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Senates push for parental leave
Honoring the fallen
Student and faculty senates help support parental leave policy for graduate students. Elise Heglar Deputy News Editor
Sophomore in German studies Kyle Backhus guards the Memorial Bell Tower late Thursday night. The annual vigil is held in memory of those who have served in the military, starting at 8 p.m. and running overnight until the morning of Veteran’s Day.
Faculty and student senate are working together to help graduate students receive parental leave benefits. Montse Fuentes, the department head for statistics, headed up the initiative when she discovered that graduate students who take time off after having a child are liable to lose any financial benefits they receive. This includes health insurance offered to full-time students. “I had a graduate student who was teaching and had to have a C-section when she had her baby. She was going to lose her financial support and insurance and that is a problem for a lot of people,” Fuentes said. The plan that is currently being pitched is modeled after UNCChapel Hill’s plan for parental leave for graduate students. The plan has already received unanimous support from the student and faculty senates and Fuentes hopes to gain similar support from the Provost. A meeting is being held on Tuesday night to officially vote on the implementation of the plan. “Hopefully he [the Provost] sees the relevance of having that policy,” Fuentes said. Fuentes said having parental leave available for graduate students is important because it allows people who have families to continue their education without being concerned about additional financial or grade issues. In addition to the six weeks of leave that the plan allots for paternal leave, a one-semester extension for all coursework would be allowed. “It’s important that we are able to help students,” Fuentes said. Marcia Gumpertz, assistant vice
Provost for faculty and staff diversity, has also been working on the project. She said that having time off with a new child in the house is something that every new parent is entitled to. “For students who have a new child in the family it’s a huge event and very difficult to be in school with a new baby and not take time off,” Gumpertz. According to Gumpertz, the parental leave plan has been in the works for a couple of years. Several student organizations have expressed support of the program but it was the advanced scholars program that really pushed for it to happen. “The advanced scholars brought attention to department heads and really got it some attention,” Gumpertz said. There is not any official data recorded for the number of graduate students who would benefit from the implementation of this policy, but Gumpertz says that it is a significant amount. “A lot of our graduate students are having families and need that time off,” Gumpertz said. Gumpertz said that there has been a lot of positive support for the program so far. “Most people have been very supportive. The only reservation is people wondering if they have a graduate student work in a lab, how they would compensate for that work. But that is similar to normal paternity leave,” Gumpertz said. Jim Biglin, a senior in mechanical engineering, said that this policy would give students a chance to have the best of both worlds with school and family life. “It’s good because it gives more people an opportunity to further their career. Some people might feel held back with having a kid but this policy helps with that,” Biglin said. Gumpertz and Fuentes are hopeful that the policy will be put in place after Tuesday’s meeting. “This is something that would remove barriers for female and male graduate students who have families,” Gumpertz said.
Dining offers a sneak-peak to Thanksgiving Campus dining halls served students traditional Thanksgiving goods Thursday night.
said University Dining came up with a predicted number of students who would attend, and had dining hall cooks make food based on that number. “They give us a number and we deAnna Riley cide how much food to make. We usuStaff Writer ally prepare as needed so everything is The dining halls on campus were as fresh as possible,” Heath said. To be ready at 5 p.m. for the influx of packed with students Thursday evening for the annual Thanksgiving din- students, Heath added that the cooks ner sponsored by University Dining. typically begin food preparation at Case, Clark and Fountain Din- about 12 p.m. He said the dining hall ing halls provided students with a normally feeds 250 students throughplethora of traditional Thanksgiving out the dinner rush, but expects approximately 300 favorites, includfor the Thanksgiving carved turkey, ing dinner. mashed potatoes While most of and gravy, stuffing the foods remain and pumpkin pie. t he sa me f rom Every year, Uniyear to year, Heath ve r s it y D i n i ng Josh Heath, head cook at said the cooks will funds the dinner Case Dining Hall always add somethat, according to thing new or difJosh Heath, the lead cook at Case Dining Hall, brings ferent. This year, the menu included students together for a hot, fresh meal everything from the traditional turkey and a chance to take a break from hec- and dressing to vegan and vegetarian options like ziti with roasted peppers tic end-of-semester work. Heath said the Thanksgiving dinner and butternut squash risotto. For the final course of the meal, stuusually has good student turnout and is enjoyable for him because he gets dents had their choice of carrot cake, the opportunity to give dinners an “at pumpkin pie or pecan pie. They did have the option though, Heath said, to home” experience. “We do this and we make the tra- have all three if they desired. In addition to the annual Thanksditional foods because we want them to feel at home. Some students don’t giving dinner, University Dining also get to go home for the holiday,” Heath sponsors a holiday feast in December that gives students yet another classaid. In preparation for the dinner, Heath sic meal.
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“Some students don’t get to go home for the holiday.”
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Hannah Freyman, a freshman in First Year College, nabs some cranberry sauce at Case Dining Hall’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Freyman is a member of the NCSU swim team and the Thanksgiving dinner was much needed after a hard practice.
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Corrections & Clarifications
Report of suspicious subject yelling obscenities. Officers checked area but did not located anyone.
Thursday’s “PGM wins PGA Jones Cup” was written by Sean Fairholm, deputy sports editor.
Tuesday 3:25 p.m. | Larceny Partners III Student reported copper items stolen from lab.
3:00 p.m. | Suspicious Person Cox Hall Report that subject from earlier report was again in the building. Subject was not located.
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5:13 p.m. | Concerning Behavior Avent Ferry Complex Student was referred to the University for exhibiting stalking behaviors toward another student. Wednesday 9:43 a.m. | Suspicious Person Cox Hall Staff member reported suspicious subject sleeping in building. Officers searched building but subject was not located. 1:32 p.m. | Medical Assist D.H. Hill Library Units responded and transported subject in need of medical assistance. 11:00 p.m. | Suspicious Person North Hall
4:24 p.m. | Traffic Accident Leazar Hall Student skateboarding ran into vehicle. Units responded to transport for treatment. 4:36 p.m. | Suspicious Person Cox Hall Staff reported suspicious subject back in building. Search was conducted but subject was not located. 6:48 p.m. | Suspicious Person SAS Hall Report of suspicious subject. Officers located non-student in need of assistance. Family member was contacted for assistance.
