hopes to grow campus numbers The Hillel Jewish student group gets ready for annual Hanukkah celebration.
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Students fight pre-exam stress With exams looming, students find various ways to combat stress issues. Sarah Dashow Staff Writer
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Among the several pamphlets offered to students in Talley Student Center is a directory of the Chaplains’ Cooperative Ministry, which lists all of N.C. State’s religious organizations. Jewish students may have noticed that one campus group is too far for comfort: Hillel Jewish Student Life. Hillel, an organization that affiliates itself with campuses around the country, offers Jewish students a forum to celebrate holidays away from home and meet other students of the same faith. While Hillel is listed on the Ministry pamphlet, it is not indicated anywhere that N.C. State has its own Hillel group; rather, its Chapel Hill address is printed, leaving some to conclude participation requires transportation. Michelle Haber, junior in social work and peer network engagement intern for the N.C. Hillel system says N.C. State’s Hillel has been around and thriving. “We have Shabbat on certain Fridays. We’ve had camping, hiking, played Apples to Apples, had an N.C. State Football party, and more,” Haber said. Haber’s role in the N.C. Hillel system gives her the responsibility of representing the University and getting others involved in events, like the upcoming Hanukkah Party. Sarah Mazur, senior in accounting and president of the University’s Hillel chapter, is excited for the upcoming holiday celebrations. “The Hanukkah party is usually our biggest event of the year,” Mazur said. “We have lots of games set up, like a Jewish version of Apples to Apples, and we raffle off small prizes.”
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During exam periods, student organizations put together events called Stress Busters for students to take study breaks and relieve some tension. The counseling center also offers services for students who wish to have one-on-one help during exam time. This year, University Activities Board is running a week-long event called Finals Fun Week. “This is the first year that we are doing a week’s worth of Stress Busters events. We, as a board, thought it was strange that UAB didn’t put on events during finals, so we figured it was important to start a new tradition,” Erinn Wofford-Allen, senior in applied psychology and UAB diversity chair, said. The events include a promotional movie put on by the Films Committee, a dub-step dance party put on by Issues and Issues, a karaoke night put on by the Black Students Board, an origami night photo illustration by andrew so put on by the Diversity Activities Board Committee, and ultimate With exams quickly approaching, many students are overwhelmed with stress. The Counseling Center offers services to bingo put on by the Leisure and help students cope with anxiety. sessions with counselors as well as agement. Coming up Nov. 30 is a test puter science, attended Carmichael Entertainment Committee. “The idea was to have each workshops students can sign up for anxiety workshop, a healthy cram- Gym’s Exam Jam a few times. “The event was decent. Free food through the counsel- ming workshop Dec. 1 and a stress committee creis always a boon to students. It’s nice ing website, includ- management workshop Dec. 5. ate a fun event According to Lee Salter, director of near exams to be able to take a moing a weekly Friday to showcase all Stress Meeting. Last counseling and licensed psychologist, ment away from your work,” Adams the committees year, there were 191 student appointments increase sig- said. and the UAB as Derin Alabi, senior in computer enworkshops through- nificantly during exams. Despite the a whole. We all out the semester, high demand, they still take walk-ins. gineering, attended the Pet-A-Pooch knew we would with 8,611 students The counseling center is open and the event last year. be stressed “I liked [Pet-A-Pooch]. It really was workshops run all semester. in attendance. around finals and However, Salter offered some sim- a nice break from the constant scramThe work shops figured that this vary by organization ple advice any student can follow. He bling during dead week,” Alabi said. would be a perFor more information on stress reand are run by the recommends organization of tasks, fect short break Erinn Wofford-Allen, lief, there are pamphlets available at getting enough sleep, eating healthy, counseling outreach for students durUAB diversity chair program. There are exercising, limiting parties to after all the counseling center, and a collecing finals,” Allen topics such as study exams are done and not pulling all- tion of virtual pamphlets linked on said. the counseling center website. The counseling center offers skills, stress management, test tak- nighters. Matthew Adams, senior in comappointments for one-on-one ing, procrastination and time man-
“This is the first year that we are doing a week’s worth of Stress Busters events.”
