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Raleigh, North Carolina

Vandalism in Becton affects Quad

CHASS announces new dean

Carving Confederate flag in stall wall led to charge for all who entered building Feb. 24 to 26

Interim dean takes up permanent position

VANDALISM TIMELINE Feb. 24 Key fob access extended to include entire Quad.

Alex Vaughn & John Cline

Feb. 27 9:30 a.m. Resident advisor reports vandalism. Campus police investigate.

Staff Writers

University Housing is charging all students who live in Becton Residence Hall for repairs following an incident of vandalism to a men’s bathroom Feb. 27. Due to the expansion of key fob access to the entire Quad Feb. 24, all students who used their fob to enter the hall between 5 p.m. Feb. 26 and 9 a.m. the next day are being charged as well. At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27, a resident adviser in Becton contacted Jordan Luzader, community director of the Quad, and showed him the vandalism, which a Quad-wide e-mail revealed consisted of a Confederate flag and the words “the South will rise again” carved into the door and wall of a stall in a second floor bathroom. Director of East Campus Housing Aris Mosier said Luzader and the RA followed protocol by calling Campus Police to determine whether the message carved was threatening. “The police decided it was just vandalism,” Mosier said. Facilities staff attempted to repair the stall the next day with sanders and a heat gun but were not satisfied with the result, he said, and a work order was placed to replace both walls and the door. The cost of replacement is about $1,100, and will result in a charge of $5.10 added to each student’s account, Mosier said. The RA who found the vandalism was not identified, and Carol-Ann Osterhoudt, an RA in Bagwell Residence Hall, said the Housing staff received an e-mail explicitly telling them not to speak with Technician on the issue. Luzader said his position did not allow him to comment on the situation either. But the incident has caused a stir among residents of the Quad affected by the charge, as many are concerned about the handling of the situation “Stuff happens — charging everyone isn’t the right solution,” Steven Rodriguez, a junior in mechanical engineering who lives in Berry Residence Hall, said. “It would be a whole different story if Jordan [Luzader] went door to door and asked everyone for a $5 bill — it would seem like a lot more.” Residents are specifically concerned that Facilities determined the carved graffiti couldn’t be repaired and was considered grounds to replace the vandalized struc-

Feb. 28 Facilities staff attempts to repair stall. Work order for replacement door and wall sent. Mar. 9 10 p.m. Residents of floor where vandalism took place hold meeting. Deadline of Mar. 15 given for student to claim responsibility. Mar. 11 Anonymous student repairs stall. Mar. 12 Quad residents informed of incident and actions by Jordan Luzader via e-mail. Mar. 15 Deadline for student to admit to vandalism passes, all residents and students logged as entering the building before the vandalism was discovered held responsible. SOURCE: JORDAN LUZADER E-MAIL, STEVEN RODRIGUEZ, TIM DANNENHOFFER


Ali Thomas-Hollands, a sophomore in animal science, opens the door to Becton Hall with the fob device in her bag. Fobs are a method of electronically unlocking doors that replace manual keys. Because of recent vandalism in Becton Hall, Universiy Housing is charging everyone who was recorded accessing the building with their fobs.

tures. parently that’s not the important thing,” “Apparently it’s scratched into a door, Dannenhoffer said. w h ic h, to me , Housi ng sta f f means the fix is you called a floor meetputty over that, and ing March 9, and then maybe if you residents were given want you get like until March 15 to a $2 can of paint come forward and and cover it up so claim responsibility. it looks like the rest Mosier said no one of the door,” Tim admitted to the carvDannenhoffer, a ing by that date. sophomore in apAn unidentif ied plied mathematics student ma naged and aerospace ento repair the stall gineering and Becthrough his ow n anonymous note left at scene of ton resident, said. means March 11, vandalism incident “That fix is like $5 leaving a note behind and 15 minutes, and that’s pretty much stating, according to Rodriguez, “It’s an how [it] should really be fixed. But ap- insult to call us an engineering school if

“It’s an insult to call us an engineering school if we can’t come up with a simple and easy solution to a problem like this. ”

we can’t come up with a simple and easy solution to a problem like this.” Mosier said that even though he was glad a student took the initiative to fix this problem himself and that he heard it looked fine, the work order had already been sent and couldn’t be cancelled because “the wheels [were] already in motion.” Rodriguez said he did not understand the need to replace the stall. “It’s already fixed. It looks pretty good — there’s only a slight dull gray spot,” he said. “It doesn’t bother anyone. It’s not fair to charge everyone.” Dannenhoffer said he also disagreed with the group punishment. “It sounds like first grade to me. It’s really almost juvenile,” he said. “No one’s happy about how it’s been handled.” According to the Housing guidelines online, “Charges for loss or damages, which cannot be assessed to a particular individual will be charged against the residential unit (f loor or suite) responsible.” The charging of all who entered Becton hall, though, was covered in Luzader’s initial e-mail to Quad residents announcing the approval of FOB continued page 3

