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Jadrien Brown, a junior in industrial engineering and a member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., stands at the Bell Tower in preparation for the annual MLK Jr. commemoration march Wednesday.

‘A dream realized’ Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in light of the inauguration of President Barack Obama Samuel T.O. Branch Deputy News Editor

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration March took place Wednesday night, seemingly just like last year. But this commemoration had a different feel to it — the event was just one day after the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. After the parade, which the Eta Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha organized, the group went to the Witherspoon Student Center. Once there, Demetrius Marlowe, assistant director of the academic support program for student athletes, took the podium to speak about the events that lead to the election on the first black president in American history. Kadeem Myrick, a junior in business administration and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, said the inauguration put a different light on this MLK Day. “It puts a lot of things in perspective. You can look back and compare, and it’s amazing how we got to this point,” Myrick said. Myrick said the movement for equality has been very inspirational. “When you look back on it and see the things [King] stood for, it is a tremendous jump to now [with a black president],” Myrick said. A black man in the White House is truly a dream come true, Marlowe said.

Hillsborough Street’s renovation begins this year with the addition of two roundabouts. The intersection of Pullen Road and Hillsborough Street is the location for one of the planned roundabouts. The renovation will take place between the intersections of Oberlin Drive and Hillsborough Street as well as Gardner Street and Hillsborough Street.

Economic crunch hits Hillsborough Street Plans for improvements and community involvement continue despite economy Derek Medlin Managing Editor

T he major economic downturn that hit the United States hard in Oct. 2008 has also had an impact on businesses up and down Hillsborough Street. Some of the higher-priced restaurants and businesses with higher-end products have felt the brunt of students and faculty alike spending less money. Alan Lovette, the owner of Melvin’s Hamburgers, said he has noticed the

slow economy’s impact on Lovette said the higher Hillsborough Street despite priced restaurants have seen his business not feeling the the biggest impact. direct effect of the slow“I haven’t seen too many down. probLovette said lems his sales have but then actually gone again, up s l i g ht l y I’m sellsince last fall. ing a “The less exbusinesses pensive w it hin t he prodHillsborough uct,” he Street par tsaid. “At nership held a MelAlan Lovette, owner of meeting about vin’s, Melvin’s a week ago to we sel l discuss plans a hamfor the street,” he said. “A burger, fries and drink for couple of businesses admit- $3.99 and people are always ted that their sales are down. looking for a deal.” One couple said that their Lovette said those customsales are down 14 percent.” ers looking for good deals

“A couple of businesses admitted that their sales are down. ”

have helped businesses with lower prices. “Students and faculty alike are looking for bargains right now,” he said. “The upper end restaurants are actually suffering a little more, most likely.” Despite the fact people are spending less money in some cases, Lovette said the plans for improvements to the street remain on schedule. “The project is going to happen starting in May,” he said. “Nothing has been taken out of the budget that I know of.” Lovette said construction is scheduled to begin May 11. Another important part of Hillsborough Street imECONOMY continued page 3

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Yow continues fight with cancer Professors cancel

classes due to cold

Women’s basketball coach continues to fight cancer

Tompkins Hall temperatures prove too cold to hold some classes

Staff Report After the battle, a louder voice See page 5.

The ultimate routine: balancing the books and the mats See page 8.

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Women’s basketball coach Kay Yow was admitted into a hospital last week as she fights stage-four breast cancer. The University did not release the hospital’s location. Yow stepped away from coaching her team last month after fatigue kept her from coaching at the level she thought necessary. “Steppi ng away f rom coaching is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make,” Yow said during the press conference when she stepped down for the rest of the season. As Yow has continued to fight metastatic breast cancer, her fatigue was getting too much to handle, even after stepping away from coaching, according to Mark Kimmel, assistant director of media

Derek Medlin Managing Editor


Coach Kay Yow gets her team fired up during a time out at last year’s game against St. John’s. Yow was admitted to a hospital last week for closer monitoring of her condition.

relations in a news conference Wednesday. Yow was not feeling well in her home, which led to the doctor’s decision. Kimmel said Yow’s oncologist, Dr. Mark Graham, had suggested the coach reside at a hospital for the time being for proper care, WRAL reported.

Associate coach Stephanie Glance has stepped in as the interim coach in Yow’s absence. Despite her illness, Yow remains under contract with the University until 2012. Yow has coached the Wolfpack in 34 seasons.

Professors canceled several classes in Tompkins Hall Wednesday morning due to an apparent problem with the building’s heating system. While classes did not begin Wednesday until 10 a.m. because of the snow Tuesday, the temperatures inside the building were cold enough for some professors to cancel classes. John Morillo, an associate English professor, said he noticed the cold temperatures as soon as he got inside Tompkins. “When I came in at 9:30 a.m., the temperature on my floor in the secretary’s office

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was 47 degrees,” he said. “I’m pretty sure the warmest office was around 55 degrees.” Morillo said he decided to cancel his 10:15 a.m. class because he didn’t want students to not focus because of the cold. “Having sat in my office and being cold, I wouldn’t want to be in a seat as a student worried about how cold it is,” he said. “It made much more sense to send them on their way.” Garden Freeman, a superintendent of maintenance for University Facilities, said Wednesday afternoon he was unaware of any problems with the heating system in Tompkins. “It hasn’t been reported,” Freeman said. “I am not aware of any problems with the building not being heated.” Morillo said he checked TOMPKINS continued page 3

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Seminar still has more than 1,000 tickets

In Wednesday’s page-eight basketball photo accompanying the story “Devils dismantle State late,�, the photo was taken by Dreier Carr. Technician regrets this error

The Millennium Seminar Series still has more than 1,000 tickets left for the 2009 conference, which includes a speech by former President Bill Clinton. The seminar will take place on Jan. 26. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with Clinton’s speech entitled “The Way Forward.� Clinton will be speaking on the future of America after the historic 2008 election. The conference will be held in Reynolds Coliseum. To claim any of the remaining tickets, go to http://www. millenniumseminars and click on get tickets.