Wind ensemble presents annual holiday concert The University wind ensemble held a diverse performance Tuesday night. Anna Riley staff writer
Playing a collection of rich classical and contemporary tunes, N.C. State’s wind ensemble held its winter concert Tuesday night. Headed by the N.C. State music department and Director Paul Garcia, the ensemble performed an organized musical show for a crowd of public and student onlookers. In a packed theater, the wind ensemble, known for its rhythmic variety and great amount of student talent, showcased its most recent compilations and arrangements of melodies. The program comprised six pieces, with one piece boasting four separate parts. Kevin Quick, a first-year string bass player and freshman in nuclear engineering, said he was pleased with how the concert turned out. “I absolutely loved it,” Quick said. Quick and fellow ensemble member Michael Scanlan, a horn player and freshman in meteorology, said they were happy to be a part of the performance and have the opportunity to work alongside pianist Tom Koch. “He’s fantastic. It’s amazing playing with him,” Scanlan said. Quick said he enjoyed playing with Koch because he is such a talented player. Scanlan, also a first-year member, said the group required many practices to prepare for Tuesday night’s
show, including a handful of rehearsals with Koch. “We had practiced before, but when he came in we just started following what he was doing,” Scanlan said. The group began the performance with the “Tannhauser Overture,” and with help from the piano soloist, music professor Koch, continued with the “Petite Suite” that carried the audience through a medley of sections. The tunes featured a variety of sounds, pitches, rhythms and tempos. “Petite Suite,” which contained En Bateau, Cortege, Menuet and Ballet, started with calming flute sounds and a smooth riff from the clarinets. As “Petite Suite” progressed, the tempo became more upbeat, though maintaining mellow undertones. During the piece, the tubas added complimentary sounds that were pitch-perfect. And with the holiday season looming, the Menuet, “elves at play,” that was full of cheery flute parts, provided a holiday feeling for audience members. “Petite Suite’s,” conclusion with Ballet was a fast-paced, energetic collection of melodies that featured flutes and French horns. Following an intermission, the ensemble played three additional pieces including “Symphony for Band” and “Cloudburst.” Charles Townes, a senior in business administration, said he attended the event because he was interested in hearing the ensemble’s new pieces “The whole ensemble was great. And Dr. Koch was spectacular. When he played ‘Dangerous Moonlight’ it seemed like it belonged in a movie. It was very suspenseful,” Townes said.
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achael Powell, graduate student in sociology, discusses the Occupy movement with other students in front of the Atrium. Powell said the goal of the “Ask an Occupier” booth is to recruit students for the Occupy protest today. When asked why she is a part of the Occupy movement, she said “I like the energy from Occupy Wall Street and I want it shown in Raleigh.”
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Wednesday DELTA Fall Workshops and Seminars Registration Now Open 8/22/2011 - 12/08/2011 D.H. Hill Library Registration is now open for the DELTA Fall 2011 workshop series and our schedule of classes begins on September 6th. By attending DELTA workshops and seminars, you can explore best practices for teaching online, gain techniques for effective teaching with technology strategies and advance your knowledge of Learning Management Sytem (LMS) tools. Intramural Sports: NFL Pick’M Registration 8/29/2011 - 2/05/2012 Intramural Sports: NFL Pick’M Registration: Mon 8/29-End of Season http://ncsu.edu/stud_ affairs/campus_rec/intramural/. The Urge to Draw, The Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations 11/30/2011 - 11/30/2011 D. H. Hill Library The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA.
