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Shack-a-thon brings students together Groups raise more than $12,000 for Habitat for humanity To Build homes for needy Joanna Banegas

tion is to get the Shack-a-Thon community involved in a new way. The University’s goal is to contribute After a week of braving the elements 16 pictures out of the national goal of and panhandling, Shack-a-Thon, 1,000. Lankford said one of the rewardHabitat for Humanity’s largest funding aspects of Shack-a-Thon is when raiser of the year, ends today. According to Lucas Lankford, advo- groups combine to build and live in cacy officer for Habitat for Human- shacks together. “It really helps when different camity and senior in biology, said the organization had raised $12,000 as pus groups unite to help build one shack,” Lankford said. of Thursday. Harrison Gray, a junior in biochem“I feel like we’re on track,” Lankford said. “If we don’t make the goal, then istry and a member of Sigma Pi, said Shack-a-Thon was it’ll probably be close a good cause that to it.” brings people toAs a second-year gether. Sigma Pi volunteer at Shackshared a shack with a-Thon, Lankford Alpha Delta Pi this said students are week. It was Alpha being more creative Delta Pi’s first time this year. participating in the “People are selling event. baked goods and “It was great showraffle tickets. I didn’t Lucas Lankford, advocacy ing that Greek Life see as much of that last year,” Lankford officer for Habitat for Humanity cares, giving back to and senior in biology the community and said. sharing awareness of Today Habitat for Humanity will ask shacks to help with Habitat for Humanity,” Grey said. John Gibblings, an alumnus and a photo petition asking for the passing of legislation that will assist Habitat in Sigma Pi member, said theAlpha Delta its mission for providing decent hous- Pi did a lot to help raise money. “We could not have done it without ing for everyone in the United States. “One of my jobs for habitat is mak- Alpha Pi. They baked cookies, sold ing up activities to advocate for legis- money and used a puppy to promote lature that will benefit it,” Lankford donations,” Gibblings said. “They said. “This would help out the United stuck with us through the all the bad States and big cities in North Carolina weather.” Grey said the hardest part was staylike Raleigh and Charlotte.” Lankford said the focus of this peti- ing over night at the shack and not Staff Writer

“It really helps when different campus groups unite to help build one shack.”

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Representing N.C. Skate, Jeffrey Mickler, a freshman in aerospace engineering, sits on the porch of the shack N.C. Skate and the Rugby teams share Tuesday. “It’s kind of boring,” Mickler said, “because there’s no one around. They are all inside. But I think the Habitat for Humanity shack is a great idea. It’s a great way to raise money. There is a fact on every shack and tells people what it is about.”

having the option of going back home. “It’s great being here because you get to see the hardships that every shack goes through, especially in the rain,” Grey said. The Inter-Residence Council, Stu-

dent Government and National Residence Honorary Hall shared a shack as well. Kristine Sloan, a senior in economics and international studies, said those in the shacks used innovative

Chancellor, student leaders host forum to talk about Talley project Briant Robey Staff Writer

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During FLJ 501 Club’s first meeting of the year, Mark Dearden, a junior in international studies, is served onigiri by Satoko Chika, a doctoral student in nutrition food science. FLJ 501’s mission is to give people a place to practice Japanese, especially after completing the FLJ 402 course. The dish of the night, onigiri, is a traditional Japanese food made from white rice rolled into a triangular or oval shape and is often wrapped in seaweed.

University helps in fight against H1N1 Edward Markus Staff Writer

As the threat of the H1N1 influenza continues to grow, faculty members have been called upon to advise the state on the best ways to prepare for an outbreak. Dr. Barrett Slenning is one such faculty member. Slenning, an associate professor of epidemiology and production medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, is the director of agrosecurity and biopreparedness. Slenning studies agricultural disaster preparedness, biosecurity, epidemiology, economics and bioterrorism. He serves as a consultant to North Carolina and federal regulatory agencies concerning agricultural bioterrorism and foreign animal diseases. While it may seem at first as though

the work Slenning does is not related to public health problems like the H1N1 crisis, animal health and human health are closely tied. “The term I like to use is ‘one health’. The idea is that you have animal health, public health (which is just humans), and then the environment,” Slenning said. “We all live in the environment; we have contact with all these animals, and if you don’t protect all three [factors], you are not going to protect any of them.” Slenning noted an example of this concept occurring in the case of H1N1. He said infected humans have transmitted the disease to some animals such as pigs and turkeys, which can then spread the disease to other animals or humans. According to Slenning, veterinarians are equipped for it because they are able to work between different species. They have training in public health and are trained to observe the

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h1n1 stats The American College Health Association has released statistics on the increase of H1N1 cases. Below are the statistics for the week ending Sept. 18: • • • • • • • •

267 Reporting institutions 243 Institutions with new cases 7,696 Total new cases 3,114,888 Population served 24.7 per 10,000 New case rate 15% Percent change from previous week 679 Number of new cases on N.C. college campuses 46.2 per 10,000 N.C. new case rate

