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University invites outside experts for discussion on First Amendment Free Expression Tunnel events have raised awareness of First Amendment issues and what they mean

Some find slogan offensive Less than a day after voting on Homecoming theme, committee will have contest to determine new slogan Ty Johnson News Editor

Amber Kenney Senior Staff Writer

Following the election of President Barack Obama in November of last year, the four students expressed their disappointment the election results by writing controversial messages in the Free Expression Tunnel. The statements found written in the tunnel have been called everything from free speech to a hate crime in the months past and the controversies from the event has led to many debates and discussions on campus regarding the First Amendment. To get more perspective, the University pre-law services joined with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina to bring four law experts from around the state to debate what the First Amendment has come to mean to universities across the state. Matthew Quinn, the editor-in chief of the Campbell Law Review and the debate’s moderator, opened the debate by describing the Free Expression Tunnel as an open forum, a location where anybody can express their feelings about any issue. He then asked a question regarding the freedom of the tunnel. Katy Parker, a representative from the ACLU of N.C., said she was in support of the freedom of the tunnel.


Michael Curtis, a professor at Wake Forest Law School, talks about the legal ramifications and controversies regarding putting limits on free speech at the Annual Slater Newman Debate in Withers Hall Tuesday night. The panel, including Shannon Gilreath, a professor at Wake Forest Law School, Katy Parker, a lawyer at the ACLU, and Gregory Wallace, a professor at Campbell University, discussed free speech as it related to the Free Expression Tunnel. “I want to see a time when free speech and equality can contend on the same plane,” Gilreath said.

“I walked through [the tunnel], and it made me want to be in college again. It was free, and fun,” Parker said. Parker went onto explain that a college campus should be the biggest supporter of free speech. “Speech codes would prevent

students from discussing issues, which would prohibit students from getting a well-rounded education outside of the classroom,” she said. Michael Curtis, a professor from Wake Forest Law School, said he supported the purpose of

the tunnel to an extent. “We have a very protective first amendment, but it does not protect threats. That is a well established first amendment exception,” he said, Shannon Gilreath, a professor from Wake Forest Law School,

thought the term did not accurately represent the issues behind the Free Expression Tunnel. “Hate speech is not a broad enough term to encompass all TUNNEL continued page 3

Rally 4 Talley kicks off with celebration Campaign organizers stress student input in project to renovate student centers

of the campaign and a freshman in applied sociology, said the Talley Student Center, which opened in 1972 when the UniTy Johnson versity had about 14,000 students News Editor enrolled, isn’t capable of serving all of the student body’s needs. A celebration in the Brickyard He said the only way to have a Tuesday marked the kick-off of student center that truly served Rally 4 Talley, a campaign to in- students would be to have stucrease student awareness and in- dent input, which is largely what put concerning the University’s the campaign calls for. planned Talley Student Center “The campaign is an effort to renovations. bring the plans and ideas to the Student Centers President students,” Woodward said. MaryCobb Randall said the Incoming Union Activities campaign’s goals Board President are educating Ma rgo Sauter students about said getting stuthe renovations dent suppor t a nd gaug i ng for the project student opinion is pa ra mou nt about the details since the feeof the renovadependent renotions. vations will be “The aim of more costly than the campaign is other projects. to educate stu“The cost will dents about the be a lot comMaryCobb Randall, developments pared to preand get t heir Student Centers president v ious renovainput about the tions,” Sauter center,” Randall, said. “We need a freshman in business manage- the support of students.” ment, said. “We want it to be a Woodward said making stustudent movement. We want to dents aware and involved in the put the student back in student process was the only way a new center.” Talley Student Center could beMatt Woodward, an organizer come a reality.

“We want it to be a student movement. We want to put the student back in student center.”

