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Recently inaugurated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory towered over the petite outgoing governor, Bev Perdue, as she transferred the Seal of the State of North Carolina during McCrory’s swearing-in ceremony on Saturday. After Perdue exchanged the seal with trembling hands, she exited the stage after briefly accepting a hug from McCrory. As Perdue leaves the office with a 52 percent disapproval rating, according to Public Policy Polling, her successor not only enters with soaring support from the general public, but also with Republican control of both chambers of the General Assembly and the high courts. Though the Republican Party has been experiencing an identity crisis since the defeat of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, there has been an unprecedented resurgence of the party in North Carolina, which has had Democrat governors since 1993. When McCrory became the 74th governor of North Carolina on Saturday, he also became the third Republican to govern the state in the past 100 years. McCrory won the statewide election with a 9 percent lead over the Democratic candidate, Walter Dalton. Republican Dan Forest will serve as McCrory’s Lieutenant Governor. McCrory, 56, draws the bulk of his political experience from his tenure as the mayor of Charlotte between 1995 and 2009. The Queen City, which hosted the Democratic National Convention in September, served as McCrory’s campaign headquarters and contributed greatly to his victory. McCrory’s platform, which emulated presidential candidate Mitt

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Students assist in simulated shooting safety drill Sam DeGrave News Editor

Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Our poll makes it clear he risks eroding the good will he’s go-

N.C. State Campus Police collaborated with University Housing to conduct a drill simulating what would happen in the event that a shooter opened fire on students living in on-campus housing. The drill took an hour and a half to complete and featured about 200 human actors, according to Katina Blue, Director of Disaster Recovery for the Division of Environmental Health and Public Safety. This drill was the first in University history that used students as actors, Blue said. Several student housing employees including resident advisors and resident directors from Central Campus volunteered to participate in the drill, which took place in and around Bowen and Tucker halls. Students chose how involved they wanted to be in the drill by selecting one of three levels of participation, Blue said. Students acted as shooters, victims or bystanders depending on which level they chose. Blue said that about 70 students participated in the drill. “The more students get involved, the more they will see what N.C. State is doing to keep them safe in dangerous situa-

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Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Sarah Parker, swears in Gov. Pat McCrory on Saturday, to be the third Republican to serve in the office within the past 100 years.

Romney’s business-centric campaign, gained popular support from the swing state, which suffers a current 9.6 percent unemployment rate. McCrory focused his campaign efforts on empowering local businesses. Although McCrory enters office with favorable polls, a 53 percent approval rating, many Democrats and moderates in the state worry about conservative control of the governor’s office, the state Senate and House or Representatives and the high courts. The GOP’s reclamation of gubernatorial power isn’t a trend unique to North Carolina. Mike Beebe, of Arkansas, is the only Democratic governor left in the South. Public Policy Polling reported a majority of North Carolinians has expressed concerns about McCrory’s plan to stay employed at the law

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Pat McCrory celebrates after winning the gubernatorial election with a 7 percent lead on Nov. 6.

firm Moore & Van Allen, an organization that lobbies the state. “Pat McCrory was elected because he promised to do things differently in Raleigh,” said Dean

Wolfpack ends season with a loss Rob McLamb Staff Writer

Technician’s year in review See page 3.

Unconventional classes beef up semester See page 4.

The book that helped end a conflict See page 4.

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Before the Pack could look to the future, there was one more glimpse at the inconsistency of this past season. With its first bowl loss since 2008, N.C. State gave a performance against Vanderbilt in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. that encapsulates everything that led to former head coach Tom O’Brien’s dismissal the day after the regular season finale. The Wolfpack, despite out-gaining the Commodores offensively by almost 200 yards, was comfortably defeated by its opponents from the SEC due to the inordinate amount of penalties, nine for 90 yards, and turnovers committed, three intercepJOHN JOYNER/TECHNICIAN tions and two fumbles lost. Redshirt senior wide reciever Tobias Palmer and redshirt senior tight end Mario Carter reflect on the Wolfpack’s As N.C. State interim head 38-24 loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt coach Dana Bible was ending his in LP Field, Nashville, Tenn. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. press conference after the Wolfpack loss, the long-time assistant “Coach Bible, from him bat- for my future.” will steer the program in the right and subordinate to O’Brien was tling leukemia, he is a great guy,” “Coach Bible did a great job taking direction.” willing to take said redshirt senior over for coach O’Brien,” sophomore Doeren led Northern Illinois accountabilwide receiver Tobi- running back Tony Creecy added, to the Discover Orange Bowl this ity while he was as Palmer. “coming in [after the coaching season, the first one-loss non-BCS still “head coach “He is a strong change] and being a great coach.” school to earn a bid into a Bowl here for another man,” Palmer said. With the inconsistent 2012 cam- Championship Series post-season minute or two” “He has nothing paign behind them, the Wolfpack game. The Huskies won back-tofor the slew of but love for the players – both those graduating and back Mid-American Conference mistakes made game. [The bowl returning next season – are eagerly championships in Doeren’s two in Nashville. loss and coaching looking forward to the future of the seasons in charge. David Amerson, The players, change] is hard. N.C. State football program under This past season Northern Illinois junior cornerback however, were He broke down in new head coach Dave Doeren. was No. 9 in the NCAA in team just as quick to the locker room be“I am sure the new coach will do rushing, with the Huskies averagheap praise on the interim coach cause he loves us. It was just really a good job,” Glennon said. “I think ing 250.2 yards on the ground per for holding the team together emotional after the game.” we have a lot of talent coming back.” game. Doeren’s quarterback Jordan during a period of both bowl “[Bible] has done a great job with “From what I hear, coach Doeren game preparation and program me,” graduate student quarterback is a good coach,” junior cornerback transition. Mike Glennon said, “Setting me up David Amerson said. “I am sure he BOWL continued page 8

