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Campus Police prepares for emergencies Wolf Alerts are one way the University communicates with students and faculty on campus. Pranay Deshpande Correspondent
Christian Olson, a graduate student in business administration and ex-Marine, thinks about campus safety differently. According to Olson, the only practical way to prevent a Virginia Tech-like situation is by operating similar to a prison. Olson said the avoiding a shooter-situation would require installing body scanners and enforcing strict campus rules. According to Olson, the only practical way to prevent another university massacre would be to offer courses in human psychology geared toward identifying suspicious characters. Captain Jon Barnwell of Campus Police said campus units are well-prepared to tackle any emergency situation on campus. According to Barnwell, preparation for Campus Police includes regular training for various situations, evaluating the effectiveness of a disaster recovery process and if the need arises, changing it to make it more responsive. Barnwell said the University relies on Wolf Alerts, which include mass text messaging, email broadcasting and home page messaging. Barnwell also said Campus Police could use television sets throughout campus to display emergency messages. According to Barnwell, use of technology has certainly reduced the challenges when it comes to mass communication. Barnwell said he feels that this connectivity has exposed people to the danger of sharing too much information, which may create unpleasant situations in future.
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As one of the final steps in handling a reported car bomb and restoring safety, a suspicious vehicle in the Carter-Finley Lot was blown up June 24, 2009.
Barnwell said waiting for tactical units are not necessary at the University, because of increased training effectiveness. “Today the Campus Police is capable of neutralizing such a threat on their own,” Barnwell said. “There is no need of waiting for a tactical unit as was the case previously.” Barnwell also said the right kind of training has made emergency services capable of handling most campus situations effectively.
Barnwell said Campus Police and other emergency services are trying to promote emergency awareness at every possible event. “People need to be aware of their surroundings and report anything that is suspicious to the police. Sharing the responsibility is absolutely essential while working together on critical issues,” Barnwell said. Several students on campus said they were unaware of the emergency options available, but
Case Dining Hall closed to Tucker, Owen residents
feel safe on campus. Saurabh Ray, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, said he was aware of the emergency services, but was unable to identify the ways to reach these emergency services. Patrick McCachren, a graduate student in crop science, said he was aware of campus police and the blue emergency lights on campus.
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Residents of Tucker and Owen Halls are now being directed to Fountain Dining Hall for meals.
The third-annual Centennial Campus Challenge will be held on the field next to the BTEC building.
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Tucker and Owen Hall residents are now excluded from eating at Case Dining Hall, except for some students from Tucker and Owen who were allowed prior to the change. According to Jennifer Gilmore, University Dining communication and marketing manager, students living in Avent Ferry, Wood, Carroll, Bowen, Metcalf, Turlington, and Alexander Halls, using a University Dining meal plan, have the option to eat at Case Dining Hall for breakfast, brunch and JONATHAN STEPHENS/TECHNICIAN ARCHIVE PHOTO lunch. Jordan Bunce, a sophomore in business management, and Laura Gilmore said Case Dining Hall is Whitehead, a sophomore in animal science, enjoy Fountain Dining Hall’s All open for all meals to all athletic meal Carolina’s Dinner on Sept. 8, 2009. “I saw the signs and thought it sounded plan holders, including student-ath- good. We love the good ol’ Fountain,” said Whitehead. lete meal plans, coaches plans, and and we worked with them to deter- Campus residents to eat at Case administrator plans. Gilmore also said University Din- mine what our new arrangement was Dining Hall would create probing previously required students who going to be,” Gilmore said. “What we lems, because students need to eat lived on Central all agreed was that quickly between classes. Campus to apply to “We couldn’t accommodate Carwe would give access eat at Case Dining to Avent Ferry and roll, Bowen, Metcalf, Turlington, Hall. Wood Hall residents Alexander, Tucker, Owen, Avent “They limited it and then we looked Ferry and Wood Halls without to a certain number at the cluster on creating a line and then we would of students in those Central Campus and have upset students because they residential halls,” said ‘OK, we have to are trying to get to class in a short Gilmore said. “It’s a amount of time,” Gilmore said. remove someone.’” small space that can Megan Perry, a freshman in First Ac cord i ng to well accommodate Gilmore, Tucker and Year College, said she’s upset that a small number of Owen Hall residents Tucker and Owen Hall residents students and Cenare not able to eat at can’t eat at Case Dining Hall this tral Campus would Case Dining Hall year. benef it the most “My upperclassmen friends told this year because from having access they are much clos- me how good it was and I thought I Blanca Cohen, junior in to Case [Dining biological sciences er to Fountain than would be able to eat there, but now Hall].” Wood and Avent its sucks because they changed the Gilmore said Unirules,” Perry said. “It was also very Ferry residents. versity Dining had growing amounts “It makes more sense for those two close and convenient.” of requests this past year from Wood residential halls, that have very little Blanca Cohen, a junior in bioHall and Avent Ferry residents to eat access to anything to eat at Case [Dinat Case Dining Hall. ing Hall],” Gilmore said. DINING continued page 3 “We went to [University] Housing Gilmore said allowing all Central
“...Case can’t contain that many students, but it just depends on what’s convenient and what’s not convenient.”
