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UAB president steps down UAB President Matt Woodward stepped down Sunday night. Lauren Vanderveen Staff Writer
Matthew Woodward has resigned his post as president of the Union Activities Board as of Monday. Kelly Harris, the former vice president, will be taking over the position for the rest of the semester. “One of the things I was kind of concerned about was balancing both being a student leader while putting my academics first,” Woodward said about his resignation. “Since next semester is my final semester, I needed to reflect about where my interests and efforts really needed to be put.” N.C. State leaders across the board have shown their acceptance
and understanding of the unexpected change. “Though this change has come at an inopportune time, I feel the organization will remain prosperous and continue to grow,” Harris said. “We encourage all NCSU students to become involved and to get excited about all the UAB has to offer. I am looking forward to assisting in the planning and implementation of many remarkable events forthcoming throughout the remainder of the 2011/2012 school year.” Chandler Thompson, student body president, said she received Woodward’s resignation letter Sunday night. “I don’t know anything specific about the situation,” Thompson said. “I know firsthand that it is incredibly difficult to balance school work and personal life with student leader time commitments.” John Willis, treasurer for the Union Activities Board, also sympathized with Woodward.
“The position of UAB president can be very time intensive and demanding,” Willis said. “With that said, I have full confidence in Kelly Harris…” With Willis graduating in December, the board will be going through further leadership restructuring this year. “We are on the look-out to fill both the vice president and treasurer-elect positions; the application for both positions can be found on our website,” Harris said. “We are set and ready to get the ball rolling on the next phase of the UAB.” Every effort will be made to keep UAB healthy, Thompson said. “Student Government will support UAB’s Executive Board through the transition in any way we can, so that they continue to effectively serve students,” Thompson said. Willis said Harris is up to the task of
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Chris Gould explains the ins and outs of N.C. State's carillon; an instrument that has not been used since 1989. It functions like a keyboard: sending signals that activate levers which strike tubes of metal.
Real bells play once again from Bell Tower’s speakers Musical instrument last used in the 80’s will ring out once again. Will Brooks Staff Writer
For the first time since 1989, the sound of real bells played from the Bell Tower last month. Not from the top, but from the speakers. The University acquired the current grand symphony carillon in 1986, which uses 246 bells along with digital “hornbills,” Chris Gould, associate dean for the department of physics, said. Out of order since 1989, the carillon’s bells have recently been restored by Gould and others—and students may soon be able to play them. The carillon is played like an organ. When keys are hit, a bell is struck by a piece of metal and the sound is relayed both mechanically and electronically, according to Gould. The bells of the University’s carillon are not perched upon the top of the famous tower, however, but reside in Holladay Hall. “A traditional carillon would actually be physical bells with a rope on them,” Gould said. “You need a huge tower to support a large number of bells.”
Duke Chapel stands at approximately 210 feet with a carillon that plays inside with 50 bells. At N.C. State, the Memorial Bell Tower stands at 115 feet but plays with nearly five times the amount of bells as Duke, through speakers. The lack of bells in the tower has been a point of discussion for several years, but Tom Stafford, vice chancellor of student affairs, said students seem to have put the issue aside for now. The senior class of 2010 raised over $50,000 to place one bell in the tower. However, this was only a fraction of the money it would take to put in a full set of bells. “To put a full complement of bells, it would run between $750,000 and $1 million,” Stafford said. Since the area at the bottom of the tower has begun deteriorating, Stafford said, the cost of repairs along with purchasing additional bells may prove too much for the time being. “Since [$50,000 was raised], the effort to raise additional money has fallen to the wayside,” Stafford said. Elizabeth Russell, a sophomore in human biology, believes the recentlyfixed carillon is a good match for the
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Scholars hold Halloween Carnival Annual Scholars’ Halloween Carnival brings treats and fun to Boys and Girls Club. Lauren Vanderveen Staff Writer
In the spirit of candy and costumes, N.C. State held its annual Halloween Carnival on Monday. The event, hosted by the Scholars Council, had, as guests, the Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh. Some students used this event as an opportunity to do volunteer work on Halloween instead of partying. Kathryn Hornaday, a junior in
Professors receive $700,000 to improve outdated waste storage and transportation methods.
WolfAlert: inside the safety system emails in succession, and the cause of the disturbance spread by word of mouth. The system sends emails to those who have University email accounts, and text messages to those who volunteer their phone numbers. Often, alert messages are not sent until an all-clear due to the quick duration of certain events. See Wednesday’s edition of Technician to find out how the system works, how it was adopted and how it is operated. Also read about how student leaders have reacted to the effectiveness of Wolf Alert.
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Two professors from the Department of Nuclear Engineering received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research better ways of storing spent nuclear fuel. A total of $4.5 million has been granted by DOE to five universities including N.C. State. We are expected to get $700,000 which will be used in research under Korukonda Murty, professor of nuclear engineering, and Jacob Eapen, assistant professor of nuclear engi-
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biology, has been a part of the Scholars lationship with this organization and Council for two years and has been give children, who otherwise may not continually involved with its activi- have an opportunity to safely trickor-treat, a chance to ties. have some fun and “It’s a tradition. celebrate HallowThe Boys and Girls een,” Melvin said. club are great kids The carnival was and really fun to held in the West work with,” HornaCampus amphitheday said. Caitlin Melvin, chair of the ater and surroundCait lin Melv in, Scholars Council ing residence halls. chair of the Schol“Lee Hall [collabars Council, said the University has endeavored to build a orated] by doing a Haunted House. Sullivan Hall [was] set up to have the strong relationship with the club. “Traditionally, we have hosted the kids trick-or-treat. We [did] games,” Boys and Girls Club, and when we Hornaday said. brought the event back two years ago, we wanted to continue to build a reCarnival continued page 3
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Researchers try to make nuclear storage safer Jatin Bhatia
inside tomorrow’s edition Technician has been invited to tour the Wolf Alert system housed in the NCSU Police Department. Students have voiced concerns about the timeliness and relevance of Wolf Alerts. When a robbery suspect was arrested on campus Friday, the audible Wolf Alert, which can be heard from loudspeakers around campus, said students should seek shelter immediately, but did not offer an explanation why. When an earthquake shook campus in August, there was no Wolf Alert heard from loudspeakers. Students received
Sophomore in chemical engineering, Rebecca Burton, gets spooked by Tamia Hester, a child in the Boys and Girls Club.
neering. The research will be conducted in integrated project which looks to strengthen nuclear programs at American universities as a part of NEUP (Nuclear Energy University Program) that will involve universities like the University of Wisconsin and be lead by researchers at Texas A&M. Murty said researchers from national labs will also participate in the research. “Some folks from national laboratories like Savannah Research Labs in South Carolina and Pacific Northwest Research Laboratories in Washington state are also involved in the research project,” Murty said. According to Eapen, the role of N.C. State in the research is concerned with liability of transporting and storing spent nuclear fuel.
