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Symposium promotes study abroad As a part of the ongoing International Education Week, a symposium is being held today in Talley Student Center to promote the benefits of studying abroad.

ence of studying abroad, get better idea of what students do when they study abroad,” Steckler said. Diane Beckman, assistant professor at the department of foreign languages and literatures, also one of the presenters at the event feels the public can learn a lot from such events. She has Sagar Sane been the fac ulty director for the ParisStaff Writer Lille study abroad program since 2004. “I will be showing one-minute vidThe Study Abroad Office is holding a symposium today in Talley Student eo from all the tours I have had since Center’s Walnut Room, which focuses 2004,” Beckman said. “Two of the on the opportunities and benefits of students who were on that program in studying abroad. The event will include past, will also be there to share their a list of presentations from students experiences.” “Such an event is very useful in a and faculty members about their experiences studying abroad. It will be sense that it gives an insight of completely different culture than ours,” held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adam Steckler, assistant director Beckman said. “We learn how to inof the Study Abroad Office, said it is teract with different cultures and the people.” a great opportunity Beckman said she for students. enjoys filming her “It is a chance for study abroad expestudents and facriences because she ulty alike to learn can share them with from the experifuture groups. ence of those who “From my prehave studied abroad sentation, I expect in past. There will to give some idea be presentations by about film making students and faculty Diane Beckman, assistant as [making films] who will share their professor of foreign languages allows us to share experiences on this,” and literatures our experiences with Steckler said. those who were not a Three of the presentations will be given by students part of the tour,” Beckman said. Steckler said the event is free and who have studied abroad, Steckler said, and the rest will be delivered by faculty open to the public and said the event who has previously led study abroad will range in presented topics. “Some of the other presentations programs. According to Steckler, this is the sym- include one on stressing [about] the challenges of studying abroad, another posium’s third year at the University. “The main purpose of this event is highlighting Mexican natural history to raise awareness amongst the public and culture, amongst others,” Steckler about such opportunities. [The audi- said. ence] will get to learn about the experi-


Former chancellor receives national science award Former Chancellor Marye Anne Fox received the presidential honor at the White House Wednesday for her contributions to science. Staff Report

“ gives an insight of completely different culture than ours.”


First Year College student Katie Hugv visited the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 16 in Talley Ballroom. “I either want to visit a Spanish-speaking country or a third world country but art and design would be neat to study. I like that First Year College leaves room to explore,” Hug said.


Marye Anne Fox, a former chancellor, received the National Medal of Science Wednesday at the White House. Fox was one of 10 recipients to receive the award, the highest honor bestowed on scientists by the U.S. government, according to a White House press release. Fox held the chancellor position from 1998 to 2004 before becoming the chancellor at the University of California at San Diego. She was temporarily replaced by Robert Barnhardt before James Oblinger took office in 2005. According to the release, Fox earned the award “for her research contributions in the areas of organic photochemistry and electrochemistry and for enhancing our understanding of excited-state and charge transfer processes with interdisciplinary applications in material science, solar energy conversion and environmental chemistry.” The National Medal of Science was established in 1959 for individuals “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contribu-

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Sustainable ‘Rush’ to bring energy awareness to dorm residents The Sustainability Office’s Turkey Day Energy Rush will try to increase awareness on campus about turning off appliances before leaving for holiday breaks. Shivalik Daga Staff Writer

This Thanksgiving the Sustainability Office may be coming to a dorm near you. Turkey Day Energy Rush, an event organized by the Sustainability Office, aims to increase student awareness about responsibility towards energy conservation. The Energy Rush is part

of Sustainability’s “Do It in the Dark” competition between residence halls, which ends Nov. 30. The Energy Rush will be held on Sept. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Harris Field. Matthew Peterson, chair of the IRC’s Sustainability Committee, said the event is an opportunity to get students together to think about their resource use and conservation. “The point of the Energy Rush is to get students out onto Harris Field to get pumped about energy conservation,” Peterson said. “All attending students will then be a part of a team, or teams, that ‘rush’ through

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insidetechnician International Tea event spreads ideas of culture, customs See page 6.

Seniors looking to sweep hated Heels See page 8.


Billy Hunt, a graduate and member of the Lumbee Tribe participates as a host and dance performer in the third annual N.C. State Native American Culture Night. The event sponsored by the Multicultural Student Affairs took place on Nov. 18 as part of Native American Heritage month. The event featured storytelling, music, dancing, and food to educate students of the Native American cultures and traditions. Hunt hopes that the Native American population is better represented on campus. “It’s going to take an effort from the student body, the school to support them, and the community to supply them,” said Hunt.


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Today BIOSAFETY MEETING 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A231 Vet School, Main Building


COLLEGE STUDENT LEARNING STRATEGIES 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Face-to-face and online GLBT AND ALLY CABARET SHOW 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema


UNIVERSITY THEATRE PRESENTS INSPECTING CAROL 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thompson Theatre

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema

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‘Groovin’ High’


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this weekend Inspecting Carol

Through Dec 5•Titmus Theatre Physical slapstick, dizzying laughs, ingenious jokes and hysterical characters help kick off the holiday season in University Theatre’s hilarious comedy spoof.

