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Talley faces electrical problems Sarah Awad Staff Writer

Due to an inconsistent power source, Talley Student Center has experienced blowouts for six weeks that have caused the lights to flicker. According to Director of Operations and Planning for Campus Enterprises Jimmy Wright, electrical contractors identified the first problem to be a section of bus duct that had been overheating. The section of bus duct has been replaced. After some troubleshooting, it was found that the circuit breaker serving the bus duct had also been overheating and ultimately failed. The circuit breaker serving the bus duct has been replaced and is located on the first floor. The breaker is located on the fourth floor. The electrical problems have been intermittent and have mainly been isolated to the fourth floor of the building. According to Operations Director of University Student Centers Tim Hogan, the most recent electrical event occurred Oct. 1. Hogan said there was smoke issuing from a burnt out valve causing the lights to flicker. “The University is working with contractors to identify the source of the problem,” Hogan said. Contractors replaced an electrical switch Tuesday morning and everything has been running smoothly since then, Hogan said. “Everything is working efficiently and safely now, [and] we feel very confident that this problem has been resolved,” Wright said. Hogan claimed electrical contractors had been investigating what

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$10 million gifted to poultry science Jessie Halpern News Editor

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Raleigh firefighters and police officers respond to a reported incident at Talley Student Center on Monday, Oct. 1 at about 8:30 p.m. There have been several incidents of electrical problems this fall due to outdated systems.

could be potential causes for the blowouts and repairing them. The electrical problems have “been challenging, but it is not stopping us from operating business as usual,” Hogan said. Offices on the fourth floor have been operational for the most part since the outlets on the computers are still working, Hogan said. “We had to move a couple meetings and events,” Hogan said. According to Hogan, it was difficult to determine the exact cause of the electrical failures because the problems didn’t happen consistently and occurred with different lights. There have been three or four electrical incidents in the past six

weeks, according to Hogan. Talley Student Center is operating under an “old, outdated electrical system and needs to be completely replaced, but we have to get through the rest of this year before we can evacuate the building and turn it over to contractors,” Hogan said. Hogan said all of the mechanical systems will be replaced in the new Talley Student Center. The old electrical system in Talley Student Center only played a minor role in the building of the new facility. According to Hogan, the electrical problems are “more annoying than dangerous,” and the University is “keeping safety at the top of [its] priority list.”

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Electrical problems have been plaguing Talley Student Center for the past six weeks. There have been three to four electrical incidents. The electrical problems have mostly been affecting the fourth floor. The electrical problems have been intermittent. The first problem involved a section of bus duct overheating. The second problem was that the circuit breaker serving the bus duct had been overheating and ultimately failed.

The Prestage family, of Prestage Farms, gifted $10 million to name and endow the poultry science department in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Chancellor Randy Woodson made the announcement to about 300 guests and faculty members at the University Club Tuesday afternoon. Prestage Farms is a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton, N.C. The new Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science, honoring Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, will continue its efforts to “provide a powerful stimulus for economic development in North Carolina and beyond,” according to Woodson. More than 10 members of the Prestage family showed up at the event to support the donation and their patriarch. The family boasts several N.C. State graduates among Bill Prestage’s children and grandchildren. “We started Prestage Farms back in 1983 and our background with the University goes back a long way,” Prestage said. “The University has done so many projects for us and our industry that they are really part of our family, too.” The gift is going to be divided into

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State Fair to open Thursday afternoon Laura Wilkinson Deputy News Editor

This year’s State Fair, open Oct. 11-21, will feature a “bumper crop of fun,” including more than 100 carnival rides, with two new rides joining the mix. According to Sarah Ray, public information officer for the fair, the new Rock Star and Genesis rides can each hold more than 20 passengers at a time. “Each ride features a rotating arm, which lifts seated riders into the air in a clockwise motion,” Ray said. Dorton Arena on the fairgrounds will feature 11 concerts, including two by Scotty McCreery, American Idol winner and current freshman at N.C. State. Both the Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 shows are sold out. Also representing the University will be a cappella groups Grains of Time and Ladies in Red. The two groups, along with Rhythm & Blue from Duke University, the UNC Clef Hangers and the UNC Loreleis, are participating is the Varsity Vocal Showcase Thursday. Other representation from the University in the past has included a Howling Cow ice cream booth, educational booths from the bees and beekeeping classes, a cow-milking station staffed by the Animal Science Club and the baby chicken petting station run by the Poultry Science Club.

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Along with all the other fried treats served up at the fair, several new foods have joined the list, many of them deep fried. The past two years saw total attendance of more than 1 million people, and State Fair officials are hoping for similar numbers this year. Fair-goers can purchase advance tickets at a discounted price before the fair opens Thursday. Regular price adult admission tickets are $8 and ride tickets are $1 per ticket. During Food Lion Hunger Relief Day Thursday, Oct. 18, attendees can gain free entrance to the fair by donating at least four cans of Food Lion brand food at the entrance gates for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. More information, including food and ride maps, can be found at www.ncstatefair.org.

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(Left) The Free Expression Tunnel is painted with the campaign slogan of former Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles “Hay un camino,” or “There is a way.” President Hugo Chávez (top right), celebrates his electorial victory from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Capriles (bottom right), campaigned against Chávez in hopes to bring change to Venezuela. Chávez has governed since 1999.

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Oct. 8 11:06 A.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Off Campus RPD cited three students found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at Lake Johnson Park. All were referred to the University.

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11:42 A.M. | ASSAULT Carter-Finley Stadium Non-student reported nonaffiliated son had been struck in the face by unknown subject. 4:32 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Caldwell Hall Units responded to alarm. No problems were found.

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Wednesday CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY CHECKPOINT 11:30-2:30 p.m. Brickyard OIT Security and Compliance staff will run a very quick diagnostic tool on your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry phone, or on your Windows or Mac laptop or iPad. You can also sign up for a group session to learn how to further secure your device or pick up instructions on how to secure it yourself. Light refreshments will be available, and you will have the opportunity to register for a free iPad and Kindle Fire to be given away Oct. 31. ART WITHOUT ARTISTS Noon-8 p.m. Gregg Museum Art Without Artists probes whether art exists only in the eye of the beholder or remains forever stranded in some Twilight Zone in-between intention and chance. Equal parts brain-teaser and eyepleaser, the exhibition rekindles a sense of wonder while you wonder how to make sense of it all. Co-curated by St. Louis graphic designer John Foster and Gregg Museum director Roger Manley. CURSED BREAD: LECTURE BY THE WORLD’S BAGUETTE AUTHORITY 6-7:30 p.m. 216 Poe Hall European history scholar Steven Kaplan of Cornell University, the world’s leading authority on the history of French bread,

gives a public talk: “’Cursed Bread’: A Tale of Mystery and Tragedy in France, 1945-1958.” Refreshments afterwards provided by French business school members of SKEMA. NCSU PUMPKIN PATCH 7-9 p.m. Craft Center Come by the Crafts Center during the week of Oct. 8-12 from 7-9 p.m. and select a pumpkin to have glazed as-is by our staff or a clay pumpkin that you can carve and decorate as you wish in our clay studio - then have fire and glazed by our staff. Glazed pumpkins will be fired in our kiln and ready for you to pick up on Monday, Oct. 29 after 2 p.m. Thursday ART WITHOUT ARTISTS Noon-8 p.m. Gregg Museum Art Without Artists probes whether art exists only in the eye of the beholder or remains forever stranded in some Twilight Zone in-between intention and chance. Equal parts brain-teaser and eyepleaser, the exhibition rekindles a sense of wonder while you wonder how to make sense of it all. Co-curated by St. Louis graphic designer John Foster and Gregg Museum director Roger Manley. AMAZING ALUMNI - BRIAN FRASURE, PARALYMPIC ATHLETE 3-4 p.m. D.H. Hill Auditorium Brian Frasure, ‘96, was 19 years old and attending N.C. State when an accident resulted in the amputation of part of his left leg. Instead of letting the injury defeat him, Frasure graduated in 1996 and became an elite Paralympic sprinter, winning a combined 55 medals (32 gold) and five world records. Now, Frasure is a certified prosthetist with iWalk, a company that helps veterans and other amputees regain mobility with bionic products.

