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National Depression Screening Day Jake Moser Staff Writer

N.C. State now offers free screenings for depression, anxiety issues, eating disorders and alcohol abuse online. The service was rolled out as part of Thursday’s National Depression Screening Day. The screenings are provided through Screening for Mental Health Inc., which partners with colleges and other organizations to prevent, treat and educate people about mental health disorders. President and CEO of SMH Douglas Jacobs created the program in 1991 after health screening had become a primary tool in the early identification of health problems. SMH now offers its services internationally to diagnose and prevent depression, general anxiety disorder, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and bipolar disorder, according to Katherine Cruise, director of communication and marketing for SMH. The Department of Defense also began using SMH to screen soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2006. Cruise said SMH tailored the screenings specifically for the college student community. N.C. State’s free, anonymous screenings allow students to take screenings for specific disorders, like depression, or symptoms, like “worrying too much” or “drinking more than planned.” After students answer a series of questions, the survey tells students what disorder is consistent with their symptoms, mentions that the screening is not a substitute for a clinical evaluation and recommends meeting with a mental health professional for a complete diagnosis. “The most important thing is to talk to someone about it, and that the counseling center is available,” Cruise said. “You might be overwhelmed or having a bad day, but

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Members of the N. C. State acapella group Ladies in Red preform during the Varsity Vocal Showcase at the N. C. State Fair on Oct 1.

Vocal showcase kicks off fair Nikki Stoudt Life & Style Editor

Five local collegiate a cappella groups performed in a fundraiser showcase in Dorton Arena at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Thursday night. The first-ever Varsity Vocal Showcase, presented by Mattress Firm, kicked off this year’s Dorton Arena concert series at the N.C. State Fair. Paul Jones, a public information officer for the fair and N.C. State alum, was one of the masterminds behind the event. To him, the showcase was more than just a concert. “With the rise of Glee, the Sing-Off and Pitch Perfect, a cappella is making a comeback,” Jones said. “I share an office with a coworker and we both realized we had an interest in a cappella music. We just decided to run with it.” The showcase served as a fundraiser for the participating groups, including the Grains of Time and Ladies in Red from N.C. State, Duke University’s Rhythm & Blue and UNC-Cha-

pel Hill’s Clef Hangers and Loreleis. Apke said. “It’s exciting because we Each group performed four songs have six new members performing and had the opportunity to interact for the first time as Grains — it’s with the audience. really the first time we’ll get to perAccording to Jones, the groups form together as a group.” were responsible for getting the Jones said the showcase not only word out about the performance provides opportunities for the and encouraging fans to buy tickets groups to get their names out to on behalf of each the community, but group. Altogethalso brings three rier, the N.C. State val schools together. Fair will donate “We like to think up to $50,000 to of the State Fair as the participating a ‘holy ground,’” groups, based Jones said. “There Joshua Apke, junior in civil on the number are no rivalries here, engineering of tickets sold in so when the groups the name of each come together, it’s group. neat to see them interact because With the money they have earned they know each other for the most through ticket sales, the groups will part. They were really happy to be be able to fund trips to regional and able to connect over something they national competitions, recording love.” sessions and other miscellaneous Krystal Rodas, a junior in bioexpenses. For Joshua Apke, a junior logical sciences and the president in civil engineering and business of N.C. State’s Ladies in Red, knew manager for the Grains of Time, the what an opportunity like this could donations will come as a big relief bring. in the future and hopes the event “It’s really important that our will make them stronger as a group. newest members get to perform “It’s really exciting to have been fairly soon after they join,” Rodas invited to be a part of the showcase,” said. “This was an especially great

“’s more than just music. To us, it’s an art.”

Local judical candidates meet and greet at Wolf Plaza Elizabeth Moomey Staff Writer

Candidates vying for positions as judges on local and state courts gathered in Wolf Plaza Wednesday at a meet-and-greet event hosted by N.C. State’s College Democrats. Participating candidates included Linda McGee, Wanda Bryant, Cressie Thigpen, Erin Graber, Bryan Collins and Sam Ervin IV. Ervin is seeking to unseat incumbent Paul Newby on the state Supreme Court. McGee, Bryant and Thigpen are all seeking to retain their seats on the state Court of Appeals against challengers David Robinson, Marty McGee and Chris Dillon, respectively. Collins is the challenger in the District 10E Superior Court race. He is running against incumbent

Abe Jones. Graber is hoping to retain her District Court seat in District 10 in a race against challenger Dan Nagle. Rashaad Hamilton, a sophomore in political science and member of the College Democrats, said the candidates are largely unknown to local voters because the judges’ race is non-partisan and has not traditionally generated the same volume of campaign advertising seen in other, higher-profile races at the top of the ballot. “It’s good to put a face on them,” Hamilton said. Collins has been a longtime supporter of College Democrats dating back to his service as vice president of the organization at Davidson College. “I came out because of the ice cream,” Collins joked. Bryant said she was impressed

with the College Democrats. “After hearing about the event from someone on the judicial team, I thought I’d stop and say hello,” she said. Bryant said she is ready for her next term as judge. “My immediate goal is to win reelection and get back to the work I love,” Bryant said. McGee, the longest-serving female judge in North Carolina history, said she came because of the family ties: Her son graduated from N.C. State last year and her husband earned his master’s degree here. McGee stressed the importance of civic awareness among young people and encouraged those gathered to be involved in political life. Graber said she was excited about the opportunity to come to N.C. State’s campus. “I wanted to come to the campus,

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but it is awkward to come and introduce yourself to people,” Graber said, adding that she “loves to have people come and meet me, and not me meeting people.” Thigpen said she also saw this as a good opportunity to engage with voters she might not have met otherwise. “I like talking to young people about our race and insight into judicial races,” Thigpen said. Ervin, who said he finally has the “love and time” to run for a seat in North Carolina’s Supreme Court, said he’s in a good place. “I have enjoyed the judicial stuff and plan to continue to do this,” he said. “I think I can make a difference with my education and experience on the North

event because this audience was so excited to hear us perform ­— they just love a cappella music and that really pumped us up.” According to Jones, it didn’t take long to get the ball rolling on the project. When the initial emails went out in March of this year, it was clear there was widespread interest. “We worked with a logistics and planning committee over the summer,” Jones said. “Once we sent out those first emails, it was pretty smooth sailing. After the groups were invited and accepted their invitations, they pretty much took care of advertising for the event.” Apke, now in his third semester as a member of the Grains of Time, hopes the growing popularity of a cappella will continue to flourish and knows events like the Varsity Vocal Showcase are instrumental in doing just that. “A cappella is such a unique genre of music and gigs like this are key in getting the word out,” Apke said. “Some people just don’t understand the point of it, but if they take the time to listen, they’ll realize that it’s more than just music. To us, it’s an art.”

