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Tour looks at campus through historical lenses Monday’s Red, White & Black Tour surveys campuses AfricanAmerican history. Mikaia Holmgreen Correspondent

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Protesters hold up signs reading “Occupy Earth” on a sidewalk between Lafayette Park and the White House Sunday before a march through Washington, D.C.

Occupy NCSU protests in D.C. Students organize a trek to the nation’s capital to protest an oil pipeline, tar sands.

Environmentalists spoke on the dangers of the pipeline extracting oil from tar sands harms from a stage set up in Lafayette Park, located directly across from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. John Wall In a show of strength, the 12,000 News Editor people in attendance left the park and Occupy NCSU gathered students surrounded gates around the White and community members and jour- House. Standing five people deep, neyed to Washington, D.C. to fight the they condemned the pipeline in unison through chants such as “Power in construction of an oil pipeline. Senior in international studies Tara our voices; power in hands; say yes to Beck and graduate student in sociolo- the Earth; so no to tar sands.” Thomson stood gy Ryan Thomson on the corner of ensured two bus E Street and 15th loads of people St re e t out side had the opporthe White House tunity to protest fence during the the Keystone XL chants. pipeline, which “We d id it,” wou ld ex tend Ryan Thomsom, Thomson yelled f rom nor t her n graduate student in sociology from amongst the Alberta, Canada, crowd. to the Gulf Coast It was the first gathering of its kind in Texas. President Barack Obama has all authority in the matter, as it is since Vietnam, according to Beck. The chant “We are the 99 percent” up to him to decide whether to sign a broke out occasionally. construction permit. The protest was not an Occupy The proposed pipeline is a cousin to the Keystone already in service, which event, though Occupiers support the carries oil extracted from tar sands in fight against the Keystone XL and tar Canada and transports it to refineries sand oil, according to Thomson. In fact, buses stopped at Occupy Rain the U.S. It has leaked 12 times in the leigh after leaving from the McKimpast year, according to Beck. The XL pipeline will carry “at least mon Center early Sunday morning en 200 times more oil” than the original, route to D.C. It was dark as Occupiers and those pitching its construction jumped at the opportunity to get out of the cold and join. have said it will not leak, Beck said.

“Now Obama just needs to grow a spine.”

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The march around Washington, D.C. made a stop at the American Petroleum Institute at 1220 L Street Sunday. Thousands of people went directly to the front door of the building while protesting Keystone XL, a proposed oil pipeline meant to stretch through the United States from north to south.

“Show me what democracy looks like; this is what democracy looks like,” became the overarching theme as protesters dispersed from the White House gates and took to the streets. Traffic yielded to marchers taking over all lanes. Violence did not break out during the hour-long march around the city. Officer Fritts of the D.C. Police Department walked in front of the crowd throughout and coordinated with other officers to ensure the safety of marchers and drivers. “It has been decades since there was a crowd like this outside the White

House that has something to do with the environment,” speaker Bill McKibbens said from the stage in Lafayette Park as marchers returned. Thursday’s teach-in and the trip to D.C. are the largest movements Occupy NCSU has participated in — both within four days. Exhausted, he sat reflecting at a pizzeria in Richmond, V.A. during a stop on the six hour trip back. “Now Obama just needs to grow a spine,” Thomson said.

Students and faculty joined outside the front doors of D.H. Hill Library Monday to take part in the Red, White & Black tour of N.C. State’s AfricanAmerican history. The tour, organized by NCSU Libraries in collaboration with the African American Cultural Center and the Department of History, took the tour group for a walk through campus in an African-American’s shoes during the height of segregation and racial inequality. Walter Jackson, advisor for the Department of History and one of the tour guides, said until the 1950s public universities in the South were segregated by law. When N.C. State was founded in 1887, the only AfricanAmericans employed by the University worked as janitors and maids. African-Americans were not permitted to cross campus, but were told to walk where they would be seen by the least amount on people. “I always knew there was segregation on campus, but never thought it was so bad that African-Americans could not even cross campus,” Joshua Andrews, a senior in psychology, said. “I love the Brickyard and can’t imagine being banned because of my race.” Jackson and Toni Thorpe, program coordinator for the African American Cultural Center and Jackson’s fellow guide, said universities didn’t react well to integration. When the University of Alabama admitted a female African-American student in 1956, Thorpe said, the student was taunted by mobs of white people and suffered attacks of violence on campus. NCSU admitted its first four African-American undergraduate students in 1956 as well, but they did not suffer nearly as much harassment as the young woman at the University of Alabama, according to Thorpe.

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Construction-related road closures continue Transportation office explains the process behind road closures. Sarah Dashow Staff Writer

Talley Student Center construction resulted in evening detours again last week, with buses not serving stops on Dunn Avenue, Morrill Drive or Faucette Drive from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. However, the N.C. State Transportation Office is working to ensure on-going construction and traffic decisions affect students as little as possible. Christine Klein, public communication specialist for the transportation office, said every project goes through detailed design and construction planning long before a contract is bid through the State Construction Office. “This whole process involves a detailed analysis of how the work is to be accomplished. And, for the most part, actual construction goes according to plan. The reality is that once the contractor gets boots on the ground, there usually are items or situations that arise that can change plans slightly,” she said. On bus detours specifically, Klein said many of the decisions have the safety of workers in mind. “A car may have been able to make it, but we knew a bus could not make it safely, and there are workers in the

trenches,” Klein said. “It’s just a matter of trying to make things work as well as you can [while] maintaining safety and keeping the project moving forward. So we’ve had some evening detours.” Most road closures are the result of extensive planning and not random, according to Klein. She said the office reviews everything happening on campus before approval. “The only person that can officially give the approval to close down a road on campus is our director Tom Kennedy. So, when you’re talking road closure, we require five days notice, but if it’s a planned road closure, we’re usually talking about it weeks in advance,” Klein said. “Flat out we tell contractors you can’t do anything during open house. If there are big events on campus, no work can be done.” Other closures happen in response to emergencies, such as water main breaks, and have nothing to do with Talley construction. This was the cause of the temporary Carmichael Gymnasium bus re-routes on Oct. 18. Bus riders are not the only people affected, however. Matthew Adams, a senior in computer science, lives offcampus and drives himself. He frequently parks in the Coliseum Deck and said the construction has affected his daily route. “I have had to take a different route when the road behind the parking

