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Vote For Leader of the pack Today at vote.ncsu.edu

Raleigh, North Carolina

female contestants Catie Acitelli 

Year: Sophomore Majors: Mathematics and secondary mathematics education   Favorite N.C. State memory:  My favorite memory is when we beat ECU in football last year.  The Bell Tower was red and the vibe around campus was unreal for the whole week. I also enjoy every time my dad and uncle come to visit. They both attended NCSU, and always take that same stroll down memory lane.
  What makes you a leader?  What I think makes me a leader is the fact that I love seeing others succeed, I enjoy helping others and I believe I have a good balance of dedication, passion and persistence. I can lead by example, or step up and be the voice of a group. 

NICOLE MACHADO 

REBECCA BISHOPRIC 

Year: Junior Major: Textile and apparel management Favorite N.C. State memory: Going to the Bell Tower on Election Day 2008 when Barack Obama was named President of the United States. It was a historic day and I am glad that not only did I have a part in his election but also witnessed a celebration so close to home! What makes you a leader? I am a leader because I am an example for my peers. I respect others while still motivating them to dream big and I have a genuine desire to see as many people succeed as possible. It’s not about my achievements but what I can help others achieve.

Year: Junior Major: Biological sciences  Favorite N.C. State memory:  I had fun camping out for basketball tickets for the UNC game last year. It was freezing cold, but very entertaining. When we were not huddling in the tent playing cards, we played tag and danced the whole time trying to keep warm. It was amazing to see so many students committed to see the Wolfpack play. 
  What makes you a leader?  I am able to combine my passion for youth and horses through working with a non-profit organization, CORRAL, and the Wolfpack Western Riding Club to mentor underclassmen and at-risk teenage girls. I have developed an understanding and tolerance for many cultures through University Scholars. N.C. State has prepared me for a life of service-based leadership. 

male contestants BRIAN PARHAM

Year: Junior Majors: Biological sciences, International studies Favorite N.C. State memory: My favorite N.C. State memory would have to be watching over 5,000 people converge into the Krispy Kreme parking lot during last year’s Krispy Kreme Challenge. I spent the whole hour pushing my way through the crowd making sure all the tables had enough doughnuts. It was such a blur! But amazing! What makes you a leader? Every day I try to be the best leader I can in the classroom, or during service projects, or when working as President of the Wolfpack Environmental Student Association. Being involved in a wide variety of activities allows me to connect with lots of people and work toward positive changes on campus.

DAN CLAFF

Year: Senior Majors: Civil engineering, Arts applications Favorite N.C. State Memory: My favorite experience has been my international travel — Ecuador ASB with Habitat for Humanity and study abroad trips to Vienna, Austria for arts and Nanjing, China for civil engineering. These trips have really opened my eyes to the world and shown that people across the world are inherently the same. What makes you a leader? I am a leader because I serve others in my everyday life. I am very active in the community in a wide variety of activities. I am also a leader because my diverse activities and my international travel experience help me to connect with and understand a wide variety of people.

TAYLOR MASSEY

Year: Senior Majors: Textile engineering, Material science and engineering Favorite N.C. State memory: The Shack-a-Thon’s I’ve participated in. Each year I have a blast building and staying in the Habitat shack and helping all of the other clubs build their shacks. The best part about Shack-a-Thon is hanging out with members of all the other shacks, having fun and meeting people from many different backgrounds. What makes you a leader? I am a leader because of my involvement in the community around us. I work on Habitat work sites where I am depended upon to help lead and teach. I get classmates involved in Habitat and other projects. Leadership isn’t just the ability to plan events but once you have left. Compiled by amber kenney

Homecoming tradition open for voting Leader of the Pack candidates struggle with visibility to students Story By Amber Kenney

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fter making it into the final six, Leader of the Pack finalists are now subject to student vote. According to Elise Bullard, a junior in psychology and one of last year’s winners of the Leader of the Pack award, says the scholarship is an honor.

Leader of the Pack, which is run by the Center for Service, Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, is a tradition unique to N.C. State that focuses on leadership, service and scholarship, Bullard said. Bullard described the process applicants must go through as thorough. Students who apply for the award start with an application where they are judged on their grade-point average and essays. “People from all over campus judge the applications,” she said. “Many different eyes look at everything.” After a cut is made, semi-finalists

are given the chance to do a personal interview, which decides the final six candidates who are then subject to a student vote. “The student body vote is only worth 20 percent of the overall score,” Bullard said. “That is what separates Leader of the Pack from a traditional homecoming king and queen.” Students have mixed feelings about the Leader of the Pack tradition. Ben Copeland, a sophomore in civil engineering, said the University should return to homecoming king and queen. “I like the traditional homecoming

queen and king, because it is how it has been done everywhere for so long,” he said. “It’s good because they are evaluated on their school work and everything, but I like the tradition.” Desmond Stephens, a freshman in agriculture education, disagrees with Copeland and supports the award. “[Leader of the Pack] gives the honor to students who deserve it unlike the traditional homecoming queen and king, which is a popularity contest,” Stephens said. “It helps show the best academic students that State has to show instead of the most popular.” Both Stephens and Copeland plan on voting if the finalists make themselves more known. “Honestly, I don’t know who is running,” Copeland said. “If they show the credentials of the students running for the Leader of the

Pack, then I will vote,” Stephens said. According to Bullard, the campaign rules for the award are very similar to other on-campus elections. “The rules are the same, except finalists are only allowed to spend $100,” she said. “This shows the leadership and service, and promotes what the whole process is all about.” After the votes are tallied, the winners will be announced during half time of the football game on Saturday. According to Bullard, the winners then inherit some responsibilities along with the title. The winners will become part of the Leader of the Pack committee where they will handle everything from getting the word out about applications to some logistics on game day, but do not have a say in the winners of the award. Bullard spoke highly of this year’s