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4 5 7 8 Duke researcher wins Nobel Prize See page 3.

Raleigh Oktoberfest celebrates local culture See page 6.

Soccer comes up short against Duke See page 8.

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10:14 P.M. | CHECK PERSON Bowen Hall Officers encountered nonstudent who had been previously trespassed. Subject was cited and escorted off campus. 11:22 A.M. | MEMORIAL CIRCLE Memorial Circle Staff member and non-student were involved in accident

College Republicans expand presence on the brickyard PHOTO BY JOHN HUNTING


he College Republicans spread awareness on the Brickyard Thursday. These dedicated students have been preparing for the upcomming election, talking to students and trying to raise support for the republican party. “It’s really important to have a presence in the Brickyard,” Taylor McLamb, a senior in political science, said. As the election nears, students begin to pay more attention. “We have really noticed a surge in activity since the beginning of the semester.”

3:07 P.M. | SPECIAL EVENT Student Health Center Officer provided Cleary Act compliance training 3:08 P.M. | TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Dan Allen Drive Student involved in accident with Wolf Line Bus

‘Move Over’ law expands

4:40 P.M. | DRUG VIOLATION Weisiger-Brown Staff member reported several subjects in wooded area. Subjects feld upon officer arrival. Evidence of drug activity was found. Investigation ongoing.

Weston Suggs Staff Writer

North Carolina’s “move over” law expanded this month to include roadside utility or maintenance crews with flashing amber lights. The General Assembly passed the original law 11 years ago after to help protect law enforcement and emergency workers working on the side of state roadways from distracted drivers colliding with their parked cars. The extension requires drivers to switch lanes if at all possible or to slow down when there are work crews parked on the side of the road. Raleigh Police Department spokesperson Jim Sughrue said the extension of the law is justified. “Working on the roadside puts anyone who’s doing it in a potentially very dangerous environment,” Sughrue said.

9:02 P.M. | LARCENY Brooks Hall Student reported bicycle stolen October 11 12:07 A.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Off Campus Student was issued welfare referral. 12:58 A.M. | TRAFFIC STOP Sullivan Drive Student was cited for expired registration.


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“That’s why I think these provisions were enacted for people responding to either emergencies or those who are working to restore electricity.” The General Assembly passed the extension of the law earlier this year. It went into effect Oct. 1. I’m not aware of any [fatalities] in Raleigh involving utility vehicles, but there may have been,” Sughrue said. “Apparently the legislature believed that, statewide, they deserved the same protection other emergency vehicles were receiving.” William Blanton, owner of Shadow Towing and Recovery, supports the new extension. In fact, he said, he’d support an effort to extend it even further. “As a tow truck driver in North Carolina, we should be included, too,” Blanton said. “I can’t count the times I’ve almost been hit, and my truck, by distracted drivers.” The law requires motorists traveling in roadways with

at least two lanes to move to a lane that is not the nearest one to the parked vehicle. The law says the lane change should be done “safely and without interference of vehicular traffic.”

nesses prevent many people from seeking help. “There’s definitely still a stigma around mental health,” Cruise said. “There’s pressure from friends to just ‘snap out of it,’ but it’s not something you can just snap out of. Mental health disorders need to be treated by professionals.” Cruise said it is important for students to think about their mental health the same way they think about their physical health and their overall health. Eating right, getting enough sleep and

exercise are natural mood boosters that can help prevent mental illness, but some unavoidable risk factors, like a family history of mental illness, remain. “If you take care of your physical health, you’ll take care of yourself mentally,” Cruise said. Cruise said SMH’s goal is to raise awareness of mental disorders, because often people dealing with a mental health disorder exhibit symptoms that normally aren’t associated with illnesses, like having trouble eating. They

If the roadway has only one lane, the law requires drivers to slow to a safe speed. “Basically, if you can move over, you should,” Sughrue said. “If you’re on a one-lane road, then the most prudent thing to do would be to slow down enough so you could stop if you needed to.” If the parked vehicle is on the other side of the road and separated from traffic by a median, then no lane change is necessary for drivers. “Similar provisions are provided in highway work zones for workers who are working on the highway,” Sughrue said. “Violation of that law can involve increased fines, so I think the laws are there because of the potential dangers of working roadside, and that these are steps we’re taking

for people that have to do that as part of their jobs.” Those convicted of violating the move over law can face a $250 fine on top of an estimated $188 in court fees. Kevin Burnet, a sophomore in parks and recreation, disagreed with the law. “I think the fine is ridiculous for construction, although I can understand it for emergency vehicles,” Burnet said. “The fine for passing construction vehicles seems to be just another way for the government to capture our dollar, or 250 of them.” Sughrue said safety is the main concern for the Raleigh Police Department. “I can just simply say that it is the law now, and our officers will enforce it just as they will enforce the other provisions of the law,” he said.

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weekend! Fri, Oct 12 at 8pm • Stewart Theatre The sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement of Parsons Dance have made them one of the hottest tickets in American dance.

it’s important to distinguish1 that everyone’s not Page happy all the time. We all go through periods of having the blues.” Cruise said if the problem persists for more than a few weeks, it is probably a serious condition needing professional help. Cruise said menta l health disorders respond to treatment, but misconceptions about these ill-

want students and others to know what the signs are so they can handle the problem effectively and responsibly before sufferers become a danger to themselves or to those around them. N.C . State’s on line screening can be accessed at: http://healthcenter.

125 Years of Fashion, Music, Achievement and Change! Sat, Oct 13 at 7:30pm; Sun, Oct 14 at 2pm • Titmus Theatre This fast-paced revue explores all aspects of clothing during the 125 years of NC State’s existence and how it reflected the surging forward of society during this exciting time. $5 NCSU students


Carillon Concert Tiffany Ng, guest artist

Sat, Oct 13 at 2pm • The Belltower To celebrate the restoration of the carillon, as well as NC State’s 125th anniversary, join us for a free concert on the grounds of the Belltower.









