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Fubar ads a headache for students Alanna Howard Deputy News Editor
Students parking in West Campus lots should be wary of potential damages caused by flyers from downtown club Fubar. Phillip Christofferson, a junior in political science, was one such student who found his windshield littered with Fubar’s fliers, advertising their college night hours and drink specials. These fliers, often getting wet from the recent rainy weather, are very difficult to remove from car windshields once they are dried. “I thought it was against University policy to leave stuff on cars,” Christofferson said. “To be honest, it’s just obnoxious, and I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that.” Regardless, University policy doesn’t outright prohibit solicitation, and anyone can pick up a permit from the University to legally solicit, according to Larry Ellis, lieutenant in the public safety division of Campus Police. “Anyone who wants to solicit, or leave things on cars, et cetera, must first go through Talley and pick up a permit for solicitation,” Ellis said. According to Carey Kidd, owner of
Fubar and the Carey Kidd Entertainment Group, they no longer leave fliers on campus. “We stopped doing that several weeks ago,” Kidd said. When asked why, Kidd said it was because he and his company “weren’t allowed to do it.” But John Garrison, a junior in computer science, said he found some on his truck recently. “I’m not sure when they’re saying they stopped,” Garrison said, “But I found some on my windshield a couple weeks ago.” If students don’t find them soon after they’re left, the flier adheres to the glass and becomes hard to remove. For Garrison, the clean-up is going to take awhile. “The back peeled right off, leaving the color ad stuck,” Garrison said. “It’s hard to scrape and I’m going to have to take it and get it scrubbed off somewhere.” Christofferson said he thinks he found the one on his car soon after it was left. “I think I might have got it shortly after they put it out, because I got it off pretty easily, but I still see cars with the residue and it’s definitely going to be hard to get that off,” Christofferson said. “I know most of us that don’t have a problem getting it off will just toss it on the ground, which is bad because it creates trash. The solicitor
Damage from an advertisement left on a car’s windshield in an RWzone parking lot. Damage like this is fairly common in parking lots near dormitories. Many advertisers, like the Fubar night club in Raleigh, print their advertisements on paper that leaves hard-to-remove residue if exposed to heat or rain.
is causing more work for University Facilities and they’re not getting business because we all think it’s obnoxious for them to do this.” According to Ellis, as long as there isn’t any damage done during clean up, there isn’t a way for students to take legal action towards the solicitor. “They can do a tort claim through Legal Affairs if there is intentional damage done, but that’s only if they
can prove there was intentional damage done,” Ellis said. “Then Legal Affairs would determine who would be responsible for the fine and the cost of removal of the problem.” According to Ellis, when Campus Police come across someone
Freshmen friends Trinity Hampton and Emily Sinclair take off on the one mile nearly naked run outside D.H. Hill Thursday, March 31, 2011. Hampton, a biological sciences major, and Sinclair, an animal science major, stripped to their underwear to help raise clothes for charity. “The running wasn’t bad,” said Hampton after the run. “Standing around in the cold before was pretty bad though.”
New engineering courses to help U.S. military succeed Sagar Sane Staff Writer
Among other decisions made by the committee Wednesday, the University Courses and Curriculum Committee approved the addition of courses for the bachelor’s in engineering program in the Havelock area. According to David Parish, assistant dean of academic affairs for the Col-
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The College of Engineering will adopt new courses for their bachelor’s program in the Havelock area.
Recognizing the threat of climate change to current agricultural practices, the commemorative Nusbaum conference sought to create a dialogue by hosting speakers from around the country. The conference, hosted by James Moyer, department head of plant pathology, is supported by an endowment established by the late William N. Reynolds Distinguished Professor C.J. Nusbaum and his wife, Virginia. Michael Specter, an award-winning writer for the New Yorker was one of these speakers, and addressed whether it is possible to combat world hunger. “We can definitely do it; we have had this discussion since forever,
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Plant pathology dept. hosts conference Shivalik Daga
Chancellor Randy Woodson’s realignment plan continues to call for cuts
The 2011 Nusbaum Conference focused on sustainable agriculture and scientific communication.
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Fliers stuck to West Campus cars deter students from visiting downtown club.
lege of Engineering, reasons behind the latest course additions “Our College of Engineering offers a bachelor of science in engineering degree to residents in the Havelock area. This program basically fits perfectly for the marines stationed at Cherry Point Naval Air Station. We had proposed to have a new prefix MES, Mechanical Engineering Systems, for some of the new courses for this degree which will replace some of the existing courses offered as a part of the degree offered in Havelock area,” Parish said. “This new technical concentration for the BSE degree is an associate between mechanical and aerospace
engineering. The courses will be MES 300, 305, 401, 402, and 405.” John Ambrose, dean of the division of undergraduate academic programs, said these MES courses are developed for a specific purpose. “The MES courses are being developed to support an undergraduate degree that we maintain at Havelock as part of N.C. State’s efforts to serve the active duty military stationed in our state,” Ambrose said. Parish said addition of these courses will help the local students in the Havelock area in a number of ways.
Chancellor Randy Woodson is set to axe more administrative positions in response to looming, undetermined budget cuts. The Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development will lose five positions--two administrators and three support staff--under the chancellor’s realignment plan. Services the office provides won’t change, but they will be reassigned and reorganized, according to the office’s vice chancellor, James Zuiches. “My office is being closed,” said Zuiches, who recently announced his retirement. “But none of the programs themselves are being closed.” Zuiches said he did not know the exact monetary savings the closure of his office will produce. Zuiches said the chancellor will reassign the office’s economic development programs to Terri Lomax, vice chancellor for research and innovation. Programs for continuing education and the Shelton Leadership Center, however, will be reassigned to the provost’s office. Most of these programs provided by Zuiches’ office are already managed and lead by college deans, according to Zuiches. His office’s role thus far has been to serve as a central hub for the programs, along with leadership and coordination services. Through this cut, much of the office’s leadership capacity will be lost.