Student leaders and University officials held a forum Thursday to spread information about and encourage student participation in the proposed Talley Student Center renovations. Among those speaking at the presentation were Chancellor Jim Woodward, Student Center President Mary Randall, Director of Dining Services Randy Lait, Student Body President Jim Ceresnak and Student Senate President Kelli Rogers. Turan Duda, a partner in Duda/ Paine Architects, LLC, the firm designing the new student center, also gave a presentation outlining five potential designs for the renovation of Talley and the student bookstore. “[The student center] is not just a building,” Duda said. “It could become a hearth; it could become a living room. It could become your home.” Student Senate President Kelli Rogers said one of the important points of the new student center was its importance to current and future students. “You’re leaving a legacy,” Rogers


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ways to get donations. “We have all these different strategies like the wishing well, and out going people in our shack,” Sloan said.

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said. “You can either step up now and fund [the new student center], or you can pass the buck to another student who will have to pay more and not receive something as amazing.” Woodward also emphasized the importance of the new center. “This the most important project this campus will consider in the first quarter century,” Woodward said. “[Talley Student Center] is the gathering place. It is the point of destination.” Ceresnak said the project heralds great things for the University. “We can change this campus, we can liven this campus, and we can brighten this campus,” Ceresnak said. “We can give this campus the improvement that we’ve needed for years.” Although the proposed project would not be complete until 2014, Randall said the time for action is now. “Every year we delay construction it costs $10 million,” Randall said. After the main presentation, administrators and student officers fielded questions from the attending audience. In response to a question about why student fees would be increased in a time of economic need, Woodward explained the committee’s reasoning. “There is no perfect time to start this,” Woodward said, “We’re trying to minimize the incremental impact on students by stepping up the fees.”

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Campus CalendaR September 2009

Thursday’s page 1 story “University considers changing absence policy due to H1N1 outbreak,” stated there had been more than 500 documented cases of H1N1 virus at the Student Health Center since the beginning of fall classes. Dr. Mary Bengston said in an e-mail Thursday there have been more than 500 cases of influenza-like illness or influenza.







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The same article stated the suggested quarantine period for those infected with influenzalike illnesses is at least 7 days. Bengston said the latest CDC recommendation for self-isolation in a college setting is for those diagnosed to remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.

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Leader of the Pack taking applications Two students making outstanding contributions to the University in leadership, scholarship and community service will be named Leaders of the Pack at the Nov. 7 homecoming game against Maryland. To be eligible, students must have completed two semesters, be enrolled as an undergraduate and intend to return to the University in fall 2010. To apply, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be free from academic integrity probation and previous disciplinary probation. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. No late applications will be accepted. Source: CSLEPS

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New rules regulate sex at Tufts The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has added a new stipulation to its guest policy that prohibits any sex act in a dorm room while one’s roommate is present. The stipulation further states that any sexual activity in the room should not interfere with a roommate’s privacy, study habits or sleep. ResLife’s Assistant Director for Community and Judicial Affairs Carrie Ales-Rich explained that the change comes as a result of an annual review of residential policies that examines the previous year’s trends. ResLife received a significant number of complaints last year from residents bothered by their roommates’ sexual behavior. Ales-Rich said that this was one of the most commonly cited sources of conflict between roommates. “There were incidents that occurred last year, and in the past, where residents of rooms started to feel uncomfortable with what their roommates were doing in the room,” Ales-Rich

said. “This happened more often than we’d like.” The sex policy, Ales-Rich said, is intended as a tool to facilitate conversation and compromise between roommates, rather than simply proscribe behavior. AlesRich emphasized that ResLife hopes students will be able to resolve the issues on their own instead of allowing conflicts to reach a point at which the office has to intervene. “We want to make perfectly clear that we do not want to hinder someone from engaging in any personal or private activity,” she said. “But when it becomes uncomfortable for the roommate, we want to have something in place that empowers the residents to have a good conversation with the roommate.” Source: UWIRE

Kansas athletes fight in public Hours after a reported confrontation Tuesday evening, a group of University of Kansas football and basketball players were seen arguing and shouting racial slurs at each other at about 10 a.m. Wednesday outside Wescoe Hall. Seen among them were basketball players Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Mario Little, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Brady Morningstar, Travis Releford, Tyrel Reed, Thomas

Robinson, Elijah Johnson and many others. The only football players sources could identify in the group were Dezmon Briscoe and Chris Harris, who the police were questioning.

One of the Morris twins told the police, “One of them just jumped out and threw his hands on me,” referring to the football players who were involved in the fight.

Shannon Jobe, a sophomore student from Topeka, said she heard a football player tell the police one of the basketball players had tried to push a football player down the stairs.

Harrison Hems, a senior from San Diego, said he saw basketball and football players gathered in groups between Anschutz Library and the lower entrance to the Wescoe Underground. Hems said several basketball players were yelling at the group of football players. Hems said the group of football players continued to grow to 15 or more. Source: UWIRE

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Aaron Massey, a senior in food and nutrition science, cooks on a grill while Chris Reinhard, a senior in finance and accounting, gets food during the tailgating before the football game against Murray State. Massey said they were just a groups of friends and that he had been tailgating since freshman year.

