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Eye on The Triangle This week’s episode of Eye on The Triangle will feature interviews with the Wolfpack Environmental Student Association, Toni Thorpe from the African American Cultural Center and John Coffey from the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). With stories from our contributors Mark Herring and Jacob Downey, we will hear about the Norman Rockwell exhibit at NCMA, and the psychology of racism. We will also have readings from Windhover contributors, and our very own Jon Gomes will give us his favorite albums of 2010. As always we will have sports, weather and a community calendar, so tune into WKNC 88.1 FM tonight from 7p.m. to 8p.m. SOURCE: CHRIS CIOFFI, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Graffiti of Martin Luther King, Jr. was painted outside the Free Expression Tunnel Monday that included his famous speech, "I have a dream."
Student Government seeking distinguished professor award lecture
Student Government is accepting nominations for distinguished professors on campus. The top three professors will give a lecture, about anything they want in Stewart Theatre on March 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. Nominations are open until Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. The nomination form asks for information from the nominating student, such as what made the class enjoyable, what is your most memorable experience with the professor and describing the professor in three words. For more information and to register your favorite professor, visit the Student Government homepage at http://students.ncsu.edu SOURCE: STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Free tutoring offered for West Campus residents
The Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services (WSTS) provides free, oneon-one help for all your writing and speaking needs on West Campus. You can bring any piece of writing or speaking at any stage in the writing and speaking process to get help with brainstorming, development, thesis construction, organization, editing, presentation skills, and more. Free tutoring is held each week in the Lee Hall Classroom. Beginning the week of Jan. 24, a tutor will be on duty in the Lee Hall Classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., and on Sundays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. For more information on the program (including other times and locations), please visit the website: http://www.ncsu.edu/ tutorial_center/writespeak/ SOURCE: WRITING AND SPEAKING TUTORIAL SERVICES
Financial aid applications due March 1
N.C. State has a priority – filing deadline of March 1 for the FAFSA. Students may miss out on scholarship and grant support if the FAFSA is submitted after March 1. The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is in the process of migrating to new financial aid software for the 2011-12 academic year. Please check MyPack Portal in mid-February to confirm receipt of your FAFSA and determine if other information may be required. If your student wishes to give you access to see financial aid information, they may grant access via MyPack Portal at Student Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Parent/ Guardian Access. Click the ‘Financial Aid’ checkbox and then click the ‘Save’ button. SOURCE: OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
CHANGES TO THE TECHNICIAN For the spring semester, Technician is making several changes to the appearance of the newspaper. One of these changes is to create Belltower Briefs. In the past, Belltower Briefs were a part of the Technician. This will be a short write-up which will run in the newspaper on Monday and updated online all week. If you have ideas for Belltower Briefs, please e-mail News Editor Chelsey Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org. CHECK TECHNICIANONLINE.COM FOR UPDATED BELLTOWER BRIEFS DAILY.
Campus group looks to pick up recycling rates event coordinator for the recycling program said she is helping to advise the members of the Entrepreneurship Initiative program starting this program. According to Hollen, the main purpose of the recycling program is Chelsey Francis to share the importance of recycling News Editor with campus. “This is a big event we’re hoping to A group of students are collecting as much recycling as they can within be repeated in future years through the entrepreneurship initiative” said the next two and a half weeks. These students are members of the Hollen. “N.C. State is the first UniEntrepreneurship Initiative program versity to partner with Coke in this housed in The Garage on Centennial regard.” Entrepreneurship Initiative memCampus. According to the website, the En- bers have two and a half weeks trepreneurship Initiative program to hand out is sponsored by Red Hat; the Garage all the bags gives students a place to work on dif- that Coke ferent projects and collaborate. The gave them. Entrepreneurship Initiative program They’ve also offers general courses in entre- handed out t he preneurship for all students. The courses offered through the bags evEntrepreneurship Initiative program erywhere are intended for students who are in- the memterested in learning more about en- bers of the trepreneurship. These courses also group can think of, according complement other entrepreneurship to Hollen. “ T he y ’ve b e e n offerings on campassing the bags out pus and satisf y to students, dorms, general education apartment buildrequirements. ings, the RBC CenAngela Hollen, a ter and bars,” said graduate student Hollen. “We went on in textiles and apAngela Hollen, grad student Hillsborough Street parel technology to hand out bags, and management, and graduate advisor for the Entre- too. We handed out bags to the N.C. preneurship Initiative Program and Republican Party office. We would
Coke and Entrepreneurship Initiative partner for collection drive.
“They’ve been passing the bags out to students...”
The entrepreneurship initiative group is passing out bags around campus to collect recycling. A Coke RV will be parked on the brickyard from Jan. 24 until Jan. 27 collecting the recycling. The Coke RV will also have prizes to give out during the time it’s parked in the Brickyard.
have handed them out to the Democrat office, but we couldn’t find it.” According to Hollen, the RBC Center is going to be a large partnership in the initiative. The RBC Center is
allowing the group to collect recycling at NCSU games held there. “At the moment, we’re going to be
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Students striving to strike down childhood obesity
‘Phishers’ looking to net students’ sensitive info
‘Fruit of the month,’ ‘Food council’ ideas compete for innovation prize.
Fraudsters run scam that helps them access student accounts.
Brooke Wallig Deputy News Editor
In a nation where obesity is a perennial health issue, N.C. State students are setting their sights on reducing childhood obesity as they compete for the Institute for Emerging Issues’ Prize for Innovation. Allison Hofmann, a junior in nutritional science and leader of one of the five finalist groups, said she hopes her “Fruit of the Month Club” will be well-received. This year, the IEI Prize for Innovation has awarded each of the five finalist groups $1,000; IEI will award one group of full-time students $5,000 for the most “innovative, effective and scalable solution,” according to IEI. Hofmann said she has had success with her program in the past and said she believes the program will continue to be successful. “I originally tested this program a few years ago by partnering with my local Food Lion. The Fruit of the Month Club provides children
signed up for the program with a different fruit or vegetable each month,” said Hofmann. The program also involves putting parents on a listserv “where I sent out e-mails with information about the fruit or vegetable, healthy recipes and more,” said Hofmann. “The goal with this is to expand children’s food horizons of many kids who otherwise may not be able to try fruits other than the basic bananas, apples or oranges.” Allison Dipper, a senior in biological sciences and partner in the Fruit of the Month Club, said extra exposure to a variety of healthy foods is especially important for children. “This project allows a lot of children to try new fruits and veggies with the mindset of eliminating childhood obesity,” she said. “Children need a lot of exposure to new fruits and veggies; the average is 10 to 15 times, before they will accept it and eat it willingly. But for economically disadvantaged families, that is a lot of food and money to waste on trying to get their children to eat new fruits and veggies,” said Dipper. Hofmann said she thinks this idea
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Raymond Smith had received suspicious e-mails in his student account in the past, but one he got recently was fishy enough that he forwarded it to campus authorities. It turns out he was right to do so, as the e-mail was part of a “phishing” scheme aimed at getting students to give up private information. The e-mail Smith sent to authorities originated from a student account, and appeared to have come from someone with an N.C. State e-mail account. “As a matter of course, I don’t for-
ward suspicious e-mails to campus security. I usually just delete them,” Smith, a graduate student in industrial engineering, said. “I got more concerned when it appeared that it had originated from a student account.” The e-mail Smith received was another attempt to get student information through phishing, a scam that has grown in scope and sophistication in the last few years. In the last year, phishers compromised at least 80 N.C. State Unity accounts, according to the Office of Information and Technology. In order to appear legitimate, the phishing e-mails mention “NCSU” or “N.C. State” in the message and, in some instances, even include the name of a student, faculty or staff member.
