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NCSU prepares for AIDS day

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Caldwell Fellows program inspires leaders in service

Alex Petercuskie Staff Writer

Sara Awad Staff Writer

ing of Jingle Bells. At this point, he gets out his “storybook” and reads Twas the Night Before Christmas to his audience and finishes with verses from a song like Silent Night. 70 percent of the work Campbell performs as Santa is free as he often volunteers his time with nonprofit organizations, churches and nursing homes. On Christmas Eve, Campbell goes to the homes of families who have had firemen or police officers die, often in the line of duty. For the children of these families, “the grief is abated for just a few minutes,” Campbell said. Campbell said what distinguishes him from other Santas is his voice. “Believe it or not, many Santas cannot carry a tune,” Campbell said. Campbell also puts effort into his appearance. His Santa belt cost $375, while his tailor made suit cost $1,150. Unlike many Santas, Camp-

Caldwell Fellows applications are underway to find the 41st generation of Caldwell Fellows who exemplify the N.C. State traditions of leadership and service, despite recent technical difficulties. Although IT issues had temporarily impeded access to the scholarship program’s website, the site is now up and running again. According to Caldwell Fellows Program Assistant Liz Holt, the problem occurred when the server was unable to read the site after it had migrated to another host. The program, initiated in honor of Chancellor John T. Caldwell, will select about 25 students to receive a scholarship of $5,500 to cover part of their tuition and experiential learning, Holt said. Funding comes from about 100 alumni. Part of the annual scholarship consists of a $1,500 stipend, and Caldwell Fellows are required to submit a proposal for what they would like to do with the money, Holt said. Uses for the stipend could range from a local service project to study abroad. “Caldwell Fellows are passionate [and] students who apply are usually already interested in doing something. We are looking for people who have creative ideas for using their talents to give back,” Holt said. Caldwell Fellows must also keep a 3.25 grade point average, Holt said. Holt said the program is designed as a “leadership development program through service,” which teaches students to not only lead, but also to lead while being involved, as well as to listen to others. For this reason, Caldwell Fellows are required to take a course in leadership during the first semester of their sophomore year, Holt said. Components of the application include three essays and two references. Approximately 100 people will review the applications so that three people review each submission, Holt said. Holt said hundreds apply each year, but only fifty are selected for the interview stage, so she advises to students to “be themselves” when applying. Caldwell Fellows are an open-minded, diverse group of students that come from all majors, countries,

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President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the AIDS crisis and the strides being made in research to cure the disease.

50,000 people become infected with HIV every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that more than 1.1 million people in the United States alone live with HIV, and 18 percent of those people do not know they have the infection. Additionally, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since 1981, when the first cases were reported, according to, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website. In the past, the GLBT Center has organized a chalking event in the brickyard, where members of the

center outline chalk figures and fill them in with facts about the HIV and AIDS infection. According to Hollingshead, because World AIDS Day falls on a Saturday this year, it was difficult to do some intentional in-person activity. Instead, the center opted to wait until a later date to hold the event because it was also students’ final day of classes. Throughout the year the GLBT center organizes various events to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, such as partnering with local agencies to provide testing on campus and other educational programs. In addition to World AIDS Day, the U.S. also recognizes the disease

a number of times throughout the year, including National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7 and HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18. While the rate of people living with AIDS is highest in the Northeast, the number of people diagnosed is highest in the South and in 2009 accounted for 48% of U.S. deaths from AIDS, according to CDC. “World AIDS Day is a time to remember all of the people in the world we have lost to AIDS and

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Grade giver by day, gift giver by night Sara Awad Staff Writer

When Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Ron Campbell took a job that involved chauffeuring children around town on Shetland ponies, he had no idea he would have to wear a Santa Claus suit. This was the first time that Cambell had “performed” as Santa Claus. The year was 1965 and he was a broke college freshman who happened to come across a job that turned into a career. Now Campbell barely has time to relax this December—he already has eight events scheduled for tomorrow, which include, “breakfast, brunch, and lunch.” He will also be appearing before the North Carolina governor and Supreme Court, as well as lighting “the best North Carolina Christmas tree” at the Capitol building. Mix 101.5 listeners can also tune in to his “Santa


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Various student centers on campus will recognize World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, to promote awareness about the HIV and AIDS crisis. The Africana Studies program will host its second annual University in the Community forum Saturday, Dec. 1, titled “HIV: A Global Campaign, A Local Focus.” The program will include James Bunn, co-founder of World AIDS Day, and James Kiwanuka-Tondo, associate professor of communications and expert regarding HIV/AIDS campaigns. The forum, co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, the African Student Union and the North Carolina Community AIDS Fund, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 126 of the Witherspoon Student Center. Justine Hollingshead, director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center, said most people operate under misconceptions about the transmission of HIV and AIDS and said it is vital that students and community members overcome their fixed notions about the disease. “The only way to understand how something like disease transmission occurs is to become more educated and to attend programs and events like the one occurring on Saturday, sponsored by the African American Cultural Center,” Hollingshead said. While the annual number of HIV infections remains stable, about



Ronald Campbell, a professor in international business law at N.C. State, doubles as Santa Claus during the holiday season.

exploits” all day Monday as he visits the Boys and Girls club and Marbles Museum. His act consists of bringing a canvas bag filled with jingle bells from reindeer sleighs, and handing them

out to “children” to make music with them. As the music develops, he tells them the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in the best deep and jolly Santa voice that he can muster, which leads to the sing-

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Wednesday 11:37 A.M. | HIT & RUN West Parking Deck  Student reported parked vehicle had been struck by another vehicle. Student driving second vehicle returned to the scene.

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1:23 P.M. | HIT & RUN Tucker Hall Student reported parked vehicle had been struck and damaged.

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2:31 P.M. | LARCENY Carmichael Gym  Student reported backpack with clothing,books and computer was stolen.


3:26 P.M. | INFORMATION UNIVERSITY D.H. Hill Library Student reported possible scam after interview with company. Investigation revealed company is legitimate.


5:09 P.M. | SKATE VIOLATION Williams Hall  Report of skateboarders jumping benches. Officers responded but did not locate anyone.

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8 P.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Cox Hall Report of concern for student’s wellbeing. Officer found no indication of threat to himself or others. No action taken but matter was forwarded to other University entities.

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ori Harrington, 2011 graduate in Fashion and Textile Management, carefully makes a dumpling during a Chinese food preparation course in Schaub Hall Thursday. The course, hosted this week by the Confucius Institute at NCSU, wrapped up a two-part series designed to introduce participants to the preparation of basic authentic Chinese dishes. “I just love getting to learn how to cook [Chinese food] so I can make it at home,” Harrington said.


