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Krispy Kreme Challenge runners scarf doughnuts

Belltower Briefs

Student wins scholarship Vinnie Feucht, featured in the January 27 issue of the Technician, was notified last week that he was the recipient of the 2011 Innovation Institute Scholarship, which will give him $6,000 for participation in the Innovation Institute in South Africa this summer. Vinnie’s closest competitor trailed him by 130 points. This was the inaugural competition. Source: Innovation Institute

Dr. Ernie Alexander: 2010 Natural Resources Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Alexander ‘67, ‘72, combined an undergraduate degree in pulp and paper technology with a PhD in chemical engineering to build a successful career in the forest products industry. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Alexander joined Westvaco, a leading paper, packaging and specialty chemicals corporation, as a research engineer. After seven years, he was transferred to Covington Mill as supervisor of the newly formed paper process group. Dr. Alexander spent 23 years at Covington Mill and relocated to Centennial Campus in 2005 for the Westvaco and Mead Corp. merger. In 2009 he retired and launched a consulting firm and sponsors the Ernie and Beverly Alexander Endowed Scholarship in Paper Science and Engineering. Source: College of Natural Resources

Nominate a student for the Matthews Medal for the 2010-2011 The Mathews Medal honors graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to N.C. State University during their tenure as undergraduate students. It is modeled after the Watauga Medal, the highest non-academic award given to alumni who serve their alma mater. The Mathews Medal is named for Walter J. Mathews, the first student enrolled at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889. The Mathews Medal may be awarded to as many as four students in one academic year. However, the award does not have to be presented in any given year. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee, and selection will be based on demonstration of outstanding service and leadership to promote and benefit N.C. State. For more information: http:// editor_documents/mmApplication_10. pdf Source: NCSU Alumni Association

Mr. Wolfpack Competition: Feb. 22 Presented by UAB and CSLEPS are hosting an all-male pageant on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Witherspoon Student Cinema as a fundraiser for a local school initiative group, Communities in Schools. Communities in Schools is a Wake County-based organization that promotes community involvement in Raleigh area schools, empowering young citizens to take full advantage of their education. Tickets at the door of the event are $3, but tickets bought the week before the competition in the Brickyard are $2. The “pageant” consists of 4 components: 1) Opening Number 2) Beach Wear 3) Talent (2.5 minutes max per contestant) 4) Wolfpack Pride / Q&A The pageant’s Facebook page is located at: php?eid=103737749702776. Source: Kelly Hook

OIT announces new web site for Wolfpack Sports TV OIT introduces the Wolfpack Sports TV (WSTV) web site, the university’s first social networking sports site representing WSTV, which airs on campus cable channel 92, is devoted to N.C. State sports 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The interactive web site provides visitors a new way to submit and view game results, news and announcements, listings, photos and videos of Wolfpack sports, student club sports and intramural sports. Fans can also share news and accomplishments of their favorite teams. Visit the site at Source: OIT

Despite temperatures in the mid-30s and bursts of rain, the 2011 Krispy Kreme Challenge was a success. Brooke Wallig Deputy News Editor

They came. They ran. And despite the rain, they conquered. Uncooperative weather was apparently no match for participants in the eighth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge on Saturday as throngs of people took to Hillsborough Street to run this unique N.C. State tradition. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual race from the Belltower to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street, 2 miles away, and back—but once the Challengers arrive at the Krispy Kreme they are given a box of a dozen glazed donuts to hurry and eat before racing back to the Belltower. For veteran runners like Taylor Tim O'Brien/Technician Myers, the prospect of finishing Dwayne Dixon, senior in public relations, eats his last three donuts at the Krispy Kreme Challenge Saturday. It was such a race—even with the al- Dixon’s first Challenge, and he ran it in the 40 degree rain. most-freezing rain—is more than enough motivation to keep going. ing all of their donuts, but still opted and people not wearing much of anyWinners “The rain didn’t affect me at all. to run the race, including Maura thing; there was a guy with a big donut on his head. It was insane.” It rained last year too so I thought Carter, sophomore in biology. Males: Whether the runners were challeng “We ran the race because we heard if I could do it last year I could do • Jeffrey Glick – 27 year old from Fort it was a lot of fun— ers or casual runners, people were defit again this year. Bragg, N.C. – 29 mins. 31 sec. something you have initely cheering, including freshman I run better when • Eric Mack – 24 year old from Raleigh, N.C. – 30 min. 22 sec. to do—and it raises chemical engineering major Allison it’s cold outside • Reese Wells – 19 year old from money for a great Coats and freshman civil engineering anyway,” Myers Chapel Hill, N.C. – 30 min. 30 sec. cause. I think our major Tiffany Preddy, who came out said. “This exexperience was a bit like so many others to support their perience is aweFemales: different from every- friends and family in the race. some though. It’s • Trisha Moore – 28 year old from Raleigh, N.C. – 36 min. 30 sec. “Our bible study leaders are runone else’s because we a really cool feel• Rita Beard – 21 year old from didn’t actually eat ning, and so our members of our biing when we’re Raleigh, N.C. – 38 min. 12 sec. the donuts, but I ble study wanted to support him even starting and see• Valerie Forker – Carrboro, N.C. – 39 think this is a good though it’s raining. I mean at first we ing all the people min. 11 sec. Taylor Myers, participant f irst step. Maybe were like ‘Do we really want to come running and then Source: Krispy Kreme Challenge next year we’ll grad- out in this?’ But then we decided it was a really cool feeling coming back and seeing all the uate to eating the donuts,” Carter said. worth it,” Preddy said. “It’s a good tra“But we saw some pretty crazy things. dition, and it’s cool to be a part of it.” people cheering for you.” For some, the tradition is so in Many runners chose to forgo eat- There were people wearing onesies, Challenge continued page 3

“It rained last year too so I thought if I could do it last year I could do it again this year.”

Group protests Egyptian crisis Students and members of the community gather to protest the situation in Egypt.

Jeff Glick, a captain in the U.S. Army, takes top spot in Saturday’s Krispy Kreme Challenge.