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Today SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN TOWNHALL MEETING 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Room 136 Monteith Research Center WKNC INTEREST MEETING 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Student Senate Chambers SCIENCE CAFÉ: RAIN FORESTS 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tir Na Nog – 218 S. Blount St. Raleigh STUDENT MEDIA BOARD MEETING 7 — 9 p.m. SAS Hall Room 1108 PHOTO NIGHT FEATURING SMILEY 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 33 Carroll Hall, UNC Chapel Hill SENATE MEETING 8 – 10 p.m. Senate Chambers DEFLATE DUKE PRE—GAME RALLY 9 – 11 p.m. Free Expression Tunnel Wednesday Jan. 19 NCSU CLUB – PARKOUR AND FREE RUNNING MEET—UP 6— 8 p.m. Brickyard – At the bottom of the stairs to D.H. Hill Library ART TO WEAR MEETING 6— 7 p.m. 320 Brooks Hall PEACE CORPS. INFORMATION SESSION 6 – 7 p.m. Global Village – 2428 Hillsborough St. UNC – MLK MEMORIAL LECTURE 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Memorial Hall – UNC—Chapel Hill
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Dance it out
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iomedical engineering sophomore Cicely Kaikai dances with the Fusion Dance Crew Monday to prepare for their annual show Saturday at UNC-Chapel Hill. “It is our biggest show of the year,” Kaikai said, “so we have to use all the time we can to practice.” The Fusion dance crew goes to UNC-CH annually for their “Journey to Asia” show. UNC-CH returns the favor by coming to N.C. State during our Asian heritage week.
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storing the bags at The Garage,” Hollen said. Between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, an RV provided by Coke will be in the Brickyard between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. giving away prizes for bags of recycling turned in at the RV, according to Hollen. “The RV is going to have all sorts of stuff in it,” said Hollen. On Jan. 27, Coke will be giving out free Cokes and other prizes, according to Hollen.
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will resonate with both the IEI judges and the public. “The issue of childhood obesity is so widespread and intimidating that we need a large-scale program that uses the community. Eating habits are largely influenced within families, so to be able to work with communities and families to reverse trend of childhood obesity at grassroots level is the best way to tackle this and the Fruit of the Month Club does this,” said Hofmann. The Fruit of the Month Club is not the only project
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Space for entrepreneurial students working on high tech and low-tech ideas Includes work rooms, office space, tools, equipment, library, conference room and relaxation zones Allows students to develop ideas within a community of entrepreneurial thinkers Is located on Centennial Campus in Research IV, Room 1800 (Students interested in the Garage must apply for access; tours are available.) SOURCE: ANGELA HOLLEN, GRADUATE ADVISOR FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE PROGRAM
NCSU students and faculty are involved in that made it to the finals. Tessa Thraves, extension associate in horticultural science, is the faculty adviser for a group of students from several different universities working together to create what she calls a “youth food council.” According to Thraves, this idea has its origins in the statewide food council created in April 2010. “The youth who put forward this proposal have experience with national youth networking efforts, local initiative in their home locales and summer internship programs. They see the value of networking and collaboration,” said Thraves. “Now at their respective colleges, they are positioned well
to build a statewide network of youth who are doing food work across the state, particularly as a way to address our obesity epidemic and health crisis through good food access.” To students like Kelly Gupton, a freshman in elementary education, this council would fulfill a great need in public school systems, especially for elementary school students. “Not only do schools not include near enough physical education for younger students, they are serving them unhealthy foods,” said Gupton. “When kids become overweight or obese they often lose confidence in themselves. They are made fun of and then they sometimes stop trying.” Gupton also said the Fruit of the Month Club project has its
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“NCSU e-mail accounts are sent all kinds of phishing and spam e-mails, but since January 2008, the messages frequently mention NCSU by name,” OIT security officer Tim Gurganas said. With this information, the phishers can access the student’s MyPack Portal information and, possibly, commit identity theft or some other type of fraud. The phishing e-mails definitely look official, Smith said. “It appeared that the message originated from a student email account, which I doubted. But based on the headers and formatting, it did look like an N.C. State account,” he said. Gurganas said that students should be immediately suspicious of any e-mail that asks for any type of private information. “Students need to realize that no matter what story they hear, IT administrators do not ever need or ask for passwords,” said Gurganas.
PHISHING FAQ What is phishing? “Phishing is any social engineering attack to obtain access to computer data by tricking you into revealing secret information such as your username and password,” said IT Security Officer Tim Gurganas. How can I protect myself against phishing attacks? Students should never give out any personal information about their Unity accounts.
own merits. “Some schools have tried to make their lunches healthier, but then they just end up continuing to serve pizza every day. Even if schools want to keep serving pizza, at least make it a requirement for students to have a fruit or vegetable with every meal they get at school.” said Gupton. “And French fries don’t count.” The final section of the competition requires finalists to create a three minute video explaining their project and convincing the public to vote for their idea. According to IEI, the general public will be invited to vote for the project they feel is best on Feb. 7 when the videos are shown during the Emerging Issues Forum. Hofmann said the IEI com-
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Opens Monday, January 24 The Crafts Center
What the heck is klezmer funk? A lot of fun. Clarinetist David Krakauer, funk trombonist Fred Wesley, DJ Socalled and their band mash-up an amazing brew. Preshow talk with Dr. Jonathan Kramer, 7pm.
Do it...Love it...Live Healthier Weekly Meetings Start January 18th Weekly meetings
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petition will not be the final time the public sees the Fruit of the Month Club. Regardless of the outcome, she said she will continue to try to see her idea come to fruition and also plans to reach out to include children in the foster care system. “We certainly plan on growing the Fruit of the Month Club, and we are recruiting many nutrition science majors within the University,” said Hofmann. “Any work you can do with kids and be a really good role model for children promotes healthy eating, life or education is the best way to volunteer your time, especially when these kids are at an age where they idealize college students.”
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Saturday, January 29 at 8pm Stewart Theatre
Technician was there. You can be too.
