks college students that the younger generation – will be highly involved with specifically college students this program by using existing – can benefit by this program institutions like social media. “Social networking and simply because they are more familiar with technology, but blogging sites will probably be the primary that it does means by not mean evwhich these er yone will petitions are become more distributed,” politically Russell said. active over“College stunight. dents are in“The recredibly acality is that tive on these younger peosorts of sites, ple are more Alton Russell, sophomore in so they will be tech-savvy,” biomedical engineering more likely to Edwards encounter a said. “But its success mainly depends on petition and thus more likely whether or not someone sees to participate.” Russell said he can see himit as an opportunity to become self using the program in the active in the government.” Alton Russell, a sophomore future.
“I’m sure I’ll see petitions floating around, and I will sign those with which I agree,” Russell said. Russell also said that he hopes the program will put pressure on the executive branch to talk about the issues that are important to the nation, but are sometimes side-stepped. “I am excited to see the White House’s official responses on issues that politicians often try not to bring up in public,” Russell said. This new online petitioning process, according to Russell, is something that can be of great benefit to our nation. “I think this political tool will help facilitate a truer democracy where the popular voice is guaranteed to be heard,” Russell said.
“There’s so much movement artist is reverting to childand energy that they make me hood with the use of free-form feel as if I am in the middle of a shapes and his unexpected tornado or in the eye of a hur- use of color.” Hoke said. “The pieces are whimsical and rericane,” Bell said. mind me of Several of the work of t he pieces Kandinski.” shared catUpon hearegories such ing that the as Jasportoartist also ria and City taug ht elScape a nd ementary each of these school classcorrespondes, Hoke i n g p a i ntnoted that it ings seemed was evident to feed of f i n A d a m’s of one a nCommunity Engagement artwork that other. KathAssistant for Arts he had a erine Hoke, a N.C. State Sara Bell great deal of sophomore in passion for psychology, noted that she was particu- young people and for the bright larly partial to the Jasportoria colors represented in the paintings. pieces. Outside of the on-campus “I find it interesting that the
exhibition, Adam has his own studio in Raleigh called Kirk Adam Studio. It is located in Boylan Heights off of Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. There are activities almost every night of the week in his studio — ranging from hula hoop making to guitar lessons to sneaker design. On Sunday afternoons in the studio, Adam teaches art lessons to young children followed by a non-instructional open studio class the following night. Monday’s evening course will be for all ages and all skill levels. Appointments for studio time can either be made as individual lessons or as group lessons.
“I’m sure I’ll see petitions floating around, and I will sign those with which I agree.”
“There’s so much movement and energy that they make me feel as if I am in the middle of a tornado.”
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Encourage the support of the Wolfpack W
N.C. State aims to garner financial support from its alumni. Donations from Thomas Laundon, engineering alum, will be going towards the awareness of dual degree programs at the University.
The donations from alumni are on the right track of garnering the right type of support for the University, and should continue head on.
hile many times alumni support is seen as nonexistent or meaningless, the amount N.C. State receives each year from individuals and corporations has a huge impact on students’ lives. N.C. State’s diverse group of alumni supporters offer gifts each year to support the University. This is the right direction for our alumni relationship, and should continue. Engineering alum, Thomas Laundon, donated $125,000 to a scholars program to support the program his two sons were interested in. Last year, the College of Management was renamed to honor a $37 million donation from Lonnie C. Poole Jr., and Randall B. Terry Jr., all of whom never attended N.C. State, began support-
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ing the College of Veterinary Medicine after one of his nine golden retrievers became ill. These are few of the many stories and tributes to those who have donated and supported various aspects of the University. While the resources from tuition and state-allotted funds fuel the operating task of N.C. State, alumni donations provide the necessary funding for projects on campus and meet the needs of academic development, including curriculum improvement. With the state budget shrinking each year, the extra flow of money provides some much needed support for the University.
Whether it is from an individual or a corporation, financial gifts provide numerous opportunities for our University, and should be encouraged. As students who will shortly be entering the work force, these impacts should be remembered and used to encourage future donations to the University. The donations from former students are affecting the lives of the students of today; therefore, the students of today should support the students of the future. The three different kinds of alumni organizations the University has in place touch nearly every aspect of student
life. Annual Giving offers help to the academic mission of the University, supporting technological improvements and research partnerships, increased scholarships and funding for community service. The Alumni Association is a membership-based organization to assist in alumni interests and relations to campus. The Wolfpack Club supports athletic facilities and scholarships for the University. No matter where the interests of the benefactor lie, N.C. State allows different avenues for any type of financial support. No matter how much the gift is worth, where it goes or who it is from, any type of support is good support and should encouraged as an investment in the future of our education.