Chelsey Francis News Editor

Despite the rain and the nearfreezing temperatures, Egyptians and supporters gathered on the corner of Gorman St. and Western Blvd. Friday afternoon to publicly display their disdain for the current Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak has been president of Egypt since 1981. In January, Egyptians began protesting Mubarak’s rule. To begin with, Mubarak shuff led his cabinet around, until, on February 1, Mubarak announced that he would step down at the end of his current term in September. Although Mubarak is considered an economic liberal and his government has promised economic reforms, Egypt is still suffering from high unemployment rates and low standards of living. In response to the protests being held in Egypt, people living in the Raleigh area have began to organize protests, and say they plan to continue to protest for as long as Mubarak is in power.  The group included members of the Raleigh and Cary communities as well as N.C. State students.   Mohammad Hassan, a graduate student in chemical engineering, participated in the protest today, but said he was unable to participate in the protest in the Brickyard on Thursday.  “We’re just trying to stand up for justice and peace for an area where human rights have been violated,” Hassan said. Hassan and the group said they plan to protest the Egyptian crisis for as long as they feel they need

John Wall Staff Writer

Participating in his first, but not last, Krispy Kreme Challenge, Jeff Glick, a U.S. Army captain, won the race in just less than half an hour. Glick, 27, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina officially completed the race in 29 minutes and 31 seconds.  Eric Mack, of Raleigh, North Carolina, came in second place with a time of 30 minutes and 22 seconds.  Saturday was his first, but not last, time running in the four-mile-long race and eating all one dozen doughnuts at the N. Pearson Street Krispy Kreme, according to Glick.  “I dunked [the doughnuts] in water, kind of like competitive hot dog

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Burhan Ghanayem, a retired research scientist from Durham, holds a “Game over, Mubarak!” sign on the corner of Western Boulevard and Gorman Street on Friday.

too. He said he, as well as other Egyptians, believe that Mubarak is an unfair and unjust ruler. “As long as [Mubarak] is in power, we will protest,” Hassan said. According to Hassan, Mubarak’s regime has been using illegal ways. “He has been using the government to help disperse false information,

which just is not allowed,” Hassan said. According to Hassan, people have lost their lives because of Mubarak’s ways. “A 22 year old guy died because

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Today University Board of Directors Meeting 6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Talley Student Center Boardroom Wayne Leechford present “Work of Art” 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. Titmus Theatre, at Thompson Hall Tuesday Finding Your Green Dream Job 9:30 A.M. - 12 P.M. Cameron Village Library Meeting Room CHASS Alumni Panel 5 P.M. - 6 P.M. Caldwell Lounge Movie: Shungu: The Resilience of a people 7 P.M. - 8 P.M. Witherspoon Cinema

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wirling in Talley Ballroom, senior Sheyda Foroudi dances at Contra for Charity. Foroudi, a fashion and textile management and spanish major, said, “I’ve done Contra several times, though it has been a while.” The event, hosted by Bricks Breaking Boundaries, aimed at raising money to build a school in Rural Cambodia. The idea to build a school was fueled by the summer’s freshman reading, “Half The Sky,” which outlined the importance of education in combating gender inequality.

Weather Wise


Feb. 1 1:12 A.M. | Suspicious Person Off Campus Staff member reported suspicious subject. Officers responded but did not locate anyone.

8:57 P.M. | Larceny Carmichael Gym Student reported unsecured bookbag stolen.

9:27 A.M.| Larceny Biltmore Hall Staff member reported iPad stolen. 10:28 A.M. | Medical Assist Engineering Building I Units responded to nonstudent in need of medical assistance. Transport refused.

57/36 Mostly cloudy with showers.

11:31 A.M. | Medical Assist Owen Hall Units responded to student in need of medical assistance. Student was transported to Student Health Center.


50 24 Overcast.

4:22 P.M. | Fire Alarm Alexander Hall Fire protection responded to alarm caused by contractors working in the area.


47 30 Partly cloudy. source: Patrick T Devore Junior, Meteorologycom


10:11 P.M. | Fire Alarm Doak Field House Officer responded to alarm. Cause unknown. Electronics notified. 11:16 P.M. | Assault on Female Metcalf Road Report of student assaulting another student. Subject was arrested for assault on a female. Both students were referred to the University Feb. 2 1:23 A.M. | Medical Assist Alexander Hall Units responded and transported student in need of medical assistance. 7:55 A.M. | Special Event McKimmon Center Officer monitored Engineering Career Fair.

10:10 A.M. | Suspicious Person Coliseum Beck Report of suspicious person in the deck. Officers checked all levels but did not locate subject.

5:07 P.M. | Suspicious Person Sullivan Drive Report of two subjects pushing scooter. Scooter was found on Faucette Drive. Investigation ongoing.

Lunch & Learn: “Social Media Goes to College: Building Your Campus Community” 12 P.M. - 1 P.M. 216 Scott Hall

11:07 A.M. | Welfare Check Metcalf Road Officers checked on welfare of student. No further action was taken.

5:38 P.M. | Damage to Property First Year College Area Staff member reported tire on state vehicle had been slashed.

USDA Kathleen Merrigan lecture 2 P.M. - 3 P.M. Dabney Hall

11:11 A.M. |Traffic Accident Main Campus Drive Student was involved in single vehicle accident.

7:20 P.M. | Safety program Carroll Hall Officer conducted safety program on self defense.

11:56 A.M. | Medical Assist Student Health Center Units responded and transported student for medical assistance.

7:35 P.M. | Traffic Stop Dan Allen Drive/ Faucette Drive Student was arrested due to driving with suspended license.

1:43 P.M. | Safety Program Jordan Hall Fire protection conducted safety program

8:12 P.M. | Fire Alarm Doak Field House Units responded to alarm. Cause unknown. Electronics notified.

1:47 P.M. | Fire Alarm Biltmore Hall Fire protection responded to alarm activated accidentally.

11:08 P.M. | Noise Disturbance Tucker Beach Report of loud noise. Officer checked area but did not locate any problems.