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Construction workers fix a water main break outside Talley Student Center Oct. 19. A section of an old pipe under the road fell out due to large traffic flow, causing a “very substantial break in the pipe,” according to Erik Hall, a plant engineer for Facilities Operations.

deck is closed,” Adams said. “Sometimes there are cars backed up along the street while we wait for a construction vehicle to move. It hasn’t been a huge issue for me, but it is quite an

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Friday 5:56 a.m. | Suspicious Person Free Expression Tunnel Report of subject sleeping in the area. Officer made contact with student waiting for Ram Roast event.

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6:53 a.m. | Suspicious Person Off Campus Staff member reported suspicious person had asked for ride to campus.

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8:22 a.m. | Fire Alarm Research Feed Mill FP responded to alarm caused by corn being ground.


Saturday 1:45 a.m. | Suspicious Person Wolf Village Report of suspicious subject asking for rides. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate.

69/41 Clear skies.

11:59 a.m. | Special Event Carter-Finley Stadium NCSU PD, WCSO and RPD monitored NCSU vs. UNC football game. 22 students and seven non-students were processed, ejected and trespassed from the game. One missing child and one missing adult were both located. Five arrests for intoxicated and disrupted, second degree trespassing, engaging in affray, hit and run and larceny.


68 41 Mostly sunny.


4:53 p.m. | Disturbance Harris Lot Two students were referred to the University after they engaged in verbal dispute with another student.

69 48 Chance of showers.

7:34 p.m. | Suspicious Person Free Expression Tunnel Officer responded to report of subject preaching loudly. Officer made contact with non-student with valid permit. Sunday 2:14 a.m. | Assist Another Agency Hillsborough Street/Pogue Street Gunshots were fired when NCSU PD officer was monitoring crowd at off campus location. NCSU PD and RPD responded to assist with dispersing crowd and searching for subjects. Several shell casings were located. 12:10 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Auto Bragaw Lot Student reported vehicle had been entered but nothing was taken. 12:29 p.m. | Trespass Doak Field Non-student was arrested after being found to be previously trespassed. Subject was issued another trespass warning. 4:08 p.m. | Larceny Tucker Hall Student reported tire removed from bicycle. 5:37 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Auto Clark Dining Lot Student reported unsecured vehicle had been entered and change stolen. 6:36 p.m. | Drug Violation Dan Allen Deck Student was found smoking marijuana. Student was criminally charged and referred to the University for possession of marijuana.

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Tuesday 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 NFL Pick’M. Sign up online at http:// rec/intramural/. The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery

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reshman in First Year College Zach Stroud plays his Fender guitar in his dorm room in Owen Hall. Stroud said he enjoys classic rock bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis. “I play guitar whenever I can,” Stroud said. He said it’s also relaxing to play when he has some free time.

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Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery 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. Information Session on Fulbright Programs for Faculty 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ballroom, Talley Student Center This program is intended for faculty members who are interested in learning more about opportunities for Fulbright fellowships and alumni of the Fulbright programs who are interested in meeting other former or prospective Fulbrighters.

Graduation Fair 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. NCSU Bookstore The N.C. State Bookstore will host the official Fall 2011 Graduation Fair Nov. 8-10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Balfour Class Rings, University Frames, Oak Hall Caps & Gowns, CB Graduation Announcement and the Alumni Association will be available to assist graduating seniors and parents with questions and to place orders. Students who will be participating in the December commencement ceremony may also purchase their caps and gowns at this time. Ten percent off all caps and gowns and diploma frames if purchased at the grad fair. CALS Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3118 Talley Student Center Join the NC State Young Alumni Council in conjunction with the Alumni Ambassadors, Senior Class Council, CALS Career Services and CALS Alumni and Friends Society for a lunch and learn. This is an informal panel of recent NC State CALS alumni. Join them for lunch to ask questions and learn about the field. 125th Anniversary Planning Committee

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Meeting 3-4 p.m. Winslow Hall Conference Room M.C. Richards: The Fire Within 6-8 p.m. Gregg Museum of Art & Design A funny, inspiration-provoking encounter with the influential Black Mountain College poetpotter investigates the source of creativity. Her art-of-many-genres wove together community, agriculture, craft and spiritual ideas. Richards regarded the end of life as only another fulfilling adventure, “living toward dying, blooming into invisibility.” Not just a Gamer: Power, Politics and American Sports 6-8 p.m. Green Room, Talley Student Center “Not Just A Gamer: Power, Politics and American Sports” is a fascinating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture. In the film, author Dave Zirin first traces how American sports have glamorized militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play. The film will be moderated by Joe SimonsRudolph, professor of psychology, and Amanda Ross Edwards of the School of Public and International Affairs. African Awareness Week Invisible Children 7-8 p.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Come out and get educated on the movement to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction

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of children for use as soldiers. “Global Sustainable Livelihoods: Using Innovation to Drive Development” 7-8:30 p.m. 216 Poe Hall The Global Issues Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the School of Public and International Affairs, will feature panels of N.C. State experts tackling global issues that are relevant to North Carolina, the nation and the world. These seminars will showcase what NCSU is contributing in terms of teaching, research, extension and engagement to these internationally pressing issues. This panel will address innovative methods for fueling sustainable economic and community development. Free Social Lesson with Dancing with the Wolves 8-10 p.m. Ballroom, Talley Student Center Free and open to anyone in the Triangle community. We recommend comfortable shoes, ideally something without rubber soles, and comfortable clothes. Wednesday 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. Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery 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.

