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Raleigh mayor settles in
As Raleigh’s new mayor settles in, students turn a blind eye to politics.
Students in MEA 135, Climate and Weather lab, take notes as instructor, Priya Pillai explains why the atomspheric mass decreases for every 5.6km ascended in the atmosphere.
Despite plans to leave office, Perdue works for education Though she will not be seeking reelection, Governor Perdue continues her fight for education. Jessie Halpern
however, I especially don’t keep up with Raleigh politics, since I’m still registered to vote in my hometown,” said Bethany Starnes, who graduated this fall with a degree in chemistry. For those students who have been Jessie Halpern active in Raleigh politics, however, Deputy News Editor McFarlane has some big commitments When Mayor McFarlane was sworn to carry out. Her promise to work on in late December, she promised to Raleigh’s Unified Development Ordiwork on making Raleigh the num- nance is at the top of that list. According to the ber one place to live mayor’s office, “The and work in the naCity is preparing a tion. As she works to UDO that addresses fulfill that promise, contemporary desome students say velopment and zonthey haven’t paid ating practices, and is tention. easily understood A lt houg h N.C . by administrators, State draws a large the public and the number of students development comfrom Raleigh high Emerson Barker, senior in munity.” schools, the Univerpolitical science This Unified Desity’s diversity is one velopment Ord iof its charms. While students have made our campus a nance works in conjunction with The home, some have yet to do the same City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan and was finalized on Jan. 10, where it now for Raleigh. “I don’t keep up with politics much; waits for approval by the city council.
“We can get pretty lost in the shuffle. It was really great that McFarlane didn’t ignore us.”
This plan seeks to address the specific issues laid out in the Comprehensive Plan, which is a long-term checklist for Raleigh’s growth and development. “The Plan contains six strategic visions themes, which are referenced in every element, or chapter, of the document. The Plan is also divided Nancy McFarlane into four major sec- Raleigh Mayor tions: the Introduction and Framework, The Plan Elements, the Area Plans and Implementation,” according to the mayor’s office. While these ordinances have the potential to largely impact the City of Raleigh, students have recently been more concerned with University politics to notice. One student, however, says he paid attention. Emerson Barker, senior in political science, says he remembers when McFarlane spoke on campus as part of her
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Proposed Sales Tax: 3/4 of a cent Projected value: $850 million/yr. compiled by jessie halpern
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Governor Perdue lobbied for education in Charlotte Thursday of last week. Her proposal to help reverse recent budget cuts to education would increase the North Carolina sales tax by three-fourths of a cent, an increase that has a projected value of $850 million per year, all going toward education. Carol Pope, professor of curriculum, instruction, and counselor education, says she is a firm supporter of this proposal. “As an educator, I’m in favor of the plan. The sales tax increase is for our future, children, our educational system, teachers, and us. It’s a small price to pay,” Pope said. Pope spent many years as a Wake County educator before joining N.C. State’s faculty. She’s concerned with the reductions in education funding affecting students; Pope believes that not only middle grade students, but University students who are preparing to become teachers in the next few months could be affected. “I think about all the N.C. State graduates who will be looking for teachers positions and then I also think about how the student-teacher-ratio has increased recently. The increase would be small for the individual, but huge for the children,” Pope said. Pope added that Perdue’s proposal is coming at a perfect time. She explained saying when the stimulus package ended, North Carolina did
not step up to fill the gap. Zachary Honeycutt, a senior in middle grades education and one of Pope’s students, says that he’s noticed a strain on schools. “I wish the government would stop making cuts, it’s a huge strain on teachers to have 120 students between two of them. It’s not fair for the kids either,” Honeycutt said. As a student teacher, Honeycutt is currently a supporter of Perdue’s plan, but he is also skeptical. “I definitely support it, but I also know plans have been made before and somehow education never sees that money. I feel like education is always the first thing to go, so I’m glad that Perdue is supporting us now,” Honeycutt said. Pope and Honeycutt have been very pleased with Perdue’s fight for education as governor; However, Kelly Norton, former N.C. State student and current teacher, says she believes Perdue can help education more without her position. “Perdue has definitely helped education, she’s committed to doing so, and that’s why she’s stepping down,” Norton said. Perdue told the Associated Press she feels her role as governor will politicize the fight for education in a way that would make it even harder to win. She plans to con-
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Gov. Bev Perdue’s withdrawal from re-election campaign opens race for governorship Governor Bev Perdue announced Thursday she will not run for re-election. See page 6.
‘Hoos hold Pack in final seconds Virginia defeats Wolfpack, 61-60. See page 8.
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Number 9, a friendly robot, greets the staff of Fountain Dining Hall Thursday night. He visited the dining hall to promote the movie Real Steel, playing at Campus Cinema. "I have trouble going through doors and up stairs," Number 9 said.
Campus Enterprises generate money for students Campus retail outlets returned $1.2 million for student scholarships.
which return university some revenue,” Adams Said. Adams said they have always tried to support students. “One of the things we have always done is to pledge to put dollars aside to Jatin Bhatia scholarships assistance for students in Staff Writer different ways in the past,” Adams said Adams said now they have brought Campus Enterprises manages N.C. State’s retail and hospitality opera- it all under one roof to help students tions; they returned almost $1.2 mil- needing financial aid. “We have consolidated efforts of all lion to the University to be disbursed to students in the form of merit and those divisions together. For example, Campus Enterprise’s administration need-based scholarships. The aid is a part of their annual re- puts down some dollars, trademark turn to the University. In addition to and licensing puts down some dollars revenue this year it helped students in and that is how it is all put together,” need of financial aid, especially in the Adams said. “Trademarks and times of wavering licensing turns over economy. This year somewhere around Campus Enterprises 400 thousand to returned $198,000 500 thousand a year, more than the predining turns in some vious year. 130 thousand dolDr. Dan Adams, lars, bookstores give associate vice chanin 270 thousand dolcellor of Campus lars,” Adams said, Enterprises, said the Kevin Ehrhardt, freshman in “All of those groups organization has a computer science participate in putnumber of sources ting some dollars in that can bring revwhat they collect in fees and services enue to the University. “Campus Enterprises is a division and those types of things and they here at N.C. State which comprises turn around and pledge it back to dining stores, book stores, trademark scholarships.” Adams said Campus Enterprises allicensing, golf course and a number of administrative units around campus ways makes an effort to give back to
“They should return money, given how much money we pay.”
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Campus enterprise revenue: Trademarks/licensing: $400,000 Dining: $130,000 Bookstores: $270,000 Source: Campus Enterprises
the University to help students. “We did the same thing last year, last year it was about a million dollars so it’s just a concerted effort on our part to figure out ways for the services we provide for students to take some of the dollars and give them to university to support students in terms of scholarships and programs,” Adams said. Adams said the money received by Campus Enterprises trickles down into several different programs. “Some of it goes into student athletic program, some of it goes into general scholarships, some of it goes into merit scholarships. There are study abroad scholarships, so there are a number of areas that money is directed to,” Adams said. Adams said the official amount that they returned this year is $1,198,477. He also said they are just following the mission of Campus Enterprises, which is to help students.
