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Museum exhibit reflects on life after Katrina


The summer of campus-wide change

Six years after the disaster, most of the area destroyed by the hurricane has yet to be rebuilt. Alanna Howard & Brooke Wallig Senior Staff Writer & News Editor

When John Rosenthal began taking pictures of the wreckage from Hurricane Katrina in 2007, foundations and pavement were the only remnants of more than 5,300 homes in the Lower Ninth section of New Orleans. An exhibit that opens June 9 in the Gregg Museum of Art & Design will showcase 40 of these images. The title of the exhibit is “Then… Absence: after Katrina in the lower 9th ward.” The Lower Ninth was the hardest hit part of the Gulf Coast, where more than 80 percent of the area flooded and 2,000 lost their lives. According to Robert Manley, director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the exhibit shows how the Lower Ninth has “become a symbol of the failure of the government to look out for the well-being of some of its poorest citizens.” “After Katrina struck, people were going through houses to get what they could from them. John was there a year-and-a-half later, and by the time he got there virtually everything had been cleared out and was like a ghost town,” Manley said. The collection shows all the destruction one would expect to see after a storm, but the images remind everyone how much work has yet to be done in New Orleans. When discussing the stories told from the remains, Manley said the purpose of the collection is to charge viewers to think. “This exhibit really is meant to make people think, ‘What do we really leave behind?’ Pretend for a moment the world really did end, what would we see? What would it look like after?” Manley said. “I think it’d look a lot

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Summer is business as usual for Hillsborough Street

As summer break kicks into high gear, Hillsborough Street maintains a strong base of clients. See page 3.

A delicious namesake, a redefined look

Formerly located in Go Pak Bazaar, Laziz Biryani corner continues to maintain ties with N.C. State. See page 5.

Horning departing: ‘It’s been a great ride’

David Horning will end his nearly 30-year tenure with N.C. State in July. See page 8.

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The Harrelson Hall bookstore opened June 6 to replace the previous bookstore until the new Talley Student Center is completed. All Talley offices will also be moved to Harrelson until the new building is completed.

NCSU Bookstore temporarily relocates Harrelson Hall takes on a new tenant as now one of many construction projects wraps up for now.

Rachel McCloskey, a junior in elementary education, said the extra registers would help students save time. “[The registers are] for during rush. There are so many people trying to buy books at once. We hire tempoJohn Wall rary staff for rush. We have all of our Staff Writer registers running at once to try to help students get in and out,” McCloskey The University bookstore and said. merchandise Mecca, previously Rush at the bookstore refers to the housed near Talley Student Center, biannual run on textbooks, which coopened June 6 in its new location: incides with the beginning of the fall Harrelson Hall. and spring semesters. Until late in the spring semester, The Brickyard, the most recognizHarrelson had an open-air bottom able symbol of N.C. State’s brick-laden floor. However, construction over campus, experiences foot traffic above the spring encased the bottom and beyond what the old location f loor, and the bookstore is now experienced. The Atrium — dining taking advantage of the previously- central — and the library — study underutilized space. central — are easily visible from the The Harrelson location is tem- bookstore’s front door. porary and will last for three years, Students who work at the bookaccording to Pat Hofmeister, asso- store get paid by the hour. They also ciate director of NCSU Bookstores. get compensated in free textbooks, Talley Student Center will be its which they must return at the end permanent home once renovation of each semester. However, not all is completed. textbooks are free, Bookstore emand employees must ployees bega n purchase loose-leaf to move merbooks and course c h a nd i s e l a s t packs outright. week. Due to Brandon Mitchell, the short time a junior in criminolframe and the ogy, said getting free volume of matebooks is what drew rial that needed him to the job. to be moved, the “[Free books] is move was hecthe best part about tic, according to working here. The Hofmeister. job is pretty easy,” Rachel McCloskey, junior in A l l s er v ic e s Mitchell said. elementary education provided in the Mitchel l work s old book store t hroug hout t he are available at the new one. school year, and takes 15 hours per Computers, apparel, memorabilia, semester as well. ties, general interest books, iPads, Student workers must work at least class rings, school supplies and, of 15 hours per week in order to receive course, textbooks are for sale. free books, according to Jason TarkSimilar to the old location, mer- ington, a senior in sports managechandise and textbooks are sepa- ment. rated. However, given that the new McCloskey, who a lso work s store only occupies one floor, ev- throughout the school year, said she erything is on the same level. tends to work 10 hours per semester Each “department” has its own in the textbook department. She takes row of cash registers. Thirteen a heavy course-load of 18 to 19 hours registers occupy the textbook de- per semester. partment, and seven occupy mer“We are working with what we’ve chandise — a far cry from the old got, and [the bookstore] has turned location, which lacked in points- out better than we expected,” Mcof-sale. Closkey said.

“We are working with what we’ve got, and [the bookstore] has turned out better than we expected”


Cates Avenue is closed to thru traffic in preparation of construction on Talley Student Center.

Talley construction to change transportation Officials hope to avoid transportation issues in wake of Talley construction. Bri Aab Staff Writer

As construction begins on the Talley Student Center renovations, the University’s Department of Transportation is making plans to minimize its effects on navigating campus. According to Christine Klein, public communication specialist for NCSU Transportation, students concerned about the travel troubles that may arise in bus routes surrounding the construction zones can rest easy. “We always analyze and review the effectiveness of our bus routes, but

this year in particular, we’re taking the opportunity to take a fresh look at the way we manage transit service,” Klein said. “We’re not ready to roll out our plans just yet, but students will be seeing changes in the fall which we think they’ll like.” While the final fall plans haven’t been released, students living on central campus during the summer sessions may find usual routes along Cates Avenue and Dan Allen Drive altered in response to the renovation. In addition, Centennial Campus routes are under review and are changing due to student suggestions. “We knew the Talley Renovation was coming, so we did not route any buses on the portion of Cates Avenue between Talley and Dan Al-

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NC State Bookstore (main location) will be closed May 28 - June 5. We will re-open at Harrelson Hall on the brickyard Monday, June 6, 2011 at 8am. For more information about our relocation, please visit our website:

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June 2 8:23 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY ES King Village Report of tires slashed on student vehicle.

The photo on page 3 (“Contemporary Art Museum showcases new artists”) of June 2’s paper was taken by Patrick Easters, not Brent Kitchen. The caption was also incorrect; the correct caption is:

2:25 P.M. | HARASSING PHONE CALLS Biltmore Hall Staff member reported receiving phone calls from unknown person.

Kelsey Richards, a senior in history, explores an inflatable sculpture which was part of the “Hold On, Loosely” exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh. “You walk in a refrigerator door and it’s like Willy Wonka’s wonderland,” Richards said. Artist Dan Steinhilber constructed the exhibit from sheets of greenhouse plastic and melted bits of grocery bags. It was constructed just before the museum’s opening on April 29 this year and will stay at the museum through August.

June 3 9:17 A.M. | CONCERNING BEHAVIOR Carmichael Gymnasium Staff member reported email threat from student. Detectives made contact by phone and student was trespassed from Carmichael Gymnasium and instructed to turn himself in in reference to active arrest warrant not related to this incident.

In June 2’s “Burmese refugees seek therapy through art,” the second paragraph refers to artists from Durham. They are not artists, but art therapists. The Art Therapy Institute would like to clarify that although they received a grant from UNC for the program, the original funding was a grant from Strowd Roses Inc.