Currently spent nuclear fuel is stored in water pools which have a limited capacity when it comes to storing waste fuel. Researchers are looking at making feasible a new concept of “dry storage” in which metal canisters are used to store the fuel once it has been cooled down by water. “The [problem with dry storage is] as soon as you take it out of water, due to lack of cooling the residual heat and radioactive material, they may make the material deform and creep,” Murty said. “You don’t want anything to rupture and nuclear material to come out.” Eapen and Murty’s work plan focuses on “low temperature creep.” “Using the theoretical knowledge and experimental data we should be
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reshman in First Year College Vika Kiseleva concentrates on carving her pumpkin for the Halloween festivities. Kiseleva, originally from Russia, embraced the American Halloween tradition for the first time. “I didn’t think my first time carving a pumpkin would be in college,” Kiseleva said. She also said she enjoys the “unique holiday” and likes participating in different American cultural traditions.
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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. Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for wiffleball, 3-on-3 basketball, kickball and NFL Pick’M. 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
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Performances by the Singing Statesmen, Vox Accalia, and the State Chorale. In the second half, the choirs will be joined by the Raleigh Civic Symphony for a performance of Felix Mendelssohn‘s great choral setting of Psalm 115. $5 NCSU students
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. Discover Mediasite: A Content Capture Tool for Online Learning. Noon-1 p.m. D.H. Hill Library The Mediasite content capture tool is available in many classrooms and recording studios across campus. Mediasite is used to record lectures and presentations, and to stream live events. Mediasite can record audio, video, and content from peripheral devices such as a document camera. Instructors can limit viewing of the recordings to their enrolled students or make recordings available to a larger group. 2011 Inter-Institutional Law School Fair 12:30-3:30 p.m. Talley Student Center Ballroom The Law School Fair welcomes law schools from around the country. This event is open to all students interested in attending law school. LGBT Center of Raleigh Executive Committee Meeting 6:30-8 p.m. LGBT Center of Raleigh Full Board Meeting Beginner Knife Carving 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thompson Hall
Choral Collage 7-9 p.m. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Center Join the NCSU Choirs in a medley of voices to showcase a semester of vocal music. Performances by Singing Statesmen — the men’s choir of N.C. State, Vox Accalia — the women’s choir of N.C. State and the State Chorale directed by Nathan Leaf. The choirs will come together in the second half with the Raleigh Civic Symphony to do a combined representation of Psalm 115. Wednesday 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 wiffleball, 3-on-3 basketball, kickball and NFL Pick’M. 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 Emotional Intelligence: A Tool for Teaching 9-11 a.m. Walnut Room, Talley Student Center You might know your IQ, but are you aware of emotional intelligence and what this concept comprises? This workshop will introduce you to the core elements of emotional intelligence. Information will also be provided that will help
you gain an awareness of how you can use these elements of emotional intelligence to improve your interactions with your students and your competency as a teacher. Campus Farmers Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brickyard 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. University Courses & Curricula Committee 12:30-2:30 p.m. Talley Student Center Campus Forum on Academic Science 3-4:30 p.m. 206 Cox Hall Fabulous Faculty: R. Michael Young 4-5 p.m. Assembly Room, D.H. Hill Library Discussion on how the video game, once just an object of parental scorn as an adolescent distraction, is now rehabilitating veterans, teaching science, solving crimes, extending lives, securing computer networks, making millions and creating jobs. Young will describe the state of the video games industry, its impact on the social lives of Americans and how the research and teaching efforts of faculty at NCSU’s Digital Games Research Initiative have positioned us as leaders in the creation of the science of games. Population Medicine Seminar 4:30-5:30 p.m. D236 College of Veterinary Medicine Working at the intersection of conservation biology and animal welfare: fisheries by-catch of marine mammals and sea turtles.
The Wells Fargo Executive Lecture Series 4:30-5:30 p.m. 3400 Nelson Hall Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAACREF, will speak about his leadership in his current role as leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization, as well as previous leadership roles with the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Peru Project Benefit Concert 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Jazz Ensembles 7-10 p.m. Stewart Theatre Everyone’s favorite jazz emsemble is back. The NCSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of newly hooded Wes Parker, returns for the fall semester with classic works by unforgettable jazz artists. Student Senate Meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harrelson Hall University Theatre presents: Garden District 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thompson Hall Two short plays by Tennessee Williams — Suddenly, Last Summer and Something Unspoken. Dancing with the Wolves Newcomer Lesson 8-10 p.m. Carmichael Gymnasium Dance Studio Come learn how to ballroom dance! No experience, partner or shoes necessary. Bring socks or non-rubber soled shoes to protect the floor.
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8:35 p.m. | Special Event Maiden Lane/Hillsborough Street NCSU PD, NCSU FP, RPD and WCSO monitored Halloween Hike on Hillsborough Street. One student was arrested and referred for resist delay & obstruct an officer, underage alcohol violation and possession of a fake ID. A second student was arrested and referred for assault. A third student was referred for underage alcohol violation. A fourth student was referred for resist delay & obstruct, and careless and reckless driving. A fifth student was referred for underage alcohol violation and possession of a fake ID. Sunday 1:10 a.m. | Suspicious Person Centennial Park & Ride Report of suspicious subject tampering with vehicles. Suspect was located and no vehicles were disturbed. Suspect fled but was taken into custody. 3:21 a.m. | Damage to Property Wolf Village Three students were referred to the University for disorderly conduct/drunk and disruptive and damage to property. 10:11 p.m. | Damage to Property Bowen Hall A student reported that while someone was attempting to steal his bike, it sustained damage to the frame. A report was filed. 10:56 p.m. | Suspicious Person Broughton Drive Officers responded to a report of a male subject checking the door handles of cars that were parked in the area. A search was conducted by the officers but the subject was not located.
Table Talk Talley Information Day: “State of the (College) Union” Wednesday, Nov. 9 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Talley Student Center Learn more about what’s happening at Talley Student Center and provide your input. Table Talk 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Town Hall Meetings 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. See the latest interior designs, learn about the dining options planned, learn more about construction progress and plans for spring 2012, ask questions and give your feedback. Source: Campus Enterprises
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Chris Gould displays one of the log books that was used to list the use of the carillon and the songs that were played with it.