“The project wont go forward RALLY 4 TALLEY STUDENT INPUT INFORMATION without the students’ consent,” The Rally 4 Talley campaign aims to increase awareness of the planned he said. “We’re trying to show renovations for Talley Student Center and to involve students directly in students feel they need it.” the development of ideas for the new center. Tuesday’s event was mostly to Direct all comments and ideas to show students the campaign existed, Randall said. The Web site also has information about events, plans, and a timeline She also said it was a chance outlining the anticipated completion of the renovation project, plus artist to communicate just how depenrenderings of possible outcomes for the structure. dent on student input the projSOURCE: MARYCOBB RANDALL ect is and to communicate how important the new center could be to future students, especially “It’s going to be a graduated and visiting students.” to students who won’t be able to fee,” Randall said. “The fee is Sauter, a junior in mechaniuse the finished product as un- structured so students will be cal engineering, said the imdergraduates. paying for what they’ll receive, portance of students getting “We’re really comparatively. involved at the beginning of trying to show We’re trying to the project will allow them to juniors and semake it as fair have more control over what niors this can be for students as the new center will offer. an investment possible.” “We don’t know what resin t he f uture Randall said taurants will be in there or of N.C. State,” st udent s who what it will look like,” she R a nda l l sa id. won’t see a com- said. “We’re hoping students “Pa st a lu m n i pleted Talley can will put comments on the have sponsored look forward to Rally 4 Talley web site.” the completion renovations of Sauter said without comof the library and ot her campus ments and ideas from stuMargo Sauter, UAB other buildings, locations in the dents, the administration president and we want [upnear future. won’t know what students perclassmen] to “We’re reno- truly want out of their stusee this a way for vating the Atri- dent center. them to leave a legacy.” um and that will be an imme“Someone wanted Arby’s,” Randall said the student fee in- diate return for students,” she Sauter said. “So we told him creases will gradually go up so said, adding she hopes the center to put it on the Web site bethe students who pay the most will become an icon on campus. cause otherwise we won’t for the renovations will receive “We want it to be a place where know what students want.” the most use from the finished alumni can bring their children center. and for it be a draw for incoming

“We don’t know what restaurants will be in there or what it will look like.”

Hours after the Homecoming planning committee voted on this fall’s slogan, committee members began rethinking their decision to make the theme for Homecoming Week “Shell shock the Terps.” The slogan was selected in reference to the football team’s Nov. 7 match-up with the Maryland Terrapins, but concerns over the use of the term shell-shock have led the committee to reconsider its slogan choice. “After it was announced, a number of people came up concerned about the use of the term shell shock,” Adam Compton, chair of the Homecoming planning committee, said. “We were thinking shells like Terrapins and shocking them, but others were concerned about its meaning in relation to post-traumatic stress disorders in the aftermath of war.” Kendall Brobst, a member of the Homecoming Committee and a sophomore in psychology, said there were concerns about going with another armed forces theme this year even before the term shell-shock was called into question. Last year’s theme, “Take out Boston College,” brought about many warlike details during Homecoming Week, including floats resembling tanks and fighter jets, and use of camouflage in paintings, advertisements, and the parade. “We would have used a lot of the same themes as we did last year,” Brobst said. “Most of the floats had something to do with war.” Brobst said while going with the voted upon theme may have led to repetitiveness during Homecoming Week, the real issue with the theme was in the wording. “Everyone was fine with it last night until they thought about it and found [shell shock] wasn’t the best term to use,” Brobst said. “The theme is not so much the controversy as is the term shell shock.” Compton, a senior in agricultural business management, said the committee knew it was important to pick a new theme immediately upon hearing concerns about the slogan. “We’re a nation at war and we need to think about those SLOGAN continued page 3


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Wednesday April 22 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE Brickyard, All day ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER Engineering Senior Design Day McKimmon Center, noon to 4 p.m.


SILVER OF THE STARS Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m.


EXPLORING MOODLE Faculty Senate Chambers, D.H. Hill Library, Erdahl-Cloyd West Wing, 3:30 to 5 p.m. SOIL SCIENCE SEMINAR Williams Hall, 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.


N.C. STATE CHORALE Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 7 to 9 p.m.

Partly sunny skies with a small chance for afternoon showers.


75 48 Sunny skies as high temperatures reach into the mid 70s.


