It’s that time of year folks, the Greatest Show on the Hardwood is back, the NCAA Tournament is upon us. Every year we fill out our brackets in hopes that we select the right upsets early and even the eventual national champions. If you filled out a bracket in 1983, I guarantee that there is one team that you did not have winning the tournament, or even their first game. This team was the 1983 NC State Wolfpack, who had to win the ACC Tournament at the time to even get into the tournament. This past Sunday ESPN did a documentary on the 1983 National Champion NC State Wolfpack, who went against all odds to win the national championship. They did not just accomplish this feat in a simple manner, they were behind in almost every game and were playing against teams that were the favorite to win the games. This story not only follows the Wolfpack’s attempt to survive and advance, but this story was also following the story of the Wolfpack Head Coach, Jim Valvano. Well after the tournament run the coach was going through a battle with cancer and used his never give up attitude to inspire a nation. This was a wonderful story, which will make you laugh, cry, and be proud to be a part of the Wolfpack. Any student at NC State should watch this film, because it is more than about basketball, it’s about life. So, when you fill out your bracket for this tournament, remember the Wolfpack and the relentless ability to survive and advance!
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” (Jim Valvano)
The trailer for the movie is below.
Candidates for Student Body President are already campaigning on campus for the upcoming elections. This is an awesome chance for the students of NCSU to vote for their representatives. However, who are the students that are running for Student Body President? Many of these candidates are known in their respective fields either from the positions they already hold or maybe from those in similar majors. Luckily, NCSU has put together a Q and A called “Getting to Know the Candidate.” The three candidates, Matthew Williams, Lauren Collier and Dwayne O’Rear, are each asked the same seven questions: 1) Why are you running for Student Body President?, 2) What specifically inspired you to run for the position?, 3) What experience do you have that you think qualifies you for the position, etc… You can view the Q and A at http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_7791b7d8-8b97-11e2-8cd0-001a4bcf6878.html. Make your vote counts and get to know where the candidates stands on different issues and what they plan for the following school year.
Not too sure how many people have heard about this before now so I want to bring this issue up. On UNC Chapel Hill’s campus there is a campaign started against their Honor Board. The Honor Board is currently seeking to expel one Landen Gambill for “intimidating behavior” against the person she accused of raping her. This has led to another insight from Melinda Manning, the schools former dean of students, where she states that the school pressured her into under-reporting sexual assault cases. There is now many ways to support Landen via facebook, twitter(#standwithlanden), and a few other media sites.
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Since its opening, thousands of student have visited the James B. Hunt Jr. library on Centennial Campus. Though the library only holds books related to textiles and engineering, it also provides students with over a hundred study rooms, equipped with the newest technology, in which to study. Students, even those from majors located on main campus, choose the new library over D.H. Hill because of its ample space and new amenities.
David Hiscoe, director of communications strategy for N.C. State Libraries, said that even though Hunt library receives more visitors now than D.H. Hill, there are still many visitors to D.H. Hill. They were surprised to see that the opening of a second library brought more students out to the libraries. There is also an increase of graduate students since they are provided with their own study space, which requires an ID for admission.
Have you checked out the new library? Download the Transloc application for iPhone and Droid or visit Google Maps to find out how to get there!
Chancellor Holden Thorp of UNC Chapel Hill is leaving the school after only two years of being a part of the school. Though grateful for the position, Thorp feels as though he was put into authority during a difficult time. For the past two years, he feels as though there have been multiple issues regarding the school that ultimately made the university stronger. Thorp plans his resignation for June 2013, and remains one of the most respected leaders in high education. Full story below.
The senate voted for House Bill 4 and will go to Governor Pat McCrory to sign on Wednesday February 13th. This will cut the maximum weekly unemployment benefit by $185 and will replace 26 weeks of state-paid benefits with a sliding cap of 12-20 weeks. This also raises uninsurance taxes on employers. This is done due to balance North Carolina’s economy.
Raleigh’s parks and recreation are installing mile markers on their greenways. This will help the Raleigh Police Department by helping identify access points when patrons call for assistance.
Michael Dorman, a Fuquay-Varina citizen, will receive the Presidential Citizens Medal for his work with Military Missions in Action, founded in 2008. This nonprofit company helps veterans with disabilities.
President Barack Obama will visit Asheville at Linemar Corp. next Wednesday after the State of the Union speech.
The Krispy Kreme Challenge raised $177,000 to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Great job NC State!