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Carolina Utilities Commission and the Court of Appeals.” Despite his busy schedule, Ervin said he worked with his campaign to make it possible to visit the College Democrats. The College Democrats originally contacted the judges through social media and personal connections. “We volunteered for them


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NCSU PUMPKIN PATCH 7-9 p.m. Craft Center Come by the Crafts Center during 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 p.m. Stewart Theatre Hailed as one of the greatest choreographers of his generation, David Parsons is a former leading dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. The performance will feature both new works and classics including Round My World and an audience favorite, Caught. 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. Saturday UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All Campuses Visiting the campus is one of the best ways for prospective students to get a complete picture of our university and its programs. CARILLON CONCERT 2-3 p.m. Belltower Lawn Join carillonist Tiffany Ng for a concert in celebration of the restoration of NC State’s Memorial Tower carillon as well as NC State’s 125th anniversary. Sunday WHAT WE WORE, 125 YEARS OF FASHION 2 p.m. Titmus Theatre This face-paced revue explores all aspects of clothing during the 125 years of NC State’s existence and how it reflected the surging forward of society during this exciting time. SCTNOW COMMUNITY WALK 3-5 p.m. Centennial Campus Join thousands nationwide as we walk to stop child sex slavery. By walking, YOU are making an impact in your city and across the nation by raising awareness and valuable funds needed in the fight against this crime.


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Today 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.

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and were able to reach out to the campaign managers,” said Sarah Parker, president of the College Democrats and a senior in education. A ntoinette Jones, a sophomore in political science, said the event started out slow but was well worth it. “Once the candidates came out, it was livelier,” Jones said.

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Alumni lead service in Raleigh Jessie Halpern News Editor

Communities across the nation are preparing for the fourth annual Wolfpack Service Day on Saturday. Sponsored by the N.C. State Alumni Association, Wolfpack Service Day seeks to unite former and present students in a day of service meant to better their community, wherever that may be. Adam Compton, a 2009 graduate and Wake County network chair, said WSD is a way to stay connected to the University. “When you’re in college, it’s so easy to be connected to your environment because you’re there,” Compton said. “When you graduate, keeping that connection is much more difficult.” The Alumni Association organizes its members by state and county, with a network chair for each. Compton said each county is encouraged to plan at least one service activity for WSD each year. This year, Wake County is hosting five service projects. “We have so many people who live in Wake County, so we put a lot of effort into getting people out,” Compton said. The projects include helping at open house, going to the Inter-Faith food shuttle, building a house for Habitat for Humanity, planting trees in various locations through-

out Raleigh and getting the Boys and Girls Club ready for a 5K run. “We really want to continue that long legacy of service and commitment to a land grant institution,” Compton said. This year, Compton said there are more county networks participating than in any previous year. All information about what counties are participating and how many hours of service they complete is listed online. “We put this year’s service day on a bye week so it wouldn’t compete with a football game,” Compton said. As of Wednesday, 225 had registered in Wake County — and that’s before the final head count. WSD is being advertised through the Alumni Association and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service. “The event is really unique in a lot of ways,” Compton said. “This keeps that legacy of giving back to the community. It’s an awesome way to come together across the country in the name of N.C. State University for their community.” Wolfpack Service Day is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. More information can be found at www.


Robert Lefkowitz (center), James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, poses for a picture with colleagues during a reception on Wednesday after it was announced that Lefkowitz was the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Duke researcher wins Nobel Prize in chemistry Mark Herring Editor in Chief

Dr. Robert Lef kowitz of Duke University won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for his career in researching G-protein coupled receptors, cellular components that many prescription drugs target. Lefkowitz, a physician and professor of biochemistry, has dedicated his research career to this broad family of cellular receptors embedded in nearly every cell in the human body. These receptors are used in cellular signal transduction, which functions to transmit chemical messages around the body and are affected by hormones like epinephrine, medicines

like beta-blockers that treat heart disease and neurotransmitters like dopamine. “[When molecules] bind to one of these receptors, they change it’s shape like a key, the inside of that receptor changes shape, and then something happens — ions can f low into the cell, enzymes are activated and products are made,” Lefkowitz said. “The early years of my career were devoted to developing technology we could use to study these receptors then purify, isolate them and ultimately clone their genes and learn their structure. “ Lefkowitz said up to 50 percent of prescription drugs are molecules that act on these receptors, either to inhibit or excite them. Adrenoline

turns on metabolism, as betablockers “jam” these receptors, Lefkowitz said. Lefkowitz, 69, and his colleague from Stanford University, Brian Kobilka, 57, will share the $1.2 million gift that comes with Nobel Prize. “In a very real sense this was a shared accomplishment,” Lef kowitz said. “It never occurred to me I’d be [at Duke] for my entire career. And here I am, just about 40 years later, still at it.” Lefkowitz has focused on GPCRs since he finished his schooling at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1973. His lab has been able to clone the gene for the adrenaline receptor, a common GPCR, and since then has opened

up new doors in his research. Lef kowitz said he started working on GPCRs, specifically the receptor of the stress hormone adrenaline/ epinephrine, since it was connected to his specialty in cardiology. “[This research] was cardiovascularly relevant, and there were many different molecules, adrenalin derivatives or antagonists of adrenalin receptors, knowing that I could leverage chemically to profitably study the receptors,” Lefkowitz said.



Debating drinking games


ere’s something to think about: More people, 67.2 mi l lion, watched the first presidential debate this year than the first debate in 2008, according to polling agency Nielsen. This number is also three times the number of people who tuned in to watch the Eagles vs. Giants game, the top-rated TV program for the week of Sept. 24. It’s clear that people are taking an interest in the debates, perhaps more than before, but why? Another question: Why do drinking and election season appear to be blending into one? Is it the pain of having to endure the monotony of droning campaign rhetoric? Is it the occasion of celebrating our democracy? Probably, it’s the gamification of political observation and analysis. Time, among





What part of the state fair are you most looking forward to? BY JOHN HUNTING

“I don’t like going, I like the animals.” Samruddhi Kulkarni sophomore, computer and electrical enginering

“I’m mostly going for my girlfriend, but I’m looking forward to a turkey leg.” Steve Bohon graduate student, mechanical engineering

“I’m looking forward to the fried foods, but most of all that swing ride.” Hunter McMillan junior, communication

“I’m really interested in seeing how North Carolina is represented through all the different activities.” Tomesha Murry freshman, psychology