Atrium food court to get second face lift Renovations to expand dining area, eventually lead to more restaurants Anastasia Astrasheuskaya Correspondent

After renovations to the exterior of the Atrium created a safer and more pleasant patio area for dining, University Dining and Business and Financing are looking to expand the Atrium’s interior to accommodate more students as well. Students were asked which changes to the Atrium they would support last year in a survey, and one of the most common suggestions was creating a larger inside dining area. Last month, Peter Barnes, student center president, and Jay Dawkins, student body president, discussed renovations with Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business Charles Leffler and Director of Dining Services Randy Lait. The meeting was held at the Atrium during its busiest time

in the afternoon in an effort to convey to the administration students’ biggest complaint with the food court - not enough seats in the dining area. Seated at a corner table, the group began discussing the next steps toward renovations. “Atrium renovation is an ambitious goal,” Dawkins said, referring to the realistic, but he and the administration are exploring ideas they would like to try. After seeking out a consultant, the group has planned to enclose the covered area of the patio, move the bookstore further to the front and explore a more efficient way to use the Atrium’s space. The financing is still being discussed, as the University will pay for rebuilding the Atrium through both dining sales and student fees. The goal is to have the Atrium rebuilt in 2010, as planning the design and collecting fees should take place during the fall of 2009 with construction beginning shortly after.

Jessica Hall Staff Writer

Jeffrey Braden, interim CHASS dean for nearly a year, will officially take on the duties of dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective April 1. Antony Harrison, head of the English department, said he has a very positive outlook for his colleague considering Braden’s personality and performance as interim dean. “He’ll be a great dean,” Harrison said. “He’s done a good job this year and he’s a very fast learner, which he’s had to be because he’s never been the department head and his only administrative experience was for one year as associate dean for research.” Harrison said the necessary learning Braden did serving as the interim dean better prepared him to take the position permanently. “It’s been a kind of steep learning curve, but he’s done a great job of it and he has by far the best interests of the college at heart,” he said. Jonathan Ocko, head of the history department, echoed Harrison’s sentiments on Braden. “I think he’s learned a lot on the job,” Ocko said. “One of his best attributes is that he recognizes when he has made a mistake, which is always an attractive quality in an administrator and I think he is deeply committed to the College and its role in the University, so I have very positive expectations for him in the future.” According to Douglas Gillan, head of the psychology department, while Braden hasn’t had as much experience as deans are typically expected to have, his participation in other opportunities and jobs that have more than prepared him for this job. “He has a wide variety of experience,” Gillan said. “He started off as an elementary school teacher, he’s worked with chimpanzees, then he got his doctorate and went into academic teaching jobs, and he’s worked in Florida, Wisconsin and San Jose Street and here, so he’s had a wide variety of experience that I think will help him a lot,” CHASS continued page 3



Overall plan includes: s More interior dining space s More space in kitchen hallway s More food variety s Intended completion in 2010


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Beyond expanding the Atrium’s exterior, students asked for a more spacious hall inside the kitchen and a larger variety of food choices. Both of those issues will be discussed at a later date. Dawkins said University Dining will start the discussion about having more food choices only after the Atrium is rebuilt, though students like Rodney Cavazo, a graduate student in history, already have suggestions for the new dining options. “They don’t necessarily have to be franchises,” Cavazo said. “I would be happy to have some Mexican food, or at least a salad bar.”


Students respond to budget proposal

See page 6.


Sophomore in psychology Laurel Deluca buys a Chick-fil-a grilled chicken sandwich at the Atrium Tuesday.

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In Monday’s story “Local chefs take to the street,� chef John Lowther’s name was spelled incorrectly. Technician regrets the error. In page 8 of Tuesday’s issue, the men’s and women’s soccer teams were reported as having only one combined win in ACC play last season. The teams actually had 4 combined wins. Technician regrets the error.













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Companion Animal club hosts Walk

The Companion Animal Club will be hosting a charity Dog Walk this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Johnson. All proceeds from the walk will benefit the Second Chance Pet Adoptions and the Companion Animal Club. The club is asking for a five dollar donation to participate in the event. All dogs will receive a bandana and, at the one mile mark, they will receive dog treats and water. From there, the walkers can continue on the 3.2 mile trail or head back to the starting area. Along the first mile, there will be several activities such

as a proper nail care for your dog information session, a photo shoot with your pet and a collar check. SOURCE: COMPANION ANIMAL CLUB

Pack-A-Thon to take place Saturday

State will hold the 7th annual Pack-A-Thon dance marathon to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital this Saturday at Carmichael Gym (courts 9-11). The event will be filled with live performances from student organizations, food from local vendors, guitar hero, silent auction, raffle and dodge ball. In addition, guest speakers will be featured throughout the day, including NC Children’s Hospital staff and families and children who have had experiences at the

