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And they said...

monday january

28 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina

...‘not our rivals.’

JOHN JOYNER/TECHNICIAN Freshman guard Rodney Purvis celebrates while falling back to defense after an N.C. State basket during the basketball game against North Carolina in PNC Arena Saturday, Jan. 26, 2012. The No. 18 Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels 91-83, their first victory in the rivalry since 2007. THE MANY FACES OF ROY WILLIAMS





Nonfiction revamps English education Sara Awad Staff Writer

Think back to your highschool English class where fictional works by Shakespeare and Hemingway were the norm. Nonfiction narratives may soon replace these English classics, according to a new initiative that College Board, an educational institution, will soon undertake. According to National Public Radio, College Board President David Coleman has been a key influence in the plan that will redesign the high school English curriculum. The strategy of the Common Core Standards Initiative will add more nonfiction works to students’ reading lists to better prepare them for university-level coursework. Curriculum and instruction graduate research assistant Shea Kerkhoff Vessa said she believes the initiative will push high school teachers to increase the rigor in their classrooms. “I think a lot of good teachers out there are already doing this,” Vessa said. “Those who aren’t will re-examine what works to try to align what they are doing in their classes with the expectations


of college.” The initiative also seems to place heav y emphasis on rhetoric. Daniel Synk, a graduate assistant in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, hones in on this concept when teaching his English 101 classes. Synk said he witnessed more rhetoric taught as opposed to literature while he was an

undergraduate and master’s student at the University of Maryland, and as a doctoral student at N.C. State. “I think the best way to prepare for college coursework is for students to have practice with independent thinking, question what is presented to them, and think about implications of things instead of what they are explicitly,”

Synk said. Synk said he agrees with the initiative in the context of connections through secondary sources. “Connections bet ween texts are an important part of academic research, and I think that it is an important part of research at N.C. State,” Synk said. Synk said he also noticed an increased trend in recent decades toward nonfiction in English education. “I don’t see this as a problem, but I don’t think that fiction should be removed from the curriculum,” Synk said. “English is the only compulsory class where students are encouraged to think differently, to be imaginative and creative, and if we take fiction out of the English curriculum, where are our kids going to get that?” Vessa said. However, neither Synk nor Vessa said the initiative would take fiction away from the high school English curriculum completely. According to Vessa, imagination and creativity are strengths of the United States’ education system. “I think students are prepared in that they have been given a variety of courses to take, there are other coun-

tries where that isn’t true,” have dropped dramatically Vessa said. According to Ves- …” sa, allowing students to take “I think people rise to the both fine arts and technical highest expectation on them. courses is valuable because it It’s hard to increase the exgives students the chance to pectation on yourself if outdevelop their strengths. side expectations are low,” Vessa said Vessa said. she still values Synk said the teaching educationof nonfiction, al leaders but favors an might need interdisciplinto examine ary approach the “metin regard to rics” of English eduhow stancation. dardized Megan Greer, “History te s t s a re associate direcotr a nd science scored and of external relations teachers need what these to teach literacy skills because scores mean. the English department is too Regardless of how success packed already,” Vessa said. becomes reality, one thing is Employ ing Vessa’s ap- for sure: English education proach may allow high school will change. English teachers to focus on “I think the focus will other areas that are necessary change to looking at the for student success in college. power of language versus the According to Synk, his stu- beauty of language,” Vessa dents generally have the most said. Vessa hopes that this trouble deciphering academic change promotes reflection prose. on what students should Both Synk and Vessa said be getting out of their high they believe the success of school experience and which the student has to do with a methods work best in order to number of factors. achieve this experience. Often, standardized tests measure success. According to an NPR report, “Reading scores for American students

“It as created to promote entrepreneurship in the realm of clean energy.”

N.C. State to host ACC Clean Energy Challenge finals Alexander Kenney Staff Writer

Inside the mind of some ACC students is an idea of how to make an impact on sustainable energy, and in April of this year they could win $100,000 for it. The ACC Clean Energy

Challenge is a competition in which groups of students across the southeastern United States develop a business plan for green energy companies and present it at the challenge finals, which will be held at the McKimmon Center on April 9. The competition will select

a business plan which captures the commercialization potential for a technology that could make an impact on the clean energy space, according to the ACC Clean Energy Challenge’s website. Sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renew-

