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Doeren drops first home game as head coach PACK LOSES TO CLEMSON 26-14 SEE PAGE 8 JOHN JOYNER/TECHNICIAN

Head coach Dave Doeren asks for clarification from an official during the football game against Clemson University in Carter-Finley Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 19.

NCSU advances nanofiber applications Jess Thomas Correspondent

Airbrushing leads to largescale manufacturing of carbon fibers N.C. State researchers recently published a study about the production of carbon nanofibers by employing a technique called airbrushing. Generally, airbrushes are used to cover various surfaces with paint. However, according to Professor Joseph Tracy, who oversaw the research, airbrushing is a simple way to deposit large areas of catalyst particles. “Applications where you wanted a large area deposition that’s economical, this [airbrushing] would be a viable way to do it,” Tracy said. “It makes the application more technologically feasible.” The process of creating

nanofibers involves growing the nanoparticles, then airbrushing them to deposit them, and then having a coating of nanoparticles on the surface and then the nanofibers are grown from the nanoparticles, according to Tracy. Bryan Anderson, who coauthored the paper, said that there would be an effect on the entire biomedical industry. “We can use these carbon nanofibers to punch through cells, and you can use them for such things as drug delivery,” Anderson said. Anderson also said you can take a gene or a protein and attach them to the end of the carbon nanofibers, punch them into a cell and effectively insert those molecules into cells. The electronics industry TYLER ANDREWS/TECHNICIAN

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Mehmet Sarac, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, Tracy, a professor of materials science and engineering, and Bryan Anderson, a graduate student in materials science and engineering.

University installs more Freshmen begin campaigns for Student Senate seats cameras on campus Brittany Bynum Correspondent

According to N.C. State Police Chief, Jack Moorman, Security Applications and Technologies is responsible for the installation of cameras on campus. He said that the technology in the security cameras is constantly improving. The cameras are an asset for security. “We have been able to successfully identify and prosecute many of the suspects after providing images of the suspects to the campus community,” Moorman said. Additionally, security cam-

eras have helped campus police determine whether or not witnesses misreport a crime, and police also use cameras as a forensic tool, according to Moorman. However, some students such as Taylor House, a junior in business administration, said they don’t feel comfortable with the cameras. House said security cameras on campus make her feel nervous at times, she said no one likes to be watched. House also said the cameras make her feel as if her personal space is being violated. “The big brother that’s always watching you becomes

a reality,” House said. According to Scott McInturf, the director of Security Applications and Technologies, security camera installations have project-driven locations, such as new student dorms on Centennial Campus and Hunt Library. McInturf also said that every time a new building is constructed it is evaluated for security plans to make sure Security Applications and Technologies can ensure the safety of students. After the plans are made,

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Katherine Kehoe Correspondent

This week’s fresh coat of chalk on the Brickyard is evidence that the fall 2013 freshmen Student Senate election campaigns are in full swing. Twenty-three first-year students are competing for 10 seats in the Senate. This election will also include a referendum vote for the Senate vice president, which makes every N.C. State student eligible to vote in the elections on Sept. 25 and 26. Carson Shepherd , a Senator in charge of advertising, said he encourages students

to vote because of the direct impact Student Government has on N.C. State. “We have the student body president acting as the student voice on the board of trustees, the [student body president] and [student senate president] serve on the Fees and Tuition Decision committee, and they vote exactly as the Senate wishes them to,” Shepherd said Each candidate has a different set of goals he or she wants to achieve while in office. Ben Stockdale, a freshman in political science, wants to develop a new roommate-

matching system for students living in dorms and work on communication between freshmen and the University. “I think especially for freshmen it’s hard to figure out what’s going on a lot of the time,” Stockdale said. “I feel like a lot of times we’re kind of left in the dark and find out things after they have happened, so I want to help students figure out what’s going on.” Rachel Livingston, a freshman in political science, said her platform is about encour-

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N.C. State researchers work to develop longer-lasting batteries Sara Awad Staff writer

N.C. State researchers are one step closer to making more efficient lithium-ion batteries. Te x t i l e E n g i n e e r i n g , Chemistry and Science Assistant Professor Philip Bradford and Fiber and Polymer Science Associate Professor Xiangwu Zhang led a team of researchers who are seeking to improve battery performance. By varying the mix of graphite, lithium and silicon, researchers found they could increase the power-absorbing lithium with additional silicon. “There’s tons and tons of battery research going on in different areas: Anode structures, cathode structures and separators—how do you design the actual circuits for the

batteries?” Bradford said. “And,so, ours is just kind of a small piece of that pie, but it all goes towards creating more efficient, better batteries that can hold more energy. That’s our goal, even though we’re pretty far from it.” The lithium capacity of a battery, as well as the cycle life – the total number of times you can charge a battery and still have a useable capacity – are the most important properties to look at when examining battery efficiency, according to Zhang. “It can hold ten times the amount of lithium per weight basis, so for every gram of silicon it can hold ten times the amount of lithium that every gram of carbon can hold,” Bradford said. One drawback of making these high-energy capacity batteries is their instability, according to Bradford and

Zhang. “The problem with silicon is it doesn’t last because of the energy,” Zhang said. “When you charge a battery, you allow lithium into that battery and it’s going to expand. So this one has very high energy and expands by 400 percent…if it’s rubber material, like a rubber band it’s okay, but silicon is very brittle material. So basically the structure fails.” Silicon is not conductive, which presents a problem for battery designers. “It has to be touching something that’s electrically conductive. So you can mix it with carbon or you can coat it with carbon,” Bradford said. “You can do lots of different things and our approach is to use what are called ‘carbon nanotubes,’ w0hich are basically extremely small diameter fibers made of carbon,”