Through callie’s lens
first and third Friday of each month during the academic year.
Friday Kirk Adam - Modern Abstracts All Day Crafts Center An exhibition of acrylic paintings by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam.
Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for NFL Pick’M. Sign up online at http:// ncsu.edu/stud_affairs/campus_ rec/intramural/.
The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA. Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery Veterans Day Run and Ceremony 5:45-7:30 a.m. Bell Tower Celebrate Veterans Day with the NCSU community. Our ROTC students and cadre will lead us in an early-morning run, which will be followed by a short ceremony with comments from Rear Adm. (ret.) Benny Suggs, executive director of the N.C. State Alumni Association, and a presentation to Chancellor Randy Woodson from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize N.C. State’s commitment to supporting employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Chilli Challenge 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Case Dining Hall University Dining chefs will take on the Chilli Challenge at Case Dining Hall. Try a bowl of each and vote on your favorite. Free to students on a meal plan that has access to Case; $7.35 cash/credit or $6.85 AllCampus.
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reshman in mechanical engineering Lauren Sauyers works in the Crafts Center on hot gluing bubble wands to a styrofoam wheel for an E101 project. Sauyers explained the reasoning behind her group’s decision to do this particular project; “We wanted to be unique, you see some of the other project options, like water fountains, around a lot, but not a ton of bubble machines.” The E101 classes had their choice of multiple project options such as a ball launcher, water fountain and bubble machine. This class is required for all first year engineering majors and requires them to use their creativity and problem solving skills for numerous projects.
Earth With Meaning: Photographs of Alan Cohen Noon-8 p.m. Gregg Museum Alan Cohen ‚“makes visible the unseen” in places marked by history or the processes of natural events. Instead of sweeping views, he aims his cameras downward to record the exact spots that permeate memory. Support Our Troops 1-3 p.m. Brown Room, Talley Student Center Come out to support our U.S. troops. Activities include: Making “Not Forgotten” bracelets, creating appreciation cards for care packages, listening to veteran speakers highlighting their military experiences and leadership roles. Council on Undergraduate Education 1:30-3 p.m. 200 Park Shops The Council on Undergraduate Education generally meets the
Start a Non-Profit Organization 2:30-3:30 p.m. 3118 Talley Student Center Join us for a panel discussion on starting a nonprofit organization: The process, pros and cons, today’s nonprofit environment, strategies for organization development, available nonprofit resources, and what comes next. Hindi-Urdu Cultural Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. 126 Witherspoon Student Center Want to learn more about HindiUrdu language and culture? Enjoy performances by students and members of the local South Asian community. Sponsored by the NCSU Hindi-Urdu Club. Performances will include traditional songs and dances, Bollywood music, Hindi poetry readings, and presentations on India and Pakistan. Open to all. GLBT Cabaret Show 7-8 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Cabaret event put on by the GLBT Center. Shana Tucker 7-8 p.m. Thompson Hall Studio Theatre Transcending genre distinctions, Shana Tucker is a “ChamberSoul” cellist and singer/songwriter from New York who’s set on blazing a trail for herself down here in North Carolina. Her music is a sultry pastiche of acoustic pop and soulful, jazz-influenced contemporary folk. African Awareness Week Party 9 p.m.-midnight Bragaw Activity Room Come party it up African style! Enjoy a night of music, fun and entertainment. The Change-Up 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A comedy in which a married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. Cowboys and Aliens 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Witherspoon Cinema A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. Saturday Kirk Adam - Modern Abstracts All Day Crafts Center An exhibition of acrylic paintings by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam.
Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for NFL Pick’M. Sign up online at http:// ncsu.edu/stud_affairs/campus_ rec/intramural/.
The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA. Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery
Dance Program Fall Concert Fri, Nov 11 at 8pm•Stewart Theatre As part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary year, the Fall Concert will include works by Dance Program students, faculty and alumni.
Fri, Nov 11 at 7 & 9pm (two shows) Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre Her debut album, SHiNE, was described by the N&O as “a delectable combination of folksy acoustic pop and in-the-pocket jazz, topped off with her easy croon.”
Raleigh Civic Symphony
Sun, Nov 13 at 4pm•Stewart Theatre RCS presents “Giants,” a program of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. $5 NCSU students
Lake Gaston Fishing Tournament 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lake Gaston Bass Pack, NCSU’s premier fishing team, will host its third and final tournament this fall at Lake Gaston. The launch and weighin will take place at the public boat ramp located in the back of Stonehouse Creek on the south side of the lake. Club Sports: Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m - 7 p.m. Carmichael Gymnasium, Courts 3-5, 7, 9-11 Club Sports: Rugby Game 1-5 p.m. Lower Method Field
El Infierno 6:30-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he’ll discovers that criminal life does not always keeps his promises. Epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, Hell helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today? In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cowboys and Aliens 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. The Change-Up 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Witherspoon Cinema A comedy in which a married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. Sunday Kirk Adam - Modern Abstracts All Day Crafts Center An exhibition of acrylic paintings by local artist and Crafts Center instructor Kirk Adam.
Intramural Sports Registration All Day Online Registration is open for NFL Pick’M. Sign up online at http:// ncsu.edu/stud_affairs/campus_ rec/intramural/.
