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Tuition hike will cost big A proposed increase in tuition by the General Assembly would result in a $200 increase in tuition for in-state NCSU students Staff Report


Mary Easley looks on as her attourney, Marvin Schiller, reads a statement regarding her position at N.C. State. Easley will not resign from her position, as recommended by Chancellor James Oblinger. There is a federal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding her hire and pay raise.

Easley won’t resign Amidst calls for her to resign from chancellor, UNC president, former first lady will remain at University

“Thank you for all you do. I admire you enorSchiller said it is probable that Easley will meet mously,” Schiller quoted from a postcard ad- with Oblinger soon to discuss the situation, but dressed to Easley from Bowles. said no “substantive conversation” has occurred Oblinger called for Easley to between Easley and any adresign on the heels of two other ministrators since the initial John Cooper Elias University administrators ancall for her to resign. Agromeck editor emeritus nouncing their resignation. Schiller called on NCSU and Nielsen resigned last week from UNC system administrators to Former First Lady Mary Easley plans to con- his position as provost, effecre-reflect on the situation and tinue her job as executive in residence despite tive this Friday, citing the presreconsider their call for Earequests earlier this week from Chancellor sure and scrutiny surrounding sley’s resignation. However, James Oblinger for her to resign, her attorney his decision to hire Easley. McBob Jordan, the newly named . said Thursday. Queen Campbell, former chairchairman of the Board of “The indisputable evidence is Mary is doing an man of the N.C. State Board of Bob Jordan, chairman of the Trustees, issued a statement outstanding job for North Carolina State Uni- Trustees also resigned followdefending the position that Board of Trustees versity and the state of North Carolina,” attorney ing a public request by Bowles Easley should resign. Marvin Schiller said with Easley standing by his for him to do so. “One of the reasons N.C. side during a press conference in Raleigh. Easley When asked why Easley has refused to step State is a great university is that it is populated declined to comment followdown as recommended by top by people who put the institution first. N.C. State ing the press conference. University officials, Schiller has treated Mrs. Easley with objectivity, dignity Schiller read from job resaid it was because of the five- and fairness,” Jordan said in the statement. “The views and personal notes TECHNICIANONLINE.COM year contract signed last sum- ongoing distraction has obscured the Universiw rit ten by Cha ncel lor mer. ty’s accomplishments and mission and detracted View Mary Easley’s lawyer’s full statement as Oblinger, Provost Larry well as a postcard addressed to Easley from “The reason that she is con- from our day-to-day work. We respectfully ask Nielsen and UNC System UNC President Erskine Bowles. tinuing is that North Carolina that she reconsider her decision for the good of President Erskine Bowles State University entered in to a the University.” that all supported the hiring of and the work valid contract with Mary Easley. The UNC Board Bowles also released a statement in response being done by Easley while at NCSU. The most of Governors approved it. So she has a valid conrecent approval was from July 7, 2008. tract,” he said. EASLEY continued page 3

“N.C. State has treated Mrs. Easley with objectivity, dignity and fairness ”


The News & Observer reported Wednesday the General Assembly has proposed an eight percent increase in tuition at state universities. The eight percent proposal is significantly higher than the 2.8 percent increase the UNC Board of Governors approved earlier this year. It’s also higher than the 6.5 percent cap UNC President Erskine Bowles put in place in 2006. The General Assembly originally proposed to increase tuition at all institutions by $256, but Bowles argued such an increase would have too dramatic an impact on costs at smaller schools. The percentage increase, which would be capped at $200, is in response to the State’s $4 billion deficit.

The General Assembly has proposed to increase tuition for state universities in the UNC system. The move to increase tuition by 8 percent would override the decision the UNC Board of Governors made earlier this year to raise rates by 2.8 percent. Here’s how the proposed tuition hike would affect area universities:

2008-09 TUITION N.C. Central $2,218

N.C. State!$3,860 UNC-Charlotte!$2,516 UNC-Chapel Hill $3,705

PROPOSED 2009-10 TUITION N.C. Central!$2,396

N.C. State!$4,060 UNC-Charlotte!$2,716 UNC-Chapel Hill$3,905 SOURCE: UNC SYSTEM


Oblinger: Hillsborough is coming back Ty Johnson Editor in Chief

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, Chancellor James Oblinger and other dignitaries from across the Triangle area gathered last Wednesday near the Bell Tower to celebrate the beginning of the Hillsborough Street construction project. The project, which has been in its planning phase in 1998, will bring a roundabout to replace the traffic light at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road, and will also include new LED pedestrian and traffic lights as well as

underground water and electrical utilities. “Hillsborough Street is coming back in a big way,” Oblinger said. “Today’s groundbreaking historically puts this vision that we’ve all planned for and talked about for so long into action.” The founder of the Hillsborough Street Partnership, Nina Szlosberg, said she anticipates the completed project will unite the student body with other residents of Raleigh. “It will create a public space where students can come and mingle with the rest of the community,” Szlosberg said. “Students will have something they can be proud of.” Szlosberg said while the immediate

Anime unites east and west See page 6.

Weinacker gets “dream ending” See page 8.


Chancellor James Oblinger speaks to a crowd by the Bell Tower at the ground breakSTREET continued page 3 ing for Hillsborough Street Wednesday, May 20.

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Scattered thunderstorms throughout the day give way to partly cloudy skies in the evening. Chance of precipitation at 50 percent.

