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Raleigh’s Union Station to receive upgrades University revamps crime warnings
Megan Dunton Staff Writer
Raleigh’s Union Station will receive a facelift in fall of 2013 due to increased ridership. The station is relocating to a larger building on West Martin St. which will be renovated. Several structural problems prompted the renovations, according to Amtrak. Raleigh is currently ranked second out of all major southeast cities in Amtrak ridership. The station’s current location on Carrabus St. can no longer accommodate the number of passengers it serves. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in 2044 the Raleigh station is predicted to serve more than 730,000 riders, a feat that would not be possible without the construction of a new station. Another problem Amtrak cited with the current station was its small indoor waiting area. The station currently provides 1,800 square feet of waiting area. This space is smaller than the average single family home in Raleigh, and often leaves passengers waiting outside to brave the elements. The parking lot has also caused problems. The current lot only has 54 parking spaces. This leads to many passengers having to park improperly in the lot or spill out onto surrounding private properties and streets. The lot also doesn’t allow for passengers to transfer to a taxi or a bus. The station’s current platform is also too short to accommodate the
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Raleigh’s Union Station is undergoing renovations. The current amtrack station is located at the corner of Cabarras and Harrington streets.
passenger Amtrak trains, according to City of Raleigh transportation. The trains have to load and unload passengers in two phases, increasing waiting times for other trains that are waiting to pass as well as increasing waiting times for other passengers. The new station will use an existing industrial warehouse on West Martin St. This warehouse will provide 7,950 square feet of waiting area and 150 parking spaces. The new station will feature an 800-foot platform that is long enough to fit the Amtrak trains in their entirety. It will also feature a set of tracks that removes the passenger trains from the mainline while they are loading
and unloading passengers. Other features the new station will provide include a 600-foot canopy to protect riders from the elements and a 455-foot underground concourse that connects the station to the platform. Funding for the project is coming from many sources. The federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded the station $21 million. The city of Raleigh has pledged $3 million to the project. NCDOT has pledged funds of $9 million, and the Triangle Transit Authority has pledged $1.5 million. Many students that take the train home have felt safe using the sta-
Brickyard freezes for bottle ban Young Lee Associate Features Editor
During the middle of a lunch rush at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Monday, almost one hundred students in the Brickyard suddenly stopped what they were doing and “froze.” For about 5 minutes, onlookers had the chance to witness some of their peers “frozen in time”, with some holding empty water bottles in the air. Afterwards, a bell was whistled and students “unfroze”. Some previously still students proceeded to line up to recycle their empty water bottles in recycle baskets. Organized by Analis Fulghum, education and outreach coordinator for waste reduction and recycling, with a partnership with Gary Blank, professor of natural resources, the flash-mob was an effort to mark the anniversary of the day North Carolina’s bottle ban was passed. The bottle ban, passed in October of 2009, prohibits plastic bottles from being thrown into landfills. According to Fulghum, the law says the University could be fined if landfill operators feel that it has no regard for plastic bottle recycling and the recycling of other such materials. According to a report conducted by the Department of Environmental Natural Resources, a person who wants to recycle will on average pass three trash bins before being discouraged and simply trashing a plastic bottle. Because of the bottle ban, not only the University, but also North Carolina as a whole, revisited how it is making it easier for the campus to recycle the bottles, Fulghum said. In 2009, Fulghum, with a partner-
tion, but have said a few things are missing and are looking forward to the redesign. Carlos Vega, a junior in economics who rides the train to Greensboro, is one of them. “Overall I feel safe at the station,” Vega said. “The reason it looks kind of sketchy is it’s on the peripheral of the city and there are neighborhoods around it. It looks normal. It doesn’t look like a train station, and there is not a big sign that says ‘Amtrak.’” As far as making improvements, Vega said he would like to see the surrounding area look nicer.
N.C. State students received notif ication early Monday morning of a homicide on the 3900 block of Neely Street. The News & Observer reported that Quamir Alteriq Rogers, 21, and Twanisha Stewart, 26, were charged with murder in the fatal shooting that occurred about 12:30 a.m. According to the report, both are being held at the Wake County Jail. This crime warning was one of three recent alerts sent to students as a reflection of a recent shift in the Chancellor’s communication policy. When a woman was shot on Sept. 11 at Cameron Village, students were outraged at the lack of notification they received from the University. Student Body President Andy Walsh spoke on behalf of N.C. State, saying the Chancellor was making necessary changes to the WolfAlert policy. The proposed changes set out to increase students’ emotional and physical safety by decreasing the lag in notification times. Since the Cameron Village
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Antoinette Jones, a sophmore in political science, and Jeffery Matthews, a freshman in computer engineering, particpate in the 3rd annual campus recycling freeze on Monday, Oct 1st.
ship with the Department of Environmental Natural Resources, conducted the first “Bottle Ban Campus Freeze” to try to raise awareness for the ban and incite an interest in recycling. “In 2009, as far as budget was concerned, we didn’t have much, so using social media and peer-to-peer communication was a very practical way to approach education,” Ful-
ghum said. “And I think it was more impactful. So rather than having a table with giveaways or an ad in the newspaper ... having engagement and education made perfect sense.” However, the University took other measures to encourage recycling and care for the envi-
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Actor Kal Penn took to the phones Monday afternoon to field questions from North Carolina students on a statewide call for the Obama campaign. “I feel very humbled and honored to have seen firsthand how the president fights for young people,” Penn said. Penn left Hollywood in 2009 when he signed on to work for the Obama administration in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Having become well known for his roles in House, How I Met Your Mother and the Harold and Kumar series, Penn continues to go back and forth between acting and politics, according to the International Movie Database. Penn said North Carolina students have uncommon benefits at the polls. “A lot of people around the country are jealous of young people in North Carolina,” Penn said. “You guys are one of the only states where young people can register and vote early at the same time.” Early voting in North Carolina begins Oct. 18 and continues through Nov. 3 at select sites throughout the state, including the Talley Student Center. Penn emphasized what Obama has done for students, including an effort to keep interest rates low on student loans. “It’s a very personal issue for the president,” Penn said. “Both he and the first lady both went to college on student loans and just paid them
off in 2004.” Penn also stressed the differences between the Romney and Obama campaigns and said he hopes to see Gov. Romney point out some specifics in the upcoming presidential debates. “The foundation of economic competitiveness lies in affordability of education,” Penn said. “We’ve already seen President Obama lay out a specific plan for student loans and student aid. He’s looking to see that from Romney now.” Penn said he believes students who don’t vote aren’t abstaining, but giving their vote to the incumbent. “Whether we like it or not, someone is going to be president and someone is going to set policy,” Penn said. “It’s never a good thing not to vote, especially when the stakes are so high. That one vote in North Carolina can, and has, paid off in elections.” Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by an average of three votes per precinct, according to Penn, though the News & Observer cites it as five. “You’ve got a president that isn’t just dialed in to what it’s like to pay back a student loan, but he’s really connected,” Penn said. “He’s made a lot of progress but needs more in particular, and in a place like North Carolina that one vote makes a difference.” To learn more about the Obama campaign, students are encouraged to watch the live debate on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Students for Obama will be live tweeting. Follow @Students4Obama for the debate and to get the campaign updates throughout the election’s final five weeks.