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University. “The carillon is appropriate to our university because of its precise mechanical structure,” Russell said. “This is a great technical University. It makes sense that the tower would have an advanced piece of mechanics and electronics playing.” Until 1989, the carillon was played on a daily basis at 5 p.m.,
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for maintaining ground on the sidewalk. Margaret Shucker, a protester who has completed graduate work at N.C. State, was among the eight people arrested. Shucker, who is 57 and receiving money for a disability, can be seen in a YouTube video being taken out of her chair by police officers and then arrested. Protesters running the Occupy Raleigh website showed several pictures of Shucker being arrested as well as the video. The organization additionally
when students from the music department would come to Holladay Hall to play songs on the instrument. Stafford and Gould did not indicate why the daily event ceased. The carillon has been out of working condition since then. After hard work by Gould and several people from the physical plant, the carillon was fixed and Alex Miller, a leader for University Arts programs, became the first to play the car-
illon in more than 20 years. Both Gould and Miller played the instrument soon after it was resurrected, and students near the Bell Tower heard the sound of its bells for the first time since most undergraduates were born. Stafford said plans are in the works for another playing session soon, and the goal is to see students playing the carillon regularly again.
posted pictures of the sidewalk, which they believe to be proof the sidewalk did have a clear path. In Sughrue’s statement two days before the sidewalk protesters were arrested, instructions were basic, allowing protesters to sit on the sidewalk with no mention of chairs, boxes or other items. “I’ve said they could stand or sit, depending on individual preferences,” Sughrue said. “The only requirement is that the sidewalk remains open enough to accommodate pedestrian traffic.” In other parts of the world, violence has escalated at protests as in Oakland last week
where paint and other objects thrown at police by protestors were met with tear gas. In addition, almost 100 protestors were arrested and more than 20 injured in a violent protest in Melbourne, Australia October 22. Occupiers don’t have plans to stop despite nearly 30 arrests and increasing violence at other Occupy movements around the country and world. On Occupy Raleigh’s official website, protesters stated they were still seeking more people to occupy the Capitol sidewalk.
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“The event definitely [was] open to the entire campus, and indeed, we welcome anyone who wants to volunteer [in the future]…We recruited SHAC [Sullivan Hall Activities Council] to buy candy, which is distributed to suites in Sullivan who signed up to pass out candy,” Melvin said. Many of the youngsters from the Boys and Girls club didn’t disappoint with their costumes. Ghouls, monsters and princesses were seen at the carnival. “In addition, SHAC hosted a suite decorating contest so that the suites [were] all ready to go for the trick-or-treaters,” Melvin said. Being at a university as large as N.C. State raised questions about the necessary safety precautions for the children. However, the kids at the carnival were all with at least one chaperone or volunteer, which made sure they wouldn’t stray away from the group or the activities. “As far as safety goes,” Melvin said, “the more volunteers the better. Of course, we [had] the chaperones from the B&G club, but making sure we have enough volunteers to the ratio of children is essential.”
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able to characterize long term storage of spent fuel. We will conduct short term tests and use the data to predict what will happen in thousand years.” Murty said. Coming up with new materials for canisters in which used fuel is stored and sensors to monitor the fuel will also be a part of their study,” Murty said. According to Murty, this research is necessary because of the huge amount of spent nuclear fuel being generated in the country. “It becomes very important because of the 100 odd nuclear reactors that are operating in the country which are generating nuclear fuel which needs to be stored somewhere till government comes up with a plan and/or a site to store that fuel,” Murty said. “Meanwhile we have to see the transportation part of the dumping process.” Students get a chance to get involved as professors look to get two graduate students and a post-doctoral research associate involved in the research. There will also be research opportunities for motivated undergraduates. Murty said this is a big
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taking Woodward’s place. “Kelly is a natural leader and brings a lot of energy to the UAB,” Woodward said. “She will do an outstanding job, and there’s no reason to believe the UAB will miss a beat despite this change.” “I think I collected a really good team, so I’m not
opportunity for N.C. State as it is now a part of national nuclear research project and he and Eapen are very excited. He said it helps the University collaborate on theoretical modeling and experimental aspects. Murty will attend a meeting in November in Las Vegas where people from DOE, universities and various other organizations will gather and exchange the prevailing issues in the field. In December the first official meeting of about 15 faculty members will take place to discuss plans on the research project. Eapen said it testifies the strong nuclear engineering program at the University. “We are one of the top ranking programs in the country and high profile projects like these will continue to attract top students to our program,” Eapen said. Walter Ashburn, a sophomore in nuclear engineering, said students will highly benefit from the research. “Not only will Murty and Eapen’s research help the global community, perhaps improving the way we store nuclear fuel, it will also help the universit y. Laboratories and equipment used by researchers here at N.C. State are often made available to students. This provides graduates and undergraduates better tools for furthering their education.” Ashburn said. really worried about direction or how the UAB will move forward. My hope for them is to continue in the positive direction that we started,” Woodward said. “I think adapting to student needs is the direction we needed to go in, and I hope that’s something they continue to do.” Woodward said he plans to continue to collaborate with the Union Activities Board in the future.
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ccupy Ra leigh, which developed as a response to the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in mid-September and expanded through November, espouses policies which would greatly benefit many citizens if implemented. However, the organization is far from any degree of achievement. Viktor Novak, an Occupy member, said everyone who attends Occupy protests has a different reason for attending. Some are against tax rates of the wealthy, some are present because the world isn’t being ‘green’ enough and some simply appear because they are unemployed, unhappy and ultimately disillusioned. The exact purpose of Occupy remains unknown because every member complains of different issues and alternative methods to remedying these issues. However, what holds these people together is the general view that there is something wrong with current society and the general way things are going, and something needs to change. On Oct. 15, members of Occupy Raleigh conducted a protest which resulted in the arrest of 19 protestors due to an expired permit. However, Occupy members refuse to back down. Novak said they are currently planning for their next course of action and many members are hopeful about the direction of Occupy. However, it is unclear what the next course of action will be. There was some movement to consolidate forces across the nation and protest at a singular location, though this measure will probably do nothing but tempt federal force — tear gas or bullets — in retaliation. According to Novak, Oct. 15 displayed early elements of class consciousness, the realization of one’s own rank in the social hierarchy which eventually leads to action in self-interest. These elements of class consciousness were evident in the last protest when protestors expressed grievances like the disgusting sum of money held by the top one percent of the population. Right now, there is no doubt
Occupy Raleigh is far from revolution. However, rebellion is exactly what the beginning of class consciousness will lead to. Right now, Occupy is relatively nonviolent. But sooner or later violence will be initiated, either by the police or by an Occupy member. The Raleigh police force already showed a certain degree of force in their arrests last Saturday. If the protests continue to grow, the police may resort to a more aggressive physical presence. However, Occupy is far from a rebellion at its current stage. If Occupy ever wants to truly accomplish anything and really make a statement, it needs to solidify what exactly its grievances are, a nd more i mportantly, what the government should do about them. Novak described Occupy as a giant discussion board, with people shouting their opinions on the current situation and throwing out general statements of how things should and can be better. If this is the case, Occupy is far from any direction in which it wants to go. The movement clearly has potential. If the various Occupy sub-movements become more organized and consolidate, the movement would garner a huge presence. However, mere numbers do not make a rebellion successful. The ideological basis exists, but the ideal society doesn’t work. Time and time a g a i n t he society has failed—see Russia, or even ancient Rome. Occupy members should be aware of the fact that even if the bourgeoisie give into all their demands, the class antagonisms will not
“Time and time again the society has failed.”
