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LEADERS OF THE PACK USE LIFE EXPERIENCES TO OPEN DOORS WINNERS DISCUSS MOTIVATION, SERVICE PROJECTS AND DRIVE TO SUCCEED STORY BY JAMES LAYMAN | PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHRIS SANCHEZ
CHOOSING THE WINNERS
ll throughout his life in small town Winterville, NC, Matt Avery had always been interested in sports. He played baseball since he was young and began playing golf in high school. Along with sports, Avery said he kept busy by joining organizations in high school and participating in service projects to help his community. His involvement with both sports and service organizations would carry on in college and help him decide what career he wanted to pursue. In high school, Avery was a member of Key Club, where he participated in service projects with other high school students. Upon arriving at the University, Avery said he knew he wanted to be involved with things going on around campus and in the community. â€œAs soon as I got to State, I decided that I wanted to be involved,â€? Avery said. â€œI wanted to jump into the opportunities of service and leadership that the campus has to offer and Iâ€™m very excited about meeting people. One of the first clubs I joined was Circle K International, which is a service organization and that really led to me becoming more involved on campus.â€? According to Avery, Circle K gives a lot of focus to the youth of Wake County. Avery works with children at Dillard Drive Elementary School as part of a mentoring program. â€œI eat lunch with some fifth gradersâ€? he said. â€œWe also do the haunted house with the Raleigh Boys & Girls Club. What we really are doing is giving them a safe environment so they can enjoy Halloween, because they might not come from the safest neighborhoods. Weâ€™re just trying to give them a safe and secure environment.â€? Through his involvement with Circle K, Avery said he became involved with the Tompkins Textile Student Council. â€œIt was great to become a part of that organization because it really allowed me to become involved with many college of textiles events and learn a lot more about organizations in the college of textiles,â€? he said. â€œThat really branched me out into the textiles engineering society, and I am the event coordinator of that organization.â€? It was his involvement in sports that would push Avery to look into a career that would mix all of the skills he learned in high school and college with sports. â€œIt would be my dream job to combine my love for sports and my passion for problem-solving and engineering and high performance materials, especially in the sporting goods industry,â€? Avery said. â€œItâ€™s cutting edge, itâ€™s very innovative, and I think that would just be an exciting, fun job from something that I really enjoy, working in that industry. The root of it is my love of sports.â€? Though he hasnâ€™t definitely decided on a career choice, Avery said he has a couple of options. â€œIâ€™m really trying to keep my options open,â€? Avery said, â€œbut Iâ€™m very interested in the use of high-performance materials in sporting goods, so maybe working for a golf club company or something of that nature.â€?
Matt Avery, Leader of the Pack winner, won the popular vote with 1,570 votes. Elise Bullard, Leader of the Pack winner, lost the popular vote with 1,357 votes, while Kim Orr had 1,416 votes. However, the Leader of the Pack committee bases the winners on a cumulative score of the following categories: GPA, a personal interview, extracurricular activities, written essays and student body vote. SOURCE: CSLEPS, ELECTION RESULTS
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rowing up in Asheboro, NC, Elise Bullard said she had a pretty normal life. All of that changed when her grandmother was in a car accident. Concerned for her grandmother, Bullard said she went with her to occupational therapy. It was there Bullard said she found her calling in life. â€œMy grandmother was in a car accident a few years back,â€? Bullard said. â€œWhenever she went to occupational therapy, I saw what an impact occupational therapists have on their patients. I also sing to people in nursing homes and with things like that I realized that I wanted to work in a geriatric facility and also do occupational therapy just because of the impact that they have on their patients.â€? Bullard said she wanted to come to a large, Division I school, and N.C. State was her best choice. Though she hopes to help the elderly in her future, Bullard said she has participated in several activities that helped people of all ages. â€œWhile Iâ€™ve been at State, I was a team captain for the Relay for Life team in the Honors Program,â€? she said. â€œMy team was a first-year team and we actually ended up fundraising the most money, with over $3,800. I really want to continue to do Relay for Life, probably for the rest of my life.â€? Bullard has also taught horseback riding lessons at her familyâ€™s horse stable since she was 15 and said she continues to do so in college Through a partnership that NCSU has with Centennial Middle School, Bullard has tutored in math and science to all grade levels. She said she has also volunteered at a nursing home. Bullard said she wants to use the values she learned at home to give back to the community. â€œAny time that I have, itâ€™s felt like thatâ€™s what I should be doing,â€? she said. â€œThereâ€™s so many opportunities around me all the time and it would seem like kind of a waste if I didnâ€™t take advantage of those opportunities that are around me. My college experience is about giving back and doing the best I could.â€? Coming to the University honors program showed Bullard different routes she could take and different things she could do to reach out to the community. Bullard said she hopes to get other students to reach out as well. â€œI think it would be very helpful to N.C State to create a community service fair,â€? she said. â€œThey have graduate school fairs, they have career fairs, all kinds of things like that, but they donâ€™t have a community service fair. It would be easier for people to be involved in community service if they didnâ€™t have to be involved in an organization to do it. Itâ€™s almost like they just donâ€™t have anywhere to go to do that.â€? Bullard said one of the things that affected her outlook on life was her study abroad trip to Guatemala. â€œI studied abroad in Guatemala over the summer with Study Abroad N.C. State,â€? she said. â€œGoing to Guatemala and seeing the state that a lot of those people live in made me realize how blessed I am.â€? Bullard said the biggest impact on her life came from the people who surrounded her growing up. â€œMy family has always been very supportive of everything Iâ€™ve done,â€? she said. â€œThey pushed me to become the person I am today.â€?
