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Linguistic diversity celebrated at State Fair Megan Dunton Staff Writer

Members of the North Carolina Language and Life Project educated fair-goers about North Carolina’s language diversity through a booth at the North Carolina State Fair. Sightseers learned about North Carolina dialects through eight banners, a documentary, a dialect quiz and dialect buttons. This year the booth expanded to include a Spanish language section.

Leaders in the NCLLP booth said they wanted to quell myths associated with the Spanish that is spoken in North Carolina. Directors also aimed to have a bilingual volunteer at the booth at all times. This focus on Spanish reflects the organization’s interest in the emerging varieties of English spoken by Latin Americans in rural and metropolitan areas like Raleigh. Ryne Jones, senior in biological sciences and French language and literature teacher education, said to-

day it’s about more than just learning a language. “In the 21st century with its global economy, to effectively communicate and live and be successful you have to be proficient in another language,” Jones said. “It’s not just the language but it’s knowing that culture and being accepting and knowing that things are done differently. “ Jones said language is one of the ways to explore and understand diversity in the classroom. He also

said students in foreign language classes can learn cultural context through stories and life experiences that the native speakers have to offer, especially those of peers. “Here at N.C. State we do a good job with diversity education,” Jones said. “Our foreign language department is amazing. Even at the beginning levels all the way up you’re exposed to so much culture

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and learning has never been by the book.” Jones said K-12 education is what needs the most work because most of the time a foreign language is viewed as only a requirement. He also said a foreign language helps students develop critical thinking skills that help with taking standardized tests,

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Abortion in the presidential campaigns Jake Moser Staff writer


The 2012 North Carolina state fair had many types of fried comfort food for patrons to try, such as frozen cheesecake on a stick, fudge on a stick, and fried variations of familiar foods. (Left) Colorful cake pops from The Cake Pop Shop’s booth at the State Fair. (Top Right) Students from Liberty University Ashley Jones, a senior in history, and Meagan Henry, a senior in family and consumer science, enjoy a pumpkin spice funnel cake. (Bottom right)

Political Science department hosts election panel Noah Rouse Staff Writer

Professors from the Department of Political Science held a panel on the upcoming presidential election in Winston Hall Monday to discuss issues that might decide which candidate will be elected on Nov. 6. Speakers included associate professors William A. Boettcher, Steven Greene, Sanford H. Kessler, Elisha Savchak, and were moderated by Professor Andrew J. Taylor. Boettcher began with a brief discussion on the role of foreign policy this election cycle and its potential impact to sway likely voters. He made clear that 2012 was not going to be a foreign policy election, and that the American public was still fixated on the national recovery and “foreign policy fatigued” from the Bush years to give these issues much attention. As for the candidates themselves, Boettcher saw little difference in their policies despite their contrasting approaches.

“It is surprising [when you go to these rapid swings in popular opinhis website] to see that so many of ion are unprecedented.” the policies that Romney is callGreene also dismissed the analogy ing for resemble Obama’s record, that has been made by right-wing and Obama’s policies [on his web- critics of the president that this elecsite] resemble Romney’s rhetoric.” tion will resemble the failed reelecBoettcher said. tion campaign of president Jimmy Greene followed Boettcher with Carter in 1980, saying that polls are a n update on far higher for the where both canpresident than didates stood, they were for taking note of Carter and inthe extremes the stead suggested c a mpa ig n ha s the possibility of gone through. a 2004 reelection “Romney began or even a 2000 his campaign in scenario where the general elecObama wins via tion as one of the the electoral colweakest Republege. lican candidates Savchak and Sanford H. Kessler, political science professor in American hisKessler finished tory, and now has the panel by dismade the largest post-first debate cussing the future of the Supreme comeback in American history,’ Court and the roles of culture and Greene said. “Despite most pundits, religion in politics, respectively. political scientists are able to predict Savchak noted that like foreign elections six months in advance, but policy, the courts would not play a

“We have seen little mention of religion in this campaign, despite how critical it is to the American people.”

decisive role in the upcoming election. She predicted that a second term for Obama would see more seats being filled on The Supreme Court by minorities than those appointed by President hopeful, Romney, who would appoint judges based on social issues. Kessler devoted most of his time discussing the social sciences and changes in national culture that might sway the election in an unpredictable direction. “We have seen little mention of religion in this campaign, despite how critical it is to the American people. The country has been locked in a deep culture war for the past few decades, and religion is at the center of it. The debate has centered on abortion, gay marriage and the division of church and state for years, but who is making these decisions is changing. For the first time in our country’s history, Protestants now

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features classifieds sports ‘Wyatt’ brings about a Wild West Summer See page 5.

Carillon performer helps celebrate the Bell Tower See page 7.