SILVER OF THE STARS Gregg Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADVISING MILLENNIAL STUDENTS Talley Student Center Blue Room, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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Sunny with a very high UV index of 10. Zero percent chance of precipitation with clear evening skies.

May 21 7:50 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Avent Ferry Complex FP responded to alarm caused by accidental activation


11:35 A.M. | TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Thurman Drive Traffic accident between students

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Wolf Village residents ball, grill out

Partly cloudy skies throughout the day with a high UV index of 10. Chance of precipitation at 10 percent.

PHOTO BY TIM O’BRIEN ryan Laver, a senior in sports management, jumps to defend against Lee Childers, a junior in biological science, at a Wolf Village promotional cookout Wednesday. Laver works at Wolf Village and Childers is a resident there for the summer. “It’s much better than living anywhere else on campus,” Childers said. The cookout brought about thirty people out to play volleyball and eat grilled food.



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QUOTE OF THE DAY “Mary is doing an outstanding job for North Carolina State University”

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Marvin Schiller, Mary Easley’s attorney

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Suspension info to be discussed at Talley

June 3 will be the last possible day to change a summer school course from credit to audit or to change a course to credit only. The date also marks the last chance to submit a Request for Course Repeat Without Penalty forms or to withdraw from or drop a course without a grade. Students interested in doing any of the aforementioned can visit the Registration & Records building or call

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Michelle Johnson and Holly Swart will hold a meeting June 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Brown Room in Talley Student Center to discuss the suspension policy set to go into effect in Fall 2009. They will also provide information regarding English and Mathematics course placement for incoming students.

Meeting scheduled to discuss benefits for military personnel A workshop focused on academic support for Veterans will be held on June 16 in the Green Room at the Talley Student Center. The workshop will go over benefits for G.I.’s and potential consequences their services may have on their academics.


most important phase” of their attack against the Taliban. SOURCE: CNN.COM

Clinton critical of N. Korea’s recent Warship scuttled in effort to nuclear activity Secretary of State Hillary Clinproduce reef ton recently admonished and warned North Korea because of the way it “continues to act in a provocative and belligerent manner towards its neighbors.” Clinton’s comments condemning North Korea came on the heels of the nation’s nuclear test Monday, when they fired five short-range missiles and threatened military action after South Korea joined a U.S.-led effort to limit trafficking of weapons of mass destruction.


The decommissioned U.S.N.S. General Hoyt S. Vandenburg, a retired U.S. Navy warship, was sunk in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary at approximately 10:25 a.m. to become what will be the world’s second-largest artificial coral reef. It took just two minutes to sink the 17,250-ton ship, which is now sitting 140 feet below the surface. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the purpose is to divert fishing and diving pressure away from natural reefs.

Taliban’s presence in Mingora, Four dead after Pakistan highway crash in reportedly Arkansas A two-vehicle car wreck nearing nonWednesday on U.S. Highway 63 near Bay, AR resulted in the deaths existence of four. The wreck involved a


In a statement released Wednesday, the Pakistani military expressed its hopes of clearing Taliban militants from Mingora, a major Swat Valley city, by the end of the week. According to the report, the military had killed 12 “miscreants-terrorists” in Swat over the previous 24 hours. The military also said the clearing of militants from Mingora is “the

Chrysler PT Cruiser and a minibus. In the report from Craighead County Deputy Coroner Kurt Beeson, it was stated that it initially appeared as though the wreck was caused due to the driver of the PT Cruiser driving the wrong way down the highway. SOURCE: CNN.COM

11:38 A.M. | B/E VEHICLE McKimmon Center Report of vehicle breaking and entering 12:48 P.M. | B/E VEHICLE Warren Carroll Drive Student reported window broken and iPod stolen. 1:02 P.M. | WELFARE CHECK Joyner Vistor Center Officer found highly intoxicated nonstudent in the area. EMS responded and subject was trespassed from NCSU property. 2:09 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Partners III FP responded to alarm caused by malfunction 2:42 P.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Hillsborough Street / Enterprise RPD requested assistance in reference to gas leak 4:33 P.M. | TRAFFIC STOP Jackson Street Staff member was issued citation for speeding 9:15 P.M. | CHECK PERSON Dan Allen Drive / Sullivan Drive Officer spoke with suspicious subject in the area. File checks came back negative. No further action taken. May 22 8:42 A.M. | B/E – LARCENY Vet School Staff member reported attempted break into locker. 11:17 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Wood Hall FP responded to alarm caused by steam cleaning the area 11:24 A.M. | HAZMAT INCIDENT Vet School FP and EH&S responded to five gallon spill in landscape services area 1:25 P.M. | CHECK PERSON Lonnie Poole Golf Course Officer spoke with student and nonstudent in the area. Subject complied to leave. 6:22 P.M. | FIGHT Bell Tower Report of five or more subjects involved in altercation. RPD had spoken to group before NCDU PD arrived. Altercation verbal only. Subjects complied to leave the area. May 24 10:03 A.M. | VEHICLE STOP Varsity Drive Non- student was issued citation for No Valid Operators License 11:04 A.M. | Fire Alarm Yarbrough Steam Plant Units responded to alarm caused by steam inside building



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UAB takes Caniacs to conference finals Special giveaway lottery gave students tickets to Hurricanes playoff game Ty Johnson Editor in Chief


The once-busy Hillsborough Street now is filled with construction, which brought it down to a two lane road. The first phase of construction will be finished in 2010 if all goes according to plan. The street will include multiple round-abouts.


