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Emergency drill locks down Central Campus Emily Weaver

shelter resident in events of a natural disaster, specifically a tornado, that could severely impact campus. March and April are known The threat of a real natural disasfor unpredictable weather, and ter hitting N.C. State’s campus is an evacuation drill was held on tangible, according to Blue. campus to as“A couple years sess how safe ago, Shaw UniverN.C. State stusity experienced sedents would be vere damages from during a real a tornado, which natural disaster. was not far from Students on the N.C. State cammain campus pus. We were lucky took par t in for the lack of daman emergency ages we had, and we exercise called still experienced Katina Blue, Director of Business Continuity and Operation power outages on Disaster Recovery Wolfpack ShelCentennial Camter Wednesday pus,” Blue said. near the Tri-Towers. The drill will allow the University According to Katina Blue, to become aware of what the needs Director of Business Continu- are in the event of a natural disasity and Disaster Recovery, the purpose of the drill is to exercise the ability of the school to DRILL continued page 3 Staff Writer

“If one dorm is affected, several hundred students would be displaced.”


Tom Stafford, former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, hold a photo of the first class of N.C. State on the steps of Holladay Hall on Wednesday. Stafford leads tours of interested students and shares the history of the founding days of the University and shows them inside to the Bell Tower. “This is hallowed ground that you are standing on because the founders of this University stood here 125 years ago,” Stafford said.

Smartphones, students make art education easy and entertaining

University buzzes with research on declining bee population Taylor O’Quinn Staff Writer

Bees are deserting their hives in record numbers, but a recent study by an N.C. State professor could help solve the mystery of bee colony collapse. Extension Apiculturist and associate professor of entomology at NCSU, David Tarpy, recently released his study that he did in conjunction with the University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University and the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory. In his research, Tarpy said that the idiopathic brood disease syndrome (IBDS) might be able to help explain why bee colonies are collapsing. This is the first time since the issue arose a few years ago that anyone has completed extensive research on

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colonies lasting an entire season, according to a University press release. Honey bees are the most important pollinator in the world and biggest contributor pollinating fruits and vegetables, according to Typically IBDS is associated with colonies that contain a large scale of infestations, however Tarpy said he discovered IBDS in colonies with low levels of infestations. “This is not what we expected,” Tarpy said. Jennifer Keller, research specialist and apiculture technician, said theories as to why colonies are collapsing all over the country range from cell phone towers affecting the colonies to new miticides. “Since the bees pollinate our food,

Thanks to N.C. State students and city of Raleigh workers, art education is as simple as unlocking your smart phone. The City of Raleigh Arts Commission partnered with N.C. State’s Advanced Media Lab and the College of Design to create the Q-Art Code Project. The project provides the public with an interactive way to learn about art. The program developed quick response codes that were placed on several art pieces. People can scan these QR codes on their smart phones, and they will be taken to a page with videos, pictures and more information about the artwork. Raleigh public arts coordinator Kim Curry-Evans led the project. Curry-Evans said QR codes were a modern way to engage the public in the arts. “QR codes are fairly new and gaining steam, so we thought it was a great way to educate people about artwork around Raleigh,” Curry-Evans said. “When you scan the code, all the information on the piece is right there. There are videos, maps, and you can even leave your comments and thoughts.” The Raleigh Arts Commission partnered with N.C. State’s media lab to shed light on public art. Twelve pieces were chosen to start the Q-Art Code Project. The video supplements to those pieces were made by N.C. State graduate and undergraduate students in the fall semester in a class taught by Patrick Fitzgerald, associate professor in the College of Design. “Students worked with dif-

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Student group protests in the name of clean energy Joseph Havey Deputy Viewpoint Editor

Members from the N.C. State Fossil Free group attended a North Carolina Utilities Commission hearing to voice their opposition to proposed rate hikes by Progress Energy, which has 1.3 million customers in North Carolina, including N.C. State. In an effort to make their voices known to the commission, a handful of the group’s members stood in front of government officials, energy representatives, media and various activist groups to state their

case. Jaclyn Mills, a sophomore in plant and soil science, said she attended the meeting because it was her job as a citizen to voice concern. “As a government agency, it should be the N.C. Utilities Commission’s job to represent the people,” Mills said. “It’s their job to step in and say this rate increase is not acceptable. We’re coming to be the voice of the constituents.” According to The News & Observer, Progress Energy — which recently merged with Charlotte-based

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The City of Raleigh recently completed a $15,000 project to place QR codes near various pieces of public artwork around Raleigh. The codes can be scanned with a smartphone to provide the viewer with information about the piece.

ferent types of media and software packages, all developing their own videos, they did an excellent job,” Fitzgerald said. “If people do not understand public art, these QR codes are great because they will gain appreciation for a particular piece.” Each student was assigned two works of art. Jaime Lee Andrews, a graduate student in arts and design, said she enjoyed working on the

iconic Acorn statue by artist David Benson in Moore Square Park. “Acorn was my favorite because it is so engrained in Raleigh’s culture,” Andrews said. “It was fun to meet local artist David Benson, his great personality lent itself well to the piece. He told me he had to

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The dreaded interview

The dreaded interview See page 5.

‘Oz’ the decent and passable See page 7.

Better to be prepared for the worst, most gruesome fifteen minutes of your life.