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tions,” Blue said. Capt. Ian Kendrick of Campus Police helped plan the drill and said there is no substitute for a live training scenario to help prepare police officers for such a disaster. “It gets the adrenaline pumping and really shows how people work under pressure and developing situations,” Kendrick said. According to Kendrick, this was the first time an active shooter drill has been conducted in dorms at N.C. State. Although the drill took place less than one month after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., University officials had been planning the training event since early last semester. “We are doing this not to be insensitive, but to prepare to handle an event like the shooting in Connecticut as best we can,” Kendrick said.

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ing into office with by the way he’s handling parts of his transition.” The 15-minute inauguration ceremony ended with remarks from McCrory, and he vaguely spoke of the challenges the state is facing and the need for cooperation. “Our goal was not to get a title. Our goal was to lead and to govern and to serve with a purpose, and that’s what we’re going to begin doing today,” McCrory said. “We’re going to have some tough work ahead of us, but we all love our state and we care about the next generation

of leaders for our state so they “The rules are such that have the same quality of life the majority party does as we’ve enjoyed for so many it wishes and controls all of years. Let us all work togeth- the important procedures,” er, and let us never forget our Taylor said. purpose.” The Republican sweep of But cooperation won’t be a North Carolina softened major concern for McCrory: Romney’s national loss for the The GOP has super-major- state GOP, but for the state’s ities in the Democrats, General Asthe loss of sembly, givpower in all ing it vetobranches of proof power. the state govIn an artiernment left cle in Charsome people lotte Business blaming reJournal, Andistricting. drew Taylor, Dan BlueRep. Dewey Hill a professor D, a st ate of political senator of science at N.C. State, said that Wake County, called the 2011 the GOP-controlled General redistricting “resegregation” Assembly won’t have a Demo- in Charlotte Business Journal. cratic governor to impede on Though t he GOP has its power. gained unmatched power,

“As a lifelong Democrat, I proudly support Pat McCrory for governor.”

Taylor said he still considers North Carolina a “purple” state. Despite statewide losses, Democrats are hoping for bipartisanship. After McCrory’s election, Perdue called for cooperation from all sides to “put the acrimony behind us and work with Gov.-elect McCrory to move North Carolina forward.” Much to the relief of Democrats, McCrory demonstrated bipartisanship during his time as mayor, and many are expecting a moderate governorship. “As a lifelong Democrat, I proudly support Pat McCrory for governor,” said Dewey Hill, a retiring state representative, according to a report from the Wilmington Star News. “I applaud Pat McCrory for the positive campaign

he is running, and I believe that speaks volumes about his integrity … Democrats, Republicans and Independents can be confident that Pat McCrory will put aside politics and focus on what really matters: results for the people of North Carolina.” After Perdue’s term as governor, McCrory inherits a tense political climate in North Carolina. To reconcile that tension, he will have to demonstrate his willingness to cooperate with both Democrats and Independents, which will be put to the test as the General Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday.

Breaking holiday health hazards Lindsey Schaefer Staff Writer

One of the biggest topics of the holiday season is food. Whether it’s what you’re cooking, who you’re eating with or what you’re eating, food plays a big role in how students spend their holiday break. Students, in particular, are finally given the opportunity to go home, indulge in delicious treats and lie around the house and abandon the normal routine of grabbing food in between classes. Sarah Ash, head of N.C. State’s Nutrition department, said getting leftover foods out of the house decreases the risk of overeating. “My philosophy is that you can’t eat it if it’s not there,” Ash said. “I like to distribute my leftovers with friends and family.” Ash discussed the importance of not indulging on a daily basis. She stated that what’s great about Thanks-

giving and Christmas is that we’re able to enjoy certain foods often saved for those specific days. Students should not be concerned with indulging on those days but instead should have an awareness of how they eat on ordinary days. “I think it’s better for people to pay attention to what they eat every other day,” Ash said. “Those other 364 days. Thanksgiving should be the day when you can indulge a little. My goodness, you can very easily go to a restaurant at the mall and shovel in 3,000 calories per meal and not think anything of it. Nobody seems to talk about that.” While the food is an important part of celebrating the holidays, there are ways students can keep from constantly munching on leftovers and remain healthy and active while at home on break. “The reality is that when you overeat, it isn’t enjoyable anymore,” Ash said.

“Thanksgiving is just like keeping a food journal douany other day.” bles weight loss goals and can Lisa Eberhart, the Universi- help students keep track of ty’s dietician, and Claye Paca, the nutrients in the food they a dietetic intern, said that consume. MyFitnessPal has gaining a little extra weigh almost all the NCSU dining after the holidays is nothing options included and can be to worry about. According to accessed from smart-phones them, getting back on track is or the computer. It tracks as easy as drinking an extra how many calories you burn glass of water a day. while exercising and com“Take an extra lap around pares them with how many the campus, volunteer to calories you consume and watch little kids and go out- also tells you how your progside and play, anything that ress will affect your weight. will make you more active You can pair it with the Fit during the day,” Eberhart Bit, which tracks the calories said. that you burn while walking One of a rou nd on the ways in campus and which Eba lso tracks erhart and you r sleep Paca believe patterns. students “It is like will be able a c h e c kto balance book,” Ebtheir caloerhart said. Sarah Ash, Nutrition ries and “You on l y Department head remain have a cerhea lt hy is tain amount through MyFitnessPal. Medi- of calories that you have. If cal studies have proven that you overdraw that check-

“ ... when you overeat, it isn’t enjoyable anymore.”