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Presidents’ Roundtable 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. Senate Chambers Movie: Due Date 10 P.M. - 12 A.M. Witherspoon Cinema Thursday, Economics Society - Just Paul Martin Newby, Speaker 4:30 P.M. - 6 P.M. 1140 Nelson Hall Wolfpack Speaks Competition 6 P.M. - 7 P.M. Riddick Hall Lounge

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CSLEPS dance raises funds for Darfur stoves CSLEPS hosts event to raise money to donate efficiently burning stoves to Darfuri women. Brooke Wallig Deputy News Editor

Since February 2003, Darfur has been one of the most dangerous places in the world. In Darfur, Sudan, members of the militia known as the “Janjaweed” have killed hundreds of thousands of people within the region. Despite massive humanitarian efforts, the danger is still very real. And it is because of this danger that it is the women who now leave their homes every day to collect firewood. While the risk they will be raped and mutilated is high, there is an even higher possibility that their husbands will be murdered on the spot. One campus organization is trying to reduce the violence, one family at a time. On Friday, CSLEPS hosted a “Dance for Darfur” in order to raise money for the Darfur Stove Project. The Darfur Stove Project, began in 2005, uses funds raised for the project to create high efficiency stoves to give to Darfuri women. According to their website, the project donates the stoves, which only use about 25 percent of the firewood normally used in the area, in order to reduce the number of times women have to leave to gath-


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eaters,” Glick said. “I thought I would have trouble keeping the donuts down, but I actually had a couple burps, but other than that, it was all good.” Originally from Buffalo, New York, Glick graduated from West Point in 2005 and has been in the military ever since. He said he heard about the race from friends, and considered it “so ridiculous” that he had to give the race a shot. Glick said he had heard the competition at the race could be fierce. “I knew there were a lot of competitive runners who did it,” Glick said. “I just moved to North Carolina.” According to Glick, he almost did not register for the race in time. “I got in like half a day before it closed out at 7,500 runners,” Glick said. All proceeds from the race went to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The race raised $100,000 this year. “I’m glad everything goes to a good cause,” Glick said. “It was

er firewood—and reducing their exposure to groups like the Janjaweed. According to Libby Orsega, a junior in Spanish language and literature and director of the Global Awarenss Committee in the CSLEPS Service Leadership Team, holding the Dance for Darfur was a natural step for CSLEPS. “We typically plan four or five events like this every semester, a lot of them about global issues like this,” Orsega said. “Last semester we had a speaker discuss his experiences growing up in Darfur, so this is a kind of second part where we wanted to show our support for this project.” About 40 people attended the event, which raised over $160. Given that the tickets were only $2, much of the money raised came from donations, said Katherine Hiddick, a junior in sociology. “I’m on the global awareness committee, who planned this.  We didn’t know how many people would come.  People were donating, but not buying tickets,” Haddock said. “But I think it’s a great turnout. All we wanted was to have fun and raise a logtof money, so it’s a success.” According to the Darfur Stove Project, the costs associated with producing and distributing each stove is about $30. The money donated by  CSLEPS  from the dance will be able to provide five families with their own high efficiency stove, which Katha great race. Everyone had good spirit.” Runners and spectators congratulated Glick as he stood on the steps of the Belltower, waiting to receive his trophy. “Will you take a picture with me? You know you want to,” a girl said to Glick. “You are the man.” Although this year’s race winner was not an N.C. State student, Wolfpack runners braved the weather and gave it their all. Ashton Lawren, a junior in chemistry, ran the race with three of his friends. “[The weather] makes you stronger. It builds character,” Lawren said. “It could be worse. It could be better, though. Better would be nice.” On Saturday, runners came not just from North Carolina, but from all over the United States to participate in the Challenge. Anthony Beamon, an N.C. State alumnus of the class of 2000, drove to Raleigh from Maryland for the race.  Beamon completed the race in 1 hour and 4 minutes.  “It’s a four and a half hour drive,” Beamon said.

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Students dance to the Cha Cha Slide at Dance for Darfur on Friday. Dance for Darfur is a fundraiser held by the Global Awareness committee to raise money for the Darfur Stove project. Besides good music and dancing, Dance for Darfur also featured free pizza, pool, and a game of Limbo.

erine Thompson, a junior in biomedical engineering, said is a good way to support a great cause. “I came because Libby is a friend and it seemed like a good cause,” Thompson said, “But I didn’t know what the project was until I came in and started reading about it and was like

‘Wow, it’s a great project.’” The project has donated more than 10,000 stoves since the beginning of its initiative, though their work is far from over as there are still 400,000 stoves still needed, according to their website. As the project’s work is far from finished, so the work of

the CSLEPS Global Awareness Committee will continue. Orsega said the committee is already planning to hold more events surrounding global issues this semester. “Throughout this semester we are going to hold multiple other events,” Orsega said. “We are bringing in another speak-

Christie Johnson, a high school student from Georgia, drove with her family to Raleigh on Friday to participate in the race. “My parents told me about it,” Johnson said. “We came and ran last year too.” The weather on Saturday was cold with rain throughout most of the event. According to Beamon, the damp, frigid air didn’t bother him as long as he had his friends with him. “If I didn’t have all my friends here, I wouldn’t do it,” Beamon said Glick said he is already planning to participate in the Krispy Kreme Challenge in 2012, but is hoping for better weather. “I’ll definitely come out here next year, but I hope there’ll be nicer weather,” Glick said. “My experience was great.  This is a great scene, especially before the race, and definitely a good college scene where people can have fun.”

er, hosting a “Biking in the Brickyard” to raise money for an organization that provides clean water to those who don’t have access to it, and we will be showing the film Invisible Children in March. Our goal for that event is to have at least 200 participants.”

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Jeffrey Glick, from Fort Bragg, N.C., crosses the finish line at the Krispy Kreme Challenge Saturday. Glick was the first place Male Krispy Kreme Challenger, running four miles and eating a dozen doughnuts in 29:31.

he refused to be searched by the police,” Hassan said. “They beat him until he died. Another guy refused to be a spy on his friends, and was beat until he died in jail.” Hesham Soleiman, a resident of Cary, participated in the protests as well.  He said he wrote most of the chants the group used.  “I wrote some stuff and sent it out.  It’s been used in Washington, D.C. and all over the place,” Soleiman said.   “I’m leaving tomorrow to go to Washington, D.C. to protest.”  Not all the protestors were of Middle Eastern descent.  Marc Conaghan, a Scottish-American, who lives in Cary, joined the group.  “You see Egyptians protesting on the side of the road, why should Americans not stand with them,” Conaghan said. Some of the protestors were in Washington D.C. Jan. 29 and 40, showing their contempt for the U.S. government’s response to the Egyptian people’s rallies.