Free food attracts students on both campuses ‘Wear Red, Get Fed’ expands to Centennial as event organizers crack down on what gets students fed Caroline Barfield Staff Writer

Starting at 11 a.m. every day this week, students have the opportunity to get free food from sponsored restaurants if they wear red in support of the University during Homecoming. Wear Red, Get Fed is a tradition started by the Alumni Association, who plans all of Homecoming, and many students look forward to the feast on the Brickyard. “Wear Red, Get Fed is a much looked forward to tradition by the students,” Rachel Bodsford, a junior in interpersonal communication, said. “Getting free food is a great incentive to wear red, and seeing all the students in red makes me feel like the student population is united in the tradition.”  According to Jessica Thurston, a junior in business and administra-

tion and service and spirit chair of Homecoming, everyone loves Wear Red, Get Fed and the Homecoming event is always successful.  “Students look forward to this every year. They enjoy talking about what kind of food will be provided and get excited for the free meal,” she said, “The event usually only lasts for one to two hours and is especially busy when classes let out.”  She also said this year the standards of exactly which “red” is acceptable have increased.  Last year, students just jumped in line with burgundy or garnet on in hopes of getting fed, but this year the motto is “A Hand Size of Red Gets N.C. State fed.” This means that as long as you have some sort of Wolfpack red on, that is at least the size of a hand, then you will receive food from the designated restaurant that day. According to Thurston, burgundy, garnet and pink do not count, but any University memorabilia does. For instance, if you have on a black shirt that has “Wolfpack” written across the front, then you will get fed.

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candidates. “They are a very well-rounded group of students that come from all different sectors on campus,” she said. “It is neat to see because they are all great leaders, community servants and are outstanding students.” The finalists will meet in front of Carter-Finley Stadium before the game to take pictures. They will then spend the first half of the game in the Chancellor’s box where they will be honored in front of trustees and former student body presidents before taking the field to hear the announcement, Bullard said. “No matter what happens, they are all winners and it is an honor to be where they are,” she said. “ I would tell them just take a breath and enjoy the day. It is really an awesome experience.”

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All week on the Brickyard and today between Engineering Building I and II students wearing at least a hand-sized amount of Wolfpack red can eat for free. Check out this week’s wear red get fed menu: Tuesday: Food Provided by Dominos Pizza Wednesday: Food Provided by Moe’s and Bright Leaf Hotdogs Thursday: Food Provided by Marco’s and Backyard Bistro Friday: Food Provided by Jimmy Johns Food distribution begins on the Brickyard all week and in between Engineering Building I and II today at 11 a.m. and lasts until the food runs out.

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Thurston said they will essentially feed anyone who is showing an effort to support the University during Homecoming. If students are sporting the right kind of red, then they also have the option of getting their Student I.D. scanned for an extra loyalty points, essentially increasing their odds for getting tickets to big games.  Meredith Spence, a junior in zoology, said she sported red in hopes

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of getting some free food only to find a non-vegetarian option from Wing Zone. “It’s a great idea but there should be vegetarian options daily so that I, and other vegetarians, can participate in this Homecoming tradition,” Spence said.

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Today Pre-Law Services Law School Fair Talley Student Center, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wear Red, Get Fed Brickyard, 11 a.m. Wear Red, Get Fed Engineering Building II, 11 a.m.

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SMART-Shop Series Workshop: Finance and Success Talley Student Center Room 3118, 1 to 2 p.m.

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riel Kovar, a sophomore in business administration, prepares to get bandaged after donating blood during Homecoming Week. “I just think that it is good to give blood and I really like the free T-shirts,” Kovar said. The blood drive was sponsered by the American Red Cross and was held in Bragaw Residence Hall.

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Homecoming events continue today

Sunny. Northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Source: Morgan Brooks, NCSU Meteorology

Quote of the day “[Leader of the Pack] gives the honor to students who deserve it unlike the traditional homecoming queen and king, which is a popularity contest.” Desmond Stephens, a freshman in agriculture education

“Terminate the Terps” festivities continue today with food provided by Domino’s Pizza for “Wear Red, Get Fed”. The event will be held in the Brickyard on main campus and between Engineering Building I and II on Centennial Campus, starting at 11 a.m. Today is the last day students can vote for Leader of the Pack. There will be a canned food drive in the Brickyard starting at 10 a.m. source: ncsu.edu

Health Center offers second chance for H1N1 vaccine There will be a second H1N1 vaccine clinic on Wednesday in Talley Student Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic, which is free to students, faculty and staff, will only offer the nasal spray. Those interested must qualify under the priority group, which includes healthy people under the age of 24 who are not pregnant and who do not have certain health conditions. Those who are between the ages of 25 and 49 may also get the vaccine if they are health care workers or care for infants younger than 6 months. All recipients should bring their N.C. State I.D. or their BlueCross BlueShield N.C. insurance card. source: ncsu.edu

World & Nation

CIT to file for bankruptcy protection after rescues fail CIT Group Inc.’s board of directors, in what would be among the biggest corporate bankruptcies ever, said Sunday it has approved the filing of a prepackaged reorganization plan. The formal filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court was expected to follow within hours. CIT, a major lender to small and midsize businesses, has struggled to avoid collapse since the recession triggered billions of dollars in loan losses and the financial crisis cut the company off from its main source of financing.

