System wide food drive competition Pack pride online in collection contest Members of the UNC System Staff Assembly are collecting food items the month of February. Chelsey Francis News Editor
food colState lected,” staff Lanksenate ford s a id . was asked “Their goal is to set up a box in their 500,000 pounds district of campus. I of food. We’ve made a flyer to put on all made an arrangement the boxes,” Lankford said. that the food we raise “I work in the vet school, and will be counted in their total.” I’ve set up two boxes here. We According to Carlton, another reaalso put some boxes in the lobby of son N.C. State agreed to partner with Talley Student Center.” the N.C. School of Representatives Science and Math w it h t he Nor t h was because both Carolina School of groups are donating Science and Math to the same charity. contacted N.C. State The UNC System to help with their chose t he na me food drive. “Have a Heart,” be“The students at Susan Lankford cause of the time of the N.C. School of the year. Science and Math “We’re doing this in February, so are trying to break the Guiness Book of World Records record for the most we have the Valentine’s Day concept,”
“I work in the vet school, and I’ve set up two boxes here.”
Carlton said. After doing the food drive for only a week last year, the group made the decision to extend it to the month of February in hopes of collecting more food, according to Carlton. “We found that people weren’t always able to give all at once, so we decided it was better to spread it out,” Carlton said. “We wanted to make it an entire month, and Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of February, to give people a chance to donate from the beginning of the month to the end of the month.” Carlton is a member of the staff senate at N.C. State and a past chair. Lankford represents the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Staff Senate is comprised of staff members representing different districts of campus, according to Lankford. Each district has a certain number of members. The next larger body is the UNC System Staff Assembly, according to Lankford. Carlton served on the UNC System Staff Assembly. “Part of my duties as chair of the staff senate was to be a part of the UNC system staff assembly,” Carlton said. “Each school in the UNC system have their own staff senate. Each staff senate has representation on the staff assembly.” Carlton said the representatives on the UNC staff assembly are not students or faculty. “It’s just normal everyday employees,” Carlton said.
Chancellor: ‘We need Service group heading to equator to battle poverty student feedback’ University officials schedule a second student success forum.
version. Woodson said the forum will discuss several topics, though will center on the various aspects of the Brooke Wallig Strategic Plan. Deputy News Editor “We will go over all of the recIn order to make the strategic plan- ommendations of the White Paning process more understandable, a pers and help students to prioritize second student success forum will be them, including topics like advising, residential life, and a number held this week. This meeting follows the Chan- more,” Woodson said. “This is cellor’s Forum in January, in which especially important given that many students expressed confusion we are facing such a challenging over the N.C. State Strategic Plan budget, and we want students to “White Papers.” Although the Janu- succeed.” According to Student Body Presiary forum covered topics pertaining to the Strategic Plan (the University’s dent Kelly Hook, senior in politi“action” plan for the next five to ten cal science, students should review years), many said they were expecting the initiatives of the Undergraduan explanation of the reasons behind ate Student Success task force and prepare quesrecent budget cuts. tions prior to As a result of attending the t his conf usion, forum to be the University has sure the event scheduled a Stuis as effective dent Success forum as possible. to take a second “The strategic shot at discussing plan will shape the White Papers the lives of N.C. and Strategic Plan. State students The event will take for yea rs to place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Body President Kelly Hook, come,” Hook senior in political science said. “Students Talley Ballroom. should tell the Ac c ord i ng to Chancellor Randy Woodson, the main University what kind of shape they purpose of holding a second forum want.” However, Woodson said the foto discuss these topics is to be sure students have ample opportunity to rum will proceed as scheduled, express their opinions on the subject. no matter how many are in atten“We’re having this forum because dance. “I really have no idea how many we think it’s important to let students react to the White Papers and voice students will attend, though I’d their opinions on the recommenda- hope this is something students tions,” Woodson said. “This way, we will be interested in,” Woodson can incorporate their feedback into said. “But we do want to make ourselves available for this, so we’ll the final plan.” The White Papers, an initially be out there whether there is one 41-page collection of the initiatives student or 5,000.” of each of the nine University task forces, will be provided to students at the forum in a three-page condensed
“The Strategic Plan wiil shape the lives of N.C. State students for years to come.”
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N.C. State and the other UNC system schools don’t just compete in basketball in the month of February anymore. The UNC System Staff Assembly decided to make the month of February a month of service for the group. The assembly decided that each of the 17 schools represented on the staff assembly would each do a service project for the month. According to Susan Lankford, a research associate in the department of molecular biomedical sciences, the UNC system staff assembly suggested donating food. N.C. State decided to have a food drive for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. In February 2010, N.C. State staff senate sponsored a week long food drive where they collected 443 pounds of food, according to Steve Carlton, a crime prevention officer with the public safety department. According to Carlton, last year, the UNC system raised an estimated 11,000 pounds during the week long food drive. Lankford said the staff is encouraging everyone to donate food throughout the month of February. There are collection boxes set up around campus. “Each staff member on the N.C.
Ecuador trek marks major milestone for campus branch of Nourish International. Joshua Chappell Senior Staff Writer
Students interested in seeing the world while lending a helping hand can apply for a spot in the N.C. State chapter of Nourish International’s newest service project. Nourish International, founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, is a service organization with chapters at over 20 campuses nationwide, according to the program website. The N.C. State chapter of Nourish International was founded in 2005. This summer, N.C. State’s Nourish International branch is seeking students to travel to Quito, Ecuador, to participate in the chapter’s first international service project. The mission of the organization is to “eradicate poverty by engaging students and empowering communities,” according to its mission statement. Nourish International works to supply college students across the nation with the necessary capital to conduct community development projects both domestically and around the world. According to Gini Gregg, co-president of the N.C. State chapter of Nourish International, members raise money throughout the school year for use on international projects. The local chapter’s main project is Pancakes for Poverty, where students make and sell pancakes bi-weekly at Wolf Plaza. Gregg, a senior in business administration and international studies, became interested in international service after a trip to Belize several summers ago. She was able to get involved with Nourish International thanks to the recommendation of Bob Patterson, a crop science professor who knew of her interest in nonprofit organizations. Nathan Sink, junior in political sci-
Nourish International Projects: N.C. State’s chapter of Nourish International is venturing to Ecuador for its first international project. Each summer, Nourish International students travel abroad to “conduct sustainable development projects.” For international projects, Nourish International works with a local partner organization that has the support of the local community. “By focusing on partnerships with specific communities, Nourish breaks the problem of poverty down to a manageable size and empowers the community to sustain itself once the student team leaves,” according to Nourish International.