Krispy Kreme Challenge raises $100,000 for children Eighth annual challenge raises most money to date. Chelsey Francis News Editor

Although some do it for the race, everyone who participates in the Krispy Kreme Challenge helps support the N.C. Children’s Hospital. The 2011 Krispy Kreme Challenge raised $100,000 for the Children’s Hospital, almost double the $55,000 the group donated in 2010. Although the check for $100,000 was presented at Saturday’s race, the actual donation may end up being more than that. During a presentation 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the race at the Belltower, Bill Adamson, a chairman of the Children’s Hospital board, thanked everyone for their participation. “We appreciate the effort that each of the runners, the organizers gave,” Adamson said. “We want to thank Krispy Kreme and all the other corporate sponsors for making this possible, on behalf of the

children that we take care of at the N.C. Children’s Hospital.” While the Children’s Hospital is undergoing upgrades currently, according to Adamson, the donation will not be used to help with the upgrades. “The money raised today does not go towards renovating the hospitals or to pay these kids medical bills, but will instead help support our mission of providing a family friendly, kid friendly environment for these patients and their families,” Adamson said. Chancellor Randy Woodson said the Krispy Kreme Challenge has grown exponentially since it began in 2004. “In 2004, who would have imagined that we would have 7,500 crazy people out this morning to run because of their love of doughnuts? This race has become a tradition for this great University. There are people across the nation who look forward, each year, to creating an impact through community and a personal bond to glazed doughnuts,” Woodson said. The money from the 2010

K rispy K reme Cha l lenge helped purchase different things for the children to use, as well as educational material for parents. “Money from last year’s Krispy Kreme Challenge was $55,000 and sponsored projects like virtual reality headsets to help kids escape to a video game while they’re getting a painful procedure, like a burn wound dressing. Projects like educational videos to help families to better understand their kid’s medical problems,” Adamson said. “Our funds help support the hospital schools so the kids won’t fall further behind while they’re in the hospital. And finally, funds help families who have no resources get to the hospital and have a place to stay while they are there.” The Children’s Hospital serves children from all over the state of North Carolina. A new building opened in 2002. The Children’s Hospital is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Our hospital is the children’s hospital for all children

in the state of North Carolina. We take care of children from all 100 counties across the state. We have clinics throughout North Carolina, including

the North Carolina Children’s Specialty Clinic at Rex Hospital, right here in Raleigh,” Adamson said. “We serve 70,000 pediatric patients and perform


over 4,500 surgeries each year on these kids.”

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{Our view}

The Facts:

All we have to blame is ourselves W

The 2010 election put 67 Republicans in the N.C. House of Representatives and 31 in the N.C. Senate. The Republican platform calls for a balanced budget, tax cuts and better payment for teachers. N.C. State is looking at a 15 percent budget cut for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Our Opinion:

Voting is very important, but a voter must understand the beliefs of the people they are voting for. The Republican agenda calls for cutting taxes and balancing the budget, but the lack of funds and further tax cuts has left N.C. State is facing these budget cuts.

hile as a community we voted in the 2010 elections, only 43.75 percent of North Carolina’s registered voters actually participated. N.C. voters wanted a balanced budget, but this means cutting back on programs. Taking funding away from programs, however, is when we all realize what it means to balance a budget. It shouldn’t be a shock to the N.C. State community that we are confronting this setback. For those of us who chose to vote, did we really know what we voted for? Voting without knowing either the impact or the consequences of our vote may have brought these consequences on us. The Republican victory in the recent election established a

standards. A 15 percent stab at this presents itself as counterproductive and contradictory. N.C. did a complete 180 deRepublican majority in North physically present or by use of gree change in representation Carolina. Although the budget technology. Teachers should be and political agendas have cuts at N.C. State were initiated paid, retained, and promoted been altered. Consequently, before the elections, since the based on the quality of their education didn’t make the cut. Republicans are the majority, work, not on longevity.” This is If you voted republican, the this means the state will deal hard to do with budget cuts to N.C. State budget cuts should with them the way they see is education. come as no surprise. For the Training and utilizing the most part, people are shocked right: which is a balanced budtalents of the best teachers for and appalled at the meaning get and tax cuts. The reduction of taxes and the benefit of students requires of these cuts. Our involvement the austere budget directly im- money. The only way to achieve in N.C. political affairs consepacts education. If the state has this objective is to provide quently extends beyond vota smaller amount of income more money and not cut bud- ing. It is not just about what from last year, then that means gets, especially at a time with the public does, but what it less money all around, includ- tremendous academic rivalries doesn’t do. If someone is not ing funding for the University. emerging from India and Chi- pleased with the track in which The Republican platform for na. We all need to realize that N.C. State, or N.C. in general, North Carolina clearly says, the best way to progress finan- is taking, then we shouldn’t “Students must have the best cially with a competitive edge look outward for blame. possible teachers, whether is by setting high educational The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.


District energy systems make sense


hen I hear words like ‘retrofitting,’ ‘co-generation’ and ‘performance contracts,’ my eyelids get droopy and I immediately fall asleep. I don’t think I’m alone in my plight either. When it comes to wrapping our young, developing minds Chris Cioffi around the Guest Columnist idea that the University can spend all this money on energy upgrades and not have to pay for it, it is tough to stay awake for the reasoning. The University is just finishing up a $13 million contract with Schneider Electric to put new, fancy motion sensors in the CHASS buildings and the solar panels on the roof on Carmichael Gym. It also included some less exciting upgrades on cracks and other various building envelope issues. The University also just broke ground on the $61 million upgrade on the Cates Avenue Steam Plant on Jan. 21. The contract, between N.C. State University and Ameresco, will upgrade boilers in the Yarborough plant, which are currently 60 years old. The other change that this contract will bring is the installation of two 5.5 megawatt turbines. Powered by natural gas, these turbines will generate power for 30 percent of campus — our base load. Then, the ‘waste heat’ given off by the turbines will be collected to generate steam for campus. This type of plant is called a cogeneration plant. The contract includes plans to install a system that will collect condensation water off the pipes running throughout campus. The water will then be sent to the Yarborough or Cates Avenue plant, to be circulated through the chillers. The contract includes some minor in-


n Saturday night many Wolfpack fans and students were watching the N.C. State versus Duke basketball game — and a few didn’t bother. A few fans tried to rema i n op timistic and hopeful that the Pack could Sam make a miracle Daughtry Staff Columnist win. However, many fans and students plastered less-thanoptimistic comments on social