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Mostly cloudy as a low pressure system rolls in during the evening.


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riginally used to energize East African tribes, coffee now lends its powers to sleepy students. Nick Morse, a senior in business, pours a cup of coffee at Global Village Organic Coffee, for customers battling the cold. The owner of Global Village Mike Ritchey spent the Tuesday night in the store so he could open Wednesday morning. “It’s not just the snow that brings people in, basically whenever it gets cold we sell a bunch of hot drinks,� Morse said.


The annual women’s basketball charity event Hoops4Hope will take place on Feb. 15 this year. The team takes on Virginia at 3:30 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund. This year is unique because Coach Yow will not be on the bench coaching her team. Earlier this month, the renowned coach took the rest of the season off due to fatigue. At halftime of the game, attending survivors of breast cancer will be honored in a special ceremony. Also, fans will be given a T-shirt while supplies last so everyone can show their support for Coach Yow and all breast cancer survivors. SOURCE: NCSU


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9/11 prosecutions at Guantanamo suspended

The presiding judge in the 9/11 cases against five alleged terrorists granted a delay in all the cases Wednesday after President Barack Obama asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to request the delay. The five defendants were all alledgedly involved with the 9/11 terrorist bombings of the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon in one way or another. One, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has confessed to being the mastermind behind the plot. Obama wanted to suspend the trials for 120 days so the cases against the defendants, and all of the 245 detainees, can be reviewed. The facility has been under fire for some time, and Obama promised in his campaign to close it during his administration.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “As I look back at what just happened, it is a dream realized. With enough perserverance, anything is possible.�


Demetrius Marlowe on the inauguration of President Barack Obama

Factory undergoes more salmonella tests

North Carolina scientists are testing 51 more samples of peanut butter from a Cary cracker plant. The Kellogg’s plant receives the peanut butter from a plant in Georgia owned by the Peanut Corporation of America. The US FDA traced the outbreak back to the Georgia factory. The outbreak has killed six people so far, including one North Carolinian, and made 485 people ill. So far, none of the tests run on the Cary plant have found any contaminated peanut butter. The results of this second round of testing should be received Friday. SOURCE: WRAL

School districts plan make-up days

Wake, Durham, and CarrboroChapel Hill districts all announced the school days will be made up. Tuesday and Wednesday’s classes were canceled due to the recent snowfall. The dates are various across districts, but many of the make-up dates are on Saturdays. Students on modified schedules, such as year-round, will all make up the missed time as well. Durham county schools, however, did not close down on Wednesday and will make up the one missed day. SOURCE: WRAL

Prison inmate in Wayne County assaults officer

Christin Ray Godette assaulted a detention officer who was removing a mop bucket from Godette’s cell Wednesday in a Wayne County precinct. Godette beat and strangled the guard till the guard fainted, authorities said. Godette then used the officer’s own handcuffs to restrain him in case he awoke and escaped with the guard’s keys. About a half hour after his escape, Godette was tracked down with dogs and was found in the West Haven area of Goldsboro. Godette will be charged with assault, escape, and probably more, according to authorities. The officer who was injured was treated and released from a hospital.

Two weeks left to register for KKC Students have two weeks left to register for the 2009 Krispy Kreme Challenge. The race takes place on Feb. 7. According to the event’s website, 1,460 people have already registered for the event. The KKC has also announced that ESPN will be covering this year’s event. All participants will receive a T-shirt. To sign up, go to SOURCE: KKC













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Today STEWARDS OF THE FUTURE: RESEARCH FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY McKimmon Center, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUMMER PROGRAMS STUDY ABROAD FAIR Talley Student Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “NORM SCHULMAN: A LIFE IN CLAY� OPENING RECEPTION Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 6 to 8 p.m. QUARANTINE Witherspoon Cinema, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO Witherspoon Cinema, 9 to 11:10 p.m.

POLICE BLOTTER Jan. 19 1:44 A.M. | SHOTS FIRED Bragaw Hall Report of possible shots fired in the area. Officers canvassed area. No problems were found. 3:12 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Hillsborough Building Report of graffiti painted on loading dock. No suspects were located. 11:00 A.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Library Student reported unattended duffle bag stolen from the area. 3:22 P.M. | BREAKING AND ENTERING Partners II Report that office had been entered and property removed. No signs of forced entry. 4:58 P.M. | TRESPASS Reynolds Coliseum Nonstudent was found attending basketball game after being trespassed from campus. Subject was arrested. Jan. 20 12:51 A.M. | NOISE DISTURBANCE Metcalf Hall Report of subjects shouting because of snow falling. Subjects complied to stop shouting. 2:04 A.M. | DRUG VIOLATION Owen Hall RA discovered and reported marijuana in hallway. 7:41 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Hillsborough Building Staff reported graffiti on rear doors of building. 8:42 A.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY D.H. Hill Library Staff reported damage to vending machine. 10:54 A.M. | TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Avent Ferry and Varsity Drive Officers investigated accident. Property damage only. 2:18 P.M. | DISORDERLY CONDUCT Witherspoon Student Center Student was referred to University for disorderly conduct.


Long hospitalized after collapsing

Jim Long, former North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, collapsed in the State Legislative Office Building. Long was in state Rep. Cary Allred’s office when he collapsed. Legislative aides assisted him and called the paramedics. No word has been released regarding his health, but Long was alert as he was waiting for the paramedics, according to officials. Long is being treated in Rex Hospital. SOURCE: WRAL

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The audience at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration March prepare to stand and give a pledge for change Wednesday night.


“It’s amazing to actually see it in my lifetime. It is remarkable.”