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Talley Table Talk 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Lobby of Talley Student Center Campus Farmers Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brickyard Graduation Fair 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. NCSU Bookstore The N.C. State Bookstore will host the official Fall 2011 Graduation Fair Nov. 8-10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Balfour Class Rings, University Frames, Oak Hall Caps & Gowns, CB Graduation Announcement and the Alumni Association will be available to assist graduating seniors and parents with questions and to place orders. Students who will be participating in the December commencement ceremony may also purchase their caps and gowns at this time. Ten percent off all caps and gowns and diploma frames if purchased at the grad fair. The Protected Class of Veteran Status 10 a.m. - noon Blue Room, Talley Student Center In this workshop, participants learn about veterans and the discrimination they experience. Participants also learn about the laws regarding veteran status. Living Expo 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harris Field The 2011 Fall Living Expo presented by N.C. State Student Media and sponsored by Valentine Commons. We will have food vendors, apartment complexes and lots of prizes. Stellar Student: Kornelius Bascombe 4-5 p.m. Kornelius Bascombe, a senior at NC State, will discuss his journey from being a participant in Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Your OWN Show” competition (where he received nearly 6 million votes), to being selected by Time Warner Cable to host segments of the new talk show “Born to Shine.” ASU Cram Jam 8-10 p.m. D.H. Hill Library 2nd floor Presentation Room Come get your cram session on with ASU. Tutors will be available and refreshments will be served.




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“There were a few cases of students leaving when an African-American student entered the room, but other than the occasional hostility there was not as much violence as I think everyone expected,” Thorpe said outside of Holladay Hall. Thorpe was a friend of Erwin Holmes and Ed Carson, two of the first four African-American students admitted to the University, and said there were rough times. “Erwin Holmes told me that he went to class on the first day, but when he came back for the next class the original instructor was gone and had been replaced with another,” Thorpe said. “He discovered later that the instructor refused to teach a black student.” Despite the tough times, Thorpe said they focused on the positive experiences of their time rather than the negative. Holmes favorite memory was of going to a restaurant with


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bus schedules. According to Klein, in addition to the advanced planning, Transportation tries to get the information about road closures to as many students as possible, although there are problems. “We put it out on WolfBytes. I send it to building liaisons. I have all these student contacts that then pass it onto their list servs. It is a lot easier to get it out to students on campus versus people who live off campus. There is a communication hole there that we have a hard time getting to. As part of our com-

the N.C. State tennis team, where the waiter refused to serve them unless they kicked Holmes out. “Holmes said he would never forget what his teammates told the waiter: ‘If he doesn’t eat, we don’t eat,’” Thorpe said. The tour visited Brooks Hall, the former home of the African American Cultural Center in the 1960s before it was burned down, as well as the Free Expression Tunnel, the site of racial graffiti toward Presidentelect Barack Obama in 2008. Thorpe said it pushed the University back in its progress towards racial equality. The tour ended in Witherspoon Student Center, the only building on campus named after an African-American. “The tour was really interesting,” Joseph Darsey, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, said. “It made me think about segregation in a way I’ve never thought of before. It was inspirational for change.” Thorpe and Jackson reflected on the progression of racial equality throughout the Uni-

munication, we send our road closure information to CAT and Triangle Transit, and they have a call center so the people know,” she said. However, Klein said Transportation is working to improve on the communication process and that they are always looking for student suggestions to spread the information further, particularly to those students living off campus. “You might think it’s willynilly, but there is just a tremendous amount of planning that goes into it. We knew [the Talley project] was coming, and so we planned for it and acted accordingly,” Klein said.

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versity’s history. “N.C. State has a lot to be proud of,” Thorpe said, “but we still have a long way to go.” In order to keep moving forward, Thorpe said people need to learn to listen and understand the feelings of others. “We are born physical, spiritual and mental beings but we only see each other in the physical. We need to internalize, realize we are wrong and be open to change. You have to be brave to change,” Thorpe said. During post-tour refreshments at Witherspoon Student Center, participants discussed their thoughts and shared laughs, reflecting on what they had learned. “It’s incredible to think that N.C. State used to be involved in these types of issues. It all seems too distant,” Hayden Brislin, a junior in plant biology, said. “We have come so far from those dark times.”

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{Our view}

The Facts:

Be respectful toward the visitors F

Saturday’s game against UNC fueled a major rivalry, and students and UNC fans only strengthened it by taking smack talk to the next level.

Our Opinion:

You can yell and scream, but keep it classy. Be respectful of the visiting team, and in turn, the game itself.

ollowing the verbal battle between Carolina’s interim coach Everett Withers and N.C. State’s head coach Tom O’Brien, O’Brien urged fans to remain loyal and passionate about the rivalry while still being respectful to the visiting team. O’Brien said, “As far as our crowd, there better not be anything in the stands. We have a lot of dignity at this school, and we have to show it. We can’t lower ourselves to retaliations or fights or anything stupid like that. Our people have to be there in the spirit of the game and root like crazy and play hard, just as we’re going to play hard in the game. But after the game is over, let’s move on.” Saturday’s game was filled with loud cheering and even louder opinions. Fans showed their anger toward the oppos-

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

ing team, fueled by Withers’ bashing remarks. Signs highlighting the lack of academic integrity and the sinking of the UNC flagship were held high during the domination over UNC for a fifth year in a row. While this loyalty to the team and the game are appreciated and necessary, some behavior was uncalled for and flat-out rude. Confused fans wearing the ugly shade of blue sitting in the sea of red that is the State student section were tormented with wise-cracking remarks, loud cursing and even a thrown bottle or two. Some would say they were asking for this reaction by the chants they yelled from their lonely seat

in the Wolfpack crowd; however, this behavior went against O’Brien’s request and put some N.C. State fans on a level comparable to the notoriously aggressive ECU crowd. Keep in mind this rule of thumb at future games: sticks and stones may break their bones, but honestly, words hurt too. We have nothing against a good old-fashioned verbal bashing toward the brothers in blue, but to get physical and bring harm upon them is not the N.C. State way and is absolutely discouraged. Students should find ways to fuel the rivalry in a helpful, rather than destructive, way. Athletics staff at N.C. State and Carter-Finley can aid in

this battle against disrespectful behavior to the visiting team by moving visiting fans elsewhere, or better yet, move the N.C. State students to a better spot. Athletics puts these visitors in the worst section possible, right above the second worst—the student section. With the sun glaring in their eyes and limited visual contact of the field, visitors are put right in the wolves’ den, which only increases tensions and emotions. Moving the visitors’ section would alleviate this problem. However, if athletics would want to keep visitors in this poor section of the stadium, they could move devoted student fans to a better section further from the visiting fans. Students should keep this in mind for our homecoming rivalry against the Clemson Tigers.


