Feed the Pack in need of leaders Alex Petercuskie Staff Writer
Feed the Pack, a new University food pantry that benefits members of the N.C. State community, is now accepting applications for student leadership positions. The Feed the Pack food pantry was recently designed by N.C. State faculty and students in order to assist members of the Wolfpack family who experience food insecurity, according to the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service. While a group of committed University faculty, staff and students have worked together to make the initiative into a reality, PJ Adams, staff psychologist for the N.C. State Counseling Center, said he first pitched the idea to upper administration when he realized the numEMILY WHITE/TECHNICIAN ber of students who were visiting Administrative Assistant and NC State Alum Pattie Hoffland works at her desk for the Raleigh sector of Stop the center hungry. Inspired by the Hunger Now on Hillsborough Street Friday, August 26. Along with Stop Hunger Now, CSLEPS houses various University of Central Florida’s food programs like the new Feed the Pack food pantry. CSLEPS is just one campus orga- ence and help them cultivate profespantry initiative, Adams said he State staff, faculty and students.” Unlike many campus and CSLEPS nization involved in the initiative. sional skills that apply to the real received approval from Lisa Zapata Adams said the committee consists world,” Adams said. organizations and Lee Salter and Jessica Rose, a junior in engineert h at ad vo c at e of about ten members and works a small number of awareness a nd with departments such as Student ing and director for the CSLEPS University staff work toward im- Government, the Counseling Cen- Hungry Advocacy committee, said united around the proving local or ter, Union Activities Board and the that although she was not part of issue. the initial committee, she became a global issues, such Women’s Center. “From t here, Adams said in addition to the di- member of the advisory board this as education and I reached out to hunger, Feed the rect benefits of the food pantry, Feed semester, and has seen the progress Mi ke Gia ncola Pack food pan- the Pack also provides students with of the project come full circle. from CSLEPS and “We have been finalizing our try is different a means of experiential learning. we really got the PJ Adams, staff psychologist “A secondary goal of Feed the Pack room, as well as the layout of the because it centers ball rolling,” Adexclusively on im- is to provide students with service ams said. “This dream wouldn’t have been a reality proving the lives of those who work and leadership opportunities that enhance their educational experiif it wasn’t for the hard work of N.C. for and attend the University. FEED continued page 3
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With Election Day less than six weeks away, the battle over the Republican and Democratic budget proposals has turned into a hot button issue. And no two people understand the complexity of the budget issue quite like the chairpersons of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform — Alan Simpson, former Senator of Wyoming, and Erskine Bowles, former chancellor of the North Carolina University System — both of whom delivered a Voices
of Our Time lecture on the debt crisis in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Sept. 25. While the two men began each of their speeches with jokes, both Bowles and Simpson became quite serious when emphasizing the urgency of the fiscal situation. The men admitted that even they had not been fully aware of the severity of the situation until they began gathering facts for the commission. “When President Obama called and asked us to chair this commission, we thought we were doing
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Student Senate does not back Sustainability Fee; other fees granted Megan Dunton Staff Writer
N.C. State’s Student Government Senate approved recommendations for several student fee increases Wednesday night, but some organizations were left with significantly lower amounts than what they requested, and the Sustainability Fee was not recommended. All of the amounts approved Wednesday night are recommendations and not final. The first fee passed was the Student Health Services Fee was increased by $9.38 for a total of $277 a year for students. $4.08 of increase will go toward state mandated salary increases for employees, $2.44 of the increase will go toward the hiring of an additional physical therapist, and $2.87 of the increase will go toward the hiring of a new counselor. State mandated salary increases for employees is not being funded and must come out student fees. A new physical therapist is being hired because of a 37 percent increase in January and 35 percent increase in February in physical therapy appointments over last fiscal year. A new counselor is being hired because of an excessive wait time of up to two weeks for a counseling appointment. The new Sustainability Fee of $5 per semester will not be recommended. The Sustainability Fee would have gone toward creating educational opportunities through projects, grants, peerto-peer networks and research. This highly debated bill was amended twice and debated numerous times among student senators. Jason Cockrell, senator for
the College of Physical and Mathemetical Sciences, said, “You don’t need new money to save money. Groups should do things voluntarily.” Many senators agreed with Cockrell. But many others advocated for the fee, saying that N.C. State needed to stay ahead of the curve of innovation. Caroline Hansley, a junior in biological sciences, said, “N.C. State needs to be the leaders we want to be. This is a land grant university, and we need to walk the walk.” The Student Centers Operations Fee recommended increase was $20.04 for a total of $286.02 a year. The Department of Academic and Student Affairs will benefit from $6.45 of the increase. Offices under the Department of Academic and Student Affairs include ARTS N.C. State, Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, and the Student Organization Resource Center. This increase would offset mandatory salary increases in these offices. Of the total increase, $2.59 will go to the Office for Equity & Diversity for an assistant director in the GLBT Center. Lastly, $11 of this will benefit Campus Enterprises to hire new staff for Talley. The Student Publications Fee was increased by $3.66 for a total of $19.16 a year. The increase will go toward maintaining WKNC operations including purchasing materials to extend the life of the current radio transmitter and convert to HD radio in future years, funding a production assistant for the Technician and the Nubian Message, and to off-
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AFROTC to receive appropriations after clerical conundrum Mark Herring Editor-in-Chief
Mix ups in last week’s Student Government appropriations meeting left the Wolfpack Warriors Booster Club blacklisted from Student Government funding, due to claims the club didn’t account for its funding. After protest from students in the club, a proxy organization for N.C. State Air Force ROTC, Student Government Treasurer Joe Murray found the source of the problem: misfiled receipts. Air Force ROTC has a long history of applying for appropriations from Student Government, and historically, it applied under the Wolfpack Warriors Booster Club, according to Murray. Last year, the group filed under Air Force ROTC and returned receipts. Organizations frequently file appropriation requests under different names, Murray said. “The organization had filed for appropriations under varying names and since past officers in SG did not pay close enough attention to this — although the group provided sufficient infor-