EARTH WITH MEANING: the photographs of Alan Cohen 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM Gregg Museum of Art & Design 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. Counseling Center Exam Prep Series: Test Anxiety 3-4 p.m. 2301 Student Health Center Counseling Center Exam Prep Series: Self-Care During Exams 4-5 p.m. 2301 Student Health The Wells Fargo Executive Lecture Series 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM 3400 Nelson Hall John G. Stumpf, chairman president and chief executive officer of Wells Fargo & Company, will speak about his leadership role as chairman of Wells Fargo & Company. Irish Music Session 4:30-6 p.m. 139 Crafts Center Genetics Club Meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. 102 David Clark Labs Audition for Rent 7-9 p.m. Stewart Theatre Open to all NCSU students, no experience necessary. Sides (audition scenes) are posted online at www.ncsu.edu/theatre/ auditions.
University Theatre presents Little Women 07:30 PM - Array Thompson Hall A delightful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel. The four spirited March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—endeavor to sustain their family in the absence of their father, who is away fighting the Civil War. Set at Christmas time, led by their devoted Marmee and accompanied by music from the period, each girl’s coming of age story is told in this heartwarming holiday show for the whole family. Thursday DELTA Fall Workshops and Seminars Registration Now Open 8/22/2011 - 12/08/2011 D.H. Hill Library Registration is now open for the DELTA Fall 2011 workshop series and our schedule of classes begins on September 6th. By attending DELTA workshops and seminars, you can explore best practices for teaching online, gain techniques for effective teaching with technology strategies and advance your knowledge of Learning Management Sytem (LMS) tools. Intramural Sports: NFL Pick’M Registration 8/29/2011 - 2/05/2012 Intramural Sports: NFL Pick’M Registration: Mon 8/29-End of Season http://ncsu.edu/stud_ affairs/campus_rec/intramural/. The Urge to Draw, The Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations 11/30/2011 - 11/30/2011 D. H. Hill Library The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA.
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stud_affairs/campus_rec/ intramural/. The Urge to Draw, The Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations 11/30/2011 - 11/30/2011 D. H. Hill Library The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA. EARTH WITH MEANING: the photographs of Alan Cohen 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM Gregg Museum of Art & Design 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. Finals Madness Sale 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. NCSU Bookstore During the 10-hour sale, take 40 percent off all regular and clearance priced merchandise. Choral and Jazz Combo Holiday Concert 7-9 p.m. Stewart Theatre Come listen to the NCSU Jazz Combos and Choirs preform some of your favorite Holiday songs to get you in the holiday spirit! Nightmare Before Christmas 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Admission to this event is free. 30 Minutes or Less 9-11 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public.
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“I believe having a group of students at State dedicated to the Jewish commucontinued from page 1 nity in the triangle will help Traditional games and re- with education on Judaica freshments will be available at for the masses and involvethe celebration, including Ha- ment of local Jews, whether nukkah’s famous food-- latkes. senior, adult or student,” Hillel was started on cam- Bennett said. As a volunteer coordinapus by Mazur’s brother six years ago, but due in part to a tor for a Jewish cause, Benlack of proper identification on nett has not been contacted the University’s ministry lists, by Hillel members at our involvement rates have been University, but would love to work with students in leveling off. “We’re still trying to fig- the University’s chapter for ure out new ways to increase community service events. A s for awareness activiabout Hillel, ties in but this year semesters is great beto come, cause we have Haber is a lot more planning freshmen,” a Jew ish Mazur said. cooking Mazur enclass in courages stuaddition dents to come to already to events and planned take part in events t he closeSarah Mazur, president of Hillel a nd celk nit g roup ebrations. as a means of finding a home away from Students can expect Hillel’s traditional “beginning of home. “We have some students the semester bagel brunch,” who come from areas where which will be held the first there were a lot of other Jew- Sunday after classes start ish people, and then they come next semester. “The best way to be rehere and feel alone. Hillel is the best way to find other Jewish minded is by friending Hilstudents,” Mazur said. “A lot lel N.C. State on Facebook. of people think of it as a fam- All the info and even inforily away from home-- we’re a mation is always on there,” Haber said. close group.” Students can also conTracy Bennett, volunteer coordinator for the Jewish Fed- tact the University’s Hileration of Raleigh-Cary, be- lel chapter at ncsuhillel@ lieves Hillel groups are vital to gmail.com. a strong sense of community.