Parking passes under scrutiny Officials looking more closely at passes after influx of fakes James Cox Staff Writer

Students tailgating for Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh may notice the people checking their parking passes holding fake parking passes that students have forged for reasons know to the forgers themselves. Shannon Yates, director of game operations, said while fake passes have been a problem in the past, they are a bigger problem this year though she said the problem couldn’t be blamed on one person or group of people. “People are able to make copys of passes for parking lot near the fairgrounds or in the faculty and staff parking lot,” Yates said.

She said when people are caught with a fake parking pass, the offender is asked to go park in public parking off Blue Ridge Road and Trinity Road. “Those lots are paid parking, they will have to pay the owners of the businesses to park there,” she said. Philip Junk, a sophomore in chemical engineering, parks in the the lot near the fairgrounds. “Last week, when I was pulling in, I saw a cop holding about five fake passes,” he said. Junk said passes should be made in a more specific manner to decrease the number of fake passes by making them harder to make. “The makers of the passes should put a bar code on the pass just like they do you game tickets,” Junk said. “To me it seems like a good idea, but I

doubt it’ll actually happen.” Nick Smith, a junior in civil engineering, said he disagreed with the bar code idea. “What if someone copies your parking pass and uses your barcode,” Smith said. He also said he wondered what was worse, giving your parking pass to the guard for him or her to look at or to scan. “Either way it’s going to take time,” Smith said. Yates said the main reason fake passes are made is so people can go tailgate with their friends. Smith said he understood why students forged the passes, but said he imagined the punishment would be embarrassing. “It would suck to get caught with one of those,” Smith said.

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NCSU faculty was one of the first groups contacted when the state first learned of the H1N1 virus, said Slenning. “We mounted two emergency operations groups – one was primarily public health, one was primarily agriculture, but we had people coordinating [the effort] from both sides,” Slenning said. The groups made preparations in case the virus became a full pandemic. Slenning said although the impact of the virus has been milder than expected, the groups have remained on alert because H1N1 has the ability to mutate into much


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“That’s why I think were leading in the fundraiser.” She also said they had many incentives for receiving donations. “We had a bake sale, raffling tickets to eat dinner with Student Body President Jim Ceresnak and Student Senate President Kelli Rogers,” Sloan said. “We actually had a lot of people buy raffling tickets.” Sloan said her favorite part of Shack-a-Thon was getting to talk to people about Habitat and interact

“We mounted two emergency operations groups – one was primarily public health, one was primarily agriculture.” Dr. Barrett Slenning, director of agrosecurity and

biopreparedness more dangerous forms. Dr. Peter Cowen, an associate professor of epidemiology and public health, serves as the moderator for ProMED Mail, a global reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Jay Levine, a professor of epidemiology and public health, works on enhancing biosurveillance analytic capabilities for outbreaks like this one in support of public health and homeland

security. “We’re really lucky that N.C. State is the kind of university that it is. We are very strong in extension engagement, which allows us to reach out to the outside world and show them what we can do to help,” Slenning said. “as faculty and students here I think we should realize that this is a cool place to be.”

with other students on campus. “It’s something that benefits the community. All the people out here get to know each other throughout the week,” Sloan said. “The Brickyard is the heart of campus.” Vaishali Rathee, a freshman in biology said she enjoyed being out at the shack and helping out Habitat for Humanity. “It’s rewarding to be part of such a great organization and help build homes across the nation by fundraising,” Rathee said. “ I just wanted to contribute to this cause by volunteering for the day. Rathee said her shack began selling doorsteps for three dol-

lars to generate donations. “A honors student designed a doorstep in hopes of raising money,” Rathee said. “We really wanted to contribute to the University’s community by doing this.” Lankford said donating money to Habitat for Wake County allows them to work closer with Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh and have a close relationship with them. “All the different club are getting involved for a common goal which is to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity, as well as spreading the word of what habitat is really about.” Lankford said.

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Let’s Shack up The Facts:

Shack-a-Thon anticipated raising $25,000 for Wake County Habitat for Humanity during the weekly humanitarian event. Thirty teams bid to participate in this year’s event, raising $7,000 between them. The event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Our Opinion:

Shack-a-Thon is a true tradition at N.C. State. We should support cohesive campus events like this, and continue to support Shack-a-Thon in the future.


opeless basketball seasons, jokes about Harrelson, constant construction, the Brickyard and the Krispy Kreme Challenge are just a few of the many indelible traditions at N.C. State. For the last decade, this list has also included Habit for Humanity’s Shack-a-Thon. The event, which occupied the Brickyard for the tenth straight year this week, raises funds for the Wake County Habitat for Humanity. The $25,000 the event hopes to raise goes directly toward the construction of homes in Wake County. Last year, the event raised $24,000 for less fortunate residents in the local community. Shack-a-Thon has become a