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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS In Wednesday’s edition, “Centennial housing project moves forward,” Chester Miller, not Chester Borroughs, spent his afternoon providing the writer a tour of the new Wolf Ridge Model Apartment. In Tuesday’s edition, “Startups recruit students,” Andrew Yang is a graduate of Columbia law school and the company is accepting 80 to 20 applicants. Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-in-Chief Mark Herring at editor@ technicianonline.com
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this for our grandkids,” Bowles said. “The more we looked at these numbers, the more we realized we weren’t doing it for our grandkids or for our kids, but for ourselves.” Bowles brought the audience’s attention to the consequences of the large fiscal deficits the government has run. “There is no question that the fiscal path this nation is on is not sustainable,” Bowles said. “If you ask me to describe this path, I would say these deficits of trillions of dollars a year are like a cancer that will destroy this nation from within.” Simpson and Bowles identified a few of the major structural problems that the United States faces, including health care costs, defense spending, the complex income tax code and the compound interest on the debt. But the two men further highlighted the importance of Medicare and Social Security cuts. Though these are controversial reductions, Simpson and Bowles argued that they are necessary. Simpson bluntly defended these recommen-
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dations. “We’re not trying to balance the budget by hurting old people or throwing old ladies over cliffs,” Simpson said. “What we’re trying to do, though, is make it solvent for 75 years.” “Personally, I found it very interesting that the main area in which they thought they could solve the debt issue was healthcare related, particularly Medicare and Medicaid,” India Prather, a senior in politics and international affairs, said. During the discussion both men touched on the polarization of American politics, which they saw as a major impediment to getting a responsible budget plan passed. Simpson put some of the blame for the fiscal crisis at the feet of the American people. “A lot of it is America — talk radio, lefties, righties, pick whoever you like,” Simpson said. “It’s also the media. They are interested in conflict, not clarity.” Bowles and Simpson also pointed to both parties’ disdain for compromise and lack of mutual trust as a symptom of the polarization of politics which hampered the debt talks last year. “They asked the leader of the GOP about compromise and he said, ‘I don’t know the word,’” Simpson said. “If you don’t know how to compromise you shouldn’t be in the
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and by getting involved with organizations such as the Can Kicks Back, an organization calling for debt solutions now, and fixthedebt.net. Despite such pleas for action, even Simpson admitted that no immediate action by Congress will be forthcoming. “Nobody will do a thing until after November 6,” Simpson said. Robert Gmeiner, a senior in economics, found the lecture persuasive. “The way they presented it was persuasive because they gave straight facts,” he said. “It wasn’t based on emotion; there were numbers behind it.” Gmeiner also echoed Simpson’s prediction that
no action would be taken this election cycle. “I just don’t think people will get behind it this election because there are so many special interests who command a lot of sway and influence and money to lobby,” Gmeiner said. Prather pointed to the radical nature of the SimpsonBowles plan as the reason politicians would reject it. “I think it will be very hard to achieve, especially in Congress, because it is a radical plan,” Prather said. “I think it makes cuts in a much shorter time span than the one American citizens would actually like to see happen.”
ROTC cadet filed under the ROTC unit, and, though it wasn’t an alias that fit, the filed name and Wolfpack continued from page 1 Warriors Booster Club had mation regarding their dif- the same tax information. ferent names — the group’s According to Lt. Col. Chris receipts had been improp- Froeschner, commander of erly f iled,” the Air Force Murray said. ROTC de“The receipts tachment, that seemed the2 cadets to have not and Murray b e en sub reconciled. mitted were “It was a Lt. Col. Chris Froeschner in fact in our clerical errecords, just ror,” Froemisplaced due to the error of schner said. “We shouldn’t past officers in SG. Thus, the have been on that blacklist, Air Force ROTC had turned but they corrected it and in all sufficient receipts and over the weekend we got our should not have been on the funds… I just want everyone black list in the first place, ef- to know that we hold our stufectively nullifying the issue.” dents to a very high level of Last year, a mix up oc- integrity. We take that very curred when an Air Force seriously.”
At the subsequent appropriations committee meeting, the committee decided to fund the student group’s request, according to Murray. “Further, I believe the appropriations committee even gave them more money than before, since there were previously doubts in the request that no longer existed,” Murray said. Though this was a systematical error that Murray said he inherited from last year’s treasury administration, he said the cooperation with the leadership at Air Force ROTC turned the problem into a nonissue.
debated over a game lab that would benefit design students planned for the new library. Engineering and textiles students will benefit from the collections of books in the new library. However, all other students will benefit from the 1,750 new study seats. These new seats will help relieve a crammed D.H. Hill during exams. The Transportation Fee recommended increase was $7 for a total of $150 per year. The fee will go towards the 10-year Campus Mobility Plan. This plan will allow transportation to purchase new busses, build more park-and-ride lots, set up new routes, and enhance current services. The Recreational Sports Fee recommended increase was $10 for a total of $152.27 a year. This fee will help pay for extended gym hours, maintaining service contracts, custodial contracts, utility costs and mandated salary increases. It would also enhance programs like wolf Wheels and Outdoor Recreation. Also, the senate suggested Recreation charge fees for Intramural Sports to cover maintaining the intramural fields. This fee will also allow University Recreation
to sustain working students’ hours. Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on campus. A break down of the recommended increases includes $3.58 for student wages, $0.36 for insurance for club home events, $0.90 for the Boat and Bike Initiative, $0.25 for the club sports and athletic trainers, $3.76 for maintenance, $4.84 for utilities and $1.24 for state mandated salary and benefit increases. The UAB fee if passed, would increase by $0.21 for a total of $15.34. This money would go towards upgrading the student theatre with digital equipment, producing the Pack Howl Homecoming Concert and mandated salary increases. The Intercollegiate Athletics fee if passed, would increase by $10 for a total of $219.50 a year. This money would go towards hiring and retaining the best athletic coaches as well as helping University Athletics towards its goal of an Athletic Operations fee equal to the average fee for ACC Public Universities.
