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BP oil spill likely to affect N.C. Coast Students express concerns of spill consequences in north Carolina Students living at and visiting N.C. beaches offer varying opinions on effects of spill. Chelsey Francis Staff Writer

In Louisiana, it was the pictures of the oil-soaked pelicans and dead sea turtles that upset the residents. As the oil moves east, residents of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are contending with the expanding size of the spill. Now, with oil pouring in to the Gulf of Mexico for almost two months, residents of the North Carolina coast are watching the flow closely to determine how it will affect tourism and the fishing industries. The oil spill is putting a damper on the economy of the states already affected by the spill, according to Mike Walden, an agriculture and resource economics professor. “We don’t know yet what type of effect the oil spill will have on tourism and the economy in North Carolina.

If the oil gets here, and we see the same effects that are being seen in the Gulf Coast, we could see some major adverse effects,” said Walden. According to Walden, the oil spill could impact both tourism and the fishing industries. Both these industries are vital to people living on the North Carolina coast. Alex Venegas, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, lives at Holden Beach. He hasn’t heard anyone talking about how the oil spill is going to affect businesses in the area. “The oil spill hasn’t really affected us here. At least, I haven’t heard any one talk about it,” said Venegas. “The oil is still a long ways off from getting here, but it seems quieter than in past years around town.” Caroline Harman-Scott, a sophomore in animal science, lives in Manteo, on the Outer Banks. She said that people around her town are worried. “If the oil gets into the Gulf Stream, it will be coming to the Outer Banks, and if that happens, the fishing and tourism industry will be completely

destroyed. Our economy is basically split between fishing and tourism and the effects would be devastating,” Harman-Scott said. “We are already being hit hard by the recession, and if the oil comes here, countless people and businesses will be broken.” Harman-Scott also expressed the national worry about sea life and the negative effects the oil could and will have on endangered sea life. “Not to mention what the oil will do to our sea life. Our turtles are already endangered and this could completely wipe them out,” said Harman-Scott. Families planning trips to the beach are taking different approaches on planning for the oil reaching the North Carolina coast. Amanda Brooks, a sophomore in First Year College, said she plans to travel to the coast at the end of June with her family. Brooks said, “Short of the oil getting here soon, we won’t cancel. But if we heard it was in the area, we’d probably have to cancel the trip.” Venegas easily summed up the attitude of a lot of students and beach-

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Timeline of the oil spill

April 20 at 10 pm: explosion of the oil rig April 22: second explosion causing oil rig to sink April 27: size of oil spill estimated at 580 square miles April 30: size of oil spill estimated at 4,000 square miles May 2: BP begins drilling first relief well May 17: BP begins drilling second relief well May 19: first controlled burn of oil in the Gulf of Mexico May 24: size of oil spill estimated at 30,000 square miles June 4: BP begins to funnel off the leak Source: newsweek.com

goers. “I haven’t really kept close tabs on where the oil is. I know it’s not to North Carolina yet,” said Venegas. “The oil will probably get here later, maybe at the end of the summer. Then it will be more of a big deal for us.”

Dance team coach charged with embezzling from own team

Chancellor dismisses Easley grievance, lawyers cry foul

Volunteer coach purloined over $20,000 of the self-supporting team’s money.

After Mary Easley’s formal complaint was rejected, Easley’s attorneys sent protest letter to trustee.

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Dance team coach and State a lumna Jamila Kikora Wr i g h t w a s charged June 3 with embezJamila zling $21,001.31 from her team. Kikora Wright coached N.C. State club the team from dance team fa l l 20 07 to April 2010 and was herself a member of the dance team for four years until she graduated in 2004. “The dance team is not considered a varsity sport and functions as a club sport with Campus Recreation and Wright coached on a volunteer basis,” said Laura Karps, assistant director of marketing for campus recreation. “All club coaches are volunteers so she was never employed by the University,” Karps said. “Club sports receive very little funding from the University, requiring the team to be almost entirely self-sufficient, raising all funds on their own.” “The sad part is that these students are out there running all this on their own because they get limited funding

According to the team’s website, they have been active 17 years and perform at all home football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, gymnastic meets and select baseball games. They also perform at pep rallies, parades, alumni events and many community and charity events. “That they appear at so many school functions and pay for it all almost entirely themselves is admirable, they must be really dedicated. I’m sure that missing money made things much harder than they should have been,” said Mary Brooks, junior in First Year College. “They’re there to support the school and that the coach is an alumna makes her treachery even worse.” Cambridge Cunningham, junior in communications, said the school should provide more regulation so this doesn’t happen again. “Given the recent incident state should have a system in place to check and balance all the money coming in and spent for the club teams. It’s terrible they put their trust in that person to be a role model and coach and she set such a poor example,” Cunningham said.

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 The Mary Easley termination saga

is over for N.C. State — for now. A former University faculty member and wife of ex-Gov. Mike Easley, Easley filed a grievance over her termination less than a year ago. On June 3, Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that the University dismissed the grievance. A pair of the former first lady’s attorneys returned fire the next day, however, indicating that the dismissal might not end the grievance fight.  The grievance dismissal was “due to procedural issues,” according to a press release. “Mrs. Easley failed to respond to the University’s request to schedule a pre-hearing meeting and the grievance hearing itself,” the

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release continued. Easley filed the grievance last summer, soon after interim Chancellor James Woodward cancelled Easley’s contract at the direction of the Board of Trustees on June 8, 2009. Woodward said Easley was no longer needed because many of the responsibilities listed in her job description were eliminated to make up for a state budget shortfall. University officials declined to releases the grounds on which Easley was contesting her firing since it was a personnel matter and would not comment further. What was clear, however, was the fallout that resulted from Mary Easley’s tenure at the University. Easley was hired by then provost Larry Nielsen in 2005 as an executivein-residence  and  lecturer.  The  job called for her to head up the Millennium Seminars speakers program, and to teach graduate courses in public administration and leadership for