Bradford said. The composition is similar to current batteries, which is a mix carbon powder with a binder to form an anode structure. But the difference lies in the “morphology,” Bradford said. “The purpose of our research is to figure out how we can combine silicon and carbon together in a composite structure so that we can have an efficient battery structure that has high capacity, but solves the problems that are associated with silicon,” Bradford said. To work around the problem, Bradford and Zhang created nanotubes with a 30 nanometer silicon outside layer. “Then in this case, it’s a very thin sheet, like paper, and when it expands and contracts it’s not going to break easily because it’s so thin,”

Zhang said. To make the nanotubes, the researchers used an ironbased catalyst to form an array, according to Zhang. The sheets then were stacked in a horizontal fashion to connect their electrons. Bradford said that after they coat the material with silicon, they punch it into a circular shape that fits in the battery and then perform the same procedure with the cathode. The separator lies in between them, and a special battery press crimps the coins and material together. “This material is relatively easy to make, but it is new work,” Zhang said. “It’s a long way to go before it can be produced in the industry scale.” This type of structure is also expensive to produce, according to Zhang. Future applications for the research are numerous

because the batteries would be able to hold more energy in the same amount of mass, according to Bradford. In electric vehicles, higher energy storage could reduce the number of times needed to charge the vehicle, Zhang said. Solar and wind energy are also not always reliable and require a form of energy storage for days when there is no wind, or minimal sunlight available, according to Zhang Smart grid technology is another potential application. “Today’s power grid in the U.S. was built maybe 50 to 100 years ago, so it is very old and there’s no control at all… if there is a storm or something it’s broken very easily,” Zhang said.

Law enforcement stays active during night-time football games Madeline Safrit Correspondent

Night football games, such as the game versus Clemson University, get national television exposure, but these events may pose many difficulties for drivers, police and students in transit near

weekend! The Pinhole Camera Challenge TWO DAYS: Sat, Sept 21 or Sun, Sept 22, 9:30am-4pm • The Crafts Center For NC State students only: The Crafts Center challenges you to capture the campus as seen through the eye of a pinhole camera. Details at Registration deadline: Fri, Sept 20. $2 fee.


Carter-Finley Stadium. In 2004, two people were killed in a shooting during a tailgate for a Saturday night game. Alcohol consumption was suspected to contributing factor of the crime. Jack Moorman, campus police chief, said safety at night football games is of

paramount concern. “Our officers have a variety of responsibilities which center around this mission,” Moorman said. “Our officers also work to ensure that alcohol violations and altercations between spectators are minimized and prevented.” But safety concerns are not

the only concern surrounding night games, there is substantially more traffic at 6 p.m. on Thursday night than 11 a.m. on Saturday. Campus police tries to alleviate this by rerouting the Wolfline busses—and other law enforcement agencies are a big help to the task of han-

dling the congestion. “The highway patrol does a great job of directing traffic and we encourage our fans to plan to get to the stadium early to minimize traffic,” said Moorman. Students attempting to ride the bus system, the Red Terror, are not exempt from

the chaos of game day. Some students said they experience frustration, especially concerning long lines while attempting to board. Shawna Stetz, a junior in biological sciences, had had this experience.

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can use carbon nanofibers as an electrode to conduct current from one electrode to another, according to Anderson. A carbon nanofiber is made out of a sheet of carbon called graphine and it is rolled into a cone and if you stack these cones on top of each other that would give you the carbon nanofiber, according to Tracy. These nanofibers serve a wide variety of purposes across a multitude of industries. They are widely used throughout the world today. This research demonstrates a relatively new application of nanomaterials. In an industrial setting there is interest in scaling them and making large amounts of them, or to


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cameras are installed. Security Applications and Technologies provides cameras for multipurpose whether it’s for the police department, the Talley Student Center renovation, residence halls or libraries, McInturf said. According to Moorman, these cameras can help in


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aging more eco-friendly projects on campus. “I feel like it is a direction that a lot of students really want to move towards,” Livingston said. While candidates like Livingston and Stockdale are campaigning with specific platforms, others are spending more time with the campaign itself. “The number one goal right now is to just get my name out there,” said Paul Nolan, a freshman in engineering. “I created a website, and I actually just created a Twitter like five minutes ago for the first time in my life to promote my Senate campaign.” Social media is a becom-

cover large surfaces, according to Tracy. Airbrushing the nanoparticles serves as useful tool in roll-to-roll processing, which is a method where you have some substrate on one roll and you unroll it and conduct a process on it, and then rolling it onto another roll, and this is an accepted standard for large scale manufacturing.” Ultimately, by using the process of airbrushing the researchers have effectively laid a foundation for largescale manufacturing of carbon nanofibers. The research paper was titled Airbrushed Nickel Nanoparticles for Large-Area Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers on Metal (Al, Cu, Ti) Surfaces, and it was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interface.