17TH-CENTURY NOTIONS OF SYMPATHY 4:30-6 p.m. 331 Withers Hall “From Metaphysics to Ethics: Seventeenth-Century Notions of Sympathy,” by Christia Mercer - Columbia University and National Humanities Center. BERNIE 7-9 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. Admission is $2 with a valid college student ID and $3 for the general public. NCSU PUMPKIN PATCH 7-9 p.m. Craft Center Come by the Crafts Center during the week of Oct. 8-12 from 7-9 p.m. and select a pumpkin to have glazed as-is by our staff or a clay pumpkin that you can carve and decorate as you wish in our clay studio - then have fire and glazed by our staff. Glazed pumpkins will be fired in our kiln and ready for you to pick up on Monday, Oct. 29 after 2 p.m. NO ILLUSIONS, NO FANTASY, NO MELODRAMA: THE LEGACY OF RACHEL CARSON’S SILENT SPRING 7-9 p.m. D.H. Hill Auditorium Join us for a special talk featuring M. Jimmie Killingsworth, author of “Ecospeak.” Killingsworth will discuss the legacy of Rachel Carson’s milestone book, “Silent Spring,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of its publication. Matthew Booker, Deborah Hooker and Ken Zagacki will be respondents to Killingsworth’s talk.

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two separate endowments. One, the Endowment for Excellence, will go directly to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and allow it to “provide faculty and student support, curriculum enrichments, increased opportunity for interdisciplinary research and enhanced ability to respond to an agricultural crisis,” according to a press release. The second endowment is going to fund the Prestage Family Distinguished Professorship in Turkey Physiology, Nutrition and Immunology. This funding enables the University to recruit and hire a new faculty member. “The partnerships we have with supporters like the Pre-

WOODTURNING WITH AL STIRT 7-9 p.m. Crafts Center Woodshop In conjunction with a weekend workshop presented by the Woodturners Guild of N.C., students and the public alike are invited to an open woodturning demonstration by worldrenowned turner Al Stirt of Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

work is witty, energetic, and highly accessible. The performance will feature both new works and classics, including the stunning Round My World (which premiered in New York in January), set to music created by cellist Zoe Keating; and Parsons’ spectacular audience favorite, Caught.

Friday ART WITHOUT ARTISTS Noon-8 p.m. Gregg Museum Art Without Artists probes whether art exists only in the eye of the beholder or remains forever stranded in some Twilight Zone in-between intention and chance. Equal parts brain-teaser and eyepleaser, the exhibition rekindles a sense of wonder while you wonder how to make sense of it all. Co-curated by St. Louis graphic designer John Foster and Gregg Museum director Roger Manley.

BERNIE 9-11 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. Admission is $2 with a valid college student ID and $3 for the general public.

NCSU PUMPKIN PATCH 7-9 p.m. Craft Center Come by the Crafts Center during the week of Oct. 8-12 from 7-9 p.m. and select a pumpkin to have glazed as-is by our staff or a clay pumpkin that you can carve and decorate as you wish in our clay studio - then have fire and glazed by our staff. Glazed pumpkins will be fired in our kiln and ready for you to pick up on Monday, Oct. 29 after 2 p.m. NCSU CENTER STAGE PRESENTS PARSONS DANCE 8-9:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre The sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement of Parsons Dance have made them one of the hottest tickets in American dance. Hailed as one of the greatest choreographers of his generation, David Parsons is a former leading dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. His

stage family are essential in helping us fulfill our mission as the largest public institution of higher education in North Carolina,” Woodson said. Among the event’s guest list were several distinguished speakers, including Mike Williams, interim department head of poultry science. “In North Carolina, poultry production accounts for tens of thousands of jobs and millions in economic activity,” Williams said. “The department provides expertise to the poultry industry and citizens throughout North Carolina. The impacts of this department’s programs are significant and profound, and will only increase thanks to this generous gift from the Prestage family.” Williams said N.C. State’s poultry science department is

TROPIC THUNDER Midnight-2 a.m. Witherspoon Student Cinema A film crew is in Southeast Asia filming a Vietnamwar memoir. It’s early in the shooting, but they’re already behind schedule and over budget. On the day an accident befalls the novice director, the cast and crew are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealers, except the cast and crew don’t realize these aren’t actors who are stalking them. The thugs kidnap Tugg Speedman, an actor whose star seems on the decline, and it’s up to the rest of the ragtag team to band together long enough to attempt his rescue. But will Tugg want to leave? Admission to this event is free.

one of only six in the United States. According to a North Carolina Department of Agriculture study, poultry represents about 38 percent of all cash receipts from agriculture. In addition, the population in the U.S. is estimated to double in the next 50 years — a message made clear in Prestage’s speech. “We have to produce much more food on the same acreage we have today,” Prestage said. “With the University’s help, we produce more food on less footage than we ever have and I think the University and professors who worked with us are the reason that’s happened.” Summer Lanier, a two-time N.C. State graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and public relations director for Prestage Farms, was also in at-

11:26 A.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Library Student reported unattended textbooks stolen. 12:27 P.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Nelson Hall Units responded to student in need of medical assistance. Transport was refused. 3:00 P.M. | ASSISTANCE Poe Hall Officers responded to student in distress. Student counseling was contacted and student was issued welfare referral. 4:17 P.M. | INFORMATION UNIVERSITY Public Safety Building NCSU PD received information from Roanoke Rapids PD regarding non-student possibly working on campus as contractor. It was determined RPD had arrested subject. Subject was issued conditional trespass from NCSU property. 5:54 P.M. | FIGHT Thomas Hall Area Report subjects jumped out of vehicle and went after student walking. Officers made contact with six students who advised they had seen their friend, jumped out of vehicle to scare him and horse around. Alleged victim verified story, no fight occurred. No action taken. 7:04 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Wolf Village Units responded to alarm caused by cooking. System would not reset. Electronics was notified and responded. 8:39 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS PERSON ES King Village Report of two subjects yelling loudly. Officer checked the area but did not locate subjects.

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tendance. Lanier has been a family friend of the Prestage’s for many years and began working on their farm when she needed an internship in college. “Both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Prestage Farms have been guiding forces in my life,” Lanier said. “I am honored to be a part of the merging of both of my families. According to a press release by Mick Kulikowski, assistant director of news services, The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is the second named academic department in the University’s history. “Together we will continue to strengthen N.C. State’s position as an incubator for research, educational innovation, collaboration and economic development,” Woodson said.