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Gillan did lament that not all of his experiences directly prepared him for the position of

CHASS Dean. “[I’m not] saying that working with chimpanzees is anything like working with faculty in the college,” Gillan said. Gillan has worked closely with Braden for three years on proj-

ects concerning the psychology department as head of the department, while Braden has served as professor, director, and associate dean of research during this time period, which has allowed him to see Braden’s


commitment to the University. “From the college’s stand point, we want to continue to move toward being the strongest humanities and social sciences colleges around,” Gillan said. “Our mission is different than that of others — Duke and UNC — in that we tend to be much more applied and out there in the community applying what we learn in the lab and the classroom and I think he is going to [continue to] support that kind of activity.” Growth in research and graduate programs is a major focus of the University and one that Braden shares according to Provost Larry Nielsen. “Dr. Braden joins a group of outstanding deans that contin-


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universal fob access. The e-mail states “Along with these additional benefits comes some additional responsibilities ... any damages that cannot be attributed to an individual or group of students will be split amongst the entire community.” Some in housing were wary of this sort of occurrence when students petitioned for universal key fob access to the entire Quad, according to Mosier. “The executive decision

ues to serve N.C. State’s fundamental missions of quality education, research and service,” said Nielsen. “His experience and vision will serve us well as the university moves forward to face the current economic challenges. I expect the college to make great advances under Dr. Braden’s leadership.” “As the money comes back [after the current economic recession] we will be looking to build graduate programs and support underg raduate prog ra ms,” Braden said. “The only way a college in the university is treated seriously is if its faculty are very productive in terms of research,” Ocko said. “CHASS has a number of de-

had to be made,” Mosier said of charging all who entered Becton when the vandalism was supposed to have occurred. “With universal access, how do you hold members accountable?” Dannenhof fer said he thought the issue of the increased fob access was not a contributing factor. “It’s not like more people are in the dorm now, it’s just that it’s easier to get in like it should have been all along,” he said. “I think the timing there was unfortunate, but if you really look at it the two things are totally unrelated.”

partments that have all won the outstanding teaching award, so we are all deeply committed to being good teachers and to undergraduate education, but on the other hand, the notion is we don’t want to be a service college, that is, we want support for what our faculty does in terms of research as well. “There has to be a balance between those two.” Ocko believes Braden will be able to help the college find this balance. “I think he is going to be an effective voice for CHASS and continue to support the ability of CHASS faculty to do research as well as to focus on teaching.”


A fob access point outside of Becton Residence Hall. Quad residents were granted universal fob access Feb. 24, but a vandalism incident Feb. 27 has caused controversy in the community.



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Make decisions with financial situation in mind THE ISSUE:

University Housing made a decision that was wasteful by charging students $1,100 to replace a bathroom stall door and wall.


The University is in a budget crunch, financial times are hard and the University must find the most cost-effective solutions to problems.


The University needs to make decisions while keeping the economy mind and its students.




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[Editor’s note: the word lenth for this letter has been waived] Race and religion aren’t comparable The difference between race and religion is that one is an unchangeable fact of being and the other is a belief system, an ideology that invites the possibility of change throughout one’s life. For many individuals that belong to a minority group here in the United States constant opposition is the norm as they attempt to progress within the hierarchy of class by utilizing education as a means out of harsh environments. Although within these communities members share a sense of solidarity and a desire to preserve their culture, many encounter problems with main stream society in their pursuit. Understanding the distinct differences of race and religion could diminish the constant attacks that individuals receive from main stream society on a regular basis and those that Native-American students have been facing recently. Here at NCSU, we, as the student body and the administration, pride ourselves on the diversity that our institution embraces. It is this that makes the learning experience more viable and fulfilling, thus leading to well-rounded professionals upon graduation. To come to NCSU was an honor to me. I knew that by coming to such a prestigious institution I would be challenged personally and academically. Never did I imagine that my ethnicity would become the hardest personal challenge I would have to face. My culture is the core of my being, it reminds me of my past, present and future in multiple ways and I pride myself with being able to express my heritage here at NCSU and receive the same in return from others. I become personally offended when I see that the place of NativeAmericans here at NCSU is a topic of concern, not concern for the constructive attributes we bring to the campus as a whole but more directly questioning our place here. To justify the reasons of the administration to understand our needs and desires by allocating funds for a position to better assist Native American students is an insult. The comparison of my ethnicity to a religious belief is erroneous and a sad attempt to shine light on one group by attacking another. The decision made by the administration to hire someone for Native-American students in such harsh economical times speaks highly to the dedication and initiatives the University wishes to take to increase the numbers of Native-American students. With understanding the premises behind this move, there should not be constant reminders of the small numbers of Native-Americans on this campus today. To see a positive increase in the numbers, Native students must first feel welcomed


niversity Housing discovered carvings of the Confederate flag and the phrase “the South will rise again” in a bathroom stall door and wall in a men’s bathroom in Becton Hall Feb. 27, according to an email from Jordan Luzader. The door and wall with graffiti was refaced and the carvings were not visible, according to Steven Rodriguez, a junior in mechanical engineering. Luzader, community director of the quad, decided to have the door and wall that had been vandalized reinstalled and charged $5.10 to every student who had entered the residence hall that day. If the graffiti was not visible after it was covered over and it