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bona fide tradition at the University and is a trademark of students’ generosity and selfsacrificing spirit. It may not receive the sort of fanfare that the KKC receives, but it is no less important. Despite the fact that the KKC has been featured on ESPN and Sport’s Illustrated’s “101 Things to Do Before You Graduate,” it raises fewer funds for charity than Shack-a-Thon does. For comparison, the 2009 KKC raised slightly less than $20,000. This is not to discredit the great charitable work the KKC does, but to acknowledge the

benevolent work Shack-aThon has brought to the University during the last decade. Shack-a-Thon embodies the sort of student unity that this campus so desperately needs. The bid process for shacks — spaces are bid on to raise money — raised $7,000 this year with bids from 30 teams. With inadequate room for all the teams, several were paired together in the same shack. This creates campus cohesion that few other events can. One of the more unusual combinations this year is the partnership between The Presbyterian Campus Ministry and Accept-

ing and Embracing Gender Identity and Sexuality. The two groups also worked together last year and won first place. In a year mired by racism in the Free Expression Tunnel and the noose incident in Sullivan Shops, Shack-a-Thon is a welcome reminder that the social and common-good issues that bring us together are much more powerful than that which drives us apart. As Shack-a-Thon ends, perhaps the campus community should take a moment and recognize the event as one of our truest and proudest traditions.


Time to get testy with the LSAT


aturday marks the end of a great labor of love for students like me who will take the Law School Admissions Test. I first started preparing for the LSAT by accident. In Professor Ba rba ra Levenbook’s Philosophy of Jake Goldbas Ethics in Law Staff Columnist class, the multiple-choice sections are similar to some of the questions on the LSAT. I also learned some fundamental concepts in the difficult LogicMathematics 335 course with Professor David Auerbach (engineering and computer science majors would recognize mathematical logic, as it is used in discreet math and basic computing programs). Starting this past May, I have worked by myself, with an LSAT class, with friends, with my parents, after drinking coffee, after w a k i ng up early in the morning, late at night, after going to work for a full day, af ter going to school for a whole day, when I wanted to and when I did not want to. This week, on Tuesday night, after working for many hours on my preparation, I dreamt about taking the test and getting a great score. It was a good dream, however, it still felt a little weird when I woke up the next morning and realized I had dreamt about the LSAT. The test consists of six halfhour sections. Put those together, with directions read out loud and a ten-minute break, and the whole process is about five hours. The six sections are two argument sections, called logical reasoning; a mathematical logic-puzzle section, called logic games; a reading comprehension section; a writing sample; and a repeat of any of the three major categories. This last “experimental section” is not scored. I have, however, taken practice tests where I was so sure that the questions were too weird to be part of the ordinary test only to find out that in fact it was really part of the test, thus losing me points.

The writing section is not part of the greater score of the test, but is sent out with the scores in order to show Law Schools that applicants can string cogent arguments together. The test is graded on a 120 to 180 point-scale. The LSAT is, in many respects, similar to the Standardized Academics Test (SAT). The LSAT is similar to the SAT in that the two are long, multiple-choice based tests, which also have reading comprehension sections. The tests both have writing samples that are ranked outside of the test, are both used for entrance into higher-level academia. Obscure ivory-tower boards govern both: The College Board Governs the SAT and the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) governs the LSAT. Because of their simultaneous grip on the fate of my life and their complete absence in any material sense except for tests on test-days, I get the eer ie fe el i ng that these are ghost ly organizations that sort of haunt around and wait until they can judge me for something. W hen has anyone ever met these people? Why should these distant ghosts make any sort of legitimate calls about peoples’ lives? Distinctly contrasting with this ghost-fog is the Kaplan Test Preparation Company, from which I took an enjoyable class. Fortunately, I had a great instructor in Jenny St. Clair, a local attorney who works with Kaplan for LSAT preparation. The comprehensive course has showed me the ins and outs of the test and given me a big confidence boost that I will perform well. If you are thinking about law school in the future, I urge you to look at an LSAT as soon as possible. They are available online, but better yet, I urge you to introduce yourself as soon as possible to Mary-Anne Tetro, director for pre-law services at N.C. State. I recommend taking Dr. Levenbook’s Philosophy of Ethics in Law Class and taking the Logic 225 course. For those of us taking the test on Saturday, good luck.

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We’re getting the shaft There are many things about N.C. State that confuse me, one of which is why all kinds of new projects and renovations are approved while class sections, professors and the students get the shaft. A prime example of this is the Rally 4 Talley campaign that is taking place right now. Does it really make good fiscal sense for us to dump money into a building that still functions perfectly well as a student center? Sure, it might be the first thing that prospective students see if they come for a tour, and sure it isn’t extremely attractive, but wouldn’t we rather show that as a student at N.C. State you get a quality education rather than a quality student center? I, for one, prefer the latter. I think that all contracts for renovation need to be put on hold until the university can find ways to fund them other than by cutting out necessities for learning. It is unfair for us to attend a university that says “sorry, you’re in a class of 300 students taught by a half-wit graduate student, but don’t you just love the new decor in the classroom?” Andrew Lanier senior, aerospace engineering

