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Grad school deals with cut in representation Lack of interest in government sparks seat reassignment.
Ashok said there is a definite distinction between the concerns of the graduate and undergraduate senates. “The problems we encounter come Bri Aab from two different spectrums; graduStaff Writer ate students and undergraduate stuAbout a week before the deadline dents are concerned with different for Student Government election issues,” Ashok said. nominations, it was announced that Possamani said graduate schools’ graduate school Student Govern- concerns are unique and separate ment representation would be cut to from undergraduate colleges. These reflect the amount of student interest issues facing graduate students will shown. Those Senate seats taken from spike interest in Student Government graduate schools were then allocated through a common consensus of imto other colleges with more active par- provement in certain University politicipation. cies, Possamani said. “There wasn’t much involvement “The tuition fee hike issue and the seen in the graduate school students, student health insurance bills have so there really isn’t a problem,” Ven- made [graduate students] stop and kateshhwarran Ashok, a graduate take a look at Student Government. student in industrial engineering I am confident the present void in and member of the graduate school’s graduate school representation in Student Government can be removed Student Senate, said. One of the primary goals of Student incrementally,” Possamani said. Government is to proportionately Poosamani recommended a student represent the populations of each in- community be developed on Centendividual college nial Campus to to adequ ately increase motivamanifest a mation for graduate jority opinion. students to interFurthermore, act with and fully St udent G ovutilize their camernment works pus. He also said to promote the there should be specific needs of stronger unificaeach of the 13 tion of Centensects involved. nial and main campus. Ashok said that “We need to during nominawork towa rd s tions only two making the g radu ate st ugraduate student dents stood out Nithyanantha Poosamani, graduate community feel in terms of comstudent in computer engineering that they are not mitment and dealone or secluded sire to serve the on Centennial Campus, make them student body. Stephanie Lam, a graduate stu- feel they are right in middle of a busdent studying chemical engineering tling student community where their and Senate member for the graduate opinions, comments, and feedbacks are highly valued,” Poosamani said. school, agreed with Ashok. The graduate school members of “I joined only after the reduction in seats; that was when UGSA found Student Government, although small out that there were not enough grad in number, are not absent from their students to fill the seats in Senate,” duties, Poosamani said. “Student Government sets up inforshe said. “The decision to reduce [graduate mation desks at Centennial Campus student] seats was made after seeing every week and tries to make the gradreally no involvement from other stu- uate community know what is going dents.” Ashok, who was nominated on in Student Government. College Cup is a very good initiative in this and elected alongside Lam, said. “I’ve seen two Senate presidents, Ms. respect,” he said. The graduate school is not void of Kelly Rodgers and Mr. Stephen Kouba, taking pains to fill the vacant seats. passion and hope for progression in This was done to provide more op- their influence on the University. “Due to our efforts, people in graduportunities to students from other colleges who are really interested in ate school are getting to understand serving the student community,” what Student Government actually Nithyanantha Poosamani, a graduate does. I think the future is looking student in computer engineering, said. good,” Poosamani said.
“The tuition fee hike issue and the student health insurance bills have made [graduate students] stop and take a look at Student Government.”
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The tornadoes that ripped through North Carolina Saturday did major damage in Raleigh Saturday. In the downtown area, this house bore the brunt of the storm’s force.
STORY BY BRIANNA AAB | GRAPHIC BY TAYLOR CASHDAN
Trio tracks down tornadoes for service As tornados cut a wide swath of damage in the area, the National Weather Service gave local and national weather reports, updating the public with video surveillance and preemptive safety measures for those unable to leave the area. Two students and one alumnus, all with significant meteorological backgrounds, aided the investigation with firsthand accounts of their storm chasing adventure. “Our first target storm was the supercell approaching Raleigh. We observed bright power flashes from our position on the beltline,” said Kevin Smith, senior in meteorology, who explained the first storm the group followed. “Transformers were exploding under the tornado. There were too many trees in the way and the tornado was rainwrapped, so we were not able to get a clear visual,” said Smith. The three then changed course to follow a second supercell to the south, approaching the Wilson region. Here, the tornado was within eyesight, and they witnessed a scene any storm chaser would like to see, “We watched a large tornado cross Interstate 795 just one or two miles ahead of us. Nothing I had ever seen in the field even remotely compared to the tornado that crossed the road ahead of us near Wilson,” said Smith, who had participated in the VORTEX2 Project, a scientific organization to further analyze and understand tornadoes. “Several words come to mind: nerve-racking, exhilarating, and at the same
time humbling to see the the weather, particularly severe damage,” said Todd Fere- storms. Seeing one of the most bee, a senior in meteorology. destructive phenomena Mother Ferebee goes on to warn pro- Nature can throw at us is exspective storm chasers against hilarating to say the least.” Meteorologists study ing heading into the path of a tornado: “I would not recommend the field of severe or extreme anyone to try this if they don’t weather also assume responsihave some knowledge about bility as public servants, dedistorm chasing and meteorology cated to informing and proin general, because you can die tecting the public. Armed with very easily if you do not know NOA weather radar and a GPS, what you are doing,” he said. three young meteorologists put “Storm chasing can be an their lives on the line as dedication to their extremely field of study, dangerous Smith said. activity if you “As a SKYdo not know WARN Spotwhat you are ter, I am the doing. We’ve ‘e ye s a nd been through ears’ on the SKYWARN g rou nd for Spotter classthe National es, and had Weather Seryears of expev ice, a nd I rience learnwant to help ing about get reports to meteorolthem so they ogy and how Kevin Smith, senior in have a better s tor m s b e meteorology idea of exhave. Without actly what is this type of knowledge, you shouldn’t happening and can warn the be out in the field during public,” Smith said. Smith works as an Emergency severe weather outbreaks,” said North Carolina State Univer- Net Control Operator for Censity alumni Jeremy Gilchrist, tral Carolina SKYWARN. He also recognizing the danger helps to run amateur radioenets by collecting damage reports involved. During their eyewitness ac- from spotters in the field for counts, Smith, Ferebee, and the National Weather Service “Yes, it is an unsafe business. Gilchrist contacted the National Weather Service to give But, again, if you do not know their accounts of their observa- what you are doing, you do not tions via radio through Central belong out in the field,” Todd Carolina Radio, according to said. “You could very well lose your life on a day like this past Smith. When asked the motive be- Saturday.” hind his endeavor, Smith said, “I am absolutely fascinated by
“Nothing I had ever seen ...compared to the tornado that crossed the road ahead of us near Wilson.”