“We’re still trying to figure out new ways to increase awareness about Hillel, but this year is great.”
Dawn Henderson, an academic advisor with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, shares different study techniques with students at a study skills workshop, located in Caldwell Hall, Tuesday.
Workshop teaches various study skills A study skills workshop sponsored by CHASS offered students various types of study tips. Zach Green Staff Writer
With exams looming and the semester drawing to a close, some students, looking for additional study tips to prepare for exams, turned to the College of Humanities And Social Sciences Study Skills workshop. Dawn Henderson, a graduate student in psychology and academic advisor for the Academic Support Center, presented the
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cusing or being able to stay on workshop, held Tuesday. The workshop focused more task. Henderson said the enon long term or “deep” learn- vironment groups choose to ing to prepare for exams, rather meet can cause this or simple than short-term memorization conversation that leads the or “shallow” learning. The group off track. Also in many workshop stressed that orga- situations one person may end nized, repetitive learning is up being the most involved more helpful in the long run, turning a study session into because truly understanding a Teach, rather than Teachconcepts makes then easier to Reteach-oriented study group. “In my opinion there are remember. Henderson introduced the more pros than cons to group study,” HenTeach-Rederson said. teach method In addition as a general to the Teachtechnique of Reteach studying for method, most t y pes Henderson of courses. In also covered the method, some ot her students work strategies that i n g roups , Dawn Henderson, academic work studypooling their advisor for Academic Support ing alone or resources Center in a group. and informaGuessing tion gathered from class lectures and dis- games like f lash cards are a cussions. One student teaches good way to study, using fill in the others so that everyone the blank to make you recall an understands the concept and answer. Concept maps are visual then the information is spoken charts or graphs used to link back to them. When working in groups concepts and facts together. there are both negative and Using concept maps, you can positive effects. More infor- follow the process used to get mation can be pooled when to a specific conclusion. This working in a group and there is works well with math problems less of a chance that something and scientific processes as well will be left out. Also, talking as literature and historically and discussing concepts re- based facts. “Recently, I’ve started using inforces them much better in our minds rather than reading more elaborate visual aides to them to ourselves, according to help me study,” Stephen McDonough, graduate student in Henderson. Some of the negative effects psychology, said. The last strategy that was can be simple, such as not fo-
“In grad school we partnered with people and that’s how we learned.”
covered was a process called chunking. Work or study material is broken down into tasks or section and then divided amongst a group. This can be a good way to knock out a large reading section, using the Teach-Reteach method to relay information on each section. Although this strategy is more group designed it can be used when studying alone to better organize your time and make workloads seem less daunting. Henderson shared some of her experiences about studying for exams and was very supportive of group study. “In grad school we partnered with people and that’s how we learned,” Henderson said. These are not the only methods of study and some students use what has worked through experience. “I usually read over the material and email the teacher about concepts I don’t get,” Ian Calloway, senior in creative writing, said. Calloway said that he uses different types of studying for different types of courses. “For science type stuff I focus more on major points, and for literature it’s more about the themes,” Calloway said. Tyler Worrell, junior in film studies, said that working in a quiet area is what works best for him. “I use note cards and go to a secluded area, usually the library,” Worrell said. “For math, I use repetition and do a lot of practice problems.”
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Chief Deputy Police Jon Barnwell announced Monday that he will be leaving the N.C. State family for a job at Tulane University.