Wolf Law—Part 2


ast week we took a journey toward becoming fully-fledged Wolfpack members. I gave you seven Wolf Laws to abide by, and I’m sure by now, you have burned all your UNC shirts, loaded money onto your All Campus account, a n d t au g ht yourself how to walk up a Madison staircase. But, Murphy my fellow stuStaff Columnist dents, we are not done yet. To finally become completely socially acceptable, finalize your membership to the Wolfpack with these last eight Wolf Laws.                            8. Be discrete in choosing a seat. Don’t sit next to someone on the bus if there are other empty seats. Unless you are best friends with the person, there is no need for you to be sitting directly next to them. Being shoulder to shoulder with someone will make them uncomfortable. Every time you get on a bus, try to remember this. 9. Don’t stop in the middle of crowded walkways and talk. My absolute favorite thing in the world is when I’m walking up the main staircase in D.H. Hill Library and there is a group of students standing in front of me having a conversation. I just love it when I can’t go anywhere because they’re blocking my path with their conversation about tomorrow night’s episode of Glee. Really, it makes my day. This stalling thrills other students too. Travis Radford, a junior in human biology, said “It’s just really aggravating, especially if you’re running late to class and you have to slam on the brakes, literally, to keep from running into someone that decided the middle of the sidewalk would be the perfect place to stop and admire the scenery.” 10. Don’t remind the professor to assign homework. If you missed this memo in high school, here it is: If the professor does not assign homework, do not remind him/her. Even if you know you were supposed to have homework, it will be ok. Breathe. You can survive without homework for one night. I know I can. 11. Hold the elevator. If you see someone coming, stick your arm out. Trust me,

they won’t waste more than two seconds of your precious time. No one you hold the elevator for is going to the second f loor anyway. We’re all over that now, right? 12. Don’t leave tables dirty at the dining halls. I realize there are people who work at the dining halls who wipe down the tables after they’re used, but this is not an excuse to be a pig. The people working there are not your mommies and daddies. They don’t want to touch your dirty, balled up napkin. Plus, if an employee does not have the chance to wipe down the table, you’re leaving it dirty for another student. Have some respect; clean up after yourself. 13. Learn to drive. Students on campus tend to drive one of two ways; like 90 year old women or like Kyle Busch. As much as we all know driving fast is fun, campus is not your own personal NASCAR track. On the other hand, creeping slowly along Cates Avenue is not the answer. And, for goodness sake—you can turn right on red. 14. You don’t own the brick. Skateboarders, you do not have free reign of every brick on campus. You can skateboard all day long. That’s totally fine with me. In fact, please do, because I’m sure it’s good for your health. But when it comes to people walking by, skateboards become a walking hazard. Just be courteous and share the brick. 15. Don’t leave exit doors open long enough for them to beep. I was sitting in the Atrium last week and, of course, someone left the exit door open too long and it started to beep. This happens to the doors in on-campus buildings specifically labeled as exit doors. Students tend to stare dumbfounded at the door, seemingly confused at where the high pitched noise is coming from. Do everyone’s ears a favor and close the door. Now, if you can follow the given 15 laws, you can consider yourself a 100 percent socially acceptable member of the Wolfpack. And remember: Live red. Bleed red. Follow the Wolf Laws. Send your thoughts to Madison on the Wolf Laws to letters@

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Exasperating drinking problems


alloween on a college campus is no celebration without alcohol, and the holiday always results in a high number of DUI arrest s a nd accidents. Though driving while impa i re d i s Anokhi Shah ultimately Deputy the fault of Viewpoint Editor the drunken driver, certain inhibitory measures taken by police and administration are also to blame. The best way to reduce drunk drivers on Halloween and other notable wet college events is to acknowledge that drinking will occur and focus efforts on preventing harmful actions like drunken driving, rather than attempting to tackle access to alcohol as a whole. North Carolina was the fourth-highest state in 2009 for alcohol-related fatalities. A whopping 28 percent of total fatalities was due to motor vehicle accidents with at least one driver or non-occupant involved with a blood alcohol concentration of over the 0.08 percent legal limit. Statistics show the most frequent concordant of alcohol-related deaths is a motor vehicle, which is why the majority of police efforts, as well as prevention programs, should attempt to limit driving after alco-

hol consumption, not alcohol consumption itself. Teenagers are the No. 1 age group associated with binge drinking. Young adults between 18-24 have the highest rates of alcohol consumption and hold the highest numbers of binge or heavy drinkers of any other age group. There are various treatments and intervention programs that have been implemented by colleges to attempt to combat the issue of problem drinking. However, these programs have limited success. AlcoholEdu scores average at 55 percent during pre-test and 85 percent at post-test, illustrating these students do learn something about alcohol use and abuse through the program. Additionally, some prevention programs appear to target the wrong audience. Though there are significant numbers of deaths and other harmful consequences associated with alcohol that do not involve a motor vehicle, harmful consequences due to driving while intoxicated far outnumber these. A much more prevalent problem is the target of police efforts on underage drinking. It is well known in college, large parties are often busted by the police, and drinking tickets are often issued when these parties are invaded. For this reason, some students attempt to leave a party before it gets busted. Many enlist the help of a designated driver or call a cab, but others, especially if trying to flee the premises in a short period of time, simply