“As I look back at what just happened, it is a dream realized. With enough perseverance, anything is possible,” he said. Ricci Kearney, a senior in communication and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, said the inauguration was a fantastic thing. “When I was a kid my mom used to tell me, ‘You can be the first black president, but with what happened it’s amazing to actually see it in my lifetime,” Kearney said. “It is remarkable.” But in the midst of celebration,

Ricci Kearney, a senior in communication and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, on the inaugration of Barack Obama

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Myrick still asked people to consider what can still be done. Marlowe recognized that King was almost prophetic as he saw what this country is capable of. “I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land,” King once said. “I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”

Marlowe recognized that with Obama’s inauguration, that dream of a promised land has been achieved. But from here, blacks need to continue to push and not give up, according to Kearney. “The bar has been raised. It is up to us to keep pushing and attain [higher goals],” Kearney said.

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Caldwell Hall to see if he noticed any difference and to see if Caldwell Hall and Winston Hall were impacted. “I went nex t door to Caldwell Hall and there was heat in the lounge,” he said. “I went there to escape my own office.” Freeman said the heating systems in Winston, Caldwell and Tompkins are all fed from the same place. “All three are on the basic same principle,” he said. “They are all fed from the same mechanical room. “If you were to have a catastrophic event down there, they would all quit working. But I haven’t heard on anything.” Alavia Yahya, a junior in biological sciences, said her 10:15 a.m. class met as scheduled and did not get canceled. Yahya said she could not tell that the temperature in Tompkins was colder than on a normal day. “It felt kind of normal,” she said. “Everyone in that class was wearing jackets anyway so maybe you didn’t feel it.” Elizabeth Mayton, a freshman in English, said her class

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provement, Lovette said, is bringing people to the area through various events. Will McGuire, president of Legacy Event Planners, a nonprofit entity designed to help manage Hillsborough Street events, said events on Hillsborough Street are an important part of the future of the street. “The events are a big part of it,” McGuire, a senior in aerospace engineering, said. “If you look at any city or area that is successful, there is interaction between people. These events bring people to-


A sign adorns the door outside 117 Tompkins Hall to alert students to enter despite the closed door. Heaters are currently out in Tompkins.

at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday got canceled by the professor due to the heating problem. Mayton said her professor canceled class via e-mail. “The e-mail said that something was wrong with the heating system,” she said. “The professor said the cold would make it more difficult to focus in class.” Mayton said she did not hear from other students that there was a problem with the heat. “Class was canceled before I ever went up to the building,” she said. “I haven’t heard if it was actually that cold or not.” Morillo said he noticed other classes in session when he left the

building around 11 a.m. “As I was heading out of the building there were classes going on,” he said. The south side of the building was kind of lucky because it got some reasonable solar heat.” As of Wednesday evening, the temperature in Tompkins Hall was no colder than Caldwell Hall. Freeman said any students or faculty should report any problems with heat or other Facilities problems as soon as possible.

gether.” McGuire said students and faculty need to realize that Hillsborough Street is a good place to go even with the economy in its current state. “D e s pit e t he e c onomy, Hillsborough Street has a lot to offer,” he said. “There are more diverse restaurants on Hillsborough Street than anywhere in the state.” With regard to construction, McGuire said students will need to be even more cognisant of the success of the street. “People need to realize the stores will be the same,” he said. “It’s very important people don’t change their habits. People need to walk the extra 20 feet around the construction to keep supporting the local businesses.” McGuire is one of the lead planners for the Hillsborough Street Renaissance, a street festival scheduled for March 11. The Renaissance, McGuire said, will be the first time Hillsborough Street will be closed for an event of this nature

in its history. The street will be blocked off from Wachovia to Bruegger’s all day. “It’s the first time Hillsborough Street will be closed down for an entire day,” he said. “It’s the first festival of this nature and this magnitude.” The festival, which will last from noon to 10 p.m., will include live music, numerous vendors and sponsors lining the street, an iron chef competition and an alternative fuel vehicles showcase, McGuire said. “This will be an opportunity for the community to come together,” McGuire said. “Our projections for the festival have the crowd at 20,000 plus people.” Lovette said that construction and events on Hillsborough Street are things which, in the end, will make the area ‘one of the best in North Carolina.’ “This street has so much potential,” he said. “If the street looked better and more people were around, in my opinion, this street has more potential than Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.”

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Resuscitate Hillsborough Street THE ISSUE:

Businesses on Hillsborough Street are suffering.


Hillsborough Street has potential to be the best area in Raleigh, and students and the University should show their support.

THE SOLUTION: Students should visit Hillsborough Street more and the University should connect its student accounts to businesses.




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Giving a seat is not an obligation Antoinette Russell’s column ‘Give up your bus seats, gentlemen’ was whiny and pathetic. I am absolutely all for chivalry, but this column was blatantly ignorant. First of all, Russell’s little potshot about “lazy males” was unnecessary and completely eliminated any credibility whatsoever that her column sought. Then she goes on to whine about how tired she is of “standing up every morning on the way to class, trying to hold on to a rail, listen to my iPod, text message and hold my books.” Hey Russell, I have an idea: use BOTH hands to hold onto the rail, stop sending text messages while on the bus and get a backpack for your books (although I’m wondering how you’re able to text message and carry textbooks while using one hand to hold onto the rail). Or you could just walk. Following that little gem was this one: “Someone should be carrying my books for me, seeing as there are so many men sitting down to choose from.” Would these be the same men that you just insulted earlier in your whinefest, or do you feel that sexism only applies one way? Your sense of entitlement is exactly why no one probably offers you a seat or carries your book. I often offer to give up my seat if I see a girl standing, and I always open doors for ladies. I wish one of them would have been kind enough to return the favor for me when I stood on the Wolfline, countless times, while I was in crutches after tearing my ACL. Chris Ford sophomore, biomedical engineering

