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This section of Hillsborough Street will be filled with green arts and music during the Renassiance Festival on March 14th.


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The economic issues plaguing the nation are affecting Hillsborough Street businesses as well, and area businesses have s0IG . 0IESHOEDRIVECOORDINATchanged policies and prices to EDBYTHE!4/FRATERNITYOF.#35 keep up with the changing ecoFOR3OLES3OULS nomic climate. s!LTERNATIVEFUELVEHICLESHOWCASE Lucy Phillips, a sophomore OFBIODIESEL ELECTRICANDHYBRID in visual arts application, has BUSESVEHICLESASWELLASASOLAR been working at LocoPops, the WINDHYBRIDSYSTEMPROTOTYPE popular frozen snack supplier, COORDINATEDBY%NGINEERS7ITHOUT "ORDERS for about a month now and has already seen a change in policy s"ANDSSCHEDULEDTOPERFORMINdue to economic stress. Now, a CLUDETHE!MATEURS "ROOKS7OOD popsicle that would have been "ANDS )NmOWENTIAL -URPHYS+IDS 7RECKING3EASONAND:EGG two dollars including tax is two dollars and change. SOURCE: WWW.HSREN.ORG “Since I started working here, the old policy has changed where they used to include tax in the old prices, everyone was com- been affected around Christmas ing in with not enough money by a slump in sales. because they were not used to “This is my fifth Christmas and the new prices,â€? it’s one of the said Phillips. biggest times “Now we add of the year bethe tax on with cause scooters the popsicles, are gifts and it which is a big was just down,â€? change.â€? said Rick SathLikewise, of f, ow ner Global Village and manager Organic Cofof Electric fee has adapted Scooter City. in response to “You could tell changes in the – interest was economic clid ow n , s a l e s mate, includ- ,UCY0HILLIPS ASOPHOMOREIN were down.â€? ing changes in Morse echoed VISUALARTSAPPLICATIONANDAN its employees’ Sathoff ’s sentiEMPLOYEEAT,OCO0OPS paychecks. ments. “[The man“The transiager] has had tion occurred to cut back on hours,â€? said Nick over break,â€? Morse said. “GoMorse, a senior in business ad- ing into the break we didn’t ministration and a Village em- see to much of a difference, but ployee. “He has changed the store then coming back ‌ our busy hours - we close earlier now.â€? hours — morning and lunch“It has become less busy this time — just don’t seem as busy semester as compared to last anymore.â€? semester, but nothing too noJerry Bates, owner of College ticeable,â€? Morse said. “We still Music and Pawn, first experihave about the same amount of enced a decrease in sales about customers, they are just ordering six to nine months ago but has cheaper drinks, so instead of like managed to stay in the black by a latte they will order coffee.â€? various means. Although some businesses have “My sales are down, but buynoticed changes sooner than othSTREET continued page 3 ers, all businesses seemed to have

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It began in July 1958 in Wichita, Kansas; the first planned sit-in to encourage the integration of segregated businesses. The movement quickly spread to Oklahoma City, where NAACP leaders, teachers and students formed a national sit-in that would lead to a surge of antisegregation protests across the South. In Greensboro, North Carolina A&T students visited a Woolworth’s store and sat from open to close. Word spread quickly to

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First black N.C. State students look back

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Hard times reach Hillsborough Street LocoPops, Global Village among others express decline in sales

Locals remember Cameron Village sit-in

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Raleigh, N.C., where Shaw and St. Augustine students decided to take a stand for equal treatment, according to Robert John Davis Jr., a Shaw student at the time. The planning process was intricate. Several meetings outlined acceptable and non-acceptable practices, including keeping the sit-in protests non-violent. Students were told not to respond to any remarks that were hurled at them, good or bad. “We organized the sit-in CAMERON

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In fall 1953, two students named Robert Lee Clemons and Hardy Liston, Jr. enrolled at what was then known as North Carolina State College, as graduate students. However, something set them apart from the other students that made up their class. Like their fellow peers, they had undergraduate degrees. They were eager to learn and continue their education, but they were black. Three years later, four other black men — Ed Carson, Irwin Holmes, Walter Holmes,


and Manuel Crockett — followed suit by enrolling as the school’s first black undergraduates. “To me, their legacy is one that will always live on,� Tracey Ray, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, said. “The most amazing thing, however, is something that any of those six men will tell you. They didn’t come to N.C. State to make a statement or to change the world. They came here to get an education.� To some, this humbleness is what made their actual STUDENTS continued page 5

Veterans working to assimilate students Group is hoping to help accommodate veterans into the University environment Sonya Deulina Staff Writer

safe way to get downtown,� Adonis said. Adonis said she will rely on the Wolfprowl for transportation to the downtown area, which might otherwise be hard to reach safely on a weekend night. The Wolfprowl can also be tracked on the Wolfline Web site, just like any other Wolfline bus. Pablo Cabrara, a junior studying abroad at the University, said the Wolfprowl will spark the nightlife in downtown Raleigh. “I think the Wolfprowl will increase the amount of downtown activity and influx of young people,� he said. Cabrara believes this new surge of students into the downtown area might encourage bars and other places of interest to shift the way they do business in order to attract the young people. “I think the Wolfprowl will

During the last five years, an increasing number of war veterans have been using G.I. bills to earn their degrees. N.C. State has long been involved in the process of producing a better environment for military veterans, but not until recently have larger steps been taken to further the cause. The Military Veterans Working Group, a military task force group on campus comprised of 35 on-campus members as well as many off-campus veteran affiliated organizations, is working together toward producing more benefits for veteran students. Jose Picart, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chairman of the task force, said he proposed a list of recommendations for better accommodating war veterans entering the University. Picart said he is hoping the school will implement these recommendations as soon as possible “to make N.C. State more accessible and more welcoming to military veterans that decide they want to use their G.I. benefits to get a degree.� Some of the recommendations Picart proposed include a centralized military office on-campus to review as a “onestop shop� for veterans, a comprehensive veterans’ Web site to inform and facilitate access to veterans’ services and programs and developing sensitivity and awareness training programs for veteran and military dependent issues from the entire campus community. Picart said there are three spe-