Program helps grad students hone leadership skills Adviser devises series aimed only at graduate students. Elise Heglar Staff Writer
A program dedicated to building leadership skills in graduate students is offering seminars for the second straight year. The Graduate Leadership Development Series offers students the opportunity to sharpen their communication skills; it also offers participants advice on how to be a leader in the professional world. The GLDS was created last year by Melissa Bostrom, director of graduate academic and professional development. “I wrote a grant proposal to fund this program last year, because I realized there was nothing like it,” Bostrom said. “A lot of graduate students felt the leadership development series that was already available was more for undergraduate students. I wanted to create something the graduate students could utilize.” The program aims to develop communication skills, self-awareness and professional adaptability, according to Bostrom. Participants in the program must be part of the graduate program at the University. “The idea is to teach students about opportunities for leadership development. We also try to do a lot with critical thinking skills,” Bostrom said. Participating students complete human pattern assessment and emotional intelligence assessments first. They also complete a pre-program questionnaire online. After the program, students complete a questionnaire about the program’s strengths and weaknesses. During the sessions, participants take part in team-building exercises and receive personal development coaching. There are homework assignments in addition to the training classes. This year, 21 graduate students are participating in the program; 25 students completed the program last year. “The program was piloted last year and was very successful, so we decided to go ahead with it this year,” Bostrom said. According to the report from last year’s program, students indicated an increased competency in self-awareness, leadership and professional
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ence and economics, said the organization is doing great things to alleviate poverty worldwide. “At the core of our purpose is the realization that the cycle of poverty is only furthered by short-term aid solutions implemented on a longterm agenda,” Sink said. Sink also became involved with the organization via Patterson. Sink has been the director of international projects for the local chapter since his freshman year. Being a nationwide organization, Nourish International thrives on interaction between its constituent chapters, according to Gregg. “There is an annual summer conference to which all chapters are encouraged to send representatives,” Gregg said. “Additionally, schools with smaller clubs are encouraged to partner with other chapters in funding and participating in a summer project.” This summer, the chapter will
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Today John W. Pope Lecture – Economist Michael Boskin 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 3400 Nelson Hall
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Movie: Shungu: The Resistence of a People 7 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center Cinema Wednesday Student Forum on Strategic Planning 6 p.m. Talley Student Center Ballroom
New Music for Guitar and Flute 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thompson Hall, Titmus Theatre
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dvertising a carnation sale on Valentine’s Day, Delisha Smith, a senior in textile technology, shouts as Daniel Stradford, a junior in electrical engineering, looks for potential buyers Monday. The Student Mentor Association sold 100 carnations, donated by the local flower shop Ballons Flowers and Gifts, for $1 each. “I remember when we were kids and were able to give carnations to people on Valentine’s day, so this is the same kind of thing,” Stradford said. All the carnations were sold within an hour and twenty minutes.
POLICe BlOTTER February 11 1:06 A.M. – Smoke Complaint Sullivan Hall Units responded to report of smoke from vending machine. Smoke caused by overheated compressor.
10:30 A.M. - Check Person Faucette Drive/Varsity Drive Officer observed and spoke with non-student loitering in the area. All file checks were negative. No action taken. 11:22 A.M. - Safety Program Administrative Services II Officer conducted program for new employees.
TONIGHT AT 7:00PM REYNOLDS COLISEUM WOLFPACK WRESTLING VS. THE CITADEL
9:01 A.M. - Damage to Property Syme Hall Student reported damage to shower stall. 9:45 A.M. - Medical Assist Student Health Center Units responded and transported student in need of medical assistance. 10:52 P.M. - Medical Assist Talley Student Center Units responded to student in need of medical assistance. Transport was refused. 12:07 P.M. - Concerned Behavior Off Campus Student was issued welfare referral and Student Conduct Trespass due to mental status.
2:23 P.M. - Skateboard Violation Talley Student Center Report of skateboarders in the area. Officers trespassed two nonstudents and five juvenile subjects from NCSU property. Parents of juvenile subjects were notified. 4:10 P.M. - Investigation Public Safety Center Student was referred for driving while intoxicated and Inflict/ Threat of Bodily Harm stemming from arrest for DWI related accident in December. 9:50 P.M. - Suspicious Person Dunn Avenue/Jeter Drive Student was seen with computer monitor while at bus stop. Investigation revealed student had taken monitor to use at residence but did not have authorization to remove. Student returned upon request.
Short Film Night 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Witherspoon Cinema
February 12 8:44 A.M. - Arson Avent Ferry Complex Student reported unknown suspect had set fire to bulletin board and then extinguished with fire extinguisher. 4:43 P.M. - Fire Alarm Reynolds Coliseum Units responded to alarm. Cause of activation unknown. 5:01 P.M. - Utility Problem Daniels Hall Units responded to report of water leak. The area was secured and Facilities shut off water. Appropriate personnel notified. 5:02 P.M. - Vehicle Stop Dan Allen Drive/Sullivan Drive Student was issued citation for stop sign violation.
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adaptability. A student who participated in the program last year said it was a “valuable and life-changing program,” according to the report. “It seemed like there was a need for this type of program, so it was natural to try and make it happen,” Bostrom said. Most of the feedback posted in the report was positive. Overall, students said that they learned a lot about leadership and felt more confident after completing the program. Last year, participants completed four sessions: critical thinking foundations and building self-
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pair up with the University of Virginia’s chapter on the Ecuador trip. Nourish International’s goal on that project is to propel social change at the grassroots level, Gregg said. “This summer, we are partnering with students from UVA to build greenhouses for schools in the outskirts of Quito,” Gregg said. “The produce from the greenhouses will be used to enhance students’ diets and any surplus will be sold to supplement the cost of education.”
awareness models of leadership the power of emotional intelligence taking the next steps in leadership and professional development. “I have developed this program in order to help our graduate students reach their full potential in leadership,” Bostrom said. Participants who complete the program receive a certificate of completion and some real feedback on their leadership skills. The program provides each student two in-depth assessments of their strengths, abilities and interests. “I wanted to give graduate students the opportunity for in-depth leadership training,” Dr. Bostrom said.
Gregg said that while this trip is mainly focused on service, there will also be time for students to experience the country as tourists. Participating students are also expected to help the chapter raise funds for the trip. “We hope to recruit a minimum of five students,” Gregg said. The trip will be bankrolled mostly by the funds that the chapter raises prior to the trip, according to Gregg. Students will be responsible for the cost of their plane tickets and meals, however. Interested students can attend an informational session in 322 Daniels Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
GLDS planning team members: The Graduate Leadership Development Series was developed by Melissa Bostrom, director of graduate academic and professional development. Other partners from across campus who helped develop the program were: Lanny Hass, interim director, Personal Organization Development Eleanor Stell, personal & organizational development leader, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Rhonda Sutton, director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Source: MELISSA BOSTROM
Gregg said she hopes students will gain as much as they give to the trip. “We hope the students that participate will bring back a passion for sustainable development and an understanding of global social issues like poverty and hunger,” Gregg said. According to Sink, the impact of the trip will reach much farther than the greenhouses the team builds in Ecuador. “Students will bring back not only cultural lessons and an expanded world view, but also an understanding of how smallscale, well-developed projects built around the principles of Nourish International can begin a change in the developing world,” Sink said.