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POLICe BlOTTER SPECIAL April 14 8:07 AM | Suspicious Person Winslow Hall Student reported unknown subject appeared to follow while walking to parked vehicle. 9:54 A.M. | Concerned Behavior Public Safety Center NCSU Police Department was notified of concerning text messages sent by student. 12:33 P.M. | Safety Program Off Campus Officer conducted safety program for Green Elementary School. 12:57 P.M. | Suspicious Person D.H. Hill Library Staff member reported three subjects being disruptive. 6:51 P.M. | Damage to Property Bragaw Hall Staff reported damage to exterior door. Witness indicated damage was accidental by two unknown subjects. 7:09 P.M. | Vehicle Stop Avent Ferry Road/Western Boulevard Non-student was issued citation for stop light violation. 8:38 P.M. | Motor Vehicle Theft Schaub Hall Staff member reported moped stolen. April 15 12:47 A.M. | Assist Other Agency Off Campus Student was arrested by Raleigh Police at University Towers for Provisional DWI, Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. NCSU Police Department referred student to the university for same. Four additional students were referred for Underage Alcohol Possession.
5:41 A.M. | Safety Hazard Free Expression Tunnel Report of blue paint poured on floor of tunnel causing safety hazard. Facilities was notified for clean up. 8:13 A.M. | Fire Alarm Talley Student Center Fire Protection responded to alarm. System reset. 10:31 P.M. | Damage to Property Student Health Center Staff member reported graffiti on mechanical room door and mechanical boxes in basement. 11:47 P.M. | Traffic Stop Glenwood Avnue/Argyle Drive Non-student was issued citation for Expired Registration at multiagency checkpoint. 12:31 P.M. | Harassing Phone Calls Reynolds Coliseum Student reported receiving harassing phone calls from unknown subject. 7:01 P.M. | Suspicious Person Brickyard Report of subject asking for money. 9:08 P.M. | Medical AssistAlcohol Faucette Drive Units responded and transported highly intoxicated non-student in need of medical assistance. 9:36 P.M. | Traffic Stop Dan Allen Drive/Sullivan Drive Student was issued citation for Stop Sign violation. 9:50 P.M. | Traffic Accident Dan Allen Drive Units responded and transported student riding bicycle. Student collided with light pole. APRIL 16 10:43 A.M. | Damage to Property Cates Avenue/Morrill Drive Staff member reported window to university owned vehicle had been broken out. 12:27 A.M. | Traffic Stop Glenwood Avenue/Argyle Drive Non-student was issued citation for Expired Registration at multi agency checkpoint.
2:10 A.M. | Traffic Stop Glenwood Avenue/Argyle Drive Non-student was issued citation for Driving While License Revoked at multi agency checkpoint. 3:40 A.M. | Sexual Assault On Campus Student reported being sexually assaulted. Investigation ongoing. 3:54 A.M. | Suspicious Person Pullen Road/Western Boulevard Report of suspicious subject in the area. 1:02 P.M. | Alcohol Violation Fraternity Court Five students were issued referrals for Alcohol Underage. 12:06 P.M. | Policy Violation Landscape Services Student reported subjects illegally dumping garbage in university dumpsters. Officer located five subjects. 12:08 P.M. | Special Event Doak Field Officers monitored baseball game. 3:10 P.M. | Concerning Behavior Bragaw Hall Report of concerning behavior regarding student. Officer completed interview and paperwork for Involuntary Commitment and transported student to facility. 3:35 P.M. | Information University NCSU Campus Severe weather in the area activated Wolf Alert System. 4 P.M. | Fire Alarm Dearstyne Research Officer responded to fire alarm caused by minor roof leak. Facilities notified.
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Professor displaced after a tree crashes through her home.
roof was leaking.” “My immediate thought was we need to assess what’s going on here and get out what we need,” Smith McKoy said. She grabbed her comAmanda Wilkins puters, mementos, family Editor-in-Chief photos and clothes. Nothing The stained glass window from her son’s room was salnext to the pew exploded af- vageable. Smith McKoy also had to ter the lights went out. Sheila Smith McKoy stood over her worry about her family. Her mother to protect her from 81-year-old mother needed to the shards. They had come be placed and her son, who for the Uninhibited Praise suffers from post traumatic Concert Saturday, but never stress disorder, needed to be expected what would happen. removed from the situation. “The lights went out in the When the crew her insurchurch and we thought we ance company hired to get should take cover. But no the limb off the roof arrived, sooner had someone said we they didn’t realize the scope should take cover that one of of the damage and admitted the large stained glass win- they would have to come back dows blew out behind us,” the next day. It took the crews Smith McKoy, an associate nine hours to completely reprofessor and director of Af- move the limbs. ricana studies, said. “Their tornado expert from Her next reaction was to Iowa explained that there is text her son and make sure structural damage to the he knew the tornado was in house and that I could not the area and to get in a safe stay in the house,” Smith place. He texted her back say- McKoy said. “The roof was ing, “It’s here.” not stable enough.” Later she would be thankIt will take them at least six ful that a friend who was weeks to do all the repairs, achelping to fix her shower had cording to Smith McKoy. returned that afternoon to “I am just grateful that no finish the job. He had turned one was hurt,” Smith McKoy the water off to fix the shower said. “Not my son, not my and had called her son down friend who was working in to the basement to help him. the house, not my cats, be“If [my friend] hadn’t been cause it could have been so there, my son would have much worse than it was.” been severely injured and Since she cannot live in her my house damage would have house during repairs, Smith been much worse,” Smith McKoy is looking for tempoMcKoy said. “The tree came rary housing that will accomwithin a foot of where [my modate cats and has Internet. son] would have been.” But life has almost calmed The tornado dow n, a s had sheared she admitoff the top of ted she only an old pine, missed one about 50- or meeting 60-feet ta ll, Monday. which sliced “What through the was amazsecond story ing was Sheila Smith McKoy, of her home, t h e o u tdirector of African American through her pouring of Cultural Center and her son’s support,” bedroom and Smiththrough the front of the McKoy said. “It is ver y house. gratifying to know people After her friend warned care. Every place that I went her of the damage, her next people were expressed their reaction was to call her in- concern.” surance company and drive Previous students, colhome. Despite the storm leagues and friends from and swirling debris, Smith across the country, as well as McKoy made the trip home from Korea, Tanzania and from downtown Raleigh to Ghana called to express their near New Hope Church Road concern and support. But as and Buffalo Road. she looked out of her house “You could see from where the afternoon after the torwe were driving that Shaw nado and storm was gone, she was not in good shape,” realized the most meaningful Smith McKoy recalled. “All thing to her. the power lines were down “As I am looking through on Buffalo Road and you all this devastation and the couldn’t get into my neigh- limbs down in the yard, the borhood from that way.” sun comes out and these When she finally found a robins were on the limbs of way into her neighborhood, all the fallen trees singing,” she saw almost every house Smith-McKoy reflected, “as was missing shingles and mi- if to say, ‘there is renewal in nor damage, but a house in the world and you can start a straight line from hers had again.’” three trees inside. “Life goes on,” Smith-McK“I had to step under the oy said. “We just need to be tree to get inside my house,” supportive of people going Smith McKoy said. “It was a through this crisis. There is devastating sight. Water had something that we can all poured into my room and my do.”
