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CAMPUS ENTERPRISES DIVISION HOPES TO GET MORE ‘BANG FOR ITS BUCK’ Deputy News Editor

Chancellor Oblinger announced a new division within the Office of Finance and Business Thursday morning, which will begin its work next Wednesday, but specifics remain unclear. This new division, called the Campus Enterprises Division, will include the Campus bookstores, University Dining, campus convenience stores and the AllCampus cards. Oblinger could not be reached for comment Thursday. Responsibilities of the division entail management of the Talley Student Center, Witherspoon Student Center, ErdhalCloyd Atrium and facilities in the future Town Center and Alliance Center on Centennial Campus.

Funding will come from non-appropriated sources and Charles Leffler, vice chancellor for finance and business, said it is yet to be determined if the addition of the division will increase student fees. “If we decided as a campus we wanted to create new or different services, there could be an increase in fees,” Leffler said. The mission is to provide facilities, such as the new Talley Center, and support student activities from a funding standpoint, ultimately maximizing endeavors, he said. “Because they are businesses and because they have a lot of commonality, we think we can get more bang for the buck and raise them to a higher level,” Leffler said. “All of them are good services — this is not about fixing, it’s about bringing them together.” The decision to create the division re-

ceived no student input, but Leffler said students would have an opportunity to voice opinions. “To be quite candid, I don’t know any students who are experts in auxiliary,” Leffler said. “As we move to implementing this, there’s going to be a lot of discussion on how to make it most effective and keep good things going and students will be involved.” Jay Dawkins, student body president, said it seems like it is all preliminary and there will be future opportunities for students. “It sounds like it’s a big first step,” Dawkins said. “There will be opportunities for students to speak out once we have a bigger picture of what this will be.” Leffler said doing business more economically is certainly good with the economic downturn. However, he said this

idea has been on the table for a while and the timing is now appropriate. “With the new Talley Center coming up, we are now in a migration process,” Leffler said. “There is a lot to be sorted out, details to be thought of and it’s going to take several months.” Bob Wood, current director of materials management in the purchasing department, will be appointed as the interim associate vice chancellor for Campus Enterprises April 1 until a national search can be completed for the position. Leffler said Wood was sort of thrown into the mix. Wood declined to comment Thursday. Leffler said when he appoints the search committee to head the division, DIVISION continued page 3

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he first Centennial Campus Challenge (CCC), a new event for the College of Engineering designed to promote student life and community on Centennial Campus, will close tonight with the CCC Ball and awards ceremony. For five nights, students in the College of Engineering camped out on the Oval, the future home of engineering on Centen-

nial Campus. The nights were packed with events including a pig pickin’ cookout, tug of war tournament, engineer challenges, a seminar series and karaoke night. Winners of the Centennial Campus Challenge and the Greatest Engineer Challenge will be announced at tonight’s ball in the Progress Energy Conference Center.

"#Matthew Blanchard, a junior in industrial engineering, puts the final touches on his “egg vehicle” that was meant to transport an egg through an obstacle course. “Good thing our [design] is fire proof.,” Blanchard said. The vehicle was being built for a competition that took place during the Centennial Campus Challenge Wednesday night. Photo by Meredith Faggart

Andressa ! Hungria, a senior in chemical engineering, helps Cole Garner, a senior in chemical engineering, to pitch a tent for the first Centennial Campus Challenge on Sunday. Photo by Megan Myers

!Chris Millns, a senior in textile engineering, takes a nap in his tent on the Centennial Oval for the Centennial Campus Challenge Thursday afternoon. Millns was one of dozens of engineering students who spent the week camping and playing team-building games seconds away from most of their classes. “I’m thinking about setting up permanent residence,” Eric Green, a junior in computer engineering, said before taking a nap of his own. “It’s been a blast.” Photo by Tim O’Brien

" Kristopher Stuart, a junior in biochemistry, serves grilled hamburgers to Cole Garner, a senior in chemical engineering, on the Centennial Oval for the Centennial Campus Challenge Thursday afternoon. The challenge fostered a sense of community on the new engineering campus with free food, music and contests throughout the week. “It’s tiring but fun, I’ve had a great time,” Garner said. Photo by Tim O’Brien