June 4 8:50 A.M. | SUSPICIOUS PERSON Venture Deck Officers located non-student loitering in the area. Subject was trespassed from NCSU property and arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.

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June 6 9:19 A.M. | LARCENY Pylon 10 Staff member reported stolen boat and boat trailer from this location.

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1:12 P.M. | FIRE Morrill Drive/Warren Carroll Drive FP responded to mulch fire. Area was checked but absent of fire at the time.

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yssa Collins, a junior in horticulture, takes advantage of the practice rooms in Price Music Center, Monday, June 6. Price Music Center is equipped with eight practice rooms available to students on a first-come, first-serve basis, allowing students like Collins to practice their instrument year-round. “My music teacher gave me a lot of music to work on for the summer,” Collins said. Collins decided to become a music minor when she took a piano class her freshman year. “I love that they have class piano available for everyone,” Collins said.

2:19 P.M. | LARCENY Carmichael Gymnasium Staff member reported unauthorized subject trying to gain entry. When refused, subject took cell phone from reception desk and ran. Phone was recovered but suspect was not located.

Report on low-income students excludes NCSU

ation rate is 30 percent, according to Jo Ann Norris, president and executive director of North Carolina Teaching Fellows. Therefore, the study discounts schools that adhere to the national graduation rate average, and favors schools John Wall that graduate 40 percent Staff Writer more students than the national average. College tuition has risen at a Julie Mallette, associate rate four times faster than the vice provost and director of rate of inflation over the past scholarships and financial 30 years, according to a report aid, noted further why N.C. filed by The Education Trust. State would not be included The report mentioned five in the report. colleges nationwide that pro“It is my understanding vide solid, affordable educa- that you needed to have at tion to low-income students. least 30 percent of enrollBesides colleges in California ment come from low-inand New York, UNC-Greens- come students,” Mallette boro was one of the schools said. “By nature of criteria brought up. for N.C. State and UNC“It is important to note that Chapel Hill, that often will these three systems [CA, NY, not happen. It eliminated NC] are deeply, publicly com- U NC-Chapel Hi l l and mitted to N.C. State closi ng t he from the ac c e s s a nd get-go.” success gaps The rebetween lowport also income and highlighthigh-income ed the perstudents, centage of and between students wh ites a nd eligible under-repto receive Julie Mallette, associate resented mifederal vice provost and director of norities,” the aid in scholarships and financial aid report said. the form Of the five of Pel l colleges mentioned, UNC-G Grants, another reason low-income students paid less why N.C. State was excluded than any other school. UNC-G from being considered for low-income students -- defined this report. in the report as having parents “[We] have at least 30 who earn $0 to $30,000 per percent of students who year, paid $1,470 annually. are eligible for Federal Pell Queens College in New York Grants. For the most reranked second in the report: cent year [2010-2011], only low-income students paid approximately 26 percent $1,708 annually for their edu- of N.C. State undergraducation. ates qualified for Federal Authors of the report stud- Pell Grants,” Mallette said. ied institutions that provide “In prior years, N.C. State education for “a net price for had only 18 to 22 percent low-income students of $4,600 of undergraduates receivor below, offer students at least ing Pell Grants; so the 26 a 1-in-2 shot at graduating and percent this year is higher serve at least an average pro- than in the past, but not portion of low-income stu- high enough to meet the 30 dents.” percent threshold used for The national college gradu- this report.”

N.C. State was not listed as “low-income student friendly” because of high graduation rates and low percentage of low-income student enrollment.


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June 9 PRESENTATION ZEN D.H. Hill Library, ITTC Labs 1A and 1B 12:00-1:00 p.m. The power of a presentation is not just in how it looks, but the process of creating one. In this session we will cover the basics of Presentation Zen, how to get out of the bullets and clip art rut, where to find pictures, how to host your own “Pecha Kucha” night, and taking it to the next step with Prezi! THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Witherspoon Cinema 7:00-9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. – 12 a.m. June 10 3RD ANNUAL TRIANGLE USGBC — EP GOLF TOURNAMENT Lonnie Poole Golf Course 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join Triangle USGBC and co-hosts Emerging Professionals this year for a chance to win a Harley Davidson and four other Holein-One prizes, as well as compete in the Team Putt for $5,000 cash. Breakfast with coffee prior to tee time and lunch will be served. “4man” Captain’s Choice.

SNEAK PREVIEW: PERSPECTIVES Witherspoon Cinema 8:00–9:30 p.m. The film Perspectives is a docudrama focusing on the individual and their overall outlook on life. In the film, local director, Jon Darcelien interviews people all across Carolina and up the east coast asking them six questions pertaining to life. The question: “Why is life worth living?” June 11 THE PINES OF ROME Koka Booth Amphitheatre 7:30–9:30 p.m. Take a seat beneath the pines of Regency Park for a performance of Respighi’s glorious, towering masterpiece, The Pines of Rome. Also featured in this toast to music inspired by the natural world: music from Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and RimskyKorsakov’s breakneck Flight of the Bumblebee. June 14 WORKPLACE VIOLENCE TRAINING Public Safety Center 2:00–4:00 p.m. This two-hour training provides the learner with information on preventing, responding and managing workplace violence. This training meets the University mandatory training requirement (per PRR 04.05.2) for supervisors/ managers on workplace violence prevention and response. June 15 PAUL Witherspoon Cinema 7:00–9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.




Summer is business as usual for Hillsborough Street As summer break kicks into high gear, Hillsborough Street maintains a strong base of clients. Ken Cheng Staff Writer

This summer while the streets and campus of N.C. State may look barren, the local businesses surrounding the University continue to carry on business as usual. Considering the demographic that sustains many of these businesses is on break, summertime means a time of survival for these shops and restaurants. “It hasn’t been too bad this week,” Wes Gibson, a server at East Village Bar and Grill, said. “Memorial Day was a little slow, but last night you wouldn’t have been able to find a parking spot.” For many college campuses around the U.S., when summer rolls around and the student migration begins, restaurants are usually among the first businesses to feel the blow of the vacation season. Some, like East Village, have the fortune of an even flow of local and non-collegiate patrons. “We have a pretty diverse crowd,” Gibson said. “It keeps our business a little more consistent over the summer than those that are much closer to campus.” However, not every business is feeling the heat that summer has brought on. The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation is busy organizing events working with students, faculty, businesses and anyone who considers themselves to be part of the community that is Hillsborough

Street. “We try to attract businesses to Hillsborough Street and thereby bringing clients to the businesses,” Jeff Murison, executive director, said. Not only does the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation find a way to keep itself busy during the summer, but it also finds activities and projects that students remaining in Raleigh can participate in as well. “This summer we’re working on a program that goes on the first and third Thursday of the month,” Murison said. “There will be a free movie playing and everyone is welcome to bring blankets. The admission is free and there will be free popcorn being handed out.”   Last September Murison organized the street festivals Live it Up Raleigh and State Patty’s Day, a play-off of St. Patty’s Day. “We’re trying to find unique opportunities all year long. It’s all about finding the right niche,” Murison said. Activities aside, there still remains the option of sticking around and getting a summer job or internship. The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation has taken on interns from N.C. State.  “Student occupancy in the housing off-campus is in the 75 percent range,” Murison said.  “There are still plenty of students that are around campus, just not on campus itself. They are all either having jobs or going to internships.” Murison said the University provides a large portion of revenue for the street, but the businesses have extended beyond just N.C. State to maintain this business.           