The Urge to Draw, the Cause to Reflect: Drawings, Sketchbooks, Provocations All Day D.H. Hill Library Gallery The exhibit features drawings and sketchbooks by College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA. Women Empowered: Inspiring change in an emerging world All Day African American Cultural Center Gallery Raleigh Civic Symphony 4-6 p.m. Stewart Theatre The Raleigh Civic Symphony is known for innovative programming, combining traditional repertoire with unusual and seldom-played works, often in thematic contexts. Concerts have a broad educational context, with extensive program notes and in-concert comments and examples, bringing listeners along in exploration of the breadth of three centuries of orchestral music. Cowboys and Aliens 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. The Change-Up 9:30-11:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema A comedy in which a married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties. Admission is $1.50 with a valid college student ID and $2.50 for the general public. Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech 1-3 p.m. Reynolds Coliseum Homecoming Kick-Off 4-6 p.m. Harris Field This is a free event for all N.C. State students to come out and celebrate the beginning of Homecoming 2011: Tame the Tigers. Homecoming T-shirts will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. There will be pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, music, inflatables such as a bounce house, obstacle course and slide, and novelty stations. There will also be speakers and student performers.
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Pre-law services Southern history course to stays strong broaden student perspectives despite cuts Despite the loss of a full time attendee, pre-law services continues.
tor, said in May that it was a shame Tetro was laid off. “It’s a true loss to the University. She helped countless students,” Do said. Since she left, Kelly Laraway, John Wall director of the short term exNews Editor perimental partnership proCombating the loss of a full- gram, took the pre-law services time adviser, pre-law services reins. Dan Rowe, president of the continues to provide advice and direction for law school pre-law student association, said the transition between hopefuls. Mary Tetro was one of the Tetro and Laraway was mostly first layoff casualties in Chan- smooth. Membership dropped off toward the cellor Randy beginning of Woodson’s the semester, realignment but has since plan. She recovered, worked for according to the UniverRowe. sity for more N.C. State than 20 years, hosted a law a nd ende d fair for a l l her campus students from career with local schools pre-law serDan Rowe, pre-law student to attend in vices -- but association president early Novemsince her deber. Tetro creparture, the ated the fair. program continues. “The law fair had great atTetro sat crying in a pre-law meeting shortly before she was tendance,” Rowe said. Rowe was accepted to Duke laid off. She knew of her fate. As student ambassadors and rep- Law on Wednesday with the asresentatives from law schools sistance of Tetro and Laraway. “Although Mrs. Tetro was were preparing to speak, Tetro a great loss, Dr. Laraway has left the room to get some air. “I loved working here. I spent continued to provide services. the majority of my life [at the With the help of both Dr. LarUniversity],” Tetro said before away and Mrs. Tetro, I was able to get into Duke,” Rowe said. the May meeting began. Harrison Do, a senior in human biology and CALS sena-
“With the help of both Dr. Laraway and Mrs. Tetro, I was able to get into Duke.”
Through community and co-teaching, history class offers new and different experience for students. Sarah Dashow Staff Writer
This spring, Blair Kelley, associate history professor at N.C. State, Tim Tyson, associate history professor at Duke University and author of Blood Done Sign My Name, and Mary Williams, acclaimed gospel singer, are collaborating on an offcampus course focused on southern black history. This will be the second time the three educators are collaborating for this course. The course is called The South in Black and White (HI 498, Section 003) and is being held at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham Tuesday evenings. Kelley said the community atmosphere and the coteaching method benefits students in that it broadens their experience and provides a view of southern history from different perspectives. “It was really exciting for the students to sort of be in a different kind of environment. I think it was different for them to see two professors who didn’t always agree on issues and sort of hash out things in an active classroom. I think it
was incredibly interesting for them to see Mary Williams, who sings the spirituals, the freedom songs, and so that the songs and the language of the movement through song becomes another text for the course,” Kelley said. “It was really a great chance for us to work collaboratively, and really I think it’s an interesting racial dynamic to have a black woman and a white man teach the same kind of thing, and he’s a white southerner so he has a particular experience with this history,” Kelley said. Cara Smelter, a senior in history, was enrolled in Kelley and Tyson’s class the last time it was offered. She discussed how the community affected her experience in the class. “I believe one of the best aspects of the class is the sense of community that is created. Since people are coming from different universities and the local community, it makes for quite the lively experience. We all had different opinions and perspectives on race in the south, but the course had the ability to unify all of us under the umbrella of striving to understand our place in history,” Smelter said. “The South in Black and White was by far the best and most unique class I have ever taken. Dr. Kelley and Dr. Tyson, along with Mrs. Mary Williams, are an amazing team, each bringing something different to the class. Mrs. Mary Williams teaches the spirituals and freedom songs, which I remember to this day. The
songs created a sense of community in such a diverse class,” Liz Paul, a senior in history and previously enrolled student, said. Above all, Kelley said the class aims to educate students on their own history so they can better understand the present. The course covers from before the civil rights movement, up through it, and even reaches modern day with issues on the Wake County School Board and immigrants in North Carolina. “I think teaching students to think critically about the ways in which older scripts of oppression are being sort of recycled, reused and re-imagined against new communities doesn’t necessarily change what’s fundamentally wrong,” Kelley said. Considering the recent vandalism on campus and that of the past, Kelley emphasized the importance of how a class like this can pertain to issues beyond what it covers. “I think today’s civil rights questions have interesting tieins to the civil rights questions of the previous generations. We can look at ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and the comparison between the segregation of the military with African-Americans. There are really important parallels that we learn from those types of struggles that have gone in other generations, and those lessons make the push for equity easier if we can be good students of the past,” Kelley said. When questioned if the class
will continue to be offered, Kelley said she hopes it will, but it depends on student interest in the course. Derin Alabi, a senior in computer engineering, said the class sounded interesting, but she wasn’t sure if she would be able to take it. “I would get really sad and probably ver y emot iona l during this class, and I don’t think I could subjugate myself to that, but I feel like for those who are willing to learn and understand our past and other people, I think it’s a very important class to have,” Alabi said. In order to enroll in the class, students must contact Kelley. She said she encourages anyone interested to apply, regardless of major. “I am interested in anyone who is serious from across campus, no matter what discipline they’re from,” Kelley said. “I’d like to bring as many people who are sincerely excited about it. I think it would be great for people in education, for people who would like to take a break from some science and engineering and do something really different, people who have read Tim Tyson’s book and would like a chance to hear from him and explore the meanings of that.”