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book every day, you’re going to gain some weight. If you balance that and remember that you went on a spending spree on a certain day and that you need to be a little more frugal the next day, that is probably a better way to handle the holidays.” On Jan. 21, Eberhart and Paca are starting a six-week program on campus called One Change. It will challenge students to make one lifelong change by increasing physical activities, decreasing sugars, sweets and beverages, drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, making time for relaxation or trying a new class at the gym. “When you come back from the holiday break, people always set a New Year’s Resolution,” Paca said. “You usually

get overwhelmed and only do it for a month. By March or April, people have usually given up. We w a nt t he m to make one change that they can incorporate into their lifestyle for the rest of their life.” There will be prizes given out as students and s t a f f c om plete the program’s weekly challenges. One Change is another way that Eberhart and Paca hope to spread the word about healthy choices before and after the holidays. “We want to get people to think about the one change that they can stick with,” Eberhart said. We want to give people a feeling of success and to make people have a lifelong change towards health.”

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Technician’s year in review STORY BY JAKE MOSER, NICKY VAUGHT AND RAVI CHITTILLA

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rom a reinvigorated men’s basketball season to various political candidates campaigning on campus, N.C. State has had a busy year. Follow our photo year in review timeline to look back on some key events of 2012.

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MARCH 23 — PACK ADVANCES TO SWEET SIXTEEN Coach Mark Gottfried led the Wolfpack to the Sweet 16 in his first season as head basketball coach. N.C. State finished the season with a 24-13 record, and defeated Georgetown to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Pack lost to Kansas the following game, 60-57.

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APRIL — MCCREERY JOINS PACK Scotty McCreery, county music star and winner of the 10th season of American Idol, enrolled at N.C. State for the 2012 Fall semester. McCreery is from Garner, NC, and performed at the state fair this year. 

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SEPT. 10 —SHOOTING IN CAMERON VILLAGE Police investigate a shooting in Cameron Village on Sept. 10. A gunman shot a woman down in the shopping center parking lot four hours before shooting himself. The names of the victim and the shooter were not released.

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SEPT. 4-6 — DNC COMES TO QUEEN CITY Technician had extensive coverage of the events that unfolded in Charlotte as President Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party. Other notable speakers included Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as Vice President Joe Biden.

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JULY 1 — STAFFORD RETRIES Fourty-one years after Tom Stafford started working for the University he retired from his position of vice chancellor for Student Affairs on July 1.

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SEPT. 12 — CAIN VISITS CAMPUS Herman Cain’s Truth Tour swung through Raleigh as part of a 30 day, 30 city and 3-events-a-day tour. Cain met with religious and community leaders every morning, lunch with business leaders in the afternoon and groups of college students at night.

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ONGOING— TALLEY UNDER CONSTRUCTION Construction workers prepare the foundation for the upcoming Talley Student Center add-on. The renovation will include several new dining facilities.

OCT. 12 — FORMER UNC PRESIDENT BILL FRIDAY DIES William “Bill” Clyde Friday died Oct. 12. He was 92. He was the first president of the University of North Carolina System, from 1956 to 1986.

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NOV. 4 — CLINTON VISITS CAMPUS JORDAN MOORE/TECHNICIAN

NOV. 6 — OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION President Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States. President Obama won with 332 electoral votes.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama, continuing to argue that Obama understood the American people better than his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney-R. Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier that summer, as well as his continued stumping and support for the President was widely credited with giving the re-election campaign a much needed boost. Clinton famously argued for “Arithmetic.”

OCT. 27 — PACK STOMPED BY TAR HEELS N.C. State lost its five game winning streak against UNCChapel Hill, 43-35, in Chapel Hill. UNC-CH won the game on a go-ahead punt return by North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard with 13 seconds left.

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NOV. 20 —DEATH ON CENTENNIAL CAMPUS

NOV. 25 — O’BRIEN FIRED

Construction worker Luis Javier Martinez, 39, died while working on Centennial Campus when the trench he was caved in on him.

After six years serving as N.C. State’s head football coach, Tom O’Brien was fired on Nov. 25 following a lack-luster regular season.


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The book that helped end a conflict Andrew Branch Staff Writer