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$5.00 from the sale of each shirt to benefit “Origami Wishes” NC State’s campus-wide fundraising for the American Red Cross. T-shirts will be available this Friday for $10.00 each at NC State Bookstore.
“Every dean already has an associate dean responsible for extension in these programs,” Zuiches said. “So I don’t think there will be a lot of additional work on the deans.” However, Zuiches said the cut will increase the workloads of other University administrative divisions. “There will be some additional responsibility in the vice provost for research office, and there will be some additional responsibility in the provost’s office,” Zuiches said. According to the University’s website, the office has several divisions under its umbrella, and its unifying goal through those divisions is to “partner the resources of the University and communities to produce mutual benefits.” The office has had three main goals, according to Assistant Vice Chancellor Mike Davis. It has worked with students who are on scholarships, worked with work-study students and has run a yearly national leadership forum. Politicians, athletes and corporate executives have traditionally spoken at the forum, according to Davis. Davis did not say whether the forum would be cut. The Shelton Leadership Center, currently part of the extension office, awards high school seniors and N.C State students scholarships based on academic merit and community leadership. Alex Martin, a scholarship recipient and senior in business administration and international studies, said scholarships will continue to be provided. “The Shelton Leadership Center has a large endowment not dependent on state or federal funding,” Martin said. “There are a lot of corporate donors; they are very intent on keeping it alive.”
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ikki Huber, a junior in English scans a textbook in the library. The library has a few of these large scanners which allow the user to scan something and convert it to a PDF. It is a free service, and Huber said she doesn’t buy textbooks because of these machines. “I’ve saved about $200 so far,” Huber said. “I do this for all my textbooks. It’s much better than buying it for $200 and only getting $40 back at the bookstore.” Huber said she does buy the novels she uses for class.
POLICE BLOTTER March 29 12:47 A.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Lee Hall Student was injured while climbing fence. Units responded and transported for medical treatment. Student will be referred to the university. 1:53 A.M. | SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE University Plaza Report of vehicle being driven on plaza. Officer checked the area but did not locate any problems.
3:07 A.M. | BREAKING & ENTERING-VEHICLE Varsity Lot Officer found eight vehicles broken into. All owners were notified. CCBI was notified and responded. Investigation ongoing. 7:40 A.M. | CONCERNING BEHAVIOR REPORT Sullivan Shops II Officers stood by during dismissal of two staff members. Appropriate personnel notified.
12:14 P.M. |DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Murphy Football Center Staff member reported sign had been vandalized.
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3:30 P.M. | SKATEBOARD VIOLATION Free Expression Tunnel Officer encountered nonstudent skateboarding in violation of university policy. Subject had been previously trespassed and was arrested for 2nd Degree Trespassing and Resist/Delay/Obstruct for failing to follow orders.
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10:33 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Wolf Village Officers responded to alarm caused by cooking. System reset.
11:28 P.M. | SEXUAL ASSAULT Yarbrough Drive Student reported being assaulted by subject at Thomas Hall. Student was able to escape and reported no injuries. Appropriate paperwork completed and personnel notified.`
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Campus Clean-up day today
Prior to Tuesday’s elections, candidates for offices littered campus with signs promoting students to vote for them. The Elections Commission and Waste Reduction are working together for this project. The drop off for the signs is the dumpster in the Bragaw parking lot from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. SOURCE: LINDSEY PULLUM
UAB accepting applications The Union Activities Board is now accepting applications for the Executive Board and Committee Chairs for 20112012. Visit www.ncsu.edu/ uab to apply and see positions available and descriptions. These student leader positions include a stipend. Deadline is Friday April 8th at 8 a.m. UAB is described as for the students, by the students. UAB and its committees create innovative activities that stimulate, motivate, educate and involve the Student Body. SOURCE: MATT WOODWARD, UAB PRESIDENT-ELECT
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about whether we can feed our population or not. It is only now due to the threats of climate change that we are asking this again. However, keeping these problems in mind, we do need to do something radical now,” Specter said. “World hunger is bad. It is immoral— but it should stop. It is a very complex issue that we need to think about.” The major part of Specter’s discussion focused on embracing the benefits provided by modern science and putting into effect existing solutions to battle climate change in agriculture. “We have three different systems in academia, the corporate sector and the government. The academics can change a lot about the way we think and go about doing things, because that is what they are supposed to do,” Specter said, “I often see people pitting genetically modified crops against organic [crops] and making arguments for either side. Why is that? They should embrace each other.” Giving the example of Aspirin’s side-effects as a drug, he argued for the benefits of science, and that some side-effects of the drug are not sufficient reason for people to stop using it. “If I give ever ybody in America an aspirin today, 300 people will surely die due to that,” Specter said, “But is that sufficient reason for us to ban the drug, considering it kills about 300, from a population of over 300 million? We should be thinking about that only if it also does not cure anyone, which we know it does.” Following the recent natural and nuclear disasters in Japan, Specter said he was unsure of whether nuclear energy had a bright future in the country, though he said it shouldn’t be completely rejected as a potential energy source. “I hope I’m wrong, but after looking at what happened in Japan, it seems unlikely that we will be seeing a lot of nuclear energy here in the future,” Specter said, “However, we must realize that nuclear is a part of the solution and not the problem. Everything comes with risk, but we need to look at the benefits along that as well.” Specter also pointed out the
lis said. “Many people don’t know that, since it’s such an open campus.” For Christofferson, the solicitation practice is counterproductive, since he said their efforts turn him away more than encourage his patronage. “I don’t think they should be able to do it, but it should help if they pay for any costs people have to pay someone to get it off,” Christofferson said. “I know these things are hard to enforce, but it doesn’t motivate me to go there if I have to fight to get it off my car.”