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HIV and a way to create a greater awareness about public health,” Hollingshead said. Hollingshead emphasized the day as a reminder about the widespread effects the disease has had on all groups of people. “It is our belief that World AIDS Day should be important to everyone,” Hollingshead said. “There is a stigma in our culture and the world that AIDS is a ‘gay disease,’ when in reality, it is something that impacts all of humanity across race, gender, age, ethnicity and continent.”


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bell also has a real beard that he has dyed white to enhance his naturally gray hairs. What isn’t natural is the curliness of his beard, which requires curlers to give it that added bounce. Campbell said he’s been growing his beard ever since age 20, when he was teaching high school seniors. “I grew a goatee to look older than the seniors,” Campbell said. In addition to his beard, Cambell said he pays attention to his diet, as well. During December and the months leading up to it, Campbell said he avoids eating tuna fish, onions, pepperoni and peanut butter because they will cause him to have bad breath. “[As Santa] I can’t have any body odor or perspiration,” Campbell said. Instead, he said he has to resort to eating cottage cheese,

CALDWELL backgrounds and religions, Holt said. Selected applicants are often “diamonds in the rough [who] have some spark … want to do good in life [and] be the change,” Holt said. Biology and French Education Senior Caldwell Fellow Ryne Jones remembers the application process very well. He said he had many friends who were Caldwell Fellows, and after he attended an information session, he felt that he “could see [himself] in this community.” Back when he applied, he said he had dreams of going to medical school to be an ear, nose and throat doctor. Now he said he would like to

teach at-risk youth. While his career goals seemed to have transformed dramatically, he said his core philosophy hasn’t changed much because both professions involve helping people. For Jones, it was hard for him to describe his Caldwell experience in a few phrases. “You really feel like it is a family. No one is competing [and] being around them is rejuvenating,” Jones said. “We’re just so different from each other that we are alike.” Jones said he stayed true to himself during the application process and that is what he believes set him apart from other applicants. “[Reviewers] can tell what people’s true passions are,” Jones said. Jones said some students try to fill their application

scrambled eggs and “bland” pancakes.Campbell’s fans range from autistic children to the elderly with dementia. They really enjoy singing songs like O Little Town of Bethlehem and playing with the bells, Campbell said. Some children will even gently tug at Campbell’s beard, which he tells them glitters from “pixie dust” that had been sprinkled by the elves. Campbell’s authenticity has also been witnessed by some of his graduate students. Jenkins School of Management Graduate Student Lynn Clark said, “Non-believers [of Santa Claus] became believers” after Campbell visited Clark’s home last year. Though in the classroom, Campbell tries to keep his two lives separate. After witnessing Campbell outside of class dressed as Santa, Agriculture Business Management Senior Ashlyn Helms said, “It was so shocking to see him that first time.” However to keep his agriculture business students en-

tertained he produces videos over the summer, which call on them to analyze mock court cases. In one such video, The Case of the Cheatin’ Chocolatier, Campbell made a guest appearance as Santa Claus, where he hoarded “leftover” pieces of chocolate from a chocolate store and delivered them to nursing homes. For Campbell, the best part about being Santa Claus is “the look in kids’ eyes.” Though while he didn’t say there was a part he disliked, Campbell said it does get interesting when “parents push their children to see Santa.” “For kids, just meeting Santa for the first time, it can be pretty traumatic,” Helms said. As a result, Campbell is greeted with crying from what he calls “stranger apprehension,” which often occurs when children are 18 to 32 months old. “[Overall though], no Santa has as much fun as I do,” Campbell said, and to

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9:06 A.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Main Campus Drive 

with all of their accomplishments, but that is not what the program is looking for. Instead, they are looking for “the potential to lead, not what you’ve done but what you can do,” Jones said. After being selected, Jones said he had to read his acceptance letter three or four times just to make sure he was reading it right. He said his most memorable experience of the program came the week when his “class” gathered together for the first time for a mini retreat and scavenger hunt. “We clicked together. “[It was] the little things that meant the most [to me],” Jones said.


He dyed his hair brown last year so he could go to the Belk Bowl without looking like Santa Claus. On Christmas day he is finally able to relax by watching “Hallmark melodramas.” His son tried to be Santa for two seasons, but couldn’t stand the hot, itchy beard in the summer. His business card is a “Driver’s Flight License.” It list his height as “shrunk,” his weight as “jolly,” his eyes as “bright,” his hair as “white as snow,” his restrictions as “nine reindeer plus glasses” and his birthdate as “Dec. 25 years ago.” SOURCE: RON CAMPBELL

him being Santa is “more than just showing up and going, ‘Ho, ho, ho’.”

Student was cited for window tint violation. 2:14 P.M. | POLICY VIOLATION D.H. Hill Library  Non-student was trespassed from NCSU property after being found viewing pornographic material on guest computer. 2:25  P.M. | LARCENY Riddick Hall Student reported theft of bicycle. 3:07  P.M. | SUSPICIOUS PERSON West Parking Deck Bus drive reported suspicious subject. Officers did not locate anyone matching description. 4:36  P.M. | TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Dan Allen Drive/Hillsborough Street  Staff member and non-student were involved in traffic accident resulting in personal injury. Non-student was cited for no operator license. 7 P.M. | SKATE COMPLAINT Partners Deck  Officer responded to skate complaint but did not locate anyone matching description. 9:51 P.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Library  Student reported unsecured laptop taken. Monday 9:03  A.M. | DOMESTIC ASSAULT E.S. King Village  Non-student and juvenile reported being assaulted by student overnight. Both were transported by EMS for treatment. Student was arrested and referred to the University. Student was also conditionally trespassed from all NCSU property other than residence and office. Appropriate notifications made. 7:01  P.M. | SKATE COMPLAINT Partners Deck  Officer responded to complaint of skateboarders but did not locate anyone.

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Friday LAST DAY OF CLASSES All day Woot woot FINALS MADNESS SALE! 40% OFF NCSU Bookstores, Harrelson Hall Ground Floor 11 a.m.–9 p.m. The annual Finals Madness Sale is NC State Bookstore’s most popular event of the year. During the sale, take 40% off all regular and clearance priced merchandise. RED CLASS BLOOD DRIVE Carmichael Playzone (by Port City Java) 12–4 p.m. BOURNE LEGACY Witherspoon Student Center, Campus Cinema 7 p.m. COLLEGE OF TEXTILES HOLIDAY CHARITY CONCERT Convocation Center, 2401 Research Drive 7–9 p.m. Faculty members and students of the College of Textiles are putting on a charity concert to raise funds for SafeChild, a local organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic and child abuse and promoting better family structure. TOY STORY Witherspoon Student Center, Campus Cinema 11:59 p.m. Saturday REINDOG PARADE College of Veterinary Medicine 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the season with your canine pals and win award prizes from local businesses. Join us on the hearth, the lawn and brick paths, in front of the main administration building of the College of Veterinary Medicine.