“From the mounting gloom, crippled, emaciated patients oozing disease began plodding toward us like the undead.” No, this isn’t a sci-fi book. These are the words of Greg Campbell’s 2001 novel from a burnt-out hut of a “field hospital” for starving, dying child soldiers in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, a village with more than 30,000 starving refugees. The scene was not an isolated one after more than a decade of death in the country — a war not for hate, but for control over the nation’s rich diamond mines. Yet the world’s diamond industry willingly supported the conflict, as told in Campbell’s Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World’s Most Precious Stones. Greg Campbell is an awardwinning author and freelance journalist. He has authored four books including his latest, Pot, Inc., a first-hand look into the expanding medical marijuana industry that is now in 16 states. His life-long love for writing became a published reality through Chris Hondros, a former Technician and Agromeck photographer. Hondros talked his editor into sending him to the 1993 inauguration

of President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. — but he needed a reporter. “Chris and I were close friends, and I was studying journalism at UNC-Greensboro,” Campbell said. “He just called me up and said, ‘Hey let’s go. We’ve got an assignment to go cover the inauguration for the Technician.’” And so began his journalism career. Just three years later, he was traveling to Bosnia to cover the reunification of Sarajevo for his first book, The Road to Kosovo. Immersing himself in the reeling, hate-filled region, he became what he is today: a conflict reporter. “That was my first experience, and I was interested in going back — especially looking at conflicts that were not well publicized, that people were just unaware of,” Campbell said. Enter Sierra Leone, a small West-African country dripping with diamonds and the blood from a genocide unique to the region — for economic reasons, not racial. In the early 1990s, rampant poverty and government corruption helped the rebel Revolutionary United Front gain public support, but the RUF took over the mines, slaughtering civilians and enslaving the rest.

T he world ’s d ia mond t rade w i l l i ng ly boug ht cheap diamonds from the RUF, knowing it used the money for weapons. In 2001, rebel groups from around the world were responsible for as much as five percent of the diamond market — 80 percent of which was sold in the United States. But until Campbell and Hondros went to Sierra Leone in 2001, the world was either oblivious or compliant. Campbell quickly became an expert on conf lict diamonds. He was only in Sierra Leone for five weeks, but he might have been there five years. His narrative, literary approach seamlessly switches between his own experiences and those of others, telling the life story of a broken nation and industry in striking detail. “That’s just always been a characteristic of my writing, I think,” Campbell said. “I write really natural like that, and since I enjoy reading that kind of writing style, it’s very enjoyable to actually write that way.” By the time Campbell arrived in West Africa, the United Nation’s weak peace efforts had made much of the country passable for the first time in years. He met proud RUF killers, hardened diamond “businessmen” and

colonies of limbless people who were walking reminders of the RUF’s response to a president’s plea to “join hands” for peace. With the Sept. 11 attacks occurring during his research, Campbell discovered just how important the seemingly isolated conf lict had been. “[Al-Qaida’s] bank accounts were immediately frozen all across Europe and the Middle East,” he said. “And yet they had [diamonds] from Sierra Leone that they could spend on future training, future attacks and so forth.” When Blood Diamonds was published, detailing the compliance of dozens of countries and companies and the lackluster efforts by the UN at peace and reform, it changed the way the world bought diamonds. “I’m not certainly crediting myself with changing the world, but I definitely contributed to it,” Campbell said. “I brought information out into the public view where this very, very vibrant debate went on after the book was published. “You can’t underestimate the power that you have as a journalist to be able to perhaps make a bad situation better just by reporting about the bad situation,” he said.

“You’re there as a witness.” Since Blood Diamonds, Campbell has continued conflict reporting. He and Hondros went to Libya in 2011 to cover the rebellion against Moammar Ghadaffi. “That’s one of the most fundamental stories we have as a race of people — people overcoming oppression, throwing off their bonds and rising up to embrace selfgovernance,” Campbell said. “And to be there, as one of the people who were chronicling it for all of history — that’s an amazing responsibility.” The dangerous nature of conf lict reporting finally caught up to the two friends. Not long after Campbell left Libya to return to the United States, Hondros was killed in a mortar blast, a loss that deeply affected Campbell and many at N.C. State. “That’s a risk that has always been there, and unfortunately, people have to take those risks in order to have this information to provide to the rest of the world,” Campbell said. “Somebody’s gotta do it.” Campbell returned to Sierra Leone later in 2011 for the 10th anniversary of the book, adding 50 pages to its latest edition on the progress of the country and the worldwide push to end diamond smuggling. Both are off to rough

starts. The fighting is over, but plaguing the country is all-too-familiar corruption and poverty. While international mining companies had modern health facilities inside their ra zor-w i re compou nd s, Campbell watched a local doctor perform a hysterectomy with little more than sunlight and local anesthetics. “The conditions that led to the war in the first place are still really prevalent,” Campbell said. “It was kind of disheartening to see that the country hadn’t really taken advantage of the opportunity for peace like it could have.” As he looks forward in his career — hoping to expand his storytelling skills through filmmaking — he will always carry a piece of Africa with him.

Unconventional classes beef up semester Kaitlin Montgomery Staff Writer

When looking for classes, students often make decisions based on three points: Do I need it? How hard is it? And of course, is it fun? Some classes can be dry and leave students snoring in their seats while in others the time seems to fly by. With the number of classes offered at N.C. State, students have deemed a few hidden treasures as “brilliantly unique.” ENT 201 Insects and People Professor Clyde Sorenson Taught by Clyde Sorenson, Insects and People is an introduction to the world of insects and how they interact with people. The class was designed for non-science majors as a means to introduce them to the many ways insects affect our lives. “The point of this class is to teach folks about the biology of insects … about their ecological significance and most importantly teach them about the different ways insects impacts our lives for the good and for the bad,” Sorenson said. Students cover a number of different insect-related topics