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According to researchers at N.C. State, wood could be the new coal. Using a process called torrefaction, wood chips are dried out in what equates to an industrial sized toaster oven that changes them both physically and chemically. While they retain 80 percent of their energy content, they are much lighter and easier to crush – an ideal burnable energy source. Burning the wood chips is also much greener and more efficient, boasting a zero carbon output. While torrefaction is nothing new in itself, N.C. State researchers have managed to develop one that is mobile and self powered, in comparison to the bulky, less efficient machines of the past. “This process could help us build a bridge to more energy independence,” Chris Hopkins, a doctoral student in forestry and developer of the new torrefier machine, said in a press release issued March 11. The new machine, called the Autothermic Transportable Torrefaction Machine (ATTM), is usable in field-based operations and would greatly cut the costs of transporting tons of wood chips to the traditional torrefaction facilities. The use of torrefied wood could have a substantial economic impact. According to the Annual Report of the Energy Policy Council and the State Energy Office, North Carolina has no active coal mines and must import all its coal, which powers about 62 percent of the state. More than four billion is spent on that each year. Hopkins estimates that if wood-chips are collected and sold to help fire North Carolina’s energy generating plants, the state’s tax base could be increased by nearly $400 million a year. Wood-chips are abundant throughout the state. To start commercializing this technology the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) announced an exclusive license agreement with AgriTech Producers, LLC of Columbia, S.C. which will call the product “Carolina Coal.” COAL continued page 3

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than Cassavaugh, a freshman in FYC talks to Justus Everett about mechanical engineering at the First Year College career fair Thursday. “It’s what I grew up around,� Cassavaugh said. “My grandpa and dad are both farmers and they work with things that don’t always work right.� The Career Fair had contacts ranging from hot dog sales to teaching to engineering.

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Event proceeds benefit philanthropy Pi Kappa Phi will host the Band of OZ for a beach music night on April 2. The event will be located at Reds Beach Music, located at 1505 Capital Blvd. The proceeds will benefit Push America, which serves people with disabilities all across the country, and is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased in the Brickyard through April 2. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the band starts at 10. SOURCE: PI KAPPA PHI

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The Young Alumni Council, Alumni Association Ambassadors and Senior Class Council are offering a Financial Planning Seminar on April 1 at 6 p.m. The comprehensive seminar will be led by Bill Yoest at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center on Centennial Campus. The seminar is aimed toward young alumni and students. It is a free event, but registration is required. To register, visit https://www.alumniconnections.com/..dercgi?tmpl=event s&event=2224445. SOURCE: ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

     

Stormy southern weather continues The governor of Mississippi declared a state of emergency Thursday after a severe weather system moved across the southern half of the state. The storms, which included two tornadoes, resulted in damage to 108 homes and injured 24 people, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Operations Center. Simpson County was hit the worst, with the tornado reaching the county about 4 a.m. Thursday.

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Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office prepares for payment changes After April 1, students wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to make in-office payments James Cox Senior Staff Writer

In response to Chancellor James Oblingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire for departments to function at a lower cost, the Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office has decided to forgo in-office payments. Bruce Forinash, director of the University Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, said in a statement that changes to the payment system will begin April 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All students will be required to pay their bills online or by sending their payments through the mail to our bank lock-box,â&#x20AC;? Forinash said in the statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office will no longer be able to accept cash or check payments for student bills directly in the Harris Hall office.â&#x20AC;? Maria Brown, associate director of the Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, said there has been a dramatic decline in the number of students coming into the office to make

payments. $60,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;77 percent of students make their In addition, Brown said the office can payments either online or through the eliminate two to three positions and lock box,â&#x20AC;? she said. save about $75,000. Brown said of the remaining students, However, Mary Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, student ac80 percent of those were unaware they counts manager, said no staff members could pay online. were going to be fired or laid off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went outside â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had two staff one d ay w he n members retire, there was a mile and another relong line, and I told sign,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said. them they could â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just not gopay online,â&#x20AC;? she ing to fill those posaid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got some sitions.â&#x20AC;? -ARY/.EILL STUDENTACCOUNTS blank looks.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said the Brown said the changes have been MANAGERATTHE#ASHIERS/FlCE move is designed in the works for to reduce the Caabout two months. shierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office budget. She said online â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already moved two people from bill payment is much cheaper for the receipts to customer service, which is Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. what all our employees will be after the â&#x20AC;&#x153;It costs us about 10 cents to make an change,â&#x20AC;? she said. online payment, whereas an in-office Brown said the change to customer payment costs us about $1 after the clerk service will be vital. scans the check, calculates the checks Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said the office will be flexible and makes the deposit,â&#x20AC;? she said. regarding payments, if absolutely necForinash estimated the annual savings essary. of eliminating the cashier function at â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there are no other options, we will