The gung-ho interviewer is an interesting specimen. When you walk into this type of interview, it’s not hard to see the signs. Your inquirer will be poised, decked out in company colors, and likely yielding a name tag and a wide smile. The corporate enthusiast lives and breathes for his/her employer. He/she wakes up in the morning


Although it’s a rarity to feel more qualified than your interviewer, it does happen. This might not be due to actual over-qualification on your part, but is usually linked to a lack of interview experience on the part of the interviewer. Likely, he/she was an intern his or herself about five minutes ago, and thus has been


The interviewer who has a “seen it all” mentality is not your friend. He/she doesn’t want to be your friend and, chances are, he/she doesn’t give a sh*t about being your boss, either. He/she has been with the company long enough to understand how everything works and certainly too long to deign to explain the inner workings to a mere underling like yourself. As he/she appraises you, it’s hard not to feel insanely


Reinvention of a ‘Tomb Raider’ See page 8.

Most interviews put you under a fair amount of pressure, but the worst type of interview duress is when your interviewer is in the middle of 15 other things while speaking with you. The conversation tends to go something like this; “So, tell me about yourself. Oh, wait, hold on a minute, this will just take a sec...” Prepare to have this happen to you on more than one occasion. A “sec” turns

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POLICE BLOTTER March 11 1:36 A.M. | FIRE Harris Hall FP responded to report of smoke odor in the area. Investigation revealed cigarette has caused mulch fire on side of building. Fire was extinguished. No damage or injuries. 10:05 A.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Off Campus NCSU PD assisted RPD after report of vehicle being stolen at gunpoint at Pullen Park. Suspects fled the scene but vehicle was later located. Crime Warning issued. 12:22 A.M. | DRUG VIOLATION Western Manor Apts. Report of possible drug violation. Officer did not locate odor. 3:19 P.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Off Campus RPD charged student with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of concealed firearm. NCSU PD referred student to the university for same.

Raleigh ECC advised report of gun shot being heard in the area. Officers checked property in vicinity but did not locate source of sound or anyone in need of assistance.



In Wednesday’s news article “SBP electioneers start, campaign violations already,” the story reported that Dwayne O’Rear stole the source code from a former candidate’s website. At the time of original publication, O’Rear had not appealed this concern, and the alleged violation is being investigated. The violation is currently pending.

March 12 1:22 P.M. | LARCENY Bragaw Hall Employee reported carpet cleaner stolen. 2:00 P.M. | NVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT Student Health Center Officer assisted Counseling Center with involuntary commitment of student.

In Wednesday’s editorial, “Comparing the Pack Poll,” the response rate of the poll was 27 percent, not 2.7 percent that was reported.

10:08 P.M. | DISPUTE Carmichael Gym Officer responded to student who refused to comply with no-tobacco rule at gym. Student was referred to the university for Underage Alcohol Violation and asked to leave facilities.

In Wednesday’s article “Getting to know the candidates,” Matt Williams was reported to be a student senator. He, in fact, does not serve on Student Senate, but is the chair of the Traditions Committee.

6:38 P.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Library Student reported unattended cell phone stolen. Phone was later located in Garner in possession of non-student. Subject was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and trespassed from NCSU property.

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erry Premo, junior in anthropology, holds a sign displaying the number for the Polaris Project, which reports suspected cases of modern-day slavery and human trafficking to local police departments, on Wednesday. Premo was displaying the sign as part of the “Stand for Freedom” by the N.C. State chapter of International Justice Mission to raise awareness about modern-day slavery. As an organization, International Justice Mission fights slavery abroad by providing support for police forces, providing resources for rescue missions and providing aftercare for the victims. According to Joel Stiling, junior in political science and president of the NCSU campus chapter, “As a campus chapter, we try to educate students on the reality of modern-day slavery.”






































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crawl inside and out of the acorn while sculpting it (due to its size).” Ijeoma Ahumma Onuh, senior in graphic design, focused on the Andy and Opie Statue. The piece is in Pullen Park and was created by Elliot and Ivan Schwartz in memory of Andy Griffith. Ahumma Onuh travelled to Mount Airy to see the copy of the statue. “It was cool to travel to Mount Airy for the Mayberry Days festival, which celebrated the life of Andy Griffith,”


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ter and discover what other external resources could be used in the case of an emergency. “Many universities have experienced natural disasters and so we take time to do particular exercises,” Blue said. “If one dorm is affected, several hundred students


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Duke Energy — is seeking to collect $183 million extra a year from its customers, largely to cover the cost of three new natural gas power plants and an upgrade at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in Wake County, among other operating expenses. If passed, this will be the energy company’s first base rate increase in 25 years. Mills said that she, along with other members of the Fossil Free group, opposes the rate increases for two reasons. Her first reason is that not enough of the revenue would go toward energy from sustainable sources. Duke Energy still owns 12 coal plants, and much of the increased revenue would go towards natural gas plants — which are also fossil fuel-based. In December, the energy

Ahumma Onuh said. “I got to document and capture many stories that made me appreciate the piece even more.” Bert French, a graduate student in landscape architecture, hopes the project continues. French created videos for the weather vane in Pullen Park and “Water Droplets” in the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center. “This project is a really good collaboration with the city to promote public art,” French said. “The class solely focused on the Q-Art Project … so the class really pushed ideas and worked hard. I think it would be a great idea

to continue it.” This program is much more than just seeing, according to Curry-Evans. “When you know the background of an art piece and what it means, it is much more than just looking, it is educating,” Curry-Evans said. “We see this as an opportunity for people to become more interested in public art, and that’s a good thing.” To find out more about the Q-Art Code Project and see the work of the design students and the Raleigh Arts Commission, visit

would be displaced.” More than 700 student residents participated after being evacuated from their dorms to alternative shelter. Aside from University residents, participants also included resident advisers and directors, Campus Police and other local emergency personnel, and the University Emergency Operations officials and volunteer actors. The drill heavily involved

student participation with assistance from University Housing and the Department of Business Continuity. The surrounding roads off Cates Avenue, where the majority of these halls are located, also experienced disruptions to traffic. The purpose of N.C. State emergency exercises is to test the response of agencies and students.