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Carmike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema once was a haven for those looking to be entertained on the cheap. It earned the popularized name “$1.50” for its price structure. It recently changed its price to $2.00
Prices defying common sense C
The change in the price of the$1.50 theater is one of a couple pricing structures that have made us scratch our heads recently. We question the prices used in the dining halls, textbooks and Webassign.
armike Blue Ridge 14 Cinema once was a haven for those looking to be entertained on the cheap. A trip to Blue Ridge would ensure that you could see Hollywood’s best for $1.50. Its price structure became so popular that it was known better by its price, referred to more often as the D50 ($1.50), rather than its actual name. Last week the cinema changed its price to $2.00. Say goodbye to the dollar-fifty and hello to the two-dollar-buckaroo? This change, which goes against the name synonymous with the theater, makes us reflect on other pricing structures in and around campus that simply defy logic. The prices of dining hall food, absent a meal plan, strike fear
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into the hearts of college students on a budget. With a cost approaching $8.00, it prompts students without a meal plan to look elsewhere. Sure, the pricing structure is comparable to other buffets, but its not a comparable product. It’s not as extensive a selection. The pricing structure, in effect, isolates dinning hall patronage to only those with a meal plan. The exorbitant costs of new textbooks are something to be expected. Textbook publishers are combating low-demand for their product, outside of college nobody rushes to the store for a finite math textbook, and thus jump at any chance
to make a buck. However, we need not perpetuate the cycle. The new editions are updates, rarely whole-scale revitalizations. There is no reason we should be expected to spend 300 percent more and not gain that much in content. When a new edition is priced at 300 percent the cost of one that is used, we should find a way to allow for the use of the used. Finally, and possibly the most absurd pricing structure, is that of Webassign. There is no reason we should repetitively pay for it in every class that utilizes it, we don’t pay a fee for every class that utilizes Vista. Webassign was created by N.C.
State, if anyone should be subsidizing it should be us. Technology costs are often cited as the reason for the extra costs for Webassign. Are technology costs like the change fees airlines charge? The concept of Webassign sounds almost perfect for some classes. It’s a great way to do your homework at your own pace and get instant feedback; however, the extra price soils their appeal and, at times, amplifies our aggravation with the system. We’re not endorsing the sentiment that everything should be free; however, we do endorse the notion that prices should not make us scratch our heads.
The American nightmare
ollege is expensive, and with the economy currently in shambles it’s even more difficult to reach the sacred degree we are all working towards in order to get the job that pays well, so we may all live our American d re a m. T he process itself is turning into the American nightmare. The cost of Trey going to colFerguson lege has always Viewpoint Editor been seen as an exorbitant amount to merely learn valuable knowledge. You spend thousands of dollars to have three letters appear at the end of your name. Even at N.C. State, the land grant University that aimed to create affordable education for all students, the sticker price for education is becoming increasingly difficult to pay for. It is continually rising, especially when the General Assembly hikes up the cost; ensuring the state gets their dues from it. Barely any student can graduate without owing money to the banks, or worse, the government. According to information gathered by Degree Central, the average college graduate owes about $23,700 for their college education. For a bachelor’s degree, a graduate’s average income straight out of college is $47,000. Taking into account the necessary cost and standard of living for a recent graduate, we can subtract an estimate of $22,000. This leaves $25,000 for other expenditures, including payments towards student loans. This is not taking into consideration if the graduate wants to get married, have kids or even put money towards retirement. With the rise of interest rates, as well as the increasing cost of living and education in America, graduates cannot afford to pay off their educational debts until years after they graduate, causing the national student debt to hit $1 trillion this summer. To combat this debt, President Barack Obama’s new plan for student loan payments aims to cap annual loan payments at 10 percent, rather than the current 15 percent. The atmosphere surrounding higher education in the United States is not one of learning
and gaining knowledge, but rather how much it costs to receive it. This is what needs to change, and it can be done by lifting the burden of finances onto education. University systems in other countries demonstrate their importance by creating a more feasible learning environment, focusing on knowledge of the material without the added pressures of finances to fund the learning. For example, in the United Kingdom, college tuition for home students is capped at 3,375 euros, which is equivalent to tuition here. The difference is that the government subsidizes this cost, allowing students to go to school for a lower cost. This results in more students graduating, and thus more graduates pursuing postgraduate degrees. Obama’s new plan will help students pay back their loans at a lower rate, which is necessary for education in this economy. However, a change should not only be made to student loans, but more broadly to the exorbitant price of college itself. College is tough enough without the cost of it rising. The specifics of the plan not only lower the interest rates on loans and consolidate payments, but it also forgives the borrower after 20 years rather than the current 25 years. Along with these conditions, the plan provides student borrowers with more information on finances and the various options of taking out loans. While this plan seems to be the solution, the feasibility seems bleak. To lower interest rates and combine payments only gives universities more of a right to increase tuition. The real way to resolve this issue is focus on college tuition by keeping it capped at a more manageable amount. This way, loans would not even need to be a question, and we could keep students in school while keeping them in good credit standing. As a country, we should not allow money to dictate our education, but rather knowledge. Send Trey your thoughts on the cost of education to letters@technicianonline. com.
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Do you feel you overpay for anything at N.C. State? If so, what? by Callie Martin
“No I don’t think I do, especially compared to other university’s. Things are expensive on every campus.”