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able Energy, the competition will include projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, advanced fuels and vehicular models. Megan Greer, associate director of external relations of the N.C. State Entrepreneurship Initiative, said the competition could have huge repercussions for energy research and development everywhere. “It as created to promote entrepreneurship in the realm of clean energy,” said Greer. The deadline for students to enter is March 1. Individual students can enter, but entering as a group is encouraged. Those who enter must submit a one-page executive summary and brief video pitch of their business plan on the ACC Clean Energy Challenge website. The Challenge is not restricted to ACC students; it is open to any student enrolled in any college or university in the southeast region. A group will be chosen to represent each school, with 11 spots reserved for ACC schools, and three spots reserved for other schools in the region. Wade Fulghum, assistant director of new venture services at the Office of Technology Transfer, said the odds are good for the students who enter. “There will not be more than a handful of students who apply, so they have a good chance of making it to the finals,” said Fulgham. “Launching a startup company is difficult by itself, but doing it within the clean energy space adds another layer of complexity. Launching a startup in the challenge space is a really good learning opportunity whether they win or lose.” A $100,000 award will be given to the winners of the Challenge. The winning team will also proceed to compete


Presenters demonstrate professionalism and innovation at last year’s Clean Energy Challenge.

in the national U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business competition. Last year’s winner from the southeastern region was the University of Central Florida. Fulghum said that with the high-caliber universities that comprise the Research Triangle Park, there is a good chance that the winner could be local. Semi-finalists will be announced on March 15, and 14 teams will be chosen to compete in the finals, which will be held at the McKimmon Center from April 8-9. On April 9, the groups will be narrowed down to the final four, and the winner will then be chosen by a panel of expert judges. Students interested should attend the information session being held from 4-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. The session will be held at the Springboard Innovation Center, Corporate Research I on Centennial Campus, 1021 Main Campus Drive, 2nd Floor.

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Last year’s winner was not from the ACC, but this year Greer and others are looking to change that. However, not many students from the University have entered yet. “We are the host campus,” said Greer. “We need a stellar team to represent us.”




Fire injures 4, 43 left homeless Jake Moser Deputy News Editor

A fire at Mission Valley Apartments Friday afternoon left 43 residents without a home and injured four others, according to officials. The apartment complex, at the intersection of Avent Ferry Road and Centennial Parkway, caught fire shortly after 4 p.m., according to a city spokesman. Firefighters controlled the flames by 5 p.m. The four injured, including a Raleigh police officer, were taken to WakeMed and Rex Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The fire started on the first f loor and was caused by a resident smoking in bed, according to Raleigh Fire Division Chief Ronny Mizell. Police officers were on hand to evacuate residents; some of them were unaware that the

building was on fire. To make matters worse, the residents of Mission Valley Apartments were evacuated into a barrage of snow, freezing rain and ice. For their relief, the Red Cross provided food, shelter and clothing to the displaced, and a nearby Burger King provided warm shelter and food. Some of the occupants on the second and third floors were allowed to return to their home late Friday night. Smoke damaged ever y apartment on the first floor, as well as the other two stories above where the fire started, according to officials. According to The News & Observer, this was not the first incident to take place in the apartment complex in recent memory, as a flood took place earlier this month as a result of bursting pipes. Firefighters emerge from the Mission Valley Apartments complex Friday.


Institute of Emerging Issues engages young professionals Tyler Gobin

often affected by new policy initiatives. Undergraduate students The Institute for Emerging who are looking to make Issues, which convenes lead- an impact can begin with ers from business, nonprofit one of multiple options. The organizations, government Emerging Issues Prize for and higher education to dis- Innovation challenges high cuss and develop action steps school and college students to combat the challenges to to devise a solution for a speNorth Carolina, has moved cific problem proposed by the to the second floor of the new Institute, with the winners James B. Hunt Jr. Library. of the competition walking Founded in 2002 by for- away with cash prizes worth mer Gov. Jim Hunt, now the up to $5000. chair of the IEI, the organizaIEI holds a Discovery Fotion now extends beyond its rum each year in downtown original medium, the Emerg- Raleigh in which students ing Issues Forum, which was can present their ideas and established in 1986 by Hunt. network with leaders from The forum was devised as a the state. means to gather leaders to “IEI realizes the impordiscuss and debate challenges tance of engaging young facing the state. The institute professionals,” Coggin said. was established to take the “With the IEI located right ideas created in the forum here on campus, [it] is an inand put them into action. carnation of our mission, and In the past, the forum has a physical representation of attracted speakers including what we do statewide,” Dana former President Bill Clin- Magliola, a spokesperson at ton, former the Institute, Spea ker of said. t he House “Students New t Gincan get ing rich, T he spired, get N e w Yo r k informed Times coland collaboumnist Tom rate with the John Coggin, Friedman I E I ’s n e w Emerging Leaders Fellow a nd St e ve multimedia Forbes, teaching enamong others. vironment,” Magliola said. In one of its core initiatives, The Institute for Emerging the Institute made it a prior- Issues Commons offers three ity to tackle the challenges different areas of learning: facing Generation Z. Gen- Emerging Voices, Emerging eration Z comprises people Connections and Emerging born between the years 1990 Ideas. and 2000. According to the In Emerging Voices, stuIEI, these individuals are fac- dents can learn where a ing a much more competitive citizen or organization has global climate than previous taken a challenge facing the generations, which will af- state and made a successful fect the standard of living impact. Emerging Connecand economic stability the tions allows the user to intermembers of this generation act directly with raw objecface. tive data. The Emerging Ideas As part of the mission state- area is where people are able ment found on the IEI’s web- to comment on other people’s site, “The opportunities for collaborative ideas and input Generation Z are shrinking, their own ideas into touch and it is our goal to find new screen panel tables. “You’ve pathways through which they been inspired, you’ve been incan prosper.” formed, and now we want to John Coggin, an Emerging enable action,” Magliola said. Leaders Fellow at the Institute, said he hopes to bridge the gap between students and the IEI, as young people are Correspondent