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he intends to have students on board. While he has an abundance of ideas, Leffler said he is unsure of how they will manifest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new Talley Center is the key ingredient,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be much larger and have a different approach to how it provides services. We are looking for a common aggregation of services so we can provide a more evenly distributed service to campus.â&#x20AC;? One of the entities involved, University Dining, will play a large role in Campus Enterprises, Leffler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Randy Lait [director of Dining Services] and Art White [associate vice chancellor of student affairs for University Dining] may be critical to this transition,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is in no way indicating they are doing the wrong thing. We just have to think more effectively and efficiently than we did 30 years ago.â&#x20AC;? Lait said he is unsure how the change will affect University Dining and also declined to comment Thursday. Dawkins said the new division should continue sound business practices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these pieces of the puzzle have been loosely affiliated with the University and incorporating them can help save money and improve communication,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This partnership is an example of how N.C. State contributes to the strengthening of our state and national economy,â&#x20AC;? Billy Houghteling, director of OTT, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By partnering with organizations like AgriTech, the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scientific discoveries move beyond the Belltower and into the marketplace where they can really make a difference.â&#x20AC;? Duke Energy, a major provider of energy to North Carolina, said it is open to ideas regarding new energy sources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking into any form of renewable energy,â&#x20AC;? Tim Shiel, a communications manager with the company, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recently sent out requests for companies and individuals who had alter-

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native energy sources to partner with Duke and see what we could do to deal with [the energy crisis], certainly we need to do somethingâ&#x20AC;? The idea of a new, greener energy source received a positive reaction from students including Katie Parker, a senior in English literature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it is a viable alternative source then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great idea,â&#x20AC;? Parker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a world where a lot people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in global warming or take it with a grain of salt, I always think a cleaner, more efficient fuel option is best.â&#x20AC;? Aaron Horne, a junior in civil engineering, agreed with Parker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This could provide us with a good alternative energy source, and is definitely a step in the right direction.â&#x20AC;? Horne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only can it save us money but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more renewable. Once you log a certain area you can replant on that tract, whereas coal takes years to develop.â&#x20AC;?

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work with you,â&#x20AC;? she said. James Hall, a senior in communication, said his bill is paid online, but said he worries that incoming freshman wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to pay their bills. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said the Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office gives a presentation at freshman and parent orientations, in which they explain to the audience how to pay their bills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, we will place strong emphasis on online bill pay,â&#x20AC;? she said. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said online payments are more convenient. However, Keegan Guizard, a freshman in engineering, disagreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to come [to the Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office] and make my payments,â&#x20AC;? he said. Guizard also said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like online payments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know a lot of people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust having all their information online,â&#x20AC;? he said. Forinash said in his statement the decision was made â&#x20AC;&#x153;by listening to students, parents and seeing what services our peer institutions offer to their students.â&#x20AC;?

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The second annual Campus Cleanup Contest concluded Thursday night. Points were granted as follows: two for stakes, five for small signs, eight for large signs, 10 for banners and 0.2 for papers. Greyson Taylor, a junior in mechanical engineering, alongside teammates Mitch Vande Gutche, a junior in mechanical engineering and Steven Rothenburger, a senior in mechanical engineering collected the most signs, earning 549.8 points. They collected 76 small signs, 69 papers, 47 stakes, four large signs and three banners. Amanda Armstrong, a freshman in management and member of the fourth place team told Dawkins that signs made her room smell unpleasant.

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Hard waiver health insurance not necessary THE ISSUE:

The UNC Board of Governors will discuss whether the UNC system will have mandatory health insurance for every student May 7 and 8.

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Hard waiver health insurance is not suited for students at this University.

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Each school should be able to pick wether it adopts hard waiver health insurance.

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‘Watchmen’ perceived incorrectly To the author of “‘Watchmen’ supports rape,” Joshua Hamilton, I don’t understand how you could see that movie and think that it supported rape. You apparently missed all the lines about how the Comedian was a twisted person with a screwed up sense of humor. You also apparently weren’t watching the scene where he shot the Vietnamese woman he impregnated and the scene where he was wearing a big smile as he was lighting Vietcong on fire with a flamethrower and the scene where he talked about how fun it was to beat up civilians. The point is the Comedian is not your typical hero, he is not Batman or Superman or even someone like the Punisher. He is more like The Joker, a demented person that enjoys the ironies of the world. He was a person that understood if you did things the right way, you could get away with whatever you wanted, all in the name of peace. The whole movie was about dual logics, conflicting natures of logic and humanity and how even horrible atrocities such as rape can have silver linings. Without her rape Sally never would have had her daughter, not saying this justifies the actions at all. I’m just saying that the ends can be better than the product of their means. I salute Watchmen for taking a bold position and portraying rape in a realistic manner, not as something glamorous or amusing, but as something done by disturbed individuals. Jesse Ellington senior, aerospace engineering