Holiday Crafts Fair & Sale

Sat, Nov 20, 10am-5pm•Crafts Center Don’t miss the Crafts Center’s most eagerly awaited event of the year! FREE for NCSU students



om Nelson, a senior in textile engineering, performs as a member of the Jazz Ensemble I band. Nelson played “Groovin’ High” written by Dizzy Gillespie on the Baritone Saxophone. The NC State Jazz Ensemble I band will perform again in the spring on April 29, 2011.


Internship opportunity at new non-profit

The Green Chair Project is a new non-profit in Raleigh whose aims to serve the community facilitating a way for unwanted household furnishings to be re-used by those in need. The organization is looking for interns who can create and mange their own project and tasks. This is a new organization and selected interns will have a substantial effect on the program’s success. Preference will be given to students in the nonprofit minor. For more information contact Jackie Craig, Co-Founder at SOURCE: CSLEPS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

African Awareness Week social today The ASU Social will be held at the Jellybeans Skating Center tonight from 7 p.m. Admission is $10, and you can skate from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. SOURCE: CSLEPS

Service Award for those who want to serve The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. For more information visit http:// huntington.asp. SOURCE: CSLEPS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Berenstain Bears

Sun, Nov 21 at 3pm•Stewart Theatre Family Matters: The Musical, part of the Center Stage Kidstuff Series. PreK-3. $5 NCSU students










POLICE BLOTTER Nov. 16 1:25 A.M. | ILLEGAL PARKING Hillsborough Building Lot Due to citizen complaints, vehicles were issued NCSU Transportation Parking Tickets. 7:58 A.M. | LARCENY Bragaw Hall Student reported laptop stolen. Second student was identified as suspect and arrested for Felony Larceny. Subject was referred to the University for same. 8:46 A.M. | VEHICLE STOP Varsity Drive/Western Boulevard Non-student was stopped and arrested for Drinking While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. 11:01 P.M. | LARCENY Avent Ferry Complex Student reported bicycle stolen. 11:49 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE Method Road Greenhouses Officer observed and spoke with non-student sitting in vehicle. All file checks were negative and subject complied to leave the area.

SOUTHERN ROOTS OF MIDCENTURY MODERN Noon to 8 p.m. Gregg Museum of Art and Design

5:47 P.M. | LARCENY Dan Allen Deck Staff member report license plate stolen from vehicle. Investigation ongoing. 6:33 P.M. | LARCENY Reynolds Coliseum Staff member reported theft of money. 8:31 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS PERSON Syme Hall Report that non-student who had been previously trespassed was in the area. Officers checked area but did not locate subject. 8:33 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE Brickyard Report of vehicle being driven on bricks. Officers checked the area but did not locate vehicle. SOURCE: NCSU CAMPUS POLICE

THIS DAY IN HISTORY In 1999, the N.C. State Men’s Basketball team beat Georgia, 67-63, in their first game at the RBC Center. In 1927, an aviator was forced to make an emergency landing in the field just west of Thompson Gymnasium, after being unable to locate the airport. State College offered him the use of the wood-shop to make repairs to his airplane. SOURCE: HISTORICAL STATE

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Former Chancellor Marye Anne Fox stands with Provost James Oblinger in April 2003. Fox is one of 10 2010 National Medal of Science recipients, which were awarded Wednesday at the White House.


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tions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical or engineering sciences,” according to the National Science

Foundation. Fox is the 10th recipient from UC-San Diego to receive the award, according to the NSF website. No faculty member at N.C. State has ever received the presidential honor.

Yakir Aharonov, Chapman University, CA Stephen J. Benkovic, Pennsylvania State University, PA Esther M. Conwell, University of Rochester, NY Marye Anne Fox, University of California San Diego, CA Susan L. Lindquist, Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA Mortimer Mishkin, National Institutes of Health, MD David B. Mumford, Brown University, RI Stanley B. Prusiner, University of California San Francisco, CA Warren M. Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research, CO Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology, CA



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go a long way in educating students about how they can reduce their consumption. continued from page 1 “Students are generally not the residence halls to knock aware of how much energy they on doors and get residents are using, and so awareness is thinking and excited about critical, which will give them a sense of what their consumpsaving energy.” Peterson said the Energy tion is over a period of time, Rush specifically aims at say a week, two weeks or even challenging and encourag- a month,” Olson said. “It gives ing students to change their them [students] a chance to attitudes about energy con- take up conservation measures. sumption, and to get them Competition certainly drives conservaexcited tion.” about beIn l ig ht i ng more of recent sustainable budget cuts, through t he Un ienergy versity may conservaf i nd s uc h tion. The measures volunteers helpf u l i n will also reducing its remind expenditure residents and redirect to turn off m on e y t o and remore pressmove a l l Barry Olson, associate director ing matters. electrical of University Housing-Facilities “Not only appliances is it finanand other devices before leaving for cially important, but it also reduces our greenhouse gas Thanksgiving Break. Barr y Olson, associ- emissions,” Olson said. “We ate director of University all have a responsibility to conHousing-Facilities, said serve and reduce our emissions. the awareness of one’s Down the road the costs of enenergy use is critical and ergy, water, electricity etc. are campaigns such as these only going to rise, so we need

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to be good stewards and act responsibly.” David Dean, outreach coordinator for the Sustainability Office, said it will create a positive impact in developing awareness on campus. “It will be students advising students on how they can make an impact,” Dean said. Peterson said the Rush event is an “important milestone” for the University. It will utilize student volunteers to move through the Residence Halls and encourage fellow students to turn off their lights and continue to save energy, both for the sake of competition and for the larger goal of conserving energy to have less of an impact on our planet,” he said. Peterson also said the competition has some other advantages as well. “The competition provides a few incentives: bragging rights for winning Residence Halls who conserves the most energy, of course,” Peterson said. “Also, the winning Residence Hall is given an awesome prize at the end of the Energy Competition.”