Local businesses like Global Village and Mitch’s Tavern face a rather empty Hillsborough Street this summer as most students are away from campus until August.

Salah Youssef, owner of Reverie Coffee Den, across the street from D.H. Library, still maintains regular store hours despite summer vacation. According to Youssef, business is down during the summer, but full-time University faculty still patronize consistently. “Business has been pretty good, but a little bit has changed with people going away,” Youssef said. “All the staff

from State is still here. A lot of residents are still here. We never change our hours at the shop. Business—it’s a little decrease, but the University will keep on going. We don’t have that rush between classes, so it’s more relaxed. Rashid Sassa, second manager of Jasmin Mediterrean Bistro, said the restaurant’s main goal is to diversify its clientele. “Since May, when the spring semes-

ter was over, we were low for a couple of weeks,” Sassa said. “But with summer classes, we have picked up a little bit. The summer is a slower time, definitely, but more Raleigh locals come out to eat. But throughout the year, I would say that students make up 60 to 70 percent of business.”



Gaither Frye, a sophomore in First Year College, observes the “With Lathe and Chisel: North Carolina Wood Turners and Carvers” exhibit at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Talley Student Center Wednesday, Jan. 27. “My favorite piece was the Shocking Southwest one, it’s really interesting that it was carved from maple,” Frye said.


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like these photos--fragments left behind and nature taking back over.” Normally after a large storm, demolition crews would need to clear partially-wrecked homes. According to Manley, the water eliminated the Lower Ninth without any help. “There were long blocks with nothing, with all of the houses completely wiped out. He went to see what remained of what used to be a very dense community, not unlike areas in and around Raleigh,” Manley said. “Even though the Katrina di-

saster was years ago, large parts of the area still look pretty abandoned.” With the recent destruction in Sanford and other parts of N.C., Manley said he thought this exhibit would be pertinent. “We thought it was an appropriate show given the recent tornadoes and bad weather. I feel like it is a fore-taste of the future,” Manley said. “Al Gore pointed out in The Inconvenient Truth that global warming would disrupt weather patterns. There would be more tornadoes, a much more active hurricane season, and everything he’s said so far is coming to happen.” Prior to becoming the director of the Gregg, Manley was

a contributor for “The Weird U.S.,” a website that compiles “America’s local legends and best kept secrets,” when he happened upon an extraordinary storm story. “I wrote for ‘The Weird U.S.’ series, and one of the things I wrote about was a story from Louisiana where a hurricane had completely demolished the roof [of a place of worship], and yet there was one candle still lit in the altar,” Manley said. “It was a miracle, a lot like what is in some of these pictures.” There is a reception held on June 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, which lasts through August 13.

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“I believe experts in the design and construction field have planned all aspects of construction.”

Reality bends for local artist Gregg Museum to showcase exhibition of one man’s alternative reality. Brooke Wallig News Editor

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the campus community.” Regardless, Klein said it is important to see Talley’s renovation as a way to directly and positively affect the student body, and many of the foreseeable consequences in its development may be necessary evils. “Personally, as a University employee and an N.C. State graduate, I feel like any ‘pain’ experienced with this particular project is well worth it. Talley was functionally obsolete and no amount of money could have fixed its problems. Meeting rooms and student activity space were woefully inadequate, heating and air systems were being patched together and, not to be indelicate—but the plumbing...enough said,” Klein said. “The new Talley will be truly worthy of the students it serves.” Jennifer Gilmore, communications manager for University Dining and leader of the Talley Project, expressed similar sentiments. She said while there may be annoyances now, the rewards aren’t far behind. “I hope that students will see the value of this project and consider the inconveniences a small price to pay for a brand new student center that will serve generations of students to come,” Gilmore said. “By learning more about the project and staying current on the construction notices, they can not only anticipate potential impacts to their daily schedule, but also get really excited about what the new building will offer. New dining facilities will be open as early as fall 2013, so we aren’t that far away from reaping some of the benefits.”

While dreaming up imaginary friends may be seen by society as something strictly limited to early childhood, Renaldo Kuhler took the practice several steps further. He created his own country. The fictional country of Rocaterrania, located somewhere between the United States and Canada, is the product of Kuhler’s attempt to overcome traumas faced during his adolescence. There are literally

thousands of drawings, notes and physical representations of the intricate world Kuhler has created in his mind for more than 60 years. A nd star ting tomorrow night, N.C. State’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design will put it on display to the public. Kuhler himself will be in attendance opening night, according to museum director Robert Manley. According to Manley, by day Kuhler is a scientific illustrator for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. But whenever the 77-year-old man is not drawing painfully accurate pictures of insects, bugs and birds, Manley said Kuhler “in his spare time pulled out

another drawer in his desk and continued to work on the drawings and notes depicting what life is like in Rocaterrania.” But make no mistake. According to Kuhler, Rocaterrania is no paradise, but rather a better alternative suited specifically to his experiences. “This is not a utopia, nor is it a fairyland,” Kuhler said. “I am Rocaterrania, and the struggles there represent what I have faced in my life.” And upon a closer examination of the history of Rocaterrania and its customs, the similarities become clearer. According to Manley, when

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A report by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, concluded that just five colleges in the entire country were doing a good job of serving lowincome students. N.C. State was not on the list, but also did not qualify for the report.


N.C. State currently maintains an adequate level of assistance toward low-income students. Budget cuts and tuition increases are inevitable, but the University should especially consider lowincome students when reevaluating programs.

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ust five colleges are serving low-income students adequately, according to a report by the Education Trust. The findings sparked an examination of our University’s treatment of low-income students. Although N.C. State maintains an adequate level of assistance toward low-income students now, the University should continue to uphold this standard in the future. North Carolina is among the top states in the country for lowest in-state tuition. Our state’s tuition rates sit at an average of $3,563 per year, significantly lower than northern states such as Vermont, New Hampshire or Ohio, whose rates are more than double the N.C. average. The national average was

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$10,674 annually in 2004, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. With those numbers, N.C. State appears to serve lowincome N.C. students well, at least significantly better than other states. However, student loan debt has mounted higher than credit card debt nationally, and tuition is rising every year. A public university must take other measures to protect the interests of its low-income students.  N.C. State does have opportunities like Pack Promise, the guarantee by the University that “our neediest students will receive 100 percent of their fi-

nancial aid requirements.” The University has partial scholarships, grants, work-study programs, individual college scholarships and fellowships. However, many of these programs are now under review as the administration examines cost savings. Pack Promise is under review by the dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs. Teaching Fellows may be phased out as early as 2012. N.C. State has continually offered an opportunity for low-income students to receive a quality education, but with the budget crisis, these opportunities may be severely limited.

It would be a mistake for our University to forgo the opportunities offered to low-income students because administrators cannot find alternative programs to cut. Administrators and legislators should reevaluate programs and services and try to revisit programs that do not deliver such a significant blow to low-income students. N.C. State has long promoted its “historical mandate of access, affordability and success for all students, regardless of income or need.” The University has upheld this tradition and served low-income students well in the past and present, but the school should make sure this treatment does not decline in the future.