frastructure changes as well. It works like this, Ameresco is a company that specializes in using existing buildings and creating greater efficiencies through retrofitting. After the completion of these upgrades, the University will have to pay a lot less for energy. However, by paying the same amount of money that currently is paid in energy for the next 20 years, the upgrades will be paid off. Basically, the University and Ameresco both crunched some numbers and created a contract where they both ironed out details, such as: how much money would be saved and what upgrades would be accomplished. Then, it went to the state to be approved. Finally, a financial backer loaned the money, in this case Bank of America. T he e ne r g y s av i ng s through the performance contract will go to pay Bank of America. And if the price of natural gas drops to five cents a gallon and the energy savings don’t match the projections, which I do not see happening, N.C. State will not be on the hook for the loan. Ameresco would be responsible for the difference. To the state of North Carolina, performance contracts are a win-win. Companies get lucrative contracts, and various state organizations get upgrades that will ultimately save money and hopefully save the environment too. It may be hard to wrap our minds around, but it makes sense for all involved and helps overcome the barriers of budgets cuts.

sites that the Pack had no hope of winning against Duke. A quick look after the embarrassing Duke game showed various comments like “Duke scored 53 points in one half while NCSU only score 52 the entire game.” Other comments were asking Sidney Lowe to just step down or for Debbie Yow to fire him immediately. Nationally televised sports networks are also saying Lowe’s career is in trouble — and have been reporting this for two consecutive years. Still, Lowe is at the helm. Lowe came to N.C. State

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“Our government right now is between ‘we don’t want your government to fall apart, but we want to protect your human rights’. American people aren’t representing official foreign policy.”

I sure didn’t.

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Genetically modified crops In response to John Wall’s article, “Student group shows documentary about genetically modified foods” from Thursday, Feb. 3, I would like to point out the incorrect facts and lack of follow-up research. While I do not expect a movie named The Idiot Cycle to have any basis in fact, I also don’t expect it to be treated as an agricultural documentary by the newspaper at the Southeast’s top agriculture school. The presentation of The Idiot Cycle as a factual documentary is disappointing considering

the incorrect facts and casual dismissal of legitimate claims. Since the introduction of GM crops, yields have gone up significantly, an achievement which cannot be overstated in a world with over six billion people to feed. While no one would give genetically modified crops all the credit for this improvement, they have been a critical part of the equation that lets us supply the world’s growing need for food, clothing and fuel on a fixed amount of land. Claims that herbicides “are genetically embedded in seeds” and that genetically modified crops can be grown without restriction in the US are simply incorrect. Genes allowing crops to resist herbicides are inserted into plant cells, but the need to spray herbicides is determined by each farmer, just as it was before transgenics. While genes to produce the insecticide Bt are inserted into crops, the article does not mention the fact that Bt is an acceptable organic pesticide. Genetically modified crops in the US must be approved by the USDA, FDA and EPA before they can be grown without strict controls. While some companies have made money through

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with a few issues. There were questions about him not being qualified because he had not yet completed his college degree yet. He was s t i l l u nde r consideration a s a coach and eventua l ly g raduated, but former Athletic Director Lee Fowler may have hired Lowe even when he did not meet educational requirements until after he was

hired. Many fans cautiously welcomed him while sports commentators and loyal fans shared that the Wolfpack basketball program may still be an uphill climb. He currently has at N.C. State the worst record of any coach in the history of N.C. State basketball. While an NBA coach, Lowe had a record of 79-228 (.257) for the

“N.C. State fans want this coaching experiment to stop — replace Sidney Lowe. ”

genetically engineered crops, they have not done so at the expense of everyone else, but by inventing technology that allows all of us to eat every day. I am disappointed that the Technician blindly accepted the claims made in this ‘documentary.’ In a University filled with agriculture professors, surely one expert could have been found to verify the ‘facts’ presented in this story. Steve Todd graduate student, horticultural science

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Timberwolves and Grizzlies. He also has the lowest winning percentage in the history of the NBA of anyone who coached at least 300 games. Yet, N.C. State still hired Lowe expecting improved results. Instead, what occurred has been embarrassing losses to conference and non-conference teams. Most importantly to fans is not one ACC championship title or a trip to the NCAA tournament. Many Internet Wolfpack fan boards have been buzzing for nearly five years that Lowe was not the correct choice for N.C. State. While many fans appre-

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“It’s hard to give an opinion; I saw demonstrations in the Brickyard the other day, but I don’t think it will affect the areas around here much.”

“I stand for freedom of speech. If we protest, cool, but if we don’t it doesn’t matter to me.” Nina Dimagulia sophomore, psychology

ciate what Sidney Lowe did as a player for the University while he was a player, many of those same fans feel his coaching is not what the Pack needs today. While many fans are appreciative of Coach Lowe for perhaps giving his best to coach the Wolfpack, most strongly feel that its time for Sidney to step down. N.C. State fans want this coaching experiment to stop — replace Sidney Lowe.

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Department of Communication to hold fourth annual speech competition Two-day event to be held Wednesday and Thursday.

celebrate the achievements of students who work to better their skill of public speaking and their persuasive ability to Joshua Chappell offer policy solutions to current Senior Staff Writer issues in our world,” Moss said. The competition is a two-day Approximately 39 students enrolled in COM 110: Intro- event. The first day will consist duction to Public Speaking of qualifier rounds. Six finalists will compete in the fourth an- from the first day will move on nual Wolfpack Speaks compe- to the final round on day two. tition on Thursday and Friday. The top three students will receive cash According awards. to Christi Moss, Moss, assiswho is also tant profesthe direcsor of comtor of the municacompetitions, Wolftion, said pack Speaks she thinks is an intert hat seedisciplining the ar y public students’ speaking progress contest that in public stems from speaking basic public is the best speaking part of the classes ofprogram. fered by the Christi Moss, assistant professor of “To see Department communications students of Commuwho may nication. This competition is currently have never publicly spoken bethe only one of its kind on fore put together and present a speech about a problem that is campus. “The contest is meant to important is great,” Moss said.

“The students are given an opportunity to use their skills while also gaining feedback from judges as to how to continue to improve.”

