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Clubs raise awareness in Brickyard Information and animals brightened this week’s rainy days

livestock and equipment displays in the Brickyard as well as a tent full of displays from all clubs under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Amber Kenney Staff Writer “None of this could happen without the support of the This week, Alpha Zeta, through clubs,” Steelman said. fundraising and donations from She said each club had their farm bureaus across the state, own space to recruit members, brought agriculture awareness answer questions and get the to campus. word out about the role they play Students, such as Mallory Ker- in relation to agriculture. nick, a freshman in fashion and “Not only was it interesting to textile management, instantly learn about the various clubs, but enjoyed t he I also enjoyed event. playing with “I loved havthe animals,” ing the opporKernick said. TECHNICIANONLINE.COM tunity to be T he l ive exposed to the Watch an audio slideshow of an alternative stock, which angle on Agricultural Awareness Week. department of c a me f rom agriculture,” education Kernick said. units associated with the school, Heather Steelman, a senior in was Steelman’s favorite part of animal science and last year’s the event. Agriculture Awareness Week “I love seeing the people’s faces director, said the main goal is and reactions to the animals, and to educate N.C. State and the I enjoy answering their quessurrounding community on tions,” she said. agriculture, and what makes up Accord i ng to Steel ma n, agriculture as a whole. Hoover, the fistulated cow, was “It is important people know the most asked about. the origins of the clothes they “People were truly concerned wear and the food they eat,” about her [Hoover], when actuSteelman added. AG WEEK continued page 3 The week-long event featured



On the Brickyard for Agriculture Awareness Week, Natalie Wester, sophomore in agriculture business and livestock, Lauren Liles, senior in animal science, and Molly the Cow react as they are tied up by Drew Pressely, freshman in agriculture business. “We’re out here to teach students about Rodeo Club, and promote the great sport of rodeo”, said Liles. Agriculture Awareness Week was hosted by Alpha Zeta and several College of Agriculture and Life Science clubs and it is meant to educate students about agriculture and its implications.

Gartman speaks on economy

Q&A with Braden Technician staff writer Jessica Hall sat down with Jeffrey Braden, newly announced dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss his goals and visions for CHASS. Technician: How do you feel about receiving this job?


Dennis Gartman, publisher and market analyst, speaks at the Millennium Seminar Series Thursday in Stewart Theatre. “What separates the pro investors from everyone else is that they accept when they are wrong and then do something else,” Gartman said. “Don’t lose money– or at least don’t lose much.”

Editor and publisher proves optimistic, advises students to develop well-rounded education Jay Ross Staff Writer

The Millennium Seminar Series lectures concluded Thursday at Stewart Theatre with editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter and an expert on global financial markets, Dennis Gartman. Before becoming a full-time author of The Gartman Letter, a daily commentary on global capital markets, Gartman served as an economist for several international firms specializing in trading after receiving his graduate degree from N.C. State. Gartman advised students to develop a well-rounded education at the undergraduate level and then pursue financial subjects at the graduate level if they wish. Throughout his presentation Gartman commented on the current financial meltdown and its causes, the effect on foreign markets and what steps investors should take to minimize

Braden: I am truly honored. People know who I am and know what I do and have still decided I’m the person they want to manage the college and it’s really both flattering and humbling at the same time. Technician: When was the decision made?

damage. “This is a very serious recession,” Gartman said. Gartman admitted the economy is indeed witnessing a decline in growth but it has not yet reached a full-blown depression. Gartman also said the economy is far from a depression and was optimistic about the long-term outcome. Gartman criticized investors for maintaining a “bullish” state of mind and ignoring a declining trend. This attitude prevented investors from cutting their financial losses early and resulted in investments that were unsustainable. One example of an unsustainable investment that Gartman mentioned was using the housing market as a means of investing. “You’re house is a shelter, not an investment,” Gartman said. When referring to the natural pattern of decline and growth Gartman said, “economies ebb and economies f low.” He also said that brief and sudden increases, or bubbles occur periodically with disregard to the industry. The current housing bubble began its collapse when real estate investors created a

large deficit between the value of the home and the credit the mortgages were based on. Bad decision-making on Wall Street has also resulted in a significant amount of the seventysix million baby boomers to avoid traditional means of investing such as stocks and bonds. The baby boomers are instead looking to put their income directly into checking accounts as a means of saving, Gartman said. “We are in a recession, but we will get through this,” Gartman said. He said the type of saving that has added to the economic decline would eventually make its way back into the market. Gartman noted what separates a profitable investor from those who lose money is the ability to understand when an investment is a poor choice, openly admit to the error and change their course of investing. Besides admitting when a decision is at fault, Gartman recommended making investments into things in which the investor is knowledgeable. Commodities such as steel and copper were offered as beneficial examples over intangibles such as technology.



Braden: It was announced at the University council meeting on Monday as a kind of ‘soft announcement’ but they had to wait for some paperwork to clear. So, the official word went out yesterday. Technician: Were you expecting the job? Braden: Well, no. There were three other terrific candidates all of whom had more experience than I did, so I knew the competition was excellent and, as I say, I am honored to have had the opportunity.

Braden: One is tempted to make a biblical reference -- ‘by sitting in sack cloth and ashes’ but, right, celebration is really more what is in line. My wife and my son and I went out and had a nice quiet dinner. Technician: What are your short term goals? Braden: The immediate plans haven’t really changed at all and that is how can I meet the obligations we have to cut our state appropriated funds and still offer instruction, still support research, and still support extension and engagement and do that in a way that minimizes the impact first and foremost on students and secondarily on faculty and our community whom we serve outside the University. That’s a challenge. That’s going to continue to be a big challenge and I have to say I have just been so impressed with how people in our college, students, faculty, and staff, have stepped up and recognized that these are not fun times and that things will get worse because of the funding challenges that State has. Having said all of that, that is obviously the biggest issue and the question is what can I eliminate that is great to have but not necessarily core, and what can I reduce, but still keep alive, so that when the money comes back we haven’t lost something that’s really valuable to the college and to the University. Those are struggles and those are the biggest challenges I face in the

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Job market suffers High unemployment changing student’s focus and professors’ teaching strategies John Cline Staff Writer