uring my fall break, I traveled to New York to see what “Occupy Wall Street” was about. I stayed there from Wednesday to Monday, sleeping in a park and working at the “OWS in Spanish” table. While volunteering there, I witnessed a very different system of organization from anything I have seen before. Basically, as people saw things needing to be done, they set out recruiting the people needed to do the tasks, without someone telling them to do it. The people themselves motivate each other to take the initiative and get things done. The park has slowly become a small village and some of the people working there refer to themselves as “Occupiers.” As ongoing concerns have been identified, working groups have come together to address them. For example, a nearby McDonald’s allowed us to use their bathroom. So I suggested to the outreach committee that we should make a thank-you sign for them. We went to the art committee to get an awesome design, and then walked around and had people sign it. We then took the sign and some bathroom supplies over to McDonald’s. All it took was four people working together, who’d never met before. This method of organization allows the movement to include new members and have their voices heard just as easily as older members. Not having a single leader mea ns we might take longer to act a nd ma ke decisions, but we are able to take the time to achieve our goals. We are all dedicated to continue for as long as we need to get the job done. An Occupier I spoke to gave me a great analogy for how this is unfolding. This is like a person who has an addiction. First, he or she has to admit to a problem and then has to identify it. Only then can that person figure out how to fix it. As a nation, we have to admit we have a problem. Then we can work on identifying it, and then start fixing it. I don’t
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be remedied. As long as this country is based on the ideals of the American Dream, class will exist and there will be constant struggles between the poor and the rich. Occupy needs to define its demands and reduce these to something feasible to accomplish. Then Occupy needs to point its force in the direction of achieving those demands and focus on nothing else. Occupy has potential if it can convey what exactly it wants to people who can make it happen.
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friends and family. At an occupation, we can meet other people who we may or may not agree with and share our concerns. A lot of times, it turns out we have a lot more in common than we originally thought. Do individual Occupiers know what they want? Absolutely. Does the movement as a whole know exactly what it wants? Not yet. But this is slowly and thoughtfully being worked out, as people talk to one another and share information, viewpoints and opinions. Because of demographics and the way social connec-
tions work, the movement has been depicted as a more liberal movement. However, the idea is to include as many different political opinions as possible. By bringing many different ideas to the table, we are more likely to find effective ones with widespread support. If you haven’t been to Occupy Raleigh and you feel the call, come by. We have general assemblies at noon and 6:30 pm every day in front of the capitol. We have an Occupy NCSU to reach out to students here in the university. On Nov. 3, we are planning for students of N.C. State and other schools around the area to participate in a general assembly, and meet some of the people at Occupy Raleigh. We can all agree we have a problem. Now we need to come together to identify it and to fix it.
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Organize the occupation hey “aim to continue our activism indefinitely in support of the 99 percent of Americans without a seven-figure income,” but who are they aiming this movement toward? What do they hope to accomplish? What are their demands? Those protesting in the Occupy Raleigh, Wall Street, Atlanta, etc. ask for social change, and those observing the protest ask for what? The various Occupy movements, which have been spreading like wild fire across the nation, have very explicit causes they’re fighting for; however, the desired end result of these protests have yet to be articulated. This movement has aimed their protest at multiple bodies: Wall Street, corporations and the government, but there has not been a direct list of what they hope to achieve from these protests and who is supposed to change it. Movements like those for civil and women’s rights may have started out just as unorganized and misguided as the ones today. The ones from the past had the organization needed to back a specific cause, but the ones today do not yet have that support. The Occupy movement is merely a group making misdirected pleas for social change. While the movement has the much-needed support to incite such change, the lack of organization will only lead to protestors’ dismay.
imagine there are many people in America right now who would disagree that there’s a problem. What we need to work on now is identifying it. It’s no use for 50 percent of the country to say, “’Here’s how we’ll fix this problem,” when the other 50 percent is saying, “You’re looking at the wrong problem.” We want everyone to give their input, so we can become aware of what we should ultimately focus on. One of the goals of these occupations is to create a place locally where people from different backgrounds can come together and discuss their issues. Right now, politics is not polite conversation, so we only get to hear the opinions of the people on TV instead of those of our
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The need for organization is evident; when many of those protesting are not able to define what they want or their desired results, how are corporations or the government supposed to change? They can’t. Exercising one’s right to protest is built into our constitution; however it is imperative to have some sort of goal, whether good or bad. Without such an objective it is merely a group of people with no motivation other than to complain. The movement also is without leaders who are willing to speak on their behalf. No one knows what they want or how they can get it, so no one is stepping out of the crowd to help prompt the change along. Even the previously-mentioned movements there were distinct leaders speaking for the cause. Without such a figure, or figures, the movement can only go so far—where it is now. The intentions of the movement are strong and have the potential to impact our nation’s government and history through massive social change, but they need to either get their act together and be serious or stop wasting people’s time.
s protesters continue to occupy a section of land in front of the State Capitol, fees for police supervision continue to add up. A statement by Jim Sughrue, director of public affairs for the Raleigh Police Department, said the cost of officers monitoring protesters is $1,500 per day. The cost to the department was approximately $26,300 during the opening weekend of protests. Austin Moss, an Occupy protester and former student, explained that though police officers were put in place to keep peace, it is a matter that is out of protesters’ hands. “We have not asked them to be here,” Moss said. “It is not a request of ours that has ever been put out.” Moss explained that police officers were not complaining about protests, and in some cases, police officers had come to protect protesters while off duty and in uniform. “Every single time that we have talked to a police officer that I know of, we have been met with nothing but cordial remarks and friendliness,” Moss said. Occupier Lynn Dupree said police officers are not getting paid overtime and they are fulfilling normal police duties.
