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Biofuels grant to make changes in University, nation College of Natural Resources receives $4 million grant to change biofuels landscape. Jessie Halpern Staff Writer

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A new two-story Chick-fil-A will be opening in the Spring of 2012 at Cameron Village.

Landmark Chick-fil-A coming Spring 2012 Popular fast food chain picks Raleigh for two-story concept store. Andrew Branch Deputy News Editor

Chick-fil-A is coming to Cameron Village on Groundhog Day 2012 after 25 years of trying—and it will be in a two-story building. John Pharr, senior vice president of Regency, Cameron Village’s operator, said Chick-fil-A is preparing to grow into heavy urban centers and selected Raleigh over its own hometown, Atlanta, for its test store. Featuring two drive-thrus, as well as an elevator and

Pharr said Cameron Village made second-f loor outdoor seating, the building, which will be the first-ever an offer too good for Chick-fil-A to refuse. two-story restaurant “They felt that Camfor the food chain, will eron has had such a be a radical change for long and storied hisChick-fil-A, according tory in the retail world to Pharr. that…certainly when The current location this block was offered has been in the works to them, it was in their for five to six years, acterms kind of a nocording to Pharr. brainer,” Pharr said. “It’s complicated,” “This is absolutely Pharr said. “WhenevJohn Pharr, senior vice where they wanted to er you have a company president of Regency do the first concept that’s doing something store.” that they’ve never done Chick-fil-A was given the plot due to before, it takes exponentially longer because everything has to be re-in- their professionalism and willingness to work with the shopping center’s devented.”

“This is absolutely where they wanted to do the first concept store.”

mands. “We would never have offered the location that they are doing to [any other fast food restaurant].” Seating 200 people on the inside alone, Pharr said the store is poised to become a destination. “They will do probably triple in revenue what a normal Chick-fil-A does and they are prepared to accommodate that demand,” Pharr said. Pharr said the company’s work on the project was second to none. “I’ve been in the real estate business for 30 years, and I have never seen one entity go to this level of

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The College of Natural Resources has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further their research in biofuels. The College of Natural Resources is a member of the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems and will be using the grant, along with several other universities, to conduct research and field work on deriving biofuels in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner. Steve Kelley department head and professor in forest biomaterials, is serving as the primary investigator for N.C. State’s use of the grant. The grant will be used to fund research on how to create biofuels from trees, and harvesting residues with the goal of eliminating the need to use corn to generate biofuels. Although use of corn-based biofuels results in a slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, Kelley said there are negative aspects of using a food item as a fuel source. “Corn for ethanol is grown on agricultural quality land, and if we want to make a fuel out of our corn, at some point that will impact the price of food. But we have to do better, in particular where we don’t compete with food,” Kelley said. Dan Robison, co-investigator on the

Bakery, gelato bar may come to Cameron Village Sugarland bakery excited to make its way over to new Raleigh location in Cameron Village. Sruthi Mohan Staff Writer

Sugarland, currently located on East Franklin Street near UNC-Chapel Hill, is planning on opening up a new store in Cameron Village around Valentine’s Day 2012. If the lease is resigned on Franklin Street, the Raleigh location will be an expansionary store; if not, Sugarland will be moving to Raleigh. They are known mostly for their cupcakes, gelato and a full-service bar that incorporates the 24 daily gelato flavors into various frozen martinis. Katrina Ryan, who serves as coowner along with her husband, said the lease negotiations for the store location in Cameron Village are underway. Ryan said there are no disagreements regarding the leasing contract and it is simply the final formalities

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that are being worked out. “It is an old building and various things have to be paid for before the actual handing over of the keys,” Ryan said.  After three and a half years of success, the owners are looking forward to expanding and making their services and products more accessible to the greater North Carolina community. Sugarland has been featured on Food

Latest entry in ‘Paranormal Activity’ series brings some of the best scares yet. See page 5.

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A favorite among students and visitors to Chapel Hill, Sugarland is a locallyowned bakery and dessert cafe located on historic Franklin Street.

Network, the Martha Stewart Show and has done cakes for First Lady Michelle Obama. They were invited to participate in Food Network’s Cup-

cake Wars in July, but were unable to do so because of scheduling con-

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State Fair brings public awareness to University organizations Every year, N.C. State extends its community to the public at the fair. Sarah Dashow Staff Writer

For many people, the State Fair is a fun time for friends, family, rides, fried foods and candied apples, but for N.C. State, it’s much more. The 2011 State Fair lasted 11 days, from Oct. 13-23, and had 1,009,173 visitors. For some professors and students, the State Fair is an opportunity to extend their research and education to the general public. Walt Wolfram,

associate professor in the English department and director of the North Carolina Language and Life project, had a booth on North Carolina dialects, and David Tarpy, associate professor in the entomology department, had a booth on bees and beekeeping. “As a land grant institution, I think it helps us connect with the public in a really concrete way. So people come up, they tell us dialect stories. They sit down, and they tell us words that they know,” Wolfram said. “In one respect, we can’t show you the record-breaking pumpkin, but we can sort of demonstrate how culturally rich North Carolina is in terms of its dialect heritage.” Wolfram had student volunteers

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working the booth and said most are very enthusiastic about being there and having a chance to talk to many different people. He said this excitement brings back a public energy to campus and inspires people to do more public education programs. Tarpy’s beekeeping booth worked as part of a larger community display with apiary (bee yard) inspection division services. “This is a great collaborative venture that we have to volunteer and educate the mass public about bees and beekeeping, so our component is relatively small. We, in essence, support the apiary inspection service in their effort to put all that on,” Tarpy

said. “I think it’s this collaborative relationship with the Department of Agriculture, and working in tandem on bettering beekeeping in the state on many different levels... so it’s a central and important annual event.” Tarpy also had students volunteer at the booth, and members of the N.C. State Entomology Department helped judge the honey and hive products in the State Fair competitions. Through faculty-run booths and student volunteers, N.C. State is able to extend its research and

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Library exhibit encourages visitors to start drawing. See page 6.

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10:31 a.m. | Harassment Avent Ferry Complex Student reported repeated unwanted contact of another student. Subject was referred to the University.


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reshman in biological sciences William Kaplan and senior in biological engineering Alexander Suvorov take a break between classes to enjoy a game of Resident Evil in the Learning Commons in D.H. Hill Library. “I like it,” Kaplan said of having video games available in the Learning Commons, “I live in Avent Ferry, so it’s nice that I can just come in here to relax.”

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Today Kirk Adam – Modern Abstracts All Day Crafts Center An exhibition of acrylic paintings by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam. 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. Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign All Day, Multi-Day Event Panera Bread locations in Wake County Throughout the month of October, our Wake County bakery-cafes will donate 10 cents from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Also, throughout the month of October, we will donate $1 from the sale of each Baker’s Dozen.