Two new exhibitions open this Thursday– Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles and The Pull of the Moon: Recent Work of Barbara Lee Smith. FREE
Students can enable “Suspicious activity alerts” in their e-mail accounts buy clicking the “Details” link next to the “Last account activity” line at the bottom of any Gmail page. What should I do with suspicious e-mails? Students should send suspicious e-mails with headers that mention N.C. State to abuse@ ncsu.edu. If the e-mail is a scam, OIT can configure its e-mail antivirus/antispam service to delete future e-mails like it.
7:02 P.M. – LARCENY Talley Student Center Student reported laptop case and textbook stolen.
Thursday, January 20, 6-8pm Gregg Museum of Art & Design
An exhibition of the NC State Photography Club, open through February 25.
No matter what getting caught up in the phishing net is a hassle for students, who are locked out of their campus accounts completely until they are contacted by OIT and reset their passwords. “We absolutely need to increase the visibility and awareness of this real problem for our campus,” said John Baines, assistant director in the security and compliance unit of OIT. Anna Powell, a freshman in biomedical engineering, said that she has not received any phishing e-mails to her knowledge. “A lot of e-mails go directly to my Spam folder, which I don’t really look at,” Powell said. The campus e-mail systems receive about 500 targeted phishing e-mails each day, “though there are surges to as high as 1,500 [phishing] messages sometimes,” Gurganas said. OIT has several e-mail filters in place, but the filters are designed to stop Spam and don’t work as well to stop phishing e-mails.
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Students pack campout for basketball tickets TA K I N G PA R T I N A TRADITION AT N.C. STATE, STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN CAMPOUT FOR UNCCHAPEL HILL BASKETBALL GAME TICKETS. THE CAMPOUT, SPONSORED BY STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT, INCLUDES S E V E R A L D I FFE R E N T TRADITIONS.
Students line up to check in for the UNC basketball ticket campout on Saturday. It was about 35 degrees as the students waited patiently in line in order to set up camp and head inside to Reynolds Coliseum for the scheduled activities and games.
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Nathan Huchins, junior in agricultural business managment, signs in to participate in the UNC Campout event held Saturday night. This was not Hutchins firt time. " This year it moved pretty quickly and there is more of a turnout," said Hutchins. Hutchins plans for staying warm throughout the night were " a lot of layers and probably hanging out in Reynolds for a good portion of the night."
What do you get when you combine 2,400 students, tents, a chance for tickets to the UNC game, 3-on-3 basketball and 27-degree weather? The UNC Campout. As the sun set and night fell, tents stood along Dunn Avenue from the student bookstore to the far end of the parking deck near Thompson Hall. Construction lights powered by generators illuminated the check-in tents. By 7:30, the checkin line stretched into the pedestrian tunnel across the street from Reynolds Coliseum. Put on by Student Government and the athletics department, the UNC Campout took place from the Saturday evening until Sunday morning. Some students got tents from Outdoor Adventures, a division of Campus Recreation. According to Ben Chiles of Campus Recreation, students went to the Campus Recreation website to reserve a tent and sleeping bags. “This is the third year [Campus Recreation] has rented tents,” said Chiles. Students rented tents starting at $4, and sleeping bags for $4 apiece. Events were also held in Reynolds, including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. This was the first year for the tournament, which was a fundraiser for the Jimmy V Foundation, a cancer research foundation that was founded by the late N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano. According to Andy Walsh, a sophomore in political science and the Student Government Campus Community Chair, the event raised $1,100. “I am proud that students gave their money toward such a great cause,” Walsh said. Even those who did not participate in the tournament had a good time. “It was fun watching other students play in the tournament,” said Alexis Gomez, a sophomore in animal science. “The crowd got into one game when three girls went against three bigger guys. Everyone was disappointed when the girls lost in a close game.” Outside Reynolds was a small tent with a sign that read “Chancellor Woodson’s Tent.” “We put up Chancellor Woodson’s tent as a joke that was crafted by Dr. Tom Stafford,” Walsh said. “We knew the Chancellor was going to make an appearance at his first Cam-
pout as Chancellor, so we gave him a great campsite right in front of Reynolds Coliseum. When the Chancellor arrived with his wife we told them that all previous Chancellors have stayed the entire night of their first campout and if he didn’t, then he would forfeit his basketball tickets for the UNC game. He got a good laugh out of it and was happy to see so many students participating in the tradition.” Students who attended the campout ranged widely with regard to year, major, and experience camping, but not enthusiasm. Frisbees and footballs flew, and hacky sack games were played on and along Dunn Avenue into the evening. “I would definitely consider this year’s Campout as a success,” Walsh said. “Whenever over 2,000 students come together on campus for a unique event with no major setbacks, than that is a great success in my book. I am also really proud of the amount of money we raised for the Jimmy V Foundation ... that is a reflection of the great students here at N.C. State.”
Brandon Long, senior in computer engineering, Sam Marshall and Abe Lawson, seniors in mechanical engineering, set up a tent in front of Reynolds Colosseum for the UNC ticket campout Saturday night. Long was excited for the campout but "more excited about the game," he said.
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CJ Uthe, junior in business, shoots a jump shot for a shootout game as an activity at the Reynolds Colosseum for the UNC ticket campout Saturday night.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Registration in front of Reynolds 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Events in Reynolds hosted by Campus Rec, including 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser benefiting the Jimmy V Foundation.The Atrium Food Court 11:30 p.m. - Midnight: Transition to events in Talley 11:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.: UAB Hosted Events In Talley Student Center & Wolves Den 2:30 a.m.: Annual Campout Movie hosted by UAB in front of Talley Student Center, “Cool Runnings” Final Check-In called in the morning
Singing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Rebecca Fiorentino, freshman in communications, is backed up on vocals by Matt Hirsch, freshman in architecture, while singing karaoke at Tally Student Center for the UNC ticket campout Saturday night. "We wanted to do a duet," Fiorentino, who picked the song, said. "I've never sang before in my life," Hirsch said.
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According to the 2010 Assessing Student Attitudes Toward Sustainability Issues survey, 73 percent of respondents though it was important for N.C. State to be a leader in sustainability. The University is currently among 840 peer institutions in the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in High Education.
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Although it is another meeting to attend, the Sustainability Strategic Plan Meeting is one of the most important to go to. Whether or not students believe in it, there is a demand for sustainable initiatives on campus and in society.
he University moves much slower compared to students who go to class and change every day. Much of the movement for the University happens in meetings and departmental exchanges. However, this process usually bores students and we find it hard to see how it relates to us. This point is moot when talking about the Sustainability Strategic Plan though, and we, as students and future members of working society, need to realize how important this plan is, not only to the University now, but to our future in the workforce. One of the first points outlined in the Sustainability Strategic Plan is creating a new community for a new culture focused on sustainability. Without input from the com-
this may be the University’s last chance to save some departments from the chopping block. This, in turn, will benefit future students who choose to join these departments. Students should care about attending the Sustainability Strategic Meeting because this will be the future. Whether we want to admit it or not, U.S. society is moving towards “going green,” and academics are being asked to provide the leadership to pave the way into a sustainable future. There is no career that is untouched by another and we are all interconnected, and this plan will help establish how the University can maintain this balance while also continuing to function in a modern, dynamic society.