The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief. many other media outlets, instructs, “Sip for however long the opening handshake lasts between Biden and Ryan. Joe will be sure to linger,” “If Paul Ryan compares Mitt Romney to Ronald Reagan, take a shot,” “If Biden says ‘47 percent,’ drink 53 percent of your beer” … It goes on. Drinking games, at least on college campuses, are all the rage. So yes, we have high viewership for the debates. But why are people watching them? Is it the politics, or is it the beer? Scarborough Research data about the correlation between beers, party leanings and voter turnouts may shed some light. Heineken



As a Young American for Liberty, and a libertarian, the article “The War on Guns” made me ashamed to be part of the group I am with. First of all, let me say this: I am against the idea of the government “taking guns away” across the board. It is within a man’s rights to protect his household from invaders, and to have the power to do so. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is about this capability to protect one’s self, and it is a sterling example of the way America is different from other western superpowers like the United Kingdom and France. Allow me to poke a few holes in “The war on guns.” The concept of “gun-free” school zones is not a lightly made law. Imagine watching a teacher walk on campus strapped with rounds, carrying a shotgun. Without the Crime Control Act of 1990, the teacher would be well within their rights all the way from the car, up unto the point where they level the shotgun at a child. The same reasoning protects the President — and even if you don’t agree with his ideals, having a new election every year would be untold hassle and expense for the American government. One needs to only take a short look at the United Kingdom to gain perspective on the results of “taking guns away” from every citizen. In the United Kingdom, it is against the law to possess any firearm unless granted a permit through military or police force. This has cut crime drastically in the U.K., and is frequently used in any argument for making firearms as illegal. But the United Kingdom has been able to enforce something like this for two reasons: It had the backing of its people for the removal of guns, and they have a drastically smaller amount of land to enforce these laws upon. America neither is willing or able to support a law like this. In my opinion, a country that can defend itself from a land invasion adequately — no matter how unlikely the thought of being “invaded” in this day and age is — is a better country.


Young Americans for Liberty, I must say that as a fairly regular Techinician reader, it was refreshing to open up the Viewpoint section (my favorite part) and read enlightened opinions that I feel differ from the usual scope of reader and guest columnists’ input. I couldn’t agree more with all four columns, but “Are we right about rights?” caught my interest in particular. It is true that too often people call for government entitlement of “rights” (such as the ones you listed: healthcare, education, etc.) when in fact it is the right to take action to secure these amenities rather than to be given the amenities themselves. Furthermore, the irony was not lost on me when printed on the first and third pages of the News section was a student quoted as saying that the election won’t “make a huge difference in the grand scheme of America,” printed in an article that in my humble opinion promotes student voter apathy by complaining that the voting registration is too complicated. Voting at the very least is the back bone of a representative democracy and an opportunity not afforded to all across the world. There have been people on Hillsborough St., the Brickyard, and nearly every crevice of campus to help register students to vote -- this makes it irritating to read that despite this, there are still students who claim the process is too difficult and confusing to even take part in. Society as a whole should not come begging on their knees to attempt to rally some minute bit of interest in students to cast a ballot in an event that not only has been a part of their democratic history, but will certainly have an effect on their lives. Students, and all citizens for that matter, should want to exercise their right to vote. Therefore, I thank you for the intelligent guest columns and opinions and especially for being students who, rather than whine about the process and resolve yourselves to not take part in it, speak out about important issues that will indeed make a huge difference in the grand scheme of America. Sincerely, Emily Ericksen

I don’t like government — I think that people should be able to mess up and succeed all on their own, without the assistance of government. But when you throw a fit about things that are common sense, you put us all in the shadow of your ignorance. Joseph Cabannis

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drinkers appear to boast the most Democratic leanings, while Shiner Bock drinkers are the most Republican. Sierra Nevada drinkers, somewhat left of center, have by far the highest turnout. Lowest turnout? Lone Star. And trailing closely behind Lone Star low down on the turnout axis? Natural Light, Budweisers, Busches, Bud Light and Corona Light — the beers that college kids most drink. We have an answer: College students, living up to their inebriated reputation, are sadly into it for the beer. On another note, let’s look at the political bents associated with these watered-down

beers... there are none. These beers are also some of the most centrist ones. So college students drink those beers that are associated with the lowest turnouts and the least decided political opinions. (As for the latter, maybe it’s just that they drink and drink ‘till the other side looks attractive, and they don’t know what to do anymore.) In either case, this reeks of apathy. Technician does not by any means endorse apathy or drinking while watching debates. For these kinds of matters, it’s important we all approach them with a sober mind and a genuine heart. However, if it takes a few drinks to get you into the arguing debating mood, and to take the edge off from all the doublespeak, then cheers.

Davis Leonard, sophomore in science education


Can we be carbon free?

ap and gown: the collective goal of all 40,000 of us. Can carbon cap and trade be the collective goal of all 50 states? Historically, the sulfur dioxide (SO2) cap and trade program outlined in the 1990 Heather AmendTroutman ment Staff columnist to the Clean Air Act has been the most successful pollution mitigation program implemented domestically. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) records SO2 emission reductions of nine million tons annually, considerable compared to the 1980 benchmark of nineteen million tons annually. Europe has witnessed similar results from its sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide (CO2) cap and trade programs. The United States signed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol attesting to implement a CO2 cap and trade here at home, among a host of other internal reforms geared at mitigating the ensuing threat of global climate change (GCC), but the Bush administration immediately repudiated any mention of policy change and the Kyoto Protocol has still not been ratified. Please note that President Obama’s numerous attempts to improve domestic policy in acknowledgement of overwhelming environmental degradation, including ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, have been drowned under

the Republican house majority’s reassurances that the impoverished nations most threatened by GCC are not worth the cost of domestic improvement strategies. Despite the Senate opposition, our president commissioned the EPA to conduct a study on the effects of CO2 on human health. Sufficient evidence was found to classify CO2 as a criteria pollutant affecting human health and wellbeing, which requires EPA regulation on large emitters. Again, the House weaseled out of proactive reform and we continue to emit 25 percent of global CO2 emissions annually. Fresh press: Australia, the world’s third most coal-dependent country, introduced CO2 cap and trade this week. Australia is a prime example of variances in political interests related to GCC mitigation. Typically, international environmental interests diverge along principal Marxist line of haves and have-nots. The more developed nations of the world, representing less than 20 percent of the global population, are responsible for over 75 percent of cumulative CO2 emissions since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Very few of the 20-percenters will suffer climatic repercussions comparable to the majority of the other 80 percent. This twofold pressure fuels urgency within high-threat nations for immediate change quickly coupled with the unyielding reality of financial and technological incapability to address the ensuing demise of their entire nation. While international governmental organizations and programs are presently working to address these issues, many nations’ policies arrogantly reflect little desire to foot the

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A young Ethiopian tribeswoman stares into the camera before participating in a traditional dance promoting a good hunt and harvest. A wide variety of cultures and practices were featured in a similar way in Samsara.