â€˜Huge rushâ€™ to Pack Howl stage causes problems Homecoming committee will address problem, try to avoid it next year Alison Harman Features Editor
Twenty minutes before Fridayâ€™s pep rally ended, about 500 people, mostly students, crowded into the entryway of Reynolds Coliseum Friday night, the venue for the Pack Howl concert that featured Common and N.E.R.D., and pushed through a doorway that led to the coliseumâ€™s lower level, according to Jeramy Blackford, assistant director of student membership and marketing
for the Alumni Association. At least two people fell, and one student hurt his shoulder, said Blackford, who was standing near the stage when the crowd rushed through. Campus Police could not be reached to verify the number of those waiting in the main hall, but Blackford said the main floorâ€™s maximum capacity was about 1,200, and it was about half full. Event security, who said earlier in the evening that they did not know whether students would be let onto the floor for the concert, would not tell those waiting if or when they would be allowed entry to the lower level, according to Leilani Thomp-
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kins, a sophomore in business administration. Thompkins, who attended the 2004 Pack Howl concert featuring Ludacris, said that concert, because it had assigned seating, was much more organized. During the 25 minutes between when students started leaving their seats to stand in line for a spot on the floor and when doors to the floor opened, Thompkins said a lack of information was unacceptable. â€œThey could at least let us know whatâ€™s going on,â€? she said. â€œPeople are getting so angry. They could at least let us know HOWL continued page 3
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Students rush to the floor of Reynolds Coliseum at Pack Howl. Pack Howl took place Oct. 3 and featured N.E.R.D. and Common.
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In Fridayâ€™s page-one story â€œCommittee votes for increase in fees,â€? News Editor Chris Allred incorrectly identified the amount of money the Fee Review Committee voted on an increase for. The committee voted on an increase of $125.20. In the same story, Heather Cutchin, not Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford, made a motion to combine the two fee categories. In the same story, the fee box should have listed the Carmichael Indebtedness fee at $23. Technician regrets these errors.
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teven Valenziano, a junior in industrial design, works on a shelf in the wood shop of the Design School. â€œI have to make it because right now, my room looks destroyed,â€? Valenziano said. â€œI need some organization or I canâ€™t get anything done.â€?
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NSO recruits new orientation leaders for 2009 New Student Orientation is recruiting students to be Orientation Counselors. Students can learn how to best represent N.C. State as a counselor. The information session will be in 3118 Talley Student Center from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Orientation counselors can serve as peer advisers and sources for information.
Hoit speaks at OIT Expo
PAMS hosts seminars
The Office of Information Technology will host its 2008 Expo Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Center. This yearâ€™s keynote speaker will be Marc Hoit, the vice chancellor for IT. The University established Hoitâ€™s new position to accommodate to the changing world of information technology. Hoit directs more than 300 professional and support staff members who oversee an over $40 million budget. SOURCE: OIT WEB SITE
The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is hosting Scope Academy 2008, which provides a series of seminars dealing with cutting-edge science and technology. Events begin Saturday, with the Department of Mathematics Alumni and Friends Brunch from 10:30 a.m. tot 12:45 p.m. Former and current faculty and students will celebrate the history of the Mathematics department in the Fox Laboratory. The Scope Academy Registration will begin at 1 p.m., with remarks at 1:30 p.m. from Dean Daniel Solomon. Students and faculty can discuss scientific topics from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.
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DBR & The SQ Unit
Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) is a composer, violinist, and bandleader who seamlessly blends funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music into a new, personal sonic vision. No amps in this unplugged concert, but all the fireworks youâ€™d expect when DBR and his band take the stage.
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is a culture of cyberspace that is an open architecture,â€? Chertoff said. â€œAnd I think if we just came in and said we want to take it over, there would be a considerable amount of discomfort with that.â€?
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curity hopes to design a cyber attack detection system that could detect cyber attacks before they happen and stop them before they can cause any damage, according to Michael Chertoff, secretary of Homeland Security. Homeland Securityâ€™s current system, Einstein 2.0, is now being tested to detect computer intrusions as they happen. â€œIt would literally, like an anti-aircraft weapon, shoot down an attack before it hits its target,â€? Chertoff said. â€œAnd thatâ€™s what we call Einstein 3.0.â€? At a meeting to highlight National Cyber Security Month, Chertoff reiterated his belief that government computer systems should be aggressively defended, saying that terrorists could â€œcause potentially very serious havoc.â€? Chertoff said the federal government is moving slowly so as not to upset the private sector. â€œI think the question of what is the governmentâ€™s role in cyberspace in general needs to be discussed among all the stakeholders, because there
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Elise Bullard, a sophomore in psychology and Leader of the Pack
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â€œ[My family] pushed me to become the person I am today.â€?
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NCSU Center Stage will present a concert from DBR & the SQ Unit Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. It will be a completely acoustic concert led by Daniel Bernard Roumain, who also performed for NCSU Center Stage in February. Roumain is a composer, band leader and violinist who blends rock, classical, hip-hop and funk music together to create something new. His SQ Unit will bring Earl Maneein and Matthew Szemela on violins, Jessie Reagen on the cello and Jon Weber on the viola. Roumain will host a discussion before the show at 6:45 p.m.
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Russian troops began leaving their positions in the security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since the short but intense war in August, according to a Georgian Interior Ministry official. Under terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of the European Union, Russia has to pull back all of itâ€™s troops by Friday. Observers began monitoring Russiaâ€™s compliance with the agreement last week. The EU agreement obliges Russia to have all of itâ€™s troops pulled out of the security zones by Oct. 10, but Russian says it will keep troops inside Abkhazia and South Ossetia. On Sunday, troops lowered the flag at a Russian base in Nadarbazevi, Georgia, about 30 miles northwest of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. â€œWe have to see how it ends, but so far this is a good sign,â€? Shota Utiashvili, spokesman for the Georgian Interior Ministry, said.