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Everett Wilson, a freshman in chemical engineering, Skye Sullivan, freshman in political science, and Anthony Watson, a freshman in civi engineering, sit outside of Carroll Hall and eat lunch Thursday afternoon. Many students took advantage of the warmer weather Thursday afternoon. Wilson said “life is good in weather above 50 degrees.�

New WolfProwl bus route receives praise from students Route debut successful, organizers eye improvements Grayson Parks Correspondent

The Wolfprowl got off to a successful start last Thursday, beginning with the Student Government-led commencement ceremony to kick off the new Wolf line route to the downtown area. Students and balloons completely filled the first bus, which provided students safe, affordable access to downtown Raleigh for the first time. Maritza Adonis, a junior here from the Dominican Republic, was one of the students that gathered outside Talley just before the new bus made its first stop there. She said she was thrilled at the prospect of being able to go downtown. “I love it. It’s so convenient for me, and I can use my

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phone to track the bus because the map is provided online,� she said. Adonis continued by saying the Wolfprowl provided a new way to get downtown that didn’t involve driving or calling an cab, which would be expensive for her, as she lives off-campus. “I didn’t use to go downtown, but now I do. I don’t have a car, so the Wolfprowl provides a

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edra Morris, a senior in English education, shoots the ball in a game of root beer pong in the brickyard as Maritza Adonis, a junior in political science, and student body president Jay Dawkins look on. Student Government held the game as a way to raise awareness about alcohol safety and to get student feedback about Student Government. Morris said that shooting with the beer goggles was “challenging but fun.�

University varies services during break


Polar Plunge charity event Saturday

The annual “Polar Plunge� is coming up this Saturday. This year’s event features a 5K run and walk followed by a dip in the freezing waters of Lake Raleigh on Centennial Campus. The run begins at 9 a.m. The event is intended to raise money for Special Olympics athletes in North Carolina. Registration to run is a $25 minimum donation to the cause, and $50 is required to take the plunge. A festival at Lake Raleigh Park with music, chili, a bake sale and raffles will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Most services and stores provided by the University will have different hours during Spring Break. Ticket Central will be closing early on Friday at 5 p.m. and will remain closed until the Monday after break. University Bookstores will remain open for most of the week, but will close on March 5 for an annual inventory count. The Atrium Food Court will be closed for the entire week, as will Fountain, Clark and Case Dining Halls. All Talley Student Center dining locations, except for the Emporium, will be closed. Some C-stores will also not be in operation.



micides, according to police. A 9-1-1 tape recorded after a 1987 killing was released this week in an attempt to produce clues. Police say the killer is wanted in 11 deaths and another homicide attempt. He shot the victims, police said Detectives said they have the killer’s DNA and a reward for $500,000 has been offered for any information leading to an arrest.

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A Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, caught fire Thursday, just five months after it was hit by a suicide bombing. The Hotel, which is close to the country’s presidential palace, was pouring smoke, according to authorities. Five people were evacuated with minor injuries. The suicide bombing that took place in Sep. 2008 led to 57 deaths in what police officials called the biggest attack in Pakistan in seven years. The Marriott Hotel is now encompassed by a bomb-proof wall and extra security has been put in place in an attempt to avoid further attacks. SOURCE: CNN.COM

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increase the willingness of businesses to provide specials and incentives for students,â&#x20AC;? he said. Tim Lipka, a senior in political science and special assistant to the Student Body president, is optimistic about the future of the Wolfprowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the bus will be a success, and I think it will continue to see more use as people catch on the longer it runs,â&#x20AC;? Lipka said. Increased incentives and ac-

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In the 50s, area students organized a massive sit-in at Cameron Village in an effort to integrate stores and restaurants. Today Cameron Village is frequented by students of all races.