Michelle Obama to start mentoring program for girls in Washington First lady Michelle Obama — and some of her Chicago “sisters” in the White House — on Monday will launch a firstof-its-kind mentoring program with about 20 high school girls from greater Washington. As the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s election nears, it’s the first lady who is making history now. Call this chapter “Girl Power.” source: mctdirect.com

Oct. 29 12:15 A.M. | Check Person North Hall Report of intoxicated subject cursing at people passing. Subject had been previously trespassed and was arrested. 1:02 A.M. | Fire Alarm Owen Hall Units responded to alarm caused by burned food. 2:03 A.M. | Traffic Stop Stinson Drive Student was stopped for stop

sign violation. Warrant checks came back positive for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Subject was arrested and transported. 8:47 A.M. | Concerned Behavior Lonnie Poole Golf Course Officer initiated investigation into nonstudent. Subject has been trespassed from NCSU property. 9:44 A.M. | Suspicious Incident E.S. King Village Student reported damage to vehicle tires. 2:23 P.M. | Fire Alarm Metcalf Hall FP responded to alarm. Cause unknown. System reset.

Oct. 30 1:49 AM | Assist Other Agency Wolf Creek Apartments RPD requested assistance regarding student. Student was referred to the University for drunk and disruptive behavior. 3:00 AM | Assault Wolf Village Dispute between roommates. Situation was remanded to housing for resolution. 3:08 AM | Check Person Dan Allen Deck Officer observed non-student sleeping in vehicle. Subject had too much to drink. All file checks were negative.

Wear Red, Get Fed Brickyard, 11 a.m. Hang It Up! Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m. Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m. Doc Hendley: Top 10 CNN Hero Talley Student Center Ballroom, 7 to 8:30 p.m. University Theatre presents Re: Design Thompson Hall, 7 p.m. Thursday Wear Red, Get Fed Brickyard, 11 a.m. Hang It Up! Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m. Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m.

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SMART-Shop Series Workshop: Finance and Success Talley Student Center Brown Room, 10 to 11 a.m.

9:25 AM | Check Person D.H. Hill Library Report of subject trying to steal food. Subject left prior to officer’s arrival. 1:46 PM | Suspicious Incident Constructed Facility Lab Staff member reported parking permit stolen. During investigation permit was returning by unknown person. 1:47 PM | Fire Alarm Hodges Wood Products FP responded to alarm cause by dust. 12:43 PM | Safety Program Equine Training Facility FP conducted safety program.

Physical Environment Committee Meeting Winslow Building, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Moon Witherspoon Cinema, 7 to 8:40 p.m. Realizing Real Estate Dreams Talley Student Center Room 3118, 8 to 9 p.m. University Theatre presents Re: Design Thompson Hall, 8 p.m. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Witherspoon Cinema, 9 to 11:35 p.m. Friday Hang It Up! Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m. Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m.

DBR NCSU CENTER STAGE PRESENTS

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln featuring the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, November 7 at 8pm | Stewart Theatre Pre-show talk with DBR & Dr. Randolph Foy, 6:45pm

Haitian-American violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain – renowned for seamlessly blending funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music – returns to Center Stage. Pianist, actor, singer and violinist team with a chamber orchestra in a grandly conceived quartet concerto that explores the imagined dialogue between Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, two extraordinary men born within hours of each other in 1809.

Tickets: 919-515-1100 or ncsu.edu/arts

$5 NC State students, $19-$23 faculty/staff, $24-$28 public DBR is in Raleigh for two weeks of events

up to the concert on November 7. followDBR.com leading Follow along or post your comments. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Dept of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission; a grant from the Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.C. Arts Council; Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program; and the PTA of Hunter Elementary School.

Shelton Forum McKimmon Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wear Red, Get Fed Brickyard, 11 a.m. Leading, Learning, and Working in a Global Community Williams Hall Room 2405, noon to 1:30 p.m. Homecoming Parade Nelson Hall, 6 to 7 p.m. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Witherspoon Cinema, 7 to 8:35 p.m. Pack Howl Pep Rally & Concert Lee Field, 7 to 11 p.m. University Theatre presents Re:Design Thompson Hall, 8 p.m.


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Senior class projects progress with another Hike, red robes

Paint the town red

Hillsborough Hike will be a fundraiser for Bell Tower and red gowns Annie Albright Staff Writer 

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Christine Poutier, freshman in agricultural business management, and Meredith McNeill, junior in business management, concentrate as they paint the window of their sorority’s “Paint the Town Red” partner business, Planet Smoothie. Participating sororities partnered with a fraternity to paint the windows of a Hillsborough Street business. Non-Greek groups such as WISE also decorated windows, but all groups were only allowed to use three colors of paint and four brushes.

The Hillsborough Hike will continue this week as a fundraiser for the senior class project to finish the Bell Tower.   Jay Dawkins, senior class president, said 10 percent of proceeds from sponsoring restaurants will be donated to the senior class.   “The big thing that we are working on this week is the Hike Continues,” Dawkins said. “When students eat at sponsoring Hillsborough Street restaurants Tuesday through Friday, 10 percent of the proceeds go to finishing the Bell Tower for the senior class.”  Dawkins said the senior class has been actively continuing projects, such as finishing the Bell Tower and making progress with the new graduation gown design.   “This year we are trying to make the senior class council an active voice for the seniors,” Dawkins said. “We want to help them leave a legacy at N.C. State.”   One of the ways Dawkins said he had tried to keep the students informed was through a pre-recorded phone call reminding them of the deadline for class ring orders, similar to the Agromeck phone calls.   The other major project seniors are involved with, he said, is the new graduation gowns. Sarah Frye, a