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“Whenever any group assembles, it costs the city money, whether it is a kid’s activity, whether it is a religious function or whether it is a huge Christmas parade,” Dupree said: “I’m not a Christian but I have to pay for that anyway.” “The police are a service that we provide to all of our citizens. We are no less deserving than any other civic group,” Dupree said. Though there have been no cases of reported violence by or towards Occupy Raleigh, police officers have arrested 28 protesters since protests began Oct. 15. On Thursday, Gov. Bev Perdue requested protesters to keep the sidewalk in front of the State Capitol passable. “The action does not require those gathered on the sidewalk to leave,” Perdue said in a published statement. Perdue said boxes and chairs used by protesters had made it difficult for others to use the sidewalk. According to Chief of Capitol Police Scott Hunter, the sidewalk was not passable at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Eight of those reported to be blocking the sidewalk were arrested and charged
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Fairy tales provide inspiration for two network shows ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Grimm’ bring unique spins to classic characters. Story By katie sanders
ecently, both NBC and ABC released new series based on the concept of fairy tale characters being real, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. However, while they may be similar in theme, each show approaches the subject material quite differently. Grimm takes a darker approach, while Once Upon a Time is a tad more whimsical. PHOTOS COURTESY OF NBC NETWORK
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Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time focuses on a cast of storybook characters trapped in the horrible “real world,” where not everyone is granted a happily-ever-after. The show starts where the story of Snow White left off, following her wedding to Prince Charming. It is then that the Witch Queen curses all the fairy tale characters to be trapped in the normal world with no recollection of who they are. According to Rumpelstiltskin, the curse can only be broken with the help of Snow White’s daughter, Emma. However, to save her from the Queen, Emma was sent into the real world alone right before the curse was placed, and ended up growing up in foster-care and living a normal life. Now, having just turned 28, she begins to stumble upon some of the fairy tale characters she is meant to save.
The main characters introduced to Once Upon a Time include two people from the “real world,” Emma Swan and her lost son Henry. The duo share the screen with a whole slew of traditional fairy-tale protagonists. While Emma is Henry’s biological mother, she gave him up for adoption. In the beginning Henry runs away from home to go and meet her. Emma is forced to drive him back to his house in Storybrook, where the rest of the characters are introduced. Henry claims they are all characters from fairytales. Emma doesn’t actually believe him, but she will slowly learn that characters like Jiminy Cricket, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Prince Charming are as real as Henry claims.
Grimm is a murder-mystery show, except with fairy-tale monsters added into the mix. When Nick Burkhardt’s aunt begins slowly dying from cancer, he starts to see bizarre and terrifying things with increased regularity. People transform into monsters before his eyes, and no one else seems to notice. His aunt soon tells him that he, because he is descended from the Brothers Grimm, is inheriting her gift of sight. All the Brothers Grimm folktales are true and the monsters are real — they’re just in hiding. Nick, who works as a detective, soon finds a practical application for his new ability, hunting down the bloodthirsty monsters that are murdering innocent people. He uses his skill to identify and capture them, and the plot of the show follows his new discoveries about the Grimms with every case.
The main character in Grimm is Nick Burkhardt, a detective descended from the Brothers Grimm who can therefore see the magical creatures from their stories. He is joined by several human allies, including his aunt Marie, his girlfriend, Juliet and his best friend and partner, Hank Griffin. The rest of the characters tend to be antagonistic monsters, such as the homicidal “Big Bad Wolf ” introduced in the pilot. However, not all these monsters are bad. One similar “Big Bad Wolf” named Monroe has reformed and refuses to kill, instead choosing to aid Nick.
Overall Student reaction Though both of these shows have such similar set-ups, they were each able to provide unique take. Each show had its own atmospheres, and managed to take certain concepts in entirely different directions. The shows were received by students quite differently as well. After watching the first episode of Once Upon a Time, many found themselves less than thrilled with the show. Daniel Weikel, a freshman in First Year College, felt Once Upon a Time didn’t do enough to differentiate itself. “They just threw together a bunch
of Disney characters,” Weikel said. Grimm. Some were hesitant, but reviews remained positive overall. The “It’s slow, and a little boring.” biggest complaint Tor i Sa nton i l, a was that the direcfreshman in computer tor took too many science, also found the shots t hat were characters to be unintinted red. spiring. However, some, “I w ish Pr i nce such as Alex BeasCharming had a ley, a freshman in name,” Santonil said, general engineer“but that is his name, ing, found the show and that’s why it sucks.” Daniel Weikel, freshman in enjoyable enough Santonil also said First Year College to g ive a not her the acting was “subchance. sub-par.” “I would watch the next one,” BeaOn the other hand, students were generally more enthusiastic about sley said.
“They just threw together a bunch of Disney characters.”
Rhett Bodford, a freshman in computer science, was impressed with how well the show turned out. “This one has a lot of potential,” Bodford said. “They could go a lot of places with it.” From the student perspective, it seems as if one show has simply done the modern fairytale better. Though both programs are retelling and reinventing the traditional stories of childhood, Grimm is bringing a stronger amount of change to the table, making things darker, shocking and more sinister.
Battlefield 3 brings a new level of graphical depth to the digital warfare genre DICE provides a solid entry in the long-running first person shooter series. Phillip Lin Staff Writer
Developed by Digital Illusions CE (DICE), the latest installment in the Battlefield series will go head to head with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this holiday season. The question is, does Battlefield 3 stand as a good game on its own merits? Using the latest graphical engine in their arsenal, DICE has updated and polished the graphics in Battlefield 3 to a whole new level. The game is a visual treat from grassy parks to the war torn cities, and the lighting effects are simply stunning. However, some odd glitches seen in the beta release of Battlefield 3 still remain in the final build. These include some minor clipping issues and environmental misplacements. Fortunately, the game-breaking bugs found in the beta have been removed. The graphics on the console ports are noticeably of lower resolution, but the detailed environments are still worth looking at. Character animations are generally solid, and
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the AI characters in the single player campaign are dynamic and fluid. The Battlefield series’ claim to fame has always been its online multiplayer, and Battlefield 3 seeks to be the pinnacle of online shooters. Continuing the tradition of class-based multiplayer, players will find themselves in both attack and support roles whether they are on foot or in a vehicle. The experience varies depending on a player’s preferred style; gamers can choose to snipe enemies from across the map, reign terror from the sky, or go up close and personal with a combat knife. Individual player scores are decided on how well a player performs their role rather than simply getting kills on the enemy teams. Players are rewarded for supporting their allies whether it be healing a teammate or repairing a friendly tank. The maps in Battlefield 3 are massive and expansive, which in turn offers players the freedom to choose how they wish to play. Jet fighters are seen soaring overhead, and explosions will tear through apart-
ment complexes where opposing players have holed up. The sound design is also excellent, matching the quality of the visuals. From the muffled gunfire of a distant fight to the deafening explosions that rock the subway tunnels, Battlefield 3 offers great incentive to turn the volume up. The console versions are slightly slower paced with fewer players allowed in one match, but this doesn’t hurt the online gameplay. DICE helped balance the consoles’ lower player cap by tightening up the experience. Each map has fewer objectives, drawing everyone closer to the action. Although a strong multiplayer focus has always defined the Battlefield series, DICE introduced single player campaigns with the spin-off Battlefield: Bad Company series. However, while the two Bad Company titles presented their campaigns with a mix of satirical humor and grim realism, Battlefield 3 is serious business through and through. The story is uses familiar war themes involving terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, but the presentation remains tense and draws the player in. The biggest drawback to Battlefield 3’s campaign is its limited scope. Aside from some memorable and impressive set pieces, the player is ushered
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Players prepare to breach a building in Battlefield 3. The title continues the series’ history of providing gamers a deep and immersive online multiplayer to experience.
