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Vote to decide future campus leaders Students cast their votes today to elect newest leaders for Student Government Nick Tran News Editor
Student body elections began Tuesday morning and will last until midnight. Votes can be cast at vote.ncsu.edu. Students will have the opportunity to elect candidates to the positions of student body president, Student Senate president, senior class president, Union Activities Board president, student centers president, student chief justice, student treasurer, and college senators. Current Senate President Kelli Rogers, a senior in political science, previously expected this year’s campaign to be especially competitive given the number of candidates running for president and Senate president. Jay Dawkins, current senior class president and senior in civil engineering, said the campaigns this time around have been especially noticeable with the number of signs. “There are more signs than before. You can’t walk ten feet without seeing something,” he said. “Students have no excuse for not voting, there’s so much info.” Dawkins said the majority of the candidates understand the challenges their positions entail and seem prepared. “Hopefully candidates understand the commitment and I think they do,” he said. “If you can successfully campaign on a campus this size, you’re probably a pretty good
leader.” Dawkins said, however, there have not been many creative campaigning efforts, just more signs. This should not deter people from voting, though. “The candidate’s success will depend more on their leadership and experience than the particular issues they focus on,” Dawkins said. “With a new chancellor we have an opportunity to take the University in a great direction and it will ride on those elected today.” Rogers echoed the importance of this round of elections given the presence of a new chancellor. “This year’s student leaders will be the first that Woodson remembers,” she said. “They will weigh the foundation for the relationship that students will have with this new administration.” Rogers said that while candidates have not tried anything new this year, they have made a significant effort to reach out to students. “We haven’t seen anything this year we haven’t seen in past years. There’re definitely more signs,” she said. “There has been more of an outreach to Centennial Campus this year than in past years. While candidates may not be on the Brickyard every day, candidates have come up with new ways of meeting students.” Students have definitely noticed the number of signs scattered on campus representing various campaigns. Paul Holt, an undeclared freshman, said the signs were the most apparent parts of
the campaigns. “They could have held a rally or something,” he said. “It seems like they’re getting their names out with signs more than their actual platforms.” Holt said he would vote for the candidate with the most economic campaign. “Right now we need to be focusing on what economic plans candidates have. It’s vital the student leaders know about how to handle money,” he said. James Robinson, a sophomore in accounting, said it was very important to vote because of how much power the positions hold. “I’ll vote just because the student body president makes decisions on what goes on around campus,” he said. “It should not be a popularity contest. It should be based on their ideas for their position.” Robinson said while he has not seen many candidates around campus, meeting with students is not as important as what they actually do in office. “I think [student body president] Jim [Ceresnak] has done a lot for the student body with seating and spring break and I didn’t see him a lot during his campaign,” he said. “It’s hard to see all the students on campus.” Eric Blake, a junior in chemical engineering, said the candidates have done a good job of reaching out to students. “The campaigns have been really welladvertised,” he said. “You can’t not see a campaign sign and I met some candidates on the Brickyard.”
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Blake said the candidates encouraged him to get more information and really seemed to be trying to earn the vote. “I’ll be voting on who will represent me and my major better,” he said. Dawkins said it was important to get as many people informed and voting as possible. “Even huge elections like this boil down to a handful of votes,” he said. “The biggest thing is to talk to candidates. Every time you go to the Brickyard there’s someone there and they’ll talk to anything that moves.” Rogers said the ability to represent the campus was an important trait to consider. “Students should vote based on who has the best leadership and ability to connect with a diverse student population,” she said. “The candidate should be comfortable not only representing you, but the entire University.”
A pollen-yellow brick path leads in between Williams, Harrelson, and Dabney Halls. N.C. State’s campus was voted the seventh most ugliest in the nation. Williams Hall was constructed in 1952, Harrelson Hall was constructed in 1961, and Dabney Hall was constructed in 1969.