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The Centennial Campus Challenge will allow students to begin camping out Sunday as part of a week-long College of Engineering tradition. The Centennial Campus Challenge began in 2008, when seniors in chemical engineering decided to create the event on Centennial Campus to give the College of Engineering an identity and to spark social networking between students of different engineering departments, according to the Centennial Campus Challenge website. The first co-chairs of the event were Garrett Swindlehurst and Robert Bradley. The co-chairs for the 2010 event are Alex Manasa, senior in aerospace engineering, and Caitlin Winnike, senior in mechanical
engineering. According to Manasa, co-chair for the event, the challenge is divided into two parts. “There are two main parts to this event, the Engineering Village Challenge (EVC) and the Greatest Engineers Challenge (GEC),” Manasa said. According to Manasa, the two parts have different goals, but in both, teams can win prize money. “In the EVC, students form teams and camp out on the field next to BTEC alongside Oval Drive. These teams earn points when the team members swipe-in during the check points; one in the morning and one at night,” Manasa said. “Whichever team has the highest score by the end of the week wins $500. Second place is $100, third is $50.” Teams in the GEC do not have check-in points. Instead these teams build designated items. “In the GEC, student teams are given a specific amount of materials each night during the week and are told to
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On Wednesday, the student-run farmer’s market will feature local vendors in the Brickyard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ariel Fugate at 859-9831310.
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On Thursday, Jennifer Seiger will perform in Thompson Hall a selection of opera pieces. She has performed with Connecticut Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Long Leaf Opera and Capital Opera in addition to apprenticeships with Sarasota Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera. She has been featured as a soloist with the N.C. Symphony, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Master Chorale and the Tar River Symphony and Chorus. As member of the North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir since 2000, Mrs. Seiger has been most recently performed as a soloist in performances of Corigliano’s Fern Hill. Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for seniors or NCSU faculty, staff and non-NCSU students, $5 for NCSU students with a valid ID and
children under 12 are free. For more information about tickets contact Ticket Central at 515-1100. For more information about the concert, contact Lindsey Graham. SOURCE: NCSU CAMPUS CALENDAR
Dress for Success On Friday at noon, speakers Kelly Fishburne, store manager of Brooks Brothers at Crabtree Mall, and Ms. Pattie Santos, assistant manager, will discuss clothing and accessory choices necessary for a job interview. They will define terms such as “corporate casual” and “overdressed.” All attendees will receive Brooks Brothers coupons and can take part in a drawing for a free Nnon-iron dress shirt. Students interested in attending should register at: go.ncsu.edu/pflevents. For more information contact Melissa Bostrom at 515-2293. The event will be held in the Walnut Room in Talley Student Center. SOURCE: NCSU CAMPUS CALENDAR
Get Him to the Greek “Get Him to the Greek” is a current movie in Witherspoon Cinema about a guy named Aaron Green who has been given a career-making assignment to escort a rock star, Aldous Snow, to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre. Snow is in the midst of a downward spiral, and as the countdown to the concert begins, Aaron must navigate a minefield of drugs, sex and rock and roll to deliver Aldous to the Greek. The movie is rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, as well as pervasive language. Running time is one hour and 49 minutes. Admission is $1.50 with NCSU ID and $2.50 for the general public. SOURCE: NCSU CAMPUS CALENDAR
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lizabeth Wait, a junior in agriculture education, meticulously places sprinkles on her wolf cupcake during a program hosted by Grace Church in Sullivan Hall. Wait saw the chalk advertising the event and decided to go because her roommate went home for the weekend. “I was lonely and bored,” Wait said. “I don’t normally eat cupcakes, so I’ll give this to my roomie when she gets back to prove I had more fun this weekend than she did.”
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Rebecca Davis walks by an emergency call button in a women’s bathroom in Tompkins Hall on Aug. 28, 2009. “I don’t think they are necessary in the bathrooms,” Davis said. There are call buttons in each of the women’s bathroom stalls and one on the outside.