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incident, students have received notifications about nearby crimes, both on and off campus. At 2:38 p.m. Friday, a crime alert was sent out detailing the events of a recent break-in and predation at a residence on Hillsborough Street. On Saturday evening, campus police issued a similar, yet unrelated, crime warning. Students were notified at 9:48 p.m. that a female Tucker Hall resident found an unknown male in her bed earlier that morning. While the numerous notifications could be attributed to a rise in crime, Chancellor Woodson released a statement Monday saying the University has increased “the scope of our communication of recent incidents involving the N.C. State community…” In his letter, Chancellor Woodson renewed his commitment to campus safety. “...We have never before been so well-equipped to both maintain and efficiently communicate about campus security,” Woodson said in his letter. Students are encouraged to practice good safety procedures and report suspicious activity to campus police.
5:44 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE Lake Raleigh N.C. State PD made contact with six juveniles in vehicle. Subjects were spinning tires in muddy wooded area. No damage was found and subjects complied to leave the area..
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tudents try to take a break in the Learning Commons before fall break. Will Gunther, a junior in computer engineering, competes with friends in the learning commons. “The library provides a brief escape from hectic college life,” Will said. Andrew Finegan, a junior in electrical engineering, said, “It is a good breather in between classes and it’s fun to mingle with friends, the brain needs to relax somehow.”
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FALL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR 6 McKimmon Center 13 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AUDITIONS FOR ALICE IN WONDERLAND University Theatre, Thompson Hall 7 p.m. Wednesday “NC STATE: THEN & NOW” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND FREE CLASS Craft Center, All Day
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Today “NC STATE: THEN & NOW” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND FREE CLASS Craft Center, All Day
ART WITHOUT ARTISTS Gregg Museum 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS 126 Witherspoon Student Center 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. RED, WHITE & BANNED Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FALL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR McKimmon Center 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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September 22 12:44 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Varsity Dr./Fraternity Ct. Report of subjects damaging signs. Officers did not locate any damaged signs in the area. 4:45 P.M. | LARCENY Tucker Hall Student reported bicycle stolen. September 23 1:19 A.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Off Campus NCSU PD responded after RPD charged student with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Student was referred for same. Second student was also referred for odor of marijuana. 11:51 P.M. | DRUG VIOLATION North Hall Report of possible drug violation. Two students were charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were referred to university and Housing notified.
Local officials eye transportation changes John Wall Senior Staff Writer
Municipalities across the Triangle are working to make public transportation run more smoothly. But to get increased bus service and a commuter rail service, Wake County will need a half-cent sales tax increase and a $10 license plate fee increase for funding. The bus system is confusing, according to transit authorities and local politicians. Raleigh City Councilors approved measures to clarify the system Sept. 25, including a common website, regional route numbering, regional bus stop signage, regional fare review and quarterly staff meetings. The measures passed do not require increased taxes. Currently, GoTriangle.com ties buses around the area
together, but David Eatman, transit administrator with the City of Raleigh, said a new and improved website would serve bus riders better. “You would go to the same website to find information on possibly Wolfline, CAT, DATA in Durham, our regional system Triangle Transit. It all would be formatted in a way so that, depending on where you are, you could find the information you need very easily,” Eatman said. Bus rules change from area to area. A rider in Raleigh could be allowed to carry a cup of coffee on a bus in Raleigh, and then be told to throw that coffee away before getting on a Durham bus. Fixing those small inconsistencies would greatly improve rider experience, Eatman said. Quarterly staff meetings
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bring Triangle bus representatives together to address those inconsistencies. Over the next six to nine months, City of Raleigh staff will “pick off one by one” the measures passed by city council members, according to Eatman. Because CAT is implementing substantial route changes in January, staffers have begun to look at regional route numbering, but only to a certain degree, Eatman said. Regional route numbering may include standardized prefixes and suffixes. “There needs to be some for us to have route numbering across the region. That may be R1 for Raleigh, D1 for Durham and maybe CH or C1 for Chapel Hill. I don’t know, but that’s what we’re deciding,” Eatman said. To help bus riders understand that Triangle buses operate as one network, the city is
working with transportation systems across the Triangle, including Cary’s C-Tran, to create a regional brand. Buses would follow some sort of similar paint scheme or symbol scheme to show continuity, but that scheme has not been decided yet. Eatman said the Wolfline and other university bus systems would not be affected by a unified regional paint scheme. However, the idea is not to have buses across all systems look exactly the same, according to Town of Cary Transit Services Administrator Ray Boylston. As local agencies work toward improving buses already in use, Wake County officials want to double the number of bus service hours in the next five years. They also want to add a commuter rail line. They want to fund the new services locally through the proposed sales
tax increase. A commuter rail line would run off of existing railroad tracks. The county, or whichever government agency is designated to operate the line, would have to purchase or lease trains to run the line. Trains would make stops in Garner, Research Triangle Park, Morrisville, Cary and Raleigh, according to Raleigh City Council member MaryAnn Baldwin. “We are hopefully going to be putting a half-cent sale++s tax on the ballot in the next year to support increased transit,” Baldwin said. “My interest is in preparing ourselves for that future when we do have additional funding.” Wake County voters will have to approve the tax increase through a referendum. However, it is not up to the City Council to put a tax referendum on the ballot. That decision falls to the Wake County Board of Commis-
sioners. Baldwin said work is under way to get a referendum on the October 2013 ballot. The $10 license plate fee increase would also be on a ballot, according to Baldwin. Paul Fitts, who is running for the Wake Board of Commissioners in District 6, said at a candidate forum Wednesday that, if elected, he would not support the transit tax as it is written now. He said the plan needs to “go back to the drawing board.” Caroline Sullivan, who is running as a District 4 candidate, said she would support a referendum. Also part of the overall transit plan is a light rail system, which, unlike proposed increases in busing and the commuter rail line, would require state and federal funding. Light rail would require extensive infrastructure investments and would not happen anytime soon.
