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New Student Orientation alters schedule No student organization information fair this year Preston Boyles Deputy News Editor

New Student Orientation has made several changes to the orientation schedule for 2009, including overlapping sessions, smaller group sizes and cutting the student organization information fair, according to Gabe Wical, director of NSO.

Wical said he has worked closely with the NSO Steering Team, which includes 10 representatives from across campus, to determine the necessary changes. He said the time frame of orientation is going to remain the same, beginning June 29 and continuing through the end of July. However, instead of nine two-day sessions, there will be 17 one and a half day overlapping sessions. “We’ve been looking at changing things over the years,” Wical

said. “The number of students and parents coming to orientation continues to rise and we don’t have the space on campus to hold two concurrent programs.” Wical said the changes help NSO do a lot of things it was unable to do in the past. “We will not only have a welcome program on the first day, but also explain the expectations of students as a member of the campus community to both students and parents,” he said.

He said the new information is what orientation has needed for a while. “As we are talking about what’s expected academically, culturally and socially, the students will hear a more defined message and have a better understanding of what’s expected,” he said. Tracey Ray, director of multicultural student affairs and member of the NSO Advisory Committee, said the changes will have a positive impact. “With all the work the Uni-

versity does, assessment is a big part,” Ray said. “By all means, NSO will go in and assess how it runs in terms of the new schedule and how to tweak it. That’s something the committee does every year based on feedback.” Elizabeth Mayton, a freshman in English, said she provided feedback last year regarding orientation. She said despite her laid back personality, cramming a lot of information into a short period of time proved frustrating. “Orientation should be a little

Alumni, residents unearth time capsule, bury new one for future students in 2034 Students and alumni gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bragaw

bit longer,” Mayton said. “They provide a lot of information in a brief amount of time. It’s almost not productive because you are rushed around from session to session.” Ray said changes were a matter of adjusting the program, within budget, without compromising the student’s experience. “A lot of thought has been put into the changes with the philosophy of ‘students first’,” she NSO continued page 3

Housing not liable for Sullivan damages Insurance plays a role in residence hall damages

Sarah Widney

Amber Kenney

Staff Writer

Senior Staff Writer

Students and alumni gathered outside Bragaw Residence Hall Tuesday afternoon to watch as alumni unearthed a time capsule buried 20 years ago at the rededication of Bragaw Hall April 7, 1989. The event celebrated Bragaw’s 50th anniversary. Tuesday’s ceremony began with opening remarks from Sherlonda Clarke, assistant director for Bragaw Hall. She welcomed the many alumni who had returned for the event. Director of Housing Susan Grant recognized the presence of alumni, former resident advisors, and former Bragaw Board of Governors members at the ceremony. She remarked on how the Bragaw Activity Room has changed over the years from when it had a stage and a snack bar, but remained the major area for activities on West Campus. “Nearly 40,000 students have lived in Bragaw since it was built,” she said. “That’s the size of a small city—it’s bigger than the population of Apex.” The rededication ceremony in 1989 was intended to dedicate Bragaw Hall to students in the future. Since then, Bragaw has gone through various changes. In 1996 it became co-ed. The dorm had formerly housed only males, and the change to co-ed was not met with wide support. In 2005 new railings were installed. Starting last summer, major renovations of replacing the doors, dressers, closets, and lights began in the south side of Bragaw. The north side of Bragaw will be renovated next summer. Grant said that the BBOG has always been very active in the IRC over the years. Though the decision to make Bragaw co-ed was not met with enthusiasm because residents wanted to keep the tradition of it being all male, changes have been positive for students. Students in attendance had positive reactions to the 50th anniversary celebration. “The idea of a time capsule is really cool,” Rachel McSwain, a sophomore in psychology, said. “I live in Metcalf, but I wanted to see what’s in the time capsule.” Bill Royal, a former resident advisor, BBOG president, and 1991 alumnus said that the central area (the Bragaw Activity CAPSULE continued page 3


Grant Sparks, an alumnus, shows the audience at the 50th Anniversary of Bragaw ceremony a towel that was placed in the time capsule on Apr. 7, 1898. Sparks and several alumni that lived in Bragaw during the time of the original ceremony reunited to see what was placed in the time capsule 20 years ago.

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VHS tape of 1989 rededication ceremony Lid from N. C. State dairy’s vanilla ice cream The Igloo 5 year warranty 1988 North Carolina State ACC women’s basketball championship Programs from original dedication “Carolina sucks” boxers N.C. State shirt Beach Blast t-shirt Howl Towl N. C. State 88-89 basketball program signed by Jim Valvano Program from Textile Bowl vs. Clemson Programs from every sport Kay Yow and women’s basketball program 1988 Peach Bowl program Pictures taken by student Eric Sparks Photo of Eric Sparks in N.C. State shorts and t-shirt

The aftermath of a busted emergency sprinkler in Sullivan Residence Hall left Billy Kronenwetter with ruined clothes and damaged personal items, but Kronenwetter said things could have been worse. “Luckily, because of the way many of my textbooks were positioned on the shelf, most of them are useable,” he said. “They have water damage, but I am still able to use them, which is a good thing.” As far as electronics were concerned, Kronenwetter said he was fortunate. “My laptop, surprisingly, was just fine, which is awesome,” he said. Kronenwetter’s printer was damaged and lost his personal iPod due to the incident. The flood also raised awareness of many issues which needed to be addressed, the most crucial being monetary responsibility. “As far as my clothes, Housing waived the fees of the washers and dryers so I could wash them for free,” he said. “After I washed my clothes, they are fine.” Clea ning K ronenwet ter’s clothes was the least expensive fee associated with the sprinkler incident, he said. Water damages and ruined personal belongings became the bulk of costs of the busted sprinkler incident. After assessing the damages, the question became who would be held accountable. Kronenwetter, after speaking with Housing, is the responsible DAMAGES continued page 3


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‘No UNC’ button Copy of today’s Technician Twinkies Photo album of Bragaw Pictures from Goodwill Prong program Picture of current student ID Picture of a microfridge Surveys from students in Bragaw Letter about current events Sample student schedule Screenshot of MyPack Portal Maps of West and Centennial Campus Current price of bread and milk This year’s Oscar and Grammy winners 50th anniversary event invitation Go Pack Poster from convocation T-shirts from convocation SOURCE: BRAGAW BOARD OF GOVERNORS


New business booms downtown See page 5.


Students in 1988 placed a football media guide in the Bragaw Residence Hall time capsule 20 years ago.

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Today THOMAS SAYRE: NEW YORK Gregg Museum of Art & Design, All Day


DIVERSITY ROUND TABLE The State Club, 8 to 11:30 a.m.