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did not make students feel uncomfortable, why did University Housing officials feel the need to replace the door and wall in its entirety? This decision was wasteful and a poor choice on University Housing’s part. University Housing policies state “charges for loss or damages which cannot be assessed to a particular individual will be charged against the residential unit (floor or suite) responsible,” but just because students are responsible for paying for damaged equipment and property doesn’t mean University Housing should throw discretion out the window. University Housing needs to

know what it is like from the students’ perspective and find the best possible solution for each situation. University Housing should have stuck with the most cost-effective solution, such as painting over the vandalism or covering it up in some way. The bathroom walls are structurally sound. They served their purpose. The person in charge should have thought about it from the students’ perspective. Though $5.10 is not a substantial amount of money, the last thing students need is another bill to pay on top of student fees and tuition. And this was just a one-time fee. Who knows how

many times people vandalize property in Residence Halls, which could lead to more situations in which students who are not guilty would have to take on the financial burden. This is about more than just one incident in Becton Hall. The University need to make smarter, more cost-effective decisions in the future and make sure the charges are fair. Charging $1,100 to replace two walls of a bathroom stall is outrageous. The University is in a budget crunch and several students also are in tight financial situations. Nickel and diming students over finding the best solution is a problem, not a solution.


EDITOR’S NOTE Letters to the editor are the individual opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Technician staff or N.C. State University. All writers must include their full names and, if applicable, their affiliations, including years and majors for students and professional titles for University employees. For verification purposes, the writers must also include their phone numbers, which will not be published.


Should students have to pay for damages to residence halls, even if they didn’t contribute to the damage?

prior to coming to campus to visit and though we may appear small in numbers here at NCSU, we are more powerful and influential to the progression of our culture here at this institution than many give us credit for. I speak highly of this University to peers and their family members because I want to see more Native students venture out and experience the joys that I have experienced here at NCSU but I will not lie to them when asked about facing adversity and opposition when it is so bluntly expressed in news articles relentlessly. So instead of trying to undermine our being and adding negativity to our culture and main stream stereotypes, the Technician and other media outlets should embrace our being so that racial discrimination does not once again be labeled.


The economy may be experiencing deflation, but there is inflation in the college economy since the cost of beer is going up.

Mack Garrison, junior in art and design

Mudslinging has no place in campaigns As campaign season is now in full swing on campus, we are presented with a great opportunity to better understand student concerns and hear a variety of different candidates’ ideas on how we can make the University a better place. This is a unique time when we can all come together and decide what direction we want our school to move in going forward. Unfortunately, one of my opponents in the student body presidential race chose the politics of division over the politics of unity with comments made in Technician Monday. I find candidate Kornelius Bascombe’s arbitrary claim that my campaign supporters are tearing down his campaign signs to be in poor taste and unbecoming of an individual who wishes to be our next student body president. Given the harsh weather conditions of the past days, the known problems with sign vandalism from skateboarders and others in the past, and the fact that there are four other candidates running for student body president besides Kornelius and myself, it is unfair to single out my supporters and place blame for sign destruction solely on their shoulders. I have spoken personally to each person who has helped with my campaign thus far, and none have reported participating in any sign vandalism. I, too, feel that Kornelius is a “good and honest guy.” But I refuse to remain silent when my campaign or our supporters are unfair targets of unsubstantiated attacks. We have pledged to run a clean campaign and we will continue to do so as this campaign moves forward. I sincerely hope that the other candidates in this race will pledge to do so as well. Jim Ceresnak junior, political science student body president candidate

“No, just because someone is in the dorm doesn’t mean they did it. If no one can be blamed, no one should be charged.” Sarah Widney sophomore, biology

Support Atrium renovation, it will be worth it in the future

Roger Locklear senior, public relations

The Brickyard, Harrelson, the library and the Atrium are a cent r a l pa r t of campus t hat is a crossroads for thous a nd s of students Benton Sawrey each a nd every day, Senior Staff Write yet not always the most aesthetic nor the most modern area by any stretch. Harrelson’s sinking structure beside the Brickyard needs improvement. Thankfully, N.C. State has made a commitment to improvement of the general area with renovations to surrounding classrooms and a major initiative within the library that has resulted in its transformation into an integral part of our community, providing services beyond being a depository for the majority of the University’s 3.6 million volumes in our library system. Lost in the hustle and glamour of the larger and somewhat more academically important buildings around the Brickyard area is the Atrium. Technically, it’s a


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a complete renovation. Plans include everything from adding about 25 percent more seating, almost doubling the serving area space, moving the bookstore to the front of the building so it’s more prominent and even adding some new dining options that wou ld i nclude healthier options than fast food. Relative to other future campus improvements this has the opportunity to be a bargain to students – and considering its constant heavy use, it will be worth the cost to the thousands of students who pass through there every day. From a campus community standpoint, it’s another good step the University is taking toward improving the Brickyard area. Move ahead with the Atrium renovations as quickly as possible for an immediate impact on thousands of students on a daily basis.