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Students debate immigration policies Taylor O’Quinn Staff Writer
The future of undocumented in the United States is a key component in this year’s presidential election. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party both agree in their platforms that America has a long, rich history of immigration. Both parties also agree that immigrants help strengthen American economy and culture. According to the Demo-
cratic platform, “our current immigration system is broken.” This year’s election is highlighting this topic to raise awareness of the debate over the rights of undocumented immigrants. “Between 12 and 20 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States,” Homeland Security’s 2011 report said. About 1.1 million undocumented immigrants enter the United States each year, according to the Washington
State Department of Social and Health Services. According to the government of New Jersey’s published report, the five states with the highest number of undocumented immigrants are California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Florida. Since these states are the closest to U.S. borders, they receive the most undocumented immigrant traffic. Subsequently, the website said the industries that most commonly hire un-
documented immigrants are agricultural businesses, construction jobs, hotels and restaurants, and domestic services, such as maids and nannies. WSDSH states that undocumented immigrants come from mainly the countries of Mexico, Cuba, and Canada, since these are the countries that border the United States. The majority of undocumented immigrants come from Mexico due to “political and economic problems,”
WSDSH said. With the elections coming up in just over a month, the two parties are emphasizing their views on many important topics including the controversy over undocumented immigrants and their rights. The Democratic platform states it believes in further security on United States borders, holding employers who hire undocumented immigrants accountable and helping those who are already here illegally become in ac-
cordance with the law. On the other hand, the Republican platform agrees with the Democratic Party on its views that call for heavier security at U.S, borders. However, the Republican Party differs when it said it wants a stricter hiring process, and that amnesty shall not be granted to any undocumented immigrants.
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his is the message of Gov. Romney’s immigration reform plan. America is a country that is founded on immigration. Since the mid-1800s, however, t here has been a sharp national divide on how America should hanJohn Frady d le i m m iMember gration. of College Many Republicans favor t he DREAM Act and the incentive storm that accompanies it, while others lean toward shutting the borders down and slowing the rate of U.S citizenship statuses being granted or Visas being approved. Unfortunately, neither plan is adequate to deal with immigration. We need a comprehensive plan that will attract talent from abroad while also preventing illegal immigration, which is costly to every sector of the economy. Romney makes this point time and again on his website, www. mittromney.com. In a global economy, global decisions need to be made. America’s economy is very diverse and needs a diverse workforce. Mitt Romney claims that the U.S. is currently “excluding too many workers who will start busi-
nesses, create jobs, foster innovation and help grow our economy.” Our current visa program is obviously ineffective, with no incentive to follow the law. Immigrants who try to come to the United States legally should not be punished for that decision, i n cont ra st to those who choose to take advantage of the system. Our seasonal workers prog r a m i s too cumbersome to be ef fec t ive i n providing labor security for farmers. In the meantime, states are being forced to take action themselves against illegal immigration and the dangers that accompany it. This has resulted in controversial laws that have gray areas that concern some citizens. Instead of punishing the states for trying to solve a problem, the problem should just get fixed. Romney points out that this was a promise we heard time and again four years ago. Now is the time that we need to fix immigration. Our sluggish economy cannot support illegal immigrants, but it cannot be competitive
without a proper immigration plan. Romney claims that both of these problems will be solved simultaneously. While we close holes in the border we also need to streamline seasonal workers and make the visa system work. As many of Romney’s ads have pointed out, he is a family man. T h i s work s into his view of a successful immigration polic y. We should not pursue a plan that will separate families but i nstead search for a plan that will keep families together, while not creating incentives for illegal immigration. Many would attempt, and have tried, to label Romney as not being informed about immigration issues. As a businessman he knows the importance of a diverse workforce, and how it is essential to a strong economy. He also knows what it means to keep our borders safe. It is time for immigration reform that works. Even if hard decisions need to be made, they need to be made nonetheless.�
resident Barack Obama believes that this nation was built on the hard work and sacrifice of immigrants. He is dedic ated to promoting immigration to the U.S. through lega l avAlex Parker enues. Member To a c of College complish Democrats this goal, Obama has increased the number of U.S.-Mexico border-patrol agents to 20,000, which is double what it was in 2004. Obama has focused on illegal immigrants with a criminal record. Because of this, removal of these immigrants has increased by more than 70 percent in 2010 compared to 2008. Obama’s policies and beliefs reward hard work and demand responsibility of all citizens and non-citizens who reside within our borders. Obama wants a smart, effective immigration system that strengthens our borders, cracks down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants, one that rewards those who work hard, strive to get an education
and be productive parts of the job market. I became passionate about Obama because I worked with legal immigrants from Mexico; they were hardworking and too often were made to feel they “didn’t belong.” Obama changed that and now, through an executive order, is allowing young undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. through no choice of their own to stay here, apply for work authorization and receive an education. The President supported the DREAM Act, legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship to undocumented residents who have lived in the U.S. since they were little. This law would have allowed temporary citizenship to aliens who were brought to the U.S. through no fault of their own if they enroll in a two- or four-year degree program or enlist in the armed services. It died in Congress. These undocumented residents have studied in U.S. schools and have grown up in this country. They feel a sense of pride for the U.S. and Obama wants to reward hard work and dedication to this nation by providing a clear path to citizenship. In a Univision forum, Obama talked with Latino
we reorganized the trash bin. Before 2010, the Brickyard had 20 trash bins. What we did, was we took that 20 and divided it in half. We took half of them and turned them into recycling bins and paired them next to trash bins.” According to a News & Observer report, after the first
full year since the ban, there was a 50 percent increase in the amount of plastic bottles recycled. “Here in North Carolina, not many people think of economic gains with recycling but in North Carolina, the recycling industry has created 15,000 jobs alone,”
Fulgham said. Many students and organizers felt the occasion was worth celebrating with another “freeze” three years later. “Not many people know about the plastic bottle ban and water bottles are ubiquitous now in society and it’s important to know that they are destined for recycling markets and not for landfill,” Liz Bowen, green development coordinator for the Office of Sustainability, said. “I’m proud of North Carolina for taking this step and I’m proud of N.C. State for participating in it and generating interest in it.” Several onlookers said the event educated them about
the bottle ban. “I was in shock,” Sean Langston Jr., junior in public relations and witness to the freeze, said. Jeffery Matthews, a freshman in a transition program, was one of the first people to find out about the flash-mob but convinced his friends Antoinette Jones, a sophomore political science, and Chris Jones, a freshman in political science, to participate. “It was exciting,” Antoinette Jones said. “Everybody was like, ‘Oh my God. What are they doing?’” “It’s a great way to get some awareness out there,” Chris Jones said.