Jousting at his partner, Xiaoshan Li, a graduate student in statistics, attempts to strike his partner, Tayseer Almattar, a senior in mechanical engineering, who perries the attack. Fencing is a 200-level physical education course that uses face mask and chest guards for the safety of the students participating in the class. Once a person perries his opponent, they disengage the attacker and attack with a swift whip to the shoulder or the back. Almattar said "I’m an international student from Arabia and I love fencing because its based purely on the individual themselves. Its an independent sport."
Long-term thinking dominates COM coaching Career development is the aim of center’s workshops. John Wall Staff Writer
With the relative scarcity of jobs in today’s economy, James West sees the career coaching that N.C. State’s College of Management offers as an opportunity too good to pass up. The Career and Internship Development Center at the College of Management announced career development workshops last week. The workshops are part of an ongoing series that continues through the end of the month. West, a junior in general studies, said he is planning to matriculate into the College of Management next semester. “I see the value in career coaching,” West said. “Once in management, career coaching is high on my list of priorities.” West said he hopes career coaching will help him get a step ahead of his peers when he graduates and dives into the job market. “I have a lot of friends who have graduated from college who aren’t using their degrees. Any opportunity I have to get
a leg up in the job market is worth the time and effort,” West said. West is making every preparation to ensure his time spent at N.C. State pays off in the long term. “I didn’t spend all this money [on tuition] to flip burgers at McDonald’s,” West said. The workshops began last week and are scheduled to continue through the end of February. In this month’s development sessions, the center will include lessons on resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, career exploration and evaluating job offers. Janet Rakes, career coach at the College of Management, organizes and sets the schedule for the workshops. She also teaches some of the workshops. Rakes feels the workshops are highly beneficial to all College of Management students. “It would be great if students got started early, even as early as freshman year,” Rakes said. “Employers are looking for career experience.” The Career and Internship Development Center helps students get a job after graduation. According to N.C. State’s web-
site, 278 College of Management students reported their status after graduation in May 2008: 54.3 percent reported they were employed. Ryan Kilby, a senior in environmental design in architecture, said he had never heard about the workshops. “I am in the process of changing majors from architecture, so I never really got to the point where I needed to find an internship,” Kilby said. But if he were at the point where he needed an internship, the program would be helpful, according to Kilby. Danan Smith, a senior in biological sciences, said the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has similar programs. “Students turn to education in order to pick out their own path,” Smith said. “[Workshops] for entrepreneurial purposes would be particularly useful, because the jobs just aren’t out there.” Students interested in registering for a workshop, or finding out more about the program, can call 515-5565. Students can also drop by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the College of Management for more information.
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Show up, stand up and speak up A
On Wednesday at 6 p.m. the Chancellor will host a Student Forum on the Undergraduate Student Success Task Force White Papers. The five initiatives outlined by the task force are proactive academic advising, the first-year inquiry program, living and learning villages, high-impact educational practices and the first-year transition.
Students need to come out to the forum to let their voice be heard by the University administration. We can make N.C. State a better experience for future students by expressing our grievances and feedback.
s students, what we think matters most. The voice of the student body should be echoing loudly overtop any decision made regarding University policy. Administrator’s ears should be left ringing with your thoughts and ideas. After having issues previously with administrative forums not being as friendly to students’ schedules, there is the opportunity to attend an Undergraduate Strategic Plan forum this Wednesday. The administration has gone out of its way to arrange a time and a place for the thoughts of students to be heard and there is no excuse to not take advantage. The forum will be addressing proactive academic advising, the first-year inquiry program,
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living and learning villages, high-impact educational practices and the first-year transition. These topics do not have to be the only talking points. This is a great opportunity to bring concerns and comments about undergraduate affairs to the forefront of a discussion with the people who run the University. Forums such as this should be a staple of your time here at N.C. State. The administration should be consistently concerned about what the student body thinks in regards to the day-to-day affairs of the University. The only way that is
going to happen is if they give you an opportunity to be heard and that you show up and confidently address the issues that concern you. You are paying to go to school here. In a very real way, you are a customer, and the product you are purchasing is an education. If there are features you want changed or new features that you want integrated into this product, you have to let the people who produce the product know. There are a plethora of issues that could be addressed at a series of forums: financial aid, distance education, admissions, expansion of opportu-
nities for undergraduate research or seminars that should be available to undergraduate students. Student forums to discuss the way the University is run tend to be one-shot deals because no one shows up. When that happens, the message being sent to the administration is that no one cares. But we do care. People who show up enact changess. That has always been the case, and it shall remain so. Complaining about the way things are when you have been given the opportunity to be heard is not just unproductive—it is pointless and the way of cowards. Show up, stand up and speak up. It is the only way you are going to be heard.
Raleigh: How to have fun without being 21
hen you decided to come to N.C. State, were you told how great the Raleigh area is? Are you now at N.C. State and thinking there’s nothing to do here unless you are 21 or over? W h i le t he n ig ht l i fe i n Raleigh does cater to bars Staci that love to Thornton check I.D.’s, Advice there are plenColumnist ty of things to do if you are in the 18-20 age range. Every first Friday of the month, downtown Raleigh opens its doors, and people can tour local art galleries and studios, museums and restaurants. For example, Friday, March 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Mahler Fine Art studio on Fayetteville Street will be open for everyone to view art by former students of Marvin Saltzman. Continuing on the art theme, you can also check out the North Carolina Museum of Art. It has just been remodeled and admission is donationbased. So you get in for $1, or $20 if you’re feeling generous. The Museum of Art also has traveling exhibitions that cost around $15 but they are definitely worth it. Past exhibitions featured Claude Monet and Norman Rockwell. You can also buy a student membership for only $25 that gets you access to events at the Museum of Art, such as concerts and movies. If you will be here during the summer, you need to check out the movies on the lawn, where you sit outside and watch films on a big screen. If music is more your thing, there are plenty of venues where you can see concerts, including the Museum of Art. The Berkeley Café is probably the betterknown club for music if you are
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under 21. They have concerts nightly, and you can look at the upcoming acts on their website. If you have never heard of the band, there’s a section where you can see what other musicians are comparable to them. The Pour House also has a great venue for bands. This one can be tricky since sometimes those under 21 can get in, but sometimes they can’t. If you see a band you like, just give them a call and see if you can get in. Sometimes you can get into the Pour House underage before 10 p.m. as well, which is usually a good idea since this place can get packed fast! Lincoln Theatre is my favorite place to see concerts in Raleigh. All shows are open to all ages, but sometimes they have a $2 surcharge for those under 21. If you feel like a laugh, check out Goodnight’s Comedy Club. In the next few months you can see Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Green and Steve-O. Comedy show ticket prices range from about $15 to $40. Don’t be scared to go see someone you have never heard of before, he/ she could be the next big thing on Comedy Central. And always remember, just because it’s a bar, doesn’t mean you can’t go in. Check out the local bars for some great food. My favorites include The Raleigh Times, Cherry Bomb Grill and Tir Na Nog, which also has live music. So remember, just because you aren’t 21 doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time in Raleigh, you just have to be proactive and do a little research before you go. There are venues out there for all ages.