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Groups prepare for debate Political organizations study before Technician-sponsored debate Chris Allred News Editor
Leaders in Students for McCain and Students for Obama have been preparing for the Technician-sponsored debate, which will be in 434 Daniels Hall Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Ches McDowell, chair of Students for McCain and freshman in political science, said he has been studying Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s positions. “This [debate] is on what John McCain feels,” he said. “I don’t necessarily agree with John McCain on every single thing, but I don’t agree with [Democratic presidential candidate] Barack Obama on anything.” Michael Cobb, assistant professor of political science, will moderate the debate, which will bring two students from each group, including McDowell, on stage to argue in favor of their candidate. McDowell said he has been studying all of McCain’s platforms and thinking of possible responses from his Democratic rivals. Brett Little, a senior in political science and a debater supporting Obama, said he joined the debate to inform students on Obama’s positions. “If we’re able to inform people of his actual positions instead of just political hearsay, than more people will be likely to vote for Sen. Obama than Sen. McCain,
because I believe he looks out more for the youth interest than Sen. McCain,” he said. According to McDowell, students will learn they should vote for McCain. “Students that watch the debate will understand that John McCain is the man that will for the students,” he said. McCain has a “proven record of bipartisanship” and he and Gov. Sarah Palin, his running mate, will move away from the “Ivey League idealogue that doesn’t understand the average citizen.” Students are so busy that Little said this will give them an opportunity to learn something they might not get elsewhere. “They’re studying every night for tests and midterms,” he said. “College students have a lot going on in their lives.” If they are able to come to this debate, Little said it will be a chance to be more nvolved in the political process. To prepare for the debate, he said he has watched the presidential and vice presidential debates again, viewing talking points and strategies, and has also viewed information from nonpartisan Web sites as well as Obama and McCain’s sites. Little said he campaigned doorto-door for President George Bush’s reelection in 2004, and while he still considers himself a conservative in some ways, he does not think the Republicans are the right choice for this election. According to Little, this election should be about issues like the economy instead of values.
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to the stage. “Even with about 15 minutes left in the pep rally, it was very continued from page 1 noticeable that people had been getting out of their seats and moving to the first floor,” he said. why we are not in the concert “You know how rumors spread,” right now.” he said. “When you get kids lined Jeff Gray, chair of this year’s up like that, there’s nothing you Pack Howl concert, said event can do, no matter how much sesecurity was instructed on this curity we have.” point so students would stay When students moved forin their seats for the pep rally. ward, security personnel was He said the incident occurred able to open one door because because of an there was not unforeseen enough room r ush f rom to open all of pep rally them. As soon seating to the as it opened, main level. t h e c r owd Gray, a sefiltered itself nior in engithrough the neering, said door in such h e h a d n’t a ha za rdhe a rd a ny ous way that complaints Blackford a nd didn’t said security know what might have happened stopped alw it h seculowing othrity or with ers through Jeff Gray, Pack Howl Chair students’ acbecause staff tions to make it so that offi- “didn’t want anyone else to get cers could initially only open hurt.” one door to allow the flow of “They had set it up so that all students to pass through. the people that came in at 7 to “Security did what they see the pep rally, they sent them were supposed to do,” Gray upstairs,” Blackford said. “About said. “I know people were 20 minutes before the pep rally there for the concert, but the ended, students started to figure pep rally was important too. things out. From what I heard, ... We wanted people to stay people just started crowding in their seats as long as pos- along that open area. When they sible.” did open the doors, there was a Gray said the event staff had huge rush to see who could get reserved the lower floor for to the barrier the fastest.” the pep rally and had intendGray said it is a problem that, ed to make an announcement although event coordinators informing attendees they could not have predicted it, will could make their way down be addressed at the meeting for the stairs to wait for doors to the next Pack Howl concert. the lower level to open. “How do we know the people But before the pep rally are going to get up halfway ended, Gray said students through the pep rally and make started to figure out they their way downstairs?” he said. would be able to stand closer
“Security did what they were supposed to do. I know people were there for the concert, but the pep rally was important too.”
Common, a hip hop artist, and Amanda Donald, a sophomore in biological sciences, make a toast to N.C. State. Common performed at Pack Howl in Reynolds Coliseum Oct 3.
N.E.R.D. performs at Pack Howl in Reynolds Coliseum. N.E.R.D.’s latest CD, Seeing Sounds, came out in June 2008.
Matt Sparrow, a senior in computer engineering, and Daniel Shaefer, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 3 in the ballroom of the Talley Student Center. Even after giving about a pint of blood Shaefer did not enjoy it much. “I still don’t like blood,” Shaefer said. “I was trying to get it out of me as fast as possible.”
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DBR & THE SQ UNIT Read Morgan McCormick’s preview in Tuesday’s TECHNICIAN
Tues, Oct 7, 8pm • Stewart Theatre • $5 students
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Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) is a composer and violinist who seamlessly blends funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music into a new, personal sonic vision. DBR returns to NC State with his SQ Unit for an unplugged concert – the real thing, the pure beauty of acoustic music. No amps, but all the fireworks you’d expect when DBR and his band take the stage. Pre-show talk with DBR, 6:45pm, 3118 Talley. MORE: dbrmusic.com • myspace.com/dbrmusic $5 NCSU students • $19-$23 faculty/staff • Public $24-$28 • After the concert, join us for a reception co-sponsored by the Union Activities Board The performance and residency by DBR & The SQ Unit is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council with funding from the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. This performance and residency is also funded in part by a grant from the Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Photo by John Walder.
Daniels Room 434 Oct. 6 7 p.m.
debate. moderated by Michael Cobb
representatives from Students for McCain and Students for Change will be on the panel debate
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Plan for safety issues at Pack Howl THE ISSUE:
Event staff did not adequately prepare to move students from the upper level of Reynolds to the stage area at the Pack Howl concert Friday.