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impact on the University will be traffic headaches, the finished project will be worth the sacrifice. “Anything in life that’s good comes with a little bit of work,� Szlosberg said. “We’re going to have to go through 12, maybe 18 months when its going to take a little bit to navigate the street and find somewhere to park. Szlosberg said she thinks the new look for the street will represent the coming together of the

HILLSBOROUGH STREET RENOVATIONS Phase I of the Hillsborough Street renovation project will replace the water and sewer lines. Utilities will be relocated underground. The estimated project completion date: January 2010 SOURCE: CITY OF RALEIGH

City of Raleigh and the University to create an area for citizens and students to fraternize, dine and be entertained. “We’re embarking down a great, new road,� Szlosberg said. “I think it’s going to be really good.�

The Union Activities Board gave 14 students the opportunity to watch the Carolina Hurricanes in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night in the RBC Center. The tickets, which were given out in seven pairs, were distributed through a lottery for students attending summer classes during the first session. UAB President Margo Sauter said the student organization wanted to branch out with its programming, and the Stanley Cup playoffs were a great opportunity to diversify. “We wanted to do something different that students would be interested in,� Sauter said. “We’re trying to reach different demographics and do different programs. We typically do a cookout, but we know that doesn’t reach everyone.� Sauter said she was pleased with the response students gave to the lottery, as 580 ap-

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to the press conference held today saying although he previously supported her hiring and raise, he still believes her resignation would be in the best interest of the University. “It is absolutely true that I have liked and respected Mary Easley for years. I have

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said so numerous times – publicly, privately, in writing and verbally,� Bowles said. “But as Mrs. Easley’s attorney said today, we are now at a time that is different from when Mary Easley was hired. And I do feel that it would be in the best interest of N.C. State for her to move on.� When asked if Easley would consider a buyout from the University, Schiller declined to speculate on the future.

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Newspaper reveals former governor Mike Easley took flights in McQueen Campbell’s private planes.

Hurricanes, which came less than two minutes into the game


plied for the tickets. Sauter said UAB purchased the tickets with the intent of sharing them with the students. “We purchased the tickets to give away as part of our programming,� Sauter said. The Hurricanes lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1, ending the ‘Canes postseason one series shy of the Stanley Cup Finals.

MAY 14 - PROVOST RESIGNS Provost Larry Nielsen resigns due to allegations that his hiring of Mary Easley may have led to his hiring as permanent provost

MAY 15 - BOARD OF TRUSTEE CHAIRMAN RESIGNS After UNC President Erskine Bowles publicly suggests the alum should step down, McQueen Campbell, who was twice appointed to the board by Mr. Easley, sends a resignation letter to Gov. Bev Perdue.

MAY 18 - CHANCELLOR CALLS FOR EASLEY’S RESIGNATION Chancellor James Oblinger tells WRAL that Easley’s resignation would be “in the best interest of the University.�


MAY 19 - SUBPOENA ISSUED FOR MRS. EASLEY’S EMPLOYMENT RECORDS Federal government issues subpoenas for Oblinger and Nielsen to appear before a federal grand jury and provide documents detailing Mrs. Easley’s hiring, promotion and compensation.

MAY 21 - OBLINGER, NIELSEN SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT. After being subpoenaed May 19, the top two ranking officials are ordered to appear in court with documents. The two do not appear, stating more time must be given for the documents to be produced.


Andy Hewitt, a junior in physics, lifts weights at the Carmichael Recreation Center. “I like coming to the gym during the summer, there are less people here than during the school year,� Hewitt said.

Mary Easley tells media through her lawyer she won’t resign. Marvin Schiller, Easley’s attorney, repeatedly declines to comment on whether Mrs. Easley would accept a contract buyout.



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Tuition increases are not the answer THE FACTS:

The North Carolina House proposed a $200 tuition increase for N.C. State students this coming year. The $200 hike is significantly more than the 2.8 percent increase authorized by the UNC system’s Board of Governors.


A tuition hike would be inequitable and would result in a significant burden on students.


he North Carolina House proposed a tuition hike for the 2009-10 school year Tuesday. The increase, which will apply to all schools within the UNC system if passed into law, will result in a $200 tuition increase for all N.C. State students next year. The $200 increase amounts to a 5.2 percent increase for NCSU students, but could be as much as 8 percent for other schools within the UNC system. This hike is significantly higher than the 2.8 percent increase previously authorized by the UNC system’s Board of Governors. It is also important to note that the rate increase does not address proposed fee increases and an 11

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.

percent decrease in state funding for the upcoming year. The General Assembly is trying to amend its own budgetary failings on the backs of the students of the UNC system. We stood by quietly as the budget cuts imposed by the General Assembly forced increased class sizes and the loss of our educators. This legislation is a step too far. It will limit the ability of the University to freely provide financial aid to students while taking a substantial chunk out of our wallets. They are overstepping the BOG

in a sandbox they know nothing about. The BOG understood that the students, who are struggling as much as anyone in this national recession, were not the place to mend the gaping $4 billion budget deficit. The BOG’s original proposal was certainly not appreciated, but was understandable considering the recession — we all must carry the load a little more. The General Assembly is misguidedly increasing the burden on students who in many cases live off fixed incomes or must pay off their debt when they gradu-

ate. Instead of being equitable and raising taxes on the general populous, Gov. Bev Perdue and her cohorts are singling out students with this ridiculous stop-gap measure. One of the worst parts of the legislation is that the increased tuition is not guaranteed to return to NCSU. The money could go anywhere under the discretion of our leaders at the Capitol. This legislation is a fleecing and must be treated as such. We can only hope our elected leaders will realize the inequity and perversion that this bill represents.