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“Though I feel safe on main campus, I don’t really feel safe on the edges of campus which include Avent Ferry Road and Gorman Street,” McCachren said. Mathew Powell, a freshman in industrial engineering, said he feels safe while going to classes and traveling at nights and is aware of the blue emergency lights. According to Powell, he
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logical sciences, said it’s not fair for Tucker and Owen residents are not able to eat at Case Dining Hall because the tri-towers can still eat there and the residence halls are the same distance away. “So that’s really not a good enough excuse,” Cohen said. “I do understand that Case can’t contain that many students, but it just depends on what’s convenient and what’s
is not aware of any other emergency service apart from campus police, but will contact campus police if help is needed. Joseph Thompson, a freshman in electrical engineering, said he was notified during orientation of the emergency service options. “I find campus very convenient and safe. I have seen campus police patrolling many times and I was provided details to reach all emergency services during orientation.”
Rickey Smith, a sophomore in biological sciences, attempts to steal the Quaffle from Cory Temple, a sophomore in physics. Smith and Temple are members of the Wolfpack Quidditch Club, which held their first scrimmage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Lee Field. The club is dedicated to promoting and playing the sport of Muggle Quidditch, based on the sport made popular in the Harry Potter book and movie series. In addition to playing the role of Chaser, Temple doubles as the equipment manager for the club and said he loves playing because “it really gets your blood pumping.”
not convenient.” Cohen said she still has not had a chance to eat at Case Dining Hall and doubts she’ll ever get the chance. “I think I just missed my shot because I used to live in Wood [Hall] my freshman and sophomore year and I moved to Owen [Hall] my junior because of my residential advisor position,” Cohen said. “We’ll see if I ever get the chance to eat there.”
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build something specific out of them,” Manasa said. “The teams earn points based on how well they do in each challenge during the week, and the team with the highest score by the end of the week also earns $500.” Registration for this event is not required, Manasa said. “Students can sign up by coming to our main tent on
the BTEC field. Registration is $10, which gets you a T-shirt and the opportunity to win the $500 in the GEC and EVC,” Manasa said. “However, students can camp and do all the other fun stuff for free.” To wrap up the events of the week, there will be a ball Friday night, said Manasa. “There is also a formal ball this Friday night in the Progress Energy rooms in Engineering Building II,” Manasa said. According to the site, the N.C. State Jazz Ensemble will perform at the ball. The winners of the EVC and GEC will also be announced.
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Andressa Hungria, a senior in chemical engineering, helps Cole Garner, a senior in chemical engineering, pitch a tent for the first Centennial Campus Challenge March 22, 2009.
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Campus Police Department provides escort and educational programs for students and groups to make them aware of campus safety.
Our Opinion: Students need to stay aware of their surroundings and be active participants in campus safety.
Awareness is key
s students, we stay out late and study in obscure parts of campus. D.H. Hill library is in the central part of campus, and walking back to any residence halls brings us through dark patches and places where we can’t see around corners. We might be listening to our music through our headphones or talking on the phone, but we also need to be aware of where we are. Captain Jon Barnwell, director of Campus Police, says this is a crucial part of staying safe on campus. One of the University’s top priorities is keeping students safe. There are many annual programs done and Campus Police is always available to answer any questions about safety. Among some of the pro-
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grams are walks through campus try to identify dark spots on common student thoroughfares and an escort service for students who need late-night rides back to their homes or residence halls. However, students need to plan ahead when they think they might be alone and in need of this service, because Campus Police receives a lot of escort requests. Since awareness is the key to safety, students have the option of signing up for Wolf Alerts, which send out e-mails and texts if there is an emergency situation on campus. This helps keep students informed about conditions and has al-
ready played a big role at neighboring schools. Campus Police also has the ability to broadcast on televisions across campus, which provides another way to get important safety information out to people on campus in case of an emergency. There are also policies in place that students need to abide by to ensure their safety. On-campus residents should know that only people who live in their residence halls are allowed in the building, unless they are being escorted by residents. This is to make sure non-residents and people who the University cannot track do not have access to students. It is
annoying to some, but critical in maintaining the safety of all residents. Awareness and following University policy is crucial to making sure all students and faculty are safe. Reporting any suspicious behavior can prevent crime from occurring. But the success of all of our efforts relies on everyone’s cooperation in maintaining safe practices.