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“It gives them a chance to think about how changes may occur in the world and how public speaking plays a role in those changes.” Dean Phillips, a lecturer in communication, said he is mostly excited to see the students learn what he thinks is an invaluable life skill. “The best part is engagement of students in one of the most important skills people need to practice, refine, and master: public speaking,” Phillips said. “They will learn how to make a reasoned, researched, compelling, and stylistically pleasing argument.” Phillips was responsible for procuring a sponsor for the event, David Young of Edward Jones Investments. Young, along with Phillips, will serve as judges for the final round of the competition. Both Phillips and Moss agree that there will be many positive results from the competition. “The students are given an opportunity to use their skills while also gaining feedback from judges as to how to continue to improve,” Moss said. “I hope [participants] gain a sense that public speaking, when ethical, researched, and

moving, can make the world a better place,” Phillips said. Daniel Alvey, a freshman in agricultural education, is participating in the competition and will be speaking on agricultural literacy. “I chose to participate in this event because I enjoy developing my communication skills,” Alvey said. Phillips also stressed the importance of the event for the campus community. “I hope there is a huge turnout,” Phillips said. “This unique event needs to be supported on this campus.” Additionally, Moss said, the program is not only to educate students, but also the audience members. “The audience can also learn from watching these students compete,” Moss said. “We really want this to be educational for all involved.

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Darius Parker, a junior in electrical engineering, gives his speech “Help Stop the Hurt,” where he spoke on helping young people get education and encouraging them to go further in life. “Tonight lets make a promise to encourage our youth,” Parker said.

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Senior in paper science and engineering Richard Pridgen belts “You’re More Than a Number” during the Grains of Time’s miniconcert at noon inside D.H. Hill Library Friday. “Our group decided we wanted to appeal to students more,” Pridgen said. “We hope to continue a weekly or biweekly song teaser for the semester.” For Pridgen, performing for students has special meaning. “When I was singing, I was thinking about my friends Daniel Farrell and Jessica Hall,” Pridgen said. “It’s my last semester in the group and they haven’t heard me yet. Maybe they’ll see it on youtube.” Jeremy Brown, junior in Fashion and Textile management, still manages to be fashionable. Brown’s attire consist of a Banana Republic scarf ($30), a blazer that he found at a thrift store($15), Armani Exchange jeans ($125), Steve Madden boots ($150). “ My inspiration for clothes mainly comes from creativity, nothing to do with trends,” said Brown.

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Double Barrel sells out with group of non ‘sell-out’ bands Story By mark herring | photos By jordan moore

Hope Byrd, an undeclared  freshman, gets her hand stamped before entering Kings Barcade for the Double Barrel Benefit concert Friday. The two-night concert featured local bands, including Old Ceremony, Luego and Yardwork.


ood music and hip concerts aren’t exclusive to big cities. The music scene in Raleigh and around the Triangle is steadily gaining popularity and WKNC 88.1, the N.C. State student radio station, is working to create a dynamic relationship with the up-andcoming talent in the area. Its brainchild—Double Barrel Benefit Concert. Friday and Saturday, WKNC hosted their 8th annual benefit concert, which included nine bands. Double Barrel is the station’s most lucrative concert and funds the bulk of the radio budget. The event highlights and celebrates local bands, and according to tradition, takes place at Kings Barcade, a club in downtown Raleigh. Over 500 people attended and WKNC and Kings raised more than $5000, splitting the surcharge in half. “We presold more tickets for the first night, a few less for the second night,” Tommy Anderson, WKNC general manager, said. “The first night, we sold out within 30 minutes of opening the doors. The second night it took about an hour to sell out, but it was full.” According to Anderson, a senior in political science, the concert is only a small part of the “greatest local music scene in the country.” “The concert was all over the place when thinking about the music,” Anderson said. “It had a little bit of everything, like some

hip-hop and indie bands.” Dealing with the dropout of one of the schedule bands, the WKNC staff quickly contacted two local rap artists to perform in lieu of the scheduling change. “The hip-hop artist, King Mez and HaLo, are both destined for great things,” Anderson said. Chris Cioffi, a senior in English and the station’s Public Affairs Director, expressed a feeling of serendipity with regards to the rap show. “I was surprised,” Cioffi said. “I had not in a long time seen a show in which the headliner and the band before the headliner [King Mez and HaLo] got an encore. Kings was packed and the windows were all fogged up. Everybody seemed like they were having a great time.” The band roster was exclusively local, with most distant band coming from Charlotte. “We live in an area and we have the ability to broadcast the greatest local scene in the country,” Anderson said. “It’s only natural that we all work together.”

 Chassis Orange plays for a full house at Kings Barcade Friday. Chassis Orange was one of nine bands that played for the Double Barrel Benefit held annually by WKNC.

 Luego’s lead vocalist, Patrick Phelan, sets up audio equipment at the Double Barrel Benefit concert held Friday. Luego performed a number of tracks, including some music that was recorded in Caldwell Hall at N.C. State.

 Tommy Anderson, a senior in political science and general manager of WKNC, talks to the crowd at Kings Barcade Friday. WKNC sponsored the event and gave out a number of free sample tracks to audience members.

 A line stretches outside Kings Barricade Friday night prior to the first of two concerts presented by WKNC as part of their Double Barrel Benefit.


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No. 42 N.C. State conquers Cougars Wolfpack sweep College of Charleston.

nearly watertight victory in the No. 1 spot, winning 8-1. They were followed up by the pairs of Lenka Hojckova/Tatiana Illova Josh Hyatt and Kissell/Chloe Smith, who Staff Writer won 8-3 and 8-4, respectively. On Sunday, the women’s ten- Hojckova’s was pleased with nis team, ranked 42nd in the her doubles showing. “It was pretty good,” Hojckonation, defeated the College of Charleston, 7-0, at the Isenhour va said. “We started out strong Tennis Center. The flawless vic- in the doubles. We played very tory brought the Pack’s season solid teams. It wasn’t easy. Every match we record to 3-1 had to fight. a nd m a rk s We won all their third 7-0 three, which shutout of the is very good. year. FreshWe are really ma n Joel le good when Kissell, who we work as a is undefeated team. It really so fa r t his helps us when season, was we fight for very excited Head coach Hans Olsen everything about her new together.” team’s perforThere was no change in mance on the day. “Everybody played so well tempo heading into the sintoday,” Kissell said. “Everyone gles matches. Shortly after played with a lot of heart and finishing her doubles match, it was good for everyone. I felt Bhambri returned to the court. really good in all of my matches Ranked 32nd in the nation in and was able to stay focused singles, she made short work of Charleston’s Christin Newman and play my best.” The Wolfpack opened up in the No. 1 spot, winning 6-0, the day by clinching all three 6-1. The rest of the ladies foldoubles matches. Senior Sa- lowed suit, winning all of the naa Bhambri and junior San- rest of the singles matches, not dyha Nagaraj, who together one of which went over two are ranked No. 7 in the nation sets. Sophomore Chloe Smith in doubles play, wrapped up a made her season debut in sin-