“IEI realizes the importance of engaging young professionals.”


Visitors will hear from North Carolina leaders like Governor Jim Hunt on how this state has been able to overcome obstacles in the past, the actions it took to move forward and how we can do it again.


Visitors will hear from real North Carolinians about the challenges that matter most to them, and the steps they have taken to overcome them.




Rivals in denial


f you’ve ever argued with a UNC-Chapel Hill fan, you’ve probably heard it already: “Our rival is Duke, not N.C. State.” The irony in this statement, among many others from the UNC fan base, stems from the idea that if we weren’t their rivals, then why do UNC-CH fans need to constantly remind themselves of it? We’re not asking for UNC-CH fans’ scorn, but rather for the respect that competitive adversaries merit. It’s easy to remember N.C. State’s most recent basketball rut, but to ignore us as rivals is to ignore sports history. As sports writer Thad Williamson put it, there was a time when N.C. State’s “David Thompson, not [UNC-CH’s] Michael Jordan, was the high-flying legend young players dreamed of becoming … a time when fans would circle Carolina-State and Duke-State games on their calendars just as fast — or faster — than the semi-annual Carolina-Duke games.”




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. We said it once: We’re back. To ignore our talent and competitiveness is to ignore Saturday’s scoreboard. UNC-CH head coach Roy Williams summed up the game best, saying, “We stunk.” For the head coach to modestly express this unseen sense of humility, the fans should catch on too. But the Wolfpack didn’t win only because the Heels played poorly — it won because it’s a strong team, one of the best in the nation. Our basketball team is not an adjunct department to the Ag Institute, and State played a game to prove that point. Nevertheless, the

“We’re not asking for UNC-CH fans’ scorn, but rather for the respect that competitive adversaries merit.”


Why should UNC consider us its rivals?


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“Lately its been all about Duke and UNC but lately N.C. State has been coming up in the sports world more than they have.” Geoffrey Gore freshman, business

“Because before Duke we were their rivals, and if we weren’t their rivals they wouldn’t make a big deal when we played them.” Richard Lewis sophomore, business

“Because we’re both one of the three biggest schools in North Carolina.” Lindsay Okowita freshman, biology

“It goes back to what Dexter Strickland said at the beginning of the season ‘It’s not a rivalry until we beat them.’ and we beat them.” Morgan Wood sophomore, engineering

WHY UNC WON’T HAVE STATE AS A RIVAL From a current UNCCH student To the Editor: First of all, I will admit, as a current freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, your publication of The Daily Tar Hell on Friday was an almost perfect parody of our school-wide publication. The way it treated the publication’s liberal and egotistic attitudes was comical and did give me a few laughs. Second, congrats on your win Saturday night. The best team showed up, and I can’t wait to see the next game Feb. 23 in Chapel Hill. The reason I am writing this is concerning the overall attitude of a large percentage of Tar Heels, who say that State is not a rival and basically treat you guys in Raleigh like dirt. I’m writing this to inform you that this is not only wrong, but it is based in the overall attitude, which is fueled by school officials and alumni. On one’s first day, he or she is constantly told how he and his other classmates are the best students from the state, and the percentage of us that are from the top ten percent of our high school classes. It gives us confidence about being here, but it also gives the impression that students at other schools, like State, are not as smart as us. Even though some statistics from U.S. News backs up this statistic (which ranks UNC as 30th and State as 106th), it is still not right to treat you guys as idiots. Think about how many kids get to go to college, and you begin to realize that anyone who makes it to this level is pretty darn smart. It’s an unfair assumption on anyone’s part to have that belief. Another reason for this attitude is that UNC has,