“Water had poured into my home and my roof was leaking.”
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Student Body President Chandler Thompson leads a meeting in the Student Government Office Monday in response to the tornadoes that hit the state Saturday. The meeting decided to created a fund called “Universities United” to raise money for those directly affected by the tornadoes. They hope to raise $10,000 by the end of exams.
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Student groups meet to discuss how to help. Bryan Le Staff Writer
The storm that ravaged Nor t h C a rol i na, t a k i ng homes and lives of citizens, has passed. Now workers, state employees, volunteers and N.C. State students have begun the healing process. In Raleigh, workers climbed on roofs, bandaging the damage to homes with tarpaulins to provide residents with temporary respite from the elements. “It’s unfortunate, I don’t like getting business this way, but as you can see we’re going to be very busy,” said Scott Smith, a contract worker. The powerful storms that struck North Carolina on Saturday killed more than 20 and left many without power or homes. “We still have a population of 100 people still in shelters in Wake County,” said Denise Kissel, the community resource development program consultant of the Wake County Human Services Department. According to Jordan Rink, emergency operations center manager of Wake County Emergency Management and N.C. State alumnus, relief efforts are still in the response phase. “We still have several roads throughout the county that are
closed, and we are monitoring food.” Progress Energy’s activities,” While there is no deficit of Rink said. volunteers, Rink said, more As of Monday, 16,000 Wake help is always welcome. VolCounty homes remained with- unteers should not be deterred out power. by their lack of any of the skills Wake County Emergency listed on the application form, management is working in as the only requirement is a tandem with the Triangle willingness to help. American Red Cross to operate “We aren’t going to turn anytwo volunteer-run shelters in one away anyone who’s interWake County, located at Heri- ested,” said Rink. “We will put tage High School and the Gar- them to work.” ner United Red Cross Methodist spokesperson Church. Keith Acree said Those that donations who wish are needed to to lend continue ongoa helping relief efforts ing hand and an easy way to t he i r to help out. neighbors N.C. State is in need also mobilizing can do so to aid storm victhrough tims. Student a volunGovernment Scott Smith, a contract worker teering held a meeting network Monday night set up on Wake County’s and to brainstorm ways to help. City of Raleigh’s websites. The Chandler Thompson, stuelectronic application sorts dent body president and a volunteers based on their senior in economics, led a skills, equipment and location, meeting to discuss volunteerand Kissel encourages people ing and fundraising possito keep an eye on the websites bilities with Mike Giancola, for updates and new volunteer director of Center for Student opportunities. Leadership, Ethics, and Pub“We’re trying to coordinate lic Service; and Randy Colby, and organize with those who chair of staff senate and varihave experience and skills ous student groups, including for situations that pop up,” the Inter-Residence Council, said Kissel. “Maybe we will Society of African American need dump trucks, chainsaws, Affairs and Multi-Cultural Bobcats, or just people with Student Affairs. “North Carolina doesn’t get strong arms to move canned
“I don’t like getting business this way, but as you can see, we’re going to be very busy.”
his kind of tornado outbreak, this is more of something you get out west in the Tornado Alley,” said Colby, speaking of the gravity of the disaster. N.C. State will work in cooperation with Shaw University and St. Augustine’s College in a campaign titled: “Universities United: Supporting Our State.” With only a few weeks left in the semester, Student Government hopes the Universities United campaign will raise $10,000 by the end of exams in their “Exam Cram” fundraiser. State government and Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel have begun the planning their relief efforts as well, taking damage assessments to measure property damage and the needs of people to gauge whether North Carolina needs a presidential disaster declaration. A presidential disaster declaration would bring in federal aid to the state. The Red Cross will continue to shelter and feed victims for as long as needed, and Kissel hopes that volunteers show the same resolve. “The storm just happened Saturday, but it will be weeks, or even months, before the victims can go back to their normal lives,” said Kissel, “so we hope people will stay interested beyond the next few days.”
Vet school treats horses hurt in the storm University saves some horses, though others had to be euthanized. Amanda Wilkins Editor-in-Chief
Saturday’s storms and tornadoes touched the campus and ripped through the city and state; the destruction killed 22 people in North Carolina and caused enough damage to Shaw University for the president of the university to close it for the rest of the semester. Here are some testimonials describing the storm’s impact from members of the University community: Dave Greene was at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Hillsborough Street when the sirens went off before the tornado touched down Saturday afternoon. He remembers it got very dark, and then he couldn’t see 25 yards out of the window from the rain and hail. “The structures [at the college] and the cows in the pasture were undamaged,” Greene, the director of college relations at the College of Veterinary Medicine, said. This wasn’t the case for all the animals, though.
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Downed tree limbs and power lines made travel perilous after Saturday’s tornadoes. This Raleigh street was completely impassable in the wake of the storms.
After the storm, horses came in from two farms in Sanford, N.C., where there was major damage. “You can imagine the trauma of loading up frightened, injured horses and then driving them in a trailer,” Greene said.
Companion and equine veterinary students worked together to treat all the incoming animals quickly. “Our staff did an amazing job handling the situation, but that is what they are supposed to do,” Greene said. “They have
their tools all lined up when the horses arrived.” Some horses were treated and will recover; others had to be put down. Due to privacy laws, the number of horses or their owners’ names could not be released.
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In Reynolds Coliseum, freshman Stephanie Ouellette runs up to win her second consective award during the meet against West Virginia Jan. 21, 2010. Ouellette won first place in the floor exercise and third in all around overall. N.C. State won against West Virginia, 194.550 -194.475.
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include a 9.725 on beam, and 9.8s on vault and bars. In the floor exercise, Ouellette posted a career-best 9.9 at UCLA, 9.85s on three separate occasions, and notched scores of 9.825 five times. “I was very excited, it made me feel happy to know I had what it takes to make it to this stage,” Ouellette said. “It was really neat to be a part of. You could just see how cool it was to watch girls from all over the country.” By qualifying for the NCAA Championships, Ouellette gives the Pack four consecutive years of individual qualifiers and represents the eighth
all-time to pull the feat. Coach Mark Stevenson has been successful at preparing his team for the national level. Last year he had the opportunity to send Taylor Seaman, as an individual competitor, to the national level, giving State the joy of receiving seventh place. “It’s really possible for all of us from N.C. State to go next year,” Ouellette said. “We have all the same skills and talent, as the performers at Nationals did. We are a good team, we need to work on putting things together, and we are just as good as any other team out there. It just takes perfection and consistency with routines.” Although most spectators might assume competing at nationals might be different, it requires the same mentality and focus that is needed for
any other meet. Competitors must go into each event with the mindset that consistency and perfection is necessary. Ouellette fought through it all as she competed weekend after weekend, finishing the season on a well-deserved note. “I didn’t perform exactly how I wanted to,” Ouellette said. “I wish it had gone better. I was really tired, and it had been 13 meets in a row for me with no break. Most girls got to take a break, go to optional practices; however, I was still training while everyone else was rested.” The season for State gymnastics is over as the team moves into the offseason, preparing routines and staying fit to continue in the 2011-2012 season.