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Today Revenge of the Electric Car 3-4:30 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema Come hear Pulitzer Prizewinning automotive journalist and N.C. State alum Dan Neil discuss the documentary film in which he appears. “Revenge of the Electric Car” follows four entrepreneurs as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market during a global recession.
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ichael Ramos, a junior in political science and law and justice, await for the final mission of the Humans versus Zombies mission on Sunday. Ramos is a human moderator in the N.C State Humans versus Zombies game, in which he can speak to zombies with out being harmed if necessary.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 11-noon Nelson Hall, Port City Java Thursday, March 22 11-noon Brickyard
Wednesday, April 18 2-3 p.m. Park Shops, Port City Java Source: Office of the Chancellor
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Jan. 26 12:33 p.m. | Breaking & Entering - Vehicle Carter Finley Stadium Student reported vehicle had been broken into and stereo stolen. 12:49 p.m. | Field Interview Kilgore Hall Non-student was trespassed from campus for disturbing students.
Tuesday Africa Regional Reception: N.C. State and the Changing Faces of Africa 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Joyner Visitor Center Featuring keynote speakers Jock Brandis of the Full Belly Project in Africa and Steve Reynolds of PAMS on World Class Astronomy in Africa; as well as other terrific presentations, music and food. RSVP is required. English Conversation Club 3:30-4:30 p.m. Port City Java, Centennial Campus This is a great way to meet people from around the world and help others with the English language. There is no registration required for this program, just show up!
2:09 p.m. | Suspicious Person Dabney Hall Staff member reported 10-15 individuals doing parkour on rooftop and side of building. Officers met with students who were part of Parkour Club and advised them not to use building for practicing. Subjects complied and left the area.
3:10 p.m. | Assault ES King Village Non-student reported student had assaulted son. Student was referred to the University and trespassed from apartments. Housing assisted with temporary residence. Social Services will be notified. Appropriate personnel notified.
Occupy NCSU Meeting 7-8 p.m. 321 Mann Hall Occupy NCSU: “We are organizing a student movement aimed at combatting increased tuition and fees while seeking to rid N.C. State of corporate influence.”
2:37 p.m. | Suspicious Incident Bostian Hall Staff member reported suspicious activity and concern about overnight access to building.
Jan. 27 12:14 a.m. | Concerned Behavior Public Safety Building NCSU PD received notification from RPD regarding domestic dispute between student and non-student. Non-student was arrested for assault with a firearm and communicating threats. Appropriate paperwork completed.
Poetic Portraits of a Revolution 7-9 p.m. Stewart Theatre This will be the first complete public performance of the group known as Poetic Portraits of a Revolution. They lead a project that provides a glimpse into lives of the Egyptian and Tunisian people in order to raise international
2:57 p.m. | Larceny Bostian Hall Student reported bicycle stolen over Fall Break.
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awareness and understanding of their journey towards selfdetermination, and to bring back the knowledge and experiences gained during the study of these movements with the hopes of transforming our own communities. Wednesday Kick the Winter Blues with Blueberry Fever All Day Campus Dining Halls Try various menu items crafted with fresh blueberries. Tuition Talk Day 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brickyard Chancellor Woodson, Provost Arden and student leaders will be in the Brickyard to hear student concerns and answer any questions you may have on tuition and fees. Please stop by for any amount of time to talk or to grab some hot chocolate provided by University Dining. If you are in class or unable to make it to the Brickyard, submit your questions at http://go.ncsu.edu/ tuitionfeesquestions. Miles 4 Kay Kickoff Celebration 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Carmichael Recreation Center Help raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund during the month of February. Cybex International will donate $0.10 for every mile logged on the pink treadmills in Carmichael Recreation Center. Thursday Kick the Winter Blues with Blueberry Fever All Day Campus Dining Halls Try various menu items crafted with fresh blueberries. Physical Environment Committee Meeting 3:30-5 p.m. Winslow Hall Conference Room The Committee is an advisory body to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business. The Committee is designed to be a forum for faculty, staff, and student opinions with respect to plans for the overall development and regulations of the physical environment of the core campus of the University including buildings, landscaping and transportation. Short Student Films Screening 7-8:30 p.m. D.H. Hill Library Auditorium Experience the talent of NCSU students as they screen their best short films. Ranging from computer animation to experimental pieces, all films are under four minutes long. During the program, students will talk about the process of creating their work.
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A/V Geeks: Clothing Makes the… Thur, Feb 2 at 6pm • Gregg Museum • FREE
Skip Elsheimer presents an evening of short films about clothing and fashion, and how they affect the wearer. The program will include Replay (the Arrow Shirt Company embraces hippies), Twenty Dollar Miracle (a brief history of dresses and how they got so cheap), and Fur Coat Club (two little girls with a fur fetish explore New York City).
An evening with potter Ben Owen Fri, Feb 3 at 7pm • The Crafts Center • FREE
Noted potter Ben Owen will present a slide lecture covering his family’s history of working in clay, as well as the process at Ben Owen Pottery.
David Dorfman Dance Prophets of Funk
Sat, Feb 4 at 8pm • Stewart Theatre David Dorfman Dance, a longtime favorite of Center Stage and ADF dance audiences, returns with Prophets of Funk – set to the irresistible sounds of Sly and the Family Stone’s groundbreaking, visceral, and powerful music. Pre-show talk, 7pm. Funk dance party after the performance!
NOW OPEN AT THE GREGG MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN ▶ Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume ▶ Textiles of Exile
Ticket Central 919-515-1100 2nd floor, Talley Student Center ncsu.edu/arts
COLD SEASON IS HERE AGAIN! And who has time to be sick these days?
Local doctors are conducting a clinical research study on the effects of an FDA approved medication in reducing cold symptoms. If you (or a family member) are 12 years old or older and have recently developed moderate to severe symptoms of at least 2 of the following: cough, thickened mucus or chest congestion, you may qualify for this study. Qualified participants may receive compensation for your time and travel. For more information call North Carolina Clinical Research at (919) 881-0309 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. After hours please leave a message.