soliciting, their first step is to ask if the person has a permit. If they do, and it is shown, then they leave them alone. If not, it’s custom to inform the solicitor they have to leave until they have a permit. “We ask if they have a permit, and if they don’t they can be trespassed from the University, but normally we inform them first,” El-
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Talking about the environmental, social, and economic benefits of no-till farming, Charles Rice, Kansas State professor of soil microbiology, presents at the Nusbaum Conference in the McKimmon center Thursday, March 31, 2011. Rice focused on the tangible economic benefits that come with environmentally responsible farming practices. “Farms make $2,000 a year per turbine and they can farm under it. Put 30 of them up and that’s a legitimate income,” Rice said. “I challenge you to build these landscapes of ecological responsibility.”
need for the scientific community to communicate better with the society. “We need to do a better job of explaining what we want,” Specter said, “Tell stories about what you do, tell them how you did it. If you screw up, tell people about it, but find a way to communicate more efficiently with others.” Specter said he believes every scientist should be able to explain to anyone the nature of their work. “You should be able to explain to someone who does
not understand much about science what it is that you do in the lab and how it helps people,” Specter said, “If you cannot do that, frankly, you do not deserve to be a scientist or someone who receives a lot of funding for their work.” Moyer also said he believes the scientific community needs to be more focused on how it presents itself. “We are at a point when doing the job is not enough,” Moyer said. “Part of the responsibility is to get our story out. It is not that we need to do
more, but that we need to be more effective.” Kestrel Lannon, a secondyear graduate student in plant pathology, said this event drove home the importance of effective communication. “I attended all the four sessions and they were all very interesting talking about the problems we face today,” Lannon said, “I agree that scientists struggle with communicating with the society in general, and we need to get better at that. We can always improve.”
“The courses will be structured to be more specific to the location where they will be offered, considering the companies in that area and also the Cherry Point Naval air station,” Parish said. “The five courses mentioned above will consist of two labs. These courses are mandatory for the students pursuing BSE degree in the Havelock area.” Bill Fortney, eastern regional director for distance engineering programs, said the program is will continue to grow quickly. “Right now, five students have transferred to the program at Havelock. We expect four more to come soon. Considering some of the courses taken by students in this semester, we expect more students will come in pipeline in the near future,” Fortney said. “Also, the MES courses will be live at the Havelock location
and other N.C. State courses will be online.” According to Parish, the implementation of the “three strike rule” for civil, construction and environmental engineering students was also approved at the meeting. “The three strike rule implies that the civil, construction or environmental engineering students who attempt the same College of Engineering course, three times unsuccessfully, will be withdrawn from the department and transferred to a temporary curriculum for students leaving the College of Engineering,” Parrish said. However, Andy Hale, professor and undergraduate coordinator in biological and agricultural engineering, said this rule is not meant to dishearten students, but help them succeed. Andy Hale, professor and undergraduate coordinator in biological and agricultural engineering, said, “This three strike rule should not discourage the students. Many times, unsuccessful attempts could mean that they are not in right place, not that the students are weak.”
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This round of cuts is part of Cha ncel lor Woodson’s realignment plan, created with input from Provost Warwick Arden and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Charles Leffler. Woodson’s administration has taken steps to mediate buts cuts to the UNC System expected from the General Assembly by assessing colleges and University
service divisions line by line, cutting positions and services where they deem necessary. Administrative positions have been a recurring target under the realignment plan. Woodson and Arden said they’re been attempting to “preserve the academic core” by addressing administrative inefficiencies. The University and the N.C. university system as a whole have yet to receive an exact number regarding budget cuts from the state legislature, which should finalize the budget by July 1.
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We can rise up against sexual assault R
The annual Take Back the Night event was Wednesday night, one night after a girl was sexually assaulted on campus. Approximately 350 out of 10,000 female students will be raped each academic year on a college campus. Statistics also show one in seven men will experience sexual assault.
Sexual assault is not merely something to be brought up at freshman orientation. This is a serious topic N.C. State needs to deal with. Further incidents can be prevented by spreading awareness, educating people on this issue and actively working to change the culture where this is the topic of jokes.
Migrants matter We didn’t realize how much migrants mattered. The numbers say they matter, statistically. North Carolina ranks sixth in the nation for numbers of migrant farm workers, but numbers are infamously forgettable. A run-in with a group of migrants hiding from the Border Patrol, however, is a little harder to forget. We encountered them in a stream bed in Mexico’s Sonoran desert, just a few hundred yards from the metal fence they would soon attempt to cross. On the opposite side lay miles of dry desert that claim hundreds of lives annually. This experience was one of the many wake-up calls on our Border Issues servicelearning trip to Arizona. Now envision a courtroom with seventy migrants in front of the judge. This is a daily process called Operation Streamline in which a selection of the recently caught migrants are pushed through a condensed process and sentenced to a misdemeanor or felony, removing the possibility of future legal entry. We met with a public defender who actively opposes this process. She described it as unconstitutional because migrants are manipulated out of their right to a fair trial. Though North Carolina is not a border state, the millions of illegal immigrants within our state have faced the difficulties of the border. Through our experiences, we realized migrants are people and the issues at the border are humanitarian. As citizens of this country, we should take
ape and sexual assault is a very real issue on college campuses all over the nation. Victims and their friends and families are forever scarred and affected by these events. Their lives suddenly are seen through the lens of what happened to them. The solution to the most violent crime on college campuses in America is to inform our peers of the severity of this issue, and promote a culture that is intolerant of sexual assault. As a community, it is our job to foster an environment where victims feel safe to come forward, as well as spread awareness to prevent future incidents. It is our responsibility because it’s not just the victims’ problem, it’s the entire community’s. We are the Wolfpack,
and we need to provide a unified front against these issues. Students promote such incidents by the language they use. The use of derogatory terms outside of the original context they’re intended fuels what the N.C. State’s Women Center calls rape culture. This is where our society uses certain language and actions that could make an attacker feel their actions are justified. This type of culture is the exact opposite of what we as a community need to be promoting. We can counteract these ideas by not supporting or tolerating images and people who promote them, such as, Tucker Maxx, the well-known author
and self acclaimed a-hole who described his many sexual encounters with women he cared nothing about. These negative influences are not only detrimental to our environment, but also just in bad taste. By supporting people and images like this we are indirectly fueling the acceptance of rape culture and sexual assault. Administrators should also take this issue seriously and promote the same safe environment. A environment of tolerance and public safety needs to be emphasized. This would not only support the fight against these abusive ideals, but also benefit everyone on campus.