82 50 Highs reach into the lower 80s. Clear skies. SOURCE: NCSU BROADCAST METEOROLOGY PROGRAM


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Seniors build bridges downtown, gain experience PHOTO BY TIM O’BRIEN


April 19 12:28 AM | SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT Lonnie Poole Golf Course Officer located nonstudent. Subject complied to leave the area. No further action taken.

orking on a pedestrian bridge in the middle of Halifax Mall, Mike Balint, a senior in construction engineering, and Matthew Poisel, a senior in civil engineering, help move pieces of the steel frame into place Tuesday. The project was part of Engineering Day on the Lawn in the Legislative District. “We had to do design, engineering, drawings, and fabrication all in 99 days, the last day being tomorrow,� Poisel said.


is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. Students are not allowed to take food outside of the “Cone Zone�, the area around the Creamery. The shop also features an outside window through which customers can order and receive food without entering the Library.

Creamery opens in Library

University Dining now has a new location in the ErdahlCloyd wing of D.H. Hill Library where students can purchase N.C. State made ice cream, sundaes and milkshakes. The Creamery


1:35 AM | NOISE DISTURBANCE Sigma Chi Report of large party with underage drinking. Officer spoke with fraternity members. No underage possession was seen by officers. Members had permit for party. No further action was taken.

Senior’s artwork Carmichael on display at to host Global Village championships Senior Emily Claire Stevens will present a series of paintings at Global Village Organic Coffee on Hillsborough Street on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The title of Stevens’ series is “Women in Kimono,� as all of her work has Japanese inspiration.

Carmichael gymnasium will host the ACIS Basketball National Championships April 24 through 26. NCSU has four teams competing, two in the men’s division and two in the women’s division. Play begins at 5 p.m. at Carmichael Gym.


1:51 AM | DRUG VIOLATION Lee Hall Report of possible drug violation. Officer was unable to locate any problems. 3:05 AM | CHECK PERSON Dan Allen Drive Officers found three student rolling trash can in middle of road leaving garbage along road. Subjects were referred to the University for underage alcohol and disorderly conduct.


4:02 AM | CHECK PERSON Wolf Village Report of subject knocking on door continuously. Officer spoke with nonstudent trying to meet with student. Subject complied to leave the area.




4:40 AM | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Hillsborough Street/Rosemary Street Campus Police assisted RPD with two intoxicated students who had taken sign from gas station. Students were referred for underage alcohol.




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things,” Compton said. “So when that came up we decided it would be better to pick a new Homecoming theme and readdress things.” Compton and Brobst said instead of the committee choosing a new slogan, there will be a contest to see which student can come up with the best Homecoming theme.


Creating a graffiti mural in the Free Expression Tunnel, sophomore in graphic design Saul Flores prepares for an art workshop for high school students Feb. 23. “The whole emphasis is on the process of graffiti, starting with outlining, then filling in and finally making it look complete,” Flores said. The Caldwell Fellows put on the art outreach program, called “New Sense,” in conjunction with Haven House, an organization promoting a safe environment for kids. “New Sense gives the students something to be involved in after school and offers a positive influence on their lives,” Lauren Morris, another Caldwell Fellow and junior in biochemistry, said.


“Equality and speech should be able to contend evenly on one plane.” Parker said the issues of free speech weren’t that simple. “Yes, the statements written in the tunnel were extremely offensive,” she said. “But students came and shared their opinions on current issues, which is what should happen on a college cam-

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that should not be protected by the first amendment,” Gilreath said. Gilreath also said he feels speech undermines the right to equality. “Words create castes,” he said.

pus.” Gregory Wallace, a professor at Campbell Law School, ended the debate and the event with an axiom calling for more discussions on the issue. “The best cure for bad speech is not less speech, but more speech.” Wallace said.

Take the Challenge April 15 ­ May 30, 2009 !

Due to controversy over the Homecoming planning committee’s chosen slogan, students can submit their ideas for themes at ncstatehomecoming. com The theme should be focused on the football team’s Nov. 7 contest against Maryland. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. May 31. SOURCE: NCSTATEHOMECOMING.COM

“We’ll pick the top theme and that will be the theme for next year and the winner will get a prize,” Compton said.

Brobst said she expects the committee to approve the slogan by the end of May.

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Evaluate costs of cutting health center hours THE ISSUE:

The Student Health Center may cut its operating hours by three and a half hours.