from firefight to firefight without fully utilizing the range of experiences offered in the multiplayer mode. Destructible environments are fewer and far between, making the campaign a linear experience. Vehicle usage is limited, and a huge opportunity is missed when players are stuck in the backseat of a jet fighter, instead of actually piloting the aircraft. The campaign in Battlefield 3 had the potential to deliver one of the best first person shooter experiences seen thus far, but
opts instead to ape the formula used by its competition. As a result of these shortcomings, the Battlefield 3 single player campaign is a disappointment compared to the milestones the online multiplayer has achieved. The solo experience is short and limited in scale. Overall, Battlefield 3 is still a spectacular package, and DICE has put a lot of work into making the title stand far above previous installments in the franchise. It’s unfortunate that the single player doesn’t live up
to the rest of the game, seeing as all the pieces were there to make a truly unique and riveting experience for players to enjoy. As it stands, few other first person shooters have met this level of balance between impressive visuals, map and sound design, and online gameplay. The Battlefield 3 multiplayer has been upgraded and pushed beyond expectations, and fans of the series will no doubt be pleased.
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‘The Garden District’ celebrates 100 years of Tennessee Williams Adapted stories of Tennessee Williams provide insight into issues surrounding homosexuality. Trey Ferguson Viewpoint Editor
With its production of The Garden District, University Theatre creates an amazing tribute to one of the most influential playwrights of modern American theatre. 100 years ago, a man by the name of Thomas Lanier Williams III was born in Columbus, Miss. However, only a few know him by this name. The rest of us know him as the famous playwright, Tennessee Williams. In his lifetime, Williams created numerous plays, short stories, poems and essays, many of which depicted the trials and tribulations of homosexuals during his time. Williams was famous for modeling the characters in his plays and their situations after his own family members and their unfortunate personality traits. He also became well-known for expressing his own frustrations and confusion towards his sexuality through the main players in his works and The Garden District accomplishes this well. In his pairing of two short works, Williams creates characters who neglect and suppress the truth of their sexuality and those who run away from it— distinct choices which plagued homosexuals during the time-
period, as well as today. As both works are set in The Garden District of New Orleans, they have naturally gone together for nearly 53 years. This creates a well-blended mix of comedic relief with tragically revealed truths, which leaves audiences on the edge of their seats wanting more. In the first one-act play, Something Unspoken, Cornelia Scott, an aristocratic southern belle, contemplates revealing the truth of her concealed emotions for her secretary, Grace. The second short play, Suddenly, Last Summer, displays the suspenseful story of Mrs. Venable’s departed son and how their summer trips together were interrupted by her sudden stroke. This forces him to take his cousin, Catherine Holly, who discovers the truth behind their annual vacations. To create the ultimate cast in these two productions, University Theatre pairs many new f a c e s w it h some old ones, as well as including two professiona l actresses from t he Nor t h Carolina community. As soon as t he s e pro fessionals step on stage, the student actors adapt their own skills in order reach their level of intensity. From the moment I walked into the theater, I felt I had stepped back in time. The beau-
tiful rustic-looking lattice flat along with the vintage-looking furniture developed the aristocratic atmosphere of the play. The set, mixed with the dim warm lights and foot-tapping Louisianan music, prepared the audience for the unfolding of these two dramas. Many members of the audience, including myself, were primed for what others were calling an evening of twisted tragedy, which was only half the case. Something Unspoken showcased Alexandra Hubbell, a sophomore in fisheries and wildlife science, as the role of Grace and Jan Morgan, a professional actress involved in numerous Triangle theatre productions, as Cornelia Scott. With Morgan’s refined air surrounding Ms. Scott’s character and Hubbell’s timid humility about the role of Grace, these actresses complemented each other. This allowed them to create a wellbalanced, engaging scene, which leaves audience members hanging on to the very end, hoping for some type of resolution. Suddenly, Last Summer presented the rule of a powerful matriarch whose sole goal is to reveal what she wishes to be the truth of her son’s death, by any means necessary. Lynda Clark, professional actress from television,
“Williams creates characters who neglect and suppress the truth of their sexuality.”
Mrs. Venable, played by the actress Lynda Clark, threatens Doctor “Sugar”, played by senior in marketing Rob Steinberg on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.
film and stage, portrays the dominant Mrs. Venable alongside the mistreated Catherine Holly, played by Lauren Caddick, sophomore in art and design. Together, they create a dynamic which only enhances the awkward tension between the two characters. This interaction is of professional quality and builds to the much-anticipated climax that left audience members with tears and racing pulses. While many technical aspects, such as lights, sounds and set, of the production enhanced the action going on onstage, others proved to be quite distracting. In both short plays,
the sounds meant to enhance the mood and tones of the scenes ended up so overpowering they upstaged the actors. The loud ticking of the figurative clock in Something Unspoken, and the sounds, which seemed like screeching howler monkeys, in Suddenly, Last Summer took away from the overall action of the production. These minor technical critiques aside, the overall production provided a cathartic feeling and a sense of frustration, confusion and desire to see more. As the house lights came up to signify the play’s conclusion, viewers exploded with questions, comments
and opinions on the evening of short-works. If the goal of University Theatre was to pay homage to the famous Tennessee Williams on his birthday, then they succeeded. This production has given audience members a new look at Williams, social injustices surrounding homosexuality and theater in general. The production continues to run this weekend in Thompson Theater and it is definitely a show theater-goers will not want to miss out on.