Campout brings new tradition See page 8.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s opposing views on the issue of abortion have been well publicized this campaign season. Obama is for abortion rights. Romney is anti-abortion and stated life begins at conception, Roe v. Wade should be overturned and states should have the right to decide the legality of abortion. Romney also supports the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of certain federal funding for abortion. According to his website, he wants to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which funds some abortions. Abortion has long been a prominent issue in presidential elections. According to a 2004 Gallup poll, 19 percent of voters claimed that abortion “completely directs” which candidate they are willing to support. The poll also mentions that anti-abortion voters are three times as likely as abortion rights voters to make abortion a single-issue voting platform. This would provide Romney with a significant support base, and could change the results of the election. It is also worth noting that, when Obama was elected in 2008, there was close to a 50-50 split between those who supported and those who opposed abortion. Now, the 2012 Gallup data indicates that 50 percent of Americans are anti-abortion, compared to only 41 percent who are for abortion rights. Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which includes plans that will cover abortion, has been criticized for forcing anti-abortion Americans to cover other people’s abortions. However, the law requires that states have at least one health care plan that does not cover abortion. For those who want abortion-included plans, at least $1 of their premiums must be contributed to a fund that ensures money will be available for abortion services. The health care system utilized in Massachusetts in 2006 while Romney was governor did not include the word abortion in it. But, due to a ruling in 1981 by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, abortionaccessible plans were required through private insurance plans subsidized by the state.


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49 % The clear choice

Abortion in this election John Frady College Republican

Many American citizens abhor the thought of abusing a young child. Many more completely reject the idea that a baby should receive anything but unconditional love. But when it comes to fertilization and an embryo, there is a gray area that few are quick to dive into. So why is it that every election cycle the opinions surrounding abortion are injected into the midst of the debate? The reasons are simple; it is a tactic. Once again it is not surprising to see parts of this election cycle center around abortion. At the Democratic National Convention we heard speaker after speaker hammer home the idea that Republicans want to strip away all rights of a woman to do anything other than stand in a kitchen and make sandwiches. Some of you may be wondering why we heard such outlandish rhetoric. There has been a large shift in women voters between the 2008 election and now. In

Alex Parker 2008, then Senator Barack Obama held a very comfortable lead over his rival John McCain among women voters. Now, in 2012, that lead has virtually been erased, especially since the first presidential debate, and it is a problem for Obama. If he does not win these voters back, and quick, he will lose this election. Accordingly, we see how the election is evolving. The Obama campaign is talking to women with such unintelligent arguments that it is astounding, insulting even. The campaign really believes that all they need to do to convince women to vote for Obama is to paint Romney as extreme. It is as if they believe that women are so simpleminded that they do not need to worry about constructing a logical or in-depth argument for reelection. So, who is really insulting women here? It is not a stretch of the imagination to realize that Romney is pro-life. He is a member of the Mormon Church and so it is no surprise that he follows the same set of values. However, this

has not been an integral part of his campaign. For the same reason that Rick Santorum was not able to hold on to an early lead in the Republican Primary, Romney is not focusing on his pro-life stance. This election is about three things: the economy, the economy and the economy. Not social issues. That is what has erased Obama’s lead among women voters and what Romney refuses to diverge from. Though Romney clearly supports pro-life legislation, he is not extreme about it, as most sources would have you believe. Many politicians from both sides are content with the idea of leaving it up to states to decide how best to handle such a deep issue. A vote for Romney is not a vote for some moral extremist—it is a vote for someone who is ready to work to make America strong again and to quit the petty games with voters.

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“I believe that since Roe v Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sust�ain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign.” This is a quote from a 1994 debate and it echoes what Vice President Joe Biden told the nation in Thursday night’s debate regarding his religious views and his stance on abortion. This quote, not surprisingly, sums up many arguments made by President Barack Obama’s administration and other pro-choice candidates. But most people wouldn’t guess who the author is—presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama and his administration have worked to preserve the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and to “protect this constitutional right,” which he told the nation on Jan. 23, 2011 on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This year, on te anniversary of this landmark Supreme Court case, Obama

restated that he has supported programs that “prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.” It is clear that if Obama is reelected he will support the Supreme Court, protect a woman’s right to choose, listen to medical experts and allow them to make decisions with their patients, and support families during his time in office. The contrast between Obama and his opponent could not be any clearer. As mentioned above, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has not given a consistent answer to his opinion on abortion. In the beginning of his political career Mitt Romney was pro-choice. In his debate on Oct. 25, 1994 Mitt Romney said that, “We will not force our beliefs on others… and you will not see me wavering on that.” The American people have witnessed him wavering. Since 2005, he has said he is “pro-life.” In October 2011, Romney told Mike Huckabee that he “absolutely” supports a


Constitutional amendment banning all abortions. After Todd Akin gave his famous television interview declaring that only some rapes are “legitimate,” the Romney campaign stated that they supported an exception in the case of rape, incest and health of the mother. Last Tuesday, Oct. 9, a year after his interview with Huckabee, Romney told the Des Moines Register that “there’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.” Later that day GOP spokeswoman Andrea Saul “clarified” her candidate’s remarks saying, “Mitt Romney is proudly pro-life and will be a pro-life president.” The debate about abortion defines the fundamental difference in these two candidates. While Obama’s competitor tries to find the most politically appealing stance on abortion and other issues, Obama has a clear and consistent vision for this country. He is committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose along with “ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”





make up less than half of all Americans, and unaffiliated Americans have risen to 20 percent. With so much of The Republican party’s platform built on social conservatism, it will be interesting to see how this will play out over the next few years.” A question and answer session followed at end of the panel with students asking about issues as diverse as voter ID laws, the role of parties in voter turnout and how the next two debates will reshape the campaign. A follow up panel will be held the day after the election on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to discuss how the impact of the winning candidate will change the next four years.