The Student Health Center must make sure students are still getting the best quality health care and money is using wisely.


The University must listen to students and determine whether cutting hours would benefit or hurt students before approving the proposal.



he University is proposing cutting the hours of the Student Health Center by closing three and a half hours earlier to save money. If the proposal goes through, the health center will close its doors at 5:30 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. and will have on-call nurses and doctors during the off hours to give nonemergency medical advice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a need to save money with the $36 million deficit the University is facing, and Associate Vice Chancellor and director of student health services Jerry Barker said closing at 5:30 p.m. could potentially save $90,000. But students already have to pay

an extra $12.62, an overall fee of $245.62, to the Student Health Center this coming fall. Barker said the fee would help pay for the increase in the student population next year, along with increased insurance for health center employees and the inflation in the price of medical supplies. However, this is walking a thin line. Though the Board of Trustees approved the fee increase in April of last year, the health center must make sure it is using its money efficiently and is working to improving the quality of health care it offers. It must also

make sure money it is saving and the money it is receiving from the fee increase is used wisely. Also, there are four reputable hospitals within a 30-minute drive of the University which students can use for emergencies. The health center provides a service for its closed hours that connects students with on-call nurses and doctors on the telephone. The University must listen to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; suggestions and opinions to gauge whether the cut will be helpful or not. Closing the Student Health Center at 5:30 p.m. would be a step toward ef-

ficiency for the future because most students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know the center is open after 5 p.m. There are some benefits to the proposal, aside from saving money. If the proposal goes through, the pharmacy at the Student Health Center would stay open 30 minutes later, as it closes at 5 p.m. now. Also, the employees would not get salary increases, which would help save money. The Student Health Center serves students 50,000 times a year, only about 500 of whom are between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m., according to Barker. The University must make sure it is not sacrificing the welfare of those 500 students to save money after requesting a fee increase.


Here goes another not-so-dead week

nother semester winds down again with the depressingly not-so-dead week that, much like the Bell Tower, lures students into believing something that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are sti l l no bells and this week still isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dead. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m batting 100 perBenton Sawrey cent so far in Senior Staff Columnist my academic career in experiencing a very much alive dead week, and unless something dramatic happens next semester, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to end up being the same story. I wou ld nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an issue with dead week not really being dead if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just get rid of t he name so that people can stop pretending like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really supposed to be a period of studying for the upcoming exams. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a charade, a cruel but well-intentioned illusion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after a semester of hard work, you can have five days of rest and repose to review for the upcoming exams. That gets tossed out the window with presentations, tests, quizzes, papers due and a whole smorgasbord of graded assignments that just create added pressure during a week that for some students is actually the most stressful out of the year. Like Matt Robbins is trying to fix the Bell Tower by adding bells, Amber Joyner and members of Student Government led a commission last year to try and institute reading days at the end of the calendar so students could actually have 48 hours where their minds could clear and study for the upcoming exams. I was ecstatic at the thought

that we may actually get some sort of repose â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but my enthusiasm was dampened when I learned that these reading days would not take place the Thursday and Friday of dead week, but rather the Monday and Tuesday of the following week before exams. I guess thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what they call a compromise. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I still plan on using those days for something and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be academic related â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the professors could still be a little kinder and make an attempt to act in the spirit of the week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be nice if there were no tests this week regardless of whether or not they were scheduled at the beginning of the semester. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got enough cumulative tests the following weeks for exams so if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s t h at i mp ortant to test us on something â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ask it on the final. Presentations are fine because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a culmination of weeksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of work, for the most part, but cut out the massive papers that all somehow are due on the last day of class and push the due dates to a different time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that one paper during dead week is bad or that one test during dead week is bad â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the culmination of professors all cramming last minute assignments in during dead week that drives some students to actually need the Hillsborough Hike to drown the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stress away. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impractical to believe that this is going to change â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be nice if professors acted in the spirit of dead week rather than the contrary.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an issue with dead week not really being dead if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just get rid of the name.â&#x20AC;?