with units on disease transmission, tick diseases and insect influence in culture. “We have a whole unit on movies,” Sorenson said. “We basically just watch different bug movies like A Bug’s Life, Aliens and Men in Black.” Sorenson said he wants students to walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for insects. He also hopes students who start the class afraid of or disliking insects will no longer fear insects or will at least understand their necessity. HON 341 Time Travel Professor John W. Carroll Time Travel, a three-credit honors class taught by John Carroll, is a study of contemporary metaphysics surrounding the eponymous idea. “In some ways the course is very traditional in metaphysics, which is an area in philosophy,” Carroll said. “It deals with a lot of basic issues: whether or not we have free will and what is causation? What are we and how do we survive the lapse of time?” The course is focused on whether or not time travel is actually possible. Students will learn to recognize the questions asked in metaphys-

ics while considering this. “It gives me a fun way of introducing very traditional philosophical topics,” Carroll said, “a way in which I have more fun and I think the students connect better and have a more enjoyable time doing it.” Carroll structures his class to allow himself and his students to raise these questions through science fiction plots and movies. “We have two nights where, outside of class, we meet to watch movies,” Carroll said. “The class is really just a lot of fun.” ANS 402 (Lecture) & ANS 462 (Lab) Beef Cattle Management Professor Gerald Huntington Beef Cattle Management is a two-credit course taught by Gerald Huntington; the course has a required singlecredit lab. The two integrate technical information regarding animal nutrition, breeding, genetics and reproductive physiology with information on management skills, business practices and decision-making processes. “We tell the students that it’s our purpose when you come to that lab that when you get done you are capable,” Huntington said. “You can run a squeeze shoot, you know how to handle an animal, you know how to give an injection. You’re not an expert because we didn’t have enough time to do that but you know the process.” Students enrolled in the lab learn about the process it takes to properly manage cattle, everything from how to correctly and humanely tag a cow’s ear to knowing how to castrate animals. “We want you to be good at it for the simple reason that if someone finds out that you took our class and that you don’t know what you’re doing that makes us look bad,” Huntington said. “We tell them, ‘Go out there and make me look good.’ We don’t want students leaving here and not being competent.”

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Professor Clyde Sorenson, Insects and People.

Huntington stressed that most of the students in the class have never had any farm experience before. He explained that’s what the course is there for – to educate and prepare students in the process of managing cattle. “We tell the students you don’t have to be a lot smarter than the cow, just a little smarter,” Huntington said. PE 239 Self Defense Professor Christopher Ousley Self Defense is a singlecredit physical education course taught by Christopher Ousley. The class serves as a basic introduction into selfdefense and its techniques. Students learn skills such as how to strike, block and escape on top of gaining a better understanding of the psychological aspects of general and sexual assault. “We practice a lot of ground defense as well as knife and gun defense, which is interesting,” Catherine Crofton, a freshmen in Zoology, said. “We practice with plastic guns and knives; we even have a giant dummy that we practice on.” Students in the class gain a basic understanding of how to defend themselves and take down their attacker if they ever happen to be in such a situation. ENT 203 An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping Professor David Tarpy An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeep-

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Professor John W. Carroll, Time Travel

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Professor Christopher Ousley, Self Defense.

ing, taught by David Tarpy, is a three-credit class usually offered in the fall. ENT 203 covers the biology of the honey bee and encourages a fundamental understanding of beekeeping management. “The class is lecture-based but surprisingly interesting,” Michael Pollock, a freshmen in First Year College, said. “The first half of the semester is the science behind bees: their behavior, their biology, different things like that. The second half of the semester is about bees in culture and how they’re represented.” During the course students are also given the opportunity to work hands-on with bees. “We got to see a hive demonstration where [the bees] were traveling from their hive to a new location,” Pollock said. “People were walking in between the bees; they’re dormant during this transition so you can touch them and have them in your hand, it’s really cool.” Another advanced bee-

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Professor Gerald Huntington, Beef Cattle Management

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Professor David Tarpy, An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping

keeping course is available to students, ENT 401 Honey Bee Biology and Management, if they wish to further their knowledge of bees and even learn to keep a hive of their own. “The class has definitely got me interested in having a hive when I’m older,” Pollock said. “But now it has kind of turned me into a nerd about bees.” Wi ld ly u n ique, t hese are just a few of the many amazing classes available to students. Operating in the same manner as other popular classes do, these types of courses fill up quickly. Regardless of how quickly the waitlist may grow, classes like Time Travel and Beekeeping help make N.C. State unique. As Sorenson said, “My attitude is if I’m not having fun then you’re probably not having fun and I make sure that I have fun every time I go to class.”


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.C. State’s bold motto “red means go” commands an equally bold administration. 2012 was fraught with economic uncertainty, political strife and compromise — we can expect to see more of the same in 2013. However, precarious times are when our policy makers and University administration can make the biggest impact. The following are Technician’s expectations of and suggestions to Chancellor Randy Woodson and University leaders for 2013.

TAKE A PAY CUT University of California Berkley’s The Daily Californian columnist Jason Willick addressed the then new chancellor, Nicholas Dirks in “A memo to the next chancellor.” Willick proposed that Chancellor Dirks take a voluntary 10 percent pay cut of his $495,000 annual salary and direct it to students in need of financial assistance. Technician urges Chancellor Woodson to do the same. Though Woodson only (and we use that word lightly) earns $420,000, chances are that foregoing $42,000 will not leave him strapped for cash

playing hard to get with administration in this case, we urge Woodson and company to keep trying. As Jimmy Valvano would say, “Don’t give up … don’t ever give up.”