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ooking at my schedule a few days ago, I was shocked to realize that just three weeks remain in this semester. Of course, I have always known the semester lasts about fou r mont hs before the finals in December, but the pace of activ ities sometimes has the capability Shivalik to erase such Daga facts from my Staff Columnist memory. As I sat back taking in this news, my thoughts veered back to the start of the semester when everything was warm, fresh and, well, easy. As the semester progresses, we are struck by the onslaught of assignments, quizzes and midterm exams. The optimism of the early days vanishes into the air of resignation and repetition. Some of us who also work part-time tend to have it harder than the rest. For seniors graduating this semester, these four months are more of an emotional roller coaster, rather than an amalgamation of classes and job interviews. For freshmen, their early foray into college life involves coming to terms with this newfound freedom and choosing their path for the days ahead. And for the rest of us in-betweeners, it was just life as usual. Another semester, another round of nights spent practicing procrastination and ex-
tended caffeine-binging. Looking back, this semester seems to have had certainly more than the stereotypes described above. From the beginning, every student noticed the multiple lacerations on campus due to huge Caterpillar machines. Construction has been a pain throughout these four months, and will most likely continue to be in the spring. Some would argue that this inconvenience will only bring greater amenities and facilities in the future, and though they are right, it does nothing to reduce the pain of the present. Diversity was another major issue that attracted a lot of attention during the second half of this semester. With the state legislature planning to readdress gay marriage, the campus became a hot debating arena. Student Government chipped in with diversity-favoring Tshirts and the declaration opposing the state legislature. However, some narrow-minded person decided to bring his point across by defacing University property. In fact, this singular incident was so instrumental in creating controversy on campus that its effects are still being observed nearly a month later. As recently as Wednesday of this week, the Technician carried articles discussing diversity issues. A period of relative calm followed, and followed by the fifth of November. The football team did not disappoint on the one day that every N.C. State fan looks forward to. Disregarding the less-than-
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stellar performance of the season, Tom O’Brien insured our fifth-straight victory against UNC. Additionally, N.C. State fans witnessed the team’s first shutout after more than four decades. UNC coach Everett Withers arguably gave the worst interview of his career when he derided the Pack for low graduation rates. Soon after these comments were made, UNC’s chancellor, Holden Thorp, apologized to Chancellor Randy Woodson for this noxious outburst. We don’t know how the two chancellors discussed this in private, but the Pack’s reaction to the baby-blue cheaters was loud and clear: speak less, work more and try again. With a week left before Thanksgiving, everyone is busy studying for his or her last quizzes, or hurrying to finish that last assignment. After Thanksgiving comes Dead Week, which is notoriously never dead; I myself have three assignments due that week. Overall, this semester has largely been fun, interesting and engaging. Let us keep the momentum going for a bit longer and hope the football team still has some surprises in store. It’s time we allowed ourselves to relax just a little bit, but keep in sight the finals that are inching closer.
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Taking the hairy route for charity Andrew Branch Deputy News Editor
Grooming is going out of style for many men this November as No-Shave November picks up steam. On the heels of breast cancer awareness month in October, men use November to grow their facial hair for a variety of charities and/or to raise awareness for men’s health issues. Students and others around the globe are getting involved. Connor Reisenbigler, a sophomore in business administration, is among those refusing to shave this November. “[I’m doing it] for raising awareness for prostate cancer,” Reisenbigler said. “It’s just a fun way to let people know it’s out there.” Many students, including Reisenbigler, are struggling to maintain their work’s hygiene codes. “I work for Chipotle so I don’t know how long I’m going to be able to do it before they tell me to shave it, but I thought I could go till they told me to stop,” Reisenbigler said. The beards aren’t all that are in, however. Many men are growing mustaches. Movember, a charity for which men grow mustaches and enlist donors, has grown significantly in the U.S. and supports Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Not to be confused as another name for No-Shave November, Movember began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia
and came to North America in turning the focus to the men 2007, according to Lisa Potter, in their life in [November],” Movember’s public relations Potter said. Due to the f lashiness of a officer. “Last year in the U.S. we mustache, it becomes an icehad just under 65,000 people breaker for men to raise awareregister and so far in the U.S. ness for men’s health issues, ac[this year] we’ve had almost cording to Potter. “One in two men will get 123,000 people register,” Potter said. “Last year we raised $7.5 cancer in their lifetime,” Potter said. million “For coland expect lege age to raise a students, minimum testicular $10 m i l- U S . m o v e m b e r . c o m It’s never too late to register. cancer is lion or the most more this diagnosed cancer for men beyear.” Brandon Sutter of the Caro- tween ages 18 to 35. Prostate lina Hurricanes is participat- cancer will affect one in six.” For Michael Vuke, a junior ing for the second time since he found out about it through its in communication, it was prehuge Canadian following. He cisely those kinds of facts that has enlisted two of his team- prompted him to join Movemmates this year, Derek Joslin ber. “I didn’t know much of this and Jamie McBain. “It’s a great way to raise a bit stuff and I know most guys my of money. It’s kind of a fun way age don’t, so we need to get this to do it,” Sutter said. “I think out there so we know how to some of the guys are a little em- treat and prevent it when posbarrassed to grow a mustache sible,” Vuke said. Once the hair begins growbut the three of us are having ing, that’s when the fun part fun with it for sure.” Movember has caught on in begins. Reisenbigler said he is going parts of the college community, ‘au natural’ with his beard. Potter said. “I grow in patches. I mean, “It’s been a great way for both fraternities and sororities to I can grow a mustache but evget behind and have a group erything else grows in patches,” Reisenbigler said. “It’s just goneffort,” Potter said. Women are getting in on the na look whatever it looks like action too, whether by grow- I guess.” Sutter said his mustache ing or supporting. Potter said that for Movember, 20 percent won’t be too creative. “I don’t think mine’s going of participants and 60 percent to be quite able to style,” Sutof donors are female. “What’s really cool is that you ter said. “I’m going to just do are coming off October which my best to grow a full one and is breast cancer awareness hopefully it looks all right. Popular ‘staches include Tom month and women’s health, and I think women are really Selleck’s, which has caught getting behind [that], then Vuke’s eye.
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Freshman in First Year College Davante Falls escapes from the UAB center dressed as a prisoner in the Brickyard on Wednesday. Falls is in a pair of H&M shoes ($50) and his prisoner outfit from Party City ($50). “I’m dressed up as a prisoner to do live marketing in the Brickyard for our Kemba Smith presentation,” Falls said. According to Falls, Smith was wrongly convicted of a crime she didn’t commit and she speaks about raising awareness about domestic violence, drugs and federal incarceration.