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and we decided that was an area we wanted to address,â&#x20AC;? Sherman Barge, vice president of the planning committee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal was to open [the stores] and allow blacks to come in and eat and shop.â&#x20AC;? Barge and Davis remember Feb. 12, 1960 vividly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my mind at that time, I wanted to make it better for the N.C. STATE SUPPORT people that would come behind me,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. r #BSHFTBJEUIF4IBXBOE4U â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was my mottoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not only Augustine students didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect for blacks, I wanted the world to BOZIFMQGSPN/$4UBUFBOEIF be better for whites and blacks.â&#x20AC;? wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprised they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get JOWPMWFE)FTBJENPTUPGUIF The students got in cars and white colleges just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get buses, most dressed in suits and JOWPMWFEBUUIBUUJNF ties and arrived at Cameron Vilt 5IF5FDIOJDJBO didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cover the lage. TJUJOQSPUFTUTBU$BNFSPO7JMMBHF Jim Moore, the editor of 5IF They walked around, holding 5FDIOJDJBOin 1960, said the paper their signs high while trying to SBOUISFFUJNFTBXFFL stick to the game plan, despite r â&#x20AC;&#x153;The news coverage has some white onlookers spitting expanded since the days I was on them. UIFSF w.PPSFTBJEi8FDPWFSFE things that happened on campus â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very difficult,â&#x20AC;? Davis and unless there was a huge said. JTTVFUIBUBGGFDUFE/$4UBUF â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would call you all sorts students, we probably didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t of names. Not everyone, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t DPWFSJUw r Students at the time would get me wrong. Sometimes people resort to UIF/FXTBOE0CTFSWFS would pass by and they would for issues and events going on in hand you fifty cents or a dollar.â&#x20AC;? 3BMFJHI .PPSFTBJE Barge added that some whites r 8IFO.PPSFHSBEVBUFEGSPN stood to the side offering inspirState, there were still a relatively small percentage of black ing words, but not joining in the TUVEFOUT line. r 5IF6OJWFSTJUZ1MBOOJOHBOE When the protestors, mostly Analysis and the Registration made of football players, basand Records offices do not have records of black students dating ketball players and cheerleaders, CBDLUP5IFGJSTUFMFDUSPOJD arrived to the Woolworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s they record of this information came all went in and had a sit. JO â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very nerve wracking,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. SOURCE: THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember someone in the AND ANALYSIS AND THE REGISTRATION store saying they wish they had AND RECORDS OFFICES something to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;shoot all the crows off the seat.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? William Worth, vice president of Cameron Village Inc, said he The demonstration was also a approached a police patrol wag- day they will never forget. on complaining â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;in the interest â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a thing that rocketed of public safeus forward to tyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; after the integration,â&#x20AC;? students reDavis said. fused to leave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough An estimatat that time, ed 41 black but we lived students were through it and arrested for we made it betallegedly trester for future passing that generations.â&#x20AC;? day. Barge said They were t he i r c ou rimmediately age and dereleased untermination der $50 bonds Robert John Davis Jr., a Shaw sparked progeach. alumnus on the sit-in he took ress a round â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a the world. place in at Cameron Village trial in court â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you and of course seen Raleigh t he y fou nd lately,â&#x20AC;? Barge us all guilty,â&#x20AC;? asked. Barge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of progress has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;But they destroyed those re- made at N.C. State and other cords.â&#x20AC;? state colleges throughout the For many of the students in- country.â&#x20AC;? volved with the sit-in movement in Cameron Village, it was their first and last arrest.

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Shaun Cashman, doctoral student in communication, rhetoric and digital media, looks at the menu in the window at Jasmine Mediterranean Bistro. Cashman said he goes to a restaurant on Hillsborough street once a week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve observed, there has been less people in Hillsborough business,â&#x20AC;? Cashman said.

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cific actions that should be taken first to implement the recommendations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to realign some resources to create a point of contact for helping military veterans,â&#x20AC;? Picart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to find dedicated resources, staff in particular. We need to set up a military veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisers council long-term. Picart also said the University needs to be more aware of the more nontraditional learning needs of veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make it easier for military veterans to complete their degree,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recommend some policy changes. We need to give credit to nontraditional forms of learning that veterans have undergone already.â&#x20AC;? Student senator and eight-year military veteran Jason Lindsey, who co-founded the NCSU Student Veterans, a newly formed student organization, said he believes NCSU is making improvements for veterans, but at a very slow pace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCSU is making efforts to improve services available, however, the Administration is moving too slow to adequately serve our veterans,â&#x20AC;? Lindsey, a senior in political science, said. According to Lindsey, Registration and Veterans Affairs coordinator Deborah Waller is the only person processing ap-

REMAINING IN RALEIGH OVER SPRING BREAK? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a look at the Spring Break schedules for Carmichael Gym, University Dining, and D.H. Hill library. Have a great week! Carmichael Gymnasium Hours s Friday, February 27 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, February 28 - March 1 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. s Monday - Friday, March 2 - 6 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, March 7-8 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Carmichael Recreation Center Hours s Friday, February 27 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, Febraury 28 - March 1 CLOSED s Monday - Friday, March 2 - 6 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, March 7-8 CLOSED Pool Hours s Friday, February 27 6:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, February 28 - March 1 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 11:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. s Saturday - Sunday, March 7 - 8 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. University Dining AllCampus Office s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6

ing gold, and making loans and interest payments are whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keeping me afloat,â&#x20AC;? stated Bates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to turn people away â&#x20AC;Ś I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take VCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anymore, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take tools â&#x20AC;Ś I am not cutthroat doing it but â&#x20AC;Ś I am a music and jewelry store â&#x20AC;Ś the only reason I buy the jewelry is because my wife wanted me too.â&#x20AC;? For Bates, as a pawnshop owner, it is easy to see the full breadth of the economic stress beyond its effect on him and other local businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My loans are up probably 30 percent but I am finding out people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coming back to pick those up, they just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get worse because â&#x20AC;Ś I see the people come in [saying] â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I got laid off, I got laid off,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I see a lot of wedding bands too.â&#x20AC;? On the bright side, not all businesses seem to have been affected, as Rose Schwetz of Sadlackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heroes reports relatively normal business aside from the typical sloth seen in January and February. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My sales have been good,â&#x20AC;? Schwetz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People still want

plications for G.I. bills for students even though the number of veterans has increased in the passed five years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only way that we will be able to serve our veterans in the way they deserve, for their sacrifice to our country, is to add an additional staff member to lead the University efforts,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must have additional resources to make these changes.â&#x20AC;? Lindsey, along with other students, has recently formed a student-based veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organization that he said he believes will make a difference on campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Myself, along with other students, have formed a Student Veterans organization, which is on Facebook, NCSU Student Veterans,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This group will advocate for

to eat and my sandwich prices are at a good level, the food is good, and if people drink itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because they have extra money.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody is running that recession stuff but you can always eat here from $4.95â&#x20AC;Śall the way up to $8.95, so you have variety depending upon the size you want, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get stuck in that recession stuff,â&#x20AC;? said Schwetz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a real steady repeat cliental [that] keeps me pretty much even all the time.â&#x20AC;? With respect to other businesses on Hillsborough Street, Schwetz hopes the upcoming Renaissance March 14 will give them a boost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be 5,000 to 10,000 people on the street,â&#x20AC;? Schwetz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are going to block the street off and [have] bands, concerts, [and] competition â&#x20AC;Ś sidewalk sales, and stuff outside and music all day and all night.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to promote it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Banners are supposed to go up this week on every pole.â&#x20AC;? Aside from a lucky few, the majority of businesses seem to be hurting right now and all seem to have the same outlook for the future.