We can promote a safe environment at N.C. State by offering more classes and support groups for those who have experienced such crimes and work to change our campus culture. We can show our support by taking a self-defense class and sharing our knowledge. Think if it were your friend or a family member. Would you not want to give them all the support you can? We must do this as a community. As students we can make a difference. We must act, for our safety as well as the safety of others. The issue of sexual assault must be combated with awareness within our community. This issue is not new, and it’s not going anywhere, so we need to be active as we look to change our attitudes.
the first step and get informed. We recognize there is no simple solution, but now we do know this: migrants matter. Erin Lineberger, sophomore in natural resources
As a student in CHASS, I received an email from Dara Leeder that disturbed me the morning of the election. In her email, Leeder sent out recommendations from the CHASS Council on candidate endorsements for the elections. It seems to me that having faculty and organizations support certain candidates over others does not serve the idea that candidates should be selected for a position by their peers in an unbiased manner, especially on the day of an election. Do you feel it is just for an arbitrary and nonlegislative body, like the CHASS Council, to bias political results on voting day when the candidates themselves cannot campaign to defend arguments made against their candidacy? I think it is unfair for a University employee to do so, and it is ethically questionable. Samuele Viscuso senior, political science
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April Fools? During the spring 1968 demolition of Riddick Stadium, NC State students constructed a fake body, splashed red paint everywhere and buried it under the rubble. The morning construction crew was temporarily horrified.
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I’d tell you how I feel, but UNC’s psych students haven’t told me yet
he letter written to us by our “intellectually superior” neighbor really infuriated me. Not because they’ve offended me, but because I can’t read. Sometimes I like to pretend that I know how to read by picking up a copy of the Technician and holding it Ahmed in front of Amer my face, Guest Columnist upsidedown, as I eat in the dining hall. But it’s time to face the facts: I, along with every student at N.C. State, am as incompetent as the far superior Tarheels say I am. It was nice to get that off of my chest. I know other N.C. State students who are reading this might get mad at me, but don’t you sometimes fantasize about being Chapel Hill students too? Don’t you daydream about being the quintessential smart elects? Our students are too busy in the library pretending to read and solve complex equations. And for what? For the Wall Street Journal to take pity on us by ranking us higher than UNC on the Top 25 Recruiter List? Our superior ranking would be snatched from us if students at Chapel Hill knew about it, but, fortunately, a strange
chemical reaction takes place when UNC students touch a copy of the Wall Street Journal causing them to spontaneously combust. Since I can’t read, I’m assuming that the notice UNC’s student paper was so kind to write harped on the same, outplayed insults that I hear from Chapel Hill fans. We are deserving of these insults; we will never be rivals. Let’s stop tr y ing to compete with Chapel Hill on the athletic turf. Chapel Hill will consistently have the best athletes simply because their University provides them with more perks. Our programs have been run too ethically; we can’t reasonably hope to compete. It’s a wonder that we were ever considered to be rivals. Now, I’m not a genius from UNC, but I’m sure that you guys have figured out that Chapel Hill has been letting us win in football for the last four years. And if any hope ever existed for our basketball team, they don’t even have a coach now. How is the team going to
coach themselves? I mean, maybe we could get a new coach that’ll help the team reach its full potential and return the Wolfpack to its former glory, but what are the odds of that happening? We’re better off sacrificing t he a n imals at the veterinary school to Cthulhu. So let’s celebrate Academic Inferiority Day all year long by s t aying modest about our past triumphs, learning from our failures, and remaining optimistic about our “bleak futures.” I hope that all N.C. State students have at least one friend in Chapel Hill who can read this response to them. My UNC friend was kind enough to type this for me, as I struggled to think of words to make coherent sentences.
“Sometimes I like to pretend that I know how to read by picking up a copy of the Technician and holding it in front of my face.”
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“Generally, I feel safe during the day. I feel more unsafe at night, but I make sure to walk with groups and park as close as I can to the building I’m walking to.” Caitlin Cohn senior, English
“Personally, I feel fine, but I’ve seen the rates of assaults increase since my freshman year. I’ve never felt personally attacked.” Victor Castillo Cordones senior, environmental science
“Pretty safe. Even though there are incidents on campus, they seem pretty rare. I walk to the library at all hours of the night and am fine. Also, Campus Police seems to be on their job.” Jonathan Merlini non-degree, post-baccalaureate studies
“Relatively safe. We have options like the safety escorts. But after what happened on Tuesday, it is scary.” Janet Nguyen junior, international studies
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Yo quiero taco truck Taco trucks serve Hispanic population a taste of home and open U.S. taste buds.