legislature.” Bowles cited his own experiences, both as a debt negotiator in the government showdown in 1996 and as a co-chair of the commission, as examples of how things have gone wrong in Washington. “I had to spend months and months in a conference room with Newt Gingrich,” Bowles said. “To get it done we had to establish trust. To get anything done in Washington you have to build up trust, and there is an absence of trust in Washington today.” Bowles and Simpson encouraged young people to act by signing petitions calling for a responsible budget
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Annual International Festival Returns to Raleigh
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The 27th annual International Festival of Raleigh will take place this weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center. The festival celebrates cultural diversity through food, music and dance. Festivalgoers will also be able to view cultural exhibits, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. The festival begins with a naturalization ceremony where more than 300 people representing 76 countries will become U.S. citizens in the courtroom. The ceremony will take place in the Raleigh
Convention Center at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Doors will close at 10 p.m. and reopen Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to Barbara Muffoletto, program coordinator of the International Festival, there will be over 56 ethnic groups present at this year’s festival. There are approximately fifty committee members and over 300 volunteers at work to make this year’s festival a success. “We survive mainly because of the work of volunteer members,” Muffoletto said. Volunteers work in threehour shifts, each gaining free
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tival. She plans on returning to the University to pursue a graduate degree in international development. Lyons-Bastian’s favorite activity at the festival is the kid’s corner, which “has really taken off.” The corner includes a scavenger hunt where children can get their passports stamped as they travel to different “countries.” She is also a fan of the cultural exhibits where organizers talk about “pivotal moments that changed culture in some way.” Lyons-Bastian believes that anyone who loves culture and diversity should stop by the International Festival this weekend. “You exit Raleigh when you walk into that Convention Center,” Lyons-Bastian said. Tickets can be purchased online at www.internationalfestival.org, or purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $6 on Friday and $8 on Saturday and Sunday.
Though an exact date for its grand opening has yet to be determined, Rose and Adams both said the board hopes to continued from page 1 have the pantry up and runroom for the pantry, and we ning by this November, just will be shopping for some in time for Thanksgiving and furniture soon,” Rose said. the holiday season. The pantry will be located “I have really enjoyed seeing it all come together and see- in 379 Harrelson Hall, and ing all of us on the commit- those interested in helping tee work together to pull this can do so by donating money or canned off.” goods, orRose said ganizing some lofood drives gistics are among camstill being pus organiworked out zations, volin regard to unteering, or how those by applying in need will Jessica Rose to one of the receive food and toiletries offered by the leadership positions. Mike Giancola, director pantry. According to Rose, some type of survey will be of CSLEPS, and the Feed the administered in order to help Pack committee are seeking those in need become aware applicants interested in making the program as successof the pantry. “Any staff, faculty, or stu- ful as possible. According to dent who is in need will be CSLEPS, such positions inable to access this resource,” clude inventory coordinator, treasurer, secretary and variAdams added.
ous student representatives. As director for the Hunger Advocacy Committee, Rose said she is planning an event in October that will help support the Feed the Pack pantry. “It will be an awesome event where organizations, clubs, teams, and students form groups to hold food drives,” Rose said. “They will then bring their collected food items to our event, where they can participate in our competition, a competition where the groups will build structures out of their food, and they will be judged based on their structures.”
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national Focus, said the moment the festival gates open is exciting because people finally get to see the culmination of six months of planning. According to Lyons-Bastian, one in eight people in Wake County are foreign born. “Our population is so multicultural, and you never get to see the whole wealth of it in one place,” Lyons-Bastian said. Lyons-Bastian was born in Ireland and grew up in Germany before marrying and coming to the United States. She attended N.C. State University and graduated in 2000 with two degrees, one in sociology and one in psychology. Lyons-Bastian said the diversity of the University prepared her for her future career in communicating and negotiating with different cultures. Lyons-Bastian was also in charge of a language school and had a booth to promote the school at the fes-
admission and a t-shirt. Any through grants. “Funding is always hard ethnic group is welcome to join, and new groups are al- to get because we’re mainly grant funding and there were ways forming. financial is“We’ve sue s a f te r been a good Sept. 11 beenough rec au s e t h e source that venue wa s people have booked, and found us and then it was wa nted to cancelled,” volunteer,” Muffoletto Muffoletto said. said. Barbara Muffoletto A l l cu lThe Intural groups ternational Festival is also a great fund- will be present all three days, raising opportunity for these but Muffoletto recommends groups through the sales of coming on Friday as lines food and other items. The tend to be busy on Saturday festival itself is mostly funded and Sunday. Last year alone, 30,000 visitors flocked to the festival. “I do like how the festival is about coming together, celebrating, realizing and cherishing differences instead of seeing them as separators of people,” Muffoletto said. Program Presents Clodagh Lyons-Bastian, Executive Director of Inter-
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Dear Editor, The staff members at University Housing were quite surprised Wednesday when they opened the front page of the Technician and discovered a replay of the Freaky Friday movie of Lindsay Lohan fame. During the tour the Technician took last Friday of the Wolf Ridge Model Apartments, Chester Miller, the Assistant Director for the
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nnocence Of Muslims,” a provocative and vulgar film made by an Egyptian American, has sparked a wave of violent protests against U.S. embassies in the Midd le East in the past few weeks. Ziyi Mai J. ChrisStaff Columnist topher Stevens, ambassador to Libya and a man who loved Islamic culture and people, was killed in an attack on Sept. 12. The mainstream media were shocked by the incident at first. Later, some doubt was cast over whether freedom of speech in America is overvalued. Others waged a war against the Obama Administration and his foreign policy in the Middle East. An article from Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page said the protest “must be reckoned as a grand personal failure for Barack Obama.” Sadly, little of the mainstream media analyzes this incident with common sense. The film has nothing to do with the U.S. government or any U.S. citizens living in the Middle East. President Obama and Secretary Clinton condemned the film in numerous public settings and made it clear that the film was not sanctioned by the federal government. If the offensive film was privately made, the one who deserves condemnation is merely the producer himself instead of innocent U.S. officials and citizens. This is common sense. If you were attacked in a parking lot, the natural reaction as a human being would be to defend yourself against the aggressor. But you would certainly not attack a passerby and had nothing to do with the conflict. So if the U.S. government did nothing wrong, why were people in the Middle East so furious at the U.S. government? Firstly, most of the countries in the Middle East don’t guarantee the right of religious freedom. This right does not just entail believing what you think is right. It also goes hand in hand with equal protection under the law and the principle of nonviolence. Religion
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In all seriousness, the “tale of the two Chesters” is a testament to the importance of fact-checking and media accuracy. Yes, we chuckled — but at the same time University Housing staff member Chester Miller didn’t receive the recognition deserved for the countless hours he has invested in making Wolf Ridge a reality. In turn, Mr. Burroughs is given authority and credibility in regards to a
project that he may have just read about for the first time. Mistakes are a part of life, and in fact they are often the best lessons in life. We understand mistakes happen, but we also encourage our student media leaders to challenge themselves to provide truth and accuracy. If you’d like to meet the “real” Chester Miller of Wolf Ridge fame, plan to take a tour of the Model Apart-
ment and he’ll gladly shake your hand. Model Apartment Tours can be scheduled via our website: ncsu.edu/housing. And to Chester Burroughs — if you get questions about Wolf Ridge, send them our way! Jennifer Kendall Public Communication Specialist University Housing
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new Wolf Ridge apartments, apparently switched bodies with a young resident advisor by the name of Chester Burroughs (though his friends know him as Mike). Burroughs was probably equally surprised when he read Wednesday’s Technician, likely wondering if he was in an alternate universe when he supposedly spent his Friday afternoon giving apartment tours to the Technician.