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“He’s kind of the god of moustaches,” Vuke said. “But honestly I’ll take whatever I can get at this point. I’ve made some progress—it’s actually noticeable now—but unfortunately I don’t think I will be able to do anything too crazy.” From Potter’s experience at Movember, the trucker look has fallen out of favor in lieu of other things—like the 70s ‘stache. “It doesn’t come too far down on the mouth like a handlebar. It’s just a nice, bushy, beautiful 70s porn star,” Potter said. When it all comes down to it, however, it’s about men’s health. “For us it’s really about getting men to be proactive about their health,” Potter said, “see a doctor for an annual physical…and really take charge of their health much like women often do, thanks to the women’s health movement.”
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Self-expressed through portraits State students and 160 others exhibit their artwork at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
you want people to believe are true about yourself.” However, despite the challenge, more than 160 students submitted their work. “I think it’s great…[the exhibit Young Lee has] a really diverse group of works Staff Writer here,” Vallyn Murphy, a senior in Bethany Minervino, a senior in art and design, said. “I think it’s art and design, considers herself a wonderful to see college age people shy and introverted person, using making an effort to make artwork.” Murphy’s piece–a silhouette of self-portraits to break out of her shell. However, her portraits are herself sporting red shutter shades making bold gestures, and her work, with glowing stars painted on her, Bedhead, hangs across the gallery captures her sense of fun and pafrom the dark and famous portraits triotism. “I want my art to be as fun as it is of Rembrandt. The North Carolina Museum of to create,” Murphy said. “Whenever Art now hosts the Self, Observed I make something, I’m only really project as the first exhibit in the making it to either study something museum featuring pieces created or to just have fun. I was studying by artists from colleges around the lighting and I used a new type of country. Students of a curatorial fluorescent paint and a new kind projects class at UNC-CH chose all of incandescent bulb to shoot that the artists featured at the museum. and I thought that if I’m going to Artists were free to express them- paint something on myself…it’d be selves in any way they chose through more than smears. I’m a very patriself-portraits that push mediums otic person.” Minervino chose to highlight a and take inspiration from Rembrandt’s attention to detail. Three different aspect of herself and the joys of life. BedN.C. State stuhead is a comical dents got involved look at her wacky in t his project side. a nd each have “I ’v e a l w a y s their own story been a shy and into tell audiences. troverted person. This presented It is not a side that them with a set of anyone sees of me, unique challenges. that disheveled, “Self-portraits wacky sort of a are some of the Bethany Minervino, person, because most difficult to senior in art and design I tend to keep achieve for a lot of that under-wraps reasons because first of all, our sense of self is never most of the time.” Minervino said. concrete we’re always changing “I want to take myself and be able as people,” Minervino said. “You to laugh at myself because I believe [also] want to put your best foot that’s part of the enjoyment of life.” Davis Choun, a freshman in deforward and you want say certain things that you believe to be true sign studies, interpreted the Self, about yourself or you say things that Observed project differently and
“Self-portraits are some of the most difficult to achieve for a lot of reasons.”
A group of eight students from UNC-Chapel Hill curated Self, Observed in collaboration with the NCMA Education Department. The group selected 41 works from over 160 submissions. Source: NCMA
Across the gallery: The museum will offer a free public lecture by Professor Ernst Van de Wetering, head of the Rembrandt Research Project in Amsterdam. The Docent Lecture Endowment provides funds for these lectures and has grown primarily from gifts made by the docents themselves. Source: NCMA
forged his own direction. Through his piece: Detainment #4, he hopes to remind society of those that may not have as much of a voice. “I wanted to make something very striking, something that will grab someone’s attention,” Choun said. “I [wanted] to put a little social commentary in it. [Something] you can relate to something that’s happening today.” The Self, Observed project will run until Jan. 22, 2012, but it is already having a great impact on many people who visit the N.C. Art Museum. “To have [the artists] be able to share with us their thoughts and how they progress in their own artistic progression is just amazing,” Tyler Freedman, a visitor and art student at Johnston County Community College, said. “You can just see how amazingly talented [the artists] are.” Troy Lester, another visitor said.
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A day in the shoes of Andie Cozzarelli football An in-depth look at a day in Andie Cozzarelli’s practice schedule. Rebecca Fiorentino Staff Writer
With the men’s team closing out a victory two weeks ago in the ACC, and the women’s team tying for third with Virginia, fans may forget that it is not only football season; it is the peak of the cross country season as well. One might think of cross country as simply running, but there is a lot of background work put into a sport with no time outs, substitutions or water breaks. Being a part of the cross country team also means that one is a member of the indoor track team, as well as the track and field squad. Participating in three varsity sports in three different seasons ultimately means no offseason. Cross country training starts after a one to two week break from track, where the team runs three miles every other day. Then track season training begins again following cross country, with a one to two week break as athletes run every other day during the end
of November. Senior Andie Cozzarelli has been participating in cross country for four years, and learned early on that merely running every day is not going to get her where she needs to be. “In order to perform well we have to be just as disciplined outside of practice as we are during practice,” Cozzarelli said. “A part of our training is injury prevention, and we must keep up with our strength training, including going to the chiropractor and getting massages regularly when something doesn’t feel right.” The Technician decided to do a walk-through of a normal day in the running shoes of Cozzarelli, who is balancing a 3.11 GPA in Civil Engineering as well as the full-time job of being a student athlete. 4:00 a.m. – “I wake up starving, with a need to eat usually a bowl of cereal, trail mix and coffee, but then I go back to sleep for a little.” 6:15 a.m. – “I wake up again and head to practice early with my roommate Anna Gillespie, who is also on the team, to foam roll or get treatment.” 7:00 a.m. – “We begin with a warm up of two laps around the track, coordination drills and stretching.”