“I had heard about these taco trucks, I just had never been,” Ilse Gonzalez, a sophomore in nutrition science, said. Like many independent restaurant businesses, Don Beto sticks with appealing to clients through the use of recipes and inKen Cheng gredients close to home. Staff Writer “The majority of our customers are from It is 12:30 on a bright and sunny Tues- Mexico; sometimes we do get American day afternoon when the Don Beto El Po- customers,” Moral said. blano taco truck goes through another More importantly, this means making typical afternoon rush. Orders are taken everything fresh from the preparation of while tacos and tortas, large Mexican sand- the tortillas to the cooking of the meat. wiches, leave the serving window and are “We make fresh tortillas while some people use already made ones,” Moral said. handed to hungry customers. It is hard to say exactly how much lon- “For us we make it from corn flour, the way ger the truck staff will continue serving on they make it in Mexico. We cook our pork this Tuesday afternoon. Within the next two ways. One way we fry it while the other couple of hours the staff of Don Beto will we marinade and then slow cook. We also quickly pack up their food marinade and slow cook and close the stainless steel our beef.” shutters of their serving For those who miss NATALIE ROSS/TECHNICIAN windows, finished for the the native flavor of their country, food trucks like These tacos de lengua, or beef tongue, are day. However, a customer Don Beto provide a meal some of the most popular types in Mexico. searching for authentic that not only satisfies Don Beto el Poblano garnishes theirs with Mexican tacos will never their desire for classic onion, cilantro, radishes and fresh lime. find Don Beto on Google favorites, but also demaps or in a restaurant directory. Those who know livers nostalgia as well. customers are Hispanic, so the f lavors how to find the food venThe vendor offers sta- would are no surprise to them. Exotic dor will not look for a fixed ples that any Mexican menu items include tacos of: lengua, beef can relate to, although tongue; tripa, fried tripe; pastor, marinated address. Instead, they will Miguel Moral, the business is run by lamb; and cabeza, which consists of the keep their eyes out for an cook at Don Beto el Poblano poblanos, natives of the meaty pieces of cow’s face. inconspicuous white util“I expected pretty much exactly what I Mexican state of Puebla. ity truck smugly parked on According to Moral, there are various saw,” Gonzalez said. “It was surprising to the side of the road. Traversing the busy thoroughfare of Cap- specialties that coincide with different re- see it. Its (Don Beto’s truck) location was ital Boulevard, Don Beto has been running gions in Mexico. Although Don Beto serves really random. Maybe because I’m Mexican and I go to Mexiits route for three years. Its cook, Miguel food from Puebla, Morcan restaurants a lot, it Moral, has been working the street for a al said any Mexican was familiar.” would recognize and year and a half. The restaurant busi“We usually move every two or three appreciate the flavors. ness relies heav i ly Forget nachos, gordi- TECHNICIANONLINE.COM hours to places like construction sites,” tas, and any dish with Read the rest of this story and listen to our on constancy, albeit Moral said. special podcast online. stationary or mobile. The concept of mobile-food service, the words “cheesy” and however, is not unfamiliar with the out- “fiesta” in the title. Don Beto, without res- Customers will fall back on more consisside diners in Raleigh. Despite having ervation, serves authentic Mexican food, tent establishments than restaurants with knowledge of food trucks like Don Beto, even if it may be unsettling to the Ameri- temporary locations. many people in the Triangle have limited can palate. According to Moral, the majority of the experience of them.
“The majority of our customers are from Mexico; sometimes we do get American customers.”
Cook Aron Aldama Martinez serves Juan Martinas, a regular of Don Beto El Poblano, on Tuesday during the lunch rush. This taco truck is one of many that work the streets of the Triangle, serving authentic Mexican food to the large Hispanic community.
A LA CARTA: THE TRUCK’S MENU
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Tacos: • Buche, pig stomach • Tripa, tripe • Carnitas, fried pork belly • Chicarron, fried pork rinds • Asado, roasted beef
Tortas, Mexican Sandwiches: • Milanesa - fried steak • Chorizo - Mexican sausage • Cubana - beef and sausage
Pastor, roasted lamb Pollo, chicken Cabeza, beef head meat
SOURCE: DON BETO EL POBLANO
Features LIFE & STYLE
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Truck serves Detroit-style pizza and a lesson on defeating the odds Food truck struggles against city ordinances to deliver its sought-after pizza creations. Joanne Wu Staff Writer
Mike Stenke knew more about technical writing than pizza when he was laid off a few years ago. He came home with a change in employment status, but nothing had changed about the family and newborn child he had to raise. Nowadays, Mike Stenke can be found driving around the Triangle area in a pizza truck, largely sought after by reporters, photographers and food magazines including Food & Wine. Not only are journalists tracking down Stenke’s truck, but so are N.C. State students. On Tuesdays, Centennial campus embraces Klausie’s, the food truck Stenke drives around, named after and inspired by his son. After eighteen years of working for an information technology department, Stenke was put out of work. Driven in part by his family and part by ambition, Stenke knew he had to take a different career path. “The kind of job that I had, it was always somebody else in charge,” Stenke said. “When the project would end, my contract would end. And I was sick of that. I wanted to take control of my own destiny.” At that time, Stenke and his wife had an 18-month-old son to take care of. Thus, his family was motivation enough for him to take his profession into his own hands. So he turned to his background – a childhood surrounded by food and
Above: The Klausie’s Pizza truck can be found on Centennial Campus every Tuesday. Right: Mike Stenke stands holding a square pizza pan in his Klausie’s pizza truck.