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Tornado should raise concerns for Housing D The Facts:
The tornado Raleigh experienced Saturday afternoon left 22 dead and almost 130 injured. During the storm, residents and students of N.C. State’s campus were asked to go to the safe spots of their buildings and follow appropriate procedures.
During this time of crisis many students were confused and frightened, many of which didn’t know the proper procedures. For the future, N.C. State Housing should ensure the proper implementation of their procedures.
What is the UNC System going to do?
The $2 billion-plus state budget shortfall should be a huge concern to every citizen in North Carolina. While I do not want to sound insensitive or disrespectful to your opinion about the impact the proposed reduction in funding for the UNC System might have on higher education in the state, I would rather see information outlining the UNC System’s strategy to help address the budget shortfall. The truth of the matter is the citizens of North Carolina already pay enough in taxes and the families of college students have already seen their children’s tuition go up more than five percent annually for the past decade while their salaries have basically remained flat. In my opinion, it is time for the leaders of the UNC System to start addressing these issues rather than wasting their time and our money lobbying the legislature. John Hood, in his April 7 daily journal, summed up my thoughts and probably the thoughts of many North Carolina tax payers and the parents of many college students when he said, “Overall, our government budgets are simply too big to finance at current revenues. With the continued weakness of North Carolina’s economy, state policymakers must recognize that there is little appetite for additional tax increases. They’re going to have to bring future expenditures in line with projected future revenues. That means finding savings in every area of the state budget, including the UNC system.” Brent Kincaid Class of 1982
The Federal Reserve is responsible Finishing this article that gave the same old bleeding heart liberal arguments of Republicans wanting to “assault women’s rights,” while simultaneously stating that Democrats should be “commended” for their efforts of staying the course, I felt obligated to respond to such ludicrous accusations. If we, as a nation, cannot begin having serious conversations about the budget without resorting to the stale arguments of slandering our political opposition with things along the lines of the “want to kill old people” by cutting Medicare spending, then there is no hope for the United States of America. The desperate needs for our nation are to have major banking reforms, and to rid ourselves of the Federal Reserve System. In 9th grade World Geography I remember learning about the contradiction of the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor was it an Empire. This is comparable to our Federal Reserve System, which is neither
uring Saturday’s storm many students expressed feeling scared and unsafe on campus because of the lack of knowledge of the appropriate procedures. Others found that their resident adviser and directors knew exactly what to do and carried out the proper actions. Due to the opposing views, University Housing needs to ensure the safety to all of its residents by making certain each RA is properly trained and informed on the procedures. According to the N.C. State University Housing website, the plan for Weather Preparedness includes what weather conditions to expect in the event of a tornado, the safe spots for residents to evacuate to, procedures for what to do
while in the safe spot, as well as information on what to do in event of a power outage. Susan Grant, Director of University Housing, said these guidelines are reviewed and approved by the fire chief to ensure students and residents’ safety. There is not currently a drill enacted for such events, but there should be in the future. These guidelines are helpful and available for any student; however, they are not enforced. This is where University Housing should come into play and make students known of the measures taken in the event of a natural disaster. This can be achieved through an email at the beginning of
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“I got a text message from the University pretty quickly, so I think they were prepared pretty well.”
N.C. State Advising: Opening doors, just not the right one.
Rachel Jordan, freshman in architecture
Jasmine Jarvis junior, computer engineering
An idiot-proof advising system
“Why do we need X?”
Matt Johnson senior, mechanical engineering
in your words
Do you think the University was prepared for the tornado? Why or why not?
Frisco Baugh junior, mathematics
There’s a psychological phenomena that rears its head especially around budget talks. The problem is that our minds value something more if we have it more than if we don’t. Getting something and losing it hurts far more than trying to get something and failing. In both scenarios, you start and end without it, but losing it hurts a lot more. I feel that we go about our budget discussions in the wrong way. Instead of getting off on non-argument tangents about someone’s grandmother, we should instead be addressing the actual issues. I think that the best way is to look at our state and build up what we actually need instead of getting caught up in what we’re losing. Because at the end of the day, you’ve covered your needs so the remainder is not actually needed. We shouldn’t ask “Why are we cutting X?” We should instead ask “Why do/did we need X?” Here is an example that I think makes this distinction clear: Why should gays be allowed to marry? Why does the government define marriage in the first place?
each semester, along with text message alerts to student during a disaster that do not only consist of information on a touchdown, but rather instructions. While these types of communication could increase awareness of the safety guidelines during these events, RAs and RDs should be held accountable for knowing the information and implementing it correctly. Many residents said their halls did not know the proper course of actions, and therefore resulted in improvising safe procedures. Events like these should not be up to students to figure out, but rather an organized plan of
implementation. This should include any RA or RD on or off duty located in the halls should answer the call of duty and evacuate students to the proper locations, inform them of the potential dangers, along with the steps to follow while in the situation. This includes the position to sit in and hazards to avoid. Students should be more aware of the dangers caused by these events, so they can make informed decisions. Many students could be seen outside or in their rooms watching the destruction of the storm, endangering their lives. University Housing is responsible for the safety of our residents and students—implementation and information is the ideal way to achieve such a goal.
a Federal body, nor is it based off of any substance of intrinsic value that backs our paper money i.e. gold or silver, nor is it a system as it is merely a centralized bank that has a monopoly on our currency. As long as we allow the Federal Reserve and major corporations like Goldman Sachs to cause financial crises, and then subsequently bail themselves out hurting millions in the process, there is absolutely no hope for our republic. So for your final line which stated, “This is American democracy at work,” there can be no democracy when the very culprits of our current situation are able to bail themselves out without being regulated. Avoiding the real problems plaguing our nation is both convenient and harmful. Then again, when Goldman Sachs is the biggest campaign contributor to our current President as well as many GOP members, is it really even that shocking that there have been no criminal charges taken against them? There is your democracy.