senior in civil engineering, said the change was welcome.  “I am excited about the prospect of red gowns,” Frye said. “Red is our signature color and a little more unique than black.”  The graduation gown idea, Dawkins said, is not new to the school.  “The conversation about red gowns started last year and made it to the chancellor’s desk but was not something that was moved forward,” Dawkins said. “Adam [Compton] brought it back up this fall, so the senior class and Student Government have been working to make it happen.”  Adam Compton, former senior class president and current Homecoming chair, said the process all began with a student asking a question.   “It started at the agro-life council meeting when we were doing this thing where we gave out candy bars in exchange for suggestions for improvement on campus,” Compton said. “One student asked us, ‘Why do we wear black gowns at graduation, why are they not red?’”  Compton said, as senior class president, he started talking to the bookstore and pushing harder to get the ball rolling.   “We started looking at different gowns and taking it to different student organizations,” Compton said. “We got an overwhelming response for the color red, so we continued to push forward. This past summer it looked like it would go all into place.”  According to Dawkins the first students to wear the red gowns will be the graduating class of spring 2010.  

“The tough news is, in order to do it right, it will take time,” Dawkins said. “May graduates will be the first to wear red gowns to give the University time to put it together right.”  Compton said a major setback in the process was the change in administration over the summer.   “During the change of administration, the gowns were not a priority for the University at the time,” Compton said. “Then [Jim] Woodward was in place so we presented it to the chancellor and he said it sounded like a good idea and that he did not understand why we had not already done it.”  One of the goals, Compton said, was to create a gown that was unique to the University, like other schools who use their gowns as a branding opportunity.   “When you change the color of a gown you have to look at everything else,” Compton said. “What do you do with the honors students? What specific colors do we use for the sash? Do we drop the tassels from college-specific tassels?”  Dawkins said he was excited about the decision to uniform the color of tassels.  “Looking into the audience for years, it has been compartmentalized by different departments,” Dawkins said. “I think that we are really many different colleges in search of a University. This is one more step towards unifying N.C. State even if it is as simple as a tassel.”

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The Facts:

It is Homecoming time and there are many activities that students can participate in all week long.

Our Opinion:

Students should participate in as many activities as possible and take advantage of free food and giveaways.

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student art painted on their windows provided by various student organizations. The “Paint the Town Red” areas, stick to the sidewalk. count. contest is a great way for student After the parade, you can “Wear Red, Get Fed” is too great an opportunity to pass saunter over to Lee Field for organizations and businesses up. If you wear red, then you the Pack Howl pep rally con- to show their school spirit and receive a free lunch from fine cert. The pep rally, which is artistic skills. Go check out the local eateries in the Brickyard Friday at 7 p.m., will feature art and grab some food. In adall week. It would be great if Coach Tom O’Brien, the play- dition to Homecoming sponthis was an everyday occur- ers, the cheerleaders and the sored events, eating at certain rence, but alas, it is not. Take dance team. Afterwards, the restaurants on Hillsborough advantage of it while you can. concert consists of the Colleg- Street will benefit the 2010 Despite the annoying con- eHumor Live tour and the lo- class’ “Finish the Bell Tower” struction, the parade will take cal band Roman Candle. The project. Finally, don’t forget to get place Friday at 6 p.m. on Hill- comedians of CollegeHumor your tickets for the game on sborough Street. The parade include Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll will feature floats, football ,John Mulaney, Dan Levy, TJ Saturday. We need as many shoulders there as possible to players, coaches, the cheerlead- Miller and others. By today, many businesses on lean on. ers and many others. Tip: don’t try standing in construction Hillsborough will have original 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.

ll week long, the campus will be bustling with events that are fun and a great way to show school spirit. Not only is it your pleasure, but also it is your duty as a member of the Wolfpack family to participate in the events during Homecoming Week. Leader of the Pack is N.C. State’s premier student service award. Leader of the Pack thankfully takes the place of the traditional homecoming popularity contests, awarding two students for outstanding service to N.C. State and the community. The winners will be awarded during halftime Saturday. Vote today, it is your last chance to have your vote

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he General Assembly can’t pay the state’s bills; so much so, that it came up with the brilliant idea of charging UNC-System students an extra $200 in tuition. The University administration and some self-righteous student leaders deemed students didn’t have adequate Russell s o c i a l l i ve s a nd decided Witham Viewpoint Editor it would be in our best interest to spend millions on a student center renovation. Next year many students will have to spend hundreds of dollars on health care plans to meet the state’s minimum requirements. The verdict is in: college costs are growing, and students at N.C. State are feeling the burden. Unfortunately for students, most of college’s academic costs are completely unavoidable and out of students’ hands. The powers that be will continue to d ic t ate t uition and student fee hikes at will and without reservation. Why should t he y c a re ? We’re only in the worst recession since the 1940s. But alas, I’ve found a hole in their system. There is still one place where students have control over their expenditures. Not on ABC store receipts or bar tabs, those are essential for sanity’s sake. But students can still control the amount they spend on textbooks. At the start of the semester, I didn’t have enough money to pay for textbooks. By the third week of class — when I still didn’t have the money — I decided to boycott the entire system and see how long I could hold out. We’re now in the 12th week of classes and I have to admit, it’s rather liberating. I don’t have the awful added weight of the textbooks in my bag and still have the $420 it would have cost me to buy textbooks this semester (based on new book prices, since I couldn’t find any of them used by the third week). A Government Accountability Office report from 2005 re-