The end of free expression
he Free Expression Tunnel has garnered much controversy over the past several months. Some have come to question the extent to which free expression should reign at the University. Others have come to que st ion t he state of race relations at N.C. State. However, with a c o m f o r table distance bet ween the Josh last and the Lucas next issue surDeputy Viewpoint Editor rounding the tunnel, it is the perfect time for an evaluation of the Tunnel free from ideological or political thought. I am glad to see all the constant controversy surrounding the Free Expression Tunnel, as I hope it will eventually propel the powers that be to condemn it. My reasons for despising the Tunnel have nothing to do with the controversy. It has to do with a more personal experience than anything publicized before. The Tunnel is the eyesore to end all eyesores, this includes Harrelson and Poe Halls. Though beautiful works of art such as the Kay Yow memorial have been created in it, such examples are far and few between. The majority of the time, the Free Expression Tunnel feels like a mix between a condemned crack den and Times Square. Ads for campus organizations and random phalluses adorn the walls without order, as if they are yelling at you. Regardless of the controversial subject matter adorning the walls, I am surprised that people are led through it during campus tours based on its
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appearance alone. When it rains, one encounters the most vexing issue of the Free Expression Tunnel, should they perchance be wearing inadequate footwear. A prayer goes out to all of those who are caught in the rain wearing Rainbows, worn-down tennis shoes, or poorly soled boots, as the tunnel becomes a Slip and Slide instead of a walkway. Faced with such a hazard, you will either find yourself taking an alternate route to avoid the Tunnel, a route that will take you way out of your way, or trying to avoid busting your lower half while voyaging through it. This is all to say nothing of the paint-fume high one is constantly vulnerable to. I would prefer not to lose my brain cells without my consent. I have tried holding my breath as I pass through, but as I am not in the cardiovascular shape I once was, I end up not being able to go the distance. This being the case, I am forced into a deep inhale in the middle of the action and can feel my brain begin to melt. If I underperform academically this year, I’ll most likely blame the Free Expression Tunnel. I’d like to return to the phallic imagery of the expression tunnel. I understand the place for these graphic designs: a friend’s car window or the middle of a friend’s term paper. Such art is out of place in the Free Expression Tunnel. Painting such images is similar to someone wearing a UNC shirt on campus; there is no rule against it, but it’s just out of place. Please, keep such art where it will be appreciated. I come to question the administration that allowed for the Free Expression Tunnel to be established where it is. The Tunnel is located at one of the University’s main hubs for foot traffic. I would have much less of an issue with it if it were in a less frequented spot. And as I find myself losing my appetite as I walk through the to the Atrium, I become ever more cemented in my belief that its time is over. Please, someone, end the free expression once and for all.
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What, if anything, would make you want to give back to N.C. State, after you graduate? by Oliver Sholder
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Stop the cure
he first Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is due for publication in May 2013 and since the fourth edition’s arrival in 2000, there has been a large controversy over what should constitute as a mental disorder and what should not. Mental disorders bring legal, social and financial Anokhi ramificaShah tions, and for Deputy these reason Viewpoint Editor the DSM-IV should limit the number of mental disorders to only those truly warranting treatment. Approximately one out of four college students are diagnosed with a mental disorder during college or have already been diagnosed with a psychological condition. Many of these students are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. To fit the DSM-IV definition for ADD, one must fit six out of nine inattention criteria and six out of nine hyperactivity-impulsivity criteria, along with a few other broad criteria regarding length of time of symptoms and intensity. The inattention criteria consists of vague statements such as, “patients often have difficulty organizing tasks and activities.” The hyperactivity criteria consist of equally vague statements, which encompass the behavior of most children. This leads to a growing number of ADD diagnoses, especially for children, and an increased number of medicated children
for simply exhibiting normal behavior. Allen Frances of the Los Angeles Times stated that the DSM-IV contributed to three mental health epidemics—attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder. ADD does exist, and so does ADHD, bipolar disorder and autism. However, the widening number of those diagnosed with a mental disorder increases the number misdiagnosed with a mental disorder. The DSM-IV panel is currently debating the addition of premenstrual dysphonic disorder, which is basically an extreme version of PMS. Some women may benefit from these diagnoses, as their symptoms far outstrip the average woman’s each month. However, if the DSM-IV fails to choose extreme criteria, many women previously undiagnosed and untreated each month will find a legitimate excuse to neglect responsibilities and seek a ‘magic pill’ to alleviate all symptoms. The DSM-IV operates under the guise of identifying a clear boundary between normal and abnormal. But in reality, the normality line is extremely gray and not at all fine. The situation is further complicated because normality is not a scientific construct. It is a social construct that has emerged in a society that favors conformity, and views belonging analogously with success. The mental health field has come a long way in the past 50 years. Treatment, particularly in the light of biological and neurological advances, has helped many individuals suffering from legitimate disor-
ders to live a normal life. But the pharmaceutical industry has also contributed to a widespread movement to medicate every eccentricity and sedate abnormal urges in the name of achieving society’s normal. Many individuals suffering from these disorders do not want a cure. There are people with Asperger’s who are proud to have the syndrome. It is highly doubtful that when homosexuality was viewed as a disorder, all homosexuals desired a cure. Not everyone wants to be normal. Most individuals have a common desire to fit in, but this is more reflective of society than their respective conditions. Fitting in does not always mean treatment or a cure. Sometimes fitting in is just changing society to be a little more accepting. It is important to realize the differences in people and learn to accept them. The point of diversity is not just to accept people of different cultures and backgrounds, but all people with different ways of life, different perspectives and ways of thinking. That includes people with disorders who do not wish to conform to society but wish to embrace the way they are. The DSMIV panel should take great care to limit the number and breadth of disorders listed in 2013, because each disorder identified will lead to greater pressure and means to medicate and conform.