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Presidential Science Debate 2012 INTRODUCTION BY HASSAN DURANT

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hough it wasn’t as heavily publicized as the official presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took the time to answer questions about their stance on certain scientific issues in early September. ScienceDebate.org invited thousands of scientists, engineers and concerned citizens to submit what they felt were the most important science questions facing the nation that the candidates for president should be debating on the campaign trail. Science Debate then worked with the leading U.S. science and engineering organizations listed at left to refine the questions and arrive at a universal consensus on what the

BIOSECURITY KATIE SANDERS

Pandemics are one of the inevitable outcomes of a globalized era. With more international trade and travel, scares like the avian and swine flu have become a common and serious threat to not only the United States, but the entire global population. The two presidential candidates have similar overall approaches to preventing pandemics in the United States – both are in agreement that more emphasis needs to be put on stopping diseases at the border. However, Obama wants to do this by working with the public health systems while Romney wants to do this by developing new monitoring systems. They are also both concerned with the reaction time of communities but plan to tackle this issue differently. Obama wants to create a plan so that communities can respond quickly if a pandemic occurs, while Romney is more in favor of decreasing response time through an increase in research. However, they are in disagreement about the role of government in medical research. Obama wants to address vulnerabilities in the private sector by making research more public, but Romney believes that regulation to the private sector has slowed the drug development progress. “[Pandemic prevention] requires a multifaceted approach,” Peter Cowen, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, said. He is in favor of a three-pronged attack against pandemics. First, the public health infrastructure needs to be built up. Unfortunately, because of the economic recession over the last few years, Cowen said the health system has been less effective.

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most important science policy questions fac -ing the United States are in 2012. Some have criticized the debate for not including obvious controversial questions in their debate, such as teaching evolution in public schools; however, it is a marked improvement that the candidates actually responded this time — when the Science Debate team approached the 2008 presidential candidates, they opted to instead discuss their religious faith in a “Faith forum”. In an effort to offer informed criticism of the 2012 debate, professors and experts at the university gave their opinions on the candidates’ responses. Their thoughts can be found below.

A large part of this, he said, is the lack of education about the health system and the need to install “robust training programs.” It is impractical to try to stop new diseases from making it across the border. Instead, doctors should be trained to respond effectively. They need to be given the tools, such as a central database for new information or cases, to respond to pandemics that will inevitably arrive. Secondly, the United States needs to ensure global cooperation by investing in tropical medicine, and lastly, develop a way to communicate quickly with communities about how to respond to particular diseases. Cowen said that we should realize that it would be very difficult to prevent the newest disease from crossing our borders. “The key then is that we must have a capability to respond and recover,” Cowen said. The question of whether research should be mainly private or public seems to be rather counterintuitive, said Cowen, who believes there needs to be a close cooperation between the two sectors. “This is a situation where we really need to draw on our best… sometimes this will be public, and sometimes this will be private,” Cowen said. “Both will be extremely important.”

PUBLIC HEALTH KATIE SANDERS

Vaccinations can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience for many, but they are also necessary for public health. Throughout the past few years, the percentage of people vaccinated in the United States has dropped dramatically. Obama believes public health care laws must be instated to make sure that a

larger percentage of our community is vaccinated. He said that one of the main reasons people have avoided preventative health care is because it is too expensive. Therefore, states should purchase vaccines at federally negotiated prices. Romney, on the other hand, believes that to make sure enough people are vaccinated, three things must be done. First, there must be enough facilities in the United States to manufacture the vaccines. Second, the majority of Americans must be encouraged to receive the vaccines. And third, money must be invested to improve the research and development of new vaccines. Peter Cowen, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, believes that public health is on the right track as both candidates are focusing on improving vaccination rates. “As an epidemiologist, everything that I’ve concluded over the years is that prevention is better than cure,” Cowen said. He believes the government should make sure to support preventative medicine. According to Cowen, one of the most successful things a government can do to improve these rates is spread vaccination awareness. “We have to appreciate the strides we’ve made in better health from public health campaigns,” Cowen said. For example, much of what the public knows about cleaning food and getting vaccinated has come from the success of these campaigns. Particularly, Cowen said we need to have more engagement with people that believe that vaccination is not something that is beneficial, making the consequences of not being vaccinated available and clear. However, the government must also concentrate on

GRAPHIC BY BRETT MORRIS manufacturing if it wishes to keep a supply of vaccinations viably available to the public. “Manufacturing vaccines is a complex problem,” Cowen said, “being totally reliant on the private sector to manufacture vaccines has not been a highly reliable policy,” Cowen said. He argued not for a completely private system or a federally run one, but a creative public-private partnership. “It’s important that government strengths in research and development are paired with private capacity to bring products to market,” Cowen said. Cowen also said that there was more manufacturing and research going on internationally, but he saw that as an advantage instead of a problem needing to be fixed. “We shouldn’t resist that. We should see it as a challenge,” Cowen said.

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NICKY VAUGHT With the upcoming presidential election and the recent landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, it only makes sense to include the topic of space in a scientific debate between the two lead nominees. Both expressed interest in using space exploration in terms of practicality. “What I would not have liked to see from the candi-

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dates is extremely specific prescriptions for what NASA should do,” said Stephen Reynolds, a physics professor who specializes in astrophysics and relativity. Obama briefly outlined a plan in which he expects to land people on an asteroid in 2015, which is a very plausible idea, according to Reynolds. Obama also plans to land on Mars in 2030. This fits with a plan he proposed two years prior. “Most astronomers think that manned explorations to other planets are completely insane.” said Reynolds. “But, of course, astronomers don’t run NASA.” Romney hinted at using space as a means of national defense. Included in the brief outline of his plan are suggestions for partnering with allies and launching satellites into orbit. According to Reynolds, there is currently a treaty for the international use of space, which bans such things as nuclear weapons in orbit. “I hope there’s no hint of people proposing to contravene [the treaty] somehow, so that would mean the defensive uses of space are primarily surveillance, and I guess that’s okay,” Reynolds said. Reynolds also acknowledged a failure by both nominees to recognize the shortage of funding for NASA. There is very little support and enthusiasm from the private sector in terms of funding space exploration. �“Space tourism seems to be the only thing people try to do to make a little money,” Reynolds said.

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Recent data suggests the global economy is being driven by scientists, engineers and mathematicians. However, a recent study of 15-year-olds in 65 countries found that the U.S. ranked 23rd in science and 31st in math. When asked about a solution, Obama argued for the advancement of Science, Technology, Education and Math fields by preparing 100,000 additional STEM teachers over the next 10 years. He went on to outline his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, bringing together

individuals from all sectors to improve the classroom experience, as well as a plan to establish a STEM Master Teacher Corps that will be established in 100 sites across the country to support 10,000 STEM teachers over the next four years. Romney focused on school choice and the drag that teachers’ unions place on the education that children all over the country receive. Romney discusses putting in place standards for students to meet and for teachers to be held accountable, but he never specifies what his standards will be or his plan to hold teachers accountable for their performance. Jim Martin, professor of chemistry and Wake county school board member, offered his own input on both candidates’ plans. Martin disagrees with the President’s “Race to the Top” initiative because it too heavily relies on the results of standardized testing, but more importantly labels “education as a race.” According to Martin, one cannot race through the processes of discovery, exploration, and inquiry, but instead must live with an education system that often relegates these to a multiple-choice test. Martin criticizes Romney for not understanding the “role education plays in society,” and offering “no real plan” to improve the state of the nation’s education. Martin said people do not understand that educational improvement takes time, and that neither candidate is willing to admit the lack of a quick-fix to the problem. The verdict? “I think Mr. Obama has a better understanding for the need of the role of education in our democracy than does Mr. Romney, but I still do not feel that he has a complete educational vision for this country,” Martin said.