The safety risk to students is a sign of poor planning, something that cannot go on if Pack Howl is going to continue improvement.
Pack Howl planners need to anticipate crowding and adequately prepare security and event staff at future concerts.
ommon and N.E.R.D. headlined the Pack Howl concert Friday, bringing nationally recognized artists for the closing act to Homecoming Week. However, the big names brought in some big numbers, and students reported problems with getting into the lower-level of Reynolds, as students could initially only get to the stage through one door. Failing to plan a way to safely and efficiently get students from the upper-level seats in Reynolds to the floor is not okay. Jeff Gray, Pack Howl chair, said about 3,000 students attended the concert, which is roughly the same attendance from last year.
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He said he was not aware of any problems, with mostly positive feedback about the performers. Gray also said the planning committee will continue to find ways to please as many people as possible with the quality of performers at Pack Howl. Attendance is not the issue here — any event that brings in large numbers of students and leaves most of them happy is a good thing. Keeping them safe is the issue. If the University cannot guarantee students will have a safe, enjoyable experience, then it does not matter if it can secure top-
notch entertainers for concerts like Pack Howl. Gray said he will start looking at possible complaints Monday. This is three days too late. Pleasing as many students as possible by securing big-name entertainment is a legitimate goal, but keeping them safe should be one of the Pack Howl concert planners’ top priority. The fact that none of the student complaints have filtered up to the Pack Howl’s planners is disturbing — Gray said he has yet to hear a lot of negative feedback. Clearly, the Pack Howl commit-
tee needs to find a way to get immediate feedback on all aspects of the concert, including the quality of the performers and the venue’s safety. After the reports of the event staff only admitting students through one door, the concert’s planners need to address logistical issues well in advance and inform event staff of exactly what doors to open and where to direct students. As Gray said, making the maximum number of people happy with the performance at Pack Howl is a priority. But ensuring that everyone is safe at the concert is a priority also. The event planning needs to reflect that goal.
Separate political facts from political jokes
erybody knows, Palin’s daughter Bristol is pregnant out of wedlock. The media have been ragging on her, and luckily for her, Obama had the integrity to tell the press to get off her back (no pun intended). But, this may be because he understands the situation. Obama’s mother also got pregnant when she was very young (18) and presumably had a shotgun wedding, considering she gave birth to him SEVEN months after she married. And since I’m a member of the media, I’m evidently required to mention how ancient McCain is. Let’s get this straight. Joe Biden and McCain are the same age: 72 years young. Also, Ron Paul supporters rarely had to defend his qualifications because of his age when he was still running, who is a “geezer” as well. I encourage people to express their opinions in classrooms, but I suggest they do research rather than just relying on pop culture to tell them what they need to know about the candidates. What’s dangerous is when people take these as credible sources of political commentary. So please, research candidates and don’t rely merely on “The Onion” or the latest jokes to make a decision. It can be difficult to find an objective source of political information because of mediums like the Huffington Post and Fox News, but glassbooth.org and politico.com provide unbiased information on candidates. I’m not saying that political jokes should be forbidden. As long as people separate academia from entertainment, I’m OK with the occasional joke about McCain’s age and Obama’s elephant ears.
University not handling budget reductions properly
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“No, I hadn’t really heard their stuff, so I wasn’t interested in going.”
Sunburns are always an easy way to tell who went to the football game.
Taylor Ashby junior, economics
Kirsten Southwell, correspondent
Recall the struggles that made America
Editor’s note: this column is the last part of a three-part series on rethinking the issues of the 2008 election.
ast week, I ended with the question: Why has every great nation fallen? While I cannot presume to know why the Romans, Greeks, Persians, Chinese a nd other imperial powers ceased to be world leadJenn Halweil ers at one Staff Columnist poi nt i n history or another, I definitely have a few guesses. My answer is that they forgot what it meant to struggle to survive. They got lazy. They stopped being leaders because they ceased to influence change and began accepting what they had. In many ways, Americans have also forgotten their struggle for independence and survival. It has been over 250 years
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An article in the Oct. 2 Technician quotes senior officials in the Provost’s Office on strategies for dealing with a reduction in state funding. We all agree on the need for wise decisions. For this to happen, however, we must have administrators who are accomplished in their own scholarship, appreciate fundamental principles of higher education, comprehend the practices at top tier universities and truthfully represent the issues — to the university community, to the legislature and to the public. The handling of three contemporary issues does not inspire confidence:
1) The administration periodically requests funding from the state legislature arguing that additional teaching support is needed to accommodate enrollment growth, yet over the past decade the number of tenure track faculty who teach at the university has remained the same or declined in critical areas while the number of administrators has significantly increased — no, it is not just a question of reclassification of positions. 2) The University has publicly announced the completion of a billion dollar fund raising campaign, yet only trivial funding will go to support teaching, How much? Well, per department, perhaps the monetary equivalent of few golf balls.
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since we fought for revolutionary change. Americans have also begun accepting life as it is given. We accept two choices for president, even if we like neither. We teach our children to memorize information rather than promoting a culture of do-it-yourself responsibility. It is easy to understand why many Americans have become complacent about their lives. As Americans, we are rewarded simply for existing. We get coupons and free Victoria Secret panties for owning a mailbox, cars just for living to age 16 and credit cards just for living to age 18. We are given jobs just because we paid to go to college. We no longer need to struggle against the forces of nature. Instead, we have to struggle against our own social constructs, and the easiest way to struggle against a social construct is to complain. I have heard people criticize the American educational system. Many of these individuals are the same people that refer to the presidential election as “a choice between the lesser of two evils.”