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“I would definitely give back money to [the ROTC]. I believe if I gave money back to this program, it would allow opportunities for other young adults my age to participate in something bigger than themselves.” Aschton Pitts freshman, mechanical engineering
“The fact that the student body keeps growing and becoming more diverse would make me give back to N.C. State. After I graduate, I would want to help give them better facilities and resources to work with since N.C. State is always upgrading to fit the students’ needs.” Stephanie Cogdill junior, middle grades education
“I would want to give back the the University because I feel blessed to have been a part of the engineering program at N.C. State. I want others to have the same opportunity to learn from highly established professors as I have had.” Greg Helms sophomore, mechanical engineering
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Fashion makes its way to Raleigh country and across the globe, in hopes of making this oneTonight’s Fashion’s Night Out has Raleigh joining 250 night-only event accessible to everyone. other cities in a national To bring more attention celebration highlighting to the event, FNO enlisted fashion and designer the cast of Glee who filmed a music video covering David clothing. Bowie’s “Fashion,” to sponsor the occasion. The music video Ashley Broder has had nearly 500,000 hits on Staff Writer YouTube. Members of the cast will also When someone thinks of fashion in September, the un- be appearing at various events written rule, “No white after across the country. “The cast of Glee is particilabor day,” is what typically comes to mind. Over the past pating in [Fashion Night Out] few years, however, Septem- this year so that will probably ber has grown to mean much be a highlight for me,” Jefferson more than that in the fashion Ellison said, freshman in fashion and textile management. industry. According to Tanequa Leake, Sponsored by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers freshman in textiles technolof America (CFDA), Fashion’s ogy, the Glee cast appearance Night Out (FNO) is an annual will not be the only thing enticafter-hours shopping event that ing college students to Fashion will cater the interests of any- Night Out. “…Especially for one interested in fashion and fashion inspired students who love to be in the know on the partying. The event originated in New latest trends and must have York City three years ago on items.” This year, New York City Sept. 10, the first day of the will be home to the unveiling 2008 Fashion Week. Boasting the world’s leading of Rachel Zoe’s fashion line at designers, stylists and celebri- Neiman Marcus as well as a live ties, FNO brings creator and performance by Gossip Girl star, Leighton consumer Meester together for on Fif th one night. Avenue. Shoppers Other are able to events mingle, include shop, enjoy a Te e n food a nd Vogue drinks and block parlisten to ty featurlive music Jefferson Ellison, freshman in fashion i ng l ive amongst and textile management perfortheir favormances ite fashion and manicures sponsored by icons. However, the event is not Essie Nail Polish. Various inlimited to New York City this store parties hosted by A-list year. FNO goes worldwide with designers from Marc Jacobs stores participating all over the to Rebecca Minkoff will also
“The stores usually have fashion shows and sales so you can just immerse yourself in everything.”
take place. Not to mention a “Milkshake and Manolo” bash hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker at Manolo Blahnik’s 56 Street boutique which will launch the new shoes Parker helped design herself. Locally, boutiques in Raleigh, along with participating stores in the Crabtree Valley Mall and the Streets at Southpoint, ensure that even N.C. State students can join in on the shopping extravaganza. “I’m going to try and find as many stores around here and just go to each one,” Ellison said. “The stores usually have fashion shows and sales, so you can go and just immerse yourself in everything.” For students that are unable to leave their dorms on a school night, most of the participating retailers are also holding special sales online for shoppers that can’t make it to the actual event. Official Fashion’s Night Out merchandise is available for purchase both online and in select stores with pieces including super soft, chic tees for women and men, tote bags designed by Brahmin and a baseball-style hat. Fur t hermore, Fashion’s Night Out gives feel-good incentive for consumers to keep shopping. For each purchase of official merchandise made, forty percent of the proceeds benefit New York’s AIDS fund. And, with the buzz surrounding this year’s event, designers are hoping this will give the fashion industry and the economy the boost it needs to move forward and expand. Many stores are holding major sales and exclusive deals for the one-night event. “Personally, I can never get enough of clothing and accessories and I’m sure a majority
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Strange days of September
Story By Nishanth Coontoor
he Technician set out to seek the quirkiest and most unusual holidays of the month. From days dedicated to maintaining personal hygiene to days set aside for kids to play with Play-Doh, September proves to be anything but ordinary. Below is a compiled list of some of September’s most peculiar holidays.
Day-Sept. 8: Nose hair maintenance day Who created it? Our wild guess is maybe this day is a result of a tired wife’s last, somewhat desperate attempt to rid her husband’s nose hair. What to do? Buy yourself some new scissors, and get trimming!