The economy has been on a downward slide and unemployment is sharply on the rise, especially in North Carolina, and students are feeling its effects. According to the United States Department of Labor, North Carolina ranks 46 out of the 51 states with an unemployment rate of 9.7 percent. That number is almost double what it was in 2004 when it was 5.9 percent, and over triple the number 10 years ago when North Carolina saw an all time low 3.1 percent unemployment rate. The state is approaching the highest rate its ever had which was 10.2 percent in February 1983. “The numbers in North Carolina may be so high because of how successful we [have] been in recent years,” Douglas Pearce, department head of economics at NCSU said. “[North Carolina] had been the fastest growing area as of July 2008,” Pearce said. “When you’re growing fast that usually means you have a large construction industry, and they’ve been hit hard everywhere. When that drops off quickly it’ll impact unemployment at a higher rate than some others.” Pearce also said North Carolina’s unemployment may be so high because of our large financial sector, since those are failing around the country. People look to the state to fix these problems, but Pearce ECONOMY continued page 3

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NORM SCHULMAN: A LIFE IN CLAY Gregg Museum of Art and Design, noon to 8 p.m.

Partly cloudy and cool with temperatures reaching the mid 50s.


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Buggs puts up fight at Agriculture Awareness Week

STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SEMINAR Withers Hall 232A, 3:35 to 5 p.m.


ROCK CLIMBING ADVANCED SKILLS Carmichael Gym, 5 to 9 p.m.


s a part of Agriculture Awareness Week, Lenn Stillwell, a junior in agriculture education, lifts Buggs, a female Boer goat, into a pickup truck at the end of her stay in the Brickyard Thursday. Buggs put up a fight, not wanting to leave her shaded spot where she had been every day this week. Alpha Zeta and several College of Agriculture and Life Science clubs sponsored the week of exhibits and events.


Forestry holds celebration The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources is hosting an Arbor Day Celebration and Open House Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. in Jordan Hall. The event, which is open to the public, will include a tree seedling give-away, a plant adoption program for youth and timber sports demonstrations from the Forestry Club. Faculty will also lead a campus tree walk, provide tours of the environmental technology labs and the Turner House plant garden. Presenters will discuss ongoing research involving the importance of trees. Those interested in undergraduate or graduate courses that relate to natural resources will be able to attend sessions in environmental technology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, natural resources, and forest management. SOURCE: NCSU.EDU

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The event will feature a masque-rave theme with a black lit dance floor and glow sticks. Attendees may participate in a break dance competition and best raver competition. Over 25 prizes will be given out to winners and guests. Tickets can be purchased in the student lounge at the College of Textiles for $5. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. SOURCE: COLLEGE OF TEXTILES

Pan Afrikan tradition lives on The Black Students Board will be holding the 39th annual Pan Afrikan Festival, March 28 through April 3. Events include a Gospel Explosion, Pride Day in the Brickyard, modeling and fashion shows and a Greek Step Show on April 3 in Stewart Theatre. After the step show, students are encouraged to stick around for free food leading into a comedy show beginning at 10:30 p.m. For a detailed listing of events including times, locations and ticket prices, visit the Union Activities Board web site at, http://, or call (919) 515-5198.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The thing to remember is we’ve had recessions before and we will again.� Douglas Pearce, economics department head


by two other students. Investigation ongoing.

March 16 1:55 A.M. | FIRE ALARM Partners III Units responded to alarm. No problems were found. Electronics was notified and responded. 8:00 A.M. | LARCENY Flex Research Building Staff reported theft of metal bollards. 8:32 A.M. | ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Hillsborough/Watauga Club NCSU PD assisted RPD with traffic incident. 9:44 A.M. | VEHICLE LARCENY Wood Hall Student reported vehicle had been broken into and radio taken. 12:10 P.M. | LARCENY Carroll Hall Student reported bicycle stolen. 1:06 P.M. | LARCENY Honors Village Student reported bicycle stolen.


The Textiles Student Council’s annual semi-formal event, Lint Dodgers, is tonight in the College of Textiles beginning at 9 p.m. It is a tradition of the college to host a dance each spring.


3:41 P.M. | FIRE ALARM Coliseum Deck FP responded to alarm. Cause unknown. Electronics notified.

5:01 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT Coliseum Deck Student reported damage to vehicle.

VALKYRIE Witherspoon Cinema, 7 to 9 p.m. MARLEY & ME Witherspoon Cinema, 9:30 to 11:40 p.m. VALKYRIE Witherspoon Cinema, 11:55 p.m. Saturday THOMAS SAYRE: NEW WORK Gregg Museum of Art and Design, All day UNION ACTIVITIES BOARD CHAIR SELECTION (MULTI-DAY EVENT) Talley Student Center, All day MENTOR GRAPHICS JOINT ECE-CSC SPRING SEMINAR 2009 Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION AND OPEN HOUSE Jordan Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. NORM SCHULMAN: A LIFE IN CLAY Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 2 to 8 p.m.

5:02 P.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR REPORT Student Health Center Officers assisted with involuntary commitment of student.

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7:14 P.M. | ATTEMPTED COMMON LAW ROBBERY D.H. Hill Library Student reported subjects attempted to take bookbag. Investigation ongoing.

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7:54 P.M. | TRAFFIC STOP Dunn Avenue Student was issued citation for speeding. 8:59 P.M. | CONCERNED BEHAVIOR Metcalf Hall Student reported items in room may have been tampered with by roommate. Appropriate personnel notified. 9:33 P.M. | DRUG VIOLATION Motor Pool Facility Non-student was arrested for drug violation in reference to earlier event. Subject was trespassed from NCSU property.