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Argument behind civil rights has credibility In reference to Paul McCauleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article on civil liberties I would like to direct him to Alexander Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view expressed in Federalist 84: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and in the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers which are not granted; and on this very account,


How often do you use the Student Health Center? BY MEGAN MYERS

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used it once.â&#x20AC;?

After a semester of drinking cheap beer and playing Guitar Hero, Billy realized he forgot something.

Melissa Harvey freshman, transition program

Mack Garrison, junior in arts and design

Realistic optimism cures recession


ptimism litera l ly means belief in the best good. According to the Economist, we also know that optimism is related to the release of serotonin, the brain chemicals that make us happy. When asked whether the glass is half empty or half full, scientists might tell you t hat the beaker i s re a l ly Jake Goldbas 220 mi lStaff Columnist liliters. It always ends with realism, the affirmation of true knowledge against delusions. So, against real-life problems we come into a problem of where to apply optimism. I, therefore, advocate your personal acknowledgement of â&#x20AC;&#x153;performativeâ&#x20AC;? truths. That is, there are certain positions of authority in our lives that we recognize their judgment as the analytic truth, the real truth. In this way, when a ball crosses the plate, a baseball player swings and the umpire says that it is a strike, it is his declaration that this

event was the strike that makes the event a strike, which makes the proposition that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;it is a strikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; true. In these situations, it would not be true if, say, you or I did it. I am not advocating any delusional thinking. Some performative truths can be the individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own recognition of herself. When someone hands you an orange, he or she really did hand you an orange, but the only person who has the authority to say that you like oranges is the person who holds that orange, just like the priestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authority to do what he does, just like the umpireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authority to do what he does. There are quite a few times where you personally decide what matters in life. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt said we have nothing to fear but fear itself. He was talking about the run on the banks that everyone made when they lost confidence in the banksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; abilities to pay things back. Everyone is talking about his or her opinions but forgetting the necessary distinction between optimistic, performative truths and realistic analysis. No one is really sure how to deal with what really matters because we have all forgotten our own emphasis

would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?â&#x20AC;? Hamilton believed the Bill of Rights limits of the federal government in areas where it had no powers in the first place. McCauley also fails to distinguish between federal and state levels of government, and the examples he listed need that distinction. I do not normally take an objection to the Bill of Rights. Overall it has been spectacularly successful, but when I read in the article, â&#x20AC;&#x153;as far as rights

goes, who cares about how many bans there are?â&#x20AC;? I could not help but think that Hamilton may have known what he was saying (absurd, I know). To make the argument that civil liberties being infringed will not lead to a less free society because we already have â&#x20AC;&#x153;enormous amounts of liberty and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to change anytime in the near to somewhat distant futureâ&#x20AC;? is more than slightly thick-skulled, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outrageous.


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on the reactions. People get their wires crossed really quick when they try to make a bad math test grade into a good one with just their will. Your reaction is as real as the test, but you should use that to change real outcomes in real life rather than changing what is. Personal recognitions are true to this extent and that truth is not relative in the least. Your performative truth to yourself is 100 percent true for all of us; everyone will acknowledge that the fact you, like the orange, is true. Your individual personal stuff is true for you. In this same way, you very much have the authority to say what are appropriate reactions for yourself at your time. This is what everyone is talking about when they say that you decide what matters to you. Go out there and do what matters to you, what strikes you as true on analysis, then make the best possible beliefs about your future actions and work as hard as you can toward making things happen. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only when you realize that life matters that you can fight for life. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the truth.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used it twice this year.â&#x20AC;? Mikail Mannan freshman, biomedical engineering

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used it twice â&#x20AC;&#x201D; once to get the flu shot and once at the beginning of the year.â&#x20AC;? Kaitlyn Tucker freshman, biology and agricultural engineering

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never used it.â&#x20AC;? Corey Howard freshman, aerospace engineering

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TECHNICIAN TWO CENTS Government to give auto makers a few billion more General Motors and Chrysler still have time to reorganize their holdings, but the $17.4 billion the government has already given them apparently isn’t enough. So far, GM has received $13.4 billion in government loans, and the company is prepared to take another $5 billion. Chrysler could see as much as another $500 million. Both companies submitted restructuring plans in March which were denied.

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espite the credit crunch and troubling times, students are still applying for and receiving credit—whether for cars, computers or college.