Ugly campus prompts improvements New beautification projects sparked from negative criticism made towards campus appearance Katie Maness Staff Writer
Both N. C. State students and outsiders have called the campus ugly, and it is a reputation that sticks despite campus-wide improvements. Campus Squeeze, a Web site specializing in college stories and entertainment, ranked the University the seventh ugliest college campus in the nation. With the new wolf statues outside of the Free Expression Tunnel, there is an apparent effort to change the perception many have of the campus. Taylor Johnson, a freshman in business management, said she thinks that the campus is not very attractive. “There is always construction everywhere and the entire campus is made of brick. There is one area that’s pretty, the Carolina Court,” Johnson said. Thomas J. Skolnicki, a member of the University Landscape Architects, said he does not think our campus
Brooke Griff, a sophomore in zoology, fills her tray to take it out from Clark Dining Hall Sunday at lunch. “It’s just easier. I can take it back to my room and eat while I’m working,” Griff said.
deserves to have that negative repu- the Honors Village,” Skolnicki said. tation and questions the people who “One thing everyone sees is the edges, Dan Allen Road, Western Boulevard, are putting it down. “I wonder if people have the right and Hillsborough Street. [The master framework to compare our campus to plan] addresses the edges so that they others,” Skolnicki said. “I go to other show the beauty of all the campus.” Sarah Spitzfaden, a senior in biologcampuses and I see things that are ical sciences, said she thinks whatever great, and things that are not great.” Kevin Tighe, a sophomore in me- they build next should not be brick. “Stop with the brick. There is one chanical engineering, said because building that is the students see beautiful next campus everyday the to library, it gets tiring. Patterson, be“I fe el l i ke cause it is the people have the only one that is classic ‘grass is not brick,” Spitzgreener on the faden said. other side’ perThere are many spective,” Tighe Kevin Tighe, sophomore in la rge projec t s said. mechanical engineering planned for the Skolnicki said future, such as out of the criticism came an update of the physical the renovations of Talley Student master plan of the University in 2007 Center, the Achievement Drive gatethat deals with beautification and way, and new ways to get around campus, Skolnicki said. There are aesthetics. “They [visitors] do not see all of also many smaller projects in work campus. A lot of people don’t see the Brickyard, the Court of Carolina, or CAMPUS continued page 3
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Take-out program success Students enjoy ease of take-out Caroline Barfield Staff Writer
For years students have asked for a system allowing them to carry out food from Fountain and Clark and this semester their request was answered. The take-out program has gained positive reception from students since it began March 22 as part of the equivalency program. Randy Lait, director of University Dining, said the University had
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to improve every space available. “We planted on the south side of Thomas Hall, we added a brick-wall slope in Williams, planting on Pullen Road near Clark Hall to refresh that area, lots of small things like that.” Johnson said, “I would remodel most of the inside of the buildings.”
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looked at it like an equivalency feature, and figured out a way to control take-out.” “Last week, being the first of the program, students took out 35 breakfasts, 199 lunches, and 377 dinners,” Lait said. “Considering this was a 3 day week, we feel it was a success.” Lait said he couldn’t tell if the program has helped the seating problem yet, but he thinks it will since the people who are alone or in a hurry have the opportunity to grab a meal and go without the hassle of sitting down. Ryan Thomann, a sophomore in biological sciences, said he feels it’s nice to use a recyclable container instead of a disposable container.
News Spitzfaden said, “Update Harrelson, because it looks like it’s going to fall to the ground.” Many students do not want to pay any more money than they already do, however Skolnicki said the money is not coming from the students. “The money is from appropriated funds that the campus receives from the state legislator,” Skolnicki said. “We look forward to making campus better and better. We hope the
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April 5th perspective changes soon.” “I think that they are trying to make improvements, but I think that the campus could be updated,” Spitzfaden said. “Right now it is kind of ugly because of construction, other than that I don’t think there is anything wrong with it,” Tighe said. “I am excited about what we do on campus. We are working hard to do it,” Skolnicki said.
“I enjoy being able to eat with a box if they don’t want while helping the environment to.” David Hyatt, a junior in and it’s convenient for me when I’m in a hurry or just don’t feel computer science, said the like having to stay in Clark or program is beneficial for his schedule Fou nt a i n to a n d i t ’s eat,” he said. about time Lait said the univerDining aimed sit y ca me at making up w ith the program’s one. take-out boxes “Besustainable. ing able to “We wanted walk in, get to make sure my food t he program and leave, ut i li zes susrelieves the tainable mast ress of terials : reusRandy Lalt, director of having to sit University Dining able instead of down and disposable,” eat if I’m in he said. “We wanted the boxes to be durable a hurry,” he said. “Plus, I really and washable so students can enjoy being able to eat wherbring their box back, trade it ever I want. The crowding of in or receive a wooden coin, so the dining room was becoming they don’t have to walk around a pain in the evenings.”