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don’t know about you, but I am completely unprepared to leave the confines of university life. It’s not merely because I don’t want to leave the friends, classes or parties. It’s that I have no idea where I am going or what I am going to do once I leave. Josh Lucas There are Staff Columnist many factors t hat play into this uncertainty. We’re in an economic depression, we all lack the work experience of someone in his or her late twenties or early thirties, our majors prepare us for generalities, not specifics, the list goes on. This uncertainty can make you think the super-super seniors have it all figured out; however, this uncertainty doesn’t exist. Our advising department at N.C. State exists, in mission, for the sole purpose for propelling us through college and beyond. It’s meant to be our rock in this unsteady world. At times it seems that we have more advisers than teachers. You have your major-specific advisers, college advisers, career advisers, pre-med advisers, etc. You can keep in contact with an adviser by email, phone, podcasts and even Skype. All advisers are well educated and can
help you or direct you in any matter you seek guidance on. Why then does uncertainty run rampant among so many of us if the components of the advising system only have minor flaws? It’s because our system is not idiot-proof. To idiot-proof a system is not to imply that the user is an idiot, it is to make something so easy to use that one cannot fail. Transportation systems, for the most part, are idiot-proof. Go to an airport anywhere in the U.S. and try to get lost, you just can’t. They line the ceilings with signs and monitors in order to get you goi ng where you should and they restrict access to everywhere you shouldn’t. Our advising system is nothing like this—it’s so easy to get lost. Discounting the required bi-annual instances where one must meet with their adviser to sign off on your plan of work, there is really no other interaction required or even fostered with advising. In the meetings I have had with my advisers I have never once been asked what I wanted to do in college, much less, and more importantly, what I wanted to do after. Any and all conversations were confined to the acquisition of the most sacred of documents, an N.C. State diploma. Some may say that it is up to the student to bring up questions concerning one’s present
and future in their meetings; however, I completely reject this notion. Most of us are young, dumb and full of rum. That is to say, we simply do not know what to ask, and by the time we think of questions, it’s just too late. We are not the ones with experience in the matters of academia or the job market—the advisers are, or at least should be. They know the questions we should b e a s king. They know when we should go to the Career Center or meet with pre-med advisers, etc. The responsibility should be on our advisers, the ones with the knowledge to actively propel us forward through the advising system; thus, designing an idiot-proof system would alleviate us from our feelings of uncertainty. If we have most of the pieces, then why is our system designed so backwards? That’s a matter for another column, but the answer could just be our aims are different. The University aims to have us leave with a diploma; we aim to leave with a future.
“I got a text message about it, so if they weren’t prepared I at least got the perception that they were.” Bryan Perlmutter sophomore, business administration
“There are many factors that play into this uncertainty.”
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‘Your Highness’ then and now
Your Highness opened sixth in the box office and received poor critical reviews, which was in startling contrast to the positive feedback it received at Witherspoon preview.
Your Highness according to the critics: Metacritic.com - 31/100 IMDB.com - 6.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes.com Critics - 25% Audiences - 52%
be moments where the joke went on far too long. But sitting there in Witherspoon at For the right celebrity, Sally such an exclusive event with the stars there? It didn’t even Highsmith is a dedicated fan. She waited an hour in line matter.” The film opened at the box to shake hands with Danny McBride when the lead actor office this past weekend at visited campus last month. She number six, which is relatively got her tickets weeks in advance low for a movie’s opening and waited in line two hours weekend. Rotten Tomatoes’ early to make sure she got into Tomatometer only ranked it at the sneak preview of Your High- twenty-five percent out of 100. Your Highness raked in only ness. She even spent another hour unsuccessfully hoping for $9.4 million, compared to the a chance to chat with McBride weekend’s top-grossing film Hop at $21 million. after the show. Rick Gardner, associate diHighsmith, a sophomore in psychology and a big fan of rector of Campus Activities, the actor, admits that having UAB advisor and Witherspoon the celebrity attending a spe- Student Center manager, said cial event added to the movie’s there are many factors that appeal. Other students found influence perception of a film. “First, the critics and the the hype of McBride’s presence and the exclusive nature of the people have different views of event affected the overall per- movies,” Gardner said. “Even movies like ception of the Inception movie. when it first “Yes, it was came out— funny,” Hight he c r it ic s smit h said. said it was “However, at confusing but some points it the genera l felt like I was Rick Gardner, associate director public loved forcing laughof Campus Activities it.” ter because “Students the rest of the audience was already roaring have different tastes than critics,” Gardner said. and laughing hysterically. In fact, according to the InHighsmith said the film was ternet Movie Database, Your a mixed comedic bag at best. “Some parts were ridicu- Highness’ highest ratings were lously funny,” Highsmith given by young viewers aged said, “and then there would 18-29, which was most likely Staff Writer
“Students have different tastes than critics.”
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Isabel (Natalie Portman), Thadeous (Danny McBride), his brother Fabious (James Franco) and Belldonna (Zooey Deschanel) (From left to right) see something less than appealing offscreen in the comedy Your Highness, the latest film from McBride and his longtime filmaking partner David Gordon Green. Green also directed 2008’s Pineapple Express.
the target audience. “I think critics see something like [Your Highness] and think it’s been done before,” Gardner said, “whereas the State students got that exclusive atmosphere [at the premiere].” Gardner said another thing to keep into account is the free factor. “A movie may seem to be a lot better than it really is if they haven’t paid for it,” Gardner said. Students agreed having Danny McBride and David Gordon Greene on campus added to the excitement.
“The hype definitely had something to do with it,” Highsmith said. “Meeting Danny McBride and David Gordon Green really got me pumped and excited for the movie.” Amanda Grier, a freshman in communications, loves “stupid comedies” and thought the jokes were well-placed and funny. She said she does not think her opinion of the movie would have differed if she had not attended the preview. “A lot of hype was from the fact the actor and director were
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Thadious and Fabious consult an enchanted compass to figure out where their “epic quest” will take them next.