Student loan defaults rising Both federal and private student loan markets are seeing a sharp increase in defaults due to the economy. Federally guaranteed loans for fiscal year 2007 are expected to reach a 6.9 percent default rate -the highest since 1998. Private loan companies are also seeing defaults. SLM Corp. wrote off 3.4 percent of its troubled loans in 2008 and Student Loan Corp. wrote off 2.3 percent.

According to a study by Sallie Mae, a private student loan company, more students are using credit than ever. However, many do not entirely understand the concept of credit. To some, credit is simply the thing that one uses to acquire things that they cannot pay money for. This is where some people get into trouble,


since credit is more than just a money-lending system. Like some college students, Emilea Burton, a sophomore in zoology, knows the basics of credit. “I know how interest works and how credit cards work,” Burton said, adding she was totally unfamiliar with the concept of credit just a year ago.

However, Burton also realizes that there is still much for her to learn. For others that do not know anything about credit, there is even more to learn. By definition, credit is borrowed money that can be used use to pay for certain items without money on the premise of repayment of the funds by a certain time. But there is much more to it. Students should be wary of deals that are too good to be true, like cards with low, but adjustable, interest rates. They must

also remember that the credit they set up now will stay with them after college. When dealing with credit, there are three important parts: consumers, financial companies and credit bureaus — all of which play an important part in establishing, developing and receiving credit. Here’s a visual breakdown of how it all works, and how it affects you.


Oracle, the software company that was rumored to be interested in purchasing Red Hat, entered a deal to purchase Sun Microsystems. SOURCE: NEWSOBSERVER.COM


Delta Air Lines announced a $794 million loss in the first quarter. Delta is the largest airline in the world.




The Dow closed just shy of 8,000 Tuesday, finishing at 7,969.56, up 127.83 points from Monday.

Credit begins with the individual consumer. Upon first applying for credit—possibly in the form of pre-approved credit cards or college loans—a credit history is established.


This history is shared with the three national credit bureaus, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, which keep this information for future credit inquiries from creditors.


When buying a car or applying for a loan, banks and auto lenders will request this credit history, which is translated into a credit score that is used to determine whether there is any risk in issuing credit.


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the football history.” As a sports fan, Garcia believes he is one of the luckiest people alive getting to watch ACC football and basketball in one of the best seats in the house. “I love sports. I love college basketball and college football so to be here in person watching ACC basketball and Wolfpack football, just being in this environment is a rush,” Garcia said. “I mean I am courtside for every game.” Garcia is one of the few band directors in the conference, much less all of the NCAA, that shows almost equal enthusiasm to both the band and the game, putting just as much effort into watching the game and cheering on the team. “It’s a lot different than other

band directors,” Taylor Adams, a senior in the marching band, said. “When I go to tournaments the other band directors are never as enthusiastic and focused on the game as Dr. Garcia is.” Garcia said he knew exactly what he wanted to do in life, just when he was barely a teenager. “I decided in ninth grade that music was what I wanted to do,” Garcia said. “I love sports, but there was something about when I play [music], it’s just another level for me in terms of thinking, feeling and creating. Before I was even done in high school I knew I wanted to teach music.” Garcia credits music with taking him where he is now, especially early in life coming from a bad neighborhood. And being in the position that he is in now, he wants to be able to give back to the community and help other musicians achieve their dreams. “I came from a really rough


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neighborhood,” Garcia said. “But I got out and music really helped me focus. It helped me play for my undergraduate degree, get a doctorate degree and tour the country with a couple of performing groups. It’s just been amazing and I just want to give back and help people experience some of the things I have, and not get stuck in some of the bad things.” With every year Garcia has been here, he feels he has been able to become more and more a part of the N.C. State family and tradition. He hopes that in the end he will be considered a part of the college as well. “N.C. State has become more and more a part of me and I would like to think that I have become more and more like N.C. State,” Garcia said. “Now with every game, every win comes with great joy and every loss is disappointment.”