vealed an interesting trend in college textbook prices. They grow, A LOT. Overall price inflation — on all market items — from 1986 to 2005 was 72 percent. Textbook prices increased by 186 percent and tuition and fees grew by 240 percent over the same time period. The discrepancy is incredible and yet no one can offer an explanation as to why the books are so expensive. Publishers speak endlessly about the “unseen” costs of acquiring illustration rights, research and development and pre-production. Professors allege they make no money either. Several I’ve spoken with in the past claimed they had to pay the publisher to produce their book and view the work as a form of public service. And then there are the bookstores. They also maintain innocence, claiming the only profit they make goes toward paying their workers. I ’m j u s t trying to figure out who the Madoff is in this scheme. Textbook prices continue to increase at 6 percent per year and no one is making money. Meanwhile, I persevere without the textbooks I need to do homework assignments, study for tests and adequately research for projects. I’ve resigned to the fact that I may have to purchase one textbook, as I have an openbook exam coming up later this month. So far, though, I’m pretty happy with my decision to boycott textbooks. Most of them can be found electronically anyway — not to say I would ever download a copy of a textbook or solutions manual. Worst case, the bookstore has a seven-day return policy on textbooks during the semester. It’s almost like a built in rental service. I’ll consider this a small victory on a campus that affords few for the fiscally mindful.

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Cartoon propagates degradation of students I am writing in regards to the N.C. State versus Florida State University cartoon that ran in Technician Friday. I was taken aback at the image and the subliminal messages it potentially conjures within the campus community. The American Indian population is often times overlooked institutionally; it becomes a silent population whose value and contribution to campus is ignored. The end result yields a population that is often times segregated, isolated and left to feel ostracized. The cartoon that was published in Friday’s paper further expounds upon those feelings. It would seem to me that NCSU would be a more progressive, responsive and inclusive campus that centers on a positive climate for its community. Suggestive imagery, symbols and stereotypes negate value and the importance of groups, thus inhibiting progress. Shouldn’t Technician be a vehicle of knowledge and a medium where we educate our community on issues, programs and events pertinent to the educational development of its community? Publication of such imagery

propagates the continual degradation of groups and prohibits the University from fulfilling its mission to all students. The image was inappropriate and insensitive to the American Indian population and the long struggle it has been battling for centuries in this, its native country. Maybe others feel this issue is irrelevant. But, as an American Indian who works constantly to educate others about psychological implications of imagery, conversion of words and gestures that elicit discriminatory undertones, I was offended and this issue is significant to me. Brett Locklear director, graduate recruiting

Become educated during Native American heritage month The Wolfpack versus Seminoles cartoon in Technician Friday provides an opportunity to reflect and discuss on the power of symbols. Symbols and stereotypes have stunning power to elicit emotional responses. International incidents have erupted over cartoons; atrocities have been fueled by caricatures of religious or ethnic groups. Maintaining this kind of climate requires awareness and understanding of the history behind the symbols and stereotypes and an understanding of why some symbols might be hurtful, infuriating or generally unwelcome. Understanding more about each other is a necessary first step. Become educated — November is Native American heritage month. A slate of films, discussions, art exhibits and cultural events are planned at the University. Take advantage of these opportunities and move N.C. State toward its goal of an inclusive and welcoming environment. Marcia Gumpertz assistant vice provost for faculty and staff diversity

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Too many tweets interfere with social experience Social networking sites may prove harmful to interpersonal relationships among people Ellen Mincey Correspondent

In today’s rapidly moving society, it is almost impossible to imagine life without the convenience of the Internet. The majority of college students feel an obligation to stay in touch through sites such as Twitter and Facebook and, although primarily used by a younger generation, many adults have started taking advantage of these Web sites as well. The real question lies in how the ability to stay in touch at all times is affecting daily interaction among people. Rasoul Butler, a junior in fashion and textile management, believes that using Twitter in small doses will have fewer negative effects on personal interaction. “I feel like some people use Twitter and networking sites as their only main interaction with people,” Butler said. “Most people are the same in person, though. Meaning I could talk to you on Twitter or in person and you wouldn’t be different. If you only use Twitter to talk to people then it can definitely interfere.” While the majority of people are able to keep a steady balance between online chatting and face to face communication, others become obsessive about updating their tweets or checking their Facebook pages. The number of U.S.

citizens using Twitter and Facebook Twitter go even further when considerhas increased rapidly. According to the ing long-distance relationships. “I think people who are separated by North American Technographics Benchmark Survey, the number of people who distance benefit the most from Twitter. use social networking sites has doubled Family and friends who live far apart are since 2007, meaning a little under one able to keep in touch,” Young said. Although there are many benefits third of adults in the United States visit to keeping up with family and friends social networks at least once a month. Some people feel that signing up for online, the drawbacks to becoming accustomed to non-verbal conversations too many accounts is excessive. “I don’t use Twitter because I feel like cannot be ignored. “I would definitely say it creates barriit’s a replica of Facebook. It’s too much to handle all of these different things,” ers among people,” Young said. “You get used to interacting through technology Butler said. Another issue that has sparked atten- and it creates distance between people tion is whether or not Twitter is hurting in daily situations.” So could people have honestly been people’s ability to live in the moment. better off before On the flip side, the age of technolwhen used for ogy? The ability to the right reasons, connect with peoTwitter can have ple 24/7 has obvibenefits. ous benefits, but Amanda Young, what people don’t a f resh ma n i n consider are the management, sees limitations that Twitter as a fun it creates in daily way to keep in life. Interview touch with close skills, language friends. skills and having “I use Twitter because I have Amanda Young, freshman in management a keen sense for reading people’s some friends who emot ions a nd use it and it’s a good way to keep up with them,” Young body language are all hugely affected said. “I also like to look at celebrity pages by non-verbal communication. Kama Kosenko, professor of commuand the CollegeHumor page. I’m really not a hard-core Tweeter. It’s just for fun.” nications, sees both the benefits and the The benefits of networking sites such as limitations to the use of social network-