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Facebook totally helped the people mad at Bad Government. “I’d like to see more money put into scientific research. I think it’s important to develop new ideas and apply what we learn.”
Brian Schultz, sophomore in environmental design in architecture
The Great Sort for a cause
he N.C. State College of Design creates some of the most creative and visually appealing works on our campus. HowChris ever, t he Cioffi creation of Guest Columnist all of those models generates a lot of waste. In fact, for the last two months, the N.C. State chapter of the U.S Green Building Council has been collecting materials from architecture, landscape architecture and first-year experience studios and putting it in a storage container. The USGBC is an organization with over 70 members, and they all share a passion for sustainable practices in buildings, systems and spaces. Since November, they have filled every cubic inch of the container, which by the way, is made of recycled content and donated by PODs, Inc. Materials, such as cardboard, Plexiglas, foam core, museum board, lumber, bass wood, wire mesh, bricks and other random items are now all jammed
into this space and are quietly awaiting a new life. Since the container is filled, it’s time for a great sort. The event, appropriately called The Great Sort, will take place Tuesday from noon until 3 p.m. It will take place in the College of Design Pit, located between Brooks and Kamphoefner and will be nothing short of an extravaganza. There will be games, food and lots of other fun stuff to do besides sorting. With the help of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, the waste will be sorted, repurposed, reused and recycled. The rest will be properly disposed of. As a result of the sort, Waste Reduction and Recycling will crunch the numbers and say how much was diverted from the landfill. They will also report how much waste was produced in the twomonth collection period. Through this event, the USGBC is trying to accomplish a couple of main goals. They want to give students an idea of how much waste is being produced in such a short time. This, they hope, may get students to think twice about their use of materials. They also want to bring attention
wound. As much as we hate our blue sister to the west, we could take a page from them on out-ofstate enrollment. It needs to be the maximum amount allowed by state law. It disgusts me that they’re talking about cutting courses, departments, programs and even colleges from N.C. State. And before you think I’m some carpetbagger trying to take your jerbs, I was born and raised in N.C. There is serious harm being done to the UNC system by the General
Assembly. By continuing to enroll the same number of students in the face of cuts, we damage the value of all 17 campuses. When some of those legislators’ children start getting rejection letters from N.C. State, maybe they’ll figure it out then. Shutting down East Carolina and Western Carolina probably wouldn’t be such a bad idea either. It’s time to thin the herd.
to the parallel between the waste produced by the College of Design and the construction industr y. Over 30 percent of waste in landfills is waste created by construction. That’s a pretty staggering figure, when thinking about how much new material is immediately thrown away without ever being used. So come out to the Pit Tuesday, from noon to 3 p.m., and be part of the Great Sort. You will be having fun and helping the environment at the same time.
Matt Peterson senior, biology
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‘Guitar Hero’ faces the music
Fans of the game that let everyone feel like a rock star voice their opinion on its cancelation Brooke Shafranek Staff Writer
The music genre of video games became a fad with the introduction of Guitar Hero in 2005. Despite the game’s early success, and the success of other games such as DJ Hero and the competing Rock Band franchise, Activision announced last week that Guitar Hero will no longer be produced. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg explained that the “demand for peripheralbased music games declined at a dramatic pace,” according to Joystiq. “Given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs associated with this genre,” Hirshberg said. “We simply cannot make these games profitably based on current economics and demand.” The Guitar Hero game that was being developed for release this year will also be discontinued. “Instead, what we’ll do is focus our time and energies on marketing and supporting our strong catalog of titles and downloadable content,” Hirshberg said. Andrew Davis, a junior in mechanical engineering, thinks that Activision made the right choice in discontinuing the franchise. “I think it was a smart move for the company,” Davis said. “Because, if no one is buying the games anymore, then why should they spend money to produce the game?” David Meyer, a freshman in First Year College, agreed that Activision made a smart move.
“It is better to quit while you are ahead then going bankrupt,” Meyer said. One aspect of the series that could have possibly hurt sales is the annual introduction of pricey new controllers for the games. The guitars were over thirty-dollars, and combined with sixty dollars for the game, this factor alone deterred some consumers from purchasing it. “All of the equipment and songs were too much money,” Meyer said. “Unless you were a diehard fan, you wouldn’t want to buy it all.” Bobby O’Brien, a freshman going undeclared, still uses a guitar from Guitar Hero 2, which was released in 2006. “It’s pretty ‘old fashioned,’ but it works great,” said O’Brien. “So, I don’t really need to spend all that money on the new, fancy guitars.” Joshua Helms, a freshman in paper science, said the decline of consumer purchasing caused the high prices for the downloadable songs and new guitars. “When you lose money on a product, you raise the price of what comes with it,” Helms said. “That’s economics. If you can’t make a profit, there’s not much point in producing it.” Guitar Hero can also get repetitive after a while for some consumers, and the addition of new songs may not be enough of an incentive to warrant another 60 dollar purchase. “I think that since people already own older music games, they don’t really feel the need to get new ones. I’m fine with playing the songs I already have,” O’Brien said. O’Brien isn’t really surprised that Guitar Hero is over. “It seems like [Activision] just ran out of ideas for new Guitar Hero games, and people are starting to get bored,” O’Brien said. Meyer agreed that the games
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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock was released in 2010 and will be the last Guitar Hero release, at least for a while, according to an announcement made by developer Activision last week.
simply outlived their welcome. “People didn’t want to pay for a new game when they already had one,” Meyer said. Guitar Hero featured bigname bands in certain games to try and lure in consumers and get a fresh spin on an old series. Bands such as Aerosmith, Van Halen and Metallica were given their own games. According to O’Brien, the problem with these games is focusing on a specific band limits the number of potential customers. “There probably a ren’t enough people who like Van Halen enough to buy the game,” O’Brien said. “The same can be said about those other bands [that were featured in a videogame].” Rock Band, Guitar Hero’s biggest competitor, also followed with their release of band-specific games, such as Green Day and The Beatles.