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Lunch & Learn: “Making Music with iPhones & iPads” Noon-1 p.m. 216 Scott Hall Nowadays, both amateurs and seasoned musicians alike consider their iPhone and iPad an essential tool for both composition and performance. Join Tom Karches of OIT Infrastructure, Systems and Consulting for a whirlwind tour of possible uses for these tools. You don’t need to bring an iPhone and iPad to this workshop, but it might be more fun if you do. To register, visit Classmate. Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Series 6-7 p.m. 1231 Engineering Building II “Overcoming the Challenges of Young Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Successful Company in Your 20s.” The Department of Computer Science and the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series proudly present Jud Bowman, Founder & CEO of Appia, Inc. The Host 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. Korean with English subtitles. Admission to this event is free. Friends with Benefits 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema While trying to avoid the cliches of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. Wednesday Kirk Adam – 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 wiffleball, 3-on-3 basketball, kickball and NFL Pick’M. Sign up online at 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 Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign All Day, Multi-Day Event Panera Bread locations in Wake County Throughout the month of October, our Wake County bakery-cafes will donate 10 cents from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Also, throughout the month of October, we will donate $1 from the sale of each Baker’s Dozen. Campus Farmers Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brickyard Clothing Exchange 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brickyard Clothing will be collected from dorms for two weeks prior to the event. All good-quality clothing will be sorted and put out in the Brickyard. After a $2 donation, students can enter the clothing swap and take as many clothes as they want. Any leftover or poorquality clothes will be recycled. Earth With Meaning: Photographs of Alan Cohen Noon-8 p.m. Gregg Museum Alan Cohen “makes visible the

unseen” in places marked by history or the processes of natural events. Instead of sweeping views, he aims his cameras downward to record the exact spots that permeate memory. Wee Webinars: Exam Wrappers Noon-12:30 p.m. Elluminate Join us for a very short overview of a five-minute strategy that you can use to improve your students’ exam preparation. Dialogue on Diversity: Portraits of the 1961 Freedom Riders 3-5 p.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Join us for a pictorial presentation as Eric Etheridge, author and journalist, tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Riders. Doo’a Dorgham, a student, will speak about her experience in tracing the route of the original Freedom Riders. The Silent Killer: Hepatitis C in N.C. 4:30-5:30 p.m. D-236 College of Veterinary Medicine The Devil’s Backbone 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A 10-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. There was that initial encounter with the orphanage’s nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room, the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost. Spanish with English subtitles. Admission to this event is free.

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development due diligence,” Pharr said. “McDonald’s would never do this.” Students eating Chick-fil-A at the Atrium Monday weren’t sure if they would make it to Cameron Village. Danny Ocean, a junior in political science and business entrepreneurship, said he eats Chick-fil-A most days. “I probably won’t go over [to Cameron Village] because I live on Vanderbilt,” Ocean said. Chelsea Brown and Kather-

“We might go there once a week instead of four times a week. I definitely see the potential for it becoming a hangout spot.” Katherine Atkinson, freshman in middle school math education

ine Atkinson, a freshman in design studies and an freshman in middle school math education, respectively, said they and their friends eat Chick-fil-A on campus at least four times a week. “We will probably go over and check it out,” Brown said. They said transportation

and money would be issues because they didn’t have cars and Cameron Village wouldn’t take meal plans. “We might go there once a week instead of four times a week,” Atkinson said. “I definitely see the potential for it becoming a hangout spot.”

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Chick-fil-a Quick facts:

car on the way to the driver side window.

Two stories: A first for Chick-fil-A, the Cameron store will have two floors. A winding staircase and and elevator will be included. To get food upstairs, a dumbwaiter will be available. Windowless drive-through The store will feature two drive-throughs, called reverse drive-throughs. Since Regency, Cameron Village’s managing company, didn’t want a visible drive-through, a conveyor system will carry food out to drivers. Food will travel over the

Outdoor seating: The fountains and landscape will surround outdoor seating on the ground level while new upperlevel outdoor seating will feature views of downtown. Historic downtown feel: The building isn’t like normal stucco Chick-fil-A’s. It is all brick made to look like a historic North Carolina downtown. Large, curved windows will be on the upper level, in keeping with that style. Lot’s of chicken: The Cameron Village store will

have the largest kitchen ever for the chain. Both floors will be around 8500 square feet whereas normal Chick-fil-A’s have half that--and only one floor. The upper level will be almost completely seating with no kitchen. Location: 2000 Cameron Street, across from K&W and Rite Aid Opening date: February 2, 2012 (Groundhog Day)

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Graduate students in forest biomaterials Carlos Aizpurua, Li Xiao and Jesse Daystar examine biofuel materials in the Pulp and Paper Labs, Monday.


grant and associate dean for research in the College of Natural Resources, said the college has consistently been a worldwide leader in sustainable forestry and the production of industrial utilization of wood. He said the grant is a chance for N.C. State to continue its leadership in the area of biofuels research, and also to power forward and make a bigger impact on a regional and national basis. “What the USDA recognized in our proposal was not only a Tyler Andrews/Technician series of good ideas that made Jesse Daystar, graduate student in forest biomaterials, examines sense, but a series of educators a hydrolysis experiment in the Pulp and Paper Labs on Monday that had excellent capabilities Oct. 24. to plan this work and carry it of greenhouse gas emissions out successfully,” Robison said. according to researchers. Hasan Jameel, a professor in would not see the heaviest Overall, researchers on the grant were not concerned forest biomaterials, said it has impact. The greatest issues alwith deforestation, given that the potential to help national leviated by utilizing biofuels produced for transportation in these systems, harvested for- security. “When we find ways to cre- in the United States, he said, ests are regenerated. ate biofuel in are imported oil and national A lso, givt he Un ited security. en that the While several professors States, we are majorit y of also creating have been chosen to conduct North Carojobs in the the research, students at the lina’s land is United States. graduate and undergraduate forest, pro[In addition,] levels also have opportunities. viding ample “In ever aspect of this projwhenever we opportunity c a n m a k e ect, there will be students into ma ke a Dan Robison, associate dean b i o f u e l i n volved,” Robison said. “Prigo o d s t a r t for research in the College of t he Un ited marily graduate students will on research, Natural Resources States, we are be working on the detailed researchscience, engineering and the decreasing ers were not bothered that tree growth is a a national security issue be- public outreach, but there slower process than some agri- cause we will not have to rely will also be opportunities for on foreign countries for our undergraduates to conduct recultural biomass. search and for fieldwork public The grant has implications oil,” Jameel said. However, Kelley said levels outreach.” far beyond North Carolina,

“In every aspect of this project, there will be students involved.”