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get in their cars and drive to a different location. Students also know that drinking in public will undoubtedly result in a ticket if caught by the police, so they drink in large amounts before going to parties, concerts, or clubs to maintain a buzz throughout the night. A better measure by police, which would prevent the harms of drunken driving but not necessarily underage drinking, would be to create checkpoints near parking lots of apartment complexes or on popular roads. Only the driver of the vehicle should be breathalized, and if the driver is clean, the car should pass. Both police and prevention should focus attention on the harms of drunken driving rather than underage drinking as a whole. Drinking in college is not surprising behavior, and it should not be treated as such unless it creates harm for the individual or other citizens. Students who drink but choose to do so safely should not be penalized, whereas students who put others in harm’s way definitely should. Currently, police efforts and prevention programs are exasperating the problem by creating more of an incentive to engage in harmful behavior when under the influence of alcohol, like entering a motor vehicle to flee legal prosecution, instead of seeking to reduce harmful behavior.

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Crafts Center teaches the art of wood carving The wood carving workshop held at the Crafts Center gives students the chance to create. Ankita Saxena Staff Writer

Crafts Center Classes: Other than Wood Carving, the Crafts Center offers numerous workshops for interested students to participate in. The following represent just a few of the different classes offered.

Students picked up a knife and pencil • Art on Paper • Clay and Pottery each, along with a block of wood, to take • Weaving on a Loom their first step towards wood carving. The • Dying Silk wood carving workshop, held at the N.C. • Intro to Stained Glass State Crafts Center, is instructed by Leon • Express Yourself in Beads Harkins, who has been carving since he • A Day of Silversmithing was 11 years old. • Introduction to Faceting “I started when I was in middle school • Action Photography when I got a book on wood carving checked Source: Arts N.C. State out from the library,” Harkins, now 77, said. “I ended up doing all the pieces in Mary Lynn, a statistics professor at UNC, the book, and haven’t stopped since then.” The first lesson he gives in the class is came all the way from Chapel Hill to attend on how to get a firm grip on the wood the workshop. “I have always been interested in wood block, and how to get control of the knife for cutting safely. Students have to draw carving, and when somebody dropped out the design they want to carve on the block, of this session and a spot opened up, I imand then practice cutting it off. He makes mediately signed up for it,” Lynn said. “It’s them practice U-cuts, V-cuts and perpen- a long drive to this place, but we don’t have anything like this Crafts Center at UNC, diculars. “The thing about wood is that when you so it’s worth it.” After the students have practiced for take it off, you can’t put it back like clay, so it is important to be careful,” Harkins said. a while making cuts and removing tiny The perpendicular cut is the hardest parts from their initial piece, Harkins gives them the actual to ma ke successblocks of wood from fully, according to which they will carve Harkins. To make it out a wolf. This wood easier, he suggests the is a little thicker than technique of taking the practice piece, but wood off from one Thomas Obarowski/Technician not much harder. The side, then the other, Cory Robert, a senior in wood products, carves a shape out of a block of wood during a wood block has already and finally from the carving class, that was located at the Crafts Center in Thompson Hall, Monday Oct. 31. been roughly shaped middle, a little bit at like a wolf, with the a time. prominent anatomiThe wood he uses cal details and posto give his students ture of the animal to their first bit of pracbe carved sketched on tice is basswood, the Leon Harkins, wood carving instructor it in pencil. same type primarThe students will ily used in Europe. It grows in mountainous areas, such as the have to carve off the extra pieces to make Appalachian Mountains, and it is denser it finer in detail. They began by putting a than normal wood because of the cool, center line around the piece, as Harkins describes to each student individually from crisp climate. Harkins said he gets wood for his work- where to take the wood out, and puts more shops mostly from lumberyards and some- pencil marks on their pieces to make things easier to figure out. times from hardwood stores. “You have to go around the tail, one Carving styles he uses include carving in the round; relief carving, which refers side from the other, and then work on the to the carved subject being made to stand legs,” Harkins said. “Pay attention to the above the background; and chip carving, fact that one of the legs is in front of the which is putting the design on wood and other. Just keep working around, and once you get most of the wood out, I will guide taking it out by small incisions. Harkins has carved all sizes of wood you further.” Each student’s wolf will be carved out in his lifetime, from very small pieces to 16-foot-tall totem poles. He has also done part by part in a series of similar workshops Thomas Obarowski/Technician some pieces for the College of Engineering and will be completed in about six weeks. Sandra Paa, an alumna in biological sciences, carves a shape out of a block of wood during a at N.C. State. wood carving class, that was located at the Craft Center, Monday, Oct. 31.

“The thing about wood is that when you take it off, you can’t put it back like clay, so it is important to be careful.”

Comedic cast makes for a worthy experience Tower Heist Universal Pictures

Led by Eddie Murphy, the strong cast of Tower Heist provides a funny, if not believeable, film. Phillip Lin Staff Writer

Two days prior to the release of Universal Pictures’ newest film, Tower Heist, N.C. State students were treated to a free advanced screening. Boasting a slick trailer and an interesting premise, Tower Heist stars lead comedians Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. Slated as a return to form for Murphy after a series of disappointing comedies, Murphy brings back his hilarious racy side for a new generation. Thanks to a strong performance from Murphy and an overall excellent cast, Tower Heist does not disappoint. The opening act of the film moves along at a relatively slow pace with a mostly serious tone, but it provides ample set-up and character development for the main cast. Stiller plays the building manager at a luxury apartment called The Tower. He regularly bumps into his contentious neighbor Slide, played by Murphy, who is thrown into jail early on in the film. Right off the bat, Murphy is in full motion and high in energy, providing a great deal of the humor early on.