company released a plan in showing energy from renewable resources was expected to increase by only 3 percent. Her second reason for opposing the rates is that the increase is regressive. The energy company is proposing to raise rates by about 11 percent for household and business customers, but only to raise rates by about 5 percent for industrial customers. “A lot of people here are representing the elderly,” Mills said. “For people, on a fixed income, a rate hike could be detrimental. No one should have to choose between electricity and food.” According to Amy Thai, a freshman planning on double-majoring in international affairs and business administration, speaking to an energy panel was “amazing.” “I feel honored to even have the opportunity to speak and practice democracy beyond just voting,” Thai said. Other organizations repre-

sented at the hearing were AARP, Greenpeace, the N.C. Housing Coalition and Progress Energy itself. There were speakers who supported both sides of the rate increase, with those in favor of it often citing Progress Energy’s stellar reputation and customer service. Still, Mills said that she is there because she doesn’t like Progress Energy using her money to fund things that are unsustainable. “As a rate-payer, I should feel good about where my money is going,” Mills said in her speech to the commission. “I’m happy to help make investments for things I believe in, but this is not one of them.”




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we need them,” Keller said. There were declines in the ‘80s and ‘90s due to new mites, Keller said, but the recent collapse of colonies is like nothing that’s ever happened before. According to Keller, it is normal to see about 30 percent of bees dying out every year with the beekeepers rebuilding their numbers over the summer, but over the past few years the numbers have been much higher than that. North Carolina has been fortunate enough not to have experienced any reported cases of colony collapse disorder, Keller said, but the rest of country hasn’t been so lucky. Farmers have to pay more

to make sure their crops are adequately pollinated, Keller said, due to a lack of bees. Caitlin Neal, a freshman studying agricultural business management, is a novice beekeeper from Wilmington and recently experienced the collapse of her bee colony. “My problem might have been that I got the queen too late and my bees became distressed, but I really have no idea,” Neal said. Neal became a novice beekeeper during her senior year of high school and has been doing it ever since. She hopes to restart her colony in May. “To become a beekeeper, you need to do a lot of research on how to care for bees and attend classes to learn how to order bees and start a hive,” Neal said. Before the bees are ordered, a novice beekeeper needs the

proper equipment to care for the bees. A water source, sunlight, access to plants and a white beekeeping suit are a few of the items a novice beekeeper needs, Neal said. Neal said new beekeepers need to make sure they only wear white since white calms the bees and dark colors agitate them. “I made the mistake of wearing dark pants when I showed my hive to my boyfriend,” Neal said. “It was really silly and it was the only time I’ve ever been stung.” Colors, however, aren’t the reason for the collapse of colonies nationwide. Neal said she believes there may even be a new disease spreading around. Regardless, Neal said she plans to stick with beekeeping and hopefully make it into a career one day.

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The dreaded interview

Better to be prepared for the worst, most gruesome fifteen minutes of your life.


The gung-ho interviewer is an interesting specimen. When you walk into this type of interview, it’s not hard to see the signs. Your inquirer will be poised, decked out in company colors, and likely yielding a name tag and a wide smile. The corporate enthusiast lives and breathes for his/her employer. He/she wakes up in the morning covered in papers he/she toiled over late into the night; they spend lunch hours doing extra research for his/her superiors. And, most of all, he/she absolutely live to convert newbies into their hyperproductive and company-sappy lifestyles. Questions for this type of inquisition will focus on your ability to be a team player and communicate well with the entire office. Admitting that you’d prefer to avoid human contact before noon on a daily basis will do you no favors in this situation. A vivacious talker, he/she will move on quickly from standard interview questions to cult promises in no time. Throwing around fancy words like “salary” and “vacation time” can lead to confusion. Suddenly, this sounds like the best job ever. Before you know it, you’ve signed away the next four years of your life in blood, swearing allegiance to a company you likely knew nothing about before this morning.


Although it’s a rarity to feel more qualified than your interviewer, it does happen. This might not be due to actual over-qualification on your part, but is usually linked to a lack of interview experience on the part of the interviewer. Likely, he/she was an intern his or herself about five minutes ago, and thus has been deemed qualified to wrangle the newbies in the company. If this is the case, his/ her intentions are plausibly good, if only misguided. It’s only when the talking starts that things begin to go downhill. The word “like” may come up more often than is really necessary. While your interviewer is sweet, he/she also seem distracted. Hair twirling and stuttering are common offenses. At some point, it probably seems salvageable, until you start asking questions. You mean to be involved, but it’s just made you feel as though you’ve taken your interviewer for a dive when they can’t swim. If it becomes clear you won’t be getting any useful answers out of someone who would be considered your superior, it might be time to consider alternative employment opportunities...unless bumping around in the dark for months on end is your kind of thrill, in which case, go for it.


The interviewer who has a “seen it all” mentality is not your friend. He/she doesn’t want to be your friend and, chances are, he/she doesn’t give a sh*t about being your boss, either. He/she has been with the company long enough to understand how everything works and certainly too long to deign to explain the inner workings to a mere underling like yourself. As he/she appraises you, it’s hard not to feel insanely nervous. A stare from a jaded monster will surely lead to quivering breaths and wishes of staying a student forever. Questions feel more like bullets than pure words, and though your instinct is to duck and cover, it is imperative to stand your ground in this situation. He/she will likely stay unimpressed with your credentials, but being a coward never does anyone any favors. You’ll be interrogated for what will feel like ages; for every accomplishment you list, be prepared for them to expect an additional five. The only way to gain respect from this type is to get hired and work until you are promoted above them and they are thus forced to bow down to you. No matter how much you want to integrate into corporate culture, you might not be thrilled with the idea of being looked down on for the foreseeable future. If you’re a fan of the masochistic approach, however, this could be ideal.