Israel wants a purely Jewish state I was truly appalled when I read a campus forum letter in Wednesday’s Technician that implies the current situation in Gaza is not comparable to genocide. While there may not be gas chambers like those of the Holocaust atrocities, there are thousands of people dying at the hands of Israeli soldiers every day. Just today, the President of Bolivia declared that what Israel is doing to the Palestinians can be considered genocide, and he has announced plans to take Israel to the International “Criminal” Court to address this its current actions in Gaza. Many people in the United States are not well-informed about the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The current situation in Gaza is not simply a terrorist-inspired attack on Israel. Since its creation, the state of Israel has continued to suppress the Palestinian people. In Gaza that has been through violent military oppression and an endless number of checkpoint systems that make it difficult for Palestinians to travel through their designated territories. What would you do if you were forced to live in conditions that


he City of Raleigh announced in April that it has put aside $3 million to tidy up the University’s front door, Hillsborough Street, and make it safer for pedestrians. Raleigh plans on making roundabouts and the street more aesthetically appealing. But the only way the renovation will be successful is if there are enough businesses that survive these hard economic times. The plummeting stock market has trickled down into local businesses, as owners of businesses on Hillsborough Street feel the hit of slow sales. But don’t go to Hillsborough Street because you feel obligated to give these businesses money or pity them. After all, only visiting stores and restaurants that you like will weed out the ones that don’t fit, kind of like Darwinism

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for businesses. Go there because of the convenience and because you like those restaurants. For students who live on campus and don’t have vehicles, Hillsborough Street is almost all they have. Western Boulevard can be a death trap for pedestrians, and most of Cameron Village’s businesses close around or before 9 p.m., much earlier than college students’ midnight hunger pangs. These places are great if you have transportation to get there, but for others, Hillsborough Street is the best place to get to. If you’re going to spend money on food, clothes or whatever it may be, why not spend it on Hillsborough Street? It’s a

stone’s throw away from main campus, and some restaurants take AllCampus cards, such as Melvin’s Hamburger. Fountain Dining Hall may be a buffet, but the pasta bar and the ice cream machine can’t give you all of the vitamins and minerals you need. The University should show it’s support of Hillsborough Street businesses by allowing more of them to accept meal plans, board bucks or an AllCampus account. This is a great opportunity for the University to partner up with local businesses and grow a stronger bond. After all, it would reciprocate the generosity they have shown the University in the past, such as donating food for events like Homecoming Week’s

Wear Red, Get Fed. The Hillsborough Hikes have begun to gain notoriety, and if we want events like this, such as the Hillsborough Street Renaissance, then we must come together and support the businesses you like. If you want to keep a variety of restaurants and businesses nearby campus, we have to show that future businesses can prosper by supporting the ones that are around now. Also, the University should extend a hand to them and allow them to accept campus-based accounts. This will help students venture outside of the dining halls and support Hillsborough Street and its relationship with the University. Students must help out Hillsborough Street, because if it can’t survive through these tough times, it never will, even if it has a face lift.


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included lack of food, water and electricity? The Palestinians in Gaza have endured horrible conditions for too long and it is time that the American public wakes up and realizes that this is no longer an issue of who’s on whose side — this is an issue of humanity. For nearly 61 years, the state of Israel has continued to quarantine the Palestinian people in order to create a purely Jewish state. This is the reason for current Arab violence — it is a last resort to salvage the humanity they have left. And with the number of Palestinian deaths on the rise, the violence in Gaza needs to end NOW. Although Israel is a well-known ally of the United States, this does not mean that we should support the savageries that Israel is inflicting upon the Palestinian people. It is time that Americans, particularly university students, open their eyes to what the American government is not stopping, but actually actively encouraging, as evidenced by its recent shipment of three tons of ammunition to Israel for its use against residents of Gaza. We are the most powerful nation in the world. How can we let this gradual genocide continue? Nadia Sadowski senior, international studies

I give up my seat when I want to In response to the article “Give up your bus seats, gentlemen” I have to say, are you kidding? I honestly can’t even believe the audacity of the article. Somebody has to stand on the bus, and it can’t always be men. The first issue is that the whole idea of giving up a seat for a “lady” is a courtesy, not an obligation. Sometimes I stand up for a lady, sometimes I don’t. It’s my right to do as I wish. Then the article goes on to say that you can’t hold books, hold the rail, listen to an iPod and text on your phone at the same time. If its a problem, stop texting and just stand there. You don’t need constant communication or entertainment for the 20-minute bus ride. Also, who holds books? Buy a book bag. If you can afford an iPod, surely you can afford a book bag. Like the article said, you want independence, you got it. Don’t expect guys to treat you like a queen because guess what, you’re not! Yes, chivalry is almost dead and it’s because of women like you. However, I won’t go so far as to group all women as you did most men as lazy and discourteous. You, however, appear to be the lazy one and I would never stand up for you on the bus. You really expect a random guy on the bus to stand up, hold your books and carry them? Seriously, grow up, drop out or go home. Bryce Holmes, senior, agricultural business management


What is your favorite business on Hilsborough street and why? BY DEMI OLUBANWO

“Probably I Love NY Pizza because I love pizza and the big slices are really good.”

Adam Windsor, junior in art and design

Brittany Scott junior, agricultural education

Keep your music to yourself


ith all of the seriousness in the View point section over the last few weeks, I feel it is my duty to lighten things up a little bit. I’m st i l l t a l ki ng about important things, they are just a little more Catie Pike basic than Staff columnist the Presidential Inauguration or world conflict. My pet peeves, as it turns out, are really a failure on the part of your mother to teach you basic common courtesy. No, that isn’t fair to your mother, as the actual problem lies in you taking society’s direction over your mother’s learning. Today’s issue is all about iPods. So, I was studying in D.H. Hill and this girl comes in and sits down two computers away from me. As she walks behind me, I can hear the post-industrial techno blather spilling from her ear buds, and the volume doesn’t get any lower as she logs on to check out the latest LoLCats


