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Clubs don’t reflect religious diversity Of the 46 religious and spiritual provides non-theistic students with groups listed on N.C. State’s web- a unique niche in campus life. site, 90 percent of the groups are Nicholas Freeman, a senior in Christian-affiliated. However, the aerospace engineering and president Muslim Students Association, Hil- of the Secular Student Alliance lel, Art of Living Club, Buddhist Phi- at N.C. State, said the group losophies and other clubs stand as “promotes scientific and exceptions to a Christian-dominat- critical inquiry, democed landscape. racy, secularism and Though there are few organiza- human-based ethics.” tions representing the University’s Freeman said he bediversity, the minority is working lieves one of the main hard to provide belonging for all. functions of the SSA Zainab Baloch, a senior in psy- is to provide a comchology and student on the Shura munit y for nonCouncil for the Muslim Students religiously affiliated Association, said the group par- students. He said that ticipates in member socials, service many of the group’s projects and various outreach and members identify as interfaith events throughout the atheist, non-theist or year. agnostic. “Most of our members are very “Many students at N.C. active,” Baloch said. State find community in their According to Baloch, the MSA churches or other on-campus reliholds general body meetings every gious groups, and it’s very easy for other Thursday, and 80 to 100 mem- the non-religious to feel left out or bers show up every time. feel that they don’t have a voice on “February is Islamic Awareness campus,” Freeman said. Month,” Baloch said, “so we’ve had The SSA periodically hosts dequite a few events bates and guest for everyone.” speakers, according Aaron Sugar, a to Freeman. There junior in environare weekly meetmenta l sciences ings in which group and president of members discuss a Hillel at N.C. State, wide range of topics said the group is including history, “the center for Jewph i losophy a nd ish life on campus.” current events in Sugar said the science and politics. 80-member club Fre e m a n s a id Todd Smith, senior field staff has programs every members of the SSA member of Cru other week, which want to “increase focus on religious the visibility of the services, philanthropic activities secular community on campus” and social gatherings. by placing tables on the Brickyard The Secular Student Alliance with information about the group group lists itself under the sup- and literature about popular secular port and outreach category and culture.

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“Anyone is welcome to join as a member, regardless of religious affiliation, as long they support our main principles of critical inquiry and the separation of church and state,” Freeman said. The 42 Christian-affiliated organizations are broken down by denomination : Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Nondenominational, Presbyterian and Quaker. Several churches in the Triangle area have an on-campus presence to draw students into a greater Christian community. Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is one of the more prominent Christian outreach groups at N.C. State. Hundreds of students are involved with the campus ministry and

many of them participate in smaller, discipleship groups supervised by staff or upperclassmen leaders. The group is active in recruiting younger students and plans a variety of social events throughout the year to create a sense of community within the organization. Todd Smith, a Senior Field Staff member with Cru said “We host a lot of large, fun events during the school year that anyone can come to.” Smith said the group has grown in numbers over the years and a lot of that is “by word of mouth” from siblings and others who were involved with Cru while at State. “When we meet on campus in the early fall, we will have as many as 1,200 students come out,” Smith said. Students who are interested in learning more about a particular group should consult the N.C. State student organizations website.

Antioch College Ministry @ NCSU Agape Campus Ministry Charisma Campus Ministry Deer Park Campus Fellowship GOODLIFE U: The College Ministry of World Overcomers Christian Church Grace Christian Life East Triangle Church Campus Ministry Hope Campus Fellowship Millennium Revival Center @ NC State PEACE- Peers Entering Acceptance towards Christ Eternally Presbyterian Campus Ministry Providence Campus Ministry Radiant U: Live A Radiant Life! Adventist Christian Fellowship Brooks Campus Ministry Campus Christian Fellowship Campus Outreach Raleigh Catch the Fire State Catholic Campus Ministry Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Christian Mentoring Association Christians On Campus Cru Every Nation Campus Ministry Friends Campus Ministry-Raleigh God First Campus Ministry Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship Greek Intervarsity Life Changer’s College Ministry Raleigh Area Baptist Campus Ministry Raleigh Wesley Foundation Reformed University Fellowship The Grind- Northpark Campus Ministry The Impact Movement The Navigators Uninhibited Praise University Bible Fellowship Young Life Beta Upsilon Chi Sigma Alpha Omega Knights of Columbus Buddhist Philosophies Hillel Muslim Students Association Secular Student Alliance at NC State University Art of Living Club