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Wolfpack played a skillful game. We’re not asking for UNC-CH fans to boo our team when it enters the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill Feb. 23, we’re just asking them to recognize the Pack as more than another team that’s not Duke. Another common complaint UNC-CH fans bring up includes, “N.C. State fans are so obnoxious.” Though the Wolfpack is backed by many outspoken fans, if we were treated as more than just aggies and techies, we’d have a lot more respect for the Tar Heels. Sportsmanship is based off of mutual respect, and it takes both

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sides to recognize each other and reciprocate civility. In October, Dexter Strickland, a Tar Heel point guard, gained notoriety from Wolfpack fans for his comments via Twitter about N.C. State’s favorable preseason ranking, No. 6 in the nation. “[State is] the least of our worries,” Strickland tweeted. “[If they] beat us one year… then they can talk smack. Until then, you can’t put them in the mix.” As chants lampooning Strickland proliferated throughout Saturday’s matchup, it became clear that Strickland’s trash talk isn’t going to stop State from achieving, and as sportsmanlike rivals, we let our shots on the court speak for us. Maybe in a month, UNC-CH can do that too. Of course, that may not be enough to defeat us — but we sure would like to see the Tar Heels take a shot.


to quote former Florida State basketball player Sam Cassell, “a cheese-and-wine crowd.” What I mean by this is the fact that a lot of the alumni show up, but they sit down and cheer instead of getting into the game like the student section, which is a very small percentage of our stands compared to you guys. When I watched Saturday night’s game on ESPN, you could tell that PNC Arena was rocking. While watching a game at the Dean Dome, sure it starts off pretty well, but once a big enough lead forms, the place quiets down a fair amount and most people sit down. And when the going gets tough, the fans get out of the whole game. Throughout the entire football season, we could only fill Kenan Stadium twothirds of its max capacity, which may have something to do with the fact that we could not go to a bowl by our own doing. There was one game that was, for the most part, sold out, but a good quarter of the stands were in an intimidating shade of red. But I think for the most part, the main reason the students do not consider you a rival is because you’re not Duke. There was a time in college sports where the students would chant “Go to Hell, State,” but that changed when Duke became a large basketball powerhouse in the nineties. Since then, you’ve been ignored and have been the butt of our jokes. But after Saturday night, I believe it’s time that Tar Heel nation considers you guys over in Raleigh a serious rival. We must push our built up egos to the side, and realize that just because we think your place isn’t as good as ours, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are better than you. I hope Saturday dawns a new era in college rivalries, with an old rival who is tired of getting mistreated. See you guys in February, “Alex” Current Freshman UNC-Chapel Hill

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Davis Leonard, junior in science education

Lighting up a green lantern


will always remember the sound that awoke me on the fourth night of my stay in the Everglades. I like to describe it as a series of “kerplunks,” moving through shallow water at the pace of a horse trot. I had been canoeing all week Erik with N.C. Vosburgh Guest Columnist State’s Outdoor Adventures in the region of the Gulf that is appropriately known as the Ten Thousand Islands. The modest landmass that we settled on for the night was pencil thin, with only 50 feet separating us from the Atlantic Ocean on either side. I sat up, my achy muscles protesting the previous ten hours of paddling. The commotion was growing in volume, coming closer to our tent. It was the sound of something big moving through the water, and its size was confirmed when I heard a deep, snorting breath no more than 20 yards from us. As a touch-screen tapping city boy, the kinds of skills that would have allowed me to identify this creature were largely left out of my education — fear filled in the blanks for me as I whispered to my two tent-mates: “Could be a bear, didn’t they say there were some

bears out here? Or it might even be a gator, just because we haven’t seen one yet doesn’t mean anything, in fact that even makes it more likely! It’s definitely a gator!” My tent-mates were seasoned veterans of the wild, and they didn’t share my feelings. They quickly convinced me that it was most likely a dolphin stuck in shallow water. This made me feel much better; my screen saver was a Dolphin at one point. I felt calm and a little dumb for worrying so much. Whatever it was though, it held its silence for the remainder of the night. We never did find out exactly what that creature was, but I’ve missed the way I felt that night ever since. We Humans have made a habit of compartmentalizing the natural world, and I know I’m guilty of this. Ask me where the nearest example of nature is and I’ll point you in the general direction of Umstead Park, but up until that moment I never fully realized how blurry the line between myself and the environment actually is — perhaps my formal education has lined too much of my thinking with sidewalks. But I’m not writing to you today to make corny, extended metaphors about the natural world. Instead I’d rather kick off a North Carolina State University environmental column the right way: by admitting to