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ing sites. “Networking sites benefit us and are a limitation to a certain extent. We have become rather lazy with our language based on ‘text talk’ and Twitter. It is affecting how we communicate face to face,” Kosenko said. “However, having the ability to connect online can also strengthen interpersonal relationships.” From a professional standpoint, sites such as Twitter can be negative when they blur the line between personal life and work. Posts on many Twitter accounts can be read by anyone who knows the “poster” whether they are a close friend or a co-worker. “I don’t use Twitter. I find that posting on any online social networking sites requires me to manage my identity in such a way that it’s difficult to figure out what to post,” Kosenko said. Whether or not you’re a fan of Twitter, the important thing is to use online social networking as a complement to genuine human interaction rather than a replacement. Keeping up with friends and family online is the modern way to stay in touch, but non-verbal interaction can not substitute for a face to face social experience.


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Titan’s ocean does not encapsulate the entire planet, rather it exists in pockets underneath its crust.

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that there is an ocean on Titan,� Lazzati said. However, this is still an important finding for astrobiologists who are searching for potential habitats for life in our solar system. Liquid water is essential for life as we know it on earth and the possibility of life being down here on Earth, and searching for locations where there is astounding; we would coexist with other liquid water exists is essential in the search for life beyond our planet. life in our solar system By discovering this or our galaxy for all we hidden ocea n, we know,� Robinson said. might be able to locate The theory that an microorganisms much internal ocean really like the original that exists is questionable began life on Earth though and must be and track the developproven before any rement of life on Titan, search can be accomallowing us to learn plished. more about the origin D av ide L a z z at i, of humans. who specializes in Detric Robinson, sophomore in biology “If we found any miastrophysics and is crobial life, we might an assistant professor in the physics department, “There is indirect be able to make a comparison or a more definievidence of bodies of liquid water beneath the tive explanation of evolution; we would have a better idea of how life evolved on Earth,� Robsurface of Titan. It is, however, indirect evidence and it needs to inson said. Eric Drye, a senior in aerospace engineering, be proved before anyone can definitely conclude

early 62 miles beneath the ice and organic-rich surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, lays an internal ocean of liquid water mixed with ammonia, or so it is believed by many astronomical professionals.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft discovered evidence that supports the existence of an internal ocean after it passed by the moon 19 times collecting imaging data from October 2005 to May 2007. Titan has organic dunes, lakes of methane, river channels and mountains, and has one of the most complex, active and Earth-like surfaces in the solar system. Using images from earlier observations, scientists and engineers identified 50 landmarks such as lakes, canyons and mountains. When they analyzed later images from the Cassini, they found their original landmarks had shifted. A systematic displacement of surface features would be complicated to explain unless the moon’s icy crust was separated from its core by an internal ocean, making it easier for the crust to move. Detric Robinson, a sophomore in biology, believes the theory to be fascinating. “It’s cool because we have no internal ocean

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After splitting first two games, State teams tie 1111 in final game Taylor Barbour Deputy Sports Editor

The Pack wrapped up its fall practice this weekend with a three game split in the intersquad series. Team Pack won the first game of the series 6-5 Friday. Team Wolf came back to even the series on Saturday, winning 4-3 and in the rainy series finale Sunday afternoon, the teams played to an 11-11 tie. Sophomore catcher Pratt Maynard said the series was a nice opportunity to play in a game-like atmosphere. “Practice is a grind, so its fun when you get to lace them up and go compete against another squad,” Maynard said. “It was nice to compete against another squad and it was just nice to be back out there.” The two teams were divided based on the picks made by senior infielders Dallas Poulk and Bill Edwards. The two players sat down and drafted their teams while the pitchers, except for the starters, were used for both teams depending on the situation. For the players and the coaches, just getting back onto the field and into a live game with fans and umpires around was great to participate in. “It is fun. It is all what we love to do. We love being out here,” coach Elliot Avent said. “It is good to see the guys get after it. They went out there and handled their business well. We have a lot of work to do, but it sure was fun to get back out there.” The series was highlighted by a power surge in games one

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ter at running,” Campbell said. “He does all the little things that count. He wants to be an All-American and he’s doing what it takes to get there.” Hill’s success has a number of the underclassmen on the team looking up to him, according to Geiger. “We have one senior on the team,” Geiger said. “There aren’t any juniors. Some are redshirt sophomores; they are a young

group. But because of Ryan’s success, he’s become someone that the rest of the team looks up to, particularly for our freshmen who came in this year.” Campbell said with such a young group of guys, Hill leads by example. “He does all the things right,” Campbell said. “Everyone sees that if he’s excelling in things, doing certain things, that’s what they need to do too. He holds everyone accountable by how well he runs. We all want to run that well too.” Hill eyes more than just winning ACC titles and being an

All-American. One of the records he would like to break is held by former Pack runner Bob Henes, who ran his 5K in 13:46.93 in the early 90’s. Geiger said Hill can break Henes record, but believes a number of his teammates can break it as well. “It’s a long standing record and what’s impressive about Bob is he’s a three time ACC Cross Country Champion,” Geiger said. “When you start breaking his record, you’re breaking the record of someone that was an All-American, a special athlete for this program.”

right now than her last two races have shown. It’s a challenge mentally and she has to get herself back into it. She didn’t have the ACC performance that she wanted to have as a senior and that’s really tough.” Tinsley leads by example and her return from her injury proves both her dedication to the sport and to her team. “You can see the intensity in her training has dramatically risen,” McKenna said. “She has always been a very focused runner but I think she has stepped it up big time. As a leader of the team, she has goals and she does everything to accomplish them. She is a great leader on the team.” During her redshirt season Tinsley proved to be a strong leader, leading by both example and through encouragement.