Absolute value over relative worth


here is too much hostility among humans; too much struggling for dominion when no one is really qualified to lead. Our hostility develops from our collective desire to gauge our Andrew self-worth Greene in terms of Staff Columnist relative accomplishments, but there is another way to revel in success. I call this method absolute value, for it entails disregarding the relative comparisons that we are so inclined toward making. By forgetting to rate ourselves against the abilities of others — and instead taking pride in our absolute achievements — we all might replace a bit of jealousy with peace of mind. Competition is the primary source of our struggling and strife, and many fear a mutiny against its inf luence. A standard of absolute value is a better alternative to our tradition of competition and relative success. Ignoring the common troubles which should bind us together, humanity continues to reject unity in favor of a competitive culture where no individual can exist without engaging in the oppositiondriven way of life. It is illogical that a populous should continue to live according to the decrees of such a divisive despot as competition, yet still we are obedient. Still, we compare ourselves with one another in order to determine our worth. We look to fashion magazines to see if we are beautiful, look at our friends’ test scores to see if we are smart and compare salaries to see if we are successful. Is there no better way to coexist?  Cynics would say no. Beaten down in their attempts at conscientious objection, cynics have submitted to the notion that competition is insurmountable. In their defeat they have accepted that it is human nature to crave relative power, wealth and status.  Advocates of competition are hardly distinguishable from the cynics. They too believe humankind is disposed to embrace these non-ideal character traits. Beyond our desire for power, wealth and status, advocates assume that we are inclined toward lethargy and will rarely do what it takes to achieve our selfish aspirations.  In other words, they believe that humans need incentive.

Without incentive to work, advocates believe humanity would regress to a more primitive style of life where stagnation rather than progress would typify the human collective. They fear rebellion against competition for believing that without it scientific and technological development would drastically diminish or desist. It is a compelling argument the advocate makes; so compelling, in fact, that few of us can even fathom a world thriving in progress without competition. For those few who can, maintaining hope for its eventual existence is a constant struggle. In everyday life we are faced with competition; we are pitted against one another on a daily basis. In school, at work and even in recreation or leisure, we take time to compare our performance against that of others. Unfortunately, we do not compare for the sake of assessing our absolute progress. Rather we compare to make sure that we are still relatively good at something. If we are better than someone at a given task then we feel happiness. If we try and cannot be better, then we are disgraced.  However, inferior performances are an inevitable part of life and therefore we build a limited tolerance for them. But if we are honest with ourselves, in our hearts there is still that smoldering desire to be regarded as exceptional. This is because the precepts of competition have been so ingrained in us that even through conscious effort we cannot easily shake our desire for relative praise.   Determining worth in terms of relative accomplishments is a very dangerous custom which humanity would be wise to abandon. A better alternative is to find worth in absolute achievements, both mental and physical, without motivation from desires for dominance. We are all capable of doing many things well. Perhaps we are not capable of being the best, but we are always capable of improvement. And by taking pride in improvement - in our own progress, rather than our progress as compared to others - humanity might gradually overcome the enmity and individualistic culture championed by competition. Send Andrew your thoughts on absolute value to letters@

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Does N.C. State provide adequate resources for low-income students? BY BRENT KITCHEN

“I don’t know. I’m not a lowincome student, but I don’t get any money.”

Contributed by Marvin “Pop-Pop” Herring

Ben Lingo junior, civil engineering

Teaching the legislature a lesson


ver the past few weeks, the North Carolina legislators have worked their versions of the N.C. 2011-2012 budget. This legislature moves for the phasing out of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship ProTrey gram in Ferguson the year Staff Columnist 20122013. This would mean the incoming class of N.C. Teaching Fellows would be the end of the program, and thus the end to North Carolina’s final attempt to recruit master teachers for its public schools. After the N.C. General Assembly’s Appropriations Act of 2011 abolished the Millennium Teaching Scholarship Loan Program, the N.C. Teaching Fellows program remained as the last state-funded effort to recruit future college students to the teaching profession. As these next rounds of budget cuts hit North Carolina, this recruitment attempt will disappear as easily as its predecessors. While this type of elimination may not seem to impact North Carolina as a whole, nothing could be farther from the truth.    The Teaching Fellows Program provides students with $6,500 a year, along

with various program opportunities to better prepare students for their future careers in education. The N.C. Teaching Fellows Program, unlike the last cut of the Millennium Teaching Scholarship, provides students with a program component which better prepares them for educating their future students.   Training experiences included in the program incorporate opportunities such as cross-campus networking and brainstorming on various techniques and strategies one could utilize in their potential classroom. Experiences like these are not offered inside a typical college education course.    The program impacts 16 campuses—one of which includes N.C. State, which remains one of the major campus programs in the entire state. The N.C. State Teaching Fellows Program lends its participation to numerous fundraisers on campus, including the organization and running of the Mega-Blood Drive. This program has also aided in the growth and development of the College of Education.   Many times, parents and citizens of North Carolina complain of N.C.’s low-ranking educational system, and of who is to blame—incompetent teachers. The Teaching Fellows Program provides the solution to this complaint with the training of competent teachers able to face the classroom with a different perspective on learning.     The products of the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program have positively impacted North Carolina public schools. In

2009-2010 there were three Teaching Fellows named Regional Teacher of the Year. A N.C. State graduate of the program served on the Board of Directors of the Public School Forum, the fourth to serve on the Board. This year a Fellow received national recognition for winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These recognitions demonstrate the best of the best of North Carolina’s public schools teachers, and how they have received a wealth of unique experiences and opportunities from this program—a program N.C. legislators are currently in the works of eliminating.   The proposed budget has already been sent to the governor, who has set a long laundry list of improvements for the legislators to take into consideration.   If we are to ever get out of this decline in public education we must invest in the training of our future educators. Our legislators must be reminded of this, for surely they had a teacher that made a difference to them. Why should they deny a student the same opportunity to impact the youth of the future? Editor’s Note: Trey Ferguson is part of the University’s N.C. Teaching Fellows Program. Send Trey your thoughts on Teaching Fellows to letters@technicianonline. com.

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“I feel like they don’t provide enough financial aid stuff for students like me who have to pay full tuition.” Shima Ghattan junior, biological sciences

“They need to expand more in terms of opportunities for lowincome people to earn money on campus. They need to have a bit better of a system for that. Aside from that, they don’t do that bad of a job.” Bryan Allen junior, physics

“I think so; it’s worked well for me.” Jordan Rowe junior, chemical engineering

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A delicious namesake, a redefined look Formerly located in Go Pak Bazaar, Laziz Biryani Corner continues to maintain ties with N.C. State. Mark Herring Features Editor

Three years ago, the Rashid family never knew they would become involved in the restaurant business. Until Sultana Rashid’s husband became sick and couldn’t work. Sultana’s friends always complimented her on her food from her native Pakistan, but not until recently did the family think of starting a restaurant and a catering company. They started off small, inside the shop of former convenience store Go Pak Bazaar, an independent business, on 2316 Hillsborough Street. “We were really small, just selling samosas and growing a customer base,” Aisha Rashid, manager of the family business, said. “We found the space inside Go Pak and we were doing well despite the small kitchen.” Things were tight. The restaurant, Laziz Biryani Corner, functioned in the corner of the now defunct convenience store, and according to Aisha, the location was good for business, but not for a restaurant. “As we expanded and started serving more food, the place just became too small,” Aisha Rashid said. “It was too tight. The design wasn’t the best for what we wanted and once Go Pak Bazaar moved, we decided to find our own place that we could customize.” Laziz Biryani had its grand opening for its current location at 3281 Avent Ferry Road on Monday and according to Aisha, many of the previous customers from the Hillsborough Street location stopped by for a fix of South Asian cuisine. The new location allows the Rashid family to expand the menu of specialties from the