“Rarely does anyone walk past the Atrium during the peak lunch hours and see an open seat outside.”

Derek Medlin

Features Editor

part of the library and aside from the exterior renovations to improve the seating it’s barely been touched in years. The Atrium is the crossroads for thousands of students daily – so many that the Chick-fil-A that’s housed inside has been recognized as one of the top grossing college franchises in the nation. Rarely does anyone walk past the Atrium during the peak lunch hours and see an open seat out side a nd the inside is just as packed with lines snaking around. Unfortunately, the interior is poorly planned for the amount of traffic, the bookstore on the inside is tucked away in a corner, the serving area is small and cramped and it’s impossible to try and find a seat at lunchtime unless you awkwardly hover around someone while they finish their lunch. Help is on the way in the near future thanks to some initiative by the University as they’ve added the Atrium to the agenda for

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“No, it’s preposterous to ask students to pay for something they didn’t do. It’s as though asking a bystander of a car accident to pay for it when they didn’t do it.” Amanda Kiefer freshmen, communications

“No, vandalism happens on campus all the time, Harrelson bathrooms for example. It’s impossible to tell who caused the damages and there is no fair way to charge whoever is responsible.” Tim Canty sophomore, physics and mathematics

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TECHNICIAN TWO CENTS Dow inches upward

The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to close on a positive note Tuesday. After a dismal February and early March, the market made gains each day within the last trading week, with the exception of Monday. The market closed at 7,395.70, nearly 1,000 points higher than its recent low of 6,547.05. SOURCE: WSJ.COM

Insurance giant finds more trouble

American International Group granted millions of dollars in bonus money to 73 people in its Financial Products subsidiary last week. Each of the 73 people received at least $1 million in bonuses, with the highest amount being $6.4 million. Since its collapse in late 2008, the U.S. government has maintained control of 80 percent of the company and has poured taxpayer money into AIG to keep it going. Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would discuss how to handle the situation and take the money back. SOURCE: WSJ.COM

Raleigh considers raising water rates

The city of Raleigh is considering a 17 percent rate increase on municipal water and sewer to help pay off a $13 million budget deficit. The rate increase comes on top of a new tiered payment system which goes into effect in December. SOURCE: WRAL.COM

Fannie, Freddy may see changes

Rep. Barney Frank said Tuesday he hopes to introduce legislation to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “The current model is broken,” he said. Frank said a possibility is to separate the companies into one that ensures funding for the home-mortgage market and one that provides government subsidies for low-income people. The government took control of the two companies in September after a combined $108 billion loss. SOURCE: WSJ.COM

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Students continue to fight for positions With nearly two million jobs lost since December, students are struggling to find jobs, internships

don’t have interns,” she said. For some fields, that certainly seems to be the case. E-Pack, the Career Center’s job and internship portal, listed fewer internships durTaylor McCune ing the spring semester than last year for several Features Editor colleges. The job market is not doing well either. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released FebruTim Lipka, a senior in political science, has ary’s dismal labor statistics March 6. In that one been looking for a job since August, and has month, Americans lost 651,000 jobs. And that’s yet to hear a positive response. on top of the 655,000 jobs lost in January and “I’m not going to have a job when I graduthe 681,000 lost in December. That brings the ate,” he said. total unemployment rate to 8.1 percent. Lipka has been searching for positions with It’s true that the numbers are dismal. And the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, dismal numbers make but, since he has had dismal job searches. no luck, he is expandCa rol Schroeder, ing his search to other director of the Uniparts of the governCarol Schroeder, director of the University versity Career Center, ment. Career Center described the problems Schroeder said being with the job market as flexible like Lipka is a “severe,” but she said finding jobs or internships must during these tough times. Not every job is still possible, and even “reasonably likely” for searcher will get his or her preferred position. applicants who are well prepared. “That’s the reality — what’s available, not But not all applicants are. Schroeder said us- what you’re passionate about,” she said. ing the Career Center’s services are the easiest Arnold Bell, director of the Cooperative Eduway to improve job search materials, but that cation Program, said co-op students are having not many students have been coming in. to be flexible as well. “I’m a little puzzled that we’re not seeing more “The number of opportunities are shrinking,” students,” she said. “My concern is perhaps that he said. “Students may have to be flexible about the news is so negative that they don’t see a accepting positions in other locations.” benefit in actually taking action.” Some companies have informed the co-op Faran Doleberg, a junior in communication, office that they will no longer accept co-op said she has used the center and that “it is very students. Bell said several areas are being afhelpful,” but is still having trouble finding an fected by fewer offerings, but the golf industry internship. was one of the worst. Co-ops are mandatory “I’ve been looking for an internship since... for graduation with a degree in professional January,” she said. golf management, and the lack of positions Doleberg got to the second round of inter- could prevent some students from graduating views for an internship with the government, on time, according to Bell. but was not offered the position. Bell said the program is even seeing some It may seem like internships would be easy layoffs due to the economy. to come by during a recession, since most of But both Bell and Schroeder said students them are unpaid. But Schroeder said that isn’t shouldn’t give up. necessarily true. “It is a severe situation, but that doesn’t mean “You have to have something that needs to you give up,” she said. be done and if your business is in trouble you Robbie Craft, a senior in business adminis-