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education to the general public in addition to promoting the University by association. “The State Fair has a very long and close connection to N.C. State....The State Fair really began as an exhibition for agriculture, and N.C. State has a long history of agriculture,” Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Thomas Stafford said. Stafford added that with a location so close to campus and with people coming from all over the state to visit, many may decide to come over and visit campus. Since the State Fair is one of the top attractions in North Carolina, it is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to interact with the general public on a level they may not have access to normally. “So they come to ride the rides, but maybe they’re walking around the agricultural booths...or they see the fact


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Rows of specialty cupcakes sit on display at Sugarland, a locally-owned bakery on historic Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

“The State Fair has a very long and close connection to N.C. State.... The State Fair really began as an exhibition for agriculture, and N.C. State has a long history of agriculture.” Thomas Stafford, vice chancellor of Student Affairs

that our food science people are the ones judging contests, and just little different things that any time you can put your name out there the better because that audience is not necessarily looking for N.C. State or looking for any university in general,” Wood said, “and just kind of ‘Oh that’s who does this and that’s who does that. Oh, and they’re just down the street. Let’s drive through and see what it looks like.’” Held during the State Fair every year, NCSU’s Open House on Oct. 15 brought in more than 8,000 visitors, according to Stacy Fair, director of the E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center,

although she says the date has more to do with convenience, application deadlines and high school fall breaks than the presence of the State Fair. “Open House, because it’s for prospective students, we always want to have it at a time when it’s optimal for them to visit and a lot of folks come to the fair anyway, but then we also look at when the SAT and ACT are being held,” Nicole Wood, director of communication, said. “All those factors fall into place, and it makes for a good turn out at the event,” Fair added.

flicts. Their current location was appropriate for their initial start three years ago, but due to their current success, they have grown out of their Franklin Street location. They have little space, no coolers and limited parking for their workers, who often have to arrive to start the baking day very early in the morning.  Sugarland is reconsidering resigning the lease on Franklin Street. New parking regulations by the city of Chapel Hill have made business tougher. They hope to have a decision made regarding the status of the store on Franklin Street very soon.  If they are to move and not expand, they will be welcoming all of the current 26 employees to work at the new Raleigh location. Regardless of the move or expansion, they hope to hire around 15 to 20 new members at their new location, several of whom they expect to be NCSU students. However, they expect most of the pastry chefs and gelato makers to continue on with them to their Raleigh location.  Ryan has currently hired extra baking staff in order to train them at the current location before the split or the move occurs.   With the new location

Sugarland Quick facts:

Sugarland’s routine specials: • Half-price cupcake Tuesdays • Buy-one-get-one-freegelato Wednesdays • Special offers provided only to their Facebook fans.

Gelato: • 24 daily flavors Bakery: • 6-10 different flavors of cupcakes made daily • Hot fudge sundae cupcakecurrent best-seller

being twice as large as the current location, Ryan conveyed her great excitement about the new store. She hopes to also be able to experiment and offer a potential brunch menu over the weekend at the Cameron Village location along with their current products. Both Ryan and her husband traveled to Italy and learned to make gelato under various traditional gelato maestros. Ryan still writes every gelato recipe and then trains her two gelato staff members to recreate her recipes precisely.   Her pastry chefs all have strong backgrounds with degrees from renowned culinary institutes.  “The cake decorators both have art degrees, so we have a knowledgeable staff,” Ryan added.   “Each four ounce serving of gelato made at Sugarland has around 90 to 140 calories, whereas Coldstone’s four ounce servings contain around 400 calories, so this is definitely a healthier alternative,” Ryan said.  Ryan said she is not worried about competition from Goodberry’s or The Cupcake Shoppe

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near the new location. “Nobody does what we do,” she said, “and once the customers taste our products I am sure they will be coming back for more. I believe we have no competition.”  Christy Holdsclaw, a freshman in psychology, said she was looking forward to the store’s arrival.   “I love cupcakes and gelato, and Cameron Village is pretty close, so I am very excited about their opening and will definitely be trying it out,” she said.  The new location is expected to open beside Priscilla of Boston in Cameron Village somewhere between Valentine’s Day and April 1. Katrina also mentions there will be a grand opening party with lots of free products, as they are prepared to start off with a big bang.   John Pharr, senior vice president for Regency, said, although only paperwork is left, nothing is set in stone however, because the costs involved haven’t been laid out yet. He said he has seen deals fall through this late. “She is still in that vital discovery phase. We’re hopeful.”

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{Our view}

Removal of troops ushers in a new era P

The Facts:

President Barack Obama announced troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of this year.

Our Opinion:

The removal of troops does not remove our presence, and future leaders from our generation will need to take up the slack. We should be prepared.

resident Barack Obama announced Friday that by the end of December, the remaining U.S. troops stationed in Iraq would be brought home. While some see this as an obvious political stunt to aid his re-election campaign, this act should be seen for the merits of it, rather than for its motives—the troops are coming home. Many students on campus have friends or family members who were deployed to Iraq. When they have returned, some have welcomed them home with joy, others with tears in their eyes. When President George W. Bush deployed troops to Afghanistan and then to Iraq, no one could envision the impact this conflict would have on our country. Now, eight long years later,

with the Middle East. Members of the ROTC will be going to those places, strongly influencing how we deal with 2003 and then again in 2004. these situations. Broken relaWalls was in Iraq when the tionships with other nations U.S. liberated the country in can be mended; however, our 2003, and said people were ex- generation will be the one to cited to be liberated from Sad- do it. dam Hussein’s oppressive rule. Obama may be doing this However, in 2004 when the solely to ensure his re-election U.S. failed to secure the borders in 2012. If his renewed bid in Iraq and insurgents took for office succeeds, so be it. It over, Walls said it was a totally is merely another four years; different war. He describes the however, by then our future experience as “not how it was leaders will wield greater influmeant to be,” claiming, “this ence, helping them to deal with wasn’t the war I left in 2003.” the aftermath of the Iraq War. While this war is officially Let us hope through awareness, over, according to the cur- knowledge and understanding, rent administration, the end we may cultivate such leaders is much farther off. Students who will help our country out of all majors will one day be of the mess their predecessors in positions to influence our got it in. country’s foreign relations

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the troops are finally being brought home and the end of this war is at hand—or so we think. Many believe this war was not necessary, but only an overreaction to the attacks on Sept. 11. The U.S. military presence in Iraq will not cease, however. We will remain in Iraq to ensure its peoples’ freedom, as well as our own. Is this truly the right way to go about it, though? Will our generation be able to salvage something from this foreign policy disaster? Master Officer John Walls, a current Raleigh Police Department police officer, discussed the differences between the war in Iraq when he went in