‘Playboy’ has its place among all other ads For those of you that have never worked for a paper before, generating ad revenue to cover the price of production is not an easy task. Determining if that is ad is appropriate to run is also not easy. But to criticize the Technician for running an ad about Playboy when it is protected by the First Amendment right is appalling. Playboy is a company that was built on the idea of promoting the power of female sexuality and independence and to show a unique expression of art. Playboy was also an instrumental part of both the Female Civil Rights Movement and the AfricanAmerican Civil Rights Movement. If you are against the fact that Playboy includes photos of nude women, you are justified in the right to your opinion. Technician, however, should not be condemned for its decision to use its First Amendment right to run the ad. It should not be deemed disrespectful to any woman on campus that a magazine like Playboy would want to include them in their long his-

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tudent Sen. Justin Brackett introduced a bill that opposes mandatory health insurance for all campuses in the UNC system, also called hard waiver health insurance, during Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. If adopted, every student would have to pay about $600, or students who are already covered would have to show evidence of a health insurance plan that is comparable. Though this is a valiant effort to prevent students from having required health insurance, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Health services Jerry Barker said if the bill passes, then it would only state the Student Senate’s opinion and not be legitimate legislation.

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The real decision of whether UNC system schools will have hard waiver health insurance for 2010-11 will come when the UNC Board of Governors convenes May 7 and 8, and Barker said there was strong support for mandatory health insurance, with the exception of NCSU and UNC. The BOG must know each school should decide whether to have hard waiver health insurance rather than requiring every school to. Several schools in North Carolina, including Western Carolina, Fayetteville State and UNCGreensboro, have adopted the hard-waiver health insurance

policy. Hard waiver health insurance may be suitable for other UNC system schools that may have inadequate health care facilities, but N.C. State has a health care center that serves students well. Hard waiver health insurance is also not fit for NCSU also because about 2,200 students do not have health insurance by choice, according to Barker. Some students chose not to have health insurance to save money, and they may not be able to afford an extra $600 a year to attend college. NCSU students should have the right to not have health insurance if they choose.

Also, Barker said the University may have to hire someone to process the paperwork that comes along with this system. This means the University would have to add on additional student fees to the cost of health insurance. This would mean extra fees per student and a slew of extra paperwork to fill out. Hard waiver health insurance has its benefits and may be suitable at other institutions. For instance the more students who have a health insurance plan through the University would make the cost per student cheaper. But it should be left up to each school to determine if it is appropriate, and the BOG should not make this an across the board decision.

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tory of artful expression. Saying that it infringes on the independence of women and their right to choose to express themselves in any way that they can. Women have fought to hard to be able to be free to express themselves sexually, and no one should be able to take away that right. College is designed to provide freedom of thought and expression for those that attended.

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‘Schindler’s List’ Supports Genocide Several students responded to Joshua Hamilton’s [March 19 forum letter saying] Watchmen supports rape. While they were well intentioned, I’m afraid explaining the subtleties of Watchmen’s plot isn’t going to help Hamilton much. It boggles my mind that anyone, anyone old enough to see this R rated movie by themselves, can think a film condones or supports every action in its plot. Passion of the Christ supports torturing messiahs. Schindler’s List supports mass genocide and makes it look cool for kids, too! The Dark Knight must support psychotic acts of terrorism because one of its main characters has a name which, as Hamilton would surely say, “implies that the things he does are meant to be funny or evoke laughter.” Let me remind you that The Dark Knight is rated PG-13, not R. I am most disturbed by what’s not in his letter. If Watchmen really supports every act committed by its “super hero” characters, then by exclusion Hamilton must be just fine with the following: shooting pregnant women and their unborn children, pouring boiling hot oil onto people’s faces, setting police officers on fire and intentionally killing millions of people at once. Killing millions must be fine; let’s not bother to stop and discuss that. Instead, a depiction of one (attempted) rape (in which the attempted rapist immediately has his face beat in for it) is the true crime here. If the people Hamilton is dissuading from seeing Watchmen can’t distinguish fiction from a Public Service Announcement, then I applaud him. In fact, I don’t want these 100 ticking time bombs to consume any fiction at all. Jeremiah Reid, 2008 alumnus

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nvironmental injustice is a concept that has affected the lives of groups of people. In the United States racial minorities, women and economically disadvantaged areas are all a f fec ted by environmental injustice. In an effort to aid people Antoinette who are affected by these Russell Staff Columnist environmental injustices the United States Environmental Protection Agency has made the commitment to ensure the “fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” The severity of this issue is not one that should be native to students of the University. Surprisingly few students know about Walnut Creek. In the spring of 2002 NC State and North Carolina Sea Grant began a three-phase stream restoration which would Rocky Branch “an urban creek that runs more than a mile through the heart of the university’s campus.” Rocky Branch, which runs into Walnut Creek, has already had more than $3 million inEditor-in-Chief