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munity, students, faculty and staff alike, the plan will not accurately reflect the current campus climate and thoughts, and thus cannot be sustainable. We must adapt and embrace this plan so we actually live what we say. With this in mind, everyone’s major is involved. Whether we are training to be an engineer, sociologist, biologist or statistician, we will be affected by this green revolution that is certainly coming our way. We can choose to ignore it and be left behind professionally, or embrace it and contribute to it. This meeting will not only expose us to the future of the University and allow us to af-
fect how it will move forward, but also show us how to look at other established institutions and make them more sustainable. These values and skills will be critical as we move forward in society. Not only will this plan make our University more green and more sustainable in the future, it will help cut costs, use our resources more efficiently and establish a culture where we are all socially responsible for our actions. All students, both current and future, know the importance of saving a few bucks. When applied to a university’s budget, a few bucks can equal an entire department. As the state budget continues shrink,
Desensationalize the media to sensitize the situation
f you’ve tuned into any sort of national print, television or online news in the past week, you have heard the name Jared Loughner. This name belongs to the Nick troubled young man who fired Romanos Staff Columnist into a crowd of i n no c e nt people at a rally for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Twelve people were shot, and six people died. While such a tragedy should never go unnoticed or unanalyzed, the media circus surrounding the event is nurturing a dangerous climate, ripe for repeat incidents. If we, the consumers of the sensationalized media, do not support a different approach to reporting, we can only assume a similar tragedy will follow. The headlines surrounding Loughner are numerous and at times ridiculous: “Loughner photographed himself wearing g-string, holding gun,” “Jared Lee Loughner’s secret online life on Earth Empires‚“ “Psychic told Loughner to get help,” are a few that came up in a search. Regardless of Loughner’s condition, everyone can take away that he is clearly a troubled young man. Sadly, American culture is often quick to jump to the conclusion that someone who might be in need of psychological help is just out-of-line and in need of discipline. When this happens, it is not uncommon
to find young people, who are filled with confusion and dramatic emotion, in need of serious help. This cry for help or attention can often come in the form of regrettable actions. In the words of our eloquent former commander in chief, “We want to seek out the evil doers and bring them to justice.” While justice in the wake of such tragedies must be considered, what should not be considered is what Loughner had for breakfast the morning of the shooting, what videos he gave a thumbs-up to on YouTube and what brand of deodorant he was wearing at the scene of the crime. By analyzing every aspect of Loughner’s being, the news media is portraying him to be a sophisticated, deliberate individual whose actions were all living metaphors to a greater disturbed vision. Meanwhile, it is almost guaranteed that some other troubled young person is taking note of how to finally get noticed. If the news media was actually interested in helping to prevent a future tragedy along the lines of this one, they would stop obsessing over the killer and focus more on the victims and heroes. Let the police and the psychologists decide the fate of Loughner. What’s done is done and the best anyone can hope is a full recovery for those injured in the attack and not having to endure a similar event in the future.
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Let Red Go Green
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Career Fairs, we all need to make a difference
hree different career fairs are held at N.C. State in February. We, as students, need to go visit these career fairs to find the jobs that suit us the most; we need to find our dream jobs. Most of us try harder every year to get a good job. Employers at the career fair need to understand that a mere representation of their company at the career fair will not work in Pranay their favor. UniversiDeshpande ty authorities need to Deputy Viewpoint Editor come up with “direct action” initiatives for each career fair rather than just working on increasing the number of companies in attendance. Normally what happens at a career fair is we queue up in front of representatives of our target companies to get a chance to talk to them. These queues can get really long when the company is popular, like Microsoft or Caterpillar at the Engineering Career Fair. After the initial introductions, a student ends up asking questions about various opportunities with the firm. If the student is lucky he or she ends up submitting a resume. I feel most of these resumes are not reviewed and only a few end up getting calls for interviews. If there is no opportunity to submit a resume, after knowing about the opportunities, we are requested to apply online, making the entire exercise of going to the fair futile. If the entire pro-
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cess was to be done online, there would be no need for a representative to come to the University and a student should not visit the career fair. It serves no purpose when it comes to employer’s insistence on applying online. I recognize that there is a procedure that needs to be followed for applying for a job, but the employers need to acknowledge the fact that a person who is willing to visit them and talk to them in person would certainly be more interested in working with them than online applicants. We need to contact University Career Services and other departments involved in planning the fairs and insist on a direct action plan, not just an information and “resume collection” session. We need to make it clear that we want to have an interview or be short listed on the spot. We also need to demand that there be other initiatives by which we can actively track our application process. One option could be University officials acting as a liaisons following up with companies for interested candidates who attended the career fair. We need to demand updates for all the students who submitted their resumes to different companies during career fairs. It could be as simple as employers sending an update on all the resumes collected to University officials one month after the career fair. We need to make a difference, while we demand a few things we also need to attend
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sessions with University Career Services before visiting a career fair to make sure that we can be effective candidates. After preparing with University Career Services, we need to show up in high numbers and contribute to NCSU’s career fairs. This process without any output or a solid plan of action makes a mockery of a career fair and could be a degrading incident for a student. Imagine distributing over 15 copies of a resume to 15 different companies and not getting even a single interview. Let us insist on a direct action plan for career fairs with the University officials and show up in large numbers to make a difference. We all need to stop beating around the bush and we don’t need to go through a futile exercise of interacting with employers if we’re not even given a realistic chance. Send Pranay Deshpande your thoughts on career fairs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘Spiderman’ musical swings into action While Spidey may get the spotlight, he shares it with the financial issues, acrobatic stunts, and several injuries that have occurred during production. Brooke Shafranek Staff Writer