Indian subcontinent, including various curries, dishes cooked in their tandoor clay oven and the restaurant’s namesake, biryani. “Biryani is a rice dish and it’s what our family is known for,” Aisha said. “We have vegetarian biryani, with vegetables cooked with homemade spices. We have chicken biryani with tenderized chicken, seasoned rice and homemade spices. We also have a goat biryani as well. It’s all homemade, from my mother’s hands.” Biryani is analogous to a South Asian fried rice, with very colorful seasoned rice, vegetables and fried onions mixed with pieces of roasted meat. According to Aisha Rashid, this dish is commonly eaten during festivals and weddings. “It is very rich in color and f lavor, so it is popular with festive activities. It is flavored with the spices that my mother makes at home, we don’t use BRENT KITCHEN/TECHNICIAN the stuff from the store, so it has her secret touch. She won’t The chicken biryani from Laziz Biryani Corner is the specialty of the restaurant that reopened at its new location on Avent Ferry Road. Aisha Rashid, manager of the restaurant said, “Biryani is a very festive food with lots of color and rich flavor.” let us discuss it,” Aisha said. The most popular menu items are the butter chicken that come out of South Asia, to expand operations. and chicken tikka masala, ac- the food at Laziz Biryani Cor“My mom’s passion is food cording to Aisha. ner uses its tandoor oven to and cooking and we aren’t “The butter chicken is very enhance the flavors. limited anymore like we were rich. It has a creamy based “The oven is a big clay oven,” at Go Pak Bazaar,” Mariam sauce with bell peppers and on- Aisha said. “You know how you said. “We get a lot of business ions served with basmati rice. can barbeque and get a differ- from people affiliated with the The chicken ent taste? It’s University and from Centenis boneless like that, but nial Campus.” pieces dipped the taste is Thomas Anderson, a senior into a creamy so much bet- in philosophy, ate at Laziz Birytomato sauce ter. We will ani three times a week before and there is also use it to they closed temporarily. chili powder, bake our own “I am not a vegetarian, but turmeric and breads, called I also eat their vegetarian fare BRENT KITCHEN/TECHNICIAN other spices.” naan, which because I really enjoy how fresh Spice you can dip and flavorful they do [vegetar- Aisha and Sultana Rashid, the manager and cook at Laziz Biryani Mariam Rashid, senior in wimps need i n c u r r i e s ian],” Anderson said. “It’s not Corner, work in their new and enhanced kitchen prepping lunch. biological sciences not fear. Aiof sauce for like other restaurants where business. regular people of both counsha said her s ome awe - you’ll only find a black bean “We cater a lot and the peo- tries are good together. We are food can be altered to diverse some flavor.” burger or veggie dip. It’s just a ple we serve are from all walks all family. They are our brothpalates. Aisha’s younger sister, Mari- good deal, and from what my of life, whether or not if they ers and sisters.” “Many people think this type am Rashid, a senior in biologi- friends tell me, it’s authentic.” are Pakistani or Indian,” AiThe Rashids said food is a of cuisine is all about spice, but cal sciences, helps her family Aisha Rashid said the prox- sha said. “Also, a lot of people way to bridge gaps. we can control and make things with the restaurant during her imity to the University cre- tend to confuse the tensions be“We just want to share this as mild as they want them.” free time. Mariam said the new ated a large following and the tween India and Pakistan. That part of our family and culture,” Besides the numerous spices location has allowed the family diverse clientele has helped is basically a political view. The Aisha said.

“We aren’t limited anymore like we were at Go Pak Bazaar.”

Exercising al-fresco

Battles: Who’s afraid of progressive rock?

Going outdoors can beat the monotony of exercising inside and provides advantages to your workout.


“Exercising outdoors is actually more challenging than completing the same workout indoors,” Natalie Freeland, Campus Recreation assistant director of fitness, said. “Hills, wind, terrain, and temperature changes challenge the body, Katie Evans which requires using more energy and Correspondent muscles to sustain the level of intensity.” Machines have their place in the gym Summertime heat tends to drive many setting; beneficial for beginners, those people into the air-conditioned gyms, needing to work on proper form and but there is no need to fear the outdoors. isolation exercises. Phasing in indoor workouts with out“Machines don’t allow how we move door exercise can make the transition in real life situations, leading to muscle to the outdoors easier. imbalances and potenAccording to Tom tial injury,” Freeland Roberts, department said. “When exercising head of Physical Eduoutdoors, functional cation, exercisers who exercises, activities perhave trained inside formed everyday, should are better prepared be the main focus.” to adapt to outdoor If weight repetitions conditions. followed by 30 minutes “A h ig her VO2 on the elliptical sounds max, being in betmonotonous, then going Natalie Freeland ter cardiovascular outdoors may provide a assistant director of fitness shape, usually lends to better option. According quicker heat acclimato Charlotte Ballentine, tization, true for any age,” Roberts said. group fitness instructor at Campus RecAccording to Roberts, acclimatization reation, workouts are just as effective, means that one’s body becomes physi- free and can be more fun. ologically more tolerant to exercising in “It’s nice to get a break from the gym higher temperatures. and enjoy some fresh air while still beAlmost all workouts that can be com- ing active,” Ballentine said. “As long as pleted inside -- minus the machines -- you participate in an activity you truly can be implemented outside, and it just enjoy.” might persuade the gym junkies to go al-fresco.

“Exercising outdoors is actually more challenging than ...indoors.”


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Kuhler was 17 his father forced his family to relocate from New York to a remote ranch in Colorado, leaving Kuhler with little-to-no contact with anyone outside the ranch. In Kuhler’s imaginary country, his father is portrayed as not only the leader of the country, but its fierce dictator. Otto Kuhler, Renaldo’s father, was a German immigrant who made his way by becoming an industrial designer, also re-

lying on the bending of reality. Otto designed the concept of the streamlined train—transportation that looked like it could go hundreds of miles an hour, but could in reality not even exceed 30 miles per hour. In the artwork portraying life in Rocaterrania, Renaldo rejected his father’s vision of the train, according to Manley. “Instead of following his father’s visions, Rocaterrania’s trains were old and funky. Honestly, they were probably a reaction against his father to compensate for what his parents did to him,” Manley


Second album by experimental band largely satisfying, though it raises questions. Corbie Hill Correspondent

In 2007, the post-rock movement was in full-swing. Bands like Explosions in the Sky and Mono were serving up epic, often heavy-handed instrumental rock treatises on the triumph of the human spirit. Battles’ first album, Mirrored, was a splash of color in a scene that was honestly suffering a repetitive streak. The debut by this math rock/progressive rock super-group, featuring members of Helmet and Don Caballero, made many critics’ endof-the-year list. It was fun, weird and catchy without taking itself too seriously. A standout from past album Mirrored was former lead singer Tyondai Braxton’s oddball vocal approach. By live-looping and pitch-shifting his voice, he transformed the sound to distinctive alien gibbers and moans. And

said. “Kuhler was used to having friends, but was then stuck right in the middle of nowhere by himself. He probably would have gone crazy, but instead fleshed up what he wished to be in an imaginary country, and has been working on it ever since.” Manley said when Kuhler became particularly lonely, he began this fictional world by starting with its basic components—the people. “The first thing Kuhler did when he was lonely was draw pictures of people he wished lived nearby,” Manley said.