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gles, winning 6-3, 6-4. Coach Hans Olsen could not have been more proud of his girls. “I thought they did a lot of good things and really got off to a good start,” Olsen said. “I think that the College of Charleston was a team that can compete. They played for every point through all of the matches. I was pleased to see the way the girls were finishing the points at the net. I thought that was going to be necessary today and we did a good job of that.” Although the team swept the day, the match-up was definitely a learning experience for the team and its coaches. “Our team is learning each time we’ve played,” Olsen said. “We took some things from last week and we’ll take some things from today. We’re getting more match tough and more fit and that’s making a difference for the girls in being able to work in the matches longer and not getting tired. Each week we’re getting better. The girls are just a smart group; they take the information and really work at it well and get better at it every other day and are really making good strides.”

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ished with a perfect 2-0 record to improve to 24-7 and 10-0, respectively. While Caldwell continued from page 8 is used to being nationally ranked, as he has been ranked back out there,” Jordan said. No. 1 the entire season, Little “I think he was really dis- broke into the rankings again appointed with the way that this week at No. 24. Little was the match went against Car- ranked earlier in the year as olina, but I was really proud well, but he says that he can’t of the way that he bounced worry about rankings when he back against [Old Domin- is wrestling. “Rankings ion].” really don’t Jordan bother me,” felt t he Lit t le sa id. match for “When I go Palmer out t here at Ca roto w rest le, l i na wa s you’re go winnable, ing to get my but he best. Whethdisagreed er you a re w it h t he ranked No. officiat1 or No. 100, ing of the Head coach Carter Jordan I’m going to match. go out there “Colton and wrestle [Palmer] was called for a pin in the you hard. Rankings are nothmatch against Carolina, ing but a number to me, it’s which I didn’t quite under- what you do at the end of the stand,” Jordan said. “He was year that counts.” The Pack continues to look called for a pin in a neutral position, which is some- for its first win against an ACC thing I have never seen be- opponent when it takes on No. fore. But anyway, he’ll get a 7 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg chance to redeem himself if at 5 p.m. on Saturday. he gets a crack at that guy in the ACC Tournament next month.” Although Palmer went 1-1 over the weekend, 141-pounder Little and 149-pounder Caldwell fin-

“We had a few guys who came out here wrestling to win, but we need that from everyone.”



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“We have really learned to fight this year,” said Vontz. “In previous years we have had a few people give up but this year we have worked to stick together and pick it back up.” However State remained strong following its beam performance and a superb combined effort on the floor was the key to the victory. The Pack will re-enter competition on Saturday against Arizona and William & Mary at Reynolds Coliseum.


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forward DeShawn Painter and the players are attempting to stay positive in hopes of stringing a few wins together in the latter part of the season. “It’s difficult, but it’s a learning curve,” Painter said. “We’ll be alright, we had some struggles last year like this, but then we made a run. Every team makes a run and I think we’re going to make a run soon. It’s just the first half that’s really killing us.”


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Men’s basketball

Beat-up Wolfpack falls to Blue Devils

No. 56 men’s tennis wins at Penn State N.C. State improved to 4-3 on the year with a 5-2 win at Penn State Saturday. The doubles teams of junior Jaime Pulgar and sophomore Dave Thomson and junior Dominic Hodgson and redshirt junior Julian Sullivan gave the Pack a 2-0 advantage to start the match and State never looked back. In singles play No. 61 Pulgar, No. 82 Hodgson and Sullivan all took home victories. The Wolfpack will resume action next weekend at home taking on Northwestern and South Carolina. Source: N.C. State Athletics

Swimming and diving falls to UVA In its final home contest of the year, the Wolfpack swimming and diving team lost to Virginia on Saturday. The men’s team lost 164-125, and the women were defeated 168-117. The men now stand at 6-3 (3-3 ACC) and the women fall to 7-3 (3-3 ACC). Women’s swimming and men’s diving will travel to Atlanta for the ACC Championships February 16 – 19, and the men’s ACC Championships are set for February 23 – 26. Source: N.C. State Athletics

Hill wins mile, Graham and Major place second and third The track and field team traveled to Blacksburg, V.A. for the Virginia Tech Elite Meet at Rector Field House over the weekend and had outstanding individual performances. In his first event of the indoor season, sophomore Ryan Hill raced to a 4:02.33 first place time in the mile run. Hill’s time is the fastest time by an ACC runner this year and one of the top 10 fastest times in the country this season. Sophomores T.J. Graham and Benjamin Major III finished second and third in the 200-meter dash with times of 21.03 and 21.50, respectively. Freshman Christian Council placed fourth in the high jump and junior Kwame Boatwright finished sixth in the triple jump. Junior Andie Cozzarelli finished fifth in the mile, and junior teammate Tiayonna Blackmon finished second in the 800 meter run.

Team unable to slow down No. 5 ranked Duke. Taylor Barbour Sports Editor

Heading into the game against the Duke Blue Devils, the men’s basketball team didn’t have a lot working for them. The team lost three straight in the ACC, its best player Tracy Smith had a sore knee, freshman point guard Ryan Harrow had been sick with the flu, and miss the past two games, and its star freshman, CJ Leslie, was suspended. So when the Pack was over matched and dominated by the No. 5 Devils in Durham on Saturday, 76-52, it came as no surprise. Smith, who was wearing a knee brace on his right knee, put a heating pack on it every time he was on the bench and appeared to still be in pain. It was obvious that it had an impact on his play as Duke’s big men held him to only four points in the game, a season low. “His knee is bothering him, its been bothering him for a while now,” coach Sidney Lowe said. “He’s having trouble. This break that we have will be good for him in particular.” Harrow attempted to play Saturday, but he showed he was still feeling the effects of his sickness, as he was held scoreless, and committed four fouls and four turnovers. “I was very pleased and impressed with [Harrow’s] grit and his guts, just trying to do it,” Lowe said. “He wasn’t feeling 100percent but he certainly knew that we needed another ball handler over here, but he gave it a shot.” Leslie on the other hand