Most interviews put you under a fair amount of pressure, but the worst type of interview duress is when your interviewer is in the middle of 15 other things while speaking with you. The conversation tends to go something like this; “So, tell me about yourself. Oh, wait, hold on a minute, this will just take a sec...” Prepare to have this happen to you on more than one occasion. A “sec” turns into an hour of inconsistent talking, and suddenly you find yourself being ushered out the door with a smile. It isn’t until you return to your car that you realize you didn’t get more than about 40 words in the entire conversation. If you grew up with a lot of siblings or on a commune, this type of environment might really call to you. For most of us, fighting to be heard in the screening process is not the best of signs. In this type of interview, it can be very tempting to unplug all modes of the interviewer’s communication and tie them to a chair until he/she just listens to you. Sadly, assault is frowned upon, so we must occasionally grin and bear the fate of a distracted interviewer.


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‘Technician’ partners to present ‘ManufacturingWorks’ MANUFACTURING IS CREATING PRODUCTS — AND JOBS — FOR NORTH CAROLINA


his past February, N.C. State’s Institute for Emerging Issues hosted its 28th annual Emerging Issues Forum. IEI brought together 1,000 leaders in business, Anita Brown- education, government Graham and the comDirector of Institute for mu n it y to Emerging Issues focus on the future of manufacturing in North Carolina. The Emerging Issues Forum is IEI’s signature event, and stands as a complement to community workshops, research partnerships and collaborative initiatives with various audiences across North Carolina. Through these local and regional programs, as well as the ongoing conversations on the Emerging Issues Commons’ platform, IEI continues to engage citizen-leaders on the topic of manufacturing. From our offices in the new

Hunt Library and through our programs, we experience the enthusiasm, creativity, perspective and intellectual curiosity of N.C. State students on a daily basis. These characteristics are vital to our efforts to strengthen the manufacturing sector in North Carolina, so we reached out to Technician and its partners in Student Media to help better engage students in the conversation about the future of manufacturing. To this end, on March 25, IEI and Technician will co-host a student-focused forum, ManufacturingWorks@NCState. Wit h t he ex per ience, opinions and expertise of students, alumni and professors from engineering, design, life sciences, textiles, the humanities, business and more, this afternoon program hosted in the Emerging Issues Commons at the Hunt Library aims to answer many questions students may have about manufacturing. Will the apparent changes in manufacturing continue?


n early February, I attended the Emerging Issues Forum in downtown Raleigh to hear government officials, academics a n d bu s i nesspeople talk about a Mark Herring resurgence in the manEditor-In-Chief ufacturing industry in North Carolina. Our state, the fourth largest manufacturing hub in the nation, hosts industries that will transform our future. I enjoyed the spirit of the Emerging Issues Forum, but the biggest flaw with the event was the lack of student participation. Looking around the Raleigh Convention Center, the event’s venue, a sea of old, white men in suits drowned out the few students who were required to attend the event — freshmen Park Scholars. If the resurgence of manufacturing is an “emerging issue,” then why was there

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What will the social and economic impacts be? What jobs and career opportunities exist in this broad sector? And, perhaps most importantly, what are the resources available at N.C. State for students interested in pursuing a future in the dynamic field of manufacturing? Join us for this engaging event. Manufacturing is not only a part of our legacy in North Carolina and at N.C. State; it is critical to our shared future.

no representation of the generation that will inherit the high-tech manufacturing industrial landscape of the future? As the result of an abrasive Technician editorial that critiqued the event, the leaders of the Institute for Emerging Issues, a North Carolinafocused think tank housed in the Hunt Library, courteously reached out to me to address the grievances the editorial board expressed. I appreciate the graciousness of the Institute, and I believe we are all striving to achieve the same goal: to educate and inform. And that’s why Technician and the IEI are partnering in a follow up to present an auxiliary, student-oriented Emerging Issues Forum: �ManufacturingWorks@ NCState. � This is important stuff: manufacturing is the largest driver of economic growth in the state coming out of the recession. For every manufacturing job created,

five others are created in its wake. We’re not just building products we need, but also a new economy. And the products we’re pumping into the market aren’t antequated . Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and even lab-harvested human organs are the products North Carolina is producing. More likely than not, these companies are putting N.C. State students to work. This upcoming event is not a special interest meeting for business leaders to drone on about their industrial accolades. We’re bringing in forward-thinking, socially aware and young alumni to talk about their experience in the industry and the products — and impact — they’ve helped create. Though the word “manufacturing” doesn’t evoke the sexiest of connotations, the potential impact the industry has on our state’s economy and education system are worth exploring. Come to the event and learn!

Don’t sell the humongous forest


ighty-thousand acres is a lot. It’s 833 times the size of the Lake Raleigh Woods and almost nine-tenths the size of Raleigh. It’s also the size of Hofmann Forest — the largest forest in eastern North Carolina — ow ned by N.C. State’s C ol lege of Natural Resources (CNR). And Ishan Raval it’s now up Deputy for sale, with Viewpoint Editor about 20 potential buyers having expressed interest in the forest and two weeks left to submit proposals for purchase. This is lunacy on many counts. First, the sale is motivated by bad economics, despite possible short-term profits. The CNR hopes to sell Hofmann Forest for $117 million (which happens to be a peculiarly exact number for an unsealed deal of that magnitude...) and invest the money in a diversified stock portfolio, which is expected to double the current yearly net. However, the market for timber land prices is at a low right now, and it’s not as if the forest, as it is, is a financial liability. To the contrary, it generated $1.53 million in income for the CNR in the year ending last June, most of that from its timber sale. (For every acre cut, according to the policies of the N.C. State Natural Resource Foundation, the nonprofit which controls the forest, an acre is planted.) But whether investing in Wall Street is a good idea or