3:43 P.M. | ASSAULT Bragaw Hall Student reported being assaulted

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Committee discusses budget cuts Libraries, summer courses directly affected Anastasia Astrasheuskaya Staff Writer

The University Budget Advisory Committee recommended a 5 percent budget cut for the 2009-11 biennium at N.C. State. The Governor’s budget recommendation list, passed around at the Budget Advisory Committee on Thursday, became the starting point for the General Assembly’s work on the biennial appropriation bill. The plan includes the decreased budget through reducing management flexibility by 3.2 percent for 2010-11 and lowering the salaries and benefits budget by 2 percent. State’s section of the budget includes recurring operating budget request reduction by 25 percent, the elimination of non-recurring budget, and the elimination of funding for repairs and renovations, typically consisting of $6 million. “The budget cut of 5 percent is severe, as compared to the cuts the University had to make in the past twenty years,” Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Larry Nielsen said. “It is much lower than the 15 to 20 percent cuts in

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said there’s not a lot they can do. “The policies of the federal government and federal reserve are much more important than anything the state governments can do,” he said. “The state has to run a balanced budget, so it doesn’t have the flexibility the federal government has to raise spending and cut taxes.” Students are feeling the crunch of rising unemployment, and in many cases it is altering their plans for graduation. “School is the safest place to be right now,” Noel Keck, a senior in criminology, said. “I am going for further schooling because I don’t think the economy is going to boost anytime soon. I’ll get a small job for now until I get into graduate school or law school, and hopefully by then the economy will come around so I can plan for a steady job later.”

most other states.” No salary increase is to be expected for teachers and state employees. The University will also have a cut of instructor positions and on-campus job opportunities for students, as well as a lower temporary wage pull. Ira Weiss, dean of the college of management, said the University should be pleased with the budget cut plan. “It is the rosiest version we would see,” Nielsen said. Student facilities will also take losses. Libraries will lose 10 percent of their journal subscriptions and 3,000 fewer books will be purchased. “Student programs will be difficult to eliminate,” Nielsen said. “What may seem to be a good idea to me and the Chancellor may not be supported by students creating and running those programs.” “Only if the consensus is achieved, will the elimination of the programs take place,” Nielsen said. The presented budget plan is organized to have the least possible impact on students and staff, according to Nielsen. University authorities are doing their best to protect students. Undergraduate students will receive most of the protection, while the number of graduate positions will fall, especially among international

graduate students. Nielsen said summer school will also be modified. “This summer will be the first summer when decentralization will be complete,” Nielsen said. Remedial and preparatory courses in math and English are likely to be offered only in summer. Summer courses are fully funded by tuition, which makes it problematic to pay for ones with only a few students in the classroom. Nielsen said the number of students in the class will have to be high enough to balance out the instructors’ salary and students’ tuition. In general, there will be more humanities courses, such as history, offered in summer, than engineering courses, simply based on student interest in courses. Also, because more students take 300-level courses than 400-level courses, one of the suggestions made in the meeting was not to offer 400-level courses in summer. Ideally, the committee wants the state to pay for summer school as it does for the normal year. The committee also suggested converting two five-week summer sessions into one regular semester.

John Potts, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, echoed Keck’s sentiments. “[The economy] is not good. You might as well tough it out for a few more years until you can maximize your potential when you graduate,” Potts said. “Stay and work on another degree or minor, it’ll help strengthen your resume while you wait for the economy to improve. Otherwise graduates may have to be willing to start at a lower entry level position than usual.” Kathy Gore, a senior lecturer in the parks, recreation and tourism management program, teaches a senior capstone class that prepares seniors for graduation and job preparation. She said she has seen major effects of the rise in unemployment. “It’s affecting us greatly. For the first time I’m telling my students not to focus only on their abilities and marketability, but also on transferability of skills to other areas because they might

not be able to get the jobs they want,” Gore said. “People aren’t retiring like they would have before, and the jobs openings we thought would be there aren’t. On top of all that we have hiring freezes all over the place.” According to, the White House is expecting the $6.1 billion North Carolina is receiving as part of the stimulus package to create or save 105,000 jobs. “It’s not all doom and gloom,” Gore said. Pearce agreed that optimism is key. “The thing to remember is we’ve had recessions before and we will again. This one seems to be almost as bad as in 1980-1982, but the economy and stock market will reOwn a piece ofhard cover,” he said. “It can be sometimes to remember that we’ve gotten through these bad times before and not be pessimistic.”

during my interview, I think this job, for the next couple of years, is going to be very hard, but as the economy begins to recover, this will probably be one of the best jobs in higher education in the country. North Carolina is wonderfully supportive of its universities, the University is supportive of CHASS, and we have a real opportunity to decide who we want to be when we grow up, or as we get bigger, and I think that is going to be just a terrific opportunity.

So, I am not in agriculture but my sense is that you plan the planting during the winter; we are moving into an economic winter, we are definitely moving into a season where we are not going to be able to do a lot of new things, we are going to have to cut a lot of things, but that’s a good time for us to do strategic planning, so that when the funds start to come back, when the thaw comes, when we are ready to start planting in the spring, we know what it is we




Andrea Beals, senior in biological sciences, watches as ‘Precious’ the pig sniffs her hand. “I love animals, every time they have Agriculture Awareness Week I come out. They’re really sweet. The cows and pigs are my favorite.” Agriculture Awareness Week serves the purpose of educating students about agriculture and its importance in their community.

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ally, she is probably one of the healthiest animals in the unit,” Steelman said. She also said the hole in Hoover’s side does not cause any pain and is used for research purposes. In addition, bacteria harvested from the stomach, by means of the hole, assist in the healing process of sick livestock, she said. The livestock found in the Brickyard not only caused a stir on our campus, but it also had students at our rival school talking. “After talking to some friends from N.C. State and seeing people updating their Facebook statuses to be about animals on campus, even I wanted to figure out what was going on,” Taylor Burton, a freshman in business at UNC-Chapel Hill, said. Steelman said people need to realize that the agriculture industry provides people with environmentally safe products in ethical ways. “This is an awesome, hands-on way to connect students to agriOwn a piece ofto see culture. I wasn’t even there everything, and I got word of the event, so they definitely made an impact,” Burtonthis added. Remember year Afterwith being deemed a success an Agromeck.




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Student body candidates need to show their faces THE ISSUE:

Candidates for various Student Government positions have been all but visible on campus thus far in the campaign season.


Candidates need both a substantive platform and engaging campaign to get students to care enough to vote.


All the candidates need to get more face time with students and come up with reasonable platforms that benefit students.