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from the University and now someone’s come in and taken the money they spent their hard time and energy raising,” Karps said. “The filched funds were discovered after the team treasurer noticed inconsistencies in the team’s bank account,” Karps said. “Club teams are student run and managed, and currently are not required to give a copy of bank statements to the club sport’s director.” “We are looking into new policies so we can deter this from happening in the future… right now clubs are student run, student lead. We [Campus Recreation] just offer assistance, and answer questions,” Karps said. Keith Nichols, director of news services, said he is not sure how the money was used but the investigation is ongoing. “Exactly what was done with the money and how she purloined it are not known as the case is still under investigation,” said Nichols. “I assume there won’t be a lot of details until the investigation is complete.” Kimberly Susen, junior in middle grades education, has a friend on the dance team and knows how dedicated and hard working the dancers are. “A friend of mine is on the dance team and I know she puts a lot of effort and money into the team, they have to pay for a lot of things. It’s really terrible that someone they are supposed to trust would take from them like that,” Susen said.


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WEATHER WISE Today:

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DID YOU KNOW? In this section we will bring you trivia and facts about N.C. State on a weekly basis. If you know any unique information that you think readers should know about N.C. State, email Technician at editor@ technicianonline.com. The original name given to N.C. State was North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts and remained for the first 30 years.

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of alcohol and referred by NCSU PD for same. Student who threw bottle was cited by RPD for Underage Consumption and littering and was referred by NCSU PD for Disorderly Conduct (drunk & disruptive).

June 1 11:44 P.M. | LARCENY Liley Court A staff member reported a camcorder and I-pod belonging to the NCSU libraries had been taken from an apartment.

1:50 P.M. | SPECIAL EVENT McKimmon Center Officers monitored protest by student group. No problems noted.

12:07 P.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Current Drive Graffiti was painted on the stop sign at the end of Current Drive and on the NCSU North Campus sign. Facilities has been contacted. June 3 12:17 A.M. | SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE Lake Raleigh Officer observed vehicle and spoke with two non-students fishing. Subjects complied to leave the area. June 4 1:04 A.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Hillsborough Street RPD stopped vehicle in which passenger threw glass bottle that struck their vehicle. Student was arrested by RPD for DWI/Provisional DWI and referred to university by NCSU PD for DWI/DWI under 21. Four students were cited by RPD for underage consumption

June 5 9:58 P.M. | TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Blue Ridge Rd/William Moore Dr Horse from Vet School got loose and was struck by non-student. Accident report filed. June 7 11:57 P.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR REPORT Fraternity Court Report of concerning behavior regarding student. Officers made contact with student who then spoke with on call counselor. Appropriate personnel notified. Student was issued welfare referral.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010 UNIVERSITY THEATRE THEATREFEST: “AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE NILE” Thompson Theatre 3 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING Holladay Hall 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Athletics Director Nomination Commit

ATHLETICS DIRECTOR NOMINATION COMMITTEE MEETING Hood Board Room 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

On June 15 from 9:30 a.m. until noon, Dr. Dennis Garrity, Director-General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) will speak on “Creating an Evergreen Agriculture in Africa: Supporting Food Security and Environmental Resilience.” The session will start with an open roundtable and wrap up with a seminar and discussion. The faculty and student open roundtable will take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in room 2024 in Biltmore Hall (The Conger Room). The seminar and discussion will take place from 10:30 a.m. till noon in room 1218 in Jordan Hall (New Wing). For more information contact Dan Robison at 919513-0103. The event is free and open to the public.

The 13-member Athletics Director Committee will be having a conference call to discuss the athletics director position in the Chancellor’s Conference Room on June 8 from 3 to 5 P.M. For more information please contact PJ Teal at 515-2191

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 CREATING AN EVERGREEN AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA: SUPPORTING FOOD SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE Biltmore Hall - Room 2024 Jordan Hall 1218 9:30 a.m. - Noon

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On June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. beach music and shag dancing will be the dance of choice for the night at North Hills mall in Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public and off Six Forks Road. For more information call 881-1146. SOURCE: VISIT RALEIGH.COM

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University wins Sustainable Business Award The University was awarded its first Sustainable Business Award, acknowledging N.C. State as a force to be green with.

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New dean of College of Education excited to join Wolfpack The new College of Education dean revealed some of her thoughts about NCSU to Technician via an e-mail interview.

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The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce presented the University with the Smith Seal of N.C. Sustainable Business Award. It was the University’s first time winning the award designed to acknowledge businesses supporting and working toward the advancement of sustainability. According to a news release, the award recognizes businesses that have embraced the spirit of sustainability by incorporating environmentally conscious practices. David Dean, outreach and communications coordinator for the Office of Sustainability, said the University was chosen for the award because of previous enhancements and plans for future sustainability projects. “N.C. State won because of a multitude of efforts and programs happening on campus,” Dean said. “Winning the Smith Seal Sustainability Business Award says more about the forward progress N.C. State is making as a whole, rather than just the Sustainability Office.” In 2008, the University experienced arguably the most noticeable sustainability change when University Dining implemented trayless dining halls. Since then, they have continued the pursuit of sustainability by switching to GreenSeal cleaning products, microfiber mops that use less water, a filtration vacuum system and catch-and-

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Charles Leffler, vice chancellor for finance and business at N.C. State, accepts sustainable business award from The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

release pest control. According to Dean, the changes a llow Universit y Housekeeping to be “one of the most aggressive green cleaning programs in the country.” Dean also said he believes this award reflects the awareness that the University has about impacting the environment and that students’ awareness of these issues is pushing the University to rethink sustainability. “It is my belief that students today are more aware of their impact than any generation prior,” Dean said. “With wireless technology in just about every corner of the world, we can see in real time the implications of a cracked oil well, deforestation or starvation.  Current and prospective students want to know they are a part of an organization that is making strides to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.” The Environmental Protection Agency selected Tucker Hall as one of 14 buildings

to take part in the EPA’s EnergyStar competition. Only two N.C. universities, NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill, had buildings selected. “If you spend any amount of time on campus you will realize all the great things this University is challenging itself with.  Now the outside world is starting to really take notice,” Dean said. Dean said students should take pride in the University’s efforts to go green. “The faculty, staff and students at N.C. State should all feel a sense of accomplishment and be very proud they won this award.” Charles Leffler, vice chancellor of finance and business, accepted the award on May 4 at the Raleigh Convention Center..