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then my arm will speed up tremendously and if I take, maybe, like a tenth of a second off my footwork and speed my arm up just a little bit, it’ll be a better pop time down to second if someone steals and maybe I’ll throw someone out.” Maynard does note that it’s all about repetition, memorization, and the good old saying “practice makes perfect.” He said he plans to master the art of catching so that in the future, whether it be for State or for a team in the minor leagues, he will be able to use his catching mind frame to help his ball club win games.

pion heavyweight wrestler. “I was talking to both programs and both coaches and I just looked at where I felt more comfortable,” Palma said. “And when it came down to it, I’m a Wolfpack fan inside and there is no way of going around it.” Jordan ventured to say the first ever three-time All-American and National Champion in Cary Wrestling annals is already as talented as his older brother was during his junior year at N.C. State, when he went 23-11. “It is probably fair to say that Eloheim is as good now as Jainor probably was when he was a junior in college,” Jordan said. “It was a hard, tough fight. We fought with

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a lot of schools [that were also recruiting him] from throughout the country, and I can’t tell you how excited we are to have him.” Palma concurred and did not hesitate to say he expects to surpass Jainor’s accomplishments and dominate at the collegiate level. “It would be a disappointment if I couldn’t fulfill all the things he has done and go higher, because he showed me the way,” Palma said. “I never like to set limits for myself; I am going after the national title as a freshman.”

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Garcia gives crowd excitement BAND DIRECTORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ENTHUSIASM, LOVE FOR HIS JOB SHOWS IN BAND, CROWDS Taylor Barbour Staff Writer

In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world many people get up and go to a job they hate going to and just slum through their day hating every second they are there. This commonality, however, proves untrue for Marching Band director Paul Garcia, who enjoys every minute of his job. The enthusiasm and joy that he brings to his work carries over not only to the band but to the crowd and students that see him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, I am not clocking in collecting a paycheck,â&#x20AC;? Garcia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means something, this goes beyond that. I want to see the Wolfpack win every game and I want to make sure that myself and the band do everything possible to help the Wolfpack win.â&#x20AC;? Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for both music and sports leads him to be one of the most enthusiastic fans at any sporting event, whether it is at basketball or football games. Garcia is repeatedly seen cheering on State every second of the game, from leading the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Sound of the Southâ&#x20AC;? in the N.C. State fight song, trying to distract wouldbe free throw shooters by waving his arms and even doing pushups at football games for every point scored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see such enthusiasm from our Band Director of all people,â&#x20AC;? Joseph Riggsbee, a sophomore in sports management, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember this past year at one of the basketball games, how the entire crowd was kind of dead, and when an opposing


Dr. Paul Garcia and a band member try to convince the Student Senate that the band is cramped even with one seat for each member by holding up a piccolo, the smallest instrument in the band.

player went up to shoot a free throw he got the entire band and student section up on their feet yelling and waving their arms.â&#x20AC;? Garcia has been at State for more than six years now and considers himself a great fan of all of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic programs. Even before working at N.C.

State, Garcia knew about the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prestige as he remembered watching the 1983 national title game and coach Jim Valvano running onto the court looking for someone to hug after the miracle win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even when I was little I knew who N.C. State was,â&#x20AC;? Garcia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember sitting at my TV in New Mexico watching

Jimmy V. run around the basketball court and I remember watching that and it was just the coolest thing. I was just so excited to come here because of all the history with Kay Yow, Jim Valvano, and GARCIA continued page 7


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QUOTE OF THE DAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never like to set limits for myself. I am going after the national title as a freshman.â&#x20AC;? %LOHEIM0ALMA #LASSOF WRESTLINGRECRUITANDHIGH SCHOOLNATIONALCHAMPION




Maynard catching onto new role Pratt Maynard is adjusting to his new position behind the plate Will Privette Staff Writer