veterans, working to improve available services and act as a social group to get student veterans together.â&#x20AC;? Lindsey said the support of peers is crucial for incoming student veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peer support is one of the best things out there to help out veterans acclimate to college life,â&#x20AC;? he said. Despite budget cuts, the Military Veterans Working Group and Student Veterans Organization are pulling strings and working with on and off campus organizations to make a change to help the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s post-war veterans feel comfortable and welcome in the college environment.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Atrium Food Court s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Bragaw C-Store s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Case Dining Hall s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Chick-Fil-A s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Clark Dining Hall s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Emporium C-Store s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fountain Dining Hall s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Freshenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smoothie Company s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Hill of Beans at D.H. Hill Library s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Honors Village C-Store s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Port City Java - Carmichael Gym s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Port City Java - Engineering II s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Port City Java - Nelson Hall s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Port City Java - Textiles s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Shuttle Inn Cafe (Centennial) s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Taco Bell s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Toppers s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Tunnel Inn C-Store s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Wolf Village C-Store s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wolvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Den s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed

Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Atrium) s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed

D.H. Hill library s Sunday, March 1 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Student Center) s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed

s Monday-Thursday, March 2-5 7:00 a.m.- midnight

Paisanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 Closed Periodic Table - Engineering 1 s Monday- Friday, March 2 - 6 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

s Friday, March 6 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. s Saturday, March 7 Resume regular schedule SOURCES: CARMICHAEL COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY DINING, LIB.NCSU.EDU


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Be thrifty over Spring Break


Spring Break is occurring during a recession.


Students should enjoy their time in an economically viable fashion.


Be responsible, personally and with your money.


oday marks the unofficial beginning of Spring Break for students and faculty. After you complete your final classes, some of you will no doubt be driving to the airport to fly off to some exotic destination. As tight as times are across the country, many students will be forced to alter their vacation destinations. Instead of a traditional trip to Cancun or Panama Beach, perhaps students should consider other tourist locales such as Myrtle Beach or Boone. There are many other great

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ways to be fiscally responsible during these difficult economic times and still have fun. For students above the legal drinking age, buying alcohol at the grocery store and drinking at home with friends will save a lot of money compared to a night at a bar. If you’re looking to save money on food over break, buy a venus fly trap and let it do all the work for you. Not only are the insects it collects a great source of protein, but the mere thought of eating

these vermin will take some of the bite off of that hangover. When you and your vacation companions are in need of a place to sleep in your barren beach apartment. IKEA, the Swedish furniture superstore, will sell you a cheap bed made of fiberboard to rest upon. Your bed will be far less expensive than any hostel and will also serve as a nice medium for a piece of graffito. If worst comes to worst, and you find yourself penniless, lonely and stateside, there are

always the Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek marathons on the Sci-Fi channel. And if you just want to stay close to home on the cheap, consider one of North Carolina’s many beaches. But whatever you do over Spring Break, try and be responsible with your money. Remember that the nation is in a recession and thousands of people are not so fortunate during these trying times. Also, relax, take a joke and have some fun.

Social media provides hope for gloomy economy


or many college students, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be a distraction. Wall posting, status updates, and now the latest — Facebook chatting — can all lead up to a buildup of uncompleted assignments. Some college students have made the conscious decision to not sign up for pages on these Antoinette s o c i a l ne tRussell working sites Staff Columnist to combat the addiction to social networking that has their peers checking the internet every chance they get. As much of a distraction socia l med ia may seem to be to students, for many job markets social media is t he answer that will help companies pu l l t hroug h these economic hardships. Social media marketing allows organizations to promote their businesses through social media channels that are growing at a rapid pace. The traffic attention that viral content provides cannot be ignored. Viral tracking alone has the ability to bring publics to a Web site that they otherwise might not have ever seen. When doing a job search, salesdirector-social media start-up, social media assistants, content and social media editor, and social media marketing director are just a few of the titles of jobs that were discovered. Social media is a major part of organizational communication now. During Communication Week, Kristen Hamstra, the social media manager at SAS, stressed the fact that even with the economy in the state that it is in, employers are creating jobs for people who are experts in social media. Part of Hamstra’s job is to monitor the activities on blogs, Facebook, and other social media networks so that SAS can satisfy the changing demands of their various publics. According to Oliver James, a clinical psychologist, “Twittering stems from a lack of identity.


It’s a constant update of who you are, what you are, where you are. Nobody would Twitter if they had a strong sense of identity.” In Sunday’s edition of Times Online, Dr. David Lewis, a cognitive neuropsychologist, described Twitter in a manner that displayed his ignorance of the power that social media has. According to Lewis, “using Twitter suggests a level of insecurity whereby, unless people recognise you, you cease to exist.” It would be very hard to prove that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has insecurity issues, and he is the Twitter user with the most followers. Obama used Twitter much in the same manner that Karlie Justus, an N.C. State alumna, used it for her position as the PR and social media officer with the N.C. State Fair to bring in masses of people despite the unwelcoming weather. Organizations and public figures have realized that Tw it te r a nd Web sites like it can help them get key information to their publics, and those publics know that is where they can go to find out what is going on with the organizations that are important to them. Facebook is no longer a place solely meant to keep in touch with friends and colleagues. It is a tool that can make or break you in the job arena. Posting the correct picture which shows you have a personality, but not too much personality was one thing that Dr. Richard Waters, an assistant professor in the communications public relations department, advised the audience of NC State communication majors during Communication Week. Facebook and Twitter are places where students can market themselves for their future employers. Using these Web sites efficiently shows employers you are prepared for the direction advertising and communication is going and that is precisely what they are looking for.