excelling in academics and interacting with other people and students. “Foreign language challenges our minds to think in ways we don’t often think. The critical thinking skills help us in other areas such as science, math, and reading,” Jones said. “It’s that critical thinking that solves the world’s problems.�” The NCLLP was founded in 1993 at N.C. State to facilitate research and community outreach focusing on the sociolinguistics of the American South. The goals of the NCLLP include gathering basic information about language varieties in order to under- chia and the Coastal Plains. stand the nature of language The NCLLP is also interested variation and documenting in tri-ethnic communities language where Native varieties in Americans, North CaroEuropean lina that reAmericans flect cultural and African traditions. Americans The live together. NCLLP Some studies reof t he acgional, socomplishRyne Jones, cial, and ethments of senior in biological sciences nic varieties the NCLLP of Southern i nclude a English. Researchers for the collection of more than 1500 organization study Outer recorded sociolinguistic inBanks English. They also terviews and development of study African American new language preservation English in remote commu- techniques. nities in Southern Appala-

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Vendor tables in the North lobby of the Dorton Arena are flocked by fairgoers Saturday Oct. 13. Displays of local produce abound in the interior of the Got to Be NC Agriculture tent at the State Fair.


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Miscreants cause a big stink


iversity Education Week began yesterday with a lecture on the myth of Christopher Columbus and a GLBT Community Alliance ally rally in the Brickyard. And what better way is there to begin a week of education on diversity than with this hateful pejorative scrawled in bright, pink letters in the Free Expression Tunnel: “N-----f--.“ Whoever painted the word in the tunnel managed to offend many groups on campus: black students, gay students, those who appreciate Associated Press style and those who have any shred of decency and dignity. The tunnel has often been at the center of controversy on campus. The last big fracas over “speech” in the tunnel was in 2010, when some-




If you could make one change to this campus, what would it be? BY BOBBY KLIMCZAK

“Remove Harrelson, it is just an outdated design, and the classrooms are terrible.” Anunt Singh sophomore, computer science

“I think the on campus dining and dining halls need to better than they are.” Patrick Houston sophomore, mechanical engineering

“I would rather have better food in the dining halls, the Atrium is okay but not the dining halls.” Jon Sommerville sophomore, aerospace engineering

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s one spray paintwords in the editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the ed the N-word tunnel would responsibility of the editor-in-chief. next to a depicdefend the action of President tion by citing Barack Obama. And just two years to having their — potentially foul the First Amendment, but what the before, there was a threat directed — free speech limited in the public “artist” really ought to say is “I just at the then newly-elected president. sphere. want to be a scumbag.” To be as crude as some of the exJust because you can fart in public, There’s no easy solution for getpression in the tunnel, each time it doesn’t mean you should. ting rid of hate speech in the tunnel. controversy wafts onto campus Those who are Constitution- In fact, the only solution would be along with the odor of paint fumes, savvy often make their arguments to get rid of the tunnel itself. Some the reactions on campus aren’t dis- by agreeing that painting intolerant have suggested installing cameras similar to reactions to public flatu- speech is morally wrong, but will of- to catch the miscreants among us, lence… ten follow that by saying something but that would be contradictory to Some people just want to pretend along the lines of, “But it’s within a the tunnel’s purpose, and cameras the depravity never took place, so person’s rights to do so.” would certainly be painted over. they just sit in the stink of it all and The line between being a citizen Intolerant speech can only be wait it out. Others want to call out who’s knowledgeable about his or combated by equally free, producthe offender and reprimand him or her rights and an outright dunder- tive speech. Many didn’t have the her for the debasement. And then head has been blurred. misfortune of seeing the offensive there are those who take offense Certainly whoever painted the graffiti, and that’s because it was


wo nights ago, as a kickoff to N.C. State’s Diversity Education Week, the Free Expression Tunnel was decorated with the words “n----- f--” which were splayed across the wa l ls i n pink. Nice touch, by the way. If you read Joseph into it Havey with the Staff Columnist scrutiny of an English professor, you could even argue the case for bringing i n gender through t he c olor choice. Sigh. Eve r y y e a r, something like this gets written on the walls of the tunnel. And every year, we as a student body react to it. This is not to criticize how the University handles it at all. Each time, the reaction is both admirable and appropriate. A statement about diversity is issued, Technician covers it. It’s all great PR for diversity, but it’s getting to the point that I feel like the Joker from The Dark Knight, observing the actions of the mobsters. It’s all so…boring. Look, I really applaud the efforts of whoever you are that writes these hateful things across campus. The writing on the door of the GLBT center? Way to hit close to home. It’s getting to the point that this is becoming a tradition, and it’s been repeated often enough that I’ll have something to tell my kids