Pratt Maynardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for baseball came at a very early age, as it does for most baseball players. Growing up, the left-handed hitter always wanted to play with a baseball and swing for the fences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growing up, I always just LUIS ZAPATA/TECHNICIAN FILE PHOTO wanted to hit that ball,â&#x20AC;? Maynard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[My dad] said if I Freshman catcher, Pratt Maynard, is thrown out at second base against High Point. Maynard has made the transition to catcher picked up a baseball, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d al- since arriving at N.C. State. ways want to play with it but if I picked up anything else, ton native explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first Things do seem to be going I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem interested in it. thing is, he wanted to see if I was well when Maynard is the I guess it started then, some- bat blind which means if some- backstop, as the Wolfpack thing about baseball and hit- body swings, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blink, be- is 8-6 when the freshman is ting, something I love to do.â&#x20AC;? cause if [I were] bat blind there wearing the catching gear. When Maynard decided to is no way possible I could ever Maynard said that the avcome to N.C. catch.â&#x20AC;? erage fan can only begin to State to play Maynard understand what happens baseball, he admits that during the game. Squatting expected h i s p a s t behind home plate, Maynard TECHNICIANONLINE.COM to be a key catching ca- gains a whole new perspective more of the story about Pratt Maynard utility player View reer at age 11 on the action. at for the Wolfreally didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach [Tom] Holliday pack. He prepare him relays signals to me from thought he would be playing for playing in the ACC. the dugout,â&#x20AC;? Maynard said. all over the diamond and help â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was catching when I â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot going on beout where he could. That was was younger, I just got behind hind me, because if we mess fine with him but then it all the dish and caught the ball up, say I put down the wrong changed. and threw it back to the pitcher, pitch and the ball gets hit it â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I first got to State I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any technique or over the fence, we lose the coach [Chris] Hart, one of anything like that,â&#x20AC;? he said. game.â&#x20AC;? our assistant coaches, asked But now, as opposed to the Maynard, according to his if I had ever caught before,â&#x20AC;? past, Maynard has the necessary coaches, has a really good Maynard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him I techniques and is beginning to throwing arm behind the caught a little bit when I [was think like a catcher. plate and Maynard, this offlittle.] I had caught a handâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Hart, when he started season, wants to work on his ful of games and he was like teaching me those techniques, footwork so he can use his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to turn you into and [teaching me] different best asset to pick off woulda catcher hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;? things that catchers do in differ- be base stealers. The coaching staff had ent situations, it took some time â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I can get my feet going Maynard start from scratch getting used to it, but I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m quicker than I am right now with catching duties. picking it up pretty well now and â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started out doing little everything is starting to flow rePRATT continued page 7 simple drills,â&#x20AC;? The Franklin- ally well,â&#x20AC;? he said.


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Top-ranked heavyweight signs with Wolfpack Wrestling inks No. 1 heavyweight Eloheim Palma of Cary, bringing its total high school national champion signees for 2009 to three Tyler Everett Staff Writer

The wrestling teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class of 2009 now features three high school national champions after the commitment from the No. 1 heavyweight in the nation, Eloheim Palma of nearby Cary High School. Palma announced his intentions to come to State during the Cary High Wrestling Banquet, where the town mayor awarded him with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Key to the City.â&#x20AC;? Coach Carter Jordan said he was thrilled to receive the commitment from Palma, who entertained offers from defending national champion Iowa among several other national powerhouses, but said his work on the 2009 recruiting class is far from over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our third national champion in this signing class, so obviously itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be one of the top two or three best classes in the country, if not the best class,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And like I said, we are still not done, we just had a few more kids in [on visits] this weekend and a few more coming this following weekend that are all high school All-Americans.â&#x20AC;? Palma, who won the national championship at Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach after watching future teammate Dale Shull of Colorado win the title at 130 pounds, said he wanted to wrestle with the Wolfpack to

By the numbers: ELOHEIM PALMA

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prove he could become a NCAA Champion without leaving the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was getting advice that I needed to go out of the state to become a national champ. The only way I could reach that supposedly was to go somewhere else,â&#x20AC;? Palma said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I respect what they said, but I completely and utterly do not believe that. I refuse to believe that. I have what it takes to win. I wanted to wrestle for a university in North Carolina because I wanted to represent the state where I have lived my whole life.â&#x20AC;? And so his decision boiled down to UNC and N.C. State, and Palma said it was his comfort level with the Wolfpack coaching staff, his lifelong allegiance to the Pack and his interest in the Textiles program that inspired him to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Jainor, a former four-year starter and ACC chamPALMA continued page 7

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