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Tuesday, more specifically to the McDonald response. I noticed he commented that conservatives’ fear of a public option is that the government will provide it more efficiently than private companies. This is false. As a conservative Republican, I can say that I have no worry at all that the government will provide more efficient coverage. What I do fear is that the government will undercut private business and run them out of business. The government has a virtually unlimited money supply with no profit motives; therefore, it will undercut business in prices and run them out of business, leaving us with only one option to choose from. Obviously, there will still be private ones just like the public school system, but only the very rich and our beloved politicians will be able to afford it. The rest of us will be stuck on the government “option.” Should the one who sets the rules and referees the game, also be a competitor? That doesn’t sound fair to me. Government just grows and grows — it never stops. We need reform for health care, but it should not be rushed, the bill should be vetted and be bipartisan in nature. With a government option, we must be careful what we wish for — very careful. If we get one, it will be here forever. I’m reluctant to give up my freedoms.

As the 2009 homecoming chair, I feel it is important to expand upon this year’s homecoming, Terminate the Terps. Homecoming this year takes place from Nov.1 to 7, with the week culminating as N.C. State plays the Maryland Terrapins. I would like to clarify the statements in Wedndesay’s paper. The headline was 100 percent out of context with my quotes in the paper, specifically “Chair warns this year’s homecoming act may not impress.” This year’s homecoming act will impress. In terms of the caliber of the act, we will not see as highcaliber an act as we have seen in the past. However, the work we are doing to add additional aspects to the PackHowl pep rally and concert will be sure to impress. The reduction of the caliber of act is due to the limiting factors of tighter budget restraints; several of our sponsors were not able to donate as they have in the past. Even with the budget restraints, homecoming is growing and improving. You will not see any reductions in the homecoming week’s events. In fact, you will see a growth in many of our events. The spirit competition is growing and improving with more events. Wear RED, Get Fed will be expanding two days to Centennial Campus — one day at Textiles and one at Engineering. We are also adding a stronger service element to homecoming. The homecoming committee is working hard to make this year the best yet. I can promise that it will be. If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved, feel free to contact me.

Jared Chiusano senior, biological sciences

Adam Compton 2009 homecoming chair

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tian Stackhouse, a freshman in aerospace engineering, the predicament is slightly easier to manage. “I eat in Clark [Dining Hall] most of the time, and they offer some pretty healthy options,” Stackhouse said.  Although Stackhouse admits that he does not always have time to cook for himself, he does take other steps to make sure that he has healthy options around his dorm.  “I usually don’t have time to cook, but when I do I try to make sure that I have enough for a few meals. That way, it’ll be my lunch or dinner the next day or something.”  For the students unlike Stackhouse, however, University Dining has taken a number of steps to ensure that students have more options within the dining halls of N.C. State’s campus.  According to Randy Lait, director of dining services, one of the most important things that University Dining offers is its registered dietitian who is available to meet with students to discuss their particular needs.  “She goes through the nutritional values of everything that we offer,” Lait said. “She’s also been working with our chefs to change some of our recipes to make things healthier. We’re now able to make things vegetarian that might not have been before.”  In addition to having a registered dietitian on staff, University Dining has also improved their Web site to include nutritional values for menu items at all dining halls.  For instance, on their Web site, students can even find

resources to help develop personalized diets that fit within their meal plans. However, at the end of the day, Lait and others maintain that the ultimate choice will come down to the student to make the right decision.  From a parent’s perspective, Lait said he believes that sometimes not having mom and dad around to guide what is being purchased can lead to certain unhealthy eating habits.  “Obviously, it varies by the student, but some students see food as comfort,” Lait said. “You’re in a new environment, a new school with new people, and all these comforts have been left at home, and food comforts them.”  Whether it is the countless bowls of Ben and Jerry’s or excessive amounts of gummy worms, students should know that a few careless food options here and there may come back to haunt them years down the road said Stackhouse.  While he acknowledges that healthy eating does usually have some challenges – whether economically or from a time management standpoint – Stackhouse said it is important to consider the long term effects.  “Eating healthy is typically a bit more expensive, but it’s definitely a good investment in the long run,” Stackhouse said. “That’s what students should think about.”  