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Students enjoy La Niña weather and its benefits La Nina conditions have caused unusual warmth in North Carolina. Will Brooks Deputy News Editor
Highs in the 60s, short sleeves and laying out in the sun are usually associated with spring. But in January, these are unusual activities. The past month, specifically last week, brought higher than average temperatures due largely to a La Nina that North Carolina is currently experiencing, Vernon Turner, senior in meteorology said. “A La Nina lasts for 5 months time, and usually that deals with increase in temperatures [in our region],” Turner said. Turner said while the La Nina is a driving factor in the current weather pattern, there are
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“Our whole mission at Campus Enterprises is to facilitate services and programs that benefit students, so that’s one of supporting students as economic times got harder this is just one way we can give back to students and support them with their college experience,” Adams said. Jennifer Gilmore, marketing/ communications manager of Campus Enterprises, said all the units of Campus Enterprises are self-reliant units. “All the units of the Campus Enterprises are supposed to manage their own budget, rely on their own,” Gilmore said. She said the Campus Enterprises pay 3 percent of their revenue as administration fees in addition to scholarship support. “The University doesn’t give
several factors that have come the beginning,” Turner said. Justin Allen, senior in meteotogether at once. “The La Nina is the most rology said he also believes that well-known factor, but the the La Nina is a large factor in atlantic oscillation is a big fac- the unusually high temperator,” Turner said, “Basically ture. Allen said water temperaall of the factors that make the tures in the temperature Atlantic rise are hapOcean lower pening at the during a La same time.” Nina, causing Turner, who temperatures interned for to t ra nsfer ABC 11, said into the air. temperatures “I grew up from last year in the Outer were drastiBanks and I cally differremember a ent from this Vernon Turner, senior in La Nina from y e a r. S e vmeteorology the early era l i nches thousands,” of snow fell, and temperatures remained Allen said, “I just remember persistently cold throughout water temperatures being really warm in January.” the winter. Allen said although many “The only time we had cold temperatures [this year] was people may jump to the conclu-
“All of the factors that make the temperature rise are happening at the same time.”
dining or bookstore a certain amount of money to work with. On top of that, we pay into University percent of our revenue as administrative fees, because there are a lot of units on campus that do not generate revenue,” Gilmore said. She said the economy is forcing university to get more funds. “Some money comes from the General Assembly, some comes from private donations and in the times of tough economy university is looking for more money,” Gilmore said. She said that as a repercussion of the bad economy, the University has asked Campus Enterprises to step up their contribution. “Since the economy took a turn and general assembly has been giving lesser funds we have been asked to increase the amount that we return to the University to help with the cost and we provide scholarship support in addition to that
three percent,” Gilmore said. She said anything that students buy from the bookstore, meal-plans get the money back to students. “So when you buy a t-shirt , a book from bookstore, a meal plan, use a vending machine, that money is going back to students in the form of scholarship and administrative support,” Gilmore said. Kevin Ehrhardt, a freshman in computer science, said looking at the cost of all the things, the money should be returned to students. “They should return money, given how much money we pay to go (to school) here and the cost of the books and online accesses, as I couldn’t buy a coffee today as my credit card maxed out because of the books and related stuff that I purchased,” Ehrhardt said.
sion of global warming, that is an unlikely factor in the recent splurge in temperatures. “It’s just the climate doing what the climate does,” Allen said, “It’s not global warming, this is just the world has been for the past million years.” Turner said he also doesn’t see a connection between the current weather and global warming. “You have to remember that this last year during this time, it was actually really cold,” Turner said, “This year it’s just warmer than usual because of the La Nina period.” Regardless of the reason, many students have decided to enjoy the weather outside while it lasts, Josh Poole, sophomore in engineering, said he has enjoyed the weather thus far. “I like it, it’s nice, but it’s weird to have this weather in January,” Poole said.
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campaign. “I thought it was great that she came to campus and reached out to N.C. State students,” Barker said. “College students are notorious for not voting, so we can get pretty easily lost in the shuffle. It was really great that McFarlane didn’t ignore us.” Although Barker notes the mayor hasn’t had much time to work on policies yet, he is aware of her efforts thus far with student events. “I know there have been some issues with the Krispy Kreme Cha l lenge race routes. She’s been very involved in working on that to make sure the event can go off smoothly, so that’s nice for students because that’s a pretty big event for us,” Barker said.
Although temperatures are expected to stay milder than usual, Turner and Allen both said snow may still be in the cards for this winter. “After looking at models, I saw that we might have a chance for some winter weather next weekend,” Turner said Turner said the winter weather may not necessarily bring snow, but it will be colder, and snow is a possibility. Allen believes the temperatures will get colder, and said snow in March is not unheard of either. “It’s going to get cold eventually, it’s just a matter of time,” Allen said.
Although McFarlane has shown interest in working with students, education has not been her focus. Rather, the mayor is interested in small businesses and the local economy. Her biography, updated on the raleighnc.gov website just five days ago, touts her personal experience in small businesses. “In 2002, she launched MedPro R x, Inc…. [it] consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the Triangle and recently ranked as the #1 small business in the Triangle, and # 2 in the South,” according to the website. In addition to her experience in small businesses, McFarlane was previously a member of Raleigh’s city council for four years. Whether her experience can be turned into action remains to be seen.
Raleigh Temperatures January, 2012 High: 72 Average: 56 Low: 35 January, 2011 High: 69 Average: 48 Low: 32
Snowfall (inches) Winter 2010/11: 4 Current Winter: 0 Source: wunderground.com
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tinue her fight after her term ends. “At this point, anything and everything that can offer more money for education is crucial,” Norton said. When asked whether threefourths of a cent seemed too small of an increase, Norton and Pope agreed they would support a full cent. “I would need to see numbers, but when we’re talking about pennies, it’s really not worth the fight,” said Norton. Pope said she would even support a two-cent increase. “This isn’t a tax that’s coming out of someone’s salary, it not even an extra cent added to every purchase. People are always trying to get rid of their pennies,” Pope said. Perdue’s proposal will be voted on in the state legislature within the next few weeks.
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Expand GEP list to give students more opportunities The Facts:
The Council of undergraduate Education is the group who creates, expands and determines the list for GEP requirements. These requirements are for every student intending to graduate from N.C. State.
These requirements should allow students to experience new avenues of thinking while still giving them progress towards their degree, rather than an extra responsibility.
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Supporting renewable energy I applaud the Jan. 24 column, “Exploring renewable jobs” in encouraging students to seek jobs in the renewable energy sector. The column comes at an opportune time; President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union Address Tuesday that he will “…not walk away from the promise of clean energy.” In addition to searching for jobs in renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, students should consider supporting the Obama Administration’s proposal for clean car standards. The Obama Administration has called for cars and light trucks to obtain 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, generating increased energy independence and cutting global warming pollution. Looking for a career in renewable energy can be extremely rewarding for both the individual and the environment. Nevertheless, as students, a call for change should start when we are still in the classroom. We should express our support for green energy innovation now and also resolve to make a positive difference with our careers in the future. Jessica Mayer senior, environmental science
The unspoken topic of racism First of all, I want applaud Nijah Toshumba for being probably one of the only students who will actually talk about racism on our campus. Second, I want to thank her for her boldness to address this ever-present issue in our community. Some people believe not talking about this stint that is crippling our society will completely make it vanish into thin air. Like your title clearly states, “Ignoring the truth doesn’t change it.” Like a pesky mosquito nibbling on your arm. Like that annoying fly buzzing in your ear. Racism will not go away with just a swat. Now, in no way am I saying this bug can’t be killed, but ignoring it will not solve the problem. It amuses me that N.C. State prides themselves in diversity, but has few multicultural groups. But the thing is, there’s no point in having all these different organizations specializing in African American culture, Buddhism and such, then have no publicity for these clubs. Yes, partly the blame can be put on the clubs, but then again, it can also be put on N.C. State. Now, unless I have biased vision,
he Council of Undergraduate Education reviewed a German language class to determine whether it met the criteria to fulfill a General Education Requirement. They also discussed if two other courses would be added to the GEP list of requirements. While this council met to determine the faith of these three classes, perhaps they should consider expanding the list of GEP courses to those actually beneficial to students. Currently, the GEP requirements are general courses meant to give students a shallow understanding of a certain topic. Along these requirements are a U.S. Diversity and Global Knowledge component for graduation. The list of requirements was updated
in 2009; however, the council should create classes allowing students from all majors and colleges to create their own requirements. Under the current policy, students are to complete seven hours of natural sciences; six hours of math, humanities, social sciences; five hours of interdisciplinary courses; four hours of English; three hours of additional breadth and two hours of physical education. While the majority of these requirements create more well-rounded, diverse thinking students, the method in which this outcome is achieved could be altered to better benefit the student.