College of Design to host senior art show Dec. 7 Megan Dunton Staff Writer

The College of Design will host the Senior Art Show on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fish Market on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. All are welcome as the event is free and open to the public, according to Josie Skinner, public relations chairman for the event. “The show showcases all of the seniors in the Arts and Design department in the College of Design who are focusing on animation, illustration or fiber,” Skinner said. “There will be fashion, fiber art, digital painting and digital shorts shown as well.” The theme of the art show is

“Final Chapter” and was chosen to represent the seniors’ last year. At the art show, seniors will be presenting their best pieces they have done while studying at N.C. State’s College of Design. According to Skinner, 150 people have confirmed through Facebook that they will be attending the event, but as many students as possible are encouraged to come even if they do not have an affiliation with the College of Design. “Many students come on the first Friday because wine and light hors d’oeuvres are served,” Skinner said. All of the seniors will be at the art show on Friday to talk with attendees about their


work, and a few College of Design faculty members will be there as well. Several professionals have also been invited to attend the show. Skinner said the students typically invite their families

and friends to attend. Maggie Barnes, a senior in art and design and graphic design, said her mom, friends from N.C. State and even a friend from UNC Chapel Hill are coming to the show to see

her artwork. Barnes will be exhibiting book designs and multimedia presentations at the art show. All are creative products that have resulted from her years of study. “I have learned so much from being in the College of Design,” Barnes said. “I had an internship this summer where I was able to use a lot of skills I have learned while studying here, and I was able to really impress my boss.” Barnes, who is a double major, said N.C. State has played a critical role in her success. She also said N.C. State will help her in May when she enters the professional world. Barnes’ major goal after graduating is to get

a job immediately. Barnes has two careers in mind, one working for the government and one working for a video game development company based out of Cary, N.C. “I would really love to work for Epic Games because they work with animators and visual technicians and even with computer programmers, who actually program the games and make them happen,” Barnes said. “I would also love to work for the military. I think it would be a great opportunity to see through graphic design and fibers, how the military goes about promoting itself.”

N.C. universities consider leaving ASG Elizabeth Moomey Staff Writer

N.C. State and East Carolina University are evaluating their impact in the University of North Carolina’s Association of Student Governments. ASG allows an elected student leader to represent the voice of North Carolina universities on the Board of Governors for a cost of $1 per student every year, though they do not have a vote, according to Regan Gatlin, student senate president. Student Body President Andy Walsh said that ECU is debating writing the university out of ASG with an amendment. The removal of ECU would leave a huge portion of ASG empty, since

they have the third largest campus in the university system. Walsh said that Cameron Davis, president of ASG, thinks “the association hasn’t made its impact back to the campus.” Davis is working with the vice chancellor of student affairs to potentially subtract themselves from the association. Walsh said he has contemplated following ECU’s lead and leaving ASG, but said it wasn’t just his choice. “It is a conversation I still want to have with students,” Walsh said. Walsh expressed his doubts about the effect ASG has had because of its low student representation on the Board of Governments. He said he

is striving to allow the sit- not have to pay as much, beting member on the board to cause their student body is have a vote that can give the much smaller. student voice more weight Walsh said although having instead of it being only a membership in ASG is a large consideration. Further, the portion of the budget, larger representauniversition of all t i e s d on’t students by utilize their one member recourses as has made much. h i m quesWalsh tion if this is said that if the best way he, with the to go about suppor t of voicing the the UniverAndy Walsh, Student students’ sity, decides Body President concerns. to leave ASG, Every unihe will look versity student in the state to ECU for guidance and also pays the $1 fee. N.C. State discuss with UNC-Chapel pays $35,000 per year while Hill about what their stance is smaller universities like Fay- on ASG, since they are a large etteville State University do university like N.C. State.

“[Leaving ASG] is a conversation I still want to have with students. ”

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Student Body President Will Leimenstoll recently advocated the university to have a stronger role in the ASG and was looking for a “talented upperclassman who can improve our relationship with ASG by actively and meaningfully contributing to the organization.” Leimenstoll’s reasons for wanting to be more involved came from the “discussions occurring statewide about the future of public higher education in North Carolina.” UNC College Republican has showcased their opposition of the involvement with the organization because it is “anti-democratic” but has also strived to give students a vote on ASG.

UNC almost cut their membership from the ASG earlier this year but decided to keep it with a 57.4 percent vote. The Board of Trustees has a greater student voice and is a separate group than the ASG, according to Cameron Carswell, president of the association. All of the UNC-system schools pay the fee except for North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Walsh said facilitating a conversation with the ASG is different than with the Board of Trustees. Each university has a Board of Trustees, which is separate from ASG.

Proposed removal of local dam gains support Taylor O’Quinn

the deaths that have occurred there. “A dam is not a natural The Milburnie Dam on the feature of any river,” Preyer Neuse River was host to the said. “It creates negative condeath of three small children ditions for any aquatic ecothis past summer, bringing system.” the dam’s death toll to more A dam in an aquatic ecosysthan 11 in the past decade. A tem causes the oxygen levels movement to remove the dam to drop because the water is began a decade ago and has no longer free-flowing. This recently gained strong sup- has had devastating effects on port. John Preyer, co-founder the fish and mussel populaof Restoration Systems, said tions of the Neuse River. the dam is an extreme safety “From an ecological standhazard. point and a human stand“The removal of the Mil- point, it needs to be done,” burnie Dam would bring the Lynnette Batt, the Associate Neuse River back to its natu- Director for the NC River ral state and greatly improve Restoration Program, said. the ecosystem of the river,” After acquiring all of the Preyer said. correct permits, the MilburRestoration Systems is nie Dam’s removal can begin, currently in but in order the process to safely reof acqu i rmove it, the ing a permit height of the to for m a d a m mu st mitigation be gradually bank so they decreased, a can generate process that mitigation could ta ke credit by resix months moving the or longer. da m. T his AccordMike Wicker, N.C. coordinator is a tedious ing to Mike of U.S. Fish and process since Wicker, the Wildlife Service both the NC coordiUnited State nator for the Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serthe Regulatory Agency Re- vice, the removal of the dam view Team govern it. will allow the Shad and Bass One family has actually populations to grow expoowned the Milburnie Dam nentially which will lead to for several years, and now an increase in profit for the they are in full support of fishing industry. Preyer said removing it due to all of the the growth of these populanegative effects it is having on tions would create a better the local environment and all habitat and a safer river for Staff Writer

“ will... provide better quality drinking water to those living near the river.”

swimming. “By removing the Milburnie Dam, it will enhance the local environment and provide better quality drinking water to those living near the river,” Wicker said. With the removal of the Milburnie Dam, Shad, Sturgeon and Bass will have access to 15 more miles of water. Wicker said these fish would be able to migrate down to the Falls Lake Dam where there is a historic spawning habitat. “We need to remove the Milburnie Dam so the Neuse River can become a place for recreation and enjoyment,” Batt said. According to Robyn Mooring, owner of RKM Productions, the online petition has already acquired more than 1,000 signatures with 1,242 overall. With the growing support for the removal of the dam, more companies are adding their names to the list of supporters. Many recognized companies and individuals such as The Coastal Conservation Association of NC, American Rivers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently endorsing the project. The growing support will help speed up the process of removing the Milburnie Dam. Restoration Systems will be holding an information session about the removal of the Milburnie Dam on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn on Capital Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.