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Consider internships even if they’re unpaid. The experience can be invaluable, and you may be offered a position.


Volunteer for the same reasons, and it’s better than sitting around not doing anything.


Stay in school? Maybe the job market will be better in a few years. Carol Schroeder said the graduate school is already reporting a 21 percent increase in applications. SOURCE: WSJ, CAROL SCHROEDER

tration, hasn’t yet, and he may be close to benefitting. Despite being frustrated by the dirth of full time job opportunities available in the business world, Craft is less than a week away from an interview with John Hancock. Schroeder said those who haven’t had a job or internship opportunity yet should stay persistent and positive. “Panicking and doomsaying are not helpful,” she said. “This [situation] is not new. Students need to understand that they will hear more ‘nos’ than ‘yeses.’” Lipka may only be hearing ‘nos’ right now, but he has a backup plan in case May comes with no job offers. “I would go home and work at my dad’s engineering firm,” he said. “I have a backup plan, but I don’t want to use it!”


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“Markets Can Remain Illogical Far Longer Than You Or I Can Remain Solvent.” These are Keynes’ words, and illogic does often reign, despite what the academics would have us believe.


Buy Markets That Show The Greatest Strength; Sell Markets That Show The Greatest Weakness. Metaphorically, when bearish we need to throw rocks into the wettest paper sacks, for they break most easily. When bullish we need to sail the strongest winds, for they carry the farthest.


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Bear Market Corrections Are More Violent And Far Swifter Than Bull Market Corrections. Why they are is still a mystery to us, but they are; we accept it as fact and we move on.


There Is Never Just One Cockroach. The lesson of bad news on most stocks is that more shall follow — usually hard upon and always with detrimental effect upon price, until such time as panic prevails and the weakest hands finally exit their positions.

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Students respond to budget proposal Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $21 billion budget proposal plans to cut jobs and raise taxes upset students Sonya Deulina Staff Writer

Governor Beverly Perdue proposed a $21 billion, two-year state budget Tuesday. Perdue crafted the proposal in hopes of getting back on track with the $2.2 billion budget deficit by cutting state spending on public schools by 3.2 percent, eliminating 1,034 in-state jobs, and increasing some taxes. The plan would replace some state spending on schools with federal stimulus money, actually increasing the amount spent on schools. Community colleges and UNC system schools would also see an increase in spending. Two of the taxes to be increased will affect drinkers and smokers. The plan would increase alcohol tax by 5 percent and the per-pack cigarette tax by $1. The extra taxes would raise more than $500 million in extra funds to help close the deficit. Students had mixed feelings about some of the proposed budget items. Faizan Motan, a junior in biomedical engineering, said an overall increase in taxes is necessary for the economy to stabilize. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the money should go to the government as tax, I do think the money should be put back into the economy to make it more stable,â&#x20AC;? Motan said. Gregory Williams, a sophomore in computer science, disagreed on an increase in alcohol tax but agreed on the proposed enforcement on cigarette taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agree with it [the cigarette tax increase], because one dol-

lar per pack is really not that bad compared to other stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prices,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An increase an alcohol is an abuse of power.â&#x20AC;? William Kapherr, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, also agreed with the cigarette tax, but said he thought the alcohol tax increase was fair as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think taxes on cigarettes and alcohol are fine,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another way Perdue is trying to gain back the budget deficit is by increasing the licensing fee on professionals by $150. Daniel Wiebke, a sophomore in civil engineering, said that raising taxes on licensing professionals was the right action, because they could afford it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An increase on that is good, because if they are trying to get a P.E. then they will probably have a source of income to tax rather than a less financially stable person,â&#x20AC;? Wiebke said. Kapherr was clearly upset at the proposed increase in licensing fees and had only two words for it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That sucks,â&#x20AC;? he said. The most upsetting issue for students is Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to eliminate 1,034 state jobs in order to save $37 million. Included are jobs in the state mental health system and in the Department of Correction. Motan, who is in pursuit of a job in the medical field, was not pleased with the proposal of job cuts in the mental health system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a pre-med student, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see any jobs cut from mental health. Funding cuts from mental hospitals is a major drawback for society,â&#x20AC;? Motan said. Kapherr was not pleased with the job elimination proposal either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never a good thing to lose jobs, but I guess if there is wasteful spending in the system, we




