“It’s worked out well so far, especially since it’s something students to asked for.”
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tudent Government and the daily student newspaper share a special relationship at N.C. State. They are two of the oldest organizations on the campus — both at or about 90 years old — and since the opening of Witherspoon Student Center in 1990 have occupied offices directly adjacent to each other. The close proximity of the offices and prominence of much of Student Government’s work on the campus — it’s often newsworthy — means the members of the organizations have a lot of interaction in both the professional and personal realm. It’s a relationship that allows for incredible insight and intimate knowledge few other students or faculty members have access to. Technician doesn’t make recommendations lightly, but does so because it has valuable knowledge students deserve to know.
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students this past year, but lack the dominating personality the position requires. Kouba is loud — not in a bad way. He has the capacity to guide the Student Senate with the strong voice it requires. For students who have seen a Wednesday night Senate meeting, they know the group acts like a Kindergarten class — it requires order. Center hopes to get into teaching and Robinson has the experience of a graduate student, but Kouba has the personality; he’d be a good fit for the position. For student body president, Technician will advise students not to follow James DieffendFor Student Senate president, erfer’s motto and think before Technician endorses Stephen they vote. Hence, after thinkKouba. The other two candi- ing, Technician endorses Ches dates for the position, Sarah McDowell for next year’s stuCenter and Michael Robinson, dent body president. The field was incredible this have given great service to the The pool is extremely competitive this year; the Student Senate president and student body president positions have a great list of candidates, and going to the polls today will be extremely difficult for students as they try to decipher which candidate will serve them best. In any case, students must vote to ensure they are represented by their chief student representatives. But Technician would like to offer its evaluation of the two major positions based on the candidates’ unique qualities and endorse the students it sees as best fit for the positions:
year and this decision was wrenching. But in the end, McDowell’s leadership experience, personal merits — he pays for his own education — and lack of Talley affiliation won out. Kelly Hook and Matt Woodward have been incredibly devoted student leaders and they should continue their marvelous service to the University, but an outsider’s perspective — McDowell has never been in Student Government — will hopefully breathe new life into Student Government. Likewise, Scott Goldsmith has incredible leadership potential, but another year of maturation in the Senate and a run next year would bring the greatest benefit to the campus. Regardless of whether you heed the paper’s advice or not, remember to vote today; it’s time well spent for the future of the University.
Construction is great, just great
he University is going through a transition period right now. We’re building a new chancellor’s home, receiving administrative upgrades, a golf course, an improved courtyard at t he At rium, ES King Village upgrades and have to Sam deal with the Daughtry big dig around Staff Columnist Student Health. It’s so much construction that almost every campus path has cones and diggers on it. Even Pullen Park will be closed until next spring because it needs a much needed face lift. A drive down Hillsborough Street has proved so bumpy that even bank robbers won’t use getaway cars — they just run. There are so many pot holes and bumps on Hillsborough Street that it should be renamed Mogul Avenue. Unorganized traffic circles and digs mysteriously finding old street car rails show just how ridiculous this project was in the first place. Once all this construction is finished on Hillsborough Street I will have to seek psychological treatment from withdrawals because I will have nothing to gripe about — at least until they start it all up again in three years with some great, new addition. Then Talley Student Center will undergo renovations. This $110 million student funded effort is supposed to bring a wow factor. It did — the price tag. The original project specifications — the guidelines students rejected — claimed to add a large amount of additional square footage, but the plan has already been reduced by a reported 7,000 square feet. To make matters worse, Talley will surely require a large staging area which means reduced parking spaces, taped-off construction areas and sections closed off for renovation — in other words, reduced student areas. Soon, the Atrium will have limited access for renovations. Project leaders are so excited about these changes that they have extended seating under
Harrelson Hall so we can all watch — and freeze in the winter when the indoor eating spaces are still closed. I can hardly wait for that wonderful dining experience. Not only will the food sink to the bottom of my stomach, the building will sink with me. Ah, the joy. Didn’t we just complete an Atrium project last year? Remember all those boarded path walkthroughs? Now all that gets to be reintroduced. Next time the Habitat for Humanity campaign comes to the Brickyard we should just leave the project so we will have somewhere to sit while the Atrium is under construction. While Wolf Wheels was an excellent idea, planners forgot that with all the construction maneuvering around campus is not going to be very bikefriendly. The University Student Centers Board of Directors needs to show diligence in alternative solutions for the general student population. While alumni and students are appreciative of upgrades, the board should be mindful of alternative solutions for current students unable to use facilities under construction — nearly 30 percent of our campus. Instead, our top candidates want to streamline our classwork interfaces or have us join them for dinner in one of our illustrious dining halls. Students want to have a great college experience, but with so much construction the experience is diminishing and causing some students to seek other universities. Students I spoke with said that they cannot concentrate with so many renovations. Most have concerns that when Talley construction begins there will be little or nothing to do on campus. With this entire urban renewal one would think we were getting a new campus. Leaders provide hopeful comments like “just think how wonderful it will look when its finished,” only to have those road cones, barrels and barriers moved just another hundred feet to the left or right for the next muddy disaster. With all this construction, we should change our school mascot from the Wolf to a Barrel Monster. It might be a reflection of what students are really saying about N.C. State.