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief. — not to mention, it could pay tuition for 14 in-state students or four out-of-state students. The suggestion seems even more manageable when one considers the chancellor’s free-ofcharge housing in The Point — the newly built, swanky 8,500-square-foot mansion (to be fair, he does host several fundraising events there). And much like Willick’s suggestion, the finncial impact appears paltry — one drop to fix a drought — but the gesture and message are more important. This deed would signal to students that even the highest rung of the N.C. State’s immediate administration is fighting alongside the students. Also, any economics major would argue that the marginal utility of those dollars would be higher for students struggling to pay tuition than in Chancellor Woodson’s pocket.

CONTINUE SEEKING STUDENT INPUT Administrators have been doing a good job

of this already. Keeping students in policymaking discussions is crucial. In 2012 Woodson often sought input from students via his Chats with the Chancellor — students also played an essential role in deciding the fate of the proposed sustainability fee and other cost increases. Unfortunately, the fault here is with the student body. Attendance was pitiful, which means students missed out on chances to voice their opinions. Additionally, Vice Chancellor for the Division of Academic and Student Affair Mike Mullen did a commendable job incorporating student feedback into the student fee increase process. In nearly every step of the process of fee increases, he had students weigh in on critical decisions, getting off on the right foot with his new career. Though the events aren’t as exciting as First Friday or last Monday night, they are infinitely more important. Despite the student body’s proclivity for

BE BOLDLY TRANSPARENT Our final suggestion is that NCSU’s administration should be upfront about its weaknesses. Perhaps students would be more inclined to attend roundtable discussions or chats if we were told where the University is bleeding money. The letters from Woodson’s office often explain what the University is doing right in these economically rough times — that’s all well and good — but knowing where the University is lacking will better serve students. Being open about administrative struggles will not only perk up students’ ears, but will also undoubtedly give rise to more productive discussions.

BEAT UNC-CHAPEL HILL IN BASKETBALL Do what you have to do, but only as long as it’s clean.

Lady killer

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ver yone k nows good friendships are based on sex, except for a mere 50 percent of us. As a gentleman and a s c hol a r, I was flabbergasted when I heard the news: I am not entitled Ahmed Amer to sex from Viewpoint Editor my female f r ie nd s . I always assumed the term “friend zone” was to be used ironically, but apparently, a state of platonic mutuality between most heterosexual men and women really does exist. Who would’ve thunk it? A recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships on attraction i n cross-sex friendship claims emerging adult males (ages 18-29) are more likely to be sexually attracted to their female friends. In addition, a majority of men believe their female friends are also attracted to them. However, a majority of women who took part in the study did not return those feelings. So, whi le men def ine friendship (or the “friend zone”) as an eternal sex-purgatory, women have a much more horrifying definition: “just friends.” Though “friend zone” sounds nice — as if it’s a magical place where friends laugh and enjoy one another’s company — it’s more common connotation implies that men are entitled to sex from their female friends. As one Chicago Tribune writer put it, “[The male] does every-

thing a boyfriend would do — without the benefits.” Exactly. You see, readers, time is money, and I don’t spend time with someone without expecting payment. Essentially, I see myself not as Ahmed Amer, but as AmerCo. — a firm that bills its clients for time spent with them. And I don’t just apply that business model to my crosssex friendships. Considering how much time I’ve been putting in at Technician, I think it’s safe to say I am entitled to one kind of raise or another. Who would want to spend time having dinner and a conversation with “just a friend? ” If anything, the friend zone is a gap between me and the title of “lady killer.” For those of you not familiar with the term, a lady killer is a man who is exceptionally attractive to women, even though, to a five-yearold or someone who does not speak English as a first language, the term might sound a bit aggressive — and one of a hunter’s mentality. Perhaps aggression is the name of the game. After all, we do “hit and quit,” “bang,” “slay,” “beat,” “drill,” “pound,” “smash,” “bag,” and “tag” – common terms to describe the everyday life of a true lady killer. But what happens when a lady killer is banished to the friend zone? You have someone who is aggressive about sex and feels entitled to it. Last August, two highschool athletes — Trent Mays, 16, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16 — in Steubenville, Ohio, were arrested and

charged with allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, who was unconscious while being assaulted by the two footballers and several others at a party. Hacktivist group Anonymous leaked a video recorded by one of the students at the party, showing a former baseball player, who Anonymous and many media outlets identified as Michael Nodianos, laughing and making jokes about what had happened to the girl. In the video, the male identified as Nodianos says, “She’s dead … they peed on her, that’s how you know she’s dead, because someone pissed on her … They raped her more than the Duke lacrosse team … She’s deader than Trayvon Martin.” The nightmarish smile on his face only grows as his friends laugh and encourage him. When asked by another student, “What if it was your daughter?” the boy offhandedly replies, “But it isn’t … If that was my daughter, I wouldn’t care, I’d just let her be dead.” But the fact remains that she is someone’s daughter. When we mix superficially simple but inherently insolent and aggressive language with interpersonal interactions, the result is the tolerated rape culture that too often results in harmful actions, even death. The all-too-common attitude is literally killing our daughters, sisters and mothers. So before you “hit it and quit it,” “bag it and tag it,” or “hump it and dump it,” think before you say it, Lady Killer.

“I want University administration to stand up for students and to create an atmosphere that includes everyone.”

“I expect them to keep me safe, not spend frivolously and do more ecologically friendly things. “

“... I am entitled to one kind of raise or another. ”

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Derrick Freeland, junior in biological engineering

The war on women?