Gov. Beverly Perdue speaks to a crowd of 3,000 after being sworn into office during the inauguration ceremonies in front of the State Library in downtown Raleigh Saturday Jan. 10.

need to cut wastes,â&#x20AC;? Kapherr said. Williams agreed with Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to use stimulus money for education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They should use the stimulus money on top of original budget for the school. They should not cut school funding,â&#x20AC;? he said. Students also were pleased with the tax cuts given to people who take care of aged citizens and the sales tax holidays proposed to people purchasing equipment that helps conserve water. Motan was an advocate for the proposal of tax breaks for the care of the elderly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always believed that taking care of the elderly is a

very important task. I do think tax breaks should be given to those who are taking care of the elderly,â&#x20AC;? Motan said.




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19 Hamrah will be appearing for the second time in the NCAA’s. He enters the tournament with a record of 31-8 on the season and is 10-1 in the ACC. Little, a sophomore, will be making his first NCAA appearance with a season record of 17-15. According to Jordan, Little has matured this season after his ACC tournament performance. “He finally grew up,” Jordan said. “Darrius [Little] beat two guys that he lost to earlier in the year.” Like Little, Caramanica is a qualifier for the NCAA Championships as a result of his ACC Tournament performance. In Caramanica’s first round he suffered a minor concussion, yet still pulled out a win. He was forced to sit out the rest of the tournament. “I feel great, and I’m ready to go,” Caramanica


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pressure that I want to play well for my teammates and I want to play well for N.C. State and our team,” Street said. Street’s attitude has helped her to get off to a hot start this season. She has finished in the top twenty in both tournaments including a sixth place finish in the first tournament of the spring season in Puerto Rico, where she tied her career best with a +6. She credits her improved play this season to a more focused effort than she has had in the past. “My freshman year I was committed but not as committed as I am now. I mean I wanted to experience college a little bit,” Street said. “But over Christmas I really decided I wanted to do better in golf and help my team. So from there I started practicing a lot more and putting everything into golf.” Street credits her new swing coach and her new practice regiment to the success she has experi-

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said. “I was ready to go for ACC’s, but now I’m just even hungrier.” Caramanica, wrestling in the 141-pound weight class, has a record of 11-8 this season. He notes that his determination will help him achieve victory in his third NCAA appearance. “My expectation is to wrestle hard for all seven minutes and if I do that then I will win,” Caramanica said. “I’m ready to get out there and start getting focused.” Caldwell and Caramanica coined the term “the duo” this season and said they are excited to both be competing in the Championships. “The duo is back this weekend,” Caramanica said. “I’ve been waiting for this all year. We’re going to turn some heads when we get there.” According to Jordan, all four men are likely to make an impact this weekend. “I predict a top-20 finish,” Jordan said.

enced so far this season. “My practice routine is a lot different. I equal out my playing time and practice time so I am more consistent and I switched swing coaches,” Street said. “He [coach Kenny Phillips] has really made my swing a lot more consistent.” Coach Marsh, however, believes it is more than just extra practice and a new swing coach. She said she believes that her improved play comes as a result of settling into a normal routine and understanding how to balance the amount of time needed for golf and school work. “Things are getting easier now and she is learning how to manage everything better,” Marsh said. “She has really continued to step up her work and focus, and she has changed her habits about how she plays golf and it’s paid off for her.”


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the equipment and expenses that are required to compete. One of Roach’s sponsors, Bobby Webb, owner of Action Surf Shop and Surf Boards, has been with Roach since the beginning of his competitive surfing career. “There is a very two-way relationship between surfer and shaper,” Roach said. “He shapes me a board. I ride it, tell him what I do and don’t like about it, and he takes that, shapes me another board that might be a little better and the process starts all over.”

In light of Roach’s success, Webb will be introducing a new line of boards called the Roach model. “I think this is one of the best things that could happen,” Andrew Stroupe, a senior in agricultural business management, said. “If someone sees his name on that board, they think that maybe they could get their name on that, and want to get better.” Roach hopes his success will bring surfing to the forefront of the athletic world in a University and region where it is not nearly as popular as it is in other regions. “You tell guys you’re from Atlantic Beach, N.C. and it is not


an instant respect thing,” Roach said. “When you see someone coming from the east coast it is almost like a mystery. They could be really good or not so great.” Kelly Nicely, a 2006 graduate of N.C. State and lifelong competitive surfing friend of Roach, agreed with Roach about the lack of popularity in the area. “N.C. State is kind of far from the ocean, but I think what we are doing will encourage people from State to surf.” Both Roach and Nicely challenged State students to learn about surfing through activities such as the surfing club.