Despite injury, Tinsley still attended practice everyday and lent her support to her teammates. “They could still follow her lead even though she may not be leading the team in the race, she was still there everyday, really encouraging the girls along,” McKenna said. Returning this year, Tinsley is still exhibiting that same leadership quality. For freshman Jordan Jenkins, Tinsley has been inspirational. “She is so encouraging and really motivating,” Jenkins said. “I run the meet with her a lot and she helps me. She helps if I ever need anything, and I know I can go to her. She is the big sister kind of role on the team, both during running and outside of running.”

portunities to score, “ Holston said. “… When I get [into] foul trouble I can’t play and help the team. So if I am able to stay on the court, I’m able to help out a lot better.” Harper said this game could be a great learning tool to push her team towards a great sea-

son. “And I’m really anxious to go and study this on film,” Harper said. “Film is a great teaching tool, we’ll watch a lot of it tomorrow, and work hard to get better.”

Nate King, a junior, pitches to senior Bill Edwards in the Red and White Game Saturday.

and three. In those games both Pack teams combined for 14 home-runs, including homeruns from three new players, freshman Danny Canela, freshman Terran Senay and junior transfer Ryan Matthews, who hit two home-runs in the series. “Canella got his first home run here in the fall world series. Senay opened it up with an opposite field home run,” Avent said. “Matthews hit an absolute rocket to centerfield. All in all, we had a good game offensively.” The team split the rosters down the middle, and because of this, the teams became thin at certain positions. But Avent said the effort he saw from the players and the high level that both teams played at shows the depth the Pack has this year. “With the reduction of number of people on the roster to 35, if you can get two teams to play that well against each other, it’s a great thing to have,” Avent said. “But if you can play seven innings spilt between two teams, and we play that well, it shows the depth we have and we obviously just have to push to get better.” With all of the offense displayed in the three games, the

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pitching seemed to struggle. In the first game, pitchers gave up six homeruns and a combined 15 hits. But Maynard said it was more good hitting than bad pitching. “The couple scrimmages that we have had leading up to this, the bats have looked good. We have some good hitters and it showed tonight,” Maynard said. “We had a lot of guys hitting a lot of good pitches. It wasn’t like our guys were hitting 3-0 fastballs. They had 1-2 counts, 2-2 counts and they were still hitting the ball just as hard.” With the exclusion of the final game of the series, both teams played excellent defense through the first two games. Coming into fall practice and as the team moves forward into the spring season, the defense was a major issue that the Pack was hoping to improve on. And the improvement showed in the three games. “It means a lot knowing you have a good defense behind you,” sophomore Cory Mazzoni said. “We are going to have a very good, complete team this year. The defense is going to catch the ball and that is a big help for a pitcher.”

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tionals, 10th at the NCAA Southeast Regionals, and received all-conference and all-regional honors. Stepping up her game, in 2007 Tinsley won the AllACC honors by placing fifth at the ACC championships and ninth at the NCAA Southeast Regionals, earning her all-region and AllACC honors. In 2008, Tinsley’s career was temporarily halted due to injury. “She did miss last cross country season and it was very frustrating for her,” Henes said. “ But she had a great track season. And I think she is much fitter

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points in the second half and finished the game with nineteen points and eleven rebounds. “I just found good op-

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Men’s soccer to honor seniors against Presbyterian

Distance runners make impact

In its home finale, the No. 14 ranked Wolfpack will take on Presbyterian for senior night. State currently sits at 9-0 in nonconference games and will look to keep its perfect record alive in preparation for next week’s ACC tournament. Before the game, the Pack will honor its nine seniors: Korede Aiyegbusi, Chrystel Bakong, Amar Brkic, Ronnie Bouemboue, Chris Franczkowski, Romulo Manzano, Federico Nachmann, Alan Sanchez and Christopher Widman. The game is slated for 7 p.m. at Dail Soccer Field. ROB FISHER/Technician ARCHIVE PHOTO

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Junior education major Brittany Tinsley warms up before cross country practice at Lake Johnson last season.

Dugal, Cain selected to the academic all-district team Sophomores Paige Dugall and Tanya Cain were voted to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women’s soccer team. Dugall holds a 3.79 GPA in biomedical engineering and was named to the first team in the University Division, making her eligible for the All-America team to be voted upon later this week. Cain, an accounting major with a 3.92 GPA, was named to the second team. Dugall was second on the team in goals with eight and points with 19. Cain finished third on the team in points with 11. Source: NC State Athletics

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Today Men’s soccer vs. Presbyterian Dail Soccer Field, 7 p.m. Volleyball at North Carolina Chapel Hill, 7 p.m. Thursday Women’s tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships New Haven, Conn., all day Men’s basketball vs. St. Paul’s College (EXH.) Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Friday Women’s tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational, Day One Chapel Hill, all day Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Saturday Rifle at SEARC #4 Dahlonega, Ga., all day Women’s tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational, Day Two Chapel Hill, all day

Coming soon

Wednesday: Coverage of men’s soccer’s senior night game vs. Presbyterian Thursday: Story on freshman cornerback Jarvis Byrd, who recently lost his redshirt for the season

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Ryan Hill, a freshman in First Year College, Patrick Campbell, a freshman in biological sciences, Andrew North, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, and Greg Dame, a sophomore in sports management, run across Miller Fields Sept. 9, 2008.