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Hamilton takes wrong message from Watchmen Joshua Hamilton’s letter on March 19 showed a remarkable lack of understanding of the film Watchmen. He claims that the film supported rape because one of the protagonists raped another superhero. Mr. Hamilton shows no comprehension of the context in which the act was committed and then proceeds to get up on a soapbox and talk about boycotting the film. The character of The Comedian was meant to be a criticism of the traditional hero mold- namely that those attracted to such positions would have a tendency to become like The Comedian. After experiencing the tragic events he does, he becomes a stark contrast of what a hero should be. He becomes dangerously amoral, nihilistic, cynical, and jingoistic; a parody of the ideal- hence the name Comedian. The rape scene was intended to be the most notable indicator of his corruption, a sense of undue entitlement for his protective services. Yes, the movie is much darker and more serious than the standard fare of a comic to movie adaptation. It is deep and complex, and raises many moral questions. However, the film never advocated rape, and the suggestion that it did indicates a failure to grasp the meaning of the movie. Samuel Seeman freshman, nuclear engineering

Beauty is more than skin deep In this society, women struggle everyday with the discrimination of beauty and body image. Women are generally seen as sexual objects in magazines, TV, and film. These different types of media have influence on how people perceive women, which is usually nothing but physical beauty. Being that this country is mostly controlled by men, their ideas and concepts have somewhat of an influence over the media. We have to understand what type of society we live in order to cope and adapt, which is a male dominated culture. The recent Playboy ad is a reflection of that in which it has nothing to do with the women’s thoughts but always emphasized on how they look, to men. This particular ad is targeting college students and trying to manipulate the fact that these “beautiful” women are in college and getting an education. The fact is it really has nothing to do with education. Looking at the requirements and eligibility to apply basically gives that point away. Even though they ask for campus involvement and activities, they require no GPA and they still require a full figured picture and a head and shoulders portrait. Obviously, education is not taken seriously, it is just used as an excuse. Beauty should not just be judged by the outside appearance but by the


he campaign season for various Student Government offices opened two weeks ago. Yet if it wasn’t for the few signs candidates have put up around campus, students might not even know an election was coming up. This is ridiculous — students already believe Student Government has a minimal effect on University affairs, despite the fact they pay $8.85, soon to be raised to $10.85, to fund its efforts. Using the estimates for the 2008-2009 Student Government budget and the assumption 26,000 students will pay the fee, that amounts to $282,100 under Student Government control. Candidates for all offices need to show their commitment to the positions they are running for and get students to care enough

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to vote, and no office should go uncontested. In particular, those running for major offices need to talk to as many students as they can and offer reasonable campaign promises that benefit students as much as possible. This is not an unreasonable thing to ask of any of the candidates — students will not care about the elections unless given reason to do so. The candidates may wish to take some lessons from Whil Piavis, the Pirate Captain, who was student body president four years ago — he created a dynamic, engaging campaign that students paid attention to. He also gave them plenty of face

time. While some mayt not agree with what he did during his term, he did show his face during the camopaign. A better example would be last year’s campaign for student body president. John Mickey made shirts in the Brickyard and invited students to talk with him, Bobby Mills ate dinner at dining halls and Student Body President Jay Dawkins drove the Farmhouse truck around campus during his campaign — he estimated he spent about eight to 10 hours each day planning for his campaign and getting face time with students. And to say Student Government has not accomplished anything this year would be foolish —

Student Government has played a part in getting the WolfProwl night service to downtown running, organized Campout and reformed the ticketing system. This election has just as much promise, and may bring new ideas in, as only two candidates have prior involvement with Student Government. But unless the candidates show that students can use the various Student Government offices for their benefit, then students have no inclination to care, much less vote. Candidates: get out into the Brickyard, on Centennial and other major areas on campus. Put forth the effort and give students reasonable platforms for campus change and improvement. And don’t expect a small number of signs to cut it.


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character of a person. This ad is going against the fight that women face against discrimination and definitely should not be encouraged towards our college students in our newspapers.


Dana Dixon sophomore, political science

Playboy ad uncalled for Today in the Technician I saw a disturbing advertisement of a half naked woman encouraging students to pose for Playboy as if it were a wonderful opportunity. Seriously? Playboy’s denigration of women contributes to our rape/sexist culture where women are seen as sexual objects for the pleasure of men, and sexual assault is widespread. In fact, every academic year as many as 480 N.C. State women will experience a rape or attempted rape. I am appalled that at a research I institution, where women study to be engineers, teachers, journalists, etc. they would be encouraged to pose for a corporation that could care less about education or anything beyond physical appearance. I was disgusted as I investigated the Technician’s coverage of Playboy’s presence in 2004. Quotes from representatives about how they were glad no “fat women” showed up made me sick, and the nearly nude photos of students on the front page were even worse. N.C. State values diversity and individualism and is a University where everyone is encouraged to be who they are, where academics come first and involvement is not far behind. Yet the Technician is advertising for a corporation that reiterates the message that women are only worthy if they are tall, skinny and largebreasted. Case and point: to be considered for an audition women have to send their photo (then property of Playboy) and measurements instead of say their GPA or resume. I hope students will acknowledge the negative implications of Playboy recruiting here and resist its presence. Krista Prince senior, psychology

Don’t hide the crossword answers Tuesday’s crossword had a couple of the clues that were hidden by your “clever” scheme to try to get more people to visit your Web site. 36D and part of 48D were hidden by your box that covers the answers to the previous crossword. Please, for the sake of all your readers, just remove the box permanently and allow us to view the answers easily — then you will not have to update your Web site everyday. On that point, if you leave the box, please keep the Web site updated with the answers and maybe a archive of past answers. And while I’m at it, spend some time and print the crossword with a little quality — the numbers can be pretty difficult to distinguish. CJ Huelsman senior, civil engineering Elisabeth Brown graduate student, civil engineering

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Athletics is not a waste


he notion that athletics is a wasteful entity of a university is borderline absurd. Football, basketball and every other spor t on campus are invaluable assets to our University that should be Benton Sawrey supported Senior Staff Columnist wholeheartedly. Yes, there are those that will say it’s a $264.50 fee that’s forced on students for non-educational purposes, but anyone that chooses that path opens up Pandora’s box on general wastefulness of fees that only a small fraction of the University will ever see any benefit from during his or her collegiate careers. If you’re not taking advantage of relatively free tickets to games as an undergraduate, that’s your choice to make much like its your choice to go to the gym. Without getting into an argument about fees, let me try and explain why athletics are important to a university, specifically to our university. The University’s athletics program provides a link between alumni and the University. Nothing else the university offers brings tens of thousands of alumni to campus on a regular basis that rivals a football game.