Day-Sept. 11: National Grandparents Day Who created it? Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia What to do? Spend the day doing something fun with your grandparents.
Day-Sept. 11: Patriot Day
Who created it? The federal government has issued the day in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 What to do? Have a personal moment of silence.
Day-Sept. 16: National play-Doh Day
Who created it? Invented in the mid 1950s, it has entertained millions of children, and allowed them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom. What to do? Buy Play-Doh and get crafty.
Day-Sept. 18: Respect for the aged day. celebrated in japan
Who created it? Nomatanimura (now Yachiyocho), Hyogo Prefecture What to do? Go out of your way to help out a senior citizen you happen to come across.
Day- Sept. 19: International talk like a pirate day
Who created it? John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., declared this holiday in 1995. It came into being when, after a racquetball game, due to injury, one of them reacted with a ‘Aaarrr!’ What to do? Greet your friends with a ‘Ahoy, matey!’
Day-Sept. 21: International Day of Peace or World Peace Day Who created it? United Nations What to do? You can wear White Peace Doves. They are badges in the shape of a dove produced by a non-profit in Canada.
Day-Sept. 22: national elephany appreciation day
Who created it? The original Confucius day dates back thousands of years. We do not know who created this special day, and why on this date What to do? Go grab some Asian food and eat a fortune cookie.
Day-Sept. 29: confucius day
Who created it? Wayne Hepburn, the founder of Mission Media Inc., received a paperweight of elephants on wparade from his daughter as a gift and then became fascinated with them. What to do? If you have time, go enjoy this colassal beast at a nearby zoo.
Study links diet sodas to weight gain Ingredients in diet soda a possible cause of increased waistlines
rine [sold in pink packets], Sucralose and Acesulfame K have zero calories. These cannot be digested by the body. Equal or Nutrasweet (sold in blue color packs) and Stevia are protein Nishant Coontoor based that have few calories Staff Writer and can be digested.” However, there is no correCompared to diet drinks, regular soda undoubtedly lation between types of sugar loses when it comes to calorie and increased weight gain in count. Yet the question persists soda drinkers. Instead, Harregarding diet drinks’ weight ris observed that there are two distinct populations who conloss benefits. The issue came to the fore- sume the artificial sweeteners. “The first population confront after a recent study by the University of Texas Health Sci- sumes diet soda, pays attenence Center-San Antonio. The tionto their diet and is very fit. study, reported by the News The second population also & Observer, observed, over a consumes diet beverages, but 12-year period, 474 subjects also ends up eating high calorie between the ages of 64 and 74. and high densityfood. In such On average, those who drank a case, these low calorie drinks do no good. diet sodas There is no e nd e d up indication with waistt hat t hese lines three diet drinks times larger tru ly help than those one lose who avoided weight,” them. IndiHarris said. viduals who For Sarah regularly Ash, profesdrank more Sarah Ash, professor in the sor in the t ha n t wo diet sodas department of food bioprocessing Department and nutrition sciences of Food, a day were Bioprocessalso reported to have waistlines five times ing and Nutrition Sciences, the larger than those of non-diet study was another reminder that calories count – nothing soda drinkers. Keith Harris, assistant pro- more. “For the age group considfessor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nu- ered, more weight in the midtrition Sciences, unraveled dle section [of the body] can be the ingredients behind diet related to health issues such as drinks. “It is absolutely true diabetes, etc.” Ash said. “Peothat the diet drinks have fewer ple take to these diet drinks calories,” Harris said. “They to control weight. It, however, contain sweeteners that are does not give them a license to sweeter than sugar. There are binge on a candy later. Diets are two kinds of sweeteners: one extremely complex. If one tries with zero calories and the other to point out one attribute that with very few calories. Sacca- needs to be avoided to control
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weight, then one does not know science at all.” Ash reduces the concept of dieting to one notion: It’s all about calories in and calories out of the system. “Eat when you are hungry only,” Ash said. “And eat smart when you go out; eat half the appetizer or some parts of the dessert. Take the rest home.” There are several aspects of artificial sweeteners that have made them a matter of intense scientific discussion in the past. “There was a time when it was believed that consuming sodas could be harmful for one’s health. But no one has found a direct negative effect of these sodas unless a person obsessively consumes 20-30 sodas per day,” Harris said. “There were also discussions in which people said consuming these sweeteners made one more hungry.” Studies such as those conducted by the University of Texas show that over time, eating and drinking choices along with portion control are what truly determine the size of the waistline.