Hill picking up speed Only a sophomore, Ryan Hill is already making his mark Fidelis Lusompa Senior Staff Writer

Sophomore Ryan Hill knew he always wanted to run in college, and thought about going to schools like N.C. State or other cross country powerhouses. But growing up, he didn’t just run. “I played baseball all through middle school,” Hill said. “I started running in high school because I did summer track in my transition between baseball and track. I guess I knew I was talented at running because in baseball I always ran really fast around the bases and stole bases. That’s kind of where it started.” While attending Hickory High School in Hickory,

Hill won the 2007 state championship in a record time of 15:30.75 and was named a Foot Locker All-American. Head coach Rollie Geiger noticed Hill at the end of his junior year running at a track meet. “I was impressed with the rhythm of the run,” Geiger said. “He’s very [gifted]. He has a very natural running ability. Also having observed him in high school, you have a sense of his competitive nature. Both his running style and his competitive nature stuck out.” Despite taking visits to Louisville and Virginia, Hill knew State was the place for him and said Geiger did not have to do much convincing. “Being an in-state kid, I was always a State fan anyway,” Hill said. “My mom went to college here so I was always a State fan. Really it was where my heart wanted to go. Virginia and Louisville weren’t the

right fits and [State] was the right fit.” Hill wasted no time making a name for himself in the program, as he was named ACC Rookie of the Year and received All-ACC honors during his freshman year. He also placed 27th at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Hill followed up his freshman year performance by being named ACC Performer of the Week twice this season. He also helped the Pack win its eleventh ACC title in 15 years with a fourth place finish this past weekend. Teammate and redshirt sophomore Patrick Campbell said he sees the difference in Hill’s performance from his freshman and sophomore years. “He’s all around more serious about getting bet-

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Tinsley back to finish with a bang Coming off a redshirt season, senior Brittany Tinsley returns for her final year with the Pack Samantha Collier Staff Writer

Last season, senior cross country runner Brittany Tinsley redshirted due to an injury. This year, returning as a senior, Tinsley completed the 6k course at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University in seventh with a time of 20:08, took 15th at the ACC championship at 20:45, and won the individual championship with a time of 17:30 at the Wolfpack Invitational. Her performance at the Wolfpack invitational helped N.C. State secure a second place finish. “You know she is going to perform for the team,” senior Kara McKenna said. “She always does. She is a leader by example. She does everything right. She is very knowledgeable about the sport, and you can just go off of what she does because she does everything

correctly.” Recruited from Russells Point, Ohio, Tinsley came to N.C. State already having a few career achievements under her belt. Prior to her college career Tinsley took fifth at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships, earning her All-American honors as a senior. She also won the state championship in the 1600 meters, earned all-state honors in cross country all four years, won the individual championship as a senior, and was a four-time conference and district cross country champion. With so many achievements, Tinsley drew in coach Laurie Henes’ recruitment her senior year. “She started to run well her senior year in cross country,” Henes said. “I loved her attitude and her dedication to the sport was really evident right away.” Over the past four years, Tinsley has continued to rack up accolades on her resume. In 2006 Tinsley took seventh place at the NCAA Pre-Na-

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Cross Country

Women’s basketball dominates in Harper’s debut Women’s basketball starts off the Kelly Harper era with an exhibition win over North Greenville University. Jeniece Jamison Staff Writer

The women’s basketball team kicked off the new season with a dominating performance over North Greenville University, winning 87-44 in their first and only exhibition game of the year. State drew first blood within the first twenty seconds with a three from freshman guard Marissa Kastanek. The great shooting continued throughout the first half, as they maintained a 41.2 % field goal percentage. The Pack also had success drawing fouls and getting into the paint. As a team, they attempted sixteen free throws and shot 75% from the line. Coach Kellie Harper said she was pleased with the poise her team showed in the first action of the new season. “Before the game, I thought that we could quite possibly be so anxious that we would

throw the ball all over the court the first few minutes,” Harper said. “But I thought we did a good job of that and I thought we looked very poised. I was proud of that.” Senior forward Lucy Ellison, junior forward Tia Bell, and sophomore guard Kim Durham led the team in scoring at the half with six points each. Harper said she was particularly pleased with Ellison, who she said took bigger strides in the offseason than anyone. “Lucy is hand’s down the most improved player,” Harper said. “She is playing in practice with a lot of confidence. … I think she feels good about herself. She feels good about her game and what she can do. And we’re giving her that opportunity and I think that could be a huge difference for this team this year.” On the defensive end, State applied pressure throughout, coming out in a full court man to man from the beginning and shifting defenses between a half court man, half court 2-3 zone, and a 1-2-2 full court press. They also held NGU to a dismal 19.2 % field goal percentage and 18.2% from three in the first half and forced eleven turnovers. State was also dominant on

the boards, grabbing thirty-two rebounds in comparison to NGU’s eleven for the first half. “We don’t have our whole defensive package in right now,” Harper said. “But I thought it would be important for us to get some game time experience with our zone, with our presses” State went into the half with a 42-17 lead. The Pack carried their dominance through to the second half. Redshirt junior guard Amber White started off the second half with a steal and score, and State kept up the pace on the defensive end. NGU shot 26.9% from the field in the second half and finished the game with a miserable 23.1% shooting outing. White said the hardest part was containing her self enough to get into a rhythm. “I was very excited. I felt like I was overly excited and I would go for every steal,” White said. “And I tried to be patient and let the offense and defense come to me.” Sophomore forward Bonae Holston also began to shine in the second half. She scored eleven

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