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t the Chancellor’s Lia ison meet i ng last Wednesday, the University community said goodbye to its chancellor of the past year, James Woodward. There were times t h i s ye a r — the new chancellor’s house, TalRussell ley Student Witham Executive Editor Center and some conspicuous firings — that made me wonder if he was operating under some higher directive toward clearing house and doing tasks no new chancellor could ever accomplish. But in the end I was sad to see him go; I learned to know him as a man with an incredibly difficult job who was doing the best he could to help the University through one of its most high-profile messes since Jim Valvano’s firing. He had a plan and he stuck to it. For that, I can laud his efforts and confidently say he wasn’t temporary to any of us who knew him.. During his last months in office, he “teed up” many of the major campus issues for our new chancellor, Randy Woodson, to solve. He’s given you a tough slate, Randy. With hope t hat you c a n i mpac t change, I’ll welcome you to N.C. State — the wartorn battlefield that it is
— and give a couple pointers on where we need some help. Transportation The Wolfline, as great a benefit as it is for students, is not a long-term solution to our campus transportation needs. If you take a look at the University’s physical master plan, we’ve already acknowledged the problem in transporting thousands of students the couple miles between Centennial and Main Campus. And I quote, “N.C. State is reserving a rapid-transit corridor for a future transit mode. While the technology has not been determined, [it] will carry great numbers of people to and from high-volume destinations and across campus.” The solution the plan proposes would be a series of rapid-transit stops connecting the Brickyard, the new Talley Student Center, the corner of Avent Ferry Road and Western Boulevard, the research areas of Centennial Campus, the Oval on Centennial and the Park Alumni Center. It’s a brilliant solution and — in my eyes, at least — is essential to the sustainability of the new campus. Without these vital connections, which would allow student movement en masse, the bus system will falter and fail, grinding campus travel to a halt. In my conversations with some University Transportation leaders, the idea of a monorail or other tram system has already been discarded as impossible to finance. Essentially, the
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plan outdates the reality. If this is truly the case, we need to come up with a solution fast. The campuses will permanently, and irreparably, split without it. Talley Student Center Randy, the other major issue you have to address is the rapidly shrinking blueprint of the aforementioned, new student center. The new design has already been reduced by 7,000 square feet. Yes, the $110 million students are putting up toward the new building is part of a renovation project, not new construction, per se. But students were promised additional student areas — those areas are disappearing. We’re paying for this project and it’s looking increasingly like a fleecing. Triangle-area construction costs are out of your control, but the transparency of the process isn’t. You must keep students aware of the updated plans and how their money is going to be spent. This is just a sampling. You have a lot to deal with during the next months and years, including addressing the survival of this very newspaper, stagnant faculty growth and booming classroom sizes. You’re getting more than you signed up for, but we are eager to help you try and fix it. Welcome to the Pack. Now, let’s get to work.