ADVISING AS TEACHING Talley Student Center 3118, 9 to 11 a.m. EO JEOPARDY 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EXAM TIPS D.H. Hill Library, 3 to 4 p.m.


SOIL SCIENCE WILLIE WOLTZ SEMINAR Williams Hall, 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.

Partly cloudy and windy. LOGIC AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE LECTURE Withers Hall, 4:30 p.m.


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BLUE VINYL Witherspoon Cinema, 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Rocking out for Alzheimer’s awareness

Partly sunny and warmer.

72 55 Mostly cloudy with intermittent rain showers. SOURCE: NCSU BROADCAST METEOROLOGY PROGRAM

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The number of students and parents coming to orientation continues to rise and we don’t have the space on campus to hold two concurrent programs.” Gabe Wical, director of New Student Orientation, on the reduction of the summer orientation program


New wave of RIAA lawsuits to target students

Litigation brought against 500 users. The Recording Industry Association of America started a new round of lawsuits two weeks ago specifically targeting college students by sending subpoenas to 39 schools. Several major record companies, who claim that their “intellectual property rights” are revoked each time students make copyrighted music available for free downloads on peer-to-peer networks, brought about the litigation. The lawsuits were directed toward more than 500 users, 17 percent of who were using university networks to share the copyrighted material. The 11 targeted universities ranged in location from Arizona to Wisconsin. A total of 443 lawsuits were also brought against file sharers using commercial Internet providers. Prosecutors in these cases will use a method known as the “John Doe” litigation process, a title given to cases where the majority of the offenders’ names are unknown. In many of the “John Doe” suits filed in January and February, courts have granted several requests by

PHOTO BY SYDNEY DOTTERER arah Stewart, a sophomore in biochemistry, Carson Ford, a freshman in First Year College, Josie Skinner, a freshman in art and design, and Annie Whitmore, a freshman in biological sciences, bundle up in the Brickyard for Sigma Kappa’s annual Rock-A-Thon to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The girls rocked on the Brickyard for 24 hours to raise money.



Duke to host symposium

From April 9 to 11, Duke University will be holding an international symposium called Barefoot across the nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India. Attendees of the conference will analyze the work of Maqbool Fida Husain, India’s most iconic painter. Questions to be answered include: Is it just the Self that is threatened, or are Others at risk as well, including the very communities within which the artist operates, but also dares against? If artists like Husain evoke the triumphs and predicaments of the human condition in their work, is humanity itself at risk when their lives and labors are in peril? What then is the scholarly responsibility, ethical and political, in circumstances such as these? Making presentations to answer these questions will be Susan Bean, Peabody Museum,Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University, David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University, the RIAA for subpoenas to Internet Service Providers. These subpoenas will allow the prosecution to identify and name the illegal music sharers involved in these suits. Record companies will offer settlement options in these cases before proceeding through the judicial system.

DevaState Wake!

Kickoff meeting for Homecoming promises more for 2004 Students poured into the Alumni building last night ready to start planning for next year’s Homecoming. With eager eyes and big smiles, homecoming committee chairs kicked off their campaign to make 2004 State’s biggest and best homecoming. “We have been brainstorming out brains out,” lead Homecoming organizer Jackie Larson, a junior in nutrition, said, “We’re ready to make this year huge!” This year’s homecoming, planned for October 2 against Wake Forest, turned many heads in the direction of new and fresh ideas. Over 60 people showed up to decide on this year’s theme to “DevaState Wake”, which is the largest turnout homecoming promoters have ever seen. Committee chairs stressed incorporating N.C. State Homecoming into an event that unites Raleigh as a community. Organizers have formed Service and Kickoff committees to achieve this goal. The Service committee is responsible for seeing State Homecoming give back to the community. “I can’t stress enough how much we want to give back this year,” Larson said.

Tapati Guha-Thakurta, CSSS, Calcutta, Kajri Jain, University of Toronto, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, University of Leeds, Geeta Kapur, critic and curator, New Delhi, Bruce Lawrence, Duke University, Barbara Metcalf, University of Michigan, Ram Rahman, SAHMAT, New Delhi, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University, Patricia Uberoi, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University. SOURCE: CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES

University designs win awards Over the weekend, the University chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics attended the annual Region 2 Student Conference in Huntsville, Al. At a conference of 259 total students, 59 came from N.C. State. Also, of the 12 awards presented, six went to N.C. State students. Whitney Lohmeyer won first place in the freshman-sophomore open topic. Brett Pearce took second place for the undergraduate technical paper. Matt Hazard won first


Obama makes surprise trip to Iraq

President Barack Obama made an unannounced trip to Baghdad, Iraq to conclude his week-long over-seas trip Tuesday, . While in Baghdad, Obama talked with American troops and Iraqi leaders. The President told the gathered troops that it is now time for the Iraqi’s to take control of their country and praised the work the troops do every day. “You have given Iraq the opportunity to stand on its own as a democratic country,” he said. Obama was supposed to take a helicopter into Baghdad to speak with the Iraqi

place for masters technical paper. N.C. State won first place for Regional Design team with Biologically-Inspired Obstacle Traversing Systems. The team also took second place for their Inflatable Lunar Rover. The design team completed the sweep with their bio-inspired morphing wing design. SOURCE: KEVIN KENNEDY

North Carolina Law School to host Showcase Representatives from Campbell, Charlotte, Duke, Elon, UNC, North Carolina Central and Wake Forest will be in 2215 Williams at 7 p.m. for the Annually Showcase of North Carolina Law Schools April 13. The schools will provide information about their schools, and answer questions regarding scholarships, applications, faculty and other recommendations and personal statements. Elections for officers will also be held.


TurkishIslamic Arts to give live performance


The Islam and Dialogue Student Association will be holding and arts presentation and live performances Thursday, April 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 2215 Williams Hall. Featured art will included Ebru Art, which is the Art of Paper Marbling, Cini Art, which is Hand-crafted Ceramics, architecture and Tezhip and Hat, which is Art of Illumination with Gold and Calligraphy. The live performances will be Meyzen Seyma Gundogdu playing the Ney, a reed flute and Ebruzen Ayse Calis demonstrating Ebru art. There will also be presentations on Hat, Tezhip, Ney, Cini, architecture and Ebru to coordinate with the samples. SOURCE: ISLAM & DIALOGUE STUDENT ASSOCIATION


Prime Minister, but due to inclimate weather, the trip was canceled and the Prime Minister traveled to Camp Victory, where Obama was visiting, to speak with the president. SOURCE: N.Y. TIMES

Vermont to allow same-sex marriage

The Vermont Legislature overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of the bill that allows gay couples to marry Tuesday, becoming the first state to allow gay marriage through legislation and not a court ruling. To override the veto, the House of Representatives needed a two thirds vote. The representative who ultimately decided the vote reversed his previous vote against the bill. The override comes just days after Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled the ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.