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nonymous asks, “Considering the recent tuition increases, is the education here worth the opportunity

cost?” Ahhh, a question from an economics major! For the rest of you, opportunity cost is actually a great concept to know. It’s the cost that comes from the road not taken. For example, the opportunity cost of spending your whole weekend playing Steven XBOX is not spending the Greene time preparing for Monday’s Associate test or not spending the time Professor with your girlfriend, etc. Now of Political the answer: Unless you have Science NBA, PGA, NHL talent, etc., the answer is — absolutely! Over the course of your lifetime earnings, the chances are very good that you will earn back the money you invested into your college education many times over. In fact, the premium for a college education is only becoming greater. There are some nice details here: Now, if you only have limited years to spend in the NBA or the PGA tour before your body




What is the best way for students to lobby the state government? BY CAIDE WOOTEN

“It has to be done in a way that is appropriate and professional. I know some of them have different meetings, and a lot of them are open, so you can go and sit in on those. Sometimes they may let you voice your opinion. You can also write letters to them addressing your concerns. ” Elise McDow freshman, aerospace engineering

“Being in Student Government is helpful. Lobbying your local representatives.” James East sophomore, environmental engineering

“Petitions.” David Mall senior, accounting

“I think anytime a group of youths gets together as one body [it] has a really loud voice. So often you have young people going in a bunch of different directions, but when you’re all together it speaks much more loudly. I’m reminded of Tiananmen [Square] in China where it was the youth that made that modernizing movement. ” Angela Cole junior, marine science

gives out, by all means, skip college. Or if the time for your absolutely revolutionary technological idea is now. Otherwise, forgoing a college education would likely have a massive opportunity cost.   Anonymous asks, “What’s the most interesting comment you’ve gotten in a ClassEval? Have you ever changed anything about your lectures because of a ClassEval?’ Honestly, the most “interesting” ones are of the negative variety. This is my all-time favorite: “I try to give the professor the benefit of the doubt, because I have respect for the people who are trying to teach me. Unfortunately, I cannot do that for Dr. Greene. I’ve found him to be rude, arrogant, condescending and intolerant. He has absolutely no respect for anyone in that classroom beside himself and possibly a few students who really like him and have taken several classes with him. Combined with that attitude, he constantly pushes his liberal views on everyone in the class. Being in class feels like being an extra on the Bill Maher show.” Interesting enough? There’s also more about how I hate my wife and the Catholic

Let’s stick with a theme: Anonymous asks, “Do you ever look at your ratings on How do they make you feel?” On occasion. Truth is I get a lot more information, especially useful information, from the open-ended feedback on my official course evaluations. There’s really nothing in the comments here that I don’t see with more

elaboration in the official comments. I also get the sense that some of the more disgruntled students are likely to head to ratemyprofessor. Perhaps what I like the best about it is that I can see what students say about other professors, since I already know what they say about me. How do the ratings make me feel? The numbers here don’t mean anything to me. The comments just tend to reinforce my conviction that I need to do a better job helping my students understand the difference between holding liberal (or conservative) beliefs and having a liberal bias. Lastly, I suppose I could say they make me feel good as there’s typically a chili pepper by my name. Which, I guess, just goes to show that personality matters. That’s it for now, but I’ll be back in January. Send me your emails about college, that weirdo in your dorm, what to do about all those classes you’re failing, or anything else I can help with at All your emails will be considered anonymous, unless you specify otherwise. (And if you really don’t trust me, there are plenty of services on-line to send emails anonymously.)

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t’s that time of the semester again, when students find comfort in flocking to the library at all hours of the night to cram and ultimately pull an a llnighter during the most stressf u l t i me of ye a r : Lana Chiad finals. Staff Columnist Despite the cheer y Christmas spirit swirling in the air, students have no time to think about the upcoming holiday brea k a s they have to look through 16 weeks’ wor t h of material or have a 15-page essay shoved down their throats. Yet students tend to find solace in holing up in the ol’ Daniel Harvey for the remaining two weeks, with hopes of absorbing the all-encompassing knowledge lingering within those brick walls. The insanity that comes during finals rises with the amount of seats unavailable in the library. Despite what should be more than enough seating provided on every floor, it’s about this time that all your favorite spots are taken by shoobies who insist on utilizing all three of a desktop, laptop and iPad trio to pull up Facebook, Wikipedia and an empty word document, resulting in having to settle for the remaining open spot next to someone who has never walked through the deodorant aisle. It becomes unbelievably frustrating for people like me who have made friends with D.H. Hill since my freshman year here. I could tell you the exact spots in the library where I have spent long hours throughout the year

studying. I’ve stuck with the library working well into Friday and Saturday nights until the aggravating sound of the bell screams at students to get out and go get a life. Heck, I’ve even made beanbag oases on the third, fifth, eighth and ninth floors to crash on should my all-nighter turn into an “I’ll-work-until-Ican-no-longer-think-coherently-blahblahblah.” It’s the frequenters of the library — the “library people,” if you will — who know all the silly nicknames someone at some time have dubbed certain areas, either made up at will or passed down f rom senior to freshman, such as the Wood Room, the Elevators of Death, t he Submarine a nd, my personal favorite, the Chamber of Secrets. We library people have watched our Daniel Harvey age with grace and upheld its name with honor and pride, stamping it onto every essay, lab report, test or quiz that has come our way. So when it’s time for finals, it’s heartbreaking to see so many people not utilize the library to its full potential. The unbelievable amount of books and articles hidden on any one of those nine floors that most students, including myself, will never be able to explore is incredible. When you head over to the library in the next two weeks, realize what a mecca of knowledge you’re walking into. Maybe it’s just my English major showing, but D.H. Hill Library deserves so much more appreciation for all that it provides for us besides a place to get mediocre coffee — because if you’re there for it, it’ll be there for you when you most need it.