Under the interdisciplinary and humanities requirement, students must complete a class with the USD and GK component so they may better understand diversity in our society and be more globally aware. Both of which are skills to create a more marketable applicant in the job market; however, the way classes are currently classified on the GEP list makes this requirement a burden rather than opportunities for enrichment—its intended purpose. Students should be able to take classes within their major, which is of interest to them, and allow it to count for one of their requirements, so long
as they can demonstrate it achieves the same outcomes as the already-designed classes on the GEP list. This example can be applied to every major at N.C. State. Engineering majors question their advisers when they must take intro to Shakespeare, while CHASS majors scowl when they are placed into Calculus I for Engineers. These types of requirements might act as a method to diversify one’s thinking, however, the anxiety and frustration they create only closes the learners’ minds from absorbing the new information. These requirements do not need to be a burden for students, but rather an opportunity for new experiences.
there’s apparently more than 1,000 different Christian clubs on this campus with their “all American’s displayed o-so happily on these posters. You don’t have to guess who’s portrayed on these posters, flyers, magnets, T-shirts, need I go on? Now, there’s some overexaggeration in the previous statement, but you get my point. Racism is the prominent issue that needs to be addressed. But this ginormous mountain can be defeated if we as a student body see the dire need for this world to change. And in order to do that, we have to start with our world first, this university. Ms. Toshumba, you’re not alone. Keep hope alive.
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What class would you create at N.C. State? BY Thomas Obarowski
Amira Alexander freshman, nutrition science
Are you sure Occupy is dead? I was very disappointed to read “The death of Occupy.” It seemed quite a contradiction to report on Occupy Raleigh’s weekend of action, while also saying they are doing nothing. This leads me to question the validity of this hit piece and it strikes me as coming from ignorance. Perhaps doing a little research would have been helpful. Perhaps the writers are just too tired to bother. Aside from Occupy the Courts, Drum Out Citizens United, the 100th Day March, the Walkupy March and the Wells Fargo Mic Check, there is plenty happening on a multitude of levels outside the public eye. Occupiers have begun direct engagement of the political process, including attending hours of NCGA sub-committee meetings and speaking with representatives. Occupiers are also planning a variety of high profile actions for February and March. As for public outreach that occurs every day through personal conversation, a welcome table at the camp itself, and through social media. The 250-word limit prevents me from going into even more detail on these matters. If the writers of this piece truly support Occupy, perhaps they could contribute some ideas to improve the movement. Perhaps they are willing to engage in conversation with people involved, instead of bashing them without knowledge. Perhaps that would just take too much effort. Be it known Occupy was never intended to be short term, despite the lack of an attention span that dominates our time. Jeremy Gilchrist N.C. State 2009 Alumnus
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“I would enjoy a roller hockey course at N.C. State, because I enjoy roller hockey and think we have the required facilities.”
Brandon Bovia, freshman in art and design
Zach Swarm sophomore, biomedical engineering
The senior year speech
o he a lt h c l a s s i n si x t h roug h ninth grade was complete without a discussion on STDs and peer pressure. The STD unit was just a sneaky way to teach abstinence. The peer pressure u nit was supposed to keep u s f r om doing everything e l s e ou r parents Josh Lucas feared. Deputy The baViewpoint Editor s i c i d e a preached was your friends are evil and saying “no” to everything is the best policy. The peer pressure drilling we received in primary school kept us more or less in check, but it did nothing to arm us against the ultimate form of peer pressure: the senior year speech. The senior year speech is simple. It always has the same beginning: someone saying “no” to some activity. The activities can range from going out for the night, taking a trip or doing something you’ll regret the rest of the week. Whatever activity is proposed, the speech always has the same ending: The person saying no will end up saying “Yes!” The approach for tackling the speech in-between its beginning and end varies from person to person. All approaches conjure up the guilt associated with being sedentary at any point during senior year. My personal favorite speech to give and
receive utilizes the “300 approach.” The 300 approach is named after the movie 300 for the passion and grandiosity they share. The hallmark of a 300 approach is the line: “When you look back 20 years from now, is this going to be just another night that blends in with the rest or is this going to be a night we’ll tell our kids about/never tell our kids about?” If done properly, it’s truly inspiring. Not all approaches invoke the level of enthusiasm the 300 approach requires. Some people just use the classic: “Come on, it’s senior year.” Others use the modified classic: “It’s senior year.” And then there’s the shortest of them all, a disapproving look followed with a “Dude…” The speech is a result-based game, there’s no proper technique to it, and the right route is whatever works for you. The speech itself is not unique to seniors; you’ve no doubt heard it since you’ve been able to drive. It likely started out in high school, only given on Friday/Saturdays, and, as you advanced in college, it began to appear on Thursdays and Wednesdays. But what is unique about the senior year speech is its strike capability. No day is safe; you must always be on alert. Your pool of friends expands exponentially over your college stay. The result of the expansion: someone is always trying to do something. The beginning of the week is inundated with CHASS majors trying to forget a weekend full of essays and the end is owned by biology and engineering majors looking to blow off steam. This
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social arrangement can be taxing to some. One of my friends posted a list of his New Year’s resolutions in his room. At the top of his list is “have more self-control.” I laugh every time I see it. I laugh because it’s so brutally honest and I laugh because, regardless of personal fortitude, it’s just not a practical goal to have. It’s too hard to say no. It’s not hard to figure out why it’s so difficult to say no when the speech is given. It’s an honor to be the recipient. Receiving it means someone likes you enough to make an effort to include you in their plans. Add this honor to the reality that your friends will most likely be scattered after graduation and you end up saying no sparingly, if at all. I will not lie to you, the speech has side effects. It can destroy wallets. It can destroy study habits; it puts me in Boston instead of D. H. Hill before exams last semester—mistake. It is no doubt dangerous, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The beauty of the speech is it keeps us together. It’s a tool we use to appreciate each other’s company while we still can and, to me, that’s worth all of its side effects. Send Josh your thoughts on the senior speech to letters@technicianonline. com.