Television of a different sort
Wes Craven gives fans a reason to ‘Scream’ again
Technician correspondent unearths a lost treasure of television history, The Ascent of Man, which thanks to YouTube, has been given new life on the Internet.
cent of Man all represent some of the best educational television ever aired. The Ascent of Man is in my opinion the greatest serious television show ever made. Organized as a series of “televised essays”, historian and polymath Jacob Bronowski conveys his “personal view” of the rise of modern civilization. Michael Rowan The various pivotal events and Correspondent critical individuals that influTelevision has a reputation enced the advent of our modfor being a medium without ern world are discussed over substance. Reality shows and the course of thirteen episodes. Familiar historical figures cooking programs predominate. Even the History Channel like Galileo and Newton are seems to be almost completely discussed, as well as less comdevoid of its namesake, pre- monly discussed personages ferring lately to run programs such as John Dalton, Gregor involving fanciful speculation Mendel and Alfred Russel about the relationship between Wallace. Bronowski tells the story of men ancient civilizaa nd wom e n tions and extrathroughout the terrestrial intelhistory “asking ligences. This is impertinent not to say that questions and televised award getting perticeremonies are nent answers”, necessa r i ly a which time bad thing. But and again has shouldn’t such proved to be programs be, at the royal road least occasionto progress. ally, offset with Despite being something edinearly 40 years fying? Shouldn’t William Kimler, associate old, every epiv isua l med ia professor of biology and sode holds up also have the modern science by modern capacity to en“watchability” lighten? Enlightenment is most of- standards, thanks to a high ten thought of as something production value. The vintage found in books or in a lecture visual effects and overarching hall. Television, in general, isn’t 1970s style give The Ascent of where one seeks knowledge. Man a very cool feel. A couple However I think that there have of the episodes even feature been exceptions to this. There music supplied by Pink Floyd. William Kimler, an associare certain vintage programs from the British Broadcasting ate professor of biology and Corporation that should be modern science, had much to mentioned among these ex- say about The Ascent of Man. Kimler remembers watching ceptions. Since its founding the mis- the series as a grad student. “We think of TV as all passion of the BBC has been to “Inform, Educate and Enter- sive absorption, but sometimes tain.” This ethos clearly guid- we can really get something ed the factual programming good out of it,” Kimler said. produced by the BBC in the “Bronowski, who was a great late 1960s and early 70s. Pe- lecturer, tells an optimistic and riod programs like Jonathan triumphant story, and you can Miller’s The Body in Question, still feel that. It’s a real celebraKenneth Miller’s Civilisation, and Jacob Bronowski’s The AsAscent continued page 8
“We think of TV as all passive absorption, but sometimes we can really get something good out of it.”
The newest entry in a fan-favorite teen slasher series, Scream 4 delivers all of the thrills, chills and humor of the beloved original. Jordan Alsaqa Senior Staff Writer
The original Scream trilogy provided an entertaining and self-referential look at slasher films, poking fun at the many conventions that had developed in the horror genre during the 80s and early 90s. Though many critics agreed the third entry showed a significant drop in quality, the opinion overall was that the series as a whole represented some of director Wes Craven’s best work. As such, the announcement of a fourth entry was met with trepidation by many. Most slasher series are remembered for a constant decline in quality with each sequel, a nd t he reception of Scream 3 made t he idea of another movie seem like a questionable idea. Fortunately, those worries can be laid to rest. Though not quite as strong as the original film, Scream 4 is a wonderful return to form for the series. With 11 years worth of new horror films to reference and lampoon, Craven and his team have managed to create a movie that can be enjoyed by old and new fans alike.
Scream 4 cast list: • David Arquette as Sheriff Dwight “Dewey” Riley • Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott • Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers Riley • Emma Roberts as Jill Roberts • Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed • Anthony Anderson as Deputy Anthony Perkins • Kristen Bell as Chloe • Anna Paquin as Rachel • Alison Brie as Rebecca Walters • Adam Brody as Deputy Ross Hoss • Rory Culkin as Charlie Walker Source- IMDB.com
The film follows Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, as she returns to her hometown of Woodsboro to promote her new book. It is also the anniversary of the first murders, and a new Ghostface (the masked killer in all of the Scream films) uses the occasion to start another killing spree. Also returning from the original trilogy are Courtney Cox and David Arquette. The two, as well as Campbell, manage to slip back into their old roles with ease, and their presence on the screen feels welcome. This time around, Sidney ’s niece Jill, played by Emma Roberts, is also a target, as are her closest friends and classmates. Add in numerous officers, parents, and reporters that pad out the cast, and the film provides a surplus of characters to be both suspects and victims of Ghostface. One of the film’s strongest aspects is the sheer number of red herrings it throws at the viewers. The idea that “everyone is a suspect” is stated early
“Craven and his team have managed to create a movie that can be enjoyed by old and new fans alike.”
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Scream 4 is being hailed by fans and some critics as a triumphant return to form for the teen slasher horror series.
on, and this remains evident throughout. Every ominous line or action is highlighted for the audience, and almost every new character can easily be imagined as the killer, at least until they meet the business end of Ghostface’s knife. Even stronger are the numerous references to other horror films released since Scream 3 premiered in 2000. Aside from easy jabs at the Saw series, the film’s main focus is on the high number of horror reboots released in the past few years. Though Scream 4 isn’t a remake or a reboot itself, it plays on the tropes of the genre through the new cast of teenage characters. In this way, the movie manages to feel as if it is an homage to itself, particularly through the actions of the latest Ghostface. The new killings resemble those of the original Woodsboro murders so closely that
the resident film geeks are quick to point out that a new set of rules apply to who will survive. The concept of following the rules of a horror movie are nothing new to the series, but the way everyone in town feeds into their importance and takes them to a much funnier level. This leads to another important element of Scream 4: the humor. The series has always poked fun at the slasher flicks it has paid homage to, but never has the balance between humor and horror been managed so well. For some, the increase in humor may be off-putting, especially fans who recall it being one of the factors that hurt Scream 3. However, the jokes this time work more often than not, and provide a needed amount of levity fol-
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tion of science.” Although Kimler lauds the series, he also notes that some of the information and interpretations it gives are somewhat dated. “Most of it still holds up,” Kimler said, “but part of what makes the show interesting is seeing how some things have changed.” Kilmer also noted the humanit y of t he presenter,
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lowing some of the series’ most devastating kills. The kills manage to be particularly impressive, even if they may not be that gruesome when compared with
Bronowski. “He was an example of a scientist as an engaged citizen,” Kilmer said. “This was someone who was thinking about and commenting on modern genetics as it was developing and at the same time he was someone who personally remembers the Nazis. He really stresses the vital importance of scientists holding on to their ethical awareness.” In the episode titled “Knowledge or Certainty” (if you can only watch one installment of
this series I recommend it be this one), Bronowski ends with one of the most poignant reminders of Man’s responsibility to his fellow Man ever put forward. It must be experienced to be understood. Thanks to the internet this series and the others I mentioned are all available to the world. The entirety of The Ascent of Man is available on Google Video and has also been recently uploaded to YouTube. I strongly suggest you check it out.
“This latest return to Woodsboro is a trip worth taking.” those found in films such as Saw and Hostel. Beyond just the kills and jokes, the movie manages to maintain a consistent level of
entertainment and creativity. From the clever opening sequence to the sharp dialogue shared by the characters, everything about the film feels
Watching The Ascent of Man is an almost transfor mat ive ex per ienc e. Bronowski’s historical perspective will most likely alter how you see the world – for the better. Although education and knowledge are still truly gained only through study and hard work, those looking for somet hing wor t hwhi le that one can “just sit there and absorb” should look no further than The Ascent of Man.
fully thought out and welldeveloped. Overall, Scream 4 proves there is still life in this horror franchise. Though not as strong at the 1996 original, this latest return to Woodsboro is a trip worth taking.