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postings. I know our library is deceiving in its intended purpose, for it juxtaposes a coffee shop and a Nintendo Wii with nine stories of books, but those shelves aren’t just for taking up space, kids. There are people buried between them, searching in vain for a semblance of silence on a campus inundated with the constant sounds of trains braking, yelling Brickyard Preachers and unwanted musical interludes. I am trying to study for my French quiz, but the only foreign language in my immediate vicinity is seizure-inducing EuroPop. Now, in her defense, I suppose I could have asked her politely to turn the volume down, but I wa s a f ra id she wou ld n’t be able to hear me because she is obviously already hearing impaired if she has to listen to her music at 165 decibels. My concern, dear readers, is not only for my own sanity, but also for your ears. According to Dangerous Decibels, a public health partnership for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, 5.2 million 6-19-year-olds have hearing loss directly related to noise exposure. Considering that there aren’t very many 6-year-olds at Coheed and Cambria concerts, I’d have to wager

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that this unhealthy noise pollution comes from seemingly more benign sources. This does turn out to be the case, bearing in mind that listening to music on earphones at a standard volume level 5, generates sound that can reach a level of 100 dB, which is loud enough to cause permanent damage after just 15 minutes per day. Think about that the next time you are rocking out to Miley Cyrus. In short, the next time you enter the classroom and slink to the back with your hood up preparing to be invisible for the next 50-75 minutes, please keep in mind that I, the girl two rows up from you, am only planning on being a moderate slacker today. I am going to doodle quietly and try to concentrate. Maybe do some of the crossword on page seven. If I wanted to only be counted for my presence alone, I would have joined you in the last row with my own iPod. So, please forgive me if I ask you to keep your music to yourself, as I just hate to see the soul-searching lyrics of Sublime wasted on those non-slackers in the front row, as well as our insightful and intelligent 70-year-old professor. Because yes, they can hear you too. Let Catie know your thoughts at letters@

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TeamSTELLAR has funding, volunteers to compete to the moon, but still needs more of both. Check next Thursday’s Science&Tech section for another update on the team.

What is this? Why do ball point pens have holes near the tip? Who’s developing a realistic solar car? What’s the latest news in robot technology? And Steve Jobs, are you OK? Send your tangential questions related to the sciences or technology to scitech@, titled “What?” We’ll publish some of the most interesting questions and answers in the next Science&Tech issue.

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For those who hoped this whole iPhone craze would pass, it may be time to place your bets on a different soon-to-be dying fad. Because the iPhone sure isn’t going anywhere. In Apple’s first fiscal quarter, the company has already sold more than 4,363,000 iPhones. The first quarter started Oct. 1, 2008 and ended Dec. 31, 2008.

Anna Patton, a senior in psychology, underwent surgery in August to stop internal bleeding that resulted from a “freak convergence of a lot of factors” after she had surgery on her knee in May. By the time surgeons stopped the bleeding, she had lost almost two liters of blood. Here, she shows off a scar from the August surgery.

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After a nearly three-month hiatus from social networking sites like Twitter, Barack Obama (or his team, for that matter) has finally made an appearance. His Twitter account was updated Jan. 19, and asked his followers to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. day. He had a previous update Jan. 15. The net-savvy could also follow his campaign on Tumblr, a microblogging site that allows users to post pictures, audio, video and text, as well as keep up with others by following their feed. The blog, linked from the president’s Inaugural site. Members of his team allowed followers to submit pictures of screenshots from the Inauguration, text reminiscing about the Obama’s election, and pictures of excited supporters.



hat happened to Anna Patton last August might seem like some intricate plot written into medical mystery shows such as House, M.D. or Grey’s Anatomy. And if it were such a script, the first scene would show Patton, a senior in psychology, arriving at the Rex hospital with such internal bleeding that her doctor told her she would have died had she waited 30 more minutes to go to the Emergency Room. But her story started in May, when she had a successful, routine surgery on her knee. “It went well, I wasn’t really worried,” Patton said of the surgery. Because Patton was Anna Patton taking birth control pillsSenior in psychology at the time of her surgery, she developed a blood clot, known medically as deep vein thrombosis. The use of medications containing estrogen within six months of surgery can contribute to DVT’s development. Other risk factors for DVT include excessive sitting and bed rest after surgery. “It was kind of a freak convergence of a lot of factors,” Patton said, taking a break from watching a few episodes of a 17-hour House marathon Tuesday night. In the episode she had been watching, one of the doctors misdiagnosed a patient with an ulcer, causing the medical team to find

7.7 million tune in to inauguration online +

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the cause of the patient’s illness — which was, true to fast-paced television dramas, making her sicker as each minute without treatment passed. In this particular episode, the scripted doctors revisited the case in an attempt to pinpoint what went wrong. There was no misdiagnosis in Patton’s case. No one predicted the freak events that led up to her arrival at Rex one August night. What caused her to lose about a third of the total amount of blood in her body, what caused her to need about nine blood and plasma transfusions from people to whom she now says she owes her life — no one predicted those events. Patton’s doctors put her on blood thinners to prevent clots. She routinely went to check-ups and had her blood drawn so doctors could monitor her blood and make sure it didn’t “get too thinned out.” “We started school on the Wednesday in August, and that was fine. That Sunday morning I woke up and was having some really bad stomach cramps. I didn’t think of it as a big deal, those happen regularly once a month,” she said. “I was feeling weak and tired, but I went on about my day.” But when she parked her car at her boyfriend Frank’s apartment complex and was walking to his door, she had to sit down. “I felt like I was going to pass out. It was really strange,” she said. “I got to Frank’s apartment and he said, ‘Anna, you don’t look well.’” She wasn’t well. After she passed out in his apartment, he took her to Rex, where her grandfather — former associate dean of education — had built up credit in the VOICE continued page 6

Anatomy of campus’ white green house Solar Center aims to reduce Americans’ impact on global environment

Eleanor Spicer Staff Writer

A nondescript house nestled off to the side of the McKimmon Center goes unnoticed to Gorman Street passers-by. Those who do catch a glimpse of the white wooden structure may wonder who lives there or why it is on campus. This house is not an ordinary residence. Recognizable only by inconspicuous solar panels, the Solar House is part of the worldclass Solar Center, a renowned facility that promotes green energy across campus, across the state and across the globe. Created in 1988, the Solar Center started as a partnership between campus, the North