Containers of nickel nanoparticles developed to be used in an airbrush. These nanoparticles act as the catalyst for growing carbon nanofibers.

emergency situations by allowing communication officers in the 911 Center to view the monitors and provide more accurate information for the officers on duty. Katrina Myzgayeva, a sophmore in statistics at N.C. State, said the she feels safer with the cameras on campus, and the devices do not make her feel uncomfortable. “I like being able to walk a rou nd sa fely at nig ht

knowing that if I were being followed or attacked, the cameras would be right there to capture the culprit.” Myzgayeva said. Before the Talley construction project, Alexander Residence Hall, Carroll Residence Hall and Reynolds Coliseum had cameras mounted on top to track the progress of the venture. Campus Enterprises posts the live view on their website.

ing an increasingly popular method for student campaigns. Shepherd said that she has personally spread the word about voting in various places on Facebook, such as the Wolfpack Students group and the pages for the graduating classes of 2014, ‘15, ‘16 and ’17. Even with the increase of Internet campaigns, candidates have plenty of ideas on how to reach students without a strong presence in social media. “I am definitely going to put up flyers and I am hoping to do chalk artwork,” Livingston said. “I will also try to do the free expression tunnel if I can learn how to spray paint.” Because of the referendum vote between two graduate students for senate vice president, every student will

be eligible to vote when polls open on Sept. 25 at noon. Polls will be open until Sept. 26 at 11:59 a.m. Students will receive an email when it comes time to vote online with information about the procedure. Students will will also be able to vote at a polling location at the Student Involvement shack on the Brickyard, during Shack-A-Thon. “When you elect someone as your student senator, they serve as your voice to campus administrators that make the very important decisions that govern the university,” Shepherd said. “When a student votes, they’re actively participating in positively inf luencing policy, events, and very important things around the campus.”

From Sept. 19-22, the Craft Center will hold its 5th annual Pinhole Camera Challenge. During the first two days, students will be given instructions to build their own camera, but the actual competition won’t take place until Saturday and Sunday. Participants may choose ei-

ther day, and at 9:30 a.m., the Craft Center will teach students how to load and take negative images using photographic paper and their homemade camera. Participants have until 4 p.m. on their chosen day to take as many pictures of campus as they want and submit their best images to be judged. The 10 best nega-

tive pinhole images will be enlarged and made into positive prints to be viewed in The Craft Center’s main entrance, where visitors will vote on the best picture. A free craft class will be awarded to the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice winners. The registration deadline is Sept. 20 and costs $2. For more information, visit

Study Abroad Fair to start in October Staff Report

The Study Abroad Fair begins on Oct. 4. Nearly all semester abroad options, as well as 2014 Summer, Spring Break and Spring Short Terms programs, will be present at

the fair. Information tables will be set up for each option, featuring pictures, potential requirements and overviews of trips, and past participants will be willing to share their experiences. Study abroad advisors and faculty directors

who lead programs will be present to answer questions. The Study Abroad Fair will take place in Carmichael Gymnasium, courts 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

Red, White & Banned coming soon Staff Report

On Sept. 24, N.C. State will celebrate National Banned Book Week from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall. Presented by NCSU Libraries and Al-

pha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society, students will read and perform monologues and scenes from banned and challenged books. According to the organization’s website, “Banned Books


A state trooper talks with a student in the student section before halftime at the Clemson football game Thursday, Sept. 19. The Wolfpack was losing to the Tigers 13-7 at the half at Cater-Finley Stadium.


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“Maybe just having more buses at different intervals would help because I think it was harder for people trying to get on because then they have to wait a really long time for the next one,” said Stetz. Stetz said she no longer

Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.”

takes the bus to games because it was too hectic. Other students, such as Molly Sheehan, a freshman in First Year College , said that the bus system has been helpful and cost efficient for her. “It was pretty good. It’s great that it’s free transportation for students,” Sheehan said. Highway Patrol’s Troop C Captain, David Henderson,

said that there are natural disadvantages to working the night games. “It’s tough enough to see during the daylight with all the people but it’s tougher at night,” said Henderson. “All the elements work against us with the factor of visibility at night.”

Vibha Raleigh Dream Mile 2013 Staff Report

Annual Pinhole Camera Challenge begins Staff Report

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Committed to increasing awareness about the struggles of underprivileged children, Vibha’s 5K Run/Walk is Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The race is located on Centennial Campus and is all off street, paved and well shaded, with water stations every one and a half to

two miles. Participants will be given free T-shirts and snacks. Vibha, an organization dedicated to providing children with education, health a nd oppor tunities, was founded in 1991 and created the Dream Mile in 1998. In 2012, the Raleigh Action Center was created, bringing the

organization to North Carolina. Vibha expects nearly 500 participants at the Raleigh 5K event this year. Registration costs $25 from Oct. 1 through Oct. 24 - last day registration is $30. 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Stop Hunger Now. For more information, visit

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Wolfpack, help save the Gray Wolves! We pride ourselves on the successes of our sports teams, howling our approval and making the “wolf ” sign to cheer them to victory. Given how important wolves are to those of us who love NCSU, I was shocked to be apparently the only member of the Wolfpack Nation in Washington D.C. on Sept. 7 at the National Rally to Protect America’s Wolves. The Gray Wolves lost their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in several states in 2011, and since then they have been

brutally hunted. No state agency can accurately determine how many wolves remain, but licenses to hunt, trap and snare are still being issued. Wolves have been lured out of protected areas and killed, pups are being burned or buried alive in their dens and packs are being destroyed at alarming rates. The decision to de-list wolves wasn’t made using sound science- it was forced as a rider onto a must-pass budget bill. Now the Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Gray Wolf from the ESA in the rest of the country, despite both


overwhelming evidence that wolves are vital to maintaining healthy ecosystems and overwhelming public support to regain federal protections for them. The FWS is taking public comments about this proposal until Oct. 28 on www. Wolfpack Nation, unless the only howls you want to hear are coming from a loudspeaker and the only wolves you want to see are statues on campus, you need to speak up for our nation’s wolves. Gina Longo, N.C. State alumna