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However, these same individuals don’t take to the streets and rally for change. All of this begs the question, are Americans really unhappy enough with their situation to revolutionize their educational and political systems? Or are we so complacent about our struggle for beneficial change that we view abstaining from voting and complaining as synonymous with rebelling against the status quo? The day we are willing to accept only two choices for leadership, instead of being leaders ourselves. The day we are willing to complain about our education system but not struggle to change it. The day we accept the rules of our society as a given and stop struggling against social constructs through purposeful action will be the day America ceases to be a great nation actively advancing the causes of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. E-mail Jenn your thoughts on the election to email@example.com.
“Yes, I had heard a couple songs of the artists and I wanted to see them perform.” Lyrechel Galarza senior, English and Spanish
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watch a lot of late night talk shows and other shows that use current events as comedic material, and much of the commentary has understandably been about the upcoming presidential elections. Most of their political j o k e s h a ve been about Republican Jane Moon presidential Staff Columnist candidate John McCain’s age, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s racial identity and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter. These jokes have long been worn out, but for some, they are sources of endless entertainment. I understand that it’s nothing new for television shows to take cheap shots at the candidates, but what irritates me is when these same kinds of comments are mentioned on campus as valid reasons for voting one way or another. Though it seems silly to assume that comedy can sway votes, we should look at the example of “Saturday Night Live” and the 1976 presidential election. Before Chevy Chase impersonated President Gerald Ford as a clumsy victim of frequent assassination at tempts on “SNL”, he was ahead in the polls by 30 points, according to Rod Cockshutt, a professor in journalism. After the skits aired, he was behind 30 points in the polls and lost the election. Television shows may not have the same influence as they did back then, but Tina Fey’s Palin impersonation on “SNL” received a frenzy of media attention. The presidential candidates are about neck and neck now, and it’s possible that a gag like this could affect the polls. Also, many of these remarks are spattered with ironies. As ev-
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PAGE 5 • MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
Trends move to the closet AS FASHION WEEKS END, DESIGNERS DECIDE TRENDS FOR SPRING 2009
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rom Paris to Milan, from New York to London, fashion weeks were in full swing over the past month. That means designers like Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, John Galliano of Dior, Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta have already decided on the trends for spring 2009.
The design process actually started in about January of this year, according to Elizabeth Morrison, a senior in art and design who was an intern with both Anna Sui and James Coviello in the summer of 2007. Designers, including the ones who showed at fashion weeks, picked out their fabrics, patterns,
This look might be the easiest to pull off, since almost anything can be layered . And these layers don’t necessarily have to match. Marc Jacobs, for example, showed a line of mismatched pieces that did not match, but worked together to create a look. “You can pair a patterned purse with a cardigan,” Lauren Boynton, a junior in art and design, said. “Tone it down with something solid.” Pairing a designer’s patterns together can also work, she said. “They use similar colors, but the patterns don’t necessarily have to match each other.”
This trend, Boynton said, can be incorporated into almost any outfit. “They can go on the sleeves, on the neckline, on skirts and dresses, and on trims,” she said. Ruffles have lingered throughout fashion lines before, she said, but they are more exaggerated for spring 2009. Look for ruffles in lines from Sari Gueron and Carolina Herrera.
colors and details early in the year to develop the prototypes for their spring lines. That means these trends will make their way to racks and shelves of local stores like Target and Belk. So keep an eye out for the following trends, which appeared on the runways of every major fashion week.
The sheer top, which Boynton said was perfected by Yves Saint Laurent, is a classic piece that doesn’t fade out of fashion. This year, it just happened to be a more prominent fixture in designers’ lines. And it’s a look that can be sophisticated with fabrics like chiffon. “Just make sure to wear something underneath a sheer top,” Boynton said. But the look, she said, can work “anywhere, at any time,” a trait that makes it versatile. Look for Christian Siriano, Ohne Titel, Sabyasachi, Jeremy Laing and Preen.
Large, bold head pieces seemed to be one element of Paris Fashion Week. The pieces, although some were included in Ready-to-Wear lines, probably won’t translate into mainstream fashion as-is. Instead, they might appear as oversized headbands or more toned-down version of what appeared on the runways. For head pieces, see lines from John Galliano, Tao, Junya Watanabe, Chanel, Comme des Garcons and Maison Martin Margiela.
TECHNICIAN LIFESTYLES Dangerous amounts of caffeine in energy drinks
Researchers at John Hopkins University have found that some energy drinks now have as much caffeine as 14 cans of Coke. A 12ounce cola contains 35 milligrams of caffeine and a six ounce coffee has 80 to 150 milligrams, while an energy drink can contain 50 to 500 milligrams. Researchers say that caffeine at the higher levels is a drug and can cause hypertension and a rapid heart rate. Energy drinks do not carry labels displaying how much caffeine they contain because they are marketed as supplements. While many are calling for better labeling and warnings, the American Beverage Association believes such labels are unnecessary and would not make any difference. Doctors say that energy drinks can be safe in moderation.
New pros to more exercise
The American Heart Association has recently pointed to depression as a significant risk factor for heart disease. An ongoing study at Duke called UPBEAT is finding that exercise is the best medicine for both illnesses. The study compares exercise alone with taking antidepressant alone to see how each improved. Some patients complain that medication contains side effects where as exercise does not. Researchers say that regular exercise can treat both depression and heart disease prevention, doubling its benefits. The UPBEAT program is still enrolling for its 16-week program.
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Modeling, jumping rope a delicate balance Joe Edney is a model, professional jump roper and junior in business administration Laney Tipton Staff Writer
Looking for Joe Edney? If you can’t find him on campus, you should try looking in New York, Paris, Milan, the Caribbean, Japan or Iceland. He might be on a catwalk modeling for some of the biggest names in fashion — including Prada, Fendi and Marc Jacobs. You might find him in the pages of men’s fashion magazines, like GQ. Or, he might be jumping rope. When Edney was eight years old growing up in Chapel Hill, his mother sent him and his older sister to a jump roping camp where, at first, he said he was miserable. But what started out as torture became one of Edney’s passions. “Eventually I kind of figured it out, and it stuck with me,” Edney, a junior in business administration, said. Edney joined the Bouncing Bulldogs in fourth grade, and still works with them today. Several members of the team attend N.C. State, and he met his roommate, Ted Lehman, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, through the team. Edney started jumping rope competitively in middle school. His team experienced quite a bit of success early on and traveled all over the world to places like Israel, Japan, South America, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia to compete, perform and conduct workshops. Traveling all over the world during middle and high school, Edney had to give up the more normal teenage lifestyle.