when word came that Braxton had left the band to focus on his solo work and that the new record was to drop without him, a question came to mind: will this still be Battles? Yet Gloss Drop plays like a natural continuation of Mirrored. The band doesn’t suffer much without Braxton’s vocal contortions. Even with guest vocalists on numerous tracks, not much has changed. The wind-chime-like tinkle of the heavily-effected guitars and John Stanier’s precise, nonlinear drumming define tracks like “White Electric” or “Futura.” It largely feels like a collection of Mirrored outtakes punctuated by odd little guest spots, like the Gary Numanfronted track. The record loses focus near the end, and the band occasionally gets lost in its own overly-clever riffs, but this is all familiar stuff to anyone who’s heard Mirrored.  Gloss Drop is a fun diversion overall, but Battles doesn’t actually say anything beyond “look how good we are at our instruments.” This is a band that isn’t doing anything wrong, per se—it’s just somehow more obvious on the second record than the first that they’re blazing a frankly uninteresting trail. It may be that Mirrored was excit-

“And on the back of every picture was a short letter from the friend with sayings like ‘thanks for the memories’ and ‘I hope to see you soon.’” However, Kuhler’s imagination didn’t stop there. Every single of his ‘friends’ came equipped with lengthy descriptions of their own backgrounds. Once their hobbies were established, industries were then created to suit them—an orchestra and opera house for a violinist as an example—and from there eventually an entire country was formed, with an extensive

Gloss Drop

Battles Warped Records

ing because of timing or context. When that record came out, it was a breath of fresh air in an indie music world dominated by plodding, selfserious instrumentalism. Outside of that framework, Battles is still a fantastic band. But Gloss Drop is nowhere near as illuminating as its predecessor. And if Battles’ strength as a band is relative to its backdrop—rather than any standalone quality—then maybe they were never as essential as they seemed.

history. “He really got carried away and couldn’t stop doing this. A lot of people go through a phase when they might have an imaginary friend—but most don’t last 60 years and counting,” Manley said. “I’m just really amazed at the sheer completeness of the world he has created.” Among the many aspects of Rocaterrania Kuhler created are its own monetary system, religion—said to be a mixture of Christianity, Judaism and Islam—postage stamps, alphabet, lighting, sewage and

recycling system. According to Manley, Kuhler hesitated to share his creation with anyone, fearing they would see him as insane. Brett Ingram, a friend of Manley’s, discovered  Kuhler’s passion and eventually convinced him to share his secret with the public. “He’s not crazy. He’s totally aware this is all a fantasy,” Manley said. “But if you can make your world whatever you want, why not make a place you can be more comfortable in?”




Shifting sands for the food pyramid


CHINA The Chinese chose to use a pagoda instead of a pyramid to make the icon more culturally relavant.






CANADA The Canadians uses a food rainbow for dietary suggestions.





The food pyramid has a new look. Here’s how to set up your very own “My Plate” using cuisine from Clark Dining Hall.



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ST. LUCIA This Caribbean island nation is the only country to use the coalpot.




he overhauls and changes in the food pyramid are as volatile as the fad diets that follow them. But June 2, the USDA replaced the pyramid for good with its new visual, My Plate. Just as how the concepts we learned in school became obsolete —like the loss of Pluto as a planet—the food pyramid has now gone by the wayside in efforts ease the conceptualization of a balanced diet, according to nutrition science professor Suzie Goodell. “What the USDA found was that the pyramid, all along since the very beginning, has been hard for people to interpret and there have been many different interpretations to it,” Goodell said. “They wanted something very basic— simply by looking at it rather than having someone sit down and explain it to you.” The plate became a familiar icon regarding food and eating and according to Goodell, the USDA recognized this symbol as a means to communicate recommended servings at meals. “Everyone knows what a plate is and can understand some of it,” Goodell said. “It seems to be more

applicable to the average person.” The USDA first introduced its food guide to the public in 1902 with a report by agricultural chemist Wilbur Atwater, and the guide stuck around for 15 years. Atwater’s guide became the first nutrition literature that laid the foundation of recommended food groups and serving sizes. After nearly a dozen changes in the federal suggestions of what to eat, the guide evolved over 109 years from a concept map, to a pyramid and now My Plate. However, according to Goodell, they are all communicating the same idea. “The basic food groups are the same, but altered a bit,” Goodell said. “The difference between the most recent pyramid and the plate is that category meats and beans have been changed to protein. They no longer have that little sliver of fats, oils and sweets and there is no exercise, which was depicted running up the pyramid in


1947 “Basic 7” alternative

the most recent pyramid.” Additionally, the milk group has been changed back to dairy, but the fruits, vegetables and grains groups have stayed the same. According to Goodell, these changes have come as a way to prevent major lobbying groups representing the food industry to take ownership of a food group. Nevertheless, Goodell said this would not be that last change in national dietary guides. “Nothing ever lasts. There will be modifications over time with implementation but it’s going to be there for at least five years because it’s following the dietary guidelines and recommendations that are made every five years. It doesn’t include exercise and it’s missing some of the key components like water. There are definitely some limitations that I hope to see added.” Joy Morris, a sophomore in biological engineering, said that she doesn’t agree with the importance the USDA gives grains. “What I noticed is like on the plate and in the pyramid, they always have pasta and bread down as the most important,” Morris

1988 Food Pyramid

said. “I think they should make vegetables more important.” Stacy Freeman, a sophomore in marine science, said he never heeded the advice of the food pyramid. “I never really paid attention to it, since I understood what was healthy and unhealthy,” Freeman said. “If they keep on changing it then people will have trouble understanding it.” The legacy of the pyramid persists. The European Union still uses a pyramid visual and Japan uses an inverted pyramid. China has interpreted the pyramid to match its own culture, using a Buddhist pagoda instead. However, whether it’s the plate, the pyramid or the pagoda, Goodell said finding a balance is the most important factor to eating healthy—and eating fresh produce too. “The best advice is to eat what’s fresh,” Goodell said. “It’s summer, so go to your local farmers market. You can’t beat it when it’s that fresh and good.”

SPAIN Similar to the Basic 7 Wheel of 1943, Spain uses la Rueda instead of the pyramid.

SWITZERLAND This mountain nation uses a graphic similar to the pyramid of 1988, which was originally based off of Sweden’s.