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ronment. “After the ban, the University put more than 200 recycling bins along walkways,” Fulghum said. “We actually
“Instead of punishing the states for trying to solve a problem, the problem should just get fixed.”
journalists and viewers about immigration. When asked� about his executive order that allows young undocumented immigrants in good standing to be able to apply for work and education he says that he “did this because I met young people all across the country, wonderful kids who sometimes were valedictorians, were participating in the community, had aspirations to go to college—some were serving in our military. ... There’s no way you would think it was fair or just for us to have them suffering under a cloud of deportation.” The President has done much to stop the wave of illegal immigration, putting more boots on the ground and telling the Department of Homeland Security to focus on undocumented residents with criminal records, and he has done much to allow those who are responsible and dedicated residents of the U.S. to have a chance to become a part of this great nation. Obama sums up the importance of this issue best himself: “The issue here for voters is whose vision best represents the aspirations, not just of the Latino community, but of all Americans who believe that we are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.”
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Megan Taylor, a freshman in animal science who rides the train to Charlotte, said she felt safe at the existing station. “I felt like it was safe, but it also helped that I was going to the train station with people I knew,” Taylor said. “I actually left my bag at the train station unattended for a moment, and no one touched it. It’s actually safer than I thought it would be.”
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Letter to the campus community
n light of the recent incidents on and around the N.C. State campus, I want to reinforce our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment while stressing the importance of personal awareness. The safety of our campus community is a top priority and a fundamental component of our mission as an institute of educational Chancellor excellence. As such, we have Randy never before been so wellWoodson equipped to both maintain and efficiently communicate about campus security. We have increased the scope of our
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communication of recent incidents involving the N.C. State community so that students, faculty and staff have the necessary information to make safe choices when traveling on or off campus. I am proud of the skilled and experienced professionals charged with preserving a safe and secure university environment. Their efforts help ensure that the appropriate people and systems are in place to protect us from potential harm. A major component of these efforts is a comprehensive campus effort to encourage personal responsibility including (but not limited to) simple yet effective measures such as: • Keeping doors locked, including interior
doors to rooms and suites within residence halls • Traveling in groups at night • Promptly notifying police of any incidents • Reporting suspicious individuals in your work and/or living area • Utilizing campus resources such as Safety Escorts • Reporting unsafe conditions such as burned out exterior lighting I urge everyone on campus to stay aware of any unusual circumstances and to immediately notify campus police about any security concerns. I also encourage each of you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the var-
ious N.C. State methods of emergency notification and communication by going online at www.ncsu.edu/emergency-information/, as well as confirm that your emergency contact information is up-to-date by visiting www. ncsu.edu/emergency-information/textsignup. php. While we enjoy a safe campus, there are no guarantees that crime will not impact our university. Therefore, we must remain aware and informed in order to maintain personal and institutional safety. Thank you for your individual efforts to foster a safe and secure community in which we all can thrive.
Do you think your vote makes a difference? BY BOBBY KLIMCZAK
“Absolutely, it’s one of the biggest responsibilities as a citizen. Without voting we are all silenced.”
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The following letter is in response to “Innocence of U.S. embassies” by Ziyi Mai, dated Sept. 27: 1. Looking at it one way, you can say that it has nothing to do with the U.S. government. But looking at it another way, the film was a sample of Islamophobic sentiments undeniably existent in the U.S., sentiments that have in large measure been created by the U.S. government with its anti-Islamic actions and words of the last decade. I’m not saying I defend the anti-American violence going around at all, but to say that the U.S. and its government has no blame whatsoever is going a bit too far. 2. If you actually think that the U.S. government plays no role in religion, you need to open your eyes and just take a look around. One of the two major parties is almost a religious organization. When so much of our politics revolve around issues that are under debate just because of the religious right insisting on its inclusion in political discourse (abortion, evolution, homosexuality, etc.) it is uninformed to say that the U.S. government plays no role in religion. And that says nothing about the targeting of Muslims in the U.S. by state surveillance forces in the form of ethnic profiling and selective targeting in airports. For example, look at the story that came out this year about the NYPD tracking Muslim students at
13 colleges (and finding no relevant intelligence at all, but that’s beside the point). 3. “Religion 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” – this is downright foolish. Firstly, religion is not necessarily the source of conscience. Atheists have no religion, but they have a conscience. Religions have only been around for a few millennia, and I’m sure humans had morality before that. Secondly, religion is absolutely not the basis of other freedoms such as the freedom of speech. In fact, if any freedom is the basis of other freedoms, it is the freedom of speech. I can’t tell what skewed logic you have behind saying that religion is the basis of other freedoms, so I won’t be able to refute whatever argument you may have, and will just have to be satisfied with refuting the claim. Thirdly, even if in a sense you’re right in saying that your beliefs dictate your thoughts, your language and your behavior, your beliefs are not equivalent to your religion, so the connection you made there is plain false. Sorry buddy, you’re going to have a hard time having your overall message being taken seriously if you mess it up with pieces of irrationality and ignorance like this.
perseverance of the previous three by discriminating modern advancement. Utilizing initiative, ethic, economic stimulus and science and technological advancement will find a way to put down the threat of terror while not eliminating nationalism and the global improvement it brings. Eliminating nuclear weaponry creates an international handicap. Though it is a step through the footsteps of leaders past, taking action can create equality through respect without defamation. Activism establishes core international value and further development of understanding for the potential impact of this action. I’m asking for support to push a cause: word of mouth, petitions, and gatherings. The principle I’m trying to promote must be information and communication amongst people, to present an issue and push a treaty to end the threat of terror. With influence and encouragement, I hope these ideals can reach the White House and President. Please pass the word on because with effort we can make a change for a safer global community and unite diversity. Core principles: initiative, ethic, economic boost, technological advancement. Creating technological jobs, educational (prerequisite and motive).
Elliot Borman NCSU Alumnus
President Obama on Nuclear Armistice between Israel and Iran: I’m trying to make two points clear, communication and respect. Our nation must initiate leadership to sit down and discuss creating peace between nations, while not discriminating against technological advancement. To eliminate the potential for advancement is discrimination versus equality. What our nation has fought for is freedom, education and safety. Eliminating nuclear technology eliminates the
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It’s a team thing
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a society. I wanted to blend into the walls of the locker room after t he Wolfpack lost t he Naman football Muley game in Staff Columnist Miami. It would have been incredibly enriching to silently witness a team cheering itself up after a loss — a team at work. Pain brings men together in ways that euphoria cannot. The best teams are often comprised of men who are a part of each other’s lives off the field. Teams are not built on the field: They are built in the long hours of isolated practice. This happens not only in sports, but also in society in general. Humans bond in times of collective endeavor. Civil war, struggle for independence and natural disasters are all “upscaled” versions of the same sentiment. Sporting strategies are specifically excellent examples. Most team sports involve the elements of trust and coordination. In football, a quarterback expects someone to be there to receive the ball. In soccer, the midfielder expects the striker to anticipate his pass — that cuts through the opposition’s defense — and run ahead beforehand. All of these actions require intuitive understanding between men, a trait commonly found in a family.