“Organizations and public figures have realized that Twitter and Web sites like it can help them get key information to their publics.”

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“ I am going on a trip with my parents and they are paying for everything.” Josh Harris freshman, First Year College

Don’t blame it on the accent


ven if a teacher speaks ‘American’ English it does not mean they are a better teacher. Teachers get a lot of flack for a lot of good reasons. The things they shouldn’t get f la k for is having a certain sexual preference, Mansoor Omar gender, Staff Columnist ethnicity, religion, political affiliation or nationality. I have a teacher now who constantly babbles and figures things out as the class in session. I had a math teacher my freshman year who needed to be corrected by students two to three times, each class. It was ‘the blind leading the blind’ and had little to do with any certain attribute. I had a teacher sophomore year who taught biology flawlessly. He was from India and had a very thick accent. Sometimes, fellow classmates and I had to stay late and/or clarify statements. I learned more in his weekly lab than I did in lecture with an American. Kyle Alston, a senior in engineering, said “I had a professor; an American… he had a medical condition which caused him to slur his words. It was kind of hard to understand where the lesson


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was going.” “Sometimes [the American] would just read to himself, aloud in class. I didn’t [ever] know what he was doing…Was he mumbling to himself..? Going over the answers..?” he said. Holly Greer, a senior in public and interpersonal communication, said, “Certain times I did have a hard time learning [from a teacher with a different background,] other times it was interesting.” According to Greer, teachers from a different background make sense, for certain classes. “My It a l ia n te acher wa s interesting, if [the subject] were math, it would be harder to learn.” Alston said, “I had a teacher for calc two, he was an Asian guy. He would explain things clearly but he would have to explain things more and more … It was a little process.” “Culture affects word choice and diction … [My Asian teacher] had such a strong accent and his writing was terrible,” he said. America is the most ethnically diverse nation on the planet and accounts for only about 305 million of the global population. This means, several billion people on this planet are not

Americans. Roughly 17 percent (1,143 million) of the world’s population speaks English. If students take the time to understand a topic of study, they can eventually master a topic despite minor inconveniences like language barriers. In a world connected on a global scale it is best to embrace diversity unless, of course, you have Nazi-like tendencies. Differing sexual preference, gender, ethnicity, religion, political affiliations and a l l ot h e r differences a re c ommonplace. “If you could understand my [Asian] calc teacher’s notes, you were fine,” Alston said. America doesn’t have a national language and I value a diverse faculty. I am glad faculty diversity is among the highest in N.C. because it adds an additional dimension to student education. A diverse faculty is exactly what students need to prepare for life after college.

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Women’s Center, NCCASA to host sexual assault fundraiser The N.C. State Women’s Center and the N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be hosting a fundraiser on March 21 to help raise awareness and combat sexual violence. The 5K/10K Sexual Assault Free Environment Walk/Run, or SAFE, will take place at the MRC Plaza on Centennial Campus. Registration is $20 for students and $25 for nonstudents (T-shirt included) before March 11 and will drop to $18 for everyone after March 11 (T-shirt not included). Mail-in registration forms can be found at www.ncsu. edu/womens_center/ and online registration is available at http:// under “Running Events” (student discount code-ncsustudent). The Women’s Center and NCCASA hope to raise $10,000 this year for training, advocacy, referrals, prevention, education programs and support services to survivors of rape on campus and in the community. SOURCE: ANNA GODWIN

CAPITOL WATCH Raleigh to install hybrid-electric plug-in stations Announced Tuesday, Raleigh will be taking part in Project Get Ready, a plan to install eight plugin stations for hybrid-electric vehicles to prepare for the time when a large number of people are driving electric cars. The project was initiated by Coloradobased Rocky Mountain Institute and includes Indianapolis and Portland. The stations will be accessed by credit cards and will cost about 2.5 cents per mile to recharge vehicles. Though hybrid-electric vehicles are not being significantly produced right now, several automakers plan to release models next year. President Obama also wants to have a million plug-in cars on roads by 2015. The city will be working with Progress Energy and local nonprofit Advanced Energy to install the stations. A plug-in station costs $1,000-$4,000 to install. SOURCE: WWW.NEWSOBSERVER.COM

Tourism rally to meet in Raleigh The Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism will be meeting in Raleigh on March 1-3. The focus of this year’s event is how to continue growing the tourism industry regardless of the struggling economy. The conference will be held in conjunction with the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association and more than 400 are expected to attend. Representatives from chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus, attractions, historic sites, the lodging and restaurant industry and state and local governments will be in attendance. Visitors to North Carolina spent $16.5 billion in 2007 and more than 190,000 people across the state are employed in travel and tourism industries. SOURCE: WWW.WAKE.MYNC.COM

Traffic information comes online Provided by the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center, residents in the capital city can now track local accidents in near real time. A graphic and text representation of the accidents are provided and updated every 15 minutes throughout the day and utilizes the Google maps application. Information can also be sent directwly to those using Twitter. Accidents are tracked based on incidents reported to 911 and can be accessed by citizens and the media for free by visiting http://incidents.rwecc. com. For more information, contact ECC Director Barry Furey at 996-3530 or by e-mail at barry. SOURCE: WWW.RALEIGH-NC.ORG