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it h e ve r y New Yea r comes a flood of new top ten lists of the previous year. From the White House’s top ten photos to College Magazine’s top ten sexiest scandals, these Trey lists are Ferguson everyManaging Editor where. Typically I glance through these lists and take what they say with a grain of salt, until yesterday when I stumbled upon Spicie. com’s top ten “Women That Made Us Cringe In 2012.” The guest contributor, Grace Alexander, rattles off ten women who she believes are anti-feminist and therefore must have stunted the great strides the female sex took in 2012.   Among these women are several political leaders, political analysts Ann Coulter and Liz Trotta, A nn Rom ney, music performer Rihanna and novelists Stephanie Meyer and E.L. James. Instead of highlighting these women’s accomplishments, Alexander takes the pessimistic route of bashing these women for “contributing to the war on women.” I’m sorry Ms. Alexander, I wasn’t aware we were fighting. I would

have brought flowers. Alexander claims politicians like Ariz. Governor Jan Brewer, Miss. Tea Party leader Janis Lane, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Minn. Rep. Michelle Bachman are setting women back by voicing their opinions and making decisions that she classifies as being “anti-woman.” Shouldn’t we (both sexes) applaud these women for being elected into a position of authority and making decisions based on what they and their constituents believe in? If they fuss at these conservative women, shouldn’t the fight be bipartisan? By Alexander’s standards, feminists should be criticizing Hillary Clinton’s track record of using the generational gender roles of the system to benefit her political career. Using the conventional role of the first lady, Clinton propelled herself into the political realm. Still today, she uses her gender to distinguish herself in politics and making her beliefs and opinions known. By Alexander’s standards doesn’t this set women back, because it’s promoting the idea of using one’s sex to further their careers? Alexander then harps on Rihanna for “[going] back to the man who repeatedly tuned her up,” claiming she is sending the message “that domestic abuse is acceptable.” Is this not the epitome of blaming the victim? Blaming Rihanna for her choice to return to Chris Brown rather than acknowledging her as a victim of domestic violence

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insults other victims. To go further in waging war on the “anti-woman women,” Alexander ropes Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey authors Stephanie Meyer and E.L. James into the fight. Her reasoning is because these works of fiction perpetuate the idea that it is all right to have “boyfriends who stalk, control and hurt.” All of these women would be within their right to feel offended and betrayed by this member of their own gender. If there is a “war on women,” Alexander has definitely alienated some members of her army with this list. To be brutally honest, making this list actually sets back the perception of women and fuels gender stereotypes. Nothing is pettier than making a list of the girls that piss you off. You might as well slap a pink cover on this blog and call it a burn book. Feminist-extremists use phrases like “the war on women” and “anti-woman women” to rally women behind their cause, when in reality it only strengthens the gender divide. This opinion piece does nothing except to give feminists something to chuckle about and feel superior toward women who are actually making strides in the fight for equality by reaching these positions of influence and standing up for their beliefs. Send your thoughts to letters@technicianonline.com.

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Seahawks rookie starting quarterback Russell Wilson went 15-for-26 for 187 yards and a touchdown. Despite taking a beating in the backfield, getting sacked five times for a loss of 31 yards, Wilson also had eight rushes for 67 yards, including a seasonlong 28-yard rush, bringing his total to 254 all-purpose yards on the day. Wilson’s teammate, kicker Steven Hauschka, was also a major contributor for the Seahawks. He was perfect on the day, nailing all three of his field goal attempts and his lone extra point, despite injuring his ankle in the second quarter. Rookie guard J.R. Sweezy saw no action during the game. The Seahawks trailed entering the fourth quarter and took the lead with more than seven minutes remaining. They would hold on to win, 24-14. Seattle is now on a sixgame winning streak and will take on the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons Sunday at 1 p.m.

Staff Report N.C. State came away with a close win against the Boston College Eagles, 78-73, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. It is the Pack’s first road ACC opener since 1997. The two teams tied 11 times and exchanged leads nine times. All five of State’s starters posted double-figure scoring totals in the contest. Freshman guard Rodney Purvis led the Pack with a career-high 19 points in the contest. Senior forward Richard Howell scored 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the game for his 11th double-double of the season and 21st of his career. Senior guard Lorenzo Brown added 14 points and eight assists. The game remained tight throughout the first half. After playing from behind for the majority of

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guards being unselfish.” • 20 turnovers in comparison to 11 by Wake In its league opener, • Out rebounded Wake, 46-33 • Wake out scored State in the paint 36-32. N.C. State had what head • Wake scored 18 points off turnovers. State scored 10. coach Kel l ie Ha r per deemed an effort that SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS “lacked focus” in Coral Gables, Fl., against Miami. The Pack were throttled, played with so much confiThe Pack now enters a 79-53, as the Hurricanes dence and was able to dictate pivotal moment of its seaheld Kastanek scoreless the pace of the game,” Harper son over the next few weeks, for the first time in her said. “I thought in the first starting with a home matchcareer. half our offense dictated how up with its other rival from “This we played on the Triangle, UNC-Chapel was defense.” Hill. With tough road games tough, we “The big- against Maryland and Vircouldn’t ge st t h i ng ginia looming afterwards, the get anyi s : W h e re margin for error has grown thing is our focus significantly smaller. going on at? ” Kas“I still have a lot of conthe offentanek said. fidence in this basketball sive end,” “Is it at just team,” Harper said. “I like Harper beating one this team. If we continue said. “We te a m, a nd to work hard and continue weren’t then we are to improve, we can make a Marissa Kastanek taking satisfied, or strong run.” senior guard good is it at being shots, a great team but also we were taking in general?” rushed shots. “A great basketball team “I thought we were too gets motivated and excited soft on defense at the start for every opponent they play,” of the game, and Miami Kastanek said.