‘Samsara’ takes viewers around the world Samsara

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When one thinks of a documentary, two things come to mind: adorable, possibly endangered animals and Morgan Freeman. If you remove those two aspects and add people, clay and rhythmically-inclined prisoners, you walk away with Samsara. Samsara is the newest documentary in a trilogy of films of the same vein — a totally non-narrative exploration of humanity. Directed and filmed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, Samsara premiered September 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a staggered wide release finally following this year on Aug. 24. “Samsara” is a Sanskrit word translating literally to “cyclic existence” or the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Captured in revolutionary Super70mm film, Samsara was shot in 100 locations in 25 countries over the span of five years.

The film opens with three wideeyed girls who perform a reptile-like traditional Balinese dance. This soon segues into a highly-active volcano, giving the audience an early look into what this caliber film can produce. Going into this, we had no idea what to expect. We knew there would be no narration to drag us along and that there would be some great shots of some cool stuff, but that was the extent of our knowledge. Fricke, a master of time-lapse photography, is most famous for his cinematography in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. With that in mind, we were sure to at least love the footage. Almost instantly, we were mesmerized. A group of young monks watched eagerly as their elders created and later destroyed their daily mandala, or ritual sand art. Images of Ethiopian tribeswomen in war paint, baptisms and food processing waltzed across the screen. Filipino prisoners danced to an apparent variation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” while

an American family showed off and glorified their rifle collection. It’s good to know how the rest of the world sees our culture. The “Thousand-hand Guan Yin” is honestly one of the coolest things you will ever witness. Watching approximately 20 men and women move with an almost electric harmony is incredible. Watching the same movements performed by a group of skilled deaf performers makes it outlandishly stunning. The dancers are members of China’s Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe and undergo hours of choreographic training in order to eliminate signs of weakness. Toward the middle of the film, a French businessman had what looked like a mental breakdown and piled layers of clay and paint on his face and head in what seemed like an attempt to portray a human’s ani-

malistic instinct. The scene made for a uniquely disturbing experience. With each layer of clay, the performer made sure to detail each cranial orifice, the most profound of which was when he repeatedly poked his eyes with paintbrushes. Eve n now, we aren’t sure where this segment rea lly belongs, if anywhere. The f ilm also provides a sense of multicultural unity by portraying various soldiers f rom d i f ferent countries marching to war. In juxtaposing the idea of international unity with the idea of war, Samsara offers an interesting and multilayered take on global violence and the road to peace. Without narration, it’s easy to see how one could get very lost, very quickly. Initially, our first guess at an underlying theme was that there wasn’t one. Then we thought maybe

“Samsara is a gutsy look into the human existence and what it means to be alive.”

“life” was the theme with the exception of stars and volcanoes and deserts. As we ventured through a meat processing plant and a blow-up doll factory, we knew that couldn’t be the case, so perhaps artificiality and the processes of life and nature were the true theme. Eventually, we came to terms with the inevitable. There really is no theme. Samsara is a gutsy look into the human existence and what it means to be alive. One just has to accept the film for what it is and attempt to appreciate the art. Though free of a traditional plot structure and occasionally lacking cohesion, the makers of Samsara find a way to link the cultural centers of the world through life, death and the pursuit of happiness. The insight it provides is timeless and thought-provoking and numerous viewings are sure to bring new experiences each time. If you only see one artistic documentary in your entire life, see Samsara. We didn’t regret it and odds are you won’t either.

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Sun is the ninth studio album from Cat Power and the first with all original material since The Greatest in 2006. Recording for Sun actually started shortly after the release of The Greatest. However, several factors delayed work on the album for many years. Some of the key problems were Power’s struggles with alcohol, her break-up with longtime boyfriend Giovanni Ribisi and financial struggles after she had to cancel a large portion of her tour in 2006. Power has been bruised and beaten and she emerges out the other side as a completely new musician. Sun is by far the most adventurous and interesting Cat Power album ever released. Right from the get go, it’s clear the sappy crooning and soulful guitar and piano that we have long associated (and

many new elements. Opening track “Cherokee” starts off like many other Cat Power songs with a basic drum beat, subtle guitar chords and vocals. The song adds a catchy piano riff and it seems as if we are in for another classic blues track, but then out of nowhere, a hiphop drumbeat transforms the song into something completely different. The chorus soars through the song and gives off such an uplifting vibe that one would be hard-pressed to be sad while listening to it. “Cherokee” works as the mission statement for the new Power. In case you haven’t gotten the memo, she’s done feeling sorry for herself and is ready to move on. Often lauded for her beauty, Power has chopped off her long, flowing hair and is ready to do things differently. “Cherokee” is no aberration on this album; the whole record is about change, personally and musically. Cat Power records used to be full of beautiful yet depressing imagery, an almost eerie serenity among worsening circumstances. Sun is just the opposite. Here, Power acknowledges her problems, but she’s facing them with an

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upbeat attitude. After hearing of Power’s break-up I fully expected this album to be even more depressing than her past records. However, this is a whole new prototype for the break-up record as a whole. Power creates the most uplifting break-up record that I have ever heard, and it comes across that way because she took chances musically. We see some vintage blues influence on tracks such as “3,6,9” but ultimately we see many more tracks that experiment with different percussion patterns, synth arrangements and sweeping hooks and choruses. As a long time Cat Power fan, I was taken aback at the musical change. After all, Power’s older records are filled with many songs that only have guitar and vocals on them, leaving a barren, acoustic sound. These tracks are full of new sounds and energy, but somehow it still feels like a natural Cat Power album.