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hat are you?” has to rank among the top five questions I am most commonly asked. It is filled with ambiguity, and yet I always know how to respond: “Half Filipino and half white.” The asker of the question usually responds with an exaggerated, “Ohhhh.” Depending on how well they Megan know me, they may also Ellisor throw in a remark like, “So Staff Columnist that’s why you’re so [insert trait that makes me look not Caucasian].” To clarify, I say I am “Filipino” as in my mom was born in the country of the Philippines. Sorry to disappoint, but I am not directly related to “Filipinos” — the biscuit crackers sold in Spain. Being Filipino has led to a hardship that seems to never go away. When we took the SAT, applied to N.C. State, and when we registered to vote (I’m sure you’re registered to vote) we were all asked our race. While others were struggling through the math section of the SAT, we were still on the cover page trying to decide what race we most identified with.

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“Yes, we do need one. When we go places we need to be able to communicate with people that speak other languages.” Kadija Mitchell Freshman, psychology

“No, I do not think so. America is a country based on the fusion of cultures. English is the primary language, but does not need to be official, though most people speak English.” Tim Crawford Freshman, transition program

“Yes, seeing how we already speak English most of the time, it should be the official language.” Evan Stone Freshman, engineering

“No, I do not see the need for an official language. It would confuse vistors. We already do everything in English.” Morton Gaskill Freshman, fisheries and wildlife science

And although race is not something that can be altered, it is one section of college applications where many Asians choose to tell a “white” lie. An article by the Associated Press stories five Asian-American college students, all of whom attend Ivy League schools. Of the five, two openly admitted they only checked the box for “white” on their college applications. Two others did not check any box and the fifth checked “Asian.” As a full-time AsianAmerican, I can sympathize with the urge to only mark “white,” but to others the incentive may not be so clear. The AP article explains, “[Asian-Americans] often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission. Critics say these numbers, along with the fact that some top colleges with race-blind admissions have double the Asian percentage of Ivy League schools, prove the existence of discrimination.” The University of California at Berkeley

“Sorry to disappoint, but I am not directly related to “Filipinos” – the biscuit crackers sold in Spain.”

American than Asian. My race, an uncontrollable factor, groups me with Asians like Lanya Olmstead — a Harvard student who considers her 2150 SAT score to be “pretty low.” I scored … lower, to say the least. Race alone should not be a factor that defines a student. A person’s race is not any sort of direct insight to her life, the educational opportunities she had, or even the type of culture in which she was raised. Although affirmative action was imposed to promote equal opportunity, many argue that it has led to reverse discrimination. This problem extends to other races and has recently become relevant again due to the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. An article by Megan Messerly in The Daily Californian explains that Abigail Fisher, a white student, “claims her rejection from UT Austin was due to the university’s policy of considering race in the admissions process.” Opening arguments are set to begin today. California, Michigan and Washington have all banned affirmative action, and this court case may add a fourth state to the list. Despite the fact color-blind admissions may decrease the diversity of universities, many see it as the only way to give all students a truly equal opportunity.

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hen we enter college, we are pristine and innocent children who barely have our eyes open to the exciting life ahead of us. We are unsure of what to expect in t his u nknown world. We Lauren constantly Noriega wonder Staff Columnist if the life and world in front of us will compare to the exciting lives of the main characters from “Gossip Girl” and “Saved by the Bell: The College Years.” Then we step onto the red and ever-slippery bricks and realize college is nothing like how it is depicted on the Upper East Side, apart from one thing: copious amounts of drinking. Though not everyone in college engages in this recreational activity, by and large, the vast majority of students do. I am in no position to judge anyone else for their weekend choices. However, recently there have been many reports of alcoholism being taken to a new extreme, namely in the new and awfully creative ways that people are discovering and implementing in order to get a little buzz covertly. About a month ago, there was a report about a college student who was sent to the emergency room for severe alcohol poisoning. Like previously stated, this type of report is not normally seen as anything out of the ordinary. However, with further investigations, it was believed that the cause of the student’s health woes was due to the practice of “butt-chugging.” For those of you that are unfamiliar with this peculiar practice, some people are now using a hose or a tube to filter drinks into their rectum in order to become intoxicated faster. The idea behind the act is that if you put alco-

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is a prime example. Since Proposition 209 was passed by the state, forbidding colleges to consider race in the admissions process, UC Berkeley’s percentage of Asian students increased from 20 percent to 40 percent. When the maximum SAT score was 1600, Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade found that in 1997, “AsianAmericans needed a 1550 SAT to have an equal chance of getting into an elite college as white students with a 1410 or black students with an 1100.” Thus, college applicants are compared to those of the same race in competition for admittance. This creates a problem for many Asian-Americans because we are grouped in the same category as Asians who grew up in Asia. Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” explains, “Chinese parents can order their kids to get straight As. Western parents can only ask their kids to try their best.” I was born and brought up in the U.S. and would consider my home life to be far more

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hol directly into your colon, it will be absorbed much more quickly than if done the old fashion way. The person who decided to give this a try and repeatedly perform this act to ensure quick intoxication is someone I would like to have a few words with, but that is beside the point. Additionally, there have been reports in the news about another bizarre tactic also gaining a following, which doesn’t have quite as catchy a name as “butt-chugging,” however it is of a similar token. These days, people are so antsy to get drunk they are going to the store, purchasing tampons, soaking them in vodka, then inserting them into their body. Once inside their body, the alcohol is absorbed without the barrier of the stomach. This trend is not exclusive to women — men are taking to vodka tampons as well. People are finding the most extreme ways to get intoxicated, and I would like to know why. Why exactly are people so eager to get drunk that they want to place feminine products into their bodies just to get a buzz? Moreover, why are people so desperate to get drunk that they have to use these stealthy methods? What is wrong with the old tradition of meeting up with a person for a casual drink and consuming the beverage the traditional way? Call me old-fashioned, but that is the way I have come to appreciate my overpriced alcoholic beverages. Lastly, if you do decide to drink, please do so in a careful matter. Drinking is not worth the risk of ending up in the hospital and, more importantly, not worth the humiliation of having to explain to your family that the reason for your almost deadly hospital visit was due to something commonly known as “butt chugging.” Send your thoughts to viewpoint@technicianonline. com