POLICE BLOTTER April 5 10:58 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Western Manor Apts Officer responded to alarm caused by cooking. System reset. 12:35 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Wolf Village Units responded to alarm caused by subject throwing smoke bomb into room. There were no witnesses to incident.

Data shows shrinkage of Arctic Sea ice

According to data released Monday by scientists, Arctic Sea ice is continuing to shrink and become thinner. The data was released to coincide with a meeting by international ministers in Washington to address the disproportionate affect of global warming on the arctic. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the assembled ministers the passage of the Law of the Sea Treaty will help regulate expanded human activity in the new, warmer Arctic. Such activity includes shipping, fishing and oil exploration. SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST


2:01 A.M. | MEDICAL ALCOHOL Dan Allen Drive/Yarborough Drive Units responded to report of unconscious subject. Student refused transport and was referred to university for being Drunk and disruptive. 2:13 A.M. | CHECK PERSON Cates Avenue Student reported hearing subjects hitting signs and turning trash cans over. Officers checked area but did not locate subjects or any damage. 7:52 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Morrill Drive Officer located university vehicle with window broken out. 2:21 P.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Sigma Chi Units responded to student in need of medical assistance.

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BRAGAW HISTORY Bragaw was named for Captain Henry Churchill Bragaw, a 1938 alumnus who died in Italy during World War II. The residence hall, built in 1959, was dedicated to all students who died in World War II. At the time, it was the largest dormitory in North Carolina. It cost $2 million to build, with 410 rooms intended to house two students each.

Room) was a lot nicer than when he was on campus. “Bragaw used to be all male with no air conditioning,” he said. Tom Hinkle, a 1991 graduate in computer science, lived in Bragaw for four years. “Living in Bragaw was great— you’ll never have the opportuniSOURCE: D.H. HILL LIBRARY ty to live amongst your peers like ARCHIVES this again,” he said. “We used a lot of box fans then. It was charThe “Carolina sucks” boxacter building.” ers were used for fundraising Grant Sparks, an alumnus who in Bragaw. lived in Bragaw for five years, “We screenprinted them spoke before the capsule was ourselves and dried them opened. in the oven in the kitchen,” “This is a building with a great Royal said. tradition and a lot of pride,” he After the original time capsaid. “We used to beat the rails sule was opened, Watterson when we beat Carolina or Duke, and Weislak placed a new one but you can’t do that anymore inside the original capsule because now they’re plastic.” to be buried again and unSparks said earthed in people used 25 years. to pu l l t he The vidfire alarm free o f rom quently. t he 1989 “One time dedicasomeone tion and pulled it three 30th antimes in one niversary Bo Trinh, a junior in biological nig ht, a nd celebraeach time we sciences, on a pair of “Carolina tion was had to stand sucks” boxers found in the 1989 played, time capsule outside lonfollowed ger,” he said. by a slide The program included remarks show of archive photos from from current and past Bragaw the building of Bragaw. employees and alumni. Residents of Bragaw also For students, the most exciting attended the anniversary celpart of the ceremony was seeing ebration. Bo Trinh, a junior the contents of the time capsule. in biological sciences, said the Royal and Hinkle were involved opening of the old capsule in unpacking the time capsule, showed how much college life and explained why some items at State hadn’t changed much were included back in 1989. over two decades. “This is the Howl Towl, which “I thought the boxers were originated in Bragaw,” Royal cool because they show that said. “We hoped it would catch N.C. State’s attitude toward on, but it never did. And yes, we Carolina hasn’t changed.” did spell ‘towel’ wrong on pur- Trinh said. pose.”

“They show that N.C. State’s attitude toward Carolina hasn’t changed.”


In the bottom of Carmichael Complex, incoming freshmen Kelly Johnson and Katie Turturro look at a schedule of events for orientation.


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said. “The core values of orientation have been maintained so students still receive a high quality experience.” Wical said the new schedule structure allows NSO to cut group sizes in half. “Hopefully the smaller groups will show students from the beginning that there is a way to make the University feel small,” Wical said. Mayton said the smaller groups is definitely a good thing because it offers more time for students

to ask questions. However, Mayton said cutting the student organization information fair will have a negative impact on orientation. “I wouldn’t have known what groups to get involved with without first speaking to the people involved with the group,” she said. “I talked to girls from STAT and the Wolfpack Club, and that’s why I’m involved. It’s definitely going to hurt the organizations, as well.” Wical said NSO wanted to focus its energy more on what people needed in the summer time. “We felt there was a limited



“We felt there was a limited benefit of being exposed to a small sample of groups.” Gabe Wical, director of NSO on the cutting of the organization information fair from orientation benefit of being exposed to a small sample of groups on campus,” Wical said. “Instead, we are going to have a session on involvement—how to get involved and the value of getting involved.” Ray said it will actually be a plus because it will increase

student attendance at the information fair SORC leads during “Welcome Back Week.” “Students are more likely to come out and see all the organizations at once which will be more beneficial to student groups,” she said.

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Michah Gardner, a graduate student in entomology, is a TA for Forest Entmology and helps Nathan Sellars, a junior in forest management, identify what the type of moth Sellars had caught and pinned for his bug collection. The moth was caught on one of several bug hunts the class has taken in the school owned Schenck Forest. “My favorite bug in my collection is the tiger beetle. He was hovering about two inches from the ground, which is what the tiger beetle does to hunt for food, and I ended up catching that one with my hands,” Sellars said.

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HOUSING POLICY ON DAMAGES Section XIII Liability of the Residence Hall Agreement states: “The University shall assume no responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of personal property belonging to, or in the custody of, the student for any cause whatsoever, whether such losses occur in student rooms, public areas or elsewhere in housing. Students are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.”

party. “Because of the waiver everyone has to sign when they sign up to live on campus, Housing is not liable for anything that happens with the dorms,” he said. The University Housing agree- the housing agreement, encourment states, “The University ages all students to have personal shall assume no responsibility property insurance, which Krofor the loss, nenwetter damage or has. theft of per“As far as sonal propI know, this erty belongis the same ing to, or in dea l, my the custody homeownof the stuer’s insurdent for ance is covany cause ering all the whatsoever, damages,” whether KronenwetMichael Gust, freshman in such losses ter said. technology education occur in Michael student rooms, public areas or Gust, a freshman in technology elsewhere in Housing. “ education, said residents should University Housing, within be aware of the risks of living on

“Students need to know that their personal belongings are their responsibility.”