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Colleges at NCSU put on their alumni events to coincide with football season because they understand and embrace the tradition and magnitude of Saturdays at Carter-Finley Stadium. Ask any student that went to school in 1983 and 1974 what some of his or her fondest memories were and they talk about winning a national title in men’s basketball. Sports give alumni something to talk about, something to take pride in when they succeed, and something to complain about when t hey’re not living up to our expectations. Educationally, athletics are beneficial. When you graduate, the value of your education is in your own personal initiative as well as the perceived value of your degree. An alumnus or alumna’s hope is that his or her degree will continue to gain value over time. When an athletics program does well, the school sees an increase in applications, which in turn allows the school to be more selective, and in turn improves the academic reputation of a University. It’s called the “Flutie Effect” after former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass led to a 30 percent increase in applications to Boston College the

“Major college athletics aren’t bad for universities but quite the opposite — they’re beneficial.”

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following year. The exposure that athletics give to a university through the media - especially successful programs - is good for the academic reputation of a university. Incoming students should understand the place of athletics in our community. We compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a major Bowl Championship Series conference and arguably the best basketball conference in the nation. Forbes estimated that NCSU has the 18th most valuable athletics program in the nation. We have a r ich her itage in basketball with two national championships and a rabid fan base that gives millions of dollars annually to support the programs through private donations. Major college athletics aren’t bad for universities but quite the opposite — they’re beneficial. Sporting events build the undergraduate community, bring alumni back to Raleigh and even help improve the school’s academic standing. A suggestion otherwise carries zero credibility.

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t’s a bus stop, a quick place to grab some lunch and has some of the cheapest ice cream around. It hosts the Wolves’ Den, Stewart Theatre, the Gallery of Art and Design, the Women’s Center, the Union Activities Board and several other organizations on campus. Every new student on campus visits it during orientation and tickets to most any event can be picked up there. Talley Student Center is a stop for many students on their way to class, the gym and those trying to get home. Students can always be seen dining at Taco Bell and Lil Dino’s and lounging in chairs in between classes. However, the University has grown tremendously since Talley was first constructed in April of 1972 and some think it’s time for a spruce up. “It’s very hard to peg where is the center of campus life,” Student Body President Jay Dawkins said. “We know it’s not what it should be but I think a lot of students are just really hopeful for what Talley could be.” Construction and renovation possibilities are currently under discussion, but the decisions are being left in the hands of the students. “This is going to be a student led push for changing the entire face of the student center and making it a better place for students,” Dawkins said. “They are really putting this to the students saying if you want this, we can make it happen.”

Though no definite plans or figures have been made yet, Dawkins said the expansion work needed is obvious. When it was first completed, N.C. State was home to about 12,000 students. The University now has more than 31,000 students enrolled and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff. Expansion and space is a major factor in planning new designs for Talley, but the main focus is also on what students want and need. But should millions of dollars be spent on a student center while the economy is down and the University is facing a massive budget cut? Some students say absolutely not. “I think it’s absurd that they are trying to renovate Talley in this economy,” Nancy Boyce, sophomore in environmental technology, said. “I think we should put our money toward something that will be more beneficial to students directly.” Other students like junior in engineering Kurt Wolff and sophomore in aerospace engineering Elliot Willis agree. “Honestly, I would rather have my tu-

ition cheaper and have Talley be the same “I don’t really know a lot about it and way. We are in a terrible recession and we I’ve tried to find information about it are having budget cuts and they should and I can’t,” Spence said. not be spending millions on renovations,” But that will soon be changing. Wolff said. Rally for Talley, a campaign geared Dawkins agrees that the state of the toward making Talley a bigger and beteconomy is a major concern when consid- ter place for students, will be kicking ering a multi-million dollar construction off late next week. Dawkins said once project but, he says, that decision is being the campaign gets rolling and students left up to the students. start voicing their opinions, there will “If it’s something students just don’t be movement with the project one way want right now then we will put it off,” or another. According to the Rally for Dawkins said. “But a lot of construction Talley Web Site, the campaign is callmaterials and costs ing for students have fallen through to come together the basement so in support of a there might be some ne w bu i ld i ng savings in there, on campus that some glimmer of truly belongs to hope.” the student body Wi l l is bel ieves and provides evthat there are many eryone on cam. other places and pus with a place buildings on camto “refresh the Jay Dawkins, pus that could use mind, energize Student Body President the attention and ideas and celmoney rather than ebrate unity”. Talley. The campaign “Some of the labs may do little, are old and many of the buildings are however, to convince students like outdated,” Willis said. “They’d probably Kim Spence. be a lot better off spending the money “I know that we are having to cut a somewhere else.” lot of classes all around and that isOther students, like junior in biological sue should be a priority,” Spence said. science Kim Spence, just feel left out of the “There is no reason why we should be loop when it comes to discussions about spending millions of dollars when all Talley renovations. of our classes aren’t even offered.”