Ensemble performs traditional Scottish music for students in Stewart theatre Pipes and Drums Ensemble treats students to unique sound. Hassan DuRant Correspondent
When people think of Scotland, they often think of bagpipes, kilts or the Highland games. The N.C. State Pipes and Drums ensemble incorporates all of the above and even has a few things that may surprise you. This past Wednesday in Stewart Theatre it held its first of two annual concerts. The Pipes and Drums ensemble consists of four basic instruments. First are the Highland bagpipes, which are the main and most-represented instru-
ment in the ensemble. Highland bagpipes are naturally loud instruments and players have little to no control of the volume of sound produced by the instrument. At one point in the performance both of the bagpipe bands were on stage at the same time. Consisting of about forty students in all, this made for quite a loud night for those in the front row. Next come the snare drums, which begin many of the marches the band performs. The snare drums the band uses are unique, as they have snares on the bottom and top of the drum. This produces a higherpitched sound than the snare drums found in traditional orchestras. Then there are the tenor
drummers, who decorate their playing by twirling their drumsticks in flourishes. According to Jerry Finegan, the current Pipe Major for the band, the Scots took this tradition from the Africans. Last, but not least, are the bass drummers, who provide a steady pulse and foundation for the band. The Pipes and Drums ensemble first began in 1968, when a graduate student ran an advertisement in Technician for anyone interested in forming a bagpipe band. Since then, the ensemble has also attracted many guest players, who perform with the students as part of the band. Formerly, the band only gave one performance per year. However, to celebrate
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the band’s 40th anniversary in 2008, the ensemble gave an additional concert. The twoconcert tradition continues to this day. According to Jerry Finegan, the Pipes and Drums ensemble also performs at competitions around the United States in addition to performing at concerts at N.C. State. One of the main venues for their performances is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games right here in North Carolina. The ensemble has also traveled to South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Pennsylvania. When the concert began, there was nothing on stage save for several tartan flags in the center of the stage. Out of the silence came a soft drum roll, and one could hear the
sound of steady footsteps as the band began their march. The pipers marched in from both sides of the stage, and filed in as the drums provided a cadence. Dressed in the traditional Highland style (plaid kilts black sweaters and tartan hats), the pipers commenced their spectacular performance. Though the band was the star of Wednesday’s show, the audience was treated to several other performers and soloists, including an award-winning dancer who performed a celebratory dance accompanied by one of the pipers. There was also a performance by the Raleigh Scottish Fiddle club, which combined several string instruments with a bagpipe, and performed a few selections from their repertoire.
Even if playing the bagpipes or drums isn’t your forte, the Pipes and Drums ensemble still offers much to be enjoyed. “I think it’s nice that they brought a lot of the Highland culture to State”, Kayleigh Jernigan, a freshman in polymer and color chemistry, said. “I feel like they really captured the essence of Scotland.” The Pipes and Drums ensemble is always looking for more members, especially drummers. For those with an interest in getting involved with the ensemble, N.C. State will offer a one-credit “Beginning Bagpipes” class that meets Wednesdays in Price Music Center from 7-9 p.m. during the spring semester.
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“We came out playing hard and we saw it through the entire time,” Walls said. “Every game we go in not necessarily anticipating the win, but anticipating to play our best. I can say with full confidence that we played some good rugby that day.” The women’s rugby club is also the only undefeated team, club or varsity, on campus. According to Walls and Meredith Grady, a senior in fisheries & wildlife science, so far this season’s ride has been an almost unbelievable one. “It’s definitely indescribable,” Grady said. “It’s definitely a great feeling.” “It feels surreal,” Walls said. “My entire four-year rugby career has been a struggle, not necessarily because we’ve been losing the entire time but because we’ve had to fight tooth and nail for every point that we’ve put up.” According to Walls and Grady, the addition of coach Matthew Cartwright has also had a significant impact on the club’s play. Cartwright has brought professional experience from Harlequins rugby club of the United Kingdom and the USA Rugby Program. Also, according to Walls, Cartwright has brought technical knowledge of the game to speed up the rebuilding process for the Pack. “When he first got here he started working on the basics and fundamentals first, giving us a solid building foundation,” Walls said. “After we got those we started working on some
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• Page 7: A continuation on the Women’s Rugby Football Club article.
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Amerson becomes semifinalist for award
Club rugby keeps rolling
Source: N.C. State Athletics
athletic schedule November 2011 M
Thursday Men’s Soccer at Virginia Charlottesville, Va., 7 p.m. Friday Men’s Tennis at ITA Individual Championships TBA, All Day
Women’s Volleyball at Florida State Tallahassee, Fla., 7 p.m. Saturday Men’s Tennis at ITA Individual Championships TBA, All Day Women’s Tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational Chapel Hill, All Day Men’s Basketball at RedWhite Scrimmage RBC Center, 30 min. after football ends Cross Country at 3 Stripe Red-Shirt Invite Cary, 11 a.m.
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Junior in psychology and forwards captain Devin Kinkead prepares to check an Elon Phoenix player for possession of the ball in a match on Saturday. The Women’s Rugby Football Club won the match 76-10, bringing their undefeated season record to 6-0.
Women’s rugby club keeps its undefeated record by rolling over Elon. Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer
The women’s club rugby team continued its tear through their fall season by defeating the Elon Phoenix
Football vs. North Carolina Raleigh, 12:30 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational Chapel Hill, All Day Wrestling at Hokie Open Blacksburg, Va., All Day Women’s Volleyball at Miami Coral Gables, Fla., 1 p.m.
Did You know? Before Saturday, the last time State was shutout on the road in an ACC game was Oct. 13, 1990 in a 31-0 loss at Virginia - over 21 years ago.
with a staggering final score of 76-10. This margin is the club’s largest of the season and 12 different players scored on a total of 14 attempts to the end zone. Jordan Jennings, a sophomore in business administration, made three out of 14 conversion kicks in the match. The club is now holding a 7-0 record and has posted dominating wins over UNC-Ashe-
ville, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNCGreensboro and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. According to Katy Walls, a senior in communicationmedia and the WRFC safety officer, the team came into the match with a high level of confidence and expected to play its best rugby.
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4. Florida State (5-3, 3-2 ACC;
Swimming & Diving vs. Duke & Savannah College of Art & Design Raleigh, 11 a.m.