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An inside look at SG campaigns Candidates sacrifice time and money in hopes of winning on election day
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For the past couple of weeks, Student Government candidates have been making their rounds, passing out flyers, giving speeches, and meeting students – all in hope of being elected to some of the highest offices held by students. But what exactly goes into these campaigns? Before a student even considers running for a major office, however, most begin by getting involved with Student Government or University affairs early on in their college careers. This was the case for Kelly Hook, a candidate for student body president and current student senator. “When I was a freshman I met a student senator in one of my classes who informed me about how Student Senate has a chance to impact our University, and I ran for a freshman Senate seat shortly thereafter,” Hook said. Matt Woodward, who is also a candidate for student body president, ended up joining SG because of completely different circumstances. In 2008, after four students painted racist graffiti in the Free Expression Tunnel, Woodward was asked to serve on a committee to handle the aftermath of the incident, which left many members of the University community up in arms. “The Free Expression Tunnel incident really kicked off my leadership,” Woodward said. After acquiring the needed experience, some individuals make the decision to run for a higher office. This is where the additional work comes in. Not only are students now vying for the votes of their peers from their own college, as senators do, but they have to campaign to acquire the support of the entire university. So, where do they begin?
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The most obvious answer to this question – as evidenced by the wealth of signs scattered across campus – is advertising. “I have a total of 74 signs all around campus,” said an anonymous candidate. Some opt to go with professionally designed signs that tend to be more expensive. Others, whether by necessity or by choice, prefer to go the traditional route by creating their own signs. The candidates aren’t the only ones putting in significant work. In fact, Woodward said he has forty members on his team and a couple managers that help him campaign. According to Hook’s campaign manager Ethan Bartlett, a sophomore in economics, their campaign is comprised of a central group of dedicated supporters. “We have a core group of five individuals that work on sign making, scheduling, and etcetera,” Bartlett said. Signs can only do so much when it comes to reaching out to students, however. A common strategy behind having lots of signs is to make the name of the candidate more familiar to students-which can make the value of the signs a matter of quantity, not quality. “We are using a lime green color scheme in hopes that we will be more noticeable,” Hook said. We have placed OSB boards all over campus with our logo on it and we have made some stickers and hats as well.” One problem that candidates sometimes run into is theft and vandalism of their signs. “A lot of signs get misplaced during the day,” Woodward said. “I wake up at 3 in the morning, going around campus fixing
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my signs.” In addition, another issue candidates often face is a general sense of apathy from students. “Most of the juniors and seniors are even less interested in SG, because they have been around longer and know that most of it is probably bull crap,” Woodward said. “So I targeted the freshmen and sophomores.” Now, freshmen and sophomores are the majority of students living in dorms and the question becomes what will make those students come out of their dorms and interact with campaigners. Matt Woodward feels the answer is ‘something absolutely ridiculous’. “I initiated the Wolfpack Quidditch Club and held games,” Woodward said. “Some people became curious
and some others joined in.” The result was that he was able to interact with these students, ask them what issues were important to them and share his own vision, which Woodward describes as “a campus where we support each other.” “I have tried to reach out to students by doing sports events, giving away cotton candy, and meeting people at the free expression tunnel,” Woodward said. “I even got this friend of mine to film a video of me which is on Facebook.” Hook said she feels that one-on-one interactions go a long way in winning the support of fellow students. “My team and I spend as much time as possible trying to meet students, hear their concerns and earn their support,” Hook said. The fascination with technology that is prevalent in the student generation motivates candidates to turn to the web to find support. Web sites and
Facebook groups are popular ways for candidates to spread the word about their campaigns. To some students, this may be one of the easier aspects of the campaign, as they don’t even have to leave their rooms to campaign on the web. The most challenging part, however, is balancing time, at least according to Woodward. “I know I want to be on the Brickyard talking to people, but if I have a 10:15 class, I will have to go to it,” Woodward said. “A lot of time, I am just doing homework on the weekend for the next week but I am still not ahead.” For reasons like this, campaigning does not leave candidates with much space for free time. “We just have to be okay with not sleeping and working nonstop these two weeks,” Woodward said.
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Junior pitcher Jimmy Gillheeney hurls the ball during Sunday’s game against Santa Clara.