KLAUSIE’S PIZZA LOCATION Mike Stenke of Klausie’s Pizza comes to Centennial Campus at 920 Main Campus Drive, by the Venture Buildings, every Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. His other locations and updates can be found at his website: www.klausies.com
Free pizza boxes, however, were twenty years laden with restaurant knowledge from working multiple not enough to make up for the part-time jobs. Having tried his problems Stenke would eventually hand in everything from making run into. From failed truck inspecbiscuits at Hardee’s to owning con- tions to vehicle breakdowns, discession stands at the RBC center couragement became an increasduring sporting events, Stenke had ing reality more tangible than any seen his share of the food business. hint of success for Stenke. FurtherAll of them would eventually lead more, Raleigh’s city ordinances dismissed his idea of a food truck him to his current position. “All these kinds of things helped almost immediately. “No is about the easiest thing build me to own a food truck,” said anyone can say,” Stenke said. “I’ve Stenke. However, his isn’t just any type been told no from the very beginof food truck. Upon reminiscing, ning. My friend Dan – first thing Stenke found square-pan pizza he said was ‘no, you’re not gonna original to his hometown of De- be able to make that type of pizza.’ troit to be an unforgettable mem- Even my own city said no to me.” While the city prohibited Klauory. What was once a dare from his friend to remake the same type of sie’s from selling on city streets and pizza is now a 3-by-5-inch reality private property, Stenke refused to currently being sold daily from his abandon his pursuits. “[There are] very little places truck. Nevertheless, before attaining the city will allow food trucks on,” a successful food truck, obstacles Stenke said. “So I had to try and typical to any entrepreneurship get as creative as I could in finding seemed to stymie Stenke’s as- new ways to work and operate.” Among the “creative” locations pirations relentlessly. With no money to start a restaurant and Klausie’s visits is N.C. State’s Cenonly a modest amount left on his tennial Campus, thanks to onhome equity credit card, Stenke’s campus hospitality services. “Klausie’s is allowed to serve on wife encouraged him to start the business despite their limited re- Centennial to help provide food to that camsources. pus, as there “I d i d n’t have been few come from a food options in wealthy family TECHNICIANONLINE.COM or anything,” Read more about Mike Stenke’s narrative the past,” said Randy Lait, SeSten ke sa id. and listen to our podcast on Klausie’s. nior Director of “There wasn’t a golden parachute waiting for me.” Campus Enterprises Hospitality But it wasn’t long before Stenke Services. On any given Tuesday from stumbled upon opportunity. A used food truck available for pur- 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a line can chase was found in Tampa, Flori- be found on Centennial Camda, complete with an oven, cooler pus outside Klausie’s pizza truck. At three dollars a piece, slices of and fridge. “It even had pizza boxes, so I meat, Greek, veggie, pepperoni didn’t have to buy boxes,” Stenke and cheese pizzas are baked fresh to order. said with a smile.
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Korean flavor with a Mexican twist
Joseph Henry, an alumnus of N.C. State and an employee of Centennial Campus, recieves his lunch from Bulkogi Korean BBQ Thursday, March 17, 2011. “It’s good,” said Henry, “I come every thursday. The spicy bulkogi is the best.”
Bulkogi food truck comes to campus weekly to serve its Korean/Mexican fusion.
tacos, quesadillas and hotdogs would be more appealing to people.” The Bulkogi truck, which takes its name from typical Korean dishes of barbequedmarinated beef, comes to 920 Main Campus Drive on Centennial Campus every ThursMark Herring Life & Style Editor day, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. According to So, the demographic the truck It first starts with the smell on the street. targets is between the age of 20 to 40 years. “Centennial fits that really well,” So said. As steam and smoke from the grill waft into the surroundings of Bulkogi Korean “With the professionals and some of the Barbeque food truck, the perfume lures students around, we can serve both.” Due to stringent municipal regulation, people to stop by and take at least a glance. the family has to comIt is hard to pin down mute daily to Durham, the smell, which comes which has extended itself off as a mix of soy sauce, as the capital of the N.C. marinated meat and the TECHNICIANONLINE.COM peculiar hint of Mexican Read more about Bulkogi and their food food truck community. Rising gas prices have food. online. become problematic for “The smell of the food is like advertising itself,” Christine So, cook the family. The truck’s dishes uses inspiration from and attendant at Bulkogi, said. “We can’t Korean favorites like bulkogi and kimchi, help it, but we use it to our advantage.” Bulkogi, which the So family started in a spicy pickled cabbage dish. Although torJanuary of 2010, delivers the traditional fa- tillas and hotdogs aren’t common items in vorites of the Korean family in a method the Korean kitchen, Bulkogi uses them as a that Americans would be more familiar mode to deliver the distinguished and unmistakable Asian flavors. with. “As Koreans, we use a lot of ground chili, “People may be unsure about or scared off by the real Korean stuff,” So said, “so sesame, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in our we thought that presenting these flavors in food,” Christine So said.
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Along with Korean inspired tacos, burritos and quesadillas, Bulkogi Korean BBQ offers more traditional Korean cuisine. This platter of spicy bulkogi consists of stir-fried vegetables, rice and the signature spicy beef. “Korean food is typically fresh,” Jen So, cook, said.
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done, especially when they have had to step in injured starters. continued from page 8 “I think the freshman almost every meet this year in class is the best it has been the all-around routine, Ouel- for the past three years lette is expected to contribute that I have been here,” in every phase of the meet for Barr said. “They let us rely on t hem State. whenever “The we need, other freshallowing men and I them to fill have been our shoes.” doing very freshman Stephanie Ouellette Over the we l l e ve r past f ive since more responsibility has been given years, the Wolfpack gymto us,” Ouellette said. “We nastics team has always want to do our best and have a finished in the top-10 along good weekend. It’s been a good with having gymnasts qualyear so far and we are looking ify for a spot in the National forward to a few of us making Championships every year. This weekend looks to be nationals.” The freshmen have become another exciting year at reone of the key components of gionals for Stevenson’s wellthis year’s team. Barr praised trained squad. them for the work they have
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can continue that against Wake Forest and get another conference series win.” While the team may have done well against the Tigers last weekend, the Pack knows the road does not get any better in the ACC. But with the series taking place in Raleigh, Avent knows there is no place like home. “We’re about to play a really good baseball team,” Avent said. “But Clemson came in 15th in the country and we won two out of three and we know very well we could have won the third game. In this conference, you can’t take anything for granted. We are playing really well and just need to keep it up against another really good team in Wake Forest.”
“We want to do our best.”