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ith dead week almost over and finals rapidly approaching, many students are facing increased anxiety at the prospect of term papers and f inals for which they are highly Anokhi Shah unprepared. Deputy Editor For some Viewpoint finals week won’t commence until Dec. 6. These procrastinators could enjoy their daily activities without the accompanied feelings of guilt, shame and worry if they broke their addicting habit and forced themselves to begin cramming just one night earlier Luckily, there are some tricks that can make this task more feasible. 1. Make false deadlines. Procrastinators’ main problem stems from seeing a deadline and automatically planning on studying or working on the assignment the night before. However, chronic procrastinators generally succeed in their endeavors because they are especially skilled at completing work quickly under extreme pressure. If this pressure arrives much earlier than a deadline, a procrastinator could finish work much earlier and use the extra time to study
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Researchers make instant origami Researchers use Shrinky Dinks to study the movement of energy. Story By Katie Sanders
hrinky Dink toys from the 1970s have made their way back into the spotlight—this time as a substrate for researchers in biomolecular and chemical engineering. Researchers have figured out how to print in three dimensions, using prestressed polymers rendered from Shrinky Dinks to transform flat cutouts into 3-D objects with the application of light. Researchers Michael Dickey and Jan Genzer, biomolecular engineering professors, do this by printing a series of lines onto a piece of the special paper. When they is then exposed to light, they will fold along the lines to create threedimensional objects. Using this process they can print cubes, pyramids or any variety of complex geometric shapes. The key is that they start out with a prestressed polymer sheet. This, in its most basic definition, is a flat object made of repeatedly linked molecular units arranged like a chain. In layman’s terms, it’s a piece of plastic that will shrink when heated—a Shrinky Dink. According to Dickey, common examples of prestressed polymer sheets are wax paper, cellophane or overhead transpar-
encies. “So [we picked] Shrinky Dinks because they are commercially available, so we can just buy a bunch and don’t have to make the materials,” Dickey said. “There’s no reason that you would have to use this per se—it’s just that we can buy them and run them through a printer.” The researchers then take advantage of how these polymers react so dramatically to heat in order to make them fold. Darker colors, like black, will absorb a lot more light and become hotter faster than lighter colors, like the original translucent white of the polymer sheets. By printing black lines of ink on the Shrinky Dink sheets and then shining light onto them, they cause the black lines to shrink without affecting the rest of the sheet. “So basically we are confining the shrinking process to just a hinge, and the way we define the hinge is by patterning ink,” Dickey said. “The key is you want differential heating;
Ying Liu, graduate student in chemical and biomolecular engineering, creates a 3-D object out of a 2-D pattern using printed lines and heat in Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The objects were formed by printing lines on specially cut, pre-stressed Shrinky Dinks, which were then heated using a common heat lamp.
you want the hinge to get a lot hotter faster than the sheet.” This shrinking of the hinge
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is not uniform, however—the light heats the top of the sheet faster than the bottom. This means instead of shrinking along a plane, it creates a crisp fold. “The top surface will shrink, but the bottom surface of the polymer sheet will not, so based on this gradient it will fold,” Ying Liu, a chemical and biomolecular graduate student and the graduate research assistant, said. They can then determine the angles of the folds using mathematical models, which are dependent on things like light, heat and the geometry of the ink mark. “We try to use some mathematical modeling software to study how the folding depends on the temperature profile of the polymer sheet and how the folding angle can be defined by the geometry of the hinge defined by the black ink from the printer,” Liu said. From this they’ve studied the science of the reaction. They’ve created a thermal model, are tracking the movement of energy and have published a paper about it. “For this first paper we were trying to understand the science of it, to understand why it works. So far we haven’t demonstrated any applications, but we have some in mind,” Dickey said. The researchers have many ideas to which this process can be applied. Anything that is now printed in a planar matter and then assembled can be automatically converted into 3-D. “If you wanted to pattern metal wires or something like that, you could do that and it would be 2-D and then the very last step you either heat it
A new process discovered by professor of biomolecular and chemical engineering Michael Dickey.