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New and White Oak Rivers. Also, north of Hofmann Forest is the pristine Croatan National Forest. The closer encroachment is to Croatan, not only will its ecosystem be immediately hurt, but the potential “development” of this precious natural treasure itself will loom menacingly. Third, those who have a (non-financial) stake in the forest don’t want it to be sold. A large number of students and faculty have opposed the sale, with N.C. State’s faculty senate having approved a resolution asking the N.C. State Natural Resource Foundation to halt the sale until further discussion about the matter. Several alumni of the CNR also started a petition to stop the sale, asserting that losing the forest “would be a huge loss to the University, the CNR and to the citizens of North Carolina.” Finally, as many issues regarding our university come down to, this is also about the fight to save our public education from its degradation under the forces of undue privatization. There is hardly any better way to destroy a public service than by literally making the institution that provides it smaller, thus weakening the institution. The smaller — both in size and resources — an institution becomes, the easier it is to hack away at it. Putting it differently, a pack of wolves is easier to starve the smaller its forest becomes.


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not (it’s not), the very idea of selling the forest is a bad one because we don’t know what will happen to the forest once it is privately handled. As a reproachful letter to the editor in Jacksonville’s The Daily News by Michael Morton reads, “The lure of easy money has a very strong appeal and the profits-aboveall mindset is to be expected from some; however, it is not the attitude that one would expect to find at a university department [sic] that calls itself the College of Natural Resources.” Despite all reassurances on the part of the CNR, there is absolutely no guarantee that the hands it falls into will preserve it, rather than clear-cutting chunks of it or selling off parts close to Jacksonville, located just south of it, for “development” — think drab shopping complexes, Burger Kings and subdivisions named after the disappeared trees. And linking that back to our finances, any stock market is hollow without a manufacturing base, and a manufacturing base cannot exist without natural resources. But in any case, a price tag cannot be put on eastern North Carolina’s largest forest, both as an asset for N.C. State, and as an invaluable living entity in its own right. Which leads to the second point — losing the forest to private hands could very well make for environmental ruin. Hofmann Forest is a core part of the ecosystem of eastern North Carolina, harboring the headwaters of the watersheds of the Trent,

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North Carolina State Student Body, On Tuesday I was asked by Technician editor-in-chief, Mark Herring, to sit down and discuss the Elections Commission and what role we serve in Student Government and how the Commission benefits students here at our wonderful institution. Needless to say I was very disappointed by the article that ran March 13 about violations that have occurred against students and painted the Commission, specifically me, as a malicious commissioner out to disqualify candidates. Although I do take my job as commissioner very seriously, I work with an incredible group of students: Brian Parks, Megan Melbourne, Brittany King, Jessica Green, Simran Mann, Brittaney Rea, Kyle Tervo, Mara Chambers and Hilary Chan, and as a collective Board we make decisions about elections here at N.C. State. At this interview, Mark and I discussed the violations of candidates, which is


public information found on the N.C. State Student Government-Elections Board website, we discussed each of the candidates’ diverse backgrounds here at N.C. State and their contributions to the University and we also discussed some of the major changes this year to statutes and how they will affect the elections. When a student receives a violation they are given the option to appeal the Board’s decision through the hearing process. Once the candidate appeals the violation, the candidate and the accuser will be summoned to a hearing by the Board, where the candidate is given the opportunity to plead his/her case and the accuser is asked to produce any information and evidence of the violation. The Board will then ask both parties questions about the allegations prior to coming to a final decision as to whether or not to uphold the decision regarding the violation. The article also discussed Student Government’s previous method of rectifying campaign violations. Student Government has only collected at most $50 in fines and any monies were redistributed to the promotion of elections here on campus. Student Government has switched from a monetary fine system to a strict “three violations and you are out” model to abide by state law as a state funded institution, and thus far this model has worked out well for the Board and for the candidates.

individuals who truly believe they are capable of carrying out the wishes of the student body and representing N.C. State in the community in a positive way to bravely “throw their name into the hat” and gain the trust and admiration of the students here at State. Some of the topics and my comments in the article were misconstrued and I felt it was important to write this letter to address any confusion students may have. Going forward, any information you want to know about the candidates or the Elections Board is available on the N.C. State Student Government Website ( vote), so go check it out and form your own opinion about these student body candidates and do not forget to vote on March 26 at noon.

Victoria Melbourne, Student Government Elections Commissioner

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‘Oz’ the decent and passable Oz

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James Franco and Mila Kunis star as Oz and Theodora, the witch in Oz the Great and Powerful. The film is set as a prequel to the L. Frank Baum novels and features the arrival of Oz to the magical land.

the film brought to mind The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with its sentimentality for an older era. In Oz proper, much l i ke in the 1939 original, colors pop and unlikely creatures are brought to life. Of particular note is the china doll, which is hands down the most visually beautiful and original creation from Oz. She’s so authentically real you will almost feel the need to reach out and touch her. Why and how Oz was produced brings about a more interesting debate. In a recent interview with the Huffing-

ton Post, producer Joe Roth said that part of his interest in making the film came from bringing out a fairy tale with a male protagonist, something t hat t here just a ren’t enoug h of in modern fair y ta le projects. Not enough male protagonists? His statement is controversial, borderline hypocritical given his background for producing the recent Snow White and the Huntsman, which transmuted a meek girl into a warrior of women, as well as the upcoming Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg. Even now in the 21st centu-

“Without its surreal visual effects and design, Oz would be nothing exceptional.”