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lmost three years ago this week, I wrote my very first story for this paper. The story concerned a ballot proposition in California, which attempted to codify the definition of ma r r iage in that state’s constitution. The now infamous Proposition 8 was a major setback Russell for the samesex cause in Witham California, Senior Staff a nd deeply Columnist stung many in the national GLBT community. At the time, it was billed as a monumental joust in the same-sex bat t le . Big money flowed in from both c a mps a nd the f ighters stepped forward to tap gloves. It was a prizefight. In the le ad-up to t h a t s p a rring match, I spoke with Justine Hollingshead, director of the Center for GLBT Programs and Services. To this day, I remember her sense of optimism. It wasn’t necessarily for North Carolina or N.C. State in particular, but it was this sense that justice was about to be delivered. The pending feeling of deliverance was palpable. The fight began the morning of Nov. 8, and the turnout of registered Democrats was spectacular; euphoria and victory should have filled the air. But alas, a stunner quickly emerged. The same voters who sent the nation’s first AfricanAmerican president to the White House weren’t so keen on the idea of Bob and Lou — give us Sue, they said. And so it was that Proposition 8 was adopted. It was the very first thing I thought of when I saw those inhuman images of hate speech last week. As much as it would be comforting to sugarcoat the reality, there is still a large portion of the population that views the GLBT community as perverted and unworthy of most societal privileges. Likewise, this conservative

population isn’t a minority. North Carolinians will visit the polls next year, and will likely deliver a condemnation of same-sex marriage in the form of a constitutional amendment to abolish it permanently. The writing is on the wall — the glimmer of light that burned so brightly just a few years ago is being snuffed out in a cloud of intolerance. It’s not to say advocates of the GLBT cause are moot or the tide will remain forever low. This is simply an acknowledgement that the Bible Belt activists are successfully weaving their version of natural law into t he fabric of this state. They are handing the GLBT movement body blows it mustn’t forget. The most foolish action at this moment would be to pretend as though these offenses didn’t sting. They were heinous and they should bite. The advocates of this cause need to take this feeling and remember it. They should remember it now, and when our current populist sentiment writes the same-sex measure into the North Carolina Constitution. T he s e i s sue s a re n’t amendable, but the fight against the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal legislation barring most same-sex privileges, is just beginning. This is the true battleground and the only place this movement is going to realistically live to fight another day. That’s where this bottled disgust needs to exert its emotion — the one place where universal change can waterfall to the rest of the country.

“The glimmer of light that burned so brightly just a few years ago is being snuffed out in a cloud of intolerance.”

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How are you going to be impacted by troops pulling out from Iraq? by Brett Morris

“I feel that if we completely drop out of Iraq it won’t benefit us in a sense that if we take troops out, there’s a risk of Iraq going back into a dictatorship.”

Matthew Clark, junior in arts applications


Katie Donohue freshman, agricultural education

My letters from the war

he United States invaded Iraq in March of 2003. This conflict has been ongoing for eight years. In August 2010, Obama declared the U.S. mission in Iraq to be over. Chelsey 16 mont h s Francis after his anStaff Columnist nouncement, t he t roops will be coming home. President Barack Obama announced Friday, Oct. 21 that all the troops would be out of Iraq by the end of the year. One of my best friends joined the military after 9/11 and was deployed in Jan. 2011. He hasn’t been home since being deployed. His original reason for doing that was so he could use his built-up leave to return home early. Their excerpts are from letters I’ve received from him since he left our hometown for basic training and then deployment overseas. Aug. 2010: “Maybe I won’t get deployed. The president announced three days ago the mission is over. I think I’m going to fill out transfer papers. I want to get back to North Carolina. Alaska is too cold.” I was the happiest person when I got this letter. I thought I was going to get my best friend back. I spent a lot of time praying that he would be coming home after this letter. However, about a month later, I got another letter that tore my heart right out of my chest. Sept. 2010:  “Babe, I found out today. I’m deploying in January. I was hoping and praying I was coming back home to you and Mama. Take care of Mama for me. She loves you, you know. Go visit her and talk about me.” This was the first letter I got from him where I actually

broke down and cried. I’ve always been close to his mother. After we both got our letters from him saying he was deploying, we spent hours talking about all the “what ifs” that go with deployment. Feb. 15, 2011: “It’s hot during the day. It’s cold at night. It’s dry. It’s dusty. I miss you. I miss home.” One of the biggest things he talks about in his letters is how hot it is during the day. June 2011: “You know what’s bad, a lot of times I think about just why I’m here and not home. The only answer I have is, it’s my job. . . It’s crazy. I got in the biggest argument the other day. Someone that I’m stationed with got mad at me because I said this is my job.” Through his letters, I saw him changing from his happygo-lucky self to someone that isn’t happy. Talking to him on the phone shortly after I got this letter, I found out why he was being cynical. “I watched my best friend over here die in front of me, and there wasn’t a thing I could do about it. I had to send his family his last letter. . .” July 2011: “We lost 2 more yesterday. I don’t want to be next. I miss you. . . If I do get killed over here, you’ll get one final letter from me. Promise me you’ll always remember me, but don’t wait for me. I’ll watch over you.” The first time he sent me a letter that said that, I broke down crying. That’s when it really hit home for me that he might not ever come home. That’s what terrifies anyone who knows soldiers stationed overseas – the idea they may never come home. According to CNN’s home and away graphic, in Afghani-

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stan since March 2003, 2,761 soldiers have lost their lives, with another 14,534 more wounded. In the same time period in Iraq, there have been 4,798 deaths and 32,213 wounded soldiers. So many families have been torn apart because of the Iraq War. The numbers don’t tell the full story. As citizens, we have no idea how many people make up the families of those soldiers who have died or been wounded. Personally, I’ve had close connections with three soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I’m on my way. I can’t wait to see you and be able to spend days on end with you at home.” This is the letter I’m impatiently waiting for. The fact that he will be home before the end of the year keeps me going day in and day out. One of these days all the dreams we’ve talked about in our letters to each other— the future jobs, the dreams for a farm — will all come true. I know for a fact neither of us are the same as we were in August 2010 when we found out he was deploying, but we’ll be stronger for what we’ve gone through. I’m glad the troops are coming home. My deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones. I can only imagine what you’ve gone through. This column has been edited for length, to view the full one go online to

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“On a day-to-day level, I won’t be affected. It’s more of an ideological thing, whether you are for the war or not. In that way, it’s always a good thing, in my mind, to have fewer opportunities for American casualties.” Cameron Jetton sophomore, criminology

“I think it’s a positive thing. We’ve been over there for a long time, so I think it’s time they came home.” Allison Lee junior, political science - law and justice

“I guess it could help improve the deficit which would help give more high-paying jobs to people.” Nicky Vaught freshman, psychology

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Building a better ‘Paranormal Activity’ Latest entry in ‘Paranormal Activity’ series brings some of the best scares yet.