Jayne Fleener will take over her position as the dean of the College of Education at the end of the month. Fleener is the College of Education dean at Louisiana State University, and is coming to N.C. State with more than 20 years of educational experience. Technician: What is it like returning to North Carolina? Fleener: Returning to N.C. is a bit like coming home, but it is also a new adventure. Places and people change over the years and my position at NCSU will be different from what it was as a teacher and student during the 11 years I spent [in North Carolina] in the late 70’s and 80’s. It will be a new adventure especially as I become acclimated to the Raleigh area and the many opportunities I will have to work with a variety of different people both inside and affiliated with the University.

 

Technician: What are you looking forward to at N.C. State?   Fleener: I am very excited about working with world-class

faculty, students and colleagues at NCSU. The College of Education already has an outstanding reputation and a long history of excellence that I am hoping to advance. The dean’s role is to tell our story, to push the college to greater heights, and to develop and support a community of scholars and students as they pursue excellence and make a difference in the world, creating and shaping possible worlds of the future.

 

Technician: Along with ‘developing and supporting a community of scholars,’ what other things must the College of Education dean be held responsible for? Fleener: I also think the dean has a responsibility to bring in resources, to work collaboratively with colleagues on and off campus, and to contribute to the well-being of the larger university and state system.  

 

Technician: What do you hope to achieve at this University? Fleener: I am excited because of the outstanding opportunities for advancing education and outreach in North Carolina and because of the support the citizens of N.C. have provided for education at all levels. With that support comes the responsibility and stewardship to uphold the ideals and confidence the legislature and citizens of N.C. have bestowed

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Board of Trustees  McQueen Campbell on June 9, 2009. The trio denied pulling any strings for Easley, though continued from page 1 emails  obtained by a  federal grand jury indicated that “Campbell communicated law-enforcement officers. In 2008, the former first with Gov. Mike Easley about a p ote nlady got a new tial job at de a l  —  a nd N.C. State a substa nt ia l for Ma r y raise. Easley The seca nd t hen ond  cont rac t worked wa s for f ive with years and Oblinger worth $850,000, and a raise of more Nielsen than 80 percent to fashion f rom Easley’s a job for previous pay. her,” acEx-Chancellor cording to James Oblinger a May 19, said  the raise Wade E. Bird and S. Luke 2009 story was justiLargess in  The fied  based News & o n E a s l e y ’s Observer. new, “addition  Though Mary Easley and al duties,” including serving as pre-law director, liaising with her husband have been silent area law firms and law schools, on the grievance dismissal, her and setting up a dual degree lawyers have not. In a letter dated June 4 and program. The pay controversy led to a addressed to Board of Trustcrisis of confidence at the top ees member Randall Ramsey, levels of University adminis- attorneys Wade E. Byrd and tration,  ultimately resulting S. Luke Largess criticized the in the resignations of  Chan- University’s actions. The letter states that the Unicellor Oblinger, Provost Larry Nielsen and Chairman of the versity has no procedure on file

That NCSU would claim that Mrs. Easley refused to set a hearing date...seems duplicitous.”

upon us. As a land-grant university, our mission and our work through our teaching, research and engagements serve the entire state. I am looking forward to meeting a variety of our constituents throughout the state and learning how the NCSU College of Education can better serve and fulfill our mission. At the same time, I am excited about the role the College of Education and the entire campus community plays in serving our global communities. Technician: N.C. State has 2,000 students enrolled in the College of Education, producing the most math, science and technology educators in the state, what are your thoughts on taking the college to even greater heights? Fleener: NCSU is truly a great university that understands its dual mission to serve the citizens of the state and to be a national and international player in a global environment. Our greatest resource is our ability to shape the future through the knowledge, creativity, and passions of our students. We all touch the future through the difference we make in the time we have on Earth and through the students whose lives we influence and passions we nurture so they too can see the future as an opening for hope and possibility.

for grieving a mid-contract termination, and “the process cobbled together by NCSU does not meet basic due process requirements.  Procedurally, there was no pre-termination meeting, no continuation of salary during the proceedings, and Mrs. Easley’s counsel was not allowed to actively participate in the hearing.” “That NCSU would claim that Mrs. Easley refused to set a hearing date, without explaining her fundamental due process concerns, seems duplicitous,” Byrd and Largess wrote.

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Combating oil and turmoil THE FACTS:

Even two months after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil has continued to creep along the Gulf Coast states and is slowly making its way towards the Gulf Stream, which will bring it up the East Coast to N.C.

OUR OPINION:

Students should stay informed and seek to understand the scope and breadth of the oil spill to be proactive and involved in the issue.

The BP oil spill is one of the greatest tragedies of the year thus far. Aside from the numerous animals being drowned by oil in their natural habitat, 11 fatalities and 17 injuries have also been reported. According to the New York Times, about 100,000 barrels (4.2 million gallons) of oil are flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every day, and the number continues to increase. Research now shows that come July, the effects of the oil spill will hit us in North Carolina with the coming of the Gulf Stream. So what are we doing about it? Unfortunately, simply changing our Facebook profile picture to the grotesque images of oil-covered animals or black BP logos is not going to make much of a difference. Take the

time to do some research about the spill. What caused it? Why is it such a big deal? How can it be prevented? Who is being held accountable? What effect is it having on our ecosystem? As the spill gets larger and the effects begin to reign in closer to home, it is far more crucial to look into the facts. Being informed can be our strongest weapon against something like this. Listen to the news or read up on the latest update on the spill. Being the hot topic that it is, every popular news channel and paper has some sort of update on it every day. Also, take a look at the photographs. They say photos are worth a