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“Jumping rope dominated my life,” he said. “I had to sacrifice other things.” Jumping rope lead Edney toward another career opportunity his sophomore year. He and Lehman heard that XBOX wanted to do a commercial with jump-ropers. The two found out about auditions the day before, and skipped midterms to drive all night to New York to give it a shot. Turns out the trip was worth it. After a successful audition, Edney said the two were treated like royalty while filming the commercial. But Edney got much more out
of the XBOX experience than just adding the commercial appearance to his list of jump roping accomplishments, among his numerous national championships and overall male World Championship with his team in 2006. A wardrobe assistant on the set of the commercial took notice not of Edney’s rope skipping skills, but of his tall, thin frame and model-like face, and suggested that he contact a few agencies. Edney sent a picture taken in his back yard to a modeling agency, and received a response a few days later. The agency wanted a portfolio, and after seeing that,
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Edney said, “I wasn’t sure what walks of Paris and Milan, modI was getting into.” eling for names like Prada and Because of modeling, Edney appearing in magazines like GQ. has had to alter his lifestyle. He It also has provided him with an was on track to graduate last May, opportunity to, at 22, become but modeling kept him busy. completely self-supportive and This semester, he is a part-time pay for his education, as well as student because of his hectic his apartments and car. schedule. So is there a common link be“I never know when they are tween his jumping rope and his just going to call me and tell me modeling? He said his unique I have to go somewhere for the ability helps separate him from weekend,” he said. other models. This year, he missed the first “I can show people something two weeks of school because of they’ve never seen before,” Edwork. ney said. “Modeling goes beyond “Everyone is pretty under- what you look like. You have to standing if you’re willing to get stand out.” your work done.” Also, because Edney traveled Edney takes spring semesters so much at a young age with his off because that is his busiest jump roping team, he said he time. feels he was better prepared to Last year, he was in Paris in travel for his modeling career. January, Milan and New York in “It made it easier for me to be February, then Tokyo for March in new places, because I was used and April, back to New York, to traveling,” he said. then to Iceland before spending Edney said he doesn’t like to the summer at home. talk about his career with people His career has here, and enjoys taken its toll on his anonymity Edney’s social among his collife. legiate peers. “It’s really hard “I’m rea l ly to ever make a normal kid. plans with my I don’t feel friends here,” compelled to Edney said. flaunt,” he said. Spea k ing of “It’s absurd that friends, Edney Joe Edney, junior in business people will pay has two sets: the money to have administration close friends he you stand in has grown up front of a camwith or made here at NCSU, and era and walk down a runway. It’s the temporary friends he meets not a big deal.” in the modeling industry. He In his spare time — when he also has two different dressers has it — Edney goes camping for his clothes, and two differ- and spends time in Carmichael ent apartments — one here and Gymnasium with his friends. He one in New York. recently picked up soccer. “My two lifestyles are like night As a business marketing maand day,” Edney said, “but that’s jor, Edney still isn’t sure what he OK. It keeps things interest- wants to do after graduation. ing.” “I’ll model as long as I am Edney has also grown a thick getting work,” Edney said, but skin while in the industry. added he won’t do it for the rest “Modeling can be a really fickle of his life. business,” Edney said. He does plan to continue He said it helps that he isn’t jumping rope, helping coach kids always in New York, constantly who are just beginning with the surrounded by the tribulations Bouncing Bulldogs and staying that are often associated with the involved with the team. modeling industry. He and Lehman are also hop“N.C. State brings me back ing to start teaching a fitness/ down to earth,” Edney said. “It jump roping class here in the helps to remind you that you are near future. a normal person.” “I see modeling as an occupaBut modeling has proven ben- tion,” he said, “and jump roping eficial for Edney. as more of a passion.” He travels all over the world for work, spending time on glaciers in Iceland and the famous cat-
“I’m really a normal kid. I don’t feel compelled to flaunt.”
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Club Ice Hockey defeats Clemson 4-3 in opener Hockey opens the season with a win over the conference rival tigers Kate Shefte Staff Writer
In front of over 200 raucous fans, the menâ€™s club ice hockey team defeated Clemson, 4-2, on Saturday night at the RecZone. Although the Tigers were fresh off a thorough beating of Georgia, 9-2, the night before at home, Wes White said the team did not look fatigued in the least. â€œI think with them having two games underneath their belts, it gave them a bit of an advantage,â€? White said. â€œFor our first game, I thought the guys started fairly well.â€? Last yearâ€™s Atlantic Coast Conference Hockey League player of the year, Dan Masiulis, did not disappoint in his teamâ€™s opener. The junior in education scored two goals, including one off a stunning short-handed breakaway that turned out to be the game winner. â€œI kept thinking, â€˜I have to score,â€™ If I missed, it would have been awful. My self-esteem would have gone down a lot.â€? Head coach David Kurtz, who served as an assistant coach during last yearâ€™s campaign, said the team is focused on surrounding Masiulis, a junior, with young talent.
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Captain Wes White skates down the rink during a game in February.