Despite unemployment, job availability improves SINCE THE GREAT RECESSION, JOB PROSPECTS FOR STUDENTS HAVEN’T LOOKED THIS GOOD, BUT STUDENTS MUST STILL PROACTIVELY SEEK EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Taylor O’Quinn Staff Writer

Glide years, graduate school and going straight into the workforce are all options students have following graduation, but the real obstacle they face is getting there. For many seniors, graduating isn’t just about finally receiving a degree, it’s about the start of a career. Seniors graduating in May and December have a difficult job market to face in North Carolina. Unemployment in the state reached 19.6 percent for people between the ages of 20 and 24 in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor. This level of young adult unemployment is the highest since World War II, accord-

ing to youth activism think tank Generation Opportunity. Deciding which path to take after graduation is important to the development of a student’s future career, according to Woody Catoe, associate director of Student Career Services at the Career Development Center. “Your career is never defined until the day you quit,” Catoe said.

The N.C. job market and its future Michael Walden, a distinguished professor of economics, said despite high unemployment, the job market is improving in North Carolina. Walden said the unemployment rate is still high, but 85,000 to 90,000

jobs have been created recently. “I’m projecting that the economy will continue to grow over the next two to three years,” Walden said. Engineering, business, computer science and technical majors are currently the most likely to get jobs after graduation, Walden said. Arts and humanities majors are going to experience more trouble finding jobs in the current state’s economy, Walden said. “A business major with a minor in statistics can pretty much write their own ticket for jobs right now,” Walden said. North Carolina is shifting away from the manufacturing and agriculture sectors — gone are the days of big textiles and tobacco — and

the state is moving more toward the construction, technology, tourism and financial sectors, according to Walden.

Start planning now Catoe and Leslie Rand-Pickett, assistant director for the employer relations team at the Career Development Center, assist students in helping them decide which career path is right for them. The center helps students become more than “just a resume” to potential employees, Rand-Pickett said. “Career’s don’t magically begin after graduation,” Catoe said. “We help students get in the door to build their career.” Rand-Pickett said she wants to en-

courage students to take advantage of the career fairs because they are open to any major. Students need to “probe” companies at the career fairs to see if attending companies have any jobs in their field available, Catoe said. Job fairs, in essence, aren’t just open houses, but also opportunities for students to make a strong first impression.

Be mindful of the glide year Rand-Pickett defines a gap year as the time off between high school and college a glide year, as is the year after college before attending graduate school. Catoe said a glide year is acceptable if the student can justify

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POLICE BLOTTER Monday 10:18 A.M |MEDICAL ASSIST Admin II FP responded and transported employee in need of medical assistance. 10:18 A.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Main Campus Dr/Research Dr Non-student was cited for stop sign violation and no operator license. Tuseday 10:39 A.M. | SAFETY PROGRAM Bragaw Hall Officer conducted safety program for Housing employees.

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athan Hoggard, senior in animal science, attempts to differentiate his control from disease-causing bacteria by observing gram stained samples of each. Hoggard, along with other students in Inquiry Guided Microbiology Lab, attempt to isolate the bacteria that cause Gall disease in plants.

12:43 P.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Brent Road Investigators assisted WCSO with execution of search warrant for student. Student was arrested by WCSO and verbally trespassed from NCSU. Second student was referred for controlled substance violation. 12:51 P.M. | FIRE ALARM EB III FP responded to alarm caused by construction work. Wednesday 3:30 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Carmichael Gym Units responded to alarm. Cause unknown.