The War Within

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hile I was on a beach in the Outer Banks on my mid-tour leave from Iraq, I first read this from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried: “They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the Nicholas t h i ng s t he y Miano carried.” I had Staff writer been home for about a week and was going to be returning to Iraq in another week to finish the remaining five months of my tour. In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien explores his experience as a 19-year-old American infantryman fighting in Vietnam. While reading it, I remember being struck by how similar our experiences were. Like him, I was a 19-yearold infantryman serving in a conflict with ambiguously def ined parameters in a fa r away country. The surroundings were different. His war took place in a dense tropic a l ju ng le while mine took place in the mazes of ancient Arabian streets and alleyways, but this difference was an inconsequential detail. Both environments are appropriate metaphors for the wars that took place within them. It is a story that has been driven to the point of cliché: a middle-class American boy gets sent off to fight in a nightmarishly confusing conflict in a foreign country, where the term ‘fog of war’ is driven to its absurd extreme. Now another cliché: ‘history repeats itself.’ But I digress. Sometimes it felt more like chasing will-o-wisps than fighting a proper war. The enemy existed as muzzle flashes and tracers, shadowy figures darting in and out of alleyways, like incoming rockets. The village that greeted us with smiles and platitudes would be the same village whose young men would fire rockets into our base at night. That was six years ago. The memories are no longer fresh and have had time to ferment. They are no longer merely raw

sensory data, but rather meaningful and symbolic representations of my little slice of that war. I remember once finding a nine or ten-year-old boy asleep on a rooftop clutching an AK47. I remember taking the rifle out of his hands and waking him up. I remember how he looked at me, with a mixture of disbelief and defeat. I remember how, even though I was his enemy, when I held my hand out to him, he took it and walked with me to the stairs. I remember holding his hand in one hand and his assault rifle in the other. I remember lying to my squad leader saying that I found the rifle somewhere else on the roof. I remember how, when it came down to it, he was only a child. Then there is the endless procession of skinny, hooded prisoners that has been marched through the Vietnam War up into this war and into my memory. Yusef Komunyakaa writes in Prisoners, part of his collection of poems about his experience in Vietnam entitled “Dien C a i D a u ,” “usua l ly at the helipad/ I see t hem stumbledance/ across the hot asphalt/ with crockersacks over their heads/ moving toward interrogation huts.” In that poem, Komunyakaa is pointing out how tragically dehumanizing it is both to be a prisoner and to take a prisoner. He goes on to ironically ask, “how can anyone anywhere love/ these halfbroken figures/ bent under the sky’s brightness?” In the poem, the speaker is so dehumanized that he scorns these helpless, bound men. I remember this feeling. I also remember feeling horror when I realized how monstrously cold I could sometimes be. War is one of the only experiences shared by every generation of mankind. There is little that can be said about it that hasn’t already been said, so I will leave you with another quote by Tim O’Brien: “Even now I haven’t finished sorting it out. Sometimes I forgive myself, other times I don’t.” Send Nicholas Miano your thoughts on self-image to letters@technicianonline.com.

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{ ASKAVANI } Dear Avani, Summer rolled around the corner, and I was expecting all of the college life to disappear. Classes were supposed to end, and I was supposed to go out and find myself the new beginnings of my life. And in that plan, I saw my girlfriend moving with me to my new job. Unfortunately, she didn’t see it the same way, and she is flying out to the West coast. We both don’t know whether it is reasonable to remain loyal to each other for that long of a time. What I want to know is whether or not it is reasonable for me to ask for a long distance relationship, but expect it to be completely open. -Wandering Eyes.

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nderstand that although you and your girlfriend are in the same relationship, you both are separate units that are completely capable of ex ist ing individually. I feel far too many couples make the misAvani Patel take of being Staff Columnist too reliant on their relationship, forgetting the fact that relationships are not necessarily set in stone. If your life is taking you two apart, acknowledge the diverging paths and be willing to make that separation. The second issue at hand is loyalty. I feel that healthy relationships have some fundamental elements that should be unwavering: loyalty being one of them. If you are worried about how loyal you will be to her or how loyal she will be to you from afar, maybe you need

to reconsider the seriousness of your relationships. Long-distance relationships are meant for people who don’t want to see anyone but the person they are with, no matter how far away they may be. If you want to be in an “open relationship”, why bother being in a relationship at all? Obviously, if you’re considering openness in your relationship, you want to be able to explore your other options. Take that liberty for yourself, and give the same to her without the guilt of commitment attached to it. For far too many cases, distance has proven to be the demise of a relationship. In a way, summer is a test of sorts, to see if a relationship can stand the turbulence of physical separation. Often times, a relationship is based solely on the physical and not the emotional. This, I feel, defeats the purpose of sharing an emotional connection with someone. Physical benefits should come with be-

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ing emotionally linked, not the other way around. College relationships, as it is, are extremely stressful and demanding. Along with the normal stress of a relationship, the two of you are still growing up and maturing. On top of all of that, you both are taking separate routes in life. Being at the place t hat you two are, a long-distance relationship without commitment is quiet honestly pointless. To answer your question, it is unreasonable to ask for an open, long-distance relationship. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, so pick a side. You can either be with her and be completely loyal, regardless of how far away she is, or find a more convenient relationship. If both fail, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being single. Take it from someone who knows.

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N.C. government internships give students real-world experience Internships combine public service, career exposure Story By jessica neville

Chelsea Amato

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oo often summer internships for college students consist of filing papers and coffee runs. The North Carolina State Government Internship Program tries to remedy this problem by offering students summer jobs that give exposure to public service fields and career opportunities.