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is the source of conscience and the basis of other freedoms such as the freedom of speech, because your beliefs dictate your thoughts, your language and your behaviors. If a religion urges its followers toward violence against those who do not subscribe to that religion, there must be a rule of law to equally protect those peoples’ rights from being infringed upon. The Muslim world is vastly different from the West in many aspects. The majority in each of the two worlds believes in a different religion, and this is the source of conflict. But if they don’t come to agree that every human life is equally sacred and that private property can’t be taken away without due process, cooperation will be limited, and war or a breakdown of diplomatic relations will be likely. Secondly, people in the Muslim world still know little about American social and political culture. Their closed, censoring society deprives them of the opportunity to be open-minded and think freely. Many of them may believe that the U.S. government endorses organizations, publications and studies that are not friendly to Muslims. In fact, thanks to the First Amendment of the U.S. constitution, government has no role to play in religion. If private organizations and citizens act in relation to religion, the government has no right to stop them either. Attacking embassies or burning effigies of President Obama does not change the way the system works. This incident reflects individual ignorance and prejudice rather than a systemic societal error. Some U.S. embassies have been working hard to introduce local peoples to America’s society and political system. For example, the embassy in Beijing, China has a weekly forum to discuss American movies, culture and politics. This could become a valuable lesson for U.S. embassies in the Middle East in years to come. On seeing angry people in the Middle East burning the Bible, the American flag and Obama’s effigy, we should still be happy for them because American people will never go into their embassies to attack their officials. As President Obama stated today at the UN, he has heard people in this country saying awful things about him all the time but still defends their right to do so. This is the common sense that all of us should defend.
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s I write this on Tuesday afternoon, thousands of demonstrators have besieged Spain’s parliament. In response to new, punitive austerity meaIshan Raval sures for Deputy the 2013 Viewpoint Editor budget involving tax hikes and cuts in spending that are being announced today by the government, protesters circled the parliament and called outright for its dissolution. The estimated 6,000 “Occupy Congress” protesters were kept at bay by over a thousand riot cops with barricades, batons and rubber bullets. This happened on Tuesday. But given the broader social currents accompanying this uprising and its scale, media coverage in the U.S. has been lacking, and consequentially, no one’s talking about it. Here are some other events in the last year that haven’t infiltrated the mass consciousness: massive student protests in Chile and Quebec have opposed, in essence, the pervasion of business into all facets of social life. The latter movement, just last Thursday had its demand of repealing a proposed fee hike met by the newly elected government in Quebec. For the Indignados, the anti-austerity and anti-capitalist protesters of Spain, the demonstrations on Tuesday were just the latest in a struggle being waged since last May. Fierce, prolonged uprisings drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the streets (at once), have also taken place in Mexico, Greece, Russia, Israel, China and other countries around the world (and of
course, there’s been Occupy Wall Street). This is not a defense of the protesters’ grievances. Rather, what I would like to draw attention to is the silent state of the mainstream media in the U.S. when it comes to mass uprisings, especially those with an anticapitalist flavor. The uprisings in Spain and elsewhere constitute important news, especially when viewed in a broad, global context, and we should be talking about the populist wave sweeping across the world. But we don’t even hear about it. If people aren’t aware that something is happening in the world, they obviously will not think about joining in. This is the effect of the mainstream media’s silence around popular upr i si ng s i n t he world, whether it is deliberate or not. However, the case can be made that the media’s silence regarding worldwide revolution is not an accident. 90 percent of the U.S. media is owned by six companies (News Corp., GE, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS). The mainstream media represent an epitomization of corporatism and form a core part of the establishment that the uprisings around the world are opposed to. Thus, it is unsurprising that the corporate media would want to prevent the change in collective psyche that would follow honest, appropriate coverage of the global protests. If the public mind catches wind of the happenings around the world and perceives that revolution is in the air, protests in the U.S. will be legitimized. Even if people do not agree with or join them, uprisings will not be regarded
as anomalies in the normal state of affairs. And finally, with the awareness that millions of people are in the streets, people will feel less restraint in rising up themselves. The powers-that-be do not want this, and with their close ties to the media industry, they are in luck. Ours has become a society in which the role of the mainstream media has been perverted into that of a preserver of the status quo, a compliant guardian of dominant ideology and values, and a petty means of distraction from events of actual importance. A recent flagrant example indicating such a tendency is the Dec. 5, 2011 issue of Time magazine — in all editions around t he world except in the U.S., the cover story wa s about the Egyptian revolution (“Revolution Redux”), while in the U.S. it read, “Why Anxiety Is Good For You.” Instead of its role of holding power in check, the mainstream media have become the means by which power keeps us in check and renders us impotent. Instead of updating our worldviews to match reality, the mainstream media are creating a misleading image of reality that the powers-that-be want to feed us, one in which everything is calm and normal and just as it has always been and always will be. But this a misrepresentation of reality. We live in tumultuous times. People are rising up around the world, and given that the mainstream media are in calculated denial of this, it is up to us and our independent capacities to recognize what is happening. This is really happening.