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The Future Islands eager to return to Raleigh N.C. native band view revisit for Hopscotch Music Festival as a ‘homecoming.’
the country. This may be attributed to the effort the band puts into their music-making process. “We all have a hand in the structuring of the songs and I James Hatfield take a big role in that just in Staff Writer the writing,” Herring said. “If I The excitement of the Hop- catch something and I say ‘this scotch Music Festival con- feels like the verse to me’ … we tinues as musicians roll into just work around that and build town. Preparations are being up the changes. I was never the made for round two of the one writing the music, I just widely successful gathering help out with the structure to that made a great deal of noise find the best way to tell a story.” The other members of the one year ago. Veterans from the festival’s first year, The Future band are Gerrit Welmers on Islands, are coming back for the keys and William Cashion more. Originally from North on bass. Being a band of only Carolina but now based in three members, the group does Baltimore, Md., the band has not have difficulty in finding a viewed this occasion as some- majority when voting on which songs to keep and which to go. what of a homecoming. After having recently re- The trio together make their turned from Los Angeles for signature sound, throwing another festival, Sam Her- out opinions and ideas to make each piece as ring, the lead good as the vocalist and next. ly r icist for “For me, I t he Fut u re just work off Islands, felt inspiration ready to come of the guys’ to the Hopmusic. That scotch Festima kes me val as soon as able to write, possible. a nd i f I’m “We’re able to write North CaroliSam Herring, lead vocals a good song na boys origof The Future Islands we’ll keep up i na l ly, a nd with it.” Herhave spent so much time down there honing ring also explained the oppoour craft, before we realized site side of writing: “I mean, that’s what we were doing,” the guys have written songs that were beautiful, but didn’t Herring said. Since moving to Baltimore, move me. So we keep those the band has grown in popu- songs as scraps. So I’m the bad larity in different areas around guy here.”
“ If it wasn’t for all those times down South, we wouldn’t have this.”
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From left to right: Sam Herring, Gerrit Welmers and William Cashion. The trifecta that make up the unique progressive pop band that is, The Future Islands.
Another North Carolinian school, East Carolina University, was where Welmers and Herring began to form the band. Herring met their current bassist their first day of classes, and after swapping different members in previous bands, they now make up The Future Islands. With their original fan base
in North Carolina, the boys are excited to return to the homeland. “It’s actually a really awesome thing for us to be considered a Baltimore band from North Carolina,” Herring said. “It’s important for us to stick to those roots even though we don’t live back home. If it wasn’t for all those times down South, we wouldn’t have this.”
Herring continued, “Last year, we were just excited that something like this was happening in North Carolina; it’s a big deal. Just the name, the bands coming in, it’s a highly covered festival. We were really lucky enough to be asked to come play.” This band, as well as others, will represent a different ap-
proach to the progressive areas of music. Joining various other bands, the Future Islands will be playing on the final day of the festival at the Lincoln Theatre, located on 126 E Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh.
Restaurant owner forfeits big-city glamour After years with T.V. producers and fashion designers, Shannon Wolf returns to N.C. for a new pursuit.
one might expect. “One of my personal favorites is Reem Acra, who does bridal and evening wear,” Wolf said. “She is just a true artist. Everything she does is so detailed, whether it be beading on bridal gowns or print work on Ashley Broder evening gowns. As an artist, I Staff Writer completely respect her.” Another one of her favorites From the outside, downtown Raleigh’s Capital Club 16 may is Richard Tyler. “Tyler just blows my mind,” appear to be another locally owned eatery. However, with she said. “He can make a simple just a step inside, it becomes suit look so elegant.” Wolf, does, however, also apevident that the owners have made it anything but ordinary. preciate the work of fashion deShannon and Jake Wolf are sign legends Oscar De La Renta North Carolina natives who re- and Carolina Herrera. “Oscar’s cently returned to their home looks are timeless,” Wolf said. Despite the world of fashion state to open the restaurant after some time in New York and glamor that surrounded City. While in New York, Wolf ’s life, her husband and Shannon was involved in the family became her drive to production aspects of many abandon the big city and return to television the South, shows and where she fashion would segments open a during quaint Fashion eater y in Week. She downtown also played Raleigh. an active “My role w it h husband the designhas always ers themworked selves. in restauFrom sitShannon Wolf, Capital Club 16 owner rants since ting in the he was a front row at fashion shows, including kid, and he went to culinary those of renowned designer school,” Wolf said. “We were Marc Jacobs, to getting first going to have a child, and with glimpses at the collections of production hours that were various other designers, Wolf crazy long, we wanted to find has experienced her fair share something we could do where we worked together and were of glamor. “Basically, I started with a closer to family and had a balbackground in general tele- ance with our son.” Originally from Southern vision production, and then transitioned into fashion seg- Pines, Shannon and Jake chose ments, where I got to go behind their downtown Raleigh locathe scenes for Fashion Week tion after looking at multiple and interview the designers options. “We really liked downtown before the shows,” Wolf said. “I started working in T.V. 15 Raleigh,” she said. “The energy years ago, and started cover- downtown has a real commuing fashion ten years ago. Over nity feel, with buildings and the years everyone becomes a people walking around the big family and you get to know streets, just as in New York everyone. After ten years, we all City.” As far as their choice of know each other.” Wolf has had the opportu- building, they chose one on Ranity to work with some of the leigh’s historical registry that world’s biggest designers, in- was built between 1929 and cluding Marc Jacobs and Tom- 1930 and originally housed a my Hilfiger. However, those she men’s literary and social club. “We wanted to renovate it admires most may not be what
“We want to make [the restaurant] an extension of our home. It’s somewhere we would want to hang out.”