It is about riding a wave. When a group of men aligns its thoughts in the same endeavor, the men tend to push each other forward and cascade ahead. Mind you, I’m not talking about casual agreements like going out for dinner or taking a vacation. I’m talking about particularly long-term agreements like winning a championship, inventing breakthrough technologies, fighting for independence — endeavors that are close to the heart. Of course, I do not mean to underestimate t he power of bonds created in the little moments of life, like friendship. Yet, the best of f r iend s w i l l g row closer in moments of crisis, either in each other’s lives or in a common pursuit. The other day, I had the opportunity to witness a demonstration in one of our labs. It was one of those state-ofthe-art networking technologies that isn’t yet available to the public. At several times, I felt the urge to shout out, “Houston, we have a lift-off!” We were all smiling, looking at each other and imagining the wild possibilities that had just opened up. It was one of those moments that you could recount, decades later, to your grandchildren: “When this was being invented, I was there, a part of it.” The biggest of challenges posed in front of mankind have required such teamwork. Be it the first step to the moon or the first atomic bomb. Such cohesive bonds
are necessary. Strong bonds are not limited to men who form them. The world takes notice. A good measure of a civilization is the sport its people play and enjoy, such as the Romans with their Gladiator games. Cricket is the only bond left between India and Pakistan. Not even police departments could enforce the level of curfew that entire cities go into during crucial football games. History is full of sagas singing of teams that changed the world. King Arthur and his knights, the Greeks at the Battle of Thermopy l ae, t he Manhattan Projec t — a l l t his is testimony to what collective endeavor can achieve. A British anthropologist, Robin Dunbar, suggested a cognitive limit to the number of people that can maintain stable social relationships among themselves — around 150. What this means is that 150 people can live together as a complete social circle working towards a common goal. The Dunbar number is adopted by companies, military regiments, etc. A particular office building houses roughly that number of people. Separate offices are created if the number of people increases. There is a thin line between a group and a team. While you can hang out in a group, it is among the richest of experiences to be a part of a team.
“... all this is testimony to what collective endeavor can achieve.”
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Nicholas Leichter and Bryan Strimpel perform the piece “Twenty Twenty” at Titmus Theater on Saturday, Sept. 29. The duet, choreographed by Leichter, lasted just under an hour and displayed a wide array of movement qualities, the intensity of which was shown through the sweat that flew off their bodies as they danced. The piece reflects the dynamics of age, race, sexuality and performance personae. Phrases of intense connection between Lichter and Stimpel were broken up by solos which showcased very different styles of movement.
‘Twenty Twenty’ performance addresses issues in modern culture Young Lee Associate Features Editor
“Twenty Twenty,” the first dance performance this season at Titmus Theatre, drew devoted fans who braved the rain to attend the performance Friday and Saturday night. The show featured a pair of dancers, also the show’s creators. Nicholas Leichter, a 40-year-old AfricanAmerican dancer, earned a reputation for straddling the hip-hop and contemporary dance worlds. His partner� was Bryan Strimpel, a 22-year-old Caucasian dancer who changed roles from student to muse and finally to a creative collaborator. The goal of “Twenty Twenty” was to present audience members with juxtapositions that highlighted deeper issues. “The differences between
me and Bryan — that’s what’s on the surface,” Leichter said. “Let’s plant that seed with the surface and then let’s get down and start talking about some real sh—. Let’s look at some real issues.” For Leichter, the “real sh—” is the aspects of American culture that have changed and become interests. While seemingly broad in scope, Leichter said that the message was something that many Americans desperately need to acknowledge. “Let’s break down all the stereotypes so it’s just a cluster f—,” Leichter said. Leichter said that he hoped to address stripping, drugs, changes in mainstream music, reality television, and the power of words and hip-hop culture. Leichter hoped audiences would see more than just the differences in race, age and sexuality exemplified in the pair of dancers.
Throughout Leichter and Leichter said that he was fascinated by these things Strimpel’s performance, the in American culture, the pair used very different styles of music, including tracks by “seedy” and the “classy.” “I’m a big fan of hip-hop, The Dream such as “Sex Inbut it’s changed a whole lot telligent” and the moans feasince I was a kid,” Leichter tured in Lil’ Louis’s “French Kiss,” which said. “Somethey occasiont i m e s , I ’m ally juxtapose blown away by w it h gos pel what the kids music and jazz. are listening In one part to and I don’t of the perforthink they mance, Leichknow what it ter begins a means and I Nicholas Leichter, da nce w it h don’t know if “Twenty Twenty” dancer “crooning that matters, hip-hop brabut it’s important to put the information vado” only to strip down to sequined hot-pants to “work out there.” Throughout the perfor- a pole like a woman” by the mance, Leichter said he end. However, despite having hoped to highlight some of these changes that include such a deep interest in aspects what Leichter refers to as R. of American culture that Kelly-style crooning that is may not have been properly prevalent in contemporary addressed, Leichter said that he doesn’t know if he has forhip-hop.
“I want us to see these issues and see it for what it is.”
mulated an opinion on them and that his performance is not meant to support one stance over another. “I don’t have the time or the interest and no one really wants to watch me pontificate about life and our culture at large, and I can’t do that in 55 minutes,” Leichter said. “But what I can do is plant this seed with what’s on the surface and then get down and get inside it and pull out some specific things that I think we just need to look at.” Many attendees seemed to have similar thoughts to Leichter. Certain aspects of Twenty Twenty resonated with some attendees like Austin Rose, a sophomore in chemical engineering. “Watching it and listening to the music and then hearing them talk about their performance at the end made so much sense,” Rose said, “because they talked about the
differences between what we see and the power that that has on us as opposed to hearing the music and the lyrics and the different sounds and seeing what effect that has on us.” According to Leichter, this was exactly what he wanted Twenty Twenty to accomplish. “I want us to see these issues and see it for what it is,” Leichter said. “See it with perfect vision if we want to. Or listen to things. Listen to words and think about what they mean and what they are saying. Does it even matter? I don’t have an answer. I’m an artist. But I think it’s something we need to look at it and talk about.”