Spiderman can do whatever a spider can and then some: the tights-donning web-head is featured in one of the newest Broadway musicals to date, SpiderMan: Turn off the Dark. The show has been in previews since late November, and was supposed to open this month. Now the opening date has been delayed to Mar. 15. Tony award winning director Julie Taymor, whose credits include the Broadway musical version of The Lion King and the film Across the Universe, has described the show as a rock opera, with music by U2’s Bono and The Edge. The soundtrack is one of the show’s strong points. The musical features Peter
Parker (Reeve Carney), who suits up as Spiderman and swings around the Big Apple to save the love of his life Mary Jane Watson (Jennifer Damiano) from the villains featured in the show. The bad guys include the Green Goblin, Electro, Rhino, the Lizard, Swarm and a new character created for the show, Swiss Miss. Like any production, any publicity is good publicity, and the show has been spinning a shimmering web of controversy. Turn off the Dark is the most expensive musical in history, costing $65 million to produce. The show is already having financial problems because of the high cost, as it will be difficult to make a profit. Many have begun to wonder if the money will go to waste because of the many setbacks the show has already faced. The acrobatics and stunts involved in the musical have caused several injuries to the cast. It has the most expensive medical history for a Broadway show, and has resulted in broken wrists and injured feet, as
well as more serious damages. Natalie Mendoza, the original actress to play Mary Jane Watson, left the production after receiving a concussion during the first week of previews. Most recently, stunt actor Christopher Tierney suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae when he fell three stories with Damiano and some equipment. Instead of Spiderman saving Mary Jane as was planned, both actors took a tumble. Tierney is reportedly out of intensive care and the incident has caused new but unspecified safety precautions. The technical challenges of the show caused the first live preview, which took place Nov. 28, to go on for duration of over three hours in front of a very understanding audience. An audience member who complained about the state of the show was booed by other patrons. The sets for the play bring out the comic-book history that was aimed for, instead of depicting the movie franchise. The sets include the Chrysler
Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Daily Bugle building, a Spiderman staple. Critics of the show have complained that the storyline is extremely hard to follow because of the stunts and the pauses that occur when they go wrong. The plotline is also under fire for being virtually nonexistent, and still others have complained that the focus of the show is placed too heavily on the acrobatics. Performances, however, are selling out daily, filled with audience members who are curious to see what the show has to offer, with a possible touch of nervous apprehension, unsure of what to expect. Controversies aside, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark is a landmark undertaking helmed by some of the industry’s most highly regarded talents. Taymor expects that the kinks in the show will be worked out by the ‘final’ delayed opening in March, which is right around the corner. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOXWOODS THEATRE
‘The Cape’ avenges the death of ‘Heroes’ In need of a new TV superhero drama, NBC takes a gamble on an allnew, rather generic, caped crusader. Jordan Alsaqa Senior Staff Writer
Last Sunday, NBC aired the two-hour premiere of its latest show, The Cape. After the unceremonious cancellation of Heroes last spring, it comes as a surprise that the network would be so quick to launch another show based around the adventures of superheroes and villains. Still, the question is whether or not The Cape will manage to catch the attention of those who stuck with Heroes until the end, and this is something that may be a little harder to predict. The premise of The Cape is far from an original one in the realm of superhero storytelling. Honest cop Vince Faraday, played by D av id Lyons (ER, Eat, Pray, Love), discovers that the head of security f irm A rk Industries, Peter Fleming, played b y Ja m e s Frain (Tron: Legacy, True Blood) is actually the villain known as Chess. Faraday’s snooping ends with him being used a scapegoat, framed for the crimes committed by Chess and left to die in an explosion. However, Faraday survives, and with the help of a group
of circus performers known as the Carnival of Crime, trains to become a vigilante. He dons the identity of The Cape, his son’s favorite comic book character and works to prove Ark Industries, which has become the governing force of the city’s privatized police, is corrupt and reclaim his innocence. The premise is actually rather intriguing. There are already many private military companies in the world and one may wonder what would happen if a city was to put its safety in the hands of a private corporation. The problem with the show is that for all of the serious themes and drama it wants to deal with, the proceedings contain far too many far-fetched moments to be believed. Max Malini, played by Keith David (Mass Effect), is the leader of the Carnival of Crime, the group of circus performers that take in and train Faraday. He claims to have a lifetime’s worth of illusions and skills to teach. Instead of months of stringent training, though, Faraday manages to f u l ly train his body and mind in a matter of days, with no more than a week or so passing before he is ready to go out and fight crime. Indeed, the majority of the pilot passes at a breakneck pace, leaving the audience very little time to connect with Faraday, his family or his hometown of Palm City.
“The Cape is far from a good show, but, if approached with the right mindset, it is capable of being a very fun show.”
That said, the series actually does manage to evoke memories of the comic books it is trying to emulate, though more from the earliest days of the medium. The speed at which Faraday’s origin flies by is similar to the way classic characters such as Spiderman and Batman would be established, done to quickly move on and let the hero fight crime. In this way, The Cape actually succeeds in providing a level of campy fun and the show is at its best when it’s making jokes and providing humorous scenes. By the second hour of the premiere, The Cape has a single villain to face and manages to slow down its storytelling, which is a benefit. It would seem that as the weeks pass by, the show has a chance of finding a more solid footing with which to balance the humor and drama.
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Another plus for the show is the score, which is provided by the talented Bear McCreary. Already renowned for his work on Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, McCreary is able to give the series its own unique sound. Equally impressive is the show’s title sequence. Illustrated in the style of comic panels, it isn’t a surprise or particularly creative, but it fits the tone of the show. Overall, The Cape is far from a good show, but, if approached with the right mindset, it is capable of being a very fun show. The camp and cheeky nods to classic comic book tropes are worth a smile, and the increase in quality in the second episode lends hope to the possibility of an increase in quality as the season goes on. Future episodes of The Cape can be seen Monday nights on NBC.