Carolina government and the solar energy industry in an effort to expand and stabilize the use of solar energy. “The Solar Center has been here for more than 20 years doing research and promoting renewable energy when green was still just a color, not a movement,” Solar Center Economic Development Program Manager Wade Fulghum said. Since then, the Solar Center has mushroomed to encompass alternative fuels, biomass energy, wind energy, energy efficiency and green building design. “If there’s one thing that gets us in trouble, it’s our name,” joked Fulghum, who asserts solar energy is just a small piece of the Solar Center’s mission. According to the Solar Center’s Web site, the United States comprises less than 5 percent of the world’s population but consumes

24 percent of the world’s energy. The Solar Center’s aim is to help change this statistic. One way of reducing nonrenewable energy consumption is by harnessing renewable energy like biomass, solar and wind energy. North Carolina can harvest wind energy in the coastal plains, the coast and the mountains. The center is involved with co-coordinating the North Carolina Wind Working Group, which educates the public about North Carolina’s coastal wind potential. “You can use wind turbines to do anything from indirectly pumping water to heating greenhouses or lighting your facility,” Wind Energy Extension Specialist Brian Miles said. GREEN continued page 6

One team’s project to send a rover to the moon, which was originally halted due to funding problems, has not stopped TeamSTELLAR members from con- TEAMSTELLAR MUST: tinuing their race The rover the into outer team creates must space. The complete a set of tasks, two of which team’s include sending members e-mail and text have fin- an message to Earth ished the from the moon. rover’s SOURCE: GOOGLE Xdesign PRIZE WEB SITE a nd a re working against 13 other teams, some of which have yet to complete an initial design. TeamSTELLAR started in Oct. 2007 after Google announced its Lunar X-Prize competition. Richard Dell, program manager, co-founded the team with others dedicated to the world of space and technology. Dell, who works mostly with the Advanced Vehicle Research Center, is on loan for this project. He spent more than 22 years with IBM starting as a Field Engineer. Gordon Jeans, a senior in engineering and another co-founder, has more than 10 years experience in all-terrain tracked and wheeled vehicles in harsh environments as well as normal operations. He is the assistant project manager. “I guess I am a floater,” Jeans said. “My experience allows me to take part in basically every aspect of the project.” TeamSTELLAR’s core team consists of eight men, but 130 people make up its volunteer team, 40 of whom are “extremely active,” Dell said. “These aren’t just your normal volunteers,” Dell said. “They know their stuff. We have volunteers who are retired from NASA, and other veterans of the aerospace industry.” These volunteers have been constantly researching to make the project better and more affordable. “It is actually going to cost a lot less than we thought,” Dell said. “Only about one-third of what we first thought.” The North Carolina State University Engineering Foundation gave TeamSTELLAR the funds it needs to get started, awarding it the $10,000 that was needed to enter the competition among 13 other teams. But that was not enough. “We have come as far as we can on bootstraps,” Dell said. The project has been on hold while team members came up with a business plan to help get the funding they needed. The team formed EarthSpace Commerce as part of its business plan to help raise money and get the private and public funding it so desperately needs. “We urge people to donate to EarthSpace Commerce,” Dell said. But lack of funding has not kept the team from being competitive with its well-funded counterparts. “We recently found out that we are actually ahead of some of the bigger teams in the competition, as far as planning goes,” Dell said. One team received $200,000 from its sponsor school — an amount that team’s members have already spent. That same team also just finished its business plan, so TeamSTELLAR is right on pace with the rest of the competition. “We’re actually not in as bad of shape as we thought,” Dell said.


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hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood bank by often donating his blood. Although doctors told her she had lost a liter of blood due to a ruptured ovarian cyst that could not clot because of the blood thinners she was on, she had to wait to have surgery. Just as her blood wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clot after the cyst burst, it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have clotted if surgeons had made any incisions during surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much time went by,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to do the surgery, I had to have my first set of transfusions.â&#x20AC;? She had about three plasma transfusions before going into surgery to get her blood pressure back up. Plasma is a liquid in which blood cells are suspended. By the time surgeons made the first incision into her abdomen early Monday morning, she had internally lost two liters of blood that had filled and was putting pressure on her abdomen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the course of the next few days, I had six transfusions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; four of blood and two plasma transfusions,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until after those blood transfusions that I was... not necessarily in the clear for sure, but at least safe.â&#x20AC;? Situations that cause people to need blood transfusions, Patton said, are common. Such events might not unfurl like Pattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s did â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they could be as quick as a car crash or as unexpected as a cooking accident â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but blood banks are always in need of blood donations. Despite the need, and despite the number of blood drives student groups hold on campus each week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; three were scheduled for this week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she said people are still hesitant to donate blood because of both a fear of needles and an unwillingness to wait in line.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can donate blood, you have to get over that fear,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to think about how you are literally giving someone their life back.â&#x20AC;? Since June 2008, the campus chapter of American Red Cross has collected 1,211 pints of blood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a number that has affected or saved 3,633 lives, according to Kirsten Kruhm, who works with ARC to coordinate blood drives on campus. Rex Hospital also hosts blood drives in the Brickyard. The pints Kruhm mentioned do not include those collected from the Rex blood mobiles, but information from the campus blood drive Web site states that, since 2002, the amount of blood collected from such drives has decreased by 44 percent. The average amount of blood collected from the 24 drives ARC has hosted since June hovers at about 50 pints, or almost 25 liters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We set up drives so that, each blood drive, we have a specific target amount based on what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done historically at that particular site,â&#x20AC;? Kruhm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talley [Student] Center lends itself to having some of the largest goals because of space and size. Bragaw has been one of our larger areas.â&#x20AC;? The volume of blood collected at any particular drive, she said, ranged from 171 pints to eight pints. In the same time frame last year, Kruhm said 22 blood drives collected a total of 1,054 pints of blood. At an average of 47.9 pints of blood collected at each drive, Kruhm said each of the drives collected 2.55 fewer pints than this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That means itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still room for improvement,â&#x20AC;? Kruhm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The demand has gone up overall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; people are living longer. Our need is still great, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still growing and