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achievement so great. “They wanted to get an education and have the same civil rights as everyone else,” Natalie Spencer, a graduate student, said. “Although they didn’t want to make a statement, in taking that stand and saying ‘I want to come to this university just like that other person down the street,’ they did.” Their contributions did not stop there. In 1957, Crockett and Irwin Holmes became the first black athletes to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, opening the doors for student-athletes to come generations down the road. “They not only wanted to come to this university to be students,” Spencer said, “but they wanted to be a part of the community.” They showed that they were just like everyone else, except for the fact that they weren’t - they were black men living in a time that was filled with hatred. During the times in which these six students attended NCSU, the scope of the world was simple: everything was black or white. In most parts of the nation, public facilities were still segregated, even after the Supreme Court’s landmark “We actually called it the sweatdecision in Brown v. Board of Education. box,” Ray said. “It had no air Raleigh, itself, proved to be no excep- conditioning and no ventilation. However, according to Ray, the tion system.” campus of NCSU did. For reasons like these, Ray “Unlike some institutions that were and her fellow classmates and integrating at the time, our students’ faculty members ignited a push experience was rather positive,” Ray for a new and improved center said. “Of course there were a few stories, nearly 13 years after the original but for the most part, their experience conception of the idea. was positive. That’s a legacy I would like In addition to Ray, there also was a more people to know about.” young man by the name of Kevin HowIn fact, it was at this time that many ell. Howell was no stranger to enacting black people rose to prominence. change. In fact, in 1987 he became the In 1962, Vivian Henderson became the University’s first black Student Body first black faculty member when he was President. hired as a visiting professor. Seven years Eventually, all the work paid off. In later, Eric Moore became the University’s 1991, the doors of the African American first black Student Senate President. Cultural Center were opened. However, However, the turmoil on display out- as one may expect, there were still enorside of the NCSU community caused mous hardships to face. many black students, who felt alienated, “There were a lot of challenges,” Ray to seek the accompaniment of others like said. “The center had a director, but themselves. it had no staff. For this reason, There were like the idea of a gathten books in the ering place for stul i b r a r y. E v e n dents of color was though there was hatched. a center, there For a while, a was no budget. It basement of a local wasn’t really set up YMCA building fulto be sustainable.” filled this need for Jamilia Lackey As a result of a gathering place. this, Ray spent freshman, mathematics Students were even a considerable welcomed into the amount of her house of the late August Witherspoon, time rallying students and faculty, as was one of the first black members of well as working with members of the NCSU’s faculty. After the building was administration to establish a budget for destroyed in 1974, however, students the center. pursued other options as far as a culAfter nearly three months of protesttural center. ing by students and faculty, a budget was In 1975, the University issued a re- put in place. Three years later, however, sponse to student’s request: a black the center would face another change -student union in the Print Shop, an old this time for the better. In 1995, the man building on West Dunn Avenue. who had welcomed students into his own Ray, who was a student at NCSU dur- home for years was honored in a way that ing the early nineties, remembers the neither he, nor any other black student or place well. faculty member at NCSU, had been hon-

“I feel proud just to know that I represent an exception to what is ordinary.”

ored. University officials decided to name a building after Witherspoon. Today, Witherspoon Student Center remains the first and only building on campus named in honor of a black person, but, Ray attributes the University’s diversity back to the original black students who enrolled in the 50s. “I don’t think we can thank them enough,” Ray said. “By all means, we stand on their shoulders, and I think that we should show them great respect for what they did.” According to Ray, one way to do this is through the continuation of their legacy through improving the enrollment of black students. According to the University’s enrollment numbers for the past semester, more than 2,400 of enrolled students identify as black. This is an increase from 1,600 students in 1982 and 220 in 1972. This equates to roughly 8 percent of the overall student population. In context, this percentage is four points less than the percentage of blacks as reported in the latest Census. “N.C. State has the largest African American enrollment by numbers of any non-HBCU (historically black) college or university in North Carolina,” Ray said. “But, I would love to see our enrollments grow.” According to Ray, the students who make up these numbers represent the same legacy to which they are indebted. “This history is still young, which means we are still living the legacy.” Ray said.

Jamillia Lackey, a freshman in mathematics, considers herself a part of this growing legacy. “I feel proud just to know that I represent an exception to what is ordinary,” Lackey said. “I’m also proud that we are able to continue this legacy for students who are coming so that they will have even more opportunities than we do.” Another part of this legacy comes with the existence of organizations created to advance black students, such as the Peer Mentors Program, said Lynnette Neal, a freshman in middle grades language art and social studies education. “These organizations are very important, because they give you a support system,” Neal said. “Because we are a minority on campus, it’s nice to know that there are people with the same interests as you who are trying to better themselves.” Neal, a member of the Association of African American Student Educators, also believes that organizations play an enormous role in growing bonds that exist between black students. “These organizations make our community stronger by working together,” Neal said. “Usually, we aren’t able to see each other in large numbers at one setting, but these organizations bring us together and bring unity within our culture.”


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Bringing HPV, sex talk into the classroom Laney Tipton