Davis believes that these band-specif ic games only helped sales “for the customers that are big fans of those bands. The other customers may have no interest in it.” Devin Worley, a freshman in computer engineering, is not sure if Rock Band will also be axed from production. “But if it did, another company would just swoop in and create another game just like it,” Worley said. Eventually, Helms believes that Rock Band will share the same fate as Guitar Hero. Andrew Rindos, a junior in mechanical and computer engineering, purchased Guitar Hero and its competitor Rock Band when they were first released. Rindos believes that Rock Band will be able to live on for a few more years now that its main competition is no longer being produced. “The games lost their luster
rather quickly and made my fingers hurt,” Rindos said. The fad with music games, O’Brien thinks, is over. “I think its popularity just ran its course,” said O’Brien. “People just aren’t as interested in buying Guitar Hero or Rock Band games as they were a few years ago.” “The new ‘fad’ of video games is shooters,” said Davis, which is evident in the popularity of the Call of Duty series. According to the Associated Press and the NPD Group, Guitar Hero sales reached $2.47 billion and Rock Band reached $1.28 billion, both in the United States as of the end of 2010. In comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops, which was released in November, reached $1 billion internationally in six weeks. Another issue that could be facing music games is the new gaming peripherals such as
the Kinect and the Playstation Move. “If the music industry is declining, it could be a result of gaming being refined to be played on things such as the Kinect,” said Worley. “All of the [rhythm-based] games are kind of repetitive so [that industry] might decline until the next big thing is introduced or invented. It creates a vicious cycle of video games that are currently hot on the market.” The main factor in the demise of Guitar Hero is probably market saturation. “Like all toys, there’s a popularity phase and then it goes away,” said Helms. “The generation that was centered around these games has either gone to college or is about to go to college, and many would rather save money than try to spend it on a game when someone you know probably has it.”
Reality T.V. has been ‘Licked’ New reality series on truTV takes place just 20 minutes from Raleigh, in Lizard Lick, N.C. Katie Handerhan Staff Writer
When you drive down Highway 97, you’ll pass dirt roads and stretching acres of bean and tobacco fields and if you don’t blink, you’ll come up to the little town of Lizard Lick, N.C., a speck on the map where everybody knows everybody and as of recently, is home to truTV’s newest reality show, Lizard Lick Towing. Owner of Lizard Lick Towing and Auto Recovery, Ron Shirley, a 6’5” colossal of a man sporting a bleached flat top and a country-fried way of life has landed a spot on national television along with co-owner, champion weight lifting wife, Amy and good friend Bobby Brantley. Meeting through their shared obsession of heavy weight lifting, Amy and Ron’s life is nothing short of extraordinary and has caught more than the attention of Lizard Lick natives. ABC’s Wife Swap first contacted the Shirley’s in hopes of getting a contract for an episode. Ron and Shirley weren’t too fond of having a stranger look after their three children, so it didn’t work out. “I’m very family oriented,” Ron said. Even though the pair shot down swapping wives, the duo caught the attention of truTV. “We really fell in love with Lizard Lick,” Robyn Hunt, a truTV executive said. “[Ron and Amy] are dynamic and entertaining characters.” truTV has “been licked”, Ron said in a recent article from The News and Observer. In other words, Lizard Lick’s contagious attributes seem to captivate everyone in some way. In response to truTV’s interest, Ron allowed their cameraman to spend a day accompanying him on common everyday jobs. But little did the cameraman know what he was getting himself into. “The first job we went on the camera man got shot at,” Ron said. “I think that’s what hooked them.” Premiering on February 7th, the show was the second most watched premier of the 19-year history of the truTV network according to a tweeter feed by Lizard Lick Towing.
The show follows Ron and Bobby as they tow away machinery and vehicles from owners that have failed to reach payment deadlines. Most of the time, the owners aren’t too happy with the repossession and go to the shop to try and reclaim their belongings. That is if they can get past Amy first. Holding up the Lizard Lick headquarters, Amy takes on the tidal wave of anger that crashes in from clients after Ron and Bobby tow away their vehicle. “She’s tougher than a $2 steak,” Ron said of his wife. Ron claims that he hasn’t thought much about taking it easy after all the things he’s been through. “Stuff that happens to me doesn’t bother me too much,” Ron said of the insane encounters from angry customers “People are going to be mad, you have to prepare yourself for that.” The only time he questions the worthiness of towing is when his three children are caught in the crossfire. “My kids had a teacher that we repoed,” Ron explained, “and the teacher gave them a real hard time.” “When my kids have been put in harms way is the only time I think twice about what I do,” Ron said. “What I do should not affect those courtesy of trutv who I love.” Ron Shirley, his wife Amy, and Bobby Brantley (from right to left) are the stars of Lizard Lick Towing, a new reality TV Despite being threatened by count- series on truTV. less irate customers, Ron and the rest “I dye it like clockwork,” Ron said senior in fashion and textile manageof the crew are always looking for ways day, 65 hours a week.” of his wrestler-inspired bleach-blonde Other towing companies around ment feels the show is entertaining. to give back to the community, even “I think it’s great that N.C. is on flat top. “It separates me from everyLizard Lick feel bitterly about Ron’s to those they repossessed. “If we burn a bridge, we can rebuild climb to fame, blaming him for the TV,” Flowers said. “The show is pretty one else, plus it keeps the gray off”. Despite the shows increasing popuredneck stereotypes North Carolina funny.” it,” Ron said. Hitting doorways at a gawking 6 foot larity, Ron says he has not let the semiAs an ordained minister, Shirley is all too familiar with. Stephenie Kopil, 5 inches and benching more than 600 stardom get to his head. runs what he calls “I look in the mirror just like everya junior major- pounds, Ron isn’t the poster child for the “Dirt Church”, ing in social work a sensitive guy, but he continues to one else,” Shirley said of his climb to where he preaches fame. “It’s people who make you who doesn’t think this surprise. to anyone willing “Poetry has been always been my you are, not being on TV”. show gives North to listen of the love And so, even with the camera crews Carolina a bad first love,” Ron confesses. “I’m a real and kindness God rolling and gawking passerbys trying name, but she does romantic.” has to offer. And that he is. Shirley proposed to get a glimpse of the rising reality agree that it might T he chu rch, Ron Shirley, Lizard Lick Towing give people the to Amy at a Titanic exhibit reciting stars, Ron still takes everyday as if Shirley said, is Owner wrong impression. a poem that he wrote himself and it were any other. Working for the “more about being “It ’s not t he armed with a ring. Of course, Amy greater good of Lizard Lick, helping with the people, (or towing) one person at a time. As greatest portrayal of life in North accepted. because I am one of the people.” Ron has also published a book called Ron puts it “we’re just good ole’ counEven with his company being plas- Carolina” Kopil said. But Ron, with his calm and bubbly Lizard Tales that tells stories of hard try folk. God opened up the door and tered all over truTV and with the show gaining popularity, Shirley claims that demeanor takes these negative com- learned lessons accumulated over the we walked in.” The Lizard Lick crew will be at the years and the popular “Ronisms” such ments as a grain of salt. it has not helped his business. “Every now and again you’re gonna’ as, “Just because you were born in a Dixie Deer Classic at N.C. State fair“The show has actuality slowed grounds March 4th - 6th and is more burn a piece of bacon,” he said with a oven don’t make you a biscuit.” things down,” Shirley said. Aside from being able to bend a than happy to meet and greet with Reality T.V., according to Shirley chuckle. “If they were in this situation, they would be acting the same crowbar in half, as seen on lizard- fans. isn’t exactly a bank buster either. licktowing.com, Ron knows how to “We don’t make much money,” Shir- way we are.” On the other hand, Mattie Flowers, a pamper himself. ley admits. “I still have to work every
“It’s People who make you who you are, not being on TV.”