Anatomy of friendships
ristotle was one of the greatest thinkers of all time. One reason why he is so great is because his ideas were written over 1,500 years ago, but his thoughts are still relevant today. Aristotle believed that humans are naturally social animals. We Chad have an innate Rhoades need for comSenior Staff panionship. Columnist No doubt if you have been in college for more than a week you have already man numerous friends. The main question is how do we know what a true friend is, or what we should be looking for. According to Aristotle, there are three types of friendship. The f irst type of friendship is based off of ut i l it y. T he s e a re the friends that a person makes in their classes. These people become f r iend s i n order to help one another out. You could hopefully count on this person to give you their notes if I missed a day of class or needed someone to study with. Once the class is over, the friendship more or less dissolves. Not because that person is disliked, but because the common interest and need for utility is gone. The second type of friendship is based on pleasure. These friends are the ones that you can go out with and have a good time. The common interest that is shared is having fun. Once the fun goes away—so does the friendship. These first two types of friendships can be important, and can make your life easier and more fun. However, once the common interest that brings these people together is gone, the friendship slowly falls apart. The third type of friendship is what Aristotle refers to as a virtuous friendship. This friendship allows you to have
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Sorry Glenn, God isn’t listening
n Saturday, Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally was held on the national mall in Washington DC. The rally, which consisted of speeches by Beck, Sarah Palin and other conservative Zakk leaders, White seemed less like a Senior Staff Columnist political rally than a spiritual one. The main theme of the day was that America has lost its way and the only way to be great again is for everyone to turn back to God. Beck in particular believes that America is broken and cannot be fixed by a political solution. To solve our problems, he advocates putting all of our faith in God to make things right again. At first this sounds innocuous but faith in God is not all it is cracked up to be. If we have problems in our country it is not up to God to solve them. The last time God supposedly intervened in nature was right after the events of the Gospel. The idea that God will watch over humanity at this point in time is hard to swallow after the Holocaust. If God was silent about the gas chambers, I doubt that
he would care enough to help us out with our puny economic and political problems. There is nothing intrinsically good about a ‘person of faith.’ As Beck and other conservatives constantly point out, the 9/11 attackers were people of faith. What ‘person of faith’ in this current context is ‘a good Christian.’ Christianity has its fare share of blood on its hands. While Christianity did play a big part in the demise of slavery and segregation, Christian theology was also used to prop up those institutions. If Beck really wanted us to be good people, he would focus on common decency and not allegiance to a Christian God. A person doesn’t have to believe in a god to be a good person. There are good people of every religion and of no religion. Obama made this point clearly in his inauguration speech when he stressed the diversity of American’s religious beliefs. According to a 2001 study by the City University of New York, the percentage of people who claim to be ‘non-religious’ grew from 8.2 percent of the population in 1990 to 14.1 percent in 2001. Since that time those numbers have grown. Instead of
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becoming more Christian, America is becoming more irreligious. So Beck’s return to God is not only offensive to the irreligious and other ‘outsider’ religions, but it is also not politically wise. One can look to the Ground Zero mosque debate to see how ‘Christ-like’ conservative Christians really are. I am not a follower of Mr. Beck’s political theories but I do respect that he has systematic views regarding American History a nd t he current political situation. But for him to pretend to avoid politics and instead talk about God is itself a shrewd political move. Beck defining his movement—no matter what it is—as the one that represents people of faith is a much more ominous move than calling the president a racist or crying on TV.
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the perks of the first two types, but also something that is much more. A virtuous friendship is one that has qualities of genuine trust and concern for the well being of the other person involved. A person who is involved in a genuine, virtuous friendship is more than willing to make sacrifices for the other person. Not only are they willing to make sacrifices for that person, but are happy to make sacrifices. They are willing to set aside part of themselves for the happiness of their friends. These friends are the ones that you can come to with any problem, and they can do the same. They know how you feel, and they know how you think. These friends know when to tell you are wrong, and know when to lie to you to make everything feel better. This type of friendship is rare, but important to the success of a person and a society. We are not just a society of isolated individuals. There is a n important network of friends that allows us to cooperate with each other and function smoothly. The virtuous friendship is something that we are all capable of having. We cannot have a virtuous friendship with anyone and everyone, so the virtuous friendships that we do have must be treasured. People will come in and out of your lives each and every day, but a virtuous friend will always be there for every problem, and every happy time. We should all seek these kinds of relationships whether it is on a romantic level or a best friend. It is important that we share important aspects of our lives with a few special people who will do the same for us.