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ould D.H. Hill Library light up all of its nine stories using the energy generated by climbing its flights of stairs? Engineers at Duke think we could. Piezoelectricity is the utilization of the temHeather porary Troutman electrical Staff Columnist charge that builds on particular crystals as a result of applied mechanical stress. This charge can be harnessed, converted to electricity and stored. Currently piezoelectricity is used at the micro level for self-powered nano-devices such as heart monitors and hearing aids. The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is researching ways to incorporate these technologies into clothing, shoes and sidewalks. Who knows, the iPhone 6 may charge itself with electricity generated from the motion of your walking. However small-scale the current technologies may be, the nano-industry is booming with ideas to take these principles of electricity generation to a larger level and employ the bulk of kinetic energy generated in populous areas like office buildings,

train stations, nightclubs and gyms. In fact, one of these research projects is right here in the Triangle: An engineering team lead by Brian Mann at Duke University is working on ways to make piezoelectricity possible for commercial use. Our country’s current energy situation relies on an average of 11.5 million barrels of petroleum imports daily, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2011 report. The need for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels like coal and oil supersede the federal deficit. As global populations, economies and production continue to flourish, so will the increasing demand for fuel sources. Forget the possibilities of resource exhaustion for a moment to ponder a more pressing threat: environmental degradation and severe climatic shifts around the globe. In 1896, physicist Svante Arrhenius was the first to theorize that increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels results in global temperature rise. Awareness of the finite supply characteristic of nonrenewable fuels, coupled with ample scientific evidence of the undesirable environmental repercussions of the combustion of these contemporary fuels leads to a logical solution: alternative energy sources. All life is the product of energy changing phases across intricate facets

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of the earth’s systems. This infinite supply comes in the most basic forms of kinetic, thermal, potential and chemical energy capable of being harnessed in equally infinite technologies. Unlike the broken system of the past using fuel that requires the mining of resources in select areas and its transportation across the globe, fuel use of the future (not to disregard that these technologies are already deployed) will be captured and used where needed. Currently, the autonomous and localized nature of alternative energy sources causes the greatest resistance to large-scale renewable energy implementation. Our electricity grids were made to distribute electricity from one central generator to whole cities, sometimes counties. Optimal alternative energy integration will still rely on large-scale generation from renewable sources like wind farms and hydroelectric dams, but partnered with copious small-scale technologies capable of generating enough electricity for very specific needs. I wonder what contributions NCSU will make to our changing energy infrastructure. Which future technologies will I boast of to my grandchildren as the innovations of my fellow classmen? Send your thoughts on piezoelectricity to letters@

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Linings of humor and life among broken characters Silver Linings Playbooks Record Company

 The best films manage to find a proper balance between the humor and drama that influence everyday life. In Silver Linings Playbook, director David O. Russell has managed to strike that balance. In exploring the life of a man plagued by mental instability, Silver Linings Playbook successfully explores situations that can turn from light-hearted to deadly serious in an instant. The f ilm follows Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) as he returns home following a n e i g h tmonth stay at a mental hospital. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Pat is struggling to get his life back to normal by working out and educating himself, all in the hopes of winning back his estranged wife, whose affair led to his breakdown. In the course of reestablishing connections with his parents and friends, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a young woman dealing with the recent death of her hus-

band and who is just as lost as he is. As Pat struggles to keep his own issues in check, his friendship with Tiffany offers him a chance to learn how to become a better person. Silver Linings Playbook is the kind of film that relies on the strength of its main stars. Fortunately, both Cooper and Lawrence bring their best, easily giving some of the best performances of the year. Law rence has quick ly made a name for herself with a string of spectacular performances in films such as X-Men: First Class and The Hunger Games, but she outdoes herself in the role of Tiffany. Lawrence sells the vulnerable side that lies underneath Tiffany’s barbed comments a nd antisocial behavior. Further, Lawrence manages to outshine screen legends like Robert DeNiro, who plays Pat’s father, and Chris Tucker, by how effortless her performance feels. Whether she’s yelling at Pat for his insensitivity or putting on a stone face to make a highstakes bet, Tiffany feels like a real person, flaws and all. Cooper’s Pat is equally flawed, the actor managing to

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pull off the character’s bipolar disorder surprisingly well. Even as he’s trying to improve himself, Pat’s refusal to take his medication leaves him vulnerable to rapid shifts between happiness and rage. Pat gives off the appropriate amount of menace, the viewer unsure of what might trigger his next mood swing. Pat’s bipolar disorder also serves to facilitate the sudden tonal shifts that film undergoes, a balancing act carried out well by the supporting cast. DeNiro in particular does a great job as Pat Sr., a character dealing with his own anger issues and obses-

sive compulsive disorder. It’s good to see the veteran actor showing off his talent again as opposed to languishing in the Focker franchise. Chris Tucker also deserves a mention, returning to film after a five-year absence in a much more subdued role than viewers might be used to. His brief appearances as Pat’s friend from the hospital are some of the film’s funniest scenes, especially when he interacts with Tiffany and Pat Sr. Beyond these moments, though, Silver Linings Playbook is just a very funny film. It’s the kind of humor

that manages to draw laughs from the small moments shared between the characters, with the humor building as the audience learns more about the characters. It’s not a laugh riot, but it does enough to keep the film from becoming a depressing affair. This is because at its heart, Silver Linings Playbook is a drama, one focused on Pat’s and Tiffany’s journeys to rediscover how to be a part of society. These are broken characters trying to rebuild themselves, a process that the film does make easy. It’s their failures along the way that make for some of the film’s

saddest moments, but the hope that they will eventually succeed never goes away. If for no other reason than the chemistry and verbal sparring between Lawrence and Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook would be a film worth seeing. Fortunately, the film manages to succeed in just about every other area as well. From the strength of the supporting cast to the sudden shifts between comedy and drama, Silver Linings Playbook is a winning film, one that is worthy of recognition this awards season.