On May 24th, 64 North Carolina college, graduate, and law students began summer internships working in state agencies across the state in diverse fields ranging from art to business to law. Fourteen of those students come from N.C. State University. John Smith, the internship program coordinator and doctoral student at the University, said the program has been in existence for 40 years. “This program really serves three populations: the interns themselves, the state agencies and the people of North Carolina,” Smith said. “The interns gain experience and earn some summer pay, and the agencies receive smart, energetic young people to work with. “ Smith said a lot of the positions are service-oriented, so the students’ work often benefits the

people of North Carolina. Although there have been as many as 125 interns in the past, state budget cuts from the economic recession cut the amount of internships the state was able to offer this year. In addition, the number of applications grew to over 900 from around 700 in the past, according to Smith. “The selection process was highly competitive but very fair,” Smith said. “The applicants rank the top internships they would like to work with, and the state agencies rank the top students they would like to work with. We hope to be able to pair students with their top choices.” The students work from May 24th through July 30th and receive $8.25 an hour for their work.

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Recycling Graphic s for the 35 to 55 year-old demographic with Department of Environment and Natural Resources For Chelsea Amato, an internship in recycling graphics was the perfect fit for her personal interests and career aspirations. Amato, a junior in graphic design, wants to gain experience related to her major but also has a strong commitment to the environment. “Through my graphic design career, I hope to promote awareness of environmental issues and serve my community,” Amato said. “This internship comprises all of my interests and will help me decide if this is someth ing I want to do in the future.” Amato’s summe r interns hip consists of two main projects. First, she is working on a campaign for the teenage demographic helping to revamp the website, Re3.org. She is also creating a campaign for the 35 to 55 demographic, which centers on the website recyclemorenc.org.

“In addition to designing web pages, I work with print sources, such as designing posters that help people find ways to recycle on the go,” Amato said. State government was not a subject Amato knew much about before her internship, but she said she has learned a lot about how government works. “In Raleigh we have a lot of resources, but in other cities the governments can’t even afford computers,” Amato said. “My department works a lot with local governments helping them find resources to implement programs such as the ones we have in Raleigh.” Another experience that was new to Amato was working a 9-to-5-office job. “I’m learning what its like to work in front of a computer instead of a design studio,” Amato said. “It’s not as intense as school work but you have to be more self-motivated.”

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Martha Eberle

graduate student in landscape architecture

Downtown Design Assistance with the Department of Commerce in Asheville Eberle, who had done some landscaping in undergraduate school, said she really enjoyed the design aspect of it and decided the internsh ip with the Department of Commerce seemed like a good fit. “I’m helping out with their community assistance program and I’m helping design rural commu nities in the western part of the state. Right now I’m focusing on two towns Hayesvi lle and Crossnore,” Eberle said. Current ly working in Hayesville, Eberle said she is currently focusing on the county courthouse. “We’re going to start looking at the landscape on the outside. They want to build a trail that goes from a local history museum,” which Eberle said has a lot of Cherokee stuff in it, “throug h

town to their school and eventua lly out to an archaeological site.” The internship is a partnership with the state and a nonprofit called Handmade in America, according to Eberle. “They’re working together to give general planning assistance to rural commu nities and help provide funding through grants,” Eberle said. Althou gh she hasn’t gone out to Crossnore yet, Eberle said she’ll be doing someth ing similar to what she is doing in Hayesvi lle. “[They’re] building a trail to connect outer parts of the town. A lot of what I’m doing is providing them plans they can use to get grants and federal funding,” Eberle said.  

Legislative Internship wit h the Administrative Of fice of the Court s of Raleigh Some of the state govern ment internships actua lly do per tain to, well, government! Anuja Achar ya, a sophomore in political science, has a legislative internship with the Adminis trative Office of the Courts of Ra leig h this summer. “Prior to the internship, I kn about the executive bra nch ew a lot of government, but I didn’t know as much about the leg islative and jud icia l bra nches,” Acha rya said. “T his int ernship gives me the unique opportunit y to see how leg islation can affect the work of the courts.” Acharya is working to ma ke an electronic leg islative bil l tra cking system, so officia ls and the publi c can see what stage of the legislative pro cess a bil l is in. She is also learning a lot about the

judicia l and legislative sys tems. “I can already tell that thi s internship is about learning as oppo sed to doing busy work,” Acha rya sai d. “I love the people I work wit h and I have my ow n office already.” One sur pri se Acha rya said she received was seeing how mu ch work goes into government decisio n-making. “I’ve always hea rd that government was wasteful and ineffic ient,” Acharya said. “But rig ht now the y are working on the budget and a lot of good pro grams have to be cut bec ause of money. A lot of govern ment com es down to making tough decisions that somebody has to ma ke.”

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Backstreet Boys return ‘90s pop sensation Backstreet Boys returned to Raleigh Sunday, June 6, for part of their 2010 tour. The concert was also the first ticketed show for the new Raleigh Amphitheatre – which didn’t disappoint.

ACC focuses on more than athletics Two research grant recipients designed projects to study poultry genomics and plant biology.

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Back in the day, N*Sync, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys (BSB) were the hottest music stars around, so when I learned about the latter group’s Raleigh concert, I jumped at the chance to relive the BSB dream. At 7 p.m., a crowd of mostly female, mostly 20-somethings began cheering as a group of dancers took the stage. After a couple of minutes, most of the crowd realized the dancers were not with BSB, but were their opening act. This didn’t fully dishearten most of the fans, but we were all ready for some BSB action. Finally, an hour later, people leaped from their seats and started screaming like 6-yearolds at a Miley Cyrus concert as the BSB took the stage singing “We’ve Got it Goin’ On.” This song was highly appropriate since the lyrics are about how the Boys are back again. I’m not ashamed to let everyone know that I was one of those obnoxious fan girls, screaming and waving my arms around like a lunatic – the group is still great and the atmosphere they create is exhilarating. The band, which used to have five members, is now touring with four – Kevin Richardson being the only one not to return. This did not present too much of a problem though, since the other members of the group and the audience supplied the vocals for the exmember’s parts. In fact, my sister joked the audience maybe knew the lyrics to their older songs better than the actual band did. Or, maybe in their old age they just needed