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t is a sad time for science in United States politics. On Sept. 27 at a banquet held at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., a man named Paul Broun went up in f ront Hassan of ca mDuRant eras and a Science & Tech Editor crowded congregation and had the following to say: “All that stuff I was t aug ht about evolution, embryolog y, big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.” Broun went on to claim the earth is only about 9,000 years old, despite overwhelming evidence for a 4.5-billion-year-old earth. Pau l Brou n isn’t a fringe-group leader, and he isn’t an ordinary citizen. Broun is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives — and what’s worse, Broun is described as a “high-ranking” member of the House’s Committee on Science, Space

and Technology. In other words, a leading member of a group that has great influence on scientific policy and laws in U.S. politics does not want to accept conventional science. I only wish Broun was the only one. Another member of the House of Representative’s science committee demonstrated his knowledge of female physiology earlier this year when he claimed women’s bodies have a mechanism that is c apable of terminating a pregnancy if she is “legitimately” raped — Todd A k in sits proudly on the science committee to this day. Ralph Hall, t he cha i rman of the committee, played a hand in killing a bill that would give more funding to scientific research and innovation by adding the measure onto another bill that would force federal offices to allow workers to view pornography while on the job. Hall rejects the findings of climate change research, not because of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but

because he believes research on climate change is a lie, and that scientists are only seeking monetary gain. “I’m more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that,” Hall said regarding climate change. T he se repre sent at ive s aren’t looking at evidence and forming conclusions as the scientific method dictates — they are starting with preconceived conclusions and errant disregard for evidence. It seems completely inappropriate for these representatives to serve as part of a scientific committee — it’s no more acceptable than an acrophobe being in charge of a city’s Tall Buildings Commission. The fact of the matter is Paul Broun is on the House of Representatives’ science committee, where science should be the primary focus. If he and other representatives do not value well-documented scientific evidence and the scientific method, then perhaps the House should find representatives who do.

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Un mensaje del redactor A message from the editor ¡Saludos a N.C. State y a los lectores del Technician! Me llamo Miguel A. Sanchez y quisiera presentarles una nueva sección semanal del Technician que va a publicarse cada miércoles. Esta sección se nombrará Bienvenidos, y será una sección escrita en español e inglés. Aunque la mayoría de lo que sea escrito será impreso en español, un artículo por semana se imprimirá en inglés y español. Para traducciones en inglés, habrá un código QR para que se pueda conectar a la red. Esta opción de ver los artículos en inglés y castellano será hecha posible por el uso del código QR. En nuestro sitio web, podrá encontrar el artículo seleccionado escrito en los ambos idiomas, uno al lado de otro, para que pueda ver los dos idiomas a la vez. En cada página también será disponible un enlace en que se puede encontrar nuestra página principal en línea. Entonces, ¿de dónde originó esta idea? Soy un mexicano que lleva dos generaciones en los Estados Unidos. Mis abuelos emigraron desde Chihuahua y Monterrey, México. Porque mis padres y yo nacimos en los Estados Unidos, el inglés ha sido mi primer (y hasta recientemente) único idioma. Frustrado, busqué

cada camino posible para aprender y practicar mi español, asi fue como empecé a aprender: escuchando la radio, escuchando música, leyendo, y viendo telenovelas. Sin embargo, al llegar a la universidad, conocí a mucha gente latina en la misma situación que yo, o aún mucho peor, sin conocimiento del idioma en absoluto. Había otras que hablaban español con fluidez pero que no podían escribirlo. Conocí también a mucha gente que ya han tomado clases avanzadas de español, ya sea en la escuela secundaria o en la universidad, pero no tenían dominio en lo más mínimo. Esa fue la la razón por la cual se me ocurrió esta idea de publicar un periódico bilingüe en español. Quiero ayudar a salvar la distancia entre el español escrito y hablado, aumentar el alfabetismo en español entre los latinos y los que no sean latinos, y quiero proveer una avenida para los estudiantes en nuestro campus de participar activamente en aprender un segundo idioma. Quiero que todos tengan la oportunidad de no solamente mejorarse en el español, pero también de aprender de lo que está sucediendo en nuestra comunidad local latina, y de los eventos que está sucedi-

endo alrededor del mundo. Planeamos traerles un crisol genial de información seria y artículos de primera plana, unos artículos que les harán pensar dos veces, y unos que les traeran curiosidad dejándolos con deseo de más. Entonces, sin más que decir, deseo que disfruten el contenido de éste todos los miércoles, and welcome to our bilingual publication!

Hello N.C. State and readers of Technician! I am Miguel A. Sanchez and I would like to introduce you to a new weekly section of Technician that will come to you every Wednesday. This section will be titled “Bienvenidos” and will be a bilingual section written in Spanish and English. While the majority of what is written will be printed in Spanish, one article per

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week will be printed with Engli sh printed right beside it. For articles that are not printed in English and Spanish, a QR code will be available so that you may read the article online, with Spanish and English side by side. A link will also be available on every page so that you may access our home page. So where did this idea come from? I am a third-generation Mexican-American. My grandparents migrated from Chihuahua and Monterrey, Mexico. Because my parents and I were born in the United States, English has been my primary [and until recently] only language. Frustrated, I sought out every avenue to learn and practice my Spanish, whether it was the listening to the radio, through music, through reading or watching telenovelas on TV. However, when I got to college, I met several other Hispanics in the same boat as me — or worse — not knowing the language at all. There were others who spoke Spanish f luently but could not write it. I also met

many people who had taken advanced Spanish classes, whether in high school or in college, but had little to no proficiency at all. This is why I came up with the idea of publishing a bilingual Spanish newspaper. I want to help bridge the gap between written and spoken Spanish, increase Spanish literacy among Latinos and non-Latinos and provide an avenue for students on our campus to actively participate towards learning a second language. I want everyone to have the opportunity to not only improve their Spanish, but also to learn more about what is going on in our local Latino community, and about what is going on around the world. We plan to bring you a great mix of hard news and feature stories, ones that will make you think twice, and ones that will make you feel hungry and ready for more (sometimes literally)! So please, enjoy this publication, every Wednesday, y ¡Bienvenidos a nuestra publicación bilingüe!

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¿Realmente hay un camino en Venezuela? Kenneth Smith Corresponsal El domingo se realizaron las elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela, en las cuales, el futuro de Latinoamérica y muchos países puede resultar afectado por la elección del pueblo venezolano. El 7 de Octubre, el país sudamericano escogió entre el líder populista Hugo Chávez y Henrique Capriles Radonski. Chávez, el actual presidente y un ex-miembro de las Fuerzas Armadas, fue también uno de los responsables del intento de golpe de Estado de 1992. Capriles, un abogado que fue presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, fue alcalde de Baruta y ex-gobernador de Miranda. En 2002, el régimen chavista lo mantuvo preso por unos meses. El resultado final fue una victoria de Chávez con un 54 por ciento de los votos contra un 45 por ciento de Capriles, con el resto dividido en votos nulos y otros candidatos. Ambos candidatos ofrecían dos propuestas distintas; el actual presidente se enfocaba en la continuación de su proyecto populista de más de 14 años mientras el candidato Capriles ofrecía un camino distinto, en el cual el discurso contenía repetidamente las palabras: progreso, unidad y paz. Venezuela es un país que lleva más de 13 años con el mismo líder, en donde generaciones como la nuestra solo tienen en mente un Gobierno y una ideología presente al mando. Desde 1999, el pueblo venezolano ha estado en una revolución constante, fundamentada en realizar cambios para deshacer el capitalismo y la empresa privada del país con un llamado, bajo el lema chavista del “Socialismo del Siglo XXI.” Realmente, es un populismo basado en usar el resentimiento en la clase más baja