‘The Nubian Message’ celebrates 20 years of publishing Young Lee

cluding problems with finding funding and equipment and the death of its first Editor-in-Chief, Tony Williamson, On Sept. 23, 1992, Technician ran a in 1993, The Nubian Message is still as column that referred to a group of Af- strong as ever. rican-American students that gathered “Tony worked really hard to get The at UNC-Chapel Hill as “narrow-mind- Nubian, he was the backbone of the paed racist Klu Klux Blacks.” The article, per,” Leggett said. “When he died there which was written in response to a rally was a big question, ‘Who’s going to be hosted by the UNC Black Awareness our next leader?’ But, someone else came Council to advocate for an African- along and we’ve been steadily surviving American cultural center, angered many and thriving. There have been some students at N.C. State and resulted in a times ... when people were like, ‘Oh my demonstration where students burned god, Nubian is going to be gone.’ But, hundreds of copies of Technician in the we’re still not a page in the Technician, Brickyard. and we are still an 8-page publication According to Kierra Leggett, the that comes out every Wednesday.” Editor-in-Chief of The NuTo mark the ocbian Message, while many casion, The Nubian students were burning copMessage hosted peries of Technician, students formances by the thought, “Hey, we need a Af rican Student newspaper that’s going to be Union, Delta Sigma for us, where we can put how Theta, A.B. Da Best we feel and put our side of Rizio and Carizma the story in.” A month later, Thomas, a senior the movement saw the birth i n com mu n ic aof The Nubian Message, the tions, among othstudent newspaper aimed at ers. With dances, Kierra Legget, Editor-in-Chief representing the Africanmusic, spoken of The Nubian Message American voice in the N.C. word and food, in State community. addition to an adWednesday, at the Talley Ballroom, dress by News & Observer reporter Barry more than a hundred students, staff and Saunders, Leggett said she was inspired. followers of The Nubian Message came “I was very pleased,” Leggett said. “I to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the had been stressing out for months now first issue of The Nubian Message, pub- trying to make sure everything went lished on Nov. 30, 1992, with the Multi- perfectly and I couldn’t have been more Cultural Art and Music Festival. happy. I was happy to look around and “The purpose of the event was to rec- see my peers having a good time and ognize that this publication, which no smiling and afterwards, I got a lot of one thought would last, is still here and text messages and everyone was tweetis still going strong,” Kierra Leggett, a ing about how much fun they had at the junior in communications, said. festival and at the reception, there were Leggett said that despite hurdles in- tears, laughter and just emotion.” Associate Features Editor

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Students from many clubs preformed to celebrate the anniversery of The Nubian Message on Nov. 28 in the Tally ballroom. Students all came together to celebrate a strong voice for the African American student body.

For Leggett, although she said that there have been times this semester when she was discouraged, being at the celebration and seeing how she was a part of such a legacy was uplifting. At the event, she said that sometimes she could even feel Tony Williamson’s spirit urging her on. “There are a lot of times when I’m in that office and I’m just like, ‘Oh man, I can’t do this,’ or ‘This is too much work’ and something will happen,” Leggett said. “Something positive or reassuring will happen that will tell me, ‘This is why you’re here. What you’re doing has a purpose.’ For me, I’m really honored and humbled that I’ve been able to lead The Nubian this year. It really is a milestone year.”


Ahmir Scott, a junior in civil engineering, preforms a poem for the anniversery of The Nubian Message in the Tally ballroom on Nov. 28. Students came together to celebrate the voice of the African American community. Preformers shared their passion for culture and to support The Nubian Message.





The COM 498 class hosts the Sexual Comunication Fair in Talley Student Center Thursday evening. (Left) Philip Misklow, a senior in communication, and Thy Bui, a junior in communication, display ways to spice up marriage life. (Top Right) Brian Branch, a sophmore in sports management, models a purple dild. (Bottom Right) A chocolate breast cake attracts visitors to the Sexual Aphrodisiacs table.

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Thir teen boot hs were organized around the Talley Ballroom this Thursday. They were decorated with various sexual paraphernalia and were each crowded with people. Set up in the style of a classic science fair, each booth represented one group of students presenting unique topics on sexual communication. The fair was the f inal project for Kami Kosenko’s course on Sexual Communication. Aside from a good grade, the prize for the winning group was permission to skip the final exam. As attendees walked into the ballroom they were each given a voting ticket. The person was told to visit each

booth, decide on a favorite and then drop the ticket into one of thirteen small buckets labeled with the corresponding group’s name. Booths focused on topics such as sex in advertising, satisfaction and general sex education. One group focused on some of the myths surrounding sex. “Really, the goal is to educate as to what is myth and what is real,” Alaina Beck, a senior in communications, said. “We get so much of our information from places like the Internet. It’s kind of scary that we take so many things at face value.” While Beck’s group was the one focusing primarily on discerning myths from facts, other groups emanated similar sentiments.

For instance, students devoted one booth toward S&M, or sadism and masochism, education. “There’s a lot of negative stigma around S&M,” Sarah Alston Trent, a junior in political science and a group representative, said. “It isn’t just about hurting each other, it’s more about an intimate connection. It’s more intense than a typical sexual relationship.” Talking over a screening of Rihanna’s “S&M” music video shown on a group member’s laptop, Trent explained how the group chose the topic because no one really knew much about it. The group was also inspired in part by the 50 Shades of Grey book series. As people walked from booth to booth, representatives greeted them in various

topic-specific ways. Rav yn Tyndall invited people to rub lotion on their hands and then to blow on it, creating a warming effect. She gave information about the product, citing its low price. “If you think about it, it’s just a happy meal, get it?” Tyndall, a senior in communications, said. Tyndall’s group’s table was decorated with red candles and rose petals, two chocolate cakes in the shape of a pair of breasts and Hershey’s kisses organized to spell “SEX,” among other things. The group focused on aphrodisiacs’ pertinence to the five senses. Tyndall explained how each sense could be stimulated to produce arousal. On the same table were several pairs of dice and a small,

red roulette wheel. They were modified to include suggestions for sexual activities and positions. “It helps couples talk with each other and try new things,” Tyndall said. “Communication is important because how else are you going to get what you really want?” Another group devoted their booth to the advocacy for a reform in sexual education. Armed with statistics about teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and how those things correlate with certain sex education curricula, Kayla Holler, a senior in communications and group member, explained the many ways in which sexual education could be inadequate. “We would rather have that

awkward conversation with your kids than have to help them raise a kid,” said Julia Venegas, another senior in communications and group member. After explaining the importance of teaching contraceptive methods, group members invited people to test their speed in dressing a banana with one of the condoms sprawled across their table. Among the condoms were birth control pills and pamphlets on other means of contraception. “Sex education where you teach contraception instead of abstinence helps parents just as much as it helps students,” Venegas said.