BLOOD DRIVES: Where: in the Green Room of the Vet School When:Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Honors Commons Village When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3 to 7:30 p.m. SOURCE: AMERICAN RED CROSS

not declining on campus.â&#x20AC;? Kruhm said each donor usually gives about a pint of blood at each visit, meaning that â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at most â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the amount of people who donated blood mirrors exactly the pints ARC collected. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1/25th of the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population. Although the process of collecting blood hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed recently â&#x20AC;&#x201D; required tools mainly include rubbing alcohol, a needle and a tourniquet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kruhm said the state has implemented new rules that allow donors who meet certain requirements to give more blood. To donate two pints of blood, men must weigh at least 135 pounds and women must weigh at least 150 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That certainly has helped our collections at State,â&#x20AC;? she said. Patton said although she constantly sees blood drives and notices that students do sometimes crowd the drive location in attempts to donate, blood donation is â&#x20AC;&#x153;something that has to be sustained if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make a difference. Regardless of how frequently we do them, the need is going to come back.â&#x20AC;? It is routine for people who have blood transfusions to be ineligible to donate blood for a year afterward. The first day Patton will be eligible to donate blood is Aug. 26, 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first day that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to go, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going in celebration of the day that, because other people did this for me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m alive today,â&#x20AC;? Patton said, her voice breaking slightly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to give back what they gave me.â&#x20AC;?


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Support Program for Student Athletes. “We have a tremendous support system with academic skills with Megan Albidrez. She is phenomenal with our kids as far as making sure they are in good classes, getting them to report every week with how they are doing in their world,” coach Stevenson said. “I [also] have a lot of different rules. If you drop below a 2.5 GPA as a total GPA after your freshman season you don’t compete — you’re done. You can come in and work out if I am feeling good. I [also] have study halls and tutors and penalties for not attending class and things like that.” Former gymnasts Brooke Outland and Mackenzie Payne may have shaped Shepard’s development. Both graduated with valedictorian honors in 2007 and 2008 respectively, and Shepard was roommates with each athlete during their senior year. She lived with Outland during her sophomore year and

with Payne her junior year. According to Shepard, the tone set by these two athletes was very conducive to academic excellence. “It was just a good environment to be in,” Shepard said. “They both study just as hard as I did and if I had questions they were always willing to help me. It wasn’t like a party surrounding and we were all pretty studious.” The legacy of academic excellence on the gymnastics team does not end with Shepard. She is just one of the four athletes carrying a 4.0 GPA on the gymnastics roster. Sophomore Brittney Hardiman is among those with a perfect GPA. She said the example of Shepard, Payne and Outland is an inspiration. “They set a very good example,” Hardiman said. “I don’t know how they do it all the time, I don’t know how they find the time to do that well in school. But they [prove] that it can be done. It is possible. If you put forth the effort and the time it can be done.”

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other. “Any ACC game is a great game, and any ACC team is a great team,” Strachan said. Strachan said the team needs to improve the mental side of its game if it hopes to take home an ACC win in Coral Gables. “We’ve got to focus on eliminating mental lapses that happen sometimes, and we always want to improve in each game,” Strachan said. The team is hard at work to tweak any missteps that have occurred in previous games, because with a team that has been as competitive as the Pack, those are the only differences between a two-possession loss and a victory. “It’s a matter of looking at mistakes and seeing where we could’ve gotten the extra rebound or made that extra play,” Strachan said.


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to make use of the situation. They swam in heats against each other, giving the women’s team short breaks.

“What’s neat about having a great atmosphere within a team is that they are used to doing this day in and day out — pushing each other to get better, racing each other,” Teal said. “They are athletes and they thrive on competition. It’s nice



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The ultimate routine:

Balancing the books and the mats

Former Wolfpack safety to compete in Super Bowl



Jonathan B. Laughrun Staff Writer

The rigors of school can be a major challenge by itself. Now imagine adding the stress and time consumption of being a Division I varsity athlete in a major conference. Senior gymnast Ashley Shepard has done exceptionally well at managing both of these for all four years she has been at N.C. State. Shepard has maintained a 4.0 GPA in microbiology and is in line to be the third straight gymnast to graduate with valedictorian honors and move on to the graduate school of their choice. She has been accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she will study physical therapy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was definitely a weight off my shoulders,â&#x20AC;? Shepard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a 4.0, but I still didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that I was doing what I needed to do to get into grad school. Just getting into grad school was a big relief.â&#x20AC;?
















































Senior Ashley Shepard maintains a 4.0 and competes as a gymnast.





Freshman Barr named EAGL Rookie of the Week








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4ODAY WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL @ MIAMI Coral Gables, Fla., 7 p.m. &RIDAY MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS VS. LOUISVILLE Isenhour Tennis Center, 1:30 p.m.