7:45 a.m. – “I begin my 55 to 60 minute run which turns out to be about 8 to 8.5 miles around campus, followed by 8x100 meter strides when I am finished.” 9:00 a.m. – “We all have to do a core workout or circuits that range from 15-30 minutes, then I shower and see my trainer for treatment and either head to class or work on homework.” This is a normal morning for Cozzarelli, but practice ranges in distance coming to a total of 55-60 miles per week, for the men’s side, normal mileage per week is around 80 miles. However, Cozzarelli has not always been a runner. Attending Apex High, she was a part of the 4-A championship soccer team in 2007, but cross country has been her passion. In other sports, if an athlete puts all he or she can into practice, he or she is able to perform at that level during a match or game, but in cross country it is a different story. “Running is a test of your own mental toughness. You can be perfect in practice, but if you aren’t mentally tough come race day, nothing you’ve done in practice really matters,” Cozzarelli said. “Other sports use running as a form of conditioning or punishment, but in
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decades. Unfortunately, it will take two Clemson losses and one more loss out of Wake Forest to miraculously find its way to the Atlantic Division crown. Bowl Projection: Champs Sports Bowl vs. Notre Dame Maryland (2-7, 1-5 ACC) - “Sick of Myself ” by Bowling for Soup “But I’m sick of myself when I look at you/Something is beautiful and true/ In a world that’s ugly and a lie/It’s hard
It’s difficult to believe the Terps have gone from the ACC’s most improved team in 2010 to a total train wreck in 2011, and it’s even more difficult to believe they essentially did it to themselves. In his first season, Randy Edsall’s defense is dead last in the conference and has allowed opponents to convert third downs at a downright astonishing rate of 51.1 percent. Bowl Projection: No Bowl For You N.C. State (5-4, 2-3 ACC) - “Let’s
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our case it’s just another day.” Cozzarelli started out with an 18:03 best time on the 5k course in high school, and has dropped over a minute while in college. Her hardest workout that puts her mental toughness to test involves running a mile on the track, running twice around Miller Fields, and then returning back to the track to repeat this, accelerating in speed with each circuit. Despite the tough workouts, the competitiveness of the sport is what keeps Cozzarelli on her toes. This weekend while the football team is going up against Boston College, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be competing in Louisville, K.Y. at the NCAA Southeast Regional meets in hopes of proceeding to Nationals. “In running, you’re in control of your own outcomes,” Cozzarelli said. “It’s awesome seeing the hard work you’ve put in pay off when you hit that mark you’ve been trying to reach but at one point didn’t seem possible. “There is nothing better than a last minute surge at the end of the race to beat an opponent at the line.”
two years.” O’Brien admitted that running back James Washington’s continued from page 8 performance against UNC was admirable, and he expected cause we cannot afford a Washington to keep up the loss like at Florida State. We good work against a formicannot afford to come out dable defense. The junior will flat, but I know the guys are have to be on top of his game really pushing themselves Saturday as he and the offense to step up to make that ad- face Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, who averages justment. “Hopefully we will do the 16.67 tackles a game and has things we need to do in or- registered 150 on the season, is the country’s leading tackler. der to get that win.” “That was a heck of an efCoach Tom O’Brien, who spent 10 years as head coach fort [by Washington against at Boston College and has UNC],” O’Brien said. “He as many as eight people on didn’t get anything easy. A hundred-somehis sta f f thing yards who were against those guys either on is a pretty good t he staf f day for him. He or were a has a great knack player at for the football. BC, gave [Kuechly] doesn’t a glowing Tom O’Brien take a bad first tribute step, he’s going to to Earl Wolff. The senior bound- find the football, and he’s going ary safety is having a stellar to get there and make the play.” At the prospect of reaching season by leading the team bowl eligibility after a slow in tackles made. “Earl, I think he is the start to the season, O’Brien felt heart of the defense,” the team still had work to do O’Brien said. “He works to attain that and were solely so hard and tries so hard. focused on the next game at I think everybody loves hand. “We’ve still got three games. him on defense because of the energy he brings to the We need to win two to get defense. I think he gets a there,” O’Brien said. “We’re little bit of ribbing by a lot going to beat BC on Saturday, of guys, but he’s certainly that’s the first thing we’ve got grown up a lot in the last to do.”
“Earl, I think he is the heart of the defense.”
Pretend We’re Not In Love” by Bowl- competition in order to avoid a major letdown. ing for Soup Bowl Projection: Belk Bowl vs. “We’ll go anywhere in the world you wish/I just don’t wanna be alone Louisville without you/Let’s make this interesting Wake Forest (5-4, 4-2 ACC) and start all over/Let’s run away/And “Down For The pretend we’re not Count” by Bowlin love.” ing for Soup After possibly “Down for the saving his job count, over and with a 13-0 vic- technicianonline.com out/Toss in the tory over Carolina, Tom O’Brien returns to his towel cuz she really got the best of me/I former stomping grounds at Boston can’t hang around, she kicks while I’m College. Despite having a decided down/What was that sound?” advantage on paper, State will need Wake started out the season as a to pretend BC and Maryland are elite
Cinderella story, but the Deacs are now in a very precarious position two wins over Clemson and Maryland means a trip to Charlotte to represent the Atlantic Division, but if they lose those two games and can not beat an improved Vanderbilt team, Wake Forest will not even reach a bowl game. Bowl Projection: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. UCLA
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ACROSS 1 REO part 5 7-Down portrayer on “Frasier” 9 Medicine cabinet item 14 First-century Roman leader 15 Cross 16 Lickety-split 17 Jack Benny’s 39? 19 Was about to blow up 20 Mizrahi of “The Fashion Show” 21 Insurance co. employee 23 __-relief 24 Mix-up among the peas? 27 Top-shelf 28 Charlotte-toRaleigh dir. 29 Texas NLer 30 Aslan’s land 32 “It __ Nice”: ’60s protest song 34 Doubter 36 Julian Assange’s controversial website, and a hint to what’s missing from this puzzle’s four longest answers 39 Federal statute trumps it 41 New England law school 45 Mercury, e.g. 46 Old school addition? 49 Rolls around the house 50 Hierarchy level 51 Amorous ship leader? 54 Bug 55 Third deg.? 56 Like some tragedies 57 Club relative 59 Bird with a droll wit? 63 Earn 64 Tulip chair designer Saarinen 65 Chianti, for one 66 Swamp plant 67 Speak like Don Corleone 68 Ticker tapes, briefly?