Easley, Campbell owe graduates an apology


t’s hard for me to imagine an N.C. State alumnus putting us in this situation. Not necessarily McQueen Campbell as he wasn’t the one getting paid — but had a proud NCSU alum been in Mary Easley’s shoes, I don’t think he or she wou ld have taken the job. It was created through Benton Sawrey Senior Staff Columnist political dealings and quid pro quo arrangements that eventually ruined this University and community. I guess what saddens me the most is that, beyond the waste of money, this whole situation has tainted the reputation of an institution that I care for. Rather than work ing to pre ser ve t he sanctity of that reputation — pe ople s e em bound and determined to save their own skin first. Easley’s initial silence didn’t help this situation either. As cliché as it sounds — her silence along with the University’s bumbling response to the scandal was deafening. There was no unified response, no initial press conference, and no closing of the ranks by the University community to prove that the News and Observer’s allegations were nothing more than sensational journalism. The initial deflections by officials, Oblinger’s poor memory, and Campbell’s sudden recollection that he did speak with officials about a job for Easley, leads anyone with common sense to see there’s something else under the surface. The school is simply struggling to keep it from exploding into a public relations nightmare. If there is something corrupt and wrong with Easley’s job or the way it was created — as I believe there is — then she needs to resign. Quite simply, she needs to put the University’s community and reputation above her job and move on while the legal

system works through this mess. At the same time, she does not need to be the only scapegoat for the situation. Although I think former Provost Larry Nielson has unfairly been made the scapegoat for the time — everyone else connected to this matter needs to be called to task and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is beyond NCSU — the net has been cast to include a wide range of corruption within the Easley administration — but unfortunately NCSU is the most prominent of the institutions involved in the situation. The damage has been done and the University’s reputation has been tainted while in the process we’ve watched officials spend more time trying to cover their own tails rather than preser ve t he reputation of the school. Its depressing and makes students more cynical about tuition increases. The more I t h i n k ab out this situation, I keep going back to Campbell’s speech at the commencement ceremonies. Instead of his celebratory speech, Campbell and Easley should have stood up together in front of the graduating class and apologized to the students. Even creating the possibility of a scandal, that would soon distract the public from the students accomplishments over the past four years, is despicable. They have disgraced this proud institution.

“This whole situation has tainted the reputation of an institution that I care for.”

Let Benton know your thoughts on the Mary Easley situation to


How would a tuition hike of $200 for the fall semester effect you? BY AMANDA KARST

“I’m on scholarship so it would have a big impact. I guess it would depend on what they’d do with the money but if it were something really good I’d be okay. But if it were just for more construction I wouldn’t.” Brittany Seperack senior, elementary education

Somehow the truth always becomes “No comment.”

Phil Hursey, senior in biochemistry

Demand free parking


very summer, students from all over come to our beloved University to get another dose of education. Meanwhile, their peers spend restless days on t he beach working on a golden tan. While other student s a re working Antoinette summer Russell jobs to Staff Columnist e a r n e xtra money, those who made the decision to attend summer school are spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars to attend NCSU during their summer break. With the plethora of sacrifices we make to attend summer school, one would only assume that the University would make similar sacrifices to inhibit students attendance. At the very least, NCSU should ensure that we have somewhere convenient to park while we are in class. Due to the construction that has taken over Hillsborough Street and reduced it to two lanes, students find themselves in a morning traffic frenzy. Those who drive must quickly maneuver through the traffic, which is often times at a standstill, and find a place to park their vehicle.


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Yet still, the process gets more complicated. After parking, students must still have enough time to walk to class before getting shut out of their daily lectures by a professor. Many students such as Camille Jackson, a senior in architectural design, have expressed their dismay concerning the congestion on Hillsborough Street. “There are so many markings on the road, it seems like people are confused w he n t he y are driving on Hillsborough Street. I’ve almost gotten hit twice because of all the congestion and confusion on the st reet, a nd there is hardly anywhere to park after I have experienced all of that,” Jackson said. As a result of the construction on Hillsborough Street, many of the parking spots on Hillsborough Street have ceased to exist altogether. For example, a number of one hour parking spots located in front of North Hall have disappeared during the construction. While the University cannot necessarily be blamed for the troubles the City of Raleigh has caused students, NCSU Transportation should do something to make summer school more manageable.

“College students have a lot to deal with on a daily basis, parking should not be one of those headaches.”

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There are several parking areas that have remained unoccupied since the start of the first summer session, such as the underutilized employee parking lot at North Hall. The least NCSU could do for students is to provide a place — free of cost — to park our vehicles during the hours we are on campus for classes. College students have a lot to deal with on a daily basis, parking should not be one of t ho s e headaches. As a research institution, there is no doubt i n my mind that NCSU can discover a way to give a summer break from the parking problems we face during the fall and spring.

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Send Antoinet te your thoughts on summer parking to letters@technicianonline. com.