2011 “My Plate”

2005 “My Pyramid”

Community rallies to support tornado victims The Rise Up Raleigh concert raised $21,329 to give to residents who suffered from April tornadoes. Ken Cheng Staff Writer

The sound of music and the echo of applause filled downtown Raleigh streets Friday. At 5 p.m. a coalition of bands, vendors, charity organizations, city workers and citizens met at the Raleigh Amphitheater. The Rise up Raleigh fundraising event was free to the public with performances by acts such as The Connells, Alissa Moreno and The Love Language.  Many people engaged in the event and enjoyed themselves with friends and family while listening to music. However, they came not just for the free entertainment, but to support a cause.  On April 16, a series of tornadoes ripped through Raleigh, devastating areas not too far from N.C. State. Immediately, groups like The Salva-

tion Army of Wake County, Centro concert. Internacional de Raleigh, The Inter“When the tornado hit, we were Faith Food Shuttle and Helping Hand out serving hot meals,” Hinton said. Mission sprang into action supplying “We even had a transitional place that food and clothing to the families and helped families.” people who lost their homes to the “On the day of the tornadoes, we tornadoes. showed up with truckloads of clothes “We had 13 trucks and food,” John Faion the road every day son, director of Censerving hot meals,” tro Internacional de Melissa Hartzell, Raleigh, said. “Other chief development people started comof f icer at Intering out wanting to Faith Food Shuttle, help as well.” said. “There are still In addition to raisJosh Fountaine 300 families without ing money, Rise Up junior in sports management food or water.” Raleigh functioned The City of Raleigh off of money donatapproached these organizations and ed by both local and national orgaproposed to get together and organize nizations. The Carolina Hurricanes one event as both a morale booster and hockey team set up a booth along the fundraiser. street to show their support. “The City of Raleigh called up sev“We try to reach out as much as we eral organizations inquiring about can,” Josh Fountaine, intern for the an event and we submitted answers Carolina Hurricanes, said. “We go to to them,” Hartzell said. different community websites and try William Hinton, a volunteer for the to reach out from there.” Helping Hand Mission, worked for Fountaine, a junior in sports manthe community service organization agement, said the sports team tries both after the tornado and during the to focus on giving back to the com-

“We try to reach out as much as we can.”

munity. Lacie Lindstaedt, special events specialists for the United Way of the Great Triangle, said the city government can’t accept donated money, so the city contracted the nonprofit to collect donations. “[The City of Raleigh] couldn’t take donations so they needed a company that could,” Lindstaedt said. The United Way acted as the umbrella organization collecting donations from all the charities involved with the event and did the service free of charge. “We usually have an overhead charge, but we waived all the fees here,” Lidstaedt said. By the end of the night with about 4,000 attendees, the Rise Up Raleigh event was able to raise a total of $21,329 on its own, according to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of Raleigh. An additional $25,000 was pledged via corporate sponsorship. However, the event still fell short of its goal of $100,000. Donations can be made until Thursday, June 10.


Two young children pose next to Ms. Wuf during the Rise Up Raleigh Benefit Concert June 3. The concert raised money for community victims of the April tornadoes and featured local entertainment.




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ity catcher in the draft,” Avent said. “You can’t teach leadership in sports, and Pratt [Maynard] has shown that he can be a leader for this team. He’ll be a great player wherever he goes because of his work ethic. He’s an exceptional worker and he has a love for the game, which will help him to go far.” One of May nard ’s best friends while he was here at State, junior first baseman Harold Riggins, was the next off the board for the Pack. Riggins was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the seventh round. Riggins was drafted in the 35th round by the White Sox when he came out of high school, and said he was happier with where he was chosen after attending State. “Getting drafted at all is an

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days,” Horning said. “I still talk with all of those guys. Beating Carolina was huge, but the ACC Championship was something that I will never forget and my teammates still talk with me about today.” During his time with the football team, Horning was also part of a senior tradition that ended because of him. Jim Ritcher, winner of the Outland Trophy in 1979 as the best offensive lineman in the country, chose Horning, then his roommate, to do his “senior hit” just before the ACC Championship. “The seniors during the last practice in my day could do



honor,” Riggins said. “So, I really can’t complain at all about where I was drafted. I was picked much higher than when I came out of high school. I’m pretty satisfied with the outcome so far.” Both junior center fielder Brett Williams and junior outfielder John Gianis were selected in the later rounds of the draft, and both players will have to weigh the option of returning to State or play professionally. “I’ve been dreaming of playing in the majors all my life,” Williams said. “I feel like I’m going to get some pretty good offers today and that’s what I’ve been working for all my life. But at the same time, it would be tough to step away from N.C. State. I really want to graduate, too, so that I have something to fall back on if things don’t work out.”

success.” While early errors put the Pack on the ropes early on in the Sunday contest, it still had a chance to win the game in the final inning. With junior outfielder John Gianis and Williams on base in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore catcher Danny Canela stepped to the plate with two outs. Canela hit a ball to dead center that appeared to have enough distance to clear the fence, but fell just short on the warning track, ending the game and the Pack’s season. Junior first baseman Harold Riggins originally believed Canela hit the game-winning home run, but he gave his account of what the team felt at the end of the game. “He really had a good shot,”

Riggins said. “When he hit the ball, all of us got out of our seats and were just hoping

that it was going over the fence. But the center fielder made the catch, and that left us all flab-

bergasted and knew our season had ended.”

their ‘senior hit’ on any underclassman,” Horning said. “And of course Jim [Ritcher] chose me. They got a 40-yard run to hit you as hard as they possibly could. We were both starters and he plowed into me and knocked me 10 feet back. “After he hit me we were both laying on the ground and we both were almost lost for the championship game. After that, there was never a ‘senior hit’ ever again.” During Horning’s tenure with the Pack, he was active in several facilities expansions, such as the Murphy Football Center, Vaughn Towers, Doak Baseball Complex and the Weisiger Brown and Dail Basketball Practice Facility. Though Horning helped with numerous projects along the

way, he said the students meant Sheridan, his favorite coach more to him during his tenure. was a swimming coach who has “I’ll miss being around been retired for nearly 20 years. the kids the most,” Horning “My favorite overall coach said. “Being at this job keeps who has been here was Don me young. I Easterling,” live to make Horning a difference said. “He had in a young more Olymperson’s life. pia ns a nd I feel excitemore AC C ment for the champions k i d s w h e n David Horning, executive senior than anyone they see all else. Coach associate athletics director of t he i mValvano and provements, coach Sheriwhether it be the Murphy Cen- dan were always good to me, ter or Carter-Finley Stadium. and I took a little bit from every That’s why I’ve stayed in this coach’s style and tried to implebusiness for so long.” ment that.” While several coaches have Throughout Horning’s time come and gone throughout with State, another mainstay Horning’s tenure, like Jim at the University was women’s Valvano, Kay Yow and Dick basketball head coach Kay Yow.

After battling with breast cancer since 1987, Yow, the sister of Athletics Director Debbie Yow, passed away Jan. 24, 2009. In the month before her passing, Yow sat outside of Horning’s office just to talk. “She came by here at the beginning of December and just wanted to talk,” Horning said. “She sat in a chair right outside of my office and we must have talked for three hours or so. That was a special time in my life to know that she just wanted to talk to me at that time. I will never forget those things.” Debbie Yow had high praise for Horning regarding his nearly 30 years with the program. “David is a special person and Wolfpacker,” Yow said. “I have throughly enjoyed working with him and believe he will

continue to be a terrific asset to us, even in retirement. No one loves the Red and White more than David. No one.” Chris Kingston, the current senior associate athletics director, will assume Horning’s position after his departure. “David Horning is a man of great character and integrity,” Kingston said. “It has been an honor to be his wingman this past year. I learned so much from him in such a short amount of time. He is a true ‘State Man’ and although retiring, I am so pleased that he will remain in the area.” “It’s been a great ride to be part of the Wolfpack,” Horning said. “I’ve been responsible for a lot of parents’ son or daughter, and I feel like I’ve treated them all well. It’s been special.”


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• 86 days until the football team’s season opener against Liberty.