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Economist weighs in on North Carolina budgets

Some say worst of recession is over Briant Robey Staff Writer

With the economy as a constant presence in national headlines and a politically charged topic that news personalities continually reiterate, misinformation about the subject is a common, widespread occurrence. Economists like Mike Walden, professor of economics, are working to shed some light on the misconceptions some have regarding the economy. The national economy Walden said although China is doing well, the U.S. economy prevails as an international leader. “We are still the biggest economy in the world,” Walden said. “We are still the biggest manufacturer in the world.” Additionally, although the recession is often compared to the Great Depression of last century, Walden said we have already experienced the worst of today’s economic troubles. “Most of the economic storm has passed,” Walden said. “The viewpoint of most economists is that we are close to the bottom or coming out of it.” Stephen Dalton, a senior in economics, said recessions have distinct stages. “Well, recession is defined by two consecu-

“We are still the biggest manufacturer in the world.” Mike Walden, professor of economics

tive quarters of a decrease in [gross domestic product],” Dalton said. “Technically, we may already be out of the recession, but employment may be down for a while.” North Carolina economy While the national economy is a widespread issue and warrants concern in its own right, North Carolina’s financial woes also warrant investigation. North Carolina does well when the nation’s doing well due to its cyclic economy, Walden said, but suffers more when the national economy is down. “However, we may very well recover faster than the rest of the nation,” Walden said. Walden said North Carolina’s economy is intrinsically and necessarily linked to the national economy. “We are linked into the national economy very closely,” Walden said. “It’s all interwoven. It’s all intertwined. In a lot of ways, that’s good, but there’s nothing that our governor can do [to help our economy].” Government bailouts The News & Observer reported in “’Rainy-day’ fund N.C. government seized still has money” that Governor Perdue had spent all but $150 million of the $787 million “rainy day” fund set aside for national disasters and eco-

nomic relief. The sum ensured the state could pay its bills as tax collections dwindled. Walden said the funds served an important purpose. “It is a reserve. Most economists would argue it is prudent for the state government to have something like that,” Walden said. “Economic disasters are equally as difficult to predict as natural disasters.” Dalton said bailouts in general are an effective strategy for revitalizing an ailing economy. “I agree with Obama and others on spending money to help the economy,” Dalton said. “I just don’t think they targeted the right areas.” Walden sees the economic situation as a valuable lesson in economics. “I don’t think you could get any better lesson than now on how economics affects individual decisions,” Walden said. However, Walden remains optimistic on the future progression of the economy. “We’re headed for somewhat better days,” Walden said. “We should see financial growth in 2010.”

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Carter Finley to host U2 concert, stimulate economy After nearly 11 years without hosting any special events, Carter Finley will host the much-anticipated U2 concert on Oct. 3. The concert will not only highlight one of music’s most accomplished bands, but also highlight a cause that Bono regards very highly: the environment. In addition, the concert will also stimulate the local economy, as approximately 1,500 people will be temporarily employed. Work will begin on September 27 with the covering of Wayne Day Family Field turf. On Monday work will begin on the elaborate stage setup, which when fully assembled will soar to the heights of Carter Finley Stadium SOURCE: NCSU.EDU

Red Hat beats Wall Street expectations With reported revenues of $183.6 million, Red Hat, the world’s top developer of Linux software, beat Wall Street expectations for the past quarter. According to a study by Goldman Sachs, numbers for many firms like Red Hat are up as a result of technology firms’ looking to them to cut costs. SOURCE: LOCALTECHWIRE.COM

State Fair seeking workers With the fair merely a couple of weeks away, vendors for the State Fair have started searching for workers. The Employment Security Commission is expected to help fair vendors fill approximately 250-400 available positions. Jobs will include everything from ride operators to food servers. Typically the ESC waits until the week before the fair to begin hiring. However, the anticipated interest caused the commission to push up the hiring window. SOURCE: MYNC.COM

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Time, money affect eating habits students are being forced to weigh food options based on time and money Story By justin carrington | Graphic by Jonathan stephens Instant macaroni and cheese. Ramen noodles. Potato chips. These are just some of the things that make gaining the dreaded “freshman 15” so much easier for some college students. However, the dreaded “freshman 15” is no longer the only thing that is guiding students’ food choices—now they have the other things to worry about, like time and money. Arialle Crabtree, a sophomore in political science, is one of these students.  “The major thing that prevents students from eating healthy is time,” Crabtree said. “It’s not availability so much. Yes, finances plays a part, especially when you’re living on campus, but it takes more time to make say a salad

On rare instances that she than it does to grab as sub on is able to grab lunch, Crabtree the go.” said it’s usually something  Crabtree, like so many colquick and easy. lege students, for example  “If I have time to go back often is forced to cram two to my apartment, I’ll try to meals into one in order to make a good salad or sandpreserve time. Breakfast, ofwich, but ten described usually, as the staple since I’m a meal of the commuter day, is one student, it’s that Crabtree something relies heavily from a upon. vending ma “I rechine,” Crabally don’t tree said. like eating  Often breakfast, Arialle Crabtree, sophomore in times, but I have political science though, the to because quick and I might not easy option is not always the have time to eat any other healthiest option. It is, howtime during the day until late ever, often the least expensive. at night,” Crabtree said.