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 After a disappointing sequel last Halloween, the Paranormal Activity franchise has returned for a third outing. Considering the repetition of scares and the inferior storyline in last year’s installment, the big question was whether or not the latest in the series could recapture the originality and strong story of the first film.   Fortunately, Paranormal Activity 3 manages to blow away expectations, providing a solid sequel and one of the best horror movies of the year.  Paranormal Activity 3,taking the series back 18 years, follows the protagonists of the previous films, Katie and Kristi, when they were little girls and first had contact with the demonic entity that haunted them in the previous two installments. The events are filmed courtesy of Dennis, a wedding videographer and the live-in boyfriend of the girls’ mother.  The events in the movie begin as usual for the series, with the first 15 minutes setting up the characters and introducing important plot points and locations. Soon, the first moments of strange happenings lead to Dennis setting up cameras around the house to try and find out exactly what’s going on.  It’s here that Paranormal Activity 3 begins to break from the established formula developed in its predecessors. Though there are some familiar scenes, most of the scares on display are clever and inventive, and bring a new level of ingenuity to the franchise.  The creativity is in no small part thanks to the unique camera work. Unable to film enough of the house with the few cameras he has, Dennis disassembles an oscillating

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Katie and Kristi (Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown respectively) play Bloody Mary in their bathroom mirror in this scene from the trailer. All of the media released leading up to the film came from scenes not in the final version of the film.

fan and attaches his camera to it. This creates the effect of the shot slowly panning back and forth between the living room and kitchen, a set-up that ratchets up the tension beyond anything the stationary cameras can allow. Furthermore, the demon proves more active this time around, with numerous events occurring in the daytime as well as the late hours. This “anything goes” nature of the scares in the film is refreshing, and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats more than ever.   The increased activity of the demon also allows for a higher number of scares throughout the film, which in turn leads to a faster escalation in the amount of action. Unlike the previous two films, the bombastic moments far outweigh the subtle ones. As such, the last half hour of the film provides the greatest amount of sustained tension and dread yet in the franchise.   The film also continues to expand on the franchise mythology, answering questions

first posed in the second movie, and setting up new plot points for further sequels to explore. This may seem like little more than sequel bait to some, but the revelations remain intriguing throughout.  Of course, the film wouldn’t succeed without a strong cast, and Paranormal Activity 3 has managed to build a strong one. As always, the series has attracted some of the best unknowns in Hollywood, actors who are able to sell the “found footage” concept by coming across as genuine, believable characters. Particularly impressive are the two girls who portray the young Katie and Kristi, who possess an immense amount of talent for such young ages. Both girls manage to portray terror and humor, depending on what each scene calls for. On the subject of humor, Paranormal Activity has always managed to garner a few laughs between its scares, and the third entry sees the best balance between the two. The 80ssetting allows for jokes

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Katie and Kristi (Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown respectively)rest in their beds, unaware of the shadowy entity creeping between them.

at the expense of Back to the Future and the Teddy Ruxpin doll, as well as more conventional sexual humor. Overall, Paranormal Activity 3 is another strong entry in the franchise that has come

to define the “found footage” horror sub-genre. If the last two entries in the series didn’t interest you, then there’s nothing here that will change your mind. However, for fans of the series, Paranormal Activity 3 is

a great step forward, and will likely leave you counting down the days until the next film.

Jazz violinist uses music to break down cultural barriers Musician Regina Carter plays her unique style of jazz in Stewart Theatre.

capture with words, but were elements of the music to listen for in Carter’s performance. Carter delivered these techniques. In addition to the amazing technical skill, her Young Lee music aimed to bring unity Staff Writer and help spread understand“Stop. Listen. Look,” John ing. This is just one of the many Brown, a musician and friend powers jazz can hold. This is Carter’s fourth time of Regina Carter, said during the jazz discussion before the at N.C. State, and she was also acclaimed jazz violinist’s per- able to give a round table discussion on behalf of the Womformance on Saturday. Stop. Listen. Look. As Brown en’s Center before her perforsaid that night, these are ac- mance. Later, she also signed tions that are essential to the copies of her albums. “[The band and I] are excited appreciation of jazz. They should be performed in that to be back here [at N.C. State]. order, because music is not We love playing at this venue,” meant to be enjoyed with the Carter said. Using her training in the eyes, but with the ears. “When it comes to music, Suzuki method, which relies music is actually not some- on a musician’s hearing to thing you see, it’s something play desired notes, and her you hear,” Brown said. “[If] innate desire to listen, Carter somebody would hand you a believes she has been specially equipped to piece of sheet create music music, ‘Oh that unites. yeah, here’s She creates t he music’. a unique fuNo, that’s a sion of mupiece of paper sic that can with notes on break down it. Music is the barriers what you’re people degoing to hear. velop. Music is what “For me you’re going [creating to feel.” mu sic t hat According Jessica Lucas, junior in uses i nf luto Brow n, communication ences f rom f luidity, vimany differbrato, improvisation, double stops and col ent traditions] is a natural part legno are techniques that hold of what I do and it’s a natural power. They are impossible to process,” Carter said. “I think

“I loved that aspect of being able to bring music from all different areas together.”

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Regina Carter performs a song from her new album “Reverse Threads” in Stewart Theatre, Saturday. Carter has performed for the N.C. State community numerous times in the past decade, showing off her unique blend of African folk music and American jazz.

a lot of it comes from the way I was trained, from the Suzuki method, so hearing and imitating [is natural]. Every sound that has come to me since I was a child is still in [me].  It’s like watching children that come from a household that speaks multiple languages, and they don’t speak for a long time and when they do, they put all the different languages together as

one.” Playing music from her latest album, Reverse Threads, as well as music from her previous projects, Carter and her Reverse Threads band combined musical traditions from Africa, Latin America, and Detroit. This allowed audience members to recognize the common humanity in different traditions, something Carter values.

“I think it’s important because it helps to promote tolerance,” Carter said. “It helps to knock down some of the ignorant barriers that we put in place sometimes.” For many audience members, it was this unifying effect of the music they found the most exciting. “I loved that aspect of being able to bring music from all

different areas together.” said Jessica Lucas, a junior in communications and Spanish. “It really made for an exciting concert. It flowed, but you didn’t get bored because there were new elements introduced in every song.”