about “back when I went to N.C. State….” But seriously, can we move on? Because I’m beginning to tire of the blasé nature of it all. The Civil Rights movement was way back in the ‘60s. It’s true that Amendment One passed, but I thought we’d moved beyond the middle schoolstyle insults towards samesex relationships. Come on, am I not right? Gum is a far more interesting item to stick on a wall than hateful words. That was so high-schoolbathroom-stall stuff. But then, to your credit, it could be the case that your angle is simply mediocrity. I guess in a strange way it’s not mainstream to go for completely unmemorable, live-in-themoment jazz. I can bend my mind around it if I really try. Yeah, there’s beauty in the average. There’s comfort in the run-of-the-mill. The second rate can indeed be glorified. Wait, what am I saying? Look, no one really cares about you and your issues with certain minority groups. People aren’t going to change their outlooks on life because you wrote a few words on the walls of the Free Expression Tunnel. It’s nice that you’re trying as hard as you can to start a new tradition here at N.C. State, but it’s just too middleof-the-road. Why don’t you just save your paint and get some sleep during those wee hours of the morning. That will save us here at Technician some page space to cover something much more interesting.

“... just save your paint and get some sleep...”



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promptly painted over after one student reported it to Campus Police, and that behavior is to be commended. Every day thousands of people walk through the Free Expression Tunnel and make a stink-face at something generally perceived as lewd — and nothing more, they just sit in the stink. The question we ask should be “How can we stop offensive language?” Rather, “How can we use our speech productively?”

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or many of us, water simply f lows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact ... [We forget] water is the basis of life and t he blue arteries of Heather the earth! Troutman Everything Staff Columnist ... depends on f re sh water to survive.” Wise words from Sandra Postel, director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project. We understand the disparity of living conditions between the nations of the world. Some of us know firsthand the disabling nature of not having basic needs. Still, I do not believe the majority of us enjoying the regular comfort of a hot shower or the aesthetic pleasure of an ornamental fountain possess an honest understanding of the luxuriousness of a presumably infinite and unquestionably sanitary water supply that can be accessed immediately, at any given time or location. This common, seldom pondered resource is not the gift of Mother Nature, rather, an engineering feat — the result of scientific study and analytical application. The World Health Or-

ganization reports that more than 21 percent of the world population lack access to clean, safe drinking water. In Africa alone, more than 40 billion hours are spent every year walking to acquire water. According to Charitywater. org, many women travel up to five miles daily to fetch loads averaging 40 pounds to trudge back to their families. These scarce water supplies are often short-lived due to over exhaustion, and frequently contaminated with disease and animal waste. Mothers, oppressed with sickness and malnourishment, laboriously manage this task for the welfare of their young. Too often these mothers watch their children succumb to death, carried back in what was supposed to be life-sustaining water. Whole societies lack the technology and scientific understanding to harness and purify water. This incapacity manifests in1.8 billion deaths annually related to contaminated drinking water, poor sanitation and lack of hygiene. According to the WHO, 90 percent of the victims are children under the age of 5—that translates into 3,900 children robbed of existence daily, because the only water available to them is pungent with disease. When every waking moment is spent fighting to survive there is no physical or mental energy left to devise true solutions, and

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cyclical poverty and famine persist. Without enough water to drink, every drop spared to agriculture and livestock are missed by the lips of the thirsting babes, and the plants and animals never get enough to multiply in adequate supply. Is it not our moral obligation to redeem the life expectancy and experience of one-fifth of our brothers and sisters? Especially when the task is monetarily moderate compared to the billions we spend in the United States alone on cosmetics and entertainment every year. Are we not morally challenged to right this atrocity by understanding our overwhelming ability to do so? Then what obligations do we have to correct the wrongs of our forefathers, who created the framework of degradation in many of the areas still suffering? What can you do? To start, make sure to swing through the Brickyard between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. this Wednesday to view a visual demonstration of the only quality of water available to more than 1 billion people today. The Global Health Committee, a campus-based CSLEPS service-leadership team, will be conducting the demonstration and available to discuss the many ways that we can all make a difference.              

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‘Wyatt’ brings about a Wild West summer Collective or The Doors. Still, the band definitely maintains Staff Writer a sound all its own. “Bounty” comes second as Born of a cruel summer, a rhythmic rock song with a T0W3RS’ most recent EP, synthesizer present, but not Wyatt, reflects upon child- at the forefront of the melody. hood, death, vacation and, The song fits with the album’s most importantly, the Wild overall theme, but is comparWest. atively less exciting. The EP begins with “MoOne of the less interesting bius Strip,” a playful, me- songs on the album, “Bounlodic indie-pop song conjur- ty” starts T0W3RS’ all-ening thoughts of high school compassing Western theme, summer or, more specifically, which is present following the an end of school-year celebra- first four songs of Wyatt. tion. The imagery of the Wild It is precisely the reaction West is intentional, accordintended by main songwriter ing to Torres, explaining Derek Torres who, along with that Wyatt was a character his girlfriend and band-mate inspired by the son of his Jacki Huntington, lost his job friend who recently died. in June, leaving him with the “The idea of it was, ‘What first taste of grade-school will my friend’s son be dealsummer in some time. ing with in 20 years,’” Torres “The first song is kind of said. about the idea of having an Torres said that the he endless summer, kind of hid- brought in themes of a ficing yourself away and making tional post-depression world yourself worthwhile,” Torres resembling the Wild West, said. “It was the first time we drawing in Wyatt as a memhad a summer vacation in ber of this new way of life. a while, so Themes that’s kind of of the how we apWest resoproached it.” nate most The rest of vividly t he a lbu m during ta kes on a “Draw_ different Fold,” p at h , s t i l l wh ich is Derek Torres, pa i nt i ng a placed in T0W3RS lead songwriter high-synth the center backdrop, of the EP’s but telling a slightly differ- lineup. The song begins as a ent story. three-minute instrumental Torres sings matter-of- introduction with synthefactly, often using strange sizer taking a slow-going pronunciations that give lead melody resembling the T0W3RS a unique sound that beginning of a Western film. at times resembles Animal When Torres enters the

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“The first song is kind of about the idea of having an endless summer.”