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Student Senate, stop wasting time THE FACTS:

The Student Senate held a meeting on Wednesday and talked about the R 47 Advising Review bill. The bill lists the problems nine senators have determined and lists two resolutions. Senators hinted at a second bill that will be passed in the spring that will list more recommendations.


While the bill’s subject is pressing and important, Student Senate is recognizing old news and wasting time. They should be actively recognizing, but simultaneously working to solve them.

Student Senate makes plans, spends money and provides students with leadership experience, but they seriously need to reconsider the purpose of the legislation they take the Senate Meeting time to pass. The R 47 Advising Review bill, while possesses a purposeful name, is superfluous in its entirety. Everyone, including the senators, knows advising is a problem, so Student Government should have made their bill more purposeful. Within the first line, the bill makes the senate look ridiculous: “An act to encourage a comprehensive review of the University’s current advising system.” The Roundtable meeting on Oct. 13 determined advising was an issue and thus the Chancellor’s Liaison Meeting on Oct. 27 brought out ex-

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perts from across the University to discuss this. This meeting determined changes needed to occur, it didn’t take a Student Senate recommendation to get things started. They haven’t really created any recommendations with this bill and haven’t gained any ground. If anything, they have taken a couple of steps back. Their response was slow and waiting almost a month and a half to declare something a problem goes to show that bureaucracy exists even within the student version of government. Once Student Government finds out a problem, they should recognize it, but also

investigate it. A second follow up bill was mentioned at the Senate meeting that will offer more recommendations that R 47 didn’t include, but that bill won’t be ready until the spring. Although spending time on a bill is great and putting work into it should produce results, the students shouldn’t have to wait that long to see solid recommendations from Student Government. Student Government did a great job rehashing the consensus that was not only determined at the Chancellor’s Liaison meeting, but the Roundtable meeting prior to that in October. The nine senators listed lots of grievances,

but no solid recommendations. If they knew some of the problems, they could have suggested some solutions or sought out people to target and get things moving. These senators have essentially said nothing if they cannot get anything done. Student Senate should be good at using the resources of the University. By functioning as a body of senators, they assure everyone’s voice can be heard but also sought, and by being leaders they should be able to divide and conquer and utilize the faculty and administration to gain insight into issues. Students and the University are not looking to be wowed with political jargon, they want to see action and results.

Shut the book on Facebook


n any given day, I log on Facebook at least a couple of times. Checking posts on my wall, friends’ photos, or making use any of the various applications, it can become quite time consuming and if not managed properly, addicting. Facebook is a Alex Lewis ma i nstay of Staff columnist our cu lture, howe ver we need to know how to use our time on it. One of my closest friends recently deleted his Facebook account. When I approached him about it, he said it was too much of a distraction. He is supposed to graduate soon and keeping his grades up to par with past performance is key to securing a job in just a few months. In a recent study conducted by Ohio State researchers, the average collegiate GPA of users was a full point lower than their counterparts who didn’t use it. If you are continually concerned with your grades, perhaps getting off Facebook would do your GPA a great service. Not only do I find myself concerned with my grades, but also the time I spend with those who mean the most to me, my friends and family. These figures form a vital support structure to our lives and are there for us through thick and thin. If they are neglected




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through overuse of online social networking sites, we are doing them a great disservice. A study conducted by the University of Southern California found people who say they spend less time with their families because they are on the internet tripled over the course of the last three years. In the same time period, the amount of time spent with family members per month has shrunk from 26 hours to a meager 17.9. I’m not sure about you, but success growing crops in Farmville is not worth the loss of the bonds of friendship and a family’s love. Facebook has revolutionized our society’s cultural norms by making our friends much closer to us. We no longer need to sift through developed photographs to see what happened at the latest social function, because the click of a mouse can do that in a matter of seconds. Staying in touch with a long lost friend is as simple as a friend request or wall post. This convenience comes at a price though. Lower grades and lack of familial communication is certainly not something to scoff at. Managing our time on Facebook is key to not only accepting this social tool, but maintaining our real-life relationships and grades, as well. Send Alex your thoughts on Facebook to

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Outfits should match the occasion A man’s guide on what to wear for all occasions. Staci Thornton Staff Writer

I call up my friends about four times a week with the same question — “What should I wear?” We all want to dress appropriately, but sometimes men don’t feel comfortable asking that question. Below is a simple guide to help you through the process of figuring out what to wear and when. What to wear to the gym: What to wear to the gym doesn’t seem too difficult and I only have one request — please don’t cut the sleeves off of your shirt so you can constantly walk around asking people if they bought tickets to the gun show. Wear gym shorts, a T-shirt (with no gross stains on it) and tennis shoes — simple. What to wear on a date: This one can be a bit tricky, but since you most likely planned the date, you have the upper-hand on what to wear. For a first date, dinner-and-a-movie sort of thing, you should be presentable. Something along the lines of jeans, a buttonup shirt — add a sweater if it’s cooler — and shoes with no ties on them. These shoes can include boots or dress shoes — just a shoe that doesn’t have laces. If the date is more casual, perhaps a baseball or hockey game, feel free to dress down and wear a polo or plain T-shirt (again, with no holes or stains), jeans and any shoes will work — cowboy boots, tennis shoes, low cut boots, Converse or any other casual shoe.