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campus. “Students need to know that their personal belongings are their responsibility, even if they live in campus facilities,” Gust said. “The rules that are there are designed to keep [students], and their stuff, safe. Students need to make sure they do all they can to prevent accidents to protect themselves and their belongings.” Looking back on the event, Kronenwetter said it could have turned out a lot worse. “Everyone has been very helpful,” Kronenwetter said. “It turned out better than I thought it would turn out.” 2717 Western Blvd. Raleigh, NC  27606



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Don’t cut from New Student Orientation THE ISSUE:

New Student Orientation is cutting from its sessions this summer.


Cutting from New Student Orientation would take away from students’ first experience at the University.


New Student Orientation should reinstate the student organization fair and not cut from its sessions and return it to student affairs rather than having it under academic affairs.




Animals deserve rights, too

In Zakk White’s confused antivegan diatribe, he makes a number of false and misleading claims. First, SPARC’s supposed upcoming anti-”veal” protest already happened - last year. White simply failed to recognize the event listing as old information. The focus of the group is and always has been education through leafleting, tabling and showing films. Second, White is simply wrong to claim that there is no logic in the animal rights position. Just as it is arbitrary and irrational to discriminate on the category of sex or race, it is similarly illogical to subjugate and oppress based upon the category of species. To give equal consideration and respect to all human animals (regardless of sentience) but deny this to all other animals (most of whom are clearly sentient) is speciesism. If a being is sentient, they should be regarded as members of the moral community. Third, no one argues that we should release “domesticated” nonhuman animals into “the wild.” We simply should stop force-breeding them into existence to be exploited for food and other purposes. We should care for those currently living for the remainder of their natural lives. Finally, you don’t need to accept a theory of moral equality to recognize that unnecessary suffering and killing is wrong. Considering that we can be healthy eating only plant foods, to continue to breed, confine and kill other sentient beings for food is absolutely unjust. I encourage everyone to learn more about animal rights at http:// html and veganism at http://www. Brandon Becker 2008 Alumnus

Staff responded well to sprinkler damage In response to Tuesday’s story, “Dorm cleanup leads to more damages,” interviewed students made statements that did not present an accurate account of the emergency response taken by University Housing. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the steps taken by our staff during this incident and to address additional misunderstandings represented in previous articles. After a sprinkler head activated in one of Sullivan’s 10th floor residential rooms last weekend, University Housing staff immediately evacuated residents to safe zones in order to allow emergency response staff to enter, investigate and address the areas impacted. Campus Police, Raleigh Fire Department, University Housekeeping, Facilities and the Campus Fire Marshal reported to the scene and began the challenging work of assessing damages and informing Housing staff on specific information and updates as events unfolded. The water flow affected three suites on floors 2-10, as well as the first floor lounge, computer lab, classroom and Sullivan 24-hour service desk. Organized efforts led by Assistant Director Hassel Morrison and his Sullivan Hall Housing staff were instrumental in preventing much larger scale damages given that an average of 25 to 30 gallons of water dispersed per minute during the deactivation. As many personal items as possible were removed from the floor so that Housekeeping


ew Student Orientation has made changes to this summer’s schedule, including having smaller group sizes, overlapping sessions and cutting the student organization information fair in the interest of saving money. Gabe Wical, director of NSO, said the NSO student organization fair usually features 15 to 20 groups, which isn’t a good representation of organizations. But cutting organizations is unfair to the 15 to 20 groups who depend on it to recruit students, and the dedicated organizations deserve to have representation, instead of having a “session on involvement,” which Wical said would educate students on how to get involved on campus.

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board excluding the news department and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

NSO should at least allow student organizations with direct ties to departments within the University, such as Greek life, to have representation. Aside from the fact that student organizations will be absent, this summer’s NSO will not allow enough time for people to meet others students. Orientation is a time to introduce yourself to people you will know throughout your college career, and cutting back time for each session will do nothing but stifle potential friendships and repress associations. Also, having 17 overlapping sessions may actually be creating

more work for NSO counselors, even if the size of the groups is smaller. Having overlapping sessions would not give students enough time to familiarize them to the University. It seems like NSO will just be a time to register for classes and watch videos about sexual harassment, which can be done at home on a computer. Though it is understandable to want to have a NSO that is efficient, the people in charge must keep student experience in mind. It should be about giving new students the best introduction to the University.

But orientation isn’t as in-depth as it should be, and to cut from it would be detrimental to the student experience. The University can’t herd students like cattle. New students show much dedication when they decide to enroll in NCSU, and it’s only fair the University reflect that dedication. NSO is more than just giving tours of campus and signing up for classes. It has a social purpose, which will be quashed if student organizations are not allowed to be involved. And if NSO is cut too much and divvied into smaller groups, it will defeat the purpose of orienting people to the University.


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Should student organizations be able to recruit at New Student Orientation? BY MEGAN MYERS

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NCSU students must face UNC-Chapel Hill propaganda in the media for a year.

Mack Garrison, junior in arts and design

could wet vac and mop the impacted rooms. West Campus facilities staff and RAs led by Herschal Autry swiftly moved large dehumidifiers and fans to impacted areas to help circulate air flow and expedite the drying process. During this process, time creates the most immediate challenge as care of items and recovery of water-filled floors must be handled quickly to prevent further damages and leaking. Emergency personnel worked fast to clear areas in rooms that were covered extensively with personal belongings. Every effort was made to protect personal items No rooms were “filled up to the ceiling with water‚“ as the article stated. In addition, signs were placed on suite and room doors by Housing staff with details about the incident, contrary to the assertion in previous articles that claimed residents were not made aware of the situation. Once the situation was under control, residents were notified about why the building was evacuated and about the general status of their rooms. Sullivan Administrative Associate Betsy Kaplan returned to campus to provide assistance locating spaces where students could temporarily be moved. Throughout the night, RAs checked in on residents impacted by the incident and to see how they could assist further. It is important to understand the complexity of responding to a situation such as this. The University Housing staff’s primary and most immediate response must be to get students to safety and allow the appropriate officials to investigate the situation. As the sprinkler head that activated was located on the 10th floor, water permeated through the floors below causing a lengthened time period for completing a full investigation of all areas impacted. Housing is in the process of determining what needs specific areas have, even as the majority of residents have been able to return to their assigned rooms. We are appreciative for the patience of our residents and look forward to continuing our service to the Sullivan community. J. Kala Bullett University Housing associate Director for West Campus

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ope, change, corporate ownership, appeasement abroad, more budget deficits and increased taxes—I don’t think that was part of the original campaign pitch but it ’s ju s t about right on for where Benton Sawrey w e a r e Senior Staff Columnist right now as a nation under this anointed administration. I’ve yet to see change—and for that matter I haven’t really even seen a lack of the foot in mouth moments that critics loved George W. Bush for (did you know that Austrians speak Austrian?). I’m giving President Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt still—but I’ve also got a patriotic duty to criticize a grossly powerful centralized government that is sending our nation toward bankruptcy. Banks received loan money from the Federal Government to provide liquidity during a systemic financial collapse. I don’t want to hash out the details any more because it’s impossibly complex but let’s go with the simple and basic premise that loans were given to help get things back on track. Somewhere in the period where our government was busy making villains out