Wyatt is also being released on a cassette tape. T0W3RS is among several local and national artists releasing their music on casettes to allow fans to have a tangible, unique product.

song, all is quiet, with a snare-drum to lead and swooning guitars and background vocals providing the feel of the West in full-effect, “Draw_Fold,” appropriately placed in the center of Wyatt, shows some of Torres’ strongest songwriting yet. According to Huntington, T0W3RS wrote the album as a band more so than the previous album If All We Have Is Time, which was primarily written by Torres alone. “With Wyatt, I finally got to have some sort of musical input,” Huntington said. Huntington explained that although she didn’t write any

of the lyrics, she was responsible for many of the “high pitched, strange noises” on the album, as well as the female vocals. Fitting with the Western theme, the high-pitched synthesizers and female vocals often serve a similar, abstract purpose, and Huntington’s input is substantial and important. Torres continues by painting his pseudo-futuristic world in a more experimental “Ours,” coming second-tolast in Wyatt’s track lineup. “Off with their heads,” serves as the main lyric in the song, with an experimental rock

sound most-resembling Animal Collective. Ending with the album’s most intricate songwriting is “Scandles,” which seems to tie in Wyatt’s first song to the rest of the album and serves as a solid conclusion. Sounding more like a good indie-punk song than a pop song, the song repeats, “15 lit candles give all that you wanted,” several times. Either in Wyatt’s world or a world of endless summer, the song draws strongly upon childhood, as does the album as a whole. For Torres, the album doesn’t necessarily have its

own specific meaning. “I kind of want people to make their own story out of it,” Torres said. With the direction hazy at times, but general themes poking out amongst the entire album, to me, Wyatt symbolizes all that is summer. The album is happy, but often brutal with heat, representing a time of freedom as well as boredom, and similar to the Wild West, a time in which people made their own rules.

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From the first minute all the way to the start of the credits, Argo was nothing short of nerve-wracking, combining thumping anticipation with sharp irony and humor. Credit for the palpable tension lies in the real-life events the film is based on, the Iranian hostage crisis. Along with a decent rundown of what led to the calamity, the terror and urgency caused by rebels pounding at the embassy door captivated me within the first 15 minutes. The streets throbbed with hundreds of protestors chanting in unison, while Uncle Sam replicas and American flags burned. This was all juxtaposed with the diplomats inside the building scrambling to burn and shred confidential files. The situation worsens as the supporters of the Iranian Revolution overtake the entire embassy, with the exception of six individuals who manage to escape. As the CIA grasps at straws trying to find a solution to get the six out of Iranian territory, I was sometimes left


Ben Affleck (left) in a scene from Argo. The historical film, which is inspired by true events, is Affleck’s third film serving as both an actor and director.

disoriented by the complexity and speed of the jargon the characters were speaking. Enter Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck, also the film’s director), a CIA ‘extraction’ expert. Inspired by his 10-yearold and the 1973 movie Battle for the Planet of the Apes he comes up with the solution of a rescue mission by means of a fake movie, an outlandish science fiction film that re-

quires Iranian locations. To build the credibility of the cover story, they get a script, create a production company, and advertise for the film they will be shooting, Argo. Here comes the ironic brillianceof what is essentially a movie about a fake movie. Not only did Affleck’s film poke fun at the absurdity of Hollywood, but also the film

industry as a whole. Who better to do so than great and wondrous film veterans like Alan Arkin and John Goodman? Arkin plays producer Lester Siegel and Goodman takes on the role of real make-up artist John Chambers. Under the guise of looking for a set location for Argo, Mendez travels to Iran to safely get out the six diplo-

mats, who have found temporary refuge in the Canadian ambassador’s home. Watching them attempt to execute the far-fetched plan had me emotionally standing on a precipice the likes of the Grand Canyon at several points throughout the film. It was reminiscent of the 2002 thriller directed by David Fincher, Panic Room. I can’t be the only one who

still holds her breath as Jodie Foster – in slow-motion, even – has seconds to get back into the panic room after accidentally alerting her home in. Similarly in Argo, one unsavory look from a passerby, the tiniest glitch of a bus stick shift, clenched my heart. This does, though, seem to be where the film is getting the lion’s share of criticism, in regards to the dramatic liberties it took in retelling an actual moment in history. I’ll admit the close-contact car chase with an airplane was so outrageous it was laughable. Further, the film claims the CIA worked cohesively with the Canadian government during the crisis. However, the CIA just so happens to grab the most screen time and the ending scene between Mendez and his supervisor Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston) puts that claim on shaky grounds. Still, those who have no background knowledge of the Iranian hostage crisis will find that Argo came out on the right side: informing and engaging with equal measure. Argo is supported throughout by solid performances, relentless apprehension and an overall tense and well-told story. These elements help mark Affleck’s third directorial feature as one of the best historically-inspired films.