On the other hand, if you are going somewhere fancier, like a fundraiser or to see The Nutcracker downtown, dress the part. Dress slacks, a button-up shirt tucked in and nice work shoes are appropriate. A tie is a nice touch but not necessary if you aren’t comfortable in one. If you don’t feel comfortable, your date won’t feel comfortable. Concerts are always a fun date and my advice is to dress in layers. A plaid shirt over a T-shirt is a good idea just in case the place gets packed and it gets hot in the venue. That way you can take off the button-up and wear the T-shirt underneath. Business Casual: Business casual can be a very difficult message to decipher. When in doubt, wear khakis, a button-up shirt tucked in and shoes with no ties. Jeans are not appropriate for an event labeled as business casual. Weddings: Weddings can also be tricky events to figure out what to wear. Here’s the simple rule — the earlier a wedding is in the day, the more casual it is. For example, you might wear khakis and a button-up shirt to a 2 p.m. wedding but you would need to wear a suit if the wedding is at or after 5 p.m. Outdoor weddings also tend to be a bit more casual, so you can lose the tie for one of those. Unfortunately, if the invite says black tie, you need to rent a tuxedo. If your date is wearing a short dress, then you can probably wear a dark suit, but normally, a tuxedo is warranted. If the invitation says white tie, you will need to wear a white tie, white vest and a white shirt with your tuxedo. What to wear for an interview: The easiest event to dress for is an interview — always a suit. You cannot go wrong with a suit. This applies to career fairs as well. Always dress to impress when it comes to talking to potential employers. Casual: With winter approaching, I see a lot of guys on campus thinking they are too manly for a coat. If you are going somewhere nice for the evening, wear a pea coat or leather jacket; otherwise just wear whatever coat you have.

Also, scarves and gloves do not make you look silly — wear them. Some essential advice: Your socks should always match your shoes. If you are wearing tennis shoes, white socks are appropriate, but never wear white socks with black dress shoes — ever! You can wear colorful socks but they should be appropriate for the occasion. Don’t wear colorful, striped socks to an interview, instead try gray argyle. Unless you are at the gym, you should always have a belt on. Don’t walk out of the house with wrinkled pants or a wrinkled shirt. Learn how to iron — it will change your life. If this all sounds super boring, I suggest you find ways to make your outfit unique. A pop of color is always appreciated — either in your tie, pocket-square or sock selection. You can experiment with textures and patterns in the aforementioned items. You can also find interesting belt buckles to wear with your jeans. Pants need to be the right length for you. If you are standing up and someone can tell you the color of your socks, your pants are too short. They should cover the top of your shoes — if they don’t, please buy some new pants. If you are ever stumped on what to wear — and it’s not job or weddingrelated — you can’t really go wrong with a button-up shirt and jeans. It’s a good go-to whenever you find yourself wishing you could call your friends to see what they are wearing.



Skyzoo, !llmind collaborate for album




Live from the Tape Deck


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Kunal Vasudev DJ Wise

Though the emcee-producer collaboration is a concept that seems to have been left in the past, every so often a emcee and producer team up for an album that recalls the days when acts such as Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and Gang Starr ruled the hip-hop scene. Brooklyn MC Skyzoo and New Jersey hip-hop producer !llmind teamed up to craft a sharp, 12-track record that seamlessly combines the sounds of golden age hip-hop with the sounds of today’s hiphop. From the opening track, Live from the Tape Deck presents itself as an album built heavily upon hard-hitting beats and filling rhymes. The album is Skyzoo’s sophomore effort, fresh off his 2009 debut The Salvation and it definitely showcases the emcee’s evolving lyrical abilities. Where The Salvation left off, Live picks up, featuring a more focused Skyzoo who exhibits the ability to use fundamental sound rhymes to construct fleshed-out verses. His grasp of the English language is displayed as Skyzoo twists his words to his desires and utilizes them in simple, yet effective, ways. This is very clear from the get-go in the second track of the album, “Frisbee,” where Skyzoo starts each line with the last word of the previous line so seamlessly that you don’t even notice it’s being done. “The Winner’s Circle,” finds Skyzoo role-playing as Lebron James, taking a little under three minutes to explain what took Mr. James an hour and some years to get out to the



world. But Skyzoo’s abilities are truly exhibited on “Krylon,” a track which — on the surface — seems to be a simple ode to graffiti. But, digging beneath the rhymes, it reveals a track filled with metaphors about violence in its many forms, whether physical, emotional or sexual. Of course, the album is not all about the impressive lyrical talents that Skyzoo showcases. !llmind, the Filipino-American producer hailing from New Jersey, displays why he is one of the most sought-after producers in the hip-hop underground, producing for acts such as Little Brother, Boot Camp Clik, Supastition and most recently Skyzoo. With Live, !ll attempts to capture the analog sound of the cassette and give it an updated feel. What you get is typical East Coast boom-bap percussion beneath layers of strings, synthesizers and keys !llmind uses to create a haunting soundscape for Skyzoo to mold his rhymes. This album also does a brilliant job of recalling the hardhitting sounds of the past while looking into the future of hiphop production. The production calls for the best speakers

one can find just to appreciate the richness, honesty and fullness !llmind weaves into his beats. Live From the Tape Deck has the bonus of making every song feel a part of the album as a whole, rather than just a collection of singles compiled together. The features, though appearing on four of the 12 tracks, match perfectly with Skyzoo and fit well with the records they are featured on — from Rhymefest on a political track to Torae backing up Skyzoo as “The Barrel Brothers.” The introductions and endings seamlessly transition into one another, never seeming out-ofplace as the album progresses. While Live From the Tape Deck evokes memories of the past, both through its title and the sound of the album, it is difficult to attain that same feeling from the days of the tape deck. But Live brings hiphop to its basic essentials — the beats, rhymes and life. Nothing more, nothing less and Skyzoo & !llmind combine to make it one of the best releases of 2010.