or shine light on it, or put it in a microwave...and then it would fold up into 3-D,” Dickey said. “So that was the original motivation—we just didn’t know how to do it. And it turned out that this incredibly simple way really worked the best.” It’s an easy and cheap process, which makes it applicable in the real world. “I’m proud of the fact that it’s so simple,” Dickey said. It’s actually so straightforward you could do it at home, Dickey said. Just acquire some Shrinky Dinks, the preferred pre-stressed polymers of the researchers, run them through a printer to create the hinges (no special ink required), cut them out and stick them under your desk lamp to watch them fold themselves. You could even use a perma-
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Computer Chips Microchips Wiring Manufacturing industry Source: Michael Dickey
nent marker if you don’t have a printer, though it won’t be as precise, Dickey said. The researchers discovered the polymers’ folding property accidently by marking the sheets with a permanent marker when studying them in a more complicated way that involved trying to make them fold with microwave radiation. Before Technician informed Betty Morris, the owner and founder of the Shrinky Dinks company, on the research using Shrinky Dinks at the University, she was unaware of the NCSU project. Morris said she is proud of how far her products have come since they hit the toy store market in 1973. Shrinky Dinks are now also being used in the creation of microchips, according to Morris. “I feel pretty excited to see something like that, that’s a very new idea,” Morris said. She said she intends to investigate the NCSU project’s YouTube page and plans to try it out at home.
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for the Pack this year. Someone who specializes in making big plays, Manning has been the real leader of the Pack. Leading the team in tackles-for-loss and sacks apart from being one of the most pivotal figures in the wins against UNC, Clemson and Maryland, Manning, who has another year of eligibility, could be the man that will make oppositions tremble with fear. Also named to All-ACC second team.
different. I’m happy that she had that experience to go and represent Team USA.” Even though most would consider this a business trip, according to Kastanek she was also able to explore the city of Guadalajara. “It was cool to experience a mariachi band, they were awesome,” Kastanek said. “Then we went into this little street strip and went to all of these little shops. “People would just come up to you and ask ‘hey, do you want some tequila?’ They were making it on the sidewalk and it was cool to see them chop up this thing and put it in this machine. “ Even though the team had to deal with her being absent
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Games Played: 10 Tackles: 70 Tackles for Loss/yards: 13/63 Sacks/yards: 5.5/44 Forced fumbles: 4 Interceptions: 2 4. David Amerson (Sophomore cornerback) Anything said about what Amerson has achieved this year would be insufficient. First breaking a 74-year old school record and then equaling the ACC record for most interceptions in a season, Amerson has put the program into the national spotlight by being named as one of the finalists to the Jim Thorpe award, awarded to the best defensive back in the country. He has accounted for almost one third of the turnovers N.C. State has forced this season with his nation leading 11 interceptions and was named to the All-ACC first team. Games Played: 12 Tackles: 54
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Redshirt junior quarterback Mike Glennon throws a pass during the first half of State’s game against Liberty at Carter-Finley Stadium Saturday, Sept. 3. Glennon threw for 156 yards and one touchdown in the game. N.C. State won 43-21.
Interceptions/yards/TD: 11/140/1 Pass Breakups: 5 5. T.J. Graham- (Senior wide receiver) Easily one of the most popular players among the fans, Graham has earned that with his hard work, which has seen him stand among some of the best prospects in the nation
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taking a psychology class through an online university in Canada. But for now, hockey is the most important thing on his mind. “If I would have went to college after high school I’m not sure where I would be but I know I would definitely be playing hockey,” Skinner said. “If I wasn’t playing hockey I would be doing something with business.” Former head coach of the Canes, Paul Maurice, said that 99 percent of the hockey
during that period of training and competing, according to Harper and Kastanek, both believe that this experience has brought Kastanek closer to her team and was emphasized by a warm welcome home from her teammates. “It’s nice to have her back home and her teammates are excited to have her too,” Harper said. “That alone does wonders when you feel wanted.” “I really missed my teammates a lot,” Kastanek said. “I really missed all of the inside jokes we had and team chemistry we have here that we’ve built over the past three years. “I came in the gym and they were learning our defense so they really couldn’t really say much. When they broke from that and went to get water they all came to the scorers table and said ‘Oh my god, we miss you.’ It was fun.”