“To be honest I don’t know. What is tuition, about $6000 right now? $200 is about as much as a book. I don’t think it would be that big of a difference.” Kyle Holden junior, biomedical engineering


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Mary Easley has said she will not resign. Should she be fired? :FT


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Has the negative publicity surrounding Mary Easley caused permanent damage to the University’s reputation? t:FT t/P t*EPOUDBSFCFDBVTFJUEPFTOU BGGFDUNF

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Angels and Demons, Dan Brown’s best-seller, finds disaster on the eve of conclave (an important catholic ceremony) when four key cardinals are kidnapped by an ancient secret society along with a ticking time bomb from a topsecret lab. The threat? At midnight, the Vatican will be reduced to rubble. The connection? The four cardinals must be found first in order to discover the location of the bomb. This macabre scavenger hunt around Rome for dying holy men keeps moviegoers on the edge of their seats, and though at times plodding and preachy, Angels and Demons redeems the Dan Brown franchise after the Da Vinci disaster. Also, Tom Hanks successfully reprises his role as super symboligist Robert Landon complete with Mickey Mouse watch, better hair (thank god!), and dark-haired foreign babe, Vittoria Vetra played by Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer. It is Ewan McGregor however that shines as Father Patrick McKenna, a liberal young priest struggling between moral responsibility and ancient tradition. Add supporting actor Pierfrancesco Favino as devote and rude

Commander Richter, and you have a powerful cast worthy of a big summer blockbuster and an even bigger best seller. Plus with controversy out of the way, Angels and Demons has time to have fun. Maybe a little too much time. At points the film teeters on tedium, but harrowing adrenaline-surging moments due to its budget, its brutal terrorist, and its superior direction by Ron Howard, Angels and Demons manages to stay afloat despite the lengthy dialogue threatening to drag it down to Da Vinci depths. More emphasis should be placed on Ron Howard who gave us a look into the innards of Rome, and delightfully blended the factual with the fictional in a believable and exciting fashion. There is even some impressive CGI, but we’re not saying when. Angels and Demons is far gentler to the Catholic Church than the Da Vinci Code, and as they say you catch more flies with honey than water, and boy were we hooked! At times, the script overcorrects into realm of the bureaucratic politically correct with flowery speeches about science and religion, but luckily is quickly interrupted again by action and flows on. As in the book, we’ve got someone to root for and no one to trust. It’s film that the Dan Brown fan base can be proud of, or at least maintain consciousness through.

“The threat? At midnight, the Vatican will be reduced to rubble. ”




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Sessions@ KNC? Yeah, they’re back. Eric Scholz

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What could a mutiny aboard a ship and a man betrayed by his woman and best friend have in common? The two seemingly different stories provide the basis for Canadian quintet Silverstein’s fourth studio album, “A Shipwreck in the Sand.” One story details a captain and his crew who initially set sail to find resources that would improve everyday life. However, their voyage proves more and more fruitless as time goes on, and the crew revolts against the captain and his ship. The other tale illustrates a man’s fiery revenge on the woman who betrayed his trust and true love. These two twisting storylines provide a solid lyrical foundation for the entirety of the album, but the true star of the record is the soundtrack the narrative is set to. The opening track, “A Great Fire,” instantly grabs your attention with a pulsepounding beat and frenzied guitars over vocalist Shane Told’s screams. This is followed by the first single, “Vices,” and it is one of the strongest songs on the album. The fretwork from guitarists Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford is incredibly heavy and the song’s breakdown will have you yelling “I’m not coming home tonight/I’d rather sleep on the street/I’m not coming home to you/ I won’t sleep with the devil” with the gang vocals. Other songs such as “Born Dead” and “I Am the Arsonist” kick off with more of the same incredible instrumentation and rock until the final cymbal crash. Silverstein also tries to slow down the pace of the album at times, but only some of the tempo change works well. Songs like “American Dream” and “You’re All I Have” start off with a more melodic approach, but get right back to offering more of the same well-constructed “rock” sound in preceding tracks.


“Other songs such as “Born Dead” and “I Am the Arsonist” kick off with more of the same incredible instrumentation and rock until the final cymbal crash.” On the other hand, the album’s title track starts off incredibly slow and doesn’t do much to grab your attention before it kicks the pace back up. The band also included a couple of interludes that do nothing more than make you want to skip them so you can get back to rocking out. However, the album’s appropriately titled finale, “The End,” provides a touch of acoustic guitar with call and return vocals between Told and Canadian songwriter Lights, and its softer melody is an excellent way to end the album. Overall, “A Shipwreck in the Sand” is Sil-

verstein’s best effort to date. The heavier tracks on the album are proof they have refined their craft and are at the top of their game. The inclusion of slower tempo songs don’t necessarily ruin the listening experience, but most of them do little to prevent you from hitting ‘skip’ to get to the next hard-rocking song. Despite the weaker songs on the album, the rest will set your eardrums ablaze and leave you begging to get burned over and over.

After a brief hiatus, WKNC’s recording program, Sessions@ KNC, is being revived by new director Eric Scholz. On Sunday, May 3, Mikey P, Mike Gray, and Eric Scholz met up with Simple,the aptly named minimalist band from Carrboro, NC, outside Caldwell Hallon campus. Although it took a while to reason their way into thebuilding, the superior sonic characteristics of Caldwell Lounge would helpmake this session a fun one. They set up a bunch of microphones and hitthe big red button as the band hammered out a short, simple and solid set. Chip, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist, claims that they plan on releasing five of the tracks late this summer as a live limited-release EP. So, if you’re lucky enough to catch Simple at a show late this summer, look out for their release of these songs. Their next performanceis at Nightlight in Chapel Hill on June 5th at 10 PM. Also, the five songs from the session are available for free download at Sessions@KNC is a free vehicle for local artists to record music and be heard. If you’re interested, send an email to eascholz@ncsu. edu (Eric Scholz).