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International Tea event spreads ideas of culture, customs As part of International Education Week, the International Tea event brought students together to share their cultures over tea. Mark Herring Staff Writer

The impression many Americans have of tea falls along the lines of a bitter cup of Lipton or the diabetes-inducing sweetness of a southern iced tea. Yet around the world, tea is an integral part of culture that is hardly overlooked. After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, and the tremendous amount of tea drunk carries a large cultural element. It is no wonder CHASS International Programs and the Office of International Services (OIS) hosted International Tea and Coffee, an event to demonstrate the significance tea and coffee carry in other cultures and a way to deliver a muchappreciated caffeine buzz to sleep-deprived students. CHASS International Programs and the OIS organized the event in light of International Education Week 2010, which is sponsored by the State Department, according to Lauren Ball, program coordinator of the OIS. Throughout the week, the University offered various educational opportunities to help broaden students horizons. “It’s a way to bring in American students to learn about

other countries,” Erin Moody, engineering, said. “People do drink coffee, but most drink manager of OIS, said. Students representing vari- tea.” Along with the tea provided ous countries including China, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, by the student representatives, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Ara- Mike Ritchy, the owner of bia shared teas, coffees and Global Village Coffeehouse, desserts on Wednesday in the provided additional coffee, tea Caldwell Lounge to a crowd of and sweets to the event. “The coffees we provided are students curious to learn more coffees from Indonesia that about tea cultures. Throughout Africa, the Mid- we roasted here,” Ritchey said. dle East, South Asia and East “Here in the states, we haven’t Asia, tea is a social medium quite captured the essence of that has been integrated into coffee or tea. For us, it’s a quick, on-the-go thing. It’s like selfhospitality for millennia. “Whenever you invite some- medication. However, in the one over, you always serve tea,” rest of the world, it’s more of Behzad Nabavi, an Iranian a social thing…I hope this event is able graduate stuto bring a lot dent in electrical engiof Americans neering, said. to take a look “It would be into the way rude not to t h at ot h e r offer tea.” cultures view Tea is native tea and cofto South and fee.” Behzab Nabavi, graduate East Asia and Despite the once its f la- student in electrical engineering fact that all vor, medicitea s der ive nal and caffeine qualities were from essentially the same hydiscovered, it quickly became brid of Camellia sinensis, tea an integral part of continental can be dried, f lavored, preAsian culture. The long tradi- pared and enjoyed in a variety tion of tea made its way west of ways. Moroccans tend to into the Middle East, North f lavor their preferred green Africa and eventually into Eu- tea with mint and amounts rope, in which the tea and spice of sugar that scream “pass the trade maintained enormously insulin,” while other cultures, powerful empires in India, Per- like that of China, Japan and sia and Turkey. Consequential- Korea, prefer to drink tea plain. ly, tea is a daily ritual in these “In Iran, we use sugar cubes,” regions of the world. Banadaki said. “However, we “Tea is a big part of Indian don’t mix it in the teacup. We culture,” Kalyan Palaparthy, a put the little sugar cubes in our graduate student in mechanical mouth and then we drink the

“Whenever you invite someone over, you always serve tea.”

tea.” However, tea is only one factor to the offering of hospitality. Tea drinkers take the side dishes just as seriously. “We eat a lot of lokum, the Turkish word for Turkish delight, along with our tea,” Mustafa Berke Yelten, a Turkish doctoral student in electrical engineering, said. “Turkish delight is a sweet dessert and has a old and strong reputation in Turkey and around the world. I am from Istanbul, and for example, in Muslim countries we are celebrating Eid al Adha, so what we do is visit friends and serve tea and eat lokum.” Along with tea, Turkey has strong coffee drinking habits. Turkish coffee has a reputation of being very bold, bitter and powerful. “We drink coffee throughout the day,” Yelten said. “Tea, like U.K. tradition, is served at 5:00 p.m.” Just like tea, coffee comes in all shapes and forms. The Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia in particular, has a unique tradition of preparing coffee. “We have a special coffee,” Hussain AlShabaan, a Saudi sophomore in mechanical engineering, said. “When a lot of people see it, they think it’s like a green tea. It is made with saffron and cardamom.” Arabic coffee has a slight sweetness from the cardamom spice and would appear to be nothing like coffee consumed in the U.S. Arabic coffee is lightly roasted, so the color of the beverage is a slight yellow.


Mahbuba Iasmin, a doctoral student in civil engineering, serves food at the Interational Tea and Coffee party in Caldwell Hall Wednesday. Representing Bangladesh, Iasmin served jhal muri, a traditional spicy Bangladeshi dish made with puffed rice.