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a full-time job, which is baseball.” At this rate, Jimmy Gillhee-
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play soccer has become much more of a responsibility for the trio. They do all of the club’s paperwork, which includes recording practice attendances, keeping record of the commu-
enjoying every bit of his trek to the top. “I’m really enjoying myself a lot,” Gillheeney said. “I had a good spring training so I’m really excited for the rest of the season.”
nity services in which the club participates, and keeping tabs on expense reports for travel. They also have to schedule games and tournament appearances, find referees to officiate their home games, and even chalk the field prior to games. Getting on the team was difficult in itself. The squad hosts
tryouts in both the spring and the fall. In the fall between 60 and 70 people try out, and in the spring it is typically between 40 and 50, but only about 25 players make the team. Every year the club gets a big turnout at tryouts from underclassmen that played at their high schools and want to keep
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ney might soon be the next Seattle ace. The Mariners have fared well with lefties drafted in the eighth round. Seattle left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee was also drafted in the eighth round, in 1997 by the Marlins. In the meantime, Gillheeney is
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lowed Crow to avoid missing classes for his sport. “I know I’ve been fortunate enough to work my schedule around riding,” Crow said. “[I’ve been able
to] work my weekend schedule as well, because in the spring most weekends are dedicated to racing.” However, this semester’s exams will pose a challenge for team members looking to compete in the national championships. “The national champion-
ships are going to be in May,” Crow said. “They’re right in the middle of exams so I’ve had to shuffle some around.” The club has just one race remaining before the conference championships at Virginia Tech April 17-18. That race will be this weekend in West Virginia.
playing and also build friendships at the University. “My friend’s sister played on the club team before me and that’s how I found out information about tryouts,” Caitlin Gehris, a sophomore in history, said. “And I have been playing for 2 years now. I wanted to join a team that was still seri-
ous about playing soccer and I wanted to keep playing competitively.” The girls also expressed how rewarding their experiences with the club have been. “It’s a positive environment. It’s a good way to be active, be competitive and make friends,” Payne said. “We get to do com-
munity service to help and get to play soccer. It is the best of both worlds, I think.” The club next plays at home on Sunday at 1 p.m. on the upper intramural fields and then it will go to Chapel Hill on April 18 to compete in an indoor seven-on-seven game.
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Football holds scrimmage Saturday the football team held its first scrimmage of the spring at Carter Finley Stadium. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Mike Glennon went 12 for 25 on the day and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns. 2009 starting quarterback Russell Wilson sat out to prepare for the baseball game against Virginia that same night. Linebacker Nate Irving had 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Baseball prepares to play Coppin State
The baseball team will play a two game series against Coppin State today and Wednesday. Both games will be broadcast live on WKNC and gopack.com. The Pack is coming off of a 7-6 win in the series finale against Virginia this past weekend to take the series 2-1. Coppin State is coming into the series with a record of 10-12 on the season. Source: N.C. State Athletics
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Today Baseball v. Coppin State Doak Field at Dail Park, 6:30 p.m. Mens Track at Sea Ray Knoxville, Tenn, All Day Women’s Track and Field at Sea Ray Knoxville, Tenn, All Day
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Junior pitcher Jimmy Gillheeney winds up to pitch against Santa Clara. Gillheeney allowed only four hits and one run in the Pack’s 3-9 win.
Gillheeney making Major League splash with Mariners Former Wolfpack pitcher quickly estalishing a reputation in Major League Baseball Chelsa Messinger Staff Writer
At this time last year, Jimmy Gillheeney was sitting in the back of his English 222 class, trying to keep from daydreaming as the professor droned on about Chaucer and Shakespeare. What a difference a year can make. It’s April in sunny Arizona, and you can see Gillheeney throwing in his bullpen, the same as he used to, working his trademark curveball-
changeup combo. But this year, instead of small talk in between pitches with N.C. State pitching coach Tom Holliday, he’s getting tips from Cy Young winner Cliff Lee and MLB All-Star Felix Hernandez. Gillheeney ignited his baseball career as the Wolfpack’s No. 1 starting pitcher last year after collecting AllACC and Third-Team All-America (NCBWA) honors in 2008. Although he was still in college, many scouts began to salivate over his surprisingly advanced repertoire as early as his freshman year, when he was nominated for NCBWA’s Stopper of the Year, an award for the best closer in college baseball.