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ast weekend, NCSU students attended Animazement, an anime convention where patrons could experience everything anime. Animazment debuted 12 years ago when a small group of NCSU students discovered a shared love for anime and formed a club called the Triangle Area Anime Society (TAAS). TAAS first put together 30-hour weekend festivals, but soon afterward, TAAS members began volunteering at a convention in Virginia. The experience gained from this convention led the club to seek the formation of a local convention in Raleigh. “The purpose of Animazement was to promote and provide education about Japanese culture and language with an emphasis on Japanese Animation,” Educational Growth Across Oceans Inc., which sponsors the event, declares in its mission statement. “The founders of Animazement had the goal of providing similar types of entertainment, but adding an educational perspective to help fans understand Anime on a new level. This was a new concept that no other convention offered at the time.” The first Animazement took place in 1998 at the North Raleigh Hilton. As attendance for the convention grew, Animazement moved to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. Then in 2008, Animazement relocated to its current home at the Raleigh Convention Center. Animazement started at 6 a.m. Thursday and continued until 6 p.m. on Sunday. For many, it was quite an experience. “It’s prett y neat,” Akeem Robinson, a senior in chemical engineering, said. “It’s my first time here at Anima-

Nick Fair, a sophomore in industrial design, looks at weaponary in the vendor room at Animazement in the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday. Fair bought a Reaver Claw from the vendor Killer Toys. This was his second year attending Animazement. Last year it was at the Sheraton in Durham. “There is a lot more, but I haven’t seen a price different yet in the vender room,” Fair said.

zement. I think it’s pretty well organized and I Along with the dealer’s room, an art gallery was am having a good time thus far.” featured at Animazement. At the art gallery, loJohn Petitte, a senior in chemical engineering, cal anime fans could display and sell their anime said he attended Animazement with the intention artwork. This year’s convention was the second of comparing it to other conventions. time Nicholas Fair, a sophomore in industrial “I’m really here to see what it [Animazement] design, had a table where he sold his sketch art. has to offer compared to Dragon*Con or Com“I expect to sell $200 to $300 worth of meric-Con,” Petitte said. “It’s much chandise,” Fair said. “Thus better than what I expected.” far I think the turnout has Convention organizers enterbeen pretty good compared tained fans with several guest to last year’s.” panels featuring some of the TECHNICIANONLINE.COM Page Goodwin, a sophomost influential names in anime Watch a slideshow of Animazement photos more in graphic design, sold and Japanese culture. The list on jewelry and sketch art the art ranged from artists like Yusuke gallery. She too said she exIgarashi, producers like the President of Studio pected to make about $200 off her art, or around Madhouse Masao Maruyama, and voice actors the same amount she totaled last year. like Spike Spencer. Animazement offered a small menu of snacks “This is just a better chance to lean about Ja- for people to enjoy. pan,” said Allison Waight, a senior in interna“Compared to other conventions, the food is tional studies. the cheapest I’ve seen,” Sarah Dashow, a junior in Animazement also featured a dealer’s room so English, said. people could explore different vendors that ofOne of the more interactive events at the fered a wide array of anime, manga, model kits, convention was the Cosplay Chess. Cosplay video games, and other assorted memorabilia. Chess is an event where people dress up as their favorite anime character, take on their “I’m probably going to buy shirts of my favorite personality, and then act as though they anime shows,” Petitte said. were giant chess pieces in front of the


stage. Two chess masters called out the movements and the Cosplay characters would then re-enact the moves on the stage. This year’s winner was Chris Ross, a.k.a. ‘Kaji.’ Kaji has been a resident of Chapel Hill since 2001 and this was the third time he earned the honor of chess master at Animazement The most enticing event of the convent was the Cosplay. Cosplay is short for costume roleplay and it involves people dressing up as their favorite anime character and then acting as that character would. The entire convention floor was lined with hundreds of people, all waiting for the Cosplay auditorium to open its doors. “I’m excited about Cosplay, that’s always fun to see,” Kaityln Winnike, a junior in mechanical engineering, said. There were so many people wanting to be a part of Cosplay that the event managers had to stop a number of people from entering the auditorium because it had reached its maximum capacity. As the night drew to a close, conference goers began crowding the hall that the rave would be held in. All of the sudden, when the event was suppose to start at 10:30 p.m., an event manger came out and told the crowd to disperse because the event was being postponed. An hour later, the rave started up. Dancing with glowsticks commenced and lasted until 3 a.m.