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SPECIES: Panthera lethargic
the most. From the lethargic and relaxed to the high strung and unproductive, this issue examines the most prominent species that can be spotted in the Hill. Consider us your trusty safari tour guide as you examine the species we discovered on our last trek through the most prominent areas of the Hill. Next time you stroll through, be on the lookout for these active species. And always remember, everything the light touches in the Hill is ours for the taking.
SPECIES: Chlorocebus wastemous
he library is a place that holds many important things for college students. Coffee, ice cream, bizarrely shaped chairs and books are just a few of the things that make up our main stomping grounds on campus. The Hill has been considered in many fashions, but this week at the Fifth, we decided to examine a previously unexplored truth. Students are animals at heart, and the Hill is a place that helps distinguish what student species we embody
LOCATION: Largely trafficked areas of the Hill, including the Learning Commons and first floor study area.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Casual outer layers, various accessories/ toys
BEHAVIOR: Group-oriented and playful they spend the majority of their time wondering if they possess the ability to sit still. Five minutes of productivity means an instant 30 minutes of playtime with its’ tribe.
FEEDING: Vending machine food is most common as it provides for an extra distraction
Anywhere quiet and isolated, especially the Bookstacks.
Usually difficult to spot in its natural habitat due to reclusive tendencies, this particular species has mastered the art of relaxation while procrastinating. Beanbag chairs, abandoned floor space and quiet hidden couches are prime haunts for this animal. Most hours of the day for this species are filled with stretching, yawning and napping, though the occasional productive task can be finished when under great pressure. Though this species tends to be generally agreeable, disturbing its slumber for any reason can be a recipe for disaster. Approach with caution and avoid discussing anything work related to enhance your chances of safety.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comfortable outer layers, disheveled appearance, lack of buttons/zippers whenever possible
BEHAVIOR: Generally a gentle animal, this species favors sleep above all else. Can become aggressive when disturbed by noise or physical contact.
THREAT LEVEL: Moderate, most likely safe to approach as long as it is done with great caution and hushed tones.
While food is a priority for this species, it is completely secondary to sleep. Tends to order large amounts of pizza and/or Jimmy Johns to avoid extra work.
Anywhere quiet enough to study and busy enough to judge.
This species is quiet and extremely studious, but its main distinguishing factor is the ability to pass extreme judgement. Constantly surrounded by more textbooks than are humanly possible to study from or read, this species main goal is looking like the most productive patron in the Hill. Will snort, perform eye rolls, sigh loudly and even groan in the direction of any species’ that is not participating in similar studious activities. Prone to injuring other species frequently.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Vary between individuals, but generally look put together. Labels and brand names extremely common.
BEHAVIOR: Quiet and hard to access, the main behavioral characteristic of this species is its tendency toward judgmental looks, breaths and hand gestures.
FEEDING: Minimal when in public, tends to rely on sustenance in the form of quiet foods such as granola bars.
THREAT LEVEL: High. Unless you are a member of this highly dangerous species, it is best to avoid it altogether.
THE FIFTH: named for the number of days fall break should last
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The most common species found at the Hill, it is impossible to go a day without
running into one. This species travels in groups, called tribes, and is usually easy to spot due to the exorbitant noise and mess constantly surrounding it. If you spot a small group at a table/floor space covered in books, laptops, candy wrappers, headphones, Lincoln Logs and the like, you have likely spotted this species. During late hours, can frequently be found wandering aimlessly and noisily through all spaces in the Hill searching for an extra source of amusement that doesn’t involve schoolwork.
THREAT LEVEL: Low. Species very rarely, if ever, aggressive toward Hill patrons unless assaulted with the harsh reality of studying.
Features LIFE & STYLE
Fall into autumn fashion
Lindsey Schaefer Staff Writer
As summer cools into autumn, students are trying to determine what their wardrobe will look like in the coming weeks. Whether it is a frigid morning turning into a blazingly warm day or a mild day turning into a freezing night, there has to be something students can do to keep up with the weather. Many students will lug backpacks full of winter coats, scarves and boots from home after fall break. Tank tops and sandals are beginning to be folded and put away for hibernation, but guys and girls alike are finding it difficult to close those drawers for good. For most guys, it is as simple as a couple of classic wardrobe changes. Their closets tend to be a little less complex than the plethora of wardrobe options that wait inside a girl’s closet. Delton Green, a sophomore in First Year College, believes that simple is best. “I’m a fan of a hoodie,” Green said. “I just switch to jeans and a hoodie and I’m usually fine.”
For girls, fashion can be a tion are a couple of pairs of bit trickier. There are many fashion tights, socks that can things to take into account be worn with ankle boots, when switching wardrobes scarves, cardigans/sweaters from spring and summer to and a lightweight jacket than fall. Christy Thomas, a soph- can be worn over a sweater. When it comes to dresses, omore in biochemistry, finds many girls are finding ways comfort in flowing pieces. “Loose, baggy tops are so to make their favorites work. nice,” Thomas said. “I wear Paired with a light cardigan in tanks and cardigans that are the fall, or even a jean jacket loose in the arms so I don’t and worn with ankle boots or fashion flats, sweat as t he m a x imuch when dresses worn I’m walking through the to class.” summer A comcan be easmon and ily adapted classic trend for chillier t h at mo s t nights. g irls ta ke Colleen Fleming, junior in Cardigans advantage of human biology and sweaters is layering. Cardigans and light sweat- can easily be worn over spring ers provide texture as well shirts to add some extra as contrast to any outfit. warmth. One of the season’s Thomas wears hers even into most promising fashions is the military jacket because its the winter months. “Even in the winter, if neutral color works well in all you’re wearing a tight jacket seasons. When the days start and walking fast to class, you to get colder, remember that can sweat,” Thomas said. “I layering can be the key to a like to avoid that with loose, well-designed outfit. However, some fashions layering pieces.” A lot of styles can be adapt- have become more laughed to wear in both seasons. able than functional. Colleen Some of the best staples to Fleming, a junior in human have in your closet to transi- biology, has had a few run-ins
“I have my classic things I like to wear and no one will change that.”