Junior gymnast Jess Panza does a flip during her beam routine at the meet against West Virginia in Reynolds Coliseum, Jan. 21, 2010.
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For Green, one of the most challenging aspects of the position change has been footwork. The former all-state safety out of Macon, Ga. played in all 13 games last season as a true freshman.
“At safety I did a lot of running sideways,” Green said. “I just have to get out of that habit. It’s more shuffling than running. After that, it’s just about getting into the backfield.” As coach Tom O’Brien enters his fifth season in Raleigh, expectations are on the rise after a 9-4 season and victory in the Champs Sports Bowl. With several questions that still need to
be answered, O’Brien said his there. Only time will tell.” While spring practice does self-described “experiment” of putting Green in at strong-side not traditionally produce profound headlinebacker lines, Wolfwill take time pack fans may to develop. be greatly en“ H e ’s a couraged by a work in progCoach Tom O’Brien broad obserress,” O’Brien vation from said. “He has the ability, he’s working hard, the nine-year marine veteran. “We’re more mature than and I think he’ll do fine out
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we’ve been at this point in the past,” O’Brien said. “We understand where we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to do. There’s more experience out there, so there’s not as much indecision, not as many missed assignments and as many goof-ups. “They know where they are supposed to be. Now it’s just a question of whether we can get
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• Page 7: A continuation of the stories on baseball, gymnastics and the new-look linebacking corps
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Pack ready for showdown with Deacons
Men’s tennis hosts Seminoles The 59th-ranked men’s tennis team will try to end its current five-match losing streak as it takes on 47th-ranked Florida State today at Pullen Park at 3 p.m. Like the Wolfpack, the Seminoles (6-10 overall, 1-4 ACC) are also on a fivematch losing streak after losing to Virginia Tech and Virginia last weekend. The Noles are led by two nationally ranked players in No. 24 Vahid Mirzadeh and No. 91 Clint Bowles. The match against Florida State gives the Wolfpack an opportunity to pick up its first ACC victory, as the team currently sits at 8-9 overall and 0-5 in the ACC after dropping its match against Wake Forest on Tuesday. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Women’s tennis travels to Tallahassee The 36th-ranked women’s tennis team will travel to Tallahassee to take on 34th-ranked Florida State today at 4 p.m. The Pack is led by 29th-ranked Sanaa Bhambri and 83rd-ranked Sandhya Nagaraj, who are also ranked No. 26 nationally in doubles. State (10-5 overall, 1-4 ACC) will be trying to end its three-game conference losing streak, but defeating the Seminoles on the road will be a tall task. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Uchebo named Team USA MVP While rumors keep swirling around about the men’s basketball coaching search, four-star Wolfpack recruit Joseph Uchebo continues to impress. The 6’10” center from Word of God Academy in Holly Springs was named Team USA’s MVP last weekend in a game against Team Florida. Uchebo finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and six steals, helping his squad to a 10297 victory. SOURCE: ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM
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Earning a shutout victory in baseball is every college pitcher’s dream. Looking at the stat sheet after the game and seeing a zero under ‘earned runs’ means everything to a pitcher. When Wake Forest travels to Doak Field at Dail Park to take on the Wolfpack in a three-game series starting tonight at 6:30, it brings with it the Co-ACC Pitcher of the Week in Tim Cooney. But N.C. State has its own counter punch in righthanded ace Cory Mazzoni. Both pitchers dazzled their opponents last weekend, but Mazzoni statistically had the edge over Cooney. While Cooney tossed a shutout against No. 6 Florida State on Saturday, allowing only five hits in 7 and two-thirds innings, Mazzoni went the distance in the series opener against No. 15 Clemson and allowed just four hits in his first career shutout. Coach Elliott Avent said he knows about the pitching Wake brings to Raleigh, but believes his team has enough arms to compete with the Deacons. “They have a kid [Cooney]
Junior infielder Andrew Ciencin makes contact with the ball in the game against Davidson at Doak Field on March 1. Ciencin finished 1-4 at the plate with an RBI, helping the Wolfpack to a 3-2 victory.
who can pitch his butt off,” Avent said. “They went down to Tallahassee and shutout Florida State 8-0, which doesn’t happen very often. But we know that we have great pitching too. So we better be ready to play and be ready to go up every at-bat wanting to hit.” The Clemson series did much more for the Pack than just getting a series win against an ACC opponent. It also instilled confidence in a team that had scored only 14 runs over a twoweekend span, where the Pack
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Today is Friday MEN’S TENNIS VS. FLORIDA STATE Pullen Park, 3 p.m. WOMEN’S TENNIS @ FLORIDA STATE Tallahassee, Fla., 4 p.m. BASEBALL VS. WAKE FOREST Doak Field at Dail Park, 6:30 p.m. TRACK @ FLORIDA RELAYS Gainesville, Fla., All day TRACK @ LIBERTY COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL Lynchburg, Va., All day TRACK AT COLONIAL RELAYS Williamsburg, Va., All day Tomorrow is Saturday BASEBALL VS. WAKE FOREST Doak Field at Dail Park, 6:30 p.m. SOFTBALL @ BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1 & 3 p.m. (doubleheader)
Quote of the day “He’s an athlete, he can run and he can hit. He just needs to figure it out.” Fifth-year senior Audie Cole
“They have a kid [Cooney] who can pitch his butt off.”