Things pick up pace once the plot and character motives are established. Alan Alda plays business tycoon Arthur Shaw, who is accused of stealing the pensions from all the workers at The Tower. The main cast members come together when Stiller’s character recruits a few other ex-employees in a plot to steal back the cash that was stolen from them. Even before Murphy’s character is bailed out of jail and brought into the action, the supporting cast members provide a lot of the humor that makes Tower Heist enjoyable to watch. Casey Affleck plays Stiller’s brother-in-law, while Matthew Broderick takes on the role of an evicted tenant of The Tower. Both characters manage to draw empathy from the audience as well as some subtle humor. Michael Peña plays a former bellhop and provides a lot of strong scenes, especially when Murphy’s character is absent. However, the real star of Tower Heist is Eddie Murphy himself, whose very presence energizes and drives the film. Katherine Lampe, a sophomore in business administration, says that Murphy should have been given more screen time. “This movie was definitely a comeback for Eddie Murphy,” Lampe said, “which is weird because the other characters were in the movie more than him.” Though the beginning of the movie is strong, the film feels a bit rushed when the heist actually occurs. It doesn’t help that Murphy disappears for long stretches in the second half.

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Eddie Murphy (right) and Ben Stiller (left) in a scene from the comedy Tower Heist. The film is being posited as a return to form for Murphy, whose career has taken a few hits in recent years.

It isn’t always clear what’s going on, or what the plan is. The heist itself gets messy, and toward the end, logic and believability are thrown out the window. However, the bumbling nature of these amateur thieves is fun to watch, and the cast worked well together to keep the mood tense yet hilarious.

Patrick Edwards, a sophomore in economics, says that the cast kept the movie engaging throughout. “Eddie Murphy sounded exactly the same as he did when he played Donkey in Shrek, and Alan Alda looked pretty legit,” Edwards said. Overall the film succeeds in providing the laughs and comedy stunts, but

more so due to the strength of the cast rather than the heist itself. “It’s not a perfect movie, but the cast definitely makes up for the shortcomings in the plot,” Lampe said. “Tower Heist is definitely an enjoyable popcorn flick to watch with your friends.”

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Tournament raises hype for sequel RUaGamer, a Cary gaming center, hosted a gaming tournament to promote Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Young Lee Staff Writer

Only in game developer Ubisoft’s multiplayer mode for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the third entry in the popular franchise, can people leap from rooftop to rooftop while stabbing their friends in the face. The game may not be for everyone, but as shown by tournament participants at RUaGamer, a gaming center in Cary, seeking out the competition and stealthily killing them can be a Friday night well spent. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is the latest game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, released in November 2010. One of Ubisoft’s flagship series, Assassin’s Creed is a third-person action game where players take control of free-running assassins who are somehow connected in a thousand year narrative regarding the end of the world. With Brotherhood, Ubisoft brought a new feature to the table by adding a multiplayer mode. With a focus on stealth kills over outright gunplay and action, the feature became a favorite among fans. The event was organized by Tim MacNeil, a promotional representative for Ubisoft and senior in math education. The RUaGamer tournament was held to build up hype for the next entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, which will fix and tweak the multiplayer experience. Among the numerous changes to the mode are options to

Changes in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

With the fourth game in the series, Ubisoft has sought to make numerous gameplay changes to keep the franchise fresh. In particular, the multiplayer mode, first introduced last year, has received significant upgrades. Single Player • Hookblade for traversal of environments • 300 different bomb types, created through a crafting system • Refined combat and combo system • Playable in full 3D across platforms Multiplayer • Story-oriented Quests • Increased character customization • Guild system • Ability to create a unique coat of arms • Capture the Flag mode Courtesy of ubisoft

create a more unique multiplayer character with costume customization and guild creation. Further, new multiplayer modes, including story-driven stages, are also being added. The single player mode of the seires will also be upgraded, featuring a tighter gameplay experience and new ways for players to traverse the expansive environment. Revelations will also see the end to the story of Ezio, the main character of the series since Assassin’s Creed II. Bradley Pittard, a staff member at RUaGamer and participant in the tournament, was happy with the turn out to the event, and felt it was the kind of thing customers really enjoyed. “Events and promotions like this are great for everyone involved; the sponsor, the host

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Senior in math education Tim MacNeil is playing in a free-for-all Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood tournament at RUaGamer in Cary, N.C. on Nov. 4. MacNeil, a student representative for developer Ubisoft, organized the tournament in order to help raise awareness for the upcoming sequel Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

and especially the partici- just for Assassin’s Creed but also for League of Legend and games pants,” Pittard said. For Chris Bocchino, a stu- like that.” These promotions are bedent at Wake Tech, the tournament not only meant fun. coming an interesting part of the gamAs the touring world as nament winthe medium ner, his top reaches more placing also mainstream earned him audiences. an Assassin’s With events Creed T-shirt such as these and mug. Chris Bocchino, a nd M ajor “I come student at Wake Tech League Gamhe re e ve r y ing, v ideo Friday night,” Bocchino said. “I wasn’t really games are becoming more of expecting it to be a big deal but a spectator sport. For local students, events like it was a nice event. I wish we had more events like this, not these are a nice way for more

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casual gamers to get a competitive feel. In fact, for many attendees, it was their first time trying the Assassin’s Creed series out. “It went really well,” MacNeil said. “People really seemed to enjoy and seemed to be having fun with [the game]. We had a good set of games out.” There will be another tournament at RUaGamer this coming Friday. On Nov. 16, there will be a release party for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations here on campus in the Wolves’ Den. As the medium continues to develop, electronic gaming will continue to change. Promotional events and tournaments

are becoming more popular, and marketing has grown into a bigger part of the process. According to MacNeil, even with the numerous changes in the industry, the heart and the appeal has always been the same. “[Gaming is] a way to have a good time for a few hours,” MacNeil said. “In between classes, or work, or if you’re procrastinating or something like that, it gives students some time to do stuff. Whenever you’ve got multiplayer, it is something people can do… with their friends on a regular basis.”