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Ultrinsic, Facebook, your email account needs repair, where you are having lunch. All of these things can have an impact on your privacy depending on the decisions you make on what to share. The latest high profile application of concern is Ultrinsic. As the Chief Information Officer for the University, part of my job is to help keep faculty, staff and student’s identity private and secure. To do that, we give unique IDs and passwords to each and every individual, allowing access to private information specific for that individual. For students, this means your social security number, photo ID, grades, test scores, financial aid, credit card number and a wealth of other personal information. This information is prime for identity theft. Sharing your ID and password allows unfettered access to this information. It also potentially provides unauthorized access to University-wide systems for illegal activity. I am not implying that any specific company or employee of a company may steal your identity or misuse your information. For your own personal protection, I am steadfast that you should never share your ID and password to systems that allow access to your personal information. In addition, you do not have the right to share ID and password information. The University provides access to our systems for your use only and you cannot transfer that authorization. It is against the Computer Use Policy to share your ID and Password. So, if you choose to share your grades, your photos or your personal beliefs, that is your choice, but security is not. Your University ID and password is for your access only and you should never share it with anyone or any company. Marc Hoit Vice Chancellor of the Office of Information Technology
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From summer to fall: buy now, wear later layer outfits for cool weather “When it starts to get colder, throw a plain white, longsleeved T-shirt underneath [a jacket] and pair it with skinny jeans.”
summer dress to fall ensemble “Take a strapless dress and pair it with matching tights, closed-toed chunky heels and a cardigan or long open sweater, and you have a new cold weather outfit.”
Tights and other clothing accessories can extend your summer wardrobe into chic and fun fall outfits. Story By Staci Thornton | photos By Luis Zapata
t’s that time of year where all of the summer clothes are on sale but you are torn about buying them because you will only get to wear them for another month. Nicole Ralston, a graduate student in higher education, said, “frugal advice can help me stay within my college budget and still be fashionable.”
Well, buy away, because there are some easy rules to follow to ensure your summer wardrobe lasts well into fall. Summer dresses are perfect for any outdoor occasion. When it comes to wearing them in the fall, keep in mind one word— tights. Take a strapless dress and pair it with matching tights, closed-toed chunky heels and a cardigan or long open sweater, and you have a new cold weather outfit. To pull the look together, throw on a wide belt over the cardigan to make it look like it is part of the dress. For winter, grab a long coat and this outfit will last until April. You can also try a black or denim strapless dress worn over a white button-up work shirt. As long as the fit on both of them
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sity of Texas, where Fox worked before becoming the chancellor of N.C. State. “The University of Texas also has a very prominent tower on their campus. They had a tradition of lighting their tower orange to commemorate special events. [Fox] liked that idea, and she decided to institute this at N.C. State,” Stafford said. While most students know a bit about why the tower is sometimes lit red, many believe it is lit only for athletic events. Alexander Thomas, a freshman in chemical engineering, said he thought the tower was lit for homecoming and other special events.
are right, it becomes a very classy outfit. Hate strapless and only wear sleeveless summer dresses? Follow the same rules with matching tights and chunky heels, but put a matching turtleneck underneath the dress. Accessorize with some long necklaces, and again, a wide belt. Always be sure to think about color. You can’t wear bright pink or green with black tights and think it is a fall outfit. Go for reds, yellows, browns or blacks for fall and winter. But if you are comfortable enough to wear bright yellow tights with a black dress, go for it! You can only wear tights in the fall and winter, so if they make them bright, then they are meant to be worn. If you love your peep toe shoes but are afraid to wear them out after dark because
your toes will freeze, again, use the best cold weather accessory —tights! The only downfall is that the tights shouldn’t match the shoes, because it will look like you are trying to be too matchy, which is a bad thing. Be bold and try purple or turquoise with black shoes. If you don’t like the idea of wearing tights all winter, try the shoes and bold-colored trouser socks with jeans and a black shirt. That way you are showing a pop of color that will still make a big impression. Another great trend right now is military or safari jackets. If you find one that is short-sleeved, don’t disregard it—it’s perfect for the summer and fall. Right now, take that jacket and pair it with bright shorts and wedge sandals. When it starts to get colder, throw a plain white, long-sleeved T-shirt underneath and pair it with skinny jeans. For a day walking around campus, try it with Converse shoes or cute flats. For a night out, try heels. With temperatures so high this summer, it has been a season for shorts. From shorts with patterns to jorts (jean shorts) to plain old khakis, shorts are everywhere.