Carillon performer helps celebrate the Bell Tower Nikki Stoudt

bolic throughout history,” Ng said. “They’re more than just a time-telling device. When the Bell Tower’s ex- They told and still tell people terior was completed in 1937 when to pray and even when through a stimulus package to pay taxes. Carillons are a from President Franklin source of real civic pride and Roosevelt, the interior design have proven to really bring called for 54 bells. people together.” Instead, due largely to the After graduating from Yale Great Depression, funding in 2005, Ng attended the Roybecame almost nonexistent al Carillon School in Belgium and the University only raised where she graduated in 2006. enough money for a speaker Ng has commissioned over a system and dozen the 246-bell acousgrand symt ic a nd phony carelectroillon to ring acoustic in the Tower pieces u nt i l re a l for carilbells could lon and Matthew Robbins, be installed. organ director of Finish the Belltower To comand has memorate toured the 125th anniversary of N.C. in eleven countries playState, �five university organi- ing more than 80 concerts zations sponsored a free con- around the world. cert Saturday featuring Tif“When you play an instrufany Ng, a Ph.D. candidate in ment like the carillon, it’s remusicology and new media ally easy to be noticed,” Ng and an associate carillonist at said. “That doesn’t mean it’s the University of California, easier by any means, rather Berkeley. that the carillon world is a Ng, who pursued an under- very small one. You’re a regraduate degree in English ally big fish in a really small and music from Yale, knows pond.” a thing or two about these The Bell Tower’s Maas“uncommon marvels.” Rowe Carillon is a rare and Carillons, similar to the innovative instrument with pipe organ in structure and almost no repertoire of its mechanics, originated in own. Ng and her counterEurope in the 1500s and are parts within N.C. State have among the rarest instru- worked for years to create ments, with only 800 or so pieces for the carillon from worldwide. The majority of baroque to avant-garde, from these instruments still re- folk songs to film scores. main in European countries. Their goal has always been to “They’re extremely sym- reveal the carillon’s potential Life & Style Editor

“The Bell Tower is significant in that it unifies the student body.”

for lyricism and musicality. Finish the Tower, a studentinitiated grassroots movement to restore and finish the tower, aims itself at student, alumni and community involvement. The movement seeks to raise money through donations and various student fundraisers to install the 54-bell carillon into the Tower as originally designed in 1920. Matthew Robbins, a 2009 architecture graduate, is now the director of Finish the Tower and has become an authority on the landmark. To Robbins, the Bell Tower is much more than just a symbol of the University. “The Bell Tower is significant in that it unifies the student body,” Robbins said. “When the Wolfpack wins, we all look up to see the tower lit red. It reminds us that we’re all a part of something even bigger.” For Ng, being a part of the celebration was an honor. “I first heard about the movement through an article I read in the school newspaper a while ago,” Ng said. “I knew I wanted to help in any way I could.” Robbins has been heading up and working with the Finish the Tower movement since its inception and hopes that having Ng perform will raise awareness and outline the steps needed to complete the Bell Tower’s original design. “We’ve got the tower and we’ve got a few bells,” Robbins said. “We’ve even got a

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Students sit outside the Bell Tower Saturday, October 13, 2012 to listen to the carillon concert performed by Tiffany Ng. A carillon is a set of bells sounded by hammers controlled by a keyboard and the N.C. State Bell Tower hosts a set of these bells.

great carillon. All that’s missing is the human element. That’s where people like Tif-

fany [Ng] come in. Her passion and dedication show that people still care about this

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Parsons returns to Stewart Young Lee Associate Features Editor

Parsons Dance Company returned to the N.C. State stage for the first time since 2005. For some, Parsons Dance was a great way to make use of Stewart Theatre’s last few moments before it shuts down during the continuing renovations to Talley Student Center. Parsons Dance, a dance company based in New York City, made its stop at N.C. State on Oct. 12 with a performance lasting about an hour and a half. According to Rebecca Josue, the company and stage manager, N.C. State was one of its first stops this season, with about 30 other locations still ahead in the tour, including Michigan, Wisconsin and Korea. “It’s amazing to go to a theater and meet everyone and I love the people that I travel with,” Josue said. “It’s an honor to be here. We love it here. It’s great to be back.” The dance company, known for modern contemporary dance pieces, showcased different pieces that made use of Stewart Theatre’s stage space with pieces that featured anywhere between one and eight different dancers. Parsons Dance opened its show with dances that highlighted shapes and bold color with dance formations and bright costumes that fell