GRÁFICO POR BRETT MORRIS para mantener popularidad y generar una idolatría del estado dominado por la figura del presidente. En ese período también los niveles de criminalidad, secuestro y asesinatos a mano armada, han aumentado de manera desproporcionada. Un gobierno de denominación “social” ha sido el que ha tenido los peores índices de muertes en el país en su historia. Un país que

hace 12 años no superaba las 4,500 muertes por año debido a la delincuencia, ahora registra un incremento de más del 400 por ciento, según a reportes policiales. Aún así el modelo populista de Chávez ha influido significativamente a Latinoamérica, principalmente en países como Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Cuba y algunos países de Centroamérica. Todo esto ha creado confron-

taciones entre los propios países hispanos y con Estados Unidos. Chávez también ha sido uno de los líderes anti-estadounidense, relacionándose con países como Rusia, Irán, China y Siria. Sin embargo, el Estado controla la compañía Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), que realiza sus mayores exportaciones y obtiene la mayor parte de sus ingresos de los Estados Unidos, lo cual resulta contradictorio. El futuro y la paz de este país de América del Sur son importantes para el mundo. Las elecciones también han llegado a estar presentes en N.C. State, donde hay aproximadamente 25 estudiantes venezolanos según registros de la Universidad. Hace dos semanas, la alumna Celeste Escotet dibujó una bandera de Venezuela en el Free Expression Tunnel y escribió las frases “Hay un camino” el lema de Capriles y “Aquí hay orgullo venezolano.” Así mismo Samuel Sotillo, un profesor venezolano que enseña castellano, lleva más de 12 años fuera de patria, dijo, “Hay tiempo de que Chávez reflexione, aunque es poco probable. Pero al final lo positivo de todo es que en Venezuela somos fieles al sistema democrático y siempre se observa una alta participación.” Este año alrededor de 80 por ciento de los posibles electores votaron. Ahora el futuro es incierto. Chávez tiene cáncer, por lo que surgen preguntas acerca de si será capaz de superarlo y de gobernar en tales circunstancias o incluso de quién podría sucederle en caso de que no pueda seguir al poder. Lo que está por verse es si la popularidad de Chávez sigue disminuyendo como es tendencia en los últimos años y cómo prosigue el discurso de “Socialismo de Siglo XXI,” que hasta ahora ha consistido en prometer mucho y actuar poco.

Residentes de Raleigh celebran el Día de la Raza Erick Andino Corresponsal Cristóbal Colón, almirante de la flotilla española, descubrió nuevas tierras el doce de octubre de 1492. Este acontecimiento cambió el rumbo de la historia alterando las prioridades de los poderes de Europa. Inmigración se presento a través de la conquista de las nuevas tierras. Colonizadores de España, Inglaterra, Francia, Portugal y otros países se unieron a la aventura. La tenacidad de los colonizadores españoles y su ventaja por haber descubierto el nuevo continente primero que los demás; les po-

sibilito esparcirse y adquirir más territorios bilingüe de Morrisville. que los competidores. Como resultado en el “…Y aguardiente con anís,” comentó Japresente 18 de 35 países en vier Solis, un residente de el hemisferio Americano se Raleigh. habla español como lenguaje Alicia Lazarowski, una oficial. bailadora de Argentina, dijo En la 27a edición de la Fesque lo que sea la ocasión, tival Internacional de Raleigh los latinos encontrarán una se les pregunto a varias persorazón para celebrar la vida. nas recordar esta fecha y sus “Los Latinos siempre se Alicia Lazarowski, residente de reúnen cuando es feriado. patrimonios coloniales. Raleigh y bailadora argentina “En Colombia se va al río, Actos en las escuelas, los esaquí (en los Estados Unidos) pañoles, las tres calaveras: La se hacen desfiles, danzas folklóricas, canastas pinta, La Santa y La Niña. Asado primavera de las flores” dijo Sendy Jaro, una terapista el clima es muy bonito.” Alicia y Eduardo

“Los Latinos siempre se reúnen cuando es feriado.”

Lazarowski ; bailadores de tango Argentinos. “Cristóbal Colón; Pienso que es una buena cosa porque dio modernidad para vivir pero también empezaron con la esclavitud. Es un momento para pensar para el futuro de este mundo, las relaciones entre culturas y los países del mundo,” dijo Clevelan de Haiti. Para entender el futuro tenemos que volver al pasado. A través de estas celebraciones la audacia de los conquistadores y la fortaleza de los nativos se mantendrán en nuestra raza y subsecuentes generaciones.


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Cada independencia es única Tianna Soto Corresponsal Banderas alzadas, colores brillantes, y sonido de trompetas fuertes. Era la mañana del 15 de Septiembre y la alegría y la risa llenaban las calles de Costa Rica. Desde las 6 de la noche del día anterior, las familias se estaban reuniendo en las calles para participar en el famoso Desfile de los Faroles. Las escuelas se mantuvieron cerradas para que los niños y los maestros pudieran compartir en la celebración. El entusiasmo de la gente era contagioso. Era el día de la independencia en Centroamérica. Cinco países celebraban su indepen-

dencia: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala y Costa Rica. Todo los años, miles de niños muestran su faroles caseros en el Desfile. Esta tradición comenzó en el año 1821, cuando Dolores Bedoya corrió por las calles de Guatemala con su farole. Ella invitaba a los ciudadanos a participar en el movimiento por la independencia al frente del Palacio Nacional. La gente gritaba “Viva la Libertad! Viva la Patria!” Y en momentos, la independencia fue firmada y estos países fueron liberados de España. En celebración de este aniversario, la gente iluminaba la ciudad con faroles, decoraban sus casas y cantaban himnos nacionales.

Estas tradiciones aún se realizan hoy en día. Este año es el aniversario 191 de la independencia de Centroamérica. (Nota histórica: después de una breve alianza con México, los 5 países se unieron para formar la “República Federal de Centroamérica” antes de separarse en estados más pequeños en los años 1830). Todas las personas de Centroamérica disfrutan y participan en el Desfile de los Faroles. El 15 de septiembre, en la ciudad de México, los mexicanos se congregan al frente del Palacio Nacional. A las once de la noche, el Presidente de México suena una campana y recita un canto para reflejar el “Grito

de Dolores” del padre Miguel Hidalgo en 1810. La Fiesta Patria es representada en cada zócalo (plaza) de México y es conmemorado por los mexicanos en todo el mundo. Los puestos le ofrecen antojitos tradicionales, además de “ponche” y “guayabas.” Cuando termina la ceremonia del grito, el cielo se ilumina con fuegos artificiales y multicolores, y la gente proclama con orgullo, “¡Viva México!” Deanna Metivier, una estudiante de primer año en la evaluación de ecosistemas de los recursos naturales, afirma que el Día del Grito, también llamado Fiesta Patria, es una de sus tradiciones mexicanas más favoritas. A pesar de vivir

lejos de México, ella no pierda la oportunidad de celebrar su herencia aquí en Carolina del Norte. Deanna expresa que reconocer y celebrar el Día del Grito le da “otra razón para estar orgullosa de ser mexicana”. “Hay comida mexicana, música, baile y por supuesto, como sugiere su nombre, ¡gritos! A pesar de que mucha de mi familia está miles de kilómetros de distancia, en México, todavía lo más importante es sentirse cercano. El Día del Grito sigue siendo una tradición especial que todos los mexicanos alrededor del mundo se unen en la celebración. Cuando los chilenos se despiertan el 18 de septiem-

bre, lo más probable es que muchos de ellos ya han estado celebrando partes de “Dieciocho,” su día de la independencia. Hoy en día en Chile, todo el mes de septiembre se denomina como “Mes de la Patria,” las fiestas duran varias semanas. En el corazón del Dieciocho es la “cueca.” La cueca es el estilo de Nacional de música y danza de Chile la cual a menudo se ve durante el Mes de la Patria. Como la música ref leja de temas de amor, eventos o geografía chilena, la cueca es una expresión de alegría y la independencia nacional.