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CNR Director brings diversity with rap The College of Natural Resources Director of Community Diversity has two personas, Mr. Easley and Rashad. These two are all contained within one man, Thomas Easley: Educator, rapper and deacon

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Rapper and educator. Normally, a person would think these terms would be mutually exclusive. That is until said person met Thomas Easley. Easley is the director of community diversity in the College of Natural Resources, and is also a doctoral student in adult and community college education. He has also been rapping for the past 14 years. Easley began rapping after his grandma passed away when he was 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was raised by my grandma, and I found a way to get things out through rap,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. At first, rapping was just for fun. His raps were more like short stories, and centered on Easleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings. During high school, Easley got together with a rap crew, which made him focus more on how things were said in his raps. Though he stopped rapping with his crew from high school when he graduated, Easley picked up rapping again when he went to college. Easley also began performing onstage during his junior year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing to rap in writing, but another thing to rap onstage and entertain everyone,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. While in graduate school at Iowa State University, Easley began to perform at open-mic poetry nights. When the popularity of his poems rose, a band asked if they could collaborate with him. Easley then spent 2000-2002 performing with the band as they toured throughout the Midwest, playing in cities such as Chicago and Minneapolis. After finishing at Iowa State, Easley went back to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, and then got his current job at N.C. State. He also stopped rapping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I already felt that I was a rapper and a musician. If being famous was the only goal, then I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do it,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. In the fall of 2007, Easley took a doctoral class on race and

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Thomas Easley, the director of Community Diversity in the College Of Natural Resources, also uses some of his free time to rap and is also a deacon at Poplar Springs Christian Church.

gender, where he had an assignment to use an art form to tell a story. Easley said he tried to write a paper, but that it did not seem natural, so he began writing songs. For his presentation, Easley procured his own music and performed the entire piece in front of his class. At the end of his presentation, the class cried and clapped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was then that I realized that I was not done rapping yet,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. With his interest reignited, Easley then started a band with students from the College of Natural Resources. He also advised a student group, and while taking some of the students to a conference, met Marquette Branch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marquette had brought music and he played it, while I rapped, just free-styling and going to whatever was playing,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. When the conference was over, Easley and Branch decided to record a few songs together. Over time, they made more songs and eventually decided to record an album together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear any hip-hop that I wanted to hear, so I made what I wanted to hear,â&#x20AC;? Easley said.

All of the songs have very positive messages and Easley said he believes people will respect and embrace them. Easley became an ordained deacon at Poplar Springs Christian church in November 2006. Easley said he never had a desire to become a deacon, but he felt he was called to it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a deacon helps me remain humble. I see myself as being called upon to impart knowledge to people,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. Becoming a deacon has also become a platform for Easleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapping. After talking with youth at his church about rap, Easley was asked to perform while out ministering in underprivileged neighborhoods. For the first performance, he was surprised at how many people came in off the street to listen to him. This convinced Easley to perform in his church. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It blew me away that they liked it,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. Easley and Branch have also performed at other churches. Their main goal is to reach out to people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People need to be spoken to in the way that they understand. Hip-hop is one of those ways,â&#x20AC;?

Easley also has a preference for what he wears when he is performing onstage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like rapping in plain clothes because I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a regular guy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather rap about what I know,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. Easley said he is a whole different person when he is performing onstage. He manages to separate himself from his onstage persona by going by his middle name, Rashad, onstage. Easley feels that being a deacon has helped him become more aware of his behavior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anyone to see the deacon acting up, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to compromise what I do here at the University,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. For his work Easley has gotten inspiration from everyday life lessons, as well as President Barack Obama. The song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes We Canâ&#x20AC;? contains snippets of one of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speeches. Easley wrote it because he wanted to rap about current events, and the song was recorded in October 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to pay respect to someone who was represented what they had to say,â&#x20AC;? Easley said. Easley said the song is also a motivational song, advocating for better educational systems. Easley said he plans to send the song to Obama. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need a song for re-election,â&#x20AC;? Easley said.