do too much when they’re at bat,” Ciencin said. “But against Clemson, we were probably one of the loosest teams I’ve ever been a part of. We just went out there and took that mentality onto the field and played the game the right way.” In the game this past Saturday night, freshman D.J. Thomas allowed three early runs before being pulled by Avent for redshirt senior reliever Rob Chamra. Chamra threw five scoreless innings of long relief to get the Pack back on track as the offense scored five runs to earn Chamra the win. Chamra said that the team has gained much more confidence after its recent series win and the key to this weekend will be continuing that success. “Winning always gives the team a huge boost of confidence,” Chamra said. “A lot of the guys are swinging the bat well and pitching well. So we just need to continue to play together and keep playing consistently well.” Chamra said the offensive surge the team has been on lately is more due to timely hitting rather than just hitting well. “The offense went through a little bit of a lull, but we seem to have it figured out again,” Chamra said. “We’re getting much better at timely hitting and moving runners over and looking like we are in midseason form. Hopefully we
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combined to go 1-5 over that Ciencin was a big part of the victory over the Spartans as he span. In three games against the hit a three-run home run in the f irst inning Tigers, t he and finished Wolfpack w it h four matched its RBI. Ciencin run total of 14 said the key and continto the team’s ued to break success this out against weekend will the Spartans rely on stayof UNCCoach Elliott Avent ing loose. Greensboro “When on Tuesday you’re losing, I think everynight in a 9-1 victory. Junior inf ielder Andrew one just presses and tries to
Fourth-seeded N.C. State earns a Regional bid for the ninth straight year.
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Co-ACC Pitchers of the Week meet in a threegame series at Doak Field at Dail Park.
Last 8 Regional Finishes: • • • • • • • •
2003 - 6th 2004 - 6th 2005 - 6th 2006 - T-5th 2007 - T-4th 2008 - 5th 2009 - 6th 2010 - 6th
After placing sixth at the EAGL Championships two weeks ago, the N.C. State gymnastics team earned an NCAA Regional bid for the ninth Source: N.c. State Athletics straight year and will compete as the fourth seed in the six-team Athens Regional. Joining State will be No. 6 need to go into this weekend with UCLA, No. 8 Georgia, No. 18 LSU, confidence and do our best.” Barr has had many opportuniMaryland and West Virginia. “I think that after EAGL, we have ties to showcase her skills this year nothing to lose,” junior Brooke and has been successful at doing Barr said. “We realized that if we go so. Along with being named EAGL out there and go big, we will do bet- Specialist of the Week for her efforts ter than if we compensate for little is- against 19th-ranked Minnesota on sues. We need to go big or go home.” March 12, Barr has had an overall suc c e s sf u l ye a r The team has and is one of the had the opporkey gymnasts the tunit y to pracPack will rely on. tice for a full two Barr was named weeks since they an All-EAGL firstlast competed at team selection in the EAGL Chamthe vault routine pionships on this year and has March 19. Pracaccumulated a totice has continued tal of 13 podium on as always with Coach Mark Stevenson appearances, with positive results six being first-place that will be showcased this weekend in the Athens finishes. While the Wolfpack has relied on Regional. “Practice has been good,” coach experienced gymnasts like Barr and Mark Stevenson said. “The girls have junior Jess Panza, the team has also done exactly what we asked them to kept the freshman well involved. and what has been done in the past. Due to some injuries this year, SteThose that have done exceptionally venson has been forced to start a few well at the past few meets are con- more freshmen than usual in his rotations this season. But the talented tinuing to do well.” While the sixth place finish at the group has proven they are ready for eight-team EAGL Championships the next level and Saturday’s regionwas a disappointment compared to als presents an opportunity for the finishes from previous seasons, it has freshmen to show what they are cayet to discourage Wolfpack gym- pable of. Stephanie Ouellette has been one nasts. Individual performances have shown that the Lady Pack has what of those outstanding freshmen this it takes to succeed this weekend and year that has always gone big. The earn a potential bid to April 15th’s Columbia, Md. native, who garNCAA Championships in Cleveland, nered All-EAGL first-team honors for the floor and all-around routines, Ohio. “I think as a team, this is the first has accumulated 16 podium finishes year we definitely have a shot at qual- this year, with four of those being ifying for nationals,” Barr said. “We first-place. With podium finishes in can make it to nationals with no problem if we give it our all. We just Gym continued page 7
“The girls have done exactly what we asked them to and what has been done in the past.”
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Redshirt senior Audie Cole jumps up into the student section following a 28-27 victory over North Carolina on Nov. 28, 2009. After finishing with 97 tackles last season, Cole is moving to middle linebacker, filling the void left by Nate Irving.
Linebacking corps reloads Cole, Green becoming more comfortable with new position shuffle. Sean Fairholm Staff Writer
With the departure of SI.com AllAmerican Nate Irving, an off-season storyline for N.C. State was how the team would replace its senior leader on defense. With the progression of spring practice and the growing familiarity of new players lining up in different positions, some of State’s most vital defensive play makers have started to develop confidence. Fifth-year senior Audie Cole, who tied for the team lead in tackles (97) a season ago, has moved over from the strong-side linebacker position to replace Irving. The senior out of Monroe, Mich. said that the change has brought a challenging learning curve. “I’m learning every day,” Cole said. “I’m still making mistakes, but I’m doing more things right than I was earlier in the spring. Everything happens quicker and you have to make quicker decisions. You’re dealing with big ole’ linemen and if you’re hesitant, they’re
on you quick.” Cole is joined in the linebacking corps by sophomore D.J. Green, who spent last season playing the safety position in eight different contests. Cole said that Green has done well with the transition considering his age and minimal experience at linebacker. “D.J. is going to be good,” Cole said. “He’s an athlete, he can run and he can hit. He just needs to figure it out. He’s still young. I remember when I was in my sophomore year and I couldn’t tell you what to do out here. But he’s learning and he’s picking things up quickly. I know he’ll do a good job.” One of the main reasons for Green’s swap of positions is that the Pack appears set at the safety position with juniors Earl Wolff and Brandon Bishop returning to their starting positions in the secondary. However, Green’s athleticism he displayed last season as a valued special teams member has made him a strong candidate to line up alongside Cole this upcoming fall. “I feel pretty confident,” Green said. “I love it. I know the older guys are going to help keep me in check, so everything should work out.”
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