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Golden Globes entertain, baffle Rich Lepore Arts & Entertainment Editor
This year’s Golden Globe awards were incredibly inconsistent. The big winners generally deserved the awards that they won, but many of the nominees in various categories were completely baffling. The Tourist, for example, was nominated for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), and its lead actors – Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – were nominated as best actor and actress (Comedy or Musical). This was an abysmal movie according to almost all American critics, most notably Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper and Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, who said that “In a year of craptaculars, The Tourist deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap.” Red was also nominated for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), and is an equally unfortunate choice. For an example of this film’s mediocrity, look no further than the film’s interpretation of its own title. Red is supposed to be based upon a comic book of the same name by master comic scribe Warren Ellis, who intended the title to simply refer to a spy who is retired from duty, and therefore, has gone from code green to code red. The filmmakers however, decided to turn a subtle and realistic story into a star—studded Hollywood nightmare about a group of old, retired ex—spies who kick ass and tell corny jokes. Near the end of the film, the audience catches a glimpse of main character Bruce Willis’ spy dossier, which is labeled “RED: Retired and Extremely Dangerous.” It is ludicrous, preposterous, and most importantly, unfunny. Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)? Really? Well, thankfully, the films that actually won the awards were more tastefully chosen. Best Picture (Drama) went to The Social Network, a film that brilliantly takes what could have been dry and typical biopic material and turns it into an edge of your seat thrill ride of emotions, double—crosses and incredible performances from unlikely sources. This film should have won, and the majority of American critics agree. The Social Network also took home three more awards throughout the night, for writing, direction and music. The Best Actor and Actress (Drama) awards went to British Actor Colin Firth for his portrayal of a Monarch working through public speaking issues in The King’s Speech and Natalie Portman for her portrayal of a ballet dancer harboring a tornado of inner turmoil in The Black Swan. These selections were also well deserved, as these are outstanding actors doing the best work of their careers. Johnny Depp is a revelation in some films, and deserves a great deal credit for those roles. This year, however, was not a high point in his illustrious career. The Globes also came through with their Television awards, honoring HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Best Television Series (Drama) and Glee with Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical). Boardwalk’s Steve Buscemi also won Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama) for his role as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the prohibition—era “King of Atlantic City,” and Glee’s Jane Lynch, a huge audience favorite, took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). These wins showcase the overall fairness of the Globes, and in turn, the fairness of the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press who vote on them each year. Glee is an audience favorite, but Boardwalk Empire is certainly not the most popular show in its category, which also included Dexter and Mad Men – two shows that have developed a large fanbase over many sea-
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Ricky Gervais hosted the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. This was his second year as host of the awards which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
sons, and The Walking Dead and The Good Wife – arguably the two biggest breakout hits of 2010. But, at least ostensibly, the voters chose the shows they liked the best, period, without taking popularity or the potential for public backlash into consideration. Maybe that’s what’s cool about being a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press – you can afford to not care what anybody else thinks. Ricky Gervais hosted the awards for the second year in a row, and did an interesting, albeit controversial job. He ended the awards by thanking all of the usual people – The Hollywood Foreign Press, his parents… and then he thanked God, for making him an atheist. And those were the words that closed the awards. But not ever ybody in attendance was determined to demonstrate their overall lack of respect. The highlight of the evening was near the end, when Michael Douglas took the stage to present the award for Best Picture (Drama). Douglas has had the worst possible year – a diagnosis of throat cancer that quickly progressed to stage IV by August. On Jan. 11, however, Douglas announced in an interview that the tumor was gone, and that the cancer was in remission. He took the stage last night with tremendous grace, like a man appreciating every minute he has left in the presence of all of his friends and colleagues in the audience. Douglas received an extended standing ovation, spurred by the gratitude everyone felt for the fact that he finally looked healthy again. And when the cheering finally subsided, Douglas mused, “There has to be an easier way to get a standing ovation.” Then he told everyone just how happy he is to be alive, and although it was an understated sentiment, it was clear just how much he meant it. Finally, he opened the envelope, and announced that The Social Network was the Best Picture of the year. And with that, the moon and stars aligned, and all was right with the world.
“The big winners generally deserved their awards.”
At the North Carolina Museum of Art, visitors examine the Rockwell exhibit on Friday. The exhibit displayed work by the artist Norman Rockwell and includes many illustrations featured in The Saturday Evening Post. The exhibit is open to the public until Jan. 30.
NC Museum of Art hosts Norman Rockwell gallery In the wake of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a local Norman Rockwell exhibit reveals new insights into the historic struggle for civil rights. Mark Herring Life and Style Editor
Norman Rockwell’s depictions of the typical scenes of American life are reminiscent of carefree times. The baseball game, the barbershop and the camping trip are recurrent themes in the Raleigh gallery. Rockwell’s comical and joyful caricatures depict the small town utopia that the American dream yearns to be. There is one problem, however. Everyone is white. The North Carolina Museum of Art is now hosting the American Chronicles exhibition featuring the works of Rockwell. The artist is most famous for his work with the now defunct bimonthly magazine The Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell contributed to the publication for 50 years, and countless covers of the magazine line the gallery. John Coffey, the museum’s Curator of Modern and American Art, is the coordinator of the Rockwell exhibit, which he admits has its limitations. “If you look at Rockwell’s work over most of his career,” Coffey said, “he is showing a very compelling slice of American life, but it is a very thin slice. Going through the gallery of the 300-plus covers, you’d be very hard pressed to understand the history as a whole of the 20th Century.” Nevertheless, the final paintings reveal a repressed side that Rockwell could not formerly paint. After leaving the Post in 1963, Rockwell entered a more serious chapter of his life. The last decade of his work represents his less playful and more somber conscience. As the struggle for civil rights came to full boil, Rockwell gravitated towards publicizing the issues he most frequently neglected. The end of the exhibit mirrors this transformation. Race issues generally do not play a large role while viewing an art gallery. However, the lack of racial diversity becomes strikingly obvious. Of the plethora of paintings Rockwell made for the Saturday Evening Post, only one depicted a black man, serving a young traveler on a train.
“While Rockwell was work- quite politely.” ing for The Saturday Evening The four burly marshals Post,” Coffey said, “he had to escorting Bridges Hall in the follow their editorial guide- work suggest that the governlines. One of their unwritten ment protected the civil rights guidelines was that black peo- of citizens, but Mellen-Charple were not to be on the cover, ron argued that it was naïve of unless they were portrayed in a Rockwell to portray the govsubservient position.” ernment in this light. According to Coffey, when “This was usually not the Rockwell left the Post, he very case,” Mellen-Charron said. quickly turned his attention to “They were there to enforce current events. federal law. Many activists “[Rockwell’s later paintings] found themselves with no proare known for a notable lack of tection.” humor,” Coffey said. Rockwell did not stop with At the end of the exhibit, the integration. In 1964, during issue of race hits home. Con- the height of the campaign trasted with the former images for civil rights, three activists of cheerful small-town life, the were murdered in Philadelphia, painting entitled The Problem Mississippi during the project We All Live With stands out. dubbed “Freedom Summer.” “It’s shocking to people, but Rockwell’s painting helped that is Norman Rockwell,” Cof- bring the event to national attention. fey com“First and mented. foremost, it The was a personProblem al reaction,” We A l l Coffey said. Live With “His reaction depicts a to a terrific black kinJohn Coffey, museum curator injustice and dergarten atrocity that student, Ruby Bridges Hall, being es- he thought he needed to do corted to school by four U.S. something about.” Rockwell’s interpretation Marshals and addresses the problem of integration in the of the murders of the Student Nonv iolent Coordinating South. “That scene is New Orleans, Committee activists appeared 1960,” said Katherine Mellen- in Look magazine’s edition Charron, a history professor called “Southern Justice.” This finale provides a much and expert on civil rights. “[Ruby Bridges Hall’s] parents needed aspect of the world that had applied for her to go to an Rockwell painted. Up until the all white elementary school and end, the gallery felt uncannily the response from the commu- incomplete. Regardless of Rockwell and nity and the school administrators was that she needed civil rights, the exhibit demprotection to get in and out of onstrates the painter’s prolific body of work. Rockwell’s prothe school.” According to Mellen-Char- duction fills up the gallery to ron, Rockwell’s painting calls the bursting point. “I think it is amazing and to mind images of Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas what is really cool is that he in 1957, when the mayor had got things started when he to call in the National Guard was 17,” David Dieffenderfer, after a dispute broke out over a sophomore in English, said. “You can tell that he was a hard the process of integration. “The difference here is that worker and I like all the behind it was an elementary school,” the scenes photographs you can see of him here.” Mellen-Charron said. The painting comes as In light of the recent Mara shock, with the N-word tin Luther King Jr. holiday, painted in graffiti in the back- the Rockwell exhibit provides ground and with a rotten to- various perspectives on the mato splattered next to Ruby struggle for civil rights. The Bridges Hall, a six-year-old girl exhibit features not only a comin a white dress. The image of prehensive selection of Rockthe innocent girl amplifies the well’s paintings, but also many sense of injustice. behind the scenes glimpses into “I was a student in Raleigh the life of the man behind the during the time of desegrega- work. The North Carolina tion in the fifties and sixties,” Museum of Art will feature the Coffey said. “It was nasty. It Rockwell exhibit until the end might be incomprehensible to of January. a lot of people who’ve grown up
“It’s shocking to people, but that is Norman Rockwell.”