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‘Daytripper’ takes readers along for journey of a lifetime
Comic book creators Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá take readers on an unforgettable journey into the world of an obituary writer in new graphic novel. Jordan Alsaqa Senior Staff Writer
Telling the story of a man’s life is nothing new in any medium, be it film, television or comics. The concept of finding out who a man is by viewing the days of his life has been done before, and continues to be a source for stories to this day. What changes from story to story is not the idea, but the man being highlighted. More importantly, the best stories find a way to put a unique spin on the old idea in order to create something new. In 2010, brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá managed to bring something fresh to the table in their Vertigo miniseries Daytripper. Daytripper tells the story of Brás de Oliva Domingos, an obituary writer in Brazil. The series follows Brás as he experiences the most important days of his life – everything from his first kiss to the death of his father – and the reader is given glimpses of how all of these events affect Brás. What sets Daytripper apart from other stories is that each issue, which all follow Brás during one of his important days, ends with the character’s death. This moment is also accompanied by the obituary that runs following this incident. The death of the main character at the end of each issue may sound odd, but it allows Moon and Bá to dissect Brás’ life in an original way. When the reader first meets Brás, he is a rather aimless thirty-two year old man contemplating his place in life. By the end of the first issue, the reader knows a great deal about who Brás is at that particular point in his life. When Brás is killed, therefore, the obituary reflects this. It shows the impact Brás has made on the world, his entire life condensed into a short blurb, and reflective of what the reader knows about him so far. As the series continues, though, and as more moments of Brás’ life are exposed to the reader, his death becomes more effective and tragic. The audience sees Brás at all different ages and is able to get a greater sense of him as a fleshedout human being. However, even though readers are now at a point where they could write a
long and compassionate obituary for Brás, the authors choose to keep the obituaries brief and emotionally distant. The theme that can be drawn from this is that a person is always changing, and no two points in life are the same. As Brás continues to develop in the reader’s mind, it gives the reader reason to reflect on their own life and remember the different people that they’ve been, no matter how young or old they may be. Further, Brás’ deaths become more important as the story goes on. In the later issues of the series, moments that occur beyond Brás’ deaths are shown, illustrating who he is important to, and how his death affects them. Beyond the originality of the presentation, Daytripper also manages to be a solid work of both writing and art. Even if the story were told in a purely chronological order, it would remain an interesting one. Brás is a compelling character, as are the members of his family and his friend Jorge. Moon and Bá breathe life into all of their cast, no matter how small of a part each character plays. Certain characters are even given their own subplots, all of which tie back into Brás’ development. The story is further strengthened by the gorgeous artwork. All of the characters are drawn in a unique way, and the facial expressions are clear and full of appropriate emotion. The same level of detail and attention is put into the environments. Beaches feel warm and inviting, while mountainous landscapes feel vast and dizzying. Further, when the story takes turns into darker moments, the backgrounds shift to match, changing to darker, more malevolent tones. All-in-all, Daytripper provides an engaging story accompanied by wonderfully expressive art. The unique storytelling method allows Moon and Bá to tell a somber tale about how a man changes as he goes through life. In the end, the reader is likely to take stock of the path they have taken through their own life, and figure out what impression they have made on the people around them. The way Moon and Bá are able to inspire this reaction is commendable on its own. The fact that they are able to do it while also telling a fantastic and moving story is amazing. Daytripper is a work that is easy to recommend to anyone who has ever reflected on life and wondered what could still be ahead.
“Beyond the originality of the presentation, ‘Daytripper’ also manages to be a solid work of both writing and art.”
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Daytripper, by comic creators Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, was originally released as a series of ten monthly issues over the course of 2010 by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The series tells the story of Brás de Oliva Domingos, an obituary writer with a very colorful life.
Arcade Fire win signals focus shift for Grammy Awards
For the first time in a long time, independent music was a force to be reckoned with at Grammys. Michael Jones WKNC DJ
In the land of commercial self-gratification, the independent rock group reigned king. At least, that is what the sentiment of the evening was at the conclusion of the 53rd Grammy Awards when Arcade Fire took
home Album of the Year for their third studio album, ‘The Suburbs.’ It was a shaky evening for predictions. Earlier that evening it looked as if Lady Antebellum (who won 5 awards throughout the night) would go in for the full sweep, or that Lady Gaga, who finished the night with a victory in Best Pop Album, could win. However, there was always a hint in the air that Arcade Fire’s 2010 release could still snag the title from the mouth
of top 40 artists. After getting nominated for Best Alternative Rock Album, and watching it go to the stellar ‘Brothers’ by The Black Keys (who were not nominated for Album of the Year), it would seem like an injustice had taken place for the Canadian rock outfit not to go home with anything. As soon as they left the stage following a fantastic performance of ‘Month of May,’ Arcade Fire charged right back out to accept their award. It would have been hard to watch
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any other artist accepting the award with Arcade Fire’s drum kit visible in the background. They finished off the evening with a great outing of their track ‘Ready to Start.’ It was not on ly a shocker to Arcade Fire when frontman Win Butler exclaimed, “What the hell? ” but also to audiences who were not familiar with the group’s work at all. This comes not only as the first major award to Arcade Fire, but to their Durham, N.C. based independent record label Merge Records as well. After ‘The Suburbs’ received critical acclaim and hit number one on the Billboard charts its debut week, there was some foreshadowing that this record could go
on to have larger implications for the independent music world as a whole. The Grammys have always been a commercially-focused awards ceremony, and rightly so – top 40 musicians wou ld b e expected to pull in the most ratings and money overall. But the legitimacy of the award winners in past years has been in question lately, as has the seriousness of the Grammy Awards in general. Arcade Fire winning what is considered a prestigious award, however, could indicate a large shift away from the Grammy status quo of awarding only those artists with top 40 success. Bands like Arcade Fire and The Black Keys are receiv-
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ing recognition based instead upon acclaim and support from places like NPR and WKNC instead. In no way will this shift come quickly, rather this is a longer process and Arcade Fire has merely opened the gates for other independent artists to follow. This Grammy bump was reflected the morning of February 14th as the iTunes top albums list included the works of independent artists including Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, and The Avett Brothers (following stellar performances at the awards ceremony by each), and of course Arcade Fire. If anything, this has provided an example that when all the right elements fall into place – the sales success, the critical acclaim, the overwhelming live performances, and the shift away from viewing top 40 artists as the only important and influential musical forces – the underdog is able to make one of the biggest upsets.