â€œHeâ€™s really good, but weâ€™ve got to give him better support,â€? Kurtz said. â€œWe canâ€™t rely on him to give us a hat trick every night, although that would be nice.â€? Junior Ben Dombrowski scored the Packâ€™s other two goals. Eric Michelich, an undeclared freshman, tallied two assists in his first game with the Wolfpack. Masiulis and co-captain Wes White said they were also very
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impressed with the performance of Nick Christopoulos, a freshman in civil engineering. â€œNick really impressed us on the penalty kill,â€? White said. â€œHeâ€™s a grinder-style player, and heâ€™s not afraid to get down and dirty.â€? Goaltender Stephen Russell turned away 27 shots in three periods for the Pack. The crowd roared when, during the sec-
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ond period, Russell snatched a point-blank shot out of mid-air while sprawled out on the ice in butterfly position. â€œSteven played great and had some big saves, Kurtz said. â€œOne nice thing about our team is we have two goalies who I feel we can put out there in any game.â€? State often double-shifted its top two lines, and that appeared to wear on the team as the game went on. At one point, State led 4-1, but Clemson crawled back into the game during the third period. â€œDuring the first period, we looked like we had a bunch of people who are new, and we do,â€? Kurtz said. â€œThe second period was our best, and the third we got a little lazy. Clemson looked like theyâ€™d thrown in the towel, but they got that one goal and they really played us hard for the rest of the game.â€? State faces Virginia next Saturday at 9:30 at the RecZone before traveling to Hershey, Pa., to participate in a tournament with teams from around the country. Masiulis said the team would love to have the fan support they had in their home opener. â€œWe were all really pleased with the turnout,â€? Masiulis said. â€œThe fans really inspired us, and we were able to pull out a win.â€?
didnâ€™t do that,â€? junior defensive back Clem Johnson said. â€œThey mightâ€™ve caught us off-guard a little bit.â€? Though it lost, the Packâ€™s offense was able to put up 31 points, gain first downs and make some spectacular plays. Freshman return-man T. J. Graham set an N.C. State
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which he accounted for all 5 Boston college touchdowns, served as a reminder that while our defense looked OK against average offenses early in the season, good teams can expose glaring holes that still exist. Watching the linebacking corps without Nate Irving is kind of like watching that reality show with hip hop artist Flava Flav in that it makes you lose your faith in humanity. Experienced offenses can eat up true freshman Dwayne Maddox and Sterling Lucas with drop passes and draw plays they did not see last season as high school players. The secondary may have even less depth than the linebackers, if that is even possible. Cornerbacks DeAndre Morgan and Jeremy Gray looked lost on Saturday playing in the
record for the longest kickoff return in school history as he ended the first quarter with a 100 yard return for a touchdown. After putting up 160 yards on two returns in the first quarter, the Eagles did not put another kickoff in his direction. â€œIt really takes you out of the game a lot. You know that that is your strong point and you try to take advantage of it,â€? Graham said.
zone. While Crane had 55 pass attempts, the defensive secondary combined for just two pass breakups. The Boston College offensive line that played on Saturday was relatively young, featuring three true sophomores and just one senior. But Stateâ€™s front four failed to get any pressure on Crane, who enjoyed plenty of time to sit back and pick apart the Packâ€™s secondary. It is a telling statistic when Crane, who isnâ€™t the most mobile of quarterbacks, is sacked only once, while Wilson is brought down five times. Although a loss is disappointing, itâ€™s hard to be mad when the Wolfpack, which has been devastated by injuries, takes a good Boston College team down to the wire. The game brought plenty of hope. With young guys like Maddox, Wilson and tight end George Bryan making plays, it is hard not to be optimistic for the future.
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Game reveals strengths, weaknesses
Men’s soccer records shutout The men’s soccer team shutout Gardner-Webb 4-0 on Saturday evening. It was N.C. State’s third consecutive win. The victory pushes the Wolfpack to 4-5-1 on the season. State took only seven shots but managed to find the net four times. Junior Alan Sanchez led all scorers with two goals. Redshirt junior Ronnie Bouemboue added another goal for his 6th of the season. Junior Daniel Fish rounded out the scoring, notching his first goal of the year.
Volleyball drops two After beginning the season 2-0 in the ACC, the volleyball team dropped their next two conference matches over the weekend. The Wolfpack lost to Wake Forest in four games on Friday and in three games to Duke on Saturday. The losses drop the Pack to 8-11 overall and 2-2 in conference. Senior Aiwane Iboaya led the Pack recording 13 kills in the Wake Forest match and seven against Duke.
Women’s soccer shutout by Hokies The women’s soccer team dropped their third straight conference game on Sunday, falling 3-0 to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. State entered halftime tied with the Hokies at 0-0 and carrying a 5-4 shot-advantage, but two goals by Emily Jukich and one by Niki King put the Pack away. The loss puts State at 8-5 overall and 0-3 in the ACC. This road trip has not been kind to the Pack so far. State has lost by a combined score of 12-0 in the three games so far.
Redshirt junior running back Jamelle Eugene reaches for the ball on the goal line during the Homecoming football game Saturday, October 4. Eugene ran for 26 yards on four carries in the 38-31 Boston College victory.
Wilson returns, Pack rallies but falls short to Eagles Quarterbacks dominate stat line in a 38-31 win Jonathan B. Laughrun
Rifle team places 2nd
N.C. State rifle took second place in Charleston, S.C. over the weekend, finishing behind Army for the tournament title. With a score of 577, junior Samantha Bullard led the Wolfpack in the air rifle competition. Katie Siegert, also a junior, led State in the smallbore with 573.
Women’s golf ties for 13th The women’s golf team finished tied for 13th in the Tar Heel Invitational. N.C. State finished with a score of +64 as a team. Individually, senior Lauren Doughtie finished tied for 24th with a final tally of +10. Next weekend, the Wolfpack will play at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Clubs have busy weekend Two different club sports had good showings this past weekend. The men’s lacrosse team defeated UNC 5-4 in overtime last Friday. The team, now 2-1 in the short fall season, also held its alumni game Sunday. Club baseball held a tournament against three high school showcase teams. The team went 2-1.