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meant a lot to him that we got the win.” Going into the weekend, coach Carter Jordan made his team well aware of what type of environment they would be wrestling in when they faced the Keydets. But one wrestler, redshirt junior Colton Palmer, said he was shocked when he walked into the VMI gym, also known as the “Thunderdome.” “The VMI gym is a real intense atmosphere,” Palmer
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son/Jullian Sullivan at no. one, clinching the first available point of the day. Even though they lost the third doubles match, N.C. State went on to win the next six consecutive singles matches, four of which only required two sets to determine the victor. Later in the day, the Wolfpack faced the Seahawks, whom it made short work of. The Pack played in three doubles and six singles matches, all of which were won, ending the day with a complete sweep of the competition. Redshirt junior Jullian Sullivan recognized the domination his team presented. “We definitely steamrolled on these guys,” Sullivan said. “I can’t wait to bring it on against any team.” Coach Choboy, although elated with the victories, still saw the wins as an opportunity to see his players’ current skills and noticed a few things they could work on. “There’s a lot of little things,” said Choboy. “On doubles, we need to work on return of serve. We also have to finish matches when we’re serving for it at 5-3 or 5-4. We still won the match
said. “The Keydets are right on top of the mat the entire time. They have a spotlight on the mat while you’re wrestling, so to get a win in that type of place feels great.” State lost its first two matches by decisions, but the next five matches clinched the win for the Pack, 23-15. Each match was won by the Pack, as Little (19-6) won by a major decision, freshman Matt Neirem (8-2) and Palmer (22-8) pinned their opponents. Sophomore Colin Genthert (11-5) and junior Quinton Godley (17-9) ended the scoring for the Pack with decisions of their own.
The win was not an easy one for the Pack, as they split the actual match wins in the dual match. The main reason State won the match was due to the decisiveness of the wins it did earn. Jordan said that he was really impressed with the way that the team wrestled over the weekend. “We wrestled really hard this weekend,” Jordan said. “The environment at VMI was epic, and I feel like we went in there showed them what N.C. State wrestling is like. Matt Neirem, Darrius Little, Quinton Godley and Colton Palmer beat both of their opponents this weekend
but we might have gotten broken. We need to do better at finishing from that situation. But again, that should sharpen as we go forward.” Choboy was also impressed with the performance of the two Spaniards on the team. “Ivan Sanchez has played very well,” said Choboy. “Which, for him to do it in a match, is a good sign. He’s only a freshman and we’re getting to know him and how he competes. To see him play sharper in matches is a plus. Jaime [Pulgar] played exceptionally well as well. He’s always going to get their best since he’s ranked pretty high in the country. He showed a lot of maturity and poise and came back and won and did a really good job of doing it.” Pulgar, ranked no. 61st in the nation, is very optimistic about what these two victories show for the potential of himself and the rest of the team. “I think they play really well,” said Pulgar. “I think if we are disciplined and make first serves and returns, we will be fine. If you do that well you are going to win a lot of matches in college. We have a long way to go and a lot of margin for improvement.”
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and really stepped up for the team.” The team was not able to keep up the wins in Charlottesville, VA, when the Pack faced off with the Cavs. While four of the wrestlers did win both days, the wins were not quite as obvious. Jordan said the dual match was a lot closer than the final score of 26-12 would appear and he had very high praise for one wrestler in particular. “Quinton Godley pumped our team up this weekend with a huge win over the No. 18 ranked wrestler in his weight class,” Jordan said. “Even though he beat the guy 2-1, it
wasn’t even close. He dominated the match.” Though the team as a whole was not able to pick up a win in its first ACC dual match of the year, some of the wrestlers feel that their wins will help them out in March, when they compete for the ACC Championship. “I was really happy to get a big ACC victory this weekend,” Palmer said. “I think that I have been progressing well, and to get a win like that to pick the team up is always great. It’s also a huge to win in the conference so that my seeding will be better during the ACC champion-
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Serving against UNCW, Rob Lowe, a senior, competes in a double header on Saturday at the J.W. Isenhower facility. Sweeping Davidson earlier in the day, the Wolfpack gained another victory against UNCW with a score of 7-0.
rett Miesfeld defeated the Jackets with a 1:32.82 in the 200-yard medley relay, while Zina Grogg, Julianna Prim, Morgan Robertson and Jess Ward claimed the win for the women with a time of 1:46.01. Allison Hendren, Marifrances Henley, Julianna Prim and Erica Walters with a time of 3:28.28, finished first in the 400yard freestyle relay, while Conor Brennan, Brandon Kingston, Joe Martin and Barrett Miesfeld took first with a time of 3:03.35; .47 seconds faster than Tech’s relay team. Coach Brooks Teal said that the enthusiasm and the determination he saw from his teams was excellent. “The team put in a great effort,” Teal said. “There were some big swims in the second half for us to claim the victory.” Senior Dan Forsy the earned first in the 100-yard
ships.” State returns home this Saturday for a doubleheader at Reynolds Coliseum against Campbell University and Ohio University at 4 and 7 pm, respectively. Palmer says that he can’t wait to get back home and wrestle in Reynolds. “It’s always awesome when we come back home to wrestle,” Palmer said. “The intensity during practice is elevated and everyone is going to be hyped up for this weekend. I’m looking forward to this weekend, because I really feel like we can get some big wins.”
breaststroke with a time of 57.21, as well as placing third in the 200-yard breaststroke. “It was pretty awesome to leave with a win,” Forsythe said. “There was more energy and emotions from not only the crowd but the team as well.” Forsythe, who will be graduating in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, provided advice to his teammates prior to the match. “Keep working and don’t give up,” Forsythe said. “Do not mess up either, because the end is near.” This meet was the first for the Wolfpack since competing in the Georgia Tech Invitational held in Atlanta this past November. Although this was Senior Day, it was not the last meet for the Pack, as it still has four dual meets left to go until the ACC Championships. The next meet for N.C. State will be Sunday, Jan. 23 against Clemson. But it will be held in Athens, Georgia at 10 a.m. due to facility issues at Clemson.