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to take a breather from all the dancing and singing. When it was time for the band and their dancers to change costumes, the audience was entertained with a short video personalized by each of the four group members. At first, I was a bit skeptical about these videos, which took scenes from real movies and inserted the band member as the lead actor, adjusting the script to pertain to the Backstreet Boys. But after the second video, I just went with it and enjoyed the slaughter of films such as “The Matrix,” “Enchanted,” “The Fast and the Furious,” and “Fight Club.” The band made sure to play mostly older songs the crowd knew, but they also sang a few songs from some of their newer albums. I could tell it was a newer song by the way the crowd got quieter once they realized they didn’t know all of the lyrics. There were the faithful few who had been keeping up with the band that still shouted along with the song, which kept the crowd going. Ironically enough, right before the heartbreaking song “Incomplete,” rain started falling on the audience – a downside to an open arena. The cool rain was a welcome reprieve

much in detail, particularly the part that I’m studying. It’s innovative in that I’m one of the first ones to look at it,” Higgins said. “I’m also using an innovative technique to study it which hasn’t really been studied in other labs before, or Laura Wilkinson even our lab. So I’m using new Features Editor techniques to study a new part When ACC comes to of the pathway. Bulfin, however, said her remind, some people immediately think of athletic search focuses in on the field of exhibitions and conference poultry genomics. “It’s actually called nutrigchampionships. However, some students at N.C. State enomics and it examines how and the other Atlantic Coast diet relates to genetic profiles. Conference schools are giv- So it’s how what is consumed ing these people a reason to by the animal or person affects how genes are expressed in the think otherwise. The ACCIAC Undergrad- body,” Bulfin said. “I found uate Fellows Program in out about this just reading a Creativity and Innovation magazine and I asked one of my courtesy of RCA/jive label group is a program established to professors if anyone on campus highlight student-driven was doing this research, then Parking can be a nightmare from the hot and muggy weathdiscovery and accomplish- this ACCIAC opportunity er we first experienced upon ar- for many people who go to conment at ACC universities came about and I said ‘Wait, rival at the Amphitheatre. The certs, but the Raleigh Amphiby awarding them grants I’m going to put these puzzle welcome ran out, however, at theatre is located right across to conduct research in their pieces together.’” While in Georgia during part the end of the show when I the street from a parking deck, field of interest. discovered my purse – with my so the only hassle was avoidThis year two students of the past spring semester, cell phone, iPod and GPS – was ing the rest of the concert-goers from N.C. State were among Bulfin visited Danisco Aniwho were stumbling along the soaked through. the recipients of the grants. mal Nutrition, the company All of the pictures of the Am- sidewalk in their mini-dresses Mary Pat Bulfin, a sopho- providing chickens with the phitheatre I had seen online and 3-inch heels. more in animal science, is 10 different treatments she is As a side note, ladies: a ripped studying. seemed to present the venue one of these students. “I just took samples from as spacious, with three seating T-shirt tied around the midsecAlthough the program sections and lawn area. How- tion does not constitute as a bears the name of the ACC, the intestines – so we’re actuever, when I arrived, the actual dress, and from the looks on the program itself has noth- ally working with the tissuesite was a lot smaller than I had the faces of the men who were ing to do with athletics as and we’re preparing them for RNA extraction. That’s as far imagined. After some debate, in attendance, that look is not Bulfin explained. I found the smaller, cozier size attractive anyway. But it did “It sta r ted w it h t he as we’ve gotten. It’s a repetitive of the amphitheatre to be an make my day at the end of the ACC. They were originally process, there are 160 samples asset – I could clearly see the concert to laugh at the girls brought together for athlet- and I just did the first four. stage and performers from al- with their smeared and runics, but then they realized We’re preparing to extract the most anywhere I sat, with the ning makeup, limping back to that because some of their RNA and we’ll eventually be exception of the lawn seating. their cars. core values are innovation looking at gene expression,” Ref lecting back on the enOriginally I had planned on and creativity, they wanted Bulfin said. The goal in nutrigenomics, buying lawn tickets because tire concert experience, I was to place a good emphasis on Bulfin said, is to devise diets they were half the price of seat completely satisfied with both academics,” Bulfin said. tickets, but once I saw how tiny the Backstreet Boys and the For this reason, the AC- that suppress destructive genes. “The components that make and crowded the lawn was, I Raleigh Amphitheatre. 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wasn’t able to play baseball as much as he needed to for his skills and talents to come into play. They know once they get him on the baseball field more often, then those talents are going to showcase themselves and he will make progress quickly in their organization.” For Avent and the baseball team, Wilson has bounced around between various positions as a utility player, seeing time in the outfield, infield and even on the pitcher’s mound. Offensively, he finished 2010 with 12 RBI, three home runs, two triples and five doubles. From the mound, Wilson made 10 appearances, recording a 5.84 ERA in 12 1/3 innings of work. Avent’s top assistant, associate head coach Tom Holliday, said Colorado’s use of a fourth-round pick on Wilson speaks to how much he has proven to the baseball world while juggling the demands of playing two different sports at such a high level. “Russell Wilson has been identified by the baseball world,” Holliday said. “That’s what the draft tells you. [Being drafted] in the fourth round means he’s a pretty good prospect, and as little as he’s played, that really is a tremendous compliment.” With the ability to keep opposing football team’s defensive coordinators up all night by fall and woo seasoned base-

wildcard, the football team. The team struggled mightily last year on defense, allowing 31.2 points per game and lost its primary running backs in Jamelle Eugene and Toney Baker. But there is hope. The freshmen that looked lost at times last season in the secondary will have a full year of experience, while the offensive passing attack seemingly lost nothing from last year and should expect nothing but improvement. Also, the Pack’s most dynamic player, redshirt senior linebacker Nate Irving, will be back on the field, while redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson has already stated he is coming back to play

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Junior pitcher Russell Wilson delivers a pitch against No. 1 Virginia at Doak Field Sunday, April 4, 2010. Wilson gave up one run in one inning of work against the Cavs. State beat the Cavs 7-6.