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of the banks they began to turn a profit again. Some banks even began to turn the loan money back in—a good sign since I was taught somewhere along the line that the point of a loan is to pay it back in the future. Obama missed that memo I guess, and he’s making the prominent banks keep the loan even though it carries a nasty stigma that has mercilessly pummeled their stocks regardless of the actual financial stability of the bank. By making the banks keep this money, he’s also making sure that he can keep his political thumb right on top of the ba n k ’s ma nagement while adding to his record deficit. If you wa nt to regu late banks—fine, but do it in a neutral manner using experts in the field that understand the complexities rather than in a political power grab done to satisfy some pathetic political agenda. Our nation’s economic success is worth so much more than the Democratic Party’s re-election chances four years down the road. Obama and team have also picked up this new policy of diplomatic appeasement abroad by overlooking North Korea’s recent satellite launch that I’m sure will result in nothing more than a slap on the wrist, lifting travel

restrictions to communist Cuba, and finally becoming a part of the UN Human Right’s Council. Don’t get me wrong, I think fundamental human rights are a foundation of government and civilization—but I can’t take an organization that refuses to condemn Sudan but condemns Israel 15 times over a two year period for their human rights violations. Instead they voiced their “deep concern” over the whole Darfur genocide matter only once. The only hope I have right now is that the public will lash out against this agenda in the 2010 elections and send a clear message that t his pat h isn’t acceptable. Obama was elected on promise for reform but all we’ve seen is an exponential increase in government spending, failed promises, and diplomatic appeasement as if Obama’s more worried about what our traditional enemies think of him rather than the current situation at home. The only hope I have is that it will all be over in four years and someone will become President that supports capitalism and America’s interests abroad.

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ost people are singing the woes of the sad — depressing, even — financial times they are experiencing. But in some parts of the Triangle, the recession hasn’t been all bad. The Downtown Raleigh restaurant scene is one example where economic success can be found among failure. In the last few months, several old standbys have closed their doors. Enoteca Vin, a tapas and wine bar, and Joe’s Place, the old lunchtime favorite, shut down at the end of January. And just this week, Fayetteville Street Tavern

and, ironically, the Hard Times Cafe closed. But among all the closings are just as many, if not more, openings. So what prompts a business person to put his or her neck on the line during a recession?


were excited to talk about their new business. Both Makam and Prajapati, Metro Cafe International and or “Pesh,” are optimistic despite Lounge, a modern lounge with the economy. sleek sofas and vibrant decor sits “We felt like alcohol was on quaint, cobsomewhat blestone-paved recessionBl a ke St re e t proof,” in Downtown Makam said. Ra leig h. The “We figured watering hole we could is brand new jump-start — it’s grand t he cof fee open i ng wa s business. The Arpan Makam, co-owner of March 30 — opportunity and cofounders Metro Cafe International and was great and Lounge Arpan Makam the price was a nd Rupesh right, so we Prajapati look with optimism thought we could make it.” on their new business venture The cafe and lounge is the first amidst the recession. venture for Makam HospitalMakam, the 24-year-old own- ity ADB, LOC, the two men’s er/manager and alumnus, and company. Prajapati, a senior in philosophy Both said that the cafe would of law and the marketing direc- have a slow start and slowly tor of Metro Cafe and Lounge, make it’s way up with the in-

“We felt like alcohol was somewhat recession-proof.”

The restaurant business is a notoriously tough one to get into, with nearly two in every three restaurants failing in their first year, according to an Ohio State University study completed in 2003. The restaurants profiled below are hoping to buck the trend, and the economy on top of that. Here’s what the owners and managers are saying about opening a business in the midst of a recession.

crease of traffic over the summer. “As the summer approaches and traffic starts to increase, we will expect to see a jump and growth in our business,” Pesh said. Makam said the entrepreneur’s expectations were reasonable. “Since it’s our first time doing coffee we expect a slow growth,” he said. Makam and Pesh have employed a few different business tactics to bring in customers. According to Makam, booking events and throwing parties are the biggest strategies to drawing crowds of people. “We throw parties, we don’t just have an open bar, you know what I mean?” Makam said. Metro caters to the needs of the customers by providing METRO continued page 6

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Arpan Makam, owner of Metro Cafe and Lounge and alumni, makes a cup of coffee for a customer. After hearing customers talking about the recession, he started having “Recession Thursdays” with themed drinks for $5. “We know this problem exists,” Makam said. ”Why not have fun with it?”

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Metropolitan Cafe and Lounge sits at 309 Blake Street in Raleigh. The cafe section has not been used for the past year and half, the owners reopened the cafe and lounge two weeks ago.

THE BUSY BEE Despite the down economy, some locals, like David Meeker, Chris Powers, and Woody Lockwood, are making the hard decision to open businesses downtown in hopes of capitalizing on efforts to revitalize downtown Raleigh. This week, Meeker, Powers, and Lockwood opened The Busy Bee Cafe on Wilmington Street, and so far things are going fairly well. “It’s only our second day, and business has been great,” Powers said. “I think we have a lot of support from downtown busi-


When local restaurants and bars were closing in the area last year, Andrew Leager, owner of the Boylan Bridge Brewpub, remained optimistic that his vision would be a success. And it has. Just one month ago, the Boylan Bridge Brewpub opened for business, and according to manager MC Palermo, things could not be going much better. In fact, this past weekend was the pub’s busiest yet, according

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nesses and people who live and work downtown.” Although knowledgeable of the economic woes faced by many, Powers says that the chance to open the café was one that could not be abandoned. In fact, the economy did not really come into the equation. “We simply had everything that we needed,” Powers said. “The building became available and it was the right space. Everything just kind of lined up perfectly. We couldn’t pass it up.” Though the shape of the economy often plays a huge

part in entrepreneurial ventures, the current state of the economy never posed too much of a threat for Powers and his partners. “The economic crisis started after we already had this project in mind,” Powers said. “I think we were sort of recession proof in the beginning. In the fact that the recession continued and we began to see some bright spots pushing through.” At least one thing that The Busy Bee has going for them, however, is the restaurant’s

to Palermo. In traditional business practices, there are many keys to organizing, planning, and running a successful business. Throw in the element of a lessthan-stable economy, and it becomes a drastically different story. To Palermo, however, the key to succeeding in these economic times is quite simple: pricing. “We sell food and beer at a reasonable price,” Palermo said. In addition, while the economy may be slipping, it seems

that people are still excited about the sense of newness that the pub has brought to downtown Raleigh and are anxious to get out and experience it, according to Palermo. Palermo also thinks that the revitalization of downtown Raleigh and the increase in people living in the area will only continue help the business. “The more developing that goes on downtown, the more people will come around for a

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TWO CENTS Dow slides after four weeks of gains The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 7,789.56 points Tuesday after a 186.29 point loss. It was the index’s second day of losses in a row. The bad news in the market follows a four week period of steady gains, which brought the Dow up from a low of 6,547 in early March. The Standard and Poor 500 and Nasdaq also fell Tuesday. SOURCE: MONEY.CNN.COM

Unemployment continues to climb March saw the loss of 663,000 jobs, which pushed the national unemployment rate up to 8.5 percent, up .4 percent since February. It’s the highest jobless rate since 1983, and some financial forecasters are expecting it to rise to 10 percent by the end of the year. North Carolina’s rate is still one of the highest in the nation at 10.7 percent as of February, the last month numbers are available. However, the Raleigh-Cary area rate is much lower at 8.8 percent. SOURCE: WSJ.COM, EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION OF N.C.