“Whenever a guest comes to visit, we drink coffee first, then tea, eat a little dessert and then drink coffee again,” AlShabaan said. “Also, there are special ways to drink it. For example, if I’m serving coffee, I must hold the pot with my right hand, pour it into the cup I’m holding with my left hand and then serve it to the guest in my right

hand. The older people really take this part seriously.” American coffee and tea drinking culture focuses more on the chemical composition of the beverage rather than its function of a social medium, but that idea is slowly changing.

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echnician’s weekly “Spotted in the Brickyard” highlights a fashionable student found in the Brickyard. From eclectic and vintage to classic and chic, Technician will be sure to bring you fresh looks every week. Gracie Blackley, a freshman in human biology, shows off an outfit consisting of a purple shirt from Gap ($5 on clearance), leggings from American Eagle ($12) and a charcoal sweater, also from American Eagle ($30). Her look was accessorized with a belt from Goodwill ($3), RayBan sunglasses ($125) and a pair of boots from Nordstrom ($250). Blackley said she enjoys shopping at Urban Outfitters, Gap, American Eagle and Anthropologie. “[My style is] exactly how I want to dress,” Blackley said. “It can be kind of strange or kind of quirky.”


Campus Bookstore sells student-designed T-shirts The third annual T-shirt design competition draws 118 designs and two winners. Chelsey Francis Deputy News Editor

For Nicholas Romanos, a senior in graphic design, participation in the Campus Bookstore’s T-shirt design contest stemmed from his desire to win the competition a second year in a row. According to John Starbuck, the Bookstore managing manager, the managing team decided to print the top two T-shirts this year. The bookstore donates $2 for every T-shirt sold to PackPromise, a University scholarship program. Starbuck said the Bookstore employees chose the top eight designs from the submissions received. “We received 118 designs. The bookstore employees sat together and voted amongst ourselves for the top eight shirts as the semi-finals,” Starbuck said. “That also had to do with the designs that perhaps we have already done something similar to that, or we thought that trademark and licensing would not let it be printed.” Trademark and licensing can pose a problem with T-shirt designs, according to Starbuck. “When you print N.C. State emblems or logos, you have to submit it through trademark and licensing,” Starbuck said.

“A lot of T-shirts, we liked ing when someone chooses to the designs, but we knew it put something you created on wouldn’t pass trademark and his or her body.” The Bookstore printed two licensing.” Once the 118 submissions different designs because of the had been narrowed to the top low number of votes separating eight, Starbuck said the Book- the two designs. “When we finally received store put it out for student vote all the votes, there were only over a secure server. “We put out the top eight three or four votes separating designs for the University,” the first and second [place] TStarbuck said. “We had well shirts,” Starbuck said. “There were about 40 ove r 1, 0 0 0 votes separatvotes for the ing the third T-shirts. The [place] devot i ng wa s sign from the done through first [place] a secure servdesign.” er so that stuThe Bookdents could only log in store ordered one time and about 1,000 there was no copies of each double votT-shirt. Nicholas Romanos, senior in ing.” “We have graphic design Romanos’ about half of design conthe T-shirts tains the N.C. State fight song. left,” Starbuck said. “At the end “My design is a typographic of the year, we will total the Tcomposition of the N.C. State shirts sold and present a check fight song,” Romanos said. “I to PackPromise for two times decided to go in this direction the number of shirts sold.” because I felt like my winning According to Starbuck, each design from the previous year year the bookstore has given was lacking any sort of text about $2,000 to PackPromise treatment and it would be from the T-shirt sales. boring to be redundant, and it might be less likely to be chosen.” Romanos said he enjoys seeing his design on T-shirts around campus. “It’s quite entertaining to point out to friends that I’m responsible for what someone is wearing on a given day,” Romanos said. “It’s quite flatter-

“My design is a typographic composition of the N.C. State fight song.”

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Freshmen help Pack pound ECU to open Charleston Classic Brown leads all scorers with 16, Harrow, Painter post double-doubles J. Daniel Ely Staff Writer

The men’s basketball team will continue competing in its first tournament action of the year over the weekend in Charleston, S.C. The Pack’s competition in the annual Charleston Classic started Thursday at 6 p.m. with an 8565 win over instate rival ECU. Freshman Lorenzo Brown led all scorers with 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the field, freshman guard Ryan Harrow came off the bench to go for 11 points and 10 assists, and sophomore center DeShawn Painter contributed 12 points and 10 boards in the romp. Two other players, C.J. Williams and Scott Wood, also finished in double figures for the victorious Wolfpack.


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talk back and forth between us and it is going to get us amped up during this week of practice and all the way up until we get to their stadium and play. Things will be said out there in warmups and I just think that emotions will continue to rise until kickoff.” Defensively, the Pack will hope to shut down resurgent quarterback T.J. Yates. Yates has received more than his fair of criticism over the years, but has put it together this season, throwing for more than 250 yards per game, while throwing 15 touchdowns and only eight

The Pack’s blowout win over what we’ll continue to do.” Along with the Wolfpack and the Pirates comes just over a month after the football team Pirates, the Classic bracket infailed to close out a hard-fought cludes George Mason, UNCgame in an overtime loss in Charlotte, No. 20 Georgetown, Greenville to an underdog ECU Coastal Carolina, Wofford and squad. Harrow said before the USC Upstate. “I haven’t game that the paid much winner would attention to li kely repret he ot her sent the state teams, but throughout I do know the rest of the Georgetown tournament. is pret t y “I think good,” Harwhoever wins row s a id . that game “Hopefully will represent t he f ina l North Caromatchup lina,” Harrow freshman point guard Ryan will be us said. “We have Harrow and GeorgeECU f irst so tow n, but we can’t quite look past them yet. You have we’ll see what happens.” State will take on the winner to take one game at a time. If you look too far in the future, of George Mason and Charlotte you’ll lose sight of your current Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. After downing Tennessee goals. We have to take one step at a time. That’s the way we’ve Tech 82-69 last Friday, the Pack always done things and that’s is anxious to open the careers