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College of Design dean displays drawings Library exhibit encourages visitors to start drawing. Ankita Saxena Staff Writer

Any student or faculty member walking through the special collections room at D.H. Hill Library is unlikely to miss the latest exhibit. Everyone who takes time to pause and look will be treated to a display of illustrations. Aptly named “The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect,” the exhibit allows people to record their emotions and memories by drawing. The display consists of black-and-white sketches varying in sizes and augmented with quotations. Topics range from the “wonder of flying” to the importance of “honoring all ideas, little and small.” These sketches are the work of Marvin J. Malecha, dean of the College of Design. “Everybody can draw from that show,” Malecha said. “Everyone can get into a mode of meditating, a quiet place, where they can enjoy being with themselves, knowing themselves, even in the middle of a world full of chaos and expectations.” In the middle of the exhibit, the library has provided a notepad and pencils, as well as an iPad with a drawing application, for anyone who wants to follow Malecha’s example and sketch something. The exhibit came about as a result of a long standing partnership between Malecha and Susan Nutter, director of Libraries at N.C. State. Malecha said he feels the exhibit reveals a very personal side of his career. The draw-

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Dean of the College of Design Marvin J. Malecha discusses his work with junior in design and architecture Bryan Gaudio at D.H. Hill Library Oct. 15. Malecha said he has been drawing every day and he gets lost in his drawings so he never knows exactly how long his works take to complete.

ings on display have never before been revealed to the public. The quotations have been taken from Malecha’s notebooks, which he has used throughout his life to write down both his inspirations and his personal ref lections. One of the pieces, “Angels in the Architecture,’”was a piece drawn for his daughter. The exhibit was curated and edited by Molly Renda, Exhibits Program Librarian. Renda, who has a background in fine

arts, has been a graphic designer for 30 years. This is the first exhibit she has designed for the library. “I took most of my cues directly from the book of the same name Malecha has worked on with one of his students, Tania Allen,” Renda said. “It was not possible for me to include every bit of text, but I did take most of the quotes he noted down and notes he had made to himself. He always carries something with him to

draw, and the result is drawings from his meetings with the AIA, drawings made on napkins at dinners, even drawings done when he travels and is at the airport.” According to Renda, Malecha’s message is that drawing is an essential activity that transcends all disciplines, and the very action of “brain, eye, vision and marking by hand” teaches us how to see better. “I have been drawing my whole life, as long as I can re-

member, but these sketches span the last 27 years of my life, with the earliest one dating to the early 90s,” Malecha said of his work. “The drawings have been done by me in moments of contemplation. I do not remember how long each drawing took, as I lose the concept of time when I start drawing, but for each one, I can remember the temperature at the time, the smells that were surrounding me.” To anyone who aspires to

have the same artistic talent as Malecha, his advice is to “keep drawing, no matter what.” “Drawing is about drawing,” Malecha said. “Sometimes it will turn out to be good, sometimes not. But I advise people to keep doing it, even on bad days. As with everything, it will get better only with practice.” For everyone else, “The Urge to Draw, The Cause to Ref lect” will remain on display throughout the end of the semester.

Modern dance provides outlet for creative expression Students gathered in Carmichael Gymnasium last Tuesday for a chance to experience modern dance.

“It’s a centering process,” Aumiller said. “I try to bring their focus to the present. We are often lost thinking of something that happened in the past and of something that may take place in the future. Nishanth Coontoor This exercise brings them to Staff Writer the present.” For Agee Taylor, a sophomore Modern dance was born out of a rebellion against the styles in fashion and textile managepreceding it, particularly the ment, Aumiller’s dance form ballet. In a classical ballet, a makes her more aware of her dancer has to focus on the body. “If someone were to teach a technique, the costumes and the shoes that are essential for dance move,” Taylor said, “I would merely learn how to fling a performance. Modern dancers, however, my body along the movement. focus more on expressing It’s different here. I am thinking about the movement. Renay themselves. Those students who gathered is telling me to ‘spiral from the Tuesday in Carmichael Gym waist,’ or ‘step on my right leg got a chance to see the kind of up to the ceiling,’ or to simply ‘curve, toss it up, unwind and moves modern dance allows. “Every teacher approaches melt into the floor.’ I am thinkmodern dance differently,” Re- ing of where the movement has nay Aumiller, an independent to initiate.” Aumiller said she agrees with dance artist and the class instructor, said. “And in doing so, Taylor’s interpretation of what they bring some of their per- modern dance requires. “Our bodies have a natural sonal selves into it. My dances use a semantic-based release functional alignment,” Autechnique. A dancer uses the miller said. “We are giving tension to it. I try to help dancers entire body.” The release technique at- find their natural alignment tempts to help the dancer rid by making them conscious of their body.” t hemself of “Every any extranedancer dancous tension. es with an inIt uses somattent, purpose ic principles and a consuch as the tent.” Ashley Bartenieff, Walls, a firstAlexander, year graduate Yo g a a n d student, said. Body Mi nd “A d a n c e r Centering. explores the “I conrea lit y and centrate on Renay Aumiller, instructor existence. the skeleta l We s e a rc h system,” Aufor some miller said. “I encourage my students to truth and express it through let their ‘muscles drip to the our movements. While doing a triplet move, for instance, we floor.’” Aumiller’s dances begin with are going down in the movesome breathing and concentra- ment. But, Renay points us to think we are going up.” tion exercises.

“I try to help dancers find their natural alignment by making them conscious of their body.”

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Students participate in a session of the “Master Class Series,” a part of NCSU’s dance program taking place in Carmichael Gym Tuesday, Oct. 18. The class, instructed by Renay Aumiller, focused on intermediate modern dance.

“I experiment with the illusion of order amidst chaos,” Aumiller said. “Chaos and order exist together everywhere. We have to find a middle ground. It’s all about where we can find it, and when we intend to use it.” Overall, Aumiller said her enjoyment in teaching modern dance comes down to the experiences of the students. “It does not matter to me if my dancers get their aesthetics right,” Aumiller said. “Through my dance, I help them reach their ‘Aha!’ moment when all things make sense. I derive satisfaction through this.”

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Senior in parks and recreation Kaitlin Smith dances during an intermediate modern dance class in the Carmichael Gymnasium. The class was part of the dance program’s “Master Class Series,” which explore all different types of dance.




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will reach nationals.” Parkison, who is relatively new to the sport, finds it unusual that so many of her fellow teammates were selected, but is excited to share the experience with so many others on her squad. “It’s a good feeling, especially knowing I have a lot of my other teammates with me,” Parkison said. “I’ve only been playing since the spring of last year. Knowing I’m representing N.C. State with 10 of my other teammates on such a level is pretty much unheard of.” The women’s rugby team will return to action on Saturday in a round-robin tournament against Elon and UNC-Greensboro at the Method Road fields. Parkison thinks that fans wishing to attend should expect more of the same that the Pack has provided so far this season—domination. “I usually just go in thinking we’re going to beat everybody and we’re going to work our butts off,” Parkison said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re playing the number one team in


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vs. UNC-Wilmington 50-5 vs. Virginia Tech 34-18 vs. UNC-Chapel Hill 65-10 vs. UNC-Asheville 57-7 vs. Tennessee 61-0 vs. Elon - Oct. 29 (Method Road - home) vs. UNC-Greensboro - Oct. 29 (home) vs. College of Charleston - Nov. 12 (home) vs. ECU - Nov. 19 (away) Source: COmpiled by Josh Hyatt

the nation or someone no one’s heard of; you just have to give everything you have every single game. I really try not to listen to what whatever website says about whatever player or whatever team because UNC was supposed to be No. 9 and we absolutely destroyed them. The rankings mean nothing to me. I go into the weekend expecting to win and hopefully just continue this streak of stomping people out and of demolishing the competition.”