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Four Wolfpack wrestlers prepare to take on countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best at nationals Wrestlers travel to St. Louis with high expectations Jen Hankin Senior Staff Writer

Tomorrow marks senior Joe Caramanicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final opportunity to win his weight class title in the NCAA Championships, something that he has been looking forward to for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting for this my whole life, all 22 years,â&#x20AC;? Caramanica said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited and antsy.â&#x20AC;? Caramanica, Darrion Caldwell, Kody Hamrah, and Darrius Little traveled to St. Louis yesterday to compete in the 2009 NCAA Wrestling Championships that will begin Thursday. Since the ACC tournament March 7, the four grapplers have been practicing by following an Olympic training schedule, according to coach Carter Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We practice on the Olympic training schedule, which is three days on and one day off,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing this since coach Jerrod Sanders got here [five years ago] from Oklahoma State.â&#x20AC;? The Pack was able to get in two legs of this training, having two-a-days during the first leg and taking it easier on the second, only having formal practice once a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys are in shape,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just need


Darius Little works a half-nelson on Joe Baker of the Naval Academy. The Wolfpack grapplers fell to the Midshipmen in Reynolds Jan. 24.

to keep their weight down.â&#x20AC;? Caldwell, a junior, will be making his third NCAA appearance this year. Last year he placed fifth in the 149-pound bout and said he looks to pick up where he left off.

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Street uses team-first attitude to find success on golf course

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Junior golferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positivity and selfless attitude keys to success for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf

Despite many aspects of golf relying on individual performance, junior golfer Emily Street maintains a teamoriented mindset. With her selfless attitude, she has been able to not just help herself, but also help her team to success this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golf is generally played as an individual sport but Emily brings a team atmosphere and attitude,â&#x20AC;? coach Page Marsh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is always the first one to ask other people how they played.â&#x20AC;? Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for golf and her sense of humor help to keep the team calm and relaxed even in the most pressure-filled situations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has a real joy about it [golf] and she brings that joy to the group and that is really important,â&#x20AC;? Marsh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She helps bring laughter and diffuse the tension.â&#x20AC;? Street continues to focus on the team even as she prepares to go into her final rounds of golf as a junior. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about the pressures that go along with playing against another team or being behind in the score, but rather she worries more about not playing well or having to

Student surfer hopes his success inspires the University community to embrace the sport of surfing Jason Livingston Staff Writer

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me â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stay focused with the task at hand.â&#x20AC;? After wining the title at the ACC Tournament in the 157 weight class, redshirt senior No.

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record of 33-1 on the season and is undefeated in conference matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more relaxed than I have been in previous years,â&#x20AC;? Caldwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to just go out there and be


Junior Emily Street tied her career best with a +6 in the first tournament of the spring season in Puerto Rico.

tell her team that she let them down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me personally, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not pressure playing with other

teams and knowing that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ahead of you, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more STREET continued page 7

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Ty Roach has done it all in his career thus far. Since Roachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptance into the University ,he has triple majored, double minored, wrestled on the varsity squad, run for student body president, and maintained a 4.0 grade point average through it all. One recent success for Roach, however, has proved to be a major turning point in Roachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and he hopes it will have a positive impact on the N.C. State community. Last year, Roach decided to dedicate a large amount of time to something he has loved to do since childhood: surfing. Af ter surf ing his way through the Eastern Surfing Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualifying event, he earned a spot to compete in nationals. Roachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning ways continued as he placed first in the longboard division of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surfing championships in Huntington Beach, C.A. in August 2008. This recent success left Roach with the decision to either go ahead with medical school or

to continue to surf competitively at the professional level. Roach chose to follow his passion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the main reason that I am not going to finish my third major,â&#x20AC;? Roach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a pro contest down in Florida that I will be leaving for April 7 and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll leave from there to go to Puerto Rico for a week.â&#x20AC;? Roach also decided to put wrestling on the back burner for a while. However, he feels that his training as a wrestler has been very beneficial to his success as a surfer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in shape for wrestling, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in shape for just about anything,â&#x20AC;? he said. Although Roach is in wrestling shape, he said he must now focus his workouts more on surfingspecific exercises. Roach concentrates mostly on balance training, core strength, rotational motion workouts, and swimming and paddling exercises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone t h i n k s of surfing as riding the wave, but as far as comCOURTESY TY ROACH petitive surfing goes, paddling is huge,â&#x20AC;? Roach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is how you get position and establish dominance in the water.â&#x20AC;? Physical workouts are not the only thing Roach has to focus on to establish himself in the surfing world. He must also acquire sponsorships that help him with ROACH continued page 7

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Technician - March l8,2009  
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Four Wolfpack wrestlers prepare to take on country's best at nationals, Students respond to budget proposal, Students continue to fight for...