ry, women are rarely given the starring roles in films. Even if we buy Roth’s assertion that women have a strong foothold in the fairy tale staple, there’s still the problem of how the females in these films are often defined by their looks and eventually must be rescued by the male. In Oz the Great and Powerful, there are three powerhouse female characters – Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) – all of whom are witches. Theodora, essentially, is depicted as the obsessive and desperate girlfriend who gets snubbed by the guy and goes crazy. Evanora gives off a se-

ductive, conniving, mysterious prowess that is shot to hell with her laughable exit in the film. Finally, Glinda is the picture of “ideal feminity.” She is cleanly dressed in all-white, full of hope and forgiveness while delivering impossibly breathy lines. They are across-the-board caricatures of how men see women. Despite this, their words and actions move the story forward. And consequentially – whether Roth realizes it or not – the story belongs just as much, if not more, to those characters as it does to Oz. The territory that comes with a prequel is how well it stands up in the face of its


THE WONDERFUL FILMS OF OZ: Wizard of Oz (1925) The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Wiz (1978) Return to Oz (1985) SOURCE: IMDB.COM

counterpart. Oz, while also making many respectable allusions to the original 1939 film, is practically the same story but with Dorothy replaced by Oz. The end result is an impressive effort, but not enough to make it a classic in its own right.

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A tor nado has swept through Kansas once more with the release of Oz the Great and Powerful. Based on the series of L. Frank Baum novels and under the direction of Sam Raimi, the film aims to discover who the man behind the curtain really was. James Franco portrays Oscar Diggs, known as Oz, an illusionist who dreams of someday being a great man. He is given the chance to do so when the tornado whisks him away to the Land of Oz in a hot air balloon. Upon arrival, Oz gets caught up in a prophecy that tells of a wizard named after the land who will take down the Wicked Witch. Franco, mainly known for roles in films like Pineapple Express, brought his innate zaniness to the role of Oz, which helped to keep the film’s energy afloat. However, what Oz brings to the table in terms of story is subpar. Long stretches of the narrative drag on at best. Without its surreal visual effects and production design, Oz would be nothing exceptional. And yet, the visual effects themselves do remain an impressive sight. First starting out in black and white 35mm film ratio, it transitions into bright, illustrious colors in widescreen. Pre-transition,

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Reinvention of a ‘Tomb Raider’ Tomb Raider

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With Tomb Raider, the gaming world has been introduced to a brand new Lara Croft. The franchise reboot goes back to the beginning and shows a young Lara without the combat skills, twin pistols or quick wit she has become known for in the past 17 years. Frankly, it’s about time. Though known as a legendary gaming character, the original Lara Croft had two things stacked against her. First, she was frequently seen as more of a sex symbol than a fully developed character and second, she hadn’t starred in a great game in more than a decade. The new Tomb Raider addresses both. While not without its issues, this reboot not only manages to reinvent Lara Crof t as a scarred and hardened survivor, it does so while providing one of the most fun action adventure games of this generation. At the start of the game, though, neither of these things is immediately apparent. As part of an archaeological expedition seeking the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai, Lara’s research leads the team’s boat into a treacherous storm that causes a shipwreck and leaves the crew stranded. Before long, the island’s native inhabitants begin to hunt

 Lara and her fellow survivors down. In order to save her friends and find out more about the mysterious storms that surround the island, Lara must face the elements and turn from a terrified young girl into a hardened warrior. The story in Tomb Raider is successful when it focuses on Lara’s evolution, but it never manages to build anything else up. The supporting cast is made up of stereotypical characters and the villains are never really fleshed out well. The history of the island is fun to learn about, but things are best when squarely focused on Lara. Early on, Lara’s vulnerabilities make up a majority of t he ga meplay. Instead of facing off against legions of enemies, players will have to deal with debilitating wounds, hunting down wildlife and finding the tools to survive. The early parts of the game are some of Tomb Raider’s strongest, immediately setting up the grim, desperate tone that carries through the entire narrative. These moments serve to connect the player not only to Lara’s struggles, but to her as a character. The strong vocal and motion capture performance by �Camilla Luddington only helps, making it easy to em-

“The early parts of the game are some of Tomb Raider’s strongest.”


In Tomb Raider, Lara Croft must face the elements in order to discover the mystery of the island she is stranded on.

pathize with Lara. Unfortunately, the game does take a hit once the action begins to pick up. Though the first time Lara has to kill someone is shown to devastate her as a character, it’s only a few seconds later that she begins to take out entire squads of men in open combat. There’s simply a bit of a disconnection between where Lara is in her own journey and the gameplay itself. Still, the gameplay sections are a lot of fun, standing alongside genre classics such as Uncharted and Gears of War. Lara’s combat capabilities become more varied as her arsenal grows, and the ability to develop her skills as the player sees fit adds to the sense that Lara is becoming more battle-hardened over the 15 to 20-hour campaign. Tomb Raider also benefits from a semi-open world that


In order to traverse the island’s dangerous errain, Lara must depend on her acrobatic skills.

can be explored for a wide number of collectibles, including documents from throughout the island’s history and salvage that provides the raw materials needed to further upgrade Lara. Though some of the hidden challenges can be a bit an-



noying to complete, they’re entirely optional and aren’t necessary to fully enjoy the game’s story. Tomb Raider won’t be remembered as a revolutionary title or as one of the generation’s best. However, it’s successful in what it does for

Lara Croft. It’s a fun action game that brings a new level of depth and humanity to one of gaming’s leading ladies.

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game-winning shots. After being inconsistent for most of the season, the defending ACC champions have won three of four games to secure a post-season berth. To return to the NCA A Tournament, FSU will have to repeat as title winners in Greensboro.