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Two members of INRFOOD (center) accept a plaque commemorating their winning the 2012 health innovation challenge. The group developed an iPhone app aimed at analyzing food items and ingredients for nutritional information.
with fashion disasters. “UGGS with gym shorts are awful,” Fleming said. “Also, this gym shorts and leggings thing needs to go. If you want to be comfortable, go get a good pair of yoga pants and a classic NCSU sweatshirt.” Colors are an important part of any wardrobe. Bright spring colors can be paired with neutral fall colors to show variety in your wardrobe. Match a pair of brown leather boots with some tights, a bright skirt and a patterned shirt. Don’t be afraid to be bold with autumn colors — browns, reds, oranges, yellows and nudes — as they can be versatile and complimentary. Comfortable as they may be, wearing UGGS every day becomes boring. A pair of leather boots, or some military boots add edge to any wardrobe. Mid-calf socks pulled over a pair of patterned tights and paired with a skirt add a sense of dressiness to a day of classes. Just because it is starting to get cold out doesn’t mean jeans are the only option. The same can be said for men. Traditional and colored khaki pants are a smooth
and classy alternative to the everyday denim trouser. Because these pants are so versatile they can be worn with any t-shirt or sweater — perfect for class or an outing with friends. While clothing and accessories are important, the most important thing to remember about fashion and adapting to the different seasons is to never forget personal style when getting ready in the morning or for a night out. Fashion is an incredible outlet for self-expression and gives students the opportunity to make an impression before opening their mouths. Be unique, be courageous and don’t forget to have fun with it. “Even after working in retail, my style has not been changed too much,” Fleming said. “I have my classic things I like to wear and no one will change that.”
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Laura Fenn (center) was awarded $20,000 to further the development of The Walking Classroom, a program aimed at combining classroom lessons with physical activity.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH TUDOR
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I’m assuming you’re not using more than two of these, since they’re so similar, so I just captioned two. If you want to use Sqord, it’d be pretty easy to replace relevant info in this; the team members are again in the center.
Local health innovation combats obesity Jordan Alsaqa Associate Features Editor
Obesity and related health concerns have remained a constant source of worry for the past few years. With obesity percentages on the rise, especially in children, many researchers have continued searching for an effective way to combat the issue. In North Carolina, the 2012 Health Innovation Challenge has brought several new strategies to the table. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Health Innovation Challenge has spent the past six months finding the best and brightest of North Caro-
lina interested in sustaining and improving the health of residents. “The challenge focuses on finding a way to keep people active and engaged in a healthy lifestyle,” said Sean Kerns, the vice president of specialty markets for the BCBSNC. “The three ideas we’re going to talk about today are pretty exceptional.” With the continuing battle against health problems, Kerns expressed his belief in the importance of the project. “It’s a huge challenge for us as we head into the future, and we wanted to engage the citizens as we move forward,” Kerns said. The competition came to
an end this week with the announcement of the three winners in a press conference at the BCBSNC headquarters. The conference was also broadcast live over Facebook. “The 2012 Health Innovation challenge wouldn’t have been possible without all of you,” Brad Wilson, the president and CEO of BCBSNC, said. “We wanted all of you to be part of the most exciting part, the announcement of the winners.” The winning ideas were chosen from a group of more than 60 entries. This group was condensed to 11 finalists in June, with competitors given three more months to further refine their ideas.
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Finalists had the chance to you should avoid, and yelwork with mentors and take low are ones that you should part in workshops provided have in moderation,” Mehta by Bull City Forward, a Dur- said. “If you’re vegan, it will ham-based group that works flag ingredients down.” The to increase app cursocial enrently terprise in has over the state. 15,000 Earlier this ingredimont h, a ents on final prerecord, sentation with given to a Mehta boa rd of hopjudges ali ng to lowed the Sean Kearns, vice president of expand top three specialty markets those projects to availbe chosen. The first winner was a able in the future. He is also smartphone app called IN- working to allow user profiles RFOOD. Founded and de- to note other important inveloped by Keval Mehta and formation about foods, such a small team, the app allows as what a user is eating too users to scan different food much of or should avoid for products and get immediate health reasons. The Walking Classroom information about the ingredients and break down their was the second winner. A nutritional values, among program aimed at fifth-graders, the Walking Classroom several other features. “Red are ingredients that provides numerous standard
“It’s a huge challenge for us as we head into the future ... we wanted to engage the citizens as we move forward.”
lessons in podcast form. Students are then sent on a brisk, 20-minute walk as they listen, followed by a classroom discussion of what they have learned. The last winner, also aimed at younger audiences, was Sqord, a game-based program that ties the score and reward systems of video games into physical activities. An accelerometer is used to measure activity, with competition between friends inspiring constant game playing. The three winners will all receive additional funding to help further the boundaries of their respective projects. Up to $20,000 will be provided for the winners, as well as continued mentoring from the BCBSNC and its affiliates. “We are all invested in finding the solution to this problem,” Wilson said. The winning projects, as well as the other finalists, can all be found online through the BCBSNC page at facebook.com/bcbsnc.
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send multiple teammates to the NCAA Championships, Foster stated that there are a
pair of team goals that need to be accomplished first. The team plans to defend its SEARC Championship and knock off at least one team in its second conference, the Great American Ri-
fle Conference (GARC). Last season, the team finished last in GARC, but Foster is fully confident in the team’s ability to improve its standing in the conference. “I just want to everyone
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know that it is possible,” she said. “We’ve just got to be mentally prepared and keep working at it.”