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Sporting community spirit through swag Swag4Life apparel looks to inspire University students with design and company philosophy. Jordan Alsaqa Arts & Entertainment Editor
Few apparel companies are founded on the idea of developing social enterprise at the student level, but that’s exactly the goal of local company Swag4Life. Officially incorporated in November of 2010, the company is preparing to launch its first shirt, tailored specifically to the N.C. State community. Swa g4 L i fe ha sn’t been around for long, but the company hopes that it’ll be able to find an audience with the college age group, starting with N.C. State. Marcus Rountree, the company’s founder and a recent alumnus, feels the college focus gives Swag4Life an edge. “We wanted to find a design that would capture a large audience,” Rountree said. “If we focused on the University, not only could we empower students, but it would fall in line with our company strategy to give back.” Rountree is hopeful his business will provide for students in brett morris/Technician more ways than one. “A portion of our sales are Marcus Rountree, a graduate student in business administration, shows off his clothing line, Swag 4 Life, which has been in the making since 2010. Rountree is working paid in royalties to the school to coordinate some of his designs with N.C. State’s licensed apparel line. “Everybody’s saying ‘go pack,’ but I don’t think they realize how valuable the brand is,” Rountree each quarter,” Rountree said. said. “The school will then use that to make scholarships avail- Self-Confidence, Work Ethic, hopes Swag4Life will be able The Swag Ambition, and Global Aware- to expand and become part of able.” Philosophy: other campus communities in Rountree’s goal is not just to ness.” Self Confidence, The current shirt design, the area. provide apparel to students, “We definitely see so many featuring the but also to be Work Ethic, creative people here in North Wolfpack a part of the Ambition and Global hand sign in Carolina,” Rountree said. “We support sysAwareness a spotlight, see plenty of universities right tem for stuwill be fol- around the corner that we will dents looking You can follow Swag4Life lowed by an- be able to hopefully work with. to travel or and their products on ot her shir t From there, we can expand to study abroad. Facebook at http://www. focusing on other universities, once we It’s this menfacebook.com/Swag4LifeLLC the Univer- know how the game works.” tality of comAs part of their campaign to sity’s athletic munity and Swag4Life products are expand and gain more brand students. support that available at Creative Tees “The kids recognition, Swag4Life is takRountree Marcus Rountree, and Imaging on Hillsborough ing part in the PLNDR.com are there late feels is at the founder of Swag4Life Street and will be officially at night in the Brand Battle 2012. The contest, core of Swareleased Feb. 17. gym,” Roun- which allows Facebook fans to g4Life. The company’s product line tree said. “They train like crazy vote on different shirt designs, Rountree’s experience: also seeks to bring people to- here at State. We’re working on is meant to help promote lesserMarcus Rountree has worked in marketing and gether, and promote discussion the idea of who has the best bi- known graphic designers and education, making Swag4Life and social interaction. The “My ceps at State, and that’ll be our companies. a combination of his MBA Rountree said he feels confiswag is…” slogan that marks next campaign in the spring, degree and his work as a sixthdent that his design will draw the front of each shirt is meant when we’ll roll out our new cutgrade science teacher. a lot of attention, and a push to represent this. For the N.C. off sleeves shirt.” — Marcus Rountree For now, the first N.C. State- from the N.C. State community State shirt, the design aims to inspired design is ramping up will help bring victory. bring students together. As it stands, Swag4Life is Swag4Life was inspired by for release. The shirts are being Rountree’s time as a teacher produced locally and manufac- ready to provide a new and and basketball coach at Daniels tured by American Apparel. unique product for the stuBrett morris/Technician Marcus Rountree works in his office on Glenwood Ave The shirts will be sold by Cre- dents of the University. With fledgling business. Middle School. Swag4Life can be found formulating new ways to make his brand, Swag4Life, more “When I was coaching bas- ative Tees and Imaging, as well the PLNDR contest ending Feb. ketball, we had a full court as on the Swag4Life Facebook 15, the same day as the new online at facebook.com/swa- visible. One of his plans to garner attention for the clothing line, which is going on sale February 15th, is to enter Plndr’s “Battle of design goes on sale, Rountree g4lifellc. press called Swag,” Rountree page, starting February. the Brands” competition. “Even if I just get 100 likes, I’d be happy,” Beyond t hat, Rou nt ree hopes for big things for his said. “SWAG itself stands for
“A portion of our sales are paid in royalties to the school each quarter.”
Gross Ghost, the ever growing band Veterans of Carrboro’s Gross Ghost have added new members for enhanced performances. James Hatfield Staff Writer
It’s common practice for bands to change their names out of superstition as members come and leave; but Mike Dillon and Trey Acklen of Gross Ghost have stuck to their original intention through all the coming and going of the band support. “I was tired of being in bands where the name changes when members dropped out. Me and Trey were like, ‘If it’s always the two of us and we keep it like that and it’s understood,’ then when someone quits because something else happens, then we don’t have to just fold the band completely.” Dillon and Acklen have been playing together as a band for
The experience was too much two years. After Dillon moved from the Outer Banks to Ra- for the band and the Gross leigh then on to Carrboro, he Ghost decided to bring in a decided to give the music he lead guitar and drummer to had been writing with Acklen supplement. “That’s another reason why a try as a two-piece band. This became difficult when all the I always say it was a two-piece instruments needed for the but now it’s a four-piece,” Dillon said. “We l ive show went through f low were many different challenging phases. We’ve to attend to. had like three “We drummers, played a like three guic ouple of tar players and shows as a now we’ve sett wo piece tled on a good but we g roup t hat couldn’t wants to be in move Mike Dillon, Gross Ghost a band.” around. band member A f ter c yTrey [Ackcling through len] was doing drums and running key- multiple line-ups of different board at the same time,” Dillon artists to fill the void of misssaid. “We needed more hands ing noise in the band, they to be live so we could even look have recently come to a solid up from our instruments and group. Although change might get the energy of the song out still come in the future, the new members—Rob Dipatri, there.”
“We played a couple of shows as a two piece but we couldn’t move around. ”
on lead guitar, and TJ Maiani, on drums—are still extremely excited to be an active part of the band as it stands today. “These guys could come in and kind of read our minds,” Dillon said regarding new band members. “One time at our first practice … we took up our instruments and they were like ‘let’s try this song’ and they just nailed it right off the bat. The band we have now, they actually offer to help with songs.” Dillon said as a four-piece their band’s personality is able to come full circle. “Half of our record is demos we were working that we took to a studio to get worked on and mastered, and the other half is with the whole band that we recorded live.” The band plans to tour all of North Carolina along with trips to New York, Alabama, Georgia and the rest of the Southeast. They are extremely excited for the local show of the Double Barrel Benefit Set up by
NCSU student-radio station WKNC. Dillon, having lived in Raleigh for nearly a decade, remembers being a part of the audience in the previous years of the fundraising event. “We’re really excited. It’s really funny cause when I lived in Raleigh years and years ago, I worked at King’s Barcade and they had it there with Future Islands and other ones and I thought then ‘I wish I had a band going right now to play it’ and years later we’re playing it,” Dillon said. “WKNC has done a lot. I’m from a beach town so when you turn on the radio and hear good music, it’s a little different than growing up with beach music and Top 40. WKNC has always been around in the Triangle and just to be able to play and help out is awesome.”