the half, the Wolfpack took its first lead of the game on a layup from freshman forward T.J. Warren with more than three minutes left. State finished the half on a 14-2 run and went into the locker room with a 29-28 lead. The game remained tight throughout the second half and senior forward Scott Wood stepped up. After being plagued by foul trouble throughout the contest, Wood came off the bench to score 12 points in the game’s final minutes. Boston College forward Ryan Anderson had a standout game for the Eagles, scoring 22 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. State pulled out the win despite being outworked on the boards. The Eagles outrebounded State, 32-31. The Pack outscored BC in the paint, 34-28, and off turnovers, 11-6.

“A great basketball team gets motivated and excited for every opponent they play.”

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Amerson declares to enter draft Junior defensive back David Amerson will enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Amerson finished the season with 61 tackles and five interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Jan. 15. SOURCE: SB NATION

Swimming and Diving split dual meet The Pack opened the second half of its season by splitting its dual meet with SCAD and Georgia Saturday. State defeated SCAD while falling to UGA. The men’s team defeated SCAD, 212-43, and the women took it down, 190-62. The men’s team fell to the Bulldogs, 144-112, and the women dropped its contest, 151-99. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Choi and James compete for Team Canada Wolfpack golfers Augusta James and Albin Choi helped extend Canada’s lead at the 2013 Copa de las Americas on the TPC Blue Monster Course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa lead to five shots. Team Canada combined to shoot five-over 293 in the third round and holds the lead at 19-over 883 in the tournament. Choi shot two-under 70 Saturday. James shot 4-over 76. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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Wolfpack ends season with a loss

Lynch ranked third in the NCAA in total offense with 364.1 total yards per contest. Lynch finished seventh in this past season’s Heisman Award voting. “We are really encouraged,” Creecy said. “With [Doeren] here, we are going to change it around.”

“We’ve got to move on and start playing football for coach Doeren,” Creecy said. With the coaching change and the inconsistent season behind them, the Pack seems intent that the only direction the program will move is forward. “This is a program that can com-

pete to win the ACC every year.” senior guard Cam Wentz said. “It’s a very attractive place to go to school, great facilities, in a great area. I think the program is [in] a good state and it is going to progress. They have a high ceiling for their future.”

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league games. The Wolfpack was handed a tough opening conference slate, with match-ups against the top two teams in last season’s conference standings, Duke and Miami, to begin ACC play. The ACC home opener in Reynolds Coliseum featured the Wolfpack hosting the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils. The last time N.C. State had played its Triangle neighbors from Durham, the Pack secured a major upset by beating the Devils, 75-73, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC tournament. Burke, with 15 points and six rebounds, and senior guard Marissa Kastanek, with 12 points, three assists and two steals, led the way for the Pack in the 67-57 loss to its rivals from the Bull City. “I feel like our guards really just look for me,” Burke said. “I feel like a lot of my points come from our

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N.C. State football ended its season last Saturday with a loss to Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl, but former Wolfpack players continued action on the gridiron this past weekend. The National Football League playoffs began Saturday with a faceoff between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals. Former Pack linebacker Manny Lawson saw action for the Bengals, recording two tackles during the contest. Unfortunately for Lawson, his efforts were not enough to help lead Cincinnati to the next round, falling to the Texans, 19-13. The Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers played in Saturday’s second game. A pair of ex-Wolfpack rookies was on the sidelines during the game. Packers’ linebacker Terrell Manning saw playing time and recorded a pair of tackles. Vikings linebacker Audie Cole did not see the playing field. The Packers rolled to a 24-10 victory at Lambeau Field and will play the San Francisco 49ers Saturday at 8 p.m. Action resumed Sunday afternoon with a matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts. Following a 24-9 Ravens victory over the Colts, the Washington Redskins squared off against the Wolfpack-fueled Seattle Seahawks in the nation’s capital.

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Sunday afternoon, the Wolfpack fell to 8-7 overall and 0-3 in the ACC with a dispiriting 69-56 loss to Wake It was a tough stretch for the Forest (8-6, 1-1) at Lawrence Joel women’s basketball team during Coliseum in Winston-Salem. With the winter break. the loss to the Demon Deacons, it Over the holidays, the Pack marks the second year in a row N.C. fell in three of its four games State has opened the conference sea— with all of the losses coming son with three straight losses. within league The Pack complay. The lone mitted 20 turnvictory came in overs against the Rochester, N.Y., Demon Deacons when N.C. State and it was made to won a squeaker pay, as Wake Forest vs. St. Bonaventallied 29 fast-break t u re , 70 - 6 6 , points in the game. after the BonBurke was the one Kellie Harper nies trimmed a of the few bright women’s basketball 17-point Wolfspot s for N.C . head coach pack lead with State, as the junior less than seven minutes remain- forward from Northridge, Ca., had ing to only two points with 20 her fourth double-double on the seconds left. A put-back from season, 11th in her career, with 12 junior forward Kody Burke with points and 11 rebounds. 13 seconds to go sealed the vicIt seemed N.C. State was poised tory. to turn the corner after its first two Staff Writer

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