“[It’s lit] when we win games, but “[It’s lit] for football, sometimes basketball and if they go far in any I do not know what types of games,” conference tournament,” Thomas Schaefer said. C o nt r a r y t o said. some students’ Elizabeth Wilbeliefs, red light liams, a freshman on the Bell Tower in civil engineercan signal any of ing, guessed simia wide range of larly to Thomas. events. According “W hen t hey to the University’s win a basketball website, “the Bell or football game, Tower is lighted or when it is a big for holidays that day at N.C. State,” honor our veterWilliams said. ans, such as MeR ick SchaeTom Stafford, vice chancellor of morial Day and fer, a sophomore Student Affairs Vetera ns’ Day, in polymer and and to celebrate color chemistry, said when he drives by the red-lit Bell N.C. State’s proudest occasions and Tower he notices, but does not think achievements.” For example, the Bell Tower is much of it.
“The tower was built in honor of, and in memorial for, the men from N.C. State who died in World War I.”
As long as they are a thicker fabric and not too bright, shorts can be worn year-round. Pair them with a long-sleeved sweater and flats for the day, and tights and heels for the night. If you are going for a super casual look, try a graphic or plain T-shirt with a longsleeved boyfriend cardigan. A longer cardigan can be worn even if the shorts are shorter than the cardigan—it gives the outfit a bit of mystery. You can also try wearing tights and a long-sleeved shirt with a mini skirt, but be sure they are color appropriate for fall. “I always wear tights in fall and winter because they can easily change a summer outfit into a cold weather appropriate outfit,” Ralston said. “I’m always interested in new ideas of how to wear them.” Even though you will have to put away your flip-flops and bathing suits soon, all is not lost! Before you put any item of clothing in that under-the-bed box for the season, stop and consider wearing tights or a jacket to spice up the outfit.
lighted to celebrate all in-conference basketball victories, both men’s and women’s. Natasha Vos, a senior in animal and poultry science, said she knew the meaning extended beyond sport victories. “[It’s lit] whenever our football or basketball team wins an ACC conference game, and also whenever we elect a new chancellor or a higher-up associated with N.C. State,” Vos said. Vos said she remembers going to the Bell Tower to celebrate a men’s basketball victory. “When N.C. State beat Duke in basketball last year, there was a really large gathering, a sort of impromptu celebration. People were driving by and honking,” Vos said. “A lot of people gathered on the lawn by the Bell Tower.”
Other occasions and achievements that are honored by lighting the Bell Tower include Spring and Winter Commencements, Founders Day, any football victory, any ACC or national championship won by any team sport and if a member of the N.C. State community receives a top-level academic honor, such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer or Fulbright. Additional events may be honored at the discretion of the chancellor.
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Red Bell Tower shows Wolfpack pride Interesting Facts • • • •
Height: 115 feet tall Weight: 1,400 tons, not including 700-ton base Built from granite from Mount Airy, N.C. The crest on its base says Oct. 3, 1889, rather than the more common March 7, 1887 Contains no bells, the music is from electronic speakers The tower plays the Westminster chimes every hour on the hour and on the half hour Lightning struck the tower in 2009; the damage can still be seen from ground level
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The Bell Tower is a place of celebration and remembrance. Built as a memorial, the Bell Tower is also a place where the community can celebrate its accomplishments. Tom Stafford, the vice chancellor of Student Affairs, explained the Bell Tower honors veterans with ties to the University. “The tower was built in honor of, and in memorial for, the men from N.C. State who died in World War I,” Stafford said. The names of 34 men are inscribed on a plaque inside the tower. 33 of these names are of alumni who perished in World War I, and the 34th name was of a man mistakenly reported as a casualty. Stafford said the mistake was transformed into a way of honoring all alumni. “They decided to correct the mistake by going in and changing the name. The name they changed it to is a fictitious name. This fictitious name has come to symbolize all N.C. State alumni,” Stafford said. Under Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, the Bell Tower’s role was expanded to become a place to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty and alumni. In 1998, Fox announced the Bell Tower would be illuminated in red light on special occasions. This is similar to a tradition at the Univer-
The Memorial Bell Tower is lit red Jan. 20 after the men’s basketball team beat Duke 88-74.
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Junior libero Kelly Wood takes lessons from assistant coach Stevie Mussie while junior outside hitter Luciana Shafer looks on during volleyball practice in Reynolds Coliseum Friday Aug. 20.