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Americans, we are the most arrogant


European parliament discusses NSA surveillance in Europe


he Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee of the European Parliament met on the Sept. 5, 2013 in Brussels. The discussion wa s t it led the Inquiry of Electronic Ma ss Su rveillance of Naman EU Citizens. Muley Among Staff Columnist other journalists, Jacob Appelbaum, a prominent Internet activist and security expert, and Jacques Follorou, a journalist for Le Monde, were invited to the hearing. Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian was also invited for a via video conference. All of them provided insights and findings about the topic of discussion. Le Monde is the French newspaper that led investigation into the French External Securities Agency’s mass spying on its citizens. The Guardian first published similar revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program - PRISM based on the whistleblower Edward Snowden’s information. Jacob Appelbaum is an independent hacker and information security expert. He has worked with WikiLeaks and is a core member of The Onion Router project, also known as TOR, a free program designed to allow users to browse the Internet anonymously. In his first address to the European Parliament, he



eil Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, wrote an opinion column for USA Today titled “America, we are the most exceptional.” In the column, Bush voiced his frustration toward Tyler Gobin the recent Staff Columnist statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin said. Bush said he disagrees with Putin and believes Americans can refer to themselves as exceptional, but in his column, he failed to understand what exceptional means. In Bush’s response to Putin’s statement he demonstrates the United States’ generosity and selflessness, but doesn’t seem to grasp the meaning of exceptional. Bush did an incredible job providing examples of our generosity toward other countries, which he believes is caused by our freedom. He disagreed with Putin directly. “It is emphatically not dangerous when freedomand peace-loving people think of themselves as exceptional,” Putin said. And after reading the bulk of his column, I would agree with Bush if his title said, “America, we are the

provided his insights into the are highly unethical. extent of surveillance mechAppelbaum also disclosed anisms the NSA is involved his personal experiences in, in the United States and with these agencies, which beyond. included unauthorized He mentioned the Foreign searches of his apartments, Intelligence Surveillance detainment at airports, deAc t’s A mend ments Ac t nial of access to lawyers and (FAA, 2008), Section 702 un- even the ability to use the der which the United States restroom. government has authority to “My partner woke up to electronically monitor For- find men with night vision eign Individuals. He also goggles watching her sleep mentioned technology giants in her own home,” Appellike Google, baum said. Facebook, He cited Yahoo and investigaothers who t ions by comply with various the NSA in news agenhaving sysc ie s l i k e t e m s pi gthe Washgybacked ington, the on their Guardian networks and his which allow own expesurveillance rience with Jacob Appelbaum, internet of ema i l s, WikiLeaks activist social netas sources works, for the insearch queries, etc. sights he provided to the Appelbaum also mentioned European Parliament. the Five Eyes program, better Appelbaum condemned known as the Echelon pro- President Barack Obama’s gram, as a nexus between the statement, “Don’t worry, intelligence agencies of five We don’t spy on Americountries including United cans” as insulting to all the Kingdom, New Zealand, members of the EU as that Canada, Australia and the meant everyone who is not U.S. an American was a fair canHe said that these agen- didate for surveillance. cies survey civilian Internet A general agreement on traffic and store it in various the seriousness of the isdegrees, ranging from meta- sue was reached. The LIBE data storage to actual data committee meets again on storage for up to three days. Sept. 24, 2013, and the proThese agencies then exchange ceedings will be streamed information about a hierar- on the Internet. chical basis. Appelbaum stated that these activities

“My partner woke up to find men with night vision goggles watching her sleep in her own home.”


most generous,” but he seems to think generosity means exceptional. Merriam Webster defines exceptional as, not usual or not typical. So in context, Bush’s use is grammatically correct because we are not typical, but I doubt Bush had this meaning in mind. Throughout the article, Bush pushes for a more superior feel than an exceptional one and in his last sentence states, “That’s what makes us the kindest, the gentlest and – yes – the most exceptional nation on this earth.” If I were to pick the most exceptional nation on Earth, I might choose Laos or maybe Antarctica, because they seem to be t he most atypical to me, but it all depends what is classif ied as typical. This 1`is where I have a problem with Bush’s argument. We have to stop comparing other countries actions, cultures and lifestyles to our own. When you compare other cultures to your own, people have a tendency to see in black and white. Either the foreign culture is better than ours or worse than ours. To truly evaluate another culture without a standard to compare it to takes practice, but it allows you to gain incredible perspective. But the bulk of Bush’s mistake was when he inflated the American ego.

Fueling the fire only contributes to the American stereotype of selfishness and arrogance. Feel free to write an article describing our generosity, but leave the superlatives out. Who decided we are the best? LeBron James repeatedly called press conferences to talk about his greatness, but instead he consistently acknowledges his flaws. Usain Bolt is viewed as one of the most arrogant athletes of our time, and we are viewed as the most arrogant nation. Being arrogant in sports might give teams the competitive edge, but it often leads to teams not respecting their opponent s a nd losing. The U.S. i s f u l l of arrogance, and it’s disrespectful toward other cultures, and it also fails to acknowledge their importance. I am thankful to be a part of the U.S., but we are not the only nation, and we are not the best. Bush demonstrated our generosity well, but politicians like him create a lack of respect toward other cultures, which in today’s world is a shame. Never before has the world been so small and interconnected, so, don’t let our arrogance get in the way of learning about the great nations of this planet.