That leads me right into the best part about this album, which is the tastefulness of it all. It is common for an artist to step out of their comfort zone and fumble with musical elements they’ve never worked with before. I’m sure you can think of a few examples and I won’t go into any because there are too many too list. However, Power seems in-

credibly comfortable with these new elements. The synths are complimentary and not overdone, the drums are perfectly mixed into each track and everything is mastered and balanced in perfect harmony. Considering that Power produced this record herself that is nothing short of incredible. Power puts out a record that sounds like nothing she’s

ever done before, but she’s so comfortable here it sounds like she’s been making albums like Sun her entire life. That’s ultimately what makes Sun such a great listen. If you’re tired of the standard, sad and sappy break-up album, give Sun a try and see if it doesn’t give you a whole new perspective on breaking up and overcoming adversity.




Raleigh Oktoberfest celebrates local culture Young Lee Associate Features Editor

Excitement for Oktoberfest, a German festival, has seemingly caught on in Raleigh. During the weekend before fall break, Frank Fee, alum and co-founder of Downtown Raleigh Oktoberfest, saw an estimated 2,000 people stop by the second annual Oktoberfest tent located along Raleigh’s Seaboard station to gather, socialize and enjoy a few steins of beer. Attendees celebrated the festival with friends and family by drinking beer, snacking on pretzels and listening to polka music while kids played on inflatable attractions. Some attendees like Tom and Rebecca Fougerousse dressed up for the event wearing Austrian suspenders and a dirndl respectively. Both members of the pair brought their own steins that they had gotten from a previous Oktoberfest celebration in Germany. “There’s nothing profound about Oktoberfest,” Tom Fougerousse, an Austrian native, said. “It’s just about having a good time.” According to Fee, Oktoberfest represents a growing interest in celebrating global culture while supporting the local community. Downtown Raleigh Oktoberfest is an offshoot of Music on the Porch, a bi-monthly concert series that Fee also helps organize. Fee said the organizers of Oktoberfest have found a way to take a German festival and, while maintaining the heart of the celebration, create an experience unique to Raleigh. “This was an opportunity for us to generate more interest in the downtown area for the people living here, especially young families, to

promote coming here and re- want to hang out at to a ally understanding what all downtown that is vibrant the different options [are],” and exciting. Fee credits Fee said. “So while the focus this change to people who of the Oktoberfest is to have worked to put in place profun, the secondary thing is to grams like Music on the make sure we are reinvesting Porch and Oktoberfest. the profits back into commuFor some observers, this nity.” trend seems to be a counTo ensure that Oktober- termovement that is opposed fest could accomplish its to a history of people leaving goal, Fee and fellow co- for attractions such as Disfounder of Oktoberfest Guy ney World. Caprioli enlisted the help “Disney World is nice, but of volunteers and organiza- not everyone has the huntions based around the Tri- dred dollars a head it costs angle area, to go there,” including Bob K i ng, the Caroliow ner of na Brewing Seaboard Company, Ace HardRaleigh City ware, said. Fa r m a nd “I’m not sayfood trucks ing [Oktobased in Raberfest and leigh. Mu s i c o n “We’re a the Porch] community are Disney Guy Caprioli, co-founder of grassroots World, but Oktoberfest Raleigh program it is a nice and our obdistraction. jective is to establish com- It’s a nice event to come out munity events supported by to, not dump a lot of money, the community,” Caprioli and see your neighbors and said. “That’s what our focus see your local merchants.” is. We’re different in that we King, who has lived in Radon’t have the big corporate leigh since 1972, has seen Ralabel sponsors.” leigh change from “a sleepy According to Caprioli, little town” into the thriving because Music on the Porch city of today. King said he’s and Oktoberfest are free excited about these changes from big corporate labels, and is a sponsor of Music on while providing an outlet the Porch because of it. to deepen Raleigh’s culture, “With events like [Oktothe festivals can also take the berfest] people are coming profits to improve upcoming back into the community initerations of Oktoberfest, stead of going out to the big Music on the Porch and fes- shopping centers and going tivals and causes based in the out to the big boxes,” King Triangle area. said. “People want some“There’s a legacy of N.C. thing that’s more centered State students doing really in their community. People good things and just in gen- come around from a fiveeral, developing the area and mile radius, basically this trying to make it something is in their backyard. So the that’s a lot more fun,” Fee trend is that people are going said. back to their communities.” Fee said he has seen the According to local shop downtown area change from owners such as Wei Zhao, a place many people didn’t owner of Peace China Res-

“...our objective is to establish community events supported by the community.”


taurant, downtown events are good for business. “It’s a good investment,” Zhao said. “It’s always a good investment. It’s a win-win.”

While downtown Raleigh’s Oktoberfest was certainly different from the actual Oktoberfest in Germany with its emphasis on Ra-

leigh’s culture, the event still managed to focus on one of the tradition’s main goals: a celebration of community.

Culinary oddities abound at the state fair Nikki Stoudt Life & Style Editor

What do cinnamon rolls, bacon, Kool-Aid and pork shoulder roasts have in common? They can all be found at this year’s North Carolina State Fair, deep fried and paired with just about anything one can imagine — just in time for the crowds to grace the Midway once more.

Each year, enthusiastic vendors bring something new to the table, and Brian Long, spokesman for the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, expects the menu this year to be more diverse than ever. Now in his ninth year, Long is constantly surprised by the vendors’ culinary experimentation. “It all started with the

deep-fried Twinkies,” Long said. “From there, everything exploded. Since then, there has been an intense interest in ‘the new.’” Among the new items on the menu are the Philly cheesesteak egg roll, created by Woody’s Sports Tavern & Grill, and gator, shark, chicken and shrimp kebabs, created by Chester’s Gators and Taters. Long said that