atmosphere Kosenko created in her classroom. “Dr. Kosenko is great. She What do interpersonal com- knows how to keep the material munications, research about interesting and keep the students safe sex and octopus costumes engaged,” Sanderson said. have in common? That would be One of the ways Kosenko keeps Kami Kosenko, one of the newest her class interesting is through members of the faculty, who has the examples she uses. We are a a passion for all three. research university, so like most Kosenko came to the Uni- professors here, Kosenko uses versity in August of last year to examples from her own research teach courses on interpersonal to strengthen her teaching style. communication. After earning While earning her Ph.D. her Ph.D. in the subject from the Kosenko began researching the University of Illinois at Urbana- prevention of sexually transmitChampaign, she went job search- ted diseases, HIV, and analyzing ing for a career that best fit her. how people protect themselves “I knew I wanted to be a teacher and how to talk to their partners in some form and I figured I was about protection. best suited for older students,” Kosenko focused her research Kosenko said. on the transgender population, This quest led her to Raleigh, because HIV is higher among where she decided to stay. that group, but not a lot of re“N.C. State was definitely one search has been done. She travof the schools eled across the I was most exnation to concited about.” duct interviews Though it is with transgenonly her first dered people, year here, the examining their University and sexual practices its students has and how they made a good communicated impression on with their parther. ners. “Traveling “They were around a lot, eager to share Kami Kosenko you see t hat t hei r stor y,” there is almost Kosenko said. a personality to a student body. “I think they were happy to be I like the personality of this one,” given some sort of voice.” Kosenko said. Kosenko has been working on And NCSU is definitely excit- publishing data in journals and ed about her. Stuart Sanderson, books, and is currently applyfreshman in communication, ing for a grant to continue and took Kosenko’s communica- expand her research. She plans tion theory class last semester to start a study on women with said she loved the class and the HPV, and continue to work with Staff Writer

“Because I talk about sex in a professional and non-humorous way, it is no longer taboo.”


Kami Kosenko, an assistant professor in communication, is doing a study with women living with HPV. “I try to work my research into my teaching as examples,” Kosenko said.

the transgendered population and HIV positive individuals. This research spills over into her classes as she teaches students about interpersonal communication. Kosenko believes that sex, like a lot of things, is much easier to have than to talk about. The only way to become more comfortable about talking about such a subject is to talk about it. Kosenko said all classrooms have a climate that is established by both the professor and the students. Certain topics are

established as taboo, while others are not. “Because I talk about sex in a professional and non-humorous way, it is no longer taboo.” Kosenko said by doing this she hopes to have an impact on her students. Not only would this help make conversations about safe sex easier, it helps define their interpersonal communication skills. “You would be hard-pressed to find any job that communication skills aren’t relevant and unimportant. They are central to your

life whether they are involved in your career or your relationships,” Kosenko said. Kosenko’s interests do not just span through her research and her career. She harbors a somewhat secret passion for costumes. She dressed up as an octopus for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade and most recently bought a green man costume. As for the future, Kosenko plans to stay here while continuing research. “I like what I’m doing. I’d be content continuing.”

After she has conducted more research, she eventually hopes to develop educational programs based by her studies, such as workshops or classes on sex and how to stay safe. Kosenko is very passionate about everything she is involved with, especially helping students. “If what I teach a student even helps them to manage fights with their boyfriend better, I’ve accomplished something,” Kosenko said.

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in the first half. Wake shot 63.3 percent, compared to State’s 42.9 percent, to take a 43-35 lead into halftime. McCauley said the Pack cannot afford to allow teams to get the early momentum. “You can’t get down by a lot of points and expect to make a comeback and win,” McCauley said. “We just got down too much at one point. We did fight back, but we just couldn’t pull it out.” The Pack got destroyed on the boards in the first half, getting out-rebounded 21-12 by the Demon Deacons. State would pull down 27 rebounds compared to

Wake’s 42 and got beat on the offensive glass 13-7 on the game. “We were blocking out at times, and they were just more aggressive. They put the body on us and pushed us under, and we didn’t push them back the way we should have,” Lowe said. “It’s a physical ball game and the officials are letting you play. You’ve got to be a man and stand up and back them out of there.” The Wolfpack finished the game with 19 assists compared to just eight turnovers - the only time this season the Pack has finished with fewer give-aways was the Nov. 25 matchup against Winthrop in which it had six. Point guards Javi Gonzalez and Farnold Degand accounted for 11 of the Wolfpack’s assists. Degand, a redshirt junior, said the

guards have gained confidence as the season has progressed. “I believe we’re all more aggressive,” Degand said. “In the beginning, as far as the point guard was concerned, we weren’t asserting ourselves as much as we should have.” With a 62-55 Miami win over Virginia Thursday night, the Pack now falls to 10th in the ACC with three games left in the regular season. State will next face Maryland at 1 p.m. in the RBC Center Sunday. “I feel good about our team,” Lowe said. “Our last few games, we’ve been playing well, executing offensively, defensively we’ve been good. I feel pretty good about where we are. Now we got to go back and get a win at home against a tough ball club.”

by her example.” Fields was not the only player who performed well in their last game for the Pack, as fellow senior forward Kristy Kenney set career highs in scoring, field goals attempted, and field goals made with six points on 2-5 shooting. Coach Glance said she was very pleased with Kenney’s work ethic all season long. “She works hard every day in practice, has a wonderful attitude, is just so positive and is such a great team member,” Glance said. “She has been a tremendous asset, and I’m really

thankful she could be part of the program this year.” Kenney said the night was one to remember and she specifically mentioned how much she enjoyed leaving the court with fellow senior Shayla Fields. “Coming out with Shayla, she is such a great player, she has had such a following here at state,” Kenney said. “She was supposed to be the lone senior this year and I came in and she was gracious enough to share her spotlight with me, so coming out with her, that meant a lot, it was fun, pure fun, I had so much fun, fun is tonight.”


197 lb. weight class wrestler Joe Trotto tries to take control of Ohio University’s Erik Schuth in a match Feb. 8. Schuth pinned Joe Trotto at 4:40.

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wrestler and a cheerleader. “It’s pretty cool that he is doing both teams, he’ll be at wrestling practice and wrestling workouts, meet the requirements for that team, and he still shows up for our practices and meets all the requirements for our team,” Carter said. “I can only imagine his time management skills are very very good, and he is also in engineering, which is pretty cool in itself.”