Local indie rock band Gross Ghost will perform at the WKNC benefit concert Saturday, Feb. 4. Other bands at the concert: • The Future Kings of Nowhere • Birds and Arrows • Organos • MAKE • The Kingsbury Manx • Naked Gods • Heads on Sticks Gross Ghost, along with the following bands and artists, produce under Grip Tapes. Old Bricks Juan Huevos Logan Pate Libraries Heads on Sticks The Grapes Cassis Orange Doctor Veelee source: griptapessite.com
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Gov. Bev Perdue’s withdrawal from re-election campaign opens race for governorship Governor Bev Perdue announced Thursday she will not run for re-election. Young Lee Deputy Features Editor
Governor Bev Perdue has faced many challenges as a governor; but Thursday, Jan. 26, surprising both supporters and critics, Perdue announced that she will be giving up the fight for re-election. “The truth is that it’s a very rare thing for an incumbent officer who is able to run for reelection, to not do so,” Steven Greene, associate professor of political science, said. “Historically speaking, whether it’s North Carolina or anywhere else, politicians who get in office and can run for re-election, barring a dramatic personal scandal or barring the fact that they’re 70-something years old and want to hang it up, they run for re-election.” It wasn’t just surprising that Perdue wouldn’t run for reelection, but few people knew about her plans prior to Thursday morning. “There are people I know who have their ear-to-the ground in terms of state politics and everyone was totally surprised,” Greene said. “It’s really hard to keep things secret in politics so whatever her thought process was in this, she clearly played it very close to the chest.” Recently, Perdue wasn’t known for being very popular, even among members of her own party. According to an approval poll by Public Policy Polling, the final time Perdue had a positive approval rating was April 2009. “Not only are republicans unhappy with her, but even
Governor Perdue signs her signature at the budget bill signing ceremony on the East Lawn of the North Carolina State Capitol Building.
people within her own party are unhappy with her,” Greene said. According to Greene, it’s hard to say how much of that disapproval is due to her having been a governor during a very economically difficult time. “She’s had for the past year, a republican legislature that she
has to compromise with if she wants to do anything,” Greene said. “Even though there’s been a lot of vetoes and she’s stood up to them a lot, certainly people who are on the more liberal end of the spectrum are probably frustrated with some of the compromises.” Perhaps Perdue herself is
frustrated with slow and complex legislation too. “We live in highly partisan times, where some people seem more worried about scoring political points than working together to address the real challenges our state faces,” Perdue said in a public statement. “And it is clear to me that my
The 2008 election was a close race for re-election will only election between Bev Perdue further politicize the fight to and Pat McCrory, with Perdue adequately fund our schools. taking 50 percent and McCrory A re-election campaign in this taking 47 percent. This year, already divisive environment with McCrory leading in will make it more difficult to campaign funding and polls, political analysts expected find any bipartisan solutions.” Perdue to decline running However, accord i ng to for re-election or to lose the Greene, there were never any upcoming election. bipartisan solutions to begin with. Currently, the North Carolina “Campaigns certainly do lead Democratic Party has not to more partisanship…[but] nominated a candidate to one the other hand there was replace Perdue. never going to be compromise “I believe I have approached anyway,” Greene said. “Perdue this challenge in a way that is saying we need to raise our is consistent with my values sales tax to help pay for eduand the values that have made cation and Republicans are our state a wonderful place to saying, ‘We’ll never have more live and raise a family. I have taxes ever—no matter what.’” spent my tenure in office - and, Regardless, Perdue will give in fact, my adult lifetime -up the fight as a governor and fighting for things that I care deeply about. And as anyone will step aside for other candiwho knows me will tell you, I dates. do not back down from tough “Honestly, it probably means fights.” that democrats will have a slightly better chance of retaining the governorship,” Greene Letter from Gov. Bev Perdue to said. “For the democrats to North Carolinians be able to come in with … not having all the baggage of Bev Perdue, I think it’s fair to say that this gives democrats a better shot.” This move certainly clears said. Who the democratic candithe slate in some aspects but some things still remain. Ac- date will be is still yet to be concording to Adam Cyr, a senior firmed, but many students like in political science, his strategy Cyr are keeping their ears open. of choosing which governor candidate to support remains t he same. “I t hi n k I w i l l st i l l probably vote for the better candidate and who Steven Greene, seem to know associate professor what they are of political science doing,” Cyr
“...It’s a very rare thing for an incumbent officer who is able to run for re-election, to not do so.”
A march for equality riage amendment. “When we heard about the amendment, it’s something that we really cared about,” Hook said. The march will go from the Belltower on campus to the Eric Rizzo Senior Staff Writer Halifax Mall, in front of the General Assembly building. Andrew Payne will leave his According to Payne, once the studies and work, in New York, march reaches Halifax Mall, on March 15 not to visit his there will be speakers and enhome in Raleigh, but to protest tertainers talking about the isthe amendment to ban same- sue. According to Payne, a minsex marriage. For Payne, the ister, he will also marry a gay couple in front of the General uproar will be worth the trip. As the vote for the amend- Assembly building to show the ment in May draws closer, Uni- public it’s not hurting anyone. Many states have passed versity activists are gearing up for a busy spring. The amend- similar amendments, but the important ment would t hing, acmake the c ord i ng to only legally Payne, is that recognized “it stops here u nion t he [i n Nor t h one between Carolina].” a man and According to a woma n ; Payne, North This will efCarolina has fectively put always been an end to gay a progressive, civil unions fa ir state. and domesNow, he said tic partnerDavid Hook, march organizer t he re i s a ships. N.C. movement to State alumni, including Payne, David Hook write hatred into the North and Matthew Huffman are Carolina Constitution. “I don’t believe it’s the states spearheading a march to the capital March 15 to combat position to tell people who they this legislation called the Ides can and can’t love,” Payne said. Organizers are looking to of Love. This group of alumni have publicize the issue through lead similar efforts in the past, this march. “The intention [of t he including a march for education when tuition costs spiked; march] is to get coverage and The latter ultimately saved show the state and country nearly half a million dollars. that there are a large number They created a website, hon- of people in North Carolina estnc.com, for that campaign willing to stand against this and have used it for various is- amendment,” Hook said. According to Huffman, the sues since, including the mar-
Alumni organize a march to protest against the NC marriage amendment.
“When we heard about the amendment, it’s something that we really cared about.”
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See more about the march online: http://honestnc. com/ Where: N.C. State Belltower to the Halifax Mall of the General Assembly When: March 15, 11 a.m. Who: An anticipated 100,000 marchers Why: Protest amendment to ban gay marriage Source: Andrew Payne
main aims of the campaign are informing voters, encouraging voter participation and showing the group’s unity and tenacity. “We want everyone to be educated about it,” Huffman said. “It’s about people coming together, getting involved with the community, whether they’re a liberal, a conservative, a democrat, a republican, religious or nonreligious, we want people to see this is discrimination.” The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and they are entitled to such things as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. According to the organizers, this is the driving force behind movements like the Ides of Love. “We want to show people that this is an issue that merits a lot of consideration,” Huffman said.