within a color theme. As the that she had seen what they show continued, the dance did through the internet and company showcased other was interested but had high talents of the dancers with expectations. However, she some performances focus- said that Parsons was able to ing on developing characters meet those expectations and using the sounds of a bustling show her things that she had city. never seen before. One dance piece which “I thought it was pretty featured a single dancer used cohesive,” Talso said. “In the strobe lights to give the illu- beginning there was a theme sion that the dancer was fly- of circles and they had so ing across the stage, dancing many types and then each without ever touching his feet section would end in a differto the ground. ent pose, but it’d all be related This to circles. So dance even though piece was each section a favorite was separate, for Alexit was all toia Lipgether.” scomb, “They’re Rebecca Josue, company and a sophodancing is stage manager for Parsons Dance more in very precise computer and ver y science. Lipscomb said she meticulous with all of their had seen many advertise- movements, down to what ments for the program and their toes were doing,” Lipwas intrigued because she scomb said. had been dancing since she St i l l, no mat ter how was only 6 years old. skilled the dancers were, “It was incredible,” Lip- some attendees said that the scomb said. “I never thought performance was still bitabout using strobe lights in a tersweet in light of the limdance so I was sitting there ited number of shows left with my jaw dropped. It was before Talley renovations definitely the highlight for close the stage in November. me. I had never seen anything “It’s going to stink for a little like that before.” while, but all those lucky peoSabrina Talso, a freshman ple who are going to be able in clothing design and tex- to see shows in the brand new tile management, said she theater are going to enjoy it,” was drawn to Parsons Dance Lipscomb said. because she loves dance and had heard that Parsons was one of the best. Talso said

“It’s amazing to go to a theater and meet everyone.”

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seum to the inside of PNC Arena was symbolic of something more than just a change of venue. PNC Arena has been the home of Wolfpack basketball since 1999, replacing Reynolds Coliseum. Reynolds was the home of the Wolfpack under legendary coaches Everett Case, Norm Sloan and Jim Valvano and was regarded as one of the toughest venues to play at in the nation. Despite the historical and sentimental value to Wolfpack nation, Mark Gottfried has made it known that PNC


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and three touchdowns with no interceptions. The Patriots defense held Wilson’s rushing attack in check for the night, however, allowing him only 17 yards on five carries. The Seahawks return to the field on Thursday at San Francisco. In Arizona, a defensive struggle was underway. For Buffalo, T.J. Graham had another slow night. He only had one reception for 6 yards. His teammate Mario Williams, coming off of a wrist

Arena is the new home of the Pack. He believes that we should accept and embrace this change, and I think that Gottfried’s opinion was a major factor in the moving of campout to PNC Arena. Coach Gottfried, as well as the athletics department, want students to have some sort of inner connection with PNC Arena—the same kind of connection that the Cameron Crazies currently have with Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke and the same kind of connection that Wolfpack fans once had with Reynolds Coliseum. During campout, the classic basketball film entitled “Hoosiers” was played in

the arena. Throughout the movie, the only light in the arena were the lights from the big screen reflecting onto the court. Due to the lighting effect, my eyes were drawn back and forth from the big screen to the court. As I kept looking at the hardwood, all I could think about was the coming season for the Pack. There were thoughts of the triumphs and tribulations that would take place on the floor right beside me. This is a new era for N.C. State men’s basketball. Campout was a simple foreshadowing of history to be made.

injury, had two sacks to add to his total of three tackles in the game. The stat is even more impressive based on the limited amount of time that Williams played during the game. Buffalo, with a strong defensive effort from players like Williams, took down the Cardinals in overtime on a field goal, 19-16. In Philadelphia, Detroit’s Stephen Tulloch had 8 tackles on the night, leading a defense that held Michael Vick and the Eagles scoreless late in the game. The Lions offense was finally able to capitalize on the defensive stops, scoring 10 points in the last 3 minutes of the game. A Lions

field goal with 3 seconds left sent the game into overtime. The Lions defense held the Eagles to a three-and-out on their first possession of overtime, giving the ball back to the Lions. Matthew Stafford drove the Lions down the field, getting well within field goal range. Kicker Jason Hanson drove the ball through the uprights, giving Tulloch and the Lions an overtime win in Philadelphia. In San Diego, quarterback Phillip Rivers and the Chargers were up big on the Broncos at half time, 24-0. Phillip Rivers threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns along with one interception in the



A group of friends plays cards at the 2012 Campout on Friday October 12, 2012 in PNC Arena. Students stayed at the arena all night to be elligible for extra loyalty points for the basketball season ticket lottery.

first half. The Chargers defense was stifling in the first 30 minutes of play, as well as the special teams, forcing two fumbles that set the Chargers offense up in the red zone. Rivers first touchdown pass to Antonio Gates made history. It was the 50th touchdown combination between the two, the most between a quarterback and tight end in league history. Rivers added one to the record, combining with Gates once again with 29 seconds left until halftime to increase the lead to 24-0. The final score was 35-24 Broncos.



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• Page 7: Continued commentary on campout.

• 5 days until the football team travels to College Park, Md. to take on the Maryland Terrapins.




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Kickoff at Chapel Hill set for 12:30 p.m.