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The Heretic: Well done but potentially offensive Kevin Schaefer Staff Writer

The Heretic

Burning Coal Theatre Co. Sept. 12 - 29

 Burning Coal Theatre’s production of The Heretic is well done and artistic in its execution, but the controversial material within this British comedy is sure to turn off certain audiences. This being its U.S. premiere, the show is a bold display of witty yet relentlessly offensive humor. This dark comedy by British playwright Richard Bean is about climate change and its skeptics. It follows Diane Cassell (Julie Oliver), a university lecturer who debates with her boss and former lover Professor Kevin Maloney (Holden Hansen) about her sea-level research that challenges the university’s stance on global warming. The debate escalates into a fierce controversy in which Cassell receiving death threats among other criticism for her outspoken behavior. Meanwhile, Cassell’s anorexic daughter Phoebe (Emilie Blum) is present when her mother meets her newest student, radical environmentalist Ben Shotter (Chris Raddatz). As the two are instantly attracted


Holden Hansen, Emile Blum and Chris Raddatz in the Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of Richard Bean’s The Heretic, showing Sept. 12 - 29.

to one another, this subplot coincides with the strained relationship between Cassell and Maloney. As the story unfolds, the heart of the play is grounded in satire and social criticism as it uses these characters to comment about some of today’s most debated topics. Director Jerome Davis does a fantastic job of bringing this material to the stage in a manner that is both dynamic and refreshingly innovative. This theatre-in-the-round

production uses limited set pieces and a small stage to draw attention to character interaction throughout the production. Audiences can see Davis’ appreciation for Bean’s work displayed here— His choice to use more bleak lighting and simplistic technical effects correlates well with the tone of the comedy’s script, which is certainly not light-hearted. The casting is another highlight of this show. Julie Oliver magnificently plays

the independent, complex and unorthodox protagonist. Both her physicality and vocal expressions dictate the self absorbed and fiercely determined aspects of her character. She and Holden Hansen demonstrate flawless chemistry, which enhances the intrigue of scenes between them brilliantly. Shotter is by far the funniest character and it is easy to appreciate Raddatz’s performance. His cleverness in bringing this earthy persona

to life is more than formidable, and it blends perfectly with the eccentric and spontaneous aspects of Phoebe’s character. It works for this play to have a small cast because it gives the audience a chance to really learn about these characters and how they interact with one another. Though the cast and crew do a tremendous job, the script is definitely not for everyone. With relentless profanity, religious slurs and sexual innuendo, it’s under-

standable for some viewers to be offended. Furthermore, Bean spends so much time making a point and grounding the play in a pretty dark atmosphere that it doesn’t feel like a comedy—it plays out more like a satirical drama with humorous moments here and there. By the time the show was over, I wasn’t quite sure how to feel. I wasn’t uplifted, but I also wasn’t awakened to any deep philosophy that the play seems to make an effort to convey. I’ve seen other comedic plays and films that doubled as social commentaries and whether or not I agreed with their messages, the majority were entertaining and creative in their presentation. The Heretic can be difficult to enjoy because of its bleak script—it is a dark, heavy and controversial comedy, but in some sense doesn’t that make it a drama? Davis and his crew demonstrate true artistry in this production. It is no doubt well acted, well directed and cleverly written. While The Heretic will likely appeal to indie crowds and smaller audiences, it is difficult to recommend this play to mainstream audiences — even the most mature viewers. Whether you can enjoy The Heretic is ultimately a matter of personal taste.

Phosphorescent connects with audience at Cat’s Cradle Emma Cathell Staff Writer

Phosphorescent is not one of my all-time favorite bands, but it is certainly one that I love to listen to and believe is definitely worth seeing live. Phosphorescent gave a great performance at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Monday. In the spring of 2013, Phosphorescent released its newest a lbum, Muchacho, a nd bega n to tour. The Triangle won a spot in Phosphorescent’s Muchacho 2013 World Tour. After the warm-up band, the audience grew in size and began to come closer to the stage, waiting in excitement and anticipation. The audience’s excitement did not go anywhere, but instead seemed to grow exponentially as the band walked on stage and got to its spots. Instantly, Phosphorescent began playing “Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)” to begin its show and the audience began to dance and clap. Matt hew Houck leads Phosphorescent as its primary singer and lead musician. His full voice along with the indie, southern music and deep, thoughtful lyrics in his albums show that he is an extremely talented musician. However, to get that indie music live, he does need help from other band members, which he brought along with him on stage. Along with lead singer and lead guitarist Houck, there were two pianists, a bass guitarist, a drummer, a tambourine/bongo player and a back-up electric guitarist. The seven talented musicians brought energy, excitement to the stage. The audience appeared engaged after two back-to-back upbeat songs and Phospho-

rescent continued to be draw the crowd during the slower song that followed, “A New Anhedonia,” was performed. The atmosphere felt more serious and solemn, but the audience still remained concentrated on Houck. It was hard not to—Houck expressed his emotions so well through his lyrics and voice that it seemed like I was feeling and thinking his words too. Phosphore s c e nt i s notorious for sadsounding music, but I think that’s what makes it seem so real and relatable to its audience. The concert did not lose steam when, soon after, the band performed “Song for Zula,” its most popular song on Muchacho. Like most concerts, the audience went crazy during the most popular song, singing loudly and dancing wildly. I’m used to bands’ biggest hit being more upbeat and fast, but what was different with this concert is that Phosphorescent’s most popular song is a sad, serious one about being heartbroken. You wouldn’t expect the audience to get that excited by such a depressing song, but with Phosphorescent it was hard not to be because the atmosphere was filled with the raw emotions and the intense music playing all around. About five more songs played that were mostly from Muchacho and it continued to be just as fun and energetic for me throughout the set and it felt like the music came alive. Phosphorescent played the common trick of pretending like they are done then waiting for enough shouting and clapping to come back out again for an encore. I’m getting pretty tired of this cliché part of concerts, but Phosphorescent actually did