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points. Harris finished the game with 10 points and three rebounds. “He has some promising years ahead of him,” Johnson said. “He came in and did what he did, started out on a tough opponent, number 23 [Matt Clark], and scored 10 points off the bench. He did well for a freshman in his first game ever.” Brown returned to the game with seven minutes left in the second half and picked up another assist. State scored its 100th point of the game with a fast break dunk by Harris. Wood led the team in scoring with 24 points. Howell took the lead in rebounding with seven and Brown finished with eight assists. The team returns to the RBC Center hardwood at 7 p.m. Friday for its season opener against UNCAsheville. patrick easters/Technician

N.C. State basketball center DeShawn Painter makes a goal at the exhibition game versus Flagler College. Painter scored 10 points in the Wolfpack’s first game of the season. The Wolfpack defeated the Saints 102-61.


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Sophomore forward Nazmi Albadawi stop s a ball rolling down the sideline before moving it towards the Virginia Tech goal during the first round of the ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament on Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill on Monday, Nov. 7. The Wolfpack defeated the Hokies 1-0, moving them on to the next round against UNC-Chapel Hill.


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final encounter, a fixture which saw the Tar Heels trounce the Pack, 4-0. Findley, who oversaw the regular season fixture between the perennial in-state rivals, a close game that saw the Pack lose to an unfortunate over-time goal, felt the team

would play to their strengths and would try and capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses. “We defend well as a group, we are hard to score against, we don’t give up that many goals, we score goals,” Findley noted. “Now we need to put both sides together, defend well as a group and capitalize on the chances because we know Carolina always gives out some easy ones. “We know that we are go-

continued from page 8 However, Tom O’Brien now has State in position to make the postseason after beating North Carolina for the fifth straight year, a victory that may have turned down the heat on his hot seat for the time being. (11/12 @ Boston College)

ing to have to work hard, we know we have to be committed to what we do, not really a special game plan as such but we just got to go out and try to continue to get better,” Findley said. State will return to action tomorrow night in the ACC Tournament against North Carolina at 7 p.m in Chapel Hill.

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home. (11/12 @ Virginia) 11. Boston College (2-7, 1-5 ACC; LW: 10) – The Eagles had the table set for an upset with a primetime Thursday night game at home against Florida State but couldn’t answer the call. Change seems to be on the horizon, as Boston College is now officially eliminated from bowl eligibility. (11/12 vs. N.C. State) 12.  Maryland (2-7, 1-5 ACC; LW: 12) – Randy Edsall’s first season in College Park was not supposed to go this way. The Terrapins can no longer make a bowl and have not won since Oct. 1 against Townson. (11/12 vs. Notre Dame at Landover, MD)


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Two named as ACC Football Players of the Week Redshirt junior linebacker Terrell Manning and freshman punter Wil Baumann were named to the ACC Football Players of the Week list on Monday. Manning, who was named the linebacker of the week, was pivotal in the first shutout of UNC in 51 years with 11 tackles, a sack for a 12-yard loss, three pass breaks and three quarterback knockdowns. Baumann was also key to the Pack’s victory via field positioning with seven punts averaging 37.9 yards. Five punts landed inside UNC’s 20-yard line, four downed in the final 10. UNC’s average starting field position for its 13 possessions was on its own 21. Source: acc

Pack set for repeat quarterfinal against UNC For the second year in a row, the men’s soccer team is scheduled to play the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals directly after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies. When State competed against Carolina in the 2010 ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels won 4-0. State will hope to change their luck today when they face the Heels in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Source: acc

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Pack pounces Hokies, sets up UNC rematch N.C. State downs Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament. Rishav Dey Staff Writer

In the battle for the final position in the quarterfinals of the ACC men’s soccer tournament, N.C. State defeated Virginia Tech 1-0 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, in a rematch of the fixture at the same stage last year. Having qualified as the number eight and nine seeds for the tournament, it was a must-win game for both N.C. State (7-10-2) and Virginia Tech (4-13-2) as a loss would mean an end of the season for both teams. In the end it was the Pack who triumphed in a closely fought game that saw as little as seven shots in the first half. First-year coach Kelly Findley, whose team also beat Virginia Tech during the regular season, admitted that playing the Hokies earlier helped them get a better understanding of how the game could turn out to be coming in the fixture. “Virginia Tech is a very direct team and we talked about not giving them any starts,” Findley said. “We got to be able to both defend well and attack well, and you can’t give up one for the another. I thought the difference today was that the guys did a good job of doing both really well. We just got what we deserved

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Sophomore forward Nader Jaibat turns the ball while avoiding a Hokie during the first round of the ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament on Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill on Monday. The Wolfpack would defeat Virginia Tech 1-0, moving them on to the next round against UNCChapel Hill.

in the end.” Redshirt freshman Nazmi Albadawi, who had scored the overtime winner against the Hokies when the two teams met at Dail Soccer Stadium during the regular season, was once again the difference between the two teams. In the 60th minute, freshman midfielder Matt Ingram possessed the ball in midfield and found sophomore midfielder Ryan Metts on the wing. Metts crossed the ball into the Hokies’ penalty area, where Albadawi nudged

the ball into the back of the net up to second place in the ACC with the utmost ease to hand standings for both goals and points scored. the Pack the initiative. Findley It was the claimed the nint h goa l team was of the seafeeling presson for Alsurized gobadawi, who ing into the became the game, as a f irst Wolfloss would pack player Coach Kelly Findley mean an in three years abrupt end to score at least that many goals in one to the season but was glad to see season. It was also his seventh the team rise to the occasion. “I thought we played really in ACC play, bringing him back

“We just got what we deserved in the end.”

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Today men’s soccer vs. UNC Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.

men’s basketball vs. unc asheville RBC Center, 7 p.m. women’s volleyball vs. clemson Raleigh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Cross Country at NCAA Southeast Regional Louisville, Ky., TBA

Swimming & Diving vs. College of Charleston & Campbell Raleigh, 2 p.m. Sunday Wrestling at Wolfpack Open Raleigh, All Day women’s volleyball vs. georgia tech Raleigh, 1 p.m. men’s basketball vs. morehead state RBC Center, 6 p.m.