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Upon first listen, Local Business, the third LP from New Jersey rockers Titus Andronicus, almost seems like a disappointment. The Monitor, its last album, was a sprawling, hour-long concept album that bounced between using the Civil War as a meta-

phor for accepting adulthood in suburban New Jersey and actually being about the Civil War. There were bagpipe solos, guest appearances by members of Spider Bags and Wye Oak, and dramatic excerpts from Abraham Lincoln speeches put in just the right spots to send shivers down your spine. Local Business, however, spits in the face of any expectations of going bigger and grandiose. Local Business was recorded with very little overdubbing or studio editing, and that becomes evident the

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moment the opening track begins. “Ecce Homo” takes off without any ambient intro or sample of a famous presidential speech and instead charges headfirst into a riff as frontman Patrick Stickles gleefully paraphrases Nietzsche. The assertion that life is meaningless permeates throughout the record, but Stickles does a good job of making sure nothing is taken too seriously. “My Eating Disorder” is the eight minute long centerpiece detailing Stickles’ own lifelong battle with Selective Eating Disorder. It’s prefaced by a minute of upbeat guitar solos and a childlike communal shout of “Food fight!” Titus Andronicus keeps the atmosphere light while still reminding you that everything is inherently worthless. Titus Andronicus has always worn its inspirations on its sleeves, but never before has it been so prominent. “In A Big City” is a radio friendly ballad that sounds like it was ripped from the notebooks of Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen. As Stickles declares, “Life begins at the moment of consumption,” it becomes obvious that these are some of the cheesiest lyrics in any Titus song. The lighthearted context of Local Business keeps this from being a fault, though. This record has much more of an emphasis on fun, sloppy

rock ‘n’ roll. The lyrics are still dark, but every time Stickles wails one of the angst-ridden lines Titus is known for, it’s hard to imagine he’s even taking himself all that seriously. This tone climaxes on “(I Am The) Electric Man.” Last year, Patrick Stickles was electrocuted during a freak band practice accident and spent the evening tweeting nonsense, claiming he’d just written the band’s next big hit through Twitter. Those tweets are now the penultimate song on the record. It could be argued that Local Business is too silly to even be compared to their first two albums, but that’s what sets it apart. This could have been an attempt at re-capturing the magic of The Monitor, hitting all the same beats that made that record unique, but Titus Andronicus sees the bigger picture. The album evokes the very atmosphere the title does: This feels like a homemade rock record by five dudes who like shouting and playing guitars loudly. There are the themes of finding meaning in the universe and dealing with debilitating illnesses, but Local Business isn’t going to hold it against you if you completely glaze over its deeper meanings. It’s first and foremost a rock record and a great addition to a fantastic band’s increasingly diverse discography.



FAIRHOLM continued from page 8

But what means the most to me personally is the light that others have shared with me throughout my time in Student Media. When you are a part of anything for well over two years, you’re impacted by a lot of people, and I want to thank those individuals for letting me be a part of their lives. Nothing can ever start without thanking my family, who supported me in my decision to go out of state for college. My parents, Don and Debbie, have worked extremely hard every day of their lives and have shaped me into the person I am today. My two older brothers, Adam and Derek, were my role models growing up and have never wavered in that position. My sister-in-law Michelle has put up with me randomly showing up to her and Adam’s new house in Durham and, as my line will always be, is the sister I never had growing up. My best friend, who was my grandpa we affectionately called “Poppa,” passed away in July of 2009 and never got to see me as I stand today in Raleigh. I would simply not be here without him or my

Nana, who continues to stay in close contact while being a major influence in my life. To everyone else within my family that I have had the privilege learning from and living alongside, I love you with every ounce of my heart. There are too many incredible people at Technician for me to thank adequately, but I will list as many as I can: all three of my Editor-inChiefs (Amanda Wilkins, Laura Wilkinson and Mark Herring) and all four of my Sports Editors (Tyler Everett, Taylor Barbour, Josh Hyatt and Jeniece Jamison) have been an honor to work with. To professional staff members past and present — Tyler Dukes, Patrick Neal, Martha Collins and many others — thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. To each and every person who has worked with me on the sports staff or in other departments of the paper, I say thank you and good luck in all of your future endeavors. Three members of Technician Sports have particularly impacted my life in a profound way during some point in the last couple of years: Andrew Schuett, Rebecca Fiorentino and Josh Hyatt. You are all great friends and, even if you had no idea, affected my


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life in a way that means a great deal to me. I would like to especially thank members of N.C. State athletics who have been very kind to me throughout the past 28 months. To Annabelle Meyers, Debbie Yow, Mark Kimmel, Dwayne Harrison, Tim Peeler and countless others, I have learned a great deal about what you do and appreciate all of your behind-thescenes effort that is rarely recognized in the way it should be. At last, I want to thank the people who had the chance to read any or all of my articles. You are the lifeblood of our University, and my passion for writing about Pack athletics has always stemmed from your undying loyalty. Never let someone tell you that N.C. State is just another school on the map, because we all know that isn’t even remotely accurate. When you are a member of the Wolfpack, there is an unexplainable feeling in your bones that is powerful enough to change your life. Never take that feeling for granted.


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The momentum shifted towards the home team early in the second half and Reynolds Coliseum came alive. The Spartans where shaken, but not stirred and they took the game back by the neck in the second half. Michigan State outscored the Pack in second-chance points, 18-4. For N.C. State it simply came down to the fact that it couldn’t get the offense going in the second half. The Wolfpack shot 25.8 percent from the field in the second half; many of its misses came in the painted area.


Freshman guard Ashley Eli tries to make a shot through coverage during the women’s basketball game against Michigan State in the Big Ten Challenge in Reynolds Coliseum Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Spartans lead the Wolfpack 3932 at the half.

“Unlike them, they were hit t i ng shots whi le we weren’t,” junior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman said.

“As that we were taking tough shots. Those shots we weren’t making at all.”

Pack falls to Texas A&M in NCAA’s Staff Report

Volleyball was bounced out of the NCAA Tournament, a game that was the second postseason appearance in the program’s history, in the first round by the Texas A&M Aggies, 3-1, in Austin, Texas. The Wolfpack won the first


match, 25-21, but the Aggies proved to be too strong for State. A&M won the next three sets, 12-25, 23-25 and 20-25. A&M’s Lindsey Miller led the way for the Aggies with 19 kills in the match while sophomore Alesha Miller had 16 for the Pack. Senior

setter Megan Cyr had 43 assists in her final game for the Wolfpack. Senior defensive specialist and libero Alexa Micek had 10 digs. Errors proved to be the Achilles heel for State; it had 23 while A&M played a tight game with only 12 on the other end.


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• 4 days until men’s basketball takes on Connecticut at the Jimmy V Classic in New York, N.Y.


• Page 7: Staff report on the Pack’s falling out of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.