“You wouldn’t expect the audience to get that excited by such a depressing song ... ”

something that surprised me. Phosphorescent had an encore set, but instead of the whole band coming back out, only Houck appeared. He once again thanked the crowd for coming out and began to play one of Phosphorescent’s most well known songs, “Wolves,” alone with just his electric guitar. Seeing just Houck on stage was such an incredible experience. The live back-up music was great, but seeing Houck perform alone showed how talented he is as a sole musician. Once the chorus of the song was played, one of the lead pianists subtly came on stage and lightly sang back-ups with Houck, really adding more edge to the song. It surprised me once again at the end when Houck did an interesting trick with the song—while he sang the lyrics, his recorded-over voice played loudly in the background repeating the lyrics, “to wait till those wolves make nice,” ending the song in a strangely powerful way. Following the first encore, the pianist exited stage and left Houck alone again. He then performed a cover song called “Far from Me” by John Prine. He mentioned how much he loved the song and it was easy to tell once he started playing. He played this song like it was his own with so much intensity. I believe this song was my favorite from the whole night because it gave me the chance to see Houck singing with feeling in all of his solo glory. Then finally, the concert ended, and with quite a bang I might add. After the cover song, the rest of the band came back on stage and played, “Down to Go,” form Muchacho. They each played their hardest, with parts of the drum set falling off the stand and Houck getting tangled in the microphone’s cords. The song finished and the band stood, thanked us and was done. I left feeling more impressed by Phosphorescent than ever before.


Matthew Houck (left) leads Phosphorescent at the Cat’s Cradle Monday night. Houck primarily writes and records Phosphorescent’s music but enlists a band for performances.


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 chanic adds a lot of fun and variety to the missions and free roaming of the game. Even during missions the player can switch between characters. In one mission Trevor pilots a helicopter as Franklin covers the operation on the top of a building with a sniper rifle while Michael rappels down from the helicopter to break into an office building. At any point during this mission the player can take control of any of the characters to make the mission go smoother. This switching mechanic is particularly important during heists. Periodically in the game the characters will plan heists—the player is able to select what strategy they want to use and what crewmen they want to bring along. Crewmen have varying skills and the talented ones will take more of the share at the end of the heist. Heists are fun and require good planning. They provide the player with ample money as well making it easy to get anything in the game. The story in Grand Theft Auto V is entertaining and takes a few basic twists and turns. The story keeps the

player interested but when split between three characters it can be difficult to attach to the story as a whole or the player ends up liking one character more than the others. The gameplay is refined from Grand Theft Auto IV and as a whole the game is more enjoyable for it. Shooting has been tightened up a nd cha rac ter control is improved greatly on V. However, the movement controls are still ve r y lo o s e and it is hard to make precise movements with the characters. The game takes place in a fictional city called Los Santos, which is modeled to be almost identical to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. This open map on Grand Theft Auto V feels like a living, breathing world. The graphical level and sheer detail of the world is beyond impressive for the eight year old Xbox 360 and seven year old PlayStation 3. The consoles do show their age, however, with small graphical glitches and moments of lag. These glitches are bearable though, and they do not detract from the experience. Rockstar has crafted a world that genuinely

feels like it continues living after the game is turned off. Small details lend the most to the feeling of an organic changing world. Cars are towed if parked illegally, player can influence the stock market, strangers hold conversations whether or not you’re listening and trains stop if a car is on the tracks. All of this creates a detailed, intricate world. On top of attention to detail, the world is full of things to do almost to an overwhelming point. The player can go out and play tennis or ride fair rides near the beach or play a shooting mini-game at the firing range. Not only are there fun distractions to do in the world but the side missions have a great variety and keep things fun. With its detailed physical world, Grand Theft Auto V creates an interesting social and cultural world. The Grand Theft Auto series has always been satirical and critiqued real life with parodies and over the top representations of culture. The latest installment is no different and has humorous commercials and cartoons that mirror current culture while poking fun at it. However Grand Theft Auto V differs from the previous games in that it does not outwardly say what it parodies is bad. The social commentary is offensive in some spots where it is not always obvious whom or what they’re critiquing. Grand Theft Auto V delivers on the crazy hype it built up before launch. While it has a few flaws and is not the perfect game. Grand Theft Auto V sets a standard for open-world games with its detailed world and solid gameplay.