No. 7 Maryland (20-11, 8-10) Like Virginia, the Terrapins have had some big wins versus top-tier competition but also have had some vexing losses that hurt its NCAA prospects. Maryland will probably need to win two games in Greensboro to earn an at-large berth and will be encouraged by the fact that it has defeated its potential opponent Duke on Friday once this season.

No. 8 Boston College (1516, 7-11) Boston College is the youngest team in the ACC and appears to have a bright

future, but the Eagles must win two games to receive a post-season berth to the NIT this season. To make noise in this year’s tournament, BC will have to rely on its defense, as the Eagle offensive ranks below 140th nationally in four major categories.

No. 9 Georgia Tech (1614, 6-12) After a home loss to N.C. State on March 3, Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory, when asked about his team’s prospects for being post-season eligible, was only willing to take things “dayby-day.” The Jackets promptly went out in its next game and upset top-seed Miami in Coral Gables after trailing by double-digits. If Georgia Tech wins Thursday, it will face the Canes once again.

No. 10 Wake Forest (1317, 6-12) This season has been another train wreck for Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik. The Demon Deacons have marquee home wins versus Miami and N.C. State, but have often been listless and


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tions of shining in professional basketball. State faced its first “real” test of the season against Oklahoma State in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament championship game and was essentially without its “star.” Leslie played 17 minutes, shot 20 percent from the floor, grabbed four rebounds and had two points a lousy two points. Leslie’s performance in the team’s first bout against Clemson, where he scored only six points, is often forgotten, probably because State eked out the win. He’s a lso had t wo games, which happened to be back-to-back against Virginia and rival UNCChapel Hill, where he turned the ball over seven times. If you’ve been labeled the leader of the team, there’s no reason

No. 11 Clemson (13-17, 5-13) Clemson has faded badly, losing nine of its last 10 games. The Tigers have several close losses however, including a two point defeat to Miami and a last second loss to N.C. State. To make a run in the ACC tournament, Clemson will need to improve in late game situations, particularly on defense and free throws.

No. 12 Virginia Tech (1318, 4-14) The Hokies have struggled in James Jo�hnson’s first season in charge. The biggest problem for Virginia Tech has been finding scoring help for first-team All-ACC guard Erick Green. When Green does receive help, Tech is dangerous.


to seamlessly hand the ball to the opponent. But, his two most disappointing showings came late in the season, against North Carolina and Florida State, the last game of the season that would have clinched the No. 3 spot in the conference and a first round bye in the ACC tournament with a win. In the second meeting between State a nd the Ta r Heels, Leslie turned the ball over six times, went 3-for-8 from the floor and scored a total of six points against the team’s biggest rival on the road. The last game of the season, against FSU, Leslie had a typical “C.J.” meltdown. Five points, 40 percent from the field, and two turnovers in 18 minutes won’t get it done. The team relies on him. If the team is going to be

successful, Leslie has to play like he was projected to play in the preseason. There is still time. The season isn’t lost, but Leslie has to find a way to shift it into high gear. If he wants to help himself boost his draft stock and help his team win an ACC or NCAA championship, he must find his game that lif ted t he te a m over No. 1 Duke, when he outplayed Mason Plumlee and scored 25 points. Will he be known as the lackadaisic a l pl ayer who underachieved in his final season and bolted for the NBA, or the player who put his nose to the grindstone, played to his potential and cut down nets as a hero?

“Long story short, the preseason ACC Player of the Year has been a let down.”


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• Page 9: A continuation of Technician’s preview of the ACC Tournament


Pack blanks Old Dominion Daniel Wilson Staff Writer

Hughes named director of player personnel N.C. State first-year head coach Dave Doeren has announced that Drew Hughes has joined his staff and will serve as the Wolfpack’s director of player personnel. Hughes spent last season in that same position at Central Florida. In his role with the Wolfpack, Hughes will oversee the operational aspects of recruiting, including all on-campus recruiting efforts. He will organize official visit weekends, unofficial visits, junior days, mailings and other recruiting-related matters. Prior to joining the Knights’ football staff in December 2011, Hughes spent five seasons with the University of Alabama, serving as a recruiting specialist for Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban from 2007-11 and helping with the daily operations for the Nick Saban football camps from 2008-11. He also spent four years on the football video staff. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Mumma earns one-meter board title After qualifying for the NCAA Championships on the three-meter diving board on Monday at the NCAA Diving Zone B Qualifying Meet, N.C. State sophomore Rachel Mumma decided she was not done there, as she proceeded to win the title on the one-meter board Tuesday afternoon. Mumma’s performance clinched her second berth in� NCAA Diving Championships. The Harrisburg, Pa., native paced the field with a score of 305.55 in the preliminaries and claimed the title with a combined score of 599.40 in the finals. Senior Hudson Rains and freshman Charles Retter competed on the three-meter diving board for the men, with Rains posting a score of 335.90 and Retter recording a 287.20 in the prelims. Rains advanced to the finals where he finished sixth with a combined score of 675.90.

N.C. State (14-4, 1-2 ACC) has shut out its opponent for 24 consecutive innings with the latest nine coming from Wednesday night’s victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs (9-6, 2-1 CAA), 5-0. “I thought we played well,” head coach Elliott Avent said. “Our bats were better tonight.” Sophomore pitcher Travis Orwig started the game for the Wolfpack, forced the first out of the game and then took a baseball to the knee. “I have been there before,” Avent said. “It hit the kneecap, but it hit at a place where we think it is going to be OK. He seemed OK at the end of the game, but he is going to be obviously sore for the next few days.” Freshman pitcher Karl Keglovits (1-0, 1.22 ERA) replaced Orwig and pitched three shutout innings en route to earning the win for State. Sophomore catcher Brett Austin led the team with two hits and a walk despite being left on base three different occasions. “Brett Austin has played his butt off,” Avent said. “A lot of the success we have right now is largely attributed to his performance and leadership.” The Pack jumped on the scoreboard early, gaining a 1-0 lead at the end of the first inning via a sacrifice fly by senior first baseman Tarran Senay that scored senior left fielder Bryan Adametz. State added another run in the following inning, initiated by sophomore right fielder Jake


Sophomore outfielder Jake Fincher dives to first base after leading off during the game against Old Dominion on Doak Field Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013. The Wolfpack defeated the Monarchs, 5-0.