basketball practice gym, which appears similar to a NBA-level gym. The tennis team’s indoor practice court is also something worthy for the eye to behold. I’m not even a casual tennis player, but the smooth turf used in the building would make any tennis experience enjoyable. More upgrades are also on the way for NCSU athletics. If you have gone by Carmichael Gym in the past year or so, it’s been evident that the athletics department has been working to upgrade Casey Aquatic Center. State has only five home matches on its schedule, so the assumption is that the revamp of Casey is aimed at increasing this number.  The J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex is also getting an upgrade to its game-time court, which will include a plaza at the entrance, an electronic scoreboard and improved seating. These enhancements were promised to an old recruit, but didn’t come into fruition until after he graduated.  However, there’s a big prob-

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lem in this equation; none of this is adding up to conference championships or even enough notches in the win column to hold up a pair of pants. Yes, the football team did make a tiny ripple on the national scene by taking home the Champs Sports Bowl last season, but it still didn’t bring home an ACC title or even make it to Charlotte for the title game, which could have granted them a Bowl Championship Series birth and truly put the program under the national spotlight. Maybe it would’ve even stopped beloved ex-quarterback Russell Wilson from leaving. Men’s basketball has been mediocre at best, in spite of the program playing in a professional arena that doesn’t even sell out most of its games. This may have even had an influence on the Ryan Harrow decision.  I have no intention of comparing our programs with that of our blue neighbors down I-40, but they have been winning despite a lack of facilities serving as the program focus. You can see from television presentations of Duke basketball that Cameron Indoor Stadium looks like a sweat-



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box, and is even trumped in advancement by the gyms of some private high schools in this country. I’ve also visited the Dean Smith Center at UNC, and trust me, it’s not that much better. Maybe having a professional arena for men’s basketball still doesn’t solve the problem. Women’s basketball reached the ACC Championship game in 2010 while earning a birth in the NCAA Tournament, but it still plays in an arena that looks like it’s stuck in the mid-70’s, despite a renovation in 2005 due to fire damage. The golf program might be the only one living up to its facility upgrades, with the construction of the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus that was designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer. The men’s program has garnered seven top-10 finishes this season and the women have also snatched up seven, as well as a national ranking.  Yes, I do understand that having quality facilities is an important factor to some prospects in their decision making process. However, with almost billions of dollars being thrown around by the University to

Renovations to athletic facilites: Soccer: Dail Soccer Field receives new seat-back chairs and adds bleachers behind both goals. A new press box, fan entrance and a building for both opposing team locker rooms and Wolfpack training are all highlights of the new facility. Basketball: Doak Field at Dail Park received a $6 million renovation following the 2002 season, which was completed in 2004. Tennis: The J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center opened in August 2004 containing four indoor courts with championship seating for 200 people. Also, the men’s and women’s tennis teams will have a new home for this upcoming spring with the opening of the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium. Source:

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• 11 days until the football team takes on the UNC Tar Heels at Carter-Finley Stadium.


• Page 7: A continuation of the commentary about facility upgrades.


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Not a winning formula

Amerson named ACC defensive back of the week

The national leader in interceptions, field corner David Amerson added to his gaudy pickoff numbers with a pair of interceptions against the Cavaliers en route to being named the ACC’s defensive back of the week. Amerson returned his second interception 12 yards for a touchdown to ice the victory for the Wolfpack, which was N.C. State’s first interception return for a touchdown this season. A sophomore cornerback from Greensboro, Amerson also recorded six tackles and returned a kickoff 25 yards. Amerson now has eight interceptions on the season, tying the school record, set in 1937 and tied in 1938, both times by Art Rooney. Amerson now has three games with two interceptions in 2011, and has done so in each of the Pack’s last two games.

Spending unfathomable amounts of money for facility upgrades may not be the answer. Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer

Cartwright has done quite a bit more than just help the women’s rugby squad to one of their best seasons ever. The team has also caught the eye of rugby officials on the state level; 11 of the 23 players called up for the North Carolina All-Stars Team came directly from the NCSU squad. Cartwright has no doubt in his mind that the team will not only finish the fall season undefeated, but also qualify for nationals in the spring. “This goes to show the amazing work that the squad have been doing since I arrived,” Cartwright said. “Only a few players have been selected in previous years, and now I have 11 of my players in the squad. This is brilliant for the club and for N.C. State. From here, we carry on building, and it makes me believe even more that my squad

It’s no secret we have the best athletic facilities in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Everyone has seen the striking statue of the howling wolves in front of the Murphy Center. If the statues haven’t caught your eye yet, how about jou rneying inside Carter-Finley Stadium and taking in the bra nd new Jumbo-Tron that’s almost impossible to go unnoticed? How about the fact State plays men’s basketball in a professional hockey arena at the RBC Center,or whatever name it will have in the future? Even the track and soccer facilities have received upgrades to expand seating, add concessions andmake for a more fan-friendly experience.  There have also been some face-lifts to Wolfpack facilities which most would consider “under the hood,” or not commonly seen by the average fan or student. The majority will notice the polished Murphy Center looming beyond the south end zone. However, the lesser seen interior contains an entire museum of all things N.C. State football, which has received accolades from those inside and outside the program.  The Weisinger-Brown building tucked away next to Wood Hall is also a top-notch facility housing the athletics department and most of the locker rooms for many non-revenue sports. When you take the first step into the building, there’s another gaudy and unnecessary wolf statue, and this one even comes with fur and a pretty collar. Aside from that, the building also holds the

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Game time for Red & White Spirit Game against UNC set for 12:30 p.m.

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Players battle for the ball in a rugby match between N.C. State and Tennessee Saturday.

N.C. State’s November 5 game against the UNC Tar Heels has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will be televised on the ACC Network. North Carolina (5-3, 1-3 ACC) will be coming into Raleigh seeking to beat State for the first time since 2006, and N.C. State (43, 1-2 ACC) will be playing at home for the first time since October 8 against Central Michigan. The game against the Tar Heels will also be the Red & White Spirit Game, where fans are asked to show their Wolfpack spirit by wearing a red or white shirt that corresponds with their section. Even sections are to wear red, odd sections are to wear white and all students are to wear red. Source: GoPack

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Thursday Women’s soccer vs. Duke Raleigh, 7 p.m. Friday landfall tradition Wilmington, All Day Men’s soccer at north carolina Chapel Hill, 7 p.m. women’s volleyball vs. maryland Raleigh, 7 p.m. Saturday Cross country at acc championships Clemson, S.C., TBA Men’s golf at bridgestone golf collegiate Greensboro, All Day women’s golf at landfall tradition Wilmington, All Day football at florida state Tallahassee, Fla., 12 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Boston College Raleigh, 7 p.m.