Sunday Men’s Tennis at ITA Individual Championships TBA, All Day
ith State’s disappointing football season and lack of offense, many students ask, “Why did you leave Russell, why?” This year, State Phillip has lacked Misklow the offensive f lash Staff Writer that we have all been accustomed to the past three years. There have been no last second defensive stands or late touchdown throws to put State ahead for the last time. With Wilson at the helm of State’s offense, it never seemed any game was out of reach or that we couldn’t drive the ball down the field in the shortest amount of time. In 2008, ECU came into Carter-Finley ranked No. 14 in the nation after upsetting West Virginia. The Wolfpack were dow n to their last two minutes before Russell set up a drive to send the game into overtime where the Pack would prove victorious. Who could forget “the catch” last year in Chapel Hill where Russell heaved a pass towards the back of the endzone and it miraculously found its way onto Owen Spencer’s shoe? Or last year’s defensive stand in the redzone against Florida State? It seemed as long as Russell was here, State had hope and the defense thrived off of the offense. With the departure of Russell, these last-minute theatrics are a thing of the past. And now State fans are left suffering week after week as State can barely seem to put up any
points against “real” competition. Even though some may still, months later, be more bitter than others at Russell’s departure, there is one thing Pack fans can smirk about. Even though Wilson may have left for Wisconsin, it seems he forgot to pack one thing—his lucky jock strap. Russell and his new Badger teammates had absolutely demolished every team they faced for the first half of the season. No team was even within four touchdowns of the Badgers. Enter Michigan State and Ohio State. These two teams were arguably the toughest team to date that Russell would face. With eight minutes left, Wisconsin was down 14 points, but with a 22-yard touchdown run by Wilson and a touchdown pass with 1:26 left in the game, it seemed Wilson had staged another comeback. However, Michigan State answered with a touchdown of its own, answering the prayers of its fans in a last second Hail Mary. This past weekend, with fewer than four minutes left in the game, Ohio State had a 12-point lead over Wilson and the Badgers. However, a 17yard pass by Wilson with 3:40 left and another 49-yd pass from Wilson with just under 1:20, it seemed Wilson had led his new team to a Wolfpackesque comeback. However, once again, the Badger’s defense failed and Ohio State scored on a broken play. So as painful as it is for some Wolfpack fans to accept Wilson’s departure, there is one thing we can all reminisce in, thrilling ends to Wilson’s era at N.C. State, as we await the next person to fill the proverbial lucky jock strap.
“It seemed as long as Russell was here, State had hope and the defense thrived off of the offense.”
Wednesday Swimming & Diving at East Carolina Greenville, 5 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational Chapel Hill, All Day
Russells Wilson’s luck remains in Raleigh
Sophomore cornerback David Amerson was announced as a semifinalist for the 25th annual Jim Thorpe Award yesterday. The award is given once a year by the Jim Thorpe Association to the best defensive back in college football as determined by a screening committee of association members. Amerson was also named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week last week after his bringing his conferenceleading number of interceptions to eight against Virginia.
Story By Matt Hayes
Clemson is no longer atop the power rankings after falling to Georgia Tech over the weekend. The Tigers lost their shot at a National Championship and Tajh Boyd’s case for the Heisman Trophy took a hit. Five teams now have a realistic shot of making the ACC Championship, making it one of the most entertaining races as the college football season enters the home stretch. 1. Virginia Tech (8-1, 5-1 ACC; Last Week: 2) – The Hokies escaped Durham by the skin of their teeth as inopportune turnovers and penalties handicapped their
offense. While Virginia Tech controls its own destiny in the Coastal Division, continued inconsistent play may impede their bid at repeating as ACC Champs. (This Weekend: Bye) 2. Clemson (8-1, 5-1 ACC; LW: 1) – The Tigers still look like the team to beat in the Atlantic Division but they are much more susceptible than previously believed. While this weekend was a low point for Clemson, Sammy Watkins continues to shine, ranking seventh nationally in receiving yards and second in touchdown receptions. (Bye) 3. Georgia Tech (7-2, 4-2 ACC; LW: 5) – Just when you thought their season was over, Georgia Tech proved their critics wrong, routing ACC frontrunner Clemson 31-17. The offense was back to its usual self, accumulating almost 400 yards on the ground and holding possession for 39 minutes to the Tigers’ 21. (Bye)
LW: 4) – You have to wonder if Florida State would still be 5-3 if they had played like this all season. The Seminoles started fast and didn’t slow down against N.C. State, forcing three turnovers and racking up 444 total yards. The defense was also exceptional, limiting the Wolfpack to 36 yards on the ground and 130 yards through the air. (11/3 @ Boston College) 5. North Carolina (6-3, 2-3 ACC; LW: 8) – The Tar Heels bounced back against Wake Forest, downing the Deacs 49-24. Bryn Renner showed he can bounce back from poor performances and Giovani Bernard continues to mature into one of the most versatile running backs in the ACC. (11/5 @ N.C. State) 6. Wake Forest (5-3, 4-2 ACC; LW: 6) – Against North Carolina, the Demon Deacons looked eerily reminiscent of last year’s team that finished 3-9. Wake Forest turned the ball over five times, resulting in four touchdowns for the Tar Heels. Despite the loss, Wake is still in position to win the Atlantic Division if they can beat Clemson and Maryland to close out their conference season. (11/5 vs. Notre Dame) 7. Virginia (5-3, 2-2 ACC; LW: 9) – The Cavaliers have quietly
put themselves in contention for the ACC Championship after beating Miami last Thursday. The running game continues to be Virginia’s bread and butter, allowing quarterback Michael Rocco breathing room to become more efficient in the pocket. (11/5 @ Maryland) 8. Miami (4-4, 2-3 ACC; LW: 3) – No one can fault the Hurricanes for what has turned out to be a tumultuous season on South Beach. Miami has endured offthe-field hardships and has lost a number of close games but Jacory Harris has shined, throwing for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns in their loss to the Cavaliers. (11/5 vs. Duke) 9. Duke (3-5, 1-3 ACC; LW: 11) – The Blue Devils were fifteen yards away from taking a fourth quarter lead against Virginia Tech on Saturday, but a fourth down stop gave the Hokies the victory. Coach Dan Cutcliffe has clearly improved the team, but the defeatist attitude of his predecessors still remains. (11/5 @ Miami) 10. Boston College (2-6, 1-4 ACC; LW: 12) – The Eagles momentarily vacated their home at the bottom of the ACC after beating Maryland 28-17 on a dreary day in College Park. The Eagles may have even stumbled upon their running back of the future in Rolandan Finch, who ran for 243 yards and two
Crucial acc games on saturday North Carolina at N.C. State 12:30 p.m. WRAL TV 5 Florida State at Boston College 8 p.m. ESPN Virginia at Maryland 12:30 p.m. Fox 50 Duke at Miami 3 p.m. RSN
touchdowns. (11/3 vs. Florida State) 11. N.C. State (4-4, 1-3 ACC; LW: 7) – Years past have shown that Tom O’Brien’s Wolfpack teams excel in the second half of the season, but after a 34-0 drubbing at the hands of Florida State, State will be hard pressed to win three of their last four and reach bowl eligibility. (11/5 vs. North Carolina) 12. Maryland (2-6, 1-4 ACC; LW: 10) – Maryland has officially cemented its status as the worst team in the ACC. After losing to Boston College at home on Saturday, another conference win appears to be a tall task. (11/5 vs. Virginia)
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