“Javi’s taken me under his wing a little bit. Anything I’ve needed, he’s helped me.”

interceptions on the season. “You have to give their quarterback a tremendous amount of credit because he is doing a great job this year,” O’Brien said. “It is good to see because he is a great kid and has had some troubles in the past.” That’s not to say that O’Brien does not expect his defense to go out and shut down the passing attack of the Heels. The fourth year coach said the stability and continuity of the defense this year has allowed it to perform at a high level. “A year ago we had started nine different defenses in ten games, whereas this year we are playing the same guys pretty much throughout,” O’Brien said. “The only change has


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been [David] Amerson, and I think having that same defense has helped a lot.” But no matter what happens, one thing is guaranteed. Saturday will not be just another game. “Certainly no one game is more important than others, that is how we approach every game in this building,” O’Brien said. “But when you walk out of this building, its a rival game and they are special and different.”

of its three highly-touted freshmen with a string of victories in their first collegiate tournament. Starting with their first tournament action over the year over the weekend, the transition from high school to collegiate play for freshmen Harrow, C.J. Leslie and Brown will be eased by the support of veteran teammates like seniors Javier Gonzalez and Tracy Smith, Harrow said. “Javi has been a big help,” Harrow said. “He’s taken me under his wing a little bit. Anything I’ve needed, he’s helped me. He’s kind of been like a big brother. I’ll be sad when he’s not on the same court as me.” In addition to the excitement the trio has brought to the fan base, it has also given coach Sidney Lowe more options for defenses and lineups this year. Depending on the Pack’s opposition, with more options, Lowe can mix and match personnel to a greater extent this season.


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are like no other I have ever seen. When you have tackles for loss like that, its like you know the plays before they are coming. That’s a big part of football and the linebacker position. You have to read. You’re the quarterback of the defense and you have to know where everything is going to happen. I haven’t seen any linebacker that compare to him. His presence is felt. An offense can’t coach against that, when you have a guy that studies film as well as Nate. He has that instinct and the way he approaches film is unbelievable. And that has



Freshman guard Ryan Harrow drives past Tennessee Tech’s Chase Dunn during the first half of the team’s game at the RBC Center Friday, Nov. 11, 2010. Harrow had 16 points and four assists, helping the Wolfpack to an 82-69 victory.

rubbed off on me and what I look for in a defense. When he made the crowdpleasing tackle that he did I remembered the one he did to ECU a few years back, which was real nice. We knew it was coming because when Nate hits, he hits high because he’s a big guy. And when he hits high, he is looking for the suplex. When I saw the guy land on his head, I was like, ‘bro, Wow.’ That whole sideline exploded. I got kind of light headed because I jumped up so quick. The whole crowd just went crazy. That’s Nate’s signature move so I’m glad he got that out of the way in front of the home crowd on his last home game.

But I tell Nate all the time, ‘I’ll kill Nate.’ When we get in red zone situations one-onone, I always kill him. We always joke around with it. He’s like, ‘I’m going to get it next time.’ I’m like, ‘alright, man.’ Nate knows what it is when we get into a footrace. We know that this is the biggest game of the year. You always want to win your rivalry game. We are not going to make it as big as it is already is. You don’t want to put pressure on certain people. You don’t want to get caught up in the rivalry or the hype. We just have to go out and play ball. They will put their best 11 out there and so will we. We just have to go out there and dominate.


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UNC is in our way I cried, man. I cried while I walked out, when I got out to my parents for senior day against Wake Forest. I told myself I wouldn’t, but I couldn’t hold back. That took me back a little bit. UNC is in our way. Right now t hey Owen are playing Spencer spoil-ball. Senior Wide With them Reciever t r y i ng to spoil our ACC Championship berth, that is a big incentive for them. But it’s big for us because they are in our way and we really don’t like them that much. The seniors that are there are revved up for this game. And we are too. I’m sure they want to win for the first time against our senior class. We don’t want to lose for the last time. It’s going to be interesting. I’m looking forward to a good, clean, nasty, physical, pretty, nasty game. Everything that goes into it, I’m ready for it. They are still the most talent I have seen in a long time. With their recruiting, just because they don’t have the marquee names as usual, they still have guys that have the talent, guys that played as freshmen. When you look at a defense like that, they’re fast and they’re skilled. They’re still top-notch. But it’s all different this year. We just have to make plays, like we have been doing. We have to take what we took last week and take advantage of the weaknesses in their defense. We have done that thus far since I have been here, but it’s a different year and I’m really excited to play them. Consistency is very important in the ACC, especially in a conference like this, at this time, when a win or loss can set you up for an ACC Championship. It’s big for us to stay on schedule and be consistent. We can’t blow out one team, and then go against another team and get blown out. We just have to roll with it and keep the momentum we have now going into the heated rivalry Nate Irving is a tremendous talent. His instincts

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Junior wide receiver T.J. Graham runs the ball past the Virginia Tech defense on a kickoff return during the N.C. State-Virginia Tech Football game in Carter-Finley Stadium on Oct. 3. Graham returned the ball three times for a total of 57 yards. Despite Graham’s efforts, N.C. State was not able to hold on to an early lead. The Wolfpack lost to the Hokies, 41-30.