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you that I’m a gas-guzzling, product-consuming American who can’t tell the difference between a dolphin and a bear. Even among the environmental advocacy crowd, I’m not alone in this. If you look past the hemp laptop case, many environmental critics have done their share of ranting on mass-market computers that have been shipped from China (my MacBook will vouch for me on this one). Contradictions aside though, there is a point to environmentalism other than the kind you do with your fingers. Too often, the planet is modeled as a collection of economies, governments and ecosystems that have limited capacities to inf luence one another. This disjointed perspective has resulted in our current paradigm; the most heavily consumed energy sources have high environmental costs that are not reflected in their market prices. In addition, these distortions make it inexpensive for individuals to consume disproportionate amounts of resources, and as a result we are creating a deficit of another kind. While a coursecorrection is no simple task, the most important decisions can be made every day by individuals, rather than in a boardroom. There is something empowering about that.

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Finding solace when life gets ‘ruff’ Kaitlin Montgomery Staff Writer

In a small office tucked away in N.C. State Universit y’s Veterinar y Health Complex sits Jeannine Moga, the veterinary school’s new clinical counselor. Moga supports a unique client dynamic working with families experiencing the loss of fourlegged friends. A graduate of University of Minnesota’s Department of Social Work, Moga joined the College of Veterinary Medicine three months ago. “There are some great opportunities here within NCSU to do community outreach,” Moga said. “There’s a lot of impressive work going on within veterinary medicine. This is a very accomplished research program and I know that State is very well-known across many programs for doing a lot of community and intro-school collaboration. That was all very attractive to me.” Moga’s original plan was to practice animal-assisted therapy. It was her training at the veterinary school across the street from the University of Minnesota that sparked her interest in the human-animal bond. “I was really interested in working with people and their pets and there was a great diversity when working there with pets and their families,” Moga said. “I simply never left the field.” According to Moga, the bond between humans and animals is incredibly unique. While in some aspects it can be compared to the humanhuman bond, the humananimal bond is dynamic. “Human beings are really tricky creatures and in relationships with each other there are lots of expectations,” Moga said. “We

sometimes have great difficulty creating trust with one another, there’s often a lot of judgment. Animals just accept us for who we are.” Moga explained that animals play a consistent role in our environments and provide us with a sense of stability. “It’s a very dynamic and interesting bond for me to look at,” Moga said. While the idea of having clinical counselors stationed at veterinary offices has been around for some time, the action of doing so is relatively new. “The first program started probably about 30 years ago,” Moga said. “It has taken some time to grow and it’s pretty rare to have a mental health professional or social services professional integrated into a veterinary setting.” Moga’s clientele come to see her for a number of reasons; she sees families or individuals that come to the vetCAIDE WOOTEN/TECHNICIAN erinary complex for reasons Jeannine Moga, a clinical social worker whom specializes in human-animal relationships and animal loss, sits in her office at varying from behavioral to the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Friday, Jan. 18. The NCSU CVM is one of just a few veterinary facilities throughout the country that provides social services to animal owners. medical care. “People who come here often need help figuring out knownst to us, we allow our and so what I often will tell to her job description. nary team members, so that what to do, they need to bet- furry friends into areas of our grieving people is, ‘how many “It’s not just grieving pet we don’t take our work home, ter understand their options,” lives that we couldn’t fathom family members of friends owners, a lot of times this is feeling some of the negative Moga said. “Sometimes they letting our friends and fam- do you allow to crawl under what I would normally call effects of this emotional inneed to troubleshoot around ily into. the covers with you at night medical social work. Social tensity.” finance be“Animals or follow you into the bath- workers have been involved The emotional intensity is cause spea re pre t t y room?’” in medical settings for many what reminds Moga of her cialty care is much everyMoga explained that it’s years in human hospitals. In work’s importance and puran incredibly where with this sense of entirety that many ways what I do here is a pose. expensive u s , e s p e - makes the loss of a pet so form of medical social work. “There are very few supand prohibicially when comparable to the loss of a The only difference is my pa- ports in the community surtive cost for a we’re home,” human. tients have four legs.” rounding people and animal lot of people. Moga said. “Animals are plugged into Like that of any social issues,” Moga said. “There is We have to “There’s an parts of our lives we don’t worker, Moga’s close contact a distinct lack of understandma ke sure intimacy often allow other people to with grief and loss can follow ing of how important these all the famwith animals be part of and for that rea- her home. relationships are. Everyone ily members that we don’t son alone losing them as a “It’s very emotionally in- needs someone they can talk Jeannine Moga, are on board of ten have completely different feeling,” tense work, working with to, someone who won’t judge CVM clinical couselor and agree on w ith other Moga said. “It’s just as chal- suffering patients that can’t what they’re going through, what to do humans. lenging as losing a human tell you what’s wrong is re- or think they’re crazy for benext.” Animals are inherently trust- loved one.” ally tough sometimes,” Moga ing so close to the animal that According to Moga, ani- worthy; they don’t blab our Moga stressed that her job said. “A big part of my job they have. I’m just glad I can mals are in almost every secrets and they don’t try to isn’t just for those grieving here is helping the other col- do that.” aspect of our lives. Unbe- interfere in our relationships, the loss of a pet, there’s more leagues of mine, the veteri-