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there,” said Grier, “along with knowing we were getting a free sneak peek. But, I think I would have enjoyed the movie the same either way.” Christian Forest, a sophomore in political science, attended the screening and believes the hype did impact the audience. “I thought the movie was great,” said Forest. “It was hilarious and it was definitely my type of comedy, and it is sort of under the radar.” Nonetheless, Forest said he was impacted by the stars’ presence. “The fact that it was a preview definitely affected how it was perceived,” Forest said, “because after the movie Danny McBride and the director [David Gordon Greene] sat down and talked about it, and they took time out of their schedules
to come to State, and it was really cool.” Amy Lawrence, sophomore in chemical engineering, saw Your Highness in theaters, not at the preview with Danny McBride, and she didn’t think it was hilarious. “It was funny,” Lawrence said, “but I wouldn’t go too far and say it was hilarious or hysterical. It was fun to watch, but sometimes the jokes were a little much.” Yahoo!Movies has Your Highness listed with an average grade of a C- from several critics, whereas Internet Movie Database has the movie rated a 6.2 out of 10. The actual quality of Your Highness is a highly subjective matter, but there is no doubt that McBride’s visit to campus had a positive impact upon student views of the film.
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I’m not someone who likes to talk about myself, even if I know I’m doing well.” Being a catcher can be physically and mentally grueling. A catcher must stop the ball on wild pitches, make close play by blocking off the plate and call pitches. With all of these responsibilities resting on Allbritten’s shoulders, she said it can be difficult to focus on anything but defense when she comes to the plate to hit. “Some days it is a struggle mentally to play my position,” Allbritten said. “It’s mostly because I am so focused on what pitch to call in any situation, but I have to remember that I’m out there to have fun. It’s
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If you’re putting everything you’ve got into the shot, you’ve got to make a little noise, you know? It also makes sense because you have to breathe because you’re running, of course. If I stop, my rhythm is terrible.” Even though the verbal
Allbritten called out to her teammates to find out if they had anything interesting to say about her that would no one else would know. “Apparently I laugh like a five year-old,” Allbritten said. But Peeler thought Allbritten had many more secrets that should be told to the students of State. “Not many people would know that she likes to line dance,” Peeler said. “We share a lot of the same interests, like watching the Disney channel and country music. If you meet her, you would think she is hardcore, but that is the total opposite of what she is. She is a real softy and a big goofball off the field.”
“You have to work really hard all about seeing the ball and hitting the ball, but sometimes to train with them,” Allbritten said. “When we were in it’s not that simple.” This year has also been a the bullpen earlier in the seamuch different year from son I could catch better with the past three for the senior Morgan [Peeler] than I could Kayla [Cox] catcher. With or Jade [Henf re s h ne w nig] because I faces pitchknew her beting for the ter. But now Pack, includI know their ing freshman strengths and Kayla C ox weaknesses and junior and what transfer Jade pitches they Hennig, AllSenior Alyssa Allbritten want to call in britten has certain situahad to make several changes to her pitch tions.” While Pack pitchers rely on calling. Even with all of the changes the catcher for decisions in the this season to pitchers, All- circle, Allbritten relies on her britten said the transition has teammates for much more than been easy and she knows what just decisions on the field, she each pitcher wants to do in the also asks them for help off the field. circle.
“Some days it is a struggle mentally to play my position.”
noise made while striking the ball definitely seems to serve a purpose to some players, for others, it’s a different story. Anyone who watches or plays tennis regularly can probably testify an example of a time they encountered someone who seemed to embellish their grunts. Sophomore Dave Thomson of the men’s tennis team finds it comical how some players act while playing. “There’s definitely been
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some that have made me raise my eyebrows,” Thomson said. “Some really are over the top. There’s no way that much energy is going into it.” No matter how high pitched, how loud or how obnoxious the grunt or scream is, it is obvious that those noises are as much apart of the tennis game as the racket and net itself, even if they may seem a bit over the top. “Just by listening, you’d
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think that some of them were smacking the hell out of the ball,” Thomson said. “But when you watch it, they’re making this huge noise for very little outcome. And you think, ‘Is that really necessary?’ I think it definitely is exaggerated by some players. Sometimes you think to yourself, ‘I just wish you’d shut up.’ ”
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for the 2008 season. The same defense that was seventh in the country last season in 3rd down percentage. The same defense that catapulted from 57th in the nation to 14th in rush defense a season ago. Even with the noticeable absence of Nate Irving, seven of the top eight tacklers from last year’s defense are returning for the upcoming season. The defense answered questions that had to be asked after finishing 99th in scoring defense for the 2009 campaign, and rocketed up to 29th in the country. Not only will nearly the entire unit return for the fall, but many of them, including last season’s leading tackler Earl Wolff, still have another year of eligibility awaiting them. It’s understandable that Glennon has received such a large amount of attention. State fans have patiently waited for the highly-touted brother of former Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon to snatch the keys of Dana Bible’s offense and drive full speed ahead. While it’ll be difficult to find anyone that denies he has the capability to do so, the reality is that this team is not going to revolve around the offense like
it has in past seasons. Glennon severely lacks surrounding skill players, although that may not turn out as bad as it sounds. The last time Tom O’Brien coached a tall, talented quarterback that waited two whole seasons to lead an average offense the team excelled as it finished 9-3. The year was 2006, the school was Boston College, and the quarterback was current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. When Tom O’Brien arrived in Raleigh after that 2006 season at BC, his trademark was hard-nosed defense and an overwhelmingly predictable record at the end of each season. During his final seven campaigns at Boston College, never once did his teams come close to sniffing a losing season. The Eagles never even allowed more than 30 points in any of its bowl games during that span and stellar play out of both the offensive and defensive lines became the humble cornerstone of Boston College football. For State, many of these similarities have finally begun to blossom. In O’Brien’s tenure, the Wolfpack has never witnessed a season in which the defense bested the offense in terms of conference or national ranking. It would certainly be an upset if that trend were to continue in the fall.