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one of three State players to be named to the All-Tournament Team, along with Smith and recently transferred sophomore setter Megan Cyr. “Getting named to the All-Tournament team was a career first for me,” Salata said. “It definitely felt good
to be honored. I felt proud of myself, and it was awesome to see the fruits of our labor with our wins out there.” In each of the matches, the Pack won all of its sets handily. The only team that scored more than 20 points in any of the sets played was Eastern Kentucky, who scored 22 in the first set and 20 in the third and final set of the match. “None of the games were
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really that close,” Smith said. “So we really felt like we were able to play our game to the highest level.” State will return to action this weekend, as it takes part in the Indiana Tournament hosted by Indiana University. The Pack will begin play Friday against the Illinois State Redbirds in Bloomington, Indiana. The Wolfpack will also face off with Arkansas State and Indiana as part of the Indiana Tour-
nament. Salata, a native of Buffalo Grove, Ill., will have family coming out to watch her play in the tournament. “I personally am so excited for this weekend because my parents will get to see me play for the first time collegiately,” Salata said. “But on more of a team note, I’m excited to play some more challenging teams. Indiana should be a great team for us to see where we are.”
awarded a free kick from 35 yards out, Dugal pierced a line drive shot right over the Charlotte keeper’s head to give the Pack a 1-0 lead. “We practice this a lot the day before games,” Dugal said. “Blosser normally takes those right around the 18, but she made a judgement call so she called me out and said you can take it, it’s your range” The defender out of Garner was the eighth different goal scorer the Wolfpack has had in the first four games. She was also one of just five starters who isn’t a freshman. “It’s really nice to see a lot of freshmen getting up there on the points board,” Dugal said. “It’s really good to see a lot of diversity. It’s nice to have that one player you can always depend on, but it’s even better to have a bunch of people that you know even if you’re not 100% today we have other players that can do it, too” The lead was short-lived, as the 49ers tied it just 1:07 after Dugal’s marker. Lacey McGowan scored her first of the year when she chipped in the game-tying goal from close range into the upper right hand corner of the net. Nearly 45
minutes later, Charlotte won it in extra time on a nearly identical scramble in front of the goal when Whitney Bryant sent her team’s bench into a frenzy. State’s second year coach Steve Springthorpe said losing to UNC-Charlotte for the second consecutive season was a disappointment. “It’s a credit to their defense,” Springthorpe said. “They have a good back line. Last year they limited our opportunities and it’s pretty much the same team that they had last year. They did a good job against our attacking players, and we needed to generate more opportunities.” “That’s what it came down to today,” Springthorpe said. “They finished what they needed to to win and we did not. Credit goes to Charlotte. They did what they needed to do to stick the ball in the back of the net and we did not.” The former Fresno State head man said he will try to keep an emphasis on finishing, as his team has five days to prepare for Pittsburgh. The start time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night.
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• 5 days until the football team’s season opener against Western Carolina
• Page 7: A continuation of the story on coach Tom O’Brien’s press conference
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O’Brien: Every game is a championship game Irving selected to Rotary Lombardi watch list Redshirt senior linebacker Nate Irving has been selected to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi award. Candidates for the award are limited to defensive linemen and linebackers who either earned All-American honors, earned first team all-conference honors or were nominated and approved by the nomination committee. Irving was a 2008 honorable mention All-ACC performer even though he missed four games because of lingering injuries. After missing the entire 2009 season due to injuries suffered in a near-fatal car accident, Irving is finally healthy and primed for a stellar senior season. During the offseason, Irving was named team captain along with quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Jarvis Williams. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Women’s swimming to hold tryouts The N.C. State women’s swimming program will hold open tryouts this fall. Full-time female students interested should e-mail their top times, strokes and other pertinent information to Associate Women’s Head Coach Jacqui McLaughlin at jacqui_mclaughlin@ncsu. edu. Applicants that are considered will be contacted with information regarding the tryout process. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Coach discusses season Sept. 4 opener against Western Carolina.
sion school. But when you only have 12 opportunities there is no reason why you wouldn’t show up and play your best every game.” Although the game against Sean Klemm Western may lack the publicity Deputy Sports Editor and national recognition that Coach Tom O’Brien ad- surrounded the last two season dressed the media Friday openers, neither the coaching to discuss the 2010 foot- staff nor the players are taking ball program as preseason the first game lightly. “That would be an insult to winds to a close. Unlike the last two years when the Pack Western Carolina,” O’Brien opened the season against said. “The one thing about South Carolina in a highly them is they have Carolina in publicized Thursday night their name and that is always game, State will begin the a big game for anybody here at State. This year Saturteam has a day, Sept. little bit of 4th at Carta chip on er-Finley their shoulStadium, der. T he y against FBS feel like they opponent have someWestern thing to Carolina. prove. The “There one t h i ng are pluses about coland minus lege football to open up football coach Tom O’Brien today is that on national every game TV like we have done the last two is a championship game. And years,” O’Brien said. “You if you want to be a champion might say that the questions you have to win every game.” O’Brien planned to release about overlooking opponents are good because you the depth chart on Friday, but can’t overlook an opponent the coaching staff had not yet like South Carolina. But no finalized its decisions. The one intended to disrespect depth chart for the Western Western Carolina because Carolina game will be released they are a Bowl Subdivi- Monday.