SPIRIT-FIRE-SHAKE spotlights three artists’ culture Emma Cathell Staff Writer
SPIRIT-FIRE-SHAKE is a culturally-focused art exhibit in the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. The exhibit features the works of three African-American artists: Renée Stout, Kevin Sampson and Odinga Tyehimba, whose pieces are also meant to be “focal objects.” The term “focal object” is used by Buddhists to denote the physical things that encourage spiritual concentration. In their artwork, the three artists reference Santería, a religion based on the traditional Yorùbá religion of Nigeria and developed in Spanish-colonial Cuba. Renée Stout’s artwork fo-
cuses on self-examination and introspection. To achieve her goal, she uses a fictitious herbalist/storyteller, Fatima Mayfield, to act as her alter ego in her work . Through Mayfield, Stout is able to face soc ia l, f inancial and relationship problems in both humorous and dramatic ways. Stout’s artwork incorporates a varied assortment of styles, including oil painting, a mixed media collage and sculpture work. I really enjoyed seeing all the differ-
ent pieces she had because it kept me entertained. The differences in each piece of her set intrigued me because I wanted to see what the nex t piece wou ld be like. It was also highly informative seeing how she used her alter ego as the main character in her artwork and related Mayfield’s spiritual experiences. The next artist in the exhibit, Kevin Sampson, portrays both personal adversities and historical events through his work. All of his pieces on dis-
“Stout’s artwork incorporates a varied assortment of styles.”
play are mixed media sculptures, most of which display historical events. Samson made a sculpture depicting the colonization of South America, the collapse of Wall Street and the Kent State shootings, just to name a few events. Sampson’s works are colorful, fascinating sculptures that you cannot take your eyes away from. The viewer looks at the colorful chaos, trying to interpret what is happening in the piece while pondering over how the pieces came together in the first place. The stories in Sampson’s art are worth attempting to understand. Last, but certainly not least, is the artist Odinga Tyehimba. His artwork consists of life-sized sculptures and an
altar related to Santería. Tyehimba’s collection is made up of eight different sculptures, three of which are prominently displayed on the altar itself. Tyehimba’s collection relates to the stories and spirits of the religion. Not only is Tyehimba’s collection size quite large, but it is entrancing as well. What makes his work so intriguing is that if you are not familiar with Santería, then you will not fully understand what everything signifies. In reality, each sculpture depicts a different spirit, and each shape, color and object carries a level of significance. Tyehimba’s collection may seem intimidating, but one of its purposes is to display his religion and beliefs to its
onlookers. SPIRIT-FIRE-SHAKE, an exhibit that nobody should miss out on, remains on display until Dec. 16. It opens the door to a different culture and religion people may not be used to. It gives insight into different styles of art, especially sculpting and carving. Art is supposed to represent the artists and their lives, feelings and beliefs, while entertaining the audience. The works on display in SPIRITFIRE-SHAKE certainly fulfill that definition, and students should take the opportunity to see this unique cultural display.
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‘Looper’ is a triumph of science fiction filmmaking Looper
Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Jordan Alsaqa Associate Features Editor
The best science fiction is built on more than just a novel concept about what future technology may hold. Time travel, psychic power and hovercrafts are all cool ideas, but just throwing them up on the screen isn’t enough to make a smart, intellectual sci-fi thriller. What’s important is how these concepts affect the world and the people around them, on both a small and a large level. Looper is a film that not only manages to fashion a stark, grim look at such futuristic concepts, but does so while delivering one of the smartest, most satisfyingly realized science fiction films of the past decade. Put simply, Looper is the kind of science fiction film that just doesn’t come around as much anymore. The film follows the life of Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a mob assassin known as a looper, who kills targets sent back in time from thirty years in the future, when it’s next to impossible for criminal activity to go unnoticed. Joe has taken on a contract to kill and dispose of bodies in exchange for a high level of wealth in a rather dystopian society. However, loopers know that eventually their contract will come to a close with the murder of their future self, known as closing the loop. The trouble for Joe comes when he fails to kill his older self (Bruce Willis). Hunted by his former employers, Joe is in a race against time to kill his target and set things right. That’s the story as far as the trailers let on, and it would be
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from Looper. The actor wore prosthetics in the film in order to help him look more like a young Bruce Willis, who played an older version of his character Joe.
criminal of me to go into any more detail than that. Suffice it to say that there is far more beneath the surface, both in Joe’s character and the reasons his future self is on the run. GordonL e v it t a lready proved h is sci-f i chops in Inception, and he takes it a step further in the starr i ng role . For all of Joe’s flaws, GordonLevitt keeps him in a morally gray area throughout the film, which makes for a fascinating main character that you aren’t always sure you
should be rooting for. Willis also shines, showing that the veteran actor still has what it takes to bring a leading role to life even while starring opposite one of today’s most talented actors. However, one of t he f i l m’s best performances goes to Emily Blunt, who plays Sara, a young mother that takes Joe in at her farm. Blunt brings a sense of pain and vulnerability to what could have been a thankless role in lesser hands, making
“Looper is the kind of science fiction film that just doesn’t come around as much anymore.”
her one of the film’s most sy mpat hetic cha racters. Blunt’s performance is all the more impressive when juxtaposed against the snarky, English characters she has played in the past. The characters themselves are one thing, but the way they interact is where the movie truly bursts to life. Director Rian Johnson has a history of creating some of the best one-on-one interactions between characters, and it has never been more apparent than in Looper. Whether in the quiet moments between Joe and Sara or the heated arguments Joe has with his future self, the conversations in Looper are superb. Never boring and always informed by an un-
derlying sense of tension and dread, the simplest scenes evoke the biggest emotions. All of this isn’t to say that Looper is free of action. Actually, the movie takes plenty of chances to indulge in moments of outright carnage, with an entire montage dedicated to the numerous mob hits that Joe carries out. Also, a scene late in the film that pairs Willis with a couple of submachine guns is every bit as entertaining as it sounds. I haven’t touched too much on the straight-up science fiction aspects of the film, but that’s because they ultimately aren’t very prevalent. Again, good science fiction makes you forget the world you’re watching isn’t real. Hover bikes and telekinetic pow-
ers exist, but they’re simply integrated into society. Even the film’s main time-travel concept is only a means to an end. Looper is about one man struggling with the possibility of his future. When Joe fights his future self, he’s struggling to determine what kind of man he wants to be and the impact he wants to have on the world. For all the f lashy effects and high concepts, the central theme is one that deals with humanity, which is at the heart of all good science fiction works. In the case of Looper, it just happens to be one of the best science fiction films of all time.