back to its historical roots and put our own personality into it,” Wolf said. Serving a blend of American style cuisine with European influences, Wolf brings to Raleigh a unique dining experience, right down to the décor, which was undoubtedly influenced by Shannon’s time in the midst of New York’s fashion center, as well as her appreciation for vintage pieces. Perhaps the most quintessential piece is the bar and back bar which are made from pieces of a New York landmark found in Union Square. Lüchow’s Restaurant, which was open for almost one hundred years in the nineteenth century, contributed wood to the handmade furnishing. Lining the walls are family photos along with vintage wallpaper, hand-picked by Wolf herself. “Though the décor is vintage, the concept is modern,” Wolf said. “The food is affordable, fresh and local. And on Fridays and Saturdays, we have local bands come and DJ. We try to keep it fun and modern to satisfy ages spanning from college students to families.” With a menu consisting of various tantalizing dishes, it may be hard for anyone to choose their favorite. However, Wolf’s favorite is the garden skillet and the fries. “I’m obsessed with fries and my husband, Jake, named them after me.” The restaurant often participates in many local events. For the upcoming Hopscotch Music Festival, late night food and drink specials will be offered. Also, every Tuesday, anyone who rides their bicycle to the restaurant will receive twenty percent off their meal. Next month, Capital Club 16 will be hosting Oktoberfest on Friday the 16. “We plan on pushing the tables together and clearing out space to make it one big party,” Wolf said. “We want to make it so it’s not just food. We want people to just hang out and have fun.” With a decade of fashion experience under her belt, Wolf has plenty of advice for those hoping to break into the industry after college.
Shannon Wolf trims flowers for display in her and her husband’s restaurant, Capital Club 16, Tuesday, Sept. 6. Wolf’s design background helped her decorate and furnish the downtown restaurant in an art deco, hometown theme.
“Follow what you’re passionate about and then be willing to work your way up,” she said. “You’ll meet people that way and it’ll take you in the direction you want to go.” As far as the restaurant goes, her objective is simple. “We want to make it an
extension of our home. It’s somewhere we would want to hang out,” Wolf said. “We want people to come and just feel at home, and for college students, it’s a really fun place to hang out.”
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strong mix of experienced runners returning this year. The women’s team will be led by Laura Hoer, 2010 All-American and Individual ACCChampion, as well as All-ACC runner Andie Cozzarelli, who had a spectacular outdoor track season earning All-American honors in the 10,000 meters. The women’s team does not have as much race experience as the men’s, but its supporting runners will prove key to how successful the team will be.
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to get now that we are starting ACC play, but you just have to be hungry for it. You have to want it.” After traveling to High Point, State will host the University of North Florida this Sunday. With only two more contests before heated conference play commences, Cain said this year’s team can overcome the annual conference hurdle with simple passion and desire. “Everyone wants it,” Cain said. “They want to be here and they love the game. Every time we are on the field we are just hungry and we want it. It’s a good feeling to see everyone want it.” With the bulk of her senior season in full view, Cain knows exactly where she wants the team to arrive come November. “We know the job we have to do and the goals we want to achieve — reach the NCAA’s,” Cain said. “Every game we are just going out and doing everything we can to get to that result.” For a humble individual with a gaudy work ethic, it would be the perfect curtain call.
Women’s golf heads into upcoming season with impetus to excel New coaches and athletes bring excitement to growing program Austin Evans Staff Writer
Anticipation is growing rapidly for the commencement of the women’s golf season. The season begins this Sunday when the Pack travels to Hanahan, S.C. to compete in the Cougar Classic. The team is coming off of a respectable 2010-2011 season, but the progress made in the off-season is the main reason for the wealth of excitement surrounding the program. The program recently gained two major additions to its staff, former Southern Methodist University head coach Todd Selders and former University of North Carolina head coach Sally Austin, as an assistant coach and volunteer assistant coach, respectively. Following a season assisting the men’s golf team at Coastal Carolina University, Selders has eight years of coaching experience, including his seven years at the helm of the SMU program. During his years there, Selders earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors twice and coached many All-Conference golfers. In the 2005-2006 season, his team notched a second-place finish at the Conference USA Championships. Austin joins the Wolfpack after 15 seasons in charge of the women’s program at Chapel Hill. The Tarheels were extremely successful under Austin’s coaching, finishing in the top 25 at the NCAA Championships six times in 15 seasons. Austin coached seven All-American athletes during her tenure with the Tarheels, along with 16 All-ACC athletes. In 2004 she was named Coach of the Year by the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association. Head coach Page Marsh is thrilled to have such experienced and respected coaches join her this season.
