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The Technician is the official student newspaper of N.C. State University and a publication of NCSU Student Media. As a public forum for student expression, student staff members determine the content of the publication without prior review. The staff also welcomes feedback from readers and accepts both letters to the editor and guest columns.

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Two High School Tracks With Diverging Goals

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:49 AM

By: Mark Herring

For relationships, they say first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes someone with a baby carriage. For education, I've always been under the impression that first comes primary school, then comes secondary school, then comes college -- and maybe grad school afterward.

I understand that not...

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The College Path Is Not the Only One

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 6:35 PM

By Trey Ferguson

Not everyone needs a college degree.

This is a tough pill for most of us to swallow, due to the educational path we have chosen, but the truth of the matter is our society needs a diverse group of individuals in every aspect to properly run....

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Rekindling Passion for Democracy

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 5:13 PM

By: Trey Ferguson

I had lunch with a congressman, or rather a future one, this weekend. While volunteering at the N.C. YMCA Youth and Government Conference in downtown Raleigh this weekend, I was surrounded by high school students dressed to impress and equipped for debate from across the state. This...

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Institute of Emerging Issues Engages Young Professionals

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 5:46 PM

By Tyler Gobin

The Institute for Emerging Issues, which convenes leaders from business, nonprofit organizations, government and higher education to discuss and develop action steps to combat the challenges to North Carolina, has moved to the second floor of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Founded in 2002...

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Silence Is a Virtue, But Speech Is a Right

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 4:18 PM

By Megan Elisor

It goes without saying that the First Amendment is a newspaper's best friend. It is the reason that sections like Viewpoint can and do exist. In light of recent events, the First Amendment deserves a standing ovation.

On Jan. 23, it was made clear that freedom...

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Headbands for Hope Turns Heads at a National Level

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Headbands of Hope, an organization created by an N.C. State student last year, has been getting a lot of attention for its work with childhood cancer patients.

Various companies and media outlets, such as NBC's Today Show, Family Circle, Fitness and TOMS Shoes, have recognized and endorsed the organization.

Founder...

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Shifting Taboos on Tattoos

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 12:39 PM

By Kaitlin Montgomery

Throughout the years, tattoos have gotten a bad rap within the workplace -- they simply shouldn't be seen. As times change and new generations take the place of the old, the line regarding tattoos as inappropriate could be shifting.

"Tattoo acceptance in the workplace," a Facebook group...

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Doeren Ready to Elevate Pack to New Heights

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 11:17 AM

By: Jeniece Jamison

The Tom O'Brien era of N.C. State football was plagued by a lackluster offense, mediocre recruiting and good -- but not great -- finishes. While each of these served as the pitfalls of O'Brien's six-year tenure at State, Athletics Director Debbie Yow seems to, at least on...

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Gottfried Gets an Assist

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 7:09 PM

By: Nolan Evans

In April 2011, Athletics Director Debbie Yow hired men's head basketball coach Mark Gottfried in an attempt to re-vamp a faltering N.C. State men's basketball program. But Gottfried's first task wasn't to recruit players to the Wolfpack, nor was it to immediately begin hosting practice with the...

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American Hashtag Society

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 6:23 PM

Occupy was 2011's Word of the Year, as voted on by the American Dialect Society. Each year, the ADS nominates words for various categories, such as most creative, most unnecessary and most likely to succeed. The nominations for Word of the Year are made at their...

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Solace Through Exposure

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 2:17 PM

by Josh Hyatt

It was not an ordinary day in Paris.

While riding in a bus, two men watched the sky darken as they made their way to the Champ de Mars, the grassy park in front of the Eiffel Tower. The father and son, both music fans, had...

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America, the Beautiful

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 6:30 PM

By Alex Lewis

Recently, I found myself in the presence of a survivor of Pearl Harbor. After reading the words on his hat which denoted his status, I could only imagine what he has endured for the sake of this great country.

Well groomed, he gave off an aura...

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Earning RESPECT for Education

(15) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 4:40 PM

by Trey Ferguson

Last week I prefaced my adventure to Washington, D.C. by discussing the importance of education and explaining that the mission of this trip was to talk with members of the Department of Education on the prospective RESPECT program. At the end of our discussion, we were asked...

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Getting Down to Business

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 12:40 PM

By Alex Lewis

At some point or another, many of us have had the idea of starting our own business. There are a variety of reasons for this -- chiefly, the potential to make a profit. Instead of forcing yourself into a career with a set salary or wage, your...

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Ending Homelessness, One Garment at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 5:33 PM

By John Cornett

There's a new kid in the town of charitable organizations, trending a fresh and artistic approach to philanthropy appealing to both the humanitarian and fashionista eye. Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross will have to move over for a new company. Its name: KNo Clothing....

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For the Love of Baking

(5) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 8:15 PM

By Madison Murphy

I have recently discovered my love for baking. When I tell people this, I get one of two responses, both equally selfish. The first is the, "Oh my gosh, you should totally bake me something" response, in which the speaker attempts to guilt me into wasting my...

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Disproving We Are an Apathetic Generation

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 12:39 PM

The facts: N.C. State won a presidential award for the amount of community service its students participates in. Our University integrates the importance of leadership in one's community in various aspects of students' lives.

Our opinion: We are seen as the apathetic generation because of our lack of political activism;...

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One Life to Live

(2) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 12:52 PM

By Alex Lewis

I nearly died 16 years ago.

In a tragic automobile accident just before Christmas, at the age of six, I lost one of my legs. As one could expect, it took a while to regain a small sense of stability after such an incident. Thoughts of...

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