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For the last decade or so, New Found Glory has been one of the staples of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;poppunkâ&#x20AC;? genre and continues to inf luence numerous bands that spring onto the musical scene. Their latest album, Not Without A Fight, makes the statement that they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going anywhere and accurately showcases why they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the next band to fizzle out in an ever-evolving musical landscape. New Found Glor y has successfully combined the â&#x20AC;&#x153;soundsâ&#x20AC;? from their previous ventures into one sonically cohesive album. The introductory track, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right Where We Left Off,â&#x20AC;? hooks you from the opening guitar riff and assures the listener New Found Glory is back to doing what they do best: creating fistpounding, roll-the-windowdown songs that will grab anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention. Songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Let Her Pull You Downâ&#x20AC;? and the first single, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listen To Your Friendsâ&#x20AC;? have the spirit of their self-titled release with cautionary tales of girls with bad intentions and infectious choruses that will

have you singing along word for word. Other songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never Love Againâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Such A Messâ&#x20AC;? resemble last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardcoreinfluenced Tip Of The Iceberg EP with hard-crunching guitars and drum beats that hit you square in the chest and leave you breathless. Even when New Found Glory wants to slow down the pace of the album with more melodic songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reasonsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heartless At Best,â&#x20AC;? they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruin the flow of the album and allow a welcome reprieve before the next track picks the speed back up. Lyrically, the LP is a bit cheesy at times. The track â&#x20AC;&#x153;47â&#x20AC;? details one failed phone call attempt after another, and lines like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe our intentions were wrong from the start/So answer me so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall apartâ&#x20AC;&#x161;â&#x20AC;&#x153; may be cringe-inducing to some. However, New Found Glory has never been one to write poetically intricate lyrics with some deeper, more profound meaning. Their words are simple, get straight to the point, and are honest enough

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for anyone to be able to relate to them. The album’s producer, Mark Hoppus (of Blink-182 fame), has created an album that isn’t over-produced yet still allows every instrument to shine on

each track. With so many of the band’s styles culminating onto one disc, it could have been a daunting task to blend all of them into one consistent record without each song feeling drastically different. However, he pulls it off gracefully, and New Found Glory sounds the best they have in years. Not Without A Fight is a para-

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digm of the pop-punk craze from earlier in the decade. With the mantra “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” New Found Glory have recorded an album old fans and new listeners will enjoy. This album is one “fight” you shouldn’t miss.

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ASU slaps back to Africa Saturday Yamil Camacho Staff Writer

Saturday will bring celebration of diversity in the form of African Night 2009. The event is a celebration that has been entitled “Slap Back to Africa” in an effort to catch and grab students’ attention. The theme will be explained through a comedic tongue-in-cheek skit of two kids that do not value their heritage and roots. The skit will be incorporated with others into a variety show displaying African traditions. The African Student Union, a student organization that seeks to inform and educate about the culture and history of Africa, will be hosting the event. The student organization is open to everybody who wants to learn about African cultures and its membership is very diverse. They even shot a promotional video that is available for viewing on YouTube. African Night is a family event that will show the positive side of Africa. The African Student Union feels the media portrays the continent in a negative way. With the coverage of pirates in Somalia and turmoil in Darfur, African Night is designed to be a chance to intimately view the cultures and traditions of many African nations. The African Night is not a new event — there have been other similar events that evolved to what will happen Saturday. Former NCSU student, Grammy Award Winning Producer 9th Wonder recalled “back in the spring of 1996, we called it Blackout, we had Wu-Tang Clan and KRS-One in Reynolds Coliseum, lots of panels, art expos, speeches, everything, it’s not the same now.” “It was a great time on campus to celebrate my black heritage and having meaningful programs that showcased talents. From the parade to the gospel concert to the Cookout/Concert, it was a week of celebration not separation,” Vernetta DaeVane, a 1996 graduate, said. “Students from other campuses came and enjoyed the activities. And it was always refreshing to see other students of other races learning about black culture. I remember it fondly,” Segen Fishastion, co-president of the African Student Union, said African Night will include a fashion show, poetry, a lot of dancing and other displays of student talent. She hopes that the event will show the beauty and culture of Africa. For the first time ever, African Night will also feature a North African belly dancing troupe and South African gumboot dancing. The event will

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have dancing styles from all parts of the continent. There will also be an African Idol spoof , an HIV/ AIDS awareness presentation and other surprises. Isaac Owolabi, co-president of the African Student Union, said the goal of African Night is “to bring everyone in laughing and crying and to come out with more knowledge of Africa than when they came in.” African Night 2009 will be at the Talley Student Center Ballroom on March 28. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. They are available at Ticket Central or www.ncsu. edu/ticketcentral.