El festival de películas latinoamericanas regresa al Triángulo Paula Gordon Corresponsal Esta semana, El Festival Anual de Películas Latinoamericanas está proyectando películas gratuitas al público en honor del mes de la herencia hispana. Este evento que empezó el 4 de Octubre durará hasta este viernes 12 de Octubre. Este festival exhibe películas de temas y directores latinoamericanos y está patrocinado por el Consorcio en Estudios en América Latina y el Caribe de la UNCChapel Hill y la Universidad de Duke. El 2012 marca del 26 aniverario del festival. A través de los años, las películas se han demostrado en trece lenguajes y representa la variedad de culturas Latinoamericanas celebrando la rica cultura del cine Hispano. El propósito del festival es exhibir películas latinoamericanas y crear un ambiente

donde la gente puede discutir acerca de las películas y celebrar la tradición del cine latinoamericano. También se da a los cineastas una plataforma para compartir sus películas en un ambiente comunal. El año pasado, dos películas se presentaron en la universidad NC State como parte del festival anual. La universidad NC State proyectó dos películas en el Witherspoon Student Center. Las películas, A tiro de piedra y El Infierno eran películas Mexicanas del 2010 y 2011 respectivamente. Los organizadores del festival hacen su mejor esfuerzo en traer directores a las proyecciones para hablar acerca de las películas y el director de A tiro de piedra, Sebastian Hiriart, estuvo presente en la proyección de esta. Este año, el festival es más corto, ya que presentara trece películas en vez de casi veinte como en años anteriores, y se llevará a cabo en el mes de Octubre

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para celebrar el mes de la her- enfoca en el impacto perencia hispana. sonal de las políticas de inLas películas se exhibirán migración, y relata la historia en los cines de UNC-Chapel de una familia mexicana en el Hill y Duke University. Las condado de Maricopa en Aripelículas cubren una gama zona cuya vida se ve alterada de temas y representan por el encuentro con “Amerinueve países y cuatro idi- ca’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Aromas, además del obvio, es- paio. Este encuentro resulta pañol. Estas películas tienen en la atención de los medios en común un énfasis en los abogando por la eliminación temas de Agua y Revolución. de la posición del Sr. Joe ArTodas las películas se enfocan paio. La película se enfoca en en la cultura este confliclatinoamerito, así como cana, y hay en el efecto subtítulos en LATINAMERICANCARIBBEen la familia. inglés para AN.DUKE.EDU/OUTREACH/ La segunda todos. FILM-FESTIVAL/2012-NC-LATIN- película, Dos de las Lula, filho de AMERICAN-FILM-FESTIVAL películas Brasil, del dimás conmorector Fabio vedoras y bien elogiadas del Barreto, es la película más festival son Dos americanos costosa producida en Brasil y y Lula, filho de Brasil. Dos se presentó a la Mejor Película americanos es una película Extranjera Oscar en 2011. La producida en Los Estados película sigue la historia de Unidos por los directores Lula da Silva, quien creció Daniel DeVivo y Valeria en la pobreza extrema y que, Fernández. Esta película se con la guía de una madre fuerte, se levanta a pesar de increíbles obstáculos para convertirse en el presidente más querida de Brasil. El jueves 11 de Octubre, Revolución, (México 2010), una colección de diez cortometrajes, se presentara en el Varsity Theatre en Chapel Hill, incluyendo un corto-

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NC State will showcase all that it has to offer at the 2012 University Open House. Open House is the largest recruitment event on campus. Over 8,000 guests — prospective students and their families — will be here from 9am until 2pm on Saturday, October 13 to learn about the admissions process, academic programs, on-campus living and student life. We appreciate your help in making this a positive experience for your future classmates and their families. At the conclusion of Open House, come out and join us for the 125th Anniversary Carillon Concert at the Belltower. Renowned carillonneur Tiffany Ng will perform a once-ina-lifetime concert including the world premiere of a work by Andrew S. Allen, written specifically for the NC State Memorial Tower. Learn more at: ncsu.edu/openhouse Got questions? E-mail us at: openhouse@ncsu.edu

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metraje de la directora de La misma luna, de Patricia Riggen. La película de cierre del viernes es José Martí: El ojo del canario (Cuba, 2010), un retrato de ficción de la historia de un joven José Martí, poeta cubano. Este evento será procedido por una recepción y un concierto de

música en vivo por la Charanga Carolina, 5:30-7 p.m. en FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium, en la UNCChapel Hill. Este festival será una buena oportunidad para las personas que deseen mejorar su español y desarrollar sus conocimientos de la cinematografía latinoamericana.


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his defensive capability. His athleticism is apparent in his ability to force turnovers and intercept passing lanes. Fortunately for State, Barber found his fix in Raleigh. “I thought the place was for me -- the coaches, area-wise,” Barber said. “It felt right. I had to commit.” When “Cat” decided to run with the wolves, he knew he would be able to offer his athletic skills to Gottfried and his teammates.

Barber said he is especially suited to play alongside Purvis and fellow recruit Kyle Washington. “I’m a good point guard,” Barber said. “Coming in as a freshman, I just want to help the team out.” Young and full of potential, Barber hopes to fit right in with the up-tempo Wolfpack. He helped lead Hampton to a Virginia AAA State Championship last season and is currently averaging over 20 points per game, earning attention among many recruiters and coaches. Barber said Gottfried af-

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firmed his belief in his talent, encouraging him to keep working toward the ultimate goal. “He told me to work hard and come in believing we are going to win a national championship.” The Wolfpack faithful are bursting with anticipation, but only Gottfried and the Pack have the true self-confidence it will take to win. Barber is just part of promising young talent that will bring the Pack back like never before.

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Forward, Michael Osei, traps a passed ball and attempts to drive down the field to score a goal during the first half of Monday night’s game against Belmont.

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a two-yard fourth and goal touchdown pass to sophomore Bryan Underwood. My, oh my, how Glennon’s favorability among Wolfpack fans changed in less than three quarters of playing time. Now I’m at a crossroads: should I be ashamed of the fans when they so quickly turn on NCSU athletes? Or should I be grateful for belonging to a school that has a fan base enthusiastic enough

to never settle for mediocrity? Any State fan who has been to a Wolfpack sporting event knows that this occurs almost every time the Pack is losing. Most of these same fans are guilty of doing it themselves. It’s a commonly known theme in Raleigh: State fans don’t cheer and lift up their team when it’s down. They mock and boo. I could draw quick conclusions about these fans and call them unfaithful, but I think that’s wrong. Wolfpack fans are passionate. They want the best for N.C. State. And when the best doesn’t happen, they

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get disappointed. It excites me to think of how fervent State fans are. My only request is that they respect the players, especially while the game is in play. Benjamin Franklin once stated, “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” It’s no secret that passion drives the Wolfpack’s fan base. It needs to acknowledge that and turn the taunts into encouragement.