‘Art without Artists’ stands up to its title Will Brooks Staff Writer
For centuries, artists have been pushing the boundaries of what art is. A new exhibition at The Gregg Museum seeks to push artistic boundaries without formal art pieces. “Art without Artists” is a compilation of twentieth century artifacts presented in an artistic fashion and arranged as an art exhibit, drawing inspiration from French artist Marcel Duchamp. Roger Manley, co-curator of the exhibition and director of the Gregg Museum, said Duchamp made a profound statement on twentieth century art. Much like the Gregg exhibit, Duchamp was the first artist to take ordinary objects, sign his name to them and place them in galleries. Manley said that as a result, the art community was “turned upside down.” “It felt obscure and dirty and all of these things at once,” Manley said. “Artwork can be killer. It doesn’t have to be so precious.” After making a profound statement through his work, Duchamp left the art community to pursue an even more obscure purpose. “[Duchamp] was a serious artist for about 10 years and
VerKris Malpicia, sophomore in environmental engineering, and Vivian Chung, sophomore in civil engineering, look at art from the Art Without Artists exhibit at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. Chung helped put together the “Streaming: New Art from Old Bottles” exhibit, which opened at the same time. “I was interested that art could be made from recycled things,” Malpicia said of the bottles exhibit.
spent the rest of his life just playing chess,” Manley said. The exhibit comes in light of the hundredth anniversary of Duchamp’s short-lived but monumental art career. As a testament to Duchamp, Manley said that Mary Hauser, John Foster and himself put in a great deal of work over the course of
several weeks to arrange the exhibition. “We all took part in doing it,” Manley said. “Between Mary and me we kind of figured out what would go out on the walls.” Manley explained that though he is proud of the exhibit, it did not come without a lot of long, hard work.
From 1950s mug shots to eroded statues to gun-shot traffic signs and gas masks, Manley managed to assemble a wide range of objects to become art in the exhibit. Manley said that the arrangement was determined purposefully, and that each piece is in its place for a specific reason.
“It’s arranged at kind of a subconscious level, it’s all about context and positioning,” Manley said, “If you put it on the wall of an art museum, it kind of transforms.” Whether it was for aesthetic or thematic effect, Manley placed each artifact in an order to send a message of the importance of context.
Paddy Cavanaugh, a sophomore in art history, and Zachary Lentz, a senior in biological engineering, experienced just the reaction that Manley sought to receive from the piece. “I think it’s good to challenge perception of what is considered art,” Cavanaugh said. Cavanaugh said that he was particularly intrigued by the way that the exhibition challenged perception. “I think it definitely engages questions about aesthetics,” Cavanaugh said. Lentz made his first visit to the Gregg Museum to see the exhibit, and said that he liked what he saw. “It’s a really good first impression,” Lentz said. Lentz said that he appreciated the sentiment of “Art without Artists,” explaining that art can often be portrayed through more than paint. “It doesn’t have to be intentional to be art,” Lentz said. “I guess that’s what they were trying to say with a lot of this.” The “Art without Artists” exhibit began last Thursday and will run in the Gregg Museum in Talley Student Center until Dec. 16.
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N.C. STATE WINS OVER RANKED FLORIDA STATE TEAMS IN PAST 15 YEARS: 1998: N.C. State 24, No. 2 Florida State 7 2001: N.C. State 34, No. 10 Florida State 28 2002: No. 17 N.C. State 17, No. 2 Florida State 7 2005: N.C. State 20, No. 9 Florida State 15 2006: N.C. State 24, No. 17 Florida State 20 2010: N.C. State 228, No. 16 Florida State 24 SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
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Three of the five losses came against State. This Saturday night, NCSU is looking to add to its history of upsetting highly ranked ‘Noles teams. If State is to pull off another shocker, it’s going to come as a two-touchdown underdog against the No. 3
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and 2011 that took the United States Adult Soccer Association Men’s U-23 National Championship and Region III Championship. According to Willis, being able to play with familiar faces has helped him elevate his performance on the field. “It’s been a great fit to be able to play at such a high level in the area and be so competitive,” Willis said. “It’s really helped my game rise. It’s been a great situation
team in nation. “These are the games we came here for,” senior quarterback Mike Glennon said following State’s loss at Miami. “It’s in prime time against the No. 3 team in the country, and that’s why we came here.” “We’re looking forward to that opportunity.”
to be in and I’m trying to make the most of it.” Overall, Willis said the connections he’s built over the years of competing in the Triangle created the perfect situation for him. “It’s definitely a nice situation to be in,” Willis said. “It’s close to home so I can go back and talk to my friends and talk to my old coaching staff and kind of get away from here and have somebody close to talk to that can help me with my game and push me to better myself.”
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Wolfpack Rugby prepares for season
C.J. Leslie named preseason All-American by The Sporting News N.C. State junior forward C.J. Leslie was named to The Sporting News’ preseason All-American second-team, the publication announced Monday. Leslie led the Wolfpack in scoring last season with 14.7 points per game and was one of three ACC players to rank in the top 10 in scoring (ninth), field goal percentage (third – .525) and rebounding (eighth – 7.1 rpg). He was an ACC All-Tournament first team selection as well as an All-ACC second team member. Leslie and his Wolfpack teammates officially open the 2012-13 season next Friday, Oct. 12, with Primetime with the Pack presented by PNC. The event begins at 7 p.m., with PNC Arena doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission and parking is free. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Wolfpack caps strong start at SEARC 1 The N.C. State rifle team finished up its first meet this past weekend, posting the second-highest team air rifle score in the program’s history with a 2317 total at the first Southeastern Air Rifle Conference competition of the 2012-13 season. “Overall, we’re pleased with our performance in the match,” said head coach Keith Miller. “Our combined score (4582) was just a few points shy of our goal, but still above our average from last year. Our top three returning shooters all had some strong results and some minor rough spots.” The Wolfpack, who improved to 6-0 overall (5-0 SEARC), will next compete at Nebraska, Oct. 5-6. N.C. State will face host Nebraska on Oct. 5, before meeting Alaska-Fairbanks the following day. Fans can watch real time target results for Pack shooters on Friday when they compete against Nebraska, and on Saturday when they shoot against Alaska-Fairbanks. Both matches will feature Live Scoring, where fans can watch real time target results, which will be streamed v�ia the Nebraska Rifle web site. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Rodney Purvis @rpurvis_0 This the month we all be waiting for. #PTWP is 11 days away and the season is a month away. Time to buckle down and focus ! #gotime
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points anyone put on the board the entire afternoon. Ever since that day, the ghosts of Riddick Stadium have broken the hearts of ranked Florida State teams on more than one occasion. When the two teams met again in 1967, State handed Florida State a loss in Tallahassee — one of FSU’s two losses that season — and then the series went on a 23-year hiatus shortly afterwards. Upon the Seminoles’ arrival to the ACC in 1992, FSU had developed into a national powerhouse bound for total domination throughout the ‘90s. One of the extremely rare losses wide receiver Peter Warrick and the Seminoles suffered during their incredible run came in 1998 when State earned what most consider the biggest win in program history. The Wolfpack picked off six Chris Weinke passes in front of a raucous crowd and downed No. 2 Florida State, 24-7. That win opened the door to future victories over talented and heavily-favored FSU teams, including when State became the first ACC team to beat Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium. From 19922002, Florida State went a gaudy 83-5 against competition from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The N.C. State rugby football club, led by a senior-heavy squad, looks to build from last season’s successes. State’s R.F.C. fields two teams, a seven-on-seven squad and a 15-on-15 team. Jim Latham, Robert McAlister and David Egan coach both teams. Last year the fifteens squad finished the year off strong winning its last three matches, including a win over undefeated Maryland along the way. The sevens squad clinched its first Collegiate Rugby Championship birth in Philadelphia, but fell short. This year, the team wants to build depth throughout the roster as it will be losing many veterans next season. Preseason matchups will give many young players the opportunity to develop and gain valuable playing time. The team is scheduled to play in-state rivals East Carolina University and Appalachian State in preseason bouts. “The main goal for us is to take all the new players we have and make sure we get everyone up to speed,” senior and team captain Abe Harmon said. “We’ve got a couple guys who played in high school but most of these guys either played football or wrestled.” The sevens team will begin competition during the rest of the fall semester. The team will compete in the Atlantic Coast Invitational, which consists of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. If the team wins the ACI, they will be invited back to the Collegiate Rugby Championship during the summer. The fifteens team’s regular season starts in the spring. They also compete against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and participate in weekend tournaments.