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• 12 days until the men’s basketball team takes on UNC Chapel Hill
84 Florida State 71 N.C. State 78 Georgia Tech 58 UNC-Chapel Hill 76 Duke 60 Virginia 72 Miami 71 Boston College 94 Virginia Tech 65 Wake Forest
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Women’s basketball falls to UNC In Chapel Hill the women’s basketball team almost pulled off the upset of rival and No. 11th ranked Carolina, 16-1 (2-1 in ACC) on Friday night as it lost 83-76. The Pack, 9-8 (1-2 in ACC), was down by 24 points at one point but battled back into the game and nearly walked away with the victory. Sophomore guard Marrissa Kastanek led the charge in the second half scoring 24 of her career high 30 points after the first half, including hitting six 3-pointers. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Wolfpack drops another on the road With a chance to win its first road game of the season, the men’s basketball team fell flat on its face as Florida State it on Saturday 8471 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles never trailed in the game and easily coasted to their third ACC win of the season, 13-5 overall, while the Pack dropped to 11-6(12 in ACC). Senior forward Tracy Smith led the Pack in scoring with 19 points and freshman point guard Ryan Harrow, starting for the first time in his career, chipped in with 17 points and three assists. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
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Thursday WOMEN’S BASKETBAL AT BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, Mass., 7 p.m. Friday TRACK AT THE VIRGINIA TECHHOKIE INVITATIONAL. Blacksburg, Va., all day. MEN’S TENNIS AT LOUISVILLE Louisville, Ky., 4 p.m. GYMNASTICS VS. WEST VIRGINIA Reynolds Coliseum, 7p.m. Saturday TRACK AT THE VIRGINIA TECHHOKIE INVITATIONAL. Blacksburg, Va., all day. WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN J.W. Isenhour Facility, 12 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS AT INDIANA Bloomington, Ind., 2 p.m. WRESTLING VS. CAMPBELL Reynolds Coliseum, 4 p.m.
Redshirt junior quarterback announces he is planning on attending spring training with the Rockies. Taylor Barbour With a final year of eligibility in football remaining, redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson has never ruled out the option that he would come back next year to play in his senior season. But then again he
has not said he was planning on coming back either. Wilson is under contract with the Colorado Rockies, who drafted him last summer, and stated through a press release from the N.C. State Media Relations Office that his plans are to attend spring training with them next month. “At this point in my life, the best thing for me is to concentrate fully on baseball in the same way that I concentrated fully on football over the past six months,” Wilson said. “It is only fair for everyone involved that I give baseball the same time and attention that I have given
Wrestling defeats VMI, loses first ACC matchup to Virginia. Cory Smith Deputy Sports Editor
The lights were shining bright on the mat Friday night as the Keydets of Virginia Military Institute hosted the Wolfpack. But when the lights fell, so did the Pack. N.C. State traveled to Virginia for two showdowns, as it faced off with VMI and its
first ACC opponent of the season, Virginia. While State won the first match against a tough VMI team, it lost momentum and subsequently the dual match to the Cavaliers. “Before we got to VMI, coach [Carter] Jordan got us really hyped up for the match,” redshirt junior Darrius Little said. “He basically said that this match was a big deal for him because of the family history that he has there. His father is in the hall of fame and it DANIE NEUJAHR/TECHNICIAN
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State dominates double-header
SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
opportunity to return next season if he chooses to do so. At his three years at State, Wilson has helped lead the Pack to two bowl games, while breaking several records, including most consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception. First team All-ACC tight end George Bryan also elected to not enter the NFL Draft, meaning that he will return for his senior season. Bryan has been a twotime All-ACC selection at tight end and was third on the team in catches this year, with 35.
Pack splits the weekend slate
football.” Wilson has stated throughout his time at State that he hopes to continue playing both sports at the professional level, but to do that Wilson, who choose not to enter the 2011 NFL Draft by not declaring for it by Jan. 15th deadline, would most likely need to come back for his final season. “Ultimately, decisions about my athletic future will be made based on my potential to succeed at the highest professional level,” Wilson said. Wilson did announce that he will continue his classes at State, giving him the
SWIMMING AND DIVING
WRESTLING VS. OHIO Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m.
Junior pitcher Russell Wilson delivers a pitch against No. 1 Virginia at Doak Field April 4, 2010. Wilson gave up one run in one inning of work against the Cavs. State beat the Cavs 7-6.
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Wednesday MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. DUKE RBC Center, 7p.m.
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Redshirt junior quarterback, Russell Wilson, runs away from a West Virginia defenseman during the first quarter of the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 28, 2010.
No. 57th-ranked Wolfpack started its season strongly as it hosted and conquered all opposition in a double-header held on Saturday at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The first to fall victim to the Pack was the Davidson Wildcats, who lost 7-0. The second match-up of the day, against UNC-Wilmington, also resulted in a 7-0 victory for the Wolfpack, bringing their season record to 2-0. Coach Jon Choboy was ex-
tremely satisfied with his team’s performance. “It feels good,” Choboy said. “These two teams are quite good. It’s a good win for us. We did a lot of good things. We saw some things that we need to work on but by and large we did a good job.” The Pack started the day off right with two consecutive doubles wins against Davidson with Jaime Pulgar/Dave Thomsen at no. two and Dominic Hodg-
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Performing in her backstroke event, Kaitlin Mills, a freshman, gains first place in her match against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Wolfpack gained another victory against the Yellow Jackets on its senior day.
Seniors walk away with splash Both men’s and women’s teams take down Yellow Jackets on senior day. Rebecca Fiorentino Staff Writer
The swimming and diving team had a bittersweet meet this weekend, as it defeated Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center but had to bid farewell to their seniors. Family, friends, teammates and fans watched as seniors: Greg Baskwell, Dan Forsythe, Ben Mechak, Tyler Mills, Nick Schauer, Mike Seiferth, Jennifer Kopenitz, Amanda Panty, Nancy Radloff, Ashley Richter
and Jessica Ward celebrated first place finishes for the day, their Senior Day along with seven of which were earned by their victory over the Yellow the men’s swimming team. The women on the other hand took Jackets. n i ne f i rst “It was bitplace f intersweet and ishes, with sad,” Richter Kirstyn said. “But it is Shepler nice to see all leading the the hard work charge takpaid off in the ing first in win.” the threeRichter and meter dive t h e r e s t of senior Ashley Richter (252.30). the Wolfpack Also women moved to 5-1 (2-1 ACC) with their 181- seeing success were the re119 win over the Jackets. The lay squads. Ian Bishop, Ivan men remain undefeated in the Kopas, Joe Martin and Barconference (5-0, 3-0 ACC) with a close win of 155-143. The Pack finished with 17 SWIMMING continued page 7
“But it is nice to see all the hard work paid off in the win.”