“The major thing that prevents students from eating healthy is time. ”

With this economy, the fact of the matter remains that college students, like many groups of people, simply do not have as much money to spend as they did before, which makes shopping more painful. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in December 2007, energy-dense food cost on average $1.76 per 1,000 calories. In comparison, a 1,000-calorie low-energy, nutritious option cost $18.16 on average.  Some students, however, have managed to find a balance.  For those living on campus with meal plans, like Chris-

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“We called some passes to be thrown specifically to him just so he could catch it and get tackled and get the feel of playing college football again.” Bowens admits it was a long and grueling struggle to get back to playing and at points he would have to ask himself what kept him going and working to get back onto the field again. “I really just kept faith in God,” Bowens said. “I trusted in God and I knew that I’d come back soon enough. And I just stayed motivated, the team helped me out and I came back and I’m here.” On his way back to recovery, Bowens described the grueling process it took to get back to


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accountable. People know they wouldn’t just be letting the coaches down — they’d be letting their team leaders and teammates down as well. People really take that into consideration. They think

form. He put in many hours of rehab in order to get healthy. “The hardest thing about the recovery was probably just staying up late at night and waking up early to perform the grinding the rehab, and it was tough,” Bowens said. “So just staying motivated and bouncing back was my main goal.” With the absence of a steady quarterback during Bowen’s freshman and sophomore years, Bowens experienced a quarterback carousel, catching passes from multiple quarterbacks, including Daniel Evans, Harrison Beck, Marcus Stone and Justin Burke. But with the emergence of quarterback Russell Wilson, a proven and experienced quarterback, Bowens finally has a quarterback that is talented and can get him the ball on a

about things before they do them now. Now back to this coming weekend. Personally, I feel like I’m getting back into a groove, just in time for Pittsburgh. It was great getting back into the end zone again last week — actually, I think that’s the first time I’ve ever flipped into the end zone. From what I’ve seen, Pitt has a really good defensive


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consistent basis. “I’m really looking forward to playing with Russell Wilson,” Bowens said. “He’s a great quarterback, and a great leader.” Even though Bowens was ecstatic about getting back on the field, he admits the best thing about finally getting back was being with the team again. “It’s been a long time, so just running out onto the field was the best,” Bowens said. “From the start, just leaving College Inn, and getting on the bus, I just felt like back on the team, so it’s great to be back.”

line. They think they’re really tough guys and they’re going to come down here and try and get physical, but if we keep doing what we’re supposed to be doing, we’ll be fine. Especially if we remember to avoid stairwells. We’ll see you at the game. - As told to Kate Shefte

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The Cavs nearly scored in the 53rd minute with a shot from 10 yards out by forward Meghan Lenczyk, but again Kern came up with a diving save to preserve the lead. Virginia scored in the 69th minute off a shot on the ground from midfielder Kate Norbo. The Pack picked up its offensive intensity in the final minutes, marching down the field with a determined attitude. The intensity paid off in the form a of cross from sophomore forward Tanya Cain to Dugal, who headed the ball to the back of the net from just outside the six yard box in the 88th minute. “I headed it and it just went in,” Dugal said. “I don’t think I’ll ever forget that one, for sure.” The Cavaliers outshot the Wolfpack 21-4, earning eight corner kicks to State’s two. “Going into the game we knew that would happen,” coach Steve Springthorpe said. “For me it’s not about how many shots we didn’t shoot, it’s how many went into the back of the net.” Kern ended the night with 10 saves to keep the Pack in


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Senior midfielder Chantalle Dugas remains in control as two Virginia players attempt to take the ball away. The women’s team won 2-1 against Virginia with a goal in the last two minutes. This was the Wolfpack’s first win against an ACC team since 2006 and its first win against Virginia since 1995.

the game. Springthorpe said Kern picked the Pack up when it needed her most. “Kim [Kern] had a great game,” Springthorpe said. “She was great at organizing and doing all the things that you want your goalkeeper to do.” The victory was more than just a regular season win for the players, according to Kern. “One of the biggest games I ever won here was my state

championship game my senior year [of high school] and this feels 10 times bigger than that,” Kern said. “It feels good to make strides forward as a team.” The win brings the team to 6-2-1 and 1-0-0 in the ACC. It will host Virginia Tech this Sunday at Dail Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m.


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Toney’s Take: Week 4


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Don’t take the stairs


ver the last several years, my postgame rituals have changed a bit. For one thing, I no longer get stuck in stairwells. After my first start against Eastern Kentucky, I was asked to go up and talk to the media. Media Relations would go get us from Toney Baker t h e l o c k e r room and tell Pack Halfback us to go to the lobby, where the press was waiting, before Chuck Amato came out. I was a local kid and they wanted to talk to me after that game. However, I didn’t quite make it there. I didn’t have the key to get up and down in the elevator so I tried to take the stairs. What I didn’t know was that all the doors lock up after a certain time, so I was stuck. I was really freaked out, a little freshman just off the field and still wearing my shoulder pads, stuck in the stairwell, knowing I was supposed to be somewhere and not knowing what would happen if I missed it. Everyone else was probably even more freaked because they couldn’t find me. I seem to remember it being five or 10 minutes, but others say it was more like 20 — in any case, someone eventually came looking for me and got me out. Now, whenever there’s a freshman on the team, everyone makes sure he knows where he’s going. Media Relations still teases me about it all the time about that night. They say when I’m a Pro-Bowler, they’re still going to remember that time I got locked in the stairwell. Though my life still revolves around football, it has gotten much more relaxed since that night. Actually, it’s the same pretty much every day. I’m like a robot — school, football practice, film. The routine is pretty much the same. I don’t really do much after the game. I just come back, watch some ESPN, check the scores, go to sleep. I don’t go out as much as I did during my freshman and sophomore years. The same story goes for the rest of the team — we’ve become more concerned with how we’re viewed, on and off the field, since Coach O’Brien came along. In Coach O’Brien’s program, he treats us like men. We’re going to do what we do, but at the same time, you have responsibilities and you’re held

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Sophomore receiver Donald Bowens stiffarms his way through the UCF defense late in the 2007 season opener.