“We know it’s not what it should be but I think a lot of students are just really hopeful for what Talley could be ”

A team of N.C. State researchers have found that using the natural glue that marine mussels use to stick to rocks and a variation on the inkjet printer, a new adhesive can be made that could replace traditional sutures and result in faster healing. There have traditionally been two ways to join tissue together: sutures and synthetic adhesives. Both options have concerns such as discomfort, inflammation and tissue damage. According to the study conducted by researchers, the “glue” produced by marine mussels may be used in place of synthetic adhesives because they are non-toxic and biodegradable. Furthermore, the mussel proteins can be placed in a and applied using inkjet technology, according to coauthor Roger Narayan. The study was performed in collaboration with Jon Wiler, professor in the department of chemistry at Purdue University, and will be published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research B entitled “Inkjet printing of adhesives,” in April. SOURCE: NCSU NEWS RELEASE

NINEONENINE Park master plan revisions approved Revised master plans for the Horseshoe Farm Park and Strickland Road Park were approved by the Raleigh City Council at its meeting on March 17. Horseshoe Farm Park is located off Ligon Mill Road near the Neuse River with 146 acres of undeveloped land. The revised Strickland Road Park master plan removes a dog park, changes the description of a neighborhood center to a staffed facility, installs additional pedestrian trails and designates an area for youth activities. The Strickland Road Park site is a 37-acre stretch located on Strickland Road between Leesville Road and Ray Road. The plan also preserves natural areas of mature wood, flood plains and uncommon plant species. Water quality and stormwater management will be integrated into the design as well as environmentally friendly. A contract amendment with Little & Little Landscape Architect to begin Phase 1 design of Strickland Road Park was approved by Council members. Construction is expected to start this summer and be completed in 2010. SOURCE: CITY OF RALEIGH

‘Godot’ intends to befuddle, tickle audiences Student produced play ‘Waiting for Godot’ opens Friday, plays through weekend. Taylor McCune Features Editor

Who is Godot? A god, death, something, a who, a what, a life or a nothing? The question arises from Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot,” which some reviews called the most significant play of the 20th century. It’s a play, in two acts, featuring four men and a boy during which nothing happens. That’s right, nothing. Those wondering how a play about nothing works need not wonder too hard — the students of Student Studio Productions are bringing the two-hour tragicomedy to campus for four shows this weekend. Curt Kirkhoff, who plays the role of Estragon, explained the gist of play. “The synopsis is really,” – he paused, “waiting.” And there certainly is enough of that. The title character never actually makes an appearance. Instead Estragon and his friend Vladamir, who go by “Gogo” and “Didi” wait at an undisclosed location for an undisclosed amount of time for Godot to appear. Their only interactions are with each other, a messenger boy and two passers by. The play is one that has forced literary theorists to pull out their hair. Beckett left almost no guidelines for what his play means, even leaving out character descriptions. The sparseness


Scott Heath, a senior in computer and electrical engineering and Curt Kirkhoff, a lifelong education student, support David Hook, a senior in material science and engineering, during the dress rehearsal for Waiting for Godot. The play opens tonight at 8 p.m. in the Talley Ballroom.

of “Godot” was not a point of frustration for the student thespians. Instead, they saw it as a chance to explore the bounds of the play. Kirkoff, a lifelong education student, said the cast and producer wanted to make the play even more “ambiguous” than it already was. “We took out lines in the play that reference time and space,” he said. And that includes when things happened and how long the characters have been waiting for Godot. The audience knows only one thing for sure – Gogo and Didi stand in front of a tree with a mound nearby.

It seems like a story with so few parameters would be difficult to grasp. But, according to Kirkhoff, that made the play even more exciting. “It’s been a challenge. It’s been fun to figure it out,” he said. As the cast and crew were setting up the staging area Thursday afternoon, that excited energy could be felt. The cast spoke of the nonsensical play with a sort of glee. Cast members rolled things into place and fixed the lighting with a purpose. Liz Cervantes, who plays the role of “Boy,” was enamored by the philosophical freedom of meaning in the play. “There’s nothing! There’s a

tree,” she said with a smile. For Cervantes, a sophomore in communication, “Godot” is about the constant struggle to understand existence. “We search for the meaning of life, and that’s all we do,” she said. Kirkhoff’s interpretation was a little less existentialist. “We are all waiting for something in our lives,” he said. “Nothing is ever good enough, and that’s why we’re waiting.” But despite their own opinions, both Cervantes and Kirkhoff insisted that the point of “Waiting for Godot” is allowing the audience members to interpret meaning as he or she sees fit.

And to help them out, as Cervantes said, there is a tree. And that’s really about all the set is comprised of – but that tree is pretty spectacular. A two-foot wide trunk made up of multicolored cloths twists toward an expansive canopy covering the stage. It has a Dr. Seuss feel, like a Truffula Tree out of the Lorax’s forest. Cory Livengood, an alumnus in communication and film, was one of the tree’s co-designers. The tree trunk was originally supposed to be made of “found objects,” he said, but the crew found the colored fabric and decided it would be a good substitution. “The tree has a very organic feel,” Livengood said. “But we kind of wanted it to look artificial.” The only other set piece is the previously mentioned “mound,” which is actually an I-beam found at a materials lab on Centennial Campus. The found objects are meant to echo the character’s feelings. “The objects just kind of exist,” Livengood said. “Waiting for Godot” is a completely student-run production. The only help the cast crew of about 15 got was a $100 budget from University Theatre. Theatergoers can expect an evening of laughs in addition to a heavy dose of existential confusion, according to David Hook, a senior in materials science and engineering who plays the part of Pozzo. “It’s a little depressing,” he said. “But it’s a funny show. We still laugh and we have rehearsed it 20 or 30 times already.”




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Local Fiddler continues to write, play McKnight continues to play music, but desires to write again in the future