N. C. State’s (2-4, 0-2 ACC) 38-31 loss to Boston College (4-1, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday developed into a passing shootout as the two teams combined for 646 yards in the air. Senior quarterback Chris Crane exploded for the Eagles throwing for 428 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 47 yards and three touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Russell Wilson kept the Wolfpack in the game going 19-33 for 218 yards and one touchdown and rushing for two. Combined, the Eagles and the Pack had 84 pass attempts compared to just 52 carries. Sophomore wide receiver Owen Spencer said he expected this type of game. “I personally thought it was going to be a shootout,” Spencer said. “They did what they had to do on the offensive side, and I know that we had to match that.” Wilson returned to action after being sidelined from the South Florida game due to an injury. His presence on the depth chart (Wilson has
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missed 11 quarters at quarterback because of injuries) has been a week-to-week item for Wolfpack fans. But his ability to make plays with his feet and his arm, as the freshman was scrambling from Boston College’s big defensive line on nearly every snap, kept the Pack in the game on Saturday. “[Wilson] did a real good job. He stepped it up,” sophomore wide receiver Owen Spencer said. “He made plays for us and he just tried to get the ball to the receivers. He did a real good job of being calm in the pocket and relaxing. He just kept his poise and that allowed him to make plays like he normally does.” The 218 yards passing and 33 attempts were career highs for Wilson. He also scored his first career touchdown on the ground in the first quarter and followed it with a second in the fourth. Both rushing touchdowns were key plays that tied the game. While he has been put out of commission with injuries to his head and shoulder this season, he said the sting of defeat is what is hurting him after Saturday. “I feel fine,” Wilson said. “It hurts a little bit to lose. Losing a game like that is tough” Wilson’s second rushing touchdown tied the game at 31 with just over three and a half minutes remaining in the game. With
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State’s defense holding Boston College to zero points on their previous drives it appeared it had all the momentum. “I never doubted our team,” Wilson said. “We were down the whole game pretty much. I never doubted, I always thought like it was our game.” Boston College then marched 70 yards down the field on seven plays to score seven points and seal the win, leaving only 22.8 seconds on the clock. Crane put the nails in the coffin on his third rushing touchdown of the
game punching it in from 13 yards out. “With the clock ticking, most teams would try and get the ball in the middle of the field [for a field goal] but they FOOTBALL continued page 7
SCOREBOARD N.C.State 31 38
GAME NOTES Turning Point: When Boston College took possession on its 30-yard-line with 3:24 left in regulation, State had all the momentum after tying the game on a two-yard Russell Wilson run. A 36-yard pass from Chris Crane to Lars Anderson energized the Eagles, setting up the winning score. Why Boston College won: Potent offense - Boston College marched all over N.C. State, recording 28 first downs, 578 yards of total offense and more than 35 minutes of possession. Why N.C. State lost: Play in the trenches - offensively, the Wolfpack had trouble protecting Russell Wilson, who was forced to scramble often and was sacked five times. On defense, State did not get enough pressure on quarterback Chris Crane. Crane was sacked only once—one of only two tackles-for-loss for the Wolfpack on Saturday. Gameball goes to: Chris Crane - The Eagles quarterback was booed for a poor performance in Boston earlier in the season, but he was lights out against the Wolfpack. Crane passed for 428 yards and two touchdowns in addition to rushing for a team-high 47 yards and three touchdowns.
When the football team lost its first game 34-0 to South Carolina on Aug. 28, it confirmed my suspicions entering the year — our offense was going to be terrible, but our defense, wh ich a llowed only three points in the first half of that game, could be OK if it Taylor Auten built depth. Sports editor But after watching the 38-31 thriller at Carter-Finley on Saturday, I am beginning to realize the opposite may be closer to the truth. The Wolfpack offense seems like it is starting to come into gear, particularly at the skill positions. It put up 24 offensive points against one of the best defenses in the ACC — Boston College was only allowing 6.5 points per game entering Saturday — after an abysmal start to the season. Redshirt freshman quarterback Russell Wilson seems like he is adjusting to the college game. In his last two starts, Wilson has a completion percentage of 62.5 and has thrown four touchdowns compared to no interceptions. Provided the football team doesn’t announce another injury — he looked fine in the post-game interviews — the offense may even build some continuity heading into the Thursday night game against Florida State Oct. 16. It was in the trenches where the Pack really showed its weakness. Quarterback Russell Wilson never seemed to have a moment in the pocket, as he was scrambling on nearly every play and sacked five times. State’s offensive line, hampered by the injuries of Curtis Crouch and Julian Williams, was no match for the Eagles huge defensive line. But it was the defense which really showed its weakness. The Pack made senior quarterback Chris Crane, a guy who was literally booed in his home stadium for poor play, look like his predecessor Matt Ryan, the No. 3 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Actually, it made him look better. Crane’s 428 yards passing on Saturday more than tripled the number of yards Ryan threw for against the Pack in 2007. Crane’s performance, in
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6th 7-3 38-22
2nd 6-4 41-19
10th 2-8 32-28
T-7th 6-4 36-24
9th 5-5 35-25
T-7th 5-5 36-24
T-3rd 6-4 40-20
T-3rd 5-5 40-20
1st 6-4 42-18
5th 5-5 39-21
No. 24 Connecticut @ North Carolina
Maryland @ Virginia
Overall Standings Boston College @ N.C. State Duke @ Georgia Tech Arizona State @ California Illinois @ Michigan Florida State @ Miami No. 13 Auburn @ No. 19 Vanderbilt
No. 23 Oregon @ No. 9 USC No. 14 Ohio State @ No. 18 Wisconsin
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