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Pack finishes season strong

career singles wins (school record)

Senior departures may hurt State next spring

doubles victories (tied for school record) All-ACC recognitions

Kate Shefte Sports Editor

record at the No. 1 spot this season

The Wolfpack  finished  the  three­day, 54­hole event with a  team score of 90 over. “I think the team played well  this year during the postseason,”  coach Page Marsh said. “They  played  well  during  the  ACCs  (/)$!"-&#$'(&!$6#7$0/3&"#&$!"#8$ saw what they were capable of  achieving,  and  that  had  been  there this whole year.” The  team  had  an  up­and­ down regular season with a few  outstanding collective perfor­ mances  in  the  midst  of  many  %-!!-,9"('6$!#(,$0/3&"#&:$;"#$ Pack came in fourth out of nine  teams at ACCs in mid­April. “Moving into regionals, it was  a  demanding  golf  course  and  demanding conditions,” Marsh  said. “The team played a lot of  good stretches of golf and we  didn’t quite reach the level we  wanted to for the year.”  Junior  <,3'8$=!*##!$7(&$!"#$!-1$0/3&"#*$ for the Wolfpack at the NCAA  championship on May 9 at the  Scarlet Golf Course ­ Colum­ bus, Ohio, tying for 46th overall  73!"$($0/('$&2-*#$-6$>?$-@#*$1(*:$ Freshman  Meghan  Chapman  continued her breakout fresh­ man campaign, tying for 57th 



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in a row.   “He’s a lot more than statis­ tics,” Choboy said. He’s one of  !"#$%#&!$'#()#*&+$,-&!$./&#'0&"$ kids I’ve ever had in my whole  career. He’s given scholarship  money back to get other players  into the team, to make the team  better—and  he  offered  to  do  that. That’s something that really  speaks a lot about who he is.”   According to Choboy, it was  special to see Weinacker, who  has always been more of a team  player, go out with such high in­ dividual honors.   “To him, being successful as a  team was more important then  being successful as an individ­ ual,” Choboy said. “So because  of that I think it is even more  &1#23('$!"(!$"#$4#!&$!-$0/3&"$"3&$ career as an All­American indi­ vidual. All that he has won for  the team, I think, for him, to be  (%'#$!-$0/3&"$'35#$!"3&$3&$($)*#(,$ ending for him. “


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day. The top three from each pool advanced onto championship bracket. “Just coming in that first day, we treated it just like any other tournament instead of a nationals tournament,” Conklin said. “We’re used to teams that will lie down after we get up a few points, but this is nationals, and everyone is going for it. We didn’t come out fired


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up enough.” The top three teams in the Pack’s bracket tied for first through third, and placement turned to point differential. State missed out on a four-way tie for first by one point. “That was rough. We realized after the game that if we’d gotten one more point, we would have advanced,” Ken Porter, a senior in textile and apparel management, said. Now the Pack will look to the future. The club will likely lose less than five members and the team’s underclassmen now have

a wealth of experience. “I think we did really well considering the talent of the teams that were there,” Porter said. “We learned a lot as a team, and next year when we go we’ll make a lot more noise.” Ward, for one, is pleased he had the chance to play on the national stage at least once during his college career. “I was happy to at least make it and experience it, even though we didn’t make it very far,” Ward said.


(!$A>$-@#*$1(*: “Megan Chapman, our fresh­ man,  has  really  posted  some  excellent  numbers  as  a  fresh­ man, which is really inspiring,”  Marsh said. “It gives everyone  the thought, ‘I don’t have to wait  until a certain year to do some­ thing, I’ll just do it now.’” =#/3-*$B(.*#/$C-.4"!3#$0/­ ished  her  heralded  collegiate  2(*##*$%8$!83/4$6-*$?D!"$73!"$($ &2-*#$-6$A?$-@#*$1(*:$C-.4"!3#$ led the Pack for several years,  %#2-,3/4$!"#$0*&!$4-'6#*$3/$1*-­ gram history to qualify for the  NCAA  Championship  during  her junior season and set numer­ ous records for scoring averages. “We’re  going  to  miss  her  and all the contributions she’s  made  to  N.C.  State  women’s  golf,” Marsh said. “She’s been  a pioneer for us and set so many  scoring standards, so you have  to hope she inspires other play­ ers to step up and score in like  fashion.” Marsh said Doughtie’s depar­ ture will leave a large scoring  hole that other team members  will have to step up next season  (/)$0'': “At the end, they were talking  so positively, and as a coach that  pleases you for the coming you,”  Marsh said. 


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Jay Weinacker earns All-American honors at the NCAAs, walks away from the Wolfpack accomplishing more than he ever expected Jen Hankin Deputy Sports Editor 