Thursday 3:15 P.M. | LARCENY Entrepreneur Drive Non-student reported drill stolen from construction site.

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3:16 P.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Centennial Middle School Units responded and transported juvenile in need of medical assistance. 9:59 P.M. | TRAFFIC VIOLATION Dan Allen Drive Student was cited for stop sign violation.

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this week Kinetic Sculpture Demonstration Wednesday, March 13 at noon • NCSU Brickyard

In conjunction with the current Gregg Museum exhibition titled Farfetched: Mad Science, Fringe Architecture & Visionary Engineering, Asheville sculptor Sean Pace presents Fight-or-Flight, a two-part kinetic sculpture that interprets literally the instinctive response widely accepted as the first stage of the general adaptation syndrome. If this sounds serious, fear not – the demo will be more than memorable and, we promise, extremely farfetched. FREE

Leah Leitson

Responding to Touch: Thrown and Altered Porcelain Friday, March 15 at 7pm • The Crafts Center

In conjunction with a weekend workshop presented by the Triangle Potters Guild, students and the public are invited for a presentation by noted North Carolina potter Leah Leitson, chair of the Art Department at Warren Wilson College. Leitson works exclusively in porcelain, and her work has been featured in many exhibitions nationally and internationally. FREE

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Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16 at 8pm Titmus Theatre Tomás Kubínek’s exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. Balancing the absurd and the profound, his outrageous antics may defy description, but he’ll make you laugh ‘til you cry as he takes you under his hypnotic spell. LIMITED TICKETS

Olga Kleiankina, Piano Faculty Recital

Sunday, March 17 at 4pm • Titmus Theatre Dr. Olga Kleiankina, along with the piano minor students at NC State, will present the delightful music of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons.

Student Art Purchase submission day Tuesday, March 19, 9am-3pm • Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Sell your art! Submission day for the 2013 Student Art Purchase is approaching. Get full details at go.ncsu.edu/sap. Any currently enrolled, full-time NC State student is eligible to submit artwork for judging.

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that time off to a potential employer. On the other hand, Catoe also said not everyone needs to attend graduate school. Deciding to apply for graduate school should be an informed decision based on whether a student needs is for a future career, according to RandPickett. Catoe said the typical advice he gives to students about starting a successful career path is to take a semester or two to immerse oneself in college and then begin developing a plan. “Students who have more clarity about their career path tend to be better students and can represent themselves better to employers,” Catoe said. When applying for jobs and internships, RandPickett and Catoe both said flexibility is the key quality that companies are looking for in new employees and interns.

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A new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people are lowering their time spent on Facebook considerably. Pew reported that 61 percent of Facebook users admit to have willingly taken a break from the site for several weeks or more. The reasons reported for lower use include “being too busy,” “lack of general interest in the site,” “absence of compelling content,” and “excessive gossip and drama from their friends,” according to Pew. Alexa Catherman, a freshman in international studies, said she does not plan on getting rid of her account or lowering the amount of time she spends on Facebook. “I like [Facebook] because it lets me keep in touch with family and friends who I don’t see as much anymore,” said Catherman. Another factor to perhaps consider is Facebook’s effect on students’ grades and studying. Margaret Williams, a junior majoring in criminol-

ogy, said that Facebook is definitely a distraction. “I tend to spend less time on Facebook when it’s exam time and I’ll probably delete my account when I start to apply for jobs.” Deanna La, a junior in women and gender studies, said she always checks Facebook when she takes study breaks, making them longer than she would prefer and consequently taking away time she should spend on studying. There are however, many advantages to the world’s most used social-media network. Jamey Widener-Reynolds, a lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages, uses Facebook as a learning tool for students in her Spanish classes. “I have a Facebook group where I post reminders or links to websites that address grammatical concepts. The group also allows for students to pose questions and get help from me or other students. It’s funny because students from previous semesters sometimes answer questions. Having a Facebook group allows for a lot of student-to-student