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ing flair. He took a free kick to force a save from Belmont keeper Lou Manning and also fired a shot from close range that went closely over the bar. With 10 minutes left in the half the style of play turned scrappy as the referee let several fouls go uncalled. The score wall null at half. State came out in the second half with a much stronger attack, but was unable to convert. Martinez made another run from the left side

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of the field and took a shot on goal, but one again Manning made the save. The physical play from both sides continued as the referee continued to allow fouls to go uncalled. With 22 minutes remaining in the second half Belmont stole the ball near midfield and went on the counter attack. Belmont’s Brandon Tarr crossed the ball into the box and Pedro Miranda headed the ball into the back of the net to produce the lone goal of the match. After the goal, State went back on the attack but was unable to capitalize. A missed

foul call in the box drove the nail in the coffin for State. The Pack’s frantic last efforts did not find the target. “We can improve in every way possible. I think they worked a lot harder than us. They wanted it more than us and we are not working hard enough,” Martinez said. Wit h t he los s , St ate dropped to 7-6 on the season and 1-6 in its last four games. The Pack will attempt to move forward as they travel to Virginia Tech Friday night to face the Hokies.

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• Page 7: A continuation of recruit Anthony Barber’s signing with men’ baksetball.

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Top basketball recruit signs with Pack

Ford Receives 2012 Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship Congratulations to Denae Ford, a junior in the N.C. State computer science department, for being one of 25 recipients worldwide of a 2012 Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. In addition to attending the conference from Oct. 3-6 in Baltimore, Md., Ford also has the opportunity to go to Facebook’s New York engineering office to meet Facebook engineers and attend tech talks. The Facebook scholarship includes Grace Hopper Conference registration; an invitation to a private reception with Jocelyn Feinstein, Facebook’s Director of Engineering, and other Facebook employees during the Grace Hopper Conference; an all-expenses-paid visit to Facebook’s New York City office from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 that includes tech talks, mentoring sessions and optional sightseeing; travel and lodging accommodations for New York and Baltimore; and a $200 food stipend.

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Pack Divers Sweep ACC Weekly Awards N.C. State divers Hudson Rains and Rachel Mumma have been selected by the ACC as the male and female Divers of the Week for their performances over the weekend at the All-NC Invitational. Rains, a senior from Houston, Texas, finished first on the three-meter diving board for the Wolfpack with a score of 372.4. The Pack diver easily claimed the victory in the event, as the next closest score was 296.30. He also placed first on the one-meter diving board, finishing with a score of 339.00. On the women’s side, Mumma claimed first at the invitational on the onemeter diving board with a score of 287.00. In the three-meter diving competition she finished second, scoring a 296.55, just shy of fellow Wolfpack diver Hannah Hopkins for first in the event. State’s men’s team will return to action Oct. 19 and 20, when it travels to the University of Southern California. The women will return to action Oct. 27 at Louisiana State University. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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came when Alex Martienz made a run and drew the goalie out of position. Martinez’s attempted cross to Zabarle Kolie was blocked out of bounds by a Belmont defender. Chances were limited throughout the remainder of the half. Junior forward Nazmi Albadawi made his return to the playing field after being sidelined with an injury for five weeks. “It felt good it’s been five weeks,” Albadwai said. Albadawi’s addition to the field proved much needed as he made several runs and provided an attack-

It appears that the men’s head basketball coach Mark Gottfried has begun a new and long-awaited era at N.C. State. The bar was set high for Gottfried and the Pack this past spring when the team was fresh off a run to the Sweet Sixteen. This year the bar has been set even higher. Now the team, expected to be near the top of the preseason rankings with the help of freshmen guard Tyler Lewis, forward T.J. Warren and guard Rodney Purvis, is already awaiting the addition of the talented and highly sought-after recruit Anthony Barber in 2013. Barber verbally committed to the Pack in September over other schools, including defending National Champion Kentucky. Something interesting that many people might not know about Barber is his nickname, “Cat.” “I got the name from my sisters when I was little, because I used to run around a lot and jump up on things,” Barber said. “I was so fast.” Barber is quick, just as his family recognized early on. His value as a recruit is stockpiled in his speed, as it allows him to beat his man off the dribble, get into the lane and make plays. Another asset that Barber will bring to the Wolfpack is

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Wolfpack forward, Alex Martinez, fights off two Belmont defenders while waiting for his teammates to catch up with him in the opposing team’s territory.

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Wolfpack’s skid continues

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On the coldest day of the season so far, the N.C. State Men’s Soccer team faced off against Belmont. This matchup was the first contest between the two teams. State looked to rebound from a loss against rival Duke in their previous match, but was unsuccessful in a 1-0 loss to Belmont Tuesday night. “I think we need a little more passion overall and I think we took this game for granted, we looked past this one,” head coach Kelly Findley said.

The team was without several key players in the contest. Junior forward Nader Jaibat, sophomore midfielder Jonathan Ray, sophomore forward Monbo Bokar and freshman defender Michael Neslon, are all no longer with the team due to team rule violations. Bokar was second leading scorer on the team with five goals. The cold weather seemed to affect the players on both sides, producing slow play throughout the half. In the first half, the Wolfpack tallied five total shots while Belmont had three. Wolfpack goal keeper Fabian Otte had one save during the first half. State’s best opportunity of the half

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.C. State fans never cease to amaze me, a nd I ’m u n s u re whether I should be grateful or ashamed of their relentless spirit toward their own kind. With just under 14 minutes to play in the Nolan Evans second quarter of Saturday’s Deputy Sports Editor upset over third-ranked Florida State, the Seminoles put up its first touchdown to give the team a 10-0 lead. State’s defense held up well to this point, but the offense was struggling to move the ball upfield. Following the ensuing kickoff, the Pack seemed to have a bit of life, moving the ball into Florida State territory on a 19-yard reception to junior wide receiver Quintin Payton, energizing the Wolfpack faithful. That energy soon dwindled. Redshirt sophomore running back Tony Creecy lost 6 yards on first down to push State back to midfield. Following an incomplete pass, senior quarterback Mike Glennon threw an interception on third down

with 10:56 left in the half. And then came the agitated jeers and boos from Glennon’s own fans: “Glennon, you suck!” “Put in Manny Stocker! He sure can’t do any worse!” “Your brother was a better quarterback!” Without fail, State fans released a wave of despondent cries for something more than mediocrity. I chuckled at a few of the cries, as some of them were comical. But deep within me, my chest was burning. The game wasn’t even at halftime and it was only a two-possession game, yet the fans around me were calling for the heads of Glennon and company. Fourth quarter rolled around. State trailed 16-3. Glennon capped off the first drive of the quarter with a 24-yard touchdown pass to freshman running back Shadrach Thornton to cut the deficit to six points. The rest is history. The Red Terrors regained possession in Seminole territory with two and a half minutes to play. Glennon managed to keep his composure, converting on fourth down three times to win the game for the Pack, 17-16, capping off the drive with

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Quarterback Mike Glennon celebrates after the Wolfpack’s 17-16 win over the No. 3 ranked Florida State, Oct. 6, at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Seminoles were the highest ranked opponent N.C. State has defeated since downing No. 2 Florida State, 24-7, in 1998.

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