“There’s an intimacy with animals that we don’t often have with other humans.”

Alum takes hassle out of finding a sitter Jordan Alsaqa Associate Features Editor

One of the challenges parents face with a young child is finding time to get out and enjoy themselves. While some may have a family member or friend willing to look after their son or daughter on a Saturday night, others face the challenge of finding someone they can trust their kids with. That’s where Simply Sitting comes in. Established in December 2011, Simply Sitting serves to help families find a reliable babysitter for either a one-time visit or as part of a long-term service. The company, founded by Ginny Hager, an alumna with a degree in communications, has grown to include cities across North Carolina, offering a service to parents looking for extra help.

Hager first began babysitting when she was 13 and came to enjoy taking care of children. “I came from a really large family so it sort of fell into my lap babysitting my cousins and sisters,” Hager said. Hager continued to take babysitting jobs into college as a source of extra income, but stopped after graduation, when she took a job as a local real estate agent. However, she continued to help network other babysitters in the area. After a few years, Hager decided that this provided a unique career opportunity and started Simply Sitting. Though her new business is not directly related to her degree, Hager said that her background has provided useful skills. “I definitely think a lot of the courses I took in communications and the differ-

ent ways of email marketing babysitters that become part and communicating have of the Simply Sitting network helped,” Hager said. are subjected to a full screenSince its founding, Hager ing process, which includes a has found her past experi- background check, references ences and relationships have and a personal interview. It is been the source of much of Hager’s personal involvement the company’s growth. with the babysitters that she “It’s really just been word- said helps her stand out from of-mouth, friends and con- other services. nections,” “I use Hager said. personal “People have referrals,” v isited my Hager said. website and “I know all Facebook the babysitpage.” ters in my On the network.” site, bot h Beyond families and just knowsit ters ca n ing all of the Ginny Hager, founder of sign up to sitters, HagSimply Sitting take part in er provides the service. other methFor families, Hager hopes to ods to increase the personal help assuage fears of leaving connection to customers. The a child with a stranger. Simply Sitting Facebook page In order to achieve this, is frequently updated with

“I use personal referrals ... I know all the babysitters in my network.”

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Pack picks up second conference win Following its seven-game losing streak in the ACC, women’s basketball picked up its secondstraight win in the league Sunday against Georgia Tech, 78-66, in Atlanta. Senior guard Marissa Kastanek led the Pack in scoring with 24 points. She also added eight rebounds and three steals to her stat line. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Wrestling drops dual meet The Wolfpack lost its dual meet at No. 11 Virginia, 32-7, Sunday. The Pack picked up wins in the 157 and 174 weight classes by junior Matt Nereim and freshman Patrick Davis respectively. With the loss, State dropped to 0-2 in the ACC. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Wilson shines in Pro Bowl Former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson took part in his first National Football League Pro Bowl Sunday. Wilson, a rookie playing for the Seattle Seahawks, threw for 98 yards and three touchdowns in the NFL’s all-star game for the National Football Conference. The NFC won the game, 62-35. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS













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Tuesday MEN’S BASKETBALL V. VIRGINIA Charlottesville, Va., 7 p.m. Thursday WOMEN’S TENNIS V. EAST CAROLINA J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, 4 p.m.