The top 1 percent fared well in 2008 So you weren’t mad enough about the state of big business in this economy? Here’s a list of the top-10 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. in 2008.

1. Sanjay Jha, Co-CEO of Motorola Total compensation: $104.5 million 2008 salary: $484,615 Bonus: $0 Perks: $412,096 Stock grants: $36 million Stock options: $67.5 million

2. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

Total compensation: $84.6 million 2008 salary: $1 million Bonus: $10.8 million Perks: $1.5 million Stock grants: $0 Stock options: $71.4 million

3. Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co.

Total compensation: $51.1 million 2008 salary: $2 million Bonus: $14 million Perks: $773,090 Stock grants: $5.9 million Stock options: $28.4 million

4.Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American


Total compensation: $42.8 million 2008 salary: $1.3 million Bonus: $6.1 million Perks: $1.2 million Stock grants: $9.5 million Stock options: $24.7 million

5. Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup Total compensation: $38.2 million 2008 salary: $958,333 Bonus: $0 Perks: $16,193 Stock grants: $28.8 million Stock options: $8.4 million

6. Mark Hurd, CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Total compensation: $34 million 2008 salary: $1.5 million Bonus: $23.9 million Perks: $662,695 Stock grants: $7.9 million Stock options: $0

7. Jack Fusco, CEO of Calpine

Total compensation: $32.7 million 2008 salary: $396,154 Bonus: $896,154 Perks: $266,780 Stock grants: $0 Stock options: $31.1 million

8. Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp. Total compensation: $30.1 million 2008 salary: $8.1 million Bonus: $17.5 million Perks: $403,169 Stock grants: $4.1 million Stock options: $0

9. David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International Total compensation: $28.7 million 2008 salary: $1.8 million Bonus: $17.5 million Perks: $422,666 Stock grants: $0 Stock options: $9 million

10. A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble

Total compensation: $25.6 million 2008 salary: $1.7 million Bonus: $4.6 million Perks: $343,791 Stock grants: $11.2 million Stock options: $7.8 million SOURCE: MONEY.CNN.COM


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affordability. Powers mentions that The Busy Bee is not a destination restaurant with ridiculously high prices. Instead, he insists that the cafĂŠ is a place “where people come to three or four times a week for a good sandwich or salad.â€? While Powers realizes that there may be many struggles ahead, he is certain that The Busy Bee will continue to thrive for reasons like this. “We’re in a price point where people could eat at six months ago, and that will just get betterâ€? Powers said. “What we were trying to do is provide a place where people can come in and get great food and not worry about how much they’re spending.â€?

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beer,� Palermo said. “So, I’m definitely supportive of all the growth.� Because of the growth Palermo mentioned, city officials have been making numerous decisions to assist local businesses like the Boylan Bridge Brewpub. One example of this would be the creation of the R-Line, downtown Raleigh’s free circulator buses that help people get around downtown, which Palermo believes has been a big help as well. “I really love that the RLine is running, and we can have a way for people to get around without having to drive, especially late at night and weekends,� Palermo said. “I think that’s been very helpful, and that’s a great thing that [the City of] Raleigh does.� However, at one point, it seemed as if “The Bridge,� as it has been dubbed by many locals, might never see the light of day. “We have private investors here, and they each put in their money,� Palermo said. “Of course, it was difficult to get started because of the economy, but now that we’re open everything is going rather well. It seems like we can’t keep up.� However, in the end it seems that despite the many uncertainties, there are still things that are for sure. One of those things is the fact that “people are drinking beer� as Palermo puts it—especially when it is affordable.


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daily drink specials in order to keep parties booked fairly regularly and to keep things fresh. “One strategy we use is on weekdays we design a special we can sell those nights,� Makam said. The cafe menu features international coffees and snacks. Prices range from $1 to $3.50. “Coffee is a mature market now. Let’s be a little different and say it’s from specific regions in the world, “Makam said. “We actually get our beans from farmers from specific regions from around the world,� Pesh added. Pesh said the menu was only rudimentary and was going to increase during the summer to include more frozen items. The nighttime lounge also hosts a variety of events like Latin night, hip-hop night and salsa nights and has a “recession� drink menu with nine drinks priced at $5 each. Pesh, who is still a student himself, said new graduates shouldn’t be down about the economy.


Pittsboro trades dollars for ‘Plenties’ One N.C. town is promoting buying local with a local currency Taylor McCune Features Editor

Ever heard of a Detroit Cheer? A BerkShare ? A PLENTY? Each is a form of local currency in different parts of the country, and if you’re from Pittsboro, N.C. you might be using PLENTies instead of dollars soon. No, the town isn’t seceding from the Union, it’s just at the forefront of a community effort to implement a local currency that can only be used within the community. “PLENTY� stands for Piedmont Local Economy Tender, and it’s a completely legal way to trade for goods. It works like this: People go to a participating bank and trade their dollars for PLENTies. Exchange rates will be nine dollars to 10 PLENTies. Once PLENTies are in hand, they can be spent just like dollars at participating businesses. Melissa Frey, the executive director of the PLENTY Currency Cooperative, the organization that is promoting the PLENTY, said the goal behind starting up a local currency is to keep spending within the community. “Last I heard they didn’t accept PLENTies in Malaysia,� she said. The only difference between a dollar and a PLENTY is where it can be spent. And that is exactly it’s appeal. When spending is kept within a small community between residents and independent business owners, it fosters economic growth for


Samples of the Plenty, which were designed by artist Emma Skurnick of Bynum, N.C.