Five years after Grand Theft Auto IV was released to high praise and high sales, Grand Theft Auto V launched with tremendous hype in its trail. The game reeled in $800 million on the first day of sales this Tuesday and its already receiving praise. Grand Theft Auto V broke world sales records and it fulfills that hype. Grand Theft Auto V’s story relies on a new gameplay mechanic to the series by switching between characters and showing the three characters’ divergent stories with many missions where they converge and work together at times. The three characters—Michael, Franklin and Trevor—each have their own stories and lives as well as different supporting characters. Switching between the characters opens access to different story missions and side missions. When you aren’t playing one character the others still live their own lives, and upon switching to a different character they may be in a random location or in the middle of an event such as driving, playing tennis or having a random conversation. Each character has separate skills as well that can be upgraded. For example: Trevor used to be a pilot so he has a higher skill with planes and helicopters, Michael used to be a professional criminal so he has a better shooting skill than the others. This switching me-



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Sophomore running back Shadrach Thornton runs the football deep into Clemson territory during the football game against Clemson in Carter-Finley Stadium Thursday, Sept. 19. The Wolfpack was defeated by the Tigers, 26-14


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have put State in the lead, but two plays later the Tigers defense forced a fumble from junior quarterback Pete Thomas. Clemson capitalized on the miscue, with Boyd throwing a 30-yard scoring pass to Bryant. This score put the Tigers on top 20-7, a lead they would


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including a 2-1 loss in double overtime last fall in Raleigh. The Wolfpack hasn’t won

never look back from. “We had a couple big momentum plays that unfortunately got called back,” Doeren said. ”That hurt us in the second half because I thought we had a touchdown there with Bryan [Underwood].” Thomas went 20-of-36 for 213 yards and one interception. The junior still has not registered a touchdown pass this season. Thomas led his team with 14 rushing attempts, two more than junior

running back Tony Creecy and freshman running back Matt Dayes combined. The Tigers amassed 415 yards of total offense compared to 378 for the Pack. State’s defense held Boyd, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, largely in check through the first half. But a pair of second half touchdown throws to Bryant effectively ended the contest. “Our defense played a hell of a game,” Thomas said.

in Charlottesville, Va. since 1980, but Otte says he’s optimistic about State’s chances. “This year our team has way more quality than the last two years,” Otte said. “I’m really excited to play

Virginia, especially because we lost our last game and we have to show toughness and bounce back.” State kicks off against the Cavs on Friday afternoon at 7 p.m.


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Freshman forward Jackie Stengel scored late, but the Wolfpack couldn’t overcome a two-goal deposit and lost to Miami 2-1 on Thursday night in Coral Gables, Fla. Stengel’s seventh goal of the season, tying her for 17th in goals scored in the nation, came in the 88th minute; seven minutes after the Wolfpack (6-3, 1-2 ACC) had gone down 2-0. The Hurricanes (6-2, 1-2 ACC) scored one goal on either side of halftime to win their first ACC match of the year. The Wolfpack came into the match fresh off winning its first ACC contest since Oct. 20, 2011 on Sunday against Pittsburgh. State’s next match comes against No. 3 Florida State (7-0-2, 2-0-1 ACC) in Tallahassee, Fla. Sophomore forward Jasmine Paterson was the Hurricanes’ key player on the night, assisting on the first goal and scoring the second. The ‘Canes outshot the Wolfpack 14-8, and took the lead 19 minutes into the game. Paterson found junior midfielder Erin McGovern outside the box. McGovern ripped her shot past freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Stelljes into the top left corner of the Wolfpack’s net. McGovern’s third goal of the year gave the ‘Canes a 1-0 lead, an advan-



Freshman forward Caroline Gentry runs the ball down field during the game against Miami in Dail Soccer Stadium Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The Hurricanes defeated the Wolfpack 2-0 after spending most of the game in a 0-0 tie.

tage they took into halftime. Miami doubled its advantage in the 81st minute, this time through Paterson. The sophomore’s fourth goal of the season from a close-range finish put the ‘Canes out of sight. Stengel pulled one back for the Wolfpack with two minutes left in the game, scoring off a pass from senior de-

fender Meagan Proper, State’s leader in assists. Proper’s assist was her fourth of the season and created a tense final two minutes for the ‘Canes. But State was unable to find a tying goal in the closing minutes, losing its second ACC match of the year to Miami.


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State ready for Courtyard Midtown Invitational The N.C. State volleyball team will host Courtyard Midtown Invitational this weekend at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack (8-1) will take on Wisconsin (8-1) in the opening match on Friday at 7 p.m. before playing Colgate (6-3) and VCU (9-2) on Saturday. The first 300 fans to attend the Wolfpack’s match on Friday night against the Badgers will receive free N.C. State sunglasses. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Cross Country opens season on Friday The N.C. State men’s and women’s cross country teams open their 2013 seasons on Friday in the Wolfpack Invitational at the WakeMed cross country course in Cary. Both the men’s and women’s teams won the Wolfpack Invitational last year. The men’s team begins the season ranked No. 25 in the nation, and the women’s team is ranked No. 22. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Men’s tennis players set to compete in weekend invitational Five players from the N.C. State men’s tennis team will play in the UVa Ranked + 1 Invitational this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. State is one of 15 schools that will send representatives to play in the tournament, which is hosted by the University of Virginia. Play begins on Friday at 9 a.m. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS


Freshman fullback Bryant Shirreffs fights off a defender during the football game against Clemson in Carter-Finley Stadium Thursday, Sept. 19. The Wolfpack was defeated by the Tigers, 26-14.


Sophomore halfback Shadrach Thornton is tackled into the endzone for a touchdown Thursday, Sept. 19. The Tigers led the Wolfpack 13-7 at the half at Carter-Finley Stadium.