Did You know? The men’s soccer team has won only one ACC Tournament in program history; once in 1990. The Pack’s overall record in the competition is 11-20-6 (.378). The most notable member of the 1990 Wolfpack squad, Henry Gutierrez, won many accolades that year, including All-American honors, ACC Player of the Year and made the All-ACC First Team. Gutierrez played for several professional teams in France and the U.S. and is now a coach for the Cary Railhawks U-23 team in the PDL.


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women’s basketball vs. southeast missouri state Reynold’s Coliseum, noon

Football at boston college Chestnut Hill, Mass., 12:30 p.m.

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Friday Rifle at Army West Point, N.Y., All Day

Rifle vs. Nebraska West Point, N.Y., All Day

well, we looked a little tense in the start of the game, we have been on a pretty hard stretch and there was a lot of pressure on the game,” Findley said. “If you lose, your season is done. I thought we looked like that when we played in the first 25 minutes of the game but I thought we were really good in the second half.” State next plays No. 3 UNC in a rematch of last year’s quarter-

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Junior forward Scott Wood looks for a pass during the N.C. State basketball exhibition game. The Wolfpack defeated Flagler College 102-61. Wood lead the game with 24 points.

Wolfpack defeats Flagler in only exhibition game State takes out the Saints in its final preseason test. Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer

State routed the Flagler Saints with a final score of 102-61 in its final dress rehearsal before its regular season opener against UNC-Asheville on Friday in the RBC Center. “We did a lot of things well,” head coach Mark Gottfried said. “We feel like we can improve quite a bit, but at the same time, we were very unselfish, moved the ball, got out on the break and had some success there. Overall, it was a good night for us.” Gottfried started junior center Jordan Vandenburg, junior forward Richard Howell, junior forward Scott Wood, sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown and senior guard C.J. Williams in his first lineup as the

head coach of the Pack. Early in the game, State ran into trouble with Flagler picking up second chance points and points in the paint while being out-rebounded on the offensive end 2-6 in the first half. “I like that team, I like Flagler,” Gottfried said. “I told their coach afterwards that I think they have a nice chance to have success at their level. They play well offensively and they have some good athletes.” State picked up its momentum by creating plenty of offensive opportunities from its secondary break in the first half, and Wood took full advantage of it. Wood scored 18 points in the first half and went 6-8 from the three-point line. “We probably shot about 55 percent from the field,” Wood said. “Most nights it’s probably not going to be that high. The key is to get stops. I think if we get stops and we get out and run, then make good decisions, we’re going to score a lot more points.“

Williams also went 2-3 from beyond the arch in the first half, mostly coming from the secondary break as well. Brown took the driver’s seat in the first half for the Pack and dished out seven assists. State built a large deficit by the end of the half, leaving the score at 51-37. In the second half, Gottfried gave sophomore forward C.J. Leslie and redshirt senior Alex Johnson the start in place of Vandenburg and Brown. The first few minutes of the experiment did not pan out successfully as Flagler broke out to a 7-0 run. After a timeout from Gottfried, the run was broken by a jump shot inside the arch from Wood with an assist from Vandenburg. From then on, the Pack kept its dominance throughout the second half and didn’t look back. A layup on the fast break from freshman forward Tyler Harris pushed its lead to 20

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There was no shortage of excitement this week, despite the ACC’s top three teams being out of action. Even though they didn’t play, Virginia Tech and Clemson entered the BCS Top Ten after losses to top ranked teams. Tom O’Brien continued to excel in the second half of the season, while Wake Forest went down to the wire in nonconference action against Notre Dame. Florida State continues to improve down the stretch, and Virginia has been one of the conference’s most pleasant surprises. 1.     #9 Clemson (8-1, 5-1 ACC; Last Week: 2) – The Tigers enjoyed a well-timed bye week, as they have had more time to prepare for this week’s matchup with Wake Forest. Clemson will be looking to keep their slim National Title hopes alive, as they benefited from a number of losses by teams above them. Standout wide receiver Sammy Watkins will continue to make his case for Biletnikoff Finalist and All-American status. (11/12 vs. Wake Forest) 2.     #10 Virginia Tech (8-1, 4-1 ACC; LW: 1) – A week off gave the Hokies time to analyze and break down their poor performance against Duke. Defense continues to be Virginia Tech’s strong suit, while the offense’s inconsistency has been costly. Frank Beamer will need to create some more late season magic to ensure that his team represents the Coastal Division in Charlotte. (11/10 @ Georgia Tech)

3.     #21 Georgia Tech (7-2, 4-2 ACC; LW: 3) – Paul Johnson has brought his team back from two consecutive losses and into contention for the Coastal Division. The running game continues to baffle opponents and the defense seems to be coming around. (11/10 vs. Virginia Tech) 4.     Florida State (6-3, 4-2 ACC; LW: 4) – It’s a shame that the Seminoles performed so poorly early in the season, because, right now, they look like they could beat anyone. Florida State crushed Boston College on Thursday night, employing a balanced attack on offense while forcing four turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. If things go their way, there’s still an outside chance of an Atlantic Division title. (11/12 vs. Miami) 5.     Virginia (6-3, 3-2 ACC; LW: 7) – The Cavaliers are the surprise team of the ACC and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. While Virginia has had its ups and downs, they are currently on a hot streak that could land them in the ACC Championship. Even if they fall short, 2011 could mark the year where the once historic program turns around. (11/12 vs. Duke) 6.     Miami (5-4, 3-3 ACC; LW: 8) – The Hurricanes could have easily folded after a tough loss at home to Virginia, especially against a Duke team that has been playing well recently. However, Al Golden rallied the troops and beat the Blue Devils in convincing fashion. While fans may want to quickly forget the turmoil of this season, Golden has shown a resilience and commitment that any program would be proud to see. (11/12 @ Florida State) 7.     N.C. State (5-4, 2-3 ACC; LW: 11) – Three weeks ago, the Wolfpack was winless in conference play and appeared to be staying home for bowl season.

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Technician - November 8, 2011  
Technician - November 8, 2011  

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