Senior Jay Weinacker traveled to College Sta­ tion, Texas May 20 to participate in the Individual  NCAA Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennis Championships. Weinacker  !"#$%&'(%#$()*++&,&()-.&&.($/.*",0('&1&-/#",(2-.&3( 2#)%-+#)3-(*1(4#$)*"$#"(#"($/.-#,%/($&/$5(6&(-+$*( &-."&'(7++879&.#)-"(%*"*.$0(:&)*9#",(/%&(!.$/( 4*+1;-)3(;+-<&.(/*('*($*($#")&(=>>>5 â&#x20AC;&#x153;It started out a little slow,â&#x20AC;? coach Jon Choboy  $-#'5(?@-<(A-$(-(+#//+&("&.B*C$5(6&('#'"D/(;+-<(EC#/&( as well as he could have but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty normal.â&#x20AC;?  4&#"-)3&.()-9&(:-)3(1.*9(-(F8G('&!)#/(/*(A#"( H8I(#"(-(/#&:.&-3&.(*B&.(2#)%-+#)3-(:&1*.&('*9#­ nating him 6­3 in the second set at the George P.  Mitchell Tennis Center at Texas A&M University. ?J(,*/('*A"(K8G(#"(/%&(!.$/($&/(-"'(J(A-$($/#++( pretty nervous,â&#x20AC;? Weinacker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My stomach was  in knots and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit out on the ball, making  mistakes that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally make. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been  /%-/("&.B*C$($#")&(9<(!.$/()*++&,&(9-/)%5L(( 71/&.(4&#"-)3&.(A*"(%#$(!.$/(.*C"'0(%&(&-."&'(-( $;*/(#"(/%&(.*C"'(*1(KG(-"'('&1&-/&'(M*5(NF(O#&,*( PC:-$(*1(Q*C/%(P-.*+#"-0(H8I(R=S0(I8F5(( 4#/%(/%&(B#)/*.<0(4&#"-)3&.(:&)-9&(/%&(!.$/( 4*+1;-)3(/&""#$(;+-<&.(/*(.&-)%(/%&(.*C"'(*1(=I( $#")&(T*:&./*(U.-)*"&(.&-)%&'(/%&(.*C"'(#"(=>>>5( â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just happy to be in that situation,â&#x20AC;? Wein­ acker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had already reached my goal and  :-$#)-++<(-"</%#",(-1/&.(/%-/(A-$(-(:*"C$5(V")&( I got into the match I really wanted to win, so it  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about just being happy anymore.â&#x20AC;?  J"(/%&(.*C"'(*1(=I0(4&#"-)3&.($/-./&'(*11($/.*",0( A#""#",( /%&( 1#.$/( $&/( -,-#"$/( /*( M*5( >( Q/&B&"( 2*"&3&(*1(V%#*(Q/-/&(I8F5(2*"&3&(/**3()*"/.*+(*1( /%&($&)*"'($&/0(/%*C,%0('&1&-/#",(4&#"-)3&.(I8=-"'( sending the match to a third set.  In a closely con­ tested third set, Moneke broke Weinackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serve  -"'(A*"(I8F5(( â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really upset when the match was over,â&#x20AC;?  Weinacker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had lost it and realized that ev­ &.</%#",(A-$(!"#$%&'5(UC/(J(A-$(.&-++<(%-;;<(A#/%( the way the last match went.â&#x20AC;?  W%&(+*$$(&"'&'(4&#"-)3&.D$()-.&&.(1*.(/%&(4*+1­ ;-)3(A#/%(-(.&)*.'8$&//#",(=XI()-.&&.($#",+&$(A#"$5( 6#$(*;;*"&"/0(2*"&3&0(9-'&(#/(/*(/%&(!"-+(.*C"'( and lost in three sets.   P%*:*<($-#'(%&()*C+'("*/(:&(;.*C'&.(*1(4&#"­ -)3&.D$(;&.1*.9-")&5(( ?J/($;&-3$(B*+C9&$(1*.(%#90L(P%*:*<($-#'5(?6&D$( %*+'$(/%&(9*$/(A#"$(1*.(Q/-/&(-"'("*A(%&D$(-"(7++8 79&.#)-"5(6&D$(-))*9;+#$%&'($*(9C)%(-"'(%&(.&­ ally was instrumental in helping us get done what  A&DB&('*"&(1*.(/%&(;-$/(1*C.(<&-.$5L( While etching his name all over the record books,  4&#"-)3&.(-)EC#.&'(7++87PP(%*"*.$(/A*(<&-.$( TENNIS continued page 7


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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimate gains experience at nationals New system benefits Pack, seen it before, we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have but team falls in pool play been satisfied just to get there.â&#x20AC;? Kate Shefte Sports Editor

The N.C. State Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimate Frisbee team took part in the Ultimate Players Association College National Championship from May 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio. The team was seeded 14th and placed 15th out of a wide pool of competitors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expected to do a lot better,â&#x20AC;? Thomas Ward, a senior in business administration, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought we could make a run at the championship.â&#x20AC;? Ward, a fifth-year senior, said although Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimate team won a national championship in 1999, it has gone through a lengthy drought. The team did not earn a trip to nationals in any of Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous four years on the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one on this team had ever been to college nationals, so I think a lot of it comes down to inexperience in this setting,â&#x20AC;? Ward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

Bryan Conklin, a senior in mechanical engineering, noted this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was slightly less skilled than in years past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was kind of weird, because this my fourth year on the team and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the least talented team weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had overall,â&#x20AC;? Conklin said. Conklin theorized that the reason the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimate came together and earned a trip to nationals for the first time in recent memory was due to young talent and depth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried a new format where we ran strict offense and defense lines,â&#x20AC;? Conklin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have our top seven teams playing every point. We integrated a lot of our rookies into the program. They were playing lots of points at nationals, whereas most of teams donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that. Our biggest advantage this year was our overall depth because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing.â&#x20AC;? Ward said a poor start doomed the inexperienced Pack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our first day, we came out pretty flat and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play well,â&#x20AC;? Ward said. It cost us a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.â&#x20AC;?


Brad Thornton throws around a player from Tufts University in the Ultimate Players Association College National Championship. The tournament took place on the weekend of May 22-24 at Fred Beekman Park on the Ohio State University campus.

According to Conklin, the team found its legs on the second day, but it had already dug itself into a large hole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That second day we came out

a little stronger, but it was tough to make up the ground we already lost.â&#x20AC;? State was one of 20 teams broken into four pools of five

squads each. The first two days were pool play, consisting of two games each on Friday and SaturULTIMATE continued page 7

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