the oddity of the ingredients textile design, hopes her first could make the egg rolls and time at the N.C. State Fair is kebabs one of the hottest full of adventure. items at the fair. “I want to try as much junk “I’m not really sure if the food as possible,” Roberts gator and shark kebabs are ac- said. “Candy apples and cottually made of alligator and ton candy are my favorite, shark, but I know I want to but I want to try weird stuff find out,” Long said. “I also as well because [the fair] only really love Philly cheesesteak comes once a year. I’m excited and egg-rolls, so trying them about the Ferris wheel and together should be interest- rides, but I’m really pumped ing.” to try the food.” If dessert is a more appealFor some, new is not always ing option, try deep-fried better. Tricia Czar, a sophoCaramel DeLites, N.C.’s most more in biology, remembers popular Girl Scout cookie, a going as a child and avoiding deep-fried cinnamon roll the strange fried creations. with bacon “I g ue s s or a deepyou cou ld fried browns ay I wa s ie sundae. really nonL o n g e xtraditional,” pects these Cz a r sa id. new items to “I just ate be contenda g yro beers in the c au s e I ’m Brian Long, N.C. Department running for not muc h of Agriculture & Consumer talk of the i nto f r ie d Services Spokesman town. foods. Plus, “Vendors t he weirdare constantly trying to push ness of deep-fried Kool-Aid the envelope,” Long said. grosses me out.” “They spend the off-season According to Long, some exploring possibilities that vendors have gone out of could lead to the hot food of their way to make sure there the year. They’re not afraid are options for everyone. to be curious.” “There are even a few This kind of curiosity has stands that sell really good become a standard mindset salads,” Long said. “I’m out for many fairgoers and con- here every day, so I have to tinues to grow with every pace myself. I can’t have a passing year. Erin Roberts, corndog and mini donuts a freshman in fashion and for every meal. Sometimes,

“Vendors are constantly trying to push the envelope.”

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you just have to change it up.” Whether it’s fried or fresh, the 144th N.C. State Fair has food for all tastes and palates. Along with the screams of roller-coaster riders and the pulsing lights of carnival games, the smell of deepfried Oreos and giant turkey legs are sure to draw massive crowds. “I’ve waited all year for this,” Roberts said. “We have fairs back home, but nothing anywhere near this size. I can’t wait to get a taste of the culture and really have a great time.”




at Finley is getting the ball in play off of the tee shot. With continued from page 8 many holes being narrow and calling for strategy over season,” McGetrick said. brute power, Marsh said she “We’re definitely ready to addressed the issue with her get back into it, have a good players. time and play with some good “Driving the ball [at Finteams. ley] is strategic,” Marsh said. “It’s cool how everyone was “Some holes are more visufriends when we came into it, ally intimidating than othand we haven’t really lost any- ers, but the fairways are very one. We’ve had two years to- wide. For some of our team, gether now, t he y c a n’t so it’s been h it d r i ve r good to get everywhere, to know each and I think ot her a nd t hey have bond withlearned that. out gaining Some of the or losing doglegs like Women’s soccer head coach anybody.” No. 3, even Page Marsh In her though it is a 13th season par 5, when as head coach at N.C. State, the wind’s blowing we have Marsh said that she had ex- to talk about how to best set citement for her team that yourself up for that second broke through last year by shot.” becoming the first team in No matter what venue they program history to receive head to this year, Marsh and a ranking and head to the her team appears headed in NCAA Tournament. the right direction with the “They have such good program. State will finish its chemistry,” Marsh said. “You fall schedule at the Landfall can tell how competitive they Tradition on Oct. 26-28 in are with each other, but still Wilmington. supportive. They’re in a good “They are so up to being place.” challenged, and I appreciate One key aspect to playing that as a coach,” Marsh said.

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The always elusive Palmer has been used sporadically this season, playing receiver and kick returner, and has even seen time in the backfield rushing the ball, often on end around plays. He has 70 yards on the ground on five attempts for an average of 10.8 yards per carry. “Thus far, I feel like we’re becoming more comfortable with how Mike wants us to run the routes and how he throws the ball,” Palmer said. “We just try to keep each other positive and keep each other confident in one another. Glennon has yet to have a problem finding receivers, as he’s connected with 14 different receivers so far this season. Collectively, the team is averaging 280.2 receiving yards per game, adding to the 425.5 average of total offense a game. “We’ve come a long way and have improved week after week, but there’s always room for improve-

ment,” Palmer said. We’re all in this together.” State’s next opponent, Maryland, is allowing an average of 176.2 receiving per game and 257.2 of total offense this season. The Wolfpack, through six games, is averaging 280.2 yards per game and 425.5 of total offense per game. “We’re going to approach it like we’ve been doing for the past weeks,” Palmer said. “We want to go off this big win against Florida State and take this momentum, keep pushing forward and hopefully go in on the road and come out with a win.” Palmer said the receiving core of Underwood, Payton, Smith and himself expect to be looked upon in close games and nail biting situations. “We’ve all been in this particular situation, where the pressure’s on and we know we got a target on our back,” Palmer said. “We just need to go out there and make plays.”




Freshman midfielder Sharon Wojcik defends against Duke’s charging Mollie Pathman on Oct. 11. The Wolfpack women continued struggle on Thursday night, dropping the game 0-3 to the Blue Devils. The loss brings their record to 5-10 overall and 0-6 in conference play.


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N.C. State. Pink balloons and pom-poms were distributed and announcements were made to raise breast cancer awareness. The players certainly had that in their heads. “I feel like we’re playing for something bigger than ourselves,” Shaw said. “We’re playing for anyone who has struggled with the disease.” The loss brings the Pack’s

record to 5-10 overall with an 0-6 mark in the ACC. They will look for their first conference win on Sunday as they hit the road to face the Boston College Eagles. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. “I know the girls look forward to this day.” Springthorpe said. “It’s very important here at State, and we’re very happy that we can be supportive of the foundation.”


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Glennon named Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award candidate The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award announced the 2012 candidates for its award Thursday and N.C. State’s Mike Glennon was among its group of 15 signal callers honored from around the nation. Named after the man many refer to as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game of football, the prestigious Golden Arm Award is presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and Transamerica, a leading provider of innovative business and personal financial services. The Golden Arm Award encapsulates all that is positive in college sports by going beyond completion percentage and touchdowns to also value character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. Candidates for the Golden Arm Award must be completing their college eligibility or be a fourth-year junior, on schedule to graduate with his class. Candidates are judged upon character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and athletic accomplishments. The 2012 winner will be presented with his award on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, Md. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Softball to play five games at Ray Chandler Memorial Tournament The N.C. State softball team will conclude its fall schedule with five games this weekend in the Ray Chandler Memorial Fall Softball Tournament at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Admission is free for all spectators. The Wolfpack will play three games on Saturday, beginning with a 9:30 p.m. contest against UNC-Greensboro, followed by a 2:30 p.m. contest against North Carolina and a 5 p.m. game against Methodist. On Sunday, the Pack will play two more contests against Elon at 10 a.m. and UNC-Pembroke at 12:30 p.m.