night thought it would be and he said that he was disappointed at the way they taught. “I feel like Duke wanted us to unlearn the history of North Sonya Deulina Carolina. If I had to do it over Staff Writer again I would have gone to State,” McKnight said. Day in and day out students From high school until the and passers-by hear the sound age of twenty nine McKnight of a fiddle or guitar down pursued his endeavors in jourHillsborough Street. This is Da- nalism. vid P. McKnight, known to some His first summer internship as the Hillsborough fiddler. But was in his hometown of Charwho is this man really? lotte, North Carolina for The McKnight said music started Charlotte Observer followed by out as a hobby for him, but be- an internship with Greensboro came a life’s pursuit after he left Daily News. After leaving for a the newspaper business. He has six month trip to Europe, McKbeen playing music around N.C. night took on his first newspaState campus for many years. per job at The Durham Herald McKnight calls his sound in the 1970’s where he worked as “contemporary” with a variety a writer. of “acoustic rock, country blues, He then went on to work for jazz, folk and some R&B.” Raleigh News & Observer and He has accomplished much in The Fayetteville Observer for two the past 10 years, including five years where he held a position as CDs with his band Cleaver Smith an editorial writer. Swenson & McKnight and duo “My favorite newspaper work Emery & McKnight. that I did was as an editorial Even though his current music writer in current issues,” McKstyle has shifted to a more con- night said. temporary sound he said that As a former professional jourhe still holds on to his classical nalist, McKnight had some musical roots. things to say about current news“I play a lot of fiddle, but violin paper writing. is my favorite instrument still.” “The press has a vital role to The University campus has play in accessing issues. They been a nurturing environment need to cover their local scene for McKnight’s musical aspira- more fully and not spend all their tions. time covering national events,” “I’ve spent a lot of time on McKnight said. Hillsborough Street practicing He even went on to say that different string college newsarrangements. papers like he N.C. State beTechnician came a place and the UNC’s that I could play Daily Tar Heel on the street, so did a better I could try out job of covernew materials ing local news and get people’s than some our reactions,” he bigger newspasaid with a smile pers. David P. McKnight, on his face. After leaving McKnight has Hillsborough Street Fiddler the newspaper been play i ng business, McKmusic from a very young age, night decided to try out politics. but what came before that? “I was interested in law and McKnight received his un- journalism in high school,” dergraduate history degree at McKnight said. Duke University. He said that He said that for a while he he mainly focused on European thought about being in domesand Asian history, but was very tic politics or having a career as interested in learning about the a foreign correspondent. So, at history of North Carolina. age twenty-nine McKnight ran Duke was not all that McK- for statewide office in the 1978

“My favorite newspaper work that I did was as an editorial writer on current issues.”


David McKnight, also known as the Hillsborough Street Fiddler, plays the violin at the Irregardless Cafe on Morgan Street. McKnight plays in the cafe with his friend and alumnus, Bruce Emery, when he is not playing with different bands in the Triangle area or outside Global Village. “What I enjoy is taking all the fundamentals and practice and to share the music at a sit-down setting or like at Global Village with people getting coffee.” McKnight said.

U.S. Senate Democratic Primary in North Carolina. Being only age twenty-nine, McKnight was the youngest candidate and had the least experience. He ran against former Republican senator Jessie Helms with a focus on family farms and small businesses. “I was motivated to run to see if I could challenge him,” McKnight said. Though he lost the primaries, McKnight said that he gained valuable experience. “I’m glad I ran in that campaign, because I got to learn my state backwards and forwards,” McKnight said. McKnight added, “I had a really cool girlfriend and she came out and took pictures of me.” Ten years later he ran in two more races for Congress in Charlotte. The first was in the 1988 Democratic primary for Congress in the ninth District of North Carolina where he won three out of four counties and lost the general election by a single count.

McKnight then ran again for Congress in the general election in the ninth District as a Democratic nominee. “It was the best experience of my life in terms of meeting people,” McKnight said. After his trial in politics McKnight wanted to go back to the newspaper. Unfortunately that never happened. “JoJo get back to where you belonged,” said McKnight, quoting a Beatle’s song.

Since then, McKnight’s life has gotten harder. “I’ve been counting my blessings. It’s been rough and rocky.” Currently McKnight has many aspirations and pursuits. “My vocational life is not yet fulfilled,” McKnight said. Along with writing waltzes for each of North Carolina’s counties, McKnight said he is hoping to teach music to pupils. “I’m hoping to teach a class for playing the violin in other

forms other than classical in the future,” McKnight said. Though McKnight has many musical aspirations in sight, he still describes himself as a writer first and a musician second. He said he is mainly trying to get back into the newspaper business and has written about 1000 columns as a free lance writer over the last 20 years. “I’m still pursuing the same things I was,” McKnight said.

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“Being able to practice in [Reynolds] a couple of days before the meet is going to help us get to be a little more comfortable on [the equipment],” Hardiman said. “The set up is different and the equipment is different so you get a chance to kind of feel what is going on. Because the set up is different than our normal home meets we get to see it, so when we come in for the meet, we are not surprised.” The team enters this weekend coming off its two best meets of the season and looks to carry that momentum into the competition tomorrow. The team is second in conference standings behind the Mountaineers of West Virginia. According to Hardiman, the team feels good going into EAGL and are ready to perform at their bests. “We are really coming together — our last two meets have been the best meets of the season. We feel really comfortable going into the last meet,” Hardiman said. “We are peaking at the right time of the year which is good. I feel really comfortable going in.”

engineering, notes that money from the tournament will benefit both the club and the Association of India’s Development of Duke University. However, he also noted that the event has an underlying more important cause. “We would really like the students to just come and learn about the game,” Uddin said. “In the past, we have been able to invite people from Australia, South Africa, and England, basically the cricket playing nations. We also cur-

rently have one player who is from the U.S.” In addition, the team noted that the tournament hopes to provide publicity for the sport far beyond the reaches of campus. “We are inviting teams from all over the Research Triangle Park,” Devineni said. “We’re trying to promote the sport all over the state.” Another member of the club, Bhava niprasad Bra hmava r Hegde, a 2008 graduate in industrial engineering, is optimistic about the sport’s future. “I think it’s improving because they are making stadiums and the U.S. even had an international team that played in the [cricket] world cup,” he said.