Wolfpack ends losing streak, sends Tar Heels back over the hill Daniel Wilson Staff Writer

On Jan. 22, 1913, the N.C. State Red Terrors defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 2618. After 221 games following that first matchup, the Tar Heels managed to win 147 of those rivalry games, including the last 13 encounters. On Jan. 26, 2013, four days after the 100th anniversary of the game that launched a rivalry, the No. 18 N.C. State Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 ACC) has found itself back on the winning side of the century-old rivalry by defeating the Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3 ACC), 91-83. This marks the first time since 2003 the team has beaten both No. 1 Duke and North Carolina at home in the same season. “It’s a significant win for us right now,” head coach Mark Gottfried said. “We have a long way to go, but you have to take steps along the way, and this is a good step for us.” “There was so much momentum going into the game,” junior guard Lorenzo Brown said. Brown led the way for State, scoring 20 points and 11 assists, earning him his second-consecutive double-double and his fifth of the season.


Freshman forward T.J. Warren dives for the ball in a scramble during the basketball game against North Carolina in PNC Arena Saturday. The No. 18 Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels 91-83, their first victory in the rivalry since 2007.

This marks the fifth time this season Brown has led the team in scoring. Junior forward Calvin Leslie and senior forward Richard Howell also recorded double-doubles in the game. Leslie scored 17 points and made 10 rebounds, while Howell registered 16 points and brought down 14 boards. This marks the first time since the 1991 NCAA tournament that the Pack has had t hree players have double-doubles in the same

game. Chris Corchiani had 25 points and 11 assists, Tom Gugliotta had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Thompson had 13 points and 11 rebounds when State beat Southern Mississippi, 111-85. Howell now has 12 doubledoubles on the season and 25 for his career, the most since Todd Fuller registered 39 from 1993-1996. In addition, his six offensive rebounds move him up to second alltime with 342, surpassing Fuller’s 340 and Kenny Inge’s

Students brave chilly weather to

Ham, gymnastics team defeats Mountaineers

participate in ESPN’s College Gameday

Daniel Wilson Staff Writer


Sunday WOMEN’S BASKETBALL V. WAKE FOREST Reynolds Coliseum, 2 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It was an awesome experience, getting to see everyone from ESPN.” Landon Childers senior in sport management

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Friday MEN’S TENNIS V. NORTHWESTERN J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, 4:30 p.m.

RIFLE V. MEMPHIS Dahlonega, Ga., All Day

scored seven points, two rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes of action. Forward and “sixth starter” T.J. Warren exploded off of the bench with 19 points and three rebounds in 27 minutes. The first half of the game was dominated by the Pack, who began the game by going on a 6-0 run. The Tar Heels were held to 26 points in the first half. UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore James Michael




341. Senior forward Scott Wood hit three three-point shots and three free throws to earn 12 points in the contest. Wood now has 281 career three-pointers, five behind former Miami Hurricane Jack McClinton for 13th alltime in ACC history. The Pack’s freshmen made large contributions to elevate the team to victory. Guard Rodney Purvis, despite getting injured in the opening minutes of the second half,


Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas throw up the Wolfpack sign on Saturday in PNC Arena. Digger and Phelps are announcers that came to N.C. State as a part of ESPN College Gameday.

Jonathan Stout Senior Staff Writer

Cold weather doesn’t stop fans from attending GameDay. Students braved the below-freezing weather Saturday morning to attend ESPN College GameDay at PNC Arena, the first time the show has ever visited Raleigh. The hosts included Rece Davis, Richard “Digger” Phelps, former head coach of Notre Dame from 19711991, former Duke Blue Devil Jay Bilas and NBA veteran Jalen Rose. Phelps addressed the crowd after walking out onto the court, telling the Wolfpack faithful “this is your day.” Among the crowd were a

small number of North Carolina supporters, who were routinely serenaded by boos or chants by the State fans. The most common chant of the day was “Wal-Mart.” Amanda Burke, a senior in animal science, was one of the hundreds of students who started lining at 7 a.m., with ice still on the ground from Friday’s adverse weather conditions. Temperatures didn’t rise above freezing until well into the middle of the day. Many students attempted to line up the night before but were asked to leave the premises by security. Country music singer and sophomore at N.C. State studying communication, Scotty McCreery, treated the fans to a small performance, with fullback Logan Winkles and new football head coach

Dave Doeren on his side, playing guitar. Along with McCreery, basketball head coach Mark Gottfried made a cameo appearance and spent a few minutes talking, live, with the hosts of GameDay. Burke said her favorite parts of the experience were the balloon handouts and t-shirt tosses during the show. She was one of the lucky fans in attendance to catch a shirt. “It was an awesome experience, getting to see everyone from ESPN,” Landon Childers, a senior in sport management, said. “Knowing it was nationally televised was a lot of fun.”