collaboration that may not have otherwise occurred.” Catherman thinks that people are spending less time on Facebook because they are spending more time on other social media accounts, like Twitter. “The younger generation has pretty much switched to Twitter because they don’t like having their parents on Facebook,” remarked Catherman. Widener-Reynolds said she did not know whether or not students were spending less time on Facebook or more time on other social networking sites, but she knows it affects how much she gets accomplished at home. “I have to use Facebook judiciously,” said Widener-Rey nolds. “Students have to do that too. If more students start using other sites, like Google Plus, I guess I’ll just switch to that.” Although Facebook has undoubtedly swept the nation, many students, like Abigail Dexter-Boone, a freshman majoring in plant biology, do not have Facebook accounts. Dexter-Boone said she did not see the purpose in creating an account. “There was never any reason for me to get one; I never knew many people on Facebook. I’m not planning on getting one,” Dexter-Boone said. Freshman Sarah Chetty, a Spanish language and literature major, also does not plan on making a Facebook account. Chetty said the occasional dramatic story she hears concerning Facebook are one of the things that discouraged her from creating an account. “I also don’t like the idea of sharing personal information in such an impersonal setting. If I want to tell someone something, I’ll just call them on the phone or send them an email,” said Chetty.

Michael Ramos, a senior in political science, said he plans to go to law school following graduation in December. Ramos will be taking the LSAT in June. If law school doesn’t work out for Ramos, he said he plans to join the military or law enforcement. Ramos said this option would be a good transition into the FBI. Lorraine Torres, a senior studying sociology and anthropology, is graduating in May and said she plans to take a glide year before attending graduate school. During her glide year Torres said she hopes to work as a research analyst at the Research Triangle Institute. Torres worked with Catoe at the Career Development Center to decide which path she wanted to take following graduation. “I just want to build my own life for a while,” Torres said. Stephen Dozier, a senior in bioarchaeology anthropology, plans to study abroad in Thailand this summer. Dozier said he hopes he can acquire a job from his trip abroad. “It’s not necessarily what you know anymore, it’s who you know,” Dozier said. “I wish it wasn’t like that.”

A brighter future Though unemployment remains high for young adults, Walden said the job market is growing, and he is hopeful for younger students. “Students graduating in 2014 and 2015 will have a better time finding jobs,” Walden said. But jobs don’t appear out of nowhere. Though fishing for jobs will be an easier task, students should use University resources to their advantage, according to RandPickett.


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ast month, a political strategy memo outlining how to weaken the North Carolina Republican establishment was leaked. The political nonprofit group America Votes wrote the document, and according to The News and Observer, included strategies “to ‘eviscerate the leadership,’ pressure the governor at public events, and hire private investigators to uncover negative information about GOP leaders, including Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger.” Two facts emerged in the turmoil since this memo was leaked. One is that it has amassed bipartisan criticism. Democrats (along with some member groups of America Votes) have shunned the ethics of the memo, with N.C. Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller saying, “What we’re about is actually engaging people on ideas. That’s why you’re not going to hear me make personal attacks.” Republicans, on the other hand, have used this opportunity to highlight Democrats’ and Democrat-backing groups’ efforts to malign the Republican party at any cost and not work with them.

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Won’t someone think of the children? South Dakota — known for mashed potato wrestling, Mount Rushmore and being forgettable — is the first state to authorize teachers to carry firearms in K-12 schools. The law, which gives school Ahmed districts Amer the final Viewpoint say on Editor whether to allow guns, was signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard last Friday. Honestly folks, this law couldn’t come soon enough. Just think of the benefits that come from arming our teachers. There are the obvious ones, like being able to stop attackers. But the potential for good doesn’t stop there. Gone are the days of meeting one-on-one with little Johnny’s teacher because he won’t stop hitting the fat kids on the monkey bars with sticks. Imagine how much more effective verbal warnings would be if teachers had guns.Let me clear something up: the guns should never be used on the children. It’s more of a “show and ask” sort of thing. The teacher tells Jimmy to stop licking the class gerbil, and