Did You know? Heading into this Saturday’s game against Florida State, the Wolfpack and Seminoles are on the opposite end of the spectrum for one key stat - State leads the ACC in turnover margin with a plus-9 while FSU is dead last in the conference with a minus-8 margin.

Women’s rugby continues domination NCSU WRFC takes down UNC-A and Tennessee. Josh Hyatt Sports Editor

The undefeated Women’s Rugby Football Club (WRFC) continued its domination on Saturday, bringing the team’s season record to 5-0. Returning from a largemargined victory over the UNC Tar Heels, who the Pack defeated 65-10, the WRFC continued their steamroll through Asheville, where they faced squads from UNC-Asheville and Tennessee. The Wolfpack women first took out Asheville, who they defeated 57-7. The Volunteers became the next victim when State defeated them without allowing a single point, resulting in a 61-0 landslide victory.


Nine different players scored son, the catalyst that makes the a total of 20 tries between the team’s already present cohesion even more potent comes from two games. Junior in animal science and new head coach Matthew Cartscrum-half Crystal Martinez wright. “A lot of it comes from our attributed the team’s effective victories to their stalwart de- natural connection, but his insight and intelligence regarding fense. “We just play really hard rugby have helped so much,” Parkison defense,” s a id . “He Martinez notices the sa id . “We little things made ou r that people tackles, we in America rucked over don’t know the ball and because just kept the rugby’s not ball in our Crystal Martinez, junior scrum-half as big over possession. here as it is We played offense the majority of the in England or overseas. He’s game, and that made a big de- really teaching us the ins and outs of the tiny details of the fense.” For a team that averages over game that other teams aren’t 50 points a game and has only getting, because he has so much allowed 40 total points in five experience. “He keeps continuing to give games, it is evident that something significant has happened us more where other coaches to unite the team. According would tend to stop; they do to junior in political science what’s enough, he goes above and forward Courtney Parki- and beyond.”

“We played offense the majority of the game and that made a big defense.”


Power Rankings Story By Matt Hayes

Clemson remains atop this week’s Power Rankings, after taking its place among the competitors for the National Championship following a convincing win over North Carolina, which kept them undefeated on the season. After a fast start to the 2011 campaign, Georgia Tech has now lost two straight games to division opponents, making its quest for the Coastal Division crown a difficult one. Virginia Tech appears to be the team to beat in the Coastal, which would set up a rematch with Clemson in Charlotte for the ACC Championship.

1. #5 Clemson (8-0, 5-0 ACC; Last Week 1) – The Tigers continued their impressive run with a 59-38 win over North Carolina, and Dabo Swinney has Clemson at 8-0 for the first time since the 2000 season. While a National Championship birth isn’t out of the question, the Tigers will need to win-out and have three of the four teams ahead of them lose to sneak their way in. (10/29 @ Georgia Tech) 2. #12 Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1 ACC; LW 2) – After a lackluster first half, the Hokies came back and trounced Boston College, led by the stellar play of running back David Wilson. Virginia Tech also seems to have found its groove on the defensive side of the ball, holding its past two opponents under 17 points after giving up 35 to Miami. (10/29 @ Duke) 3. Miami (4-3, 2-2 ACC; LW 5) – It seems like new life has been found in Miami, as the Hurricanes have impressed in their past two contests. Running back Lamar Miller continues to show why he was in early season Heisman discussion, and the defense was lights out, holding a potent Georgia Tech offense to seven points while forcing three turnovers. (10/27 vs. Virginia)

4. Florida State (4-3, 2-2 ACC; LW 4) – The Seminoles have finally showed that they can beat quality opponents. After starting the season with wins over Louisiana-Monroe and Charleston Southern, Florida State has now beaten two ACC opponents to bring its conference record to 2-2. While losses to Clemson and Wake Forest have all but eliminated them in the Atlantic Division, finishing the season at 9-3 is still a realistic possibility. (10/29 vs. N.C. State) 5. Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC; LW 3) – What happened to the high-powered offense that ran its way to a 6-0 start? Apparently those days have passed, because the Yellow Jacket rushing attack has left much to be desired the past two weeks. Against Miami, Georgia Tech fell flat, accumulating only 211 total yards, far below its season average. The Rambling Wreck’s BCS hopes have quickly come crashing down in just two short weeks. (10/29 vs. Clemson) 6. Wake Forest (5-2, 4-1 ACC; LW 7) – While it hasn’t always been pretty, the Demon Deacons continue to find ways to win. The offense stalled against Duke, but was still able to get a big play from wide receiver Chris Givens to pull out the one point victory.  Cornerback Merril Noel has been one of the biggest surprises in the nation, leading the country in pass breakups and anchoring a secondary that has been key to Wake’s success thus far. (10/29 @ North Carolina)

7. N.C. State (4-3, 1-2 ACC; LW 10) – This week’s win over Virginia could mark a turning point for the Wolfpack, as State looks to rebound from a disappointing first half of the season. Mike Glennon has looked capable in recent weeks, but limiting turnovers could be the difference between playing in the postseason or starting the offseason early. (10/29 @ Florida State) 8. North Carolina (5-3, 1-3 ACC; LW 6) – North Carolina’s season is quickly taking a turn for the worst. After a 5-1 start, the Tar Heels have lost two straight, as Brynn Renner has struggled under center. The normally solid UNC defense was torn apart by Clemson, and the offense turned the ball over six times; not exactly a recipe for success. (10/29 vs. Wake Forest)

Crucial acc games on saturday Virginia at Miami 8 p.m. ESPN N.C. State at Florida State 12 p.m. ESPNU #12 Virginia Tech at Duke 12:30 p.m. Wake Forest at North Carolina 3:30 p.m. ESPNU #5 Clemson at Georgia Tech 8 p.m. ABC

9. Virginia (4-3, 1-2 ACC; LW 8) – This week was a defining moment for Virginia football, and not in a good way. The Cavaliers could have continued to build momentum and pushed for the Coastal Division title after a big win against Georgia Tech. Instead, they fell flat, losing to N.C. State at home. (10/27 @ Miami)

11. Duke (3-4, 1-2 ACC; LW 11) – The Blue Devils dominated the second half against Wake Forest, but came up empty handed and were unable to get their first win against the Demon Deacons since 1999. The likelihood of making their first bowl game since 1994 continues to dwindle. (10/29 vs. Virginia Tech)

10. Maryland (2-5, 1-3 ACC; LW 9) – The Terps came into this season with high expectations and have provided nothing but letdowns. Their Labor Day victory over Miami seems a distant memory, and quarterback controversy continues, as Danny O’Brien has been reinstated at starting quarterback. (10/29 vs. Boston College)

12. Boston College (1-6, 0-4 ACC; LW 12) – After another loss, the Eagles still have yet to win a conference game and are mathematically eliminated from the conference championship race. Their best chance to avoid a winless season in the ACC comes next week against fellow cellar-dweller, Maryland. (10/29 @ Maryland)

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