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“It’s so exciting to bring together a group of coaches who want to win an ACC Championship and an NCAA Championship,” Marsh said. “Each of us have a great respect for the game and we definitely have a great respect for one another.” The new additions to the coaching staff aren’t, however, the only reason to believe the Pack will excel this season. Several members of the team played tough competitive schedules over the summer, some even participating in professional events as amateurs. Freshman walk-on Augusta James is carrying a great deal of momentum into the season after a great summer of competitive golf. James qualified for the Canadian Open, one of the premier LPGA events of the year, and barely missed the cut by shooting rounds of 74-72 to finish two-over par. Vivian Tsui, a freshman in biological science, had a remarkable summer as well. Tsui, along with four other teammates, qualified for the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship in July. Tsui, James, Amanda Baker and Brittany Marchand all finished in the top 20 of the field, which contained over 120 of the best young women golfers in North America. Tsui led the tournament for the first three rounds before slipping behind on the final day. Coach Marsh is elated to have a group of women who have such a passion and love for the game that they compete in high-level events even in the offseason. “A lot of our girls played tough schedules this summer,” Marsh said. “The best arena in which you can place yourself is in competition.” Despite the fact that one-third of the team is comprised of true freshmen, and the rest are either sophomores or juniors, coach Marsh believes her team is ready to compete at a high level this season. “In golf, one’s experience is not necessarily determined by their age,” Marsh said. “We have a group of young women coming in who already have great experience.” Marsh isn’t making any predictions or
Before getting a birdie on hole 17, Brittany Marchand, a freshman in chemical engineering, lines up for the putt at the Tar Heel Invitational at UNC’s Finley Golf Course on Oct. 8. Marchand finished 8th in the first round with a 2-under 70 and finished 35th overall with a 3-over 219.
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says Marsh. “We’re just going to take one shot at a time, each tournament, and at the end of the season we’ll add it up and evaluate how we did.”
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•58 days until the football team faces the UNC Tarheels at Carter-Finley Stadium.
• Page 7: A look at how women’s golf prepares for the season.
Page 8 • thursday, september 8, 2011
Pack knows that Cain is able
Golf World acknowledges two members of the Pack
Talented senior forward has her feet on the ground and eyes on the mountain top.
Two men’s golfers, sophomore Albin Choi and junior Mitchell Sutton, have been named by Golf World magazine as ‘players to watch’ during the 2011-12 season. Over the summer, Choi won the Monroe Invitational Championship held in Rochester, N.Y. with a score of 9-under par over 72 holes. Choi also nearly qualified for the U.S. Open but fell two shots short while at a qualifier in Springfield, Ohio. At the same tournament in Rochester, Sutton finished fifth while also making it to the first round of the 2011 U.S. Amateur.
athletic schedule September 2011 Su
Today Women’s soccer vs. High Point High Point, 7 p.m. Friday Women’s volleyball vs. Charleston Southern Wilmington, 5 p.m. Saturday Cross Country vs. Saint Augustine’s (Scrimmage) Cary, TBA Women’s volleyball vs. ECU Wilmington, 10:30 a.m. Football vs. Wake Forest Winston-Salem, 3:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Richmond Raleigh, 7 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. UNC-Wilmington Wilmington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Women’s golf at Cougar Classic Hanahan, S.C., All Day Women’s Soccer vs. North Florida Raleigh, 1 p.m.
Quote of the day “I don’t even understand how her brain tells her feet to move the ball so quickly...” Paige Dugal, senior captain
Did You know? Both senior wide receiver T.J. Graham and Wake Forest running back Joshua Harris run the 100-meter for their track teams. Graham edges out Harris by 21 seconds in their best times.
Sean Fairholm Deputy Sports Editor
cain’s striker stats Season
3 When the sun sets on Tanya Cain’s 2011 6 4 1 18 1 N.C. State career, there is little doubt her profound impact will fade off Total 64 15 8 85 6 into the distance. Representing Pinebluff, N.C., Source: gopack.com Cain’s off-the-field personality has been described as humble, respectful said. “I don’t even understand how her and intelligent. Along with a relent- brain tells her feet to move the ball so less desire to compete on the pitch, quickly out of these little spaces. “By the time I think she’s in trouble, teammates and coaches have been dazzled by the forward’s steadfast she’s already past three defenders.” Although redshirt senior Alex Berger determination to lead by example. Among the players who have wit- has also seen Cain’s dynamic play since nessed Cain’s persistence throughout 2008, the talent level of her teammate the past four years, senior captain continues to impress as if she had just arrived into Raleigh Paige Dugal said several days ago. Berger the mindset of the and Dugal, both starting team’s leading point defenders for the Pack, producer seemingly admitted nobody on the never changes. team wishes to go one “She practices, she on-one with Cain during plays in games and practice. she does everything “I know that Tanya with the same intenhas a certain presence sity and mentality,” up top,” Berger said. Dugal said. “As a de“None of our defenders fender, we just don’t in practice really want to want to go up against defend her because she is her. She’s the kind of so quick and physical. It’s forward we are going to see against good Alex Berger, senior defender just so hard to stop her. Whether it’s a practice or ACC teams. She can a game, she is always going hard.” make us look silly out there.” Berger also made note of how Cain’s Despite having received playing time since her freshman season, goal total could be increased if she reCain’s offensive creativity rarely ceived a chance at taking penalty kicks. ceases to impress other elder states- State is three-for-three on the season in men of the Wolfpack. With four penalty kicks. “Tanya is so crafty and quick,” Berger goals on the season, the accounting major owns 15 goals for her State said. “She just has a knack for making people miss and getting around people. career. “It blows my mind how she gets in She’s physical and really good at holdand out of the tiniest spaces,” Dugal ing onto the ball. Honestly, she would
“ It’s just so hard to stop her. Whether it’s a practice or a game, she is always going hard.”