if Jimmy gets sassy, then the teacher would show him the holstered handgun and ask him if he’s feeling brave. Having guns in schools is the best way to instill discipline in our children and teach them how to follow the rules of society. It’ll turn our schools into more than just a place to get educated. Schools will become facilities that correct unacceptable behavior — there’s gotta be a name for that… Guns retain their value, even in high schools. To make sure high school students use their time wisely on standardized and AP exams, proctors could issue warning shots at 30-minute intervals.  This law — and many others like it — is undeniably being made in response to shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary. And like vice president of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”  So if the purpose of laws like the one in South Dakota is to protect our children, then why stop with guns in schools? Children are susceptible to danger everywhere … I don’t have kids, but if I did, I’d want them to be protected all the time. Which is why I’m pleased to announce a new business venture of mine — the country’s first

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Wheelchair hockey league provides ‘center of hope’ Kevin Schaefer Staff Writer

This season marks the 11th year since N.C. State alum Jonathan Greeson founded the North Carolina Electronic Wheelchair Hockey Association (N.C.E.W.H.A.). This team of disabled players travels nationwide to compete in tournaments as the Carolina Fury. Faced with disability, Greeson found inspiration in professional hockey players. “I became interested in hockey after the 1994 NHL playoffs when Mark Messier led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup,” Greeson said. “The kids in my neighborhood had started playing little league baseball and I couldn’t participate, so hockey became something I could participate in on my own.” But for Greeson, his interest in hockey was much more than a hobby. What started as a group of college students in wheelchairs practicing in a church gymnasium became what Greeson calls a “center of hope” for the handicapped community. Greeson serves not only as team captain of the Carolina Fury, but also plays goalie. “So the dream of someone else starting a team and me joining their team didn’t happen, and I decided to start the program myself,” Greeson said.

“I founded the N.C.E.W.H.A. in 2002 and filed as a nonprofit in 2003,” Greeson said. “I have continued in a volunteer role as president/founder of the organization.” Since its conception, countless people have become involved with the NCEWHA, continuing to uphold Greeson’s vision. Although he had wanted to be part of something like this since childhood, Greeson said that his time as a student at N.C. State prepared him the most for leading the team. “I c a n hone s t l y s ay t here would not be an N.C.E.W.H.A. if I didn’t attend N.C. State,” Greeson said. “I majored in business management with a finance concentration, which prepared me for building a business from scratch. What I learned in class gave me the confidence to pursue this dream.” Besides hockey, Greeson said that his four years at N.C. State shaped him into who he is now in nearly every aspect of his life. While he and numerous other disabled citizens inevitably have to rely on the help of others to a certain degree, his college life helped him become more independent. “I’ve always been very driven because of support of my family and friends, but college really fueled the fire inside me,” Greeson said. “It showed me that I do matter

and I should strive to be the best I can.” Krissy Kelly, former Health Care Service coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and long time hockey fan, saw firsthand what the team gives the players and their families. “It gives individuals with disabilities a chance to compete, exercise and belong,” Kelly said. “It gives families the opportunity to meet other families and cheer each other toward victory.” In addition to his involvement with the N.C.E.W.H.A., Greeson is also a published author and part-time budget analyst for Wayne County. His first book was published several years ago, entitled My Online Angel. He is now working on his second. When asked about his plans for the future, Greeson’s aspirations remain high. “I hope to open my own firm in the near future where I will offer fee-based financial planning,” Greeson said. “While I will help all people plan their financial future, I want to put an emphasis on helping families of people with disabilities navigate the Social Security system and any other benefits they may receive.” In spite of the medical issues Greeson continually deals with, nothing will stop him from pursuing his dreams, and the N.C.E.W.H.A. is a prime example of that mentality.