Bowens back with Pack Redshirt junior receiver returns to team after multiple injuries

make sure Bowens got some had to undergo knee surgery. Finally healthy, Bowens is playing time in the Gardnerback and ready to help improve Webb game so he could get reintroduced to the a lready the game and top scoring everything offense in the that goes with ACC. it. “It was great Bowens to be back out ended t he t he re w it h g a me w it h t h e g u y s ,” two catches Bowens said. for 17 yards. “I know I’m “We wanted truly blessed Donald Bowens, wide receiver to get him on to be here. I the field just just felt hapso he could py to be there with everybody else. It’s been a get back into a football game long time since I’ve been back.” and hopefully touch the ball a With Bowens playing his first couple of times,” O’Brien said. football game in over a year, coach Tom O’Brien wanted to FOOTBALL continued page 7

“...just staying motivated and bouncing back was my main goal.”

Taylor Barbour Senior Staff Writer

After leading the team in receiving yards and yards per catch in his sophomore year, redshirt junior Donald Bowens was poised to have a break out year in the 2008 season. But after suffering a career-threatening back injury right before the 2008 season, the team lost Bowens for the entire year. On the road to recovery, Bowens suffered another lapse this past winter, when he

woMen’s Soccer

Brent Kitchen Staff Writer

In its first ACC match-up of the season, the women’s soccer team recorded a victory over the No. 14 Virgina Cavaliers. The 2-1 victory is the team’s first ACC win since 2006 and its first win over Virginia since 1995. Sophomore forward Paige Dugal, who scored both of the Pack’s goal, said her team was relieved to get its first ACC win of the season

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out of the way. “It was so nice to start out the season, battle, and come out with a win,” Dugal said. “Hopefully we can continue that throughout the season.” The Pack began the scoring early with a goal in the fifth minute from Dugal. She buried the left footed shot in the box to the far left post off a pass from freshman midfielder Kara Blosser. The Cavaliers kept the offensive pressure on in the first half, out shooting the Pack 9-2 and forcing sophomore goalkeeper Kim Kern to make three saves. Sophomore forward Tanya Cain nearly extended State’s lead with a shot from 20 yards out.

tate will meet Pitt for the first time since the 2001 Tangerine Bowl, when the Panthers downed the Philip Rivers-led Pack, 34-19, in Orlando, Fla. Pitt’s visit to Carter-Finley marks its first trip to Raleigh since the 1988 season, when the Wolfpack defeated the Panthers, 143. Pitt holds a 5-2-1 advantage over State in a series that dates back to 1952.

Players to watch for: N.C. State Donald Bowens, wide receiver: Fresh off a return from injury, Bowens made a splash against Gardner-Webb, finishing with two catches for 17 yards. He will look to continue this strong return as he is eased into the line-up. Russell Wilson, quarterback: Wilson broke the record for consecutive throws without an interception last week at GardnerWebb and has several other records in his sight. Russell’s playmaking will be crucial when the Pack finds itself up against Pitt’s smothering defense.

PITTSBURGH Dan Mason, middle linebacker: The freshman was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 27-14 victory over Navy this past weekend. Mason collected 11 tackles and two quarterback sacks to lead Pitt over Navy. Jonathan Baldwin, wide receiver: The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore leads Pitt’s young core. He played in all 13 games last year with three TDs and 18 receptions for 404 yards. the Western Carolina win.

Women’s soccer downs Virginia Pack records a win in its first ACC game of the season, notches first conference win since 2006


Compiled by Kate Shefte

By the numbers:

soccer vs. Virginia


Injury report

years since State beat UVA in women’s soccer


NC State: OL Ryan Cheek (hip), DE Jeff Rieskamp (hip), CB Rashard Smith (ankle), WR Owen Spencer (concussion) and S Javon Walker (knee) will sit out against Pitt.

goals on the season for Paige Dugal


overall save differential


time of the last goal, scored by Dugal


total shots by Virginia

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Pitt’s NFL ties

Source: N.C. State Athletics

Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt comes into this weekend’s game with an enviable resume. Wannstedt coached the Chicago Bears for five years and was the third winningest coach in Bears history. He also coached the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys. He was the 34th coach in team history and ninth Pitt graduate to coach the team in 2005. With Wannstedt at the helm, the 2008 campaign was Pitt’s winningest regular season in 26 years. The team compiled a 9-3 overall record.

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