As the second half of the Sunday women’s soccer game came to a close, N.C. State’s forward Tanya Cain makes a drive for the goal with Navy’s forward Sam Newhaller following close behind. In the last two minutes, the winning goal was scored from a penalty kick which resulted in a final score of 1-0.
have seven goals right now if she took penalty kicks.” As for Cain herself, the mindset has never changed — she wants to work harder each and every practice so those scoring opportunities will arise when it really counts.
“In the past two seasons, [four goals] has been my high for the whole year,” Cain said. “It’s just really good to have that [already], and hopefully they keep coming. Goals are going to be harder
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Wolfpack cross country looks to lead the way Men’s and women’s cross country teams prepare for upcoming meet. Phillip Misklow Staff Writer
On Sept. 16 in Cary at the Adidas Cross Country Challenge, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will toe the starting line for the first time this year. The men and women’s teams are ranked 13th and 21st, respectively, in the USTFCCCA’s preseason Division I polls. Ryan Hill showed his dissatisfaction with the team’s performance at the end of last season. “Last year, we came in second at the ACCs and then we were 20th at Nationals,” Hill, a senior in sports management, said. “We were a little disappointed when we came up short on both of those goals.” Hill, a two-time All-American, is one of many experienced returners for the men’s team this year. Other returners include Greg Dame, Bobby Moldovan, Patrick Campbell, and All-ACC runner, Andrew Colley; the team is nearly identical to last year’s. The men only lost one runner over the past year, Sandy Roberts, but gained an All-SEC transfer, Adam Henken. “We only lost one guy, Sandy Roberts, and we also added Adam Henken, who redshirted last year because he transferred from Kentucky,” Hill said. “So we haven’t really lost anyone; we’ve gained a better asset, so we are a better team than last year.” The men’s team has the depth and the experience to compete amongst the nation’s top teams, but do the
Senior Brian Himelright ties his shoe after finishing a cross country workout early Wednesday morning. Himelright and a few teammates had to practice earlier than the rest of the team because of class conflicts. “We ran to Meredith and around Ridge Road,” he said. “Its a pretty standard 10-mile run.”
runners have the confidence? Last year, a two-time All-American, and a few a lack of focus and confidence on race previous All-Southeast Regional athletes. The coach of the men’s team, Rolday plagued the men’s team. lie Geiger, believes its “Last year, during combined experience cross country and even is its strongest asset. track, we sometimes The team’s first test would lose focus durwill come September ing a race,” Hill said. 16th at the Adidas “Workouts and trainCross Country Chaling have never been a lenge. This race, which problem. It’s always is only a 5,000-meters, been running the way will judge where it we need to on race day stands. The rest of the and that can’t happen races during the seaanymore.” son are either 8,000 E x p e r ie nc e a nd Ryan Hill, senior in sports or 10,000 meters. The leadership will be key management Challenge will serve as factors in the team’s a pre-tune up to bigger ability to overcome this lack of confidence. The team has meets later on in the season, including plenty of race experience among its top the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneseven, including three fifth year seniors, sota, which is one week after the Adidas
“There is a strong sense of confidence we will win this year. Everyone just feels good about it...”
Challenge. “What it is [the Adidas Challenge] is preparation for a week later at Minnesota,” Geiger said. “So it is only, almost to a degree, a scrimmage-type competition where we are trying to get ready for Minnesota and Minnesota is a big meet. Three weeks later, we have a huge meet at Wisconsin.” Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in Madison will showcase many of the nation’s top teams, who will compete against one another for the first time. Last year’s field of teams included eight of the top 30 ranked teams in this year’s USTFCCCA’s preseason Division I polls. Other notable races include the ACC Championships on Oct. 29, NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 12, and NCAA National Championships on Nov. 21. This year, the ACC Championship will be held in Clemson, and the Pack looks to take back the ACC Championship after losing to Florida State last year by 38 points. Hill is confident in himself and his teammates that this year’s outcome will be different. “We want to win every year,” Hill said. “There is a strong sense of confidence we will win this year. Everyone just feels good about it, but Florida State is the team to beat. They are very good.” The women’s team also kicks off its season on at the Adidas Cross Country Challenge. Ranked 21st in the USTFCCCA’s preseason Division I polls, the race for the ACC championships will be much tighter for the women’s team. There are five other ACC teams ranked ahead of the women including Florida State (6th overall), Duke (9th), UNC (12th), UVA (17th), and Boston College (tied for 18th). The women also have a
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