Pack nation excited about Jimmy V Classic Colley named ACC POY

Luke Nadkarni

Cross country redshirt junior Andrew Colley was named the ACC Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Year. He is the first runner to be selected by the conference’s head coaches in a majority vote. Ryan Hill won the award last year, giving the Wolfpack back-to-back male honorees. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Men’s basketball to wear Jimmy V inspired jerseys The Wolfpack will wear a specialedition jersey to celebrate former men’s basketball coach Jim Valvano when it faces Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic Dec. 4. The red road jersey will feature a net design around the collar and shoulders and “Don’t Ever Give Up” will be printed on the back of the jerseys. The V Foundation’s V logo will also appear on the front of the jerseys. Limited quantities of the jersey replicas will be available at the following outlets: NCSU Bookstore, GoPack Store, Alumni Hall in Crabtree Valley Mall, Pro Sports at Crabtree Valley Mall, Neebo Bookstore at Mission Valley and Hillsborough St. and local Dick’s Sporting Goods.












































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When the Jimmy V Classic on ESPN rolls around each December, many N.C. State men’s basketball fans have wondered why the Wolfpack is not in it, despite the event being named for a man who earned his fame in Raleigh. This season, however, N.C. State will compete in the Jimmy V Classic for the first time since 2002. The Pack will play against Connecticut in the second game of the doubleheader at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. The first game will feature Texas and Georgetown. Tipoff for State’s game will be approximately 9:30 p.m., though it ultimately depends on when the first game ends. The event is about more than basketball, as a telethon is held in conjunction with the tourney to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The Jimmy V Classic was first played in 1995, two years after former Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano died of cancer. Between the first and second game every year, ESPN airs Valvano’s 1993 speech from the ESPY Awards, which took place less than two months before his death. State is slated to play in several made-for-ESPN events this season, including the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, but this event is the

most anticipated due to its connection to the school and the cause it supports. “I give my highest praises to this event,” senior power forward Richard Howell said. “It shows a lot about people’s character.” “It’ll be good to see the meaning behind it all,” senior small forward Scott Wood said. “It’s a big thing for me with all the people I know who have been affected by the disease.” Being selected to participate in the Jimmy V Classic also speaks to how far the Wolfpack has come as a team in a very short time period. Just one year removed from finishing 10th





Redshirt sophomore guard Len’Nique Brown and forward junior Kody Burke react after a 51-68 loss to Michigan State on Nov. 29, 2012 in Reynolds Coliseum. After a weak first half the Wolfpack nearly overtook the Spartans only to allow them to pull ahead once again.

“It’s a big thing for me with all the people I know who have been affected by the disease.” Scott Wood, senior forward


in the ACC, State is projected to finish first in the preseason poll, as well as being ranked No. 6 overall in ESPN’s preliminary rankings. Last season, the Classic featured Marquette, Washington, Villanova and Missouri. “It’s definitely exciting,” Howell said. “But we can’t let it get to our heads.” Howell is looking forward to this game for an additional reason. A huge Knicks fan, he cannot wait to play in Madison Square Garden, which is regarded by many as the greatest basketball venue in the world.

Pack dropped in Reynolds Jeniece Jamison Sports Editor

A dejected performance certainly isn’t the best way to describe the Wolfpack’s 68-51 loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten/ ACC Challenge; rather, it was a game that was defined by two 10-minute inf luential periods of basketball in both halves. “They outplayed us in just about every aspect of the game,” head coach Kellie Harper said. The Spartans came out of the gates with a 19-3 run on the Pack guided by a balanced attack. N.C. State also had a tendency to lose its man on the defensive end of the floor in the middle of the shot clock, leading to plenty of open jump shots for Michigan State. MSU shot 48.5 percent from the field and a hot 41.7 percent from the three-point line. “First part of the first half we did not control the tempo,” Harper said. “They controlled it,


“I’m originally from New York, and it’s going to be exciting to get to play on the same court as Patrick Ewing, John Starks and some of the other players I grew up watching,” Howell said. In 2002, State’s last Jimmy V Classic appearance, the Pack faced Gonzaga and fell 69-60. That game was held at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The Classic has been held at Madison Square Garden since 2003. The Wolfpack is the first ACC team to be chosen for the event since Boston College in 2005.

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Men’s basketball coach Jimmy Valvano during the 1983 NCAA Chamiponship.

which allowed them to run their offense … When they’re really clicking, that’s when they’re really good.” After the game seemed to be a wash the Pack clawed its way back into contention one possession at a time. The first signs of life came when sophomore guard Krystal Barrett’s picked guard Jasmine Tomas’ pocket in the backcourt and turned the turnover into two free throws at the other end to pull the game within 10 points. Redshirt junior center Markeshia Gatling gave the Pack its last saving grace of the first half when she pulled down a rebound and picked up the foul on the put-back attempt with .8 seconds left on the clock. She drained both free throws and N.C. State went into the locker room with a manageable seven-point deficit, 32-39. The momentum shifted towards the home team early in the second half and Reynolds Coliseum came

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urrounded by a throng of media in the Murphy Center lobby, Nate Irving had a wide-eyed look of bewilderment and gratitude I will never forget for the rest of my life. State had just wa l loped Wake Forest on a memorable Senior Day at Carter-Finley, and Irving set a jawSean dropping NCAA Fairholm record with eight Deputy Sports Editor tackles for a loss in the swan song. The standout linebacker, two years removed from that moment and three and a half years removed from nearly killing himself by falling asleep at the wheel, is now enjoying life in the NFL as a Denver Bronco. But after that emotional win under a flawless autumn sky, post-game reporters peppered him with questions of his incredible transformation — one that began by being rigged to a hospital bed — and Irving couldn’t control his tears. Maybe football was a major part of life, but to him, N.C. State University was life itself. As I write my 126th and final article as a member of the Technician family, I would like to express the same degree of gratitude to the University I have so deeply fallen in love with. Although I didn’t know it when I walked into the Student Media offices on Aug. 16th of 2010, N.C. State and Technician turned out to be the true home that permanently altered my life. Twelve and a half hours south of Raleigh, I attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and decided to apply to State because, quite honestly, I wanted three things out of col-

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lege: to study towards becoming a golf professional in a PGA Golf Management school, to experience something other than Florida and to attend an occasional Florida Panthers’ hockey game when we came north to play the Hurricanes. Back in high school, I didn’t know Nate Irving existed, let alone that his story would mirror mine in so many ways. Long before I arrived at NCSU, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and social anxiety halfway through eighth grade, and it completely controlled my life. Four months after Irving’s crash, which resulted in a broken leg and collapsed lung, I was sitting in my bedroom on a Friday night in October seriously contemplating suicide for the first and final time. Now, standing in the light at N.C. State, I look back at the darkness and thank God I had enough strength to make it to the place that would eventually turn my life around. The people I have met and the experiences I have been through at North Carolina State University have helped me find the light I once didn’t believe existed. For that, I am eternally grateful and forever in debt to the people, many of them being a part of Technician, who made it possible. The light N.C. State brought me has come in so many forms, and this includes opportunity. With Technician Sports, I got to travel to Orlando, Tallahassee, Miami, Gainesville, Columbus, Charlottesville, Atlanta, Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill, Durham and — my favorite location of them all — Raleigh. With my work came the chance to intern for a golf publication called PGA Magazine, and it is because of my current internship that I am leaving the college newspaper that taught me so much.

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