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ringer has played No. 4 and 5 singles and has a winning record for doubles. “This season has gone by really fast,” Barringer said. “It feels like we just had our first tournament in Wilmington yesterday. I remember when [former tennis player] Julia Roach told me last year that it I wouldn’t believe how fast it goes and its gone by even faster that I thought.” As co-captain on the team with Brock and Daria Petrovic, Barringer said she has learned what it means to be a leader. “I think it’s good to be co-captain because it works well with my personality,” Barringer said. “I’m kind of shy and we work together to lead the girls and it has been a great experience for me to help the freshman adjust to college and tennis.” Being the only senior on the team is strange for Barringer, whose modesty is hard to deny, according to Brock. “Being the only senior is kind of weird in some respect,” Barringer said. “I get to be on the side of the Wolfline for everyone to see.” According to coach Hans Olsen, character is Barringer’s number one strength. “Character is truly what Neils brings to the team,” Olsen said. “She’s a great person, really competitive and just super nice and that combination is rare with high level athletes.” Barringer’s highlights include,

an NCAA win in singles as N.C. State dropped its match against Auburn in her sophomore year. Last year, in the ACC tournament Barringer won six games in a row in the Pack’s deciding match over Wake Forest in the opening round. “Although I’ll never forget my first college match, my favorite was last year at the ACC tournament against Wake,” Barringer said. “The team score was tied 3-3 and I was down 3-0 in my third set. I brought it back to 3-3 and ended up winning the match 6-3. I was just so excited that we won an ACC tournament match.” Barringer is undefeated in NCAA play and with that brings lots of experience to the team, according to Olsen. “Experience is what she really brings to the team,” Olsen said “She’s done a good job this year with sharing that experience with her teammates and really talking to them and opening up more. I just wish she had one more year.” As a major in math education, Barringer will be student teaching in the fall and graduating in December. “I will be a high school math teacher next year,” Barringer said. “Yet, I can’t imagine my life without tennis so I’m really hoping to teach tennis this summer and hoping I will always be able to teach tennis.”

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jump and Jason Jones took fifth in the hammer throw. “Things have been going good for the men’s team recently,” Akinkuotu said. On the women’s side, distance runner Brittany Tinsley will be searching for a mark of her own in the 5000m run. “I know a lot of the distance people are going to run marks that will get us into the regional meet,” Tinsley said. “I’m pretty excited to get out on the track and see what I can do.” All-ACC runner Angelina Blackmon, who redshirted the indoor season, will be back in action in the 1500m event. Mattie Bethea, fresh off a high jump win at the 49er Classic, will seek further accolades. Geiger expects Lauren Montgomery and Gabrielle Daniel to lead the way in the sprints and Lawanda Henry and Britney McCain to do the same in the hammer throw. “Everything for us is about the conference championship, so

this is another stepping stone,” Geiger said. “At this point in the season, everyone is looking to get regional marks.” However, this is not merely a throw-away event. As the host of the tournament, State will be looking to make its mark while earning high scores. “It’s not really the main focus of the season, but it is a good meet to open things up, to get onto the outdoor track and get a race under your belt,” Tinsley said. Akinkuotu said State’s sprinters will face stiff competition from local foes as well. “Pretty much any team from the ACC that’s going to be here is going to have some good sprinters, so everyone is going to come out here and try and perform as long as the weather cooperates.” Tinsley said she was anxious about the weather making the Relays miserable for all involved, but that the show would go on, rain or shine. “If it starts thundering and lightning they’ll delay it, but even if it’s pouring rain we’ll be out there running,” Tinsley said.

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4ODAY WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACK & FIELD @ STANFORD INVITATIONAL Palo Alto, Calif., All day WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACK & FIELD @ RALEIGH RELAYS Derr Track, All day MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS @ CLEMSON Clemson, S.C., 2:30 p.m. BASEBALL VS. VIRGINIA TECH Doak Field, 6:30 p.m. 3ATURDAY WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACK & FIELD @ STANFORD INVITATIONAL Palo Alto, Calif., All day WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACK & FIELD @ RALEIGH RELAYS Derr Track, All day WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS VS. CLEMSON J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex, 12 p.m. SOFTBALL @ MARYLAND College Park, Md., 1 p.m. BASEBALL VS. VIRGINIA TECH Doak Field, 2 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely going to be a gut check time. We need to see if there is any fight to us or if we are just going to let what happens, happen.â&#x20AC;?

MATT MOORE/TECHNICIAN FILE PHOTO

Freshman Cameron Conner slides safely back into first after getting caught trying to steal second base in the game against Santa Clara Feb. 22. The Pack will face Virginia Tech this weekend in its fourth ACC series of the year. The Pack is 3-6 in the ACC while Va. Tech has a 2-6 conference record.