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Freshman guard Ryan Harrow sits on the bench after being pulled after the court during the Saturday game against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. During Harrow's 15 minutes, he committed four fouls and one assist. N.C. State fell to Duke, 76 - 52.

was perfectly healthy, but due to an unspecified violation of team rules, did not make the trip to Durham. After the game Lowe said Leslie was only suspended for the Duke game, but did not clarify which rule was broken. The Pack once again started came out of the gates slowly, allowing Duke to take a huge lead in the first half. The deficit snowballed as Duke took a 5324 halftime lead. Players still are unable to come up with a reason for beginning the games slowly. “I have no clue,” Brown said of the sluggish start. “I think when we’re down by 20 or 30

it’s a wakeup call. But we have to wake up earlier. Holding Duke to 19 percent from the field in the second half, if the game had been close at halftime we probably would have won the game.” Duke put on a clinic against the Pack picking it apart both inside and from beyond the arc as the Devils shot a sizzling 64.5 from the field and 60 percent from three in the first half. However, the defense stepped up in the second half limiting Duke to only six total field goals in the half and 19percent from the field. “We just played defense,” Brown said. “The first half


Pack best Iowa in final rotation to end two-match losing skid.

The Wolfpack were up 12 with 13 minutes remaining, but failed to close the game, losing 88-59. Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 14 for the Wolfpack (10-13, 1-7), who were out rebounded 51-28. The loss at Maryland marks the sixth loss in the Pack’s last seven games. State returns to action at home against Virginia on Thursday in Reynolds Coliseum at 7 p.m. Source: N.C. State Athletics




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Darrius LIttle, a red shirt junior at 141 pounds, removes himself from his opponent's, Brennan Brumley from Old Dominion, grip. Darrius was part of one of the three winning matches for N.C. State, with a match score of 5-3 by decision.

































Thursday Women’s basketball vs. Virginia Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Friday Track and field @ Valentine’s Invitational Boston, Mass., all day Men’s tennis vs. Northwestern J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, 4 p.m.

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Women’s hoops falls to No. 12 Maryland in College Park

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to win. The first half, the defensive end really hurt us, but the second half we picked it up.” Brown, who has shown flashes of brilliance and scoring ability this season, played point guard for much of the second half. His teammate spoke very highly of his ability. “It’s a beautiful thing to watch,” Howell said of Brown. “I don’t think anybody really knows just how good Lorenzo [Brown] really is. He definitely came out of his shell a little tonight.” Even with the fourth straight loss in the ACC, sophomore


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nothing was there. We were letting guys go right past us and they were hitting open shots. The second half we stopped the penetration, we stopped Nolan Smith from getting to the hole. He’s their leading scorer and I don’t think he scored the second half.” Brown and sophomore forward Richard Howell led the way for the Pack Brown finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Howell led the team with 18 points. “I was just playing hard,” Howell said. “There’s no secrets to it, I just tried to work hard and put my team in a position

Pack drops weekend matches Wrestling loses to Heels Friday, Monarchs Saturday. Cory Smith Deputy Sports Editor

N.C. State (8-8 overall, 0-2 in the ACC) competed in two matches over the weekend, as it traveled to Chapel Hill to take on UNCChapel Hill (8-8-1, 2-3), then came back home to Reynolds Coliseum to take on Old Dominion (6-9-1) but failed to score more than 12 points in either match. The team had the lead through the midway point in both bouts, but failed to pick up crucial points in the last five matches to drop both dual matches on Friday and Saturday night 24-12 and 28-12, respectively. While the team was not able to pick up a win in either of its dual matches, coach Carter Jordan said that not all was lost and the team needs to take something away from these

types of matches. “We’ve got to learn from these loses,” Jordan said. “We had a few guys who came out here wrestling to win, but we need that from everyone. That’s part of the process and the maturity of college wrestling.” Though the Wolfpack could not pull off a win in either match, there were a few bright spots for the team over the weekend.¬† The trio of redshirt senior Darrion Caldwell and redshirt juniors Darrius Little and Colton Palmer, also known as “death row,” continued to earn crucial wins for the Pack. 157-pounder Palmer was forced to sit out of competition last week due to the influenza virus, but made his return to the mat on Friday against the Tar Heels. Palmer was unable to get a win against the Heels, but finished the weekend strong against the Monarchs. “Colton [Palmer] was really excited to get

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rotation down .625 after a fragile beam performance. However State was aided by the GymHawks two falls on the beam in the final rotation, as they scored 48.85 on the floor Charlie Brooke to Iowa’s 47.425 on the beam. Staff Writer State’s score of 48.85 on the The N.C State gymnastics floor was also a season high, team fought back from a .625 besting the previous score of deficit over the final rotation 48.60 against West Virginia. State also impressed on the to beat Iowa 194.85 – 194.425 at Reynolds Coliseum yester- vault, with a score of 49. Junior day afternoon. Having come Brooke Barr and freshman Diaup short against Iowa State hanna Ham led the way for the on Friday night, the Pack vic- Pack, as they tied for first place tory ended a two-match losing in the meet with scores of 9.85. However senior Brittany Vontz streak. However the No. 18 Wolfpack cited State’s hard work for aidhad to rely on its floor routine ing the high scoring contest. “I think this is one of the to pick up its third win of the season, as junior Jess Panza first meets the judges gave us the scores we and freshman deserved,” Stephanie said Vontz. Oulette re“It was deficorded scores nitely a bit of of 9.85 and a confidence 9.825. Panza, boost a nd a stand out you feel you for State this can perform season, won your best and the f loor get rewarded event at the for where you meet with a Senior Brittany Vontz are supposed score of 9.85 to be.” but accreditAlthough the Pack came ed the threat of losing three in a row for the team’s comeback. out with victory over No. 23 “We were a little sore from Iowa, the balance beam still Friday but we really fought remains an area of concern, the and we came out on top,” said Pack scoring 48.575. However Panza. “Friday helped us re- Vontz was quick to highlight think and we came in here with the increased confidence the a fight. It’s not good to go down Wolfpack have felt under the three times in a row and that tutelage of returning coach helped to put some fire in there Coleen Johnson. and make us step it up.” The Pack ended the third Gym continued page 7

“This is one of the first meets the judges gave us the scores we deserved.”

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