Fincher’s leadoff double. After Fincher stole third base, freshman designated hitter Will Nance brought Fincher home by grounding out to shortstop. After getting shut out in the next frame, the Pack put distance between itself and the Monarchs by scoring three runs in the fourth inning. Fincher began by walking, followed by Nance singling to right field with Fincher moving to third on the play. Senior third baseman Grant Clyde drew a walk to load the bases for senior shortstop Matt Bergquist, who grounded out to shortstop to score Fincher. Adametz followed with a sacrifice fly to center field that brought Nance home for the run. �Sophomore second baseman Logan Ratledge walked and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Austin earned a base on balls

to load the bases for the second time in that frame. In the next at-bat, a wild pitch scored Clyde and moved Austin and Ratledge to second and third base respectively. Senay struck out to leave the base runners stranded in scoring position. The bullpen sealed the deal for State as the hurlers following Keglovits combined for 5.1 innings, one hit, five strikeouts and one walk. “We have a good pitching staff,” Avent said. “We have a deep bullpen and a good bullpen. They came in throwing strikes, and we were able to use them tonight.” Senior pitcher Josh Easley, who entered the game with two outs in the fourth, pitched a perfect fifth inning by striking out the first and third batter while forcing a fly out to Adametz in between. Redshirt senior southpaw Grant

Sasser entered the game in the sixth and retired all three batters he faced, including striking out the last batter he faced. The last three hurlers to enter the game for State were all seniors. Ethan Ogburn replaced Sasser and struck out two of three batters to shut down Old Dominion in the seventh frame. Chris Overman entered the game in the eighth. Overman retired all but one batter in the inning while giving up a one-out walk. After surrendering a leadoff double in the ninth inning, Ryan Wilkins closed out the game by retiring the next three batters. The Pack will travel to WinstonSalem this weekend for a three-game set against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The road series will begin Friday at BB&T Ballpark at 6 p.m.


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No. 1 Miami (24-6, 15-3) After missing the NCAA Tournament in Jim Larranaga’s first season in Coral Gables, Fla. the Hurricanes won its first Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title in 2013 with a veteran squad that features six seniors and three juniors. It is sophomore point guard Shane Larkin, however, who earned first team All-ACC honors. After starting the conference play 13-0, the Canes did finish 2-3 in its last five games.

No. 2 Duke (27-4, 14-4) The Blue Devils enter the 2013 ACC Tournament the league’s hottest team. Buoyed by the return of senior forward Ryan Kelly, Duke finished the regular season with three straight wins, including a season-ending thrashing of UNC-Chapel Hill at the Dean Dome. The Devils start three seniors, Kelly, forward Ma-

son Plumlee and guard Seth Curry, and look to the three for points and leadership. Plumlee finished first team All-ACC, and Curry made the second team.

No. 3 North Carolina (22-9, 12-6) The Tar Heels got off to a rocky start this season and seemed certain to be head coach Roy Williams’ second NIT team in four years. Carolina righted the ship after a blowout loss at Miami. The Heels had a narrow loss to Duke in Durham and then reeled off six straight wins before being routed by Duke in its home finale. The change in fortunes coincided with Williams going small and inserting sophomore P.J. Hairston into the starting lineup. Junior Reggie Bullock and sophomore James Michael McAdoo were both named to second team All-ACC.

No. 4 Virginia (21-10, 11-7) The Cavaliers are in the odd position of finishing in the top-four in the ACC but still resting squarely on the bubble for a NCAA berth.

Leslie’s play costs team On paper and through predictions, junior forward C.J. Leslie was supposed to be a superstar. His season averages, however, have come out to be just what they are: average. Through 31 games, Leslie is aver a g i ng 14 .9 poi nt s, 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He is averaging just 0.2 points more this season than Jonathan last season. Stout He’s supposed to Senior Staff Writer be an NBA draft lottery pick, right? Think again. Long story short, the preseason ACC Player of the Year has been a let down. ACC coaches picked N.C. State to win the conference. Leslie was named a preseason All-American and was placed on the John R. Wooden award list. None of these predictions have been realized. Expected to have a breakout year, and potentially be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Leslie will now be faced with a decision return for his senior year or make the jump to the next level. He should stay in school. There is no doubt Leslie has talent and could be successful at the next level, but he hasn’t shown any sort of consistency. He shows f lashes of potential here and there big flashes but his smug facial expression and lazy play, at times, paint the wrong picture of a player who has aspira-


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Virginia had some fine wins in John Paul Jones Arena, including an upset victory over Duke, but is being dragged down by a woeful early season performance against a weak schedule. The Wahoos are led by first team All-ACC guard Joe Harris and third team All-ACC forward Akil Mitchell.

No. 5 N.C. State (22-9, 11-7) The Pack lost a chance for a first round bye in the ACC Tournament with its perplexing loss at Florida State in the regular season finale. State has its share of close games also, with three ACC games where the lead changed hands with less than a second remaining. Senior Richard Howell earned first team All-ACC honors and led the conference in rebounding with 10.6 boards per game.

No. 6 Florida State (17-14, 9-9)

Technician - March 14, 2013  
Technician - March 14, 2013  

Emergency drill locks down Central Campus