Pack hosts The Citadel
Team looks for win on Military Appreciation Night. Tucker Frazier Senior Staff Writer
For Military Appreciation Day, the wrestling team will pay homage to the men and women who serve our country as it hosts The Citadel tonight at 7 p.m. In honor of the United States military, Major General Karl Horst of the U.S. Joint Forces Command and Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Ratashak of the N.C. State ROTC will serve as honorary team captains for the match. Having grown up in Virginia Beach, coach Carter Jordan said he developed a high esteem for individuals serving in the military and had many close friends and family members in the service. “I’m really excited about the whole environment,” Jordan said. “I grew up in Virginia Beach and been surrounded by
military my whole life. All of my friends and family were in the military when and have an admiration for anyone involved in serving our country.” With a bevy of military personnel on hand as well as those showing their support, Reynolds Coliseum will undoubtedly be infused with a special kind of energy. Sophomore heavyweight Eloheim Palma said he expects the crowd to be lively and hopes the team can show how much it appreciates the men and women in service. “The cheering from the crowd always get us more excited and hyped,” Palma said. “Plus, seeing that there are going to be a lot of military guys, I’m sure they’ll get in to it and appreciate what we do. So is just a way of showing that we appreciate what they do too.” A l l-A me r ic a n D a r r ion Caldwell, looks to keep his record perfect as he squares off against The Citadel’s Derek Royster. The other two members of what has become known as ‘death row’ – redshirt juniors
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streaks of hitting like no one else for the Pack. Last season, Schaeffer finished with a .977 fielding percentage, an impres-
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Darrius Little (24-8) and Colton Palmer (25-10) – will face off against the Bulldogs’ Jordan Dix (8-16) and Pierre Frazile (14-14), respectively. Af ter breaking State’s record for most wins by a freshman heavyweight (23), Palma has experienced a bit of a sophomore slump, suffering close defeat after close defeat. Palma currently carries an 11-10 record but said he is working harder than ever. “This year, I’ve definitely experienced something I never have before in my whole life,” Palma said. “But I’m proud to say that I’m still pushing. I haven’t lost any motivation. If anything, I’ve gained from it. There’s light at the end of the tunnel and I just have to keep pushing.” Building momentum to take into the ACC Championships will be something both Palma and the Wolfpack will be focused on as they seek to pay tribute to the military by winning.
sive feat for any position player, but much more difficult for a catcher. Schaeffer also put together a six-game hitting streak, batting .480 with six doubles, a home run and six RBIs during the streak. While the accomplishment of hitting 100 RBIs is a difficult milestone
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ments and says she is always there when her teammates need an extra lift. “I feel like I’m a leader for the team,” Henry said. “All of the throwers have different personalities for our team, so we all try to uplift each other. I may not always be loud, but when someone needs encouragement, I’m always there to step up.” When Henry came to Raleigh to attend State, she stepped outside of her comfort zone of the small-town atmosphere of Dunn. Since she came to the big city, she says she has fallen in love with her new home. “Raleigh is totally different from back home,” Henry said. “There were only 14 of us in my graduating class, so coming to State was an eyeopening experience. At first, I wanted to go back home, but I’m glad I made the decision to come to State.” But one thing that Henry says will never change for her is
to reach for professional players, the same can be said of hitting 70-plus RBIs in collegiate baseball. Ciencin led the Pack last season with 77 RBIs, with 16 of those coming off of his four grand slams, which set a school record. Ciencin has been a bright spot for
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Lawanda Henry, a junior thrower, practices her throw in WeisigerBrown Athletics Facility Feb. 3. Henry set a new school record in weight throw, winning the ACC Championship in 2010.
her devotion to someone much knows that there is always higher than her. Before coming someone who can help her. “I credit everything that I to State, Henry attended Cape have done Fear Chrisand accomtian Acadpl i shed to emy, a nd God,” Henry she says she said. “God has always Lawanda Henry, junior thrower blessed me to been a debe able to do vout Christian. While she feels that she what I have done here at State. I is struggling this year with am a very strong Christian and getting the distance she wants I know that I will get back to on her throws, Henry says she where I need to be.”
“I will get back to where I need to be.”
State for the last two season when he steps up to the plate. With 14 multiplehit games, Ciencin led the Pack for the 2009 season during his freshman campaign. While the Pack should have several other key infielders, like sophomores Matt Bergquist and Chris Diaz, mak-
ing contributions at shortstop, the previously mentioned quadruplethreat should boost the offense and help State contend in the ACC.
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• 24 days until the men’s ACC Tournament kicks off in Greensboro
•Syracuse 63 West Virginia 52 North Carolina A&T 74 Hampton 63
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Football schedule released Story By Taylor Barbour | Illustration by Taylor Cashdan
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• 09/17/11 vs. South Alabama Raleigh, N.C. TBA
• 09/22/11 at Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio TBA
• 10/01/11 vs. Georgia Tech Raleigh, N.C. TBA
• 10/08/11 vs. Central Michigan Raleigh, N.C. TBA
• 10/22/11 at Virginia Charlottesville, Va. TBA
Today Women’s golf @ Purdue Classic Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, All day Wrestling vs. Citadel Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m.
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• 09/10/11 at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. TBA
Men’s basketball vs. Clemson RBC Center, 7 p.m.