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a man of many hats dient in living, it’s looking at life th e r g n i y r a s s e c e n a rou “I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is t the wha w r o n g end of the telescope. Which is

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“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss Of course the cat of The Cat in the Hat wore a hat ,but so did Bartholomew Cubbins, the Grinch and even the unnamed character pestered by Sam I Am. Book after book, Dr. Seuss’ imaginative creatures don distinctive headpieces. Hatcollecting was a private and much-loved hobby of Theodore Geisel, known worldwide as Dr. Seuss. Having collected hundreds of them, Geisel hid his hats behind a bookcase in his home in the La Jolla area of San Diego, Calif. Geisel’s love of hats oozed into his work as Dr. Seuss, taking shape with his hundreds of characters. In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” an exhibition titled Hats Off to Dr.

Seuss! was created to combine ited as well as a senior care Geisel’s two secret collections center group. There’s more his personal paintings and his than just kid art. He painted fantastical hats. many paintings, which is On Feb. 1, the exhibition more of the adult side … it’s kicked off at the New York more than one frame comPublic Library in New York, pared to the book art which NY. Wilmington’s The Gal- is many.” lery @ Racine was the third Geisel began collecting hats stop on the tour, show- from around the world in the ing from Feb. 22 to March 1930s. His exhibition pro10 . M i k e vides a look Golonka, diinto a porrector of the tion of his gallery, decollection, scribed just 118 pieces, what could over a period be found in of 60 years. the exhibit. “We’re able “Of Dr. Seto show so uss’ art there many of his are seripaintings,” graphs and Golonka lithographs,” Mike Golonka, director of The said. “[SeGallery @Racine Golonka uss’] w ife, sa id. “You Audrey, let also have sculptures and us take a closer look inside the bronzes … it’s all in the edi- real man … it’s kind of like tions.” fitting all of the puzzle pieces With a total of 16 stops, the together. There is significance final showing will be held to the hats and you can see from Dec. 13 to Dec. 29 at that in the fact that there are the Marcus Ashley Gallery so many in his paintings and in Lake Tahoe, Nev. books. In a way it’s about ty“All ages have come to see ing his whole identity togethhis work,” Golonka said. er, we’re finding out who he “About 10 schools have vis- really was.”

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After his passing, Geisel’s wife, Audrey, brought forth a visual realization and understanding of Dr. Seuss’ fanciful and whimsical worlds. It was revealed that his artistic talent went far beyond the pages of his stories. “It’s unique to see his whole career and what he did,” Golonka said. “To see his encompassing work, especially, at the point in time he was alive. From very early what he did was pretty outstanding with what he had to work with. It was nothing like what you would have today. There weren’t art supply stores … the conveniences of today weren’t there then.” According to Golonka, the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! exhibit transports viewers into Dr. Seuss’ marriage of art and hats. The collection showcases the direct impact on both Seuss’ literary and visual art. “He had to be extremely creative because at the time the resources we have now didn’t exist,” Golonka said. “It’s looking at his work from a different standpoint.”

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The N.C. State softball team had a tough weekend at Dail Stadium against Florida State, as the Seminoles swept the Pack in its first league games of the season, including dropping the finale Sunday 2-0. State (11-8-1, 0-3) struggled at the plate all weekend, as the Pack was held to one run in three games against Florida State (17-8, 3-0). N.C. State had 10 hits in 21 innings over the course of the series. FSU defeated the Wolfpack in the opening games Saturday by scores of 4-0 and 11-1. “Florida State has one of the best pitching staffs in the conference and they showed it these three games,” N.C. State head coach Shawn Rychcik said. “I thought we would have a better effort at the plate, but their pitchers were sharp all weekend.” “We probably went down swinging a few more times

than I wanted this weekend,” Rychcik added. “We didn’t put enough balls in play.” As it had during both games of the double-header Saturday, the Seminoles took the lead early in Sunday’s contest, as shortstop Maddie O’Brien smashed a solo home run in the second inning. FSU tacked on another run in the top of the third to provide insurance. Wolfpack hurler Emily Weiman, who took all three losses over the weekend, responded well after the early trouble. The sophomore from Pasadena, Md. held Florida State to the two earned runs on only three hits in the complete game outing. Weiman struck out eight and walked three. “I thought Emily did a nice job,” Rychcik said, “seeing their lineup for the third consecutive day.” On Sunday, the N.C. State had a chance to get on the board early. The Pack had runners at second and third