Shepard walked onto the team her freshman year after arriving from Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C. As a freshman, she competed on the floor for every meet and posted her career high, a 9.900, in the event against Michigan State. In her sophomore season, she competed on floor in all 13 meets and was named All-EAGL first team for floor. Shepard earned a scholarship after this standout season. She followed up the reception of the scholarship competing on floor in 13 of the 14 meets and earned her third straight EAGL all-academic team. Though the floor is Shepardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bread and butter event, she has also competed on the Vault. Her high score came her sophomore season with a 9.825 against Florida. Shepard said organization as a major key to balancing her performance on the mat and in the classroom. She also uses her teachers and the athletic academic support for help, especially when the team is on the road for meets.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just try to stay really organized. I have a calendar that I write everything dow n on, and when I get done with practice, I do my homework first and whatever time is left is for me,â&#x20AC;? Shepard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are traveling this season, so I miss a lot of class. I have people that I will get notes from as soon as I get back, I ask the teachers a lot more questions, I make sure I am getting my work done and we have tutors that are available to us like all other athletes.â&#x20AC;? Coach Mark Stevenson relies on several tools to keep his team in line academically. He uses the university supplied resources for athletes as well as a more specific set of rules for his gymnasts. According to Stevenson, his team relies on the aid of Megan Albidrez, assistant director of the Academic

ASHLEY SHEPARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACHIEVEMENTS Collegiate awards: r Kay Yow Award; 2008 r All-EAGL first-team for floor; 2007 r All-EAGL second-team for floor;


r EAGL All-Academic team;


r CoSIDA AllDistrict, second-team;


r ACC Honor Roll; 2006,2007,2008

Career bests: r Vault: 9.825 @ Florida, 2007 r Floor: 9.9 vs. Michigan State,


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SHEPARD continued page 7

GYMNASTICS @ MARYLAND College Park, Md., 7 p.m. 3ATURDAY MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACK & FIELD @ UNC CLASSIC Chapel Hill, N.C., all day



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MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AND WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SWIMMING & DIVING @ CLEMSON Clemson, S.C., 11 a.m. WRESTLING VS. MARYLAND Reynolds Coliseum, noon

Team looks to pick up first ACC win of the season on the road

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS VS. OLD DOMINION Isenhour Tennis Center, 1 p.m. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL @ BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, Mass., 2 p.m.

Lindsey Hall Staff Writer

WRESTLING VS. NAVY Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;They [prove] that it can be done. It is possible. If you put forth the effort and the time quote it can be done.â&#x20AC;? 3OPHMOREGYMNAST Brittney Hardiman




Junior Maresa Like-Mathews swims the 200 meter butterfly. Like-Mathews won first during the meet against Campbell Wednesday. Her final time was 2:06.33, putting her almost 2 seconds in front of NCSU freshman Jessica McBroom. Like-Mathews was awarded nine points for the race, helping N.C. State beat the Fighting Camels 150-99.

Women cruise past Campbell ECU cancels due to inclement weather, the men participate in an inter-squad scrimmage Sean Klemm Staff Writer

Wednesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meet was only partly successful for the Wolfpack as the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swimming & diving team easily defeated Campbell 150-99, but the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was left to compete against itself when East Carolina failed to show due to inclement weather in Greenville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate, because competing is really one of the great things about swimming,â&#x20AC;? junior Andrew Keenan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the same time though, stuff happens â&#x20AC;&#x201D; things that are completely out of our control. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control the weather. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control the ice on the roads. So we just had to put that behind us and focus on the task

at hand and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey guys, we although disappointed at being have to get up and race.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? unable to compete with East East Carolina was set to bring Carolina, was happy with the both its menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, way it performed against Fightand in its teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ing Camels. absence t he â&#x20AC;&#x153; We w e r e women comr e a l l y l o o kpeted against i ng for w a rd Campbell to swimming while the men aga i nst ECU participated in because t hey an inter-squad were going to scrimmage. The be a really good women opened match, but they up with a condidnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up vincing win in because of the #OACH"ROOKS4EAL the 200-medley snow,â&#x20AC;? freshrelay and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t man Meghan look back. State Thompson said. claimed first, second and third â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we just swam Campbell, and place in almost every event en it was kind of an expected win, route to a 150-99 victory. but our team did really great. We â&#x20AC;&#x153;The women really got up and all pulled it together, tried really raced well. They had a lot of im- hard and swam well. I thought pressive times,â&#x20AC;? coach Brooks everyone did great.â&#x20AC;? Teal said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They raced well the Despite having no opposing whole way through and there team to compete against, the were some pretty solid swims on menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team still found a way a day when a lot of them were out of the water yesterday.â&#x20AC;? Members of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, CAMPBELL continued page 7

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The women really got up and raced well. They had a lot of impressive times.â&#x20AC;?




Scoring Offense

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Scoring Defense

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Margin points The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team has left the snow-cov3-Point FG .271 11 PCT ered Triangle for the sunny skies in Coral Gables, Fla. as Offensive 39.5 8 Rebounds Avg/G the Wolfpack will face Miami at 7 p.m. tonight. It is only Defensive 41.7 10 the ninth meeting between Rebounds Avg/G the two teams and the Pack Assists 15.7 3 lead the all-time series 8-0. Avg/G State is still in search of Turnover +6.39 2 its first ACC win, following Margin two heartbreaking overtime Assist/ 1.0 1 losses against Duke and CarTurnover olinaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both top-10 teams, as Ratio well as a hard fought game SOURCE: ACC against Florida State. The Pack has lost the last three games by a combined 18 winless in conference. Miami points. enters tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 10-8 over6-foot-3 sophomore for- all and 0-4 in league play. Both ward Brittany Strachan has the Pack and the Canes currently been a valuable asset to the rank near the bottom of the ACC Pack on the court this season. in scoring-Ăłthe Wolfpack are last She is fourth with 61.6 points in scoring per game while on the team, Miami is 10th as well as with 66.1 points second i n per game. three point T he Hu rbuckets. ricanes, with She expects an average a great effort rebounding f rom t he margin of -2.2, Hurricanes, are just one of 3OPHOMORE"RITTANY but nothing three teams in 3TRACHAN less from the the ACC that Wolfpack. has been outâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gorebounded by ing play hard -- theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re go- its opponents this season. But ing to be great competitors,â&#x20AC;? according to Strachan, statistics Strachan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going and records donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter when to play our game and leave it two league opponents face each all out on the court, trying to come out on top.â&#x20AC;? The Hurricanes are also HURRICANES continued page 7

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any ACC game is a great game, and any ACC team is a great team.â&#x20AC;?

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