Pack suffers another setback Luke Nadkarni Staff Writer

The N.C. State women’s soccer team took to the field Thursday night looking to break a long losing streak and gain bragging rights over a Triangle rival, but they ended up searching for even more answers as the Duke Blue Devils came into Raleigh and handed the Wolfpack a 3-0 loss. Early on in the first half, it was a back-and-forth affair with the ball shuffled between both teams’ defensive zones. But as time went on, Duke gradually seized control and pushed into State territory with greater frequency. Finally, the Blue Devils broke the tie in the 36th minute. Duke junior forward Mollie Pathman crossed the ball from the left to junior midfielder Kim DeCesare, who fed freshman midfielder Cassie Pecht in the box. Pecht found the back of the net to give Duke a 1-0 lead. Despite the deficit, head coach Steve Springthorpe was impressed by his team’s ability to hang with a tougher opponent. “I think in the first half we played really well,” Springthorpe said. “We frustrated them, defended well, and got to a lot of balls. We accomplished what I wanted in transition.” The Blue Devils very nearly took a two-goal advantage into the break, but State freshman goalie Madison Shaw made a brilliant diving save on a shot


Freshman midfielder Sharon Wojcik defends against Duke Blue Devil Mollie Pathman on Oct. 11. The Pack lost the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game Thursday night.

by Pathman from just inside the penalty area. Shaw was making just her second career start in place of sophomore keeper Victoria Hopkins. She had a pair of saves in the first half. Duke had nine shots, triple the Wolfpack’s total for the half, but only three were on goal. Shaw was hardly fazed by the pressure of making her second start against a strong conference opponent. “It’s pretty nerve-wracking,” Shaw said, “but you just have to tune it out and trust in your teammates.”


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net off an assist by Katy Colas. That goal accounted for the game’s final margin. The Wolfpack ratcheted up the intensity in the final minutes of the game but were unable to solve Duke keeper Tara Campbell and the rest of the Blue Devil defense. It was State’s eighth straight loss and the fourth consecutive defeat in which they have been shut out. Thursday’s game was the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game at




State had an opportunity on a corner kick at the tail end of the first half but failed to convert, sending them into the break with a one-goal deficit. Duke doubled its advantage in the 73rd minute on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Laura Weinberg. Weinberg took a clear and dribbled toward the corner of the goal, blasting a shot past Shaw. It was Weinberg’s team-leading 15th goal of the season. Duke put the icing on the cake as Katie Trees found the back of the


Redshirt junior Tobais Palmer braces for a hit from Liberty University’s Lee KaJuan on the field of Carter Finley Sept. 3, 2011. Palmer had three receptions for 46 yards in the 43-21 Wolfpack victory.

Receiving corps leaders step up Jonathan Stout Deputy Sports Editor

Late in last week’s win over Florida State, during the final drive, the Wolfpack faced three fourth downs — they converted them all, thanks to the sure hands of a the N.C. State receiving core. Graduate student quarterback Mike Glennon found redshirt junior tight end Asa Watson on the first fourth down the team faced on their final drive. Glennon connected with redshirt junior receiver Quintin Payton on the second fourth down conversion, setting up the last conversion, when he found redshirt sophomore receiver Brian Underwood open in the front of the endzone, tying the game. “We had our receivers step up, make big plays,” redshirt senior receiver Tobias Palmer said. “Big time players make big time plays, and we had our receivers step up

and do that.” The stellar combination of Payton, Palmer, Underwood and redshirt junior receiver Rashard Smith have totaled 1034 of the team’s 1681 receiving yards. The group is also responsible for 10 of the 12 receiving touchdowns. Payton is leading the way with 500 yards. “It’s everybody joining that group collectively to make that big play,” redshirt senior tight end Mario Carter said. “We just take it one game at a time.” Carter has 12 catches this season and is averaging 9.8 yards per catch. Underwood has been a touchdown machine and go to target for Glennon thus far for the Wolfpack, setting a school record with scores in the first six games this season. He has seven trips to the endzone this season, five more than any other receiver on the team.

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averaging 72.6 in three rounds at the season-opener last month. Even with one senior and four Augusta James, Lindsay Mc- juniors on the team, the talented Getrick and Vivian Tsui are ac- sophomores are major impact playtually sophomores at N.C. State, ers on State and could very well lead but for a team completely void NCSU again in 2012-2013. of freshmen, that sophomore “Hopefully [getting called a freshtitle is only good for academics man] will wear off eventually,” and getting a couple extra loy- James said, laughing. “But the three alty points for student ticketing of us sophomores definitely have lotteries. more experience playing in college “I think they might be fresh- events and now we know what is gomen forever,” head coach Page ing on. It gives us a competitive edge Marsh said. “Word on the street when we go back to reoccurring is that they may never lose that courses, and it’s been really special title. I think they kind of enjoy to be together as basically the same it, so we’re just going to go with team for two years.” it.” The team will be commuting The next place they’re going back and forth from Raleigh, which with it is a half an hour down James says is a nice advantage comI-40 to visit UNC’s Finley Golf pared to some of the other teams Club in the Ruth’s Chris Tar who don’t have that luxury. Heel Invitational. After fin“Last year was nice getting to stay ishing seventh in our own beds in September’s and we’ll get to Cougar Classic, do the same thing the No. 17 Wolfthis year,” James pack will have said. “It’s a good an opportunity field again out at to go up against Chapel Hill, and five other teams we played really ranked ahead well last year but of it — No. 4 definitely felt like Du ke, No. 5 we could have got Sophomore Augusta James, women’s golf Florida, No. 7 some [shots] back. Michigan State, Hopefully we’ll go No. 12 Virginia and No. 13 Au- into it and play just a little bit better burn — this Friday through this year.” Sunday. McGetrick, who came to State afLast year, James led N.C. State ter playing high school golf at Valor in Chapel Hill with an 8-under Christian in Colorado, said it’s extotal and eventually wrapped citing to come back to play in the her real freshman year up with Tar Heel Invitational and the rest a team-leading five top-10 fin- of the season with the same team ishes. Tsui had two top-10s last together as last year. season while finishing second “We’re really excited because it’s on the team in the Tar Heel In- only our second tournament of the vitational. McGetrick, who saw limited playing time last year, will start again for State after FRESHMEN continued page 7

“Hopefully we’ll go into it and play just a little bit better this year.”

Technician - October 12, 2012  
Technician - October 12, 2012  

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