PACK LOOKING FOR ANSWERS BEFORE VIRGINIA TECH SERIES Weekend series has huge implications for the rest of the season Taylor Barbour Staff Writer

The Wolfpack is looking to put Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blowout loss to Liberty behind and prepare for a big series against the Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend. The Pack (13-11, 3-6 ACC) will play the Hokies (14-8, 2-6 ACC) in the first game of the three game series tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Doak Field. The remaining games are Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Pack, who hold the series lead versus Virginia Tech 7-4 since they entered the conference, are desperate for some

momentum. This series is an important one as it will have huge implications for the rest of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge, we need to have a big weekend, for team moral, our standings in the ACC, even for a regional,â&#x20AC;? junior Wade Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This weekend is huge.â&#x20AC;? Coach Elliott Avent said this is the series in which he will see what this team is actually made of and will also show what he will get from the team the rest of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely going to be a gut check time. We need to see if there is any fight to us or if we are just going to let what happens, happen,â&#x20AC;? Avent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a serious gut check time for N.C. State baseball to see what we are made of.â&#x20AC;? Avent said he believes the struggles the Pack has gone through this year, at this point, are due to the absence of a leader on

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS

Senior to be honored Sunday Senior Neils Barringer from Durham, N.C. prepares for her final home tennis matches this weekend Jen Hankin Senior Staff Writer

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the team, or a player who steps up when they need to and rally the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is something in this game when things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going your way, some people step up and turn things around and say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to continue to do this. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mental thing, people step up and say this is not the way we play ball at N.C. State but nobody has stepped up,â&#x20AC;? Avent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can line out and hit balls hard and feel sorry for ourself or we can step up and turn things around.â&#x20AC;? After taking two out of three at Wake Forest last weekend and beating UNCGreensboro Tuesday the team thought it had gone through the worst of its struggles, but Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss to Liberty seemed to be proof this was not the case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very big series for us. We need to turn it around. We thought we had it kind

DAVID MABE/TECHNICIAN FILE PHOTO

Senior Neils Barringer prepares to return the ball during her doubles match against UNC-CH Feb. 6. Barringer, the lone senior, will be playing in her last home match for N.C. State Sunday .

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Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis match against Georgia Tech marks the last home match of the season and Senior Day in honor of North Carolinian Neils Barringer. Barringer leaves the team a leader and an inspiration, according to junior teammate Berkeley Brock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neils is a big fighter, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that she has taught me,â&#x20AC;? Brock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She will never go out there and tank a match or come off the court with a bad attitude and I think everyone on the team has learned a lot from her.â&#x20AC;? Barringer is currently tied for 11th in school history for most singles wins per season with 37 wins, entering this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matches against Clemson and Georgia Tech. This season BarBARRINGER DPOUJOVFEQBHF

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of turned around right there for a second. We won a couple games and we thought we were good again,â&#x20AC;? junior Dallas Poulk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought [the Liberty game] was just another game but it was defiantly not like that, and hopefully this weekend we can turn it around.â&#x20AC;? But even after the big loss, Moore said this is a time when the team can learn and move forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can only do so much now, you need to look back at it, learn from it and try to take away some positives and somethingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you can improve on,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dwelling on it is certainly not going to put us at an advantage.â&#x20AC;?

TRACK & FIELD

Raleigh relays to take place, rain or shine Annual meet will be held at Derr Track Friday and Saturday

to the Triangle for two actionpacked days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get to see competition that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not used to, some new faces, sprinter Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tolani Kate Shefte Akinkuotu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of teams Deputy Sports Editor you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to compete against until Nationals.â&#x20AC;? Akinkuotu will ride a recent N.C. State will host the wave of success into this weekRaleigh Relays, one of the endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition. After breakbiggest annual meets on the ing his own school record in east coast, on Friday and Sat- the 60m dash prelims a month urday. Over ago, Akinkuotu 60 teams and won the 100m 2000 athletes dash prelims at will be in atthe 49er Clastendance. sic last weekend â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ranges i n Cha rlot te. from the poAkinkuotu tential NCAA notched a time champions of 10.4 3, a n DISTANCERUNNER to those who NCAA Regional a r e n o t ,â&#x20AC;? qualifying mark. "RITTANY4INSLEY head t rack â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an outand field coach, Rollie Gei- standing sprinter,â&#x20AC;? Geiger said. ger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wide range of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tolani will lead us in ability and a wide range of the sprint.â&#x20AC;? institutions.â&#x20AC;? At the 49er Classic, Lamont Schools that range from Savage came in fourth in the long Ohio State to Slippery Rock University will travel down RELAYS DPOUJOVFEQBHF

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