• Page 7: A continuation of feature on Horning and end-of-season baseball stories



Horning departing: ‘It’s been a great ride’ HORNING’S HEADLINES

David Horning will end his nearly 30-year tenure with N.C. State in July.

1979 - The N.C. State football team wins 7th ACC Championship, the most recent in school history.

Cory Smith

1983 - Men’s basketball team wins National Championship over Houston.

Sports Editor

The names of N.C. State legends like David Thompson, Philip Rivers, Kay Yow, Jim Valvano, Bill Cowher and countless others all share a common thread — their relationship with David Horning. The executive senior associate athletics director has been a part of the program since 1983 and grew close with each of these members of the University family during his time with the school. Horning announced last week that he will retire in July to spend more time with his family and deal with a health issue that he has dealt with since 2009. Nearly two years ago, on July 11, 2009, Horning suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture at his home. While he wanted to become an athletics director for years, Horning’s view of life changed following his health scare. “I’ve got a 9-year-old at home that I haven’t been able to spend much time with,” Horning

1993 - Men’s basketball coach Jim Valvano passes away after 10-month battle with cancer.


Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director David Horning took over the duties of the Athletics Director in the time between Lee Fowler stepping down and the hiring of Debbie Yow. Horning will retire in July after serving for the Wolfpack since 1983 to spend more time with his family.

said. “I had to send my wife on a cub scout camping trip this year. When I work a football season, basketball season and baseball season, that doesn’t really leave much time for my family.

“I don’t really like to talk about my health issue, but it definitely put things into perspective for me.” Horning has served as a member of the athletics program since 1983, but he has

been a Wolfpacker since 1976. As an outside linebacker, Horning participated in two bowl wins, the Peach Bowl in 1977 and the Tangerine Bowl in 1978, along with an ACC Championship under head

1999 - Men’s basketball team moves from Reynolds Coliseum to Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, now known as the RBC Center.

coach Bo Rein. “Winning the ’79 ACC Championship was my favorite moment during my playing

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2009 - Women’s basketball coach Kay Yow passes away from breast cancer.


Mudge named AllAmerican for 2nd time

Bright spots for team as season wraps Miscues doom State at Regional tournament

Men’s tennis signee Robbie Mudge was awarded All-America honors from the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation on Wednesday. The high school tennis star is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina and ranks 61st nationally. The Mooresville native recently won the state singles title and had his jersey retired at R.J. Reynolds High School.

Baseball team goes 1-2 in double elimination regional. Cory Smith Sports Editor


Women’s basketball adds assistant coach Ken Griffin, a former assistant coach with Charlotte and South Carolina, joined the Wolfpack women’s basketball team. Coach Kellie Harper announced the hiring on Tuesday, which will replace the departure of former assistant Richard Barron, who left to take a head coaching position at the University of Maine. Griffin brings years of experience in recruiting, as he was he former director of scouting for the Southeast Roundball Journal.  SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Men’s soccer adds local, foreign recruits Coach Kelly Findley announced that the men’s soccer team added four more freshman players to the 2011 roster on Monday. Midfielders Philip Carmon, Ollie Kelly and Moss Jackson-Atogi will join defender Simon Cox to play with the Wolfpack in the fall. Carmon and Jackson-Atogi are both from within the state of North Carolina, with Cox and Kelly both coming over from England.  SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS


Junior catcher Pratt Maynard blocks the plate from Northwestern’s Chris Kontos. Maynard went 2-4 on the day, helping the Pack to an 8-7 victory. The 2-game sweep of the Wildcats brings State to 12-10 on the season.

Junior batterymates highlight Wolfpack MLB draft class Mazzoni, Maynard and Riggins all taken in the first seven rounds of the first-year player draft. Cory Smith Sports Editor

Following one of the best stretches of his career, junior starter Cory Mazzoni was the first Wolfpack player chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The New York Mets chose Mazzoni in the second round with the 71st overall pick. Mazzoni had a stellar final stretch of the season, going 3-0 against Boston College, Florida State and Stetson in both the ACC Championship and NCAA Regional — the only wins in both competitions. Coach Elliott Avent had

high praise for the pitcher as he entered the draft stage of his career. “Cory Mazzoni may be the most complete pitcher that I’ve had here in 15 years,” Avent said. “He has four pitches that are plus-pitches. His fastball, slider, curveball and split are all good pitches that [the Mets] will have to choose between.” While Mazzoni was a considerably high draft choice, had he been able to declare for the draft last year he might have gone much higher. This year’s depth in pitchers was stronger than last season’s crop, with the top four picks and 16 of the first 33 all being pitchers. “Last year he probably would have gone much higher than this year,” Avent said. “This year’s draft is so deep in pitching that he will probably go much lower. But it would be a tough thing for him to risk to

come back one more year and possibly fall even further back.” The second player off the board for the Pack was junior catcher Pratt Maynard. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the Franklinton native with the 103rd overall pick in the third round. Maynard finished the regular season with a .331 batting average, good enough to earn him All-ACC First Team honors. Maynard also finished his career as one of the most patient hitters in State history. If Maynard does decide to stay with the Dodgers, he will finish his three-year tenure at State with 133 walks, good enough for fourth in school history. “It’s hard to find a qual-

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Over the course of coach Elliott Avent’s 15-year tenure at N.C. State, his teams have gone to 11 Regional tournaments, but have only advanced to the Super Regional twice. This year was not much different. The Wolfpack won one game during the three-day tournament after losing a heartbreaking first game in the bottom of the ninth to Stetson University and falling in an early hole. The Pack seemed to have complete control after going up 5-0 in the first game of the Regional. Unfortunately, State’s pitching couldn’t hold the Hatters offense back as they came back to win the game, 8-7, putting the Pack into the loser’s bracket. Mark Jones of Stetson hit a 3-run home run in the fourth that cut the lead to 5-3, but seemed to ignite the fire that the Hatters needed to get back into the game. Avent spoke about Jones’ homer and how it changed the game. “We were up 5-0 and threw a change-up that [Jones] took over the fence,” Avent said. “That seemed like it turned the whole game around. It was almost like Stetson could do no wrong after that and we couldn’t get it back together to get that win.” The loss meant the Pack would have to play in a day game the very next day rather than a night game. Avent was saving his ace, junior starter

Cory Mazzoni, for the following day because he believed he would be able to pitch a complete game if it was at night. Mazzoni finished the game after eight innings pitched and the Pack got its only win of the Regional. Avent praised the junior pitcher for his performance. “We were really trying to get Mazzoni out there in a night game where he could possibly pitch a complete game,” Avent said. “That might have been his best start of the year — heck, maybe of his entire career here. And he did it in 97-degree heat, which only makes it that much more impressive.” While the Pack was able to get the win over Georgia Southern, it still had to face the daunting task of winning three games on Sunday to advance. Had State beaten the Hatters, they would have faced the Gamecocks, and former Pack coach Ray Tanner, twice to make it to the Super Regional round. But State never got the chance State dropped the afternoon game against the Hatters after redshirt senior pitcher Rob Chamra yielded five early walks and the defense committed three errors to allow Stetson an early lead. Junior center fielder Brett Williams said the team reverted back to the type of play that got them off to a slow start at the beginning of the season. “This past weekend was kind of like a flashback to earlier in the season,” Williams said. “Our defense wasn’t playing very good and our pitchers weren’t locating as well. Over the last half of the season those things were important to our

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