the area, according to Frey. Instead of sending dollars to WalMart, PLENTies go to a local store. The money finds a new home within the community — not in a remotely located CEO’s pocket. In addition to keeping the money at home, using a local currency also promotes more environmentally friendly living, Frey said. “When you’re stimulating the local economy you aren’t bringing things in from far away and using fossil fuels,� she said, adding that buying local also inspires the use of local materials

and promotes recycling. The organization doesn’t have a set time line for the PLENTY’s release, but it does have partners. The Pittsboro branch of Capital Bank is on board to exchange PLENTies for dollars and several business are already dealing in them. Frey said the Cooperative’s goal is to cement the PLENTY in Pittsboro before involving surrounding towns and counties as well. Wake county, including the City of Raleigh, is on that list of communities in which the PLENTY might one day circu-

late. Trading the trusty dollar for a no-name piece of paper seems senseless to Ashley Jones, a junior in fashion and textile management. “I think it kind of makes everything more confusing,� she said. Alan Lovette, owner of Melvin’s Hamburgers, was a bit more positive and called the idea a “feasible� one. He likened the PLENTY to a bartering system. “I’ve been bartering for years,� Lovette said. “I might trade rental property for dental work.� Although he wouldn’t say for sure, if the currency was to invade the Capital City, Lovette said it may be something he’d adopt. “I’d consider it,� he said. “But I’d have to think it through. Ning yo Pearl Bubble Tea House owner Nathan Phillips was equally cautious about the PLENTY, at first saying it was unnecessary since so many Hillsborough business owners already barter between themselves anyway. As for his clientele? Phillips said business has been slow and changing currency wouldn’t be a fix-all. “Whether they get their dollar in Charlotte or their PLENTY in Raleigh, it doesn’t matter if they don’t come,� he said. Despite his customer concerns, Phillips said he would be “inclined to give it a try.� That’s all Frey and the other Cooperative members are asking for — community support. “It’s all about the community, which isn’t easy to put your finger on,� she said. “When you support your neighbor instead of buying online, you become closer. It creates a better lifestyle for everybody.�

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to an early lead with runs in the first and third innings but really piled it on in the fourth with a five run barrage at the expense of Seahawks pitchers Justin Bradley and Tyler Smith. State entered Tuesday’s game after getting beat 14-4 by rival East Carolina Wednesday at home and then dropping two of three at Boston College over the weekend. Avent said a win is important heading into the weekend series. “This team hasn’t had a lot of breaks,” Avent said. “It’s big for this team to win right now. I think it’s even bigger to come back after that tough loss at Bos- Ruben believes that restrictions should be enforced on a caseby-case basis when dealing with recruits. “Some rules are a little over the top, but any kind of bribes offered to recruits are definitely wrong,” Ruben said. “Just taking them to a basketball game … I’m really against that, but telling them about the school should be permitted.”

Despite all of the controversy surrounding the regulations, Groce believes that Facebook groups are relatively harmless to the recruiting process. “I think [John Wall is] actually a member of the group. So I believe he has seen it,” Groce said. “But it definitely won’t make or break his decision. But, it can’t hurt either.”

ton College with a 10-2 lead.” The Pack’s offense, which averaged 8.71 runs over the previous seven games, continued to put runs on the board. Senior Devon Cartwright, junior Drew Poulk and redshirt senior Pat Ferguson, the No. 2, 3 and 4 hitters respectively, each added a homerun as the three combined for seven RBIs against the Seahawks. Junior centerfielder Kyle Wilson became just the eighth N.C. State baseball player to steal 20 bases in a season Tuesday as he was able to rack up three against UNCW. Avent said Wilson, who went 2-4 and an RBI, is an asset to State’s offense. “He’s one of the best base stealers in this league,” Avent said. Wilson was not the only one to reach a milestone against

UNCW. Avent notched his 700th career win with the Wolfpack, a fact that he was unaware of. Avent said he is more concerned with the quality of baseball on the field. According to Wilson, the team showed up to the ballpark with a different attitude Tuesday. “Ever since we got to the ball park today, there was a completely different attitude,” Wilson said. “Hopefully we ride this out and continue what we’ve been doing. This season, obviously, hasn’t been as great as we’d like it to be. People have been struggling a little bit. I think today, everybody just came to the ballpark, was relaxed and played the way they can play.”


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lis that scored junior outfielder Kristine Bechtholdt from third. Cooper said it took a total team effort to win after stranding so many runners on base. “It takes the whole team to do that. There were some certain situations where we could have come through and we didn’t, but we ended up winning and that’s just us fighting as a team,” Cooper said. All this was made possible by junior pitcher Lindsay Campana’s dominating effort in relief of senior pitcher Mendy Mckenzie, who started the game. Campana entered in the fifth and shut down Charlotte, pushing her season record to 10-7 by striking out seven while scattering just two runs over the game’s final five innings. Cooper said her effort from the mound was crucial. “Lindsay pitched great, she came in clutch,” Cooper said. “She kept them off the bases and kept them from scoring and that really helps out our offense.” Both team’s struggled to score throughout the second game. State’s offense threatened in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with no outs after


Second baseman Alyssa Ishibashi recovers a grounder during Tuesday’s double-header against UNC Charlotte. Ishibashi has a 94.3 fielding percentage. N.C. State won both games.

three consecutive singles. Sophomore second baseman Alyssa Ishibashi’s sacrifice fly to center field scored freshman left field Bethaney Wells to tie the game at 2-2, but a line-out to the pitcher and a ground-out to third base extinguished the opportunity to take the lead, setting up the second dramatic win of the day for the Wolfpack. With runners on first and third in the bottom of the 10th, Jacobellis, for the second time on the day, hit a grounder to second


that resulted in an error and the win as Wells scored the gamewinning run from third. Coach Lindsay Navas offered a couple explanations for the unusual way the Pack pulled out two games that lasted so long. “I motivated them a little bit by telling them that they would have practice off if they won it,” Navas said. “I guess it was fate, it is a full moon and the Wolfpack came out to work today.”


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Female Roommates Wanted. Lake Park Condos. Private room w/bath. All appliances. Off Avent Ferry near NCSU. $300/ mo + 1/4 utilities. No Smoking and No Pets. Flexible Lease. 919233-8624 or 919-610-9210. One block from campus. Private BA & closet in 4BR/4BA condo. University Glen/Oaks. Full kitchen, W/D. Rent entire condo or individual rooms. $300/month. 919-616- 7677.

HOMES FOR RENT “New” Private 1 Bedroom apartment, 2-3 Bedroom houses on Wolfline. $550-$895. 612-8902 3BD/2BA Home Near N.C. State. Located on Brent Rd. All appliances. Available August. $1000/mo. 919-754- 9324 Lake Park. Avent Ferry near Lake Johnson. Shuttle to NCSU. Individual rooms in 4Bed/4Bath unit. $320/ room 1-year or $400/room summer only. 961-7500

Near NCSU/ Ridge Road Stunning 2 bedroom 2 bath 2200 sq. ft. Executive house. Features spacious 22x12 ft. den, 20x12 ft office, whirlpool tub. Built-in 130 aquarium. Huge Bedrooms (18x12 and 16x12), many extras. Call Day: 833-7142 or Evening: 783-9410. Please visit our website:

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Tuxedo Sale. Own your complete tuxedo for $50. Formal wear outlet at the North Carolina State Fairground Flea Market. Saturday and Sunday 9-6. Or visit our store in Hillsborough for a fabulous selection of tuxedos. Student Special $85.