During the fourth quarter in Carter-Finely, redshirt sophomore quarter Russell Wilson tries to dodge USC’s defense in the first home game of the 2009 season. Wilson had 74 rushing yards in Thursday’s game. N.C. State lost to USCvz 3

ball scouts by spring, Wilson finds himself in an unusual predicament as the upcoming football season approaches. “He’s got a real decision a head of him,” Hol liday said. “For most kids who get drafted in the fourth round, it means a new life for them. But he has three options: he can give up college baseball and football, give up college baseball and play college

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and 61 runs. He leaves State with the record for stolen bases in a single season after stealing 30 as a junior. The last Wolfpack player taken in the draft was senior pitcher Alex Sogard, who will follow Buchanan to Houston after the Astros chose their second Wolfpack hurler of the day in Sogard, who they

another season. Lastly, we have the team that finished its season most recently, baseball. Yes, this team will lose at least three of its core players in Dallas Poulk, Drew Poulk and Kyle Wilson, but it has the depth to replace it. Outside of the three seniors, only two other juniors, Chris Schaeffer and Russell Wilson, played vital roles. With all the other players being freshmen or sophomores, the depth is there to make another run at the ACC title and into the NCAA’s. While this may be overly optimistic, next season’s teams have a chance to build upon the success and failures of this past athletic year and improve on it to give the students and fans an opportunity to experience some consistent postseason play, something they have been starved of in the past few years.

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• Page 7: Continuations of the stories about the draft and Barbour’s column

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BASEBALL

Wilson one of five taken in draft

Charges against DT Sweezy dropped Misdemeanor assault and larceny charges against N.C. State defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy were dropped Thursday, according to the Iredell County Court Clerk’s office. The charges stem from a physical altercation that took place between Sweezy and a Mooresville shuttle bus driver on March 18. Although these charges have been dismissed, Sweezy still faces pending misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using a controlled substance. The drug-related charges date back to an April 24 incident, which also involved teammates Jake Vermiglio, Markus Kuhn and George Bryan. After tallying 26 tackles and three sacks last season, Sweezy was expected to compete for a starting position on State’s defensive line this year. SOURCE: WRAL.COM

Pulgar reaches quarterfinal of Spain F20 futures event N.C. State’s Jaime Pulgar won his first two tennis matches in the main draw of the Spain F20 Futures ITA tournament to advance to the quarterfinal round. The sophomore from Madrid won three matches in the qualifying round to reach his first main draw at a professional tournament. Pulgar defeated Arnau Dachs 6-3, 6-1 in his first match of the main draw followed by a 6-3, 6-2 victory over MiguelAngel Lopez Jaen. Pulgar will automatically earn a spot in the main draw of the Spain F21 Futures event if he is able to win his next match. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Hill and Hogue honored to PING AllRegion Team Fresh off his first PGA Tour event as a professional, Wolfpack golfer Matt Hill was selected to the PING All-Region Team, voted on by the Collegiate Golf Coaches Association. After foregoing his final year of eligibility at N.C. State, Hill made his PGA Tour debut at the Memorial Tournament but failed to make the cut after shooting rounds of 72-76. Joining Hill on the allregion team is teammate Adam Hogue.

Two-sport star still intends to return to gridiron in 2010 Russell Wilson, selected by the Colorado Rockies Tuesday in round four of the annual fifty-round draft, plans to play football for Tom O’Brien and the Pack in the fall Tyler Everett Sports Editor

Hearing his name called as the Colorado Rockies’ fourth-round selection will not keep record-setting Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson away from the football field, Wilson said in a teleconference Tuesday. “I am also planning to come back and play football this fall,” Wilson said. “I want to come back and win an ACC Championship.” After starting in 25 of his team’s 47 games and batting .306, Wilson was the first Wolfpack player off the board in this year’s draft when the Rockies selected him with the 140th pick Tuesday afternoon. “You may wonder how a guy that wasn’t an everyday starter can go in the fourth round,” coach Elliott Avent said. “Number one, that shows how they feel about

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Houston takes Jake Buchanan with pick No. 243 and adds Alex Sogard in 26th round, Dallas Poulk goes to the Florida Marlins in round 19 and Kyle Wilson is taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 24th round Tyler Everett Sports Editor

In addition to Russell Wilson, who was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the 140 th pick in the 2010 MLB draft, four other Wolfpack players were drafted Tuesday on the second day of the three day, 50-round draft. Junior pitcher Jake Buchanan, who the Houston Astros selected in the eighth round, was the next player off the board after the Rockies chose Wilson. “It was definitely exciting sitting there with my parents,” Buchanan said. “This is one of the most exciting times for me in my baseball career. I was expecting to go any time from the sixth through the tenth or eleventh. It was right in the middle. I wasn’t too surprised because that’s about what I was hoping for.”

The junior from Dallas, N.C. enjoyed a breakout junior campaign after posting a 5-8 combined record during his freshman and sophomore seasons. But Buchanan was one of the Pack’s best arms during his junior year, going 8-6 with a 3.68 ERA and 96 strikeouts in a little more than 100 innings pitched. He was at his best at the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, earning alltournament team honors for his efforts. Senior second baseman Dallas Poulk, a first-team All-ACC selection and third team AllAmerican, was the third State player off the board when he went to the Florida Marlins in the 19th round. He enjoyed an extremely productive four-year career with the Pack and was at his best during his final season, when he hit .360, with 60 RBI, 80 runs scored and 11 home runs. He leaves N.C. State with the sixth-most career at-bats, with 868, and the seventh-most hits and runs scored, with 281 and 184, respectively, in school history. Five rounds later, the San Francisco Giants took senior outfielder Kyle Wilson in round 24. Wilson led his team in batting average by hitting .368 in his fourth and final season for coach Elliott Avent. Wilson also recorded 34 RBI

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Baseball falls short at NCAA Regionals After a late-season run, the Wolfpack’s season comes to a disappointing end Tucker Frazier Deputy Sports Editor

