Counseling Center takes steps to better serve

More than 4,000 students used the Counseling Center last year, and the number grows steadily every year, according to the Center’s director Monica Osburn.

Mental health awareness week promotes a stigma-free campus

NC State is participating this week in the 25th annual National Mental Health Awareness week, put on by NC State’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). 

Amtrak train hits, kills pedestrian near Sullivan Hall

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said that at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday a pedestrian was struck and killed by an eastbound train on the train tracks that border the north side of NC State’s campus. 

Shack-A-Thon president hopes to break fundraising record

The yearly Shack-a-Thon fundraiser, put together by NC State’s student chapter of Habitat for Humanity, hopes to once again brake their fundraising record. 

Pack men's golf hosts, finishes second at Fall Wolfpack Intercollegiate

The NC State men’s golf team hosted its annual Fall Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Tuesday, finishing tied for second amidst a field of 16 schools at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

Pack Wrestling holds Brickyard Bash


Club Sports Spotlight: Tennis travels to compete in USTA event

The NC State club tennis team will travel to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to compete in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational for a bid to the national tournament during the weekend of fall break.

Fantasy Football: The good, the bad and the dreadful in week five

With most fantasy teams playing at least a quarter of their schedules, it’s time to break out the quarter poll rankings and break down the good, the bad and the absolutely dreadful fantasy players in 2015.

RE: Everyone should be a feminist

No one should be a feminist

Fear of international trade still lingers

After days of exhausting talks, the United States and the other 11 Pacific-Rim countries finally reached an agreement Monday to the landmark trade deal — the largest regional trade agreement in history, according to The New York Times. 

White privilege and hip-hop

Music is so deeply and intricately woven into black culture that I’d argue it is impossible to separate the two. From chanting hymns while bent over while toiling in fields of cotton to chanting “We Shall Overcome” up and down streets during the civil rights movement while being hosed down. From cleverly singing paths to freedom in the Underground Railroad to when James Brown had us shuffling down soul train lines to “Say it Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud).” 

The changing face of Oktoberfest

When we think about Oktoberfest, beer is probably the first thing that comes to mind. This is not unfounded — according to the official website of the Munich festival, 6.9 million liters of beer were consumed during 2012’s festivities. However, beer actually has very little to do with the origin of the holiday.

The quest for more affordable nanotech

Although nanotechnology is a relatively new area of science, it has already provided the world with seemingly futuristic products. The innovation of nanotechnology can be seen in products such as artificial muscle fibers and bacteria-repellent textiles. Unfortunately, there are several barriers to the advancement of nanotechnology. NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke have partnered to help overcome these barriers and make nanotechnology more accessible to students, educators and the general public.

The tastier side of research: NCSU’s food sensory studies

Panelists step into their individual testing booths anticipating the food or drink they’re about to receive. It may be Mountain Dew, it could be pizza or sour cream. The testing time can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as 30 minutes. 

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