Quote of the day “The first time I threw over 50 sealed the deal for me. I knew right then that this is what I’m here for.” junior thrower Lawanda Henry
Wednesday: A recap of the wreslting match against the Citadel. Thursday: The third instalment of the basbell season preview focusing on the outfielders. Friday: A recap of the men’s basketball game against Clemson.
Did You know? That N.C. State football players Nate Irving and Owen Spencer were invited particpate in the 2011 NFL Combine.
The Pack will take on Virginia for the first time since 2006. Head coach Tom O’Brien will have to face two of his former assistants this season, as he faces Frank Spaziani at Boston College and Mike London at Virginia.
• 10/29/11 at Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. TBA • 11/05/11 vs. North Carolina Raleigh, N.C. TBA
The Pack’s week three opponent, South Alabama, is currently undefeated since starting its football program in 2009. The team has posted a perfect 17-0 record in its first two seasons.
• 11/12/11 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. TBA • 11/19/11 vs. Clemson Raleigh, N.C. TBA • 11/26/11 vs. Maryland Raleigh, N.C. TBA Source: N.C. State Athletics
Liberty, State’s first opponent of the season, is the reigning Big South Champion and has won the conference the last four years.
Wednesday Women’s swimming/Men’s diving @ ACC Championships Atlanta, Ga., All day Thursday Women’s swimming/Men’s diving @ ACC Championships Atlanta, Ga., All day
Schedule Quick facts:
• 09/03/11 vs. Liberty Raleigh, N.C. TBA
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earlier than last season, as it takes on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem in the second week. The team’s bye week comes during week six of the season, squeezed in between the Cincinnati and the Georgia Tech game.
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One of the road games, against Cincinnati on Sept. 22, will be on a Thursday night on ESPN. State’s non-conference schedule includes the Bearcats, South Alabama, Central Michigan and Liberty. The Pack opens up ACC play
After two rounds of golf, the women’s golf team sits in 15th place, with a 50-over, at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. No. 1 Alabama is leading the tournament at 8-over par. Freshman Maureen Dunnagan is leading the Pack, with a 10-over after shooting a 75 and 79 in her first two rounds, go enough for 28th place. Behind Dunnagan is fellow freshman Brittany Marchand, who improved in her second round dropping four strokes, helping her to shoot a 156 in the two rounds. The Pack will finish up play tomorrow morning.
he Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2011 football schedule on Monday and its presents a tough task for the No. 25 ranked N.C. State football team. The Pack will be playing seven games in the friendly confines of Carter-Finley Stadium, while playing five games on the road.
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Dunnagan leading Pack in Lady Puerto Rico Classic
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Track and Field
Wealth at infield could play vital role for Wolfpack
Henry leading throwers and regaining form
Nine infielders will be vying for spots in the lineup.
Junior continues to improve on already historic legacy. Cory Smith Deputy Sports Editor
In the sport of track and field, there is no better test of strength than the shot put and weight throw events. In shot put, a 4 kg “shot” is thrown as far as the athlete can launch it, while the weight throw consists of hurling a 20-pound ball attached to a steel chain the farthest distance possible. In either case, no female in N.C. State history has been better than junior thrower Lawanda Henry. Henry has set school records in both shot put and weight throw with distances of 54’01.00” and 64’00.50”, respectively. Though Henry has a total of seven wins in those two events in her six meets this season, she still sees room for improvement. “I’m not really happy with the way things are going right now,” Henry said. “I still have plenty of time to make improvements, it’s not over yet. I need to focus more on where I want to be and get to the point where I have been in the past.” Henry has been a standout athlete for the Wolfpack since the moment she stepped inside of the 7-foot circle for shot put. During her freshman and sophomore campaigns, Henry won ACC Championships in outdoor competition. Before she came to State, no female shot put thrower had topped 50 feet – Henry did it eleven times as a freshman. While the feat may be familiar
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With the 2011 baseball season fast approaching, the Wolfpack will have several players taking on leadership roles in the outfield and on the pitching staff. But the real change for the Pack will be found in its infield corps. Following the departures of senior leaders Kyle Wilson, along with cousins Dallas and Drew Poulk, the infield will be highlighted by the triple-threat of juniors Harold Riggins, Andrew Ciencin and Pratt Maynard, as well as redshirt senior Chris Schaeffer. Though Wilson and the Poulk cousins led State in almost every batting statistic imaginable in 2010, Riggins was not far behind in only his sophomore season. Drew Poulk ranked first on the team with 14 home runs compared to Riggins’ 12 – and Riggins had nearly 100 less at-bats. Riggins finished last season with a team-leading .639 slugging percentage, and with much more chances to step to the plate this season, State fans should expect to see a lot more power out of the junior. Over the summer Riggins was blistering the ball, hitting eight home runs in only 45 games for the Madison Mallards, while Maynard
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Junior Harold Riggins will play a huge role for the Pack this season, as the team will need to replace the loss of its topthree hitters from last season.
prescribed to a much different role – showing that patience can pay off. The Franklinton native played in 38 games for the Harwich Mariners during the summer and drew a teamhigh 32 walks, which led to a .411 on-base percentage, 3rd best in the Cape Cod League. Patience at the plate is not a new characteristic for Maynard. With 64 walks last season, Maynard not only led the team, but also finished second nationally. This set a State single-season record. However, the trick will be to find Maynard a position as another re-
turning starter already fills the catcher spot, the position Maynard played over the summer. Schaeffer has been State’s primary catcher for the past two seasons and will have to take on a leadership role this season as the only senior infielder. Though he has not put the power numbers together like Riggins or drawn walks like Maynard, Schaeffer has shown he can get the job done defensively and can put together
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to Henry, she still says the first time she threw over 50 foot was one of the biggest moments of her life. “I still remember in high school thinking that throwing over 40 feet was basically the end of the world,” Henry said. “So to come here and hit over 50 was one of the greatest feelings in my life. Knowing that I’m able to do it makes me want to go farther.” Hitting the mark was much more than just a milestone for Henry, but also a reassurance that she belonged in the sport at the collegiate level. “It was a very big deal to me, obviously,” Henry said. “The first time I threw over 50 sealed the deal for me. I knew right then that this is what I’m here for. If I had any feelings that I was not good enough, they all went out the door after that.” This year, Henry has taken on a new role for the Pack. Though she has always been a great performer, Henry is being looked at by the underclassmen as a leader of the Pack. Coach Rollie Geiger says, that while she has never been boisterous, Henry has shown her leadership skills in other ways. “Lawanda has always become one of our quiet leaders,” Geiger said. “She pays attention to what everyone does, and she leads by her own performance. If you have 18 Lawandas, you have a pretty spectacular track and field team. We know we get our best from her each time out, and we hope everyone else will try to emulate that.” Henry echoed Geiger’s com-
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