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Last season, under the lights of Carter-Finley Stadium, the N.C. State Wolfpack defeated the then-No. 3 ranked Florida State Seminoles with a thrilling second half comeback. On Thursday night, in the 82nd meeting between N.C. State and Clemson, the Pack was unable pull the upset, falling to the No. 3 Tigers. The Tigers, led by senior quarterback Tajh Boyd, outlasted the Pack, 26-14. Boyd

accounted for 244 passing yards and three touchdowns, also adding 54 rushing yards. “It was a hard fought game,” N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren said. “I thought our players competed hard. I’m proud of the way they competed tonight. “It was not a moral victory by any means. We do not accept losing here.” State was charged with nine penalties for 57 yards while Clemson was only flagged six times for 45 yards. The penalties killed the Pack’s offensive momentum on numerous drives throughout the game.

“I’m disappointed in the penalties we had tonight,” Doeren said. “We have to clean up and we’ll continue to work on it.” Clemson’s junior wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant combined to account for sixteen receptions, 169 total receiving yards and two touchdowns. After two field goals from Clemson’s graduate student kicker Chandler Catanzaro gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead, the Pack answered with a 21-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Shadrach Thornton.

Thornton was suspended for the Wolfpack’s season opener against Louisiana Tech and saw spot duty against Richmond in the following week. Thornton’s run was his first of the season and the only carry he recorded in the game. Thornton also tacked on one reception for 32 yards. The sophomore’s run gave the Wolfpack a 7-6 lead with 11:03 left in the second quarter, the Pack’s only lead of the game. Clemson responded by scoring right before halftime, with Boyd throwing a dart to junior tight end Sam Cooper

in the end zone. The Tigers went into halftime with a 13-7 lead. State’s junior receiver Bryan Underwood gained 54 rushing yards on two end-around attempts. Both rushes had a chance to go the distance. Underwood broke free on his second attempt midway through the third quarter and appeared to reach the end zone, but the play was whistled dead after the referee judged that Underwood stepped out of bounds, negating the score. Underwood’s run would

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QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s good to have other things to rely on if sports doesn’t work out.” Fabian Otte, senior goalkeeper

Senior goalkeeper Fabian Otte said he remembers exactly how he ended up playing goalie. “It’s kind of a funny story,” Otte said. “I don’t want to say I was a fat kid, but I was a fat kid. My coach told me, ‘You can’t run. Just stay in goal and don’t run. You’re too slow anyway.’ So that’s how I became a goalkeeper.” “Through t he years I started to develop a talent for playing goalkeeper, and I was pretty good at it so I decided to stick with it. Then I lost weight and got even better at it.” Otte said he has grown to love everything about being a goalkeeper, including the type of stress he endures during games. Most times, Otte will do nothing for 88 minutes; but for the other JOANNAH IRVIN/TECHNICIAN two minutes of a game, he is Senior goal keeper Fabian Otte punts the ball during the Wolfpack victory over the Adelphi Panthers on Tuesday Oct 23rd. The under immense pressure as win improved N.C. State’s record to 9-7 overall and 1-5 in the ACC. State’s final line of defense. “There’s a lot of pressure Before coming to Raleigh, “When you’re a pro, your OTTE STATS because you can’t make Otte was playing in the Ger- career can be over so quickly YEAR GP-GS MIN GAA SV SH mistakes, but you can also man youth soccer system. But and if you don’t have a plan B, 2011 19-19 1747:24 1.65 67 5 become the hero in a game,” American collegiate soccer then it’s really risky. So even Otte said. “I’m deciding had a special appeal to Otte. if something happens, like in 2012 17-17 1528:44 1.41 54 3 many games O t t e s a i d case of an injury, I still have SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS just by makhe hopes to a degree and I can get a job.” ing saves or become a At German universities, cause your career in sports cheer for Germany,” Otte not making professionathletes can choose to pursue can be over so fast,” Otte said. said. “I love both countries. saves. That’s a l s o c c e r either professional athletics “It’s good to have other things I love America, I love being a big responplayer after or a collegiate degree after to rely on if sports doesn’t here and I’m so happy that I sibility that I graduating. finishing high school. But work out.” came here, but Germany is really like.” For the Ger- since German colleges do not Otte was pleased to see the still my home country.” Otte, origman, getting field athletics teams, athletes United States national soccer As for now, Otte’s remains inally from his deg ree must travel abroad to pursue team, coached by former Ger- concentrated on the WolfFabian Otte, Muenster, was first and athletics and their degrees man soccer star and coach Ju- pack’s (3-1, 1-1 ACC) upsenior goalkeeper Germany, foremost. simultaneously. rgen Klinsmann, qualify for coming ACC clash at Virginia has started “My mom Otte, a two-time member the 2014 World Cup last week (2-3, 0-2 ACC). Both squads 40 games for State since always wanted me to get a of the Atlantic Coast Confer- by beating Mexico, 2-0. will be desperate for a victory joining in 2011. The senior degree, which I’ve finally ence’s All-Academic team, But should the U.S. squad to stay out the conference’s has recorded 10 shutouts in done now that I’m graduat- said he believes that academ- play against Germany in next basement early in the season. his career for the Wolfpack, ing in December,” Otte said. ics are especially crucial for summer’s World Cup, Otte State has lost to the Cavaand he has allowed only two “I promised my mom that athletes. will understandably be cheer- liers in its last two meetings, goals through four games this I’d try to get a degree before “I think doing well in aca- ing for his native country. season. I went pro.” demics is very important be“I’m definitely going to OTTE continued page 7

“I promised my mom that I’d try to get a degree before I went pro.”

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