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• Page 7: A continuation of the Marissa Kastanek feature about her experience at the Pan-American games.
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College-age and with the pros
Men’s basketball takes on Hoosiers The Wolfpack men’s basketball team will host the Indiana Hoosiers in an out of conference game Wednesday night. The game is part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and will be televised on ESPN2. The game doesn’t stack up well for the Pack, as it has lost the last three games in the challenge, are one of only four teams with a losing record in the challenge, and have lost both games against the Hoosiers all-time. The tip is set for 7:15 p.m. at the RBC Center. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Pack travels to Illinois to take on Wildcats The N.C. State women’s basketball team will take on the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in Welsh-Ryan Arena. The two teams are both 4-1 and are coming off of losses over the weekend. The game is part of the women’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge, marking the fifth such competition between the two conferences. The Pack is 2-2 in the challenge overall, while the Wildcats have yet to win a game at 0-4. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
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Canes rookie Jeff Skinner an All Star at 19. Rebecca Fiorentino Senior Staff Writer
Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner is playing hockey with guys he grew up watching on television; the same guys he jokes around with outside of the rink when they are not with their wives or children. At the age of 19, Skinner has already been honored with the Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie and had the opportunity, midway through his first season, to play in the 2011 AllStar Game, becoming the youngest All-Star selection in all four major American sports. Skinner plays with the Hurricanes’ captain Eric Staal, who is 27, married and has a child. Despite the age difference, Skinner still enjoys having veterans Patrick Easters/Technician file photo as his teammates as well as Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner defends the puck from Ottawa Senators players Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Hurricanes lost the game someone to hang out with 3-2 in overtime. and look up to. “You get used to hanging a bunch of young guys so we 19 is something that hockey en- a degree in economics and a ing the season which starts in out with the older guys. At all sort of hang out with each thusiasts at N.C. State can only minor in business administra- the middle of September until experience through watching tion and hopes to go into the fi- Spring Break in March. other, first, it was Skinner graduated from high but the someone like Skinner. The 22 nancial world outside of North weird to school in Canada and has four members of State’s ice hockey Carolina after graduating. older think that “Hockey helped a little bit older siblings who played and club team will finish their colguys when you that do lege careers never experiencing with my decision to come to are still playing hockey at a unicome here, the level of competition already State because I knew there was versity. He had the chance to go have g uys go reached by somebody who is a program here,”Fryckberg visit them, but Skinner himself wives home to said. “I’m glad I joined because has never had the whole college younger than most of them. and their wives For example, captain Harry I’ve meet a lot of different guys experience. kids, and pick Skinner is not just a proFryckberg competes because he through hockey.” they’re their kids Jeff Skinner, Hurricanes forward Fryckberg is taking 14 credit fessional athlete — he is also loves hockey, but he is playing all up f rom in a completely different arena. hours at State while balancing pretty school Fryckberg, at the age of 21, practice twice a week late at and stuff like that,” Skin- young at heart.” That level of hockey success at will be graduating in May with night and the 22-25 games durner said. “But there’s still skinner continued page 7
“If I wasn’t playing hockey I would be doing something with business.”
Women’s Basketball at Northwestern Evanston, Il., 8 p.m.
Five star Pack players
Sunday Track at Christopher Newport Invitational Newport News, Va., All Day
fter an up and down season for t h e Wo l f p a c k from both the offense and the defense, I sat down and looked at the season as a whole and which players had t he most impact for the team. While some playRishav Dey ers may be debatable Staff Writer and some great players may have missed out on being in the top five, I took an even blend of offense and defensive players to come to this list. I hope you enjoy.