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Martinez, born in Uruguay, looks to family for inspiration, but credits his older brother, Enzo, for motivation. The elder Martinez played three years at UNCChapel Hill and was drafted 17th overall in this year’s MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. “I look up to my older brother, he’s such a great person, not only on the field but off the field and we’re really close,” Martinez said. “I believe in myself a lot more than I did, and the big reason is because of everyone in my family that has helped me through everything.” Playing professional soccer is Martinez’s dream, like his brother. In his native Uruguay, becoming a pro soccer player is the goal of many children, who spend countless numbers of hours practicing. “Since I was a little kid in Uruguay and when I came
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home keeping score?” These next two weeks could be the sticking point in Miami’s season, as NCSU comes down to SunLife Stadium and the ‘Canes travel north to play No. 10 Notre Dame in Chicago. Head coach Al Golden is hoping to introduce freshman sensation Duke Johnson to the masses after Johnson has quietly become the nation’s leader in all-purpose yardage per game. North Carolina (2-2, 0-1 ACC) “White Flag” by Dido
Junior midfielder Alex Martinez takes a shot during the soccer game against Maryland, Sept. 14.
here the only thing I wanted to do was to play professional,” Martinez said. “It’s all I’ve been working on my whole life, so when I’m done playing here I obviously want to play soccer professionally. It doesn’t matter where it is, I just want to play somewhere and make a living out of it.” As most kids who play sports dream of being their favorite professional athlete
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in a do-or-die situation, Martinez looked up and modeled his style of play to midfielder Andreas Iniesta, who plays for FC Barcelona in La Liga. Iniesta won the 2012 Union of European Football Association’s Best Player in Europe award. “Iniesta is the best midfielder in the world and what he does with the ball, it’s unbelievable and it’s something
that I aspire and look up to,” Martinez said. Martinez has looked the part as of late, putting the team on his back. “I’m having a good season but whatever I have to do to help the team win is definitely what I want to do,” Martinez said. “If that means giving an assist instead of a goal I’ll do that.”
“And I caused nothing but trouble/I understand if you can’t talk to me again/And if you live by the rules of ‘it’s over’/Then I’m sure that that makes sense/I will go down with this ship.” Ineligibility is the overarching theme for UNC this year, but give the Heels credit for not throwing the white flag. Star running back Giovanni Bernard should have a field day against the winless Idaho Vandals, and Carolina’s defense is one of eight in the country not to have given up a play of 40 yards or more. Virginia (2-2, 0-1 ACC) - “Ok, Time For Plan B” by Enter Shikari
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• 2 days until football’s first ACC matchup against Miami at Sun Life Stadium.
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• Page 7: A continuation of junior midfielder Alex Martinez’s story of success.
Alex Martinez shines after transfer
Volleyball hosts final two contests in 13-match homestand Concluding a 13-match homestand, the ACC-leading NC State volleyball team will host Georgia Tech on Friday and Clemson on Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum, looking to build on its earlyseason lead in conference play. The Pack opened the ACC season by beating, in succession, Big Four foes Wake Forest, North Carolina and Duke, handing each of them a loss in their league openers. Itís the first time in school history NC State has beaten all three in a conference match in the same season. The 3-0 start in the ACC is the Packís best since 1988, when it went a perfect 6-0 to win the ACC regular-season championship in the only undefeated season in league play in school history. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Primetime with the Pack starts men’s basketball season Fireworks, shooting contests, cheerleaders, mascots, a house DJ and basketball will all come together for Primetime With The Pack, the official tip-off event of the 2012-13 NC State men’s basketball season on Friday, Oct. 12, at PNC Arena. Admission and parking is free to the public with doors opening at 6 p.m., and the festivities beginning at 7 p.m. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m having a good season but whatever I have to do to help the team win is definitely what I want to do.” Alex Martinez, junior midfielder
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Sophomore Dani Foster poses with her rifle. As a freshman, Foster broke school records for smallbore and aggregate score, placed first at the SEARC Championships and earned a bid to the NCAA Championships, N.C. State’s first in 28 years.
Rifle aimed for success Nolan Evans
tively earning herself a spot in the NCAA Championships where she Deputy Sports Editor placed 36th overall. Shortly afterward, Foster comThe ACC season is in full swing for N.C. State volleyball, peted in the Junior Olympics and men’s soccer and women’s soc- had an impressive showing, fincer. Each team is facing a confer- ishing sixth in air rifle and fifth in ence opponent this weekend and smallbore. Foster believes that the team, as is sure to draw a crowd. Another Wolfpack athletics well as herself, will be able to build upon its past team, however, successes this will begin its season. season quietly “In practice, a nd w it hout we’ve broken attention this our air records weekend. from last year The rifle team, S t a t e ’s l o n e as a team,” FosDani Foster, sophomore shooter mixed-gender ter said. “I think team, will travel we’ll do a lot betto Dahlonega, Ga., to compete in ter this year, just because the morale its first South Eastern Air Rifle is up because I did go to the NCAAs, Conference match of the season and we did do so well at the end of and will be looking to take last the season last year.” year’s late season momentum The Wolfpack hadn’t sent a into the beginning of this year. shooter to the NCAA ChampionLast season, the Pack broke ships in 28 years, so Foster was an team records for air rifle, small- unexpected selection — even for her bore and combined scores. teammates. Sophomore Dani Foster also “Before the season, someone had broke individual records for jokingly said, ‘Let’s get someone into smallbore with a score of 580 the NCAAs,’” Foster said. “Everyone and an aggregate score of 1165. just kind of laughed like, ‘Ha-ha, She placed first at the SEARC that’s never going to happen.’” Championships to help lead Now that the joke has become State to a conference title, effec- a reality, the team has set the bar
“I think we’ll do a lot better this year, just because the morale is up...”