As far as Trotto’s long term plans for wrestling are concerned, a lot is up in the air, as he will decide after this season whether or not he will wrestle for the Pack next fall. Jordan said he would love for Trotto to return next season and that, because of the potential he has already shown in wrestling at the 197 pound weight class despite only weighing about 180 pounds, convincing Trotto to do so will be one of his offseason priorities. “I really think he can help us out at his normal weight because


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he is giving up 20 pounds right now,” Jordan said. “He is talented, he is very athletic and he knows how to wrestle, so my biggest sales job will be trying to keep him out for next year, [because] there is no telling how good he could be.” Trotto’s goal is to give his best and see what happens at the upcoming ACC tournament. “My goal for ACC’s is to wrestle as hard as I can and try to get something out of it,” Trotto said.


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averages 17.7 points per game this season, has the highest scoring average by a Wolfpack player since Summer Erb averaged 21.5 ten years ago. Coach Glance talked after the game about all that Fields has contributed to the team throughout her career. “Shayla is like the rock, she has been a tremendous contributor to the program in so many ways,” Glance said. “She is just a great leader by her actions and



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The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team held two of Wake Forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorers, sophomore point guard Jeff Teague (20.3 ppg) and freshman forward Al-Farouq Aminu (13.0 ppg), to just 12 and three points respectively. But it could not stop sophomore forward James Johnson as the Wolfpack (15-11, 5-8) fell 85-78 to No. 13 Wake Forest (21-5, 8-5) at Joel Coliseum in Winston Salem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guys are just working,â&#x20AC;? Lowe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing against an explosive player, a guy that could put up big numbers, and I think our guys were just trying to concentrate on making it as tough as possible. I give [Teague] credit that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force anything. He certainly is a team player.â&#x20AC;? Johnson, who averages 14.3 points per game, exploded for a career-high 28 points and 18 rebounds for the Demon Deacons. It was Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ninth doubledouble and his sixth 20-point game of the season. Senior center Ben McCauley said Johnson made the difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Johnson, he played a great game. He was the glue that held them together,â&#x20AC;? McCauley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You got a guy playing that well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to beat.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore forward Tracy Smith led all Pack scorers with 18 points, going 7-11 from the field in just 20 minutes of playing time. The Wolfpack started the game with a hot hand, hitting nine of its first 14 shots, but Wake Forest went on a 20-2 run to build a 39-24 lead with 4:53 left


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The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team dominated Clemson 6043 Thursday on Senior Night to improve to 5-8 in conference play. The Pack looked like the better team from the opening tip to the final whistle, as they took an early 11-1 lead and never looked back, leading the Tigers by no less than 9 at any point in the second half. Senior guard Shayla Fields said she has enjoyed her career and said it felt good to take the court with her teammates one last time.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have had a great four years night. Coach Stephanie Glance here, I have had so many great said the team always emphasizes people to be around,â&#x20AC;? Fields defense and said she was pleased said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t express how with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive effort grateful I am for the opportunity against the Tigers. I have gotten to be here. I will alâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We started playing better on ways rememthe ball, we ber us going starting roout and playtating behind ing as a team the ball a lot [tonight].â&#x20AC;? b e t t e r a nd The Wolfwe l i m ite d pack won their shots,â&#x20AC;? thanks in Glance said. large part to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big foarguably its cus for us, we best defense SENIOR3HAYLA&IELDSONHERTIME have to play of the season. defense, it is AT.#3TATE T he tea mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a critical defensive efthing for us to fort held Clemson under ten compete in any game and have a points until the 1:44 mark of the chance to win it.â&#x20AC;? first half and limited the Tigers Clemson came out in the secto 27 percent shooting on the ond half and executed much

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better offensively, but was unable to control the Packâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense, which improved on 36 percent first half shooting to shooting 52 percent for the second half. After the Tigers cut the lead to nine points at 42-33 with 11:22 remaining, the Wolfpack responded in dominant fashion, outscoring Clemson by a score of 2710 over the final 11 and a half minutes of the game. The Pack was led offensively by freshman forward Bonae Holston, who finished with 24 points, 22 of which came in the second half, and senior guard Shayla Fields, who scored 16 points on 6 for 12 shooting from the field in her final home game. Fields, who TIGERS DPOUJOVFEQBHF

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Due to Hank Penreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure from the team in late November and Ryan Goodmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision in January to forgo his senior season, the Wolfpack wrestling teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starter at 197 pounds since the UNC match has been redshirt freshman cheerleader and wrestler Joe Trotto. Trotto, who had not wrestled since high school prior to joining the team in January, was thrust into the starting position after the absences of Penree and Goodman forced the Pack to forfeit at the 197 pound weight class in ten consecutive matches to start the 2009 calendar year. Coach Carter Jordan encouraged his wrestlers to contact anyone they knew with wrestling experience and tell them about the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hole in the starting lineup. One student with a wrestling background that came to Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind was Trotto, who finished fifth place or better in the state three times for Topsail High School. Jordan says he can remember being impressed with Trottoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tape from his high school matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember him, I can remember watching and thinking, yeah he has got some talent,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. Trotto said that several wrestlers and even a trainer for the cheerleading team informed him of Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest and gave him the coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number. After some thought, Trotto called Jordan to set up a meeting. He liked everything he heard in the meeting, but says that he agreed to join the team only after being assured he would be able to continue cheerleading. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of my concerns was still being able to cheerlead because I made a commitment to them, and he was fine with me still doing everything with cheerleading,â&#x20AC;? Trotto said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything he said sounded good, so I took him up on it and here I am.â&#x20AC;? Since joining the wrestling team, Trottoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule now includes wrestling practice five afternoons a week, three nights a week of cheerleading practice from 6 to 9 p.m. and the occasional morning workout for wrestling. One of his fellow cheerleaders, senior Chase Carter, said he has been impressed with how Trotto has managed to handle life as a full-time student, a Division 1 WRESTLING DPOUJOVFEQBHF

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