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Friday, the N.C. State gymnastics team (1-2-1) sent the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-3) home with a loss while the Wolfpack took the win by scoring 195.200 points, a season-high for the team, against West Virginia’s 195.150. Juniors Diahanna Ham and Stephanie Ouellette led the way for State, finishing first and third respectively overall in the meet. Ham ended the meet with a score of 39.125 points, and Ouellette finished with 38.975 points. Freshman Michaela Woodford left the meet with 38.700 points, finishing fourth. The Pack began the event on the vault. Ham led the team with 9.850 points, second overall in the contest. Senior Morgan Johnson tied for the third place slot with 9.800 points. West Virginia freshman Jaida Lawrence earned first on the vault with a score of 9.875. Ouellette and freshmen Michaela Woodford and Brittni Watkins rounded out the rest of State’s scores with 9.775, 9.750 and 9.725 points respectively, which helped it take an early lead with a score of 48.900-48.600. The uneven parallel bars were the next stop for the Pack. Ouellette and senior Rachel Fincham tied for first place with a score of 9.775. Mountaineer senior Kaylyn Millick and junior Erica Smith tied with Ouel-

lette and Fincham for first as well. Watkins, junior Kristen Harabedian and Ham scored 9.750, 9.725 and 9.675 points respectively to conclude State’s scoring on the bars, scoring a season-high 48.700 total points and maintaining the team’s lead for the meet by a margin of 0.175 with a score of 97.600-97.425. The outcome became uncertain following the balance beam. West Virginia took the top three spots in the event while Ham shared the third place spot with Smith. Millick and West Virginia junior Amanda Carpenter placed first and second respectively. Fincham and Woodford both scored 9.750 points while Ouellette and junior Hannah Fallanca each scored 9.700 points. West Virginia came back to take a slim lead by a score of 146.300-146.250. The Pack shut the door on its victory following the f loor exercises. Watkins stole the show with a score of 9.850, placing first in the event. Ham tied with Millick for third place with 9.825 points. Sophomore Lane Jarred earned 9.800 points for State, and Harabedian and Ouellette each scored 9.725 points. The Pack scored a total of 48.925 points on the floor, the highest event total for either team in the meet. On Feb. 2, the gymnastics team will travel to Denver, Colo., where State will com-

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McAdoo, who later fouled out of the game with 17 seconds remaining in the game, had two fouls within the first two minutes of the game. McAdoo finished the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds. With 1:39 remaining in the half, State had its largest lead at that point with 23 points and led by 19 at the half. “Our message at halftime was that I did not want our players to become passive,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to attack them and run and just keep pushing it.” Once the second half began, it seemed that the Pack was going to continue pushing the


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Childers said it was “definitely worth it” to bear the cold in order to be a part of the experience.

lead. Within the first seven The Tar Heels outscored minutes, State outscored the the Pack, 57-46, in the second Tar Heels, 16-7, to increase half, led by sophomore guard its lead to 28, the largest of P.J. Hairston who scored 12 the game. But from there, the points off of the bench during Heels made a charge to turn the last seven minutes. the tide. Brown, who maintained “I k n e w cont rol of they would the ball make a run throughout at some the first half, point,” Gottturned the f ried sa id. ball over five “They have times in the too good latter porplayers for tion of the Mark Gottfried that not to game. Leslie men’s basketball head coach happen, so at led the team some point in giveaways they were going to able to get with seven on the night. Consome shots and make a run, versely, he also led the team in which they did, but we were steals by taking the ball away able to stop it.” three times.

The closest Chapel Hill got was within five points with 36 seconds remaining when McAdoo dunked it to bring the score to 8580. Three Tar Heel fouls, including McAdoo’s fifth, brought the Pack to the charity stripe three times where Wood made twoof-two free throws and Brown made four-of-four. Following Hairston’s missed t hree-pointer with seconds remaining, State ended the game and the team’s losing streak by letting the clock run out.

Fans who attended were enthusiastic throughout the program, including singing along to the N.C. State band. Students held up a variety of signs, including famous actors, current players and messages to taking a stab at the

the Wolfpack went on later that night to defeat its long-time rivals, 91-83, the first time in 13 games, in front of a sold-out PNC Arena.

“It’s a significant win for us right now. We have a long way to go...”

hated rival Tar Heels. Before ending the program, the hosts of the show are always asked to pick the winner of the featured game. Saturday morning, all of them picked the Wolfpack. The crew was correct, as



Junior Kristen Harabedian dismounts from bars during N.C. State gymnastics meet against West Virginia Friday. Harabedian scored a 9.725 on bars in the Wolfpack’s close win with a score of 195.200-195.150 at Reynolds Coliseum.


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