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Quote of the day “I really missed all of the inside jokes we had and team chemistry we have here that we’ve built over the past three years.” Marissa Kastanek, junior guard
Did You know? The men’s basketball team has faced the Indiana Hoosiers twice in the program’s history and has lost both meetings.
Sophomore guard Marissa Kastanek shoots a layup at the Tuesday night game against Fairfield University at Reynolds Coliseum Feb. 1.
Where in the world is Kastanek? Junior guard competed in the Pan-American Games in the offseason. Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer
Imagine going to another country and representing your nation at one of the highest level of competition. That’s the experience junior guard Marissa Kastanek had the luxury of enjoying her first experience with the USA Basketball program at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 21 to 25. Team USA went 1-2 in the preliminary round and finished 7th in the tournament by defeating Jamaica in its last game, 87-41. Kastanek scored three points and
dished out five assists in that game. Kastanek came off the bench and averaged 5.8 points per game. She also ranked second on the team in 3-point field goal percentage at .37. Kastanek said she learned from coming to a new team with a new system in a short period of time during the team’s training camp in Houston. “It was a great experience, just to get to Houston for training camp,” Kastanek said. “I’ve never been in a training camp. I had three days to learn about my 11 other teammates and my three coaches. It helped me learn the style of coming to a team real quick and trying to get a common goal very quickly.” In Mexico, Kastanek enjoyed the experience of playing on the international stage.
“When we went to Mexico just the experience of playing international basketball was amazing,” Kastanek said. We played against the national teams for all these other countries and it was a great experience to say ‘wow, I’m really playing for the United States.’ “It was a great atmosphere in the gym. It was always full and it was always really loud. They were really excited to be there. “ According to head coach Kellie Harper, she hopes to see that Kastanek has matured from this experience over the course of the season. “Hopefully Marissa learned basketball,” Harper said. “I’m hoping this did a little maturing for her game. Sometimes to appreciate what you have you have to experience something
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1. Mike Glennon (Redshirt junior quarterback) After spending two years in the shadow of Russell Wilson, Glennon finally got his chance, albeit amidst great controversy. With almost everybody ready to jump at his every mistake, one would wonder how much the first-year starter could take. Instead of crumbling under the pressure, Glennon let his arm do the talking and lately even his feet. Starting off the season with a convincing performance against Liberty, Glennon set the standard with a 300+ yard performance against Wake Forest, in which he accounted for three touchdowns but was unlucky to be on the losing side. While a weak offensive line has seen him perform far below his best, Glennon has shown glimpses of his talent whenever he has the chance. After singlehandedly leading the offense to a victory against Clemson when everybody least expected it, he ensured his place in N.C. State folk-
lore by guiding the team to a 27-point comeback against Mar yland af ter throw ing for five and rushing for one touchdown to become the only quarterback since former N.C. State and current San Diego Chargers star, Philip Rivers, to account for six touchdowns in a game for the Pack. As for Wilson, Glennon has already thrown as many touchdown passes as Wilson did last year despite playing a game less and boasts a much better quarterback rating than Wilson did last year. Games Played: 12 Passing Yards: 2,790 Passing TD: 28 Interceptions: 11 Quarterback rating: 134.9 2. Audie Cole (Senior middle linebacker) The redshirt senior has been an assuring presence in the defense, which has been plagued with injuries all season. Carrying off from where he left last year, Cole has been the leader in the absence of captain J.R. Sweezy, who had to miss half the season through injuries. Cole’s experience was important to the Pack, as it finished second in the ACC in total defense in conference games and ranked second in the nation in turnovers. However, what Cole will be remembered for is his role in the defense that shut out UNC as State won for the fifth year in a row. Games Played: 12 Tackles: 98 Tackles for Loss/yards: 9.5/48 Sacks/yards: 3.5/38 Forced fumbles: 4 3. Terrell Manning (Junior outside linebacker) Despite missing two games due to injury, both of which N.C. State lost, Manning has been one of the success stories
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