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Football Friday Technician
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Pack poised to ruffle Eagles’ feathers
O’Brien visits BC for the third time since leaving Chestnut Hill. Rishav Dey Staff Writer
Location: chestnut hill,
State has never won at Boston College since the Eagles joined the ACC, and to continue the quest toward a postseason berth, the Pack is going to have to change that. The Wolfpack will be hoping to move one step closer toward bowl eligibility when it takes on the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, M.A. this Saturday. The game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ACC Network. N.C. State (5-4, 2-3 ACC) is coming off a strong weekend in which the Pack shut out arch rival North Carolina, 13-0. State will be hoping to build on that performance against Boston College (2-7, 1-5 ACC), who has endured a season to forget through nine games. The Eagles have already been eliminated from postseason competition for the first time in 13 seasons. Quarterback Mike Glennon will be looking to have a big game against Boston College, whose defense is ranked No. 114 in the country in sacks. On the other side of the ball, linebacker Terrell Manning will be coming off of a stellar weekend where he led the team with 11 tackles and one sack. Manning said he felt that the defense’s performance was due to the hard work the players put into practice, and he was finally satisfied to see the results. “I felt like as a defense we knew we could do it,” Manning said. “We watched film, we practiced
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Redshirt freshman half back, Tony Creecy, dodges much of the UNC defense during the fourth quarter of the first quarter of the N.C. State – UNC football game in Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Creecy rushed for 10 yards and received for two more helping the Wolfpack to a 13-0 shutout over the Tar Heels.
hard, and we went the extra mile. It meant a lot. I think the overall objective was to get the win and finish the game, but the goose egg (shutout) at the end; it was a statement for our defense. “We know we can play defense against anybody.” The Eagles average over 36 run attempts per game compared to 27 pass attempts per game, and pose a similar challenge to what the Pack faced against UNC. Manning, who was also named ACC player of the week in the linebacker category for his performance against the Tar Heels, said there are several similarities between both UNC and
ACC ROUNDUP A rhythmical assessment of all 12 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
headed. Making it to a bowl game means your university gets showcased on national television, undecided recruits receive a lasting image prior to signing day, and fan bases have the opportunity to travel in a large block of pride. Six teams from the ACC have already clinched postseason spots, four desperately need wins to keep their hopes alive and two will soon be singing Christmas carols and drinking egg nog by the fireplace - either way, whether it’s the Orange Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl,
Sean Fairholm Deputy Sports Editor
Bowl games are not merely final destinations where players get awesome personalized tags for their backpacks - they are critical evaluations of a college football program and the direction it appears to be
not execute as we should. This week in practice we are going to work on how we did not execute in the UNC game and apply it against our next opponent.” Smith said he also felt the team would be better prepared to play in the Eagle’s nest after a humiliating 34-0 loss against Florida State the last time the team was on the road. “I think its always a little tougher on the road,” Smith said. “I feel our guys are always focused when they are playing here, but this week they know they are on the road so they are going to be extra focused be-
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would I try/Just to hear everybody say/This is gonna be my greatest day.”
Atlantic Division Boston College (2-7, 1-5 ACC) - “Sad Sad Situation” by Bowling for Soup “You took my heart like they towed my car/And they’re both still broken down/But while it looked pretty good on paper/And I come to find out later/That you’re insane.”
It may be a while until the Death Valley faithful forget the heartbreaking loss Georgia Tech handed Clemson two weeks ago, but at least for now, the Tigers are one win away from securing their place in the ACC Championship game. Bowl Projection: Orange Bowl vs. Cincinnati
The Eagles have been lingering amidst rock bottom the whole season, and it’s not exactly a secret as to how they got there - a team ranked No. 103 in total offense and No. 83 in total defense has a tough time finding wins. Bowl Projection: No Bowl For You
Florida State (6-3, 4-2 ACC) “Almost” by Bowling for Soup “I almost dropped out to move to LA/Where I was almost famous for almost a day/And I almost had you/But I guess that doesn’t cut it/ Almost loved you/I almost wished u would’ve loved me too.”
Clemson (8 -1, 5 -1 ACC) “Greatest Day” by Bowling for Soup “How far would I go/How long would I stay/To see it all /To carry it all back with me again/How hard
Speaking of bowl games, the ‘Noles have not known what it’s like to be out of one in over three
TOB’s Wolfpack vs. BC Record with TOB: 1-3 Recent Results: 2010: NCSU 44, BC 17 2009: BC 52, NCSU 20 2008: BC 38, NCSU 31 2007: BC 37, NCSU 17
Wolfpack Injury Report OUT FOR SEASON Byrd, Jarvis - Knee D.J. Green, LB- Foot Green, Mustafa - Foot Lucas, Sterling - Knee Rieskamp, Jeff - Shoulder OUT Gentry, Taylor - Foot Kahut, Jake - Knee Pittman, Brandon - Leg Questionable for Game: Teal, Thomas - Foot Mattes, R.J., OT - Ankle Source: N.C. State Athletics
BC Injury Report: OUT FOR SEASON Montel Harris – Knee Ifeanyi Momah – Knee Connor Wujciak – Shoulder Kaleb Ramsey – Foot C.J. Jones – Leg OUT None QUESTIONABLE Nate Richman – Back Kevin Pierre-Louis – Foot Dan Williams – Leg Tahj Kimble – Concussion Andre Williams – Ankle Jim Noel - Shoulder
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Boston College. “Both definitely want to run the ball,” Manning said. “Just like I said before the Carolina game, it plays into our hands. That’s what we want to try and happen because I feel like we can stop the run.” Senior wide receiver Jay Smith, third in receiving yardage this season, admitted he was aware of the performance the defense was putting on, but said the offense is working hard to reach a similar level. “We go against our defense everyday, so I know what to expect out of our defense,” Smith said. “Our offense, as far as they go, it’s all about execution and sometimes we may
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Published on Nov 11, 2011