Tyler Ellis Staff Writer

After having its bye week this past week, the Wolfpack jumps back into ACC action with back-to-back road games. N.C. State heads to Maryland this Saturday, facing the Terps at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The next week, the Pack heads to rival North Carolina for a 12:30 p.m. contest on the ACC Network.

was a new feel to campout. Perhaps the changes were meant to coincide with the massive change in the fortunes of N.C. State basketball. Why not institute a new feel for a new era? One of the early signs can be seen in the rebranding of the Red-White game as Primetime with the Pack. After all, everything about the Wolfpack has seemingly changed under second-year head coach Mark Gottfried. So far, Gottfried has brought highly talented recruits and a winning attitude to the Pack that was previously missing. After an NCAA tournament run and a high-flying Red-White scrimmage, campus is buzzing and students can’t wait for basketball season. Throughout the event, I couldn’t help think that the move from camping outside of Reynolds Coli-

Although there was no football Saturday for Wolfpack nation, Sunday brought plenty of excitement and cheer for Wolfpack alumni in the NFL. Week 6 of the NFL season brought upsets, nail biters, and overtime thrillers, in which former Wolfpack players played a major role. The biggest game of the day was dependent on the arm of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. During Wilson’s short professional career, we have seen him knock off Tony Romo’s Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers’s Packers and Cam Newton’s Panthers. Hardly imaginable, Wilson pulled off the feat once again against one of the NFL’s all-time greats. In what some thought would be a battle between the No.1 offense in the NFL in New England and the No. 1 defense in Seattle, no one ever thought it would be decided on the arm of Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense. Facing a late-game deficit, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks mounted a furious comeback against the Patriots. Down 23-10 with 9:21 left in the fourth quarter and facing a stout Patriots defense, the chances of a comeback looked very bleak. But as N.C. State fans have seen Russell Wilson do many times before, he led his team back. Throwing for two touchdowns, the last coming on a 46-yard pass with 1:18 left, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks pulled off the improbable comeback, defeatingTom Brady and the Patriots 24-23 and improving their record to 4-2. Wilson threw for 293 yards

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Volleyballís Wilson named ACC Player of Week N.C. State sophomore middle blocker Alesha Wilson and Boston College freshman outside hitter Katty Workman have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Wilson, a sophomore who has worked her way into the starting lineup after beginning the season as a reserve, led the Wolfpack to two wins over the weekend as NC State improved to 17-3 and 7-2 in conference play. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS


Students participate in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament at the 2012 Campout on Friday Oct. 12 at PNC Arena.

Campout brings new tradition Andrew Schuett

# PACKTWEETS Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl Watched NC State workout coaching staff has 4 head coaches, UCLA flavoring and happy to be in ACC! Wood didn’t miss and Warren can play!

Richard Howell @Rich1Howell My clothes different like quarterbacks at a close scrimmage

Thomas De Thaey @de_thaeyGOPACK Hitting up the state fair for a funnel! No rides for me buddy....

Rodney Purvis @rpurvis_0 Prime time with the Pack babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy .... Starting off this thing right !!!! #dadynasty

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Campout was different this year. Not a bad different, though. It was a good kind of different. The N.C. State Student Government Association partnered up with men’s basketball head coach Mark Gottfried, the men’s basketball team and the athletics department to give students the Primetime with the Pack campout. Let’s start by going over the changes made to the event. First of all, it wasn’t 48 degrees and raining like it was last year outside of Reynolds Coliseum, stranding campers outside the entire night in a downpour. Despite the miserable weather students experienced, the weather could’ve certainly been much

worse in the middle of January. This year, campers spent the night inside the newly renamed PNC Arena. Most noted changes compared to last year were that it was warm and dry inside the home of N.C. State men’s basketball. Campout was also staged in October as opposed to January, another change put on by the N.C. State Student Government. In a final modification, students that completed the exercise received six loyalty points that can be used when requesting basketball tickets. This gives these students a better chance of attending basketball games throughout the year instead of just the North Carolina game. In the past, students that successfully completed campout were guaranteed tickets to the game against UNC. It goes without saying that there

ACC coaches pick Pack to finish first Staff Report

The results of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll were announced Monday and should have N.C. State fans in high spirits. All 12 of the conference’s head coaches participated in the poll, which asked the coaches to predict the final standings in the conference, as well as preseason predictions for the All-ACC team, conference player of the year and conference rookie of the year. N.C. State was picked to finish first in the ACC, receiving eight of the 12 first-place votes and 139 points. The Pack finished fifth in the conference last season, finishing 24-13 overall and 9-7 in the ACC. The team is returning four starters from last year’s team. All four players averaged double-digits in the scoring column. Head coach Mark Gottfried also brought in a highly touted recruiting class featuring three McDonald’s AllAmericans. Duke was voted second in the poll with three first-place votes and 130 total points while UNC rounded out the top three with a single first place vote and 124


Head Coach Mark Gottfried answers questions at mens basketball media day in the Weiseger-Brown athletics facility on Monday Oct. 8, 2012.

total points. The Wolfpack was also well represented in individual preseason player honors. The Preseason All-ACC team consisted of NCSU junior guard Lorenzo Brown, NCSU junior forward Calvin Leslie, UNC sophomore

forward James Michael McAdoo, Duke senior forward Mason Plumlee and Florida State senior guard Michael Snaer. Leslie took the Preseason ACC Player of the Year recognition. Last season, Leslie averaged 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Fresh-

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