THE BASICS Cricket is played by two teams with 11 players each. A formal game of cricket can last from a simple afternoon or as long as a couple of days. Though the game play and rules differ the main concept is very simmilar to baseball. Teams bat and attempt to score runs while the other team fields. The game is broken up into innings and the fielding team attempts to end the batting team’s innings. The game is over after both teams have batted an equal number of preset innings. Just like in baseball, the team with the most runs at the end wins. SOURCE: PURDUE UNIVERSITY

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Pack hosts championships

Wrestlers go for cumulative 3-3 in NCAA Championships



Deputy Sports Editor

For the third time in a decade, the Wolfpack will serve as the host of the championships as it hits the floor of Reynolds Coliseum tomorrow. The team will try to better its previous scores as host as they finished second in 1997 and fourth in 2005. But competing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only thing on the mind of coach Mark Stevenson who said being the host of the Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships, a meet with eight schools from as far away as New Hampshire, is always a challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The largest challenge of hosting a meet is how much support you are getting from your department. Whether you actually can coach your team or you have to actually set up and run the meet, which means you are out of the gym and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the time with the kids you need,â&#x20AC;? Stevenson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school has been awesome this year as far as help. They have literally taken most of it out of my hands. That makes my life a lot easier because I can focus on coaching my team.â&#x20AC;? With the Athletics Department handling a majority of the set up for the event, the gymnasts said they feel that come Saturday, they will have an advantage over the other teams. According to junior Lauren Deuser, the team will use the home meet atmosphere and personal equipment to its advantage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a huge advantage [to host EAGL]. Basically we are at home so more people








































4ODAY MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOLF @ CHRIS SCHENKEL E-Z-GO Statesboro, Ga., All Day WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SWIMMING AND DIVING @ NCAA CHAMPIONSHIOS College Station, Texas, All DAY MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS @ BOSTON COLLEGE Chesnut Hill, Mass., 3 p.m. BASEBALL @ WAKE FOREST Winston Salem, N.C. 6 p.m. SATURDAY WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENNIS @ BOSTON COLLEGE Chesnut Hill, Mass., 12 p.m. SOFTBALL V. VIRGINIA The Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium, 1 p.m. GYMASITCS @ EAGL CHAMPIONSHIPS Reynolds Coliseum, 3 p.m.



















will be here for us. Also we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t competed against West Virginia all year and we feel like we are going to be in a fair environment,â&#x20AC;? Deuser, a textile engineering student, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floor is probably the biggest advantage for us because a lot of schools donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to use our floor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are going to go too hard and go out of bounds.â&#x20AC;? The team has gained another advantage by practicing in Reynolds as opposed to their normal location in Carmichael Gym. According to sophomore Brittney Hardiman, utilizing the time to practice in Reynolds will allow the team to adjust to the environment. HOST continued page 7


Junior Taylor Seaman leaps onto the high bar during the uneven bars competition in the meet against George Washington March 13.



Pack holds on against Fordham

Club Cricket tournament expands in 11th year

State outlasts Fordham despite shaky seventh inning

The event is designed to bring interest and awareness to the sport

Sean Klemm Staff Writer

After trailing 2-1 through three innings, the Wolfpack exploded with three runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth, managing a 6-4 victory. The win was Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first in three games and pushes the Pack to a 11-9 record. The victory came at a great time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just days before its first ACC series against Virginia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big win for us. It gives us a little momentum,â&#x20AC;? junior Claudia Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going in with a win is really going to help us and give us a little bit of confidence going into ACC play, which is huge.â&#x20AC;? Fordham notched one run in both the second and third innings to start on top, leading 2-0. The Pack was able to get one back in the bottom of the third off two Fordham errors. Then the Pack took the lead in the bottom of the fourth with three more runs off of four hits. A single, a stolen base, back to back RBI doubles followed by an RBI single put the Pack up 4-2. Then in the fifth the Pack notched two more runs to increase thier lead. NC State led 6-2 going into the last two innings and looked like they would cruise to an easy victory. However, after a solo home run in the sixth inning and a run on an error in the seventh, Fordham came within two in the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded and a full count,

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Catcher Alyssa Allbritten runs to first base after hitting the ball in the game against Siena Feb. 25. The softball team beat Fordham 6-4 on Thursday. Allbritten had one hit and an RBI in the game.

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Senior pitcher Mendy McKenzie was able to force a pop out to disarm Fordham and secure the victory for the Pack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every win is key for us right now,â&#x20AC;? coach Lisa Navas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a little disappointing how we played in the seventh inning but hopefully weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep cleaning up our little mistakes and continue to get better.â&#x20AC;? Cooper led the Pack offensively going 2-3 with two doubles, an RBI and one run while sophomore Alyssa Allbritten contributed with an RBI and a run of her own. McKenzie threw a complete game allowing four runs, three earned off six hits, striking out

and walking three. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was a team effort,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; McKenzie said.â&#x20AC;?Our team came out and scored six runs, so it was all about or team playing good defense and hitting the ball.â&#x20AC;? Despite the seventh inning adversity, State was able to take away many positives from the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hit the ball well. We had a few little defensive mishaps in the end but overall I thought we played pretty well,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we put all the good things together that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll end up winning a lot more games.â&#x20AC;?

in industrial engineering, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically like football or basketball is here.â&#x20AC;? By promoting a social interaction through a shared interest, the sport has prompted individuDaniel Ellis Sports Editor als of different backgrounds to come together. Club Cricket, coming off of â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all united and feel at its best season last year, will home when we play cricket,â&#x20AC;? club be hosting their 11th annual cricket captain Sami Uddin said. Six-a-Side Cricket tourna- â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all speak the same lanment on Lee guage, but we are field from 9 one when we play a.m. to 6 p.m. the game.â&#x20AC;? Saturday and The Club Sunday. Cr icket tea m, The team atwhich particitributes their pates in the Mid 11-2 record Atlantic Cricket last season to Conference t he h ig h ly(MACC), anticiskilled players pates about 16 they recruited teams competat the seasoning in the twoopening tourday fundraising nament. event, up from .ARESH$EVINENI A â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team DOCTORALSTUDENTINCIVIL the eight teams is formed that participated ENGINEERING based on this last year. tournament,â&#x20AC;? In t he 20 08 Naresh Devineni, a doctoral MACC Championships, N.C. student in civil engineering, State defeated the top-ranked said. team from Virginia en route to â&#x20AC;&#x153;From this event we had the semi-finals. five or six players that we reThe team would ultimately cruited last season that really lose, but finished third overall made a big difference for us.â&#x20AC;? out of the 24 competing teams. Cricket, a ball-and-bat â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were the best of the Eastsport that relies on teamwork, ern [division],â&#x20AC;? Badel said. coordination, and practice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fifty people came just to plays a major role in the lives watch the game, with many of of many individuals around the Eastern team players cheerthe world. ing for N.C. State.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In India it is like a reliUddin, a doctoral student civil gion. Everybody plays,â&#x20AC;? Hiren Badel, a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student CRICKET continued page 7

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