higher than ever before — this time without turning it into a laughing matter. “Now we want someone to go in smallbore and air rifle,” Foster said. Foster was quick to pick a pair of favorites on the team to pull off the feat, stating that junior Madeline Pike has been performing superbly in air rifle practice, as has freshman Alex Martin in smallbore. The team has high expectations for them and hopes that they will be able to earn an NCAA bid like Foster did last season. “Obviously I want to go again too, but we’ll see how it ends up,” Foster said. Foster believes that last season was a major turning point for the N.C. State rifle team and its ability to draw attention from recruits and onlookers. “When I was invited to NCAAs, I think that opened the eye of a lot of people because they saw that we could go there,” she said. “We are good enough to do that.” “Younger shooters are looking at us as a possible school to go to because we’re better than we used to be.” Although the ultimate goal is to
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In his first year at N.C. State junior midfielder Alex Martinez is having a career season, leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring. Martinez transferred this season from High Point University, where he finished the season leading the team with 24 points. This season, through 10 games he is leading the team with eight goals and five assists for a conference high of 21 points. In the team’s most recent outing against Gardner-Webb, Martinez tallied a goal and added an assist in a victory for the Pack. Although the team was on a three-game slump after a defeat by top-ranked Maryland, Martinez believes the team has what it takes to be atop the ACC at the end of the season. “I think we have such an amazing and talented team we always think we can compete with anybody, it just depends on how we play,” Martinez said. “It was exactly what we needed but we fell off a bit, we got complacent.” Martinez said he viewed the 3-2 loss to Maryland as a “good loss,” as they learned they could compete with the nation’s top team. “I think we got down and it hurt us a little bit but we learn so much from losing and I think we needed that, it woke us up.” After a solid start to his collegiate career with the Panthers, Martinez’s scholarship was revoked after failing a physical. “I believe that everything happens for a reason and it was probably the best thing in the world that could have happened to me,” Martinez said. “It was hard when I was told I had to leave but God has a plan for me, and God put me in the best place possible for me. I’m very happy and blessed that I’m here at N.C. State”
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A rhythmical assessment of the ACC Technician’s
ACC ROUNDUP COMPILED BY SEAN FAIRHOLM
In a conference often conflicted with self-esteem issues, everyone could use reassurance to make sure they are doing something right. From N.C. State’s escapade on South Beach to Clemson’s bounce back opportunity in Bean Town, here is a positive stat for each ACC team to look at while they are listening to their weekly song.
ATLANTIC DIVISION Boston College (1-2, 0-1 ACC) - “I am, I said” by Neil Diamond
“’I am’... I cried ‘I am’... said I/And I am lost and I can’t even say why/ Leavin’ me lonely still.” BC is down in the dumps and should probably avoid looking at the standings for the rest of the year considering the difficult schedule still remaining. The short-term silver lining is that at least the Eagles
still lead the conference in passing offense and could very possibly catch the Tigers sleeping after having a bye week to prepare for Clemson. #17 Clemson (3-1, 0-1 ACC) - “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
“I won’t give up on us/God knows I’m tough enough/We’ve got a lot to learn/God knows we’re worth it.” Don’t press the eject button just yet if you’re on the Clemson bandwagon; the Tigers were leading 3121 in the third quarter at FSU and still possess enough talent to make a BCS run. Avoiding a mental lapse against Boston College could end up being the moment of the year for the conference’s leader in turnover margin. #4 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC) “Drive By” by Train
“I didn’t need you until I came to/ And I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell/Because I really fell for you/Oh I swear to you/I’ll be there for you/This is not a drive by.” Do you believe in the Florida State hype yet? The jury is still out on a team that has yet to step foot into enemy territory — something the ‘Noles will do this Saturday at South Florida and then again next week
at N.C. State — but there’s no denying that a team with 20 rushing touchdowns in four games is scary at the least.
the past three games and hasn’t allowed an opposing team to convert on fourth down through seven attempts.
Maryland (2-2, 0-0 ACC) - “Better Man” by Pearl Jam
Wake Forest (3-1, 1-1 ACC) “Defenseless” by Enchant
“She lies and says she’s in love with him, can’t find a better man/ She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can’t find a better man.” The bye week comes at a great time for Randy Edsall’s team as they frantically search for some semblance of a running game; no Terp is in the top 20 of rushing yardage in the conference. However, the defense has been sensational and ranks No. 8 overall in the country at 261 yards against per game.
“I just can’t seem to stop this calamity/Will it be the death of me?/ I’m finding out/There is no doubt I need some help.” So maybe giving up 506 yards of total offense to a team without any wins is a frightening thought with an improved Duke team coming into Winston-Salem, but at least the Deacs are the least penalized team in the ACC. That is good for being No. 11 in the country when it comes to avoiding yellow laundry.
N.C. State (3-1, 0-0 ACC) - “Miami” by Will Smith
“Party in the city where the heat is on/All night, on the beach till the break of dawn/Welcome to Miami/ Buenvenidos a Miami.” In the humidity and heat of South Florida, NCSU will try to win its third straight game against Miami in a game that promises to have more scoring than when the two teams met in 1942 for NCSU’s 2-0 victory at the Orange Bowl. The Pack’s defense has stiffened up in
COASTAL DIVISION Duke (3-1, 0-0 ACC) - “September” by Daughtry
“The years go by and time just seems to fly/But the memories remain/In the middle of September we’d still play out in the rain/Nothing to lose but everything to gain.” Late September is when Duke traditionally falls apart and dissolves
into irrelevancy, but quarterback Sean Renfree could help the Blue Devils end that 18-year postseason drought. No team in the ACC has more attempts, completions, yards or touchdowns through the air, and Wake Forest, this week’s opponent, is dead last in total defense. Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-2 ACC) - “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia
“The conversation has run dry/ That’s what’s going on/Nothing’s fine, I’m torn/I’m all out of faith/ This is how I feel.” Spirits are low in the Jackets’ locker room after blowing a 17-point lead at home against Miami, but Tech is a good bet to get back in the win column this week against Middle Tennessee State. Not surprisingly, Georgia Tech leads the nation in rushing yardage and its next three opponents are No. 67 (Mid Tennessee), 103 (Clemson) and 97 (Boston College). Miami (3-1, 2-0 ACC) - “Architects” by Rise Against
“Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?/Are you out there on the front lines, or at
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Published on Sep 26, 2012