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taking on No. 58 East Tennessee State in an excellent match. Each team was coming off of a tough loss from the day before, with ETSU falling to No. 22 Tulsa by a 4-1 count. State’s Robbie Mudge and Jaime Pulgar came out ready to play at the No. 3 doubles position, easily taking down their opponent by an 8-3 count. However, the Bucs answered right back, winning a heated match over Julian Sullivan and Sean Weber in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (4). The decisive match came at the No. 2 doubles position. Dominic Hodgson and Sean Weber took their match deep into yet another doubles tiebreaker. This time, however, the Wolfpack came out on top with a 10-5 tiebreaker score, giving State the doubles point for the match. Singles was much of the same for both teams, with mostly contested matches that ended with the Pack coming out on top. Mudge and Hodgson, however, helped the win come out easy for State. Mudge finished first at the No. 3 position, 6-3, 6-4, and Hodgson wasn’t far behind at the No. 2 spot, 6-0, 6-4. Freshman No. 100 Austin Powell had the decisive win for the Red Terrors, pulling out a win at the No. 4 position in three sets, 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3, to give State the 4-0 win. The
remaining three matches were discontinued, including No. 1 Pulgar who was leading 3-6, 7-6 (8), 4-3. Coach Jon Choboy was satisfied with the weekend overall, despite Friday’s loss. “This weekend was good for two reasons,” Choboy said. “The first is that it was a tough match on the road. We lost a few opportunities on court against Kentucky, considering we took the lead on court yesterday in a few matches. But secondly, it gave us good experience on a hostile court. We won today in a challenging match, so it’s definitely something to build on.” Wolfpack No. 1 Jaime Pulgar played four tough matches this weekend, finishing 1-1 with two going unfinished, including one late in the third set. After a challenging weekend, Pulgar seems certain that the team is ready to carry their great performance into this weekend when the Pack hosts a double-header against Cornell and UNC-Charlotte. “We knew we had to win, so it feels good,” Pulgar said. “We have a big double-header coming up this weekend, and I feel like we can get it done again.” Likewise, Austin Powell understands the importance of the win and what it means for the team. “It’s a big win moving forward,” Powell said. “We have big expectations as a ranked team, and this win was a step in the right direction for where we’re trying to go.”
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to bring the game to 51-56 with 4 minutes left. Down the stretch, both teams filled the RBC Center with drama as the Cavaliers would capitalize on getting the ball inside to force the fifth foul on Howell. Mike Scott would make both shots from the line to push the ‘Hoos lead to 61-57 with 1:31 left in the game. On the next, possession junior Scott Wood drained a three pointer from the side of the court to cut the deficit to 6160 with 45 seconds left. After Sammy Zeglinski would miss a shot and a rebound on the defensive end by C.J. Williams, the Pack would have 7.8 seconds to try and win the game. Gottfried would call a timeout to set up what would be the final play of the game. According to Williams, the play was designed for Brown to create off a screen and possibly look for Wood in the corner. “We wanted to get the ball to Lorenzo [Brown] off a ball screen by DeShawn [Painter] to try and get him into the lane and make a play,” Williams said. The Cavaliers would force Brown into the corner after a defender read the screen, leading Brown to get double-teamed and forcing a bad look as the Cavaliers would escape Raleigh with
There’s no other way to describe the feeling when the lights go out and the theme music starts to play inside the RBC Center. The suspenseful feeling that every Wolfpack fan has while the wolf howls echo throughout the entire building. This Saturday, yet another nail-bitter was played within the ACC. Two teams battling and trading blows, like prizefighters, with a result that leaves some fans cheering and others asking ‘what happened?’ Over 17 thousand people showed up for the matchup between Virginia and the Wolfpack. The two teams would go back and forth, trading baskets, sending the fans into a frenzy for the duration of the game. When the Pack seemed down and out, a huge roar from the crowd would engulf the stadium in hopes to will their team to a victory. The drama that was created by the Pack faithful was certainly noteworthy, but in this game, fell just short as time ticked away and the final shot was missed. This game would leave a sour taste in any Wolfpack fans mouth. Although it is basketball games like these where teams can grow and learn from their mistakes, no one wants to see the team they hold dear lose at home. — cory scott
Cavaliers players trap Wolfpack forward C.J Leslie. The Cavaliers’ strong defense kept the Wolfpack’s shooting average very low. The teams average for field goals was 46 percent and 16 percent from the three-point line in the first half at the RBC Center.
a one-point, 61-60 win. The Wolfpack’s next game will be on the road against Boston College Wednesday, Feb. 1.
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• 22 days until the N.C. State men’s basketball team once again plays the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels.
• Page 7: Sights & Sounds for the men’s basketball game against UVA.
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‘Hoos hold Pack in final seconds
N.C. State players shine in senior bowl Senior wide receiver T.J. Graham and linebacker Audie Cole put in some decent performances at the senior bowl that took place in Mobile, Ala. Both players represented the North team. Graham ended the night with 2 catches for 27 yards which was third highest on the team. Cole ended the night with four tackles and one pass break-up which tied him for second place on the team. Meanwhile former N.C. State quarterback Russell WIlson, who transferred to Wisconsin before the 2011/12 season, also representing North, finished the night with 45 yards throwing 4-of7 for one touchdown and one interception. North won the game 23-13. source: seniorbowl.com
Wolfpack Weekend Results Men’s Basketball NCSU 60, UVA 61 Women’s Basketball NCSU 64, FSU 67 NCSU 65, VT 53 Men’s Tennis NCSU 0, UK 4 NCSU 4, ETSU 0 Women’s Tennis NCSU 1, Tulsa 4 NCSU 4, UCD 0 Wrestling NCSU 3, OSU 35 Swimming & Diving NCSU (m) 149, Clemson 83 NCSU (w) 141, Clemson 98 NCSU (m) 151.5, UNC 145.5 NCSU (w) 119.5, UNC 178.5 Gymnastics L, 194.075 vs. Oklahoma Source: n.c. state athletics
athletic schedule January 2012 Su
Wednesday Men’s Basketball at Boston College Boston, Mass., 8 p.m. Thursday Women’s Basketball at Georgia Tech Duluth, Ga., 7 p.m. Friday Track at Armory Collegiate Invitational New York, N.Y., All Day Track at Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburg, Va., All Day Women’s Gymnastics at Missouri Columbia, Mo., 6:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. North Carolina Raleigh, 7 p.m. Saturday Rifle vs. Kentucky Morgantown, W.V., All Day Track at Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburg, Va., All Day Track at Armory Collegiate Invitational New York, N.Y., All Day Track at Kent Taylor Chapel Hill, All Day Women’s Tennis at VCU Richmond, Va., 11 a.m. Swimming & Diving at Virginia Charlottesville, Va., 11 a.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest RBC Center, 1 p.m. Sunday Rifle at West Virginia Morgantown, W.V., All Day Men’s Tennis vs. Cornell Raleigh, 10 a.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia Reynolds Coliseum, 2 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Charlotte Raleigh, 4 p.m.