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base with one out, after back to back singles by junior Kirsty Grant and freshman Hanna Sommer. Florida State sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop was able to induce two lie-outs to end the inning without any harm and State never seriously threatened again. The Wolfpack will look to regain momentum quickly with a crowded schedule in the month of March that features 13 games in the next three weeks. “You worry about [lost momentum] anytime you take a three-game loss like that and there is a little bit of a losing streak,” Rychcik said. “We will do our best as a staff to try and keep things going (in the right direction). Ultimately, it is up to them.” Next up for N.C. State is a trip to Southern California, as the Pack will participate in the Judi Garmin Classic in Fullerton. The opening tilt will be against DePaul

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Game 3 N.C. State finished the series on a strong note when it defeated the Tigers, 4-1. Sophomore outfielder Jake Fincher put on a show for the home crowd by batting four-for-four. Fincher didn’t do it alone with the Wolfpack showing a strong defensive effort. N.C. State took a one to nothing lead going into the third inning but Clemson responded quick, tying the game at 1-1.

After both teams repeatedly leaving runners on the bases, the Wolfpack started to roll with a lead-off triple by Fincher in the sixth inning. Freshman outfielder Will Nance brought home Fincher with a single. In the eight inning, Fincher hit an infield single to short. He moved to second off of a wild pitch. Junior infielder Sam Morgan then came up as a pinch hitter. He blasted a double to the center field wall to bring home senior infielder Matt Bergquist and Fincher to put the score at 4-1 in favor of State “Even though we are playing with our guys nicked-up, we came through and got a huge win,” head coach Elliott Avent said. “This is why I love coaching at State because it’s all about heart.” N.C. State looks to improve

for its up and coming game against Quinnipiac Tuesday. “We need to just play within our game and not make anyone feel like they have to do more than they are used to,” Avent said. “This isn’t that AT&T commercial with that little girl saying that more is better; we just need to play our game and everyone does their part.” “As a team, we need to work on our mechanics. You know… the little things,” added Jake Fincher. “We just need to continue to fight hard and keep winning games, and the momentum from this win can carry over.” N.C. State will take on Quinnipiac Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday at 6:30 p.m. State will also be facing national powerhouses No. 14 Michigan, No. 10 Texas, and topranked Oklahoma. Rychcik

is eager to see how his team will fare. “We turn it off for a weekend from conference and go non-conference,” Rychcik

said. “It’s just an opportunity to get better. You play better competition, it will make you better. There is more work to be done.”

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Hill and Shephard earn All-America honors Redshirt senior distance runner earned his eighth All-America award at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Hill finished in second in the men’s mile run with a time of 3:55.25, the second fastest time of his career in the event. He also took home an 11th place finish in the men’s 3,000-meter run. He earned second-team All-America honors at that event. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Wrestling sends two to NCAAs Junior Joe DeAngelo and freshman Sam Speno have qualified for the 2013 wrestling NCAA Championships. DeAngelo finished in fourth in the 125-pound class at the ACC Championships and Speno took home fourth in the 133-pound class. The NCAA Championships will be held Mar. 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa. State is still awaiting at-large bids. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

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Before she entered her fourth ACC Tournament, women’s basketball head coach Kellie Harper was no stranger to the team playing at a higher level when its back is against the wall. She guided the Wolfpack to the tournament final her first season in Raleigh and defeated Duke last season to reach the semifinal round. The Wolfpack was considered underdogs in both contests. But, the buck stopped with the Blue Devils this season. The Pack fell to them in the semifinals, 7965, after it bounced Clemson in the opening round, 56-45. “It hurts for us to come up short. Our team had an amazing mindset going into this game,” Harper said. “Not only did they think they were going to win this game. I’ll be honest with you, they thought they were going to win the tournament.” State was able to complete a comeback in the second half and put Clemson away when it went on a 16-1 run in the final five minutes of the contest. “During that stretch, the last thing I wanted our players to do was panic,” Harper said. “But we really had to start moving and put a press on. We got to the free throw line. I thought that was key. We played with some toughness, made a couple shots that were big.” Friday’s contest had the makings of a similar result. State tied the game at 49 with more than 12 minutes remaining in the second half, but Duke ripped off a 26-8 run to finish the game. Duke guard Tricia Liston torched the Pack for 26 points in