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N.C. State celebrates a victory at old Riddick Stadium. The field was orginally named the “New Athletic Park” when it opened in 1907. The Wolfpack defeated Florida State 3-0 in the last game played at the stadium Nov. 13, 1965.
The Seminole moment at Riddick Sean Fairholm
State never played more than four home games in any given year. By Deputy Sports Editor the mid-‘60s,The decrepit house of It’s almost impossible to imag- Pack football was so unbearable that ine, but if you go and park your State traveled to remote locations car outside of SAS Hall just north like Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa of the North Carolina Railroad, just to get away from Raleigh. With the $3 million Carter Stayou’re on top of the football field N.C. State used to call home 47 dium being built several miles from years ago. The two-story field campus, the Wolfpack said goodbye house bordering the tunnel on a cool afternoon against a Semthat leads to Dunn Avenue is inoles team coming off of a 9-1-1 where the locker rooms stood season the year prior. The game was a defensive battle for both teams, whose players and that is virwould have turned tually the only over in their graves physic a l ev ihad they seen fudence remainture matchups like ing for those the 50-44 shootout who would like that Florida State to close their won in Tallahassee eyes and conduring Phillip Rivjure up images ers’ senior season. of Roman GaBoth teams failed briel and Dick Quarterback Mike Glennon to move the footChristy becomball in front of a ing a part of crowd wearing mostly jackets and Wolfpack lore. The final game at Riddick Sta- ties,with some members sporting dium was against Florida State fedoras. Early on in the third quarter, head on Nov. 13, 1965, and it ended in the same exact way the stadium coach Earle Edwards’ team received opened in 1907 — with a shutout a gift when FSU had a snap sail over its punter’s head, giving State excelvictory. For the last decade of the lent field position in Seminole tercrumbling structure’s existence, ritory. The Pack’s placekicker HarRiddick could only cram in a old Deters went on to h�it a 41-yard maximum of 22,000 fans and field goal, which finished as the only
“It’s in prime time against the No. 3 team in the country, and that’s why we came here.”
State soccer alum starts professional career Jeniece Jamison Sports Editor
David Amerson @DavidAmerson1 Love Friday breakfast at waffle house....best meal of the week
Alex Johnson @SupermanJohnson The First time I won’t have #nba2k by midnight. Will I still be the man? Yeah I think so! Just ask @Zo_Brown and @Rich1Howell ha ha ha ha
Scott Wood @ScottWood15 Whoever keeps crawling in girls beds on state campus got issues. hope he doesn’t crawl in my bed. We will have problems.
Tyler Lewis @tylewis_12 Shout out to my boy @de_ thaeyGOPACK he is going to do big things this year. Wolf pack nation needs to follow my boy
CJ Leslie @ncsu_cleslie Funniest thing i seen all day. RT @berthepervert: Got some chickens and named one of them Calvin Haha @ncsu_cleslie
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Former defenseman for the Wolfpack soccer team, Justin Willis, is starting his professional career with the NASL’s Carolina Railhawks.
Justin Willis’ career has come full circle in the Triangle. A native of Raleigh and former Capitol Area Soccer League player in his youth, he began his collegiate career playing at High Point University. He later transferred back home to N.C. State. After starting 20 games with the Wolfpack his senior season, Willis made his professional debut with the North American Soccer League’s Carolina RailHawks, who call WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary home, on Saturday, Sept. 22 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. “It was a good feeling,” Willis said. “Making a debut late in the season, it was a great feeling. [It’s something] I’ve been working for all season. I felt like I had mentally [and] physically prepared myself during the season for when I did get on the field to make an impact. “I feel like for the time that I got on the field that I got a lot of touches and showcased my talent and the things that I could do on the field. I felt like I did that.” The game ended in a 0-0 draw. Prior to Willis’ debut in the RailHawks’ final game of the regular season, he was named the “Fan Favorite,” which was voted on by the fans via a poll on the RailHawks
website. “Wasn’t ready for that one, but that’s something [from] being a hometown kid,” Willis said. “Having a lot of family and friends in the area that voted for me gives me that extra motivation and drive to become a successful player in the Triangle.” He credited State’s men’s soccer coach Kelly Findley with him getting to the milestone of playing in his first professional game. “Findley, he definitely helped me to prepare off the field and on the field,” Willis said. “Preparation was a huge key. Just to do the little things throughout the year and they add up. “I’ve been training at a high level since January and I feel like I’ve put the time in and dedication to improving my skills. It just paid off in the end.” He’s also kept up with the current squad. The team is currently 7-4 and has yet to win a conference game this season. “I’ve actually been back to see the guys train a couple of times,” Willis said. “They’re on a rough patch right now but they’re a young team and they have a bright future ahead.” Willis also played for the RailHawks’�Under-23 squad in 2010
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Published on Oct 2, 2012