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Sports Page 10 • tuesday, april 19, 2011
The men’s tennis team earned the No. 11 seed at the 2011 ACC Championships, which begins this Thursday and will run through Sunday. The tournament is held at Cary Tennis Park and the Pack will take on No. 6 seeded Virginia Tech. The Pack took down the Hokies earlier in the season, beating them 5-2 early this month in Raleigh. If the Pack is able to upset the Hokies then it will face the No. 3 seeded Duke Blue Devils on Friday. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Women’s golf finishes seventh at ACC Championships The women’s golf team finished seventh at the 2011 ACC Championships that took place this past weekend. State shot an 85-over (937), well off the pace of North Carolina, which won the tournament shooting a combined 23-over in the three day event. Leading the way for the Pack was freshman golfer Brittany Marchand who finished in a tie for 17th place at +17. Freshman Ana Menendez, sophomore Amanda Baker, senior Brooke Baker and sophomore Caroline Ellington rounded out the scoring for the Pack as the four players finished tied for 21st, 29th, 35th and tied for 38th.
Source: N.C. State Athletics
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• Page 7: A continuation of the feature story on Alyssa Allbritten and Stephanie Ouellette.
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Grunting: what’s with all the racket?! What sounds like useless yells and screams, actually provides pacing for tennis players swing. Josh Hyatt Staff Writer
There seems to be an air of parody and a lack of actual game understanding surrounding the noises that tennis players make as they battle on the court. To a novice spectator, some of these grunts and squeals may seem like an awful stereotype that has just be-
come commonplace amongst tennis athletes. What needs to be understood, however, is that the actual noise created when striking the ball is not only part of an individual’s style but is also a helpful action towards winning. Women’s tennis coach Hans Olsen recognizes the importance behind this often-satired action. “The point is to relax your muscles at the crucial point of execution,” Olsen said. “When you’re hitting the ball, you want to breathe out when you’re making contact so your muscles are relaxed. Relaxed
muscles give you more power. connection between grunting To verbalize that breathing in tennis to the noises made in helps with the timing. Most other sports and related preparatory physihigh-level cal activities. players a re “It’s simibreathing out lar to when e ver y t i me you’re doing they hit the weight trainball and a lot ing,” Choboy of them use said. “When different levyou’re breathels of volume ing, t here’s to verbalize a fair bit of breathing by Coach Hans Olsen forc e . You making it as don’t hear it a g runt. It when a baseball player does it, definitely has a purpose.” Jon Choboy, coach of the but they do the same thing. It men’s tennis team, drew the loosens the muscles when you
“The point is to relax your muscles at the crucial point of execution.”
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• 137 days until the football team’s season opening game against Liberty.
Men’s tennis seeded No. 11 at ACC’s
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Allbritten dominates on the diamond Senior catcher enjoying a successful season for the Pack despite subpar season
Wednesday Baseball at UNCWilmington Wilmington, N.C., 6 p.m. Thursday Track at ACC Outdoor Championships Durham, N.C., all day Women’s tennis vs. Boston College Cary, N.C., 9 a.m. Men’s tennis vs. Virginia Tech Cary, N.C., 3 p.m. Friday Men’s Golf at ACC Championships New London, N.C., all day Track at ACC Outdoor Championships Durham, N.C., all day
team, and she is one of those people who just loves the game and doesn’t talk too much about herself.” Allbritten said that while
the team may consider her as a leader of the team, she still doesn’t consider herself as a leader on the team. “I’ve never really thought
ouellette continued page 4
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of myself as the star of the team,” Allbritten said. “I try to be a very humble person.
Albritten continued page 9
Ouellette brings back a national experience
Baseball at Virginia Charlottesville, Va., 7 p.m.
Freshman gymnast leaves her mark in Ohio.
Did You know? That the new men’s basketball coaching staff has 40 years of head coaching experience at the college level .
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Freshman g y mnast Stephanie Ouellette was proud to represent Wolfpack gymnastics at the NCAA National Championship in Cleveland, Ohio this past weekend. “It was a lot of fun I really enjoyed it,” Ouellette, a freshman in First Year
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for the best all-around score by a freshman at nationals. “My experience from this weekend gives me hunger and drive to do better,” Ouellette said. “After watching the girls, it makes me want to push myself harder as well as my team. Seeing how other girls did and how they felt while performing makes me want to be there again next year.” Ouellette’s season-highs
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Senior catcher Alyssa Allbritten stands in the huddle during the Pack's game against the Tar Heels April 9.
Softball at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va., 5 p.m.
Softball at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va., 7 p.m.
Cory Smith Green Bay Packers former head coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” In the case of senior catcher Alyssa Allbritten, she has made herself a leader despite her humble nature. While the quarterback is the leader in football, the catcher position is considered the typical leader on the field for any softball team. And A llbritten’s teammate, junior pitcher Morgan Peeler, believes no leader is more humble than the senior. “She is one of the most humble people I have ever met,” Peeler said. “She knows how to lead this
Tennis continued page 9
owering above a large contingent of Triangle-based media, Mike Glennon wasted little time to finally answer a question that didn’t involve f i l ling t he shoes of last year’s quarterback Russell Wilson. As he wiped several drops Sean of sweat away Fairholm from his Staff Writer cheek s, t he redshirt junior let go an earto-ear smile that resembled a child desperately trying to keep a secret safe. “I don’t think there’s much to worry about,” Glennon said. “I think our defense is going to be very good in the ACC this year.” If the 6’6” 225 pound Centreville, Va. native really does know a well-kept secret regarding the 2011 Pack, it’s probably about the defense that suited up for the red team in Saturday’s Spring Game. After all, the unit did generate more points by themselves than Glennon’s offense could produce in almost three quarters of play. However, the real secret wouldn’t lie in an irrelevant stat sheet that accompanies the annual April contest. Instead, Glennon knows that most of spring practice has been focused on his command of the offense, despite a talented and experienced defense that has grown leaps and bounds since finishing dead last in the ACC
Deputy Sports Editor Softball at South Carolina Columbia, S.C., 6 p.m.
exhale as you hit. The grunting isn’t as important as the exhalation. It’s tied into sports psychology a little bit. Regular breathing helps keep you looser, naturally.” Some athletes use the grunting as a means to help the execution of their swings. Freshman Joelle Kissell of the women’s tennis team explained how articulating her breathing pattern serves as a timing mechanism. “It helps me get into a rhythm,” Kissell said. “It helps put a little more on the ball.
College, said. “It was really forming freshman on coach cool to watch something so Stevenson’s squad this year. big like NCAA Nationals. I Her high-scoring all-around routines have have friends allowed for that are club State to be competitors one of t he a round t he top overcountry and Freshman Stephanie Ouellette a l l r a n ke d watching schools in the t hem is an honor. The fact it was televised EAGL conference. Competing as an individual, made it even more exciting.” This was Stephanie Ouel- Ouellette finished 28th overlette’s first year competing for all with her 38.775 in the allN.C. State and she has been around at the NCAA Champinoted as one of the top-per- onships, setting a school record
“It was a lot of fun.”