3BD/2.5BA Townhouse Near N.C. State, Hunter’s Club Drive, off Kaplan. On Wolfline. All appliances, loft over-looking living room. Available August. $1000/ mo. 919-754-9324 Now Leasing for May, Summer and August! Great promotions going on at University Suites. Call Now 919- 828-6278. Townhouse for rent - near I40 and downtown. 3BDR, 2.5Bath, all appliances, alarm, deck, plenty of closets! $1095/month. Call 919- 387-2058 and LM.

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University. “That’s kind of stupid and ridiculous,â€? Groce said. “Most students don’t even know about the regulation.â€? Daniel Ellis In addition to Groce, the 703 other Sports Editor State students that joined the group are also guilty of the violation due to With only about a week until the late the NCAA’s loose definition of represigning period for college basketball sentatives of the University, which can ends, Wolfpack fans are still making include coaches, Athletics staff, boostlast-minute efforts to convince No. ers, alumni, donors, ticketholders and 1 point guard John Wall to sign with current students. N.C. State. School representatives can initiate Tyler Groce, a contact w it h a senior in zoology, recruit a limited joined the Facebook number of times, group, “John Wall a nd Facebook PLEASE come to NC messages may STATE!!!â€? hoping to undermine these influence the Word opportunities. of God player’s colSuch violations are rarely enforced lege decision. Howby the NCAA, but ever, upon joining are more often enthe group, Groce 3ENIOR4YLER'ROCE forced by the host unknowingly comschool. mitted an NCAA In 2007, Penn secondary recruitState forced students Nathan Hazi and ing violation. According to NCAA regulations cre- Chris Baradziej to shut down their Faceated in 2006, â€œâ€Ś communication via book group, “Terrelle Pryor, Come be message boards, chat rooms, walls, a Nittany Lion!!!â€? when Penn State’s comments, blogs, IM, etc. is not per- compliance coordinator became wormissible.â€? And, as a student, the NCAA ried about recruiting violations with the considers Groce a representative of the 1000-plus member group.



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Groce notes that the Facebook groups are merely meant to offer the athlete a unique perspective of the school, not to cause problems with recruiting. “In case [Wall] saw, he could just see that the fan base was pretty excited and hopeful, really involved and caring about basketball.� Christopher Pope, a sophomore in physics, has yet to join the John Wall Facebook group, but admits he has attempted to sway Wall to enroll at N.C. State. When several potential recruits, including both Wall and former potential five-star recruit Derrick Favors, were in attendance at 2008’s annual Red & White game, Pope had a poster with pictures of both Wall and Favors with the words “Wall-Favors ‘08� in large text. “I was definitely trying to influence their decision at the time,� Pope said. “I was trying to show them a little N.C. State pride so they’ll understand that the fans are some of the best there is and that no player should ever not want to play for us.� Pope said he had no qualms with the rule, citing the necessity of limiting how far coaches can communicate with recruits. “The rules are there for a reason. The

“That’s kind of stupid and ridiculous. Most students don’t even know about the regulation.�

&RIDAY MEN’S GOLF @ RIVER LANDING INTERCOLLEGIATE River Landing County Club, Wallace, N.C., All Day MEN’S TENNIS VS. VIRGINIA TECH Isenhour Tennis Center, 2:30 p.m. WOMEN’S TENNIS @ VIRGINIA TECH Blacksburg, Va., 2 p.m. BASEBALL @ DUKE Durham, N.C., 7 p.m.

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Pack outlasts Charlotte Softball takes pair of extraafter the team scored just one inning thrillers from UNC- run on seven hits in three games Charlotte on similar decisive this past weekend against UNC. “It feels really good, and it’s a plays

Taylor Auten The baseball team (17-15, 6-9 ACC) rode the arm of freshman starting pitcher Cory Mazzoni to a 10-2 win over UNCW (17-11) Tuesday night at Doak Field. The right-handed Mazzoni entered the contest carrying a 12.46 ERA and an 0-3 record, but he was able to shut down a sputtering Seahawks offense, allowing just one earned run on six innings pitched and striking out five. “He was outstanding. That’s the way he was all fall and all preseason. He got off to a rough start like a lot of us did. For a while there, he probably lost his confidence,� coach Elliott Avent said. “It’s a big boost for the team, because if we get Cory Mazzoni going, that certainly gets us a third starter for the weekend.�



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Freshman John Gianis knocks out a ball at the game against UNC Wilmington. N.C. State won 10-2.

Mazzoni set the tone early in the game, retiring all six batters faced in the first two innings—a feat State’s pitching staff failed to accomplish in the final six innings of Sunday’s 11-10 loss to Boston College Sunday. “It’s really big—just to be able to throw my pitches for strikes and work ahead [in the count],� Mazzoni said. “The team got me a nice lead there and I was able to relax and really focus on my pitching.� The Pack came into Tues-

day averaging 1.74 errors per game, but did not commit a single one against the Seahawks. Avent said it was the kind of defensive performance he has expected from the team all season. “So far we haven’t shown we’re a great defensive team, but I think we are,� Avent said. “We are certainly better than last year.� The Pack was able to jump BASEBALL DPOUJOVFEQBHF

big uplifting from last weekend,� Cooper said. “It really helps our Tyler Everett confidence.� Staff Writer After failing in the first game to break a 4-4 tie with runners on The softball team took a pair second and third with no outs in of tightly contested games from the seventh and on first and secUNC-Charlotte to improve its ond with one out in the eighth, record to 20-16. The Wolfpack the third consecutive inning that overca me a saw the Pack four-run deficit put a runner in and 15 runners scoring position left on base to proved to be the win the first one charm. in nine innings State finally and ended the broke the deadsecond game in lo c k i n t he the bottom of bottom of the *UNIORTHIRDBASEMAN#LAUDIA ninth, taking the 10th. #OOPER The two advantage of a games ended walk, a fielder’s in virtually the choice and a same way—errors on sophomore single to center by senior first shortstop Eliza Jacobellis ground baseman Mackenzie Mangum balls to second base resulting in before ending the two hour and the winning runs. 53 minute marathon on a ground Junior third baseman Claudia ball error off the bat of JacobelCooper said it was good to win SOFTBALL DPOUJOVFEQBHF and get back on track offensively

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