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the makeup and character and how important that is in a player like Russell Wilson.” Wilson, who redshirted his freshman football season, has completed three seasons of baseball and two of football. Statistically, Wilson has accomplished far more in two years on the football field than he has in three on the baseball diamond. A first-team All-ACC quarterback and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2008, Wilson is already one of the most prolific passers in school history, leading the conference with 31 touchdown passes in 2009. After just two seasons, the two-sport star from Richmond, Va. already ranks fifth in school history in both yardage and completions, with 4,982 career passing yards and 374 completions. He is also in third place with 48 career touchdown passes. Avent said Wilson’s exploits on the football field have likely made him all the more appealing to the Rockies. “They factored football in and the things he’s done from the quarterback position, so they knew what a winner he is and how competitive he is,” Avent said. “They factor in the fact that baseball is such a repetition sport and that he

Junior and three seniors also taken on day two

Expectations surrounding the N.C. State baseball team could not have been any higher entering the double-elimination Myrtle Beach Regional last Friday. But all hopes were dashed when the Pack was sent home packing following consecutive losses to Stony Brook and College of Charleston. As the No. 3 seed in the four-team Regional, the Wolfpack made valiant comeback attempts, but could not overcome 7-0 and 6-0 deficits to College of Charleston and Stony Brook, respectively. “It was a tough ending for us all,” junior pitcher Jake Buchanan said. “We all expected to go down there and get first. We just obviously didn’t show up for the first two games and we didn’t play the way we played the last month of the season. Overall, it was a good year, but it’s disappointing that we don’t make it out of the regional.” Buc h a n a n to ok t he

mound for the first game of the regional against College of Charleston (44-19) Friday night. Usually State’s most reliable starter, Buchanan struggled in the early going, surrendering three runs to the Cougars in the first inning. Things did not get better for JONATHAN STEPHENS/TECHNICIAN the native of Dallas, N.C., as Senior second baseman Dallas Poulk hits a pop fly to center field the Cougars scored four more that eventual led to him being tagged out at first. The Wolfpack runs, only one earned, in the went on to finish the game with a 7-2 loss against Stony Brook. fourth inning to push the score to 7-0 before Buchanan was re- keep its season alive under the Myrtle Beach. Stony Brook’s pitcher was the type of pitchlieved by junior Nick Rice. In double-elimination format. all, Buchanan allowed 12 hits, Freshman pitcher Anthony er we have struggled with all all of which were singles, and Tzamtzis’ first collegiate start year. He pitched well for [Stony did not go as planned. Tzam- Brook] and has pitched well for four earned runs. Trailing 7-0, the Wolfpack tzis allowed six earned runs them all year.” In encouraging news in an in the f irst scored a pair inning a nd otherwise disappointing weekof runs in the was only able end, senior second baseman sixth inning to record one Dallas Poulk garnered third to bring the out before be- team All-American honors. score to 7-2. ing relieved Poulk finished his final year at Senior Drew Junior pitcher Jake Buchanan by redshir t N.C. State with an impressive Poulk blasted sophomore a tower i ng .360 batting average, 11 home grand slam in the eighth inning Vance Williams. State’s bull- runs and 60 RBI while starting to narrow the score to 8-6, but pen combined to shut down all 62 games at second base. it was too little too late. The Stony Brook’s offense , holding Even though it is an indiCougars added one more run it scoreless the rest of the way. vidual honor, Poulk is the first Facing a 6-0 deficit after the to admit that it would not have to defeat the Pack by a final first inning, the Pack struggled been possible without the help score of 9-6. “Every team in the NCAA against the Seawolves’ Tyler from teammates, coaches and tournament is a good team so Johnson, who allowed two fans. you have to play well,” Dallas earned runs on six hits and “I have said this to the guys said. “Things just didn’t come struck out ten. all year,” Poulk said. “It’s easy “I thought we played well this to play and do well when you together like we needed them weekend,” coach Elliott Avent have a supporting cast around to.” Following the tough loss said. “We just had to put it all you that really cares and really to College of Charleston, the together and play extremely wants to win. So when they do Wolfpack had to beat Stony well, but we ran into a couple well, it makes it easier for you Brook (30-27) Saturday in to of very tough pitchers down at to do well.”

“It was a tough ending for us all.”

Revenue sports on the rise “Playoffs, playoffs, you want to talk about playoffs? Are you kidding me? I just hope we can win a game.” This quote, made famous by former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora, is one of the funniest post game Taylor tirades Barbour i n re c e nt Deputy Sports memory. It Editor may seem funny, but for N.C. State fans in the past few years, it rang so painfully true. However, with the 20092010 seasons ending, Wolfpack athletics may be on its way up heading into next year. Before this season, State fans have not had much postseason experience. In the past two years, the top-5 revenue sports, softball, baseball, football, and both men’s and women’s basketball, have only made postseason play outside of the ACC tournament three times. Those trips consisted of a trip to the PapaJohns.com Bowl in football, a Super Regional in baseball and lastly, a women’s NIT Bid. All those occurred during the 2008 calendar year. But just this year three of these teams made it to postseason play. In coach Kellie Harper’s first year the women’s team made the NCAA tournament, the basketball team made it to the NIT after a strong run in the ACC tournament, and most recently, the baseball team made NCAA Regionals after a second place finish in the ACC Tournament. Some may say that this was a single season and that it does not mean anything for the years to come. But the common thing that will help these teams extend their success into next year is the youth associated with many of these teams and hopefully the experience they have gotten in the past year can carry into next year and provide fans and students with some postseason action to cheer for. For example, as everyone has heard, men’s basketball has a top-5 recruiting class coming in next year that includes McDonald’s All-American C.J. Leslie. Mixing the incoming class with returning players such as second team All-ACC forward Tracy Smith and freshman sharpshooter Scott Wood gives the Pack a team that can rival any in the ACC. Then look at the women’s team. Coach Harper turned a team that went 5-9 the previous season in ACC play into an NCAA tournament qualifier. Matching that with the continued improvement of ACC Freshman of the Year Marissa Kastanek and leading scorer Bonae Holston gives fans no reason to expect anything but an improvement going into next year. And then there is the

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