Seniors look to sweep hated Heels Pack travels to Chapel Hill looking to continue recent dominance over Heels, keep Atlantic Division hopes alive. Taylor Barbour Deputy Sports Editor

Every time N.C. State takes the field against the Tar Heels, it is a big game and a big deal to both the teams and the fans. But Saturday’s meeting has more much at stake than the previous matchups, especially for the Wolfpack, 7-3 (4-2 in ACC), as only two games stand between the Pack and its first ever Atlantic division title. But for State to have a chance, it has to travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina, 6-4 (3-3 in ACC), and take care of business against its hated rival. And coach Tom O’Brien knows all too well that this rivalry means a lot to not only the two teams, but to the fans as well. “There is not anymore on the line than anytime we play North Carolina,” O’Brien said. “It is a game that is very special and important to our school, student body, facility and our alumni. The bonus is if we win we keep going, but still we are playing against North Carolina.” If history repeats itself, at least recent history, than State

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should emerge the victor, as the O’Brien-led Wolfpack have been 3-0 against the Tarheels in the last three meetings. And O’Brien is hoping that winning way will carry over. “Winning would be the first trend we would like to continue,” O’Brien said. “Each of the games have been pretty different in the ways that they have played out. The thing we have done is that we played hard and have been smart. We haven’t made many mistakes when we played North Carolina with the expectation of when we threw a few picks the first year here.” O’Brien stressed the importance of the game against Carolina and that attitude has spilled over to his team, as it understands the meaning of this game because of the history between the two teams. “It is a rival game. I can’t say that it is just a regular game because it is us versus them,” redshirt senior middle linebacker Nate Irving said. “We are in each other’s backyard and you can throw the records out of the window. When it is us against them it is going to be a tough game because each team is going to come out and give 110%.” This game will be the 100th meeting between the two schools and State will look to continue to try to cut into the Heels’ advantage, as Carolina holds a 63-30-6 series record.

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For the Pack to do this it will need redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson to continue his dominance over the Heels. In two games against the Tarheels, Wilson has thrown for six touchdowns, more than 500 yards and zero interceptions, proving to be a thorn in the Heels defense’s side. But this year, Wilson may be going up against one of the best defenses in the country, one that only gets better as it gets its players back from suspensions for NCAA violations. “One thing they have going for them is they have veteran players back,” junior fullback Taylor Gentry said. “They have a lot of speed and size in the linebacking group. They’ve stepped it up.” With it being a rivalry game, its obvious that the two teams dislike each other more than any other game, and Irving believes that because of that, emotions will run even higher this week. “With a rivalry, emotions are always high, so I will probably be a bit more emotional,” Irving said. “The media is going to do a good job at relaying trash


Going into the 2009 season finale, the Pack was 4-7 (1-6 ACC) and had lost six of its last seven games. The Heels entered Carter-Finley ranked No. 23, with a record of 8-3 (4-3 ACC) and were the heavy favorites. Carolina took a 24-14 lead into halftime after quarterback T.J. Yates came out on fire in the early going, completing touchdown passes of 35 and 70 yards to Jheranie Boyd. But the Pack’s defense stiffened in the second half, surrendering only three points, while Wilson completed 20 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns on the afternoon, with no interceptions, to help the Pack control the second half and pull off the 28-27 upset.

Players to watch for: N.C. STATE Redshirt sophomore linebacker Terrell Manning Hailing from Scotland County High School, Manning, like a number of players on both sides of the ball Saturday, will have the added incentive of having played high school ball in the state of North Carolina. Carolina is sure to be as aware of Nate Irving’s record-setting eight TFL afternoon against Wake as anybody, and will likely send extra blockers Irving’s way. This should free Manning up to flow freely to the ball and allow his speed to create headaches for the Tar Heels. At various times this season, Manning has shown he can be nightmarish for opposing quarterbacks, both as a pass-rusher and defensive back. He picked off Clemson’s Kyle Parker and ran it back for a would-be touchdown negated by a penalty and has also notched 3.5 sacks and two hurries, including a pair of sacks against Cincinnati in week three.

UNC Senior quarterback T.J. Yates In three games against the Pack, he has thrown five interceptions and only two touchdowns. To date, Yates has 54 career touchdowns and has been picked off 45 times. Just eight of those have come so far this season. But four of those came in last week’s loss to Virginia Tech, and seven of his eight interceptions this season have been thrown over the last four games. If State can get out to any sort of early lead and or find a way to make the Heels’ signal caller uncomfortable, it could very well be four consecutive Wolfpack victories. But Yates is nobody to take lightly, as he has thrown for 2,509 yards this season and showed what he can do in last year’s first half, when he led the Heels to 24 points on a trio of explosive scores, two through the air, and one on the ground.

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Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Pittsburgh at South Florida



South Florida



South Florida


South Florida


South Florida

No. 8 Nebraska at No. 19 Texas A&M








Texas A&M


Texas A&M

No. 9 Ohio State at No. 20 Iowa

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State





Mississippi State














San Diego State




Virginia at Boston College Duke at Georgia Tech

No. 13 Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi State

No. 23 Utah at San Diego State

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