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the contest. Freshman guard Alexis ACC Tournament. We fought hard Jones, who started in the place of as a team. I’m proud of my teamco-ACC Player of mates. We played the Year Chelsea really well together. Gray, also scored We never quit, so I 17 points for the was proud of everyBlue Devils. body.” S en ior g u a rd Ju n i o r c e nt e r Marissa Kastanek Markeisha Gatling led the Pack in also had a standout Marissa Kastanek, scoring in her fitournament for the senior guard nal ACC TournaPack. She averaged ment appearance. a double-double of She averaged 16 points in the two 11 points and 10 rebounds through contests. the two games. “We don’t really know what’s goFollowing the conference tournaing to happen next as far as post- ment, State is staring down a 16-16 season play,” Kastanek said. “It was record on its resume and a bid to pretty much my last game in the the NCAA Tournament is out of its

“I’m just living in the moment and relying on my teammates.”

sights. Similar to last season’s result, the Wolfpack’s next postseason fate is pointing toward receiving an invitation to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Last season, it fell to Appalachian State, 66-62, in the second round of the WNIT. Despite the possibility of Kastanek playing her last game, she said she does not walk into each game with that reality on her mind. “You don’t want to go through it being nervous about when it’s going to end. I’m just living in the moment and relying on my teammates.”

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Wolfpack open ACC schedule with series loss Ty Prentice Staff Writer

N.C. State baseba l l dropped its f irst two games against Clemson, but finished strong in its third game, winning 4-1. The Wolfpack suffered a heavy loss during the series. Sophomore infielder Trea Turner broke his ank le during the second game of the series. He is expected to be back in four to six weeks. Game One The Wolfpack started off very strong by scoring four runs in the first three innings, but Clemson ulti-

mately defeated N.C. State, 10-5. Freshman outfielder Will Nance recorded his first career home run to give State a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Turner rocketed his fifth home run of the season to tie his season total from last year. The Pack managed to give up eight unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth innings. During the fifth inning, starting pitcher Carlos Rodon left the game, but not without striking out eight batters during his stretch. Ju n ior r ig ht-h a nde d pitcher Andrew Woeck held Clemson to only one

hit during two innings with two strikeouts. From then on, it was all Clemson. Clemson put up eight straight runs in the fourth and fifth innings, capping it off with a three-run home run by Clemson’s Garrett Boulware. During the eighth inning, N.C. State put up its last run of the game with a delayed double-steal by senior center-fielder Brett Williams. Game 2 Even though the Wolfpack put up ten more hits than Clemson, N.C. State fell short again to the Tigers, 7-4.

Senior outfielder Bryan Adametz stood out for the Pack two for two during with two singles. Sophomore catcher Brett Austin registered a three for five stint with two RBIs, a double and a stolen base. Senior outfielder Brett Williams had a RBI despite his ongoing shin splints. N.C. State had opportunities to put points on the board runners in scoring positions, but couldn’t bring them in as the Clemson bullpen kept pitching itself out of jam after jam. Clemson sta r ted t he game off strong, putting up its first five run in just the second inning. Clemson’s

Thomas Brittle ended the inning with a grand-slam. The Wolfpack trailed Clemson, 6-1, going into the bottom of the fourth inning when Austin batted a two out single to left field. Williams singled again to put Austin at second base. Senior outfielder Tarran Senay kept the inning alive with a RBI single, bringing in Brett Austin. During the seventh inning, Williams came in and hit a single, then stole his way around the bases, ended up around third. Sophomore pitcher Carolos Rodon sent Williams home

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