Virginia defeats Wolfpack, 61-60. Cory Scott Staff Writer
The N.C. State men’s basketball team took the No. 19-ranked Virginia Cavaliers down to the final shot, but fell short, at home by a final score of 61-60. Leading the way for the pack was sophomore guard C. J. Leslie with 17 points, 11 of which he had in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Other leaders for the Pack included junior forward Richard Howell with 11 points and a career high 18 rebounds, nine of which were on the offensive end. Head coach Mark Gottfried was really pleased with the effort by Howell. “Richard was great, I was disappointed that he fouled out; he had 18 rebounds, so many of his rebounds were tough traffic, effort rebounds. I though his effort was terrific,” Gottfried said. The Virginia Cavaliers shot 60 percent from the f loor in the second half, including going 5-for11 from behind the arc. Sammy Zeglinski was the beneficiary of some wellset screens and was able to knock down his perimeter looks in the first half. Joe Harris would also have success from downtown, going two-for-four from three-point range. Both
Fighting for the ball, junior Richard Howell reaches his arm for the ball. Howell had a double-double in Saturday’s 61-60 loss to Virginia with 18 rebounds and 11 points.
Harris and Zeglinski finished the game with 12 points each. In the first half, both teams traded buckets, but neither team could mount a substantial lead in the first 20 minutes of play. With the Wolfpack shooting just 1-of-6 from three and going 6-for-11 on the freethrow line, the Cavaliers would capitalize on their opportuni-
ties to go into the locker room with a 39-31 lead at the break. Mike Scott would lead the ‘Hoos in scoring at the break with 10 points. Scott would finish the game with 18 points, going 5-of-11 from the field but a notable 8-of-11 from the free-throw line. Gottfried was impressed by Scott’s performance and noted the challenge
of defending the 6-foot-8-inch forward. “He’s a matchup nightmare, with his ability to shoot 15 footers and score on the block, [Virginia head coach] Tony does a nice job of putting your defense in some tough situations because of his play,” Gottfried said. The second half provided
more of the same as both teams would go back and forth until Virginia was able to mount a run to push the score to 55-45 with 6:31 left in the game. The Wolfpack, however, would use clutch free-throw shooting by C.J. Leslie and Richard Howell
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Pack splits weekend in mid-season ACC matchups with Florida State, Virginia Tech
No. 57 Wolfpack ends on high note
State loses heartbreaker to Florida State in final seconds; shuts down Virginia Tech.
onds remaining in the game. Holston would hit an easy layin for State to tie the game with nine seconds left. The Seminoles would then drive down the court and hit a contested three to win the game with a Adam Luther final score of 67-64. Staff Writer For Sunday’s game against Junior guard Marissa the Hokies of Virginia Tech Kastanek was honored for in Blacksburg, Va., the Pack her milestone achievement looked to avenge the heartof scoring over 1,000 points breaker of Friday’s game for the women’s basketball against FSU. State would open the game team Friday at Reynolds with phenomenal three-point Coliseum. State would open the shooting as they would open game playing superb de- the game against the Hokies, fense, causing the Seminoles shooting 3-for-3 from behind of Florida State to turn the the arc. For the opening 8 ball over excessively. The points of the game, sophomore Pack would charge ahead forward Kody Burke would with a 6-0 run off of buckets come up with five of them. Great transition play from from senior forward Bonae Holston. Both Kastanek and State off of both turnovers sophomore guard Myisha and poor shooting from VirGoodwin-Coleman would ginia Tech would give the Pack pump up the crowd with a a comfortable lead. They would couple of baskets of their hold the lead for the rest of the half. The Hokies would only own. State would later slip de- shoot 21 percent from the field fensively as the Seminoles against State’s 50 percent. Great would take the lead, and post play by Burke as well as from this point, not look three-point shooting by Goodback. Missed opportunities win-Coleman and senior guard by the Pack would allow the Emili Tasler would allow State Seminoles to take a 9-point to head into the locker-room lead to head into the second ahead by 17 points. Virginia half. Tech would The secopen the second ha lf ond half with would be a 6-0 run as a repe at they found a of the first way to keep u nt i l 10 Kastanek minutes cold from the remained field. Burke in the Coach Kellie Harper would keep game. her team alive The Pack would trail by 11 points un- with baskets of her own includtil Goodwin-Coleman de- ing, a three. Better shooting cided enough was enough. by the Hokies would cut into Goodwin-Coleman would State’s lead as the Pack would lead a 7-0 run for the Pack also back off defensively. Both State and Tech would on her own, capitalizing both on free throws and exchange buckets for the majority of the second half until three-point shots, as well. The Pack would work a star post player fouled out their way back within 2 for the Hokies, giving State points with only 31 sec- the mental boost they needed.
“It’s amazing what knocking down a few shots early can do for you.”
Pack moves to 5-1 following the season’s first loss and big win. Nolan Evans Staff Writer
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman, a sophomore guard, aggressively drives to the basket for a lay-up versus FSU at Reynolds Coliseum Fri. Jan. 27. Despite NCSU’s loss against FSU, Goodwin-Coleman made the most baskets, totaling 17 points, putting up a good fight with a final score of 67- 64.
The Wolfpack would step up defensively and work its way back up to an 18-point lead. Burke would dominate the post and the three-point line as she would finish as leading scorer for State with 20 points. “Any loss will take a toll on you. You just have to come into each game with a fresh mind,” Burke said. “Today, we just focused only on Virginia Tech. What’s good about the team is the balance, so if one player doesn’t do well, we can score in different ways.” With 2 minutes remaining, Tech would cut the lead to 11, but the run would be too little, too late as the horn sounded with a final score 65-53 in State’s favor. Head coach for the Pack, Kellie Harper, had a few words concerning the better performance Sunday compared to
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Friday. “It’s amazing what knocking down a few shots early can do for you,” Harper said. “It boosts the confidence of the team and the overall flow for the team. It even helps you on the defensive end. Now we can take a look at what we did today, including what we did well and what worked.” State next travels to Duluth, Ga., to face off against the Yellow Jackets Thursday.
The No. 57 Wolfpack men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Friday afternoon to No. 7 Kentucky for the ITA KickOff Weekend at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky. The Pack didn’t show any early signs of being intimidated by the daunting Wildcat lineup, led by a pair of top-15 nationally ranked players. The doubles matches were highly contested, ending with a pair of losses for State. Senior Dominic Hodgson and sophomore Matt Thomson dropped the first match at the No. 2 doubles spot, 8-5. Senior Julian Sullivan and sophomore Sean Weber made a valiant effort at the No. 1 doubles position, taking on Kentucky’s No. 5 Eric Quigley and No. 85 Panav Jha. Sullivan and Weber fell just short of the victory, losing 9-8 (4) in the decisive match. The No. 3 doubles match was then discontinued with NCSU freshman Robbie Mudge and senior Jaime Pulgar leading 6-4. State left empty-handed in singles, as well. No. 5-ranked Quigley won over Pulgar 6-3, 6-2, No. 13 Alex Musialek defeated Hodgson 6-2, 6-2, and No. 36 Anthony Rossi topped Sullivan 6-4, 6-4, closing the match out by a final score of 4-0 in the Wildcats’ favor. The Pack turned over a new leaf Saturday morning,
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