“They have Carolina in their name and that is always a big game for anybody here at State.”
Coach Tom O’Brien looks on as the team stretches before practice Tuesday, Aug. 3. The 2010 season will kick off Saturday when the Wolfpack welcomes Western Carolina to Carter-Finley Stadium.
“We don’t have a depth chart at this time because we are not finished working through some of the issues we have as far as positional things,” O’Brien said. “But that will be released on Monday, once we finish our evaluations. Not all decisions have been made. But I think there will be a handful of freshmen on the two deep when it comes out.” After three injury-stricken years, O’Brien said this coaching staff and football team are
August 2010 M 2
WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. PITTSBURGH Dail Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL VS. ILLINOIS STATE Reynolds Coliseum, 6 p.m.
Junior forward Tanya Cain heads the ball over a Charlotte player Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Dail Soccer Field. The Pack was defeated 2-1 in overtime.
Pack falls to Charlotte 49ers in 2-1 overtime loss
VOLLEYBALL VS. ARKANSAS STATE Bloomington, Ind., 11 a.m. VOLLEYBALL VS. INDIANA Bloomington, Ind., 8 p.m.
Women’s soccer team drops match with UNCCharlotte for second straight year.
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coming together as a team. “We are much more comfortable as a coaching staff,” O’Brien said. “This team is as close as I have had to those I had at Boston College in terms of being a football team and not be a me-organization and a bunch of me guys. Obviously the key is to keep our best guys healthy, and we are due for a little bit of luck in that department.”
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After dominating the past two matches while outscoring its opponents 10-0, the women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at the hands of UNC-Charlotte (2-0) Sunday afternoon. The loss brings State’s record to 2-2 with Pittsburgh and
Loyola (MD) remaining on the season-opening six game home stand. The first 45 minutes from Dail Soccer Stadium were marked by rare scoring opportunities and spectacular goaltending, as all seven of the game’s shots were countered with saves. Despite coming into the contest with seven different goal scorers, six of the Pack’s 10 shots on the day were generated by one player. Kristina Argiroff, a forward from Kill Devil Hills, was heavily involved early on as she attempted to convert her third goal of
the young season, but all three of her first half chances were turned away. “It’s very frustrating, every time I hit the ball with my head I think it’s going to go in,”Argiroff said. “We just have to keep working on finishing.” Although the most active offensive performer on the day could not add her name to the score sheet, Argiroff ’s fellow junior teammate Paige Dugal found the back of the net to get the scoring started in the 49th minute. After State was
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happy that I won the MVP for the tournament,” Smith said. “But our team did really well, so that’s what makes this a great tournament. Going 3-0 for the weekend shows that we can be Cory Smith consistent and see that we have Staff Writer a winning mentality going into The women’s volleyball this season.” Bunn’s first season with the team began its season the best way imaginable. Not Pack could not have started only did the Wolfpack de- any better. Last year State won only eight feat the East ga mes for Kentucky t he entire Colonels, season, and t h e C op now Bunn pi n S t at e has won his Eagles, and first tournat he Westment. ern Caro“I relina Cataally like the mounts, senior setter Alex Smith way [coach it did it in Bunn] runs historic the team,” Smith said. “He’s fashion. State competed in the really calm on the sidelines. It Western Carolina Tourna- was great to play against anothment in Cullowhee over er team, rather than ourselves, the weekend and never lost to see that everything that he a set. First year head coach has taught us is going to help Bryan Bunn seems to have us to be successful. It felt great the team on the right track, to be a part of his first win here and he also seems to have at N.C. State.” Offensively and defensively found an offensive leader in senior setter Alex Smith. the Pack looked to junior Smith took home MVP midd le blocker Margaret for the tournament, which Salata, who had nine kills and was the second time in her five blocks, one of which was a career. She led the Pack solo block, in the final match with 14 kills in the final of the weekend. By the end match as well as seven digs, of the tournament, she was two assists, and one solo block to guarantee the win. “I was surprised and very vball continued page 7
“We really felt like we were able to play our game to the highest level.”
2009 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - - 2009 TRIPLE-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Sport Management & Networking Seminar
Learn about the business of sports from the professionals! Tickets are $25 per person and include an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet and a Durham Bulls cap!
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights
To order tickets or to inquire about this event, please contact Brian Simorka at 919-687-6513 or