“Jimmy has always been really motivated,” said junior pitcher Jake Buchanan. “He is also confident in his abilities. He could stay relaxed even in the toughest situations when he pitched.” The Seattle Mariners then drafted Gillheeney after his junior year as the second pick of the eighth round. He performed so well in the minors this past season that he was asked to participate in Spring Training with the major-leaguers in Arizona. This has surrounded him with famous players like Ken Griffey Jr., with whom he shares a locker room. “Its been crazy,” Gillheeney said. “I have been fortunate enough to meet
and even have conversations with all the big-name Seattle players.” Gillheeney is acing his way through the minors in a hurry. Most minorleaguers spend years without even catching a glimpse of a major league game. Gillheeney hasn’t been in the system for a year and already is getting chances to throw against MLB All-Stars. For Gillheeney, playing professionally has upped the ante on how he performs. “I have been working twice as hard as I did in college,” Gillheeney said. “It’s a little more serious considering that I’m actually employed with
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Wednesday Baseball v. Coppin State Doak Field at Dail Park, 3 p.m. Thursday Women’s Track and Field at Sea Ray Knoxville, Tenn, All Day
Cycling pedals past competition
Men’s Track and Sea Ray Knoxville, Tenn, All Day Friday Men’s Golf at Wolfpack Invitational Lonnie Poole Golf Course, All Day
Club team near top of conference standings heading into home stretch of season
Men’s Tennis v. Virginia Charlottesville, Va, 3 p.m.
Baseball v. North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C., 7 p.m.
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Quote of the day “I have been working twice as hard as I did in college, it’s a little more serious considering that I’m actually employed with a full-time job, which is baseball.” former Wolfpack pitcher Jimmy Gillheeney
Lisa Badalamenti, a junior in business management, deflects a ball during women’s club soccer Monday, April 5, 2010. Badalamenti, who joined the team this semester, was excited about the upcoming games with her fellow teammates.
Trio carrying club soccer Without a coach, three players bearing all of team’s responsibilities Jon Goodman Staff Writer
The women’s club soccer team returned home this week after losing in the semifinal round of a tournament hosted by Clemson University. The N.C. State team had won the tournament the previous three years and the semifinal match was its first defeat of the spring season. Its record for the spring is now 2-3-1. The team finished
the fall season with a record of 5-1-4. Graduate student and former player Blair South has coached the team from the spring of 2008 until this past fall and the team is now searching for a new coach. South graduated in 2006 and came back to help the team. The team is currently being led both on and off the field by its two co-presidents, Samantha Walker, a senior in biological engineering, and Elizabeth Sodoma, a junior in business, and its vice president, Emily Payne, a junior in accounting. “The leadership side is new,” Walker said. “But I get to grow
from the experience and the responsibility and keep the club going.” Walker is the team’s goalie while also participating in six other club and intramural sports. Sodoma plays forward in addition to her duties as copresident, and Payne has been playing midfield for the team since her freshman year. The three of these athletes take care of all of the responsibilities of the club team. Without a coach, they design and instruct the practices and coach the games while participating themselves. Simply getting to
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Navy - 720 VT - 632 NCSU - 622 WVU - 508 UVA - 508
A bicycle is a mode of “If you win you get a stars transportation to and from class for many students, but and stripes jersey and you get for the Cycling Club a bicy- to wear it for the next year cle is a tool to be mastered while you’re racing,” Crow said. “That’s the thing everyby the victorious. The team has been com- one strives for.” But racing does not come peting since mid-February in Tour de France style without its challenges. As a road racing at events along club sport, the team does not receive t he t he E a st accommodaCoast. Actions varsity cording to sports get. history se“We drive nior John ourselves,” Crow, the Crow sa id. team is “We pay gas reaching and food all for some by ourselves.” lofty goals. Club mem“The bers must ultimate also balance goal is to competing w in t he senior John Crow with schoolconference work as all championship and then national athletes do. “I know I have no life,” Crow championship,” Crow said. The team is in third place said. “I’m travelling every in the Atlantic Collegiate weekend from Friday to SunCycling Conference, behind day night. And then getting Virginia Tech and the Naval back and having to do all my homework.” Academy. But good planning has alAnd not only is the team doing well, Crow is currentcycling continued page 7 ly in first in men’s group A.
“The ultimate goal is to win the conference championship and then national championship.”
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